Elijah A. Brown, Sr. papers
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Elijah A. Brown, Sr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Brown, Elijah Alexander, Sr., 1857-1926
Title: Elijah A. Brown, Sr. papers
Dates: 1826-1965, undated
Quantity: 4.0 linear ft. (4 document cases, 1 half document cases, 3 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Identification: ahc.MSS38

Biographical/Historical Note

Elijah A. Brown, Sr. (1857-1926) was born in Canton, Georgia. His father was Governor Joseph E. Brown. Elijah Brown attended Boy's High School, Oglethorpe University and the University of Georgia. He married Henrietta Law McBride in 1894. They had one son, Elijah A. Jr. Later in life, Elijah Brown married Harriet Elizabeth Johnson. They had three children; Penelope, Marcus and Joseph. Elijah Brown was a director of Dade Coal Company and Georgia Savings Bank and Trust Company, and treasurer of the Joseph E. Brown Company. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery.


Scope and Content Note

These papers consist of business and personal papers, including correspondence and financial records of Elijah A. Brown, Sr. and some of Elijah A. Brown, Jr. In addition, ther are papers pertaining to several Brown Family members, including Governor Joseph E. Brown, Julius I. Brown, and Marcus J. Brown.


Index Terms

Banks and banking--Georgia.
Boys High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Business records--Georgia
Farming--Georgia
Poetry
Slave bills of sale
Slavery--Georgia
Transportation--Georgia--Atlanta
Travelers' writings, American

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elijah Brown, Sr. papers, MSS 38, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1936 and subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11News clippings, 1924-1940
 
2Correspondence, 1869-1926
 
3Diaries of trips, radiograms, 1901-1924
 
4Financial records, 1877-1923
 
5Financial records, 1876-1929
 
6Legal records, 1888-1905
 
7Correspondence, 1897-1906
 
8Correspondence, 1897-1906
 
9Foreign passports and travel documents, 1880-1924
 
10Business correspondence, 1869-1926
 
11Business correspondence, 1894-1925
 
12Paper currency, 1864-1867
 

Box

Fldr

21Empty envelopes, 1902-1918
 
2Business and legal papers, 1903-1905
 
3Greeting cards, undated
 
4Temperature charts of Atlanta, 1898-1899
 
5Certificates, 1900-1947
 
6Greeting cards, undated
 
7Invitations, 1879-1935
 
8Memberships, 1885-1935
 
9Printed material, 1896-1921
 
10Miscellaneous, 1905-1922
 

Box

Fldr

31Bound volume, poetry, 1868
 
2Bound volume, poetry, 1868-1869
 
3Bound volume, stories, 1868-1870
 
4Bound volume, poetry and prose, 1868-1870
 
5Letter book, carbons of correspondence, 1881-1882
 
1Scrapbook of news clippings, 1872-1877
 

Box

Fldr

41Postcards addressed to Marcus J. Brown, 1962-1965
 
2Brown family account/deed book, 1830-1847
 
3Georgia Tech yearbook and 60 Views of Atlanta, 1906-1939
 
4Printed material, 1882-1926
 
5Miscellaneous papers of Joseph E. Brown, 1857-1905
 
6Souvenir cards and postcards, undated
 
7Bill of Sale for African American slaves, 1826-1828
 
8Will of Richard Burdye of Virginia, undated
 
9Materials about poet Robert Burns, 1907-1915, undated
 
10The Wanderer Case, 1891
 
11Correspondence of Marcus Brown, 1926-1953, undated
 
12News clippings, 1912, undated
 
13Correspondence, 1866-1925
 
14Certificates and children's book, 1880-1942
 

Box

5Scrapbook "Presented to Elijah A. Brown by his father Joseph E. Brown, Jan. 3, 1872, 1872-1875
 

Box

Fldr

MSS OS box 4.6Letterbooks, carbon copies, 1882-1888
 

Box

Fldr

MSS OS box 4.7Letterbooks, carbon copies, 1888-1892
 

Box

Fldr

MSS OS box 2.4Bartow County land deeds, 1836-1889
 

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Fldr

MSS OS box 1.42Diploma and certificate, 1922, undated
 

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MSS OS box 5.461Newsclippings, 1881, 1917