Brown, Burlingame and Hinman family archives open for research

September 1, 2021
Gurudarshan Khalsa
Barry Hinman photo

The Brown, Burlingame and Hinman family archives has been processed and is open for research. The collection was donated to Stanford by Barry Hinman, who began his career at Stanford Libraries in 1980 and retired in July 2007 from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives as Special Collections Librarian for Cataloging Emeritus. Barry was a valued member of Special Collections staff.

Barry Hinman was born in 1940 in Palo Alto and died July 8, 2021. More about Barry can be read here courtesy of the San Mateo County Genealogical Society.

Barry Hinman's aunt, Vera Hinman McAuliffe, originally collected these papers related to the history of the Hinman, Brown, and Burlingame families.

The collection consists of photo albums, school year books, genealogies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, diplomas, certificates, family Bibles, scrapbooks, and other materials.
The materials also include transcriptions of original letters, manuscript genealogical documents, print-outs of documents about the family's histories, biographies of specific family members, a diary of Alice Jones Brown Hinman, portraits of family members, and the Brown-Hinman family bible. Several documents are accompanied by modern typed transcripts. Family members present in the documents include William Gage Brown, Joel Burlingame, Silas Burlingame, Lois Wright, Sarah Hurd, Michael Hinman, Michael Hinman Junior, Lydia Warren, Mehitable Fiske, Samuel Brown Junior, Cora Estelle Cate, Elmore Brown Hinman, Alice Jones Brown Hinman, Anson Burlingame, Justus Michael Hinman, Lillian Angeline Hinman Shuey, Leona and Levia Hinman, Leroy Hinman, and more.