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Dr. Asa W. Griggs Letters

Collection number: ahc.MSS127f

Scope and Content

This collection contains copies and transcripts of two letters written by Dr. Asa W. Griggs in West Point, Georgia to his wife, Lois. The first letter, written on July 14, 1885, informs his wife that everything at home is in order and also sends his love to her and other family members. The next letter, written on March 20, 1888, informs Lois of a fire in West Point that burned from Wrights Hall to Billy Schaefer’s house. He also notes that a check for ten dollars he sent her got lost in the mail, and asks her to let him know how much money he should send.


  • 1885, 1888


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Asa Wesley Griggs (1827-1900) was born in Putnam County, Georgia, on Dec. 11, 1827. He became a medical doctor. Dr. Griggs was married twice: first to Rebecca Elizabeth Davenport (1834-1860), and second to Lois Ann McCants (1842-1894), daughter of Dr. Robert P. McCants. Asa W. and Rebecca had two children: John Wesley and Persia. Asa W. and Lois Griggs had five children: Carry Lou, Robert S., Asa W., Irna, and Alfred. In the 1880 Federal Census the Griggs live in Bluffton, Chambers County, Alabama.


2 item(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975

Existence and Location of Originals

Location of the original letters has not been determined.

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008.

Dr. Asa W. Griggs Letters ahc.MSS 127F
An Inventory of His Papers at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Helen Matthews
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305