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"The Tide of Battle on the Western Front," Map of Paris, 1918 October
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.
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The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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.
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"The Tide of Battle on the Western Front," Map of Paris; Marshall Curtis Brown Collection, C1347, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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