Finding Aids

Granbery, John Cowper Family Papers

Manuscript Collection Number:
Bishop John C. Granbery
John Cowper Granbery Family Papers
Data Span:
1839-1952 (no dates)
13 Linear Feet

Processed by: McHugh, Erin
Date Processed: 12/2009

Processed by: Mendoza, Carolina
Date Processed: 12/2010

  • John Cowper Granbery, Sr. (1829-1907) was a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The son of Richard A. and Mary Granbery, John Granbery was born in Norfolk, Virginia, December 5, 1829. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church April 1844, under the ministry of Rev. William A. Smith, D.D. He was graduated in 1848 from Randolph-Macon College with the highest honors of his class. Licensed to preach in the autumn of 1847, Granbery was admitted on trial in the Virginia Conference in 1848, at Elizabeth City. The church ordained Granbery as a Deacon (1850) and Elder (1853), and he remained in the Virginia conference until his election to the Episcopacy in 1882.

    In 1862 he married Ella Fayette Winston, a great-granddaughter of Patrick Henry. Of their eight children, only three survived: Ella Winston Granbery, wife of H.C. Tucker; John Cowper Granbery, Jr., Ph. D., a professor at Southwestern University from 1913-38; and Winston Henry Granbery. Granbery Sr. served as Professor of Practical Theology and Moral Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1875-82. In 1882, he was elected a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Although a pacifist, Granbery served as Chaplain in the Confederate Army and he wounded in 1862 on the battlefields at Frazier’s Farm where he lost the sight in one eye. Captured, he was carried to Fort Warren, Boston, but was exchanged on July 3rd.

    With his daughter Ella Winston Tucker, Granbery traveled to Brazil in 1886 to establish a Methodist presence. They arrived at Rio de Janeiro on July 4, 1886. By September he had met residency requirements for holding property and he then organized the Brazil Mission Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and held the first Conference in 1888. He authorized the founding of the first Methodist School in Brazil for boys, which later took the name, Granbery College, located at Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. By 1891 he had returned to Ashland, Virginia, seat of Randolph Macon College where he retired and died in 1907, preceded by his wife’s death a year earlier.

    John Cowper Granbery, Jr., taught a wide variety of classes in the social sciences at Southwestern University. Well known as the publisher of the progressive Christian journal The Emancipator, Granbery was a liberal, peace activist, Methodist minister, and suffragist who spent most of his life in Texas.

    Born June 15, 1874 in Richmond, Virginia, he was the son of Ella Winston and Bishop John Cowper Granbery, Sr. (see above). Granbery attended seminary at Vanderbilt in 1895 and was ordained in 1897. After his graduation in 1899, he went to the University of Chicago where he was influenced by social activists such as Jane Addams; he received his doctorate in sociology in 1909. Granbery accepted a position at Southwestern University in 1913, following a controversial few years of preaching in West Virginia and Kentucky. When World War I broke out in 1914, he decided to join the YMCA’s Foyer du Soldat in Europe where he served in the French Army. The Greek government decorated Granbery for his service during the war. After the war he returned to Texas and Southwestern University. He opposed the Ku Klux Klan and supported prohibition in the community. At the university, he fought fraternities and tobacco advertisements in the school newspaper. Granbery’s anti-Klan activities led to personal threats and local controversy, and in 1925 he decided to resign from the university. He accepted a job at Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech) as the chair of the history department. While there, he co-authored a history book that was sympathetic to the theory of evolution. Granbery was fired in 1932 for his liberal views and found himself without a job during the Great Depression.

    After spending two years in Brazil, Granbery returned to Southwestern University in 1934 as a professor of Philosophy and Political Science, only to be dismissed in 1938 on vague charges of “noncooperation,” “subversive activity against the administration,” and undue campus influence. Considerable controversy swirled around Granbery’s dismissal since there was little public explanation. In September of that same year, he began publishing a liberal Christian magazine, The Emancipator. He left Georgetown in 1941 to move to San Antonio where he continued publishing, teaching at local universities, and advocating for liberal causes. On May 5, 1953, Granbery died at his house in San Antonio. Granbery was married for 50 years to Mary Ann Catt, also a liberal activist. She edited the magazine of the Texas League of Women Voters and co-edited The Emancipator.

    University of Texas’ Briscoe Center for American History also has John C. Granbery, Jr. papers.


    Assadourian, Norma S. Special Collections in Methodism: John C. Granbery. Georgetown, TX: A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, 1990

    Dixon, Ford. Granbery, John Cowper, Jr. Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association, 2009. .

    Jones, William B. To Survive and Excel: The Story of Southwestern University 1840-2000. Georgetown, TX: Southwestern University, 2006.

