Museum logo
Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object ID RG0812.AM
Collection RG0812 Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 1 folder
Title Reverend Thomas J. Brown reminiscences
Dates of Creation 1925; 1936
Dates of Accumulation 1925; 1936
Year Range from 1925
Year Range to 1936
Admin/Biographical History Thomas J. Brown was born in Illinois in 1853. He was soon orphaned and went to live with the J.H. Horbet family. The Horbets moved to Nebraska in 1860. Brown attended Doane College at Crete, Nebraska, ca. 1873-1875. He married Annie Marie White in 1877. Brown served as a preacher in several communities over the next forty years, including Hemingford and North Platte, Nebraska. He retired around 1920 and moved with his wife to La Verne, California. Thomas J. Brown died in Los Angeles, California, on September 27, 1939.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection contains two typescript reminiscences by Reverend T.J. Brown. "Early Scenes in Nebraska" relates to the J.H. Horbet family. Brown writes of their coming to Nebraska in 1860 and of their encounters with Indians. The other, a three-page typescript, describes the beginnings of the Congregational Church in eastern Nebraska and daily life in frontier Nebraska. Rev. Brown mentions Mormons traveling across Nebraska in 1862. A third reminiscence entitled, "What I Saw When I Was A Boy," is essentially the same as "Early Scenes in Nebraska." Also included are two letters written by T.J. Brown to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society. The letters describe the reminiscences and include additional information about his family.
Creator Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939
Subjects Frontier & pioneer life
Indians of North America
Religion
People Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939
Dunbar, John, 1804-1857
Gaylord, Reuben, 1812-1880
Search Terms Farm life -- Nebraska
Indians of North America -- Nebraska
Domestic life -- Nebraska
Congregational churches -- Nebraska
Horbet family