Request Material





Letter from Joseph E. Brown to Colonel William Letcher Mitchell

Letter from Joseph E. Brown to Colonel William Letcher Mitchell

Descriptive Summary

Title: Letter from Joseph E. Brown to Colonel William Letcher Mitchell
Creator: Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Dates: circa 1873
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4427
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). 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.

https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/government-politics/joseph-e-brown-1821-1894

Scope and Content

Letter from Joseph E. Brown to Colonel William Letcher Mitchell regarding his efforts to keep the University of Georgia segregated. Fearing the loss of white student enrollment and funds Brown proposes using the University's federal funds to give African Americans an institution of their own instead of integrating UGA.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Letter from Joseph E. Brown to Colonel William Letcher Mitchell, ms4427, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Segregation in higher education -- Georgia.
University of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
box
2Letter, circa 1873