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  John Brown Surveyor's Compass
Author: No authors specified.
Date: 1855

While in Kansas John Brown was employed as a surveyor, an occupation which allowed him to move around freely to locate and observe proslavery camps. This compass was made by Phelps and Gurley of Troy, New York.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History Call Number: 1984.180, SNTE/Compass, Surveyor's
Item Number: 102829 Number of images: 1
Keywords: Brown, John, 1800-1859; Free state cause; Free state supporters; New York; Objects; Phelps and Gurley; Surveyors

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