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Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt

Identifier: id79629

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The Galt Family was from Norfolk, Virginia. William Wilson Galt, a Naval officer, lived at various addresses in Norfolk and overseas. In 1881, he married Mary Blair Grigsby, daughter of Hugh Blair Grigsby and Mary Venable Carrington, also of Norfolk, Virginia, then later of Charlotte County, Virginia. Hugh Blair Grigsby was a historian, president of the Virginia Historical Society and chancellor of William & Mary. Mary Blair Grigsby and William Wilson Galt had 6 children: Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, William Richard Galt, Robert W. Galt, Mary Carrington Galt, Susan D. Galt and Carrington G. Galt. These Galt Papers are the family papers of Mary Blair Grigsby Galt, William Wilson Galt and their children. Includes letters written to Mary Blair Grigsby Galt before her marriage to William Wilson Galt. Includes some Naval correspondence of William Wilson Galt, but also check subseries 4 , the personal papers of William Wilson Galt.


  • Creation: 1736-1982
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1840-1930


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English Spanish;Castilian

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 16.75 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository