Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers

Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown, Elizabeth Grisham, 1826-1897
Creator: Brown, Franklin P.
Creator: Connally, Mary Virginia Brown, 1850-1927
Creator: Grisham, Joseph
Creator: Grisham, Mary L.
Creator: Steele, James, 1802-1876
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)
Abstract: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.
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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Cherokee County (Ga.)
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Governors--Georgia.
Scrapbooks.

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. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Genealogy

BoxFolder
11Series 1 Genealogy
 

Series 2: Correspondence

BoxFolder
121847 1850's
Toombs, Stephens, Cobb letters here Photostats of letters of Jos. Brown of Tennessee
31860-1867
Typescripts of parole; letter to Pres. Johnson
41861-1864
Photostats of correspondence with Govs. Letscher of Virginia, and Vance of North Carolina.
51868
Letters to Frank, and others.
61869
More Letters to Frank, and others.
71870
More Letters to Frank, and others. Stephens to Frank, September & October
81871
More Letters to Frank, and others.
91873-1879
General correspondence.
101880-1883
General correspondence.
BoxFolder
21General Correspondence, 1884 - 1885
2General Correspondence, 1890 - 1939
3General Correspondence, 1940 - 1945
4General Correspondence, 1946 - 1951
5General Correspondence, Undated
 

Series 3: Printed Material and News Clippings

BoxFolder
26Photographs, Clippings, Printed Material, 1875 - 1920
Series 4 Photographs
BoxFolder
3A1Atlanta, Ga. Trust Co. of Georgia (West Peachtree office)
2Brown, Elizabeth Grisham
3-5Brown, Joseph E.
6Brown, Julius
7Canton, Ga. Brown Park
8Civil War. Scenes of War and Peace Along the W. & A. Great Kennesaw Route
9Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College
10Milledgeville, Ga. Fort (Tomlinson) Home
11Milledgeville, Ga. Governors Mansion
12Milledgeville, Ga. Harrison Home
13Milledgeville, Ga. Root Home
14Negatives
BoxFolder
27Miscellaneous Cards
8Printed Material
BoxFolder
31Newspaper Clippings
2Printed Material
 

Series 5: Notes and Notebooks of Mary Conally Spalding

Box
4Notebook 1 - "Studies in Georgia History"
Notebook 2 - "Edwin S. Pressey" and correspondence
Notebook 3 - Duplicate copy of #2
Notebook 4 - Newspaper clippings and Pictures
Notebook 5 - Notes on Georgia history; A. H. Stephens and others
Notebook 6 - Clippings re A. H. Stephens
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