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Gabriel Galt Williamson collection

Identifier: SC 01872

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Content Description

The collection contains a log book, correspondence and biographical materials documenting the life of midshipman Gabriel Galt Williamson. Williamson served on the U.S.S. North Carolina, flagship of commodore John Rodgers in the Mediterranean. Biographical information including a timeline outlining the life of Williamson is also included in the collection.


  • Creation: 1825-1939

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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Gabriel Galt Williamson was born in Richmond, Virginia on October 28, 1803. He became a midshipman on June 2, 1824 and lieutenant in 1834. He died of a fever on October 16, 1859.


.21 Linear Feet (1 half hollinger box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dectora Coe Jeffers

Guide to the Gabriel Galt Williamson collection
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2024 January
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository