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Label
1876-1900
Inclusive dates
1876-1900
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1876-1900, of Alexander Brown (1843-1906) of Nelson County, Virginia, principally consisting of letters he sent to Robert Alonzo Brock (1839-1914) asking him to research both his archives collection and the collection at the Virginia Historical Society to locate genealogical information about certain families and Virginia historical information for his work THE GENESIS OF THE UNITED STATES (1890). The letters often contain enclosures containing information on these matters. Notable family surnames researched include: Alexander, Brown, Cabell, Carrington, Dabney, Mayo, and Woodson
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Biographical or historical data
Alexander Brown (1843-1906) was the grandson of Lucy Shands Rives and thrice-great-grandson of the first Cabell in America. He anchored his place in Cabell family history by marriage and domicile. In 1873, he married his distant cousin, Caroline Augusta Cabell and moved into "Union Hill," the Nelson County home built by Col. William Cabell and the birthplace of his father, Robert L. Brown. Alexander "Sandy" Brown remained in the bosom of "Cabell country" following the death of his first wife in 1876. He remarried to Caroline Cabell's sister, Sarah Randolph Cabell, in 1886 and stayed at the home until his death in 1906. In 1895, Alexander Brown committed decades of research on the Cabell family to print in THE CABELLS AND THEIR KIN. He also authored several other major studies, including NEW VIEWS OF EARLY VIRGINIA HISTORY (1886), THE GENESIS OF THE UNITED STATES (1890), THE DESCENDANTS IN VIRGINIA... OF MAJOR WILLIAM MAYO (1890), THE FIRST REPUBLIC IN AMERICA (1898), and ENGLISH POLITICS IN EARLY VIRGINIA HISTORY (1901).
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
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(microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year.
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001512437
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01
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low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel (Misc. reel 4272)

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