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Guide to the Herman R. Brown Papers
1946-1985 (Bulk 1946-1951)
  MS 80

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 19, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Herman R. Brown Papers mainly consist of correspondence between Herman R. Brown, an African-American solider and Mary Groom Cox. Brown is from New Rochelle and Groom is from the Bronx. There are approximately 145 letters (Folders 1-13). The letters are primarily of a personal nature between Herman Brown and Mary Groom. The collection consists of love letters Brown and Cox wrote to each other before and after they were married to others. It is unclear in the letters why the two never married each other. The other letters consist of correspondence from friends and businesses. The letters from their friends mostly focus on Brown and Cox's relationship. Brown never discusses life in the army or the places he is stationed.


The letters are arranged chronologically.