Historian and essayist. Born– April 24, 1868, Marion. Parents– William Richard and Mary Cogswell (Parish) Brown. Education– Howard College, A.B., 1886; Harvard University, A.B., 1891, A.M., 1892. Taught at Marion Military Institute, 1888-89. Assistant in the Harvard Library, 1893-1901; appointed Deputy Keeper of University Records, 1896; lecturer in American history, 1901-1902; editorial writer for Harper’s Weekly, 1908. Died October 20, 1913.


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Andrew Jackson. Boston; Houghton, 1900.

The Foe of Compromise and Other Essays. New York; Macmillan, 1903.

A Gentleman of the South. New York; Macmillan, 1903.

Golf. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1902.

A History of Alabama. New York; University Publishing Co., 1900.

Life of Oliver Ellsworth. New York; Macmillan, 1905.

The Lower South in American History. New York; Macmillan, 1902.

The New Politics & Other Papers. Boston; Houghton, 1914.

Official Guide to Harvard University. Cambridge; Harvard University, 1899.

Stephen Arnold Douglas. Boston; Houghton, 1902.

Virginia; a History of the People. New York; s.n., 1903.

Prophetic Voices about America.  Boston, 1908.


The papers of William Garrott Brown are held by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.