Joseph E. Brown papers

Joseph E. Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown, Elijah A., (Elijah Alexander), 1857-
Creator: Brown, Franklin P.
Creator: Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Title: Joseph E. Brown papers
Dates: 1823-1895
Quantity: 4.0 Linear feet (10 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Joseph E. Brown from 1823-1895. Includes correspondence, letter books, tax returns, speeches, and diaries. Contains official correspondence and letterbooks (1858-1863) as Governor of Georgia which are particularly strong in information regarding Georgia's secession and involvement in the Civil War and includes such correspondents as Howell Cobb, Alexander H. Stephens, and other Confederate government officials. Also includes an 1864 speech of Howell Cobb, a speech (1868) made by Brown regarding Reconstruction politics, and a manuscript copy (1864) of Brown's pamphlet concerning Benjamin H. Hill's notes on Reconstruction. The collection also contains diaries of Franklin P. Brown (1868), Joseph Mackey Brown (1867, 1874, 1876), and Elijah A. Brown (1882, Jan. only).
Coll. Number: ms95

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 M., 1851-1932
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Confederate States of America.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Governors--Georgia.
Hill, Benjamin H., (Benjamin Harvey), 1823-1882
Letter books.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Secession--Georgia.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

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. Brown papers, MS 95. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11-2Brown Family Genealogy and History
 
31823, -25, -28, -34, -40, -43, and 1846
 
41847, 1848, 1859, 1852, 1853
 
51854, 1855, and 1856
 
61857, 1858, 1859, and 1860
 
7Tax Returns, 1860-1862, 1864-1866
 
81862, 1864
 
9Brown Correspondence, 1864
 
10Cobb Correspondence, 1864
 
11Cotton Export, 1864
 
12Davis Correspondence, 1864
 
13Sedden Correspondence, 1864
 
14General Correspondence, 1865
 
15Brown's Arrest
 
16Cotton Exportation, 1865
 
171865
 
181866
 
BoxFolder
21January-May 1867
 
2June-December 1867
 
3Ms. of Pam. Reply, 1867
 
4Newspapers, 1867
 
5Tax Return, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, and 1873
 
6Brown's Speech, 1868
 
71868
 
81869
 
91870
 
101871
 
111872
 
121873
 
BoxFolder
311874
 
21875
 
3B&A R. R., 1875
 
41876
 
51877
 
61878
 
71879
 
81880
 
91881
 
101882
 
111883
 
121884
 
131885
 
141886
 
151888
 
161889
 
171890
 
181893
 
191895
 
201898
 
21Undated
 
221913
 
BoxFolder
41Blodget-Foster Case, 1867-1875
 
2Diaries- Franklin P. Brown and Joseph M. Brown, 1868; 1867
 
3Diaries- Joseph M. Brown, 1874 and 1876
 
4Diary- Elijah A. Brown, 1883
 
5Cobb-Howell Speech, 1864
 
6Fielder-Brown Correspondence, 1879-1880
 
7Fielder-Brown Correspondence, 1881
 
8Fielder-Brown Correspondence, Apr- Aug. 1882
 
9Fielder-Brown Correspondence, Sept.-Nov. 1882
 
101883-1884
 
11Johnston, R.M. Correspondence and Notes
 
BoxFolder
51Land Papers, etc.
 
2-3Mitchell-Heirs Case, Case Papers
 
4-5Mitchell-Heirs Case, Correspondence & Records
 
6Pictures
 
7R. R. Papers
 
8Texas Land Maps
 
9W&A R. R. [Western and Atlantic Railroad] Investigation, 1876
 
BoxItem
61Letter Book, Aug. 8, 1861- 1862
 
2Ms. Letter Copy Book, 1860-1863
 
3Letterbook, 1858-1859
 
BoxItem
71Bound Typescripts Page 1-639, May 20, 1858 - December 1860
 
BoxItem
81Bound Typescripts Page 640 - 1354, 1861 - 1863
 
BoxItem
91Bound Typescripts Page 1355 - 2179, 1864 - 1871
 
BoxItem
101Bound Typescripts Page 2180 - 3019, 1872 - June 30, 1893
 
2Miscellaneous