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Series IX. Artifacts and Memorabilia (1833-1968)


1.72 Linear feet 4 document boxes

Scope and Content

The series contains artifactual materials collected by the Historical Files Department or donated by partners and other employees, some of which may have been displayed at one time in Brown Brothers Harriman's Wall Street offices; and objects from the 150th anniversary Pacific Northwest celebrations that were not included in the Historical Files.

Subseries A. Artifacts and Displayed Items (1833-1960s)

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes visual materials and captions, plaques, awards, and certificates collected by the Historical Files Department and probably displayed at one time; as well as commemorative medals.

The visual materials, which were originally framed, have been removed from their frames and rehoused in acid-free folders.

The captions for the ships "London" and "Enoch Train", which were also originally framed, accompany paintings that are not found elsewhere in the Collection.

Related Materials at New-York Historical Society

Artist Evelyn Beatrice Longman, who designed the 50th anniversary medal for John Crosby Brown's daughter Amy Brighthurst and her husband Henry DeForest Lockwood in 1949, had designed an almost identical medal in 1922 for Henry Lockwood's parents Emily Johnston and Robert Weeks DeForest, which is in the museum collections of the New-York Historical Society.

"View of New York from Weehawken"; "The Narrows from Staten Island": engravings by E. Finden from W.H. Bartlett images [removed from frames], 1839, 1840

Offsite-Box: 127, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Graphic Materials)

Photograph of "Offices of Robert Brunner, Brussels, Belgium" [removed from frame], [1950s]

Offsite-Box: 127, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Graphic Materials)

Laminated certificate of Brown Brothers Harriman's membership in American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 1967 October 1

Offsite-Box: 127, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Realia)

Bank draft [photoreproduction, removed from frame], 1833 March 7

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Illustrated London News clipping on tax stamps sent by William Brown, donated by John Roeth, April 28, 1939 [removed from frame], 1853, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Envelope mailed from Brown Brothers Harriman, NY, to Anglo-Egyptian Bank, with note on provenance and confirmation of handwriting [removed from frame], 1889 April 8

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Studio photograph: [Gordon Hargreaves Brown, 1880-1914; removed from frame], circa 1914

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Graphic Materials)

Medal: Banque de Paris et des Pays Bas 50th anniversary [in box], 1922, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Realia)

Medal: Banque de Paris et des Pays Bas 50th anniversary [with broken box], 1922, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Realia)

Medal: G & C Kreglinger Antwerp 125 anniversary [in glass case], 1922, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Realia)

Medal: Amy Brown and Henry Lockwood DeForest 50th anniversary [loose], 1949, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 128, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Realia)

Desk plaque for Robert A. Lovett as "Honourable Secretary of Defense" [never used], 1951-1953, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Realia)

Brown Brothers Harriman certificate of membership in Hundred Year Association of New York [removed from frame], 1956 June 6

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

150th anniversary desk flag, 1968 October - November

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Realia)

Exhibit caption for Lovett desk plate and Business Week cover, September 15, 1968, 1968 October - November

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Text)

Captions for paintings of ships London and Enoch Train [removed from frames], [1960s]

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Text)

Chase Manhattan Bank plaque celebrating over 50 years of business with Brown Brothers Harriman, [1961-1968]

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Realia)

Empty medal case [broken], Undated

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Realia)

Subseries B. 150th Anniversary Memorabilia (1968)

Scope and Content

The subseries includes visual materials, printed ephemera, and three-dimensional objects related to the 150th anniversary events in the Pacific Northwest (September, 1968) that were not included either with the "1968" materials in Subseries I.A. Chronological Files, or the "Sesquicentennial" or "Sun Valley" materials in Subseries I.B. Subject Files.

Many of them appear to have originated from the files of Robert Chamberlin, Manager and Head of the Domestic Banks Department, who was responsible for organizing the Pacific Northwest activities.

For more information about the events and schedule of activities in Seattle, aboard a chartered Union Pacific train, and in Sun Valley, Idaho, see the Historical Note for Subseries VIII. A. Assorted Visual Materials.

Adhesive Union Pacific labels; label envelopes; Chamberlin name tag; Kato and Ogiso business cards, 1968 Summer

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Realia)

Sample plastic sign with type size notation; DesignaSign company catalog, 1968 Summer

Offsite-Box: 129, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Union Pacific brochure "Train Ride: From Your Window"; booklet "Seven Wines of California"; photocopy of Union Pacific welcome sign design; unidentified houseboat photographs and floorplan, 1968 September

Offsite-Box: 130, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Packet in envelope "Planning Guide for the Guests of the Brown Brothers Harriman Sesquicentennial Program in the United States"; Chamberlin name tag; blank place cards, 1968 September

Offsite-Box: 130, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Adhesive-backed metal name plates for guest accommodations, 1968 September

Offsite-Box: 130, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Realia)

Luggage tag: Mrs. James R. Conklin, Chicago, 1968 September

Offsite-Box: 130, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Realia)

Three color negatives of Boeing 747; notes from Frank Braile [Boeing Corp.] and A. Amach, 1968 Fall

Offsite-Box: 130, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Brown Brothers Harriman envelope marked "6 female", [1960s]

Offsite-Box: 130, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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