Series 3 - Gilbert and Marie Brown Materials


Date Range1880s - 1971
Quantity44.5 cm,
ProvenanceGilbert Brown
Description

Correspondence, loose photographs, photograph albums, diaries, notes, ephemera, scrap books and news clippings, relating to Gilbert and Marie Brown. Includes collection of letters from Marie Brown to her mother in England and Gilbert Brown's 1914 diary, entries cease on the day Marie arrives in Australia.


Inventory Listing

3-1 Photographs, Letters and Lectures
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Unlabelled envelope containing: four typed pages with annotation, inscribed 'Sex Instruction for Recruits. Lecture I. The Physiology of Sex' by Marie Brown; Gilbert Brown's pocket diary, 1935; cloth badge, inscribed 'Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion', depicts a kangaroo, boomerang and the Scout emblem; five typed pages with annotation, inscribed 'Sex Instruction for Recruits. Lecture II. The Social and Psychological Aspects of Sex' by Marie Brown; news clipping, 'A Monument to Human Love is Scotland's Sweetheart Abbey', undated; publication, 'Attenborough, Chilwell and Toton: then and now' by Robert Mellore, Nottingham, 1919, inscribed 'Marie Brown lived in Attenborough'; empty envelope addressed to Dr and Mrs Ian Brown, inscribed 'Photos of Kris in London'; yellow Kodak photo envelope, containing single photo, unlabelled; negative of a woman and two children; three black and white photographs and a postcard; three page hand-written letter from Marie Brown, addressed to 'My Dear Kids', 1949; fifteen photographs of Gilbert, Marie and Ian Brown and members of their families, some labelled, c1900-c1940; copies of correspondence between Ian Brown and Kelly, Luft, Stanley & Ashton, Advocates & Notaries, in regard to Caroline Gell, deceased, also hand-written copies of family tree; and, mounted black and white photograph, inscribed on back 'Arthur Hebry'.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range c. 1900 - 1949    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints, Mounted Photographic Prints and Diaries
Inventory Identifier BROW00010 Box Number 1 Series 3
3-2 News Clippings and Photographs of Marie Brown
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Unlabelled envelope containing: two pages, 'Obituary, Marie Brown' in The Medical Journal of Australia 4 February 1950; one page, 'Are we to have a woman councillor? Dr. Marie Brown - Candidate for the Council' in Non-Party News, November 1923; two loose photographs, unlabelled; news clipping 'Dr Marie Brown Dies'; black and white photograph inscribed 'Ian + Marie @ Snowtown'; and, mounted sepia photograph inscribed 'Jewish Hospital Manchester about 1910, Marie Brown 3rd from Right front row'.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1910 - 1950    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings, Newsletters, Loose Photographic Prints and Mounted Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier BROW00017 Box Number 1 Series 3
3-3 Letters and Personalia - File 1
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Brown Box inscribed 'Letters and Personalia', containing over 100 letters, most with envelopes, most dating between 1914 and 1925, now divided into six files.
