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Correspondence - Mattie Galbraith, 1894-1899

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: id291145

Scope and Contents

Letters written to Mattie Galbraith from Eva Gregory (sister-in-law), T.T.C. Gregory (nephew), Thomas Gregory (nephew), Laura R.G. May, Truxton Gregory (nephew), [Cousin] A. Nilsen (?), John M. Gregory (brother) and Letty Galbraith (cousin). Topics include the importance of education, Stanford University, Fourth of July festivities, Christmas, house fire, holiday events, honor code at Stanford, Eva Gregory’s description of her children and request for advice on hiring Chinese vs. Japanese servant, Tom’s professor to visit Mattie’s town, John Gregory’s graduation from Stanford, career plans of Tom and John, D. Smith, Charley Doyle, yachting trip, death of Sympathy (Mattie’s daughter), Truxton’s Christmas present ring, Truxton’s baseball team, Ladies Home Journal, Christmas, childhood reminiscences and illnesses. Descriptions of a few letters: January 1897 letter from S.G. Tyler; January 1897 letter from Eva Gregory about her fears of house burning and comments on her children and husband with a note from Eva’s son, Alfred, to Cousin Gregory; February 1897 letter on the Gregory family military record from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War; March 1897 letter from Eva Gregory about Gertrude’s brother’s visit and illness, a death in the Gregory Family, an earthquake, opinions on women’s rights, upcoming vote and her son at Stanford University. June 1899 includes several letters about the death of Eva Gregory’s son, John M. Gregory, Jr., from an accident. Includes obituary, comments on death, funeral, grief and community response. 17 letters.


  • Creation: 1894-1899


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From the Collection: 1.00 Linear Feet

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository