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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
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1890
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2135
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 in the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a small collection of letters between Brown and B.T. Beauregard, Rufus B. Bullock, Howell Cobb, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Johnson, Alexander H. Stephens, and Henry H. Tucker mainly regarding Georgia politics during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also contains some material relating to Brown's son, Elijah A. Brown including a 1867 diary he kept while attending the University of Georgia; newspaper clippings pertaining to the death of Joseph E. Brown and his widow; and some legal documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph E. Brown papers, ms2135, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Beauregard, B. T.
Brown, Elijah A. (Elijah Alexander), 1857-
Bullock, Rufus B. (Rufus Brown), 1834-1907
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Georgia.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Tucker, Henry H. (Henry Holcombe), 1819-1898
University of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1859-1862 Access Online
12Correspondence, 1865 Access Online
13Correspondence, 1866-1869 Access Online
14Correspondence, 1870-1875 Access Online
15Correspondence, 1877 Access Online
16Correspondence, 1880-1886 Access Online
17Accounts and miscellaneous papers, 1863-1894 Access Online
18Newsclippings, 1890-1969 Access Online
19Notes, 1946, 1951 Access Online
110Correspondence, 1959 Access Online
111Miscellaneous- includes soldier reminiscences; Cherokee hotel photograph Access Online
112Letter to E.A. Brown from L.K. Johnson, 1876 Access Online
113Correspondence, 1861, 1898 Access Online
114Diary of Elijah A. Brown, 1876 Access Online
115Photograph album- University of Georgia buildings Access Online
116Printed material- University of Georgia senior exam and catalogue, 1876-1887 Access Online
117Printed material- "Eneas Africanus" Access Online