A Classification of American Wealth
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   The tragedy of the "Arctic" and succession in the Brown dynasty  

Both Collins and Brown suffered personal losses as well, as a consequence of the "Arctic" tragedy in 1854. E. K. Collins lost his wife, only daughter and youngest son. Brown's loss was equally distressing. Six members of James Brown's immediate family died on the "Arctic". These included William Benedict Brown, 


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