||Nathaniel Borradaile Browne, (1819-1875), was a Philadelphia lawyer, businessman,
and public servant. The N.B. Browne papers, 1845-1873, documents professional and personal
affairs of a successful nineteenth- century Philadelphia businessman and public servant.
Comprising .3 linear feet of correspondence, legal documents, and financial papers, much of
the collection roughly corresponds to Browne’s various occupations and is arranged in three
series. Series I. Legal Practice includes documents dating from 1845-1846 and related to
Browne’s private legal practice. Series II. Political Appointments represents Browne’s service
as Postmaster of Philadelphia, (1859-1861), and as Assistant Treasurer of the U.S. at
Philadelphia, (1868- 1871). Series III. Business, Public Service, Personal Affairs includes
items from Browne’s tenure as Treasurer of the Fairmount Park Commission, (1868-1871), as well
as business, personal, and family matters that span the entire date range.