BROWN, JOSEPH M., 1891-1925.
Joseph M. Brown papers, 1891-1925

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Joseph M., 1891-1925.
Title: Joseph M. Brown papers, 1891-1925
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 107
Extent:.25 linear ft. (1 partial box) and 17 bound volumes (BV)
Abstract:Letterbooks and miscellaneous papers of Georgia Governor and railroad magnate Joseph Mackey Brown.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Atlanta Historical Society, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia, and Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia, Athens.

Related Materials in This Repository

Joseph Emerson Brown papers, Wilson Lumpkin papers, Charles James McDonald papers.


Gift, various sources.


[after identification of item(s)], Joseph M. Brown papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joseph Mackey Brown, Georgia governor, railroad executive, and businessman, was born on December 28, 1851 in Canton, Georgia, and died March 3, 1932 in Marietta, Georgia. He was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1873, but began a career in railroading with the Western & Atlantic Railroad (1877-1900), the Seaboard Airline Railroad (1900-1904), and the Georgia Railroad Commission (1904-1907). He served as governor of Georgia (1909-1911; 1912-1913) but lost a bid for a U.S. senatorial seat in 1914. Afterward he retired to manage his farm and write on political issues affecting Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains papers related to Joseph Brown from 1891-1925, including letterbooks, correspondence, speeches, a certificate and a clipping. The letterbooks contain letters written by Brown during his tenure as traffic manager of the Western and Atlantic Railroad (1821-1898) and include business and personal letters; speeches (1908, 1910, 1913) include Governor Brown's message to the 1913 Georgia General Assembly; clipping and certificate relate to Brown's entry in the book Men of Mark in Georgia.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1902, no date
1 2 Men of Mark in Georgia: acceptance and membership certificate
1 3 Clippings, August 30, 1910
1 4 Speeches, 1908, 1910, 1913
BV1 December 18, 1891-July 29, 1892
BV2 December 31, 1892-July 29, 1893
BV3 July 31-November 10, 1893
BV4 November 11, 1893-February 14, 1894
BV5 February 14-May 14 1894
BV6 May 16-September 13, 1894
BV7 September 14, 1894-January 3, 1895
BV8 January 3-July 17, 1895
BV9 July 18-November 16, 1895
BV10 November 7, 1895-February 24, 1896
BV11 February 25-May 1, 1896
BV12 July 3-September 26, 1896
BV13 September 28, 1896-January 2, 1897
BV14 January 4-April 27, 1897
BV15 May 3-August 27, 1897
BV16 August 28-December 5, 1897
BV17 June 1 - August 13, 1898