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J. Willcox Brown and Turner Macfarland Letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00083

Scope and Contents

Contains 2 bound letterbooks. One volume has letters from J. Willcox Brown to Ellen Turner Macfarland, and the other volume contains her letters to him.There is also a microfilm reel of the correspondence.


  • Creation: 1828-1867


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Biographical Information:

John Willcox Brown was the son of John Thompson Brown and Mary Edloe (Willcox) Brown. He lived in Petersburg, Va. until 1869 when he moved to Baltimore, Md. He had served in the Confederate Army and was a lt. col of artillery. He married Ellen Turner Macfarland of Richmond in 1867. He was a banker and stock broker with the firm of Brown and Lowndes.


1.00 Linear Feet (1 century boc) : 2 bound volumes of correspondence.

Acquisition Information:

Donated to William & Mary Libraries on behalf of Greta Brown Layton by her children.

Related Materials:

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers, 1790- 1929, (I) Mss. 65 B 85

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers, 1791- 1920, (II) Mss. 65 B 855

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers, 1838- 1964, (III) Mss. 65 B 8555

Guide to the J. Wilcox Brown and Turner Macfarland Letters
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository