Dr. Asa W. Griggs Letters
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Dr. Asa W. Griggs Letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Griggs, Asa W., (Asa Wesley), 1827-1900
Title: Dr. Asa W. Griggs Letters
Dates: 1885, 1888
Quantity: 2.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS127f

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Griggs, Asa W., (Asa Wesley), 1827-1900--Correspondence
Griggs, Lois Ann McCants, 1842-1894
Physicians--Georgia--West Point
West Point (Ga.)--History

Existence and Location of Originals

Location of the original letters has not been determined.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Asa W. Griggs Letters, MSS 127f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.