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A Guide to the Everett C. Brown Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

September 2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Everett C.
Title: Everett C. Brown Papers
Dates: 1919-1921
Abstract: Letters written by Everett C. Brown, an engineer and surveyor, while working for the United Fruit Company in Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama and other locations.
Extent: 0.4 Linear feet. 1 box (105 items).
Identification: MS Group 112
Language(s): English
Note: This guide is available in Spanish at

Biographical/Historical Note

Everett C. Brown was an engineer and surveyor who worked for the United Fruit Company, primarily in Cuba and Costa Rica.

Scope and Content

This assortment of 105 letters comprises approximately 500 pages and spans 1919-1921. Everett C. Brown, an engineer and surveyor, wrote the letters while working for the United Fruit Company, primarily in Cuba. Correspondence is directed mainly to his wife with some of her responses included in the collection. Letters sent from company ships at sea as well as from work sites in Panama and Costa Rica round out the narratives on his work and surroundings. Sugar cane production and harvest is a major focus. The letters are grouped by country of origin. A miscellaneous file includes items of individual interest sorted in varying details.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Everett C. Brown Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Costa Rica. 1920
1 Cuba (Folder 1). 1919-1920
1 Cuba (Folder 2). 1919
1 Cuba (Folder 3). 1920-1921
1 Panama (Folder 1). 1920
1 Panama (Folder 2). 1920
1 Miscellaneous (Folder 1). 1919-1921
1 Miscellaneous (Folder 2). 1920-1921

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Costa Rica.
Sugar trade.
United Fruit Company.

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