Papers of Alexander Galt, Jr. and his family. Mostly correspondence but also includes contracts, financial records, diaries, notebooks, sculptures and ephemera. Most items written to, or by, Alexander Galt, Jr. when he was living in Florence, Italy. Alexander Galt's sketchbook which includes photograph of Galt's sketch of General Stonewall Jackson.
Inventory is in Box 1, Folder 1. Sketchbook is in Box 5.
Diary, 1855-1862, of a child in Norfolk, Va. (apparently dictated to or copied over by her mother) and of her mother. Concerns trips to North Carolina and New York City and to springs in Virginia and records the family's move to a plantation near Richmond, Texas. Includes reports of friends dying in Norfolk during the yellow fever epidemic of 1855 and records the mothers ill health (possibly tuberculosis).
Six letters from Jesse Jones to his daughter ranging from 1854- 1860. The letters are from Norfolk, Virginia and are mostly reminders for his daughter to attend church, pray, and read her Bible. They also mention that he is glad to hear of her improving health. One references yellow fever in Norfolk.