    Other Granbery Collections:

    Granbery Papers at the Briscoe Center for American history at the University of Texas

    Handbook of Texas article on John C. Granbery, Jr.

  • The Granbery Papers are part of the Jackson-Greenwood Collection donated to Southwestern by Mrs. Ruth G. Jackson of San Antonio in 1975. W. W. Jackson and his wife, Ruth Jackson, were friends of the Granberys. He invited Granbery to teach in San Antonio after Granbery was dismissed from Southwestern. Apparently May Granbery gave the collection to Ruth Jackson, who in turn donated it to Southwestern.

    The collection is primarily family correspondence but also includes genealogical information, documents, passports, photographs, business cards, and a large collection of postcards, some from Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Germany, England, Finland, Mexico, United States, and Canada. Many of the postcards appear to be from the era of World War One and the 1920s.

    The correspondence is divided into two series. The first series includes mainly personal correspondence between Bishop John C. Granbery and his wife, Ella Granbery and condolence letters regarding his daughters’ death, Ruth and Fay, and his wife’s death. The correspondence also includes some letters about the Civil War and Reconstruction, travels throughout Europe, and correspondence regarding the Methodist Church in relation to the Methodist Conferences and helping to establish a Methodist presence in Brazil and throughout the country by preaching. The second series is subdivided into personal correspondence between John C. Granbery, Jr., May Granbery, Ella Granbery Tucker, and H.C. Tucker and correspondence between various members of the Granbery Family and various people. The second series is mainly made up of personal correspondence, correspondence regarding Southwestern University, and letters regarding the Methodist Church and the political state in Brazil. A set of The Emancipator is cataloged separately from this collection.

  • Box and Folder
    Correspondence is arranged in chronological order starting with the first series, correspondence between Bishop John C. Granbery and his wife, Ella Granbery. The second series is arranged by persons corresponding and then in chronological order. Please see the Appendix at the end of this finding aid for a list of references to John C. Granbery, Jr.’s speeches, lectures and papers in other collections at Southwestern University.

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series I

    Box and Folder 
    1.1 – 11.7 Correspondence between Ella W. Granbery and John C. Granbery, 1861- 1905, n.d. 
    Personal letters and life during Civil War; discusses information about the Methodist Church with J.C. Granbery; Nat Jackson sentenced to 5 years in penitentiary; Civil War and Life with the soldiers; Old Abe’s Proclamation; discusses troop locations and captured troops at a camp near Kingston; End of Civil War; Rare Confederate envelope; Granbery at a conference in New Orleans; rebuilding of New Orleans after the destruction caused by the Battle of Corinth; Ella’s life in Virginia; Reconstruction Era; John C. Granbery’s travels for the Methodist church; Granbery teaches at Vanderbilt University; Methodist Conference; Granbery preaching at an Indian territory; Ella (daughter) and Fay at school in W.F. College; Ella is made President of the Board Managers of the Old Woman’s Home; trips to Nashville; John C. Granbery’s trip to Brazil; discuss Ella’s (daughter) decision to stay in Brazil as a teacher; Granbery College in Brazil; trips to Mexico; Granbery’s removal as pastor for Boydton, VA with the Board Resolution requesting it.

    12.1 Condolences for Fay Granbery’s Death, 1889 
    12.2 Condolences for Fay Granbery’s Death, 1889
    12.3 Condolences for Ruth Granbery’s Death, 1891
    12.4 Condolences for Ruth Granbery’s Death, 1891
    13.1 Condolences for Ella W. Granbery’s Death, 1906
    13.2 Condolences for Ella W. Granbery’s Death, 1906
    13.3 Condolences for Ella W. Granbery’s Death, 1906
    13.4 Condolences for Ella W. Granbery’s Death, 1906
    13.5 Condolences for Ella W. Granbery’s Death, 1907

