|Creator:||Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889|
|Title:||Henry Grady and Jefferson Davis obituaries|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (2 folders housed with minor collections MS 96 and MS 97)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a few newspaper obituaries of Henry Grady and Jefferson Davis from 1889.|
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.
Henry Grady and Jefferson Davis obituaries, 1889
Henry Grady and Jefferson Davis obituaries, MS 97. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.