File 1 contains: 22 letters from Marie Brown in Australia, to her mother, Mrs Simpson, in the United Kingdom, all with envelopes, envelopes annotated, 1914-1924.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1914 - 1924    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier BROW00019 Box Number 1 Series 3
3-4 Letters and Personalia - File 2
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File 2 contains: 23 letters from Marie Brown in Australia, to her mother, Mrs Simpson, in the United Kingdom, three without envelopes, another three in same envelope, envelopes annotated, 1918-1920; one letter from Gilbert Brown to Mr Simpson, envelope annotated, 1919; three letters from Mary G. Brown to Mrs Simpson, two with envelopes, 1918.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1918 - 1920    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00020 Box Number 1 Series 3
3-5 Letters and Personalia - File 3
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File 3 contains: 25 letters from Marie Brown in Australia, to her mother, Mrs Simpson, in the United Kingdom, one without envelope, envelopes annotated, 1916-1917; one letter from Gilbert Brown to Mrs Simpson, 1917.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1916 - 1917    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00021 Box Number 2 Series 3
3-6 Letters and Personalia - File 4
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File 4 contains: 9 letters from Marie Brown to her mother, Mrs Simpson, in the United Kingdom, all with annotated envelopes, 1914-1925; three letters from Gilbert Brown to Mrs Simpson, all with annotated envelopes, 1914; one letter from Marie Fairbank to Mrs Simpson, no year.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1914 - 1925    Quantity 2.2 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00022 Box Number 2 Series 3
3-7 Letters and Personalia - File 5
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File 5 contains: 15 letters from Marie Brown in Australia, to her mother, Mrs Simpson, in the United Kingdom, all with annotated envelopes, two in same envelope, 1915-1918; one letter from Gilbert Brown to Mrs Simpson, with annotated envelope, 1915; two envelopes addressed to Mrs Simpson, c1915; 'Report for the Year 1917-1918' of the Braille League, sent to Mrs Simpson, with envelope.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1915 - 1918    Quantity 1.7 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00023 Box Number 2 Series 3
3-8 Letters and Personalia - File 6
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File 6 contains: letter from Gilbert Brown to his father, W.D. Brown, with envelope, 1913; advertisement for 'The Rivals' presented by the students of the Medical School of the Royal Free Hospital; four pages hand-written tribute to Gilbert Brown, with cover letter, sent to Ian Brown from Reg MacDonald of the Advertiser, South Australia, 7 January 1960; envelope inscribed 'Letter from Museum (1937) re exhibit' containing one page letter from general secretary of the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia to Marie Brown, 28 July 1937; doctors bill from 1859; envelope inscribed 'Letters etc re Wigan Property & Pa's Estate' containing 30 pages of correspondence, both hand-written and typed; one page typed letter to Gwen and Ian Brown from Gilbert Brown, 27 March 1954.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1859 - 1960    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00024 Box Number 2 Series 3
3-9 Photographs and Miscellaneous - Gilbert and Marie Brown - File 1
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Contains: book, 'Statutes of the Order of the British Empire 1948, with letters informing the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James' Palace, London, of the death of Gilbert Brown, 20 January 1960; photograph of W.L. Brown (Gilbert Brown's uncle) in brown cardboard cover; and, letter to Ian Brown from Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James' Palace, London, expressing sympathy, 26 January 1960.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1948 - 1960    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, News Clippings, Loose Photographic Prints and Mounted Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier BROW00030 Box Number 2 Series 3
3-10 Photographs and Miscellaneous - Gilbert and Marie Brown - File 2
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Contains: Literary Scraps Album, Gilbert Brown, containing news clippings, c1895-c1900.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range c. 1895 - c. 1900    Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 album
Inventory Identifier BROW00031 Box Number 3 Series 3
3-11 Photographs and Miscellaneous - Gilbert and Marie Brown - File 3
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Contains: photograph album, Bute District, Marie and Gilbert Brown, 1920s-1940s.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1920s - 1940s    Quantity 5 cm, 1 album
Inventory Identifier BROW00032 Box Number 3 Series 3
3-12 Scrap Books and Miscellaneous - Marie Brown
