Joseph E. Brown papers

Joseph E. Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Title: Joseph E. Brown papers
Dates: 1861-1890
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms2135

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index 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.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Joseph E. Brown papers, ms2135, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1859-1862 View online.
2Correspondence, 1865 View online.
3Correspondence, 1866-1869 View online.
4Correspondence, 1870-1875 View online.
5Correspondence, 1877 View online.
6Correspondence, 1880-1886 View online.
7Accounts and miscellaneous papers, 1863-1894 View online.
8Newsclippings, 1890-1969 View online.
9Notes, 1946, 1951 View online.
10Correspondence, 1959 View online.
11Miscellaneous- includes soldier reminiscences; Cherokee hotel photograph View online.
12Letter to E.A. Brown from L.K. Johnson, 1876 View online.
13Correspondence, 1861, 1898 View online.
14Diary of Elijah A. Brown, 1876 View online.
15Photograph album- University of Georgia buildings View online.
16Printed material- University of Georgia senior exam and catalogue, 1876-1887 View online.
17Printed material- "Eneas Africanus" View online.