approximately 500 pieces.
Business records, legal papers, correspondence and miscellaneous documents of James Brown, his family and business associates, particularly Robert Burton and Robert Rives. Included are: correspondence about Brown's land holdings in Kentucky and Ohio, papers relating to the long litigation in settling the estate of Burton, whose widow married Brown, as well as complication in the matter of the estates of Mr. & Mrs. Brown in connection with the claims of the two sets of her children. There is also material regarding the liquidation of the firm Brown, Rives & Co.
James Brown was a wealthy Richmond, Va. merchant, partner in the firm Brown, Rives & Co.
Forms part of the collection of Robert Alonzo Brock.
Guide to American historical manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif. : H.E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1979).
Microfilm copy is held by: The Library of Virginia (800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000) http://www.lva.virginia.gov.
The unpublished finding aid for the Brock Collection is available in the library.
Cards for individual items are filed in chronological and alphabetical sections of the Manuscript Catalog.