Professional and personal papers; 1745-1892; of the Galt family of Williamsburg, Va. Papers primarily concern the Galt family's work at the Eastern State Hospital, including apothecary shop daybooks, account books, medical daybooks, clinical notebooks, weather diaries, commonplace books, reports, medical notes, lecture notes, correspondence, and other.
Personal papers consist of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, school notes, financial papers, memoirs, and other material.
These papers primarily document life in colonial, revolutionary, antebellam, and post-Civil War Williamsburg, Virginia. Papers also concern wider Virginia issues and relations with England, such as the Alexander D. Galt Diary (Msv 14a) which was written while in London during 1792-1793.
Additions, filed in first folder of Galt Papers (1):
Acc. 1938.28 "Verses for the Year 1900" handwritten poem from the January 18, 1855 Virginia Gazette which was also published in the September 13, 1937 Virginia Gazette. Author unknown.
Acc. 2008.285 Miniature photograph of a seated man. Found in Galt Books Collection, QA37.H99 1818 v. 2.
Letter from Aunt Emily to Miss Sue Galt. Mentions Ella, Estelle and Emona. Aunt Emily is caring for a family. Undated.
See also Galt Papers (II), (III), and (V), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary, and the Galt Family Papers (MS 78.3), Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. See also the John Minson Galt II library cataloged and arranged at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03) include: Manicure Set Case (Mss 78G13.01); Needlework Bookmark (Mss 78G13.02); Floral Paper Cutouts (Mss 78G13.03)