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Guide to the Records of Brown Brothers Harriman
1696 -1973, 1995 (bulk 1820-1968)
 MS 78

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Brown Brothers Harriman.
Title: Records of Brown Brothers Harriman
Dates: 1696-1973, 1995 (bulk, 1820-1968)
Abstract: The Records consist of original and secondary research materials amassed to support the writing of Partners in Banking for the 150th anniversary of Brown Brothers Harriman and its predecessor businesses; original records from these entities, including correspondence, ledgers, account books, business transaction records, diaries, daybooks, clippings, scrapbooks, prints, photographs, audio tapes, artifacts; and a research library of printed material.
Quantity: 109.0 Linear feet (148 boxes, 212 volumes)
Language of Materials: The materials are in English, with a few documents in German and French.
Call Phrase: MS 78

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Historical Note

Belfast linen merchant Alexander Brown emigrated to the United States in 1800 and in 1818 founded Alex. Brown & Sons to import and export commodities, including Irish linen and American tobacco and cotton. The firm later established offices in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. In 1810, Alexander's eldest son William returned to England and established the trading firm William Brown & Co. in Liverpool. This became Brown Shipley & Co. in 1839 and relocated to London. It separated from Brown Brothers as a distinct business entity in 1918. The extending of credit and other banking-related opportunities that stemmed from international trade gradually became more profitable than the physical moving and sale of actual goods, and these solely financial endeavors became and remained the firm's focus. It originated travelers' letters of credits, later known as travelers checks, which allowed both individuals and corporations to access credit worldwide, through a network of international correspondent banks.

As financing opportunities and cash availability were diminished by the Depression, in 1931 Brown Brothers merged with the Harriman interests, to become Brown Brothers Harriman. The Harriman ventures included widespread investment and other financial holdings organized from Edward R. Harriman's vast fortunes, gained initially through successive mergers into what became the Union Pacific Railroad, and later by extensive and prudent investment.

In 1964 John A. Kouwenhoven, professor of English at Barnard College and the author of The Columbia Historical Portrait of New York, among other works, was hired by Brown Brothers Harriman to identify and amass records of historical value to the firm. His title was Director of the Historical Files, which were to serve, among other purposes, as the research materials for the writing of  Partners in Banking, commissioned by Doubleday & Co. publishers to celebrate the firm's 150th anniversary in 1968. Kouwenhoven was assisted by researcher Sarah B. Brown, a former history teacher at the Brearley School and wife of partner Thatcher M. Brown III; and by Patricia Hoban. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were both direct descendants of Brown Brothers founder, Alexander Brown.

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Scope and Content

The Records consist of an artificial collection of relevant original and secondary material collected in part to support the publication of Partners in Banking as well as some of the naturally occurring records of Brown Brothers Harriman and its predecessor companies' business activities, and some of those companies' partners. These include original, photocopied, and transcribed correspondence; ledgers and account books; records of international business transactions; daybooks, correspondence, and diaries of Brown Brothers' partners, both personal and professional; scrapbooks; newspaper and magazine clippings, and other publicity materials; prints, photographs, and other visual materials including a portfolio commissioned from photographer Walker Evans; audiotapes; artifacts; and a reference library of published and privately printed material about the Brown family, its business interests, and other background information.

The collection documents the activities of Brown family businesses including Alex. Brown & Co., Brown Brothers & Co., Brown Shipley & Co., and their merger with the Harriman interests in 1931 to form Brown Brothers Harriman. To a lesser extent, it includes information on the Harriman interests, including Union Pacific Railroad.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 10 series:

  1. Series I. Historical Files
  2. Series II. Annual Reports and Statements of Condition
  3. Series III. Financial and Business Records
  4. Series IV. Business Transaction Records
  5. Series V. Partners' Papers
  6. Series VI. Scrapbooks and Collected Material
  7. Series VII. Promotional and Press Material
  8. Series VIII. Visual Material and Audio Tapes
  9. Series IX. Artifacts and Memorabilia
  10. Series X. Published Material

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Adams , William, Rev., 1807-1880
  • Barry, Philip, 1896-1949
  • Brown, Alexander Crosby, 1905-
  • Brown, Alexander, 1764-1766, fl.
  • Brown, James, 1863-1943
  • Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909
  • Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918
  • Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954
  • Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943
  • Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864
  • Brown, Winthrop G. (Winthrop Gilman), 1907-1987
  • Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972
  • Clay, Henry, 1883-1954
  • Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960
  • Edwards, Monroe, 1808-1847
  • Evans, Walker, 1903-1975
  • Fisk, James, 1835-1872
  • Forrestal, James, 1892-1949
  • Harriman, E. (Edward Roland), 1895-1978
  • Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909
  • Harriman, Florence Jaffray Hurst, b. 1870
  • Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
  • Hunt, Freeman, 1804-1858
  • Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005
  • King, Moses, 1853-1909
  • Kouwenhoven, John Atlee, 1909-1990
  • Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-
  • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
  • Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
  • Norman, Montagu, 1871-1950
  • Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
  • Roosa, Robert V.

Document Type

  • Academic addresses
  • Account books
  • Annual reports
  • Architectural plans
  • Audiotapes
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Botanical specimens
  • Catalogs
  • Certificates
  • Checkbooks
  • Checks
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Color negatives
  • Color slides
  • Contact prints
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Currency
  • Deeds
  • Diaries
  • drafts (negotiable instruments)
  • Engravings (prints)
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Flags
  • Greeting cards
  • House organs
  • Inventories
  • Leases
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Legal instruments
  • Letterpress copies
  • Manuscripts
  • Medals
  • Newspapers
  • Photocopies
  • Photographic prints
  • Photoreproductions
  • Plans
  • Plans (drawings)
  • Plaques
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Snapshots
  • Speeches
  • Stereographs
  • Stock certificate
  • Tax returns
  • Tear sheets
  • Telegrams
  • Transcripts

Subject Organizations

  • Alex. Brown & Sons -- History.
  • Bank for Savings in the City of New York.
  • Brown Brothers & Co..
  • Brown Shipley & Co. Ltd..
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center -- History.
  • Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation.
  • Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.).
  • Grove Church (New Durham, N.J.) -- History.
  • Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.).
  • Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
  • St. Cloud Presbyterian Church (East Orange, M.J.) -- History.
  • U.S. Mail Steamship Company.
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company.
  • Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.).
  • Yale University -- Alumni and alumnae.

Subject Topics

  • Arctic (Steamship)
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company -- History
  • Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company
  • Bank of England -- History
  • Banks and banking -- Great Britain -- History
  • Banks and banking -- Maryland -- Baltimore
  • Banks and banking -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Banks and banking -- United States -- History
  • Bills of exchange
  • Cold War
  • Collins steamship line
  • Commerce -- periodicals
  • Commercial credit
  • Cotton trade
  • Crosby Brown Collection (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.))
  • Debt, Public
  • Depressions -- 1907 -- United States
  • Economic assistance, American -- Europe
  • Economic assistance, American -- Latin America
  • Finance -- United States -- History
  • Financial crises -- United States
  • Financial services industry
  • Insurance
  • International finance
  • International finance -- History -- 20th century
  • Investment banking
  • Letters of credit
  • Linen industry -- Northern Ireland -- History
  • Marshall Plan
  • Memorials (Commemorative) -- 20th century
  • Merchants -- England -- Liverpool -- History -- 19th century
  • Money -- United States
  • Municipal bonds
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Publishers and publishing - New York
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Europe
  • Securities
  • Securities industry -- United States -- History
  • Shipping -- United States
  • Sinking-funds
  • Steam-navigation -- United States -- History
  • Syndicates (Finance)
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States -- Commerce -- Directories
  • Wages
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Finance

Subject Places

  • Arden House (Harriman, N.Y.)
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Dukes County (Mass.) -- History
  • East Orange (N.J.) -- Church history
  • Liverpool (England) -- Commerce
  • Lower Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- History
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government
  • Nicaragua -- History -- 1838-1909
  • Nicaragua -- History -- 1909-1937
  • Nicaragua -- Relations -- United States
  • Orange (N.J.) -- History
  • Russia -- economic conditions
  • Russia -- history -- 1801-1917
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.) -- Pictorial works
  • United States -- Economic policy
  • United States -- Economic policy -- To 1933
  • United States -- Foreign economic relations -- 20th century
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989
  • United States -- Foreign Relations -- 20th century
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
  • United States -- Relations -- Nicaragua
  • United States. Dep. of State
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)

Family Name(s)

  • Brown family
  • Delano family
  • Harriman family
  • Magoun family

Occupation(s)

  • Capitalists and financiers

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The collection was donated to the New-York Historical Society in 1970; some materials were added up to 1975.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Portions of the collection that have been microfilmed will be brought to the researcher in that format and can be made available by Interlibrary loan. Researchers on site may print out unlimited copies from microfilm reader-printer machines at per-exposure rates. See guidelines in Reading Room for details.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Items that include presidential signatures will be presented to researchers in duplicate form.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote, to

Manuscripts Curator
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Brown Brothers Harriman Records, MS 78, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials in Other Collections

The Library of Congress holds records of Alex Brown & Sons from 1796 to 1884, and the papers of W. Averell Harriman.

The New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division holds 176 volumes of ledgers and other account books from Brown Brothers & Co. in the period 1825-1889. It also holds correspondence of John Crosby Brown, Mary E. Brown, and William Adams Brown in the Brown Gilman Family Papers (1862-1937).

Union Theological Seminary holds the William Adams Brown papers (1865-1938) and the John Crosby Brown papers (1876-1909).

Correspondence related to the appointment of partner Charles J. Rhoads as Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1929 was donated in March, 1965, as a gift of Brown Brothers Harriman from Mrs. Thatcher M. (Sarah B.) Brown III to the American Philosophical Society, where it is processed as the Charles James Rhoads Papers, 1883-1929.

The Walker Evans Archive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes negatives, annotated contact sheets, correspondence, and project ephemera relating to photographs commissioned for  Partners in Banking.

At Boston University, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's nursing collections include records of Mary Magoun Brown (see Subseries V.C.i.).

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library of Columbia University holds a scrapbook of William Adams Delano.

Yale University Library's Division of Manuscripts and Archives holds the personal papers of Robert A. Lovett. Official papers from his government service are housed at the National Archives.

Related Materials at New-York Historical Society

Materials in the Records were used as research for volumes including John Crosby Brown's 100 Years of Merchant Banking, Thatcher Magoun Brown's  Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950, Mary Elizabeth Brown's  St. Cloud Church, and John A. Kouwenhoven's  Partners in Banking, all of which are in the Society's library collection.

Some letters from John Crosby Brown related to the sermons and papers of his maternal grandfather, Rev. Jonas Coe, are included in the Coe-Brown Family Papers.

The Print Room holds some architectural records of buildings designed by Brown family cousin William Adams Delano and an album of photographs (Album 109) from the 150th anniversary celebrations in Seattle and Sun Valley Idaho in 1968 and given to Juan Trippe.

Sources

Brown, John Crosby: A hundred years of merchant banking. New York, 1909.

Brown, Mary Elizabeth: Alexander Brown and his descendants, 1764-1916. Privately printed, 1917.

Brown, Thatcher M. Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950

Kouwenhoven, John A. Partners in banking. New York: Doubleday, 1958.

Descendants of William Brown: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/o/George-S-Brown/index.html [accessed December 11, 2009]

James Crosby Brown's Clifton Wynyates. In The First 300: The Amazing and Rich History of Lower Merion (Part 29). http://www.lowermerionhistory.org/texts/first300/part29.html [accessed January 2010]

Processing Note

Processing of the Brown Brothers Harriman Records was made possible by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) in 2009.

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Container List

Series I. Historical Files (1699-1974), Bulk, 1820-1968 1699-1974. 39.0 Linear feet (81 document boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 12 volumes)

Scope and Content

The series includes original, photocopied, and secondary materials consisting of correspondence, photographs, ledgers, account books, clippings, and brochures. They document many aspects of the founding, management, and evolution of Brown Brothers Harriman and its constituent preceding organizations including Brown Brothers & Co., Brown Shipley & Co., and W.A. Harriman & Co., as well as biographical information about partners, staff members, and other relevant individuals. They also include records of all aspects of the preparation, publication, and publicity for Partners in Banking. Because the Files were specifically compiled as research for this book, they form a consciously chosen, or artificial, collection rather than a true archive of the companies' naturally occurring records over time. Material continued to be added to the Historical Files sporadically until 1975.

As well as documenting the company's history, the Files provide details about the business processes of financial firms over a period of 200 years, including changes in long-distance communications, financial instruments, image creation and distribution, and staffing decisions.

Because the Historical Files were compiled as an aid to research, they include significant repetition and overlap of materials. For example, Subseries D. Historical Files Director's Files, complements information on the firm's 150th anniversary celebrations also documented in the 1968 files of Subseries A. Chronological Files, and the "150th anniversary" and "Sesquicentennial" files in Subseries B. Subject Files. There is extensive and detailed cross-referencing of documents in Subseries I.A. Chronological, I.B. Subjects, and I.C. People, documented in the "cross-reference sheets" in each of those.

The photographic prints in this series include those reproduced in Partners in Banking, sometimes with their accompanying negatives. These provide information on sources, permissions, and the images' placement in the book's final layout. Many are not original to the collection but were sourced from other places for use in the book.

Included with the Records, and available for researchers' use in the Reading Room, is an index to the Historical Files compiled by Kouwenhoven and Brown, in the form of a six-drawer card catalog organized into two sections: one alphabetical and one chronological. Its level of detail and cross-referencing is greater than the container lists below and complements the word-searchable capabilities of this Finding Aid.

Historical Note

In compiling the Historical Files, Kouwenhoven and Brown consulted existing published and archival records, visited Brown ancestral properties and company facilities, and interviewed current and past Brown Brothers Harriman partners, managers, and employees. From these many sources they accessioned original material, photocopies, and transcripts to add to the Historical Files based on the information's usefulness to the research and writing of the company's history. Original material was not necessarily preferred over secondary versions.

Arrangement

The Historical Files were arranged by Kouwenhoven in three series (Chronological Files, Subject Files, People Files), which form Subseries I.A., I.B., and I.C, respectively. These have been rehoused from their original storage in five three-drawer filing cabinets. Subseries I.D. Historical Files Director's Files contains materials found separately in the Records relating to the formation and running of the Historical Files, including making and answering research requests; and the preparation, publication, and promotion of Partners in Banking.

The series was originally housed in oversized cardboard folders containing items often in individual folders or envelopes that were heavily annotated on the outside. (Some samples are included at the end of Subseries I.D.) Information available only on the annotations has been photocopied onto acid-free paper and precedes the original item in the files. Users are advised to consult the card catalog in the repository for cross-references to these annotations, since this detailed, item-level information is not reflected in the container list.

Materials found elsewhere in the collection that were marked for inclusion in the Historical Files but were not yet filed there have been added as appropriate: a notebook of information about guests from Switzerland and the United Kingdom attending the Pacific Northwest 150th anniversary festivities is now included in the "1968" section of the Chronological files (Subseries I.A). Boston office forms, Brown Brothers & Co. correspondence, Tax Department files, and co-partnership records have been added to the Subject files (Subseries I.B.). Clippings about the activities of partner and sometime State Department appointee Robert A. Lovett are now included in the Partners files (Subseries I.C.vi.)

The dates on folders denote the period for which the material would be relevant to the writing of Partners in Banking, not the date of the material's creation or receipt, which may have been decades or centuries later. For example, information on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1831 is filed under that date, even though the document itself is dated 1966. Original order has been retained within folders; some materials are now housed in separate oversized (OS) boxes of various sizes, noted in the container lists. Material in the OS boxes is listed here chronologically; there is variation in box numbers within that listing based on the various sizes of oversized materials.

Volumes 1-12 were originally foldered in the Historical Files; they have been removed and are described together at the end of their respective subseries.

Subject Names

  • Brown, James, 1863-1943
  • Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909
  • Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918
  • Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954
  • Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943
  • Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864
  • Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972

Document Type

  • Academic addresses
  • Account books
  • Architectural plans
  • Catalogs
  • Certificates
  • Checkbooks
  • Checks
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Contracts
  • Currency
  • Deeds
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Invitations
  • Leases
  • Legal instruments
  • Letterpress copies
  • Manuscripts
  • Photocopies
  • Photographic prints
  • Photoreproductions
  • Reports
  • Speeches
  • Telegrams
  • Transcripts
  • Typescripts

Subject Organizations

  • Alex. Brown & Sons -- History.

Subject Topics

  • Banks and banking -- Great Britain -- History
  • Banks and banking -- United States -- History
  • Cotton trade
  • International finance
  • Investment banking

Occupation(s)

  • Capitalists and financiers

Subseries A. Chronological Files (1796-1970), Bulk, 1818-1968 1796-1970. 31 document boxes, XX OS boxes, 6 volumes

Scope and Content

As well as original and photocopied research materials, the subseries includes cross-reference sheets pointing to relevant information organized elsewhere in Subseries B. Subject Files or Subseries C. People Files, and photographic prints including those used in Partners in Business. The latter sometimes include photographic negatives, and information on sources, permissions, and placement in the book's final layout.

The files give an overview of the evolution of Brown Brothers from a commodities importation firm to a highly influential worldwide bank and investment house. Important events and topics include agent Joseph Shipley's negotiations with the Bank of England during the panic of 1837; bank actions during the panics of 1857 and 1907 and its contributions to the Gold Fund of 1914; funding actions in Nicaragua from 1911 on, and subsequent investigations of its political consequences; Brown Brothers' relationship and eventual merger with the Harriman interests; changes in partnership agreements and personnel; loans and bond issues; and the firm's interest in and promotion of its history through its anniversary celebrations at 100, 125, and 150 years.

Materials dating after the 1940s contain more information about the daily administration of the bank, including photographs of current employees and production of the 1959 brochure "Personality of a Bank". Many materials from the mid-1950s appear to have been taken from the scrapbooks of Catherine Barrett (see Series VI. Scrapbooks and Collected Material). From 1964 to 1968 John Kouwenhoven was a Brown Brothers Harriman staff member. The files from that period, including information routinely routed to the Historical Files about the firm's day-to-day operations, policy, and personnel changes, provide a look at business practices of this period. The files also document Kouwenhoven's activities in interviewing current and past employees and partners, and establishing procedures for his office.

The material in this subseries complements and often duplicates that in the other three subseries of Series I. For example, material on the 150th anniversary celebrations occurs here under "1968" and in the Subject files under both "Sesquicentennial" and "Sun Valley".

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically but, within this order, some materials are grouped by subject. These have been inserted at their beginning dates and the chronological order resumes at their completion. They include information on Brown Brothers & Co.'s involvement in Nicaraguan financing, 1911-1929, which follows 1910-1914; the 1914-1918 partner deliberations on separating the business of Brown Shipley & Co. from that of Brown Brothers & Co., which follows 1917; the merger of Brown Brothers & Co. with W.A. Harriman (1928-1935), which follows 1931; the preparation and publication of the brochure "The Personality of a Bank", which follows 1959; funding of Community Research & Development /Rouse Corporation /Columbia MD, which precedes the 1965 files; and the company's 150th anniversary, which follows the other 1968 files.

Duplication of materials is prevalent. For example, a set of Partners' letterbooks, 1851-1859, was photocopied from microfilm housed at the Liverpool Public Libraries. The 1851-1853 letters were also photocopied, individually foldered, and annotated by Kouwenhoven. These are now arranged by date and each letter is preceded by a photocopy of the annotations.

Bound volumes 1-6 are listed together at the end of the series, in chronological order.

Various oversize photographs found organized separately in the Records, but originally marked as belonging to the Chronological files, are included here.

Subject Names

  • Brown, James, 1863-1943
  • Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909
  • Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918
  • Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954
  • Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943
  • Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864
  • Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972
  • Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909
  • Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
  • Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-
  • Roosa, Robert V.

Subject Organizations

  • Alex. Brown & Sons -- History.

Subject Topics

  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company -- History
  • Bank of England -- History
  • Banks and banking -- Great Britain -- History
  • Banks and banking -- Maryland -- Baltimore
  • Banks and banking -- United States -- History
  • Bills of exchange
  • Cotton trade
  • Depressions -- 1907 -- United States
  • Financial crises -- United States
  • International finance
  • Investment banking
  • Linen industry -- Northern Ireland -- History
  • Securities industry -- United States -- History
  • Shipping -- United States
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company

