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Galt Papers (I), 1745-1892

Galt Papers (I), 1745-1892
Mss. 78 G13
129.0 Boxes
Scope and Contents

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.

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Galt family
Galt, Alexander D. II (1827-1863)
Galt, Alexander Dickie (1771-1841)
Galt, Elizabeth Judith (1816-1854)
Galt, John Minson (1744-1808)
Galt, John Minson (1819-1862)
Galt, Mary D.
Galt, Rogers Harrison
Galt, Sarah Maria (1822-1880)
Galt, William Richard (1818-1892)
Sequeyera, John de
Eastern State Hospital (Va.)
Eastern State Hospital (Va.)--History
Laboratory notebooks
Mentally ill--Care
Williamsburg (Va.)--Colonial Period--History
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--18th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Women--Virginia--Williamsburg--Social conditions--19th century
Account books
Clippings (information artifacts)
Financial records
Letter books

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Anne Galt Kirby Black and John Curtis Book Press.
Gift; ca. 10,000 items, March 1978, Anne G. K. Black. Purchase, 1 item, June 1, 1979, John Curtis Book Press. 1983-31 purchased on 6/16/1983; 1989-27 transferred on 5/25/1989.
Related Materials

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)

Preferred Citation
Galt Papers (I), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Description of Boxes 21 to 24 added in 2014.
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