Frederick T. Brown Family Papers
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Frederick T. Brown was an American Presbyterian clergyman, who served as chaplain (1862) of the U.S. Hospital at Georgetown, D.C.
The collection consists of selected papers of the Frederick T. Brown family, which originated in Ohio, but at various times lived in Indiana, Minnesota, and New Jersey. Included are letters by Brown (Princeton Class of 1845) to his children, sermons, notes on his ancestry, a document appointing him chaplain (1862) of the U.S. Hospital at Georgetown, D.C., signed by Abraham Lincoln, and Presbyterian newspapers ( New Orleans Protestant, 1846-47, Presbyterian Standard, 1865) containing articles by Brown. Also present are letters by son Frederick Walworth Brown (Princeton Class of 1897), letters by daughter Mary Lanier Brown, a scrapbook compiled by her including photographs taken on a trip to Mexico in 1897, and letters, photographs, and miscellaneous papers of other members of the Brown family.
Katherine S. Pearce (now deceased), a niece of Frederick Walworth Brown and former employee of Princeton University Library, began donating Brown family papers to the Library in 1951 and made many subsequent gifts until 1982. These different accessions were then gathered together to form the present collection.
AM83-34 and Various
Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.
In 2022, restrictions on the Abraham Lincoln document where researchers were required to use a surrogate were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
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- Chaplains, Hospital -- Washington, D.C. -- 19th century -- Appointments
- Clergy -- United States -- 19th century
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The collection is open for research.
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Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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 Special Collections 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.
1 AMs part of a novel, undated. 2 AMss sermons 1890. 1 ADs FTB appointed chaplain signed by Abraham Lincoln and Edwin M. Stanton, 1862. 2 Photographs 1861 and no date. 1 TMs (copy) "For my children" notes 1892.Physical Description
13 New Orleans Protestant 1846-1847. 1 Presbyterian Standard 1865 (Chicago and Philadelphia).Physical Description
11 ALsS to Katharine S. Pearce, 1949-1959. 1 ALS to Mary Lanier Brown Leiper, 1952.Physical Description
2 AMs Christmas Cards (verse and drawings) to his nieces Katharine and Charlotte, 1899. 2 bookplates designed by F.W.B. for K. Pearce. 1 AMs (copy) poem "To a Pink da France" 1902. 2 photographs, Mr and Mrs. John Masefield 1931 and Caroline Guerney, John Masefield, K. Adams, and Alice Morrow (Aunt of Anne Morrow Lindbergh) 1931. 1 newspaper clipping 1957.Physical Description