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Harriet Elizabeth Brown scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.VIS317

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of Harriet Elizabeth Brown's family and friends horseback riding, swimming, playing tennis, and shooting rifles. Also included are photographs of a ship voyage to Panama.


  • 1900-1910


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Harriet Elizabeth Brown (1869-1951) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mark W. Johnson and Lavinia Penelope Hollinshead. She married Elijah Alexander Brown (1857-1926) on June 26, 1901, making her the daughter-in-law of Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894), the governor of Georgia during the Civil War. The couple had three children: Marcus Johnson Brown (1904-1982), Penelope Hollinshead Brown (1910-1992), and Joseph Emerson Brown, plus two children from Elijah Brown's previous marriage: Frances Brown (1895-1896) and Elijah Alexander Brown, Jr. (1896-1968). After graduating from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee, Brown became a teacher at Neal's Academy and LaGrange College for Women. She attended St. Mark Methodist Church in Atlanta, where she served as president of the Women's Society of Christian Services. Brown was a member of the Atlanta Historical Society, the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.


188 image(s) (188 black and white photographic prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1939


VIS 317 was previously catalogued as HEB.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Harriet Elizabeth Brown scrapbook
Timothy Cole Hale
September 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305