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Joseph E. Brown Sales Journal

Identifier: ahc.MSS30f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a sales journal of land lots by Thomas L. Bishop, attorney at law, for Joseph E. Brown, of the "Brown Annex," which was located in District 22 (14th District) land lot 112, near the Exposition Cotton Mills. The sales journal lists the date of sale, a description of the land lot sold, the buyer's name, the amount paid by the buyer, and the expenses due in commission to Thomas L. Bishop. Near the end of the journal there are several transactions that pertain to the sale of land to the Collins Brick Company. There is also a copy of a bond for the title agreement between Joseph E. Brown and R. H. Smith.


  • 1892-1894


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Administrative/Biographical History

Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) was born on April 15, 1821 in Pickens County, South Carolina to Mackey Brown and Sally Rice. In 1844, he opened an academy in Canton, Georgia and began reading law. He attended law school at Yale for one year, where he earned his degree in 1846. Afterwards, he returned to Canton to practice law. He married Elizabeth Gresham (1826-1896) in 1847 with whom he had eight children: Julius; Mary; Joseph; Elijah; George; Sallie; Franklin; and Charles. Joseph E. Brown served as a Georgia State Senator from 1849-1850, as a Superior Court Judge from 1855-1857, as Governor of Georgia for four terms from 1857-1865, and as Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court from 1868-1870. After a life of public service, he was President of the Western and Atlantic Railway from 1870-1891. In addition, he was the first president of the Atlanta Board of Education from 1869 until 1889 and as a Trustee of the University of Georgia from 1857-1889. He died on November 30, 1894 and was buried in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery.


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Acquisition Information


Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2007.
Joseph E. Brown Sales Journal, 1892-1894ahc.MSS 30F
Inventory prepared by Helen Matthews
June 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305