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: John C. Granbery, Jr. 
    14.1 – 14.12 Correspondence Between John C. Granbery Jr., May Granbery, Ella Granbery Tucker, and H.C. Tucker, 1902 – 1952, n.d.
    Description of Conference in Brazil by H.C. Tucker; new building of the American Bible Society in Brazil; Bennett College; Family Letters and Correspondence about travels; American Bible Society; Trips to Mexico by John C. Granbery Jr.; Political and Social matters in Brazil; Presidential Election of Roosevelt and his visit in 1936; May becomes president of Missionary Society; Emancipator; Southwestern University matters; U.S. Ambassador Adolf Berle, Jr. in Brazil; political matters in Brazil including Dictator President forced to resign; Methodist Church; 
    14.13 Correspondence From H.C. Tucker to Bishop Granbery (Senior), John C. Granbery, Jr., and Various People, 1887 – 1946 Book review by H.C. Tucker of Political Foundations of the United States by Thomas Leonardos; political, economic, social, and private situations in Brazil; information about intercultural Brazil-U.S.A exchanges; letter to Brother Kennedy about moving and changing jobs to Rio de Janeiro; religious and cultural patterns in Brazil: Brazil - Significant Events and Trends; Bishop Granbery’s biography; “American Peace” by Dr. Heliolobo in the Journal of Commerce; 
    15.1 Correspondence from May Granbery to Her Mother, 1930 Written in late summer and fall from Lubbock to May’s mother in Staunton, VA; include support for John C. Granbery Jr. after having been fired form Southwestern University
    15.2 Correspondence between John C. Granbery and May Granbery, 1901 – 1944 Letter in French from John to May; last letter from John to May before getting married.
    15.3 Correspondence Between May Granbery and Various People, 1913 – 1940 Personal and business correspondence
    15.4 – 15.8 Correspondence to John C. Granbery, Jr. From Various People (Non-Family), 1901 – 1950 Personal and business letters; War Department trying to find information regarding Winston H. Granbery; Letter to Granbery from France awarding him “la Médaille Commemorative Française de la Grande Guerre” (medal from WWI); letter from Governor Pat M. Neff and from Sue Mood; Armenia Mandate by President Wilson; “No War Stamps”; newspaper about current economic status of US CIO. in 1939; cartoon about economy (mortgage foreclosures); keeping America out of the war; Emancipator; Southwestern University (political matters including Nazi swastika flag at SU); communist uprising in Brazil and the political situation; letter from India, 1948.
    15.9 Correspondence from John C. Granbery, Jr. to Various People, 1924 -1926 Personal and business letters; Post Office Department and the April issue of American Mercury; article by Herbert Asbury, “Hatrack.” 
    15.10 John C. Granbery, Jr. Political and Dismissal from Southwestern Correspondence, 1922 – 1938 Personal and business letters; political matters: campaigns, prohibition, KKK; Jim Ferguson vs. Earle Mayfield; Cullen F. Thomas Gladiolus Oil Company; John C. Granbery dismissal from Southwestern University.
    15.11 John C. Granbery, Jr. Trip to Europe, 1923 Personal letters about trip; journal; political status in Europe.

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: Granbery Family Correspondence

    16.1 – 16.2 Correspondence from Granbery Children to Ella W. Granbery (Mother), 1885 – 1886, n.d. Personal letters regarding daily life.
    16.3 Correspondence from Winston Granbery to Ella W. Granbery (Mother), 1884 – 1906 Discusses Winston’s time in the Philippines while fighting during the Philippine-American War.
    16.4 Correspondence from John C. Granbery, Jr. to Ella W. Granbery (Mother), 1880 – 1906
    16.5 – 16.7 Correspondence from Fay Granbery to Ella W. Granbery (Mother), 1880 – 1886 Personal letters about daily life; boarding school
    17.1 Correspondence from John C. Granbery to Ruth Granbery, Winston Granbery, and “Children,” 1880s
    17.2 Correspondence from John C. Granbery to Ella and Fay Granbery (Daughters), 1880 – 1884
    17.3 Correspondence from John C. Granbery to John C. Granbery, Jr., 1883 – 1895
    17.4 Correspondence from John C. Granbery to Ella (Daughter) Granbery, 1862 – 1885
    17.5 – 17.6 Correspondence from John C. Granbery to Fay (Daughter) Granbery, 1872 – 1888, n.d.
    17.7 Correspondence from Ruth (Daughter) Granbery to John C. Granbery, 1886 – 1891
    17.8 Correspondence from Winston Granbery (Son) to John C. Granbery, 1883 – 1889
    17.9 Correspondence from John C. Granbery, Jr. to John C. Granbery, 1889 – 1903 Discusses beliefs in Christianity and the Methodist Church
    17.10 - 17.11 Correspondence from Fay (Daughter) Granbery to John C. Granbery, 1874 – 1887, n.d. Personal Letters about daily life; life at Wesleyan College and impressions
    17.12 – 17.13 Correspondence from Ella (Daughter) Granbery to John C. Granbery, 1873 – 1907, n.d. Ella in Brazil and W.F.C. College
    18.1 – 18.4 Correspondence from Ella W. Granbery (Mother) to Granbery Children, 1875 – 1889, n.d.
    18.5 Correspondence from Ella W. Granbery to Winston (Son) Granbery, 1886
    18.6 Correspondence from Ella W. Granbery to John C. (Son) Granbery, Jr., 1884 – 1894
    18.7 Correspondence from Ella W. Granbery to Ella and Fay (Daughters) Granbery, 1883 – 1886
    18.8 Correspondence from Ella W. Granbery to Ella (Daughter) Granbery, 1870 – 1886
    18.9 – 18.10 Correspondence from Ella W. Granbery to Fay (Daughter) Granbery, 1882 – 1886
    19.1 Correspondence between the Granbery Children, n.d.
    19.2 Correspondence from Siblings (Granbery) to Ella Granbery, 1880s
    19.3 – 19.4 Correspondence from Siblings (Granbery) to Fay Granbery, 1880 - 1888
    19.5 Correspondence from Siblings (Granbery) to John C. Granbery, Jr, 1887 – 1892
    19.6 Correspondence from Siblings (Granbery) to Winston and Ruth Granbery, 1880 – 1893 Letters from Ella Granbery on her way to Brazil
    20.1 – 20.8 Correspondence from Ella Granbery (Daughter) to Ella W. Granbery (Mother), 1870 – 1906, n.d. Ella (daughter) living in Brazil and married to H.C. Tucker; life in Brazil; Elvira (Ella Granbery Tucker’s daughter) gets Scarlet Fever; Haley’s Comet; John C. Granbery going to Mexico; Granbery College in Brazil

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: Bishop Granbery and wife, Ella, Correspondence
    21.1 – 21.7 Correspondence from Various People to Ella W. Granbery, 1861 – 1900s, n.d.
    21.8 Correspondence from C.J. Moore to Ella W. Granbery, 1880s
    21.9 Correspondence from George B. Winston to Ella W. Granbery, 1880s
    22.1 - 22.9 Correspondence from Various People to Bishop John C. Granbery, 1848 – 1907, n.d.
    Letter from George Rogers (1848) and from Ada Rogers; letter from James W. Waileirs regarding genealogy; Granbery elected Professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletic at Vanderbilt; Vanderbilt University; Methodist Church; religious matters; trip to Brazil
    22.10 Correspondence from John C. Granbery to Various People, 1847 – 1898

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: Granbery Family Correspondence

    23.1 Correspondence between Various People and Granbery Children, 1880 – 1884
    23.2 Correspondence between Various People and Ruth Granbery, 1884 – 1885
    23.3 Correspondence between Various People and Winston Granbery, n.d.
    23.4 – 23.5 Correspondence between Various People, Ella (Daughter), and Fay Granbery, 1875 – 1883, n.d.
    23.6 – 23.9 Correspondence between Various People and Ella (Daughter) Granbery, 1876 – 1956, n.d. Ella appointed as Secretary of the Society of the Little Foliers
    23.10 – 23.11 Correspondence between Various People and Fay Granbery, 1882 – 1883, n.d.
    23.12 Correspondence between Various People and John C. Granbery, Jr., 1882 – 1925
    24.1 Miscellaneous: Early Granbery Relative’s Correspondence, 1839 – 1844 Copy of Dr. M.A. Winston letter written March 24, 1839; added is a note telling of his loss in a steamboat explosion; letter written March 21, 1844 from Richard Granbery, father of Bishop John C. Granbery, describing the conversion of his believes in a revival
    24.2 Miscellaneous: Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Brochures Related to Methodist Church, 1880 – 1900s
    24.3 Miscellaneous: Correspondence between Various People; Business Cards, 1880s – 1900s Booklet over the Columbian Exposition; V.L. Cunningham & Co
    24.4 Miscellaneous: Granbery Overseas Travel, 1882 – 1918 May Granbery & John C. Granbery, Jr. passports; North German Lloyd Bremen Cruise passenger list; Red Workers Permit for May Granbery; photos of H.C. Tucker, Ella (daughter) Granbery Tucker in Brazil; Granbery College
    24.5 Miscellaneous: Southwestern University, 1925 – 1930s Pi Gamma Mu: John C. Granbery, Jr. National Vice President; May named Supervisor of Women at Southwestern
    24.6 Miscellaneous: Oklahoma Constitutional Rights, 1940 Nov. 12-15 newspaper clippings about Oklahoma State Conference on Constitutional Rights and a letter from the Committee Convening Chairman.
    24.7 Miscellaneous: School Related Things, 1870s, n.d. School compositions by Ella (daughter) Granbery, 1870s; Wesleyan Female College Tuition receipts and report cards
    24.8 Miscellaneous (Financial): Ella W. Granbery (Mother), n.d. Ella W. Granbery’s mother’s property taxes and payments; R.N. Turner, Treasurer of Goochland County, Bula, Va.; R.A. Trice, Sheriff of Goochland County and General Auctioneer, Hadensville, Va.; R.L. Bradshaw
    24.9 Miscellaneous (Financial): Bills, n.d.
    24.10 Miscellaneous (Financial): Payments, n.d.
    24.11 Miscellaneous (Financial): Receipts, n.d.
    24.12 Miscellaneous: Blackburn/Catt/Winston/Granbery Genealogical and Biographical Information, n.d. Genealogical information and letters regarding ancestry

