Charles Brockman and the Amazing Disappearing Desk of Governor Joseph E. Brown
Sunday May 4, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Collection
UGA Main Library, 3rd Floor
Among the treasures found in the estate of the late Charles J. Brockman, Jr., were a missing letter book of Georgia’s Civil War governor Joe Brown, diaries of the governor’s wife Elizabeth Grisham Brown, which shed important light on the governor’s character and career, and the journals kept by the governor’s daughter Sallie during her grand tours with Mrs. Brown through Europe and South America.
Join us as Mary Ellen Brooks, director of the Hargrett Library, presents these treasures and discusses with noted historians Emory Thomas, Nash Boney, and Ken Thomas the role of the amateur collector, the significance of these additions to the Hargrett’s collection, and the importance of one of Georgia’s leading governors and his family.
NOTE: Only handicap parking is available near the library. Please park in the North Campus Parking Deck on Jackson Street.