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Title
Galt Papers (I), 1745-1892
ID
Mss. 78 G13
Extent
129.0 Boxes
Primary Creator
Galt family
Other Creators
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
Date Acquired
03/00/1978
Forms of Material
Account books., Certificates, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Daybooks, Diaries, Financial records, Letter books, Minutes, Scrapbooks, Speeches
Languages
English

Restrictions

Access
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.
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Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

The Galt family of Williamsburg, Va. operated the Eastern State Hospital. Galt family members include John Minson Galt II, A. D. Galt, Jr., Sarah Maria Galt, Elizabeth J. Galt, and others. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Galt family">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Galt family</a>.

Subject/Index Terms

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[Series 1: Medical Papers, 1756-1869],
[Series 2: Personal Papers, 1755-1904],
[Series 3: Manuscript Volumes, 1749-1892],
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Series 1: Medical Papers, 1756-1869
Box 1
Folder 1: A.D. Galt Lecture Notes on Anatomy, Undated
1 item
Folder 2: A.D. Galt Notes on Bandages
2 items
Folder 3: A.D. Galt Lecture Notes on Blood Vessels, Undated
2 items
Folder 4: A.D. Galt Notes on Brain Fever, Bronchitis, Cholera, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, and Use of Sedatives in Treatment of Insanity, Undated
6 items
Folder 5: A.D. Galt Notes on Lythotomy and Calculi, Undated
2 items
Folder 6: A.D. Galt Notes on Marsh Remittent Fever, Scrofula, Suffocation, Sutures, and Venereal Ulcers, Undated
5 items.
Folder 7: A.D. Galt Notes on Patients at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospitals, 1792-1793
1 item
Folder 8: Medical Papers, 1789-1808
23 items
Folder 9: Medical Papers, 1810-1814
17 items
Folder 10: Medical Papers, 1815-1817
19 items
Folder 11: Medical Papers, 1818-1821
9 items
Folder 12: Medical Papers, 1822-1828
13 items
Folder 13: Medical Papers, 1829-1832
16 items
Folder 14: Medical Papers, 1833-1834
13 items
Folder 15: Medical Papers, 1837-1841
13 items
Folder 16: Medical Papers, 1842-1844
27 items
Box 2
Folder 17: Medical Papers, 1845-1856
23 items
Folder 18: Medical Papers, 1847-1851
27 items
Folder 19: Medical Papers, January-June 1852
27 items
Folder 20: Medical Papers, July-December 1852
24 items
Folder 21: Medical Papers, 1853-1855
24 items
Folder 22: Medical Papers, 1856- 15 July 1857
31 items
Folder 23: Medical Papers, 16 July-August 1957
24 items
Folder 24: Medical Papers, September- 15 November 1857
22 items
Folder 25: Medical Papers, November - 16 December 1857
19 items
Folder 26: Medical Papers, 1858-1859
27 items
Folder 27: Medical Papers, 1860
22 items
Folder 28: Medical Papers, January-March 1861
28 items
Box 3
Folder 29: Medical Papers, March-18 April 1861
20 items
Folder 30: Medical Papers, May-December 1861
30 items
Folder 31: Medical Papers, 1862-1869
11 items
Folder 32: Medical Correspondence, A-G, Undated
38 items
Folder 33: Medical Correspondence, H-Z, Undated
26 items
Folder 34: Correspondence with Dorothea Dix, 1848-1876
34 items
Folder 35: Medical Notes, 1791-1814
15 items
Folder 36: Medical Notes, 1815-1821
19 items
Box 4
Folder 37: Medical Notes, 1817-1819
12 items
Folder 38: Medical Notes, 1822-1826
16 items
Folder 39: Notes on Patients and Diseases, 1823-1832
24 items
Folder 40: Medical Notes, 1827-1828
22 items
Folder 41: Medical Notes, 1829-1832
11 items
Folder 42: Medical Notes, 1833-1835
12 items
Folder 43: Medical Notes, 1836
13 items
Folder 44: Medical Notes, 1837
14 items
Box 5
Folder 45: Medical Notes, 1838
12 items
Folder 46: Medical Notes, 1839-1861
18 items
Folder 47: Medical Diaries, 1851-1853
32 items
Folder 48: Medical Diaries, 1854
40 items
Folder 49: Medical Diaries, November 1855-December 1860
23 items
Folder 50: Notes on Patients, Undated
30 items
Folder 51: Notes on Diseases, Undated
31 items
Folder 52: Administration of Eastern State Hospital, Undated
15 items
Folder 53: Miscellaneous, Undated
54 items
Folder 54: Printed Material, 1756-1851
15 items
Folder 55: Papers Found in Ms. Copy of Treatment of Insanities, Undated
17 items
Series 2: Personal Papers, 1755-1904
Box 1: 1755- June 1811
Folder 1: 1755-1774
Item 1: Williamsburg. Will of Rebecca Polson, July 30, 1755
Legatee is daughter Susanna Polson. If she should die unmarried before age twenty-one, estate to go to Isabella Craig, daughter of Alexander Craig. Maria Crasson to be discharged from her indenture with testator if legatee Susanna should die before indenture has terminated. Executors: Alexander Craig and Hugh Orr; witnesses: Blovet Pasteur, Robert Nicolson, and C. Binns. Will proved in York County Court, 20 December 1773 by oath of Robert Nicolson, and 17 January 1774 by oath of Blovet Pasteur. A Copy [Endorsed by Thomas Everard, clerk]. [Note: Rebecca Polson was godmother to Isabella Craig and Maria Maupin Craig (     -1776). See Galt Genealogy, II, p.12]
Item 2: Note about Betrand Servant's will of Nov. 1758, Post November 1758
Was witnessed by Judith Barron, Richard Taylor, and R. Brough, and that in it he left everything to his wife and his two children, Samuel and Richard.
Item 3: Confirmation by King in Council of an Act of the Virginia legislature, approved by Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier on 1 April 1761, November 4, 1763
Item 4: Memorandum of accounts of [Dr. John Minson Galt], 1767
Mostly for June and July, and apparently kept while Dr. Galt was studying abroad. Mentions paying nine pence for breakfast at The Rolls in Chancery Lane, and varying amounts "at a Labour", 2/6 for "the Play," and £30.10.0 for year's board, and 1/ for punch. A Accounts [Note: Dr. John Minson Galt (1744-1808) was the son of Samuel (ca. 1700-1760) and Lucy Servant Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.F. and II., pp.11-12.].
Item 5: John Crosse to Alexander Craig, Williamsburg, March 1773
Discusses the settlement of the Polson estate. Capt. Polson and his brother are appreciative of the trouble Craig has taken on their behalf. No further remittance has been recieved from Mr. Polson of Jamaica. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Winchester. Petr. Hog to Alexander Craig. Williamsburg, September 8, 1773
On 20 October 1773 there will be a partition of a tract of land on the Forks of the Great Kanawha and Ohio Rivers. Suggests that Craig send an agent and money to pay for the Polson part of the partition so he can secure the portion due them. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Petr. Hog to [Alexander Craig?], October 1773
"General Acco[unt] of the Expences of the patentees in dividing the large tract of 51304 acres of Land in the Forks of the great Kanhawa & River Ohio." surveyor-  William Crafurd; shareholders- Col. Muse, Mr. Waggoner. "Divided by 14 1/4 shares, allowing 3000 acres to a share is £6.14.8 per share." D. Copy. [endorsed]. Williamsburg.
Item 8: Statement certifying that John Polson as a lieutenant in the Virginia Regiment is entitled to two thousand acres of land., November 6, 1773
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 9: Alexander Craig to the Surveyor of Botetourt Country, November 8, 1773
Declares that when John Madison, Junior, produces the required warrants the Surveyor will lay off three thousand acres for Robert McKenzie, Gent., and two thousand acres for John Polson, Gent. under the direction of Craig, their attorney in fact. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 10: Statement of John Madison, Junior, that he has been given a location warrant by Alexander Craig for land in Botetourt County amounting to 3000 acres for Robert McKenzie, Gent., and John Polson, Gent., November 8, 1773
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 11: Ohio. R. Gilbert to [Alexander Craig?], November 20, 1773
Wonders whether the capital of the "new government" [Kentucky?] will be fixed in the area of the tract of land that they are interested in. Crafurd is proceeding with the surveying at the Great Kanawha. Speaks of the richness of the land and contemplates that the present demand will greatly enhance the future value. "Here is the only place in America for a young person to lay a foundation for an estate."  Mr Douglass has surveyed Mr. McKenzie's land, using sloops or "scooners" on the water and canoes on the falls. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Ohio. James Douglas to Alexander Craig, Williamsburg., November 29, 1773
Discusses the arrangements for the plots of land on Ohio River. "Those that have seen the land on the Ohio will think verry little of the lands in Virginia." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Jamaica. [John?] Polson to [Alexander] Craig, 1773
Discusses settlement of his claim to 3000 acres of western lands. Mentions [his brother?] Hugh Polson and John Crosse of Philadelphia. Says that he is from Antiqua and is a lieutenant in the 60th. Regiment. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Fort Pitt. James Dougals to Alexander Craig, Williamsburg, February 1, 1774
Sends two land plats by Mr. Kennedy. Bullett has been superseded and Douglas has apparently been promoted under Col. Preston through the influence of Lord Dunmore. Douglas leaves for Fincastle tomorrow and asks for mail to be forwarded through Dr. Connely. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Thomas Bullitt to [?], May 6, 1774
"After deducting out of the sum of fifteen pounds twelve shillings, the fee that Col. Preston takes for passing or certifying the plots, pay Mr. Alexander Craig the Ballance, as it has been a very expensive affair to me I hope youl not disappoint Mr. Craig in letting him have the money..." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Kingston, Jamaica. John Polson to [C?]ross and Gray, London, [?] June 1, 1774
Draft for twenty pounds stirling in favour of Alexander Craig. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 17: Kingston, Jamaica. Hugh Polson to Alexander Craig, Williamsburg, June 23, 1774
Unless a better offer can be obtained, he and his brother are willing to accept the offer mentioned by Craig for seven pounds per hundred acres for the Kanawha lands. The sooner they can recieve cash for the lands the better. Bills on London are the speediest method of conveying the money. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: William Preston to Alexander Craig, July 13, 1774
Bill for surveying 2000 acres of land for Mr. Polson at £2.1.8 per 1000 acres and 3000 acres for Capt. McKenzie at £4.11.8. As, Bill [endorsed].
Item 19: Certificate of Alexander Craig, attorney to John Polson, Captain in the First Battalion of His Majesty's Sixtieth Regiment, September 14, 1774
Called Royal Americans, to secure western lands to which he is entitled in his own right or as heir of his deceased brother William Polson, Captain in the Virginia Regiment. Craig names Isaac Melcher, merchant of Philadelphia, as his agent to sell any of all of the lands due Polson. Witnesses: Charles Wilson and Leonard Jacoby. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 20: William Preston to [Alexander Craig?], September 29, 1774
States that he cannot sign Capt. McKenzie's warrant and plat for 3000 acres because the survey by Capt. Bullet on the Ohio was not legal. Mr. Douglas and his party have fallen into the hands of the Indians so his surveys will have to be redone. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: Adam Ste[phen] to Alexander Craig, Williamsburg, 1774
The division of Polson's portion of the land will not be complete until he has adequate power of attorney. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: James Douglas to Alexander Craig, Williamsburg, [1774?]
Capt. McKenzie should be able to gain his western land, for Mr. Taylor's conflicting surveys are mistaken and therefore void. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 2: 1775-1790
Item 1: Smithfield. William Preston to Alexander Craig, April 12, 1775
Sends the plats for the land of McKenzie and Polson and asks Craig to deliver plats for Mr. Charleton, Mr. Southall, Col. Byrd and Capt. Collins. Requests that Craig receive any fees due to him since he is at so great a distance. If he can receive Mr. Walter Stewart's warrant, he will draw up the plat. Mr. Alexander Baine will recieve any fees owed him but will be leaving town. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Augusta. Mr. Hogg to [Alexander Craig], April 20, 1775
Sends a copy of the general deed to John Polson's land and discusses matters relating to the patent. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Richmond. William Fleming to Dr. John Minson Galt, December 16, 1780
Discusses escheatable land belonging to John Polson in Kentucky.
Item 4: Office of Finance. Robert Morris to The Honourable E[dmund] Randolph, March 9, 1782
Wishes him to select a reliable person to be receiver of the Continental taxes in Virginia. Morris has already received recommendations for the position. Salary is one eighth per cent of the money passing through his hands. Letter, [endorsed]. [Note: This and the three following letters are copies made by J. Brown and transcribed together on two sheets of paper].
Item 5: Office of Finance. Robert Morris to George Webb, July 2, 1782
Expresses delight that funds for Virginia's quota have been appropriated but regrets that there is so much delay. "The smallest delay in the application of means often defeats the end for which those means where instituted." Letter, Copy. [by J. Brown].
Item 6: Office of Finance. Robert Morris to George Webb, Receiver for Virginia, September 12, 1782
Includes some enclosures for Webb to read and hopes he will inculcate "at proper opportunities those principles of national integrity which are essential to our safety." Letter, Copy. [by J. Brown].
Item 7: Richmond. [George Webb?] to Robert Morris, September 13, 1782
Notifies Morris that the majority of Virginia's taxes wil be paid in tobacco with some being paid in flour, hemp and deerskins. Hopes the Continental government will accept part of Virginia's quota in commodities for if people were forced to sell in order to gain specie the market would be serioulsy affected. Plans to have one thousand to fifteen hundred pounds of tobacco in the Treasury within three weeks. Letter, Copy [by J. Brown].
Item 8: Smithfield. A. Hansford to Miss Molly [Mary] Craig, Williamsburg, September 14, 1782
An affectionate letter lauding their friendship. She visited in Williamsburg while the French army was there and was quite impressed by the politeness of the French. Several relatives, including a young girl and a 16 year old boy, have died recently. ALS [Note: Mary Craig (1753-    )  was a daughter of Alexander and Mary Maupin Craig, and a sister of Judith Craig Galt (1749-1788) who married John M. Galt I. See Galt Genealogy, II, p. 12]
Item 9: Dr. John Minson Galt to Gary Wilkinson of James City County, January 1, 1783
Galt's note for £120.0.0 due Wilkinson. If Galt would pay sixty pounds the obligation is void. Witnesses: Frederick Bryan and Marvin Hallam. On verso, accounts (1788-1821) show payment of the debt. The final payment, 13 July 1821, was from Dr. Alexander Dickie Galt to Robert Butler, executor of John Bracken. D [endorsed].
