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Collection Overview

Brown, George Russell, 1865-1932
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
George Russell Brown Family Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists primarily of documents and newspaper clippings about Civil War veteran George Russell Brown and college essays of his son, Princeton student George Russell Brown, Jr.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains Civil War-related documents and newspaper obituaries of Brown and manuscript college reports by his son, George Russell Brown, Jr. (1893-1968, Princeton Class of 1914), on literature and economics, written while he was a student at Princeton University. A copy of Brown's official prisoner report details his nine-month Andersonville Prison experience in 1864.


Father and son material have been foldered separately.

Collection Creator Biography:

Brown, George Russell, 1865-1932

George Russell Brown, Sr., was an engraver, a designer, and a Civil War veteran, who survived the Confederate Andersonville Prison Camp.

Collection History



Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 18, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication 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 RBSC 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:

George Russell Brown Family Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1