This collection contains letters, legal documents, invoices, receipts, and various other material belonging to the Brown family, as well as correspondence from friends and business associates. The bulk of the invoices are addressed to Elias A. Brown who resided in Minaville, N.Y. The invoices list many food and household provisions. In addition there are receipts from newspapers, such as the Mohawk Valley Democrat and the Sentinel. Many of the letters were written by Mr. Brown and his children Cady, William, Charlotte, and Louise. The content of those letters deal mainly with family life, such as inquiries as to visits, family health, etc. In addition, there are letters addressed to Allen Brown, who lived in New York City in the 1820's and 1830's, and letters from the Lockwood family, whose ties with the Browns extend back to the 1820's when Elizabeth Lockwood contracted with Allen Brown to handle the estate of her deceased husband Jared Lockwood.