Title:Patricia A. Etter collection on Robert Brownlee, circa 1935-2001 (bulk 1980-2001)
Patricia A. Etter collection on Robert Brownlie
Creator/Contributor:Etter, Patricia A., creator
Creator/Contributor:Arkansas, Department of Arkansas Natural and Cultural Heritage.
Research materials used in editing the book, "An American Odyssey: the autobiography of a 19th c. Scotsman Robert Brownlee
at the request of his children, Napa County, California, October, 1892," based on the life of a 19th century Scottish immigrant
to the United States. Includes publisher query letters and responses, permission letters, correspondence, reviews, and geneaological
records of the Brownlee (Brownlie) family. Also includes a family cookbook, research materials on Bonkle Village, Scotland,
and published information on the book as well as the historic restoration of the Brownlee house at the Historic Arkansas Museum
in Little Rock, Ark. Includes photographs (black and white, color) of Brownlee family members, Bonkle Village (Scotland) landmarks,
the Historic Arkansas Museum Brownlee site, other Arkansas landmarks, Napa, California, landmarks, and various architectural
details. Historic Arkansas Museum photographs include historical reenactments of Arkansas frontier life and Brownlee house
interior and exterior. Originally known as the Noland House, Etter's research led to correctly identifying the structure as
the Brownlee House. As a result, it is sometimes referred to as the Brownlee-Noland House.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-ar -- e-uk-st
Etter, Patricia A -- Archives
Brownlee, Robert -- Portraits
Brownlee family -- Portraits
Scottish Americans -- Biography
Scottish Americans -- Portraits
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Pioneers -- Biography
Historical reenactments -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Pictorial works
North Lanarkshire (Scotland) -- Pictorial works
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Pictorial works
Napa County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
California -- Gold discoveries
Patricia A. Etter collection on Robert Brownlee, BANC MSS 2010/173, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Patricia A. Etter; 20100923.
Related item: An American odyssey : the autobiography of a 19th c. Scotsman Robert Brownlee at the request of his children,
Napa County, California, October, 1892 (E184.S3 B761 1986).
Film, videotapes, and tape recordings transferred for separate cataloging.
In 1836, Robert Brownlee, stonemason, set out from Bonkle Village in the Scottish Lowlands to seek his fortune in America.
He found work in New York and North Carolina before settling in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1849 he traveled to California during
the Gold Rush via the Southern Route. In California he set up and ran a tent store in the mining town of Agua Fria and did
quite well. He returned to Little Rock to sell his house, visited Scotland, and married. He then returned to California and
settled in Napa, California on his ranch, Sunnyside Farm.
Container list available in library
1 carton (1.25 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2010/173 carton 1
BANC MSS 2010/173