Box Series 2, Box 3
Contains 232 Results:
Scope and Contents A tax of $3.44 on house and lot is owed by estate of Thomas Nelson to the collector of Williamsburg. Payment received of A.D. Galt by Geo. W. McCandlish, Collector.
Scope and Contents Had been busy preparing articles for sale. The money raised will be used for the "improvement of our church." Wishes they had had some of Mrs. Williamson's handwork. Has become very common to move south "where the prospects are brighter and where hope urges them on." Hopes to visit Norfolk soon. Mentions Mr. and Mrs. Vest, the Johnsons, and Mr. Dana, their minister.
A receipt for $14.25 paid by Mireau Bentey [?] as an agent for John S. Bartlett for Alexander D. Galt's subscription to the New-York Albion from August 23, 1835 to December 31, 1837. Signed document.
Scope and Contents The letter is addressed to "Cary". Hopes to go to Williamsburg the end of the month. Finds Bob [Tyler?] changed, "graver, more manly, and not the same wild rattling creature he used to be." Bessy Gibson will probably come with her.
Scope and Contents The letter is addressed to "Cary". Whole family wonders about William and if he enjoyed the Ball. Has been sick and busy nursing mother. Comments on the beauty of the Bishop's prayer while she was visiting her mother. Has been reading Madame de Stael's Delphine.
Leroy Anderson, Pineland Academy, Mobile, Alabama, to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, 1837 February 7-11
Scope and Contents She is upset that Elizabeth has not written to congratulate her on being a mother. Writes of past joys and sorrows. Just heard of death of George Semple's wife.
Scope and Contents He reports failure of several large merchant firms, "and I believe most of them have been caused by the Josyrls [?]." Writes various family news.
Scope and Contents Summarizes tales of that day's newspapers, including the Richmond Compiler "(which is no longer to be called the Courier)", and the Albion. Has copied ten times "Oh how this world is given to Lying," says Shakespeare."
Scope and Contents Has been unhappy since William Pryor left. News of her parents, brother, and sisters. Have had only a temporary minister for a year but will soon get Mr. Jackson of New York. A new church, called St. Paul's is being built and it may call Mr. Page. The city appropriated $50,000 for a new medical college.
Scope and Contents Is glad his son is studying hard for the public examination. Sally has a cold and inflamed eyes. [Note: This letter was on the third side of the letter of George Lambert to William (March 13, 1837).]
Scope and Contents She reports on her reading, which includes "the Great Metropolis," "the Historic Token," "The Life of Lord Nelson," "The Lives of the painters," and "The Lord of the Isles." "Written by S.M. Galt as an Exercise."