Joseph E. Brown papers
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Joseph E. Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Title: Joseph E. Brown papers
Dates: 1846-1911, undated
Quantity: 0.4 linear ft. (1 document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS40

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Emerson Brown was born in Pickens County, South Carolina in 1821. He was married to Elizabeth Grisham and had several children, two of whom were Joseph MacKay Brown and Elijah A. Brown. Mr. Brown was a state senator in 1849, a circuit judge from 1855-1857; Governor of Georgia, 1857-1865; Chief Justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1868-1870; President of Western & Atlantic Railroad, Southern Railway and Steamship Association, and Dade Coal Company; and United States Senator. He died in Atlanta, Georgia in 1894.

Scope and Content Note

These papers consist of correspondence and legal and financial documents of Joseph E. Brown.

Index Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph E. Brown papers, MSS 40, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Correspondence received, 1861-1891
2Correspondence sent, 1862-1876
3Account book, 1871-1877
4Account book, 1846-1854, 1868-1871
5Invoices, 1863, 1878-1894
6Financial documents, 1862-1893
7Legal documents, 1858-1890
8Invitations, 1869-1890
9Pamphlets and circulars, 1877-1892
10Printed material, 1858-1890
11Biographical material, estate, 1911, undated
12Dade Coal Company, 1875-1892



MSS OS Box 1.45Oversized, pardon, financial records, awards, 1865-1872, undated