Edward Eagle Brown Family Papers

Street Address: 
229 East Lake Shore
Chicago, IL

Brown, Edward E. (Edward Eagle), 1885-1959. Edward Eagle Brown Family papers, 1749-1955, bulk 1810-1900.
9 cubic ft.

Collection pertaining to the family of Chicago banker and Newberry Library Trustee, Edward Eagle Brown. Edward Eagle Brown was born in Chicago on June 4, 1885, the son of noted Chicago lawyer and judge Edward Osgood Brown and Helen Gertrude Eagle. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1908 and was admitted to the Illinois bar in the same year. He joined the legal department of the First National Bank in 1910, became president of the bank in 1934, and was named chairman of the board in 1945. He served on many city boards and committees including the park district, the Association of Commerce, and was a trustee of the Newberry Library.

The materials in this collection primarily pertain to Edward Eagle Brown's father Edward Osgood Brown, great grandfather William Brown, and descendants in the Ipswich and Salem Massachusetts areas. The bulk of the materials pertain to William Brown's shipping career, including invoices, receipts, bills of lading, and ships' manifests. Other materials include correspondence between members of the Brown and Baker families and other family members.

Call Number: Midwest MS Brown (formerly Bp)
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Edward Eagle Brown lived at this address, 229 E. Lake Shore Drive, in 1940 during his time as a Trustee at the Newberry Library (1934-1959).

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