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A. Brown Co. records, 1880-1935
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
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  • Title: A. Brown Co. records
    Collection number: 687
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.0 linear ft. (16 document boxes and 1 oversize carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1880-1935
    Abstract: Andrew Brown (1829-1909) was born in Ireland. In 1852, he sailed around Cape Horn to San Francisco. He later went into the mercantile business, purchased thousands of acres of land, built a flour mill and a lumber mill and became engaged extensively in farming as well as raising cattle and horses. The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, receipts, bills, and other papers connected with Andrew Brown's store in Kernville, California, his jobs as postmaster and agent for the Wells Fargo and Company's Express, and his other business interests.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Brown, Andrew

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], A. Brown Co. Records (Collection 687). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mr. P. Sumner Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Pallette, August 1935.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lindsay Chaney in 2015 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.

    Biography

    Andrew Brown was one of the pioneers of Kernville. He was born in Ireland on September 15, 1829; came to Philadelphia as a young man and in 1852 sailed around Cape Horn to San Francisco; after a try at mining and farming, he went to Kernville and operated the quartz mill of Joseph W. Sumner, whose daughter he married in 1873; later went into the mercantile business, owning a very successful general store at Kernville and one at Weldon; was owner of thousands of acres of land, and became engaged extensively in farming and raising cattle and horses; built a flour mill and a lumber mill; was known throughout Kern County as a prominent and active citizen; retired in 1904 and moved to Los Angeles; he died on October 12, 1909.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, business papers, receipts, bills, and other papers connected with Andrew Brown's store in Kernville, California, his jobs as postmaster and agent for the Wells Fargo and Company's Express, and his other business interests.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230286 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Brown, Andrew--Archives.
    Pioneers--California--Kern County--Archives.