Consists of letters addressed to N.B. Browne, Esq., "attorney-at-law," at Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The letters, arranged chronologically, are from people soliciting legal advice, as well as clients, lawyers, and judges. They reveal nineteenth-century legal and business practice; business etiquette; stationery, watermarks, sealing wax, and postmarks.
|1845||Box 1, F1|
Contains a letter concerning legal work from William Betz, probably Browne's brother-in-law, addressed to "Birdell."
|1846 January-March||Box 1, F2|
Contains one letter from William Darling requesting information on how to obtain pasteboard boxes for filing legal documents. Also contains scraps of paper with hand calculations, possibly for legal fees.
|1846 April-July||Box 1, F3|
Contains two letters from L. Gassaway about a lawsuit against an allegedly deranged church missionary who sued the Episcopal church in Georgetown, D.C. Mentions Blockley Hospital for the Insane, Philadelphia.
Includes documents from political appointments held by N.B. Browne as Postmaster of Philadelphia, 1859-1860, and as Assistant Treasurer of the United States at Philadelphia, 1865-1867.
|Post Office Job Applicants, 1859-1860||Box 1, F4|
|Post Office References, 1860||Box 1, F5|
|Post Office Legal Documents, 1860-1861||Box 1, F6|
Contains copy of a legal opinion by U.S. Attorney General J.S. Black.
|Treasury, 1865-1867||Box 1, F7|
Includes letters and reports to N.B. Browne, Treasurer of Fairmount Park Commission, 1868-1871; financial notes, checks, and receipts; letters and papers concerning Browne family members
|Fairmount Park, 1868-1871||Box 1, F8|
|Business, 1866-1871||Box 1, F9|
|Family, 1845-1873||Box 1, F10|