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Identifier: A0178

Title: Britton Family Papers, 1904-1939


Frank Hamilton Britton married Ida Freeman in March 1873 in Ravenna, Ohio. The couple moved to St. Louis in 1899 when Frank took the position of general superintendent of the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad. Frank Britton died in 1916. In the early 1920s Ida Britton traveled to France with a good will delegation of the American Committee for Devastated France. One of Frank H. and Ida Britton's children was Roy F. Britton, who served as the president of the Automobile Club of Missouri from 1923 to 1940. He committed suicide March 8, 1940.

The collection consists primarily of papers and publications relating to the American Committee for Devastated France, dated 1921-1923; publications of the American Red Cross, dated 1918-1920; an inventory of the contents of the residence of F.H. Britton, dated 1909, and related papers; papers and publications relating to automobile associations and automobile tourism, dated 1904-1939; and programs for two annual Gridiron Dinners of the Advertising Club of St. Louis, dated 1938-1939.

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1 box (52 items)

Cite as: Britton Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1904-1939

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: World War, 1914-1918
Automobile industry and trade


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