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: Postcards

    25.1 Domestic Postcards: United States (Various Cities), n.d. 19 postcards (8 correspondence postcards); Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Athens, GA; Mt. Hood; Louisville, KY; “Edna May” World’s Champion horse; Lynchburg, VA; Caverns of Luray, VA (the fish market); Entrance Avenue - Caverns of Luray, VA (1906); Randolph-Macon Campus, Ashland, VA; Ohio River, New Martinsville, N. VA; Hotel Pennsylvania, NY; New York (Vantine’s-Oriental Store, Hotel Latham, UN Secretarial Building) Silver Springs, FL; Lake Junaluska, NC; National Gallery of Art, Wash. D.C
    25.2 Domestic Postcards: New Orleans, LA 16 postcards; Canal Street; Public Library and Lee Monument; Tulane University; Metairie Cemetery; Palms on St. Charles Ave; The Elks Home; Old Archbishopric and Church of St. Mary Archbishopric; Old General Beauregard Residence; Court House; A residence on St. Charles Ave; French Market; Mississippi River Steamboat loaded with cotton; On the Wharf; Entrance to Audubon Palace; Peristyle, City Park
    25.3 Domestic Postcards: Salt Lake City, Utah and El Paso, TX, Pre World War II 11 Postcards; Temple Block; First House built in Utah; Interior of Mormon Tabernacle; Great Mormon Tabernacle and Sea-gull monument; Lion House; Lake Tahoe from Mt. Watson; “Paso de Norte”; El Paso skyline; Mills St. Fronting San Jacinto Plaza; Largest customs Smelter in the Southwest 25.4 Domestic Postcards: Schoolfield, Virginia, n.d. 2 postcard books; Schoolfield; postcards of the city, people, buildings, and daily life; panoramic view of Dan River Cotton Mills Division
    25.5 Domestic Postcards: Texas, n.d. 9 postcards; Mineral Wells; San Antonio; Temple; El Paso; Dallas; Kingsville
    25.6 Foreign Postcards: Havana, Cuba, n.d. 4 postcards; University of Havana; Avenue of Royal Palms or President’s Avenue; Columbus Cathedral; Morro Castle
    25.7 Foreign Postcards: Piedras Negras, Mexico, 1914 10 postcards; Bull-baiting; Batallón “Vicente Guerrero”; Destruction of Bridge; Military Camp tents; Mexican soldiers; 3rd Regimiento (Regiment).
    25.8 Foreign Postcards: R.M.S. Ascania and Quebec, Pre World War II 13 postcards (1 correspondence postcard); picture postcards of the R.M.S Ascania and Quebec; silk woven postcards of R.M.S. Ascania; photo postcard of “Cunard R.M.S. Ascania”; icebergs of Norfordland from R.M.S. Ascania; Church of St. Anne de Beaupre; Chateau Frontenac; Champlain Market; Notre Dame de Victoires; Calèche at Citadel Entrance; Basilica St. Anne de Beaupre
    25.9 Foreign Postcards: Montreal and Quebec, n.d. 12 postcards; St. James Cathedral; McGill College and University; Royal Victoria Hospital; Windsor Station; Monument Maisonneuve; St. James Methodist Church; Eglise de Notre Dame; Elevator
    25.10 Correspondence Postcards: Postcards Received by Bishop J.C. Granbery, 1880 – 1900 13 postcards; Correspondence from family and various people
    25.11 Correspondence Postcards: Postcards Received by Mrs. Ella W. Granbery, 1880 – 1902 17 postcards; Correspondence from family, Bishop Granbery, and various people
    25.12 Correspondence Postcards: Postcards Received by Misses Ella and Fay Granbery, 1880s 23 postcards; Correspondence from J.C. Granbery and Ella W. Granbery (mother).
    25.13 Foreign Postcards: Greece, Post World War I 45 postcards (5 correspondence postcards); Patras, Éphèse, Pergame, Daphne, Corinth; ruins; King of Hellenes Alexander
    25.14 Foreign Postcards: Athens, Greece, Post World War I 9 postcards (4 correspondence postcards); Parthenon; Acropolis; Temple of Jupiter
    25.15 Foreign Postcards: Corfu, Greece, Post World War I 11 postcards (1 correspondence postcard); city views and palace
    25.16 Foreign Postcards: Salonique Greece, 1919 39 postcards (4 correspondence postcards); views of the city and people; burning of the city; Triumphal Arch erected in 302 Egnatia Street
    25.17 Foreign Postcards: Cairo, Egypt, Post World War I 12 postcards; The Kasr-el-Nil Bridge; the Holey Carpet; the Mosque of Khaibeck; At El-Marg village; the Tombs of the Mamelouks; Interior of the Mosque to Mohamed Ally
