Contents and Arrangement

Manuscripts, Documents, 1861-1892

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected papers of the Frederick T. Brown family, which originated in Ohio, but at various times lived in Indiana, Minnesota, and New Jersey. Included are letters by Brown (Princeton Class of 1845) to his children, sermons, notes on his ancestry, a document appointing him chaplain (1862) of the U.S. Hospital at Georgetown, D.C., signed by Abraham Lincoln, and Presbyterian newspapers ( New Orleans Protestant, 1846-47, Presbyterian Standard, 1865) containing articles by Brown. Also present are letters by son Frederick Walworth Brown (Princeton Class of 1897), letters by daughter Mary Lanier Brown, a scrapbook compiled by her including photographs taken on a trip to Mexico in 1897, and letters, photographs, and miscellaneous papers of other members of the Brown family.

Collection History


AM14618, 18856, 77-121, 18801

Custodial History:

Katherine S. Pearce (now deceased), a niece of Frederick Walworth Brown and former employee of Princeton University Library, began donating Brown family papers to the Library in 1951 and made many subsequent gifts until 1982. These different accessions were then gathered together to form the present collection.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Manuscripts, Documents; Frederick T. Brown Family Papers, C0726, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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