Series 1 - Personal - Biographical


Date Range1859 - 1992
Quantity17 cm, 11 files
ProvenanceIan Brown Family
Description

Biographical and personal information about Ian Brown and his family, including his wife Gwen, Mary Lowe Brown, Mary Gidlow Brown and W.D. Brown. Includes correspondence, news clippings, loose notes, photographs and official documents.


Inventory Listing

1-1 Ian's Death, Funeral, Power of Attorney and related materials
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File inscribed 'Ian's Death, Funeral etc', containing: death certificate, Gwen Marjorie Brown, 14 February 1992; small notebook (Book No 2), containing share information, 1970s-c1985; copy of income tax return, Dr Ian Brown, 1 July 1986 to 30 June 1987; letter from Kiddle Briggs Solicitors to Richard Brown, regarding the estate of Ian Brown, copy of Will attached, 2 March 1988; photocopy Power of Attorney documentation from Gwen Marjorie Brown to Ian Brown; photocopy of Administration Order appointing Richard Brown the Administrator of the estate of Gwen Marjorie Brown, 15 March 1988; Certificate of Cremation of Gwen Marjorie Brown, 17 February 1992; copy of last Will and Testament of Gwen Marjorie Brown, 21 June 1967; copy of inventory of assets of Ian Brown, 27 November 1987; typed message for Gwen Brown, after her death,1992; death registration of Ian Brown, 31 August 1987; Letters of Administration in the probate jurisdiction in the will and estate of Ian Brown, 10 February 1988; letter from Kiddle Briggs Solicitors to Richard Brown regarding the estate of Ian Brown, including a full copy of their trust ledger, 19 December 1989; 2 letters and 6 cards expressing sympathy at the deaths of Ian Brown (1987) and Gwen Brown (1992); letter to Ian and Gwen Brown from the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 15 September 1975; 6 notes of sympathy on Ian Brown's death, 1987; note of sympathy on Gwen Brown's death, 1992; letter and card from Guy Waddington to Ian Brown and family, 27 November 1987; letter of sympathy on Ian's death, 1987; hand-written card containing information about Gwen Brown's health, March 1981 -1984; extract of death registration, Ian Brown, 31 August 1987; letter and certificate of cremation, Ian Brown, 1987; 4 page hand-written copy of eulogy for Ian Brown, 3 September 1987; death and funeral notices for Ian Brown, 'The Age', Melbourne, 1 September 1987; typed letter to Richard Brown from John Lane, including copy of obituary for Ian Brown to be published in 'Chemistry in Australia', 17 September 1987; photograph of Ian Brown and rowing team from Collegiate School of St. Peter, 1934; hand-written card detailing appointments for November 1986; hand-written card detailing appointments for December 1985; and, hand-written card detailing medical information about Ian Brown, June 1986.

Creator Ian Brown
Date range 1934 - 1992    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Notebooks, Loose Notes, Mounted Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Legal Documents and Calculations
Inventory Identifier BROW00003 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-2 Gwen Brown
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File inscribed 'Gwen', containing: two loose notes, hand-written recipes; empty white envelope addressed to Mr G. Browne; autograph album belonging to Gwen Robertson; black and white photograph paperclipped to three news clippings, death notices of Gwen Brown, 1992; seven loose black and white photographs, some labelled; empty white envelope addressed to Ian Brown, loose stamp torn off the corner of a letter; five loose photographs; letter to Ian Brown from Donald (?), 1 August 1957; postcard to Ian Brown from (?), 7 August 1957; letter to Ian Brown from A.P. Row of the University of Adelaide, 2 February 1953; sealed envelope inscribed 'MB & GB (Silk Hat) neg'; letter to Sam Brown from Cuthbert, 2 August 1957; 27 typed pages, sewn together, appears to be a manuscript; 21 loose black and white photographs, some labelled; one card of hand-written family tree jottings; one page of notes; two large professional photographs of Gwen Brown in grey folder, also page of notes about Gwen Brown; eleven pages of Robertson family trees and family history notes, mostly hand-written; one old page of family history notes, between two pieces of grey card, 1859-1894; one page of the In Club Newsletter of 'The Sciences Club', March 1982; certificate of marriage, Ian Brown and Gwen Marjorie Robertson, 12 November 1943; certificate of marriage, James Swinbourne Robertson and Meta Hallett Haase, 24 December 1903; and, extract of entry, Gwen Marjorie Robertson.

Creator Ian Brown Family
Date range 1859 - 1992    Quantity 3.7 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Mounted Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier BROW00018 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-3 Miscellaneous Brown Family Items
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Contains: copy of British Medical Journal, 22 February 1947; letter to Ian Brown from Daisy M. Bates, 10 November 1936; envelope inscribe 'Very old photos of relations + friends of Simpson family', containing 6 photographs; and, letter to Ian Brown from Grandpa A.H.S., 26 February 1930.

