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Joseph E. Brown Letter to John B. Campbell

Joseph E. Brown Letter to John B. Campbell

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph E. Brown Letter to John B. Campbell
Creator: Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Inclusive Dates: 1860 August 22
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 letter
Collection Number: ms1098
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joseph E. Brown was the Civil War governor of Georgia, one of the most successful politicians in the state's history, and the father of two-term governor Joseph M. Brown. Born in South Carolina on April 15, 1821, and raised in the mountains of north Georgia, Joseph Emerson Brown capped off a solid middle-class education in private academies with a year at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut (1845-46). Very able and ambitious, Brown quickly prospered as a lawyer and businessman. Soon after his election to the Georgia state senate in 1849 he emerged as a leader of the Democratic Party, and his influence continued after he was elected a state circuit judge in 1855. In 1857 Brown edged aside better-known politicians to become the Democrats' gubernatorial candidate. He won decisively, beginning a two-year term in November. From then on, he was unbeatable in statewide elections. (New Georgia Encyclopedia,retrieved 1/30/2009)

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 a letter dated 22 August 1860, from Governor Joseph E. Brown to John B. Campbell, secretary of the Quartermaster Department. The letter concerns the purchase of 250 horse artillery sabre belts, 250 holsters and 150 horse artillery sabres. It also contains personal mention of Mrs. Campbell and her small child who are visiting with the Browns, relaying her messages to her husband.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph E. Brown Letter to John B. Campbell, ms 1098. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Campbell, John B. -- Correspondence
Governors -- Correspondence.
Military supplies.
Military weapons.
United States. Army. Quartermaster's Dept

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1860 August 22