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Joseph Emerson Brown Family papers

Joseph Emerson Brown Family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Emerson Brown Family papers
Creator: Brown family
Inclusive Dates: 1829-1980
Bulk Dates: 1850-1900
Language(s): English
Extent: 5.9 Linear Feet 10 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 1 volume
Collection Number: ms3630
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) was a lawyer, Georgia governor (1857-1865), and U.S. Senator (18780-1890). For more information, see the article Joseph E. Brown in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Joseph Emerson Brown's son, Joseph Mackey Brown, would go on to become a two-term governor of Georgia. Built in 1932, Joseph E. Brown Hall on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens is named in his honor.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials documenting the family relations of noted Civil War Georgia Governor Joseph Emerson Brown. It includes genealogy materials that cover the 18th and 19th centuries, correspondence between family members of different generations, which discuss typical family business for the time, including typed transcripts of Joseph E. Brown's 1865 letter to Andrew Johnson requesting release from prison, as well as his sworn agreement not to bear arms against the United States government. also included are women's diaries, the bulk being the European travel journals of Sally Eugenia Brown, as well as family financial material such as account books and land documents, as well as stock certificates for a company named posthumously for Joseph E. Brown. The collectioin also contains printed matter, including clippings and a speech to the Georgia Assembly that son Joseph M. Brown gave as governor in 1912, and photographs of a few later relatives of the family.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Emerson Brown family papers, ms3630, Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Brown family
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Brown, Sally Eugenia
Europe -- Description and travel.
Families -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Family papers.

Related Collections in this Repository

See also the John C. Reese Collection of Joseph M. Brown materials in the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Genealogy

11Joseph Brown (1731-1815) and Mary Porter
12Joseph Brown (1760-1800) and Jemima Broyles
13James Brown (1763-1829) and Nancy Burdine
14-6Violet Brown (1768-1858) and William Reed/Reid
17Elizabeth Brown (1770-1843) and James Reese
18Mary Brown (1774-1822) and James Duff
19George Brown (b. 1779) and Mary Bell
110James Brown (1733-1788) and Jane Gillespie
111Mackey Brown (1797-1874) and Sally Rice
121Mackey Brown (1797-1874) and Sally Rice
112Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) and Elizabeth Grisham
122Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894)
123Mary Virginia Brown (1850-1927) and E.L. Connelly
113Cora McCord Brown (b. 1895) and Daniel McLeod
21Acker family
22Baxter family
23Bennett family
24Blackburn family
25Boston family
26Broil/Broyles family
27-8Jacob A. Broil family
29-10Broil/Horton families
211Clement family
212Copeland/Sturges families
213Garr family
215-17Gresham/Grisham family
31-3Halbert family
34Hammond family
35Hentz family
36-8Hill family
39Green Hill family
310Hill/Yarborough families
311Hollingsworth family
312Houston family
313Hoyt/Haight/Hight families
41-2Looney family
43Love family
44McBride/Flournoy families
45Nelson family
46Patterson family
47Porter family
48Reese family
49Rice family
410Steele family
411Telford family
412Turner family
413Venable family
414Willis family
415Woolverton family
416Genealogy notebook A-W
417Various families
51Scrapbook – Sally Eugenia Brown - letters and notes regarding genealogy, 1902-1909

2. Correspondence

61Letterbook – Joseph Emerson Brown, 1859-1861
751865-1870 (Transcripts Only)
771891 January
781891 February
791891 March-April
7101891 May-August
7141924-1931, 1944
715Charles Brockman, 1949, 1973, 1980
716Undated and empty envelopes

3. Writings

81Diary – Elizabeth Grisham Brown, 1853-1857 Access Online
82English composition – Mary Brown, 1912
83-4Chemistry notebook – Mary Brown, 1914-1915
85Various writers
86Scrapbook – Sally Eugenia Brown – notes and pictures
91Travel journal – Sally Eugenia Brown – Europe, 1895 June 6-August 28
92Travel journal – Sally Eugenia Brown – Europe, 1895 August 27-October 10
93Travel journal – Sally Eugenia Brown – Europe, 1895 October 10-November16
101Travel journal – Sally Eugenia Brown – Europe, 1896 February 11-March 16
102Travel journal – Sally Eugenia Brown – Europe, 1896 May 4-July 26
103Travel journal – Sally Eugenia Brown – Europe, 1896 July 27-August 18
104Travel journal – Sally Eugenia Brown – Europe, 1896 August 20-September 12
111Scrapbook – Martha Fort Brown – hotel labels from travel in Europe and Georgia , 1893-1905

4. Financial papers

112Financial papers, 1829-1931
113Financial papers – account book, 1856-1865
114Financial papers – land documents, 1906-1927
1The Joseph E. Brown Company stock certificates, 1913 (printed with images of Joseph E. and Elizabeth Brown, some of which are signed by purchasers)

5. Printed material and photographs

115Printed material
116 Message of Governor Joseph M. Brown to the General Assembly of Georgia , 1912
117Clippings, 1887-1923
118Photographs – Joseph Brown Connally & unidentified