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BROWN, Joseph (1802-1874) and Ann Cox Brown (1807-1893)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JAB
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: BROWN, Joseph (1802-1874) and Ann Cox Brown (1807-1893)
Date(s): 1842-1874
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 folders
Name of creator(s): Brown | Joseph | 1802-1874 | banker
Brown | Ann Cox | 1807-1893


Administrative/Biographical history:

Joseph Brown was born in London and worked as a merchant and banker in the Mediterranean and South America; he set up a gold mining company in Melbourne, Australia, in 1852, then moved to Peru and retired to England in 1867; a talented painter. Ann Cox Brown lived in Turkey from 1841-1847 with the Hanson family.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Joseph Brown and Ann Cox Brown comprise a diary of a short tour in Turkey (1842) by Ann Cox Brown; notes on Constantinople (1843); biographical notes on Joseph and Ann Cox Brown and on Charles Hanson.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as JAB/1 diaries of journeys to Naples and Constantinople and JAB/2 diary of a short tour in Turkey and biographical notes.

Conditions governing access:

Accessed via the Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

The RGS archives: a handlist compiled by Christine Kelly. London: RGS, 1977 and full catalogue available online at Access to Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Mrs F E Hunter.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Joseph Brown pictures within RGS Map Room collection.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids and edited by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 project cataloguer.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
24 October 2000 and edited May 2008.

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