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Formal title:
Charles Wilson Brown collection of Brown and Wilson family papers
Date range:
1846-1967
Abstract:
The Charles Wilson Brown collection of Brown and Wilson family papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs related to Lanta Wilson Smith (Charles Brown's aunt), Rev. Henry Wheaton Brown (Charles Brown's father) and Rev. William Jones Wilson (Charles Brown's grandfather). The correspondence is largely written to or by Lanta Wilson Smith and includes some of her poetry; the remaining correspondence is written by or related to Rev. William Jones Wilson. Autobiographies of both Rev. Brown and Rev. Wilson can be found in the collection as can parish programs and related clippings. The photographs are of Maine churches and Rev. Wilson and his wife.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.97.3
Formal title:
Harold Brown papers
Extent:
4.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1878-1920 (bulk 1884-1900)
Abstract:
The Harold Brown papers, dated from 1878 to 1920, include legal and business documents, personal and business correspondence, two unpublished manuscripts, miscellaneous bills paid, two cashbooks and an inventory of Harold Brown's estate.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.006.TEMP
Formal title:
Jean Brown papers on the William Watts Sherman House
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1840-1995, n.d. Bulk, 1995
Abstract:
The collection contains research materials and notes on the William Watts Sherman House, the Sherman family, architecture, and interior design collected or generated by Jean Margaret Young Brown as part of the Circle of Scholars at Salve Regina University.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Special Collections
Collection call no:
SP.12
Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1871-1900 (bulk 1881-1900)
Abstract:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) was the eldest son of John Carter Brown and Sophia Augusta (Brown) Brown, members of one of the most prominent and distinguished families in Rhode Island. The papers reflect John Nicholas Brown's passion for the arts, travel, Europe, yachts, and philanthropic and civic activities.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.010
Formal title:
Natalie Bayard Brown papers
Extent:
53.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1877-1950 (bulk 1897-1950)
Abstract:
Natalie Bayard Brown (1869-1950) was the wife of John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) and mother of John Nicholas Brown (1900-1979), members of the prominent Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. The papers reflect Natalie Bayard Brown's interests in politics and charitable causes through correspondence with family and friends, writings and speeches, scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers contain detailed financial and legal records related to John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) large inheritance from his father and uncle, Harold Brown. The papers also hold travel diaries and photographs from Natalie Bayard Brown and John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) travels in Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.011
Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown family photographs
Extent:
36 linear feet (estimated)
Date range:
1860-1980 (bulk 1920-1979)
Abstract:
The collection contains photographs and other memorabilia from the life of John Nicholas Brown II and his family. Materials date from John's childhood to the last years of his life, and chronicle aspects of the lives of his children and grandchildren. Also included are photographs of John's wife, Anne Kinsolving, and her family. Film, sound recordings, postcards, newspaper clippings, portraits, photograph prints and slides comprise the bulk of the collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.049
Formal title:
Brown Land Company records
Extent:
14.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1857-1947
Abstract:
The objective of the Brown Land Company was to purchase, manage, improve, lease, mortgage and sell real estate, principally located in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. The records span the years 1857-1947 (the bulk falling within the years of the company's incorporation, 1903-1940), and reflect the business and professional activities of the company.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.016
Formal title:
Brown University Christian Association records
Extent:
34.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1881-1969
Abstract:
The Brown Christian Association records contain material relating to various issues in which the BCA was involved, such as disarmament and conscientious objectors during World War II, various relief organizations for post-war Europe, and organizations that provided aid to poor children in the United States. The collection includes annual reports, journals, and newsletters produced by the organization; correspondence and files of K. Brooke Anderson and Joe Wang; records related to campus activities during World War II; peace activities; and subject files. The materials are dated from 1881 to 1969.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1Q.C1
Formal title:
Brown University Corporation minutes and reports
Extent:
24.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1869-2001
Abstract:
The Brown University Corporation Minutes and Reports contains minutes of Corporation meetings (1939-2001), minutes of the Advisory and Executive Committees (1929-1994), and reports produced by the Advisory and Executive Committee (1869-1992).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1B.1
Formal title:
Brown University Department of Music records
Extent:
16.0 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1858-2009 (bulk 1919-1962)
Abstract:
The Brown University Department of Music records contain materials related to the Department dated from circa 1898 to 2009, with most of the materials dated from 1919 to 1962. The materials include concert programs, correspondence, office files, programs, publications, recordings and surveys.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1ZMU.1

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