Brown family papers

Brown family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown family
Creator: Brown, Cora
Creator: Grisham, Joseph
Title: Brown family papers
Dates: 1837-1930
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.
Coll. Number: ms785

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 (1821-1894)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.


Arrangement

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.


Index Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932
Brown, Julius L., 1848-1910
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

General Notes

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brown family papers. MS 785. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Joseph E. Brown

BoxFolder
111843-1855
21856-1862
31864-May 6, 1865
4May 20, 1865-October 9, 1865
51866
6January-February 1867
7March-June 1867
8July-August 1867
9September-December 1867
BoxFolder
21January-April 1868
2May 1868
3July-September 1868
4October 1868-1869
51870
61871-1872
71873-1882
81883-n.d.
9Cotton, 1864
10Cotton, 1866
11Cotton, 1868-1880
12K.K.K.
 

Series 2: Joseph M. Brown

BoxFolder
311860-1869
2Diary, 1869
31870-1880s (no day or month)
41890-1898
51899-1908
61909-1911
71912-1913
81914
BoxFolder
411915-1923
21924-1926
31927-1928
41929-1930
5"Midnight Reflections, December 31, 1868"
6"The Sailor's Story"
7Translation of "Ars Potica"
8Translations of Horace, Virgil, Livy
9"Appendix A"
10"Appendix B-The Lost Atlantis"
11"Appendix C-The Swastika"
12"Appendix D-The Nuraghe"
13"Appendix E"
14"Appendix F-The Great Pyramid of Egypt"
15"Appendix G-The Omnipotent..."
16"Appendix H-America, the Ancient Name..."
17"Appendix I"
BoxFolder
51"Appendix J-The Mound-Builders"
2"Appendix K-The Mayor of Yucatan"
3"Appendix L-Assyria & Babylonia"
4"Appendix M-The Carions of the Mediterranean..."
5"Appendix N-Notes of the Nations..."
6"Appendix O"
7"Appendix P-The Manners, Customs, Traditions..."
8Sketch Book
9Miscellaneous
 

Series 3: Julius L. Brown

BoxFolder
611871-1884
21885-1890
31891-1895
41896-1902
51903
61904-1906
71907-n.d.
8 Catholic Belief
 

Series 4: Misc. Cora Brown-Unidentified

BoxFolder
71Cora Brown
2Joseph Grisham, 1837-1860
3Joseph Grisham, n.d.
4Clippings, 1864-1904
5Clippings, 1905-n.d.
6Mementos
7Printed Material
8Pictures (Folder 1)
9Picture (Folder 2)
10Pictures (Sherman)
11Unidentified
 

Series 5: Autographs

BoxFolder
81Anthony, John G.
2Arnold, Marshall
3Arnold, Warren
4Bayley, Bishop, Newark
5Bell, T.S.
6Bethune, James N.
7Black, W.H.
8Biddle, Nicholas (1750-78)
9Boudinot, E.C.
10Boyce, W.W.
11Brown, David
12Brown, Nathan
13Burrow, William
14Bushnell, M.A. (Mary Apthorpe)
15Calhoun, John C.
16Civil War
17Clay, Joseph
18Cobb, Howell
19Coke, Richard
20Cook, Eliza
21Crawford, William H.
22Currie, (Curriz?) William
23Curtis, George W.
24Diary [Joseph Grisham?]
25Duke, Basil W.
26Eastman, Ira A.
27Fort, Tomlinson
28Donelson, Fort-Report of its surrender...
29Gallandet, Thomas H.
30Grant, U.S. (original in vault)
31Gregory, F.H.
32Habersham, John
33Hallett, B.F.
34Hampton, Wade
35Hardee, Don
36Haygood, J.
37Heiss, John P.
38Henderson, James
39Henocque, Francis, Letters to
40Hill, A.P.
41Hill, Benjamin H.
42Holt, Joseph
43Houston, George
44Iverson, A.
45Jackson, Andrew
46Jackson, James
47Jackson, Joseph
48Jenkins, Beverly
49Johnson, Bradley T.
50Johnson, Hershel V.
51Johnson, Paul G.
52Kelly, Harrison
53Kentucky-Statehood
54Kern, O.M.
55Lane, L.M.
56Lapham, E.G.
57Lawler, Frank
58Lawson, A.R.
59Lawton, Alexander R.
60Lee, Fitzhugh
61Lincoln, Abraham
62Livingston, Mary C.
63Longstreet, A.B.
64Lovet, Jno. P.
65Lumpkin, Mary C.
66McDonald, Charles J.
67McReady, J.B.
68Maison, Hunt V.
69Maryland
70Mathews, George
71Mayo, A.D.
72Meredith, E.E.
73Milburn, W.H.
74Miller, Stephen
75Mills, Robert
76Moore, J.W.
77Moore, Peter
78Mott, Lucretia
79Mounger, Edwin
80Mullowney, John-USN (ca. 1800)
81Neill, Robert
82New Hampshire, Superior Court, 1701-2
83North Carolina-Library Dept.
84Owen, Richard
85Peabody, A.P.
86Pickett, A.J.
87Pierce, Ben
88Porter, Daniel
BoxFolder
91Rabun, William
2Richardson, J.L.
3Ringold, Samuel
4Ritchie, J. Ewing
5Russell, Charles A.
6Scott, Owen
7Seagraves, James
8Semmes, Raphawl
9Ships, Bills of lading
10Smith, Gustavus W.
11Smith, Joseph
12Smith, Admiral Sir. W. Sidney
13Smith, Thomas
14South Carolina
15Starnes, Ebenezer
16Steele, John H.-Amnesty Oath
17Steele, John H.-Letters to
18Steenlet, Mme. E.
19Steines, Lewis H.
20Stephens, Alexander H., 1866-68
21Stephens, Alexander H., 1871-74
22Stephens, William
23Tardieu
24Tattnall, Josiah
25Throop, George H.
26Toombs, Robert
27Vance, Z.B.
28Washington, George (Photostat)
29Weadock, Thomas A.E.
30Wereat, John
31White, Charles S.
32Whitney, D.W.C.
33Wilson, A.E.
34Wilton, John
35Winder, General William H.
36Wright, Ambrose Ransom
37Wood, J.W.
38Autographs, General (Folder 1)
39Autographs, General (Folder 2)
40Autographs, General (Folder 3)
BoxFolder
101Steele-Grisham-Brown Family Bible
 

Oversized Material

Volume
1Scrapbook