Archive / Papers / Brown Family Papers: Box 6


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 from Wynyard (Wyn) Brown and from his wife (after Wyn Brown’s death in 1915); letters to Wyn Brown from his mother

Envelope 1:

  • Letters written by Wyn Brown to his mother from Abbotabad, 1913.

Envelope 2:

  • Letters from Mabel Brown (Wyn Brown’s wife) to her mother-in-law after her husband’s death at Gallipoli in 1915.

Envelope 3:

  • Letters from Mrs Doris Brown, to her son Wyn.

Envelope 4:

  • Letters of sympathy to Mrs Doris Brown on the death of her son, Wyn, in action, 1915.