The L. H. Brown Research Collection at the W. Dallas Herring Local History and Genealogy Center comes in 3 parts:
The vertical files and bound volumes are cataloged on this page. In the first column, VF stands for Vertical File, and BV stands for Bound Volume. You may click on the letter to jump to that section of the catalog, or use your browser's "find" function to search the whole catalog.
Leslie H. Brown (1928-1989) was born and raised in Warsaw, NC. He
was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His career took him to states both north and south of his home state.
He enjoyed researching the origins and migrations of many families
from Duplin and other counties in southeast North Carolina.
In his retirement, Mr. Brown returned to Warsaw and spent many
hours visiting Dallas Herring around the fireplace. He compiled over
36,000 index cards, 330 vertical files, and nearly 100 collected
notebooks from his genealogical research. After Mr. Brown's death,
Dallas Herring and friends rescued these materials to preserve in his
The L. H. Brown Card Collection is stored in a cabinet especially
designed and built for them. The cards, vertical files, and notebooks
are currently available for genealogy and local history research at
the W. Dallas Herring Carolina Heritage Research Center at 108 South
Cowan Street, Burgaw NC.
Sources: Leon "Sonny" Sikes and Horace Fussell, Jr. Credits:
Beverly Tetterton and New Hanover County Public Library.