|Creator:||Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889|
|Title:||Henry W. Grady manuscripts|
|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.|
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.
Henry W. Grady manuscripts, MS 2103. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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.