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Francis Gordon Brown papers

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.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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.

1.25 Linear Feet ( (2 boxes))
Related Names
Brown, Francis Gordon, 1879-1911
Language of Materials