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Charles Brown Papers

Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 B84
Letters, accounts, and legal papers of Dr. Charles Brown. Collection includes letters, 1813-1818, concerning patients (including slaves).

Includes land signed by Henry Lee and John Tyler, items relating to "Actonplace" [Acton] English estate of William Jennings and plats of land in Albemarle County, Virginia; as well as letters of members of the Brown family.

Charles Brown Papers 1792-1888, Albemarle County Virginia is available on microfilm in Swem Library’s microforms area, 1 reel, call number HD1471 .U5 R43  36 reels


  • 1792-1888


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


896.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection has been arranged chronologically by date with those items without dates located at the end. These papers have been organized into four series and two sub-series: 1. Letters,1813-1877 (Folders 1-4); 2. Accounts and Papers of Charles Brown, 1810-1877 (Folders 5-8); 3. Papers relating to Other Members of the Brown family, 1751-1888 (Folder 9); 4. Papers belonging to other persons, 1796-1850 (Folder 9).

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents.

Acquisition Information:


Related Materials:

Charles Brown Sheriff Bond, 1842, SC


Other Information:

Additional information may be found at
Guide to the Charles Brown Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository