Brown Family Papers
L20, V436
1 mss. box, 1 vol.

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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, January 2007

Biographical Note:

Lyndsay Brown was an 1876 graduate of Indianapolis High School and later worked as an Indianapolis lawyer. He conducted an abstract of title business in Indianapolis from 1876 to 1926. He was the son of Ignatius Brown and grandson of Hiram Brown.

Ignatius Brown was born on August 11, 1831. He attended Marion County Seminary and received the bachelor of law degree in 1852 from Indiana University. He married Elizabeth M. Marsee on May 5, 1857 and they had four children. Brown practiced law with his father Hiram until 1853 and then began his own practice. He worked to organize the first board of trade in Indianapolis. Ignatius Brown died in 1903.

Thompson, Donald E. Indiana Authors and their Books: 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, Indiana: R&R Donnelly and Sons Company, 1981.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains Lyndsay Brown’s papers from the Indianapolis High School Alumni Association, his account of the Ohio River flood in 1937, and information from The Old Seminary Boys Group. Also included are papers of Ignatius Brown regarding road construction in the Pleasant Run area of Indianapolis circa 1898; and Hiram Browns papers on water wheels and mills in Indianapolis.

Box and Folder Listing:

1 Box .

1.	1824-1898
2.	1925-1939
3.	Seminary Boys Papers
4.	“Flood of the River Ohio,” 1937

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 manuscript box (45 items), 1 volume

Collection Dates:



Lyndsay Brown estate

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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