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Julia P. Brown Letters

Identifier: MSE/MD 3825

Scope and Contents

Letters were written by three women, Elizabeth Spooner, Emily Drummond, and Constance L., residing in England during WWI to Julia P. Brown, a friend in Connecticut. Constance L. authored most of the letters. They discuss acts of war, such as the sinking of the Lusitania, as well as a nephew killed in the trenches among other topics.

10 letters, 35 pages, and a postcard book. The letters span from September 1914 to July 1918.


  • Creation: 1914-1918


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Biographical / Historical

Julia Pomeroy Brown (April 15, 1849 - April 1, 1926) was the child of Dr. Chauncey Brown (1808-1879) and Julia M. Strong (1815-1908). She had one brother, Philip Chauncey Brown (1850-1930), and one older sister, Helen Stanley Brown Brenner (1844-1925). Julia P. Brown never married. She lived in Farmington, Connecticut, USA. Her former residence is now known as the Woodford-Newell-Strong House.

Most of the letters to Julia P. Brown are from either Constance L. or Emily Drummond. Both lived in Britain during the war. Emily Drummond was from London but lived in Fredley, Dorking during the war. Constance L. lived in central London. One letter is from Elizabeth Colton Spooner, a linguist and author of The Fravashi of Gautama. She was married to the archaeologist Dr. Brainard Spooner.


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A collection of letters addressed to Julia Pomeroy Brown from three women: Constance L., Emily Drummond, and Elizabeth Spooner. Letters detail life during WWI, the sinking of the Lusitania, and the death of a British soldier.

Julia P. Brown Letters
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Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

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Notre Dame IN 46556