Elizabeth Dawson Brown Collection

Elizabeth Dawson Brown was the granddaughter of Charles Dawson, a Pontiac miller, banker and former mayor. The Dawson family became successful in the automotive industry here. When Mrs. Dawson-Brown passed away, she left her house and all its contents to OCPHS. This is her document collection.

BoxFolderDescription
11Receipt, Correspondence, & Ephemera, Mr. & Mrs. Basil E. Brown, 1929, 1936, 1937
12Correspondence and Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1937-1939
13Correspondence, Kingswood School Cranbrook, 1938-1943
14Ephemera and Clippings, Washington Junior High School, n.d.
15Clippings, Mrs. Brown's Dance Class, n.d., 1935
16Correspondence & Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1940
17Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1941-1942
18Clippings & Photographs, Women's Auxiliary & Orchard Lk County Club, n.d. 1940
19Correspondence & Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1943
110Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, n.d.
111Correspondence, Dawson Brown, n.d.
112Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, May 1936, Aug 1938, 1940-1942, Apr-Aug 1943
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21Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, May 1936, Jan 1940, 1941, Dec 1942, 1943
22Correspondence & Photographs, Dawson B. Brown, Sep 1943
23Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Oct 1943
24Correspondence & Photographs, Dawson B. Brown, Nov - Dec 1943
25Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Jan - Feb 1944
26Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Mar - Jun 1944
27Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Jul - Aug 1944
28Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Sep 1944
29Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Oct - Nov 1944
210Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Dec 1944
211Correspondence, Dawson B. Brown, Jan - Feb 1945
212Correspondence, Wounded & Death of Dawson B. Brown, Feb - Mar 1945
213Correspondence, Wounded & Death of Dawson B. Brown, Mar - Apr 1945
210Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson B. Brown, Apr 1945
211Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson B. Brown, Apr 1945
212Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson B. Brown, Apr 1945
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31Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
32Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
33Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
34Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
35Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
36Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
37Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
38Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Apr - May 1945
39Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, Jun - Nov 1945, Jul 1948
310Correspondence, Sympathy for Death of Dawson Brown, n.d.
311Manuscript, Diary of Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1945
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41Ephemera & Correspondence, Kingswood School Cranbrook, 1944 - 1948
42Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, n.d., 1944
43Receipts and Ephemera, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1944
44Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1945
45Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1945
46Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1946
47Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1946
48Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1947
49Correspondence & Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1948
410Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, n.d.
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51Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1949
52Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1949
53Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1950
54Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1950
55Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1951
56Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1951
57Correspondence & Clippings, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1952
58Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1952
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61Correspondence & Ephemera, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1953
62Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1953
63Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1954
64Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1954
65Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1955
66Ephemera & Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1955
67Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1956
68Correspondence, Postcard to Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1956
69Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1956
610Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1956
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71Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1957
72Correspondence, Postcards to Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1957
73Ephemera, Clippings, & Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1957
74Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1957
75Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1958
76Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1958
77Correspondence, Postcards to Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1958
78Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson), 1959
79Clippings & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1959
710Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1960
711Correspondence, Postcards to Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1960
712Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1960
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81Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1961
82Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1961
83Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1962
84Correspondence, Postcard to Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1962
85Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1962
86Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, Jan - Aug 1963
87Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, Sep - Dec 1963
88Correspondence, Postcards to Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1963
89Receipts & Clippings, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1963
810Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1963
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91Correspondence, Clippings, & Receipts, Mrs. Basil (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1964
92Correspondence, Mrs. Basil (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1965
93Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1965
94Correspondence, Mrs. Basil (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1966
95Ephemera & Photographs, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1966
96Receipts & Clippings, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1966
97Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1968
98Correspondence, Postcards to Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1968
99Receipts & Clippings, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1968
910Correspondence, Clippings, & Receipts, Mrs. Basil (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1969
911Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1970
912Ephemera & Photograph, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1970
913Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1970
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101Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1971
102Ephemera & Miscellaneous Note, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1971
103Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1972
104Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1972
105Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1973
106Ephemera & Clippings, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1973
107Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1973
108Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1974
109Ephemera, Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth) Brown, 1974
1010Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1975
1011Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, n.d.
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111Correspondence & Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1976
112Correspondence, Ephemera, & Photographs, Mrs. Basil E. Brown, 1977
113Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1977
114Correspondence & Photographs, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1978
115Receipts & Miscellaneous Notes, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1978
116Correspondence & Photograph, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1979
117Receipts & Ephemera, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1979
118Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1980
119Ephemera, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1980
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121Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1980
122Correspondence, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1981
123Manuscript, Daily Planner for Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1982
124Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1981
125Ephemera, Clipping, & Photograph, Mr. & Mrs. Basil E. Brown, 1982, n.d.
