Centralia, IL: Brown's Business College, 1898.
Softcover. Very good. Four-page printed circular (11.5" x 8.75") with photographic illustrations, accompanied by a mimeographed letter on Brown's letterhead and original mailing envelope. Folding creases and light handling wear; very good. Brown's Business College was a chain of business colleges located in the Midwest, started in Illinois in the 1870s by George W. Brown (1845-1918). Brown eventually grew the chain to at least 29 locations, where students could expect to receive instruction in accounting, business and office practice, writing, stenography, and the elements of success in business, generally. This four-page, illustrated circular announces the opening of the Centralia, Illinois location on September 5, 1898. It offers a brief description of the town and notes that although it is smaller than other Browns' locations, "its central location, its easy access to all points of southern Illinois, and the moderate prices of board for students give it an importance out of proportion to its immediate population." Inside is description of the benefits of business school, the demand for graduates, the course of study, etc.