Subject Places

  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Lower Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Nicaragua -- History -- 1838-1909
  • United States -- Economic policy
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- Relations -- Nicaragua
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Cross-reference sheets
pre-1790s-1804
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Ledger entries, Falls and Brown: photocopies
1796-1800
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Background research: Brown business and genealogy
1796-1809
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Belfast: views, background research
1790s on
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Irish Browns: photos, letters
pre-1800s
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Early Brown ancestry: correspondence 1964-1965
1800s
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Stock account book of Alex. Brown & Sons, 1808-1839; Wm. & Jas. Brown, 1840-1864; Jas. & John Crosby Brown, 1865-1867: original; various partners, 1838; stock account Alex. Brown & Sons, 1835-1838 (1906)
1808-1867
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Background research
1810s
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Cross-reference sheets
1810s
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Benedict Parsonage, Plainfield, CT: image
c. 1817
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Bank Restriction note by George Cruikshank: image
1819
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Joseph Shipley correspondence: photocopies
1819-1820
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Plan & view of Mobile, AL, showing McCloskey's wharves, background research
1824
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Index to accounting records; photo of White Linen Hall, Belfast; view of Liverpool; Staffordshire plate
1824-1825
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Shipley letter from Richard Price: photocopy
1825 October 19
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Images: circular announcing establishment of Brown Brothers & Co.
1825 October 31
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Erie Canal celebration: Imbert image in collection of Museum of the City of New York
1825 November 4
Box: 1 Folder : 18 J.A. Kouwenhoven's list of principal correspondents from Brown Brothers & Co. letterbook
1825 October-1827
Bin: 1 Folder : 19 Locations of J & A Brown & Co., Brown Brothers, and condition in 1964
1825-1848, 1860s
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Background research: New York City merchants, port
c. 1825
Bin: 1 Folder : 21 Circular re: Brown Brothers/ Nicholson arrangement; original bill of exchange, Brown Brothers & Co. [1826 duplicate; images and photocopies]
1826 January 1, 1827 December 22
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Announcement of Brown Brothers partner Samuel Nicholson: original print and copies
1826 May 1
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Research on ship Walk in the Water, 1966
1826
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Information on Irish linen, from Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1966
1826-1827
Box: 1 Folder : 25 "South Street near Dover Street", arrival of Walk in the Water, "Castle Garden": images
1826-1827
Box: 1 Folder : 26 John A. Brown record book of shipping, consignment ledger: photocopies
1826-1827
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Memorandum for charter Israel; letter to Shipley about shipping: photocopies
1827 March 30, May 10
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: history published 1858: photocopies
1827
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Liverpool pottery: 1966 research; 1964 Metropolitan Museum Bulletin on English jugs
1827
Box: 1 Folder : 30 "South Street", "Merchants' Exchange Wall Street", "Public Room Merchants' Exchange": images
1828-1830
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Background research, notes
1820s
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Cross-reference sheets
1820s
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Published sources on merchants and shipping
1820s-1850
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Nathan Dunn letterbook: photostats, thesis 1966
1830 January 2
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Images: William Brown application for shares
1830, 1831
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Shipley correspondence; claim against ship Israel: photocopies
1830-1834
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Brown; view of High Street, Belfast, from the town dock
c. 1830, 1831
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence with Maryland Historical Society on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1964
1831
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Bowling Green; Pearl Street House & Ohio Hotel; Merchants' Room, Exchange; Dakin image of New York; residence of Philip Hone; Broadway from the park: images
1831-1832
Box: 2 Folder : 3 McGran case: research, photos of ship, reprint from Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1831-1833
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Wall Street; City Hall, Trinity and Grace Churches; South Side Wall Street from near Pearl to William: images
1831, 1834
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence to Joseph Shipley
1831-1834
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Plaque commemorating Thatcher Magoun, 60 State Street, Boston: 1964 correspondence with Medford Public Library
1833-1877
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Various drafts, Bank of Liverpool cheque
1834-1837
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Views of the Merchants' Exchange before and after fire
1835
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Bills of lading, bills of exchange
1835-1837
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Cross-reference sheets
1835-1838
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Background research
1837-1838
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Outstanding risks of Alex. Brown & Sons, J.A. Brown & Co.: lists of vessels, destinations, value of cargoes insured, and premiums (commissions): originals and photos
1836 January 7, 8
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Articles of partnership between William, George, James, and John A. Brown and junior partners: transcript
1837 January 1
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Wm. & James Brown Co. stock certificates in Bank of U.S.A.: originals and photos
1837 March 23
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Panic of 1837: photocopies from The New-Yorker
1837 March - May
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Statements of condition presented by Shipley to Bank of England; notes from Governor: originals
1837 June
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Bank of England: W. & J. Brown financial condition; note from Governor to Jos. Shipley: glossies
1837 May, June
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Letters from William E. Bowen to Joseph Shipley re Panic of 1837: originals
1837 May-June
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Joseph Shipley letters re Panic of 1837: letterpress copies
1837 May 31-June 24, Nov 30
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Joseph Shipley letters re Panic of 1837: transcripts
1837 May 31-June 24, Nov 30
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Joseph Shipley letters re Panic of 1837: transcripts and photocopies
1837 May-September
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Letters from William E. Bowen to Joseph Shipley re Panic of 1837: transcripts
1837 May-June
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Letters from William Brown to Joseph Shipley re Panic of 1837, Bank of England loan: originals
1837 May-June, September
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Letters from William Brown to Joseph Shipley re Panic of 1837, Bank of England loan: transcripts
1837 May-June, September
Box: 3 Folder : 3 John Crosby Brown abstract (1908) of Brown/ Shipley/ Bowen correspondence on panic of 1837: original typescript annotated by Sarah B. Brown
1837
Box: 3 Folder : 4 John Crosby Brown abstract (1908) of Brown/ Shipley/ Bowen correspondence on panic of 1837: carbon copies
1837
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Views of Merchants' Exchange
1837
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Portrait of William Ezra Bowen: prints and negatives
c. 1837
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Hill view of "New York from Brooklyn Heights": color negatives
1837
Box: 3 Folder : 8 James/ William/ George Brown correspondence re accounts, cotton trading: originals and transcripts
1838 March-June
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Co-partnership agreement, McCloskey, Hagan & Co., Mobile: photoreproduction
1838 August 1
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Net earnings of partners W. & J. Brown, Alex Brown & Sons, Brown Bros. Co.: photostats, transcript
1838
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Steamship Liverpool, ferry  Brooklyn,  Auctioneer,  Merchant: images
1838-1839
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Background research
1838-1839
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Cross-reference sheets
1838-1839
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Receipt for shipment by W.A. Brown, Liverpool, aboard Josephine: original
1839 April 14
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Transactions with Abraham Bell & Sons: originals, glossies, negatives
1839
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Background on National Bank of Commerce (merged with Guaranty Trust Co. of N.Y., 1929)
1830s
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Typographical ornaments with shipping themes
1830s
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Background research
1830s
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Cross-reference sheets
1830s
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Typographical cut: American manufactures (the Henry Clay "coon")
1840
Box: 3 Folder : 21 High Street, Belfast: image
c. 1840
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Background research
1840-1844
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Cross-reference sheets
1840-1844
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters to Joseph Shipley, Liverpool: originals and transcripts
1840-1846
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Year-end accounts, private ledgers, other accounting: originals (1 of 2)
1840-1846
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Year-end accounts, private ledgers, other accounting: originals (2 of 2)
1840-1846
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Joseph Brown letter to Jacob Harvey: original
1841 August 26
Box: 4 Folder : 5 John A., James, and George Brown: portrait photograph
1841
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Commercial buildings and Exchange, Belfast: image
1841
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Ship William Brown, trial: photostats
1841-1842
Box: 4 Folder : 8 William H. Seward portrait
c. 1842
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Letters from Brown Shipley Co. to Brown Brothers & Co.: originals and letterpress copies
1844 July
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Notes on ledger contents
1844
Box: 4 Folder : 11 William Ezra Bowen portrait
1844
Box: 4 Folder : 12 S.S. Britannia image
1844
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Research: street numbers on Wall Street
1844-1845
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Background research
1845-1849
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Cross-reference sheets
1845-1849
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Correspondence to and from Joseph Shipley: originals and transcripts
1845-1850
Box: 4 Folder : 17 "The Razor Strop Man" with U.S. Customhouse in background: image
c. 1845
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Map of the City of New York
c. 1845
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Shares allocated to partners: manuscript list
1846-1905
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Letter from James Brown to T.B. Curtis, Boston: original
1847 August 12
Box: 4 Folder : 21 "Post Office", "Deaf and Dumb Asylum", "Custom House": images
1847-1848
Box: 4 Folder : 22 "American Museum", "St. Pauls and the Astor House", "Trinity Church": images
1847-1848
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Bills of exchange to order of Smith Dove & Co.: originals
1847, 1849
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Joseph Shipley correspondence: unannotated originals and letterpress copies
1847-1850
Box: 4 Folder : 25 "Bowling Green Fountain", "Park Fountain": images
c. 1847
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Brown Bros. & Co. building, Merchants' Exchange: images, background research
c. 1847
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Caldwell fraud: illustrations from "The Life & Adventures of the Accomplished Forger & Swindler, Colonel Monroe Edwards"
1848
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Bill of exchange drawn on Brown Shipley Co. to Thomas Firth & Sons: image
1849
Box: 5 Folder : 1 "Wall Street, 4th Novbr. 1849", "New York": images
1849
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Background research
1850-1854
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Cross-reference sheets
1850-1854
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Brown & Bowen/ Brown Bros. Co letters: original and letterpress copies (1/2)
1850-1854, 1857
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Brown & Bowen/ Brown Bros. Co letters: original and letterpress copies (2/2)
1850-1854, 1857
Box: 5 Folder : 6 View of Wall Street; tugboat Panther
c. 1850
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Belfast quay; U.S. exhibits at Crystal Palace; 7th Regiment in Washington Square: images
1851
Box: 5 Folder : 8 New York East River; Peck Slip; Broadway from no. 50: images
1851
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Boston Agency (Thomas B. Curtis and Brown Bros. & Co.) correspondence: originals and letterpress copies
1851-1859
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Brown Shipley & Co. partners letterbook, Part One 1851-1854: copies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Libraries
1851-1859
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Brown Shipley & Co. partners letterbook, Part Two 1855-1859: copies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Libraries (1 of 2)
1851-1859
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Brown Shipley & Co. partners letterbook, Part Two 1855-1859: copies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Libraries (2 of 2)
1851-1859
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Mobile agency: Charles Dickey letters to Stewart Brown, James Brown, Morrell (New Orleans) - originals and letterpress copies
1851-1859
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co. partners letter book: individually annotated letters - photocopies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Library
1851 September 25-1852 May 1
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co. partners letter book: individually annotated letters: photocopies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Library
1852 May 22-December 28
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Ferry house at foot of Wall Street; Old College Sycamore Schottische; Collins Line steamer: images
1852
Box: 6 Folder : 6 New Orleans agency correspondence: original and letterpress copies
1852-1859
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Brown Shipley & Co. partners letter book: individually annotated letters - copies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Libraries
1853 January 11-June 27
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Brown Shipley & Co. partners letter book: individually annotated letters - copies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Libraries
1853 July 2-1854 February
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Correspondence to Joseph Shipley: photocopies, transcripts, originals
1853, 1854
Box: 6 Folder : 10 New York Crystal Palace; cotton gin: images
1853, 1854
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Correspondence: W.H. Graham and Brown Bros. & Co., Baltimore: originals and letterpress copies
1853-1859
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Robert Schuyler frauds: background research
1854
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Joseph Shipley correspondence: originals and transcripts
1855 January 26-1857 December 23
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Brown & Shipley Co. letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and transcripts
1855 May 4-1857 November 17
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Estimated value of property in Brown Bros. & Co. from Brown Shipley & Co.: partners letter book - photocopies from microfilm, Liverpool Public Library
1855 November 30
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Brown & Shipley Co. letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and letterpress copies
1855
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Journal of Townsend Harris: photocopy from 1930 book
1855
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Friday Club: image and explanatory letter (1928)
1855
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Hanover buildings, Hanover Square; "River and levee at New Orleans...": images
1855
Box: 7 Folder : 9 William Brown correspondence: photocopies, original, glossy
1855-1857
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Cross-reference sheets
1855-1857
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Background research
1855-1860
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters: originals and letterpress copies
1856
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Union Square and Washington statue; "Wall St. on Suspension Day, Oct. 14, 1857"; "The New York Stock Board in Session"; "Run on the Seaman's Bank during the Panic": images
1856-1857
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals
1857 January - October
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals
1857 November-December
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Thomas B. Curtis to Brown Bros. & Co. about withdrawal during Panic: glossy
1857 October 7
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Atlantic Telegraph; Baltimore: images
1857-1858
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Brown Bros. & Co. and T.B. Curtis policy during Panic of 1857: clipping from Boston Post: glossy
1858 May 20
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Joseph Shipley correspondence: original, transcript, photocopy
1858 November-December
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and letterpress copies
1858
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Cross-reference sheets
1858-1859
Box: 8 Folder : 3 William Brown, M.P.; John Crosby Brown as a young man; "Bowling Green"; "Bird's Eye View of the City of New York": images
c. 1858-1860
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co: originals individually annotated
1859 January-July
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co: originals individually annotated
1859 August-December
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Year end accounts: trial balances; profit and loss; Brown Bros. & Co.; Brown Shipley & Co.; Philadelphia, Baltimore, London agencies (private ledger accounts: partners) - originals and letterpress copies
1859
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Dickey (Mobile, AL, agent): image
1850s
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals
1860 January-November
Box: 8 Folder : 9 James Brown correspondence: originals individually annotated
1860 September 11-1862 February 14
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Joseph Shipley correspondence: individually annotated photocopies, transcript, and letterpress copies
1860 November 8-1863 May 5
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Brown Bros. & Co. correspondence: originals individually annotated
1860 December 1-1862 December 24
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Annual accounts: New York - originals
1860
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Annual accounts: Philadelphia, Baltimore - originals
1860
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Annual accounts: Liverpool - originals
1860
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart Brown; exterior view of C.W. & J.T. Moore & Co.; Dun, Boyd & Co. agency rooms; "The Drive in Central Park": images
1860
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Bark Vernon: image
c. 1860
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Background research
1860-1864
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Cross-reference sheets
1860-1864
Box: 9 Folder : 6 James Brown correspondence on Tiffany Reed & Co.: originals
1861 September - October
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Annual accounts Baltimore Philadelphia, New York, Liverpool: originals
1861
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co. : originals and letterpress copies
1861
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Sir William Brown; Harper's Weekly cartoon, April 6, 1861; "Kerbstone Stockbrokers in New York": images
1861-1862
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Brown Shipley & Co., William Seward letter: images
1862 January, February
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.
1862
Box: 9 Folder : 12 "The Cotton Levee", Memphis; prospectus, British & American Exchange Banking Corporation; Edwin Lawrence Godkin: images
1862-1863
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Annual accounts: New York, Liverpool, Boston, Philadelphia - originals and letterpress copies
1863
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Annual accounts: Liverpool - originals
1863
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and letterpress copies
1863
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co. correspondence: originals and letterpress copies individually annotated
1864 September 14-1866 January 19
Box: 10 Folder : 5 James Brown correspondence: originals individually annotated
1864 October 27-1865 August 29
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Annual accounts: New York, Liverpool, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston - originals
1864
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co: originals and letterpress copies (1/2)
1864
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co: originals and letterpress copies (2/2)
1864
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Old Bank of U.S. Building: image
1864
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Background research
1864-1865
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Cross-reference
1864-1865
Box: 10 Folder : 12 John Crosby Brown, James M. Brown, Herman Hoskier correspondence re partnership: originals
1865 August 21-September 14
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Brown Shipley & Co. private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals
1865
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Brown Bros. & Co. letters of introduction to W.H. Seward and Fred. Seward, U.S. Department of State: photocopies
1865, 1868
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co. Liverpool letters: originals and letterpress copies
1866
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co. correspondence with Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and letterpress copies (1/2)
1866
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Brown Shipley & Co. correspondence with Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and letterpress copies (2/2)
1866
Box: 11 Folder : 6 "View of Wall Street, south side, looking west from Pearl Street"
1866
Box: 11 Folder : 7 "Aspinwall, Central America-the Panama Railroad"; "Recorder Hoffman sentencing Mr. Edward Ketchum"; Cyrus R. Field: images
1866
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Background research
1866-1869
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Cross-reference sheets
1866-1869
Box: 11 Folder : 10 James Brown letters to Howard Potter: original and transcript
1867 September 25, 1868 February 18
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Various private correspondence: originals and letterpress copies
1867
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Looking down Wall Street from Trinity: print of stereoscopic photo
c. 1867
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Howard Potter, F.A. Hamilton, John Crosby Brown, Clarence Brown correspondence re partnership problems: originals and letterpress copies
1868 March 3-August 25
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co. letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals
1868 July 2, July 27
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co. (London) private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and letterpress copies (1/2)
1868
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Brown Shipley & Co. (London) private letters to Brown Bros. & Co.: originals and letterpress copies (2/2)
1868
Box: 12 Folder : 6 "Brown Brothers and Pacific Mail" article; background on The Revolution Journal: photocopies
1868
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Ledger cover with rules governing granting of credit
1869 Feb 8, 1872 May 23
Box: 12 Folder : 8 "Completion of the Pacific railroad, May 10, 1869"; Union Pacific Railroad Station, Wyoming territory; typographical ornaments: images
1869
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Ornamental title page, Great Trans-Continental P.R.R. Tourists' Guide; Liverpool docks; envelope sent by balloon post; Bartlett & Greene's warehouses, Brooklyn: images
1870-1871
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Private correspondence from Boston and Philadelphia offices: originals and letterpress copies
1870-1872
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Background research
1870-1873, 1878
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Cross-reference sheets
1870-1875
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Advertisement for "Belt of Life": Col. John Smith Preston; John Crosby Brown: images
1870s
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Correspondence John Crosby Brown, Herman Hoskier, Stewart Henry Brown, Howard Potter, Alexander Hargreaves Brown: originals and letterpress copies
1871 February 17-1873 November 1
Box: 12 Folder : 15 "P.T. Barnum's Great Traveling World's Fair"; Central elevators, Chicago; California Street, San Francisco; Chicago showing new buildings; Lewis Tappan: images
1873
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Residence of W. C. Ralston, Belmont, CA; Tick House restaurant, California; Grand Hotel, California; "Jay Cooke & Co.'s office"; "Tompkins Square...": images
1873
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Cotton train in Texas: image
1873-1874
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Supreme Court judgment: Stewart Brown and trustees of Sarah Benedict Brown vs. James Brown, Sarah Benedict Brown, and others
1874
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Phosphate works near Charleston, S.C.; Canal Street, New Orleans; Charleston House, Charleston, S.C.; "A Saturday afternoon in a Southampton town": images
1874
Box: 13 Folder : 2 "A cotton-steamer"; "A cotton wagon-train": images
1874-1875
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Background research
1874-1875
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Cross-reference sheets
1874-1875
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Robert Lenox Kennedy; loading cotton on shipboard at Savannah levee; cotton bales descending a chute; Up-country cotton press, Georgia: images
1875
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Statements of account: American and English partners: letterpress copies
1876 October 31, November 14
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Brown Bros. & Co. correspondence: originals and letterpress copies
1877-1878
Box: 13 Folder : 8 "The cotton exchange"; Loading and unloading Pier 6, East River; invitation to 25th anniversary, Atlantic Telegraph Co.: images
1877-1879
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Boston office notice: George E. Bullard and Louis Curtis taking over business of Daniel Sargent Curtis
1878 January 1
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Brown Bros. & Co. telephone listings
1878-1880s
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Brown Bros. & Co. correspondence: originals and letterpress copies
1880 October 22-1881 January 6
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Letters and cables re problems arising from James Brown's will: originals and letterpress copies
1880 December 20-1881 February 16
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Certificate for continued use of name; co-partnership advertisement
1880
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Wall Street west from below Hanover Street; James Muncaster Brown; Donegall Place, Belfast; White Linen Hall, Belfast: images
1880-1881
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Cross-reference sheets
1880-1884
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Herman Hoskier retirement: original letter
1881 January 13-1882 March 13
Box: 13 Folder : 17 James M. Brown guarantee of Wright Co. losses; participation in J.P. Morgan syndicate; correspondence re partnership articles; other Brown Bros. & Co. matters: originals and letterpress copies
1881 February-April
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Correspondence re partnership matters: originals and letterpress copies
1881
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Background research
1881-1883
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Correspondence re partnership agreement; partners' wills, hiring decisions: originals and letterpress copies
1882 April 1; 1883 April 29, May 31
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Anton Bruckner; invitation to Brooklyn Bridge opening; invitation to Washington statue unveiling, Treasury Building, Wall Street: images
1882-1883
Box: 13 Folder : 22 East River, front view; John Crosby Brown; Brown Bros. & Co. building, 59 Wall Street; "Christmas Carnival in the New York Stock Exchange"; Pasque Island Fishing Club members: images
1884-1886
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Cross-reference sheets
1884-1886
Box: 13 Folder : 24 Background research
1884-1886
Box: 13 Folder : 25 Correspondence of Howard Potter, F.G. Hamilton, Fred Chalmers, James M. Brown re Liverpool office: originals and letterpress copies
1885 June 20-November 19
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Brown Shipley & Co. and Brown Bros. & Co. correspondence re Gilbert de S. Hamilton resignation, power of attorney, etc.: originals and letterpress copies
1885 July 14-August 17
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Correspondence re C.D. Dickey, Thomasson power of attorney, interest reduction, etc.: originals and letterpress copies
1885 August 29-1889 January 4
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Financing for Mold & Denbigh Railroad, Shrewsbury & Potteries Railroad: originals and photocopies
1886 November
Box: 14 Folder : 4 John Crosby Brown letters and telegrams: originals, photocopies, letterpress copies
1887 July, August; 1888 March 22
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Second of exchange to order of William S. Wilkinson: original
1887 August 3
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Cross-reference sheets
1887-1889
Box: 14 Folder : 7 E.H. Harriman with railroad men, Rockford, IL; Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad tour of inspection; Rock Island Railroad tour of inspection; George Washington statue during blizzard: images
1887-1888
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Clippings on decisions favoring Brown Bros. & Co. in Banque Franco-Egyptienne case
1888 March 23
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Endorsed travelers check
1888 May 26
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Syndicate histories: bond issues from Philadelphia and other offices
1888-1889
Box: 14 Folder : 11 John Crosby Brown letters to daughter Amy Brighthurst Brown (DeForest): typed transcripts
1888
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Background research
1889
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Cross-reference sheets
1889-1893
Box: 14 Folder : 14 John Crosby Brown letter book and press copies
1891-1902
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Howard Potter/ Charles D. Dickey correspondence re supplemental arrangements: originals
1892 October 11 - December 9
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Powers of attorney to Brown Bros. & Co. New York (Lawrence H. Mills, Eng.), London (James F. Pierce)
1892 November 16; 1893 January 25
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Mr. & Mrs. Howard Potter; "Golden Door" entrance to Transportation Building, Chicago World's Fair; James Muncaster Brown: images
1893
Box: 14 Folder : 18 First typed partners' letter: cipher for partner names
1894 March 12
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Powers of attorney: Emma Florence Holland, George W. Holland, Carrie Leacock
1894 July 26; 1895 November 6
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Correspondence on partnership matters and new articles: originals and letterpress copies
1894 December 12-1895 September 5
Box: 14 Folder : 21 "The Webb Academy and Home for Ship-Builders"; "Dr. Parkhurst Receiving Callers in his Parlor"; Brooklyn Bridge and East River from tower of Produce Exchange; "John Pierpont Morgan"; Steamship Row above Bowling Green, NY: images
1894-1895
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Cross-reference sheets
1894-1896
Box: 15 Folder : 1 John Crosby Brown and others visit Niagara Power Plant; John Crosby Brown and other Columbia University trustees: images
1895 August; 1896 May 2
Box: 15 Folder : 2 John W. Foster/ John Crosby Brown letters: copies from Yale University Library
1895 December
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Background research
1895
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Correspondence on effects of Howard Potter and Charles D. Dickey deaths; other business matters: originals
1897
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Cross-reference sheets
1897-1899
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Background research
1898
Box: 15 Folder : 7 "The Bread Line"; New York Stock Exchange telephone booths; article "Brown in Town": images
1898 - 1899 March 9
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Power of attorney: Cornelia Fuller Devens
1899 December 9
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Correspondence on partnership matters: originals
1899-1900
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Background research
1890s
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Wall Street looking towards Trinity from South Street; "Old Boys Club," Mohonk Lake, NY; John Crosby Brown; four generations of Baltimore Browns: images
1890s
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Brown family correspondence: originals and photocopies
1900 November 19-23; 1903, 1906
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Powers of attorney: William A. Bull re Wisconsin Central Railroad Company; Frederick B. Miles; Baring, Magoun & Co. and Brown Bros. & Co. to Vivanti Brothers, Yokohama, Japan; Sarah B. Turner
1900 May 4, May 11; 1902 March, December
Box: 15 Folder : 14 John Crosby Brown and three sons; postcard sent to Moses Paniente; appeal for contributions to India famine relief: images
1900
Box: 15 Folder : 16 Cross-reference sheets
1900-1904
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Background research
1900-1902
Box: 15 Folder : 17 "A Conference of America's Greatest Railroad Magnates"; "J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr."; Alexander Brown with family; Brown Bros. & Co. advertisements, Harper's Weekly; Howard Potter portrait; interior of railroad sleeping car: images
1901-1903
Box: 15 Folder : 18 Supreme Court summons: John Crosby Brown and James Crosby Brown vs. Sir William Richmond Brown, Bart., and others
1903 January 12
Box: 15 Folder : 19 Notice of partnership changes
1904 January 1
Box: 15 Folder : 20 Commercial credits, commissions, and recoveries
1904-1911
Box: 15 Folder : 21 Advertisement for "The Overland Limited"; Davies cartoon about Harriman; Eugene Delano; advertisement: "Giving St. Nicholas a lift with an Oldsmobile": originals
1905
Box: 15 Folder : 22 Cross-reference sheets
1905-1907
Box: 15 Folder : 23 Background research
1905-1907
Box: 15 Folder : 24 Thatcher Brown family correspondence: transcripts
1906 January 5-September 14
Box: 15 Folder : 25 Bills for work done at Harriman estate
1906 January 29
Box: 15 Folder : 26 "Extract report of Mr. James Brown's European trip in the fall of 1906"
1906 autumn
Box: 15 Folder : 27 James Brown correspondence re establishing a representative in Paris: originals and carbons
1906 December 29-1907 April 26
Box: 15 Folder : 28 Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown and family; E.H. Harriman in Texas; Brooklyn Bridge elevated train terminus; Wall Street at night; cartoon: "Mr. Harriman's plan for reorganizing the railways of the country": images
1906-1908
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Thatcher Brown and Moreau Delano partnerships: images
1907 January 1
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Correspondence re financial plan of 1907
1907 May 8-1910 January 18
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Correspondence re bank committees, New York, Boston, Philadelphia
1907 May 22-June 7
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Cables re Blue Bills
1907 May
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Correspondence re Panic of 1907
1907 August-November
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Power of attorney by Brown Bros. & Co. to George L. Diehl (Buffalo agency)
1907 October 30
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Thatcher Brown letters re Panic of 1907: transcripts
1907
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Memorandum re reorganization and resumption of Knickerbocker Trust Co.
1907-1908
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Thatcher M. Brown/ John Crosby Brown correspondence: transcripts
1908 April - June
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Thatcher M. Brown letters to his mother from European trip: transcripts
1908 Spring
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Powers of attorney: Winifred Benson Marsh, Jacob Terkwile
1908 June 19, July 8
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Brown Shipley & Co. cricket club annual dinner program; Bank of England and Royal Exchange: images
1908
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Cross-reference sheets
1908-1910
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States: photocopies
1909, 1912-1914, 1916, 1917
Box: 16 Folder : 15 The Nation, May 31, June 7, 1922-Nicaragua: photocopy
1910-1913
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Fiscal Intervention in Nicaragua, 1933: photocopy
1910-1920
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Summaries of information on and approaches to Nicaragua episode
1911-1912
Box: 16 Folder : 18 Excerpts, diary of James Brown 1910-1917: transcript and annotations
1911-1917
Box: 16 Folder : 19 Dollars for Bullets, 1929: photocopies
1911-1920
Box: 16 Folder : 20 Memorandum of H.A. Caley, Manager, National Bank of Nicaragua: typescript
1911-1924
Box: 16 Folder : 21 The Outlook, January 3, 1914, February 22, 1928: photocopies
1911-1924
Box: 16 Folder : 22 Everybody's Magazine, June 1916; "Dollar Diplomacy at Work in Nicaragua and Mexico": Sen. Burton K. Wheeler speech, March 6, 1927;  Nicaragua and the United States, 1909-1927;  The Shark and the Sardines, 1961: photocopies
1911-1924
Box: 16 Folder : 23 Cross reference sheets [Nicaragua]
1911-1927
Box: 16 Folder : 24 American Foreign Investments, 1926; Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Relations, 1927: photocopies
1911-1927
Box: 16 Folder : 25 Linton Wells memorandum on Brown Bros. & Co. and J.W. Seligman involvement in Nicaraguan affairs: photocopies
1911-1929
Box: 16 Folder : 26 The World's Work, June and July 1912-Nicaragua: photocopies
1912 June, July
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Excerpt: Confidential Hearings, Committee on Foreign Relations U.S. Senate: Nicaragua
1912 October
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Head office, National Bank of Nicaragua; 'Soldiers protecting the special Train at Managua, Nicaragua'; General Chamorro in streets of Managua, Nicaragua; Bank of Nicaragua draft; soldiers putting gun on Sec'y Knox's train: images
1912
Box: 17 Folder : 3 North American Review: Vol. 196, re Nicaragua: photocopy
1912
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Excerpt from Thatcher M. Brown scrapbook, 1908-1915
1912
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Statement showing recovery for Nicaragua loan
1912-1913
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Bankers' letter to President of Nicaragua, 1924
1912-1924
Box: 17 Folder : 7 The Commercial and Financial Chronicle, July 15, 1915;  The American Review of Reviews, Feb. 1916; The Five Republics of Central America, 1918; Central American currency and finance, 1925; Dollar Diplomacy, 1925: photocopies
1912-1925
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Steam railroad, Nicaragua: image
c. 1912
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Confidential hearings: Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate: Nicaragua-transcript
1914 June
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Commercial credits, drafts drawn under, commissions
1909-1913
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Cross-reference sheets
1910-1914
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Background research
1910-1914
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Correspondence re partnership issues, credit position, committee system; death of James May Duane
1912 April-December 4
Box: 17 Folder : 14 Postcard views of New York City; Brown Bros. & Co. signature card (original); house of Marcus Wallenberg, Stockholm: photo
1912, 1913
Box: 17 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Charles Dickey, Eugene Delano, and others
1913 July-September 27
Box: 17 Folder : 16 Background research (Gold Fund of 1914)
1914
Box: 17 Folder : 17 Power of attorney to W. Gerard Vermilye; analysis of assets and liabilities; partnership correspondence
1914 April, June
Box: 17 Folder : 18 Gold Fund of 1914: cables-originals and transcripts
1914 July - August
Box: 17 Folder : 19 Gold Pool of 1914: cables-Joseph Brown, M. Norman, Brown Shipley & Co., Brown Bros. & Co.
1914 July - October
Box: 17 Folder : 20 Gold Fund committee meeting minutes
1914 August
Box: 17 Folder : 21 Gold Fund of 1914: telegrams and letter-transcripts
1914 August
Box: 17 Folder : 22 Gold Pool of 1914: Committee on Foreign Exchange
1914 August-September
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Gold Pool of 1914: Bankers' conference, October 23, 1914
1914 August-November
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Gold Pool of 1914: Anglo-American conference
1914 November-1915 January
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Background research (Gold Pool of 1914)
1914
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Cross-reference sheet (Gold Fund of 1914)
1914-1919
Box: 18 Folder : 5 James Brown correspondence
1915 January 8-1917 February
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Gold Pool of 1914: correspondence James Brown, Benjamin Strong
1915 February-1917 December
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Brown Bros. & Co. correspondence
1915 May 25-1916 December 6
Box: 18 Folder : 8 The Atlantic Fleet, May 16, 1915; Eugene Delano; Leonard W. Jerome; Lord Cunliffe and Lloyd George; New York v. Philadelphia Brown Bros. & Co. office baseball game: images
1915
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Cross-reference sheets
1915
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Powers of attorney
1916 January 20-1917 October 1917
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Article on real estate at Hanover and Beaver Sts.; Brown Brothers: images
1916, 1917
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Thatcher M. Brown, James Brown correspondence
1917 January 18, April
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Clippings from Thatcher M. Brown scrapbook, 1916-1927: photocopies
1917 February, June
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Clippings: James Crosby Brown trip to France
1917 August
Box: 18 Folder : 15 59 Wall Street building: article, images
1917
Box: 18 Folder : 16 Partnership agreements
1913-1914
Box: 18 Folder : 17 Johnson/ Beers/ Robinson opinions on American tax questions
1914
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Correspondence, side agreements, memoranda, legal arguments: of Brown Shipley & Co. and Brown Bros. & Co.
1915
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Formula for closing books at end of year
1915-1917
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Partners agreement: U.S. and European business
1915-1917
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Partial separation, Brown Shipley & Co. and Brown Bros. & Co.
1915-1917
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Correspondence re partnership
1917 April-November
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Cables between London and New York about partnership agreement
1917-1918
Folder: 19 Folder : 7 List of banks of deposit
1918 January - 1939 November
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Powers of attorney by Brown Bros. & Co. to partners
1918 April 29-1919 July 16
Box: 19 Folder : 9 James Brown correspondence
1918 April-1919 September
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Brown Shipley & Co. advertisements; Brown and Blewett aboard Oscar II; invitation to T. Brown from Marcus Wallenberg; letter T.M. Brown to Caro Noyes Brown from Grand Hotel; letter sent by dirigible: images
1918
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Cross reference sheets
1918-1919
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Partners' account, New York
1918 December 31
Box: 19 Folder : 13 James Crosby Brown letter to wife Agnes Hewlett Brown
1919 October 8
Box: 19 Folder : 14 American Foreign Investments, 1926: photocopy
1919
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Powers of attorney
1920 January 19- 1922 November 29
Box: 20 Folder : 1 James Brown correspondence
1920 January - December
Box: 20 Folder : 2 59 Wall Street: booklet and photos
1920 December
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Commercial credit department, 59 Wall Street; James Brown private office; Wall Street explosion; Wallenberg letter re Nobel Prize: images
1920
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Background research
1920-1922
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Cross-reference sheets
1920-1922
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Moreau Delano; ABC of Bankers Acceptances (title page): images
c. 1920
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Brown Bros. & Co. newspaper advertisements
1921 February-1923 December
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Announcement of George Frazier retirement
1921
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Memoranda on pensions and bonuses
1921-1929
Box: 20 Folder : 10 W.A. Harriman: photo
1922 October
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Powers of attorney
1923 January 2-1925 January 23
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Brown Bros. & Co. booklet: "A Study of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company": photocopy and images
1923
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Cross-reference sheets
1923-1925
Box: 20 Folder : 14 James Brown correspondence: originals
1924 November-1925 October
Box: 20 Folder : 15 R. A. Lovett report on distribution of expenses and analysis of deposit accounts
1924
Box: 20 Folder : 16 100th anniversary dinner: invitations, menu
1925 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 17 100th anniversary dinner: attendees
1925 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 18 100th anniversary dinner: speeches
1925 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 19 100th anniversary dinner: expenses, entertainment, commemorative clock and booklet
1925 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 20 100th anniversary dinner: invitees, thank you letters
1925 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 21 100th anniversary dinner: clippings
1925 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 22 Letters of guarantee
1925-1929
Box: 20 Folder : 23 Fifth Avenue Building Company documents
1926
Box: 20 Folder : 24 Agreements and releases, not on ledger, 1919
1926
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Reception honoring Queen Marie of Rumania; Hanover St. offices; T.M. Brown and Ray Morris in Lima; Hoover letter to Charles Rhoads (original); Securities vault, 59 Wall St.; Ellery Sedgwick James: photos
1926 October - 1929
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Cross-reference sheets
1926-1929
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Background research
1926-1929
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Powers of attorney
1927 February 25-1929 December 26
Box: 21 Folder : 4 James Brown correspondence: carbons
1927 April, June
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Harry Wills, Harold Pennington, Howard Maeder 1950s recollections of 1929 Crash
1929
Box: 21 Folder : 7 New offices at 59 Wall St.: chronology, press, James Brown letter (carbon), booklet, Swedish-American Trade Journal, May 1929
1929
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Partners' powers of attorney to each other
1930 January 7
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Background research
1930
Box: 21 Folder : 10 63 Wall St. building; William Adams Brown; Michigan Trust Building, Grand Rapids, MI: photos
1930
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Cross-reference sheets
1930-1931
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Memoranda on vacations, salary curtailment, Saturday work, working hours
1930-1937
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Sales offices: memos, information; 1969 cover letter
1931-1933
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Discontinuance of J.P.H. Mertens as agent on Continent
1928-1931
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Newspaper clippings announcing merger (Tribune); Knight Woolley elected director  (Times)
1930 December 12, 1931 January 23
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Credit, cash in bank and deposits: Brown Brothers Harriman, Harriman Bros. & Co., W.A. Harriman & Co.
1930 December 18-1931 December 30
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Procedures memo, articles of partnership
1930 December
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Worksheets, schedules, procedure, consolidated balance sheets, correspondence
1930-1931
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Notice of merger, signatures: images
1931 January 2
Box: 21 Folder : 20 Powers of attorney
1931 January
Box: 21 Folder : 21 Background research
1931
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Cross-reference sheets
1931
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Stillhalte agreement
1931-1935
Box: 21 Folder : 24 Announcements: personnel changes; formation of new firm
1932 January 2, 1934 June, 1935 January 2
Box: 21 Folder : 25 Employees after a ballgame; W. Averell Harriman: photos
1932
Box: 21 Folder : 26 American Trustee Share Co.; compliance with Banking Act of 1933: clippings
1932-1934
Box: 21 Folder : 27 Cross-reference sheets
1932-1935
Box: 21 Folder : 28 Background research
1932-1935
Box: 21 Folder : 29 Dun & Bradstreet rating of Brown Brothers Harriman; Brown Bros. & Co. of Albany correspondence
1933 August, November
Box: 21 Folder : 30 Knight Woolley; W. Averell Harriman: photos
1933
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Segregation of banking and securities business: Robert Lovett correspondence and clippings-originals and carbons
1934 May-1938 September
Box: 22 Folder : 2 First air conditioning system installed; Map Room (James Brown office): photos
1934
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Memorandum and articles of association: Brown Harriman & Co. Ltd.
1935 December 27
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Statements of condition: clippings
1935-1944
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Thatcher M. Brown correspondence: originals, photocopies, and carbons
1936 March 18, 1938 November
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Knight Woolley; W.A. Harriman with Union Pacific Board of Directors; with Business Advisory Council: images
1936 November, 1937, 1939 January 27
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Cross-reference sheets
1936-1939
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Background research
1936-1939
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Robert Lovett: "Gilt Edged Insecurity"; condensed summary tables of active securities
1937 April 3
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Visitors' book
1937-1957
Box: 22 Folder : 11 "Album of a Bank": first personality-type brochure (4 copies)
1938
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Announcements: P. Blair Lee retirement; M.D. Brown partner
1939 February 1
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Cross-reference sheets
1940-1942
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Background research
1940-1942
Box: 22 Folder : 15 U.S. Treasury Dept. licenses for foreign transactions; 1967 cover letter
1940-1947, 1950, 1951, 1953
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Grace McIlvaine pay card; claimed accounts, Chicago
1940, 1942 Dec 18
Box: 22 Folder : 17 West Virginia debt settlement
1941
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Credit granted to customers as war loans
1942 July 7
Box: 22 Folder : 19 W. A. Harriman with Churchill and Stalin; William Hands receiving 50-year watch: photos
1942, 1943
Box: 22 Folder : 20 Signature list, distributed in Western Hemisphere only
1943 January 1
Box: 22 Folder : 21 125th anniversary: press release, clippings, statement of condition
1943 January - October
Box: 22 Folder : 22 Finance: "History is Made by the Largest Private Bank"
1944 June 10
Box: 22 Folder : 23 Employees in office: snapshots, with identification
1944-1945
Box: 22 Folder : 24 Cross-reference sheets
1944-1946
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Partner announcements: Pennington, Hord, McCance; retirement plan for employees; Lovett partnership and signature list; memo on cost of living and salaries
1945 January 1-1946
Box: 23 Folder : 2 "The Fifty-Niner" and "B-Mail" employee news publications; 1971 cover letter
1945 Spring-Autumn
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Photos from "The Fifty-Niner"
1945 Autumn
Box: 23 Folder : 4 W. Averell and E. Roland Harriman at the Stork Club: photos
1946 December 20
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Cross-reference sheets
1947-1949
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Barron's: "Bond Trend Unfavorable for Stock Boom"
1948 July 19
Box: 23 Folder : 7 J.E. Banks: "Guides to Stock Market Policy": corrected typescript
1948 December
Box: 23 Folder : 8 J.E. Banks: "Guides to Stock Market Policy": final version
1948 December
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Specimen signatures
1949 April 1
Box: 23 Folder : 10 "An Introduction to Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.": booklet for employees; retirement plan
1950, 1953, 1954
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Prescott Bush; Robert Lovett in Washington Star cartoons; Harriman at SHAPE with Eisenhower, Acheson, Lovett: photos
1950-1951
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Cross-reference sheets
1950-1954
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Thatcher M. Brown correspondence: originals and carbons
1951-1952
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Shipley and Ackerman partners; Harriman Ripley interest bought: clippings
1952 December 4, 1953 September 3
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Maeder and Paul retirement (negative only); members of the Tax Department: photo
1952, 1954
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Clippings mentioning bank and partners
1955 February-1957 February 4
Box: 23 Folder : 17 Cross-reference sheets
1955-1957
Box: 23 Folder : 18 Alex. Brown statue, 59 Wall Street; W. A. Harriman as Governor of New York; banking floor Philadelphia office; banking floor during alterations: photos
1955-1957
Box: 23 Folder : 19 Signatures list
1956 January 1
Box: 23 Folder : 20 Gertrude A. Murphy 40th anniversary: photo, clipping
1956 April 19
Box: 23 Folder : 21 Dun & Bradstreet report on Brown Brothers Harriman; correspondence
1956 May-June
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Quarter Century Club: 10th annual dinner-menu, photos
1956 October 5
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Power of attorney: Banque Populaire Suisse, Zurich
1956 November 14
Box: 24 Folder : 3 "An Introduction to Brown Brothers Harriman" employee handbook
1956
Box: 24 Folder : 4 "Manual for Secretaries and Stenographers of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.", New York office
1956
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Clippings: lowering discount rate; Arawak Trust Co., Nassau; Venezuela loan; Brown Bros. general; franc stabilization; capital boost
1958 January-1959 October
Box: 24 Folder : 6 J.E. Banks "Some Guides for Appraising the Bond Market"; "Guides to Growth Stock Investing"
1958 May, 1959 June
Box: 24 Folder : 7 140th anniversary: Lovett acknowledgments, clippings
1958 October
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Sarah B. Brown notes on 1958
1958
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Damodar Valley dam project: clippings, booklets, photos; 1967 cover letter
1958
Box: 24 Folder : 10 Cross-reference sheets
1958-1959
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Quarter Century Club: 13th annual dinner - captions, photo
1959 November 6
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Dun & Bradstreet report on Brown Brothers Harriman
1959 November 12
Box: 24 Folder : 13 United States Investor: "Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.: Some Features of a Unique Organization with a Long History and World-Wide Activities"
1959 December 28
Box: 24 Folder : 14 "Personality of a Bank": correspondence with photo lenders
1958-1959
Box: 24 Folder : 15 "Personality of a Bank": Guy Gillette contact prints
1959
Box: 24 Folder : 16 "Personality of a Bank": Bond Department, Order Room: photos
1959
Box: 24 Folder : 17 "Personality of a Bank": booklet (4 copies)
1959
Box: 24 Folder : 18 "Personality of a Bank": photos
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 1 "Personality of a Bank": photos
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 2 "Personality of a Bank": vault photos
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 3 "Personality of a Bank": photos
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 4 "Personality of a Bank": color slides of exterior, 59 Wall Street
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 5 "Personality of a Bank": cross-reference sheets
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 6 "Personality of a Bank": David Ligon correspondence
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 7 "Personality of a Bank": letters to follow up
1959 October - November
Box: 25 Folder : 8 "Personality of a Bank": inter-office correspondence
1959-1966
Box: 25 Folder : 9 "Personality of a Bank": requests received and answered
1959-1968
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Death of manager James Hale: press release, clippings, photo
1960 May
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Cross-reference sheets
1960-1962
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Background research
1960-1962
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Olga Fluck, David Ligon: photos
1960
Box: 25 Folder : 14 Driver partnership with specimen signatures; statement of condition
1961 February 1, June
Box: 26 Folder : 1 "Manual for Secretaries and Stenographers"; telephone directory
1961
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Memorandum: tax account requirements for IRS electronic data processing
1962 November 15
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Partners' directorships; employee handbook "Introduction to Brown Brothers Harriman"
1962
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Signatures list; pneumatic tube station directory; memoranda: interest equalization tax, operations and policies, Trainees' Department schedule; Christmas party invitation
1963 August 15-1964 December
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Forms: old and new irrevocable letters of credit
1963 October 1
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Visit of Edward Heath to Brown Brothers Harriman
1963 October-November
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Check to Brown descendent Alice Therese de Lassence
1963 December
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Statements of condition; leaflet "Complete Banking and Financial Services"
1963-1964
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Cross-reference sheets
1963-1964
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Background research
1963-1964
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Ella Meier, executive dining room chef: clipping, photo, menu
1964 June-1965 April
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Notes from research trip (London, Liverpool), Mrs. Thatcher M. [Sarah B.] Brown III
1964 September
Box: 26 Folder : 13 200th anniversary of Alexander Brown's birth: clippings, press release, correspondence, flyer mockups [from C.F. von Glahn's file]
1964 September-1965 January
Box: 26 Folder : 14 200th anniversary of Alexander Brown's birth: clippings, photo, flyer
1967 November 17
Box: 26 Folder : 15 "Money Market Handbook for the Short Term Investor," prepared by Bond Department under G. Schafer
1964
Box: 26 Folder : 16 Quarter Century Club: 18th annual dinner-program, invitation, photo
1964 November, December
Box: 26 Folder : 17 Dun & Bradstreet report on Brown Brothers Harriman; Rosso partnership signatures list
1964-1965
Box: 26 Folder : 18 Chapter Notes: publication of American Institute of Banking
1965 Mar - April
Box: 26 Folder : 19 Peter S. Adams presentation on corporate cash management
1965 April 28
Box: 26 Folder : 20 Brown Brothers Harriman communications by Earlybird satellite
1965 June
Box: 26 Folder : 21 Clients interested in domestic acquisitions
1965 June
Box: 26 Folder : 22 Partners' 70th birthday celebration
1965 July-November
Box: 26 Folder : 23 "Complete Banking and Financial Services" booklet
1965
Box: 26 Folder : 24 Personnel policies handbook
1965
Box: 26 Folder : 25 Memoranda: operations, policy, pensions, cafeteria, cable addresses, personnel, phone list
1965
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Entrance to 59 Wall Street, executive platform: Guy Gillette photos for "Personality of a Bank", 2nd edition
1965
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Cross-reference sheets
1965
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Background research
1965
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Annual reports and brochures: Community Research and Development; Rouse Corp.; Columbia, MD, 1961-1968
1965
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Rouse Corp. developments, including Columbia, MD, 1961-1967: photos
1965
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Community Research and Development: Columbia, MD- background research, clippings
1965-1966
Box: 27 Folder : 7 "The Business Activities of Alexander Brown and His Sons": paper by Cynthia Brown, Columbia University
1966 January 3
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Gift to Columbia University of Seth Low address and pamphlet
1966 March
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Gertrude Murray 50th anniversary; art exhibit sponsored by Quarter Century Club: photos
1966 April, June
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Visitors' register: daily lists (1 of 3)
1966 April 28-1967 May 31
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Visitors' register: daily lists (2 of 3)
1966 April 28-1967 May 31
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Visitors' register: daily lists (3 of 3)
1966 April 28-1967 May 311
Box: 28 Folder : 1 The Bulletin: daily account information and changes (1/2)
1966 May 5-October 21
Box: 28 Folder : 2 The Bulletin: daily account information and changes (2/2)
1966 October 24-1967 May 31
Box: 28 Folder : 3 "Stock Market Outlook": J.E. Banks address to 19th annual conference, Financial Analysts Federation
1966 May 25
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Brown Brothers Harriman membership in professional organizations
1966
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Memoranda: transit strike, operations, policy, salaries; partner and executive lists; Christmas card and party invitation
1966
Box: 28 Folder : 6 "Complete Banking and Financial Services" booklet; statement of condition; deposit slip; "Introduction to Brown Brothers Harriman" booklet for new employees
1966
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Clippings
1966
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Cross-reference sheets
1966
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Background research
1966
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Partnership announcements; Stock Exchange 175th anniversary; partners' directorships
1967 January-October
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Statements of condition; directory of partners and executives
1967 June 30-1969 January
Box: 28 Folder : 12 R.V. Roosa article Institutional Investor; C.T. Foley and E.C. Rains article  Business Week
1967 August
Box: 28 Folder : 13 "Money Market Handbook for the Short Term Investor", 2nd edition
1967 November
Box: 28 Folder : 14 Brown Brothers Harriman terms of account; "Plan Your Future with Brown Shipley & Co." brochure
1967
Box: 28 Folder : 15 Memoranda: policy, operations, orphanage toy drive
1967
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Presentation of cup; Ray Morris: photo
1967
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Cross-reference sheets
1967
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Specimen signatures
1968 January 1
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Establishment of Zurich office; memoranda: building lease, inventory, procedures
1968 January-August
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Articles "Direction Up" in Nation's Business; "Catering to Affluent Appetites" in  Business Week
1968 October-November
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Article "The Rise and Fall of Private Banks" in Business Studies
1968 Autumn
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Article "150 Years of Service" in Chapter Notes, American Institute of Banking
1968 Fall/Winter-1968 January
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Memoranda: fund drive, Clara Barton
1968, 1971
Box: 29 Folder : 9 150th anniversary: desk flags, lapel pins
1968 January - March
Box: 29 Folder : 10 150th anniversary: banner
1968 February
Box: 29 Folder : 11 150th anniversary: advertising and publicity-staff photo and clipping
1968 April - May
Box: 29 Folder : 12 150th anniversary: advertising and publicity-guard photos and clipping
1968 April - May
Box: 29 Folder : 13 150th anniversary: First Penn. Bank & Trust Co. dinner
1968 May 9
Box: 29 Folder : 14 150th anniversary: Philadelphia office cruise-correspondence and photos
1968 June 27
Box: 29 Folder : 15 150th anniversary: Pacific Northwest trip-arrangements and participants
1968 September
Box: 29 Folder : 16 150th anniversary: Pacific Northwest trip-details on guests from Swizerland and United Kingdom
[1968 September]
Box: 29 Folder : 17 150th anniversary: Pacific Northwest trip - speeches
1968 September
Box: 29 Folder : 18 150th anniversary: Pacific Northwest trip- New Yorker issue with article
1968 September
Box: 29 Folder : 19 150th anniversary: Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. luncheon - menus and program
1968 October 7
Box: 30 Folder : 1 150th anniversary: Boston office presenting bowl to William Driver-Catherine Henley photo album
1968 October 10
Box: 30 Folder : 2 150th anniversary: Boston office - photo, issue of The Record
1968 October 30
Box: 30 Folder : 3 150th anniversary: staff party-planning and organization
1968
Box: 30 Folder : 4 150th anniversary: staff party-announcements, The Record employee publication
1968 October
Box: 30 Folder : 5 150th anniversary: staff party-souvenir name tags, wooden nickels
1968 October
Box: 30 Folder : 6 150th anniversary: staff party-press coverage, clippings
1968 October
Box: 30 Folder : 7 150th anniversary: "Sesquicentennial Events" brochure
1968
Box: 30 Folder : 8 150th anniversary: stationery
1968
Box: 30 Folder : 9 150th anniversary: stationery
1968
Box: 30 Folder : 10 150th anniversary: stationery
1968
Box: 30 Folder : 11 House memoranda
1969 January-August
Box: 31 Folder : 1 House memoranda
1969 September-December
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Clippings
1969 January-1970 May
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Clippings
1969 March-October
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Memoranda
1969 March-December
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Information on Brown Bros. & Co. Edinburgh
1969 May-1970 January
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Clippings
1969 July
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Brown Brothers Harriman role in Apollo XI mission
1969 August-September
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Memos and correspondence on Historical Files
1969 October-November
Box: 31 Folder : 9 Clippings: staff appointments
1969
Box: 31 Folder : 10 "The BBH Communicator" employee newsletter
1970 January, March; 1972 January
Box: 31 Folder : 11 Clippings
1970 January-April
Box: 31 Folder : 12 Clippings: Brown Brothers Harriman flag
1970 February-March
Box: OS 1 Folder : 1 Shipley power of attorney from Joseph Welch: original and image
1819 October 4
Box: OS 1 Folder : 2 1926 clipping about Belfast and William Brown: photostat
1810s
Box: OS 1 Folder : 3 Brown family genealogy, 1892: glossies
1820s
Box: OS 1 Folder : 4 Journal entries on McGran case: photocopies
1831-1833
Box: OS 1 Folder : 5 Private ledger entries: originals
1837 December
Box: OS 1 Folder : 6 Year-end accounts: originals
1838 November 30
Box: OS 1 Folder : 7 Year-end accounts: originals
1839
Box: OS 1 Folder : 8 Trial balance, books of Brown Brothers & Co.: originals
1841 June, December
Box: OS 1 Folder : 9 Record books: photocopies
1841 August
Box: OS 1 Folder : 10 Record book, New Orleans, vol. 124: photocopies
1844-1846
Box: OS 1 Folder : 11 Exchange: color print, negatives
1849
Box: OS 1 Folder : 12 Print of Wall Street: photos
1849
Box: OS 1 Folder : 13 "New York": transparency, color image, traced map of Brown residences
1849
Box: OS 1 Folder : 14 Memorandum revising 1858 partnership: original
1860 November 16
Box: OS 1 Folder : 15 Annual accounts, Brown Brothers & Co.; Brown Shipley & Co.; Boston, Philadelphia, Boston agencies: originals
1862
Box: OS 1 Folder : 16 Partners' private ledger accounts, annual accounts: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Liverpool-originals
1865
Box: OS 1 Folder : 17 Lithograph: "Our Motto - 'Sell and Repent' ": photo
c. 1886
Box: OS 1 Folder : 18 "The automobile and the horse": photos
1902
Box: OS 1 Folder : 19 Partner accounts: originals
1915-1918
Box: OS 1 Folder : 20 New York Post clippings illustrating Wall Street
1927 May 7
Box: OS 1 Folder : 21 Newspaper coverage of merger: photocopies and photostats
1930 December 12
Box: OS 1 Folder : 22 Life clipping: "Bull market gives life to citadel of U.S. capitalism"
1946 January 7
Box: OS 2 Folder : 1 First daybook: glossies
1825 October 4-1828 March 4
Box: OS 2 Folder : 2 Goodrich plan of New York at the time of Brown Brothers' establishment: glossy
1827
Box: OS 2 Folder : 3 Watercolor of Mobile, Alabama: photo
1841
Box: OS 2 Folder : 4 Brown Brothers instruction book: photocopies of originals at New York Public Library
1842-1852
Box: OS 2 Folder : 5 West side of Broadway, Exchange Alley to Morris Street; Savannah, Georgia: images
1855
Box: OS 2 Folder : 6 John Crosby Brown appointment as Commissioner of Common School, New York City: original, glossy
1873
Box: OS 2 Folder : 7 Investors' Supplement with Brown Bros. & Co. advertisement: mounted original, photocopy
1875 June 26
Box: OS 2 Folder : 8 Philadelphia office interior: photo
1899-1900
Box: OS 2 Folder : 9 Fabrics and Fibers Journal clipping on Irish linen merchants (1941)
1800s
Box: OS 2 Folder : 10 London office, 123 Pall Mall: photo
c. 1900
Box: OS 2 Folder : 11 Portrait of Alexander Brown and Sons: photo, negative, correspondence
Box: OS 2 Folder : 12 Cartoon of New York and Philadelphia Brown Brothers offices' baseball game, correspondence
1921
Box: OS 2 Folder : 13 Second Prussian loan: dinner - photo, menu, humorous prospectus
1927 October 22
Box: OS 2 Folder : 14 Corner of conference room in partners' area, 1865 building: photo
c. 1928
Box: OS 2 Folder : 15 Fortune clippings: "Wall Street's Influential Analysts"; "Wall Streeters Who Were Right"
1957 January, 1958 May
Box: OS 2 Folder : 16 Main banking floor platform: photo
1959
Box: OS 3 Folder : 1 Business Week cover article: "Hardy Survivors of a Dying Breed"; issue, photos
1958 September
Box: OS 4 Folder : 1 "Personality of a Bank": background clippings
1959
Box: OS 4 Folder : 2 Partners' group photo: prints, clipping
1965 November 8
Box: OS 4 Folder : 3 Clippings
1965
Box: OS 4 Folder : 4 Clippings
1966
Box: OS 4 Folder : 5 J. E. Banks' Institutional Investment Guides; comments
1966
Box: OS 4 Folder : 6 Palo Alto Times issue
1968 January 30
Box: OS 4 Folder : 7 150th anniversary: advertising and publicity - clippings
1968 May
Box: OS 4 Folder : 8 150th anniversary: Sun Valley - press clippings
1968 September
Box: OS 4 Folder : 9 150th anniversary: staff party - program
1968 October
Box: OS 4 Folder : 10 150th anniversary: staff party - press coverage, New York Times clippings
1968 October
Box: OS 4 Folder : 11 150th anniversary: staff party - press coverage, New York Times full issue, October 10
1968 October
Box: OS 4 Folder : 12 150th anniversary: logo design, separation
1968
Box: OS 4 Folder : 13 Photograph of Walter Good at annual meeting, for "Personality of a Bank"
1968
Box: OS 4 Folder : 14 Certificate of merit from Printing Industries of Metropolitan New York for design of "Personality of a Bank"
1968
Box: OS 5 Folder : 1 Original pseudo-historical sketches for Partners in Banking by John Carnes (also used in 1967 "Personality of a Bank")
1959
Box: OS 5 Folder : 2 Group photos of the partners taken for "Personality of a Bank"
1959
Box: OS 5 Folder : 3 Group photo of partners
1962 April 23
Box: OS 5 Folder : 4 Esquire clipping: "The Wall Street Establishment"
1966 June
Box: OS 5 Folder : 5 Galley proofs for "Personality of a Bank", 2nd edition, with John A. Kouwenhoven corrections
1966 November
Box: OS 5 Folder : 6 Historical Files: photo used in Partners in Banking
1967 February
Box: OS 5 Folder : 7 150th anniversary: documentation of press coverage
1968
Box: OS 5 Folder : 8 150th anniversary: Partners in Banking - publication, reviews
1968
Box: OS 5 Folder : 9 Clippings
1969
Box: OS 5 Folder : 10 Rock Island case: Brown Brothers Harriman, Union Pacific - clippings
1969-1970
Box: OS 5 Folder : 11 Clippings
1970
Drawer: OS D1900 100th anniversary dinner seating plan
1925 December 18
Volume: 1 First letter book, Brown Brothers
1825-1827
Volume: 2 John Crosby Brown letter book
1861 February - 1869 March
Volume: 3 Annual accounts, Brown Brothers
1868
Volume: 4 Partners' private and confidential letters
1888-1898
Volume: 5 John Crosby Brown letter book
1895-1900
Volume: 6 John Crosby Brown private and confidential correspondence
1906-1907

