Charles M. Brown gift

Charles M. Brown gift

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Charles M. Brown gift
Dates: 1825-1909
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers, correspondence, and clippings of Governor (and Senator) Joseph Emerson Brown, Governor Joseph MacKay Brown (including his scrapbook), and nineteenth century New York attorney John Burt. In addition there are many manuscript items relating to the Burt family in various Eastern states, the blueprint of Joseph M. Brown's development in Marietta, letters from the noted American artists Washington Allston and Jasper F. Cropsey, newspaper articles, and manuscript and clipped poetry.
Coll. Number: ms1218

Biographical/Historical Note

The Brown family participated extensively in Georgia politics in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Joseph Emerson Brown (April 15, 1821 – November 30, 1894) was the 42nd Governor of Georgia from 1857 to 1865. He was chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1865 to 1870. Joseph E. Brown was also a U.S. Senator from 1880 to 1891. His son, Joseph Mackey Brown(December 28, 1851 – March 3, 1932), was the 59th Governor of Georgia: his first term was from 1909 to 1911 and his second term was from 1912 to 1913.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Allston, Washington, 1779-1843 -- Correspondence
Blueprints (reprographic copies).
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894 -- Correspondence
Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932 -- Correspondence
Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932 -- Correspondence
Burt family -- East (U.S.)
Burt family -- East (U.S.)
Burt, John -- Correspondence
Burt, John -- Correspondence
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles M. Brown gift. MS 1218. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Copy of Act Ceding Georgia's Western Territories, 1902
2Allston, Washington - letter to Isaac Livermore regarding A.W. Bruce account, 1843
3Brown, Elijah A. - letter from L.H. Charbonnier regarding an aneroid-barometer, [1886]
4Brown, Joseph H. - Correspondence, 1856, 1873, 1879, 1883
5Brown, Joseph E. - Correspondence, 1874, 1881, 1885
6Brown, Joseph M. - Correspondence, 1895-1896
7Brown, Joseph M. - Proof sheets of Atlanta Campaign, circa 1880s
8Brown, Joseph M. - Blueprint of Joseph M. Brown addition to Marietta, 1922
9-10Burt, John - Correspondence, 1860s-1890s
11-12Burt Family Correspondence, 1820s-1860s
13Burt Family - Miscellaneous (includes shipping labels and John Burt New Jersey Commission as Commissioner of Deeds), Circa 1870s
14Cropsey, Jasper F. - two letters to John Burt, 1868 to 1869
15Schley, William - letter to Mr. [Maulsby], 1847
16Smith, Gov. James - letter from C.P. Clayton regarding a coal mine he wants to sell, 1875
17Poetry - clipped from newspapers and some unsigned manuscript poetry
18Newspapers, miscellaneous - includes Kennesaw Gazette and papers from California and New York, 1840s-1890s
OS BoxItem
21Scrapbook - newspaper clippings regarding Georgia and national politics, 1870s-1880s