Account books of Herbert L. Browne, Boston, Mass.

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  • Manuscripts



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Account book of Herbert L. Browne, architect and designer, partner in the firm of Little and Browne, Boston, Massachusetts. Four typescript notebooks, all alphabetically arranged by client names, itemizing cumulative expenditures for residential and institutional construction and renovation; furnishing and repairs. Localities include: Boston; Beverly; Brookline; New York City; and Washington, D.C. Dates refer to the late 1890s through the 1920s. The clients of this law firm included many who where socially prominent and of considerable wealth, making this an especially valuable resource for the study of elite building styles.

Material includes types of service rendered; names of firms and/or workmen; costs (listed chronologically).


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account books

Additional Identification Number

Other identifier Account book 109

Physical Description

4 account books kept in typescript notebooks

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Account books collection

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Record Details

Material Type

account books

Descriptive Terms

Herbert L. Browne
Arthur Little, and Browne
Account books

Accruals Note

NB: Stored in locked room in pamphlet box adjacent to Herbert Browne collection of rare books.

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