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Shrady, George F. (George Frederick), 1837-1907
George F. Shrady Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1885-1951 (mostly 1885-1906)
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2


Contains papers of George F. Shrady relating primarily to his role as Ulysses S. Grant's physician during Grant's last illness in New York in 1885.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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.

Collection Creator Biography:

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.

Collection History


Gift of R. Hasbrouck Shady '24.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

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

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

George F. Shrady Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2