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