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Brown, D. Tilden (David Tilden), 1822-1889 : David Tilden Brown Papers, 1848-1866

Letters, receipts, contracts, 2 manuscript maps, and drawings pertaining to Brown's activities in Nicaragua around 1848-1850. Brown traveled to Central America in 1849 planning to establish a cheaper and faster commercial route west from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean across the isthmus of Nicaragua. Brown and several associates formed the Compañía de Vapores de Nicaragua and, on March 14, 1849, negotiated the first treaty with General José Trinidad Muñoz for exclusive rights to steamship travel up the San Juan River and across Lake Nicaragua.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Business, Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 1819
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The David Tilden Brown Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).