S. James Brown papers

Scope and Content

Diaries of Sybil D. Creagh Brown (1915, 1916); British Commercial Gas Association booklet What Cinderella Taught the Children, illustrated by Sybil D. Creagh Brown (n.d.); 8 ration books (19 June 1918-30 Aug. 1919); Issue of Higham's Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, with photograph of S. James Brown on cover and brief biography inside (July 1916); 3 family photographs (1915-1918); Manuscript family recollections by Y.C. Snell (daughter) (30 Nov. 1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

S. James (Jimmie) Brown was born in London and educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hampstead, later studying and teaching at the Heatherley School of Fine Art. Unable to serve through ill health, he became Associate Editor of Higham's Magazine in 1916. With his wife, Sybil, sister-in-law, Yvonne Creagh Coen, and daughter, also named Yvonne (donor), he lived at Golders Green, London, throughout most of the First World War. S. James Brown later went on to become Managing Director of the Amalgamated Press, and he and Sybil were both illustrators.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs Y. C. Snell (daughter). See Research Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See DF 034: Coen, YC (sister-in-law).

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