Brown Family Papers, Photographs and Maps, 1765-1959 A&M.2604

Brown Family Papers, Photographs and Maps, 1765-1959 A&M.2604


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.2604
Title
Brown Family Papers, Photographs and Maps1765-1959
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/258
Quantity
8.3 Linear Feet Summary: 8 ft. 4 1/4 in. (9 document cases, 5 in. each); (3 records cartons, 15 in. each); (1 small flat storage box, 3 in.); (2 large storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 folder, 1/4 in.); (1 scrapbook, 1 in.)
Creator
Brown family
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
Papers, photographs and maps of a wealthy Morgantown family with interests in real estate and coal mining. Most of the business papers are those of J. M. G. Brown, a West Virginia University law school alumnus, who was president of Scotts Run Fuel Corporation. Brown was also a housing developer whose company, Suburban Real Estate of Morgantown, was a competitive concern not only locally but throughout north central West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania. There are papers indicating his attempts to open Morgantown to airline service. His sister, Mary Virginia Brown was a genealogist and local historian noted for A History of the Negroes of Monongalia County. Among her papers are genealogies of the Bannister, Brown, Bushey, Dorsey, Suter and Williams families. There are also original documents of Colonel William McCleary, an early settler of Morgantown. There is also a manuscript "List of Taxable Property for 1786, Monongalia County," including five pages listing residents and their "tithables," horses, and cattle.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 2604, Brown Family Papers, Photographs and Maps, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Aeronautics
  • African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans.
  • Bannister family
  • Brown family
  • Brown, Mary Virginia.
  • Bushey family
  • Dorsey family
  • McCleary, Col. William.
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Morgantown (W. Va.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • Property tax - West Virginia - Monongalia County.
  • Scotts Run Fuel Corporation
  • Souder family
  • Suburban Real Estate of Morgantown.
  • West Virginia University. College of Law
  • Williams family

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Brown, Mary Virginia.
  • McCleary, Col. William.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Morgantown (W. Va.)
  • Pennsylvania