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George F. Shrady Collection

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Shrady, George F. (George Frederick), 1837-1907

George F. Shrady was Ulysses S. Grant's physician during Grant's final illness in New York in 1885.

The collection contains papers of Shrady relating primarily to his role as Ulysses S. Grant's physician during Grant's last illness in New York in 1885. Included are several handwritten notes by Grant discussing his condition, letters about Grant by Fordyce Barker, M. F. Blake, and J. H. Douglas, and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on the progress of Grant's illness. Also present are Kentucky-based correspondence of Shrady's brother John, also a physician, with his wife and a manuscript of his article "The Social Life of Libby Prison" concerning his imprisonment in a Confederate Civil War camp; an unidentified volume of original medical drawings; the first issue of the Medical Record (1866) edited by George Shrady; and miscellaneous clippings.

Gift of R. Hasbrouck Shady '24.

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Folder list written by Lisa Yankowitz ('13) in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Miscellaneous Letters and Telegrams, 1885 March 4 - 1951 April 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Shrady, George Frederick Obituary, 1908. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Medical Record," Volume 1 Number 1, 1866 March 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mrs. Grant's Calling Card, with Autograph, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cards for Memorial Day observations at Grant's tomb, 1886 May 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings from Dr. Shrady's Scrapbooks: From Newspapers, 1885-1929. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings from Dr. Shrady's Scrapbooks: From Magazines, 1885-1910. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Social Life of Libby Prison," Typescript with Autograph Corrections, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Notebook containing 23 letters of John and Jean Shrady, 1862 May 5 - 1862 October 27. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Medical Drawings, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bound book of original watercolor medical drawings, human and animal.

Physical Description

1 folder

Medical Newspaper Clippings, 1904-1906. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook Regarding Ulysses S. Grant's Death, 1885-1886. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains original autograph telegram from Frank W. Mack announcing Grant's death to the world.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook Regarding Ulysses S. Grant's Illness, 1885. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photostatic Copies of Items from Scrapbooks, 1885. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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