AHA President, 1891



From the American Historical Review 6:3 (April 1901)

William Wirt Henry (February 14, 1831–December 5, 1900). We have also to announce, with much regret, the recent death of William Wirt Henry, LLD, of Richmond. He was born in 1831, the grandson of Patrick Henry and of William Wirt, and worthily maintained the best traditions of Virginia gentlemen of the old school. He was once president of the American Historical Association, and for several years was president of the Virginia Historical Society. In 1891 he published Patrick Henry; Life, Correspondence and Speeches, an elaborate biography in three volumes, which also forms by far the best history of Virginia for the period involved.


Character and public career of Patrick Henry. Richmond, 1867.

The settlement at Jamestown. Richmond, 1882.

Sir Walter Ralegh: the settlements at Roanoke and voyages to Guiana. Boston and New York, 1884-89.

Patrick Henry; life, correspondence and speeches. 3 vols. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1891.

The causes which produced the Virginia of the Revolutionary period. Washington, 1892.