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George Russell Brown Family Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Brown, George Russell, 1865-1932

George Russell Brown, Sr., was an engraver, a designer, and a Civil War veteran, who survived the Confederate Andersonville Prison Camp.

The collection contains Civil War-related documents and newspaper obituaries of Brown and manuscript college reports by his son, George Russell Brown, Jr. (1893-1968, Princeton Class of 1914), on literature and economics, written while he was a student at Princeton University. A copy of Brown's official prisoner report details his nine-month Andersonville Prison experience in 1864.

Father and son material have been foldered separately.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


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Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 18, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

Civil War Records, survivor of Andersonville Prison Camp, 1865-1932. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reports for English Literature courses from George Russell Brown Jr., Class of 1914, 76 pp., 1913-1914. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reports for Economics from George Russell Brown Jr., Class of 1914, 183 pp., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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