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Rhodes Browne Collection (SMC 3)

Biographical Note

J. Rhodes Browne (1819-1900) and his son, Rhodes Browne (1865-1936), were industrialists and businessmen involved with the Georgia Home Insurance Company. The elder Rhodes Browne came to Columbus to “set” the water wheel at the Eagle Mill in the early 1850s. He managed the company during the Civil War and eventually became an entrepreneur in his own right. The younger Browne served as mayor of Columbus and chairman of the Muscogee County Commission.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes biographical material, a copy of an article from Cyclopedia Georgia dealing with the younger Browne, memorials, and an obituary, October 9, 1936.

1865-1930s (photocopies) 1 folder with 11 times

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Free Rhodes Browne Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Rhodes Browne Collection, SMC 3
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Note to Researchers

See also:

J. Rhodes Browne Collection, MC 201


This collection was donated in 1974 by Mrs. Charles a. Hunt (Marjorie Browne), of Columbus, Georgia.

Folder List

Folder 1 – Biographical and genealogical material (copies) for both J. Rhodes Browne and his son, Rhodes Browne, including a copy of J. Rhodes Browne's affidavit to support the Constitution, signed on November 24, 1865.