126Correspondence & Photographs, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1983
129Ephemera, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1983
1210Manuscript, Daily Planner for Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1983
1211Receipts, Mrs. Basil E. (Elizabeth Dawson) Brown, 1983, 1987
BoxFolderDescription
131Journals, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1933 - 1936
132Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1934 - 1937
133Journal, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1941 - 1942
134Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1941 - 1949
135Journals, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1948 - 1955
136Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1950 - 1951
137Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1952 - 1954
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141Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1955 - 1956
142Journals, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1957 - 1958
143Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1957 - 1959
144Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1960 - 1961
145Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1962 - 1966
146Journal, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1964 - 1965
147Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, 1967 - 1973
148Manuscript, Mrs. Brown's Ballroom Dance Classes, n.d.
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151Manuscript, Dawson Brown Military Orders, Oct 1943, Apr 1944, Jun 1944
152Diaries, Dawson Brown, 1941, 1943, 1944
153Newspaper Clippings, Dawson Brown, n.d., Jun 1944, Jan 1945
154Ephemera, Dawson Brown, n.d., Apr 1943, Nov-Dec 1943, Jun 1944
155Bible - New Testament & St. John Gospel, Dawson Brown, n.d.
156Military Medals, Dawson Brown, n.d.
157Ephemera, Dawson Brown, Apr 1945
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161Correspondence, Bacon - Brown Family, n.d., 1847, 1876 - 1877, 1883, 1886
162Correspondence, Dawson - Brown Family, 1929, 1936 - 1939, 1941
163Correspondence, Dawson - Brown Family, n.d., 1942 - 1944, 1946 - 1949
164Correspondence, Dawson - Brown Family, 1950 - 1955
165Correspondence, Dawson - Brown Family, 1956 - 1959
166Correspondence, Dawson - Brown Family, 1961 - 1969
167Correspondence, Dawson - Brown Family, 1970 - 1974
168Correspondence, Dawson - Brown Family, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 1989
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171Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1921, 1929, 1931, n.d.
172Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1932, 1933
173Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1934, 1935
174Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1936, 1937
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181Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1938, 1939
182Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1940, 1941
183Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1942, 1943
184Daily Planners & Clippings, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1944, 1946
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191Daily Planners, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1947, 1948, 1949
192Daily Planners, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1972, 1975
193Daily Planners, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1977, 1979
194Daily Planners, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1980 - 1981
195Address Books, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d.
BoxFolder Description
201Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, 1918 - 1919
202Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, Jan, Mar, Apr, Jun 1920
203Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, Jul, Aug, 1920
204Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, Sep - Dec 1920
205Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, 1921
206Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, 1922
207Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, 1923
208Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, 1924
209Correspondence, Mary Elizabeth Dawson to Basil E. Brown, n.d.
BoxFolderDescription
211Deeds & Mortgages, Dawson Family, n.d., 1984, 1899, 1900-18, 1944, 1963, 1968
212Maps, Dawson Property in Pontiac & Fenton, Michigan, n.d., 1872
213Manuscript, Dawson - Jewell - Elliott, 1900, 1932-35, 1947-48
214Manuscript, Wellman & Heitsch Family, n.d., 1849, 1876, 1893-94, 1903, 1927, 1937
215Correspondence, E.K. Wellman, 1951 - 1952
216Miscellaneous Correspondence, Woodham, E.C. Beach & Serrell, 1934, 1878, 1934
217Land Grant, United States Government, 1820, 1835, 1937
218Mortagage, Waterford Township, Michigan, 1860-65, 1873, 1903, 1923, 1954
219Deeds & Mortgages, Pontiac & Waterford, 1858, 1865, 1897, 1903, 1935, 1954
2110Tax Reciept, Waterford Township, Oakland County, Michigan, 1865 - 1894
2111Correspondence, Charles A. Lunn to Dawson Family, 1954, 1959, 1964-65, 1968-69
2112Certificate & Investment, Portfolio of Basil Brown, 1970, 1974
2113Manuscript, City of Pontiac Downtown Development Authority, Jun 1981
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221Receipts, Mrs. Charles (Louise) Dawson, n.d., 1909 - 1965
222Income Tax Return, Mrs. Charles (Louise) Dawson, 1945-47, 1950, 1957, 1965, 1966
223Property Tax Receipts, Oakland County, 1938 - 1978
224Tax Receipts, City of Pontiac, 1949 - 1979
225Income Tax Return, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1937 - 1959
226Receipts, Basil E. & Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1943 - 1988
227Correspondence, Charles Earl (C.E.) Dawson, n.d., 1913 - 1947
228Correspondence, Charles Earl (C.E.) Dawson, 1950-51, 1954-55, 1957-59
229Correspondence, Charles Earl (C.E.) Dawson, 1960 - 1963
2210Correspondence, Charles Earl (C.E.) Dawson, 1964 - 1965
2211Correspondence, Charles Earl (C.E.) Dawson, 1966 - 1969
2212Manuscript, Estate of Charles Earl (C.E.) Dawson, Oct - Nov 1973
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231Correspondence, Charles & Louise Dawson, 1895, 1907, 1918-19, 42-43, 46, 55
232Correspondence, Mrs. Charles (Louise Solmon) Dawson, n.d.
