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Brown, Francis, 1904-1995



  • Existence: 1904 - 1995


Francis Brown was born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1904. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925 with a BA in science. In 1931, he received his doctorate in history from Columbia University. While writing his dissertation, he taught history at Dartmouth. He joined the "New York Times" in 1930 as an associate editor of "Current History." After serving in several positions, including as editor of "Time" Magazine from 1945 to 1949, he became editor of the "New York Times Book Review." He held this position until his retirement in 1971. Brown also wrote several books including "Joseph Hawley, Colonial Radical" (1931), "Raymond of The Times" (1951), and "The War in Maps: An Atlas of the The New York Times Maps" (1944). He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth in 1952. Brown died on November 17, 1995.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Brown collection on the whaler 'Canada'

Identifier: MS-6
Date(s): 1856 to 1955

The collection contains correspondence and legal documents relating to the loss of the whaler 'Canada' off the coast of Brazil in 1856 and the eventual recovery of the cost of the ship.

French spoliation claims collection

Identifier: MS-416
Date(s): 1795 to 1891

French Spoliation Claims. The collection contains accounts, correspondence, insurance policies, legal documents, memoranda and clippings, relating to the Claims.

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