    25.18 Foreign Postcards: Constantinople, Post World War I 7 postcards; Interior of Saint Sophie; Mosque Sultan Ahmed and Fontaine Guillaume II
    25.19 Foreign Postcards: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Post World War I 15 postcards (3 correspondence postcards); views of the city; Church of the nativity
    25.20 Foreign Postcards: Near East Relief, 1915 – 1919 14 postcards; orphans; St. James orphanage; young boys; Jerusalem; Syria
    25.21 Foreign Postcards: Macedonia, n.d. 9 postcards; painting postcards of people in the countryside
    25.22 Foreign Postcards: Smyrna, Turkey, Post World War I 18 postcards; views of the city, port, and buildings
    25.23 Foreign Postcards: TIPI Orientali, n.d. 24 postcards; various oriental men and women
    25.24 Foreign Postcards: Tripoli, Libya, Post World War I 12 postcards; catholic church; views of the city and port; mosque of Misran; public garden; mosque of Gurgi
    26.1 Foreign Postcards: France, 1919 57 postcards (6 correspondence postcards); Chamonix; Le Doubs pittoresque; Pontarlier; France-Swiss border; Valley of la Loue; Autun; Chassigny; Chambery (Savoie); American Observation Post Belleau Woods near Chateau-Thierry (Asine); American Cemetery; Dijon; Cannes; San Remo; Consolation - Hotel H. Guenot; Menton; Amiens; Bordeaux; Servoz-Cascade de Danses; Church built y Constantine 328 A.D
    26.2 Foreign Postcards: Comte, France, Post World War I 28 postcards; Glaciers; Valle de la Loue; Vallée de Consolation
    26.3 Foreign Postcards: American YMCA, Post World War I 6 postcards; scenes of Lyon, France
    26.4 Foreign Postcards: Nantes, France, Post World War I 12 postcards; Château de ducs de Bretagne; La Cour du Château
    26.5 Foreign Postcards: Nice, France, Post World War I 6 postcards (1 postcard correspondence); Prise de Château; Baie de Anges; le Palais de la Jetee; Le Bassin du Port
    26.6 Foreign Postcards: Paris, France, 1917 25 postcards (2 correspondence postcards); The Opera; Place de la Concorde; Tombeau de L’Empereur aux Invalides; Notre-Dame; Tour Eiffel; Louis IVI Chapel; Arc de Triomphe; Eglise Saint- Etienne
    26.7 Foreign Postcards: Valdahon, France, Post World War I 21 Postcards; Camp du Valdahon; Troops
    26.8 Foreign Postcards: Italy, 1919 39 postcards (11 correspondence postcards); Capri; Rome; Trento; Torino; Napoli; Catacombs of S. Callixtus (map).
    26.9 Foreign Postcards: Rome and Pompeii, 1919 10 Postcards; Castel S. Angelo e Ponte Elio; Dontana della Naiadi in Piazza Termini; Piazza Navona; Piassa del Popolo; le Pont de Laodiecea.
    26.10 Foreign Postcards: Pompeii, 1919 8 postcards (1 correspondence postcard); Panorama del Furo; Via delle Tombe; Tempio d’Iside; Arco di Nerone e Foro; Casa degli Amorini dorati
    26.11 Foreign Postcards: England (London), Post World War I 21 postcards (2 correspondence postcards); Tower of London; national Gallery; Trafalgar Square; Houses of Parliament; Charing Cross Station; Queen Victoria Memorial; The New Admiralty Arch; Westminster Abbey; London Wesleyan Hall; Horse Guards; Martyrs’ Monument; Church of St. Mary the Virgin; Calton Hill; Abbotsford; Cartoon postcards (people at sea on a ship).
    26.12 Foreign Postcards: Falkirk, England, Post World War I 10 postcards; Callendar House; N.G.I. Genova
    26.13 Foreign Postcards: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and Nash House, Post World War I 10 postcards; The Knot Garden
    26.14 Foreign Postcards: Dusseldorf and Bremen, Post World War I 15 postcards; Neckar (steamship); Unser Kaiserpaar; Geburtshaus von Heinrich Heine
    26.15 Foreign Postcards: Köln and Bonn, Germany, Post World War I 11 postcards (2 correspondence postcards).
    26.16 Foreign Postcards: Luxemburg, Post World War I 12 Postcards; Vianden Chateau; les ruines du levant - Die Ruinen von Osten
    26.17 Foreign Postcards: Mainz, Zurich, Strasbourg, Wiesbaden, 1913 23 postcards (1 correspondence postcard); Tonhalle; Munster (cathedral in Strasburg); Theater and Imperial Palace in Strasburg
    26.18 Foreign Postcards: Various Places Miscellaneous, Pre World War II 24 postcards (10 correspondence postcards) Europe (Germany, Finland, Velotte), Mexico, Assisi, and blank postcards; photo postcards

