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Box 7

 File — Box: 7
Identifier: id66256

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

This sub-series is primarily comprised of letters between William Wilson Galt and his family, friends, and colleagues from 1863-1927. Correspondents and recipients include William Wilson Galt, Mary Blair Grigsby Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and others. Considerable number of letters are between other Galt family members and their friends, family, and colleagues. William Wilson Galt was a Navy Paymaster and wrote letters to his family from all over the world. Topics of this correspondence include the courtship of his wife, family news such as births, deaths, and job changes, the financial and parental administration of his home, his naval career, his publishing career, and Masonic Lodge business. See also the sub-series for each family member for more correspondence and papers.


  • 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