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Collection Number: 00994-z

Collection Title: Brower Family Papers, 1865-1907.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 5 items
Abstract The Brower family included John Morehead Brower (1845-1913), Republican United States representative, and Thomas M. Brower (fl. 1876-1877). The collection contains the papers of a Surry County, N.C., family, including a record book of the Hamburg Lodge of the Union League of America, 1867, headed by John Morehead Brower, and a diary kept by Thomas M. Brower on a cross-country railroad trip to California and during his stay at Santa Cruz, 1876-1877.
Creator Brower family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Photocopying of volumes is not permitted.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Brower Family Papers, #994-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. James C. Hollingsworth of Mount Airy, N.C., July 1945.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Brower family included John Morehead Brower (1845-1913), Republican United States representative, and Thomas M. Brower (fl. 1876-1877).

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The collection contains the papers of a Surry County, N.C., family. It includes a record book (Volume 1) of the Hamburg Lodge of the Union League of America, 1867, headed by John Morehead Brower, containing membership, resolutions, committees, election of officers, and other lodge business. Also a diary (Volume 2) kept by Thomas M. Brower on a cross-country railroad trip to California during which he passed through Tensessee; New Orleans, La.; St. Louis, Mo.; Omaha, Neb.; Black Hills, S.D.; and Utah. The diary also describes life in a cabin in Santa Cruz, Calif., with references to hunting, fishing, trading, and saloons. Volume 3 is the continuation of this diary and includes his return journey by way of Cincinnati, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Richmond, Va; as well as other trips in North Carolina and Virginia. There is also an account book (Volume 4) of travel expenses.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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