A Guide to the Papers of Kenneth Brown, ca. 1880-1954 Brown, Kenneth, Papers 9732

A Guide to the Papers of Kenneth Brown, ca. 1880-1954

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Accession Number 9732


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Repository
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Accession number
9732
Title
Papers of Kenneth Brown ca. 1880-1954
Physical Characteristics
Ca. 3000 items (9 boxes).
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Kenneth Brown, Accession #9732, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection is from the estate of Francesca Boone, and was purchased from the H. & W. Auction Company, of Troy, Virginia, in July of 1971.


Biographical/Historical Information

The son of Franklin B. and Caroline Morrill Brown, Kenneth Brown (1868- ) was born in Chicago and lived in Europe as a youth. A University of Virginia alumnus and Harvard graduate, he worked on several newspapers next hit including the Boston Journal and the New York Commercial Advertiser. In 1904 he married Demetra Vaka (1877-1946), a Byzantine Greek who had come to the United States at the age of 17. Together they went to Greece during World War I, interviewed King Constantine, Eleutherios Venizelos, and other leaders, and wrote about their observations. In 1921 the couple did a series of articles on Turkey. Mrs. Brown is known also for several novels and works of non-fiction, including Haremlik (1909), In the Shadow of Islam (1911), and In the Grasp of the Sultan (1916).

Scope and Content

The Papers of Kenneth Brown contain ca. 3,000 items, ca. 1880-1954, chiefly photographs of the Brown family, of Turkey, Greece, and various western European countries, and of Greek and Turkish leaders of the World War I era. There is some correspondence of the Browns (1876-1954), some bills to Francesca Boone, Kenneth Brown's sister, three photograph albums, and seven scrapbooks, chiefly filled with clippings, belonging to Kenneth Brown, Caroline Brown, and Francesca Boone. There are also a number of previous hithandwritten next hit previous hitnewspapers that the young Kenneth Brown wrote in Europe.


Contents List

Box 1
Letters and postcards to and from Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brown 1900-1919
Box 1
Woodrow Wilson to Mrs. Kenneth Brown 1918 February 7
TLS w/envelope
Box 1
Secretary to Woodrow Wilson to Mrs. Kenneth Brown 1918 March 11
TLS
Box 1
Letters and postcards to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brown 1920-1929
Box 1
Letters and postcards, chiefly from Kenneth Brown 1930-1939
Box 1
Letters and postcards, chiefly from Kenneth Brown 1940-1954
Box 1
Letters and postcards to and from Kenneth Brown n.d.
Box 1
Carbons of publicity for Demetra Vaka (Mrs. Kenneth Brown) n.d.
Box 1
Clippings, re: Demetra Vaka (Mrs. Kenneth Brown) 1918-1932
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, A-B 1914-1928
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, C 1916-1926
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, D 1914-1926
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, E 1914-1921
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, F 1915-1926
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, G 1914-1926
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, H 1914-1929
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, I 1916-1921
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, J-K 1915-1927
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, L-M 1914-1925
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, N-O 1915-1923
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, P-R 1914-1929
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, S 1915-1925
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, T 1915-1927
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, U-V 1916-1924
Box 2
Bills of Francesca Boone, W-Z 1915-1929
Box 2
Photographs of Demetra Vaka (Mrs. Kenneth Brown) at various ages n.d.
Box 3
Photographs and negatives of Demetra Vaka (Mrs. Kenneth Brown) at various ages n.d.
Box 3
Photographs of Demetra Vaka ca. 1920
Box 3
Photographs of Kenneth Brown at various ages n.d.
Box 3
Photographs of Kenneth Brown as a child ca. 1880
Box 3
Photographs of Edmund Clarence Stedman, signed by Laura Stedman ca. 1908
Box 3
Photographs of a group of Harvard athletes ca. 1890
Box 3
Photographs of Greek Royal family ca. 1920
Box 3
Photographs of Eleutherios Venizelos, his family, and his houses ca. 1920
Box 3
Negatives of photographs of the Venizelos family ca. 1920
Box 3
Photographs and negatives of Greek leaders ca. 1920
Box 3
Photographs and negatives of Turkish leaders ca. 1920
Box 4
Photographs and negatives of various identified people ca. 1920
Box 4
Photographs of unidentified people n.d.
Box 4
Photographs of Brown-Boone house ca. 1901
Box 4
Photographs of Kenneth Brown house [in New Hampshire] n.d.
Box 4
Photographs and negatives of Virginia scenes ca. 1920
Box 4
Photographs and negatives of Greece 1917-ca. 1930
Box 4
Photographs of Greece 1917-ca. 1930
Box 5
Photographs of Turkey ca. 1920
Box 5
Photographs of Turkey ca. 1920
Box 5
Negatives of Turkey ca. 1920
Box 5
Lists of kinds of photographs n.d.
Box 5
Photographs of Italy n.d.
Box 6
Photographs of Germany n.d.
Box 6
Photographs of Switzerland n.d.
Box 6
Photographs of France n.d.
Box 6
Photographs of European countries ca. 1920
Box 6
Negatives of photographs of European countries 1910-ca. 1920
Box 6
Photographs of unidentified places n.d.
Box 6
"A Little Bit of Love" n.d.
TMs
Box 6
"The Gray Forsythia Twig" n.d.
AMs
Box 6
Visas of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brown 1917
Box 6
Printed and typewritten material, re: Demetra Vaka, Greece 1936-?
Box 6
Religious pamphlets 1930-1939
Box 7
Pamphlets about Greece 1913-1926
Box 7
Miscellaneous pamphlets 1910-1936
Box Box 7
Miscellaneous printed material 1911-1949
Box 7
Miscellaneous articles n.d.
Box 8
Photograph album, with photographs of Kenneth Brown's [New Hampshire] home n.d.
Box 8
Photograph album with pictures, chiefly of Paris n.d.
Box 9
Scrapbook of clippings of articles of Kenneth Brown, in the Harvard Advocate, the Boston Journal, and the Magpie 1889-1896
Box 9
Photograph album of Kenneth Brown's house and family 1891-?
Box 9
Photograph of Harvard Class of 1891 1916
Box 9
Photograph of Harvard Class of 1891 with families 1916 June 20