BROWN, JOSEPH E. (JOSEPH EMERSON), 1821-1894.
Joseph E. Brown papers, 1853-1928

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894.
Title: Joseph E. Brown papers, 1853-1928
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 16
Extent: .25 linear feet (1 box) ; 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia governor and United States Senator Joseph E. Brown including commissions for military and public officer's appointments, correspondence, and articles.
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.

Additional Physical Form

Also available on microfilm.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Joseph E. Brown papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center; Governor record group, Georgia Archives; Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown papers, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia; Joseph E. Brown letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama

Source

Purchase from Keith M. Read, 1938. Some correspondence was loaned for microfilming by Carol E. Brown.

Custodial History

Forms part of the Keith M. Read Confederate collection. Materials in this collection that are not on microfilm were among several related but distinct collections purchased in a single transaction from the same collector. Carol E. Brown was the wife of Matthew B. Brown, the great-grandson of Joseph E. Brown.

Citation

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

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Emory University Librarian Margaret Jemison as part of the Rose Library's holdings in Southern history and the Civil War.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joseph Emerson Brown, lawyer, Georgia governor, and United States Senator, was born April 15, 1821, in Long Creek, Pendleton District, South Carolina, and died on November 30, 1894, in Atlanta, Georgia. Brown was admitted to the Georgia bar (1845); attended Yale Law School (1845-1846); married Elizabeth Grisham (1847); was elected to the Georgia senate (1849); became governor of Georgia (1857-1865); was chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1868); and became a U.S. Senator (1880-1891). He was involved in many business ventures, including real estate, mining and railroads.

Joseph Emerson Brown, lawyer, Georgia governor, and United States Senator, was born April 15, 1821, in Long Creek, Pendleton District, South Carolina, and died on November 30, 1894, in Atlanta, Georgia. Brown was admitted to the Georgia bar (1845); attended Yale Law School (1845-1846); married Elizabeth Grisham (1847); was elected to the Georgia senate (1849); became governor of Georgia (1857-1865); was chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1868); and became a U.S. Senator (1880-1891). He was involved in many business ventures, including real estate, mining and railroads.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers relating to Jeseph E. Brown including commissions for military and public officer's appointments, correspondence, and articles. Correspondence is of or to Joseph E. Brown, his wife, or his family (1853-1928) and concerns his public and business career, local and national politics, and religion; state commissions are for public appointments from the United States government (1859-1861) and from the Confederate States government (1861); military commissions from the Confederate government are for various ranks (1861); articles are about Brown. Correspondents include Charles M. Brown, Elijah A. Brown, Elizabeth Grisham Brown, Frank D. Brown, Julius L. Brown, Joseph L., Brown, Sallie Eugenia Brown, Mary V. Brown Connally, and Henry Benjamin Whipple.

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Materials arranged by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 State Commissions [U.S.], 1859-1861. Commissions for tax collectors, justices of the peace, judges of Inferior Courts, all Early County, Ga.
1 2 State Commissions and Contracts [Confederate], 1861-ca. 1865. Commissions includes Coroner (Clay and Early Counties), Justice of the Peace (Clay County), County Surveyor (Early County), Clerk of the Inferior Court (Early County), and Military Commissions for various ranks. Contract, blank form for contract re: to will of Joseph E. Brown.
MF1 - Correspondence, Brown family, 1853-1928
1 3 Correspondence, 1861-1882.
1 4 Writings about Brown; "J.E. Brown and His Atlanta Real Estate;" "Courtship and Marriage of a Georgia First Lady;" "J.E. Brown on Religion in the Schools;" Speech by Ed. T. Williams, "For the Edification of the Voters of Georgia., Especially the Joseph Brown Clubs," November 5, 1972.
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