Guide to the Brown Family Papers

Processed by The California State Library staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Brooke Dykman Dockter
California History Room
California State Library
Library and Courts Building II
900 N. Street, Room 200
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001
Phone: (916) 654-0176
Fax: (916) 654-8777
Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
© 1998
California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Brown Family Papers



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brown Family Papers
Box Number: 1524-1525
Creator: Brown Family
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brown Family Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Gold mines and mining--California--Tuolumne County.
California--Gold discoveries.
Frontier and pioneer life--California.

Contents

Correspondence, financial papers, legal papers, business cards, invitation.

Biography

J.W.L. Brown of Marietta, Ohio came to California in 1852 with his sons James, John and Will to join his brother Frank, already in Sonoma. He mined in Tuolumne County until 1855 when he returned to Ohio without striking it rich in the California Gold Rush. He continued to correspond with his brother and sons who stayed on in California.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents:

  • Brown, Anna G.
  • Brown, J. W. L.
  • Brown, James
  • Brown, John
  • Brown, Mary
  • Brown, Matilda

Other Correspondents:

  • Bohl, Henry
  • Brown, I. W. W.
  • Brown, Phoebe
  • Dikeman, W. E.
  • Dikeman, W. E., Mrs.
  • White, Emeline

Administrative Information


Container List

Box Box 1524

Correspondence, 1830 -1898

Box Box 1525

Correspondence, n.d., Financial Papers, Legal Papers, Family records (genealogy), Programs, Clipping, Business cards, invitation, lock of hair