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Brown, Marshall Lord Curtis
Marshall Curtis Brown Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 1.45 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists chiefly of correspondence of Marshall Brown with members of his family during World War I. Also included are manuscript maps and photographs from the war.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence of Marshall Brown with members of his family while he was on the battlefield in World War I. Included are thirty-two letters, original and copies, written while Brown was fighting the Germans in the trenches in Belgium, describing his experience during the war. Brown's material also includes two manuscript maps of the battlefield at Ypres, Belgium, a typescript titled "Tour of the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme with Marshall - 1928," a map of France titled "The Tide of Battle on the Western Front," and a list of prices for the "Officers' Camp & Field Equipment". There are also two photographs: one of Brown and the 15th Battallion dated July 29, 1915, and another of an ambulance named in Brown's memory. The latter was sent to Marshall's father, Curtis Brown, on June 25, 1942.

Collection Creator Biography:

Brown, Marshall Lord Curtis

Marshall Curtis Brown was the son of Curtis Brown, who in 1905 started the Curtis Brown Literary Agency in London, and later established the U.S. branch of Curtis Brown Ltd. in New York City in July of 1914. Brown was a member of the 15th Battery, 18th Division, of the British Expeditionary Force fighting in Belgium during World War I.

Collection History


Gift of Carol C. B. Savage on May 27, 1968 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Elizabeth Mulvey on August 19, 2009. Finding aid written by Dinah Britain on August 19, 2009. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Marshall Curtis Brown Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2