Item 10: Accounts (1778-1784) of Gabriel Galt with David Lambert, 1784
Apparently compiled after Galt's death and presented to his estate. Autograph Signed Account. [Note: Gabriel Galt (1748-1788) was a son of William Galt (1725-    ) and a grandson of Samuel Galt (ca. 1700-1760). He settled in Richmond and married Elizabeth Ege (1748-1822). Their daughter Mary Dorothea Galt (1786-1858) married Dr. Alexander Dickie Galt (1771-1840), a cousin. See Galt genealogy, I.A.1, p.1].
Item 11: Messrs. Boyd and White to the Estate of Gabriel Galt, December, 1786
£13.3.1. to Mr. Goodrick's account. Account [endorsed].
Item 12: Account of Gabriel Galt's estate with Josiah Parker, 1786
Account [endorsed].
Item 13: Account (27 March 1781-12 January 1787) of Gabriel Galt's estate with Thomas Prosser, January 12, 1787
Account [endorsed].
Item 14: Account of William Trebell with Joseph Wade, May 1787
£13.5.0 for joiner's tools and shafts for a riding chair. On the reverse is memorandum, 24 October 1810, of Wm. T. Galt that when he received the chest of tools from his uncle, Wm. Trebell, Trebell mentioned the cost of them. Autograph Account.
Item 15: Richmond. Mr. Bryan to Mr. G. Richardson, October 31, 1787
"Please to pay Mr. Gabriel Galt on order the sum of Thirty three shillings being the balance due your Humble servt. Bryan." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Account of Gabriel Galt with Jonathan Parke, May 2, 1788
Account [endorsed].
Item 17: Memorandum on deaths of Alexander Craig (12 January 1776, age 57) and Judith Galt (31 December 1788, age 39), ca. 1788
Memorandum.
Item 18: Henrico County Court. Memorandum of Southall, Hay and Company vs. Lambert and Ege, March 1789
David Lambert and Jacob Ege, administrators of Gabriel Galt, deceased, confess to debt owed by Galt to plaintiffs of £65.10.0 with interest. Extract signed by Adam Craig, Clerk. Debt paid 19 September 1811. As Extract [endorsed].
Item 19: Henrico County Court. Judgment in Price v. Galt administrators, August 3, 1789
John Price brings action against David Lambert and Jacob Ege, administrators of Gabriel Galt, deceased, for debt owed by Galt for £31.1.5 plus interest. J.B. Whitlocke, C.H.C. Copy [endorsed].
Item 20: Memorandum of Mr. Cogbill's bond for $83.32, for the writer's share of drugs and a shop, August 21, 1789
Document.
Item 21: Henrico County Court. Judgment for John Price in action against David Lambert and Jacob Ege, administrators for Gabriel Galt, deceased, for £31.1.5, August 1789
Signed by Adam Craig, clerk. Autograph Signed Extract.
Item 22: Richmond. John Frazer to [?], December 21, 1789
Requests recipient to pay £8. to David Lambert, one of Gabriel Galt's administrators. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Indenture betweeen Charles Wright of Richmond, David Lambert and Jacob Ege of Richmond, and Miles Selden of Henrico, September 11, 1790
Wright owes the estate of Gabriel Galt £144, and agrees to transfer to Selden lots 43 and 44 on Richmond Hill along with miscellaneous household goods. Selden is to sell the lots and goods and Wright is to receive the remainder of the money after the debt is paid. Witnesses: T. Warren, John Stewart, James Vaughan, senior, Francis Graves and Nicole [?] Harrison. S, Indenture.
Item 24: Richmond. Alexander Moors to John Griffin, November 8, 1790
Requests that Griffin pay David Lambert £9.5.0 owed Moors by Griffin. ALS [endorsed].
Folder 3: 1791-1792
Item 1: Dr. J.M. Galt to Alexander Dickie Galt, Williamsburg, June 20, 1791
He is detained by the regular business of the court for his claim has not yet been determined, anxious for news from the plantation and from town, requests that the harvest not be brought in until he returns and that the wheat not be cut until further notice from him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Account (16 March 1790- 7 March 1792) of Dr. Alesander D. Galt with the estate of Col. James Southall for toddies and meals, March 7 1792
Autograph Account.
Item 3: J.M. Galt to Alexander Galt at Mr. James Youngs, Gosport, May 10, 1792
Discusses Alexander's passage home, and provision for various goods to be brought up. "My old Neighbour died the Evening you left Town--& I am apprehensive without a Will--which will disappoint poor Daniel..." The widow will not let his things be search and keeps possession of the store. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Henrico County Court. Judgment for Samuel Paine against David Lambert and Jacob Ege, administrators of Gabriel Galt, deceased, for £13.6.0, plus damages, May 12, 1792
Paid, February 1812, by John Galt. AS Extract [endorsed] [Note: John Ege Galt (1782-1813) was a son of Gabriel (1748-1788) and Elizabeth Ege Galt (1748-1822), and the brother of Mary Dorothea Galt who married Dr. Alexander Dickie Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.A.l.e, p. 3].
Item 5: Williamsburg. James Greenhow to [Dr. Alexander Dickie Galt?], July 18, 1792
The recipient's father has gone to the Springs with Mr. Fox and is in improved health. When he returns he will begin his new project for smallpox innoculation at his farm and at Martin's Hundred. Dr. Tazewell was in town recently. Lary is good-natured but lazy. The town has been quite healthy. Dr. Barraud has the enterainment "the Grandees" "for want of exercise." "Philosopher Houston is well." Miss Camm married Mr. Whitaker. "Nobody dead of an[y] consequence." Autograph Letter Account.
Item 6: Account of Mr. Galt with John Wragg, No. 36, Throgmorton Street, for various clothes, August 4, 1792
Account.
Item 7: Receipt of John Wragg for money recieved from Mr. Galt, August 9, 1792
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 8: Receipted account of Mr. Galt with J. Willm. Richardson, August 20, 1792
Autograph Signed account.
Item 9: Manchester. Margaret Miller to Doctor Galt, Virginia Coffee House [London], August 20, 1792
Left London the 4th, so has been unable to meet such a good friend of her nephew. The writer, a sister, and Mr. Campbell live in Manchester, while her eldest sister, Mrs. Miller, lives at Phillimore House near Kensington. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Receipted account of Mr. Galt with C. Forster of London, for various books, August 20, 1792
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 11: Lucretia Craig to Dr. A. D. Galt, London, August 22, 1792
The recipient's father [Dr John Minson Galt] arrived safely at the Springs and, after a return bout of his old pains, is now enjoying good health. Miss Judy Brown of Richmond has visited them. His brother Billy [William Craig Galt], and George Greenhow escorted Miss Nancy Davenport to Richmond in Mr. Greenhow's phaeton for a five day visit, and ended up staying three weeks. John Houston has gone to Philadelphia in the hopes of getting into business. ALS [Note: Lucretia Craig (1760-    ) was a daughter of Alexander and Maria Maupin Craig, and a sister of Judith Craig Galt (Mrs. John M. Galt).]
Item 12: Ticket admitting Mr. Alexr. D. Galt to the Autumn Course of Mr. Cline's lectures on Anatomy and Surgery, Autumn 1792
Printed Document.
Item 13: Receipted account of Mr. Galt with Darton & Harvey, London, September 8, 1792
Signed account.
Item 14: Account of Mr. Galt with Jonathan Robson of London for boots, September 29, 1792
Account
Item 15: M[ary] Craig to Cr. Alexander Galt, London, October 1, 1792
Is glad to hear of his safe arrival in London. HIs father is well, as are the rest of his family, but the Negro Betty lost her little Peggy. Uncle Morpin [Maupin?] is living at the Raleigh. His father has returened and breakfasts on mild. Charles Galt is planning to sail for London, and will probably bring this letter. ALS. [Note: Charles Galt (1775-1798) was a son of James (1748-1800) and Mary Inglish Galt (1742-1778), and a first cousin of Dr. Alexander D. Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.4, p.6].
Item 16: Recipted account of Mr. Galt with Wm. Pass, October 25, 1792
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 17: Williamsburg. W[illiam] C. Galt, junior, to [Dr. Alexander D. Galt], October 29, 1792
Their father found relief at the Springs and now drinks plenty of porter. Betty's Peggy and Charles Tate, the blacksmith, have died, as well as German Baker, the lawyer, and Betsy Younghusband of Richmond, who had cramps in their stomachs. Attended the weddings of Cousin Betsy Galt to Mr. Swan, and Sally Valuntine to Jack Dixon in Richmond. Saw a whale yesterday near Mr. Hanken's opposite Mr. Fox's. ALS [Note: William Craig Galt (1777-1853) the brother of Alexander Dickie Glat, married Matilda Beall, and moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a practicing physician for some years. See Galt Genealogy, II.A.,p. 1. Elizabeth Ege (ca. 1750-    ) daughter of William (1725-    ) and [?] Servant, married Samuel Swan. See Galt Genealogy I. A. 2, p. 3.
Item 18: Norfolk. Leroy Anderson to [?], November 11, 1792
Describes a silver watch, chain, key, and seal, costing six guineas, to be paid for by Messrs. Dawes, Stephenson & Co., packed, and given to his brother Jack. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Norfolk. Leroy Anderson to Alex[ande]r [D. Galt], November 11, 1792
Chides him for not writing but realizes that he is busy and obligated to correspond with his relatives. Knows of no interesting news but wants some books, and also asks Galt to request Dr. Barraud's uncle to get Anderson a good watch. Aytograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Lucretia Craig to Alexander Galt, London, November 20, 1792
Writes since Jack Griffin is sailing for London. His father is well and in Hampton innoculating the inhabitants with smallpox. Innoculation has not yet begun at Martin's Hundred.
Folder 4: 1793
Item 1: Ticket admitting Alexr. D. Galt to Mr. Astley Cooper's lectures on Surgery, January 28, 1793
Printed Document.
Item 2: Williamsburg. Jo. Greenhow to Doctr. Alexander Galt, 7 Maze Pond, Southwark, London, February 10, 1793
Bemoans the boredom of his life, and compares it to a prison, relieved only by reading. Mr. John Randolph ["of Roanoke" (1773-1833)] and Mr. Robert Taylor, Junior, engaged in a duel. After three shots were fired, Mr. Tayor was wounded in the right buttock. Main topic of conversation has been the French Rebolution, with numerous balls being held throughout the United States. Mrs. Blair, Mrs. Hallam, John Saunders, and Samuel Crawley have died. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Receipt of J. Morrison for £10.0.0 recieved from A.D. Galt for 3 months board and lodging, February 20, 1793
Item 4: Account of Mr. Galt with Wm. Luton for a hat, February 23, 1793
Account
Item 5: Ticket admitting Mr. Alexr. D. Galt to the Spring Course of lecures on Anatomy and Surgery by Mr. Cline, Spring 1793
Printed Document.
Item 6: Account of [A.D. Galt] with Willm. Jagg [?] for making various clothes, April 9, 1793
Account.
Item 7: Lucretia Craig to Docr. Alexander Galt, London, May 12, 1793
Billy is sending him a catalgue of births, marriages, and deaths. Betsy Harwood died, and her brother, William, is in poor health. Mrs. Finie and her daughter, Nancy, died. Peggy Nicolson married her old admirer, L. Gibbons. His Cousin Charles [?] and Mr. Hannsley arrived safely. Dr. B[arraud] took W. Tazewell as an apprentice, but they could not agree and parted. Barraud now expects Mr. Gillcrist from Norfolk, who will board with Mrs. Pearson whose daughter just returned from Scotland. She wants her best respects to be presented to Dr [Peter?] Pelham of whom she often thinks "especially when I sing the old Songs he used to write for me." Since the death of Mrs. [Sarah?] Hallam, Pelham's sister, [Mrs.?] Blackgrove keeps school in Williamsburg. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Williamsburg. William C. Galt to Alexander D. Galt, May 19, 1793
Compiles a list of births, deaths, and marriages in the community. Deaths were Mrs. Spratley, 2 October 1792; Miss [Mrs.] Maria [Rind] Coalter, October 1792; Mrs. Blair, 2 November 1792; Mrs. [Sarah?] Hallam, the schol mistress, 27 November 1792; John Saunders, carpenter, 14 January 1793; Samuel Crawley, 29 January 1793; Miss Polly Harwood, the dumb child, 5 May 1793; Mrs. Finnie and her daughter Nancy a few days later; Miss Betsy Harwood, 7 May 1793; Mr. Huges at the Capitol Landing, 18 April 1793; Nicholas Dixon, 15 May 1793; Marriages were Mrs. Boadman and Mr. Walker of Charles City, 24 November 1792; Miss Betsy Lewis and John Town of Amelia, 24 December 1792; Miss Betsy Willis of Gloucester and Henry Hiort, attorney at law, 24 December 1792; Miss Judith Brown of Richmond and Joseph Shepherd, 24 December 1792; Miss Peggy Nicolson and Lal. Gibbons of York. Births were a boy to Miss Mary Griffin, 16 December 1792; a boy to Mrs. Hunt, 30 December 1792; a girl for Mrs. James Carter, nee Saunders; a girl to Mrs. Travis, 6 December 1792. There was a ball 30 January 1793 rejoicing the French Revolution and a celebration 22 February 1793 in honour oif Washington's birthday. Aunt Glat gave birth to a boy, named Alexander. ALS [Note: Alexander Galt (1793-1855) of Norfolk, was the son of James Galt (1748-1800) and his second wife, Mary W. Taylor. See Galt Genealogy I.E.II, p. 8).
