Archive / Papers / Brown Family Papers: Box 5


A collection of letters and documents relating to the Brown family of Tiverton, Devon. Most of the letters are from the six children to their father’s second wife (mother to four of them, step-mother to the eldest two). There are a number of letters written from school, but most come from when the children were spread around the British Empire, and regularly wrote home with news and details of their lives. The four ‘boys’ also served in the First World War and some had long army careers.

The family comprises: Col. F.D.M. Brown, V.C. (Father), Mrs J. D. (Doris) Brown (mother/step-mother), Claude Russell Brown and Frank Brown (sons by FDMB’s first marriage), Wynyard (Wyn), Vincent (Kit), Llewyn (Llew) and Jessie (children from FDMB’s second marriage).

Letters home written by Wynyard (Wyn) Brown

Envelope 1:

Letters written by Wyn Brown to his parents from school and from military training colleges, 1899-1907.

Envelope 2:

Letters written by Wyn Brown to his mother from early army postings, 1908-1910. Written from postings in Rawalpindi, Abbotabad, Kashmir and Lahore.

Envelope 3:

Letters written by Wyn Brown to his mother from postings in Abbotabad and Chitral, 1911-1912.