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Wilburt Scott Brown papers

Identifier: MSS-0221

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of Brown's dissertation, The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815, as well as drafts and galley proofs of the published version, published by the University of Alabama Press. It also contains a reminiscence of Brown by Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons.


  • 1960-1992


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Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Wilbert Scott Brown was born on 20 December 1900, in Beverly, Massachusetts, and attended Holliston High School and Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He was a United States Marine Corps general who was a combat veteran of both World War I and World War II, the Nicaraguan campaign, and the Korean War. He served in the Marine Corps for thirty-five years, from 1918 to 1953.

After retiring from the military, Brown entered the University of Alabama as a junior and graduated in 1963 with a PhD in History. He was part of the the University of Alabama History Department from 1963 until his death on 17 December 1968 at the VA Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.


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Copies of this University of Alabama graduate and faculty member’s dissertation with other manuscripts and documents




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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266