Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
9 documents - page 1 of 1

Group Portrait of Bureau of International Exchanges Staff

Creator:
Hrabak, Dale E  Search this
Subject:
Snider, George L  Search this
Pollock, John S  Search this
Boehmer, George  Search this
Winlock, William C (William Crawford) 1859-1896  Search this
Fountaine, Mazie R  Search this
Watkins, Thomas  Search this
Hardy, Edward Daniel  Search this
Brown, Solomon G. 1829?-1906  Search this
Parker, Henry A  Search this
Shoemaker, Coates Walton  Search this
French, George C  Search this
Hine, Oliver C  Search this
Berry, Ferdinand V  Search this
Tolson, Morsell A  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1891
July 10, 1891 (copied November 1977)
Topic:
Portraits, Group  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Exchange of publications  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [77-15014]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397980

Memorial Verse: In Memory of Isaac Brown

Creator:
Brown, Solomon G., 1829?-1906  Search this
Collection Creator:
Henson family  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages (20cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Leaflets
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1894
Scope and Contents:
The first African American employee of the Smithsonian Institution, Solomon G. Brown (1829?-1906) dedicated 54 years of service to the Smithsonian under three Secretaries: Joseph Henry, Spencer Baird, and Samuel P. Langley. The Social Habits of Insects, his first public lecture, was given before the Young People's Literary Society on January 10, 1855. Dedicated to his community, Brown was involved with a citizens' group that encouraged the Freedmen's Bureau to purchase land in the District of Columbia for homesteading by African Americans&#x2014some recently freed from slavery. He also served as a member of the House of Delegates under the Territorial Government of the District of Columbia in which he represented both blacks and whites residing in the Anacostia (Hillsdale) section of Washington, D. C. Solomon G. Brown retired from the Smithsonian on February 14, 1906, and died at his home in Anacostia, D.C., on June 24, 1906.
Biographical / Historical:
Information from "Kind Regards of S. G. Brown" selected Poems of Solomon G. Brown compiled by Lousie Daniel Hutchinson and Gail Sylvia Lowe, reads, "Brown wrote this 'memorial verse' in honor of his friend, Isaac Brown, who died April 26, 1894. Isaac Brown had been president of the Pioneer Sunday School Association, founded by S. G. Brown. This poem was read at the memorial service May 13, 1894. Privately printed."
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Leaflets
Citation:
Henson Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dr. Myrtle Henry.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-030, Item ACMA 06-030.4
See more items in:
Henson Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-030-ref529

Solomon G. Brown Papers

Creator::
Brown, Solomon G., 1829?-1906  Search this
Extent:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Digital images
Color photographs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1888 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of digital copies of a scrapbook of Solomon Brown's family genealogy, as compiled by Ms. Clara Ellis Bailey Payne. The scrapbook includes copies of poems written by Solomon G. Brown, photographs, lists of family trees, and copies of death certificates. The accession also includes a portrait of the Younger family, relatives of Solomon G. Brown; and a poem written by Solomon G. Brown in memoriam of his niece, Mrs. Alevia A. Smith (nee Younger), following her death on January 13, 1888.
Historical Note:
Solomon G. Brown (1829?-1906) was the first African American employee at the Smithsonian Institution, serving for fifty-four years from 1852 to 1906. During his time at the Smithsonian, he held many titles and performed many duties in service to the Institution. He served under the first three Smithsonian Secretaries, Joseph Henry, Spencer Fullerton Baird, and Samuel P. Langley. He also served his community in Anacostia, a part of Washington, D.C,, and was a prominent advocate of African American progress.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Digital images
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-098, Solomon G. Brown Papers
Identifier:
Accession 15-098
See more items in:
Solomon G. Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-098
Additional Online Media:

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Brown, Solomon G., 1829?-1906  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-098, Solomon G. Brown Papers
See more items in:
Solomon G. Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-098-refidd1e212

Portrait of the Younger family, relatives of Solomon G. Brown.

Collection Creator::
Brown, Solomon G., 1829?-1906  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-098, Solomon G. Brown Papers
See more items in:
Solomon G. Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-098-refidd1e220

Poem written by Solomon G. Brown in memoriam of his niece, Mrs. Alevia A. Smith (nee Younger), following her death on January 13, 1888.

Collection Creator::
Brown, Solomon G., 1829?-1906  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-098, Solomon G. Brown Papers
See more items in:
Solomon G. Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-098-refidd1e234

Electronic Records

Collection Creator::
Brown, Solomon G., 1829?-1906  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-098, Solomon G. Brown Papers
See more items in:
Solomon G. Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-098-refidd1e249

Scrapbook of Solomon Brown's family genealogy, as compiled by Ms. Clara Ellis Bailey Payne (electronic records)

Collection Creator::
Brown, Solomon G., 1829?-1906  Search this
Container:
Electronic records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-098, Solomon G. Brown Papers
See more items in:
Solomon G. Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-098-refidd1e257

"Kind regards of S.G. Brown" : selected poems of Solomon G. Brown / compiled by Louise Daniel Hutchinson and Gail Sylvia Lowe

Author:
Brown, Solomon G. 1829?-1906  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Lowe, Gail Sylvia  Search this
Physical description:
v, 49 p. ; ill. : 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
Call number:
PS1139.B69K5 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_197881

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By