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.
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.