DeLancey Family Papers, 1823 - 1961 Two Boxes
DeZeng Family Papers, 1793 - 1865 Two Boxes
Dove Family Papers, 1856-2010 Four Boxes
Beginning in England with the early childhood of Brooks in these papers cover his settlement in the United States and his subsequent profession as an astronomer. His move from Phelps to Geneva at the behest of William Smith followed by the professorship at Hobart and William Smith Colleges affords further insight into the career of a late 19th early 20th centuries discoverer of comets.