Rhodes Browne Collection (SMC
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
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
Note to Researchers
J. Rhodes Browne Collection, MC
This collection was donated in 1974 by Mrs. Charles a.
Hunt (Marjorie Browne), of Columbus, Georgia.
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.