Brown Family papers
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Thomas Kite Brown Jr. was born on May 19, 1885, in Westtown, Pennsylvania, the son of Caroline Cadbury (1851-1914) and Thomas Kite Brown, a teacher at Westtown Boarding School. His siblings were Richard Cadbury, Bertha, Shipley, Carrol Thornton, and Lydia Caroline. He attended Haverford College, where he was elected to the Founders Club and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He was also captain of the gymnasium team and was on the varsity football team. He continued his education with graduate studies in Berlin, at the University of Pennsylvania, and at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1920. He worked as a German professor and with the Bureau of Personal Administration in New York City, was executive director of the American Association for Organizing Family Social Work, and served as a Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey. He was the editor of the Bulletin of Friends Historical Association. He died in 1944. In 1896, the Brown family opened Back Log Camp, for paying guests who came to fish and camp. (Information from Bulletin of Friends Historical Association Volume 33 No. 2 1944.)
Richard Cadbury Brown graduated from Haverford College in 1897. He later became a teacher at Westtown Boarding School, Wilmington College, Bootham School in York, England, and the Friends Select School in Washington, D.C.
Bertha Brown graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1904, where she studied History, Economics, and Poltiitcs and held a Foundation Scholarship. After leaving Bryn Mawr, she was a student of stenography and type writing at the Perice School in Philadelphia, and then served as a stenographer. (Information from the Program for Bryn Mawr College for 1906 to 1907.)
Lydia Caroline Brown graduated from Wellesley College in 1912.
This collection primarily contains correspondence of members of the Brown family, especially Richard C. Brown and Thomas K. Brown. It also contains biographical information about some of the members of the family.
This collection is arranged in two series, Biographical Materials and Correspondence. Within each series, the materials are arranged chronologically.
Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo; completed August, 2018.
- Brown, Thomas Kite, 1885-1944
- Brown, Caroline Cadbury, 1851-1914
- Cadbury, Lydia C.
- Shipley, Anna, 1826-1888
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Madison Arnold-Scerbo
- Finding Aid Date
- August, 2018
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Portraits of young man in an envelope to Mr. Shipley Brown, announcements and information about the graduation of the Haverford College class of 1902, portrait of cricket team, portrait of people sitting outside in the woods near a tent, academy of music publication, report card for Shipley Brown senior year at Haverford College in 1902, pamphlet for Haverford College and Columbia Univeristy joint gymnastic exhibition, program for production by the Haverford College Glee Club in May 1902, correspondence from T.K. Brown to his family,
Notes about the correspondence in the collection and a family tree of the Cadbury and Brown family.
Letters from Thomas K. Brown to his parents, from Lydia to Caroline, and others.
Most of these letters were written by Caroline Brown to her family. The letters from 1893 were written to her by her husband.
Most of these letters were written by Thomas K. Brown to his parents and his wife. This folder also includes "Copy of Letters Testamentary and Will of Samuel R. Shipley decesaed" 1908,
Letters from Sam R. Shipley to Lydia C. Cadbury, letters to Caroline, Thomas K. Brown, and others.
Letters to and from Caroline C. Brown, Bertha Brown, Mrs. Thomas Brown, Lydia C. Brown, and others.
Letters to and from Deborarh C. Leeds, Carrie C. Brown, and others.
Lettesr to and from Thomas K. Brown, Caroline C. Brown, Letters from Thomas J. Brown Jr. to his family, and others.
Letters to Anna Shipley, letters from Thomas K. Brown,
Letters to Richard C. Brown from family members
Letters to Bertha Brown from Mary Jessie and others, letters to Thomas K. Brown, and others.