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Box 1

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: id291585
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Gregory Family papers follow the family of Virginia Governor John Munford Gregory and wife Amanda Wallace through three generations with letters dating from the 1820’s to the 1920’s. Most items are letters between family members and grant insight into the daily activities and concerns of the Gregory family. The collection also includes correspondence between members of the Gregory family and other acquaintances, including members of the John Tyler family. While most letters are of a...
Dates: 1829-1920; Majority of material found in 1880-1900

Correspondence - Letty Galbraith, 1893-1920

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id56803
Scope and Contents Letters written to Letty Galbraith from family members. February 22, 1893 letter from Lettie Gregory (her aunt), with a note from Amanda Wallace Gregory, about family, health, sleep and diet. February 28, 1894 letter from John M. Gregory to Letty “Missy” Galbraith about the death of Amanda Wallace Gregory, the visit of Missy and California. March 16, 1894, letter from John Gregory to Letty “Missy” Galbraith about her illness, his children and the benefits of the California climate. September...
Dates: 1893-1920

Correspondence - Mattie Galbraith, 1884-1893

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: id56805
Scope and Contents Letters written to Mattie Galbraith from Amanda Wallace Gregory (mother), [Cousin] T. B., John M. Gregory (brother), Greg M.W., M.E. (brother-in-law), Mille A.A. and Margaret (sister). Topics include the death of Amanda (Mattie’s child), family, gifts, visitors, illnesses, religion, Robert D. Galbraith’s confirmation, Amanda Gregory’s eye trouble, Mattie’s children, J.M. Gregory’s Civil War service, Captain Wallace, General Stonewall Jackson, Amanda Gregory’s grandchildren, a controversial...
Dates: 1884-1893

Correspondence - Mattie Galbraith, 1894-1899

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: id291145
Scope and Contents Letters written to Mattie Galbraith from Eva Gregory (sister-in-law), T.T.C. Gregory (nephew), Thomas Gregory (nephew), Laura R.G. May, Truxton Gregory (nephew), [Cousin] A. Nilsen (?), John M. Gregory (brother) and Letty Galbraith (cousin). Topics include the importance of education, Stanford University, Fourth of July festivities, Christmas, house fire, holiday events, honor code at Stanford, Eva Gregory’s description of her children and request for advice on hiring Chinese vs. Japanese...
Dates: 1894-1899

Correspondence - Mattie Galbraith, 1900-1906, 1918

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: id291149
Scope and Contents Letters written to Mattie Galbraith from William T. Clapers (?), T.T.C. Gregory, Gertrude Gregory, Eva Gregory (wife of nephew T.T.C Gregory) and J.E.B. Topics include an earthquake in 1906, Gertrude’s house burning down and her move to the “family house,” political campaign in Suisun, California with T.T.C.’s reelection and his important trial, Eva Gregory’s homesickness and isolation, the railroad and the Jefferson Davis Chapter. A 1906 (?) letter concerns Gregory genealogy, records in...
Dates: 1900-1906, 1918

Correspondence - Robert Davidson Galbraith, 1879-1892

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: id56807
Scope and Contents

Letters written to Robert Davidson Galbraith from a physician, Carrie Prag and Margaret [Galbraith]. Topics include eye problems, medical advice, loan request, home repairs, news of friends and family, recent marriages and gratitude. 3 letters.

Dates: 1879-1892

Correspondence - Amanda Wallace Gregory, 1829, 1832, 1880-1894

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: id56808
Scope and Contents Letters written to Amanda Wallace Gregory from E. M. Davison, M. Gregory (son), John M. Gregory (son), William Gregory (son), Thomas Gregory (grandson), [Cousin] Dam Stevens, Julia Armistead of Hampton, Virginia (niece?), John P. Tyler of Millwood, Virginia and Rob Galbraith (grandson). Two letters prior to 1881 are about family, religious testimony, religious conventions, death and salvation. 1880’s topics include weather, family, birthdays, John Gregory’s sons, Amanda Gregory’s 74th...
Dates: 1829, 1832, 1880-1894

Correspondence - John M. Gregory, 1843, 1872-1883

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: id56809
Scope and Contents Letters written to John M. Gregory from Thomas Gregory and John M. Gregory, Jr. (son). 1843 letter from Thomas Wallace asking John Gregory to purchase a slave boy, Henry, who will immediately be emancipated. The request is from a “coloured woman by the name of Rebecca N. Mathews” and the money was given him by the boy’s father. Henry is owned by W. C. McMurdo who also owns the boy’s mother and both were purchased from the estate of William Hatall (?). The remaining letters are from John M....
Dates: 1843, 1872-1883

