A. Brown Co. records, 1880-1935 LSC.0687

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Finding aid last updated 9 August 2017.


Title: A. Brown Co. records
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0687
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 9.0 linear feet (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, 1829-1909

Restrictions on Access

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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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230286 

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

 

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