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Lucius Polk Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0252

This collection contains correspondence, record books, memoranda, printed material, and other records concerning the Spring Hill and Melrose plantations from 1856 to 1898.

Dates

  • 1856-1903

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (4 boxes - 1 full, 1 quarter, 2 flat)

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, record books, memoranda, printed material, and other records concerning the Spring Hill and Melrose plantations from 1856 to 1898.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lucius Polk Brown (1867-1935) was born in Maury, Tennessee, on August 1, 1867 to Campbell (1843-1893) and Susan Rebecca Polk (1847-1922). He was married twice, first to Jesse Roberts (1871-1897), on January 30, 1895, and after she passed, he married Susan Massie (1871- ) on December 12, 1903. Brown managed a well-known family farm, Ewell Farm, and two plantations, Spring Hill and Melrose, for many years. Brown kept detailed accounts of the daily runnings of both the farm and plantations.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.0628: Lucius P. Brown Herd Records, 1856-1916, and MS.2421: The Lucius P. Brown Journal, 1921.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480