Correspondence - Letty Gregory, 1873-1902

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: id56810
Scope and Contents Letters written to Letty Gregory from E.J.S, John Munford Gregory (father), Amanda Wallace Gregory (mother), A. Van De Vyuer and David Gardiner Tyler. Topics include legal proceedings following the death of William in 1873 (possibly her brother), motherhood and the death of Mollie Gregory (1893). Letters from her parents, John Munford and Amanda Wallace Gregory, mention a deceased child’s photograph, Cooper Family genealogy, war history, grandson Rob Galbraith, politics, Martha’s wedding...
Dates: 1873-1902

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,...
Dates: 1869-1909

Correspondence - Wallace Family, 1832-1833

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: id56812
Scope and Contents Letters from Thomas Wallace and William Wallace to family members. 1832 February 7 letter from Thomas Wallace, Williamsburg, Virginia to his Uncle, Thomas Wallace, Petersburg, Virginia while a student at the College of William and Mary. He begins his letter with the comment “Wmsburg has been a scene of dissipation since the 1st ball – I am not thoroughly convinced that nothing can be more injurious to the students than those balls and parties – they are now just sobering down from their...
Dates: 1832-1833

Papers - Mattie Gregory Galbraith Diary, 1876-1878

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: id56930
Scope and Contents

Diary kept by Mattie Gregory before she married Robert Davidson Galbraith. Mattie writes of her day-to-day activities in Charles City County, Virginia with stories of her family and impressions of friends and acquaintances. She includes tales of the sorrows, the quarrels, the joys, and love in her life and the lives of those around her. The first few pages contain bond entries and notes on financial laws and cases, probably written by John M. Gregory.

Dates: 1876-1878

Papers - Mattie Gregory Galbraith Diary, 1878-1881

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: id56931
Scope and Contents

Mattie Gregory continues to record the daily events of her life in Charles City County, Virginia. Near the end of the diary, she writes about the stress and excitement of her engagement to Robert Davidson Galbraith and the joy of marriage and motherhood. The first few pages contain notes about bankruptcy, probably written by John M. Gregory.

Dates: 1878-1881

Papers - John Munford Gregory, 1884-1903

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: id285940
Scope and Contents Telegram, resolutions, obituaries and correspondence concerning the death and life of Judge John M. Gregory. April 10, 1884 telegram from L.A. Gregory to Robert D. Galbraith informing him of John J. Gregory’s sudden and peaceful death. June 2, 1884 Resolution by the Circuit Court for James City County and the City of Williamsburg at the death of John M. Gregory acknowledging their sadness and praising his character. May 20,1884 Resolution by the Charles City and Williamsburg, Virginia Courts...
Dates: 1884-1903

Papers - William T. Gregory, 1884 and 1889

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: id291489
Scope and Contents

Pages 1 - 4 of the October 14, 1884 Richmond Dispatch.  Confirmation certificate for William T. Gregory,  from the Diocese of Virginia, held in "his home in Westover Parish" and signed by John P. Tyler, Rector, March 25, 1889.  Funeral card for William T. Gregory, died May 10, 1889.

Dates: 1884 and 1889

Genealogy, 1883-1897, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: id285910
Scope and Contents Notes and letters concerning Gregory family genealogy, plus some information on the Croshaw, West, Graves, White and Wallace families. April 1883 “Wallace Pedigree” related by Aunt Amanda Gregory. 1892 letter from Lyon G. Tyler to Letty Gregory about the Power and Gregory families. Draft of a 1894 letter from Letty Gregory to Lyon G. Tyler about the Power and Gregory families. Undated letter to David Duncan Wallace, Spartanburg, South Carolina from Lorabel Wallace Brooks of Bedford, Indiana...
Dates: 1883-1897, undated

Legal Documents, 1840-1907

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: id285925
Scope and Contents May 1840 indenture between John Martin of James City County and John M. Gregory of Henrico County for property in James City County.  September 15, 1893 handwritten note by Amanda H. Gregory naming certain items to be distributed after her death.  1895 letter from the Virginia Trust Company, Richmond, Virginia to Mrs. Martha G. Galbraith, Spartanburg, South Carolina requesting a voucher for the $5,000 received from Miss L.A. Gregory’s estate.  1907 transcriptions of William Gregory’s...
Dates: 1840-1907

Newspaper Articles, 1903-1904

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Identifier: id285955
Scope and Contents Newspaper issues and clippings containing articles related to the Gregory family, including family genealogy. Genealogy Column from the Richmond Times Dispatch on the Gregory Family of Virginia, November 20, 1904 and December 4, 1904.  Southside Sentinel (Urbanna, Virginia) article, "The Greatest of All Days in Old Gloucester County" about the unveiling of tablets and portraits at the Gloucester C.H., December 18, 1904.  Mentions speech by Hon. D. Gardiner Tyler on the unveiling of the...
Dates: 1903-1904