Item 9: M[ary] Craig to Mr. Alexander Galt, London, May 28, 1793
Hopes that he has not been worried by the war. Mrs. Dunbar is living in Mr. Wythe's house, her eldest daughter was married to Charles Champe Carter who lived with Mrs. Campbell and who is buying the [Governor's] Palace. Mr. [Wilson Miles] Cary of Ceeleys has bought the John Carter House, and his daughter Mrs. Carey has gone to live in Mr. Blair's House by Mr. Hornsby's. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Williamsburg. Samuel Galt to Dr. A. D. Galt, London, May 29, 1793
Has been in Williamsburg since March and is finding life there lonely and boring. Fears that William Harwood will soon follow his sister to the grave. Believes the people in the area wish to remain neutral with promises of abundance of small grain. ALS [endorsed, received 30 July 1793]. [Note: Samuel Galt (1765?-1820) was the son of James Galt (1748-1800) and his first wife, Mary Inglish (1742-1778). See Galt Genealogy , E. 2. p. 5.
Item 11: Lucretia Craig to Dr. Alexander Galt, London, June 5, 1793
Planning to send letters by Charles Galt but Capt. Lymeburn leaving first so chance for an earlier letter. "Your old acquaintance," Robert (Bob) Taylor expelled form the College of William and Mary because of his duel with John (Jack) Randolph. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Williamsburg. James Greenhow to [Dr. A.D. Galt], June 22 1793
He is "surfeited with this place" and hopes Barraud will release him so he can go to Philadelphia to attend the lectures. Then he hopes to come to London or Edinburgh to continue his studies. Barraud and Tazewell have parted company and the latter has been replaced with Gillchrist. Parson Camm has been married for some time. Newspapers full of accounts of French Revolution and the war. On 18 June the "goal was burt by a prisoner who suffered in the flames also." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Promissory note from [?] to Graham Frank for £22.3.0, June 28, 1793
Document [torn].
Item 14: F. Barraud to Mr. [Alexander D.] Galt, Maze Pond, Southwark, [England], August 5, 1793
Received a letter from Norfolk with the news that all friends were well. Hopes Galt heard from his father by this ship. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Benj. B. Davies to A.D. Galt, No. 7, Maze Pond, Borough, August 7, 1793
Hopes to visit him before this, or would have written earlier. Understands they both behaved with propriety. Will call tomorrow.
Item 16: Envelope of a letter, addressed to Alexander Galt, No. 7, Maze Pond, Southwark, London, August 27, 1793
Document.
Item 17: Ticket admitting A.D. Galt to Mr. Cline's Autumn Course of lectures on Anatomy and Surgery, Autumn 1793
Printed Document.
Item 18: Ilford. D. Moore to A.D. Galt, No. 7, Maze Pond, Borough. It is much obliged by "our Beadles recollection of me." If he can be at Ilford any day except Sunday, the writes dines at 3:30 and would like to discuss with him the subject Galt wrote about. ALS, September 18, 1793
Item 19: Receipted account (28 May-19 October 1793) of Mr. Galt with Willm. Jagg for making and repairing clothes, October 19, 1793
Signed Account.
Item 20: Receipted account of Mr. "Goalt" with W. Mackie for hair dressing and ribbons, 1793
Signed Account.
Folder 5: 1794
Item 1: F Barraud to Mr. Galt, No. 7, Maze Pond, Southwark, February 8, 1794
Mentions a young man named Wright from Norfolk who plans to study medicine in England. Saw Mr. Maclean at the Virginia Coffee House, and encloses his address. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Calendar of events (March 1793-February 1794) in Williamsburg apparently sent to Alexander D. Galt in London, February 1794
Occasions of interest were the marriage of [Charles] Champ[e] Carter and Miss Farley, May 1793; death of Mrs. Andrews, 26 June 1793; death of David Jamison of York, 8 July 1793; marriage of [G?] Fox and Miss Nelly Lewis, both of Gloucester, 27 July 1793; death of Mrs. Bryan, the widow, September 1793; death of Richard Booker, 27 September 1793; marriage of John Connelly and Miss Sally Easter, October 1793; deaths of William Lewis, old Mrs. Steward, old Mrs. Nicolson, old Mrs. Fergusson, Mrs. Newton Connelly, October 1793; death of Mat Saunders, November 1793; death of little Hind Russell, 30 November 1793; death of Arthur Dickinson, December 1793; death of J. Gray and "the Spanish Captain," 19 January 1794; marriage of George Jackson and Miss Peirce, James City, February 1793; deaths of Humphry and Billy Harwood, February 1794; marriage of James Semple and Miss Sally Harwood, February 1794. A Memorandum.
Item 3: Philadelphia. William Galt to Mrs. E[lizabeth] Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], March 10, 1794
Apologizes for not writing his uncles Samuel and Jacob, but thought that his letters would be shared by all his friends and relatives. Fears he will not be able to get home for some time. ALS. [Note: William Galt (1772-1797) was the son of Gabriel Galt (1748-1822). His sister, Mary Dorothea Galt, married their cousin, Alexander D. Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I. A. a., p. 1].
Item 4: Philadelphia. William Lambert to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], March 11, 1794
Glad to learn that the effects of small pox have not been too serious. Appreciated her letter and hopes that she will continue her correspondence with him. Enjoyed her "harmless raillery." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Ticket admitting A.D. Galt to the Spring lectures on Anatomy and Surgery by Mr. Cline, Spring 1794
Printed Document.
Item 6: Philadelphia. William Lambert to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], April 10, 1794
He and William Galt have been ill but are now well. Regrets that he cannot come to Virginia this summer but has too much unfinished business to be able to leave. Hopes that she will continue her correspondence. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Receipt of J. Morison for £46.6.0 recieved from A.D. Galt for a year's board and lodging, May 10, 1794
Item 8: Philadelphia. William Lambert to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], May 11, 1794
Has seen a letter written by her to her son in which she mentions Lambert in terms of esteem. Most appreciative of her compliments and wishes that she would write to him also.
Item 9: Samuel Galt to Alexander [D. Galt], June 2, 1794
His father is well and just finished a visit with him on the Eastern Shore. Mrs. Gray is in good health and likely to marry old Mr. R. Nicolson. Their Cousin Sam [Dr. Samuel Galt (1763-1796)?] has taken to drink owing to business difficulties. The country is apprehensive of a war with Great Britain and the sea port towns have been taking defensive measures. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Philadelphia. William Galt to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], Richmond, June 22, 1794
His health is good and that he "sown all my wild Oats to reap the benefit of enjoying it for a length of time." Looks forward to seeing Mr. Gunn and Mr. Taylor. No particular news to relate. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Williamsburg. Samuel Galt to Alexander D. Galt, London, June 25, 1794
Expresses regret that he has not heard from him, but knows how busy he is. People are greatly disturbed by the "critical situation of American Commerce occasioned by the unprecedented depredation of British Agents and Subjects." Forty American ships were confiscated when the British captured Gaudaloup. Is concerned about the Americans who have fallen into slavery under the Barbary pirates. The British have also stirred up the Indians and fortified as their own territory. Gov. [John Graves] Simcoe of Canada has fortified the rapids at the foot of the Miami River. Majority of Representatives have been crying for vengenance against British intrique. The President has sent John Jay to try to work out negotiations between the two countries. Country quite prosperous except for interference of the British. Manufacturing of woolens and cotten cloths increased and nothing seen but home spun. Local distilleries and breweries rapidly increasing and pushing out foreign competition due to the cheapness of their goods. Majority of the Americans want to cut out the British and "the cause of the French is the cause of America." Some people have been tarred and feathered for their British sympathies. Macaulay and Charlton of York, agents of British merchants, have had to be quiet or run the risk of abuse and molestation. The recipient's brother [Wm.C.Galt] is beginning to study "physic" under their father and natural and moral philosophy at William and Mary. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Lucretia Craig to Alexander D. Galt, 7 Maze Pond, London, July 6, 1794
The health of the family is good with the exception of his grandmother who has sprained her arm. His brother Billy will not write because Alex has not answered any of his letters. His old friend Mr. Gray died. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Philadelphia. William Galt to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], Richmond, September 4, 1794
His friend, William Lambert, is departing for Richmond and will bring this letter. Will miss Lambert as he has cultivated few friends and another close friend, Charles Carter, son of Col. Carter, is going with Lambert as far as Fredericksburg. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: W[illiam] C. Galt to [Alexander D. Galt], September 27, 1794
Expresses regret that his brother has not seen fit to write to him. Their father does not know when Dr. Tazewell will sail. Dr. Greenhow is probably in London by now. Cousin Samuel Galt from the Eastern Shore has been visiting with Uncle Galt. Cousin Samuel Galt of Williamsburg has gone as secretary for Gov. Lee against the insurgents at Fort Pitt. There is a great deal of discontent that could lead to a civil war especially in the back country of Pennsylvania. Men have been drafted into the service and a Volunteer Company has been formed in Williamsburg. He desires advice as to whether he should join or not. An insurrection in Surry County has been quelled. Torys in abundance. "I fear we shall be obliged to erect a guillotine before the expiration of a few years as they [the Torys] are growing more overbearing every day with erecting their Liberty Poles as they call them & bidding defiance to the Laws of the Land & of Humanity." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Account (24 March-27 September 1794) of Mr. Galt with S. Winter for various clothes, September 27, 1794
Account.
Item 16: Receipted account (12 July-27 September 1794) of "Mr. Goff" with Willm. Jagg for repairing various clothes, September 27, 1794
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 17: Receipt of S. Winter for £11.0.6 received from Mr. Galt, October 4, 1794
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 18: Advertisement of T. Pole's lectures on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery, with a summary of the contents, and the costs involved, December 17, 1794
Printed Document [3 copies].
Item 19: Card admitting Mr. Alexr. D. Gault to Mr. Babinton's Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Chemistry, at Guy's Hospital, ca. 1792-1794
Document.
Item 20: Card admitting Mr. Alex. D. Gault to William Saunders M.D.'s Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Medicine, at Guy's Hospital, ca. 1792-1794
Document.
Item 21: Card admitting Mr. Alex. D. Gault to Clinical Lectures at Guy's Hospital by William Saunders, M.D., James Hervey, M.D., and John Relph, M.D., ca. 1792-1794
Document.
Folder 6: 1795-1798
Item 1: John M. Galt and William T. Galt to Jane Hunt, administrix of Charles Hunt, deceased, February 24, 1795
Bond for debt of £12.12.2 owed Hunt. If £6.6.5 is paid by 17 February obligation is void. Witness: Aug[ustine] M. Smith. On reverse is assignation of bond to William Shermer by Jane Hunt. Printed Document Signed.
Item 2: Account of Alexander D. Galt with John Smith. No. 2 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, Surry, for board and lodging, July 27, 1795
Account.
Item 3: Salisbury Square. Mr. Baker to Mr. Galt, September 13, 1795
At Mr. Pears, No. 163 Borough high street. Mr. Baker will see Mr. Galt the next morning before 10. Mr. Barraud asked that Mr. Galt be told that Mr. Pollard and Mr. Gilchrist from Birginia are at the London Coffee House. Letter.
Item 4: Gloucester. [Mr.] Taliaferro to Dr. [John Minson?] Galt, September 28, 1795
Has more practice than he can handle and tries to avoid cases of midwifery. Needs a saddle. Will call on Dr. Galt if he needs advice. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: "Memorandums taken from M. Pearsons Memorandum by Geo. Jackson Sergt. of Wmsbg. & admr. of Pearsons Estate" relative to the settlement of the estate and the raising of Edmund, October 17, 1795
Document.
Item 6: Cash received (30 July 1792-October 1795) from various people, October 1795
Document.
Item 7: Philadelphia. William Galt to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], Richmond, February 21, 1796
Cannot imagine why Mrs. Richards said what she did. Has been unwell, but now recovered. Requests that [William] Lambert attend to some business for him. Alexander Galt is in Philadelphia but leaves Tuesday. Mrs. Wood leaves the same day on Capt. McNarin's ship. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Receipted account of Alexander D. Galt with Leroy Anderson for linen, a comb, soap, and other goods, May 3, 1796
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 9: New York, M.F. to William Galt, Philadelphia, August 30, 1796
Arrived in New York by ship after not succombing to sea sickness as many of the other passengers did. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Account (1789-1796) of taxes owed by Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], 1796
Included are city tax, revenue tax, and ordinary licence. On reverse is statement of payments on the £42.1.0 due. Autograph Account.
Item 11: Receipt for Alexander D. Galt's payment of his account with Mingo Jones, April 14, 1797
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 12: Richmond. Receipt for year's subscription to the Virginia Argus, paid for Alexander D. Galt by Samuel Galt to Samuel Pleasants, Jr., April 18, 1797
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 13: Richmond. Warner Lewis to Dr. Alexander Galt, Williamsburg, April 28, 1797
Is pleased that Galt accepted his plan. Will send the letters shortly. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Lexington.  Ben[jamin] Harris to Adam Craig, Richmond, July 16, 1797
Col. Anderson says that only 600 acres of Dr. Galt's land on the Siota on the northwest side of the Ohio River have been surveyed, and he does not know their quality. Massie will finish the surveys this summer, and will claim one third of the land for locating it. None of the fees, which will amount to about $60, have been paid. Autograph Letter Signed [copy].
Item 15: Richmond. Adam Craig to Dr. [Galt], September 2, 1797
Has received the three patents, but cannot proceed until he knows in whose name the patents were issued. Encloses a copy of a letter from Harris [apparently 16 July 1797 letter above]. Feels Galt has been treated badly by the parties involved. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Account (23 December 1784- 5 October 1797) of Joseph Wade with Galt & Barraud, October 5, 1797
Account.
Item 17: Philadelphia. William Lambert to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], October 8, 1797
Offers his sympathy on the loss of her son and mourns the frustration of their plans. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: This letter apparently refers to the death of William Galt (1772-1797)].
Item 18: Agreement between Alexander D. Galt and Robert Greenhow regarding rent, October 13, 1797
Whereby Galt will rent rooms by the year in the house formerly the property of Robert Nicholson. If Galt lets Charles Greenhow rent one of his rooms, he will pay half the rent. Autograph Document Signed [fragmentary].
Item 19: Account (1 December 1796-30 December 1797) of Dr. Alexander Galt with George Lang for miscellaneous purchases, mostly clothing, totaling £18.1.0, December 30, 1797
Autograph Account.
Item 20: Statement by Pleasant Southall that he relinquishes any claim against Mrs. Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], February 6, 1798
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 21: Indenture between Dr. John Minson Galt and Dr. Alexander Galt, April 16, 1798
Indenture whereby J. M. Galt makes a deed of gift of his shop on lot 56 on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg (purchased from Dr. William Pasteur who had purchased it from Henry Wetherburn) to his son. AS Indenture [Endorsed and recorded by Robert H. Waller, clerk, 16 April 1798].
