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Brown family papers

Brown family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brown family papers
Creator: Brown family
Creator: Grisham, Joseph
Creator: Brown, Julius L.
Inclusive Dates: 1837-1930
Language: English
Extent: 5.2 Linear Feet 10 document boxes, 1 oversized volume
Collection Number: ms785
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), lawyer, Georgia Governor (1857-1865), son of Mackey and Sally Rice Brown, married Elizabeth Grisham, daughter of Joseph and Mary L. Grisham. Parents of Julius L. Brown, Mary Virginia Brown, Joseph M. Brown, Franklin P. Brown, Elijah A. Brown, Charles M. Brown, Sally Eugenia Brown, and George M. Brown.

For more information, see the article "Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Brown family from 1837-1930 including the Joseph E. Brown papers (1843-1883), the Joseph M. Brown papers (1860-1930), and the Julius L. Brown papers. The collection also includes miscellaneous materials mainly relating to Cora Brown and Joseph Grisham and an autograph collection apparently collected by Julius L. Brown which he either collected or selected from the Brown family papers. In some cases, a particular person is represented by a single item, while there are fourteen letters of Alexander H. Stephens to Joseph E. Brown discussing Reconstruction politics.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into six series: (1) Joseph Emerson Brown papers, (2) Joseph Mackey Brown papers, (3) Julian L. Brown papers, (4) Miscellaneous, (5) Autograph collection, and (6) Oversized Materials.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brown family papers, ms785, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 June 17.

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
Brown, Joseph M.
Brown, Julius L.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Georgia.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Joseph E. Brown

boxfolder
111843-1855
121856-1862
131864-May 6, 1865
14May 20, 1865-October 9, 1865
151866
16January-February 1867
17March-June 1867
18July-August 1867
19September-December 1867
boxfolder
21January-April 1868
22May 1868
23July-September 1868
24October 1868-1869
251870
261871-1872
271873-1882
281883-n.d.
29Cotton, 1864
210Cotton, 1866
211Cotton, 1868-1880
212K.K.K.
 

2. Joseph M. Brown

boxfolder
311860-1869
32Diary, 1869
331870-1880s (no day or month)
341890-1898
351899-1908
361909-1911
371912-1913
381914
boxfolder
411915-1923
421924-1926
431927-1928
441929-1930
45"Midnight Reflections, December 31, 1868"
46"The Sailor's Story"
47Translation of "Ars Potica"
48Translations of Horace, Virgil, Livy
49"Appendix A"
410"Appendix B-The Lost Atlantis"
411"Appendix C-The Swastika"
412"Appendix D-The Nuraghe"
413"Appendix E"
414"Appendix F-The Great Pyramid of Egypt"
415"Appendix G-The Omnipotent..."
416"Appendix H-America, the Ancient Name..."
417"Appendix I"
boxfolder
51"Appendix J-The Mound-Builders"
52"Appendix K-The Mayor of Yucatan"
53"Appendix L-Assyria & Babylonia"
54"Appendix M-The Carions of the Mediterranean..."
55"Appendix N-Notes of the Nations..."
56"Appendix O"
57"Appendix P-The Manners, Customs, Traditions..."
58Sketch Book
59Miscellaneous
 

3. Julius L. Brown

boxfolder
611871-1884
621885-1890
631891-1895
641896-1902
651903
661904-1906
671907-n.d.
68 Catholic Belief
 

4. Misc. Cora Brown-Unidentified

boxfolder
71Cora Brown
72Joseph Grisham, 1837-1860
73Joseph Grisham, n.d.
74Clippings, 1864-1904
75Clippings, 1905-n.d.
76Mementos
77Printed Material
78Pictures (Folder 1)
79Picture (Folder 2)
710Pictures (Sherman)
711Unidentified
 

5. Autographs

boxfolder
81Anthony, John G.
82Arnold, Marshall
83Arnold, Warren
84Bayley, Bishop, Newark
85Bell, T.S.
86Bethune, James N.
87Black, W.H.
88Biddle, Nicholas (1750-78)
89Boudinot, E.C.
810Boyce, W.W.
811Brown, David
812Brown, Nathan
813Burrow, William
814Bushnell, M.A. (Mary Apthorpe)
815Calhoun, John C.
816Civil War
817Clay, Joseph
818Cobb, Howell
819Coke, Richard
820Cook, Eliza
821Crawford, William H.
822Currie, (Curriz?) William
823Curtis, George W.
824Diary [Joseph Grisham?]
825Duke, Basil W.
826Eastman, Ira A.
827Fort, Tomlinson
828Donelson, Fort-Report of its surrender...
829Gallandet, Thomas H.
830Grant, U.S. (original in vault)
831Gregory, F.H.
832Habersham, John
833Hallett, B.F.
834Hampton, Wade
835Hardee, Don
836Haygood, J.
837Heiss, John P.
838Henderson, James
839Henocque, Francis, Letters to
840Hill, A.P.
841Hill, Benjamin H.
842Holt, Joseph
843Houston, George
844Iverson, A.
845Jackson, Andrew
846Jackson, James
847Jackson, Joseph
848Jenkins, Beverly
849Johnson, Bradley T.
850Johnson, Hershel V.
851Johnson, Paul G.
852Kelly, Harrison
853Kentucky-Statehood
854Kern, O.M.
855Lane, L.M.
856Lapham, E.G.
857Lawler, Frank
858Lawson, A.R.
859Lawton, Alexander R.
860Lee, Fitzhugh
861Lincoln, Abraham
862Livingston, Mary C.
863Longstreet, A.B.
864Lovet, Jno. P.
865Lumpkin, Mary C.
866McDonald, Charles J.
867McReady, J.B.
868Maison, Hunt V.
869Maryland
870Mathews, George
871Mayo, A.D.
872Meredith, E.E.
873Milburn, W.H.
874Miller, Stephen
875Mills, Robert
876Moore, J.W.
877Moore, Peter
878Mott, Lucretia
879Mounger, Edwin
880Mullowney, John-USN (ca. 1800)
881Neill, Robert
882New Hampshire, Superior Court, 1701-2
883North Carolina-Library Dept.
884Owen, Richard
885Peabody, A.P.
886Pickett, A.J.
887Pierce, Ben
888Porter, Daniel
boxfolder
91Rabun, William
92Richardson, J.L.
93Ringold, Samuel
94Ritchie, J. Ewing
95Russell, Charles A.
96Scott, Owen
97Seagraves, James
98Semmes, Raphawl
99Ships, Bills of lading
910Smith, Gustavus W.
911Smith, Joseph
912Smith, Admiral Sir. W. Sidney
913Smith, Thomas
914South Carolina
915Starnes, Ebenezer
916Steele, John H.-Amnesty Oath
917Steele, John H.-Letters to
918Steenlet, Mme. E.
919Steines, Lewis H.
920Stephens, Alexander H., 1866-68
921Stephens, Alexander H., 1871-74
922Stephens, William
923Tardieu
924Tattnall, Josiah
925Throop, George H.
926Toombs, Robert
927Vance, Z.B.
928Washington, George (Photostat)
929Weadock, Thomas A.E.
930Wereat, John
931White, Charles S.
932Whitney, D.W.C.
933Wilson, A.E.
934Wilton, John
935Winder, General William H.
936Wright, Ambrose Ransom
937Wood, J.W.
938Autographs, General (Folder 1)
939Autographs, General (Folder 2)
940Autographs, General (Folder 3)
boxfolder
101Steele-Grisham-Brown Family Bible
 

6. Oversized Material

volume
1Scrapbook