Subseries B. Subject Files (1708-1970), 1708-1970. 31 document boxes XX OS boxes, 6 volumes

Scope and Content

The subseries documents Brown Brothers Harriman and its predecessor companies' internal and external connections with correspondent banks and branch offices, as well as with organizations, investors, and individuals worldwide. They provide information on its offices, activities, and agents, including investment in the Collins steamship line and the deaths of Brown family members aboard Arctic in 1854; details of the 1931 merger with the Harriman interests; deeds, plans, and purchases of property at and around the firm's New York offices at 59 Wall Street; and financing during World Wars I and II. The co-partnership files give details of the additions to the firm's partners, and their loss through retirement or death, from 1915 to 1953.

Highlights include detailed examples of Brown Brothers & Co.'s letters of credit, which provided access to funds for individuals and organizations internationally, including a list of London locations that would cash travelers checks with an accompanying note from John D. Rockefeller Jr.; W. Averell Harriman's unused $10,000 letter of credit while he was roving ambassador for President Franklin Roosevelt in 1942; and, from the Philadelphia office, a credit draft endorsed with withdrawals from Hawaii through South and East Asia to France and Italy on a 1928 world tour by a Brown Brothers customer. An indexed collection of letter abstracts and other communications received and sent by the Philadelphia office of Brown Brothers & Co. provides a snapshot of bank operations nationally and internationally, including foreign exchange issues, in the period 1885-1904.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of person, place, event, or other appropriate subject heading.

Placed before the alphabetical listing (which begins with "Alex. Brown & Sons") is a group of Case History files, which were prepared for inclusion in Partners in Banking, but not eventually used in that format. Information from these proposed Case Histories on the merger of Bangor Aroostook Railroad with the Punta Alegre sugar manufacturing company, and Brown Brothers Harriman's role in the development of Columbia, MD, became instead extended captions describing photographs at the end of the book (pp. 206-208). Original order of these materials has been retained.

The organization of materials in the subseries is not always consistent, and is often duplicative. For example, information on overseas banks is grouped into Foreign Banks, but there are separate files for Banque de France and Norge Bank; information on Punta Alegre exists in both the Case Files and in alphabetical order; and materials pertaining to the firm's 150th anniversary celebrations are included under both "Sesquicentennial" and "Sun Valley", as well as in the "1968" materials in Subseries I.A. Chronological Files. Material originally filed under "Metropolitan Museum of Art" has been included in the folder "Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments," because it is specifically on that subject. Consulting the card catalog to the collection available in the Reading Room, which provides item-level indexing, may be helpful in resolving these inconsistencies.

Materials within subject headings were originally in chronological order, and that has been retained in smaller files. In larger files, materials have been organized into types (e.g., clippings, correspondence, cross-reference sheets, images) for clearer identification, and then ordered chronologically.

Volumes 7-12, which were originally included in the Subject files, have been removed and are listed in chronological order at the end of the container list.

All information pertaining to Brown Brothers' Wall Street offices, which was originally out of order (including a chronology found together with some visual materials), is now included in the "Property" files. Correspondence between partner Thatcher Brown and Museum of the City of New York director Harding Scholle from the 1940s indicates that the original deeds to the Wall Street property from 1699 and 1708 are on permanent loan to the Museum, available at that time to be borrowed on request.

Various materials found elsewhere in the collection have been added to the Subject files as appropriate. Binders containing draft and final data printouts with information on attendees at the 1968 Sun Valley sesquicentennial gathering are now included in the "Sun Valley" materials as boxes 55-57. Their date order is not consistent because these materials are housed in different-sized boxes.

Records almost exclusively to do with co-partnership agreements had been culled from the firm's original records for inclusion in Thatcher Brown's 1950 book Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950. They were then further culled in early June 1964 and were labeled as awaiting John Kouwenhoven's return to be reviewed.

Some files labeled as originating from the Tax Department are now included under that designation. General files from the Department are in chronological order, followed by client-specific folders in alphabetical order by last name. Information in them includes some of the individuals also represented in Subseries I.C. People.

Two books of stockholder records for Wall and Hanover Street Realty Co. are included as Volumes 9 and 10. Folders of Brown Bros. & Co. correspondence marked with Kouwenhoven's Subject designation, but not included in the original filing cabinets and not annotated, have been added there.

Extracts of letters and other communications compiled into a volume (with index), which became disbound and is labeled in Kouwenhoven's handwriting as having originated from the Philadelphia office, is now included with those materials. There is some variation in the box order of these items because they are housed in different sized boxes

Various oversize photographic materials found organized separately in the Records but originally marked as belonging to the Subject files are now included here. Two photographs of lower Manhattan showing the Brown Brothers building at 59 Wall Street were not labeled with a subject heading; these have been added to the "Property" files.

Subject Names

  • Brown, James, 1863-1943
  • Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909
  • Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918
  • Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954
  • Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943
  • Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864
  • Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972
  • Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909
  • Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
  • Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-
  • Roosa, Robert V.

Subject Topics

  • Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company
  • Collins steamship line
  • Cotton trade
  • Crosby Brown Collection (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.))
  • Insurance
  • Letters of credit
  • Merchants -- England -- Liverpool -- History -- 19th century
  • Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.)
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Finance

Subject Places

  • Liverpool (England) -- Commerce
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 13 Aroostook Construction Co.: Voting Trust agreement
1902-1912, 1919
Box: 31 Folder : 14 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad: photos
1902-1906
Box: 31 Folder : 15 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad: photos
1902-1906
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Co.: letters and contracts of sale, agreements
1911-1923
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Aroostook Construction Co.: contracts
1912-1913
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Co.: J. Kouwenhoven interview with Mr. Douglas
1965 September 13
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Co./ Punta Alegre Sugar Co.
1891-1927
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Co.: Punta Alegre Sugar Co. - images
1913, 1952-1958
Box: 32 Folder : 6 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Co.: Punta Alegre Sugar Co.
1930-1940
Box: 32 Folder : 7 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Co.: Punta Alegre Sugar Co.
1960-1970
Box: 33 Folder : 1 British Assets Trust Ltd.: credit
1963
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Prudential Assurance Co. Ltd.: loan
1955
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Fritz Blankenstein "sealed envelope" account
1939-1966
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Houston Oil Co. of Texas
1902-1956
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Vertol Division of the Boeing Corporation
1943-1964
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Export credit documents: Brown Shipley & Co. - photocopies
1962
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Irrevocable letters of credit: Forte, Dupee, Sawyer & Co.
1964
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney tea importers
1960s
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Ira Haupt Co./ Allied Crude Vegetable Oil Refining Corp.
1963-1965
Box: 33 Folder : 10 Alex. Brown & Sons: letterbooks - photocopies of originals in Library of Congress
1861-1863
Box: 33 Folder : 11 Alex. Brown & Sons: letterbook - photocopies of originals in Library of Congress
1863 January - July
Box: 33 Folder : 12 Alex. Brown & Sons: cross-reference sheets
1860s - 1966
Box: 33 Folder : 13 Alex. Brown & Sons: list of old books in record vault
1964 May
Box: 33 Folder : 14 American Museum of Natural History re putative storing of specimens at 59 Wall Street
1869-1870, 1968
Box: 34 Folder : 1 American Red Cross: chronology of E. Roland Harriman's positions
1951-1967
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Ship Armata: image, correspondence
1962-1967
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co.: cross-references, ship insurance information including Mary Celeste
1836-1951
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Baltimore: background research
1800-1966
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Baltimore: view, directory, street scene, ship Alexander, Brown Partners, Brown's Wharf - photos
1801-1869
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Baltimore: cross-reference sheets
1808-1964
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Baltimore: Alex. Brown profit and loss statements; securities list
1815-1831, 1896
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Baltimore: biographical information on Brown-family partners in Alex. Brown & Co.
1834-1931
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Baltimore: powers of attorney, Brown Bros. & Co., NY, to Alex. Brown & Co.
1882 February 25-1905 January
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Bank of California: cross-reference sheets
1863-1864
Box: 34 Folder : 11 Bank of California: background research, image
1906, 1910, 1964
Box: 34 Folder : 12 Banking: photocopies of articles
1941-1968
Box: 34 Folder : 13 Banking Officer Development Program at Brown Brothers Harriman
[1960s]
Box: 34 Folder : 14 Banks (domestic): cross-reference sheets
1825-1966
Box: 34 Folder : 15 Banks (domestic): information on individual banks
1906-1967
Box: 34 Folder : 16 House of Baring: indexed photocopy of article
1949
Box: 34 Folder : 17 Boston office: cross-reference sheets
1833-1963
Box: 34 Folder : 18 Boston office: background research
1844-1965
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Boston office: Brattle Street-image
1845
Box: 35 Folder : 2 Boston office: powers of attorney
1875 September 28-1901 July 23
Box: 35 Folder : 3 Boston office: powers of attorney from Brown Bros. & Co., NY
1905 June 15-1926 June 30
Box: 35 Folder : 4 Boston office: documents and correspondence
circa 1906-1928 Dec 21
Box: 35 Folder : 5 Boston office: employees, banking floor, Quarter-Century Club-photos
1913, 1959, 1967
Box: 35 Folder : 6 Boston office: business forms
1920s
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Boston office: business forms
1930s
Box: 35 Folder : 8 Boston office: business forms
1940s
Box: 35 Folder : 9 Boston office: business forms
1950s
Box: 35 Folder : 10 Boston office: business forms
1960s, undated
Box: 35 Folder : 11 Boys' Club of New York
1962-1968
Box: 35 Folder : 12 Thatcher M. Brown III: memos on travel and foreign investment
1964-1967
Box: 35 Folder : 13 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence, balance sheets
1900-1902
Box: 35 Folder : 14 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - sale of securities, travel, Brown Shipley
1905-1906
Box: 35 Folder : 15 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - cotton loan, Merchant Marine insurance, Roumanian loan
1914
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - firm business
1914-1921
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - French loan, English municipals, French medal, Belgium
1916-1917
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - Cecil Spring-Rice, partnership papers with Brown Shipley & Co.
1917-1918
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - separation from Brown Shipley & Co.
1917-1918
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence between James Brown and D. Wheeler Brown
1917-1920
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - George H. Frazier, business matters
Box: 36 Folder : 7 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - James Brown Legion of Honor, Canadian financing, first settlement of Rachel B. Brown estate
1918-1920
Box: 36 Folder : 8 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - Manaos Improvement, Ltd., Chamber of Commerce of the United States
1918-1920
Box: 36 Folder : 9 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - uniform deed of trust, International Trade Conference, Federal Reserve Board
1919
Box: 36 Folder : 10 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - Edlmann partnership, business contacts, Charles D. Dickey
1920-1921
Box: 36 Folder : 11 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - estate issues, partnership, George H. Frazier
1920-1922
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence - Bryce, British Empire Chamber of Commerce, Herbert Hoover
1922, 1924-1925
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Brown Shipley & Co.: background research
1809-1965
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co.: cross-reference sheets
1812-1847
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co.: images
1818-1848
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Brown Shipley & Co.: Joseph Shipley correspondence-originals and photocopies
1819 September 6-1842 September 19
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Brown Shipley & Co.: ledgers S-Z
1836-1840
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Brown Shipley & Co.: ledgers S-Z
1836-1840
Box: 37 Folder : 8 Brown Shipley & Co.: ledgers S-Z
1836-1840
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Brown Shipley & Co.: W. & J. Brown, Brown Bros. Co. correspondence - originals and letterpress copies
1837, 1844
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Brown Shipley & Co.: ledgers E-K
1841-1845
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Brown Shipley & Co.: ledgers E-K
1841-1845
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Brown Shipley & Co.: ledgers E-K
1841-1845
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co.: original letters to Brown Bros. & Co.
1844 August
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co.: original letters to Brown Bros. & Co.
1844 September
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Brown Shipley & Co.: cross-reference sheets
1850-1868
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Brown Shipley & Co.: images of Liverpool, 1966 correspondence
1856-1888
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Brown Shipley & Co.: Joseph Shipley, Brown Shipley, and other Brown correspondence-originals and photocopies
1857 October 10-1885 October 6
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Brown Shipley & Co.: cross-reference sheets
1888-1916
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Brown Shipley & Co.: Supplement to the London American-image
1896
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Brown Shipley & Co.: correspondence of and about Montagu Norman - originals
1899 December 29-1916 January
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Brown Shipley & Co.: background research
1902-1929
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Brown Shipley & Co.: correspondence on partnership issues - originals
1913 July 11-1915 December 1
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Brown Shipley & Co.: Sir Alexander H. Brown correspondence - originals and letterpress copies
1913 December 4-1914 June 11
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Brown Shipley & Co.: letters to Brown family members about the War - originals
1914 August 6-1916 July 31
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co.: correspondence - originals and letterpress copies
1914 August-1916 March
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Brown Shipley & Co.: powers of attorney
1915 January 15, 1916 January 22
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Brown Shipley & Co.: cross-reference sheets
1917-1965
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Brown Shipley & Co.: power of attorney
1918 January 25
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Brown Shipley & Co.: signature lists
1918-1932
Box: 39 Folder : 8 Brown Shipley & Co.: partners room, partners, Founders Court-images
1922-1951
Box: 39 Folder : 9 Brown Shipley & Co.: background research
1927-1967
Box: 39 Folder : 10 Brown Shipley & Co.: letter about travelers' letters of credit
1936 March 18
Box: 39 Folder : 11 Brown Shipley & Co.: Brown portraits in Frick Art Reference Library
1964
Box: 39 Folder : 12 Brown Shipley & Co.: brochure "Plan Your Finance with Brown Shipley & Co. Ltd."
1967
Box: 39 Folder : 13 Brown Shipley & Co.: correspondence to Sarah B. Brown re research, family
1960s
Box: 39 Folder : 14 Bruderman-Robert Brunner (clients)
1919-1965
Box: 39 Folder : 15 Chicago office: cross-reference sheets
1862-1964
Box: 39 Folder : 16 Chicago office: offices, S. LaSalle St., Gillette photos for "Personality of a Bank"- images
1873, 1927, 1965
Box: 39 Folder : 17 Chicago office: background research, clippings
1929-1970
Box: 39 Folder : 18 Chicago office: power of attorney
1931 January
Box: 39 Folder : 19 Chicago office: background on Grand Rapids agency
1968 September
Box: 39 Folder : 20 Civil War: cross-reference sheets
1854-1965
Box: 39 Folder : 21 Civil War: letters - originals
1860 December-1861 December 19
Box: 39 Folder : 22 Civil War: extracts from family letters - transcripts
1860-1865
Box: 39 Folder : 23 Civil War: letters and cables - transcripts and photocopies
1861-1865
Box: 39 Folder : 24 Civil War: death of Lt. Milnor Brown - transcripts
1863
Box: 39 Folder : 25 Civil War: U.S. Flying Artillery, 69th Irish regiment, General McDowell's staff, S.S. Baltic, Central Association of Relief, Clarence Brown- images
1861-1865
Box: 39 Folder : 26 Collins Line: cross-reference sheets
1838-1853
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Collins Line: cross-reference sheets
1840-1868
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Collins Line: background research
1841-1854
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Collins Line: Brown correspondence
1843-1852
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Collins Line: background information on Arctic
1850-1860
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Collins Line: receipts for passage, coastline map, "Last Gun of the Arctic", dinner aboard  Atlantic, James Brown-images
1851, 1854, circa 1860
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Collins Line: images
1852, 1853
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Collins Line: Brown Shipley & Co., Brown Bros. Co. correspondence - typed transcript extracts
1852-1858, 1862
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Collins Line: Arctic memorial;  Baltic; designer George Steers; crew member Alexander Grant;  Adriatic - images, research
1854-1858
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Collins Line: Brown family members aboard Arctic - image
1850s
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Collins Line: reminiscences of the loss of the Arctic by John Crosby Brown; extracts from  New York Times
1912-1948
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Columbia Broadcasting System
1932 March
Box: 40 Folder : 12 Commerce: cotton-letters from Alabama cotton merchants (photocopies; article from Harper's Weekly
1834-1841, 1860
Box: 40 Folder : 13 Commercial credit: completed travelers checks
1898
Box: 40 Folder : 14 Commercial distress: extracts from Select Committee reports, House of Commons - transcripts
1822-1847
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Commercial Pacific Cable Company: background research
1858-1915
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Commercial Pacific Cable Company: correspondence and documents - originals
1858-1915
Box: 41 Folder : 3 [National Industrial] Conference Board: background research; obituary and order of service, John Henry Hammond; group photo
1922, 1949
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Co-partnership notices, 1915
1915
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Co-partnership notices, 1917
1917
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Co-partnership notices, 1918, 1919
1918-1919
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Co-partnership notices, 1920
1920
Box: 41 Folder : 8 Co-partnership notices, procedures
1920-1944
Box: 41 Folder : 9 Co-partnership notices, 1921
1921
Box: 41 Folder : 10 Co-partnership notices, 1922
1918-1923
Box: 41 Folder : 11 Co-partnership notices, 1923
1922-1923
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Co-partnership notices, 1924
1923-1924
Box: 41 Folder : 13 Co-partnership notices, 1925
1925
Box: 41 Folder : 14 Co-partnership notices, 1926
1925-1926
Box: 41 Folder : 15 Co-partnership notices, 1927
1927
Box: 41 Folder : 16 Co-partnership notices, 1928
1927-1928
Box: 41 Folder : 17 Co-partnership notices, 1929
1929
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Co-partnership notices, 1930
1930
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Co-partnership notices, 1930: P. Blair Lee partnership, powers of attorney
1930
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Co-partnership notices, 1931: merger
1930-1931
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Co-partnership notices, 1931: powers of attorney (1 of 2)
1931
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Co-partnership notices, 1931: powers of attorney (2 of 2)
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Co-partnership notices, 1932
1931-1932
Box: 43 Folder : 1 Co-partnership notices, 1933
1932
Box: 43 Folder : 2 Co-partnership notices, 1934
1930-1934
Box: 43 Folder : 3 Co-partnership notices, 1935
1934-1936
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Co-partnership notices, 1936
1936
Box: 43 Folder : 5 Co-partnership notices, 1937, 1938, 1939
1937-1939
Box: 43 Folder : 6 Co-partnership notices, 1940; Lovett resignation
1940-1941
Box: 43 Folder : 7 Co-partnership notices, 1941
1941
Box: 43 Folder : 8 Co-partnership notices, 1942
1942-1943
Box: 44 Folder : 1 Co-partnership notices, 1943, 1944
1943-1944
Box: 44 Folder : 2 Co-partnership notices: announcements, clippings, memo, photo
1943, 1950-1954
Box: 44 Folder : 3 Co-partnership notices, 1945
1945
Box: 44 Folder : 4 Co-partnership notices: Pennington, Hord, McCance
1945
Box: 44 Folder : 5 Co-partnership notices: press clippings
1945, 1949-1954
Box: 44 Folder : 6 Co-partnership notices, 1946
1946
Box: 44 Folder : 7 Co-partnership notices, 1947, 1948, 1949
1947-1949
Box: 44 Folder : 8 Co-partnership notices: memos, clippings, other staff changes
1950-1953
Box: 45 Folder : 1 Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum of Art: photocopies correspondence, catalog
1899-1972
Box: 45 Folder : 2 Danish refinancing of bonds
1933
Box: 45 Folder : 3 James Miller Cullen Dobbins inheritance case: correspondence, clippings
1959-1962
Box: 45 Folder : 4 Drexel Harriman Ripley: cross-reference sheets
1920-1934
Box: 45 Folder : 5 Drexel Harriman Ripley: background research, clippings
1934-1969
Box: 45 Folder : 6 Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd.: report by Stuart Webster
1922 January 19
Box: 45 Folder : 7 Finance: replies to requests for financial statements; account balances
1931-1943
Box: 45 Folder : 8 First National City Bank: background research, images, biographical notes
1812-1963
Box: 45 Folder : 9 Fleming, Suez, Brown Bros. Ltd.: clippings
1970 January
Box: 45 Folder : 10 Foreign banks: cross-reference sheets
1819-1966
Box: 45 Folder : 11 Foreign banks: background research, clippings, documents
1862-1969
Box: 46 Folder : 1 Gold ledgers-Greenbacks (Civil War)
1862-1869
Box: 46 Folder : 2 Harriman Bros. & Co. Inc.: partnership agreements
1926-1930
Box: 46 Folder : 3 Harriman Bros. & Co. Inc.
1927-1964
Box: 46 Folder : 4 W. A. Harriman & Co. Inc.: purchase agreement, background research, cross-reference sheets
1927-1964
Box: 46 Folder : 5 W. A. Harriman & Co. Inc.: minutes of partnership meetings
1927 October 13-1930 December 8
Box: 46 Folder : 6 W. A. Harriman & Co. Inc./ Harriman Bros. & Co.: partnership statistics
1928-1930
Box: 46 Folder : 7 Edward Heath
1970 October
Box: 46 Folder : 8 Institutional Department: investment guides
1949, 1955
Box: 46 Folder : 9 Insurance companies: cross-reference sheets, background research
1861-1958
Box: 46 Folder : 10 Insurance companies: Investment Management Committee meeting minutes
1931 February 2-1932 November 23
Box: 46 Folder : 11 Insurance companies: T. M. Brown memoranda
1934, 1941
Box: 46 Folder : 12 Investment Advisory Department
1936-1937
Box: 46 Folder : 13 Investment Management Department: "Scattered Wealth" publication; parody Christmas card "Shattered Health"
1935 January
Box: 47 Folder : 1 Letters of credit: cross-reference sheets, background research
1821-1964
Box: 47 Folder : 2 Letters of credit: Joseph Shipley - photocopies
c. 1821-1823 November 30
Box: 47 Folder : 3 Letters of credit: images and artifacts
1820s-1917
Box: 47 Folder : 4 Letters of credit: images and artifacts
1820s-1917
Box: 47 Folder : 5 Letters of credit: Brown Shipley
1884-1889
Box: 47 Folder : 6 Letters of credit: images, artifacts, maps, Harriman letter of credit
1910-1943
Box: 47 Folder : 7 Letters of credit: lists of correspondents, information
1923 June-1933 May
Box: 47 Folder : 8 Legal counsel: powers of attorney
1915
Box: 47 Folder : 9 Legal counsel: authority to operate; approving branches
1935, 1968
Box: 47 Folder : 10 Daniel Lewis: list of guests attending dinner for 40th anniversary
1939
Box: 47 Folder : 11 Liverpool: William Brown Library-research, cross-reference sheets, Shipley correspondence
1850-1964
Box: 48 Folder : 1 Liverpool: William Brown Library-images
1857-1863
Box: 48 Folder : 2 Lockwood-Matthews Mansion: brochure, correspondence
1969
Box: 48 Folder : 3 Mather Human Stock Transportation Co.
1911, 1964
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Mining syndicates [includes Empire Cream Separator Co.]
1912-1915
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
1842, 1897, 1965
Box: 48 Folder : 6 Nassau branch; Arawak Trading Co. Ltd.
1968 April-September
Box: 48 Folder : 7 New York Magazine;  Newsweek Magazine
1969
Box: 48 Folder : 8 Norges Bank
1898, 1968
Box: 48 Folder : 9 Novelty Iron Works
c. 1850-1863
Box: 48 Folder : 10 Pacific Mail Steamship Company
1860s-1905
Box: 48 Folder : 11 Pasque Island, Massachusetts
1667-1962
Box: 48 Folder : 12 "Personality of a Bank," 2nd edition
1965-1967
Box: 49 Folder : 1 Philadelphia office: extract book - index and first two pages; loose letter
1885 September; 1906 June 5
Box: 49 Folder : 2 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 3-22
1885 September 9 - 1887 September 24
Box: 49 Folder : 3 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 23-38
1887 September 24 - 1888 September 24
Box: 49 Folder : 4 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 39-102
1888 May - 1892 November
Box: 49 Folder : 5 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 103 - 124
1892 October 2 - 1894 August 3
Box: 49 Folder : 6 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 125 -158
1894 July 12 - 1897 February 2
Box: 49 Folder : 7 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 159 -198
1897 March 23 - 1898 March 11
Box: 49 Folder : 8 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 199-262
1898 March 29 - 1900 November 4
Box: 49 Folder : 9 Philadelphia office: extract book, pp. 263-294
1900 November 7 - 1904 November 26
Box: 50 Folder : 1 Philadelphia office
1818-1912
Box: 50 Folder : 2 Philadelphia office: images
1821-1965
Box: 50 Folder : 3 Philadelphia office: cross-reference sheets
1829-1966
Box: 50 Folder : 4 Philadelphia office
1913-1964
Box: 50 Folder : 5 Philadelphia office: 100th anniversary dinner, November 29, 1918
1918
Box: 50 Folder : 6 Philadelphia office: History of Chestnut Street -Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch clippings
1923-1925
Box: 50 Folder : 7 Port Authority of New York
1964-1965
Box: 50 Folder : 8 Presbyterian Hospital
1864-1865
Box: 50 Folder : 9 Property: Wall Street deeds-correspondence, images, cross-reference sheets
1699-1944
Box: 50 Folder : 10 Property: Wall Street deeds, agreements - originals, photocopies, transcripts
1708-1844
Box: 50 Folder : 11 Property: Wall Street-images, clippings
1847-1968
Box: 50 Folder : 12 Property: New York Board Fire Underwriters; Department of Water Supply, Gas, Electricity; reinstallation of electrical equipment
0188-1917
Box: 50 Folder : 13 Property: Wall Street deeds, estate of James Brown - originals and carbons
1889-1896
Box: 50 Folder : 14 Property: instruments appointing new trustees under James Brown will - originals
1895
Box: 50 Folder : 15 Property: trust and realty disputes
1895-1901, 1906
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Property: 59 Wall Street leases; Hanover Street leases
1897-1927
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Property: Wall & Hanover Street Realty Co.-deeds (originals)
1898-1910
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Property: tax and registration
1917-1918
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Property: tax, inspection, improvements
1917-1926
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Property: indentures - Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank for Beaver Street
1918-1928
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Property: Christmas cards with views of building-interior and exterior
1925, 1951-1968
Box: 51 Folder : 7 Property: Starrett agreements, Wall & Hanover Realty Co.
1928 February
Box: 51 Folder : 8 Property: stock transfer, mortgage agreement - Wall & Hanover Realty Co.
1928 April - May
Box: 51 Folder : 9 Property: agreements for demolition of Beaver Street building
1928 April 10, June 28
Box: 51 Folder : 10 Property: new Wall Street building - clippings, lease
1928-1968
Box: 51 Folder : 11 Property: personnel and other announcements
1952, 1955, 1959-1961
Box: 51 Folder : 12 Property: dinners and luncheons onsite and offsite
1956-1962
Box: 51 Folder : 13 Property: chronology of Brown Brothers Harriman buildings, leases, rentals on Wall Street
[1960s]
Box: 51 Folder : 14 Public relations: clippings
1934 October
Box: 51 Folder : 15 Punta Alegre: reorganization-statements, mailings to shareholders
1922, 1928-1930
Box: 51 Folder : 16 Punta Alegre: reorganization-statements, mailings to shareholders
1928-1931
Box: 52 Folder : 1 Punta Alegre: reorganization-agreement
1930 April 11
Box: 52 Folder : 2 Punta Alegre: reorganization-deposited and undeposited debentures; holders of 6% notes
1930
Box: 52 Folder : 3 Punta Alegre: reorganization-deposit and withdrawal figures
1930
Box: 52 Folder : 4 Punta Alegre: reorganization-documents
1930-1931
Box: 52 Folder : 5 Punta Alegre: reorganization-Committee report
1931 April 6
Box: 52 Folder : 6 Punta Alegre: reorganization-deposit agreement, plan
1931 April 14-15
Box: 52 Folder : 7 Punta Alegre: reorganization-plan
1931 July 15
Box: 52 Folder : 8 Punta Alegre: reorganization-deposit and withdrawal figures
1931
Box: 53 Folder : 1 Punta Alegre: combined with Baragua-Board of Directors meetings
1933 March-1934 March
Box: 53 Folder : 2 Punta Alegre: combined with Baragua- statements and balance sheets
1933-1934
Box: 53 Folder : 3 Quarter-Century Club: 24th annual dinner
1970 November 13
Box: 53 Folder : 4 Railroads: clipping
1889 January
Box: 53 Folder : 5 Royal London Insurance Co. Ltd./ Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company Ltd.
1842-1964
Box: 53 Folder : 6 St. Louis office
1844-1970
Box: 53 Folder : 7 Scotch-Irish and Ulster: brochures
1965
Box: 53 Folder : 8 Sesquicentennial: lapel pins, flag - correspondence and orders
1967 December-1968 January 18
Box: 53 Folder : 9 Sesquicentennial: letters of congratulations and thanks; gift acknowledgments-domestic banks [with index]
1968 February-1970 February
Box: 53 Folder : 10 Sesquicentennial: partners' photo, article New York Times
1968 September 15
Box: 53 Folder : 11 Sesquicentennial: letters of congratulations and thanks; gift acknowledgments-foreign banks [with index]
1968 September-October
Box: 54 Folder : 1 Sesquicentennial: press coverage
1968 September - October
Box: 54 Folder : 2 Sesquicentennial: "Jottings", notes
1968-1970
Box: 54 Folder : 3 Ships
1952-1969
Box: 54 Folder : 4 L.R.W. Soutendijk: trip to Germany and Holland; summary of Le Defi Americain
1967, 1968
Box: 54 Folder : 5 Stock Exchange seat
1973
Box: 54 Folder : 6 Sun Valley: resort information received by Robert Chamberlin
1968 February
Box: 54 Folder : 7 Sun Valley: correspondence with resort staff
1968 February - October
Box: 54 Folder : 8 Sun Valley: organization, event planning, follow-up correspondence
1968 May-1969 February
Box: 54 Folder : 9 Sun Valley: thumbnail sketches of participants
1968 September 6
Box: 54 Folder : 10 Sun Valley: guest planning guide, program, list of participants
1968 September 15-19
Box: 54 Folder : 11 Sun Valley: Anniversary Dinner speeches
1968 September 18
Box: 54 Folder : 12 Sun Valley: Symposium speech, Marcus Wallenberg
1968 September 19
Box: 55 Folder : 1 Sun Valley: guest printouts - staff arrival times
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 2 Sun Valley: guest printouts-A. Ages
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 3 Sun Valley: guest printouts-B. Arrivals; C. Departures, by date
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 4 Sun Valley: guest printouts-F. Hobbies; J. Sun Valley activities
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 5 Sun Valley: guest printouts-I. Travel plans
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 6 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers by country #1
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 7 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers and industrialists-activities at Sun Valley #1
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 8 Sun Valley: guest printouts-industrialists, alphabetical by company
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 9 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers and industrialists by partner who invited them
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 10 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers #2, industrialists-draft only
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 11 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers and industrialists by country-hobbies and interests, #4
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 12 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers and industrialists by country-known to whom in Brown Brothers Harriman #5
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 13 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers and industrialists-rating #6
1968 Summer
Box: 55 Folder : 14 Sun Valley: guest printouts-all guests, alphabetical
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 1 Sun Valley: guest printouts-alphabetical by company
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 2 Sun Valley: guest printouts-all information
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 3 Sun Valley: guest printouts-industrialists- work drafts; alphabetical by company; foreigners, work drafts
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 4 Sun Valley: guest printouts-industrialists- drafts
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 5 Sun Valley: guest printouts-industrialists- draft for U.S. directorships (old list)
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 6 Sun Valley: guest printouts-bankers and industrialists; partners, draft only- directorships #3
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 7 Sun Valley: guest printouts-hobby template
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 8 Sun Valley: guest printouts-unspecified
1968 Summer
Box: 56 Folder : 9 Sun Valley: guest printouts-unspecified
1968 Summer
Box: 57 Folder : 1 Sun Valley: guest printouts-unspecified
1968 Summer
Box: 57 Folder : 2 Sun Valley: guest printouts-unspecified
1968 Summer
Box: 57 Folder : 3 Sun Valley: guest printouts-unspecified
1968 Summer
Box: 57 Folder : 4 Sun Valley: guest printouts-unspecified
1968 Summer
Box: 57 Folder : 5 Sun Valley: guest printouts-unspecified
1968 Summer
Box: 58 Folder : 1 Sun Valley: thank you letters received by partners
1968 September-December
Box: 58 Folder : 2 Sun Valley: clipping
1968 December
Box: 58 Folder : 3 Sun Valley: resort information, directories, room layouts
1968
Box: 58 Folder : 4 Tax Department: tax status questionnaire sent to foreign individuals and businesses
1918-1924
Box: 58 Folder : 5 Tax Department: journal of A.C. Toons
1925-1928
Box: 58 Folder : 6 Tax Department: material separated from journal of A.C. Toons
1925-1928
Box: 58 Folder : 7 Tax Department: Brown Brothers & Co. offices - Fifth Avenue, Syracuse
1926-1930
Box: 58 Folder : 8 Tax Department: Brown Brothers Harriman offices - Rochester, Syracuse
1927-1932
Box: 58 Folder : 9 Tax Department: Chester H. Aldrich
1937-1938
Box: 58 Folder : 10 Tax Department: record of stock purchases for A.A. and Mrs. Emilie W. Blackman
1913-1926
Box: 58 Folder : 11 Tax Department: record of stock purchases for Edwin M. Blake
1910-1912
Box: 58 Folder : 12 Tax Department: record of stock purchases for Blandy Bros. & Co., Madeira
1909-1916
Box: 58 Folder : 13 Tax Department: Clara Barclay (Mrs. John L.) Boatwright
1931-1937
Box: 58 Folder : 14 Tax Department: Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown, Bart.
1917-1920
Box: 59 Folder : 1 Tax Department: Cedric Clifton Brown, Brigadier General Howard Clifton Brown, James Clifton Brown
1917-1920
Box: 59 Folder : 2 Tax Department: record of stock purchases for Miss M. M. Brown
1900-1908
Box: 59 Folder : 3 Tax Department: Walter Hargreaves Brown
1917-1921
Box: 59 Folder : 4 Tax Department: Earl of Derby
1917-1923
Box: 59 Folder : 5 Tax Department: John Adams Dix, Sophie T. Dix
1919-1927
Box: 59 Folder : 6 Trust receipts
1910s-1920s
Box: 59 Folder : 7 Undergraduate Fund: college scholarships for company dependents
1965
Box: 59 Folder : 8 Union Theological Seminary
1873-1910
Box: 59 Folder : 9 Union Theological Seminary
1924-1965
Box: 59 Folder : 10 Unionization: negotiations with United Office and Professional Workers, CIO
1945-1946
Box: 59 Folder : 11 Unionization: correspondence, payroll lists
1946-1947
Box: 59 Folder : 12 Unionization: State Labor Relations Board
1946-1947
Box: 60 Folder : 1 U.S. Trust Company
1853-1967
Box: 60 Folder : 2 USCAFONDS: German investment trust
1956 May 31
Box: 60 Folder : 3 West Virginia Debt Settlement
1898-1969
Box: 60 Folder : 4 World War I: extracts from Brown family letters indexed by name - typed transcripts
1914 Aug-1915 June
Box: 60 Folder : 5 World War I: extracts from Brown family letters - carbon copies
1914 Aug-1915 June
Box: 60 Folder : 6 World War I: extracts from Brown family letters - carbon copies
1914 Aug-1915 June
Box: 60 Folder : 7 World War I: extracts from Brown family letters - carbon copies
1914 Aug-1915 June
Box: 60 Folder : 8 World War I: extracts from Brown family letters - carbon copies
1914 Aug-1915 June
Box: 60 Folder : 9 World War I: Financing. I
1914-1915
Box: 60 Folder : 10 World War I: Financing. I
1915-1916
Box: 60 Folder : 11 World War I: Financing. I
1917
Box: 61 Folder : 1 World War I: Financing. II- Histoire des Finances Exterieure de la France Pendant la Guerre-excerpts and synopsis
1914-1918
Box: 61 Folder : 2 World War I: Financing. II- Histoire des Finances Exterieure de la France Pendant la Guerre-excerpts and synopsis
1914-1918
Box: 61 Folder : 3 World War I: Financing. II-Brown correspondence (carbons); clipping
1914 August - 1918
Box: 61 Folder : 4 World War I: Financing. II-cross-reference sheets
1914-1964
Box: 61 Folder : 5 World War I: Financing. II-postwar financing
1916-1928
Box: 61 Folder : 6 World War I: Financing. II-correspondence of James Brown and H.P. Davison (J.P. Morgan) about French government business (originals)
1917-1920
Box: 61 Folder : 7 World War II
1930-1960s
Box: 61 Folder : 8 Zurich office
1968
Box: OS 3 Folder : 2 Banque de France: letter from President Georges Pallain and telegram commemorating first dollar commercial export credit in syndicate form - photostats
1915 August 25
Box: OS 3 Folder : 3 Brown Shipley & Co.: reference sheets to correspondence
1855-1868
Box: OS 3 Folder : 4 Collins Line: "Ocean Steamship Travel on S.S. United States and S.S. Pacific" - 1965 clipping
1850s
Box: OS 3 Folder : 5 Foreign banks: clippings
Box: OS 3 Folder : 6 Liverpool: documents connected with public banquet, cornerstone laying for William Brown Library - photocopies
1857 April 15
Box: OS 3 Folder : 7 Pasque Island: deed, Daniel Wilcox to John Tucker of Dartmouth (photostats)
1696 September 29
Box: OS 3 Folder : 8 Philadelphia office: The Philadelphia Record, April 24, 1924
1824
Box: OS 3 Folder : 9 Property: Wall Street deeds - originals
1825 April 29 - 1837 March 27
Box: OS 3 Folder : 10 Property: Wall Street deeds - originals
1840s
Box: OS 3 Folder : 11 Property: Wall Street deeds and maps; cross-reference sheet; list of photos
1860s - 1960s
Box: OS 3 Folder : 12 Property: Wall Street - view, map, cross-reference sheets
1868, 1920
Box: OS 3 Folder : 13 Property: Wall & Hanover Street Realty Co. papers; blueprint plan
1900-1941
Box: OS 3 Folder : 14 Property: "No. 63 Wall Street" etching by John Dix
1928
Box: OS 3 Folder : 15 Royal London Insurance Co. Ltd./ Liverpool and London & Globe Insurance Co. Ltd.: advertisement - printer's original, from Partners in Banking
1837
Box: OS 3 Folder : 16 Sun Valley: program, train route - prepress originals
1968
Box: OS 3 Folder : 17 Tax Department: Sarah E. Choate
1912-1919
Box: OS 3 Folder : 18 Tax Department: Mrs. Florence A. Pratt
1916-1921
Box: OS 3 Folder : 19 Tax Department: Lady Nina and Sir Mark Collet
1917-1920
Box: OS 4 Folder : 15 Property: sketch of downtown Manhattan from Brooklyn; photograph of lower Manhattan from Governor's Island
1875; 1929 November 20
Box: OS 5 Folder : 12 Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1889-1969
Box: OS 6 Folder : 1 Brown Brothers & Co.: correspondence about separation from Brown Shipley & Co.; partners' profit and loss statements (originals)
1918
Box: OS 6 Folder : 2 Martin's Bank
1855-1962
Box: OS 6 Folder : 3 Property: Wall & Hanover Street Realty Co.
1890s
Box: OS 6 Folder : 4 Tax Department: Eleanor Boardman
1937-1939
Box: OS 7 Folder : 1 Liverpool: addresses at cornerstone laying for William Brown Library - glossies
1857 April 15
Box: OS 7 Folder : 2 Property: abstracts from title to 63-65 Wall Street - 1960s notes
1666-1890s
Box: OS 7 Folder : 3 Property: deeds and maps - originals
1830-1838
Box: OS 7 Folder : 4 Property: blueprint plan - 3,4,5 Hanover Street
1919
Box: OS 7 Folder : 5 Property: blueprint plans for 59-61 Wall Street
1929
Box: OS 7 Folder : 6 Tax Department: Charles D. Dickey
1918-1935
Box: OS 8 Folder : 1 Tax Department: 4 and 5 Hanover Street - tax returns and forms
1917-1920
Box: OS 8 Folder : 2 Tax Department: Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown, Bart.
1917-1921
Box: OS 8 Folder : 3 Tax Department: Cornelia M. (Mrs. G. Hunter) Brown
1919-1924
Volume: 7 Boston office: receipt book
1847-1875
Volume: 8 Boston office: notebook
1930s
Volume: 9 Property: Wall & Hanover Street Realty Co. - stockholders record
1900
Volume: 10 Property: Wall & Hanover Street Realty Co. - stockholders record
1910-1928
Volume: 11 Syndicates Department: notebook
1900-1911
Volume: 12 West Virginia Debt Settlement: press copies of correspondence
1898-1912