Item 22: Leesgoodwill. H[amilton] U[sher] St. George to Dr. Alexander Galt, Williamsburg, July 28, 1798
Requests some medicine to stop Nancy's "violent puking." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Richmond. Certificate of Samuel Galt's membership in the Richmond-Randolph Lodge of the Masonic Order, October 4, 1798
Autograph Document.
Folder 7: 1799-1800
Item 1: George Lang to Alexander D. Galt, March 7, 1799
Requests Galt to pay John Coke £12.19.3 1/2 owed Lang by Galt on his account. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Bill of Sale whereby Augustus Olivier, Gloucester County, sells Alexander Galt one bay horse for £41, March 30, 1799
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 3: Richmond. Statement by John Reveley, November 1, 1799
As a private individual, and not as a member of Reveley and Balandine, he lent money to Gabriel Galt, now deceased. He obtained a judgement against Galt in his lifetime and wishes to be paid and does not feel obligated for any debts that John Balandine may have contracted with Archer and Galt. The debt is owed to him and can not be cancelled out by any devt owed Archer and Galt by John Ballandine. Statement received by William Duval. Copy [approved by P. Tinsley].
Item 4: Account (17 January-31 December 1799) for goods purchased by Dr. Alexander Galt from Robert Greenhow amounting to £47.7.11, December 31, 1799
Autograph Account.
Item 5: Record of accounts of Samuel Mosby with Mrs. Elizabeth Galt, 1799
Autograph Account.
Item 6: Tax accounts of Mrs. Elizabeth Galt. Balance due of £149.21, 1799
Autograph Account.
Item 7: S[arah] T[rebell] G[alt] to Miss. M (Polly) Farquharson, Surry, February 26, 1800
Hopes she will come for a visit. She has been working in the garden, especially with the old walks in the pasture, but will not be able to enjoy them long for Mr. Cashe plans to cultivate the pasture. Grieved that the blackberry bushes will be cut. Has planted two of the wild roses in the garden, and some sweetbrier over the rock spring. Her grandmother continues to be ill, but they hope the warm weather will help her recover. Polly Galt leaves for Norfolk and then plans to visit the recipient. Cousin Johnny is doing well, but has not yet moved his shop across the creek. Mr. Floyd is to marry Miss Fountain, but they are not pleased with the idea. Sends some pickled oysters and oranges. ALS [Note: Sarah Trebell Galt (1782-1844) was a daughter of John and Judith Craig Galt. She married Judge William Browne (1787-1855) and moved to Louisville, Kentucky. See Galt Genealogy, II. C, pl 14.].
Item 8: Receipted account (28 November 1799-10 March 1800) of Alexander D. Galt with Matthew Anderson for paper, books, and cloth, March 10, 1800
Autograph Account.
Item 9: Receipted account of Alexander D. Galt with William Archer for bacon, March 25, 1800
Autograph Account.
Item 10: Receipted account for 100 cents owed by Alexander D. Galt for postage for Pleasant's Paper [The Argus?], March 31, 1800
Autograph Account.
Item 11: W. Taliaferro to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 26, 1800
Distressed to hear that Dr. Galt has been too ill to practice, and invites him to come recuperate with them. Asks to be remembered to the ladies of Galt's family. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Henrico County Court. Judgement for Thomas Henry Prosser, executor of Thomas Prosser, deceased, assignee of Hogg and Rowland, against David Lambert, surviving administrator of Gabriel Galt, deceased for £38.12.4 and costs, May 1800
Obligation to be discharged if plaintiff is paid £15.5.6. Extract signed by J.B. Whitlock, clerk. Extract signed.
Item 13: Richmond. John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg, May 26, 1800
She should have part of the garden prepared for winter cabbage. Warns her to keep the boys from the lane that leads to the well for it has not been covered. They all miss the crabs. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Account (29 September 1796-July 1800) of Dr. John M. Galt with the estate of Col. James Southall, July 1, 1800
Autograph Account.
Item 15: Account (8 May-14 July 1800) of Alexander D. Galt with M[ary] Charlton for wines and spirits, July 14, 1800
Account
Item 16: Richmond. E[lizabeth] Williamson to Miss Mary Farquharson, Williamsburg, July 22, 1800
Chides her friend for not writing. She and Mr. Williamson are happy and want to hear from her. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Elizabeth Galt (1779-1807), the daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth (Ege) Galt of Richmond and sister of Mary Dorothea Galt who married Dr. Alexander D. Galt, married Thomas Williamson (1777-1846) and was the mother of Capt. Gabriel Galt Williamson and Dr. John Galt Williamson. See Galt Genealogy, I. A. 1. c, p.1].
Item 17: Receipted account (16 May 1796-14 November 1798) of Alexander D. Galt with Leroy Anderson for wine, linen, a horse whip, stockings, and a pitcher, November 15, 1800
Autograph Account
Item 18: Richmond. Receipt for $10 paid by Alexander D. Galt to Samuel Pleasants, Jr., December 11, 1800
For subscription (7 April 1798-7 October 1800) to his newspaper. Autograph Document Signed.
Folder 8: 1801-1802
Item 1: Receipt for Dr. Alexander D. Galt's payment to James Davis for one year's postage for [Samuel] Pleasant's paper, January 1, 1801
Autograph Document.
Item 2: Receipted account (11 September 1800-9 January 1801) of Mr. Att[orne]y Galt totaling 42s, January 9, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 3: Account of Alexander D. Galt with F[rancis] Teterel, January 10, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 4: Bond between Jeremiah Barton and Alexander D. Galt, and Armistead Burwell of Dinwiddie for £28.7.0 to be paid to Burwell, January 13, 1801
Witnesses: W. Whitaker and John Power. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 5: Receipted account of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with Bell and Shepherd, January 13, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 6: Account (October 1799-January 1801) of Alexander D. Galt with Louis Ragland for toddies and grog totalling £12.9.0, January 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 7: Account (6 September-18 February 1801) of Alexander D. Galt with Peter Rob[ert] Deneufville, February 18,1801
Autograph Account [Note: Peter Robert DBeneufville (    -1809) was the son of Robert and Marie Jeanne Code de Neuville. He came to Virginia about 1780 with his brother, Jean Augustine Deneufville (1763-1838). He married Miss Julia Travis and died without issue].
Item 8: Receipted account of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with Matthew Anderson for "sundries furnished crump for pantaloons," costing £2.1.7 1/2, February 19, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 9: Receipt for taxes on two house and one negro, amounting to four dollars paid by Mrs. Elizabeth Galt, through her son-in-law Thomas Williamson, to Robert Preddy, collector, March 19, 1801
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 10: Account (28 July 1800-21 March 1801) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with M[ary] Charlton for various wines, spirits, tea, and foods, March 21, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 11: Account (1797-1801) of Gabriel Galt's estate with Samuel Mosby, March 1801
Account.
Item 12: Williamsburg. Receipt for payment of £5.1.0 by Dr. Alexander D. Galt to Leroy Anderson, July 17, 1801
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 13: Receipted account (14 August-20 October 1801) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with M[ary] Charlton for crackers, tea, sugar, and wine, October 20, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 14: Memorandum on settlement of Galt & Barraud's account, October 29, 1801
Document.
Item 15: Receipted account (2 August-29 December 1801) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with Peter Robert Deneufville for various foodstuffs and other goods, December 29, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 16: Account (16 January- 4 December 1801) of Alexander D. Galt with Robert Greenhow for various clothes, December 31, 1801
Autograph Account.
Item 17: Account (1797-1801) of Gabriel Galt's estate with the collector of the Rev[enue] and City Tax, 1801
Account.
Item 18: Receipt for £10.0.0 paid Robert Greenhow by Dr. Alexander D. Galt, January 23, 1802
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 19: Receipt for £9.15.3 paid Robert Greenhow by Dr. Alexander D. Galt, January 25, 1802
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 20: Receipted account (7 January-17 April 1802) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with Peter Robert Deneufville for groceries and other articles, April 17, 1802
Autograph Account.
Item 21: Account (March 1800-1802) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with L. Giblam [?], April 28, 1802
Autograph Account.
Item 22: Account (22 September-7 October 1802) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with M[ary] Charlton for spirits and other goods, October 7, 1802
Autograph Account.
Folder 9: 1803-July 1806
Item 1: Louisville. Wm. [C. Galt] to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, January 15, 1803
Receives letters from Virginia and Maryland only infrequently, but each makes them anxious to return to Virginia. Hopes to visit Virginia in about a year. Dick's recent letter is very enthusiastic about the study of law. Discusses a debt to Graves that he would like to pay before Graves leaves in an Indiaman. Imagines Carey and Graves will dissolve their partnership. Hopes to decide about establishing a shop and building a house before spring. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Receipted account (1797-1799) of Gabriel Galt's estate with the collector of the Rev[enue] and City Tax, April 25, 1803
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 3: "Jemmy of the Gen for Miss[es] Judith & Sarah Galt", May 22, 1803
A poem. Autograph Document [Note: Judith and Sarah Galt were daughters of John and Judith Craig Galt. Judith (    -1828) died unmarried. See Galt Genealogy, II.F,.p. 16].
Item 4: Deed of gift of six slaves belonging to Maria Dorothea Ege to her daughter, Elizabeth Galt, July 9, 1803
Witness: John Courtney, Junior, Thomas Charlton, and Thomas Underwood. Document Signed [Note: Maria Dorothea Scheerer Ege (1724-1803) married Jacob Ege (ca. 1713-    ), of Richmond. Her daughter was Mrs. Gabriel Galt, mother of Maria Dorothea Galt who married Alexander D. Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.A.1.,pp.1-3, and Ege Genealogy, II.,p.1 and II. B., p. 14].
Item 5: Spring Station, Kentucky. M.B.M. to Sally T. Galt, Williamsburg, July 30, 1803
Understands Jane Russell is engaged to Mr. Porteau, but Dr. Coddie does not think so for Mr. Moody was also courting her. Hopes E.F. never repents her engagement to R. H. L. The writer recently moved to Spring Station where there are "at least eight or ten genteel families." James Breckinridge is moving to Richmond. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Williamsburg. J.P. G[alt] to Polly [Farquharson?], August 4, 1803
Williamsburg is dull, for all the students except Mr. Nelson, Murder [?], and Mason have left. Roger was the last to leave. Samuel Archer was expelled for making a talk in the Church 4 July without the consent of the Bishop and the other professors. Polly Taliaferro spent the day with them. Asks to be remembered to her aunt, cousin Betsy Mr. Williamson, and cousin John. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Richmond. Thomas Williamson to Miss Mary Farquharson, Williamsburg, September 23, 1803
His infant son, Frederic, died from "the hooping cough." Old Mrs. Ege is near death. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Frederic was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Galt Williamson. Old Mrs. Ege was Maria Dorothea Sheerer Ege (1724-1803), who died two days after this letter was written].
Item 8: Richmond. Elizabeth Galt Williamson to Miss Polly Farquharson, December 8, 1803
Discusses the loss of her son Frederic. Wishes Polly happiness with a serious beau, but advises her that love should be present in a marriage. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Account (3 January- 10 December 1803) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with Robert Greenhow for various goods, mostly cloth, December 10, 1803
Autograph Account.
Item 10: Spring Station [Kentucky]. M.B.M to Miss Sally Galt, Williamsburg, January 6, 1804
Jokingly rebuffs Sally's enquiries as to whether the writer is engaged and invited her to come to Kentucky with her brother Richard for a visit. Understands Mrs. [John Hartwell?] Cocke is expecting a baby, and she knows the doctor [Philip Barraud] will be pleased to be a grandfather. Jane Russell may be married by now. Glad to hear that Martha Terrell has arrived safely in Williamsburg from Kentucky. Sorry to hear that the Bishop has prohibited the students from having balls. She still enjoys balls but finds the ones in Kentucky "very disagreeable." Hutchings Travis now in Louisville. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Receipted account (10 July 1803-14 March 1804) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with M[ary] Charlton for crackers, wines, and spirits, March 14, 1804
Autograph Account.
Item 12: Richmond. Thom[as] Williamson to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, April 27, 1804
Has deposited Dr. Galt's aunt's $500 with the Treasurer. He may need a power to attorney to vote for directors of the Bank of Virginia. Hopes Dr. Galt can come for a visit for the races start next week. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Power of Attorney whereby Mary Craig of Williamsburg appoints Thomas Williamson of Richmond, June 9, 1804
Craig appoints Williamson as her attorney to purchase five shares of stock for her in the Bank of Virginia for $500. Also gives Williamson the right to vote by proxy for the directors of the Bank. Copy.
Item 14: Richmond. Agreement signed by Benjamin Stetson, September 24, 1804
Wherby Stetson recieves a bond from Robert Craig through Thomas Williamson for £700.15.0 and after deducting the debt of £400 with 5% interest will pay the remainder to Thomas Williamson. Witness George Webb. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 15: Williamsburg. Mary Farquharson to Miss Mary Galt, Norfolk, September 1, 1805
The loss of some of Sally Galt's teeth has improved her looks and curtailed her spitting when she talks. Judy is engaged to Mordicai Cook, as is Betsey Diggs to Billy Brown. Susan Armistead has been visiting with their aunt Travis and is in better health, both mentally and physically. Mrs. C. Tazewell is ill with the ague and fever. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Lottery slip, authorized by the Virginia Assembly, for the benefit of William and Mary University, 1805
Signed by Ro[bert] Saunders, and endorsed for A.D. Galt. Note on the back that if drawn before 8 July 1805 another ticket will be given. Printed Document Signed.
Item 17: Receipted account of Gabriel Galt's estate with the Sheriff of Henrico, January 24, 1806
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 18: Receipted account of John E. Galt with Samuel Lancaster, January 24, 1806
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 19: Bond between John M. Galt and Alexander D. Galt, and Peter Robert Deneufville, administrator of James Semple, deceased, April 29, 1806
Bond wherby the Galts' debt of £62 will be void if they pay £31. by 29 April 1807. Witness: William C. Galt. Document Signed.
Item 20: Memorandum by David Lambert recommending that Mr. Croughton's offer to take Mr. Craig's obligation for £160 in lieu of the debt of over £200 be accepted, July 19, 1806
Witness: John Galt. Autograph Document Signed.
