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Marshall Curtis Brown 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, Marshall Lord Curtis

Marshall Curtis Brown was the son of Curtis Brown, who in 1905 started the Curtis Brown Literary Agency in London, and later established the U.S. branch of Curtis Brown Ltd. in New York City in July of 1914. Brown was a member of the 15th Battery, 18th Division, of the British Expeditionary Force fighting in Belgium during World War I.

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence of Marshall Brown with members of his family while he was on the battlefield in World War I. Included are thirty-two letters, original and copies, written while Brown was fighting the Germans in the trenches in Belgium, describing his experience during the war. Brown's material also includes two manuscript maps of the battlefield at Ypres, Belgium, a typescript titled "Tour of the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme with Marshall - 1928," a map of France titled "The Tide of Battle on the Western Front," and a list of prices for the "Officers' Camp & Field Equipment". There are also two photographs: one of Brown and the 15th Battallion dated July 29, 1915, and another of an ambulance named in Brown's memory. The latter was sent to Marshall's father, Curtis Brown, on June 25, 1942.

Gift of Carol C. B. Savage on May 27, 1968.

This collection was processed by Elizabeth Mulvey on August 19, 2009. Finding aid written by Dinah Britain on August 19, 2009. 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

27 Letters from Marshall Curtis Brown to his family, 1912-1916. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Photographs of Marshall Curtis Brown, 1929-1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Tour of the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme with Marshall", 1928. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Repairings War's Havoc-" newspaper clipping, "Officer's Camp & Field Equipment", 1916. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Drawings of the Battlefield at Ypres, Belgium, 1915-1916. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"The Tide of Battle on the Western Front," Map of Paris, 1918 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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