Subseries C. People Files (pre-1600s -1973), pre-1600s-1973. 7.3 Linear feet 17 document boxes

Scope and Content

The subseries includes original and photocopied material specific to former and current (as of 1968) employees, partners, clients, as well as genealogical information about various branches of the Brown and related families. A large amount of the information, especially that to do with Brown family members and partners, consists of cross-reference sheets pointing to items in other subseries of the Historical Files.

Some folders in Subseries C.i. had written on them the subject's lines of descent from Brown partners. These have been photocopied onto acid-free paper.

Among the clients in Subseries C.iii. are nobleman Otto of Hapsburg; playwright Philip Barry and his wife Ellen; poet Archibald Macleish at the time he served as Librarian of Congress; and humorist Dorothy Parker and her husband Alan Campbell, whose records include 1938 ticket stubs they claimed as deductible expenses. These materials may have come from Tax Department employee Catherine Barrett's scrapbooks, which are included in Series VI. Scrapbooks and Collected Materials.

Among the former employees in Subseries C.iv. who worked briefly for the firm were the son of New York diarist Philip Hone; and Edward Heath, who later served as England's Prime Minister.

There is some duplication of information about Brown family members in Subseries C.v. and vi., but most information on family members who were partners in the firm is included in the latter subseries. Materials include cross-reference sheets, genealogical information, clippings, photographs and other images, and information submitted by living current and retired partners in response to requests from Kouwenhoven.

Subseries C.vi. provides information on non-business aspects of the partners' lives and interests, including William Brown's donations in his home town of Liverpool, England; John Crosby Brown and William Adams Brown's involvement with Union Theological Seminary in New York City; and the extensive international political careers of W. Averell Harriman, Robert A. Lovett, and Robert V. Roosa.

Sarah B. Brown, who was John Crosby Brown's great-granddaughter, donated a significant amount of the material in her great-grandfather's files, including photographs and letters from his son James Brown to his wife Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown from France in 1917, where he was working for the American Red Cross. Subseries C.v. and vi. also document Mrs. Brown's research travels in support of material relevant to the Historical Files.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in its original six components:

  1. Subseries i. Genealogy
  2. Subseries ii. Various people
  3. Subseries iii. Famous clients
  4. Subseries iv. Employees: current and former
  5. Subseries v. Brown family
  6. Subseries vi. Partners

Three account books from the commercial credit department have been removed from partner Ellery Sedgwick James's file and included with the oversize materials at the end of the series.

Glass negatives from Montagu Collet's and John Crosby Brown's records have been rehoused in Subseries VIII.A. Assorted Visual Materials.

Subject Names

  • Adams , William, Rev., 1807-1880
  • Barry, Philip, 1896-1949
  • Brown, Alexander, 1764-1766, fl.
  • Brown, James, 1863-1943
  • Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909
  • Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918
  • Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954
  • Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943
  • Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864
  • Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972
  • Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960
  • Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909
  • Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
  • Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-
  • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
  • Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
  • Roosa, Robert V.

Family Name(s)

  • Delano family
  • Harriman family
  • Magoun family

Subseries C.i. Genealogy (1700s-1960s), 1700s-1960s. 6 folders

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 62 Folder : 1 Brown family information: Muncasters, Stewart Brown
1800s-1968
Box: 62 Folder : 2 Descendants of William Brown: genealogy lent by Abbott Harmon Brown - photocopy
1700s-1900s
Box: 62 Folder : 3 Descendants of William Brown: genealogy lent by Abbott Harmon Brown - photocopy
1700s-1900s
Box: 62 Folder : 4 Brown family tree; ancestry of Alexander Brown
1800s
Box: 62 Folder : 5 Delano family
1860s-1960s
Box: 62 Folder : 6 Gerry/ Neilson/ Harriman families
1800s
Box: OS 7 Folder : 7 Gerry/ Neilson family trees
1800s-1900s

Subseries C.ii. Various People (1933-1969), 1933-1969. 1 folder

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 62 Folder : 7 Correspondence and inquiries
1933-1969

Subseries C.iii. Famous Clients (1931-1966), 1931-1966. 4 folders

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 62 Folder : 8 Philip and Ellen S. Barry
1931-1938
Box: 62 Folder : 9 Brown-MacLeish
1936-1966
Box: 62 Folder : 10 Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell
1931-1965
Box: 62 Folder : 11 Ridgeway, Robinson (formerly Blumenthal), Thompson
1943-1965

Subseries C.iv. Employees: Current and Former (1840s - 1973), 1840s - 1973. 5 folders

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 63 Folder : 1 Alumni: profiles and information, Bell-Wilson
1840s-1973
Box: 63 Folder : 2 Alumni: memos and correspondence
1965
Box: 63 Folder : 3 Current employees: cross-reference sheets and announcements, A-Z
1952-1967
Box: 63 Folder : 4 Former employees: cross-reference sheets and announcements, A-L
1832-1964
Box: 63 Folder : 5 Former employees: cross-reference sheets and announcements, M-Z
1867-1965

Subseries C.v. Brown Family (1600s-1970), 1600s - 1970. 7 folders

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 63 Folder : 6 Photographs
1886-1970
Box: 63 Folder : 7 Cross-reference sheets
1895-1950
Box: 63 Folder : 8 James Crosby Brown, William Adams Brown, Sir William Richmond Brown, Winthrop Gilman Brown
1888-1965
Box: 63 Folder : 9 George Alexander Brown, Gordon Hargreaves Brown, Agnes Hewlett Brown, J. Monroe Hewlett, Amy B. DeForest, William Adams Delano
1863-1960
Box: 63 Folder : 10 F.J.F. Edlmann, William F. Halsey, William H. Hands, John Knox, David N. Lord, Joseph C. Lucey, Moore family
1870-1964
Box: 63 Folder : 11 Magoun family, James B. Markoe, Arthur L. Nash, Harmon Browns
1600-1933
Box: 64 Folder : 1 Emily de Forest White, living descendants in 1916, Hewett family tree, Brown coat of arms, Gihon family
1860-1967

Subseries C.vi. Partners (pre-1600s - 1970), pre-1600s - 1970. 5.3 Linear feet 12.5 boxes

Arrangement

Names are arranged alphabetically either individually or grouped together in one folder. Partners' names are listed with their birth and death dates as noted on the original folders: those corrected or added in processing are shown in brackets.

Various oversize photographic portraits of partners were found organized separately in the Records. Although originally marked as belonging to the Subject files, they have been included in this subseries for consistency. The Herman Hoskier portrait was unidentified but is labeled from the same photographic studio as others found in the group and matches an image of him found in John Crosby Brown's One Hundred Years of Merchant Banking.

An audio tape from W. Averell Harriman's files has been removed to Subseries VIII.C. Audio tapes.

Subject Names

  • Brown, James, 1863-1943
  • Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909
  • Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918
  • Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954
  • Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864
  • Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972
  • Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909
  • Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
  • Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-
  • Roosa, Robert V.
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 64 Folder : 2 List of partners, prepared for Partners in Banking
1968
Box: 64 Folder : 3 David Ackerman (1895-1968)
1962-1963
Box: 64 Folder : 4 Reverend William Adams (1807-1881)
1870-1880
Box: 64 Folder : 5 James Adger (1777-1858)
1818-1966
Box: 64 Folder : 6 Joseph Eugene Banks (1908-[2000] )
1948-1969
Box: 64 Folder : 7 William Ezra Bowen (1797-1866)
1837-1861
Box: 64 Folder : 8 Alexander Brown (1764-1834), Mrs. Alexander Brown (Grace Davison, 1758-1843)
pre-1800s-1830s
Box: 64 Folder : 9 Alexander Brown (1858-1949)
1863-1924
Box: 64 Folder : 10 Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown, Bt. (1844-1922)
1846-1922
Box: 64 Folder : 11 Clarence Stewart Brown (1840-1875)
1866-1868
Box: 64 Folder : 12 Edward Clifton Brown (1870-1944)
1897-1933
Box: 64 Folder : 13 George Brown (1787-1859)
1837-1857
Box: 64 Folder : 14 George Alexander Brown (1803- 1865): diary and memoir - photocopies with annotations
1852-1865
Box: 64 Folder : 15 George Alexander Brown (1803- 1865): diary and memoir - photocopies with annotations
1852-1865
Box: 64 Folder : 16 George Alexander Brown (1803- 1865): image
1860s
Box: 65 Folder : 1 George Hunter Brown (1835-1900)
1859-1900
Box: 65 Folder : 2 James Brown (1791-1877)
1825-1845
Box: 65 Folder : 3 James Brown (1791-1877): images
1844 - c. 1868
Box: 65 Folder : 4 James Brown (1791-1877)
1848-1861
Box: 65 Folder : 5 James Brown (1791-1877)
1862-1876
Box: 65 Folder : 6 James Brown (1791-1877): obituaries
1877
Box: 65 Folder : 7 James Brown (1791-1877)
1880-1948
Box: 65 Folder : 8 James Brown (1863-1935)
1864-1914
Box: 65 Folder : 9 James Brown (1863-1935)
1915-1929
Box: 65 Folder : 10 James Brown (1863-1935): personal and business correspondence
1918-1925
Box: 65 Folder : 11 James Brown (1863-1935)
1933-1935
Box: 65 Folder : 12 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930)
1897-1964
Box: 65 Folder : 13 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): Mrs. Brown's checkbooks and checks
1909, 1920
Box: 66 Folder : 1 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): letters to wife Agnes Hewlett Brown from American Red Cross, Paris
1917 August 12 - November
Box: 66 Folder : 2 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): Red Cross correspondence
1917 September - 1918 February
Box: 66 Folder : 3 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): telegrams and drafts about his illness
1917 November - 1918 January
Box: 66 Folder : 4 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): letters to wife Agnes Hewlett Brown
1917 December - 1918 January
Box: 66 Folder : 5 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): letters to his mother Mary E. Adams Brown
1918 January - February
Box: 66 Folder : 6 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): estate of Mary E. Adams Brown
1921-1927
Box: 66 Folder : 7 James Muncaster Brown (1820-1890)
1844-1888
Box: 66 Folder : 8 James Muncaster Brown (1820-1890)
1889-1904
Box: 66 Folder : 9 John A. Brown (1788-1872)
1818-1942
Box: 66 Folder : 10 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909)
pre-1600s - 1870
Box: 66 Folder : 11 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): wife Mary E. Adams Brown's journal of a trip to Europe
1860 June - November
Box: 66 Folder : 12 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): index to letterbook, sent mainly from Liverpool
1861 February - 1869 March
Box: 67 Folder : 1 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): journal of wedding trip
1864 December 14 - 1865 September 6
Box: 67 Folder : 2 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909)
1873-1886
Box: 67 Folder : 3 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): wife Mary E. Adams Brown journals - 1873 California trip; 1874, 1877 southern trips
1873, 1874, 1877
Box: 67 Folder : 4 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): cross-reference sheets
1880-1906
Box: 67 Folder : 5 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): wife Mary E. Adams Brown's diary, extract, photo
1881-1883
Box: 67 Folder : 6 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): letters from wife Mary E. Adams Brown to her son James Crosby Brown (1 of 4)
1881 June 5 - 1898 April 6
Box: 67 Folder : 7 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): letters from wife Mary E. Adams Brown to her son James Crosby Brown (2 of 4)
1881 June 5 - 1898 April 6
Box: 67 Folder : 8 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): letters from wife Mary E. Adams Brown to her son James Crosby Brown (3 of 4)
1881 June 5 - 1898 April 6
Box: 67 Folder : 9 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): letters from wife Mary E. Adams Brown to her son James Crosby Brown (4 of 4)
1881 June 5 - 1898 April 6
Box: 68 Folder : 1 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): at Pasque Island, bedroom at Brighthurst - images
1881, 1890
Box: 68 Folder : 2 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): wife Mary E. Adams Brown's diaries of Russian and Mexican trips
1882 February, 1886 February - March
Box: 68 Folder : 3 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): "Brighthurst Visiting Book No. 1" - images
1888
Box: 68 Folder : 4 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): home, 36 East 37th street - images
1880s
Box: 68 Folder : 5 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): home "Brighthurst", Orange, New Jersey - images
1880s
Box: 68 Folder : 6 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): background research
1892-1899
Box: 68 Folder : 7 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): cross-reference sheets
1900-1965
Box: 68 Folder : 8 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): photo, portrait, grandchildren - images
1902, 1908, 1912
Box: 68 Folder : 9 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): letter, Sunday prayers
1906, 1907
Box: 68 Folder : 10 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): will, disposition of estate
1906, 1907
Box: 68 Folder : 11 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): with granddaughters May and Emily - images
c. 1907
Box: 68 Folder : 12 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): account of last weeks, sayings, by son William Adams Brown
1909 May 16 - June 25
Box: 68 Folder : 13 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): honorary and memorial minutes - Union Theological Seminary, U. S. Trust, Presbyterian Church, Metropolitan Museum
1909 May - October
Box: 68 Folder : 14 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): funeral services, Brighthurst, Madison Square Presbyterian Church
1909 June 28, 29
Box: 68 Folder : 15 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): obituaries and biographies
1909 June 29 - 1940
Box: 68 Folder : 16 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): Memorial services Union Theological Seminary, Madison Square Church
1909 November
Box: 68 Folder : 17 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): dedication of St. Cloud memorial Sunday school building
1909-1910
Box: 68 Folder : 18 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): account of executors, estate tax
1910 October, 1911 May
Box: 69 Folder : 1 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): Clifton Chapel gift, dedication of tower at Union Theological Seminary
1915, 1928
Box: 69 Folder : 2 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): wife Mary E. Adams Brown charitable donations ("Subscriptions")
1917
Box: 69 Folder : 3 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): death and obituaries of wife Mary E. Adams Brown
1918 February - September
Box: 69 Folder : 4 John Crosby Brown (1838-1909): wife Mary E. Adams Brown will; estate settlement; Candace Wheeler connection
1918, 1924
Box: 69 Folder : 5 Moreau D. Brown (1905 - [1974])
1912-1969
Box: 69 Folder : 6 Stewart Brown (1802-1880)
1825-1880
Box: 69 Folder : 7 Stewart Brown (1802-1880): receipts, letters to and from executors
1881-1884
Box: 69 Folder : 8 Stewart Henry Brown (1831-1905)
1846-1905
Box: 69 Folder : 9 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): cross-reference sheets, images
1885-1920
Box: 69 Folder : 10 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): letters to parents from Lawrenceville School and Yale University - originals
1886-1893
Box: 69 Folder : 11 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): letters to and from his parents about Yale, Europe, smoking - originals
1894-1897, 1900
Box: 69 Folder : 12 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): letters to his parents - transcripts
1895-1900
Box: 69 Folder : 13 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): letters from London to wife Caro Noyes Brown - originals
1907-1908
Box: 69 Folder : 14 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): letters to wife Caro Noyes Brown - transcripts
1908
Box: 69 Folder : 15 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): cross-reference sheets, images
1912-1951
Box: 69 Folder : 16 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): personal letters, World War I - originals and carbons
1914-1918
Box: 69 Folder : 17 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): letters to wife Caro Noyes Brown from trip to Sweden: originals and transcripts; 1966 correspondence
1918-1919
Box: 69 Box : 18 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): work for Yale Alumni Fund, Placement Service
1921, 1922, 1944
Box: 70 Folder : 1 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): cross-reference sheets, images
1925-1938
Box: 70 Folder : 2 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): correspondence received
1933, 1948, 1949
Box: 70 Folder : 3 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): 50th anniversary with Brown Brothers Harriman
1947 October
Box: 70 Folder : 4 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): letters about his 1950 booklet Brown Brothers & Company [and] Brown Brothers Harriman
1950-1953
Box: 70 Folder : 5 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): photo portrait (13 prints)
c. 1950
Box: 70 Folder : 6 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): correspondence about will and executors
1951, 1953
Box: 70 Folder : 7 Thatcher Magoun Brown (1876-1954): obituaries and death notices
1954 May
Box: 70 Folder : 8 Waldron Post Brown (1848-1915)
1846-1966
Box: 70 Folder : 9 Walter Hargreaves Brown (1881-1936)
1913-1936
Box: 70 Folder : 10 Walter Henderson Brown (1923 - )
1956-1967
Box: 70 Folder : 11 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): cross-reference sheets
1823-1886
Box: 70 Folder : 12 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): squib book for elections - photocopies and photostats
1830
Box: 70 Folder : 13 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): private ledger book entry with James Brown, 1791-1877 - original
1851
Box: 70 Folder : 14 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): background research
1855-1963
Box: 70 Folder : 15 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): biographies and images
1860-1880
Box: 70 Folder : 16 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): obituaries and funeral service - photocopies
1864
Box: 70 Folder : 17 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): "Liverpool's Legion of Honor" - photostat and photocopy
1860s
Box: 70 Folder : 18 William Benedict Brown (1825-1854): biographical information
1854
Box: 70 Folder : 19 George F. Bullard
1875-1906
Box: 70 Folder : 20 Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895 - [1972])
1936-1972
Box: 71 Folder : 1 Frederick Chalmers (1836-1898)
1848-1898
Box: 71 Folder : 2 Lawrence Edlmann Chalmers (1863-1924)
1846-1915
Box: 71 Folder : 3 Sir Mark Wilks Collet (1816-1905)
1846-1909
Box: 71 Folder : 4 Granger Costikyan [1907-1998]: clippings
1969
Box: 71 Folder : 5 Ralph T. Crane [1878-1938]
1925-1967
Box: 71 Folder : 6 Daniel Sargent Curtis [1825-1908]
1851-1907
Box: 71 Folder : 7 Louis Curtis, Sr. (1849-1931)
1870-1967
Box: 71 Folder : 8 Louis Curtis, Jr. (1891- )
1878-1967
Box: 71 Folder : 9 Thomas Buckminster Curtis
1839-1906
Box: 71 Folder : 10 Eugene Delano (1843-1920)
1872-1914
Box: 71 Folder : 11 Moreau Delano (1877-1936)
1903-1936
Box: 71 Folder : 12 Charles Denston Dickey, Sr. (1818-1897)
1846-1909
Box: 71 Folder : 13 Charles Denston Dickey, Jr. (1860-1919)
1807-1918
Box: 71 Folder : 14 Charles Denston Dickey, III (1895 - [1976])
1922-1967
Box: 71 Folder : 15 William R. Driver, Jr. [1908-2001]
1961-1966
Box: 71 Folder : 16 James May Duane (1851-1912)
1892-1967
Box: 71 Folder : 17 George Harrison Frazier (1867-1934)
1846-1932
Box: 71 Folder : 18 Ellison Frodsham
1829-1830
Box: 72 Folder : 1 Charles Steadman Garland (1898- )
1920-1967
Box: 72 Folder : 2 Elbridge Thomas Gerry (1908-[1999])
1870s - 1970
Box: 72 Folder : 3 Gerry Bros. & Co.
1937-1970
Box: 72 Folder : 4 Francis Alexander Hamilton (1814-1907)
1844-1909
Box: 72 Folder : 5 John Henry Hammond (1871-1949)
1895-1966
Box: 72 Folder : 6 John Henry Hammond (1871-1949): "Memories for My Children and Grandchildren" - photocopied publication
1950
Box: 72 Folder : 7 E. H. Harriman (1848-1909)
1869-1925
Box: 72 Folder : 8 E. H. Harriman (1848-1909): portrait head by Auguste Rodin
1909-1969
Box: 72 Folder : 9 E. H. Harriman (1848-1909): photos
circa 1895-1907
Box: 72 Folder : 10 E.H Harriman (1848-1909): photos
1908-1911
Box: 72 Folder : 11 E. Roland Harriman [1895-1978]: images
circa 1900 - circa 1949
Box: 72 Folder : 12 E. Roland Harriman [1895-1978]
1902-1968
Box: 72 Folder : 13 E. Roland Harriman [1895-1978]: Bear Mountain Bridge, opening, correspondence
1924, 1968
Box: 72 Folder : 14 W. Averell Harriman (1891-1986)
1899-1952
Box: 73 Folder : 1 W. Averell Harriman (1891-1986): images
1908-1958
Box: 73 Folder : 2 W. Averell Harriman (1891-1986)
1954-1967
Box: 73 Folder : 3 W. Averell Harriman (1891-1986)
1968-1986
Box: 73 Folder : 4 Frank William Hoch (1921 - [2007])
1955-1970
Box: 73 Folder : 5 Stephen Young Hord (1897- [1981])
1950-1981
Box: 73 Folder : 6 Herman Hoskier (1832-1904)
1846-1969
Box: 73 Folder : 7 Robert Livingston Ireland, III (1920- )
1956-1969
Box: 73 Folder : 8 John Edgar Johnson
1861-1886
Box: 73 Folder : 9 Frederick Hutchinson Kingsbury, Jr. (1907- [1989])
1948-1967
Box: 73 Folder : 10 P. Blair Lee
1935-1967
Box: 73 Folder : 11 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): father Robert Scott Lovett
1909-1942
Box: 73 Folder : 12 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): cross-reference sheets
1918-1966
Box: 73 Folder : 13 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): Yale Flying Unit
1927-1955
Box: 73 Folder : 14 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): correspondence with W. Averell Harriman (photocopies); 1967 index to letters
1934-1935, 1940
Box: 73 Folder : 15 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): "Gilt-Edged Insecurity", "Condensed Summary Tables of Certain Active Securities" (2 copies)
1937
Box: 73 Folder : 16 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1943-1948
Bin: 73 Folder : 17 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1947 April - August
Box: 73 Folder : 18 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1947 September - December
Box: 74 Folder : 1 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): cover article, U.S. News,  Time Magazine
1947 May 30, 1948 May 29
Box: 74 Folder : 2 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1948
Box: 74 Folder : 3 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): correspondence - photocopies; 1968 note
1948-1949
Box: 74 Folder : 4 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1949
Box: 74 Folder : 5 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1950
Box: 74 Folder : 6 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1951 September
Box: 74 Folder : 7 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1951
Box: 74 Folder : 8 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): background research
1951-1967
Box: 74 Folder : 9 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1952 January - June
Box: 75 Folder : 1 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1952 July - December
Box: 75 Folder : 2 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): photo taken with Dean Acheson; painting by Lovett - images
1952, 1957
Box: 75 Folder : 3 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1953 January - July
Box: 75 Folder : 4 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1953-1966
Box: 75 Folder : 5 John Beckwith Madden (1919-1988)
1959-1988
Box: 75 Folder : 6 Thomas McCance (1902-1979)
1939-1979
Box: 75 Folder : 7 Johnston McLanahan (1794-1855)
1829-1855
Box: 75 Folder : 8 Ray Morris (1878-1961)
1921-1969
Box: 75 Folder : 9 Lester John Newquist (1910-[1989])
1952-1967
Box: 75 Folder : 10 Samuel Nicholson (circa 1795-1857)
1826-1859
Box: 75 Folder : 11 Montagu Collet Norman (Lord Norman) (1871-1950): cross-reference sheets
1891-1950
Box: 75 Folder : 12 Montagu Collet Norman (Lord Norman) (1871-1950): writings about, letter
1895-1950
Box: 75 Folder : 13 Montagu Collet Norman (Lord Norman) (1871-1950): letters to Caro Noyes (Mrs. Thatcher M.) Brown, from Priscilla Norman - transcribed, indexed
1906-1942
Box: 75 Folder : 14 Montagu Collet Norman (Lord Norman) (1871-1950): signature, self-portrait, London house - images
1895, 1907, 1908
Box: 75 Folder : 15 Montagu Collet Norman (Lord Norman) (1871-1950): unframed photos
1908
Box: 75 Folder : 16 Harold Douglas Pennington (1891- [1970] )
1929-1964
Box: 75 Folder : 17 Herman Henry Perry (1809-1853)
1837-1853
Box: 75 Folder : 18 Howard Potter (1826-1897): interest, with James M. Brown in development of Long Branch, New Jersey
1813-1969
Box: 75 Folder : 19 Howard Potter (1826-1897)
1856-1897
Box: 75 Folder : 20 Howard Potter (1826-1897): letters to Frederick Seward, William Seward, Brown Brothers & Co., John Crosby Brown, Mrs. John Crosby Brown - photocopies
1861-1892
Box: 75 Folder : 21 Howard Potter (1826-1897): photos of Potter, wife Cora Urquhart Potter
1887
Box: 75 Folder : 22 Howard Potter (1826-1897): executors' receipts
1898-1900
Box: 75 Folder : 23 John Moore Priestman (died 1846)
1837-1847
Box: 76 Folder : 1 William Felix Ray (1915 - [2001] )
1957-1967
Box: 76 Folder : 2 Charles James Rhoads (1872-1956): background research, cross-reference sheets, biographical information
1925-1965
Box: 76 Folder : 3 Charles James Rhoads (1872-1956): tax returns, correspondence
1926-1928
Box: 76 Folder : 4 Charles James Rhoads (1872-1956): correspondence about partnerships, directorships
1926-1929
Box: 76 Folder : 5 Robert Vincent Roosa (1918- [1965])
1962-1970
Box: 76 Folder : 6 Robert Vincent Roosa (1918- [1965]): clippings
1964-1970
Box: 76 Folder : 7 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): letters sent and received - photocopies individually annotated
1816 November 16 - 1834 November 14
Box: 76 Folder : 8 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): cross-reference sheets
1819-1863
Box: 76 Folder : 9 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): portraits, will, Wyncote estate, Rockwood home - images
1820-1900
Box: 76 Folder : 10 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): letters received - photocopies individually annotated
1827 October 12 - 1832 November
Box: 76 Folder : 11 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): letters sent and received - photocopies individually annotated
1836 February 7 - 1846 April 29
Box: 76 Folder : 12 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): letters sent and received - photocopies individually annotated
1849 March 24 - 1852 June 20
Box: 76 Folder : 13 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): estate accounts; Wilmington property history
1855-1965
Box: 76 Folder : 14 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): letters received - photocopies and originals individually annotated
1856-1865
Box: 77 Folder : 1 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): biographical information
1800s
Box: 77 Folder : 2 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): genealogy of Shipley/ Brighthurst/ Hargreaves families; information on Rockwood estate; indexes and lists of Shipley letters loaned
1965-1967
Box: 77 Folder : 3 Linwood Parks Shipley (1905- [1999])
1953-1967
Box: 77 Folder : 4 Laurence G. Tighe (1894-1954)
1926-1967
Box: 77 Folder : 5 Maarten van Hengel (1927 - [2006])
1920s - 1967
Box: 77 Folder : 6 John Cristy West (1908 - [1991])
1939-1966
Box: 77 Folder : 7 James Leigh Wood (1870-1949)
1914-1949
Box: 77 Folder : 8 Knight Woolley (1895 - [1984])
1923-1967
Box: OS 4 Folder : 16 Charles Denston Dickey, Jr. (1860-1919): estate, transfer tax, Surrogate's Court
1919-1922
Box: OS 4 Folder : 17 Francis Alexander Hamilton (1814-1907): obituaries
1907
Box: OS 4 Folder : 18 Louis Shipley (1795-1867): letters and information on Wilmington property - photocopies
1840s
Box: OS 6 Folder : 5 Louis Curtis, Sr. (1849-1931): letters
1910-1916
Box: OS 6 Folder : 6 E.H. Harriman (1848-1909): Buffalo Bill Historical Center publication "Preserving the Heritage of the Old West"
c. 1969
Box: OS 6 Folder : 7 W. Averell Harriman (1871-1986): clippings
1967-1970
Box: OS 6 Folder : 8 Ellery Sedgewick James (1895-1932)
1917-1964
Box: OS 6 Folder : 9 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): Saturday Evening Post, Life articles
1937, 1965
Box: OS 6 Folder : 10 Robert Vincent Roosa (1918- [1983]): clippings
1966-1970
Box: OS 6 Folder : 11 Joseph Shipley (1795-1867): portrait engraving and copies; 1969 memo
c. 1835
Box: OS 7 Folder : 8 W. Averell Harriman (1891-1986): clippings
1940s-1960s
Box: OS 7 Folder : 9 Ellery Sedgewick James: three account books from Commercial Credit Department
1920
Box: OS 7 Folder : 10 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): clippings
1940s-1960s
Box: OS 7 Folder : 11 Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986): membership certificate as president of the Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities

Scope and Content

Robert Lovett membership certificate as president of the Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities is signed by DDE - will be presented in duplicate.

1956 January 13
Box: OS 7 Folder : 12 Charles James Rhoads: clippings, Commission on Indian Affairs
1929
Box: OS 7 Folder : 13 Robert Vincent Roosa (1918- [1993])
1966-1970
Box: OS 8 Folder : 4 Reverend William Adams (1807-1881)
c. 1879
Box: OS 8 Folder : 5 James Brown (1791-1877): exhibit material on Collins Line - Arctic,  Pacific,   Atlantic
1848-1858
Box: OS 8 Folder : 6 James Crosby Brown (1838-1909): Mary E. Adams Brown securities holdings
1918 February 15
Box: OS 8 Folder : 7 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): Illustrated London News - Parliamentary Portraits
1851 July 12
Box: OS 8 Folder : 8 Sir William Brown, Bart. (1784-1864): portrait
c. 1860
Box: OS 8 Folder : 9 E. H. Harriman (1848-1909): Argonaut, San Francisco - photocopy
1906 April 21
Box: OS 8 Folder : 10 Howard Potter (1826-1897): interest, with James M. Brown, in development of Long Branch, New Jersey - maps
1868
Box: OS 8 Folder : 11 Howard Potter (1826-1897): portrait
c. 1870
Box: OS 8 Folder : 12 Joseph Shipley (?) (1795-1867): portrait
c. 1840
Box: OS 9 Folder : 1 Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown (1844-1922): portraits
c. 1910
Box: OS 9 Folder : 2 Frederick W. M. Chalmers (1836-1898)
c. 1895
Box: OS 9 Folder : 3 Lawrence Edlmann Chalmers (1863-1924): portrait
c. 1920
Box: OS 9 Folder : 4 Sir Mark Wilks Collet, Bart. (1816-1905): portrait
c. 1900
Box: OS 9 Folder : 5 Francis Alexander Hamilton (1814-1867): portrait
c. 1857
Box: OS 9 Folder : 6 [Herman Hoskier (1832-1904)]: portrait
c. 1900
Drawer: OS D1900 James Crosby Brown (1872-1930): Mrs. Brown's estate, will, maps
1922-1927
Drawer: OS D1900 E.H. Harriman (1848-1909): New York Times article; feature obituary
1907 December 7, 1909 August 1
Drawer: OS D1900 W. Averell Harriman (1891-1986): Chicago Sun Tribune 21st birthday feature
1911 April 27

Subseries D. Historical Files Director's Files (1964-1970), 1964-1970. 1.2 Linear feet 2.5 document boxes
Adams , William, Rev., 1807-1880

Scope and Content

The subseries includes material generated by Kouwenhoven, Hoban, Brown, and others related to the research, writing, and publication of Partners in Banking; associated exhibitions; and answering general queries by the Historical Files office.

The "Filing" file includes an October 1968 memorandum from Hoban detailing the structure and function of the Historical Files, how the staff might solicit additional information for it, and ideas for its organization.

The "Pending daily" file provides a snapshot of the staff's daily activities and includes cross-reference sheets, correspondence, and notes to the file that were created but not yet interfiled in their respective series.

The card catalog (Box 80) was created to document sources containing references to Brown partners, family members, and the history of banking for use in Partners in Banking. It includes two sets of cards organized alphabetically by subject: a "Periodicals Index" listing magazine and journal citations; and a "Book Index" listing references in published books, including some of the volumes amassed for the Historical Files Library and now found in Series X. Published Material. These document the sources Brown used for research related to the book and their location at local and distant collections including the New York Society Library, Columbia University's Law and Butler Libraries, the Brown Brothers Harriman Central Library, and the Institute of Bankers in London.

Placed at the end of the subseries are samples of the various files, folders, and identification systems in which the Historical Files, and items used to amass them, were originally housed.

Arrangement

The subseries, including foldered materials and a card catalog of some resources used in the writing of Partners in Banking, were originally housed separately in the Collection without a designated title. Their original folder labels have been retained and the files are ordered chronologically. The card catalog was in a wooden box, which has been replaced with an acid-free container.

Subject Names

  • Barry, Philip, 1896-1949
  • Brown, Alexander, 1764-1766, fl.
  • Brown, James, 1863-1943
  • Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909
  • Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918
  • Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954
  • Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943
  • Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864
  • Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972
  • Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960
  • Harriman, E. (Edward Roland), 1895-1978
  • Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909
  • Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
  • Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-
  • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
  • Norman, Montagu, 1871-1950
  • Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
  • Roosa, Robert V.

Family Name(s)

  • Delano family
  • Harriman family
  • Magoun family
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 77 Folder : 9 Brown Brothers Harriman memorabilia at 59 Wall Street: lists
1964-1967
Box: 77 Folder : 10 Follow-up to be done
1964-1968
Box: 77 Folder : 11 Correspondence with researchers
1964-1970
Box: 77 Folder : 12 List of Knox interviews of bank officials
1965 March
Box: 77 Folder : 13 Notes on items taken out of Historical Files
1965-1970
Box: 77 Folder : 14 Permissions for reprinted material
1967 May - September
Box: 77 Folder : 15 Tickler file
1967-1970
Box: 77 Folder : 16 Partners in Banking: manuscript drafts (1 of 2)
[1967]
Box: 77 Folder : 17 Partners in Banking: manuscript drafts (2 of 2)
[1967]
Box: 77 Folder : 18 Partners in Banking: manuscript text and captions, preface - page 78
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 1 Partners in Banking: manuscript text and captions, pages 78 - 139
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 2 Partners in Banking: manuscript text and captions, pages 140 - 209
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 3 Partners in Banking: appendix - early drafts
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 4 Partners in Banking: appendix - list of partners (draft)
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 5 Partners in Banking: Walker Evans portfolio - draft text and captions
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 6 Partners in Banking: sample biographies of partners
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 7 Partners in Banking: acknowledgments - lists of names, original and corrected draft
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 8 Partners in Banking: list of possible color images
[1967]
Box: 78 Folder : 9 Partners in Banking: distribution - schedule, cover letter
1968
Box: 78 Folder : 10 Partners in Banking: correspondence to John A. Kouwenhoven and Sarah B. Brown after publication
1968
Box: 78 Folder : 11 Partners in Banking: correspondence to Brown Brothers Harriman staff after publication
1968 September - 1969 April
Box: 78 Folder : 12 Exhibits and displays: October - December, 1968; December 13, 1968 - January 3, 1969; January - April, 1969; April - December, 1969; January - May, 1970
1968-1970
Box: 79 Folder : 1 Unfiled material
1968-1970
Box: 79 Folder : 2 Pending daily file
Box: 79 Folder : 3 De Ray bookbinders: orders and correspondence about Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1969
Box: 79 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1969
Box: 79 Folder : 5 L'Europeen: correspondence, issues
Box: 79 Folder : 6 Information on planned article by Bonnie Cross
1970
Box: 79 Folder : 7 Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Brown, Brown family, negative: images
Undated
Box: 79 Folder : 8 Cross-reference sheet; captioned photos of Charles Garland
Box: 80 Card catalogs of books and periodicals
[1967]
Box: OS 8 Folder : 13 Sample folders and envelopes
[1964-1967]
Box: OS 9 Folder : 7 Sample folders and envelopes
[1964-1967]
Box: OS 9 Folder : 8 Partners in Banking: photostat of page layout
1968
Box: OS 10 Folder : 1 Sample folders and envelopes
1890-1950s
Box: OS 11 Folder : 1 Sample folders and envelopes
[1964-1967]

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Series II. Annual Reports and Statements of Condition (1897-1968), 1897-1968. 3.125 Linear feet (7.5 document boxes, 2 oversize folders)

Scope and Content

The series consists of individual narrative and tabular descriptions from Brown Brothers' various departments detailing their progress and shortcomings over the previous year. The first report, submitted to the Executive Committee in 1897 by James Brown, he characterized as "somewhat of an experiment." Beginning in 1900, the reports were submitted by individual departments' managers and compiled for presentation. Some are annotated in pencil by partner Thatcher M. Brown and others by an unidentified hand. They end in 1930, the year before Brown Brothers merged with the Harriman interests.

The 1912 report includes memoranda for its preparation: notes, calculations, adding machine tape. A note on the 1914 report reads "Mr. T. M. Brown would like some more convenient way of putting the various reports together." The 1926 report has a cover letter addressed to "Mr. Lovett": probably partner Robert A. Lovett.

Each report provides a snapshot of contemporary business practices as reflected in staffing decisions and expenditures; areas identified for improvement; levels of funding for a variety of activities; and contact with overseas branches, correspondent banks, and customers. They provide internal documentation, at the departmental level, of financial transactions, trends, and decisions reflected in Series III. Financial and Business Records and Series IV. Business Transaction Records.

Because the firm was a partnership, the Annual Reports are private and confidential, not the published documents required for a publicly held company answerable to shareholders. The Statements of Condition, however, were both printed and submitted to newspapers and summarize the firm's assets and liabilities. These include final printed versions, newspaper clippings from the scrapbooks of Miss Catherine Barrett (see Series VI. Scrapbooks and Collected Material), and annotated working versions showing required changes.

The Statements of Condition were donated to the Historical Files Library by Deputy Manager Clarence F. von Glahn in 1969.

Arrangement

The Annual Reports are arranged chronologically, followed by the Statements of Condition in chronological order. The latter were originally housed individually by year in annotated folders. Information from the folders has been photocopied onto acid-free paper and precedes the materials described.

Two copies each of two advertisements that were the first Brown Brothers Harriman had ever placed in newspapers, which were included with these materials, have been moved to Series VII. Promotional and Press Material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 79 Folder : 9 Annual Report 1897: James Brown report
1897
Box: 79 Folder : 10 Annual Report 1897: department reports
1897-1898
Box: 79 Folder : 11 Annual Report 1898
1898
Box: 79 Folder : 12 Annual Report 1899
1899
Box: 79 Folder : 13 Department reports and managers' comments 1900
1900
Box: 79 Folder : 14 Department reports and managers' comments 1901
1901
Box: 81 Folder : 1 Department reports and managers' comments 1902
1902
Box: 81 Folder : 2 Department reports and managers' comments 1903
1903
Box: 81 Folder : 3 Department reports and managers' comments 1904
1904
Box: 81 Folder : 4 Department reports and managers' comments 1905
1905
Box: 81 Folder : 5 Department reports and managers' comments 1906
1906
Box: 81 Folder : 6 Department reports and managers' comments 1907
1907
Box: 81 Folder : 7 Department reports and managers' comments 1908
1908
Box: 81 Folder : 8 Department reports and managers' comments 1909; absences from office May 1 - December 31; dinner accounts
1909
Box: 82 Folder : 1 Department reports and managers' comments 1910
1910
Box: 82 Folder : 2 Domestic Bond Department report; miscellaneous orders; dinner account; statement of absences
1910
Box: 82 Folder : 3 Annual Reports 1911
1911
Box: 82 Folder : 4 Office orders; dinner account; staff and attendance lists 1911
1911
Box: 82 Folder : 5 Annual reports 1912
1912
Box: 82 Folder : 6 Office orders; attendance; dinner account 1912
1912
Box: 82 Folder : 7 Accounting Department; Managers' report; Statistical Department; memoranda
1912
Box: 82 Folder : 8 Annual Reports 1913
1913
Box: 82 Folder : 9 Annual report of Manager; Statistical Department
1913
Box: 83 Folder : 1 Office orders; attendance; dinner accounts
1913
Box: 83 Folder : 2 Annual reports 1914
1914
Box: 83 Folder : 3 Annual reports, Statistical Department; Managers' report; attendance; dinner money; office instructions
1914
Box: 83 Folder : 4 Annual departmental reports; managers' report 1913
1913
Box: 83 Folder : 5 Monthly reports of Statistical Department; attendance; dinner money; office instructions; office staff listing
1915
Box: 83 Folder : 6 Annual departmental reports; Managers' report
1916
Box: 83 Folder : 7 Departmental memoranda; office staff listing; attendance records; dinner money account; names addded to and taken from salary list
1916
Box: 84 Folder : 1 Departmental reports 1917
1917
Box: 84 Folder : 2 Managers' report; dinner money account; office instructions; summary of days off and vacations
1917
Box: 84 Folder : 3 Departmental reports, year 1918
1918
Box: 84 Folder : 4 Annual reports 1918; managers' report
1918
Box: 84 Folder : 5 Departmental reports
1919
Box: 84 Folder : 6 Annual report; index to subjects; dinner money record; insturctions to departments; office staff listing; summary of days off and vacations
1919
Box: 84 Folder : 7 Departmental reports 1920
1920
Box: 85 Folder : 1 Office manager's report; Stationery Department; attendance record; office staff listing; instructions to the Departments; dinner money record
1920
Box: 85 Folder : 2 Departmental reports 1921
1921
Box: 85 Folder : 3 Annual report of the office manager; summary of absences; instructions to the Departments; dinner money record; Mr. Blewett's comments on annual reports 1921; office staff listing
1921
Box: 85 Folder : 4 Departmental reports 1922
Box: 85 Folder : 5 Annual report of the Office Manager; summary of absences; dinner money record; office staff listing; instructions to Departments
1922
Box: 86 Folder : 1 Departmental reports
1923
Box: 86 Folder : 2 Report of the Office Manager; office staff listing; dinner money record; instructions to departments; summary of absences
1923
Box: 86 Folder : 3 Departmental reports 1924
1924
Box: 86 Folder : 4 Annual report of the Office Manager; dinner money record; office staff
1924
Box: 86 Folder : 5 Departmental reports 1925; dinner money; office staff listing; annual report of the Office Manager
1925
Box: 86 Folder : 6 Departmental reports
1926
Box: 86 Folder : 7 Annual report of the Office Manager; dinner money record; office staff
1926
Box: 86 Folder : 8 Departmental reports 1927
1927
Box: 86 Folder : 9 Departmental reports 1928
1928
Box: 87 Folder : 1 Departmental reports 1929
1929
Box: 87 Folder : 2 Annual reports: Loan Operations and Travelers' Credit Departments
1930
Box: 87 Folder : 3 Statements of condition
1933-1939
Box: 87 Folder : 4 Statements of condition
1945, 1947-1949
Box: 87 Folder : 5 Statements of condition
1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1956
Box: 87 Folder : 6 Statements of condition
1957-1959
Box: 87 Folder : 7 Statements of condition
1960-1963
Box: 87 Folder : 8 Statements of condition
1964-1966, 1968, 1969
Box: OS 8 Folder : 14 Statements of condition
1941, 1942, 1944

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Series III. Financial and Business Records (1880-1934), 1880-1928. 19.8 Linear feet (6 boxes, 12 oversize folders, 45 volumes)

Scope and Content

The series includes ledgers, salary books, customer and partnership accounts, quarterly and annual accounts by location, receipts, legal documents, and statements providing details of accounting practices and both financial transactions and business practices within and external to Brown Brothers Harriman and its preceding component companies.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in two subseries:

Subseries A. Ledgers

Subseries B. Other Financial and Business Records

The volumes are numbered differently from others in the Records for ease of access, because the ledgers are so physically distinct and unwieldy (see Subseries A. Physical Description note). The ledgers in Subseries A. are numbered consecutively L1-L36; the volumes in Subseries B. continue (with Volume 13) the numbering system from Series I. Historical Files.

Subseries A. Ledgers (1880-1893, 1897-1928), 1880-1893, 1897-1928. 15.8 Linear feet 36 volumes

Scope and Contents

The ledgers consist of 36 oversized bound books (see Physical Description note) documenting profit and loss, private accounts, and general ledger entries from Brown Brothers & Co. between 1880 and 1928. Included in these transactions are details of many of the firm's financial activities documented elsewhere in the Records during this time period.

For ledgers that have an accompanying index, researchers are advised to consult the index first before accessing the ledger, because of the volumes' physical size (see Physical Description note).

Physical Description

The ledgers are up to 2 feet high and as wide as 8 inches; the largest volumes weigh close to 25 pounds. They were originally bound in leather and then covered in canvas chemises. Volumes that have separated from their covers have been rehoused in acid-free containers; those that are physically intact have been cleaned and shrink-wrapped.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: L 1 General ledger #2
1880
Volume: L 2 General ledger #3 (with index)
Undated
Volume: L 3 General ledger #4
Undated
Volume: L 4 General ledger #5 (with index)
1884
Volume: L 5 General ledger #6 (with index)
1885
Volume: L 6 General ledger #7
Undated
Volume: L 7 General ledger #8 (with index)
1887
Volume: L 8 General ledger #9, Section 1, folios 500-899
1888
Volume: L 9 General ledger #9, Section 2, folios 900-1199
1888
Volume: L 10 General ledger #10, Section 1, folios 500-899 (with index)
1889
Volume: L 11 General ledger #10, Section 2, folios 900-1199
1899
Volume: L 12 General ledger #11, Section 1, folios 599-999 (with index)
1890
Volume: L 13 General ledger #11, Section 2, folios 1000-1399
1899
Volume: L 14 General ledger #12, Section 1, folios 500-999 (with index)
1891
Volume: L 15 General ledger #12, Section 2, folios 1000-1399
1891
Volume: L 16 Private accounts ledger #1 (with index)
1892-1893
Volume: L 17 [Private accounts ledger #2] (with index)
Undated
Volume: L 18 Private accounts ledger #3, folios 1-499
1897-1899
Volume: L 19 Private accounts ledger #4, folios 1-499
1900-1902
Volume: L 20 Private accounts ledger #5, folios 1-499 (with index)
1903-1905
Volume: L 21 Private accounts ledger #6, folios 1-399
1906-1909
Volume: L 22 Private accounts ledger #7, folios 1-399
1909-1911
Volume: L 23 Private accounts ledger #8 (with index)
Undated
Volume: L 24 Private accounts ledger #9 (with index)
Undated
Volume: L 25 Private accounts ledger #10 (with index)
Undated
Volume: L 26 Private accounts ledger #11 (with index)
Undated
Volume: L 27 Profit and loss account ledger #1, folios 1-399
1911-1913
Volume: L 28 Profit and loss account ledger #2, folios 1-399
1913-1915
Volume: L 29 Profit and loss account ledger #3, folios 1-439
1915-1916
Volume: L 30 Profit and loss account ledger #3, folios 1-476
1917-1918
Volume: L 31 Profit and loss account ledger #4, folios 1-444
1919-1920
Volume: L 32 Profit and loss account ledger #5, folios 1-438
1921-1922
Volume: L 33 Profit and loss account ledger #6, folios 1-438
1923-1924
Volume: L 34 Profit and loss account ledger #7. folios 1-440
1925-1926
Volume: L 35 Profit and loss account ledger #8, folios 1-430
1927-1928
Volume: L 36 General ledger
1928

Subseries B. Other Financial and Business Records (1898-1934), 1898-1934. 4.0 Linear feet 1 document box, 5 non-document boxes, 12 oversize folders, 9 volumes

Scope and Content

The subseries includes volumes and loose materials that document the financial condition of Brown Brothers & Co., and W.A. Harriman, including ledger sheets, account books, and trial balances; salary books and partnership accounts; documentation of internal business practices including powers of attorney and statements of non-interest by employees in accounts handled by them on behalf of customers; as well as external documents including individual and institutional customers' statements, transit documents, and receipts.

The specie shipment folders include information on the movement of barrels of gold coins from Brown Brothers & Co. in New York to Brown Shipley & Co. in Liverpool via steamship. This currency transportation, on vessels including those of the White Star, Imlay Imbrie & Co., and Cunard Lines, ensured the correction of account balances between the houses and a more even foreign exchange.

The Partnership Journal (Volume 18) provides details of the 1926 unlimited liability partnership among W. Averell Harriman, E. Roland Harriman, and G.H. Walker "for the carrying on of a private banking business".

The statements of non-interest were in brittle wrappers marked "vault deposit", which have been preservation photocopied. Accompanying these records is documentation of other business-related records housed at one time in various company vaults.

Arrangement

The specie shipment materials consisted of a disbound volume in which were interleaved many loose pages. The latter are now foldered separately and identified by the date of the pages at which they were originally found.

The 1898 and 1919 unbound materials were originally each collected into cardboard folders. The 1898 materials were not identified further and have been arranged by city of the office or agency that created them. The 1919 materials were organized into folders, the titles of which are retained here, and are ordered by their city of origin. The box numbers are out of order because of the varying sizes of materials.

The volumes are arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 87 Folder : 9 Specie shipments
1866 May 18 - 1899 February
Box: 87 Folder : 10 Specie shipments: loose materials
1872 July 11 - 1887 September 10
Box: 88 Folder : 1 Specie shipments: separated materials
1888 December 15 - 1896 February 14; undated
Box: 57 Folder : 6 Boston: annual accounts
1898
Box: 57 Folder : 7 London: annual accounts
1898
Box: 57 Folder : 8 New York: balance sheets
1898
Box: 57 Folder : 9 New York: profit and loss statement; general investments
1898
Box: 57 Folder : 10 Private account; credits issued, all agencies
1898
Box: 88 Folder : 2 Blank powers of attorney to transfer stock
1928, 1930
Box: 88 Folder : 3 Statements of non-interest W.A. Harriman & Co.
1928, 1930
Box: 88 Folder : 4 Blank declarations of non-interest signed by Harry L. Wills, James Yuille, Reginald Martine, Harry S. Rhame, Harry A. Stevenson
1929
Box: 88 Folder : 5 Blank declarations of non-interest for Milton J. Morphett
1929
Box: 88 Folder : Blank declarations of non-interest signed by Robert Bruel, Elbert Twaddell, Harry L. Wills, Allen D. Hauser, Harold J. Shattuck
1929
Box: 88 Folder : 7 Blank powers of attorney to transfer stock, signed by Cletus H. Ollier
1929, 1930
Box: 88 Folder : 8 Blank declarations of non-interest signed by John E. Woods
1930, 1931
Box: 88 Folder : 9 List of items in vault
1930, 1951
Box: 88 Folder : 10 Blank declarations of non-interest signed by James Yuille
1931
Box: 88 Folder : 11 Blank declarations of non-interest signed by Reginald Martine, Byron A. LaForge, Elbert A. Twaddell
1931
Box: 88 Folder : 12 Declarations of non-interest
1933, 1934
Box: 89 Folder : 1 Declarations of non-interest signed by William Siebel
1941
Box: OS 10 Folder : 2 Boston: sundry accounts
1918 June - 1919 December
Box: OS 10 Folder : 3 London: trial balances
1898 April, September
Box: OS 10 Folder : 4 London: sundry accounts 1919
1919 March - April
Box: OS 10 Folder : 5 New York: ledger; investment and private ledger accounts
1898
Box: OS 10 Folder : 6 New York: 1919 quarterly statements of operating expenses, profit and loss, analysis of resources and liabilities
1919 March - June
Box: OS 10 Folder : 7 New York: 1920 quarterly summaries of operating expenses, income, condensed, firm investments profit and loss, analysis of resources and liabilities
1919 June - 1920 September
Box: OS 10 Folder : 8 New York: 1921 quarterly summaries of operating expenses, income, condensed, firm investments profit and loss, analysis of resources and liabilities
1921 March - June
Box: OS 10 Folder : 9 Philadelphia: sundry accounts
1898
Box: OS 10 Folder : 10 Philadelphia: sundry accounts 1919
1919 January - July
Box: OS 10 Folder : 11 Philadelphia: 1919 quarterly summaries of operating expenses, income, condensed, analysis of resources and liabilities
1919 January - 1920 January
Box: OS 10 Folder : 12 Philadelphia: 1920 quarterly summaries of operating expenses, income, condensed, analysis of resources and liabilities
1920 July - October
Box: OS 10 Folder : 13 Philadelphia: 1921 quarterly summaries of operating expenses, income, condensed, analysis of resources and liabilities
1921 April - July
Volume: 13 Salary book
1865-1914
Volume: 14 Salary book
1866 July - 1927 February
Volume: 15 Salary list
1887-1909
Volume: 16 Customer accounts
1887-1922
Volume: 17 Salary book
1899-1913
Volume: 18 Partnership journal
1926-1931
Volume: 19 Certificates of deposit receipt book
1926-1934
Volume: 20 Statements due to banks and individuals (W. A. Harriman & Co.)
1927 March - December
Volume: 21 Statements due to banks and individuals (W. A. Harriman & Co.)
1928 October - December

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Series IV. Business Transaction Records (1910-1968). 2.6 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 14 volumes)

Scope and Content

While Series II. Annual Reports and Statements of Condition and Series III. Financial and Business Records document primarily the internal accounting transactions and financial condition of Brown Brothers Harriman's precursor companies, this series documents a few of the firms' external financial activities and interests. It includes records of stocks sold in the Wall & Hanover Street Realty Company; correspondence with individuals and organizations who purchased Russian ruble war loans in 1916, and with the International Bank of Commerce of Petrograd (some of which is in French), which held the bonds; bonds issued for foreign corporations and governments in the period 1925-1930; records of underwriting syndicates for the purchase of stocks and bonds in which Harriman Ripley & Co., Inc., did and did not participate (including some of the bond issues documented in Volumes 22-34) from the late 1920s through the 1940s; minutes of the Finance Committee of Caledonian Insurance Company; and correspondence related to Frederick Dumaine's challenge to the purchase of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad in 1968.

Volumes 23-34 were bound by the firm and include carbon copies of letters and telegrams, photostats of bond documents, and original printed offerings. Volumes 32 and 33 are identical duplicates.

The syndicate records consist predominantly of filled out (typed or handwritten) preprinted file cards arranged in tabbed alphabetical order by the name of the company or municipality offering being underwritten. They include details of prices paid, dates of offering and expiration, and selling commissions received.

The Delaware & Hudson-related correspondence appears to have come from the files of John B. Madden, a Brown Brothers Harriman partner who had served since 1964 as a manager of the Delaware & Hudson Company (a holding entity) and a director of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Corporation.

Historical Note

The Wall and Hanover Street Realty Company was constituted after the death of James Brown to capitalize the property on which Brown Brothers & Co.'s headquarters stood, at 59 Wall Street, in order to distribute shares to his many heirs and other parties.

To finance the enormous debt it had incurred during World War I, the Russian imperial government issued bonds in 1916, some of which which were handled by Brown Brothers on behalf of individual and institutional customers.

