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Elizabeth Grisham Brown scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS37

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a scrapbook and papers gathered during trips abroad.


  • 1883-1896


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Elizabeth Grisham (1826-1896) was born in Pendleton, South Carolina to Reverand Joseph Grisham (1789-1857) and Mary Steele Grisham (1789-1860). She married Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) in 1847, and together they had eight children. Her diary is housed at the Old Governors Mansion in Milledgeville, Georgia. There are several known quilts made by her. After her husband's death, she traveled to Europe, and the "Holy Lands" for eighteen months, falling sick soon after her return home. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery.


0.25 linear ft. (one half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978, with subsequent additions

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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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