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Brown family papers (unprocessed)


Held at: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia [Contact Us]19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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George W. Brown was a graduate of the University of New York Medical Department. He was the superintendent of the Elm Hill Private School and Home for the Education of Feeble-Minded Youth. Never accepting more than 100 residents, and remaining private, Elm Hill was run by the Brown family until it ceased operation. George Artemas Brown (1858-1942),who graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York (later Columbia Medical School), was the second Brown to become superintendent. George Artemas' son George Percy Brown (1888-1971), who attended Yale and Harvard Medical School, was also a superintendent. Elm Hill closed in 1946.

This is a collection of papers of several generations of the Brown family. Materials include: medical notebooks of George W. Brown; medical school notebooks and travel journals of George Artemas Brown; and diaries and notebooks of Susan Brown (Mrs. George A. Brown). Materials in the collection related to George Percy Brown include: medical school notebooks, travel journals, garden journals, and scrapbooks; and a small amount of correspondence and printed material from the American Association on Mental Deficiency. Mary E. Hicks Brown (Mrs. George Percy Brown) materials include: correspondence from family and friends (1930s-1970s); college scrapbook, 1911-1913; correspondence, invitations, and ephemera (removed from scrapbook); clippings; correspondence and notes on Brown and Hicks family genealogy; and diaries (1950s-1960s). Durant Brown materials include: correspondence (1940s); school notebook; and family financial records such as stocks, estate accounts, and insurance. The collection also contains: photographs; playbills; newspaper clippings (many featuring images of buildings); and a small amount of information about local Barre cultural groups.

Accession number: 1995-031

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