Creator Ian Brown Family
Quantity 1 cm, 1 file Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier BROW00035 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-4 Mary Lowe's Estate
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Envelope, addressed to Ian Brown, inscribed 'Mary Lowe's Estate', containing: letter to Ian Brown from Wright and Appleton Solicitors, 5 November 1969; letter to Ian Brown from Wright and Appleton Solicitors, 15 October 1969; hand-written draft letter to Mr Appleton, 24 October 1969; and, copy of Final Distribution Account as at 2 June 1969, Mrs Mary Lowe-Brown; copy of Estate of the Late Mrs Mary Lowe Brown.

Creator Ian Brown Family
Date range 1969    Quantity 1.4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence and Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier BROW00036 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-5 Will of W.D. Brown and letters concerning his Estate
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Envelope inscribed 'Will of W.D. Brown + letters concerning his Estate', containing: letter to Gilbert Brown from W.L. Lowe-Brown, 9 August 1933; letter to Gilbert Brown from Wright and Appleton Solicitors, re W.D. Brown, deceased, 15 September 1933; news clipping from the Wigan Observer, 2 June 1933; six letters to Gilbert Brown from W.L. Lowe-Brown, 1933; letter to Gilbert Brown from Wright and Appleton Solicitors, re W.D. Brown, deceased, 24 July 1933; typed letter to Mary, with corrections, 12 June 1933; typed letter to Mr Appleton, 30 June 1933; copy of William David Brown's will; and, letter to Gilbert Brown from W.L. Lowe-Brown, 28 December 1928.

Creator Ian Brown Family
Date range 1928 - 1933    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00040 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-6 Inkpen Estate
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Envelope inscribed 'Inkpen Estate Papers, No value', containing: complete statement of sale accounts, May 1921; and, completion statement of the Inkpen Estate, 1920.

Creator Ian Brown Family
Date range 1920 - 1921    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00041 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-7 Correspondence - Ian and Donald Brown
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Contains: letter to Ian Brown from D.A. Brown, with envelope, 22 February 1983; empty envelope addressed to Ian Brown; and, letter to Ian Brown from Donald Brown, with envelope, 4 January 1983.

Creator Ian Brown
Date range 1983    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00042 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-8 Mary Gidlow Brown Estate
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Envelope inscribed 'Mary Gidlow Brown Estate etc + Mary Lowe Brown', containing: copy of letter to Major D. Brown from Henry A. Appleton, 27 March 1946; two letters to Ian Brown from Henry A. Appleton, 1946; copy of letter from Ian Brown to H. A. Appleton, 11 April 1946; empty envelope addressed to Ian Brown; notification of the transfer of 2500 from the estate of Mary G. Brown into Ian Brown's account, 20 November 1946; letter from Gilbert Brown to Ian Brown, 8 April 1946; letter from Mary Lowe Brown to Gwen Brown, 21 May 1959; notification of the transfer of 125 into Ian Brown's account, 29 June 1957; notification of the transfer of 125 into Ian Brown's account, 3 June 1958; letter and copy of letter to Ian Brown from Henry A. Appleton, re the Estate of Mary G. Brown, 1948; four pages, documents about the estate of Mary G, Brown; three letters from Mary Lowe Brown, one each to Gilbert, Ian and Gwen Brown, 1958-1959; and, copy of trust accounts of the Estate of the Late Miss Mary Gidlow Brown.

Creator Ian Brown Family
Date range 1946 - 1959    Quantity 2.3 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00044 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-9 Correspondence - Ian Brown and D.A. Brown
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Envelope addressed to Ian Brown, containing: four letter to Ian Brown, from D.A. Brown, 1979-1981; and, empty envelope addressed to Ian Brown.

Creator Ian Brown
Date range 1979 - 1981    Quantity 0.4 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00048 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-10 Sketch Book - Ian Brown
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Sketch Book, inscribed 'Ian Brown', containing pencil and water-colour sketches.

Creator Ian Brown
Quantity 1 cm, 1 file Formats Sketches and Drawings
Inventory Identifier BROW00062 Box Number 1 Series 1
1-11 Cassette Tapes - Ian and Gwen Brown
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Two cassette tapes: recording of Ian Brown's Funeral Service, 3 September 1987; and, recording of Gwen Brown's Funeral Service, 17 February 1992.

Creator Ian Brown Family
Date range 1987 - 1992    Quantity 1.2 cm, 1 file
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier BROW00065 Box Number 1 Series 1

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, April 2004
Listed by Ailie Smith and Gavan McCarthy
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 12 June 2013
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