233Correspondence, Dawson Family, 1960 - 1968
234Correspondence, Dawson Family, 1970-1972, 1974, 1977-1978
235Correspondence & Abstract, Seneca St. Rental Property, 1937, 1941, 1952, 1979-80
236Ephemera, Charles Jr. & Louise Solmon Dawson, 1942, 1965
237Ephemera, Manuscript, & Clippings, Charles Jr. & Louise S. Dawson, n.d., 1965
238Correspondence & Receipts, Dawson Family Burial Plot (Oak Hill), n.d., 1870-1971
239Manuscript, Estate of Louise Solmon Dawson 1965 - 1966
2310Manuscript & Corres., Last Will & Testament Mary Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1987
2311Manuscript and Newspaper Clipping, Mary Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1988, 1989
2312Manuscript & Correspondence, Estate of Mary Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1989-1990
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241Bible, Mrs. Charles (Louise Solmon) Dawson, Dec 1944
242Address Book, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d.
243Address Book, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d.
244Address Book, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, 1951, 1958
245Address Book & Photographs, Orchard Lake Country Club, 1969-1982
246Ephemera, Orchard Lake Country Club, 1927-28, 1941, 1973, 1978, 1980-81, 1987
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251Manuscript & Ephemera, Mary Elizabeth Dawson, 1907-1912, 1914, 1919
252Ephemera, Mary Elizabeth Dawson, 1913, 1917, 1918, 1922
253Ephemera, Mary Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d., 1937, 1945
254Ephemera, Bertha E. Brown & Basil E. Brown, 1936, 1941, 1952, 1957
255Correspondence, Basil E. Brown 1965 - 1966
256Photographs, Basil E. Brown, 1966
257Ephemera, Basil E. Brown, Jan 1984
258Ephemera, Basil E. Brown & Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d., 1956, 1985, 1988
259Clippings, Basil E., Elizabeth, & Dawson Brown, n.d., 1943-45, 1948, 1950-55, 1958
2510Clippings, Dawson-Brown Family, 1898, 1924, 1934-35, 1942, 1965, 1983-84, 1989
2511Ephemera, All Saints Church & Orchard Lk Country Club, n.d, 1963, 1976, 1983-84
2512Ephemera, Dawson - Heitsch - Davidson, 1901, 1960, 1967
2513Miscellaneous Notes, Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d., 1976 - 1979
BoxFolderDescription
261Journal, Needlework Guild of America, 1933 - 1934
262Correspondence & Manuscript, Needlework Guild of America, 1934 - 1937
263Photographs, Needlework Guild of America - Pontiac Branch, 1954
264Journal, The Stabafa Club, 1933, 1952-54
265Correspondence, The Stabafa Club, 1955 - 1962
266Manuscript, Dawson Brown, 1931 - 1943
267Ephemera, Dawson - Brown Family, 1941 - 1945
268Ephemera & Newspaper Clippings, Dawson Brown, n.d., 1940, 1944, 1945 - 1947
269Correspondence, Dawson Brown, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950
2610Correspondence & Ephemera, Dawson B. Dawson Scholarship, 1946 - 1984
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271Photographs & Scrapbook, Mary Elizabeth Dawson, n.d., 1921
272Photographs, Dawson - Brown Family, 1936 - 1959
273Photographs, Dawson - Brown Family, 1960 - 1987
274Photographs, Louise Solmon Dawson, n.d.
275Photographs, Basil E. & Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d.
276Photographs, Basil E. & Elizabeth Dawson Brown, n.d.
277Photographs, Dawson B. Brown, n.d.
278Photographs, Dawson B. Brown, n.d., 1941-42
279Photographs, Dawson - Brown Family & Friends, n.d.
2710Photographs, Dawson-Brown House 48 Mary Day, n.d., 1950, 1952, 1955, 1966, 1977