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Contains:
#1 - two black and white photographs of Marie Brown in leather folder;
#2 - scrap book, covered in brown paper, belonging to Marie Brown (née Simpson), 1880s-1920s;
#3 - two original oil paintings depicting Marie Brown's great grandparents (maternal), c1820;
#4 - scrap book, 1835-1852, sent to Marie Brown by her mother, includes explanatory letter; and,
#5 - three small boxes containing military decorations and information.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range c. 1820 - 1920s    Quantity 11 cm, 1 box
Inventory Identifier BROW00033 Box Number 4 Series 3
3-13 CBE Papers, June 1953
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Envelope inscribed 'CBE Papers, June 1953', containing: news clipping 'Fourteen in S.A. Coronation Honors', The Advertiser, 1 June 1953; letter to Gilbert Brown from I.H. Newland, 12 June 1953; one page from the British Medical Journal, 13 June 1953, typed draft letter from Gilbert Brown to F.G. Byrne; typed draft letter from Gilbert Brown to Howard Greenham; typed list of correspondence; and, letter of congratulations to Gilbert Brown from the Council of the British Medical Association.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1953    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BROW00034 Box Number 5 Series 3
3-14 Papers - Gilbert Brown
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Contains: receipt from the Examining Board in England by the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1935; four pages typed notes, with annotations; two small photographs and two negatives; list of members of the St. John Council for South Australia; letter to Gilbert Brown from Edward Lumley and Sons (SA) Limited, Insurance Brokers, 5 September 1956; three typed pages, with annotations, entitled 'Lecture on Sex'; copy of Disjecta Medica, inscribed on front cover 'Gilbert'; empty brown envelope addressed to Marie Brown, inscribed 'Richard, Photos'; hand-written receipt in envelope, envelope inscribed ' Receipt for carpet 88-'; two receipts from the 'Little Company of Mary' to Marie Brown, 1949; letter and horoscope sent to Marie Simpson, 1911; Gilbert Brown's discharge from the A.I.F., 27 August 1919; note detailing the transfer of the general medical practice of Dr Gilbert Brown and Dr Marie Brown to Dr C.T. Piper, 1946; letter to Gilbert Brown from I.H. Newland, 27 January 1953; envelope inscribed 'Sellicks Beach', containing correspondence about the sale of property, 1956; envelope inscribed 'Valuation & Sale of 46 Walkerville Terrace', containing documents about the valuation and sale of the property, 1946; envelope inscribed 'Sellicks Beach Title of Property Etc', containing receipts for payments towards the property; letters to Gilbert Brown, re Estate Marie Brown, Deceased, 15 August 1950; 5 typed pages entitled ' The Kabalistic Life Horoscope of Miss Marie Simpson'; letter to Gwen Brown from Mary Lowe Brown, 19 June 1957; five letters to Gilbert Brown from Finlayson, Philip Astley and Haywood Solicitors re Estate Marie Brown, Deceased, 1950; two pages correspondence re Estate Marie Brown, Deceased, with receipt; envelope inscribed 'House Contents 7.10.55 to 7.10.56', containing insurance policy and receipt; letter to Marie Brown from the General Secretary of the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia, 8 October 1937; envelope inscribed 'Gilbert's Medical history & X-rays', containing one page typed notes with annotation and one hand written card; report from the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, 17 November 1955; envelope inscribed 'Spectacle Prescription March 1950' containing prescription; one page hand-written health notes, 1955-1956; report from the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, 20 December 1956; one page hand-written health notes, 1956; one typed page, with annotation, entitled 'G. B. medical history', 1950-1955; envelope inscribed 'Barium enema report and History of attacks', containing X-ray report, radiology report and prostate report; envelope inscribed 'Marie's probate papers', containing one receipt, 1949; certificate awarding the Service Medal of the St John Ambulance Brigade to Gilbert Brown, no date; copy of Marie Brown's 'Sex Instruction for Recruits, Lecture II', with annotations, 1943; copy of Marie Brown's 'Sex Instruction for Recruits, Lecture I', with annotations, 1943; letter to Gilbert Brown from the Acting Secretary to the Board of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, 24 January 1946; envelope inscribed 'Mobilization Orders & other Military correspondence', containing military correspondence about Gilbert Brown; envelope inscribed 'Prescription of glasses 7.9.56' containing prescription; Continuous Certificate of Discharge, Dr Gilbert Brown; Passport, Dr Gilbert Brown; and, large family tree chart.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1911 - 1957    Quantity 3.7 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Notes and Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier BROW00037 Box Number 5 Series 3
