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Brown, Marshall Lord Curtis
Marshall Curtis Brown Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): 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


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 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:

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

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2