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Thomas H. Brown Funeral Home ledger

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-16474
Content Description This collection contains the manuscript ledger book kept by Thomas Brown's Funeral home in Petersburg, Virginia. This book detailed the funerals of approximately 500 African Americans during the last years of the Great Depression. The volume opens with twenty-four pages of manuscript of an alphabetical index, listing the names of the deceased keyed with the page for further information about their funerals.In addition to the names of the deceased, most entries also record the...
Dates: 1935 - 1941

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