The investment banking firm Harriman Ripley & Co., Inc. (originally called Brown Harriman and Co. but renamed in 1938 to avoid confusion) was formed in 1934 after the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 mandated the separation of investment and commercial banking activities of individual firms. Its initial officers were four Brown Brothers Harriman partners and associates from National City Bank's securities affiliate.

Brown Brothers Harriman partner Knight Woolley was a director of Caledonian Insurance Company beginning in the 1930s. He served later as chair of its Finance Committee, to which the bank acted as investment advisor.

In 1968, Delaware & Hudson Railroad's president and largest individual stockholder, Frederick Dumaine, Jr., unsuccessfully opposed a plan to sell the railroad to the Norfolk & Western Railroad, which move was supported by Delware & Hudson directors including Brown Brothers Harriman partners John B. Madden and E. Roland Harriman. The plan was intitially suggested by the Interstate Commerce Commission in an effort to balance the East Coast rail monopoly occasioned by the previous merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads.

Arrangement

The volumes are arranged chronologically, as are the foldered materials except as noted otherwise here.

The Russian ruble bond materials are often organized alphabetically within folders by name of correspondent, as noted on the folder labels.

The syndicate records consist predominantly of alphabetized runs of cards, which are arranged chronologically in different sized boxes from other materials in the series.

Some of the Delaware & Hudson materials were originally foldered chronologically and those designations have been retained. More than half of the material was not originally organized and has been arranged by subject and then chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 89 Folder : 2 Foreign Bond Department cables
1916 January - June
Box: 89 Folder : 3 Russian ruble bonds: correspondence with Banque Internationale de Commerce de Petrograd
1916 January - August
Box: 89 Folder : 4 Russian ruble bonds: securities sheets with account details
1916 March - 1921 July
Box: 89 Folder : 5 Russian ruble bonds: letters confirming sale of all orders - correspondents A-F
1916 April 1 - September 1
Box: 89 Folder : 6 Russian ruble bonds: letters confirming sale of all orders - correspondents G-W
1916 April 1 - September 1
Box: 89 Folder : 7 Russian ruble bonds: correspondence covering orders on file - First National City Bank
1916 April 1 - September 16
Box: 89 Folder : 8 Russian ruble bonds: sale amounts and dates by customer
1916 April - October
Box: 89 Folder : 9 Russian ruble bonds: First National Bank correspondence
1916 June - 1917 March
Box: 89 Folder : 10 Russian ruble bonds: items selected as interesting by Sarah B. Brown, 1964
1916 June - 1917 May
Box: 90 Folder : 1 Russian ruble bonds: unclassified correspondence and securities sheets
1916 June - 1917 August
Box: 90 Folder : 2 Russian ruble bonds: amounts held in Petrograd
1916 July - September
Box: 90 Folder : 3 Russian ruble bonds: releases from liability - correspondents A - V
1916 July - October
Box: 90 Folder : 4 Russian ruble bonds: Foreign Bond department cables
1916 July - December
Box: 90 Folder : 5 Ruble cable engagements
1916 August - October
Box: 90 Folder : 6 Russian ruble bonds: sale amounts and dates by customer
1916 August - November
Box: 90 Folder : 7 Russian ruble bonds: lists of foreign bonds to be delivered upon receipt
1916 August - 1917 January
Box: 90 Folder : 8 Russian ruble bonds: translation of Russian loan wording; correspondence with Banque International de Commerce de Petrograd
1916 August - 1918 May
Box: 90 Folder : 9 Russian ruble bonds: correspondence with Banque Internationale de Commerce de Petrograd
1916 September - December
Box: 90 Folder : 10 Russian ruble bonds: due bills - issued
1916 September - 1919 February
Box: 90 Folder : 11 Russian ruble bonds: correspondence covering orders on file - First National Bank
1916 September 1 - 1917 March 31
Box: 90 Folder : 12 Russian ruble bonds: correspondence confirming sales
1916 September - 1917 March
Box: 90 Folder : 13 Russian ruble bonds: Foreign Bond Department memoranda
1916 September - 1917 May
Box: 90 Folder : 14 Russian ruble bonds: due letters sent
1916 October
Box: 90 Folder : 15 Russian ruble bonds: internal memoranda; lists of disposition; transfer receipts
1916 October - 1917 August
Box: 90 Folder : 16 Russian ruble bonds: receipt copies; disposal lists
1916 October - December
Box: 90 Folder : 17 Russian ruble bonds: correspondence with Banque Internationale de Commerce de Petrograd
1917 January 20 - 1918 May 15
Box: 90 Folder : 18 Russian ruble bonds: correspondence
1917 February - July
Box: 91 Folder : 1 Syndicate commitments
1930-1931
Box: 91 Folder : 2 Syndicate records, by name of underwriter
1934-1939
Box: 91 Folder : 3 Delaware & Hudson: acquisition candidates - research and notes
1967 July - October
Box: 91 Folder : 4 Delaware & Hudson: proposals, correspondence
1967 November - December
Box: 91 Folder : 5 Delaware & Hudson: general proposals
1968 January
Box: 91 Folder : 6 Delaware & Hudson: legal bills and correspondence, notes
1968 January
Box: 91 Folder : 7 Delaware & Hudson: corrrespondence and notes
1968 January - March
Box: 91 Folder : 8 Delaware & Hudson: Bangor Punta draft reorganization plan
1968 February 15
Box: 91 Folder : 9 Delaware & Hudson: merger-related correspondence
1968 February
Box: 91 Folder : 10 Delaware & Hudson: reports, drafts, correspondence
1968 February - March
Box: 91 Folder : 11 Delaware & Hudson: correspondence about shareholder meeting
1968 February - May
Box: 91 Folder : 12 Delaware & Hudson: correspondence and clippings
1968 March - April
Box: 91 Folder : 13 Delaware & Hudson: Amoskeag information, notes
1968 March - May
Box: 91 Folder : 14 Delaware & Hudson: corporate and Frederick Dumaine mailings
1968 April 15, 19
Box: 92 Folder : 1 Delaware & Hudson: shareholder and trustee information, notes
1968 April - May
Box: 92 Folder : 2 Delaware & Hudson: stockholder information, notes
1968 May
Box: 92 Folder : 3 Delaware & Hudson: shareholder appeals, correspondence; meeting results
1968 May - July
Box: 92 Folder : 4 Delaware & Hudson: deal completion
1968 June - July
Box: 93 Syndicate records, A-J
1914-1931
Box: 94 Syndicate records, K-Z
1914-1931
Box: 95 Syndicate records, A-N
1920-1932
Box: 96 Syndicate records, O-Z, 1920-1932; bond issues, 1926-1930; offerings underwritten by Brown Brothers, 1927-1931; card drafts, 1934-1936; equipment trusts, 1936-1943; syndicate records, A-L, 1940-1944
1920-1944
Box: 97 Syndicate records, M-Z, 1940-1944
1940-1944
Box: OS 8 Folder : 15 Russian ruble bonds: account sheets
1916 April - December
Box: OS 9 Folder : 9 Delaware & Hudson: investments
1968 January
Box: OS 12 Folder : 1 Delaware & Hudson: common stock comparison of various conglomerates
1968
Volume: 22 Completed and blank stock certificates, Wall & Hanover Street Realty Company
1910 September 30 - 1920 March 22
Volume: 23 Danish financings
1925-1926
Volume: 24 Free State of Prussia issue of $20 million 6½% sinking fund gold bonds
1926
Volume: 25 Free State of Prussia issue of $30 million 6% sinking gold fund bonds
1927
Volume: 26 Mortgage Bank of the Kingdom of Denmark; Danish consolidated municipal loan
1927-1928
Volume: 27 Hamburg Elevated, Underground, & Street Railway Company
1927-1928
Volume: 28 City of Berlin 30 year 6% external sinking gold bond fund
1928
Volume: 29 Dept. of Akershus (Norway) issue of $8 million 35 year 5% external sinking fund gold bonds
1928
Volume: 30 Chilean consolidated municipal loan
1929
Volume: 31 City of Hanover (Germany) $3.5 million 10 year external 7% convertible gold bonds
1929
Volume: 32 City of Bergen (Norway) $1.9 million 19 year 5% external sinking fund gold bonds
1930
Volume: 33 City of Bergen (Norway) $1.9 million 19 year 5% external sinking fund gold bonds
1930
Volume: 34 City of Helsingfors (Finland) $5 million 6 month 8% external gold note; $8 million 30 year external sinking fund gold bonds
1930
Volume: 35 Caledonian Insurance Company: minutes of Finance Committee meetings
1949 December 19 - 1956 December 18

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Series V. Partners' Papers (1859-1966). 7.8 Linear feet 14.5 document boxes, 34 volumes

Scope and Contents

The series includes material generated by five Brown Brothers partners who were also interrelated (see Biographical Note). Some of these individuals are also represented in Subseries I.C.vi. Partners.

James Brown and Robert A. Lovett's materials in this series are exclusively business-related; material from the other partners in this series documents mostly personal and some business-related activities.

Biographical Note

John Crosby Brown (1838-1909) was the son of Brown Brothers & Co. founder and partner James Brown (1791-1877). Among John Crosby Brown's six children was partner Thatcher M. Brown (1876-1954).

James Brown (1863-1935) was the son of George Hunter Brown (1835-1900), the older brother of John Crosby Brown. James Brown's daughter, Adele Quartley Brown (1899-1986), married Robert A. Lovett (1895-1986) in 1919. James Brown was John Crosby Brown's nephew and a cousin of both Moreau Delano and Thatcher M. Brown.

John Crosby Brown's wife, Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown (1842-1918), was the sister of Sarah Magoun Adams (b. 1847), who married Brown Brothers partner Eugene Delano (1844-1920) in 1872. Their son, partner Moreau Delano (1877-1936), was therefore a nephew of John Crosby Brown and a first cousin of Thatcher M. Brown.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in four subseries in alphabetical order by partners' names. Some of the items were marked with Kouwenhoven's People or Subject designations but are included in this series to be grouped with other similar materials.

The James Brown and Robert A. Lovett diaries were originally housed in ring binders. Materials have been removed and foldered in acid-free boxes: any relevant information from the binders was photocopied onto acid-free paper and precedes the material it describes.

Robert A. Lovett's 1947-1949 diary is available on microfilm and will be presented in that format.

Subseries A. James Brown Papers (1910-1930). 1.0 Linear feet 2.5 document boxes

Scope and Content

The diaries document the range of contacts Brown had with other bankers (including J.P. Morgan partner Edward Stettinius), business executives, and elected officials during the 1910s and 1920s, through negotiations and loans in Nicaragua, the course of World War I and postwar financing and reconstruction in Europe, and the 1920s economic boom.

The 1917-1919 diary ends with list of "prominent personages met by Mr. James Brown during 1919," detailing treasury and finance officials of European and North and South American businesses and governments whom he met while traveling to Paris, Belgium, Germany, Spain, and London.

The early 1920s entries include frequent references to the Mercantile Bank of the Americas, which was chartered in Connecticut to carry on banking activities outside the United States including in Nicaragua; and to meetings with government officials and journalists regarding the Congressional inquiry into the Nicaraguan loans.

The 1929 diary begins in April, after Brown had spent the first months of the year in Florida.

Biographical Note

James Brown (1863-1935) was senior partner of Brown Brothers & Co. when it negotiated a loan to the Republic of Nicaragua in 1912, at the request of the United States government. The objective was to effect currency reform, overhaul the Pacific Railway, and establish a national bank, of which Brown served as president from 1912 to 1914. Congress later opened inquiries into the loans and their dissemination as part of a general review of so-called Dollar Diplomacy. He was instrumental in arranging the first dollar (rather than sterling) denominated commercial export syndicate credits through the Bank of France in 1915. During World War I he represented American bankers at negotiations with European governments regarding wartime financing, conferring with Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George, Bank of England governor Lord Cunliffe, and representatives of European banking concerns.

Arrangement

The 1910 to 1917 diaries are handwritten (some in pencil that is difficult to decipher), interspersed with typed minutes and proceedings from meetings of Brown Brothers & Co.'s Policy Committee until 1912, and paginated to page 68. A note in the diary after this page in Brown's hand reads "In November 1913 there being but three active partners it was decided to meet every day at 10.30 - in other words to resume the Policy Committee meetings that had fallen into disuse since Mr. Duanes death [in 1912]./ I began the practice of noting the subjects discussed without attempting to record the discussion in detail." These entries were indexed by Patricia Hoban for the Historical Files, by page number through 1913 and by date for the unpaginated entries through 1917.

The succeeding diaries are typewritten, paginated consecutively from year to year, and indexed; the index precedes each diary as it did in the original ring binders.

"Odd notes from J.B's diaries" is in an unidentified hand and was found with the original binders; it has been added preceding the run of diaries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 92 Folder : 5 "Odd notes from J.B.'s diaries"
Undated
Box: 92 Folder : 6 Diary 1910-1917: index
1910-1917
Box: 92 Folder : 7 Diary 1910-1917
1910 December 15 - 1917 March 12
Box: 92 Folder : 7 Diary 1917-1919: index
1917-1919
Box: 92 Folder : 9 Diary 1917-1919
1917 November 9 - 1919 September 26
Box: 92 Folder : 10 Diary 1917-1919
1919 September 26 - December 31
Box: 92 Folder : 11 Diary, European trip, 1919 - index
1919
Box: 92 Folder : 12 Diary, European trip 1919
1919 January 25 - April 9
Box: 98 Folder : 1 Diary 1920: index
1920
Box: 98 Folder : 2 Diary 1920
1920 January 2 - December 28
Box: 98 Folder : 3 Diary 1921: index
1921
Box: 98 Folder : 4 Diary 1921
1921 January 17 - December 29
Box: 98 Folder : 5 Diary 1922: index
1922
Box: 98 Folder : 6 Diary 1922
1922 January 3 - December 26
Box: 98 Folder : 7 Diary 1923: index
1923
Box: 98 Folder : 8 Diary 1923
1923 January 5 - 1924 January 2
Box: 98 Folder : 9 Diary 1924: index
1924
Box: 98 Folder : 10 Diary 1924
1924 January 8 - December 31
Box: 98 Folder : 11 Diary 1925: index
1925
Box: 98 Folder : 12 Diary 1925
1925 January 2 - December 29
Box: 99 Folder : 1 Diary 1926: index
1926
Box: 99 Folder : 2 Diary 1926
1926 January 7 - December 27
Box: 99 Folder : 3 Diary 1927: index
1927
Box: 99 Folder : 4 Diary 1927
1927 January 10 - December 29
Box: 99 Folder : 5 Diary 1928: index
1928
Box: 99 Folder : 6 Diary 1928
1928 January 3 - 1929 January 2
Box: 99 Folder : 7 Diary 1929-1930: index
1929-1930
Box: 99 Folder : 8 Diary 1929-1930
1929 April 11 - 1930 August 6

Subseries B. John Crosby Brown Papers (1859-1918). 1.3 Linear feet (2 folders, 29 volumes)

Scope and Content

The subseries includes some of John Crosby Brown's transcribed letters, account books, as well as three journals and account books of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown.

The scrapbook of botanical specimens (Volume 36) includes pressed leaves and flowers, each identified with its name and location, from Brown's trip to Europe and the Middle East in 1859-1860. Two unmounted stereograph images in various exposures found loose in this volume have been removed to Subseries VIII.A. Assorted Visual Materials. The volume was donated to the Historical Files in 1966 by John Crosby Brown's grandson, John Crosby Brown Moore.

The letters in Volume 37 are typed transcripts, organized by the writer's last name and bound with a table of contents and some photographs pasted in. It is annotated in pencil in John Kouwenhoven's hand, indicating in some places where the original of a transcribed letter can be found in the Historical Files.

Volumes 38-40 show labels from a stationer in Liverpool, where Brown worked at Brown Shipley & Co. before returning to join Brown Brothers & Co. in New York as a partner in 1864. Inserted in Volume 40 is a note in Kouwenhoven's hand listing important references to be picked up from the volume's contents.

Volumes 44 and 54 appear to be from the family's home Brighthurst, in Orange, New Jersey: they include expenditures for livestock and feed, as well as a gardener's wages.

Volumes 45, 47, 48, 50, and 59 include details of Mrs. Adams' assets (including stocks and real estate holdings) and income, and show some of her expenditures for musical instruments in what would be donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1899 as the Crosby Brown Collection.

John Crosby Brown died in 1909; the notebooks that extend beyond that date show entries in a different hand.

Biographical Note

John Crosby Brown (1838-1909) became a partner of Brown Brothers & Co. in New York in 1864, after having worked in the Liverpool offices of Brown Shipley & Co. He had planned a career as a minister, but following the early deaths of his brothers James Alexander (killed, age 23, in a shooting accident) and William Benedict (drowned, age 29, aboard Arctic) he instead pursued a career in the family business. He served on the boards of many insurance companies and, like his father James Brown and father-in-law Dr. William Adams, was a lifelong supporter of Union Theological Seminary whose Adams Chapel he endowed with his wife Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 99 Folder : 9 European expenses: three notebooks
1881, 1882, 1889
Box: 99 Folder : 10 European expenses: three notebooks
1889, 1891-1895
Box: 99 Folder : 11 New Jersey Supreme Court briefs; last will and testament
[1901]; 1906 January 5
Box: OS 11 Folder : 2 Metropolitan Museum of Art certificates: patron, fellow in perpetuity
1870, 1901
Volume: 36 Scrapbook of pressed plants and flowers
1859-1860
Volume: 37 "Side Lights on the Civil War from Family Letters"
1860-1865
Volume: 38 Stock holding accounts
1861-1871
Volume: 39 Private accounts
1861-1871
Volume: 40 Accounts
1861-1894
Volume: 41 Monthly accounts
1868-1885
Volume: 42 Household and charity expenses
1872-1899
Volume: 43 Private ledger
1874-1902
Volume: 44 Household expenses
1875-1895
Volume: 45 Investment expense accounts, Mary E. Brown
1876-1878
Volume: 46 End of year balances, New York
1878-1893
Volume: 47 Mary E. Brown "Ledger containing particulars of investment"
1879-1893
Volume: 48 Mary E. Brown "Book containing particulars of personal and other expenses"
1880-1899
Volume: 49 Daily accounts
1885-1894
Volume: 50 "Securities held by Mrs. Mary E. Brown"
1886-1917
Volume: 51 Annual and monthly accounts
1894-1909
Volume: 52 Daily accounts
1895-1899
Volume: 53 Income and expenses; stock, real estate, James Brown trust
1895-1917
Volume: 54 Household accounts
1896-1909
Volume: 55 Income, stock, and other accounts
1896-1909
Volume: 56 Daily accounts
1900-1902
Volume: 57 Charity and household expenses
1900-1909
Volume: 58 Expense account
1903-1908
Volume: 59 Mary E.A. Brown accounts and income
1906-1918

Subseries C. Thatcher M. Brown Papers (1890-1966). 4.5 Linear feet 10 ms. boxes and 4 volumes

Scope and Content

The subseries includes correspondence and records to do with Thatcher Brown's extended family, including his executorship for various of their wills; business records from his lifelong work for Brown Brothers & Co. and Brown Brothers Harriman; and personal financial records, including checkbooks and tax returns for him and his wife Caro Noyes Brown.

Biographical Note

As well as serving as a senior member of Brown Brothers & Co. and the first senior partner of Brown Brothers Harriman, Thatcher Brown was active in a variety of business and charitable organizations.

He served on Union Theological Seminary's Board of Directors starting in 1908, and was its president from 1936 to 1947; and as director of Yale University's Alumni Fund and its chairman in 1919-1920. From 1907-1946 he was a member of Presbyterian Hospital's Board of Managers, for which in 1925 he chaired a campaign committee for the hospital's contributions to the $10 million fund for Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was also an elder of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Among his corporate director- and trusteeships were Commercial Union Group, Prudential Insurance Company of London, Sun Insurance Company, Skandia Insurance Company of Stockholm, and Bank of Savings of New York. The precursor of Royal Insurance Company, The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, held its first meeting in January 1851 in the offices of Brown Brothers & Co., of which Thatcher Brown's grandfather James was a partner who served as a director of the insurance company. Thatcher Brown and his father, James Brown's son John Crosby Brown, likewise served as directors of the firm.

Arrangement

The materials were originally organized into personal correspondence, business correspondence, financial/tax documents, and a box of culled correspondence individually labeled in an unidentified hand. That order has been preserved, except where changes were necessary for clarity, with division into three subseries.

Subseries C.i. Personal and Family Materials includes personal correspondence of both Thatcher and Caro Noyes Brown, as well as to do with their apartment at 139 east 79th street, Thatcher Brown's estate work for family members including his wife Caro and his brother James Crosby Brown, club memberships, and charitable work for various institutions.

Subseries C.ii. Business Records includes records related to Thatcher Brown's nonfamily business interests, including estates work, and correspondence with Brown Brothers & Co. and Brown Brothers Harriman. Financial records related only to Thatcher Brown's business interests are included here.

Subseries C.iii. Financial Records includes personal checks and checkbooks of Thatcher and Caro Noyes Brown (mostly from accounts used to pay charitable contributions), tax preparation documents and returns, and financial records related to the estate and trusts under the will of Caro Noyes Brown.

Subseries C.i. Personal and Family Materials (1890-1966)

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes personal and family-related correspondence and other records of both Thatcher and Caro Noyes Brown.

Caro Noyes's letters from her 1898-1899 trip to Liverpool, London, Paris, Rouen, Naples, Rome, and Switzerland include drawings in her hand of purchases of clothes and accessories, a description of the funeral of French President Faure, and a pressed edelweiss from Pontresina, in the Swiss Alps. The letters, which are occasionally annotated in red in another hand, mention various Delano family members (to whom she was related through her mother and would also later be through her husband), and include a letter from Susan Delano thanking Mr. Noyes for the loan of his daughters.

Her letters from Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, and a dance card with the names of both Thatcher and James Crosby Brown, indicate that she knew both brothers while they attended Yale University in nearby New Haven.

The letters of Montagu Norman, who was a Brown Brothers partner and Governor of the Bank of England, to Caro Noyes Brown are affectionate and often apologetic for not having written sooner. After 1933, letters from his wife Priscilla include descriptions of life in pre-war and wartime Britain. The correspondence was used by Sir Henry Clay in researching his 1957 biography Lord Norman and includes notes from Clay at that time.

Letters during World War II to Thatcher and Caro Brown from Gertrude Balfour (1877-1970), who was Montagu Norman's sister and the wife of Scottish botanist Alistair Balfour (1873-1945), have text cut out where they were redacted by the censor.

Much of Thatcher Brown's personal material pertains to the estates of family members for whom he served as executor, including his brother James Crosby Brown, cousin Moreau Delano, and wife Caro Noyes Brown. As part of his brother's estate, Thatcher Brown donated the Pasque Island property deeds to Dukes County Historical Society (now the Martha's Vineyard Museum) and sold the property to then Massachusetts Governor Forbes. He corresponded extensively with family members and with staff at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, regarding the upkeep and improvement of various family plots there.

The correspondence with his brother William Adams Brown is mostly to do with managing the latter's investments, but also discusses a loan of their mother Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown's instruments from the Metropolitan Museum. William Adams Brown's 1933 letters after a visit to Germany record his impressions of the political and economic situation there and include some newspaper clippings in German.

Correspondence with his son Daniel Noyes Brown is likewise mostly to do with investments, but the 1943 letters detail Daniel's experience while serving in the military in North Africa.

An English impression of the impending war is provided in the 1939 letters from Edward Clifton-Brown; his wartime letters record conditions on the home front as well as the whereabouts of various family members and firm employees.

Thatcher Brown's personal involvement with fundraising and other efforts for charitable institutions in around New York City is reflected in the records for the Building Fund of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church; during his service as treasurer of 1st Presbyterian Church in Rumson, New Jersey; and with St. Cloud Church, where his mother had had a marker installed after the demolition of a spring house provided by her husband John Crosby Brown. The church's Men's Club had been established with funds from the John Crosby Brown estate.

Thatcher and Caro Brown initially rented an apartment at 139 east 79th street, which was later converted to a cooperative plan. Thatcher Brown helped to form that plan, served on the building's Board, and Mrs. Brown owned half of the proprietary lease on the commercial property on the building's ground floor.

Chester Jay Hunt was a Yale classmate (1897) of Thatcher Brown's who wrote many letters detailing his financial woes while running a bulb-growing company and later about the inadequacies of his New Jersey state pension. Thatcher Brown assisted him with job possibilities, took up a collection for his benefit from Yale classmates, loaned him money, and made frequent gifts of cash and checks. He also corresponded extensively over the same period with fellow Yale Fund class agent George Parmly Day about the class's charitable efforts on behalf of Hunt.

In 1950, Brown had privately printed and distributed Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950, a continuation of his father's account of the firm's first 100 years. Copies of the book that were with the related correspondence are now included in Series X. Published Material.

Caro Noyes Brown's bride's book (Volume 60) for her June 3, 1904, marriage in St. Paul, Minnesota, includes signatures of ushers and bridesmaids from the Adams, Moore, Coe, Brown, and Delano families. Her 1929 diary (Volume 61) is from a trip to South America, during which her husband was guest of honor at dinner given by the Mayor of Lima, Peru (see illustration on p. 195 of Partners in Banking).

The household inventory in Volume 62 is illustrated with pencil sketches of individual items and annotated with their location in Thatcher Brown's homes (775 Park Avenue in 1932; 139 east 79th Street in 1943), purchase prices, provenance, and any disposition after sale.

Biographical Note

Thatcher Brown served as executor, financial and investment advisor, and banker for many members of the extended Brown, Delano, and Noyes families, including his cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A son of John Crosby Brown, Thatcher Brown's siblings were William Adams Brown (1865-1943), Eliza Coe Brown (called Bessie, 1868-1959), Mary Magoun Brown (1869-1962), James Crosby Brown (1872-1930), and Amy Brighthurst Brown (1878-1960).

In 1892, William Adams Brown (1865-1943) married Helen Gilman Noyes, whose sister Caro Lord Noyes would marry Thatcher Brown in 1904. William and Helen Noyes Brown's children were John Crosby Brown (1892-1950), William Adams Brown (1894-1957), Winthrop Gilman Brown (1907-1987), and Helen Adams Brown (1910-1928). In 1936 William Adams Brown retired after 40 years on the faculty at Union Theological Seminary.

Eliza Coe Brown married Edward Caldwell Moore (b. 1857) in 1887 and their three children were Dorothea May Moore (1884-1995), who in 1941 married Arthur Burkhard (1891-1973); John Crosby Brown Moore (1897-1993), principal of the architectural firm of Dunham and Moore in New York City; and Elizabeth Ripley Moore (1907-1983).

Mary Magoun Brown trained as a nurse at Presbyterian Hospital and began her career in 1899 on the staff of the Henry Street Settlement Visiting Nursing. She retired in 1951 after 50 years of service.

James Crosby Brown died unexpectedly in 1930, leaving a large and complicated estate valued, even after the stock market crash of 1929, at over $1.5 million, and of which Thatcher Brown was executor. It included Clifton Wynyates, a 194 acre property in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, as well as land on Pasque Island, Massachusetts. After his death, his widow moved from the Pennsylvania property, and by 1933 it was being subdivided by developers Durham and James.

In 1898 James Crosby Brown had married Mary Agnes Hewlett (1875-1919) and had two sons: James Crosby Brown (called Crosby, 1903-1965) and Alexander Crosby Brown (called Alec, 1905-1993). In 1921, he married Aurelia Gladys Pomeroy Jenkins (1883-1938), the widow of a Yale classmate and mother of Allston Jenkins (called Allie, 1903-1994). The guardian of their daughter, Aurelia Clifton Brown (called Thistle, b. 1925), after her mother's death was her half-brother Allston (who was also executor of his mother's estate), and she lived at one time with her uncle Thatcher Brown.

Amy Brighthurst Brown (1878-1960) married Henry Lockwood de Forest (1875-1954) in 1899 and had three children: May de Forest (1902-1990); Emily Johnston de Forest (1903-1977), whose second husband was Leslie Tillotson Webster (1893-1943); and Robert Weeks de Forest, who died at birth in September, 1909. Henry Lockwood de Forest's sister Frances Emily (b. 1878) was the wife of William Adams Walker Stewart.

Caro Lord Noyes Brown's (1876-1947) mother, Helen Gilman Noyes, was the sister of Serena Hale Davenport. Caro and Thatcher Brown's three children were Moreau Delano Brown (1905-1974), who became a Brown Brothers Harriman partner in 1939; Daniel Noyes Brown (1906-1985), who trained as a physician at Columbia University; and Thatcher Magoun Brown (1908-1983).

The children of Thatcher Brown's maternal aunt and uncle Sarah Magoun Adams and Brown Brothers partner Eugene Delano included partner Moreau Delano (1877-1936; see Subseries I.C.vi. Partners); William Adams Delano (1874-1960), the architect of, among many other buildings, the Rockefeller estate Kykuit, Otto Kahn's Oheka, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Old Westbury studio; Caroline Delano (called Lina), who married Dr. Augustus B. Wadsworth and was the mother of Eugene Delano Wadsworth; Augustus Baldwin Wadsworth; and botanist and supporter of Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, Susan Adams Delano McKelvey (1883-1964).

In London, partner Edward Clifton-Brown (1870-1944; see Subseries I.C.vi. Partners) was a great-grandson of Sir William Brown (1784-1864,) who established the family firm in Liverpool. Edward's paternal uncle was London partner Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown (1844-1922; see Subseries I.C.vi. Partners); his son was Anthony Clifton-Brown (1903-1984).

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged chronologically; within the chronological arrangement, many of the subjects have multiple files bearing the same title, which are themselves organized chronologically.

Placed at the beginning of the series is an annotated inventory of the carton containing personal correspondence of Thatcher Brown, originally in the possession of his son Moreau D. Brown, from which these materials were taken.

