This Series comprises a collection of papers relating predominately to the work and activities of Edwin John Brown, a licensed surveyor based in Parramatta. The papers consist of a variety of notifications, correspondence, advertisements, meeting notices, and other ephemera from societies and businesses in the Parramatta area, many associated with Brown. The reverse side of many of these papers were actually reused to write down surveying calculations and notes, most probably by Brown. Even though Brown was in partnership with Samuel Chatfield it appears that these notes may belong to Brown since most of the recycled papers used to prepare the notes relate to activities that Brown himself was associated with at a personal level. Some subdivision plans and correspondence in this collection are in the name of the firm Chatfield and Brown. Also in this collection are a small amount of land sales posters, where another well know Parramatta local, R H Mathews, was the surveyor. Chatfield, Brown and Mathews appeared to have been in partnership together for a some time in the 1920s.
12 Jan 2004