Folder 10: September 1806-1807
Item 1: Receipted account (1797) of Charles Croughton with J. Reveleys, September 19, 1806
Paid by John Galt, and signed by William Duval. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 2: Wm. Duvall for C. Croughton
Memorandum that John Galt has paid or assigned certain debts due to C. Croughton and John Reveley. On reverse is copy, from Henrico County Court records, 11 November 1797, of agreement for payment of debt between John Reveley and Reuben Coutte.
Item 3: Note of John E. Galt to William Duval for £23, September, 1806
Money payable "at the cash prices in such articles as he may want at Capt. Richardson shop in the City of Richmond." Teste: R. Henley. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 4: Receipted account of J. Galt with P. Moncure, October 17, 1806
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 5: Receipt of Jas. Whalan for taxes received from Gabriel Galt's estate, October 21, 1806
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 6: Williamsburg. S[arah] T[rebell] G[alt] to Miss Mary Galt, Norfolk, October 31, 1806
Urges her to come for a visit. There has been racing all week with Dr. Tazewell winning the purse the first day, Dr. Dixon the second day and Mr. Moseley yesterday. There is a mule race today with a ball at night at Mr. Moss's. Last Sunday she went with others to visit Capt. Bright and enjoyed oysters, fruit and drams. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Account (18 May 1800-30 November 1806) of Mrs. Anne Miller with Galt and Sons for various medicines, pills and treatments amounting to £10.12.9, November 30, 1806
Autograph Account.
Item 8: Account of John Galt with H. Marks for 2 bandana handkerchiefs, 1 pair of gloves and 1 blanket amounting to £1.4.9, 1806
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 9: Tax slip for one dolar due on one tithe by John Galt to the City of Richmond, 1806
Payment received by William B. Price 20 October 1807. Autograph Document.
Item 10: Tax slip for $4.16 owed on lots 60 and 74 in Richmond owed by Thomas Williamson to the City of Richmond, 1806
Autograph Signed Document.
Item 11: Tax slip for $9.16 owed on lots 30, 43, and 44 in Richmond by the estate of Gabriel Galt to the City of Richmond. Payment received in 1807 by William B. Price. AD [endorsed], 1806
Item 12: Receipt of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with Robert Anderson for plank and cypress shingles, totalling $4.50. A Account, March 6, 1807
Item 13: Williamsburg. S[arah] T[rebell] G[alt] to Miss Mary Galt, Norfolk, March 24, 1807
Relates miscellaneous bits of news, mainly that various friends and relatives of Mary's send their best wishes. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: P[hillip] Barraud to William Coleman, Williamsburg, July 29, 1807
Requests that Coleman purchase for him from the Prentis' estate, either the picture of a beautiful female that hung over the dining room mantle or one of the busts that were either in his chamber or in the dining room. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Petersburg. William Moore & Co. to Messrs. Galt and Son, August 5, 1807
Enclosed the bonds of B. Yates to be given to Mr. Semple. They had also requested that they see the Sergeant about Mr. Yates's house rent. Nothing has been heard from them so will they please write and notify them as to what action has been taken. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Receipt of payment made by William Galt to Lucy L[udwell] Paradise for butter, September 15, 1807
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 17: Louisville. William C. Galt to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, September 18, 1807
This letter is being conveyed by John and George Croghan, sons of Major William Croghan, a good friend of his. They have suffered acute flooding of the Ohio. His family has moved but this was a bad idea as they have come down with whooping cough. Dickie [Maupin] left for Baltimore. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Baltimore. Richard A. Maupin to Dr. [Alexander D. Galt], September 29, 1807
Suffered from a violent cough on the trip, and he had to be bled in Hagerston. His business is going well and his credit is hight, but he badly needs a partner since, at present, he must make the journey to Baltimore twice a year. Their friends have been well in Louisville which has been healthy this summer, but the influenza is pushing into other areas of the west. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Philadelphia. David [W?] Shields to Dr. Galt, Williamsburg, care of William Shields, October 10, 1807
His brother Hamilton had asked him to find out the numbers of certain tickets held by Dr. Galt for the Rustletown [?] and Smithfield lottery, but that he has not been able to comply with the request due to illness. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: [Hampton]. J[ohn] M. Galt to Alexander D. Galt, November 10, 1807
He is delayed in getting home for Mrs. P's disease has suffered a "Translation of Matter from the Lung s to the Brain" and, when he attempted to leave her she suffered a cholera attack. He has used little medicine out of his stock for someone had a house chest. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: Account (15 September-19 November 1807) of John E. Galt with Losolomon [?] Jacobs for various kinds of cloth amounting to $26.71, November 19, 1807
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 22: Williamsburg. J[udith?] P. Galt to Miss Mary Farquharson, at John Galts, Gosport, December 16, 1807
Discusses various illnesses in the family. There is to be a party at James Town next Tuesday. Elizabeth Waller was married last Saturday in a small private wedding. Betsey Carpenter "has grown very large." There was to be a duel last night between two students and brother A[lexander?] was to be along, but it was settled on the field. Autograh Letter Signed.
Item 23: Tax slip for $4.38 owed on lots 60 and 74 and on real property by Thomas Williamson to the City of Richmond, 1807
Payment received by William Price 11 October. Autograph Document.
Item 24: Tax slip for $1.90 on lot owned by John Wedwell owed by Elizabeth Galt to the Sheriff of Henrico, 1807
Payment received 21 September 1808 by H. Henley from John Wedwell. Autograph Document.
Item 25: Tax slip for $3.54 owed by John Galt for Nathaniel White's lot, 1807
Payment received 10 October 1807 from Nathaniel White by H. Henley. Autograph Document.
Item 26: Tax slip for $9.50 on lot 39 and on real property owed by John Galt to the City of Richmond, 1807
Payment received 30 August by William B. Price for John F. Price. AutographDocument Signed.
Item 27: Account (March 1796-1807) of various payments to Ro[bert] Saunders, 1807
Document.
Folder 11: 1808-1809
Item 1: Bond between John M. Galt and A.D. Galt and John Bracken, administrator of Phil[ip] Moody, deceased, for £45, January 8, 1808
If the Galts should pay £22.10.0 by 8 January 1809, the obligation will be void. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 2: Williamsburg. [?] to [Miss] Mary [Farquharson?], January 17, 1808
They had a dull Christmas and she did not have a chance to get tipsy once. Hears that Portsmouth has been quite gay since G. Blow brought his wife down and Miss Tyler is greatly admired. She has been on a trip to Surry with Mrs. Cabell and rode in Mr. St. Claire's gun boat. Has been told that Miss Owinson's "Novice of St. Dominick" is a beautiful novel. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Agreement between [Gilly Gill?] and J.M. Galt and Henley Taylor, executor of John Browne, deceased, January 20, 1808
Whereby they hire for £5.10.6 a girl, Polley, until 25 December 1808, agreeing to return her with sufficient clothing. Witnesses: John Moody and Mildred Allen. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 4: Agreement between Christopher Robinson and Mary Andrews., February 18, 1808
Wwhereby Robinson hires for $40 a mulatto man, Daniel, until 31 December 1808, agreeing to funish him with necessary clothing and provisions. Witness: William Jackson; also signed by J. M. Galt. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 5: Receipt for account (1 August- 3 December 1808) paid by J[ohn] E. Galt on account owed by T[homas] Williamson for hardware and other goods amounting to $30.20, December 3, 1808
Autograph Document.
Item 6: Rawleigh. William Leigh to Dr. Galt, 1808
He was sorry to miss meeting Dr. Galt in Williamsburg. He has removed John from his former teacher and wishes to  put him under Mr. Brackin where he can learn Latin grammar. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Extracts from a newspaper, the majority of which pertain to the death of Dr. John M. Galt, 1808
Document.
Item 8: Brandon, near Urbanna. Charles Croughton to John E. Galt, Richmond, January 24, 1809
Discusses the bond Robert Craig has with Thomas Williamson and obligation Galt has with Croughton. Expects Galt to honour it. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Elizabeth Galt to William Trebell Galt, Williamsburg, April 30, 1809
Consoles with him on his recent loss. She and Polly want to come to Williamsburg to live, but do not want to live too near the Lunatic Hospital because the cries of the mad people will increase their melancholy. Polly F[arquharson] is better. Hopes Galt can help them find a small house. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: William Trebell Galt (1796-1826), son of James and Mary Inglish Galt, was Mayor of Williamsburg and Manager of the Lunatic Hospital from 1800 until 1826. The loss mentioned was probably of his first wife, for his second wife had their first child in 1811. See Galt Genealogy, I. E. 1., p. 5).
Item 10: Smithfield. Richard M. Byrd to Dr. A. D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 28, 1809
Mr. Prentis of Suffolk has notified him to give Galt the date and amount of a bond between him and his father to John Goodrich, executor of Solomon Wilson. The bond was dated 20 April 1806 and was $840. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Warwic[k]. [J?] Jones to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 28, 1809
Asks Galt's advice about an ingrown toe-nail on his wife's foot. Is worried about the money he owes Galt and wonders whether Galt will be interested in purchasing pork from him this winter. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Norfolk. Thomas Williamson to Polly [Miss Mary Farquharson?], July 19, 1809
Writes that they have settled at the Cottage and are adjusting to meals of chickens and bacon. Misses seeing her and her family and hopes she can come for a visit. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Williamsburg. E[mma] Claiborne to the Young Ladies of Williamsburg, September 18, 1809
Having heard such lavish praises of the fair young ladies of Williamsburg, she came to town to judge for herself. Found that their looks lived up to their reputations. However, she found the young ladies quick to ridicule and laugh at the bashful. Such conduct is in very poor taste and should be corrected. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Receipted account of Col. David Lamber with David Holloway for putty, window washes and glass to be used on the Old City Tavern, the property of the estate of Gabriel Galt, amounting to £3.19.9 1/2, November 1809
Autograph Account [endorsed].
Item 15: Tax slip for $11.53 on one tithe and lot 30 owed by John E. Galt to the City of Richmond, 1809
Payment received by Mr. John Litchfield by W.D. Wren. Autograph Document [endorsed].
Item 16: Fragment discussing someone's illness, 1809
Letter.
Folder 12: 1810- June 1811
Item 1: Petersburg. William Moore to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, January 21, 1810
Hopes Galt will be able to conclude the business of Mr. Hunt on time. Reminds him that part of the garden belongs to the town under a ground rent, but the exact amount can be determined when the Hunt property is surveyed. Galt's account balance is $175. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Norfolk. P[hilip] Barraud to Dr. [A.D.] Galt, Williamsburg, January 21, 1810
He recently recieved, from a man in Norfolk, a bill from John Goodwin, druggist of New York, relating that a balance was due of £17.19.5. He thought he had already settled the account and wonders if the bill could be due to the late Galt partnership. Asks for any information that Dr. Galt can give him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: John E. Galt to Mary. Mr Warburton, March 6, 1810
Recently told Warburton that all is well in Williamsburg. Still enjoys taking his rambling walks in the hills. Autograph Letter Signed [fragment].
Item 4: E[lizabeth Ege] Galt to Mary Galt, Norfolk, March 24, [1810?]
Comments on the social actibities of various relatives and sends messages to various relatives and friends. Fliminy [?] Price visited when he brought Bob Colier to the "Mad House." Just learned of death of Polly Farquharson, who is to be buried at James Town. "Billy Galt is going to bring all the family over to the Mad House to stay untill Nancy Lynes inn or Jack returns." Autograph Letter Signed [torn] [Note: This letter seems to have been written over several days. The recipient may be Mary Dorothea Galt, a daughter of Elizabeth Ege Galt, and later wife of Dr. Alexander D. Galt.]
Item 5: Receipted tax slip for $5.85 owed by John E. Galt to George Watt on lots 60 and 74 for 1809, March 27, 1810
Autograph Document.
Item 6: John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, care of T[homas] Williamson, Norfolk, April 16, 1810
Has plenty of sugar candy but no way to send any now. Hopes that Maria and John will come to an understanding as he will make a good husband. The Misses Myers are still as talkative as ever and have invited him for tea. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Richmond. Receipt for £9.16.0 received in full for Mrs. McCoulls or himself, July 16, 1810
Autograph Document Signed [endorsed].
Item 8: John E. Galt to "Dear Mother" [addressed to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg], July 31, 1810
He will be economical. Please let him know what she needs sent to her. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg, August 7, 1810
Will send the articles she has requested. If she should want to write to him confidentially, she should do so on some other day than Saturday for the family sees her letters then. Is sorry to hear of Col. Travis' illlness. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Williamsburg. [?] to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Hampton, August 22, 1810
[This letter is too stained to be legible. The salutation indicates it is from a sibling of A.D. Galt's.] Autograph Letter.
Item 11: Williamsburg. William Brown to Dr. A.D. Galt, Hampton, August 23, 2010
He will have to take action if the money owed to him is not paid. Autograph Letter Signed [faded].
Item 12: John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg, September 11, 1810
Regrets that he does not have any hog fish to fry and send down to her. The players presented The Road to Ruin last night but he did not attend because he had already journeyed part of that road himself. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Williamsburg. J[udith] P. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Exchange Coffee House, Boston, October 22, 1810
She and the whole town are delighted to hear that his health has improved. There has been fever in Norfolk and Hampton. "Our Negroes" have been sick and she is tired "of mixing and giving physick." Jane Farquharson has been visiting them and had an attack of St. An[thony's] Fire. Mr. Bracken intends to give up his place at the College. Mr. Houston died with great fortitude, joking to the end. Betsey Wilkinson and Mr. Hannon were married in a small wedding because Mrs. Taliaferro was ill. Mr. Moir has sold his house and plans to move into town and live with his daughter. Mr. Turner who lives just above Mr. Coleman bought the Moir's house for $1100. Mr. Goodall has bought the Prentis place for $800. Mr. Sheilds has his bricks. Mr. Cole cannot decide where to build but talks of building between Mrs. Peaches and Dr. Tazewell. He has decided not to pull Mrs. Wilses house down. Mrs. Bright's youngest child died quite suddenly. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Account (March-November 1810) of Messrs, November 1810
Galt and Barraud with the Clerk of James City County. Signed by James Sheild, junior. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 15: Richmond. William Nekervis to John E. Galt, Petersburg, December 11, 1810
Notifies him to pay John Brockenbrough, Cashier, $200. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: S[arah Trebell Galt?] to Miss Mary Galt, Norfolk, (Thursday) 1810
Regrets that she cannot come for a visit for her brother has been ill. The pasture has been all ploughed up. Enjoyed the flowers she sent. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Tax slip for $12 owed on lot 30, by Gabriel Galt's estate, 1810
Autograph Account.
