Joseph Emerson Brown letters and engraving
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Joseph Emerson Brown letters and engraving

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Historical Society.
Title: Joseph Emerson Brown letters and engraving
Dates: circa 1860-1870
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0094

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) was the governor of Georgia during the Civil War, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, 1868-1870, and a U.S. Senator from Georgia for two terms in 1880.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters of Governor Joseph E. Brown concerning Savannah, Georgia in the Civil War. Item one, dated May 11, 1861, is an executive order by Governor Brown announcing the appointment of Ira R. Forten, Special Agent to examine munitions at the State Arsenal in Savannah, Georgia. The second item, dated January 29, 1866, is a letter from Joseph E. Brown to Charles J. Jenkins recommending George Hillyer to prosecute claims against the U.S. for cotton burned at Savannah. Alexander H. Stephens adds his endorsement to this letter. This collection also contains an engraving of Governor Joseph E. Brown, dating from circa 1860-1870.

The folder containing the engraving is noted as "VM" (visual material) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894.
Engravings (prints)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Hillyer, George, 1835-1927.
Jenkins, Charles Jones, 1805-1883.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
Stephens, Alexander H., (Alexander Hamilton), 1812-1883.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Items 2 and 3 purchased from Mary R. Benjamin of New York.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Emerson Brown letters and engraving, MS 94, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of anonymous donor, 1970 (item 1); purchased, 1955 (items 2 and 3).


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Digital Version(s)

View Online: Joseph Emerson Brown letters and engraving circa 1860-1870

Container List

Item 1: Executive order. Milledgeville, Georgia, 1861 May 11 ( 1.0 p. )
Governor Brown announces the appointment of Ira R. Forten, Special Agent of the state, to examine arms and munitions in State Arsenal at Savannah.
Item 2: Joseph E. Brown letter to Charles J. Jenkins, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1866 January 29 ( 1.0 p. )
Recommending George Hillyer to prosecute claims against the U.S. for cotton burned at Savannah; endorsements added and signed by Alexander H. Stephens.
Item 3: Joseph E. Brown engraving, circa 1860-1870 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items