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Joseph E. Brown papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS40

Scope and Content

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


  • 1846-1911, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


0.4 linear ft. (1 document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305