Collection number: MC 355
Size: (10 boxes) (3 cu.ft.)
About the Browns
Warren Brown (1836-1919) of Hampton Falls, NH married Sarah Gertrude Norris (1841-1917) in 1867. Their children were Norris Brown (1868-1869), Harry Benson Brown (1870-1903), Arthur Warren Brown (1873-1960), Gertrude Norris Brown (1878-1896), and Mildred Leavitt Brown (1880-1965). The family was active in the social and political life of Hampton Falls for decades. More information can be found here and in printed histories of the town.
About the Collection
This collection consists mainly of diaries kept by Warren and Sarah. Several volumes are also from their sons Arthur Warren Brown and Harry Benson Brown. There are a small number of Warren Brown's business receipts and a box of photographs, including a photograph of Gertrude Norris Brown and some of Harry Benson Brown.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[Identification of item], [Folder Number], [Box Number], Warren Brown and Sarah Norris Family Collection, 1870-1919, MC 355, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donation of Judith Swain Huss and Janice Marston Jassmond, 2019
Not all diaries were present upon acquisition.
The collection is arranged into four series by creater of materials.
Series 1: Sarah Gertrude (Norris) Brown Diaries, 1870-1917(1.33 cubic feet)
Diaries kept by Sarah between 1870 and 1917, and one larger account book. 1874 and 1917 are missing.
|Sarah's Diaries, 1870-1887|
|Sarah's Diaries, 1888-1901|
|Sarah's Diaries, 1902-1912|
|Sarah's Diaries 1913-1915 & Household Account Book (1880s-1900s)|
Series 2: Warren Brown Diaries, 1870-1919(1.33 cubic feet)
Warren's diaries dated 1879-1919, and misc. receipts. Several diaries are missing.
|Warren's Diaries, 1879-1885|
|Warren's Diaries, 1886-1900|
|Warren's Diaries 1902-1917; Misc. Receipts & Paper Ephemera|
|Warren's Diaries 1918-1919; Town happenings/vital records journals 1870-1888|
Series 3: Arthur Warren and Harry Bension Brown Diaries, 1899-1903(0.5 cubic feet)
Three diaries from Arthur and two from Harry.
|Arthur's Diaries (1899-1902); Harry's Diaries (1899 & 1903)|
Series 4: Brown Family Photographs, 1870-1919(1 cubic foot)
Photographs of the family and their house.
|Oversize Box 1|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 1||Warren Brown (8 photos)|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 2||Sarah Brown (2 photos)|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 3||Harry (1 photograph) and Gertrude (1 photograph)|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 4||Brown's mansion|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 5||Oversize photograph of Warren Brown "with gov. head and council".|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 6||Oversize photo of either Sarah Brown or Mildred Leavitt Brown (daughter).|