Andrew A. Brown Papers

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Andrew A. Brown Papers


  • 1866-1938 (Creation)


0.42 linear feet

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Biographical history

Andrew A. Brown was born in Norway in 1841. Brown served in the U.S. Civil War from 1861 to 1863, achieving the rank of Captain. He married his wife Christine and had five children: Anna, Fenna, Ida, Flora, Albert. Andrew served in the Minnesota state Senate for District 39 from 1879 to 1881. He and his family resided in Alexandria, Minnesota until 1909, when they moved to the State of Washington. Andrew died in 1912 and his wife in 1938.

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This collection consists of three folders of papers of Andrew A. Brown. Brown lived in Douglas County and dealt in buying and selling land. There are numerous land grants and certificates. Also of interest are the correspondence from John Lind, who was a US congressman, a death certificate of Brown's wife, and a photograph of the family.

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Folder 1: Land Grants, 1866-1875

Records are arranged chronologically

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1870-1914

Records are organized chronologically

Folder 3: Miscellaneous, 1878-1938

Records are left in original order.

Records are located at 36B.3c.

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Permission to publish, quote, and reproduce must be secured from the copyright holder.

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  • English

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    Gift from the Minnesota Historical Society

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    Archivist's note

    These records were reprocessed by Hannah Placehecki in September 2014.

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