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Portrait of Elizabeth Brown Edmands


Daguerreotype portrait of Elizabeth Brown Edmands Caswell (1817-1880), daughter of Thomas Edmands of Newton, Massachusetts. In 1835, she became the second wife of Alexis Seaver Caswell (1799-1877), of Providence, Rhode Island. Reverend Caswell served as president of Brown University, where he had been a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, from 1868-1872. The couple had no children.



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3 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in

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CSPH 051

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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