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Francis Gordon Brown papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1321

Scope and Contents

The Francis Gordon Brown Papers are made up of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs which relate chiefly to the 1899 and 1900 seasons of the Yale College football team, of which Brown was captain. Included are letters to Walter Camp from Yale men commenting on the games of November and December, 1900, and a letter from Camp to Brown (December 18, 1900) on football strategy. Of particular interest is a letter from Theodore Roosevelt (June 22, 1901) inviting Brown to a gathering at Oyster Bay along with other Yale and Harvard athletes where Roosevelt hoped to encourage a "more vivid interest of a practical kind in politics." There is also a scrapbook containing tickets, badges, programs, menus, newpaper clippings and other Yale memorabilia, in addition to letters and photographs of the team.

Dates

  • 1897-1901

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet ( (2 boxes))

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1321

Overview

The Francis Gordon Brown Papers are made up of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs which relate chiefly to the 1899 and 1900 seasons of the Yale College football team, of which Brown was captain. Included are letters to Walter Camp from Yale men commenting on the games of November and December, 1900, and a letter from Camp to Brown (December 18, 1900) on football strategy. Of particular interest is a letter from Theodore Roosevelt (June 22, 1901) inviting Brown to a gathering at Oyster Bay along with other Yale and Harvard athletes where Roosevelt hoped to encourage a "more vivid interest of a practical kind in politics." There is also a scrapbook containing tickets, badges, programs, menus, newspaper clippings and other Yale memorabilia, in addition to letters and photographs of the team.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Gordon Brown, son of Francis Gordon Brown, a graduate of the Columbia School of Mines in 1867, and of Julia Noyes (Tracy) Brown, was born in New York City, September 6, 1879. He was fitted for college at the Groton (Mass.) School.

Throughout his college course he maintained the rank of a philosophical oration stand, and in athletics he made a most distinguished record. He was a member of the University Football Team four years, famous as guard, and in Senior year was captain. He was captain of the Freshman Crew, and rowed in the University race against Harvard in Sophomore year. He was also a member of the Track Team in his Senior year. He won many social honors, and was esteemed by all for his character as a man.

Since graduation he had been in the banking business with the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., in New York City, where he had applied himself closely to his work, and had shown an aptitude which promised eminence in the financial world.

Mr. Brown died of diabetes at his home in Glen Head, L. I., N. Y., May 10, 1911, in the 32d year of his age.

He married, April 27, 1905, Caroline Lawrence Bogert, daughter of Henry Lawrence and Carrie (Osgood) Bogert, who survives him with a son. A brother, Charles Tracy Brown, who was a member of the class of 1903 in the College, died in 1900.

(Taken from Yale College Obituary Record).
Title
Guide to the Francis Gordon Brown Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Ruth Gay
Date
February 1982
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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