Philip Shelley Brown (1833-1921) Papers (KC0130)
P.S. Brown was born on October 14, 1833, and reared in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He attended public schools and then the Hollidaysburg Academy, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1855. Brown then journeyed west, settling in Davenport, Iowa, where he studied law and was admitted to the Bar. In late 1857 or early 1858, Brown moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he continued to practice law. At various time he was associated in partnership with other lawyers including Ermine Case, E.M. Wright, Leonard Daniels, Benjamin H. Chapman, John T. Harding, and his son, William H. Brown.
P.S. Brown was a civic minded individual. He was a of the Kansas City Law Library, a member of the City Council from 1864 to 1866, and a chief organizer and member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas City, Galveston, and Lake Superior Railroad (later the Burlington). Brown is also credited as a major participant and force in obtaining the Kansas City Bridge (the Hannibal Bridge) for Kansas City in the 1860s.
This volume is a correspondence book consisting of primarily letter-press copies of letters written by Brown related to his law. The book is indexed by the names of the addressees of the letters. 1903-1905.
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