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Henry James Brown Papers, 1830-1921

Henry James Brown Papers, 1830-1921
Mss. 65 B845
0.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1830-1921, of the Henry James Brown family. There is a biographical sketch of Henry James Brown an artist and Methodist clergyman, as well as sketches drawn by him and sermons written by him. The papers also are of other members of his family. Includes a cut-out valentine and a fold-out book of poems illustrated in water color both made by Mary A. Brown, sister of Henry James Brown; cut-out valentines and a bookmark made by Salina Brown Worsham; and correspondence between Salina Brown Worsham and J. S. Worsham, her husband.

Original accession (Mss. 65 B845) and Addition 1994.20 filed in the same box.

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Arrangement: Each series in the collection is arranged in chronological order. Organization: This collection is organized into 5 series: 1. Letters, 2. Sermons, 3. Items of or Dealing With Art, 4. Newspaper Clippings, and 5. Genealogical Material - Addition.

Original accession (Mss. 65 B845) and Addition 1994.20 filed in the same box.

Brown, Henry James (1811-1855)
Worsham, J. S.
Worsham, Salina Brown, Mrs.
Artists--United States
Methodist Church--Virginia--Clergy--History--19th century.
United States--Religious History--Christianity
Watercolor painting
Art (sketches)

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Acquisition Note

Original Accession:  1965.10

Henry James Brown papers 1850-1880 appr. 50 pieces


Manuscript "The Brownes/Browns of London, Virginia, and Missouri" by the donor, ca. 1989. Includes sketch of Henry James Brown, artist of Virginia

Gift of Charles W. Whitman

Gift: 46 items of Mrs. Janet Roller on 3/3/1994. Gift: 1 item of Charles W. Whitman on 4/1/1994.

Related Materials
Some paintings by Henry James Brown, which were presented with the collection, are now part of the Muscarelle Museum, College of William & Mary.
Preferred Citation
Henry James Brown Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Original accession (Mss. 65 B845) and Addition 1994.20 filed in the same box.
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