Collection SC/099 - Cameron and Jean Brown Travel Collection

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US ILfC SC/099

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Cameron and Jean Brown Travel Collection


  • 1988-1991 (Creation)


1 box

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Cameron Brown was born in Chicago to George and Irene (nee Larmon) Brown. He graduated from the University of Illinois. Brown fought in World War II, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the army. After the war, Brown went on to have a career in the reinsurance business. Brown loved to travel and visited over 200 countries in his lifetime.

Brown had a wife, Jean, two daughters, Sophie and Debrah, one son, Reid, and three stepdaughters, Phyllis, Paula and Leila.

Brown served on the board of the National Association of Independent Insurers and was the head of Lloyd's Brokers Association in the United States, as well as being President of Planned Parenthood of Chicago.

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Jean Brown was married to Cameron Brown. The couple had one daughter together named Sophie. Brown had three other daughters, Phyllis, Paula and Leila.

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These travel diaries are written by Jean Brown. The diaries contain handwritten entries recording Brown's daily life while traveling in South Africa and later Micronesia.

Both diaries contain other materials including postcards, tourist maps, hotel memorabilia, various brochures and guides, newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs.

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

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  • English

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