Mary Mitchell Brown papers

Mary Mitchell Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown, Mary Celestine Mitchell, 1866-1925
Title: Mary Mitchell Brown papers
Dates: 1881-1892
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3291 to MS 3294 housed together in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3294

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Celestine Mitchell Brown (1866-1925) attended Lake Erie Female Seminary in Painesville, Ohio. She married Edward Thomas Brown (1859-1933) and they lived in Athens, Georgia. E.T. Brown was a lawyer and mayor of Athens from 1890-1891.

"Lake Erie Female Seminary formed in 1856 as a seminary for women in Painesville, Ohio. The institution, now known as Lake Erie College, first offered classes in 1859, with 137 students initially enrolling. During its early years of existence, Lake Erie Female Seminary offered its graduates seminary diplomas, but by 1899, the institution, which had become known as Lake Erie College in 1898, awarded its first college degrees." -- "Lake Erie Female Seminary." Ohio History Central. (Retrived November 24, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written from Mary Mitchell Brown to her mother, Mrs. H. S. Mitchell. While a student at Lake Erie Seminary, Mary Mitchell writes about her classes, activities, teachers, and other students. After her marriage she discusses family matters, friends, and social events. One letter describes their move to another house on Prince Avenue with sketches of the floor plan and lot. Also included are two empty envelopes and two undated newspaper clippings regarding E.T. Brown as a possible candidate for 8th District State Representative from Georgia.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Brown, Edward Thomas, 1859-1933
Brown, Mary Celestine Mitchell, 1866-1925 -- Correspondence
Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia--Politics and government--19th century.
Lake Erie Female Seminary.
Lake Erie Female Seminary. -- Students--Correspondence
Mitchell, H. S., Mrs. -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Mitchell Brown papers. MS 3294. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collection of this repository: Memoir of Mrs. Edward T. Brown by Elmira Grogan.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Papers, 1881-1892