N. B. Browne papers

Creator: Browne, N. B. (Nathaniel Borodaille), 1819-1875
Abstract: 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.
Date(s): 1845-1873
Call Number: MSS 0424