Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers

Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Brown, Elizabeth Grisham, 1826-1897
Title: Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers
Dates: Bulk, 1868-1871
Dates: 1847-1951
Quantity: 15.2 Linear feet (23 document boxes, 1 half box, 4 oversized boxes, 1 flat box)
Coll. Number: ms85

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.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown family of Cherokee County, Georgia from 1847-1951. The papers consists of correspondence, genealogical notes, photographs, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the correspondence (1866-1884), contains family letters to and from Joseph E. Brown; his wife, Elizabeth Grisham Brown; her parents Joseph Grisham and Mary L. Grisham; the Brown children, Mary V. Brown (Connally), Franklin Pierce Brown; and other relatives including uncle James Steele and cousin Mary E. Maxwell. The scrapbooks (46) contain a variety of materials including newsclippings and ephemera, some relating to Brown's political career, kept by various members of the Brown family.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Brown, Franklin P.
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Cherokee Corner (Ga.)
Connally, Mary Virginia Brown, 1850-1927
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Governors--Georgia.
Grisham, Joseph
Grisham, Mary L.
Scrapbooks.
Steele, James, 1802-1876

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers, ms85, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Genealogy
 
2Correspondence, 1847-1859
Toombs, Stephens, Cobb letters here Photostats of letters of Jos. Brown of Tennessee
 
3Correspondence, 1860-1867
Typescripts of parole; letter to Pres. Johnson
 
4Correspondence, 1861-1864
Photostats of correspondence with Govs. Letscher of Virginia, and Vance of North Carolina.
 
5Correspondence, 1868
Letters to Frank, and others.
 
6Correspondence, 1869
More Letters to Frank, and others.
 
7Correspondence, 1870
More Letters to Frank, and others. Stephens to Frank, September & October
 
8Correspondence, 1871
More Letters to Frank, and others.
 
9Correspondence, 1873-1879
General correspondence.
 
10Correspondence, 1880-1883
General correspondence.
 
BoxFolder
21General Correspondence, 1884 - 1885
 
2General Correspondence, 1890 - 1939
 
3General Correspondence, 1940 - 1945
 
4General Correspondence, 1946 - 1951
 
5General Correspondence, Undated
 
6Photographs, Clippings, Printed Material, 1875 - 1920
 
BoxFolder
3A1Photograph Atlanta, Ga. Trust Co. of Georgia (West Peachtree office)
 
2Photograph Brown, Elizabeth Grisham
 
3-5Photograph Brown, Joseph E.
 
6Photograph Brown, Julius
 
7Photograph Canton, Ga. Brown Park
 
8Photograph Civil War. Scenes of War and Peace Along the W. & A. Great Kennesaw Route
 
9Photograph Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College
 
10Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Fort (Tomlinson) Home
 
11Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Governors Mansion
 
12Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Harrison Home
 
13Photograph Milledgeville, Ga. Root Home
 
14Photograph Negatives
 
BoxFolder
27Miscellaneous Cards
 
8Printed Material
 
BoxFolder
31Newspaper Clippings
 
2Printed Material
 
Box
4Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 1 - "Studies in Georgia History"
 
Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 2 - "Edwin S. Pressey" and correspondence
 
Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 3 - Duplicate copy of #2
 
Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 4 - Newspaper clippings and Pictures
 
Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 5 - Notes on Georgia history; A. H. Stephens and others
 
Mary Conally Spalding - Notebook 6 - Clippings re A. H. Stephens
 
Mary Conally Spalding - Notes
 
BoxFolder
51Notebook, 1853, 1854, and 1855
 
2Notebook, 1856 - 1859
 
3Notebook, 1857 - 1859
 
BoxFolder
61Journal, 1857 - 1866
 
2Journal, 1857 - 1859
 
3Journal, 1860 - 1861
 
BoxFolder
71Journal, 1861
 
2Journal, 1861 - 1865
 
BoxFolder
81Journal, 1868
 
2Journal, 1867, 1867, 1868 - 1872
 
BoxFolder
91Scrabook No. 12, 1860's to 1871 - 72
 
2Scrabook No. 13, 1860's to early 1870's
 
3Scrabook No. 14, 1871 - 72, 1977
 
BoxFolder
101Scrabook No. 15, 1875 - 1878
 
2Scrabook No. 16, 1867 - 1870's
 
BoxFolder
111Scrabook No. 18, 1870's
 
BoxFolder
121Journal, No. 20, 1879 - 1880
 
2Journal, No. 21, 1880
 
OS Box
13Scrapbooks (22 - 24), 1880
 
BoxFolder
141Journal, No. 25, 1880 - 1882
 
2Journal, No. 26, 1881 - 1882
 
3Journal, No. 27, 1881 - 1882
 
BoxFolder
151Journal, No. 28, 1880 - 87, 1890s, 1915, 1933
 
2Journal, No. 29, 1882
 
BoxFolder
161Journal, No. 30, 1881
 
2Journal, No. 31, 1882 - 1883
 
OS Box
17Scrapbooks (32 - 34), 1882 - 1884
 
OS Box
18Scrapbooks (35 - 36)
 
BoxFolder
191Journal, 1884 - 1885
 
BoxFolder
201Journal,No. 38, 1885 - 1886
 
BoxFolder
211Journal No. 39, 1885
 
2Journal No. 40, 1885
 
BoxFolder
221Journal No. 41
 
BoxFolder
231Journal No. 42, 1886 April 1 to Jul 10
 
2Journal No. 43, 1888
 
BoxFolder
241Journal No. 44, 1888
 
2Journal No. 45, 1889 - 1890
 
OS Box
25Scrapbooks ( 46 - 48), 1890 - 1892
 
BoxFolder
261Journal No. 49, 1889 - 1891
 
2Journal No. 50, 1894
 
BoxFolder
271Journal No. 51, 1894 - 1896
 
2Journal No. 54, 1920's - 30's
 
BoxItem
281Ceramic wall plaque: Old State Capital, Milledgeville, GA