|Title:||Brown family papers|
|Quantity:||5.2 Linear feet (10 document boxes, 1 oversized volume)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of papers of the Brown family from 1837-1930. Includes the Joseph E. Brown papers (1843-1883), the Joseph M. Brown papers (1860-1930), and the Julius L. Brown papers. The collection also includes miscellaneous materials mainly relating to Cora Brown and Joseph Grisham and an autograph collection apparently collected by Julius L. Brown which he either collected or selected from the Brown family papers. In some cases a particular person is represented by a single item, while there are fourteen letters of Alexander H. Stephens to Joseph E. Brown discussing Reconstruction politics.|
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.
Organized into six series: (1) Joseph Emerson Brown papers, (2) Joseph Mackey Brown papers, (3) Julian L. Brown papers, (4) Miscellaneous, (5) Autograph collection, and (6) Oversized Materials.
The following series within this collection are described separately: Joseph E. Brown papers, 1843-1883; Joseph M. Brown papers, 1860-1930; and Julius L. Brown papers.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Brown family papers. MS 785. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.