3-15 Miscellaneous Brown Family Papers
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Contains: Swinburne Staff Journal, Vol 2, No 4, September 1971; one page typed extracts from Strutt's 'English Sports & Pastimes'; five hand-written pages, horoscopes; envelope addressed to Ian Brown, inscribed 'Marie', containing photograph of Gilbert Brown and copy of the Obituary of Marie Brown, in the Medical Journal of Australia, 4 February 1950; Gilbert Brown's invitation to the Investiture By Her Majesty The Queen at Government House, Adelaide, 24 March 1954; letter to Ian Brown from Uncle Arthur, 30 January 1932; 6 page typed letter to Mrs Simpson from M.J. Taylor, with a horoscope for Ian Brown, 28 August 1917; and, front of envelope, inscribed 'Horoscopes'.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1917 - 1971    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, News Clippings, Newsletters and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier BROW00038 Box Number 5 Series 3
3-16 Papers - Gilbert Brown
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Envelope containing: letter to Ian Brown from Mary Burnell, including information about the Gilbert Brown Memorial, 18 September 1965; Obituary of Gilbert Brown, British Medical Journal, 23 January 1960; news clipping from the Snowtown paper, announcing the appointment of Dr Gilbert Brown, c1914; letter from Gilbert Brown to Geoffrey, informing him of the death of Marie Brown; envelope inscribed 'Marie', containing news clipping 'Dr. Marie Brown Dies'; news clipping from the Adelaide Advertiser, 7 January 1960, 'Dr. Gilbert Brown Dies at 77'; 'In the Estate of Gilbert Brown Deceased, Statement of Particulars'; two letters to Ian Brown from Malcolm Newland, 1971; envelope inscribed 'Corps Surgeon, Warrants, St John Ambulance, Divisional Surgeon, District Officer, Serving Brother', containing four certificates and a note; letter to Ian Brown from Gwenifer Wilson 18 January 1983, with one page hand-written notes, eight and a half typed pages about Gilbert Brown, Obituary of Gilbert Brown from The Medical Journal of Australia, 30 April 1960, four typed pages notes about Gilbert brown, and three pages of letter from Ian Brown to Dr Daly; large empty envelope inscribed 'Gilbert'; 'In the Estate of Gilbert Brown Deceased, Probate'; 'In the Estate of Gilbert Brown Deceased, Statement'; 'In the Estate of Gilbert Brown Deceased, Statement of Particulars'; letter to Ian Brown from Jeanette Thirwell of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, including image of Gilbert Brown, 14 December 1983; two share certificates for the Alpha Silver Lead Mining Development Company Limited, also memorandum, 1937; letter to Ian Brown from Gwen Wilson, 1 March 1983; two pictures of Gilbert Brown Award, between two pieces of cardboard; draft letter from Ian Brown to Dr Newland; postcard 'Souvenir of South Australia's Record Heat-Wave'; photograph of Gilbert Brown and Dr Bernard Johnson; list of qualifications and appointments of Gilbert Brown; notice of change of ownership and receipts for payments towards 38 Walkerville Terrace; certificate, Justice of the Peace, Gilbert Brown, 16 January 1913; two page list of publications by Gilbert Brown; seven typed pages entitled 'Anaesthetics Since 1927 : People & Ideas' by Geoffrey Kaye; and, two letters to Gilbert Brown from Government House, Adelaide, 1954.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1913 - 1983    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier BROW00039 Box Number 5 Series 3
3-17 List of Shares - 13 June 1957
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Envelope inscribed 'List of Shares on 13.6.57', constraining: typed list of shares, Dr Gilbert Brown, 13 June 1957.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 13 June 1957    Quantity 0.3 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier BROW00045 Box Number 5 Series 3
3-18 Marie's Poem on Birth in the Slums
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Envelope addressed to Miss Simpson, inscribed 'Marie's Poem on Birth in the Slums', containing: four hand-written pages, poem entitled 'Obstetrics after Omar'; and, four hand-written pages, poem entitled 'An Obstetric Department Episode', includes illustrations, 1906. Also: Notebook listing operations performed 1910-1933.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range 1906 - 1933    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Formats Illustrations, Notebooks and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BROW00046 Box Number 5 Series 3
3-19 Papers - W.D. Brown, W.L. Lowe-Brown, Gilbert Brown and Marie Brown
