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Shrady, George F. (George Frederick), 1837-1907
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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 (mss): 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


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:

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

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

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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