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

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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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