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: Envelopes

    Box 27 Granbery Empty Envelopes, 1860s – 1920s
    Empty envelopes from the various Granbery correspondences

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: Periodicals

    Box 28 Granbery Periodicals: Central Methodist Advocate, 1909 – 1911
    Central Methodist Advocate (Lexington, KY) 53 issues spanning from December 2, 1909 to May 25, 1911. Each issue contains John C. Granbery, Jr.’s Sunday school column
    29.1 Granbery Periodicals: El Evangelista Cubano, 1924
    El Evangelista Cubano: Habana, Cuba: February 1, 1924
    29.2 Granbery Periodicals: El Evangelista Mexicano, 1921
    El Evangelista Mexicano; Chihuahua: November 15, 1921
    Mexico D.F.: October 15, 1939; November 15, 1939
    29.3 Granbery Periodicals: El Heraldo Cristiano, 1915 – 1917
    Kingsville TX: December 15, 1915; July 19, 1916; March 15, 1917; April 15, 1917; May 1, 1917; May 15, 1917
    El Paso, TX: October 1939
    29.4 Granbery Periodicals: The Christian Advocate, 1940 – 1949
    Parts of the Christian Advocate from March 31, 1949 and January 29, 1040.
    29.5 Granbery Periodicals: The Oklahoma Methodist, 1927
    Tulsa, Oklahoma: 
    July 14, 1927 article by J.C. Granbery, Jr. titled “The Aegeans of Antiquity”
    August 15, 1927 
    September 29, 1927 article by J.C. Granbery, Jr. titled “The Holy Orthodox Church”
    October 6, 1927 article by J.C. Granbery, Jr. titled “Egypt”
    November 10, 1927 article by J.C. Granbery, Jr. titled “An Independent Distinctive Culture for our Southwest”
    November 17, 1927; November 24, 1927; December 1, 1927; December 8, 1927; December 15, 1927; January 12, 1928; February 2, 1928; February 9, 1928; February 16, 1928 articles by J.C. Granbery, Jr. titled “The Signs of the Times”.
    29.6 Granbery Periodicals: Advocate Herald, 1917
    Sutton, West Virginia; May 16, 1917; July 18, 1917; August 1, 1917
    29.7 Granbery Periodicals: Der Missions Freund, 1906
    German newspapers from Samstag; 18 issues

    John C. Granbery Family Papers Series II – Subseries: Genealogy

    Box 30 Granbery Genealogy, n.d.
    Expanded Genealogical Tree of the Granbery Family including various generations

  • References to John C. Granbery, Jr.’s speeches, lectures and papers in other collections at Southwestern University. Granbery also published the various editions of the Christian Advocate.

    Obituary of Professor Sanders 1937 Location: Dan K. Utley, “Information on W. C. Vaden House,” Small Collections, Box 2, Folder 4.

    Reports to Faculty about religious activity at the Y.M.C.A and Y.W.C.A Location: SU Faculty 1913–34, June 5, 1917, pp. 112–113. SU Trustees 1913–25, June 12–13, 1919, pp. 283–284.

    Gave a talk to a combined meeting of the Review Club and the Art Club. His topic was “The Soul’s Revolt, or the Protest of Individualism against Over-Socialization.” Location: MKSB #21, p. 15, “Dr. John C. Granbery Addresses Review Club,” Georgetown Commercial, October 13, 1913.

    Elected chairman of the Methodist Social Service Commission in Texas, a creature of the seven Annual Conferences, he addressed it on April 9, 1914. Location: Sudo-Shimamura, “Granbery: Three Controversies,” p. 18. He quotes “An Address to the Social Service Commission,” taken from the Texas Christian Advocate, April 19, 1914.

