Largely correspondence, many of the earlier letters concerned with post-Civil War farming and business conditions, the employment of freedmen, and state politics, 1867-1868. Some wartime letters on fighting in Florida, and lack of faith in Confederate currency. Some correspondence deals with Brodnax's campaign for the state legislature in 1890, and post-election appeals for patronage and office from his supporters. Other letters allude to temperance and black voting. Accounts of life in three Georgia colleges in the 1890s are found in letters from Brodnax's sons; later papers consist mainly of family correspondence and genealogical material.