Correspondence of the Garrett family of Williamsburg, Va., concerning family and social news, politics, and the Civil War. Earlier letters deal mainly with business and political news, as several Garrett family members, including Richard R. Garrett, Alexander C. Garrett, and Dr. Robert M. Garrett, were involved in the politics of 19th century Virginia. Correspondence of Dr. Robert M. Garrett and his brothers Alexander C. Garrett and B. F. Garrett concerning the sale of "Yardley," Northampton County, Va. There are letters written to Dr. Robert M. Garrett's daughter, Lottie Garrett, by David E. Cronin concerning his memoir of the Vest Mansion and the Civil War occupation of Williamsburg and portraits owned by Lottie Garrett.
Includes letters, dated from 1897 to 1911, written to Miss Lottie Garrett by American novelist Mary Johnston (1870-1936). Also includes a letter, 25 December 1863, written by Asa Hartz, a Confederate soldier held at Johnson's Island Federal Prison, describing the everyday life of a prisoner during the Civil War. Collection contains certificate, 1832, of services of a black Revolutionary War soldier.
Materials related to this collection is the account book, 1842-1849, of B. F. Garrett, attorney, Williamsburg, Va. It includes accounts with John Tyler, Jr.
B. F. Garrett Account Book, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. B. F. Garrett Account Book, 1842-1849.158 p. bound volume 32 cm.Collection number: Mss. MsV Al6
Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03) include: Harrison & Reform Political Ribbon (Mss 69G19.01).