    Late 1914 Granbery delivered an address before the State Conference of Charities and Corrections in San Antonio. Though the title of the talk was “Social Service in the South,” the next day it was excerpted in the San Antonio Express under the headline: “Dr. Granbery Predicts Great Labor War.”
    Location: MKSB #22, p. ?, “Dr. Granbery Predicts Great Labor War,” San Antonio Express, November 16, 1914.

    Granbery says that the reporters had misconstrued his speech by taking much of it out of context, which made it sound revolutionary, and by the Advocate that he had no one to blame but himself if he was not careful enough to speak in such a way that he would be understood and too careless to correct misstatements in the press if he detected them.
    Location: 202. MKSB #22, p. 29, “Another Deliverance from Dr. Granbery,” Texas Christian Advocate, after November 29, 1914.

    One speech was entitled “Social Problems of Interest to Women.”
    Location: MKSB #21, p. 38, “Social Problems of Interest to Women,” Georgetown Commercial, December 4, 1914.

    But he did feel that there was, objectively speaking, a “tendency … toward common ownership and management of the instruments of production.”
    Location: MKSB #22, p.?, “What Is Socialism,” address of Dr. J. C. Granbery, in one of the Georgetown newspapers, January 6, 1915.

    The newspaper report of a baccalaureate sermon given by him in Thorndale states that his “splendid sermon was well received and highly appreciated.”
    Location: MKSB #23, p. 15, “Dr. Granbery at Thorndale,” Georgetown Commercial, June 4, 1915.

    One of his addresses in Bryan was to a meeting of Italians
    Location: MKSB #23, p. 28, “Dr. Granbery in Bryan,” WC Sun, August 26, 1915.

    His attendance as a delegate to the Democratic convention in San Antonio in May, He recounted his convention experiences in class and said that he learned many things with which he was previously unfamiliar. 
    Location: MKSB #23, p. 80, “Dr. Granbery at San Antonio,” Megaphone, May 30, 1916.

    He gave another overview of the convention in the evening to an audience of citizens at the town hall.208 He let it be known regarding the 1916 gubernatorial election that he was against Governor Ferguson because he supported the liquor traffic.
    Location: MKSB #23, p. 64, “Dr. Granbery Writes on McDonald Address,” Georgetown Commercial, June 30, 1916.

    In the fall of 1916, Granbery addressed the opening of Baylor University. Granbery’s topic was “Some Aspects of Texas Civilization.” He spoke of factors in the state’s development and of the ways in which the human race can be improved. 
    Location: MKSB #23, p. 67, “Dr. Granbery Addresses Baylor University,” published in the Waco Morning News, reprinted in the Georgetown Commercial, September 8, 1916.

    He then submitted a paper calling on the faculty to express its regret for “the appearance of these advertisements in the Megaphone” and suggested that, when the present contracts cease, “there be no further advertisement of tobacco in any Southwestern University publication.” The faculty referred to matter to the President.
    Location: SU Faculty 1913–34, November 6, 1916, p. 82.

    Toward the end of a meeting of the faculty on June 5, he “presented a paper dealing with certain Faculty matters signed by three members of the Faculty and after reading moved that same be referred to the Board of Trustees as a statement from the Faculty. On division of the house the motion was lost.” the contents of the paper are not given.
    Location: SU Faculty 1913–34, June 5, 1917, p. 116.

    Writing to Cody from Greece on July 25, 1919, Granbery talks about the Southwestern faculty with affection. He says that he cherishes its members in his heart. 
    Location: Cody Collection, Incoming Correspondence, Letter of July 25, 1919, from John C. Granbery, writing while on a boat going to Smyrna, Greece, to Cody, Box 1, Folder 5.

    When Bishop returned to Georgetown for the Centennial Celebration in 1940, Mrs. Granbery, who was also in Georgetown at the time, entertained him for a special breakfast. He wrote her a letter of thanks in which he referred to the Granberys as “daily intimates” who helped give to his life “so much of its substance—and of its better flavors.”
    Location: GL, Letter to May Catt Granbery, Georgetown, from C. M. Bishop, Houston, April 23, 1940.

    An article honoring Waggoner on his birthday in 1941,
    Location: MKSB #36, p. 32, John C. Granbery, “Honoring Luther J. Waggoner,” WC Sun, June 6, 1941.

    It was in a speech by Granbery at the University of Texas in April, 1936, as a participant in an equivalent student peace rally that he began his address by repeating three times successively, “God Damn the War,” quoting from Harry Emerson Fosdick and Walt Whitman.
    Location: Sudo-Shimamura, “Granbery: Three Controversies,” pp. 43–47.