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Envelope addressed to Ian Brown, inscribed 'W. D. Brown + Papers Re Will Lowe Brown + Gilbert Brown + Marie Brown', containing: three typed copies of entry on 'Lowe-Brown, William Lowe', Who's Who, 1953; two different typed copies of 'William Lowe Lowe-Brown', The Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers, July 1956, one with annotations; one page hand-written notes; news clipping, 'Gilbert Brown Dies At 77'; death certificate, Gilbert Brown, 6 January 1960; empty envelope addressed to Gilbert Brown, inscribed 'Will Lowe Brown's obituary notice and Who's Who reference'; small card advertising George Burton, Portrait Painter, Nottingham; letter from Gilbert Brown, 30 April 1950; letter to Ian Brown from Harry (?), 18 February 1960; 'Death of Former Well-Known Wigan Business Man', re-printed from the 'Wigan Observer', 18 March 1933; typed page with annotations, 'Brown Geneaology', written by W.D. Brown; marriage certificate, Gilbert and Marie Brown, 13 November 1914; birth certificate, Gilbert Brown, 14 August 1883; copy of letter to Ian Brown, from Henry A. Appleton, 26 October 1956; marriage certificate, Gilbert and Marie Brown, 13 November 1914; W.L. Lowe-Brown, 'An Engineer's Impression of Australia' in The Engineer, 1 August 1952; two copies, Obituary of Marie Brown, The Medical Journal of Australia, 4 February 1950; birth certificate, Marie Simpson, 21 June 1883; one typed page note about Dr W.L. Lowe-Brown; page from The Railway Gazette featuring picture of W.L. Lowe Brown; small sepia photograph of Gilbert Brown; typed copy of 'William Lowe Lowe-Brown', The Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers, July 1956, with annotations; two typed copies of entry on 'Lowe-Brown, William Lowe', Who's Who, 1953; hand-written copy from 1948 Who's Who, William Lowe Lowe-Brown; and, hand-written copy from The Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers, July 1956, William Lowe Lowe-Brown.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1883 - 1960    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier BROW00047 Box Number 6 Series 3
3-20 Simpson Data
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Cardboard folder inscribed 'Simpson Data', containing: news clipping about the death of A.H. Simpson, 15 May 1933; news clipping, A.H. Simpson lecturing Nottingham school children on the history of fireworks; news clipping, 'Death of Mr Arthur H. Simpson', The Nottingham Citizen, 20 May 1933; small illustration of building A.H. Simpson born in; news clipping, illustration church where Gilbert and Marie Brown were married; and, small painting, inscribed 'Evening view from "The Flat"'.

Creator Marie Brown
Date range ? - 1933    Quantity 1 file
Formats Unmounted Artworks, News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BROW00049 Box Number 6 Series 3
3-21 Miscellaneous Items - Brown Family
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Contains: pocket diary, 1912, Gilbert Brown's; miniature diary, 1919, Gilbert Brown's; black covered medical notebook; small mounted portrait, boy, 1880s, inscribed on back 'P. Anderton'; one kodachrome transparency; four photographs, Gilbert and Marie Brown; small hand-written card, inscribed 'Gilbert's dinner'; metal rectangle, Gilbert Brown's details printed on it in reverse; small badge in shape of Australia, presented to Gilbert Brown by Friends of Snowtown and district, 8 July 1918; small oval portrait, man; mounted photograph, woman, c1880; calling cards in case, William Brown, 8 Standishgate, Wigan; and, three small boxes, each containing a swimming medal won by Ian Brown at school.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range 1880s - 1930s    Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Mounted Works of Art, Ephemera, Notebooks, Loose Photographic Prints, Mounted Photographic Prints, Photographic Transparencies and Diaries
Inventory Identifier BROW00050 Box Number 6 Series 3
3-22 Photographs and Miscellaneous Items - Brown Family
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Contains: book, Dervorgilla, Lady of Galloway; small tracing of picture; three pages notes, Chinese characters; three short, decorated verses; mounted photograph, inscribed on back ' W.D. Brown, March 19 1924; photograph in cardboard folder, Ian Brown; and, mounted sepia photograph, inscribed on back 'House at Attenborough, Nottingham, Zillah Simpson with Marie and Tom, about 1890'.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Date range c. 1890 - 1924    Quantity 1.4 cm, 1 file
Formats Ephemera, Loose Notes, Books, Mounted Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier BROW00051 Box Number 6 Series 3
3-23 "Commonplaces" Book
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Notebook containing hand-written extracts and quotes from various sources.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 book Inventory Identifier BROW00052 Box Number 6 Series 3
3-24 1914 Diary - Gilbert Brown
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Gilbert Brown's 1914 diary, mixture of medical and personal material, written while in Snowtown, South Australia, and Marie in England, entries end the day Marie arrives in Australia.

Creator Gilbert Brown
Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 diary Inventory Identifier BROW00057 Box Number 6 Series 3

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, April 2004
Listed by Ailie Smith and Gavan McCarthy
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