Various blueprints of grave markers from Green-Wood Cemetery have been removed to oversized boxes listed at the end of the subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 99 Folder : 12 "Correspondence of Mr. Thatcher Brown": annotated list
Undated
Box: 99 Folder : 13 John Crosby Brown estate: agreements and heirs documents
1890-1918
Box: 99 Folder : 14 John Crosby Brown estate: will, executors' accounting, suit
1909, 1911, 1912
Box: 99 Folder : 15 Letters to Caro Noyes from her family; dance card
1894-1896
Box: 100 Folder : 1 Caro Noyes letters to her parents
1898 October 7 - 1899 August
Box: 100 Folder : 2 Thatcher M. Brown diary
1899 summer
Box: 100 Folder : 3 Letters to Caro Noyes Brown from Montagu Norman; 1952 cover letter from biographer Sir Henry Clay
1907-1933, 1952, undated
Box: 100 Folder : 4 St. Cloud Presbyterian Church, West Orange, NJ
1911-1951
Box: 100 Folder : 5 Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown estate: inventory of Seal Harbor cottage; appraisal and inventory of Brighthurst; 36 E. 37th street inventory
1912, undated
Box: 100 Folder : 6 Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown estate: settlement
1923
Box: 100 Folder : 7 James Crosby Brown estate: Philadelphia property at 4th and Chestnut streets
1920, 1930
Box: 100 Folder : 8 James Crosby Brown estate: partners' file correspondence with Philadelphia office
1929-1942
Box: 100 Folder : 9 James Crosby Brown estate: correspondence with Allston Jenkins
1930-1932
Box: 100 Folder : 10 James Crosby Brown estate: correspondence with Allston Jenkins
1933-1937
Box: 100 Folder : 11 James Crosby Brown estate: correspondence with Allston Jenkins
1938-1946
Box: 101 Folder : 1 James Crosby Brown estate: guardian account for Aurelia Clifton Brown
1931-1953
Box: 101 Folder : 2 James Crosby Brown estate: property settlements and sales
1934-1936
Box: 101 Folder : 3 James Crosby Brown estate: property settlements and sales
1937-1940
Box: 101 Folder : 4 James Crosby Brown estate: property settlements and sales
1941-1944
Box: 101 Folder : 5 James Crosby Brown estate: Ardmore property, correspondence with developers Durham and Irvine
Box: 101 Folder : 6 James Crosby Brown estate: donation of Pasque Island deed to Dukes County Historical Society; Forbes correspondence
1936, 1941
Box: 101 Folder : 7 James Crosby Brown estate: subdivision and sales, correspondence with real estate brokers Hirst & MacFarland
1936-1941, 1944
Box: 101 Folder : 8 James Crosby Brown estate: finances
1941-1949
Box: 101 Folder : 9 James Crosby Brown estate: settlement of amount due from Durham & Irvine
1944
Box: 101 Folder : 10 First Presbyterian Church, Rumson, New Jersey
1925-1926
Box: 102 Folder : 1 Grand jury service
1927-1946
Box: 102 Folder : 2 William Adams Brown
1931-1943
Box: 102 Folder : 3 Lincoln Warehouse: storage of car and personal items
1931-1947
Box: 102 Folder : 4 Eliza Coe Brown Moore
Box: 102 Folder : 5 59 Wall Street deed donation to Museum of the City of New York; New York Public Library Bulletin on Brown Brothers ledger donation
1932 March, 1936 June
Box: 102 Folder : 6 Alexander Crosby Brown
1932-1933, 1951
Box: 102 Folder : 7 Correspondence from Priscilla Norman; account of journey with enemy aliens
1933, 1938-1944
Box: 102 Folder : 8 Powers of attorney from and to Daniel Noyes Brown and Thatcher M. Brown, Jr.
1933, 1942, 1944, 1952
Box: 102 Folder : 9 Essex County Country Club; St. George's Society of New York
1934, 1944, 1952
Box: 102 Folder : 10 Moreau Delano estate
1936-1938
Box: 102 Folder : 11 Correspondence with Dr. John H. Cunningham about Pasque Island, Massachusetts
1938
Box: 102 Folder : 12 Dorothea May Moore
1938
Box: 102 Folder : 13 Caroline Delano Wadsworth
1938
Box: 102 Folder : 14 William Adams Delano
1938, 1952-1953
Box: 102 Drawer : 15 Susan Adams Delano McKelvey
1938-1953
Box: 102 Folder : 16 Edward Clifton-Brown
1939-1953
Box: 102 Folder : 17 Grove Reformed Church, Clifton, New Jersey: gift of John Crosby Brown property
1939-1949
Box: 102 Folder : 18 Serena Hale Davenport estate
1940-1942
Box: 102 Folder : 19 Union Theological Seminary; Harkness bequest
1940, 1945, 1947, 1950-1952
Box: 103 Folder : 1 Correspondence to Caro Noyes Brown from Gertrude Balfour
1941-1943
Box: 103 Folder : 2 Daniel Noyes Brown
1942-1949
Box: 103 Folder : 3 139 east 79th street: co-op conversion, leases
1942-1945
Box: 103 Folder : 4 139 east 79th street: correspondence with Brown, Wheelock, Harris, Stevens; New York Telephone Company
1942-1947
Box: 103 Folder : 5 139 east 79th street: rent and maintenance receipts
1943-1954
Box: 103 Folder : 6 139 east 79th street: store leases
1945 September
Box: 103 Folder : 7 139 east 79th street: co-op business
1945-1947
Box: 103 Folder : 8 139 east 79th street: co-op business
1946-1950
Box: 103 Folder : 9 139 east 79th street: co-op business
1951-1954
Box: 103 Folder : 10 Green-Wood Cemetery: Noyes and Brown family plots
1942-1950
Box: 103 Folder : 11 Montagu and Priscilla Norman; Sir Henry Clay
1942-1952
Box: 103 Folder : 12 Emily deForest Webster; Frances deForest Stewart
1943-1944, 1954
Box: 103 Folder : 13 Chester Jay Hunt: correspondence with George Parmly Day, Yale alumni agent
1943-1945
Box: 104 Folder : 1 Chester Jay Hunt: correspondence with George Parmly Day, Yale alumni agent
1946-1950
Box: 104 Folder : 2 Chester Jay Hunt
1944-1954
Box: 104 Folder : 3 Caro Noyes Brown estate: Smith Park Realty Corporation stock
1944-1950
Box: 104 Folder : 4 Caro Noyes Brown estate: correspondence with law firm Lord, Day, & Lord
1947-1949
Box: 104 Folder : 5 Caro Noyes Brown estate: finances and family correspondence
1947-1954
Box: 104 Folder : 6 Anthony Clifton Brown
1945-1953
Box: 104 Folder : 7 Workmen's Compensation: Arlene Tikkanen
Box: 104 Folder : 8 Valuation of items stolen from Aurelia Clifton Brown's room
1950
Box: 104 Folder : 9 Responses to book on 50 years with Brown Brothers
1950 June - 1953 April
Box: 104 Folder : 10 Moneyed capital tax on various family estates
1950-1951
Box: 104 Folder : 11 Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Building Fund
1951-1952
Box: 104 Folder : 12 Winthrop Gilman Brown
1952, 1954
Box: 104 Folder : 13 Eugene Delano Wadsworth
1953
Box: 105 Folder : 1 Bound memorial minute: Bank for Savings in the City of New York
1954 May 18
Box: 105 Folder : 2 Bound memorial minute: Gratuity Fund of the New York Stock Exchange
1954 May 19
Box: 105 Folder : 3 Bound memorial minute: Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co.
1954 June 2
Box: 105 Folder : 4 Bound memorial minutes: Prudential Insurance Company of Great Britain / Hudson Insurnace Company of New York / Skandia Insurance Company of Stockholm
1954 June 3
Box: 105 Folder : 5 Unbound memorial minutes: Commercial Union Assurance Co., The Phelps Association, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
1954 June 4 - 21
Box: 105 Folder : 6 Bound memorial minute: Sun Insurance Office Ltd.
1954 September 23
Box: 105 Folder : 7 Obituaries and biographies; recipients of history of the firm
1954, 1966
Box: OS 9 Folder : 10 Liverpool & London policy with James Brown as Chairman; supporting information
1862, 1864, 1905-1907
Box: OS 9 Folder : 11 James Crosby Brown estate: Ardmore property, Durham & Irvine
1934-1942
Drawer: OS 1900 James Crosby Brown estate: Hirst & MacFarland correspondence about subdivision plans
1934
Drawer: OS D1900 Green-Wood Cemetery: headstone and plans by John Crosby Brown Moore
1939
Volume: 60 Caro Noyes bride book
1904-1905
Volume: 61 Caro Noyes Brown diary, South American visit
1929 January 29-April 7
Volume: 62 Household inventory
1932, 1943

Subseries C.ii. Business Records (1902-1952)

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes correspondence and other records related to Thatcher Brown's service as a director of a variety of insurance and banking concerns, as well as his partnership at Brown Brothers & Co. and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 105 Folder : 8 The Bank for Savings in the City of New York: by-laws and reports
1902, 1920, 1926, undated
Box: 105 Folder : 9 The Bank for Savings in the City of New York: correspondence
1920, 1921, 1925, 1945-1946
Box: 105 Folder : 10 Brown Brothers: profit and loss statement; commercial credit analysis; travelers letters of credit
1910-1932
Box: 105 Folder : 11 Brown Brothers New York operating expenses; comparison of ratios; general examination of results
1913-1927
Box: 106 Folder : 1 Insurance company directorships
1922-1943
Box: 106 Folder : 2 Insurance company directorships
1928-1950
Box: 106 Folder : 3 Insurance company directorships
1932-1954
Box: 106 Folder : 4 Insurance company directorships
1938-1953
Box: 106 Folder : 5 James A Vaughan: loan
1926-1947
Box: 106 Folder : 6 Carbon typescript of " 'Foreign' Securities"
1932
Box: 106 Folder : 7 Brown Brothers Harriman New York Stock Exchange seat
1932, 1942
Box: 106 Folder : 8 West Virginia debt bonds; St. Louis Coke & Iron; Federal Coke and Chemical; SKF Industries; Bangor and Aroostook Railroad
1933-1952
Box: 106 Folder : 9 Beaver Coal Company; West Virginia debt settlement
1935-1940
Box: 106 Folder : 10 Davis Polk Wardwell Gardner & Reed; George A. Brownell correspondence about insurance and banking laws
1938-1948
Box: 106 Folder : 11 Claus H. Vogel; Gillen; John Anderson; estate of Gherardi Davis; estate Thomas D. Thacher; Louis Curtis
1939-1941
Box: 106 Folder : 12 Alfred Sarasin and William Gradenwitz
1939-1950
Box: 106 Folder : 13 Directorships of Brown Brothers Harriman partners
1949-1952

Subseries C.iii. Financial Records (1891-1955)

Scope and contents

The subseries includes personal banking, tax, and estate financial materials from both Thatcher and Caro Noyes Brown, including the accounting for Mrs. Brown's estate and trusts under her will. The checks and desk checkbooks document payments to charitable organizations. The returned canceled checks and wallet checkbooks are boxed separately because of their size.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 106 Folder : 14 Account books
1891-1897
Box: 106 Folder : 15 Bank book: The Bank for Savings
1897-1941
Box: 107 Folder : 1 Income tax: calculations and forms
1914-1918
Box: 107 Folder : 2 Income tax: 1918-1920
1918-1929
Box: 107 Folder : 3 Income tax: 1921, 1922
1921-1927
Box: 107 Folder : 4 Income tax: working papers, joint return Thatcher M. and Caro N. Brown
1922
Box: 107 Folder : 5 Income tax: 1923-1926
1923-1927
Box: 107 Folder : 6 Income tax: correspondence with Brown Brothers Harriman
1928-1946
Box: 107 Folder : 7 Checkbook: charitable account
1921-1926
Box: 107 Folder : 8 Checkbook: charitable account
1926-1930
Box: 108 Folder : 1 Checkbook: charitable contributions
1930 November 5 - 1934 November 28
Box: 108 Folder : 2 Caro Noyes Brown checks, checkbooks, bank books
1934-1947
Box: 108 Folder : 3 Directors' fees from insurance companies
1939-1948
Box: 108 Folder : 4 Checkbook: charitable account
1941-1943
Box: 108 Folder : 5 Checkbook: charitable account
1943-1948
Box: 108 Folder : 6 Caro Noyes Brown estate: will, trusteeship. securities, taxes, inheritance tax valuation
1947-1948
Box: 108 Folder : 7 Caro Noyes Brown estate: account settlements
1947-1948
Box: 108 Folder : 8 Caro Noyes Brown estate: appraisals, releases, jewelry distribution, final accounting, executors' final settlement
1947-1949
Box: 109 Folder : 9 Caro Noyes Brown estate: accounts with Brown Brothers Harriman
1948-1949
Box: 109 Folder : 2 Caro Noyes Brown estate: statements for trust under will
1948-1951
Box: 109 Folder : 3 Caro Noyes Brown estate: trust statements and transactions
1948-1954
Box: 109 Folder : 4 Caro Noyes Brown estate: trust income tax returns and statements
1949-1953
Box: 109 Folder : 5 Caro Noyes Brown estate: income advices on ground floor, 139 east 79th street
1949-1954
Box: 109 Folder : 6 Caro Noyes Brown estate: statements for trust under will
1952-1954
Box: 109 Folder : 7 Tax preparation: 1948
1948
Box: 109 Folder : 8 Charitable contributions and deductible expenses
1950-1954
Box: 109 Folder : 9 Tax paid for household employees
1950-1955
Box: 110 Checkbooks (1916-1917, 1920, 1936-1954), cancelled checks (1947-1954)
1916-1954
Volume: 63 Expense account
1928-1933

Subseries D. Moreau Delano Papers (1931-1935). 1 volume, 1 folder

Biographical Note

Moreau Delano became a partner of Brown Brothers & Co. in 1907 and served in both the New York and Philadelphia offices, with responsibilities for the investment aspects of the bank's business in New York. He succeeded his father, partner Eugene Delano, as a member of Presbyterian Hospital's Board of Managers, and served on the boards also of American Bank Note Company, Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line Railway, and US Guaranty Co.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 109 Folder : 10 Materials related to 1931 stock diary
1932-1935
Volume: 64 Diary of stock values and transactions
1931

Subseries E. Robert A. Lovett Papers (1895-1964). 1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 folder)

Arrangement

The subseries is organized in two parts:

Subseries E.i. New Wall Street Building

Subseries E.ii. Daily Logs while Under Secretary of State

The diaries are available on microfilm and will be presented to researchers in that format.

Biographical Note

Robert Abercrombie Lovett (1895-1986) became a Brown Brothers & Co. partner in 1926. From December, 1940, until April, 1941, he served in Washington as special assistant to Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, and from April, 1941, through 1945 as Assistant Secretary of War for Air. He rejoined the firm in June, 1946, departing in 1947 to serve from July of that year until January, 1949, as Under Secretary of State under George Marshall. He rejoined the firm in April, 1949, departing from October, 1950, to October, 1951, to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense, and from 1951 to 1953 as Secretary of Defense. He returned to the firm in 1953.

Subseries E.i. New Wall Street Building (1895, 1926-1931, 1964), 1895, 1926-1931, 1964. 8 folders

Scope and Content

The subseries includes correspondence with architecture firm Delano & Aldrich, developers Starrett Brothers, and others; specifications; leases; design samples; and other information pertinent to the development, construction, and decoration of the "new" 59-61 Wall Street building. The 1895 materials appear to have originated from the files of partner Howard Potter. The bulk of the records date from 1925-1929.

Historical Note

By 1926, the land under Brown Brothers & Co.'s New York headquarters at 59 Wall Street was owned by Wall & Hanover Realty Co., which had been created to capitalize the property for the benefit of James Brown's heirs (see Subseries I.B. "Property" files).

Brown Brothers & Co. sold the building (by selling the stock in Wall & Hanover Realty Co.) to developer Starrett Brothers to build a new, larger structure to the firm's specifications, which opened in May, 1929. Brown Brothers & Co., along with other tenants, became lessees of office space in the new building, and the firm brought with it paneling and other details from the original building. It occupied the basement, ground, first, mezzanine, and second floors of the new building. At the firm's behest, Starrett employed the architecture firm of Delano & Aldrich (see Subseries V.C.i., Biographical Note, for an explanation of William Adams Delano's relationship to the Brown family); 59 Wall Street was the architects' only skyscraper design.

The new building expanded on the previous property to include parts of the building at 61 Wall Street, but was oriented to retain the historical address and unique diagonal doorway design of the original structure. While construction on the new building was underway, Brown Brothers & Co. leased space at 37 Wall Street previously occupied by the Equitable Trust Company.

Arrangement

These materials were housed separately from the "Property" files in Subseries I.B. Subject Files, and were marked as originating from partner Robert A. Lovett's files. A 1964 typed note with annotations in Kouwenhoven's hand indicates that they may have been destined to be included with the former materials. To retain their original provenance, they have been included here; researchers interested in the 59-61 Wall Street building and its history should consult materials in both series for more complete information on this subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 109 Folder : 11 John A. Kouwenhoven and Sarah B. Brown notes on file contents
1964
Box: 109 Folder : 12 Correspondence to partner Howard Potter about 59-61 Wall Street
1895 April - July
Box: 109 Folder : 13 Leases, Delano correspondence, Starrett Company information
1923, 1926
Box: 109 Folder : 14 Wall & Hanover Street Realty Co. stock transfers
1926 September - 1927 January
Box: 109 Folder : 15 Wall & Hanover Realty Co. loan, Starrett correspondence
1927 January - 1928 March
Box: 111 Folder : 1 37 Wall Street lease
1927 December - 1928 December
Box: 111 Folder : 2 Vendor correspondence: construction, finishes
1928 April - December
Box: 111 Folder : 3 Wall & Hanover St. Realty; correspondence about furnishings, finishes
1929-1930
Box: OS 8 Folder : 16 New Wall Street building plans
1895
Box: OS 12 Folder : 2 New Wall Street building plans
1926 July 31, August 12
Drawer: OS D1900 William Adams Delano correspondence and plans
1923-1926
Drawer: OS D1900 National City Bank building plans
1929 January

Subseries E.ii. Daily Logs while Under Secretary of State (1947-1949), 1947 July 1 - 1949 January 27

Scope and Content

The daily log sheets, typed by his secretary, document tersely Lovett's scheduled meetings and interactions with visitors while he served as Under Secretary of State from 1947 to 1949. His responsibilities included promoting the Marshall Plan and effecting it through detailed negotiations with American businesses and trade promotion associations; ensuring increased sales for American products overseas; and rebuilding postwar Europe while forestalling, it was hoped, the growth of Communist governments there. Among the officials Lovett met with on a regular basis were Secretary of State George Marshall, Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, White House counsel Clark Clifford, advisors George Kennan and Dean Rusk, U.S. Representatives and Senators, committee chairs, and Brown Brothers Harriman partner W. Averell Harriman in his capacity as Secretary of Commerce.

Arrangement

Materials were originally housed in three large looseleaf binders: July 1 - December 31, 1947; January 2 - June 30, 1948; July 1 - January 27, 1949. They are now foldered chronologically in acid-free boxes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 111 Folder : 4 Daily log sheets
1947 July 1 - September 3
Box: 111 Folder : 5 Daily log sheets
1947 September 4 - October 28
Box: 111 Folder : 6 Daily log sheets
1947 October 29 - December 12
Box: 111 Folder : 7 Daily log sheets
1947 December 13 - 1948 January 23
Box: 111 Folder : 8 Daily log sheets
1948 January 24 - March 26
Box: 112 Folder : 1 Daily log sheets
1948 March 27 - April 30
Box: 112 Folder : 2 Daily log sheets
1948 May 1 - June 30
Box: 112 Folder : 3 Daily log sheets
1948 July 1 - September 20
Box: 112 Folder : 4 Daily log sheets
1948 September 21 - November 11
Box: 112 Folder : 5 Daily log sheets
1948 November 12 - 1949 January 27

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Series VI. Scrapbooks and Collected Material (1872-1964). 3.0 Linear feet 5 document boxes, 4 volumes

Scope and Content

The series includes a book of newspaper clippings documenting the history of Brown Brothers from 1872 to 1924; two introduction books (1896-1937 and 1938-1957) recording individuals' first contact with Brown Brothers as potential customers or trading partners; 17 scrapbooks (disbound and rehoused; see Arrangement Note) amassed by Miss Catherine Barrett of the Tax Department between 1925 and 1964 from both company-generated and external sources; a scrapbook of clippings pertaining to partner Robert A. Lovett during his World War II government service; clippings from the banking press including predominantly statements of condition; tearsheets from a profile of Brown Brothers Harriman published in Business Week in 1958, together with color and black and white photographic prints, including those used in the article; and messages of condolence received from the firm's clients, customers, and vendors after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Introduction books are arranged alphabetically by individuals' last names and include the name of the person who introduced them (usually an outside organization or person with ties to Brown Brothers), and comments that include the nature of their business or the outcome of the contact.

The Tax Department scrapbooks contain predominantly commercial newspaper clippings, correspondence, and some clippings from Brown Brothers employee publications. Miss Barrett, who retired from Brown Brothers Harriman in 1964 after 42 years of service, seems to have functioned as an informal clipping service for the firm. The books (the first three of which are numbered sequentially) are organized into those pertaining to Brown Brothers Harriman offices; personnel and employees, some of which are annotated with details of individuals' employment and affiliation within the company or the Brown family; partners, including separate volumes for W. Averell Harriman and Robert A. Lovett, and extensive coverage of E.R. Harriman's tenure as Chairman of the Red Cross and its role in mediating the release of prisoners taken in the aborted Bay of Pigs invasion; Brown and other partners' families, including almost exclusively newspaper clippings documenting births, marriages, and deaths; clients of the firm in general but particularly the Tax Department; statements of condition, which duplicate some of those found in Series II. Annual Reports and Statements of Condition, or may have been the original source for them; and publications including "Personality of a Bank" created for outside use, employee handbooks detailing practices and procedures for new hires, and "The Fifty-Niner," published during World War II for employees in the armed services to keep them apprised of and connected to events on the home front.

Some materials include questions on them in Sarah B. Brown's handwriting that are answered in Miss Barrett's writing. It appears that they were provided to the Historical Files for their research value in the writing of Partners in Banking.

The partner and family sections provide some detailed genealogical information that may complement information in Subseries I.C.vi. Partners and Series V. Partners Papers. In the client sections, a copy of the Brunner affidavit (seeking restitution for wartime damages) gives details of banking procedures and subterfuges for the protection of clients' identities and assets in Belgium under German occupation between 1940 and 1944.

The Lovett scrapbook (Volume 68) includes newspaper clippings, some sourced from a clipping service. The cover of its oversized album is an image from "Peace map of the world united: a pictorial history of transportation and communications" that was distributed by Oliver K. Whiting of London from a drawing by Ernest Dudley Chase, of Winchester, MA. Both front and back depict an idealized future in which world peace results from technological advances in mass communications and travel combined with the rejection of isolationism.

The Kennedy condolence messages (typed, handwritten, and telexes) are in alphabetical order by the writers' country of origin. Each is accompanied by a carbon copy of the reply from partners including F. H. Kingsbury, Jr., and John Madden. Most include a cc to L. Parks Shipley ("LPS") who was the partner responsible for the firm's lending overseas. Each one thanks the writer for his or her condolences, attests to the country's confidence in new-President Johnson's policies, including, in letters to South American correspondents, his affirmation of continued friendly trading policies there. Received in the days and weeks following the assassination, the messages are short, direct, and heart-felt and document the shock felt worldwide.

Historical Note

Books of introduction were used by banking firms to track contacts and their connections to employees and partners. In some cases they provided documentation of referrals made by partners to outside individuals and were used to determine the appropriate commissions due.

After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, American companies were the recipients of an outpouring of condolence messages from their overseas customers, contractors, and suppliers. An undocumented person at Brown Brothers Harriman amassed the messages received in New York.

Arrangement

The Tax Department scrapbooks were originally housed in ring binders. Materials have been removed and placed in acid-free folders within archival boxes. The binders' contents were listed in detail on their spines: these labels have been photocopied onto acid-free paper and precede the materials they describe in the folders. The folder titles are taken from the binders' original tab dividers.

The Business Week tearsheets and prints were originally in a spiral-bound presentation portfolio and the banking press clippings in a post-bound portfolio. These two have been removed and placed in their original order in acid-free folders in archival boxes.

The Kennedy assassination condolence messages were arranged in a ring binder, alphabetically by the sender's country of origin. These have been removed and placed in the same order in acid-free folders in archival boxes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 112 Folder : 6 Tax Department scrapbook 1: Brown Brothers Harriman New York. Addresses - banking field position
1948-1965
Box: 112 Folder : 7 Tax Department scrapbook 1: Brown Brothers Harriman New York. Brown Brothers Harriman's many roles - Flag
1948-1965
Box: 113 Folder : 1 Tax Department scrapbook 1: Brown Brothers Harriman New York. Foreign Banks - Hearings
1948-1965
Box: 113 Folder : 2 Tax Department scrapbook 2: Brown Brothers Harriman New York. Historical articles - 125th anniversary
1931-1964
Box: 113 Folder : 3 Tax Department scrapbook 2: Brown Brothers Harriman New York. Expansion of Brown Brothers & Co. - Wall Street; Brown Brothers Harriman Boston
1931-1964
Box: 113 Folder : 4 Tax Department scrapbook 2: Brown Brothers Harriman Chicago; Brown Brothers Harriman Philadelphia; Harriman & Co.; Estate; Scandal
1931-1964
Box: 113 Folder : 5 Tax Department scrapbook 3: Personnel. Bartlett - Gernert
1943-1965
Box: 113 Folder : 6 Tax Department scrapbook 3: Personnel. Graves - Merrill
1943-1965
Box: 113 Folder : 7 Tax Department scrapbook 3: Personnel. Morrison - Zedren; Misc.
1943-1965
Box: 113 Folder : 8 Tax Department scrapbook [4]: Partners A-K. Ackerman - Brown, M.D.
1935-1964
Box: 113 Folder : 9 Tax Department scrapbook [4]: Partners A-K. Brown, T.M. - Bush
1935-1964
Box: 113 Folder : 10 Tax Department scrapbook [4]: Partners A-K. Curtis - Gerry
1935-1964
Box: 114 Folder : 1 Tax Department scrapbook [5]: Partners H-W. Harriman, E.R.
1941-1964
Box: 114 Folder : 2 Tax Department scrapbook [5]: Partners H-W. Hoch - Morris
1941-1965
Box: 114 Folder : 3 Tax Department scrapbook [5]: Partners H-W. Newquist - Woolley
1941-1964
Box: 114 Folder : 4 Tax Department scrapbook [6]: Partners Lovett/ McCance/ Morris. Lovett
1930-1965
Box: 114 Folder : 5 Tax Department scrapbook [6]: Partners Lovett (1930-1951)/ McCance/ Morris. Lovett - Morris
1930-1959
Box: 115 Folder : 6 Tax Department scrapbook [7]: Partner W. A. Harriman (1932-1956).
1932-1961
Box: 114 Folder : 7 Tax Department scrapbook [7]: Partner W. A. Harriman (1932-1956).
1960-1966
Box: 114 Folder : 8 Tax Department scrapbook [7]: Partner W. A. Harriman - I
1960
Box: 115 Folder : 1 Tax Department scrapbook [8]: Families. Ackerman - Brown
1936-1965
Box: 115 Folder : 2 Tax Department scrapbook [8]: Families. Bush - Hammond
1936-1965
Box: 115 Folder : 3 Tax Department scrapbook [8]: Families. Hord - Shipley
1936-1965
Box: 115 Folder : 4 Tax Department scrapbook [9]: Clients A - E. Agle - Brunner
1935-1964
Box: 115 Folder : 5 Tax Department scrapbook [9]: Clients A - E. Camp - Curtis
1935-1965
Box: 115 Folder : 6 Tax Department scrapbook [9]: Clients A - E. D - E
1935-1964
Box: 115 Folder : 7 Tax Department scrapbook [10]: Clients F - L. F - H
1933-1966
Box: 115 Folder : 8 Tax Department scrapbook [10]: Clients F - L. I - K
1933-1936
Box: 116 Folder : 1 Tax Department scrapbook [11]: Clients L - N. L.
1934-1960
Box: 116 Folder : 2 Tax Department scrapbook [11]: Clients L - N. Mc - Ma
1929-1964
Box: 116 Folder : 3 Tax Department scrapbook [12]: Clients O - T. O - P
1930-1960
Box: 116 Folder : 4 Tax Department scrapbook [12]: Clients O - T. R
1929-1961
Box: 116 Folder : 5 Tax Department scrapbook [12]: Clients O - T. S
1930-1960
Box: 116 Folder : 6 Tax Department scrapbook [13]: Clients T - Z
1942-1965
Box: 116 Folder : 7 Tax Department scrapbook [14]: Statements of condition
1950-1960
Box: 116 Folder : 8 Tax Department scrapbook [15]: Tax Department, Misc.
1942-1964
Box: 117 Folder : 1 Tax Department scrapbook [16]: Statements of condition, extras
1958-1966
Box: 117 Folder : 2 Tax Department scrapbook [17]: Publications. "The Album of a Bank", "The Fifty-Niner"
1938, 1945
Box: 117 Folder : 3 Tax Department scrapbook [17]: Publications. "Introduction to Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.", "The Personality of a Bank"
1950, 1958-1960
Box: 117 Folder : 4 Business Week article: tearsheets
1958 September 13
Box: 117 Folder : 5 Kennedy assassination condolences: Argentina - Denmark
1963 November 25 - December 10
Box: 117 Folder : 6 Kennedy assassination condolences: England - Japan
1963 November 25 - December 26
Box: 117 Folder : 7 Kennedy assassination condolences: Mexico - Uruguay
1963 November 23 - December 9
Box: OS 8 Folder : 17 Banking publications: clippings
1957-1963
Box: OS 11 Folder : 3 Tax Department scrapbook [9]: Clients A-E - Davis; [10]: Clients F-L - Habsburgs
1965
Box: OS 11 Folder : 4 Business Week article: black and white prints
1958 September 13
Box: OS 11 Folder : 5 Business Week article: cover photo color print
1958 September 13
Box: OS 13 Folder : 1 New York Times entire issue
1968 October 10
Box: OS 13 Folder : 2 New York Times entire issue
1968 October 10
Box: OS 13 Folder : 3 New York Times entire issue
1968 October 10
Volume: 65 Clippings on history of Brown Brothers
1872-1924
Volume: 66 Introduction book
1896-1937
Volume: 67 Introduction book
1938-1957
Volume: 68 Scrapbook on Robert A. Lovett
1940-1946

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Series VII. Promotional and Press Material (1944-1993). 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box, XX OS folders

Scope and Content

The series includes materials providing publicity about the firm and its partners and produced for public distribution; articles mentioning Brown Brothers Harriman or its employees' and partners' activities inside and outside the firm; and two copies of "The Fifty-Niner," published during World World II for employees in the armed services to keep them apprised of activities and news in the New York office.

The materials produced by the firm marked its 150th and 175th anniversaries. Because it remains a partnership rather than a corporation with public reporting requirements, the firm has not consistently produced annual reports or other corporate publications for public consumption.

The items in this series appear to have been collected from various sources for use by the Historical Files, but were not included with other promotional materials found in Subseries I.A. Chronological Files or Subseries I.B. Subject Files.

The three copies of the New York Times containing society columnist Charlotte Curtis's article on the 150th anniversary party are extremely brittle and difficult to handle. Reproductions of the article are available in the "1968" folders of Subseries I.A. Chronological Files, and in the "Sesquicentennial" folders of Subseries I.B. Subject Files.

The 1968 newspaper ads were found with the annual reports in Series II. Annual Reports and Statements of Condition and were moved here for consistency.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 117 Folder : 8 Finance; "The Fifty- Niner"
1944 June 10; 1945 March, Fall
Box: 117 Folder : 9 Christmas card samples (H. Maeder images)
1951-1953
Box: 117 Folder : 10 "The Federal Hall Memorial"; Business Week;  Marine Corps Gazette
after 1955; 1958 September 13; 1960 November
Box: 117 Folder : 11 "The Personality of a Bank", first and second editions
1959, 1967
Box: 117 Folder : 12 "The Exchange", "Salute to a Marketplace"
1967 May 17, July
Box: 118 Folder : 1 Time;  Nation's Business
1968 September 27; October
Box: 118 Folder : 2 Press coverage of the Brown Brothers Harriman sesquicentennial program
1968 September - October
Box: 118 Folder : 3 "Brown Brothers Harriman 175th Anniversary"
1993
Box: OS 12 Folder : 3 Newspaper advertisements
1968

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Series VIII. Visual Material and Audio Tapes (1830s-1995). 4.0 Linear feet 10 document boxes, XX oversize folders

Scope and Content

The series contains various matted and unmatted original and reproduction photographs, prints, slides, and glass plate images of Brown Brothers Harriman partners, facilities, residences, and events that were originally unhoused in the collection; a portfolio of mounted and captioned black and white prints commissioned from photographer Walker Evans for Partners in Banking, some of the negatives for these images, edited contact sheets, and related correspondence; and two audio tapes.

Subseries A. Assorted Visual Material (1832-1968, 1995)

Scope and Content

The subseries includes various visual materials originally housed together in the collection; some removed from other series; oversized items; items originally displayed at the Brown Brothers Harriman offices or in exhibitions organized by the Historical Files; and images rehoused in two groups in 1995.

These include originals of images reproduced in two histories of the firm: Alexander Brown (Partners in Banking, p. 25), William Brown (p. 26), Jay Robinson's sketches of contemporary Liverpool (pp. 27 and 102); and the Liverpool offices of Brown Shipley & Co.  (100 Years of Merchant Banking, p. 107).

The unmounted paper stereographs removed from Volume 36 (see Arrangement Note) include two images: one of a European party seated in front of large tents pitched in a dry climate and behind their local guides (four versions in varying degrees of exposure), and one of six such guides in front of the same tents (three versions in varying degrees of exposure). No studio, photographer, or location is identified, but they would appear to have been taken in the Middle East, and using two cameras rather than a camera with two lenses, based on the blurring in one side of one of the images.

The glass plate negatives of John Crosby Brown's New Jersey home, Brighthurst, were donated to the Historical Files in 1966 by his grandson John Crosby Brown Moore.

The black and white photographs by Guy Gillette and Matar Studios were commissioned for use in the second edition of the brochure "Personality of a Bank", issued in 1967. The firm's first promotional publication, it was originally issued in 1959. Further information about the publication, including additional prints, is included in the "1959" files in Subseries I.A. Chronological Files.

Some images from the 1968 sesquicentennial celebrations (provided by the Union Pacific Railroad) in Seattle and Sun Valley were reproduced in personalized leather-bound scrapbooks presented to each guest. The book presented to Juan Trippe, who as president of Pan American World Airways was instrumental in inspiring Boeing to create the 747 jetliner, is item 109 in the Print Room's album collection at New-York Historical Society.

Some snapshots from the Sun Valley events were contributed to the Historical Files by Alice B. Brown, wife of partner Moreau Delano Brown; others were taken by Malcolm Freudy of Freudy Photos, New York City.

The 1995 materials consist of two groups (marked A and B) of images originally from the Historical Files and from the Walker Evans portfolio (see Subseries VIII.B.), which were rehoused separately from the other visual materials in 1995. No explanation for this is provided in the Collection. Image A12 is now included in the oversize materials.

The vast preponderance of visual materials in the Collection can be found in Subseries I.A. and Subseries I.B., arranged either chronologically or by subject, respectively.

Historical Note

As part of the firm's 150th anniversary celebrations in September, 1968, it hosted a multiday excursion to Sun Valley, Idaho (developed as a ski resort in the 1930s by the Harriman interests), for clients and guests who included American industrialists and overseas bankers, but no American commercial bankers. It began in Seattle, Washington, with dinner one evening at the Space Needle and the next at the home of Boeing's president William Allen, after guests had had a tour of the Boeing facility where the first 747 jetliner was being constructed. From Seattle, guests boarded two Union Pacific trains for the trip overland to Shoshone, Idaho, and traveled thence by bus to Sun Valley for two days of seminars, social events, and leisure activities.

A celebration for staff, families, and guests was held in New York on October 9, 1968. It began with an Open House at the firm's headquarters at 59 Wall Street and continued at a re-creation of the 1818 New York waterfront on pier 13 at the foot of Wall Street. It featured food, drinks, and entertainment of the period, with catering by Restaurant Associates. Among the guests was New York Mayor John V. Lindsay.

Arrangement

The five glass plate negatives showing rooms at John Crosby Brown's New Jersey home, Brighthurst; the two framed portraits of Montagu Norman; and the view of James Brown's house at 9th Street and University Place were removed from Subseries I.C.vi. Partners. They are housed separately from the other materials in this subseries because of their size and fragility.

The stereograph images were found loose in John Crosby Brown's 1859-1860 scrapbook of pressed plants and flowers (Subseries V.B. Partners. John Crosby Brown, volume 36).

