Historian; professor of  history. Born– October 25, 1905, in Bessville, Mo. Parents– Lawrence Clinton and Caroline (Mabuce) Griffith. Education– Belhaven College, A.B., 1929; Tulane University, M.A., 1942; Brown University, Ph.D., 1957. Taught high school in Mississippi; head, History Department, East Mississippi Junior College, Scooba; taught history at the University of Montevallo, 1946-1973; headed Social Sciences Department. Member of American and Southern Historical Associations, Society of American Historians, American Association of University Professors, American Association of University Women (President of Alabama Division, 1962-64). Led effort to establish a public library in Montevallo; served as chair of Montevallo Library Board. Died 1993.


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Virginia House of Burgesses, 1750-1774. Northport, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1963.


I Always Wore My Topi; The Burma Letters of Ethel Mabuce.  University of Alabama Press, 1974.

Letters from Alabama, 1817-1854, by Anne Royall.  University of Alabama Press, 1972.

Yours Till Death; Civil War Letters of John W. Calton. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1951.