Papers of Alexander Brown relating to the writings of his books, including notes, transcripts, drafts and correspondence with publisher Houghton, Mifflin & Co. and with members of his family requesting genealogical information.
Collection includes letters of Benson J. Lossing concerning his "Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution" and "Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812" and part of an agreement between the Mexican government and American capitalists drafted in the autumn of 1865 by Lew Wallace.
Alexander Brown made a "List of Early Settlers" that is often cited on the internet and in reports. It is filed in Box 5, Folder 99. The Alexander Brown list of early settlers appears to be a key that Alexander Brown made to some sources that he was using in the late 19th century. The current location of many of these sources is unknown. Some of the records were public, some may have been documents that he owned or to which he had access at that time.
The document has value because it may provide a researcher with a clue to use in his genealogy research but the researcher will need to do his own investigation into extant records.