The prints, contacts, and negatives by photographer Guy Gillette and by Matar Studios were originally housed with materials included in Subseries VIII.B. Walker Evans Portfolio, and have been moved here for consistency.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 118 Folder : 4 Notice of U.S. Mail steamers, New York to Liverpool, including Arctic
1855
Box: 118 Folder : 5 Stereograph images from John Crosby Brown scrapbook
1859-1860
Box: 118 Folder : 6 Bank draft; explanatory note
1866 February 28, 1929
Box: 118 Folder : 7 Sanitary Commission War Claim Association document, naming partner Howard Potter, Commissioner
1866
Box: 118 Folder : 8 Correspondence accompanying pictures for framing and reproduction
1921, 1923
Box: 118 Folder : 9 Notes accompanying Howard Maeder donation of Romer document
circa 1927
Box: 118 Folder : 10 Guy Gillette photos: 59 Wall Street exteriors (color transparencies
1959, 1965-1966
Box: 118 Folder : 11 Notes, wording, estimate for Alexander Brown plaque
1964
Box: 118 Folder : 12 Guy Gillette photos: Investment Committee - black and white prints (1/5)
1965
Box: 118 Folder : 13 Guy Gillette photos: Credit conferences - black and white prints and contacts (2/5)
1965-1967
Box: 118 Folder : 14 Guy Gillette photos: Policy Review Committee - black and white prints (3/5)
1965
Box: 118 Folder : 15 Guy Gillette photos: Account and Prospect Review Committee - black and white prints (4/5)
1966
Box: 118 Folder : 16 Guy Gillette photos: partners in the conference/map room - black and white prints (5/5)
1965
Box: 118 Folder : 17 Guy Gillette photo: New York's financial center - color negative
1965
Box: 118 Folder : 18 Guy Gillette photos: medallion, 59 Wall Street - black and white prints
1965-1966
Box: 118 Folder : 19 Guy Gillette photos: rotunda and Alexander Brown statue, 59 Wall Street - black and white prints
1965-1966
Box: 118 Folder : 20 Guy Gillette photos: rotunda and Alexander Brown statue, 59 Wall Street - 5 x 7 black and white prints
1965-1966
Box: 118 Folder : 21 Matar Studio photos: rotunda and Alexander Brown statue, 59 Wall Street - 8 x 10 black and white prints
1965-1966
Box: 119 Folder : 1 James Brown residence: 9th Street and University Place - glass plate negative
1850s
Box: 119 Folder : 2 Brighthurst interior - glass plate negative
circa 1880
Box: 119 Folder : 3 Brighthurst interior - glass plate negative
circa 1880
Box: 119 Folder : 4 Brighthurst interior - glass plate negative
circa 1880
Box: 119 Folder : 5 Brighthurst interior - glass plate negative
circa 1880
Box: 119 Folder : 6 Brighthurst interior - glass plate negative
circa 1880
Box: 119 Folder : 7 Montagu Norman portrait
1908
Box: 119 Folder : 8 Montagu Norman portrait
1908
Box: 120 Folder : 1 Guy Gillette photos: 59 Wall Street exterior - black and white prints and color print
1965-1966
Box: 120 Folder : 2 Guy Gillette photos: 59 Wall Street exterior - black and white transparencies
1965-1966
Box: 120 Folder : 3 Guy Gillette photos: 59 Wall Street exterior - color transparencies
1965-1966
Box: 120 Folder : 4 Matar Studio photos: 59 Wall Street exteriors - color negatives and transparencies
1965-1966
Box: 120 Folder : 5 Guy Gillette photos: interior and exterior shots - edited contact sheets
1967
Box: 120 Folder : 6 Guy Gillette photos: exterior 59 Wall Street - color transparencies
circa 1967
Box: 120 Folder : 7 Matar Studio: 59 Wall Street corner entrance - color transparency and negative
Box: 120 Folder : 8 150th anniversary: Sun Valley, ID - Alice B. Brown color snapshots
1968 September
Box: 120 Folder : 9 150th anniversary: Union Pacific train interiors and exteriors; Seattle Space Needle - black and white prints, color negative
1968 September
Box: 120 Folder : 10 150th anniversary: Seattle, Sun Valley - color snapshots by Freudy Photos
1968 September
Box: 120 Folder : 11 150th anniversary: Union Pacific train, interiors and exterior - black and white prints
1968 September
Box: 120 Folder : 12 150th anniversary: alienated envelope ("Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Pullen")
1968 September
Box: 120 Folder : 13 150th anniversary: Seattle, Union Pacific trains, correspondence
1968 September, 1969-1970
Box: 120 Folder : 14 150th anniversary: staff party, Wall Street pier - color slides; stamped Life Magazine
1968 October 9
Box: 120 Folder : 15 150th anniversary: staff party, Wall Street pier - color prints; stamped Time magazine
1968 October 9
Box: 120 Folder : 16 Rehoused images from Historical Files: Series A - black and white prints
1995
Box: 120 Folder : 17 Rehoused images from Historical Files and Walker Evans portfolio: Series B - black and white prints, mounted print
1995
Box: 120 Folder : 18 Unidentified wood backing
Undated
Box: 120 Folder : 19 Unidentified retouched photo: stairs and arbor
Undated
Box: 120 Folder : 20 Framing store labels
Undated
Box: OS 11 Folder : 6 100th anniversary club, Philadelphia - black and white print
circa 1918
Box: OS 12 Folder : 4 John A. Brown
circa 1830
Box: OS 12 Folder : 5 Alexander Brown
1832
Box: OS 12 Folder : 6 William Brown
1840s
Box: OS 12 Folder : 7 James Brown, based on Brady "Imperial" photo
circa 1857
Box: OS 12 Folder : 8 William Brown
1858
Box: OS 12 Folder : 9 Howard Potter
1880s
Box: OS 12 Folder : 10 Eugene Delano
circa 1915
Box: OS 12 Folder : 11 Pastel sketch for Alexander Brown plaque
1964
Box: OS 13 Folder : 4 "The Exchange, New York" - engraving
1854
Box: OS 13 Folder : 5 Liverpool: Shipley offices - photoreproduction
circa 1908
Box: OS 13 Folder : 6 Certificate to James Brown from Ferdinand of Rumania
1927
Box: OS 13 Folder : 7 Jay Robinson sketches of Liverpool buildings
1965
Box: OS 13 Folder : 8 63 Wall Street: entrance and building
1968
Box: OS 14 Folder : 1 Photostat reproductions of documents
1825, 1915, 1917
Box: OS 14 Folder : 2 Rehoused image: Walker Evans portfolio
1995
Box: OS 15 Photomontage rendering, 59-63 Wall Street building: Delano & Aldrich Architects
circa 1929
Box: OS 15 Sun Valley 150th anniversary events: original watercolor cartoon by Roy Doty
1968
Drawer: OS D1900 Group portrait, U.S./ U.K. Trade Conference (photoreproduction) [signed by W. Averell Harriman]
1941
Drawer: OS D1900 Exterior photographs, Brown Brothers Harriman building, Wall Street
1960s

Subseries B. Walker Evans Portfolio (1964-1967, 1975)

Scope and Content

The subseries includes black and white prints, negatives, contact sheets, captions, correspondence, and ephemera related to Walker Evans's portfolio of photographs commissioned for publication as the conclusion of Partners in Banking.

Historical Note

Partners in Banking was designed as an image-heavy history of the firm. However, because much of the company's evolution after 1945 did not provide extensive graphic material, Kouwenhoven decided to end the book with a commissioned photographic portfolio depicting the contemporary organization, its partners, and locations.

For this he chose photographer Walker Evans, who was ending his career as Special Photographic Editor at Fortune Magazine. During his tenure there from 1945 to 1964, Evans had completed numerous self-assigned photographic studies of the contemporary business environment, its practitioners and tools. He brought to these the same eye for detail and sociological import that had informed his best-known and most provocative images: those documenting rural poverty for the Resettlement (later, Farm Security) Administration during the Depression, and his photographs of Greensboro, Alabama, farming families originally published, with James Agee, as  Let Us Now Praise Famous Men in 1941.

The Brown Brothers Harriman portfolio may be the last that Evans made as a corporate documenter, and only 56 of the close to 300 images he made for the project were published in Partners in Banking. In 1965 he was named Professor of Photography on the Faculty for Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art and Architecture. Before his death in 1975, Evans experimented with the new instant Polaroid SX-70 camera and lectured and published on his collections of vernacular images, including an extensive postcard collection.

Arrangement

The subseries is organized in three sections:

Subseries VIII.B.i. Correspondence and notes

Subseries VIII.B.ii. Prints and captions

Subseries VIII.B.iii. Contact sheets and negatives

Related Archival Materials in Other Repositories

The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the Walker Evans Archive, which includes negatives and contacts of some of these images, and a small amount of related correspondence. It is the copyright owner of all images produced by Evans, including those in the Brown Brothers Harriman Collection.

Subseries B.i. Correspondence and notes (1964-1966, 1975). 0.43 Linear feet 1 document box

Scope and Content

The subseries includes Kouwenhoven's initial proposal of the project to Evans, provides information about Evans' shooting schedule at the various Brown Brothers Harriman offices and partners' homes, and documents his expenses for travel, film, and other equipment necessary for the project.

Arrangement

The materials in the subseries originated in three envelopes housed in various places with the photographic materials. They are arranged in chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 121 Folder : 1 Kouwenhoven proposal letter to Walker Evans; other correspondence; copy of Walker Evans notebook
1964 April 20, September 8; 1965
Box: 121 Folder : 2 "Photo project: letter, note and record file, including expenses": notes and correspondence, including Evans's shooting schedule (1/3)
1964-1965
Box: 121 Folder : 3 "Photo project: letter, note and record file, including expenses": black and white work prints of interior renovation; photocopy (2/3)
1964 July
Box: 121 Folder : 4 "Photo project: letter, note and record file, including expenses": arrangements, receipts for lodging, travel, processing (3/3)
1965 April - July
Box: 121 Folder : 5 "Walker Evans": New York Times obituary, July 1964 shooting schedule, notes on locations
1964, 1975
Box: 121 Folder : 6 "Sarah B. Brown's notes for captions of Evans pics used in book" [includes 2-1/4 inch prints and negatives]
Box: 121 Folder : 7 Receipts and expenses
1966 November
Box: 121 Folder : 8 Unused photo processing mailer, Modernage Photographic Services, New York City
1960s

Subseries B.ii. Prints and captions (1964-1967). 2.5 Linear feet 6 document boxes

Scope and Content

The mounted prints were prepared for Kouwenhoven as aids to editing Evans's portfolio for publication in Partners in Banking. A sample card provided by Evans, with a handwritten and signed explanation, appears to be the prototype.

Each mount is stamped with the Historical Files' stamp and dated. Many are accompanied by separate captions in Sarah B. Brown's hand (some edited in another hand); photocopies of her originals; and/or typed captions on adhesive-backed paper, some adhered to the mount and some loose. Some of the Philadelphia office photographs are captioned on the back in pencil, in Evans's hand. Images used in the book ("P.I.B") are marked on the back with their respective page numbers.

His biographer, Jeff Rosenheim, has described Evans's business-environment photographs as documenting "the office as cultural artifact." These images of wealthy and powerful men, in their work and home environments and with the tools and possessions that define them, can easily be compared with Evans's images of farmers and migrant workers who are likewise defined by their bereft environment and paltry possessions.

Arrangement

The materials were originally stored in three large record center cartons. They have been rehoused in acid-free folders in archival document boxes. The accompanying captions, originally paper-clipped to the mounted prints, have been preservation photocopied and precede the prints that they describe. The prints are ordered as they were in the original boxes, using the descriptions on the dividers that identified groups of images. There is significant repetition of images in some of the groups. The numbering of these boxes is out of order because of their different sizes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 122 Folder : 1 Exterior Philadelphia office; New York offices of partners Lovett, Ireland, Gerry and Shipley, Kingsbury
1965 March 31; 1966 October 6, November 17
Box: 122 Folder : 2 Partners Room and desks, New York City; Philadelphia office interior
1965 March 31; 1966 November 17
Box: 122 Folder : 3 Partners and office, New York City: E.R. Harriman, West, Woolley, Bush, Lovett
1964 July 24; 1966 November 17
Box: 122 Folder : 4 Partners Harriman, Bush, Woolley, Lovett: Walker Evans's sample card layout, annotated and signed
1964 July 28
Box: 122 Folder : 5 Partners Kingsbury, Woolley, Lovett, Bush, Harriman
1964 July 24, 28; 1967 March 2
Box: 122 Folder : 6 Partners Roosa, Kingsbury, Lovett, Hord; Lovett office
1966 October 6; 1967 April 27, May 4
Box: 122 Folder : 7 "St. Louis and Chicago partners" (photographed in New York; only Hord pictured)
1967 April 27
Box: 122 Folder : 8 Partner McCance and wife at Mt. Kisco, New York, home
1967 May 20
Box: 123 Folder : 1 Partner McCance at Mt. Kisco, New York home; with John A. Kouwenhoven
1967 May 20
Box: 123 Folder : 2 Woolley, Harriman, Kouwenhoven at Harriman estate "Arden"
1967 May 19
Box: 123 Folder : 3 59 Wall Street exteriors
1964 July 7; 1967 February 1
Box: 123 Folder : 4 Unidentified man at typewriter [unlabeled; may not be Brown Brothers Harriman]
1960s
Box: 123 Folder : 5 Delmonico's restaurant; exterior 61-63 Wall Street
1964 July 7; 1967 February 1
Box: 123 Folder : 6 Personnel Department, New York City
1967 February 17
Box: 123 Folder : 7 Harriman estate "Arden": exteriors and car
1967 May 19
Box: 123 Folder : 8 Woolley, Harriman, Kouwenhoven at Harriman estate "Arden"
1967 May 19
Box: 124 Folder : 1 Partner John Madden and family at home, 218 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, New York
1967 February 25
Box: 124 Folder : 2 Banking platform, 59 Wall Street
1966 October 13, November 17
Box: 124 Folder : 3 Banking platform, 59 Wall Street
1966 October 13; 1967 March 1
Box: 124 Folder : 4 Banking platform, 59 Wall Street
1966 October, November; 1967 February 23
Box: 124 Folder : 5 Partners McCance and Currier in Hanson office, New York City
1966 December 1
Box: 125 Folder : 1 Partners McCance and Currier in Hanson office, New York City
1966 December 1
Box: 125 Folder : 2 Bookkeeping department, 59 Wall Street
1966 November 2
Box: 125 Folder : 3 Partners' dining rooms; luncheon
1967 February 17
Box: 125 Folder : 4 Kitchen and staff
1965 April 27
Box: 125 Folder : 5 Elevator and operator; Account Records department
1965 March 26
Box: 125 Folder : 6 Construction on 2nd and 3rd floors, 59 Wall Street
1964 July 30
Box: 125 Folder : 7 Employee cafeteria; records room; mail room
1965 March 26; 1966 October 28, 1967 February 23
Box: 125 Folder : 8 John A. Kouwenhoven in Historical Files office
1964 June 18
Box: 125 Folder : 9 Credit, Tax, Foreign Investment departments
1965 March 26; 1966 November 2; 1967 March 2
Box: 125 Folder : 10 Foreign Investment, Investment, Investment Adivsory departments
1966 November 2; 1967 March 2
Box: 125 Folder : 11 Bond, Foreign Exchange, Institutional departments
1966 November 2; 1967 March 3
Box: 126 Folder : 1 Tax, Domestic Banking departments
1966 November 2; 1967 March 2
Box: 126 Folder : 2 Research Department
1967 February 23
Box: 126 Folder : 3 [Research Department]
1967 February 23
Box: 126 Folder : 4 Partner Moreau Brown in Philadelphia office
1965 March 30
Box: 126 Folder : 5 Boston office: Driver and Rattray
1965 July 13
Box: 126 Folder : 6 Boston office: partners Driver and Curtis; manager Hancort
1965 July 13
Box: 126 Folder : 7 Philadelphia office; partner Moreau Brown at home; Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney tea company
1965 March 31
Box: 126 Folder : 8 Philadelphia office; partner Moreau Brown
1965 March 31
Box: 126 Folder : 9 Philadelphia office; partner Moreau Brown at home
1965 March 30
Box: 127 Folder : 1 Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney tea company, Philadelphia
1965 March 31
Box: 127 Folder : 2 Boston office: partners Curtis and Driver
1965 July 13
Box: 127 Folder : 3 Boston partner Driver's home: Needham, Massachusetts
1965 July 13
Box: 127 Folder : 4 Unmounted prints, captions
1960s
Box: 127 Folder : 5 Sample mounting boards for prints
1960s
Box: 127 Folder : 6 Separated captions
1960s

Subseries B.iii. Contact sheets and negatives (1964-1967), 1964-1967. 0.2 Linear feet 1/2 document box

Scope and Content

The subseries includes both 35 mm and 2.25 inch negatives and contact sheets for many of the images that Evans chose to print and that are included in Subseries VIII.B.ii. Prints and Captions. The china marker edits on the contact sheets show Evans's choices among the various shots he took at individual locations, and of people and groups. The notation "C" on the original glassine housing for the 35 mm negative strips would appear to document the Contax camera Evans used for this format, and the "R" on the 2.25 inch housing the Rolleiflex camera that he used for the latter.

In one of the images of partner Thomas McCance's home that Evans chose not to print, the photographer's shadow is visible on the grass, bent as he would be over a view camera that he holds in front of him.

Arrangement

The materials were originally grouped in manila envelopes and labeled by subject. Those groupings have been retained here and the materials are ordered as they originally were in the record center cartons. Most of the envelopes were not dated; dates have been added based on those provided on the mounted prints of the same images.

A large group of manila envelopes was empty; these have been preservation photocopied and the originals disposed of.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 121 Folder : 9 Boston office and W.R. Driver's home
[1965 July 13]
Box: 121 Folder : 10 New York office: bank floor corridor looking north; walls of E.R. Harriman private office; Woolley
[1964 July]
Box: 121 Folder : 11 John A. Kouwenhoven and Sarah B. Brown in Historical Files office, Conference Room B, 4th floor; 59 Wall Street corner entrance; lobby stairs
[1964 June, July]
Box: 121 Folder : 12 Senior partners Harriman, Lovett, Bush, Woolley in "new room", 59 Wall Street
1964 July 28
Box: 121 Folder : 13 Platform from mezzanine; mezzanine; Account Records department; mail room
[1965 March 26]
Box: 121 Folder : 14 Exteriors, 59 Wall Street
1964 July 7
Box: 121 Folder : 15 Philadelphia office; New York executive and managers lunch; dining rooms set for lunch; mezzanine kitchen
[1965 March, April; 1967 February 17]
Box: 121 Folder : 16 Philadelphia office; Moreau Brown at home; Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney tea company
[1965 March 30, 31]
Box: 121 Folder : 17 1964 construction, 2nd and 3rd floors of 59 Wall Street
1964 July 30
Box: 121 Folder : 18 Contact envelopes (empty, labeled)
[1964-1967]
Box: 121 Folder : 19 Frank Hoch (negatives only; removed from "Credit, Tax, Foreign Investment" folder)
1969
Box: 121 Folder : 20 Sample negative sleeves (unused)
1960s
Box: 121 Folder : 21 Dry mount tissue (unused)
1960s

Subseries C. Audio tapes (1969, undated). 2 reel-to-reel tapes (one 3 inch, one 7 inch)

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of two audio tapes found in the collection and an empty take-up reel. The 3 inch diameter tape was previously unhoused; the 7 inch diameter tape was removed from W. Averell Harriman's files in Subseries I.C.vi. Partners.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 121 Folder : 22 Audio tape (3 inch): The David Frost Show, with guests W. Averell Harriman and Adam Smith, author of "The Money Game".
1969 September 12
Box: 121 Folder : 23 Audio tape (7 inch): unidentified
Undated
Box: 121 Folder : 24 Empty take-up reel (7 inch) in cardboard box
Undated

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Series IX. Artifacts and Memorabilia (1833-1968). 1.72 Linear feet 4 document boxes

Scope and Content

The series contains artifactual materials collected by the Historical Files Department or donated by partners and other employees, some of which may have been displayed at one time in Brown Brothers Harriman's Wall Street offices; and objects from the 150th anniversary Pacific Northwest celebrations that were not included in the Historical Files.

Subseries A. Artifacts and Displayed Items (1833-1960s)

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes visual materials and captions, plaques, awards, and certificates collected by the Historical Files Department and probably displayed at one time; as well as commemorative medals.

The visual materials, which were originally framed, have been removed from their frames and rehoused in acid-free folders.

The captions for the ships "London" and "Enoch Train", which were also originally framed, accompany paintings that are not found elsewhere in the Collection.

Related Materials at New-York Historical Society

Artist Evelyn Beatrice Longman, who designed the 50th anniversary medal for John Crosby Brown's daughter Amy Brighthurst and her husband Henry DeForest Lockwood in 1949, had designed an almost identical medal in 1922 for Henry Lockwood's parents Emily Johnston and Robert Weeks DeForest, which is in the museum collections of the New-York Historical Society.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 127 Folder : 7 "View of New York from Weehawken"; "The Narrows from Staten Island": engravings by E. Finden from W.H. Bartlett images [removed from frames]
1839, 1840
Box: 127 Folder : 8 Photograph of "Offices of Robert Brunner, Brussels, Belgium" [removed from frame]
[1950s]
Box: 127 Folder : 9 Laminated certificate of Brown Brothers Harriman's membership in American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
1967 October 1
Box: 128 Folder : 1 Bank draft [photoreproduction, removed from frame]
1833 March 7
Box: 128 Folder : 2 Illustrated London News clipping on tax stamps sent by William Brown, donated by John Roeth, April 28, 1939 [removed from frame]
1853
Box: 128 Folder : 3 Envelope mailed from Brown Brothers Harriman, NY, to Anglo-Egyptian Bank, with note on provenance and confirmation of handwriting [removed from frame]
1889 April 8
Box: 128 Folder : 4 Studio photograph: [Gordon Hargreaves Brown, 1880-1914; removed from frame]
circa 1914
Box: 128 Folder : 5 Medal: Banque de Paris et des Pays Bas 50th anniversary [in box]
1922
Box: 128 Folder : 6 Medal: Banque de Paris et des Pays Bas 50th anniversary [with broken box]
1922
Box: 128 Folder : 7 Medal: G & C Kreglinger Antwerp 125 anniversary [in glass case]
1922
Box: 128 Folder : 8 Medal: Amy Brown and Henry Lockwood DeForest 50th anniversary [loose]
1949
Box: 129 Folder : 1 Desk plaque for Robert A. Lovett as "Honourable Secretary of Defense" [never used]
1951-1953
Box: 129 Folder : 2 Brown Brothers Harriman certificate of membership in Hundred Year Association of New York [removed from frame]
1956 June 6
Box: 129 Folder : 3 150th anniversary desk flag
1968 October - November
Box: 129 Folder : 4 Exhibit caption for Lovett desk plate and Business Week cover, September 15, 1968
1968 October - November
Box: 129 Folder : 5 Captions for paintings of ships London and  Enoch Train [removed from frames]
[1960s]
Box: 129 Folder : 6 Chase Manhattan Bank plaque celebrating over 50 years of business with Brown Brothers Harriman
[1961-1968]
Box: 129 Folder : 7 Empty medal case [broken]
Undated

Subseries B. 150th Anniversary Memorabilia (1968)

Scope and Content

The subseries includes visual materials, printed ephemera, and three-dimensional objects related to the 150th anniversary events in the Pacific Northwest (September, 1968) that were not included either with the "1968" materials in Subseries I.A. Chronological Files, or the "Sesquicentennial" or "Sun Valley" materials in Subseries I.B. Subject Files.

Many of them appear to have originated from the files of Robert Chamberlin, Manager and Head of the Domestic Banks Department, who was responsible for organizing the Pacific Northwest activities.

For more information about the events and schedule of activities in Seattle, aboard a chartered Union Pacific train, and in Sun Valley, Idaho, see the Historical Note for Subseries VIII. A. Assorted Visual Materials.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 129 Folder : 8 Adhesive Union Pacific labels; label envelopes; Chamberlin name tag; Kato and Ogiso business cards
1968 Summer
Box: 129 Folder : 9 Sample plastic sign with type size notation; DesignaSign company catalog
1968 Summer
Box: 130 Folder : 1 Union Pacific brochure "Train Ride: From Your Window"; booklet "Seven Wines of California"; photocopy of Union Pacific welcome sign design; unidentified houseboat photographs and floorplan
1968 September
Box: 130 Folder : 2 Packet in envelope "Planning Guide for the Guests of the Brown Brothers Harriman Sesquicentennial Program in the United States"; Chamberlin name tag; blank place cards
1968 September
Box: 130 Folder : 3 Adhesive-backed metal name plates for guest accommodations
1968 September
Box: 130 Folder : 4 Luggage tag: Mrs. James R. Conklin, Chicago
1968 September
Box: 130 Folder : 5 Three color negatives of Boeing 747; notes from Frank Braile [Boeing Corp.] and A. Amach
1968 Fall
Box: 130 Folder : 6 Brown Brothers Harriman envelope marked "6 female"
[1960s]

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Series X. Published Material (1801-1972). 6.0 Linear feet (5 boxes, 108 volumes)

Scope and Content

The series is comprised of 108 volumes from the reference library of the Historical Files Department, including published and privately printed books and pamphlets by and about the Brown family and the firm's partners, Brown Brothers business entities, banking and commerce, cities in which Brown Brothers Harriman and its precursor companies were located, and related background information.

Library records in the Historical Files Director's Files (Subseries I.D, box 80) identify other volumes that were in the Historical Files Library which are not found in this series. It also provides information on the sources of some volumes, relevant portions of which are included in the descriptions below.

Boxes 131-135 contain 46 copies of partner Thatcher M. Brown's unpublished history of the company, Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950, a continuation of his father John Crosby Brown's 1909 account of the firm's first century,  A Hundred Years of Merchant Banking. Some correspondence about the former publication and its distribution is included in Subseries V.C.i. Personal and Family Materials. Box 131 contains an annotated copy originally in that series as well as a well-worn copy from the Brown Brothers Harriman Central Library.

The series includes 44 volumes (volumes 1-41, 43, 44, 47: 1839-1862) of Hunt's Merchants' Magazine, a general interest publication on commercial subjects such as shipping, railroads, banking, and finance. The collection was deposited with the Historical Files by partner E.R. Harriman. In 1969, 28 of the volumes were library-bound in starch felt buckram by De Ray Bookbinders for the Historical Files, after consultation with renowned book restorer Carolyn Price Horton.

The Historical Files Library was amassed for research purposes and includes volumes specifically purchased, donated, either deaccessioned or borrowed from the Brown Brothers Harriman Central Library, and/or with direct links (through ownership and/or subject matter) to Brown family members and partners in the firm.

Brown family association volumes

Volumes 77 and 85 are by Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown, wife of partner John Crosby Brown

Volumes 80, 89, 100, 102, 110, and 111 were donated to the Historical Files in 1964 by partner Moreau D. Brown. Volume 80 ( Baltimore Directory, 1802) includes annotations by a previous owner, "shopkeeper" Philip Bier. Volume 89 is stamped and signed inside numerous times by James Brown and identified as his ("James Brown's Book...December 10 1803") at age 12. Volume 98, which comprises two editions of the same pamphlet bound together, bears the bookplate of Frederic C. Wagner, "Captain, and Provost Marshal 7th district, NY", and is inscribed by him to "Messrs. Brown Bros." Volume 102 (  Memorial address... in remembrance of Mr. James Brown, 1878) is inscribed to "Thatcher M. Brown from his grandmamma E.M. Brown April 1878": Eliza Maria Coe Brown was James Brown's widow and the mother of John Crosby Brown. Volumes 110-112 (  Old Merchants of New York) bear the bookplates of printer and typographer Theodore De Vinne ("Aere perennius": "more lasting than bronze"), and would have been dispersed from his collection at auction in 1920. Volumes 113 and 114, which are later issues of  Old Merchants of New York, have the bookplate of partner John Crosby Brown; the latter is also inscribed by a Jehiel Clark.

Volume 103 ( Memorial service at the unveiling of the tablet to the memory of Mr. James Brown..., 1877) was given to the Historical Files by Mrs. John Crosby Brown II. A photocopy is in the James Brown files of Subseries I.C.vi. Partners. Volumes 115 (  Paddle box decorations...1952) and 130 (  Women and children last, 1954) are both by Alexander Crosby Brown (1905-1993; son of James Crosby Brown and grandson of John Crosby Brown), a maritime historian associated with the Mariners' Museum, and founder (1941) and associate editor of  The American Neptune, a quarterly journal of maritime history. Volume 130 is marked "Thatcher M. Brown III" in Sarah B. Brown's hand. Volume 129 (  Will of James Brown, Esq., 1875) is annotated in an unidentified hand with records of dates and amounts of payments to family members and retainers. Volume 132 (  The Yes Men [1958]) appears to have been privately bound for partner "Morreau [sic] Brown" and includes pasted-in photographs from the 1959 brochure "Personality of a Bank".

Other partner association volumes

Volume 91, by partner Robert A. Lovett, is his 1949 address to the Newcomen Society (1923-2007), a British organization that promoted American capitalism, material civilization, and entrepreneurship in the postwar, Communist-fearing political and business environment.

Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, the author of the biographical From pinafores to politics (Volume 92) and a suffragist and social reformer, was married to a cousin of partner W. Averell Harriman. Two volumes in the Library are inscribed to Harriman partners: the cover of Volume 101 (  "Manna-hatin": The story of New York, 1929) is embossed in gold with "W.A. Harriman" and includes the calling card of P.A. Rowley, president of Manhattan Company, a Brown Brothers neighbor at 40 Wall Street. Volume 106 (  Museums U.S.A. A history and guide, 1965) is inscribed "To Mr. E. Roland Harriman/ In grateful appreciation for your generous support over the years/John Ripley Forbes/ Westport, Conn./ January 6, 1966". Forbes established various American nature museums, including Earthplace in Westport, CT.

All the essays contributed to the 75th anniversary publication of the Yale Daily News (  Seventy-Five, Volume 120) are by alumni, including "The Task of World Leadership" by W. Averell Harriman (class of 1913) and "Don't Let George Do It" by Robert A. Lovett (class of 1918). The volume was presented to the Historical Files by Miss Hazel Pierson in November, 1968, and is inscribed to Lovett "with grateful appreciation, John S. Koch, William H. Donaldson, James C Thomson Jr., 28 Jan 1953", who were Managing Editor, Business Manager, and Chairman, respectively, of the publication.

Partner J. Eugene Banks's Guides to stock market policy, 1948 (Volume 93) was produced internally and coil bound. The volume also includes his 1957 presentation to the American Statistical Association's annual convention, "Selected Stock Market Indicators and Their Current Implications" and his 1959 "Guide to Growth Stock Investing".

Brown Brothers Harriman Central Library volumes

Volumes 81, 87, 90, 97, 100, 116, 117, and 125 originated in the Brown Brothers Harriman Central Library. Volume 97 is also stamped with name of Joseph R. Kenny; Volume 81 was a donation from partner L.P. Shipley and is inscribed "To Mr. Park Shipley with best greetings from Vald Hvidt".

Other inscribed and donated volumes

Volumes 82, 96, and 107 were presented to the Historical Files Library by R.E. Lloyd, Jr., in 1967. The latter ( The New York Stock Exchange, 1894) is inscribed by its author, Francis Eames, President of the N.Y. Stock Exchange from 1894 to 1898, to Mr. S. J. Harriot, with a note dated January 10, 1895.

Volume 83 ( Canada's first bank) includes a note dated November 22, 1966, to Kouwenhoven and signed "John M", who may be partner John B. Madden. Volume 84 (  Canton Days), published on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the railway firm named for a Baltimore-area estate, is inscribed "to my friends at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Geo. Hill 1972".

The Library's copy of From pinafores to politics (Volume 92) was deaccessioned from the Saugerties Public Library and donated to the Historical Files Library by Mrs. Kay McLaughlin. Volume 122 (  Society list and club register) is marked as "courtesy Mrs. Jane van Brunt" and includes a note on the page listing the New York Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor.

Volume 118 ( Ramsay Lodge Association, 1948) originated with the Community Bank of Scotland and includes, in addition to the volume, an April 1949 issue of its employee magazine, "The Griffin", and a series of photographic prints showing Ramsay Lodge Association members and documenting the building's renovation.

Annotated volumes

Many volumes include notes or bookmarks in Kouwenhoven's hand identifying pages on which Brown Brothers is mentioned, and/or of which he wished to have photocopies made, especially Volumes 82, in which he quotes from pages 16 and 17: "God is in prices"; 100; 105; 109, which mentions traveling with a Brown Brothers letter of credit and is reproduced on page 113 of Partners in Banking; and 127, on pp. 86-87 of which he has marked the location of Brown Brothers on a panoramic map of Wall Street.

Arrangement

The unboxed volumes begin with Hunt's Merchants' Magazine, which is numbered consecutively with its original volume designations (H1-H47). It is followed by the New York City guides in chronological order, and the rest of the series arranged alphabetically by title: these volumes are numbered consecutively starting with Volume 69 (continuing from Volume 68 in Series VI. Scrapbooks and Collected Material).

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 130 Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950. Thatcher M. Brown [7 copies; 2 annotated]
1950
Box: 131 Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950. Thatcher M. Brown [9 copies]
1950
Box: 132 Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950. Thatcher M. Brown [10 copies]
1950
Box: 133 Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950. Thatcher M. Brown [10 copies]
1950
Box: 134 Brown Brothers & Co. [and] Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1900-1950. Thatcher M. Brown [10 copies]
1950
Volume: H 1 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1839
Volume: H 2 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1840
Volume: H 3 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1840
Volume: H 4 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1841
Volume: H 5 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1841
Volume: H 6 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1842
Volume: H 7 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1842
Volume: H 8 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1843
Volume: H 9 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1843
Volume: H 10 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1844
Volume: H 11 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1844
Volume: H 12 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1845
Volume: H 13 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1845
Volume: H 14 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1846
Volume: H 15 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1846
Volume: H 16 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1847
Volume: H 17 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1847
Volume: H 18 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1848
Volume: H 19 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1848
Volume: H 20 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1849
Volume: H 21 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1849
Volume: H 22 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1850
Volume: H 23 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1850
Volume: H 24 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1851
Volume: H 25 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1851
Volume: H 26 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1852
Volume: H 27 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1852
Volume: H 28 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1853
Volume: H 29 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1853
Volume: H 30 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1854
Volume: H 31 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1854
Volume: H 32 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1855
Volume: H 33 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1855
Volume: H 34 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1856
Volume: H 35 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1856
Volume: H 36 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1857
Volume: H 37 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1857
Volume: H 38 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1858
Volume: H 39 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1858
Volume: H 40 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1859
Volume: H 41 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1859
Volume: H 43 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1860
Volume: H 44 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1861
Volume: H 47 Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
1862
Volume: 69 New-York City and Co-Partnership Directory for 1843 and 1844
1843 and 1844
Volume: 70 Doggett's New York City Directory, 1849-1850
1849-1850
Volume: 71 Rode's New York City Directory, 1850-1851
1850-1851
Volume: 72 Trow's New York City Directory, 1857
1857
Volume: 73 Trow's New York City Directory, 1858
1858
Volume: 74 Trow's New York City Directory, May 1859
1859
Volume: 75 Trow's New York City Directory, May 1860
1860
Volume: 76 Trow's New York City Directory, May 1861
1861
Volume: 77 Alexander Brown and his descendants. Mary Elizabeth Brown
1917
Volume: 78 The American Neptune: A quarterly journal of maritime history. [contains a version of Jacob Abbott's "Rollo on the Atlantic", edited with commentary by Alexander Crosby Brown]
1966 April
Volume: 79 American photographs. Walker Evans
1938
Volume: 80 The Baltimore Directory for 1802
1802
Volume: 81 Bankers credits. Vald Hvidt
1933
Volume: 82 Benner's prophesies of future ups and downs in prices. Samuel Benner
1879
Volume: 83 Canada's First Bank, vol. 1: A history of the Bank of Montreal. Merrill Denison
1966
Volume: 84 Canton Days: the first hundred years or so. Canton Company of Baltimore
1928
Volume: 85 Dedications. An anthology of the forms used from early days of bookmaking to the present time. Mary Elizabeth Brown
1913
Volume: 86 The development of the Santa Fe, 1935-1948 [unpublished BSc. thesis, MIT]. John Walker Barriger IV
1949
Volume: 87 E. H. Harriman: A biography, vol II. George Kennan
1922
Volume: 88 The editorial tradition 1776-1965. ABC Television Stations
1965
Volume: 89 Entertaining and instructive exercises, with the rules of the French syntax. John Perrin,
1801
Volume: 90 Experiences of a century 1818-1918. Brown Bros. & Co.
1919
Volume: 91 Forty years after: an appreciation of the genius of Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909). Robert A. Lovett
1949
Volume: 92 From pinafores to politics. Mrs. J. Borden Harriman
1923
Volume: 93 Guides to stock market policy. J.E. Banks
1948
Volume: 94 Heir of adventure: the story of Brown, Shipley & Co merchant bankers, 1810-1960. Aytoun Ellis
[1960]
Volume: 95 History of American steam navigation. John H. Morrison
1903
Volume: 96 King's views of the New York Stock Exchange. Moses King, publisher
1897
Volume: 97 The law of bills, cheques, notes, and IOUs. Wilson's legal handy books. James Walter Smith
1922
Volume: 98 Life and adventures of the accomplished forger and swindler, Monroe Edwards. Anonymous
1848
Volume: 99 The life of James Fisk, Jr. Willoughby Jones
1872
Volume: 100 Lord Norman. Sir Henry Clay
1957
Volume: 101 "Manna-hatin": The story of New York. The Manhattan Company
1929
Volume: 102 Memorial address delivered in Grove Church, Hudson Co., N.J., December 16, 1877, in remembrance of Mr. James Brown deceased November 1, 1877. William V.V. Mabon
1878
Volume: 103 Memorial service at the unveiling of the tablet to the memory of Mr. James Brown, held October 10, 1886 at Grove Church, New Durham, N.J.
1887
Volume: 104 Merchants and Bankers Almanac, 1869
1869
Volume: 105 Merchants and Bankers Almanac, 1870
1870
Volume: 106