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Joseph Mackey Brown papers

Joseph Mackey Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Mackey Brown papers
Creator: Brown, Julius L.
Creator: Brown, Joseph M.
Inclusive Dates: 1865-1930
Bulk Dates: 1894-1914
Language: English
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms27
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joseph M. Brown (1851-1932), railroad executive, Georgia Governor (1909-1911; 1912-1913), son of Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown, born in Cherokee County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "Joseph M. Brown (1851-1932)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of John Mackey Brown from 1865-1930. Consists mostly of correspondence regarding the publication of his book on the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain; official correspondence relating to his service on the Railroad Commission of Georgia; correspondence regarding the gubernatorial races of 1908 and 1911; and letters and documents relating to family lawsuits over the estate of his father, Joseph Emerson Brown. The collection also contains two letter books (1894-1895, 1908-1910) of Julius Lewis Brown pertaining to personal and business matters.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph M. Brown papers, ms27, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Governors -- Georgia -- Election.
Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864.
Letter books.
Railroad Commission of Georgia
Railroads -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
111865-1875
 
121876-1880
 
131886
 
141887-1890
 
151881-1895
 
161894-1899
 
171900-1904
 
18January - May 15, 1905
 
19May 16 - December 1905
 
boxfolder
211906
 
221907
 
231908
 
241909
 
251910
 
26-71911
 
281912
 
boxfolder
311913
 
321914
 
331917-1930
 
34-6Undated
 
37Empty envelopes
 
38Bombardment of Kennesaw Mountain with the author's pencilled notes and additions