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Elijah A. Brown, Sr. papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS38

Scope and Content

These papers consist of business and personal papers, including correspondence and financial records of Elijah A. Brown, Sr. and some of Elijah A. Brown, Jr. In addition, ther are papers pertaining to several Brown Family members, including Governor Joseph E. Brown, Julius I. Brown, and Marcus J. Brown.


  • 1826-1965, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Elijah A. Brown, Sr. (1857-1926) was born in Canton, Georgia. His father was Governor Joseph E. Brown. Elijah Brown attended Boy's High School, Oglethorpe University and the University of Georgia. He married Henrietta Law McBride in 1894. They had one son, Elijah A. Jr. Later in life, Elijah Brown married Harriet Elizabeth Johnson. They had three children; Penelope, Marcus and Joseph. Elijah Brown was a director of Dade Coal Company and Georgia Savings Bank and Trust Company, and treasurer of the Joseph E. Brown Company. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery.


4 linear ft. (4 document cases, 1 half document cases, 3 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1936 and subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305