Henry W. Grady manuscripts

Henry W. Grady manuscripts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889
Title: Henry W. Grady manuscripts
Dates: 1850-1889
Quantity: 0.025 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 2066-MS 2156)
Abstract:The collection consists of various manuscript pages written in pencil, apparently by Henry Grady, which are probably the drafts of speeches or newspaper articles. Some of the items included are What a wife should be to her husband (likely a commencement address to a group of girls), My ambition for my state, and Southern attitudes toward women.
Coll. Number: ms2103(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry W. Grady served as managing editor for the Atlanta Constitution in the 1880s. A member of the Atlanta Ring of Democratic political leaders, Grady used his office and influence to promote a New South program of northern investment, southern industrial growth, diversified farming, and white supremacy. Grady County, created in 1905, is named in his honor. Jefferson Davis served as the president of the Confederate States of America. Davis was responsible for the raising of Confederate armies, the notable appointment of General Robert E. Lee as commander of the Army of Virginia, and the encouragement of industrial enterprise throughout the South.

For more information, see the article "Henry W. Grady (1850-1889)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Drafts (documents)
Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889
Manuscripts (document genre)
Married women--Conduct of life.
Speeches, addresses, etc--Georgia.
Women--Public opinion--Southern States.
Women--Southern States--Social conditions.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry W. Grady manuscripts, MS 2103. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Henry W. Grady letter (reproduction), 1889; Henry W. Grady scrapbook; Henry Grady and Jefferson Davis obituaries, 1889.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Manuscripts, between 1850-1889