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Joseph E. Brown papers

Joseph E. Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph E. Brown papers
Creator: Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Creator: Brown, Elijah A. (Elijah Alexander)
Creator: Brown, Franklin P.
Inclusive Dates: 1823-1895
Language: English
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (10 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms95
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 Joseph E. Brown from 1823-1895 and includes correspondence, letter books, tax returns, speeches, and diaries. It contains official correspondence and letterbooks (1858-1863) as Governor of Georgia which are particularly strong in information regarding Georgia's secession and involvement in the Civil War and includes such correspondents as Howell Cobb, Alexander H. Stephens, and other Confederate government officials. Also included are an 1864 speech of Howell Cobb, a speech (1868) made by Brown regarding Reconstruction politics, and a manuscript copy (1864) of Brown's pamphlet concerning Benjamin H. Hill's notes on Reconstruction. The collection also contains diaries of Franklin P. Brown (1868), Joseph Mackey Brown (1867, 1874, 1876), and Elijah A. Brown (1882, Jan. only).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph E. Brown papers, ms95, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Brown, Joseph M.
Cobb, Howell
Confederate States of America
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Governors -- Georgia.
Hill, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Harvey)
Letter books.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Georgia.
Secession -- Georgia.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11-2Brown Family Genealogy and History
 
131823, 1825, 1828, 1834, 1840, 1843, 1846
 
141847, 1848, 1859, 1852, 1853
 
151854, 1855, and 1856
 
161857, 1858, 1859, and 1860
 
17Tax Returns, 1860-1862, 1864-1866
 
181862, 1864
 
19Brown Correspondence , 1864
 
110Cobb Correspondence, 1864
 
111Cotton Export, 1864
 
112Davis Correspondence , 1864
 
113Sedden Correspondence, 1864
 
114General Correspondence , 1865
 
115Brown's Arrest
 
116Cotton Exportation, 1865
 
1171865
 
1181866
 
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21January-May 1867
 
22June-December 1867
 
23Ms. of Pam. Reply, 1867
 
24Newspapers, 1867
 
25Tax Return, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, and 1873
 
26Brown's Speech, 1868
 
271868
 
281869
 
291870
 
2101871
 
2111872
 
2121873
 
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311874
 
321875
 
33B&A R. R., 1875
 
34Correspondence, 1876 Access Online
Topics include convict lease system, Dade Coal Company, presidential election, Western and Atlantic Railroad.
 
351877
 
361878
 
371879
 
381880
 
391881
 
3101882
 
3111883
 
3121884
 
3131885
 
3141886
 
3151888
 
3161889
 
3171890
 
3181893
 
3191895
 
3201898
 
321Undated
 
3221913
 
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41Blodget-Foster Case, 1867-1875
 
42Diaries- Franklin P. Brown and Joseph M. Brown , 1868; 1867
 
43Diaries- Joseph M. Brown, 1874 and 1876
 
44Diary- Elijah A. Brown, 1883
 
45Cobb-Howell Speech, 1864
 
46Fielder-Brown Correspondence, 1879-1880
 
47Fielder-Brown Correspondence, 1881
 
48Fielder-Brown Correspondence, Apr- Aug. 1882
 
49Fielder-Brown Correspondence, Sept.-Nov. 1882
 
4101883-1884
 
411Johnston, R.M. Correspondence and Notes
 
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51Land Papers, etc.
 
52-3Mitchell-Heirs Case, Case Papers
 
54-5Mitchell-Heirs Case, Correspondence & Records
 
56Pictures
 
57R. R. Papers
 
58Texas Land Maps
 
59W&A R. R. [Western and Atlantic Railroad] Investigation, 1876
 
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61Letter Book, Aug. 8, 1861- 1862
 
62Ms. Letter Copy Book, 1860-1863
 
63Letterbook , 1858-1859
 
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71Bound Typescripts Page 1-639, May 20, 1847 - December 1860
 
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81Bound Typescripts Page 640 - 1354, 1861 - 1863
 
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91Bound Typescripts Page 1355 - 2179, 1864 - 1871
 
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101Bound Typescripts Page 2180 - 3019, 1872 - June 30, 1893
 
102Miscellaneous