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Guide to the Wilburt Scott Brown papers MSS.0221

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Wilburt Scott Brown papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0221

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.8 Linear feet

Dates:

1960-1992

Abstract:

Copies of this University of Alabama graduate and faculty member’s dissertation with other manuscripts and documents

creator

Brown, Wilburt Scott, 1900-1968

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains copies of Brown's dissertation, The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815, as well as drafts and galley proofs of the published version, published by the University of Alabama Press. It also contains a reminiscence of Brown by Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons.

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Wilburt Scott Brown papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

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Biographical/Historical note

Wilbert Scott Brown was born on 20 December 1900, in Beverly, Massachusetts, and attended Holliston High School and Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He was a United States Marine Corps general who was a combat veteran of both World War I and World War II, the Nicaraguan campaign, and the Korean War. He served in the Marine Corps for thirty-five years, from 1918 to 1953.

After retiring from the military, Brown entered the University of Alabama as a junior and graduated in 1963 with a PhD in History. He was part of the the University of Alabama History Department from 1963 until his death on 17 December 1968 at the VA Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Source(s)

Battles & campaigns (lcsh)

Dissertations (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Manuscripts for publication (aat)

Memoir and Biography (Local)

Proofs (prints by function) (aat)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama Faculty/Staff (Local)

War and Military (localbroad)

Bound copy of his dissertation, The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815 Box 2452 Folder 1

Bound copy of his dissertation, The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815 Box 2452 Folder 2

Bound copy of his dissertation, The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815 Box 2452 Folder 3

Materials related to maps for dissertation Box 2452 Folder 4

Late manuscript draft of The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815, published by the University of Alabama Press Box 2453 Folder 1

Late manuscript draft of The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815, published by the University of Alabama Press Box 2453 Folder 2

Late manuscript draft of The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815, published by the University of Alabama Press Box 2453 Folder 3

Galley proofs for manuscript Box 2453 Folder 4

Galley proofs for manuscript Box 2453 Folder 5

“Andrew Jackson and the Principles of Modern War.” 2 manuscript versions of a paper presented Box 2453 Folder 6

“Fond Memories of ‘Bigfoot’ Brown” by Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons. Fortudine, Winter 1992-1993, pp. 3-8 (photocopy) Box 2453 Folder 7