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Galt Papers (III)

Identifier: 01/Mss. 78 G73

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Scope and Contents

The collection covers the dates 1750-1982 and consists chiefly of the personal and business correspondence, financial and legal documents, literary documents, and family history and genealogy notes of the Galt family. The collection also contains clippings, photographs, and personal mementos such as artifacts.

Negatives have been added to Galt III, Group XI, Box IV, folder 44.

Some material pertaining to William R. Galt is filed in 78 G73 Galt Family Papers III, folder 59, Oversize files.

Some material on Gabriel Galt is filed in 78 G73 Galt Family Papers III, Folder 60, Oversize files.

Three boxes of newspapers: Virginia and Non Virginia 1833-1897 and Williamsburg, Virginia, 1853-1865, are shelved in oversize.


  • Creation: 1750-1991


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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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Family History:

The Galt family of Williamsburg, Va. operated the Eastern State Hospital. Galt family members include John Minson Galt II, A. D. Galt, Jr., Sarah Maria Galt, Elizabeth J. Galt, and others. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


46.25 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

The material in this collection was received between 1979 and 1994.

Related Materials:

See also Galt Papers (I), (II), and (V), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary, and the Galt Family Papers (MS 78.3), Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Reel-to-reel tapes from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Separated Materials:

Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03), include Painting of Hills and Lake or River (78G73.A27), Charcoal Sketch of Building on Rocky River on Lake Bank (78G73.A38)

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Eleven nitrate negatives moved to special storage for preservation reasons.

Processing Information:

Processed by Suzanne Erena in 1991. Box and folder list added to Archon by Zach Woodward, SCRC staff, in February 2011.

Guide to the Galt Papers (III)
Finding Aid Authors: Suzanne Erena.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository