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Label
1899-1920
Inclusive dates
1899-1920
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Order books, 1899-1920, of J. Henry Brown Monuments, Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, containing sketches of cemetery monuments and headstones, cornerstones, and date stones, with their dimensions, specifications and inscriptions. The name and address of the individual ordering the monument and the charges for the work are also included. Most orders are for Richmond area cemeteries such as Evergreen, Hollywood, Maury, Mt. Calvary, Oakwood, Riverview, and Shockoe. Also includes orders for monuments honoring Union and Confederate soldiers and work for the Jefferson Hotel
  • An index is available for the tombstone inscriptions contained in all of the volumes, 1899-1920. Many of the individuals listed were born before Virginia began keeping vital statistics in 1853. This index is available by clicking on the Searchable database link
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Biographical or historical data
J. Henry Brown (1859-1921) began operation as a stonemason in 1885 in partnership with Walter R. Harwood. Although the partnership with Harwood evidently did not continue, Brown operated a succession of businesses as a monumental architect and builder. At various times Brown was president or general manager of the Virginia Granit Company, Inc., the Capitol Granite and Marble Works, and J. Henry Brown and Son. In 1975 J. Henry Brown Monuments, Inc., became a division of Oakwood Monument Company.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A GUIDE TO BUSINESS RECORDS IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
Form designation
Order books
Label
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Link
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Searchable database available at
Extent
2.75
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Creecy, J.H.
  • J. Henry Brown & Son
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000494438
Type of unit
cu. ft. (12 volumes)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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