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Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers

Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers
Creator: Brown, Elizabeth Grisham
Inclusive Dates: 1847-1951
Bulk Dates: 1868-1871
Language: English
Extent: 15.2 Linear Feet (23 document boxes, 1 half box, 4 oversized boxes, 1 flat box)
Collection Number: ms85
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 Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown family of Cherokee County, Georgia from 1847-1951. The papers consists of correspondence, genealogical notes, photographs, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the correspondence (1866-1884), contains family letters to and from Joseph E. Brown; his wife, Elizabeth Grisham Brown; her parents Joseph Grisham and Mary L. Grisham; the Brown children, Mary V. Brown (Connally), Franklin Pierce Brown; and other relatives including uncle James Steele and cousin Mary E. Maxwell. The scrapbooks (46) contain a variety of materials including newsclippings and ephemera, some relating to Brown's political career, kept by various members of the Brown family.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers, ms85, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 April 2.

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, Franklin P.
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Cherokee Corner (Ga.)
Connally, Mary Virginia Brown
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Governors -- Georgia.
Grisham, Joseph
Grisham, Mary L.
Scrapbooks
Steele, James

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Genealogy
 
12Correspondence, 1847-1859
Toombs, Stephens, Cobb letters here Photostats of letters of Jos. Brown of Tennessee
 
13Correspondence, 1860-1867
Typescripts of parole; letter to Pres. Johnson
 
14Correspondence, 1861-1864
Photostats of correspondence with Govs. Letscher of Virginia, and Vance of North Carolina.
 
15Correspondence, 1868
Letters to Frank, and others.
 
16Correspondence, 1869
More Letters to Frank, and others.
 
17Correspondence, 1870
More Letters to Frank, and others. Stephens to Frank, September & October
 
18Correspondence, 1871
More Letters to Frank, and others.
 
19Correspondence, 1873-1879
General correspondence.
 
110Correspondence, 1880-1883
General correspondence.
 
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21General Correspondence, 1884 - 1885
 
22General Correspondence, 1890 - 1939
 
23General Correspondence, 1940 - 1945
 
24General Correspondence, 1946 - 1951
 
25General Correspondence, Undated
 
26Photographs, Clippings, Printed Material, 1875 - 1920
 
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3A1Photograph Atlanta, Ga. Trust Co. of Georgia (West Peachtree office)
 
3A2Photograph Brown, Elizabeth Grisham
 
3A3-5Photograph Brown, Joseph E.
 
3A6Photograph Brown, Julius
 
3A7Photograph Canton, Ga. Brown Park
 
3A8Photograph Civil War. Scenes of War and Peace Along the W. & A. Great Kennesaw Route
 
3A9Photograph Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College
 
3A10Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Fort (Tomlinson) Home
 
3A11Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Governors Mansion
 
3A12Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Harrison Home
 
3A13Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Root Home
 
3A14Photograph Negatives
 
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27Miscellaneous Cards
 
28Printed Material
 
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31Newspaper Clippings
 
32Printed Material
 
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4Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 1 - "Studies in Georgia History"
 
4Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 2 - "Edwin S. Pressey" and correspondence
 
4Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 3 - Duplicate copy of #2
 
4Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 4 - Newspaper clippings and Pictures
 
4Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 5 - Notes on Georgia history; A. H. Stephens and others
 
4Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 6 - Clippings re A. H. Stephens
 
4Mary Conally Spalding - Notes
 
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51Notebook, 1853, 1854, and 1855
 
52Notebook, 1856 - 1859
 
53Notebook, 1857 - 1859
 
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61Journal, 1857 - 1866
 
62Journal, 1857 - 1859
 
63Journal, 1860 - 1861
 
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71Journal, 1861
 
72Journal, 1861 - 1865
 
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81Journal, 1868
 
82Journal, 1867, 1867, 1868 - 1872
 
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91Scrabook No. 12, 1860's to 1871 - 72
 
92Scrabook No. 13, 1860's to early 1870's
 
93Scrabook No. 14, 1871 - 72, 1977
 
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101Scrabook No. 15, 1875 - 1878
 
102Scrabook No. 16, 1867 - 1870's
 
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111Scrabook No. 18, 1870's
 
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121Journal, No. 20, 1879 - 1880
 
122Journal, No. 21, 1880
 
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13Scrapbooks (22 - 24), 1880
 
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141Journal, No. 25, 1880 - 1882
 
142Journal, No. 26, 1881 - 1882
 
143Journal, No. 27, 1881 - 1882
 
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151Journal, No. 28, 1880 - 87, 1890s, 1915, 1933
 
152Journal, No. 29, 1882
 
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161Journal, No. 30, 1881
 
162Journal, No. 31, 1882 - 1883
 
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17Scrapbooks (32 - 34), 1882 - 1884
 
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18Scrapbooks (35 - 36)
 
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191Journal, 1884 - 1885
 
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201Journal,No. 38, 1885 - 1886
 
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211Journal No. 39 , 1885
 
212Journal No. 40, 1885
 
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221Journal No. 41
 
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231Journal No. 42, 1886 April 1 to Jul 10
 
232Journal No. 43, 1888
 
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241Journal No. 44, 1888
 
242Journal No. 45, 1889 - 1890
 
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25Scrapbooks ( 46 - 48), 1890 - 1892
 
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261Journal No. 49, 1889 - 1891
 
262Journal No. 50, 1894
 
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271Journal No. 51, 1894 - 1896
 
272Journal No. 54, 1920's - 30's
 
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281Ceramic wall plaque: Old State Capital, Milledgeville, GA