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Correspondence - Gregory Family Members, 1869-1909

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: id56811

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between various members of the Gregory Family. 1869 July 25, John M. Gregory to wife Eva Gregory about his business trip, sudden illness, travel plans, weather, friends, family and household instructions. 1879 July 7, Robert Davidson Gregory, Burlington, Virginia to Coz Margaret about the marriage ceremony, reception and honeymoon plans of Mattie Gregory. 1890 February 1, Nancy or Nannie, Singer Manufacturing Company, Mexico to “dear and valued friend” about the weather, family, children, health, living in Mexico and Mexican food. 1891 December 29, Amanda Wallace Gregory to grandson Rob Galbraith with family news. 1892 January 18, Amanda Wallace Gregory to “My Dear Cousin” about family news, the old Methodist Meeting House in Petersburg which is no longer standing and her horrible year in 1816 in Petersburg when her father died, half the town was burned and the family store was blown up with a young man inside. Mentions a local Catholic Bishop who visited her and her friendships within various denominations. 1893 May 1, Amanda Wallace Gregory to a grandchild with advice on marriage and family news. 1893 August 16, Amanda Wallace Gregory, Harrisonburg, Virginia to her son Robert D. Galbraith, Spartanburg, South Carolina, about her failing eyesight, health and family news. A later handwritten note on the envelope, “Died at 14 yrs. Old of spiral meningitis.” [1909?] February 19, E.A. Joyner (?), Tryon, North Carolina to “My dear Friend” about “that branch of the Catholic ch., of which you & I are a part, was incapable of manifesting the ‘good tidings of great joy’ to ‘all souls & conditions.’” She gives her reasons for her views on the shortcomings of the Catholic Church. Undated, but after 1900, partial letter with letterhead of William B. Hamilton, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company, San Antonio, Texas about Mr. Petty who struggled making a living with an “old hack” and a boarding house. Undated, M. to Mollie [Gregory] about the visit of Mollie’s mother, family and local news. Undated, partial letter from Virginia Trayler about receiving a letter from Julia Armistead and confusing plans for a tea party. On reverse is a list of clothes “for Mag” which includes dresses, skirts, shirts, stockings and more. 11 letters.


  • Creation: 1869-1909


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