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George Russell Brown Family Collection


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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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.


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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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

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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