A. Brown Co. records, 1880-1935

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Finding aid last updated 24 June 2016.


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

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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.

Container List

 

Correspondence. 1900-1935.

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence: A-C. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence: D. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence: E. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence: F. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence: G. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence: H. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence: I-J. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence: K. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence: L. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence: M. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence: N-O. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence: P-Q. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence: R. 1918-1932.

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence. 1930-1933.

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence. 1930-1931.

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence. 1919-1926.

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence. 1920-1930.

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence. 1920-1924.

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence. 1930s.

Box 13, Folder 1

Correspondence: Security Trust Co.. 1910s-1920s.

Box 13, Folder 2

Correspondence: Boston and Kern River. 1910.

Box 13, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1910.

Box 13, Folder 4

Correspondence: Baker, Hamilton, and Pacific Co.. 1910s.

Box 13, Folder 5

Correspondence: Southern California Edison Co.. 1919-1922.

Box 13, Folder 6

Correspondence: Standard Oil Co.. 1919-1922.

Box 13, Folder 7

Correspondence: D.A. Syme. 1918-1919.

Box 13, Folder 8

Correspondence: Dr. Smith. undated.

Box 13, Folder 9

Correspondence: Thomas Scott. 1917-1918.

Box 13, Folder 10

Correspondence and catalogs. 1910s.

Box 13, Folder 11

Correspondence: National Protective Agency. 1910s-20s.

Box 13, Folder 12

Correspondence: International Harvester Co.. 1918-1921.

Box 13, Folder 13

Correspondence. 1900-1920.

Box 13, Folder 14

Correspondence. 1914-1920.

Box 13, Folder 15

Correspondence. 1910-1925.

Box 13, Folder 16

Correspondence. 1914-1922.

Box 13, Folder 17

Correspondence. 1904-1925.

Box 13, Folder 18

Correspondence: P. Sumner Brown. 1907-1922.

Box 15, Folder 1

Correspondence: A. 1920s.

Box 15, Folder 2

Correspondence: B. 1910s.

Box 15, Folder 4

Correspondence: M. 1910s-1920s.

Box 15, Folder 4

Correspondence: S. 1910-1929.

Box 15, Folder 5

Correspondence: U. 1910s-1920s.

Box 15, Folder 6

Correspondence: W. 1910s-1920s.

Box 15, Folder 8

Correspondence: American Protective League. 1918-1922.

Box 15, Folder 9

Correspondence: Cattlemen's Protective League. 1918-1926.

Box 15, Folder 10

Correspondence: Taylor, Chas C.. 1918-1920.

Box 15, Folder 11

Correspondence: Weber Showcase and Fixture Co.. 1918.

Box 15, Folder 13

Correspondence: John C. Moore Corporation. 1917-1920.

 

Records. 1890-1935.

Box 1, Folder 21

Booklets: Vienna Technische Museum fur Industrie and Gewerbe (German). 1930s.

Box 2, Folder 1

Financial records: Standard Oil Co.. 1922-1924.

Box 2, Folder 2

Financial records: Standard Oil Co.. 1921-1923.

Box 2, Folder 3

Financial records. 1923-1924.

Box 2, Folder 4

Financial records. 1922-1923.

Box 3

Ledger. 1935-1936.

Box 3

Receipt books. 1921-1922.

Box 4, Folder 1

Directories. 1926, 1931.

Box 4, Folder 2

Catalog: Union Hardware and Metal Co.. undated.

Box 4, Folder 3

Postmaster's Postal Account Books. 1915-1921.

Box 4, Folder 4

Financial records. 1936-1937.

Box 5

Financial records. 1925.

Box 6

Telegraph records and financial records. 1920.

Box 7

Service Station Order Book. 1922.

Box 7

Order Book. 1933.

Box 7

Pay Roll book. 1923-1935.

Box 7

Weldon Store Order Book. 1915-1917.

Box 7

Ledger book. 1926.

Box 8

Order Book ledgers: "China Book". 1890s-1920s.

Box 8

Leather ledger. circa 1920s.

Box 8

Inventory ledgers. 1930s.

Box 8

Receipt book. 1921.

Box 9, Folders 1-2

Financial records. 1920s.

Box 9, Folder 3

Financial records. 1933.

Box 9, Folders 4-5

Financial records. 1930s.

Box 10

Meteorological records. 1890s-1930s.

Box 11

Ledger books. circa early 1900s.

Box 12

Ledger books. circa early 1900s.

Box 14, Folder 1

Financial records. 1940-1941.

Box 14, Folder 2

Financial records. 1930s.

Box 14, Folder 3

Financial records. 1937.

Box 14, Folder 4

Financial records. 1935-1937.

Box 15, Folder 7

Liberty Bond Payments. 1920-1923.

Box 15, Folders 14-15

Receipts. 1935-1936.

Box 16, Folder 1

Financial Records: Cash Book, District Post Offices. 1924.

Box 16, Folder 2

Merchandise Inventory, Weldon Store. 1920-1922.

Box 16, Folder 3

Ledger books. 1927-1934.

Box 16, Folder 4

Catalogs. circa 1930s.

Box 16, Folder 5

Meteorological records. 1900-1931.

Box 1, Folder 20

Miscellaneous. 1920s-1930s.

Box 15, Folder 12

Miscellaneous. 1900-1910.

Box 17

Deed and stock certificates. circa 1900.

Box 17

Financial records. circa 1900.

Box 17

Transfer Ledger oversize book. circa 1900.