Item 18: Tax slip for $5.12 owed on one lot by John E. Galt to the Sheriff of Henrico, 1810
Autograph Account.
Item 19: Bond of Samuel Harrison and Alexander D. Galt of Williamsburg to George Blow, executor of W.Y Waller, deceased, January 1, 1811
Witness: Sally T. Galt. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 20: Norfolk. [?] to [?], April 4, 1811
Transmitted to the recipient the account of Dr. John M. Galt & Son, along with the recipient's account. He is now pressed for money and would like to have the loan settled. Autograph Letter [fragment].
Item 21: Account (19 April 1807-31 May 1808) of Drs. John M. Galt & Son with Richd. Jeffery & Co., with payments from 1808 through 1811, April 12, 1811
Account.
Item 22: Petersburg. John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg, May 6, 1811
Robert Greenhow can tell to 1/100 part of a farthing how much money have saves yearly by using a certain size of letter paper. The flowers he sent him were scratched up, possibly by a cat. He ate Wallace's oysters and crabs and wants the girls to have some next trip. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Petersburg. [?] to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, June 8, 1811
If Mr. Pike can get an order on any person in Williamsburg payable to Mr. Neilson in three or four weeks it will be all right. If not, he should get a note payable to Thomas Neilson and Company. Autograph Letter.
Box 2: July 1811- 1834
Folder 13: July 1811-June 1812
Item 1: Account (18 June 1787-29 July 1811) of Gabriel Galt's estate with William Hay, surviving partner of Southall, July 29,1811
Hay and Company, for £71.14.6 1/2 on court costs in a judgment in Henrico Court. "Mr. John Galt is requested to pay the above Sum to Mr. Geo. Wall..." Autograph Account [endorsed].
Item 2: Norfolk. F. Galewood to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, September 21, 1811
Discusses payment of a debt. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Account of Dr. A. D. Galt with Richard Jeffery for various medical supplies and medicines amounting to $61.12 1/2, October 9, 1811
Autograph Account.
Item 4: Receipt from Watte R. Shelton [?] for money received from John E. Galt in payment of a judgment between Price and Galt, October 18, 1811
On reverse is fragment of a copy of a judgment ordered by the Henrico County Court. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 5: A. D. Galt to John Bryan, October 23, 1811
Requests him to give the bearer two barrels of corn. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Receipted tax slip for $4.06 owed on lot 94 to the Sheriff of Henrico County by Gabriel Galt's estate, October 24, 1811
Autograph Account.
Item 7: John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg, November 9, 1811
Has been disappointed in their business. The Treasury was robbed and only $11,400 was recovered. J. Strobia's family is in the same health, and all are well at Aunt Ege's. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Account of Ellick Zanara [Allexander?] Galt with Benjamin White for shoes, 1811
Account.
Item 9: Tax slip for $8 owed by Dr. A. D. Galt to the Sheriff of James City County for 4 slaves, 2 horses, and 4 county and parish levies, 1811
Also "Shields Tickett." Autograph Account [endorsed]..
Item 10: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Richard Jeffery and Company, January 19, 1812
Autograph Account.
Item 11: Receipt of Ames and Anderson for money reciebed from A.D. Galt, February 3, 1812
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 12: John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt,Williamsburg, February 4, 1812
Arrived at the Eagle Tavern exhausted but now rested. Sally is satisfied with Richmond because the beaux are not as young as the Williamsburg ones. Take possession of their house this week. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Nath[aniel] Nelson to Dr. A.D. Galt, February 5, 1812
His wife has the ague. Wants Galt to come to Corbins on Friday so Major Page's boat can bring him over. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Receipted account (1 June 1810-1 February 1812) of Messrs, February 6, 1812
Galt and Son with William Moore on balance and interest amounting to $197.9 1/2. Autograph Account.
Item 15: Testimony and James City County court records (5 Oct. 1799-10 February 1812) in case of William T. Galt vs. Richardson D. Taylor et al, February 10, 1812
Document.
Item 16: John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg, February 17, 1812
Cannot imagine what he could have done to make Mr. W. think he was shunning him. Asks that Howard be told that he will be sent sweet things as soon as he stops swearing. Fanny Weymouth married Capt. Isbon Benedict and they had a gay reception that lasted until one o'clock in the morning. Plans to move his things into his new house this week and next. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Nath[aniel] Nelson to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, February 23, 1812
Mrs. Nelson has been in labor for forty-eight hours, the membrane has broken, but she has not yet delivered. Wishes Dr. Galt would see her as soon as possible. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Account (12 April 1811-7 April 1812) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Richard Jeffery and Company for various medicines and goods, April 12, 1812
Autograph Account.
Item 19: Recipted account (10 January-20 April 1812) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Cole & Henderson for snuff, cloth, and a brass chest lock, April 20, 1812
Autograph Account.
Item 20: Bond of John H. Smith and Richard Garrett to pay $36.20 to Alexander Galt, June 6, 1812
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 21: Spring Station. [Richard Maupin?] to "Dear Doctor" [A.D. Galt?], June 20, 1812
Is again in the "commercial business." Is so much satiated with fun and nonsense, that is willing to retire to a small circle of friends. "N. Beale is in pursuit [of a] phantom popularity" while his wife has a daughter. Betsy's health is bad, and Polly is fat. Mrs. Mc's husband has not written since he left his family. Discusses the N.W. Army. Is pleased "that that little disconted wasp J. Randolph is turned out by Epps." Hopes to go soon to Philadelphia to see his child and bring her home. Autograh Letter Signed [torn].
Item 22: Norfolk. Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Robert Jeffery for various medicines and goods, [June?] 26, 1812
Autograph Account [fragment].
Item 23: Account (19 September 1803-30 April 1812) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Richard Jeffery for various medicines and goods, June 30, 1812
Autograph Account.
Folder 14: July 1812-1813
Item 1: Indenture between John Stedman, administrator of Christopher Stedman deceased, and Thomas Archer and Thomas Peascod, selling some slaves, August 1812
Autograph Document [fragment].
Item 2: Williamsburg. S[arah] T[rebell Galt] B[rowns] to Dr. A.D. Galt, [November?] 8, 1812
Brother Jack's wife had a baby. Patrick is going into the army, and Dick into the navy. Bertran[d] has not been exchanged, so can do nothing. Nothing has been done with the old house, which Mr. McCandlish is anxious to lease and repair. The Doctor's family is still very sick. Aunt Galt is also sick. Aunt Browne's second son, Bob, died. Another Browne married, but his wife died within two weeks. Autograph Letter Signed [fragment] [Note: Patrick is Patrick Galt (1797-1851), Dick, his twin brother Dickie Galt (1797-1856), and Bertrand, Bertrand Galt (1791-1815), all sons of James Galt (1748-1800) and his second wife, Mary W. Taylor (ca. 1760-1813). See Galt Genealogy, I.E.13,14, and 10, pp. 11 and 8].
Item 3: Receipted account (1810-1812) for levies and taxes owed by Mrs. Elizabeth Galt to the Sergeant of Williamsburg, November 19, 1812
Autograph Account.
Item 4: Receipted order from John E. Galt to Capt. Wills to send some thick red flannel, November 19, 1812
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 5: Receipted account (5 February-16 February 1813) of Mrs. Galt with J. Warrock for printing tickets for the funeral of John E. Galt, and bills for the sale of the "old City Tavern," the work costing $4.50, February 16, 1813
Autograph Account.
Item 6: Norfolk. W[illiam] Browne to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, April 3, 1813
He did not know of the debt to Mr. Byrd, but will pay it as soon as possible. Feels will need to use "the force of the law" to collect the debts. "The Squadron has quitted our waters except two 74'-which, it is supposed will with the first opportunity." Does not want to serve his tour of duty, although he is willing to make any sacrifices for his country. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Smithfield. Richard M. Byrd to William Brown, Junior, Trooper in Captain Saunders Cavalry, Norfolk, April 3, 1813
Since pressing him for the debt he has come into some money from another source and will not need it for another year. He has been ill but is better. On reverse is note, 6 April 1813, Norfolk, W[illiam] Browne to Dr. A.D. Galt wanting him to see how successfully the matter has worked out. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Receipted account (4 January-4 April 1813) of Thomas Williamson with William Richardson, for Gabriel Williamson's schooling, April 4, 1813
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 9: Receipted account of Dr. Alexander Galt with John Anderson, [tailor], April 1813
Signed Account.
Item 10: Williamsburg. Dr. A.D. Galt to Roscow Cole. Requests him to pay R. Jefferys $101.88, May 6, 1813
Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Williamsburg. J[udith] P. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Richmond, May 24, 1813
Mr. Stuart died. Caty Travis was married last Thursday. Sally has mended and Mr. Browne insists on taking her to the springs this week. She had planned to cross the Bay but on getting to Matthews Court House found out that British ships were in sight and none of the cowards would take her across. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Williamsburg. S[arah] T[rebell] B[rowne] to Dr. A.D. Galt, Richmond, May 28, 1813
Sorry to hear that he has been ill and wants him to go to the country with them. Mr. Browne does not want her to stay here this fall but she is much better and gained some weight. Mr. Waller has died. Mr. John Waller has outlived all his sons, so his daughter or grandsons will inherit his property. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth Ege] Galt to [Mary D. Galt], June 20 [1813?]
Sally B. is very unwell. Is pleased to hear there will not be a war. William B. left for Philadelphia last week. "The young men are to perform a Douglas tragedy the fourth of July Dabney Browne has a part John Andrews is to perform Lady Randolph hel make a beautifull Lady it is to be performed at the Capitol." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: W[illiam] Browne to Dr. A. D. Galt, Richmond, June 28, 1813
There is little need for doctors with his regiment for the few who were wounded were not injured seriously. The enemy had 200 killed or wounded, 20 deserters and some prisoners. The enemy evacuated Hampton last night but the inhabitants were not as ill-treated or plundered as feared. They left behind a large number of slaughtered animals as well as the dead and the stench is awful. A group of negroes were found near his house planning to plunder and burn it. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Williamsburg. Roscow Cole to Dr. A. D. Galt, Richmond, June 28, 1813
Dr. Jeffery has given his Galt's draft for $101.88. Since he wants to settle the hospital books he wishes Galt to send him a receipt for his half yearly salary. Mrs. Fitzhugh's daughter benefitted from the medicine but needs some more. Mr. Lang will tell him about "the unfortunate affair which lately took place at Hampton." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: [?] to [?], July 5, 1813
Mentions Judy and Sally. Some woman, who is pregnant, was very upset by the "Exaggerated reports from Hampton," which reached her before the writer's letter. Letter [fragment].
Item 17: Gordonsville. S[arah] T[rebell] B[rowne] to Dr. A. D. Galt, Richmond, July 7, 1813
Col. Walker's regiment  has been ordered out and feared Dr. Galt had been summoned too as surgeon. Was worried about the situation in Hampton but feels there is little to fear now if the soldiers fight as bravely as they have. She dined today with Mr. Waddel, son of the celebrated preacher. There was a Methodist meeting about half a mile from here but it was too warm to go. Great need for rain as everything is burnt up. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Account of Mrs. Elizabeth Galt with The Daily Compiler for advertising a house robbery, September 20, 1813
Payment received by Jesse Cole for Shields & Giraidun. Autograph Account.
Item 19: Account (July 4-October 4) of Thomas Williamson with William Richardson, for tuition of Gabriel Williamson, October 4, 1813
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 20: Williamsburg. S[arah] T[rebell] G[alt] to [Dr. A. D. Galt], November 15, 1813
Hopes he will have a comfortable dwelling. It is to be shingled. Suggests that he buy household goods in Richmond for things are so expensive here. Offers a place for them to stay until their house is ready. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: W[illiam] Browne to [Dr. A.D. Galt?], November 18, 1813
He has examined Judge Nelson's house and finds that it is not in satisfactory repair to be occupied. It will need to be shingled and the workmen told Judge Nelson that they will be finished in a fortnight. He has leased the "old house" to Mr. McCandlish for three years at $100 per annum with the rent being used to put the house in a state of repair. Mr. Saunders has been confined to bed. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Receipted of Dr. A.D. Galt with Fr[ancis] Teterel for a set of dining "best china" valued at $70
Autograph Account.
Item 23: F[rancis?] Powell to Dr. A.D. Galt, December 20, 1813
Thanks him for the $130 and apologizes for having to ask him but compelled to by necessity. Has received payment for one years board for Miss Mary (Molly) Craig, and $60 for the present quarter. Autograph Letter.
Item 24: Tax slip for $58.50 owed on lot 30, the Old City Tavern, by the estate of Gabriel Galt to the City of Richmond. Payment received 24 November 1813 from Mrs. Elizabeth Galt by John Seabrook, Collector, 1813
Autograph Account.
Item 25: Account of $5.37 owed for wagon hire, a horse and purchase of cheese, 1813
Autograph Account.
Item 26: W[illiam] Browne to Dr. [A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, [1813]
"I have barely time to give you the distressing news of the loss of Hampton. The Enemy landed it is said Eleven hundred men at N.P. News & came up the Creek with 300 Barges. Our gallant fellows fought bravely 2 1/2 hours about 250 opposed 1100 & forced their way thro: then at the Cross Roads- just before you get to H- The other part opposed the boats. Corbin distinquished himself- is the only officer wounded- his arm splinted by a ball & one thro his leg, he is safe- Pryor fought like a tiger & I am happy to say that my brothers conduct is highly laudable. Our loss opposed [?] about 50- tho it is not known. The Enemy's not known- tho great. 250 under Crutchfield are now at Smilths half way house. The Regt. is ordered out. Capt. Coleman militia were ready to have marched this night but postponed till the m[ornin]g by the Col. & Capt. The men are highly & justly exasperated. It is very properly considered as an act of folly & I might add cowardice. It is to be presumed (tho it is doubted) that the Executive will send on some troops to our assistance. I must confess that I have been long been [torn] Opinion that [torn] that [torn] abandoned the idea of defending this pla[ce]... It is hoped that the town & [torn] not now be laughed at for the stupidity of asking [torn] will again be said that the 'Enemy will not got to H.W. or York. What can they get by going there?' It is the universal wish that the G...[Governor James Barbour] would identify himself with those who are nobly defending their country & who by the folly of the Executive have been sacrificed- Poor fellows they deserved a better fate. They are now without provisions, ammunition or clothes & no doubt fatigued." Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 15: 1814-June 1816
Item 1: Receipted account of Dr. A.D. Galt with William Whitaker, for pork costing $148.75
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 2: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], Williamsburg, January 24, 1814
Discusses Miss Elizabeth L. Hening, fourteen-year-old daughter of William Hening, who has astounded everyone with her poetry. Sends a copy of her "Lines on the Death of General Covington." Daily expects to hear news of the destruction of Erie [Pennsylvania] and of Perry's fleet. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Statement that the State of Virginia owes Dr. A.D. Galt $22.80 for his services as surgeon in the 68th Regiment of Virginia Militia from 4 February to 15 February 1814, February 15, 1814
Autograph Document [copy].
Item 4: Receipt from Francis Powell to Dr. A.D. Galt for $50 for part of one quarter's board of Miss Mary (Molly) Craig, March 9, 1814
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 5: Fort Nofolk. John Goodull to "Dr Sir." Asks that he have the endorsed contract signed, witnessed, and returned to him, June 29, 1814
Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: "Fac-Simile of the Standard of the twenty-fifth Regiment of the U.S. Infantry after the Battles of Chippawa & Bridgewater Upper Canada. The 5th & 25th July 1814.", July 25, 1814
Facsimile [not dated].
Item 7: Account (1 January-4 August 1814) of William Browne with William M. Moody for various bits of hardware and blacksmith work, August 4, 1814
Autograph Account.
Item 8: [?] to [Dr. A.D. Galt?], October 23, 1814
His wife is ill and wishes Galt to come see her. Autograph Letter [signature torn off].
Item 9: Norfolk. Ja[mes] Young to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, December 19, 1814
Discusses a claim he has against the estes of Gabriel Galt. Wishes to hear from Dr. Galt in order to work the matter out. He has already written twice to Dr. Galt and gotten no answer. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Account owed by Dr. A.D. Galt to Edmund Christian for three wagon loads of wood from Mrs. Paradise's plantation amounting to $5, December 1814
Autograph Account.
Item 11: Tax slip for $58.50 owed on lot 30 by the estate of Gabriel Galt to the City of Richmond, 1814
Payment received from John H. Strobia by John Seabrook, Collector. Autograph Account.
Item 12: Account (12 September 1810- 6 January 1815) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Simon Block for miscellaneous goods totaling £128.6.7, January 6, 1815
Autograph Account.
Item 13: 16 North 9th Street, Philadelphia. Thomas G. Peachy to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, February 9, 1815
Wishes to know the nature and seriousness of his brother William's illness. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Richmond. Ph[ilip] Dubal & Co. to Dr. A.D. Galt, October 24, 1815
Discusses Galt's order for drugs and means of sending them. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Dover Mills, Goochland. Philip Woodson, Junior, to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, November 8, 1815
Writes as agent for administrators of S. Pleasants, deceased. Received Galt's remittance for The Argus, his subscription has been placed on the books. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Tax slip for $3.52 owed by the estate of Gabriel Galt to the Sheriff of James City County on 251 acres of land, 1815
Autograph Account.
Item 17: Tax slip for $10.90 owed by the estate of Gabriel Galt to the Sheriff of Henrico on lot 30 and James Henderson's rent, 1815
Payment received 30 July 1816. Autograph Account.
Item 18: Carter Berkeley to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, 1815
Requests him to pay $80 to Mann Page for the rent of a house and lot in Williamsburg belonging to the estate of Thomas Nelson, deceased. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Receipted account (30 October 1815-1 January 1816) of Dr. A.D. Galt with F[rancis] Teterel totalling $21.15, January 1,1816
Autograph Account.
Item 20: Norfolk. Ja[mes] Young to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, January 3, 1816
He received yesterday Galt's $200 arising out of his claim to the executors of Gabriel Galt. The balance can be paid when convenient.
Item 21: Smithfield. George Wilson to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, January 11, 1816
As administrator of Solo[mon] Wilson, he holds a bond of Dr. John M. Galt dated 20 April 1806 for $804. Wishes to know when this obligation will be discharged. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Norfolk. R[ichard] Jeffery & A[lexander] Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, January 15, 1816
Partnership of Richard Jeffery and Company was dissolved 3 October 1815. Wish Galt to pay his balance of $52.08. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Williamsburg. Robert Nelson to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, February 14, 1816
He received the $143 on account for rent of the house of Thomas Nelson and for his and for his mother's accounts. Thinks someone should advise them as to the proper rent for the stable. Feels that Galt has not charged enough for the advice and attendance he gave to the old lady before she died. Asks him to add that amount on. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 24: Account (23 December 1814-17 February 1816) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Roscow Cole for various supplies, amounting to $250, February 17, 1816
Autograph Account.
Item 25: Washington. Burwell Bassett to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, April 15, 1816
Printed circular telling of his views regarding the current Congressional scene. Printed Letter Signed [fragment] [Note: Burwell Bassett (1764-1841), of New Kent County, Virginia, was a Representative at this time].
Item 26: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Edward Christian for three bushels of oats, May 9, 1816
Autograph Account.
Item 27: [Dr.?] Taliaferro to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 12, 1816
Discusses a bond that is owed. Autograph Letter Signed [fragment].
Folder 16: July 1816-1818
Item 1: Williamsburg. Ro[bert] Anderson to [Dr. A.D. Galt], July 22, 1816
Has been able to exchange his unchartered note at a discount for Virginia Bank Paper. Wants to know how best to convey the money to him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: King William County. William Armistead to Dr. A.D. Galt, Hampton, July 29, 1816
His poor health has compelled him to plan to leave the area and wants advice as to where he should go. Appended is a note, 2 August 1816, from George Semple to Dr. A.D. Galt saying that he is to wait until Dr. Galt gives an answer for Mr. Armistead. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Williamsburg. S[arah] T[rebell] B[rowne] to Mrs. Elizabeth Galt, Hampton, August 9, 1816
Worries because she has not heard from them for some time. Little John Minson has another tooth and is as fat as a butter ball. Mr. and Mrs. Corbin have a legal separation with Mrs. Corbin getting a good settlement, the house and the children. He had been thinking about this move for seven years, but no reason was given. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Williamsburg. W[illiam] Browne to Dr. A.D. Galt, Charlottesville, September 20, 1816
Williamsburg and the area has been flooded. Distressed to hear that his boy is not benefitted by the trip and trusts his health will improve. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Williamsburg. S[arah] T[rebell] B[rowne] to Dr. A.D. Galt, Richmond, October 7, 1816
Glad to hear that Polly [Mrs. A.D. Galt] and little Alexander are mending. Their house is not yet ready for occupancy. Supposed to be a bad winter so let her know what should be salted up extra. Mrs. Corbin has moved to town and Mr. Corbin has taken the children and is suing R. Randolph. Mrs. Corbin's mother has bought Capt. Goodall's house, and he has gone to Mrs. Waller's. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Louisville. William C. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, Novemer 7, 1816
His health is gradually recovering. "The migration to the Missouri is incredible this fall." Beverly Tucker and other Virginians have gone there and Mr. Brown could easily be induced to go also. Dr. Galt's nephew is progressing satisfactorily with his education. Autograph Letter Signed [The nephew mentioned above is probably Norborne Alexander Galt (1805-1844), the only son of William C. Galt, a physician who married Elizabeth Mildred Thompson Gray. See Galt Genealogy, II. A. 1, p.13].
Item 7: Tax receipt for two dollars received from Dr. A.D. Galt by John R Lee for Scervant Jones on household goods, November 11, 1816
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 8: Richmond. [?] to Mary [Galt, (Mrs. A.D. Galt)?], November 20, 1816
Glad to hear that she and Cousin Alex are on the mend. Has purchased the carpeting for them. Autograph Letter [fragment].
Item 9: Receipt for ten dollars received by T. Lamb from Thomas Williamson for Gabriel Williamson's tuition, February 4, 1817
Autograph Document Signed [Note: Gabriel Galt Williamson (1803-1859) was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Galt Williamson and the nephew of Mary Dorothea Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.A.1.c.ii., p.2].
Item 10: Williamsburg. Receipt for $124.80 received by R[obert] Anderson from Dr. William C. Galt of Kentucky, through Dr. A.D. Galt, March 10, 1817
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 11: Robert Anderson to Dr. A.D. Galt, April 25, 1817
Encloses Mr. Hendring's letters and a receipt for the money brought him from Kentucky. John Edwards, of Louisville, leaves tomorrow for Kentucky and can take any messages back. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Receipt for "the purchase money paid by the estate of J. M. Galt for real property sold for Direct Tax", July 21, 1817
Document [badly faded].
Item 13: Edge Wood, Hanover County. Carter Berkeley to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, September 2, 1817
It is in the interest of the heirs of Thomas Nelson to sell his property in Williamsburg. Wants to know if Galt would be interested in purchasing the house and lots that he is now occupying. Asks Galt to let him know whether he could suggest a fair price. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Philadelphia. M.E.A. Jones to Mrs. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, October 15, 1817
Encloses a small gift in appreciation for the professional help Dr. Galt gave her and her family. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Hampton. G[abriel] Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, October 22, 1817
The medicine he prescribed has worked successfully. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Account (17 October- 16 December 1817) of Dr. A.D. Galt with William Bowden for various orders of meat amounting to $62.17 1/4, December 16, 1817
Autograph Account.
Item 17: Indenture between Elizabeth Galt, widow of Gabriel Galt, Alexander D. Galt, Mary D. Galt, Thomas Williamson, Gabriel G. Williamson and John G. Williamson; and John Marshall, Joseph Darmsdatt, John Moody, Julius B. Dandridge, Jacob J. Cohen, John Stewart, William H. Fitzwhylsonn, and Samuel McCraw whereby the Galts sell and transfer title to the land on which the Lodge of the Masons No. 13 stands, 1817
[copy].
Item 18: Account (18 August 1812-1 January 1818) of Mrs. Henly with A.D. Galt, with a note that the charges through 20 March 1815 may have been put on Mr. Len Henley Senr.'s account, January 1 1818
Autograph Account.
Item 19: Dr. A.D. Galt to [?], January 10, 1818
"I will give Mr. Pearman credit on my books for $5 which I have subscribed to the repairs of the church." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Receipt for payment of $8 on subscription to The Richmond Compiler for 20 May 1816 to 20 May 1818 by Dr. A.D. Galt, June 1, 1818
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 21: Margaret Page to Dr. A.D. Galt. Requests payment on the enclosed account (26 August 1816-26 August 1818) for meat and corn amounting to $31.09, September 1, 1818
Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Receipt for payment of $75.60 in taxes by Capt. John H. Strobia on property owned in Richmond by the estate of Gabriel Galt, September 24, 1818
Document Signed.
Item 23: Receipt for payment of $12 owed on lot 30 by the estate of Gabriel Galt to the Sheriff of Henrico, October 7, 1818
Payment received from J[ohn] Strobia by R. Burton. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 24: Reciept for payment of $85.59 owed in taxes on lot 30 by the estate of Gabriel Galt, 1818
Payment received from J[ohn] Strobia by E.S. Seabrook for John Seabrook. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 25: Receipt for $10 paid for subscription to The Virginia Patriot from January 1816 to January 1818 by Dr. A.D. Galt, circa 1818
Autograph Document Signed.
Folder 17: 1819-1821
Item 1: Receipt for thirteen dollars paid by Thomas Williamson to Charles McPherson for tuition of his two sons and for fuel, March 2, 1819
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 2: W[illiam] Brown to Ro[bert] McCandlish. The balance due on Dr. Galt's bond will be paid, July 7, 1819
Autograph Letter Signed [endorsed].
Item 3: Norfolk. Alexander Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, November 23, 1819
Apologizes that Dr. Galt's order was carelessly mislaid. His medicines will come by the next packet. On verso is bill for medicines totaling $18.43.
Item 4: Account (18 June-9 December 1819) of Dr. A.D Galt with Allen Jones for various meats, beef and lamb mostly, December 9, 1819
Payment received 29 December 1819. Autograph Account.
Item 5: Bond between Dr. A.D. Galt and Cole & Sheldon of Williamsburg, whereby Galt is obligated to them for the sum of $800, January 5, 1820
Document [endorsed].
Item 6: Receipt for payment of Dr. A. Galt's subscription to The Richmond Enquirer from 8 January 1819-8 January 1820, January 8, 1820
Document Signed.
Item 7: Norfolk. Gabriel Galt Williamson to Mary Dorothea Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, April 15, 1820
They arrived in Norfolk this morning after a pleasant passage. Commodore Barron arrived from Baltimore and was carried on a cot by sailors. Saw Cousin Patrick Galt who asked about them. They are going to see the picture by Sully of Washington crossing at Trenton. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: R. Jeffery & A. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, July 24, 1820
His enclosed order for various goods amounting to $36.69 is ready to be sent by packet. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Agreement between William T. Galt, of Williamsburg, Virginia, and David Collins, of Chillicothe, Ohio, September 5, 1820
Agreement whereby Collins agrees to locate two land warrants for 100 acres each, on in the name of John Jones, and the other in the name of John Hampten, and, in return, Galt will assign him forty acres. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 10: Chillicothe, [Ohio]. David Collins to [William T. Galt], September 5, 1820
Lists the various papers that he received from Galt, substantiating his land claim. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Norfolk. Gabriel Galt Williamson to Mary Dorothea Galt. [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, October 8, 1820
Difficult to find limes and oranges but will try. They passed the largest frigate in the navy, The Guerriene [?], which had fifty-eight guns. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Account (23 October-12 December 1820) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Daniel Jones, Junior, for various foodstuffs valued at $13.86, December 12, 1820
Autograph Account.
Item 13: Account (1 January-31 December 1820) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Cole & Sheldon for various goods valued at $331.35, December 31, 1820
Autograph Account.
Item 14: Norfolk. Gabriel Galt Williamson to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, January 22, 1821
Arrived in Norfolk. His father cannot decide whether he is to go to school there or to Mr. Campbell's in Williamsburg. Mr. Lucas will probably leave town as the Roman Catholic Bishop told him his services are not wanted here. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Carter Berkeley to Dr. A.D. Galt. Requests him to pay George W. Nelson $80 due as rent on the house and lot in Williamsburg belonging to the estate of Thomas Nelson, deceased, February 27, 1821
Autographed Letter Signed.
Item 16: Norfolk. Gabriel Galt Williamson to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, March 22, 1821
Obliged for his grandmother's present. Sorry to hear that his uncle has been unwell. Mr. Dunlap has been persuading his father to let John take a trip to Canada with him next fall. There was a horrible murder last Tuesday where three men, pretending to be jewelers, murdered a man. They dismembered his body and Gabriel, after seeing one of the limbs, will never be able to eat veal again. Half of Portsmouth burned down. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Norfolk. John G[alt] Williamson to Elizabeth Galt [Mrs. Gabriel Galt], June 20, 1821
Planned to be in New York by now and had boarded the ship when Cousin Gabriel decided to disembark with him because the passengers were blackguards. Cousin Gabriel went by way of Baltimore later and he will go with Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap by way of Baltimore and Philadelphia. Expects to be able to play any piece of music on the flute when he returns. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: John Galt Williamson (1806-1861) was the son of Thomas Williamson and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth (Ege) Galt. He was the brother of Gabriel Galt Williamson. See Galt Genealogy, I.A. 1. c. iii, p.3.].
Item 18: J.M. Pearman to Dr. A. D. Galt, July 26, 1821
Requests him to pay A. Green or settle with him the account of Col. Burwell's estate for the sum of five dollars due for rent by Dandridge Meacon. On verso: note 28 July 1821, Dr. A. D. Galt to Alexander Green, asking him to pay Meacon $5.50 and charge the same to him on Col. Burwell's account. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: New York. John G[alt] Williamson to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A. D. Galt}, Williamsburg, July 26, 1821
He does not think Mr. Dunlap will go any further north as he is painting a large historical picture and a portrait of Bishop Moore. Thinks area around New York very beautiful and better cultivated than Virginia but "give me old Virginia." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: 68 Regimental Orders for the 68th Regiment under Burwell Bassett, Company Commander, August 1, 1821
Teste William McCandlish, adjutant. Autograph Document Signed [copy].
Item 21: Dr. A.D. Galt to Dr. Peachy, November 29, 1821
Has recently examined the burned foot of a negro pauper boy and found it so badly injured that he had to amputate it. Wants Peachy to examine it for him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Tax slip for $18.69 1/2 owed by Dr. A. D. Galt to the Collector of Williamsburg on nine slaves, three horses, levies and houses, 1821
Autograph Account [endorsed].
Item 23: Receipt for payment of $15.62 1/2 due as a subscription fee for the Virginia Patriot and Richmond Mercantile Advertiser from January 1818 to 14 February 1821, 1821
Dr. A.D. Galt paid amount to Augustine Davis. Document.
Folder 18: 1822-1823
Item 1: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Cole & Sheldon on a bond for $476.65, January 1, 1822
Later additions made as account was paid. Autograph Account.
Item 2: Account of Gabriel Galt Williamson with Mr. Ennis, July 22, 1822
Autograph Account [endorsed].
Item 3: Bond of Dr. A.D. Galt for $91.05, July 25, 1822
Autograph Document Signed [torn and faded].
Item 4: Richmond. Morris Emanuel to Dr. A.D. Galt, August 5, 1822
Thanks him for his patronage and includes his bill for $8 for various medicinal goods. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Deposition of John Jones, August 27, 1822
He is acquainted with the surviving issue of James Galt and gives various data on the family of James Galt and on his children. Attested to by Leonard Henley, clerk, and William T. Banks, mayor of Williamsburg. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 6: Williamsburg. Account (12 July 1820- 28 October 1822), of Dr. A.D. Galt with "the Eagle" for goods amounting to $6.25, October 28, 1822
Autograph Account.
Item 7: Chillicothe, Ohio. Allen Latham to Dr. [William C.] Galt, Louisville, Kentucky, October 31, 1822
The claims of Revolutionary officers to land will expire in two months. Knows that the heirs of Dr. J.M. Galt are entitled to his unclaimed land and will be delighted to help them claim it if they are interested. Appended is note from William C. Galt, dated 6 December 1822, saying that he does not have the pleasure of knowing him and asks him to refer the matter to Dr. Benjamin Tompkins, his brother William, or Richard D. Anderson in Chilliocothe. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Louisville, William C. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, December 11, 1822
Has had a checkered career since 1817 with both disease and speculation. Speculation was rampant "after the introduction of the numberless Banks in the western country." Now all face ruin with the new Mother Bank. Area has suffered a great deal of disease. His wife and son Norborne had the fever. Norborne has recovered enough to attend Transylvania University with his cousin Samuel Beall. Maj. Croghan died. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: "Alexander D. Galt, Wm. Galt, Judith P. Galt, William Brown & wife & Nancy Craig (Wmsburg) To clerk Henrico Superior Court two orders and continuances against Davis 88 Cts. J. Robinson Clk.", 1822
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 10: William Waller to Dr. A.D. Galt. Discusses accounts owed by Galt to him and to his father's estate, circa 1822
Itemizes money involved. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Roscow Cole to Dr. A.D. Galt. Discusses the money owed him and would be appreciative if Dr. Galt could pay something on it, January 2, 1823
Autograph Letter.
Item 12: Louisville. W[illiam] C. Galt to Norborne Alexander Galt, student of medicine, 55 South Seventh, Philadelphia, January 17, 1823
Sends him some money and is delighted to have heard from him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Deed whereby Thomas Nelson, Junior, of Hanover, George Washington Nelson, of Lynchburg, William Meade and his wife Thomasia Nelson Meade, of Frederick County; sell Dr. A.D. Galt a house and lot in Williamsburg for $600, February 1, 1823
Autograph Document Signed [endorsed] [Note: This document is catalogued here for reference only. It was given Colonial Williamsburg by Mr. V. Lee Kirby and is filed as a Miscellaneous Manuscript.].
Item 14: Richmond. William T[rebell] Galt to Mary A[rnet] Galt [Mrs. William Trebell Galt], of Williamsburg, February 4, 1823
He will be detained longer here because of Dr. Tazewell's weakness resulting from fever. Visited with the Robert B. Scotts. Also been entertained by the Charles L. Abrahams. Their son William has acted quite well with strangers. Tell Polly Galt that her cousin Betsey Collier died day before yesterday. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Mary Arnet Goodwin Galt (1790-1854) was the second wife of William Trebell Galt (1769-1826). See Galt Genealogy, I. E. 1., p.5].
Item 15: Richmond. Augustine Davis to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 23, 1823
Galt owes $15.62 1/2 for the Virginia Patriot and Richmond Mercantile Advertiser from January 1818 to 14 February 1821. He needs the money because "from a misplaced confidence, I have been compelled to stop printing my paper for the present." Printed Letter Signed.
Item 16: Louisville, Kentucky. Garret Duncan to "Dear Edward & Alfred", May 1823
Introduces Norborne Galt to them and request that they offer "any civilities" to him when he becomes "a member of Yale College." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Bond between Dr. A.D. Galt of Williamsburg, and Cole & Sheldon of Williamsburg whereby Galt is bound to them for $751.16, July 1, 1823
Printed Document [endorsed].
Item 18: Account (1 July-20 December 1823) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Roscow Cole for various goods and foods amounting to $46.82, December 20, 1823
Autograph Account.
Item 19: Receipted account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Augustine Davis for subscription to the Virginia Patriot and the Richmond Mercantile Advertiser totaling 25.62 1/2, 1823
Autograph Account.
Item 20: Tax slip for $1.63 owed to the Collector of Williamsburg by the estate of Thomas Nelson for a house and lot. Payment received by H. Edloe, collector, 1823
Autograph Account.
Item 21: Tax slip for $12.85 owed by Dr. A.D. Galt to the collector of Williamsburg for a house and lot, seven slaves, two horses, 1 gig, and town levies, 1823
Payment received by H. Edloe. Autograph Account.
Item 22: "Alexander D. Galt, Wm. C. Galt, Judith P. Galt, Wm. Brown & wife & Nancy Craig Wmsburg, to Clerk Henrico Superior Court Dr two orders & continuances against Davis 88 cents J. Robinson clk", 1823
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 23: Account (April-June) of $.80 owed by Dr. A.D. Galt to the clerk of York County for executions against Harwood, 1823
Signed by Samuel Sheild. Autograph Document Signed.
Folder 19: 1824-1827
Item 1: Account (19 July 1823- 1 January 1824) of Dr. A. D. Galt with Cole & Sheldon for various goods totaling $199.16, January 1, 1824
Autograph Account.
Item 2: Account of Dr. A. D. Galt with William H. Lee for new shoes and shoe repairs amounting to $5.25, February 21, 1824
Item 3: Louisville, Kentucky. W[illiam] C. Galt to William O. Winston, March 27, 1824
Requests him to pay Norborne A. Galt $5.75. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Richmond. D. H. Prosser to Dr. A. D. Galt, Williamsburg, June 4, 1824
Norborne Galt had left an order with him to hand to Mr. Galt but that he was unable to arrange a meeting with Mr. Galt and is sending the order to him. Autograph Letter Signed [endorsed].
Item 5: Account (1 January-29 June 1824) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Cole and Sheldon for various goods amounting to $173.24, June 29, 1824
Autograph Account.
Item 6: Receipt for $70 received by Mr. Ennis from Mrs. A.D. Galt for the account of Gabriel Galt Williamson, July 22, 1824
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 7: Account (31 October-14 December 1824) of William Jarvis with A.D. Galt, for medical visits, and vaccination of daughters and servants, December 14, 1824
Account.
Item 8: Louisville. Norborne A. Galt to Mrs. Polly Galt [Mrs. A. D. Galt], Williamsburg, December 31, 1824
Arrived in Louisville for a few days over Christmas. Various bits of family news. Has seen some of the Maupins. Autograph Letter Signed [faded].
Item 9: Cover to account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Cole & Sheldon, January 1, 1825
Autograph cover.
Item 10: Bond between Dr. A.D. Galt and Walter W. Webb, of Williamsburg, whereby Galt is bound to Webb for $373.44, February 15, 1825
Document.
Item 11: Williamsburg. Ferd[ina]nd S. Campbell to Dr. A.D. Galt, April 28, 1825
"The bad weather has prevented me from changing a draught until this day. As I understand that you not at present at home, I enclose you $100 by Mr. Williamson."Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Norfolk. Account with Henry Guegan for $10 worth of French books bought by Mr. Williamson, July 15, 1825
Autograph Account.
Item 13: Bond between Dr. A.D. Galt and Cole & Sheldon, of Williamsburg for $468.20, January 2, 1826
Document.
Item 14: Dr. A.D. Galt to [?], August 5, 1826
Requests a meeting of the Court of Directors in order to appoint a superintendant of the hosiptal and to advertise for a keeper. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Memorandum regarding Capt. Habbard's debt, October 23, 1826
Document.
Item 16: [Dr. William?] Taliaferro to Dr. A. D. Galt, Williamsburg, October 28, 1826
Is entrusting his nephew A[lexander] G[alt] Taliaferro to his career and is counting on the doctor to arrange for the boy's classes at the College. Autograph Lettter Signed [Note: A. G. Taliaferro attended the College of William and Mary in the session of 1827-28. His father or guardian was Dr. William Taliaferro, of Gloucester Court House].
Item 17: Louisville. Norborne A. Galt to Dr. A.D Galt, Williamsburg, February 14, 1827
His maternal grandfather is dead. His father had a bad tumor on his chin but had it cured by a Dr. Harrison of Bardstown [apparently a quack]. The area is improving, the ponds will be drained in the spring and a canal is being build around the falls. The society is of a more refined kind. Some people have been trying to put through blue laws. He is opposed for he believes in the Galt tradition of "wrong no one--do as much good as possible, and futurity can have no terrors." Sorry to hear Spotswood Christian lost in his courting of Lucy Jane. Wants to hear how John Williamson is progressing with medicine. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Receipt of William H. Lee for ten dollars recieved from Dr. A.D. Galt in part payment on his account, March 14, 1827
Document.
Item 19: Louisville. Norborne A. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, March 28, 1827
Has decided to attend the lectures in Philadelphia rather than the ones at the Lexington school because it is a better one. Discusses various aspects of his medical education. Autograph Letter Signed [faded].
Item 20: Williamsburg. Richard Coke, Junior, to Dr. A.D. Galt, July 15, 1827
Is planning to go to "the upper country" and would like to have his bill before he leaves. Autograph Letter Signed [endorsed].
Item 21: Richmond. [?] to her cousin, Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, August 1, 1827
Is glad to hear that Liz is better and would like her to come for a visit. Discusses routine happenings in her family. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Liz is Elizabeth J. Galt (1816-1854), daughter of A. D. and Mary D. Galt].
Item 22: Account (2 July-21 December 1827) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Jacob Sheldon and Company for various goods totaling $367.74, December 21, 1827
Autograph Account.
Item 23: Receipt for one pair of overshoes bought by Dr. A.D. Galt from William Weaker [?], December 24, 1827
Autograph Document Signed.
Folder 20: 1828- October 1831
Item 1: Philadelphia. Norborne A. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, March 1, 1828
Is sorry that he will not be able to pay them a visit any time soon. Is not satisfied with his progress. Mathilda's [his mother?] health has improved. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Account of Thos. Mutter's estate with A.D. Galt, March 4, 1828
Account.
Item 3: Norfolk. John Galt Williamson to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, April 12, 1828
Is sorry that he cannot follow his uncle's advice, but does not want to incovenience his father. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Apparently Dr. Galt wants him to heave further medical schooling in Philadelphia, but John is worried about the expense].
Item 4: Account (1 January-4 July 1828) of Dr. A.D. Galt with J[acob] Sheldon and Company for various goods, amounting to $316.88, July 4, 1828
Autograph Account.
Item 5: [Baltimore]. William B. Rogers to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, 1828, circa September
Is interested in obtaining the professorship at William and Mary which his father held. Autograph Letter Signed [last sheet only].
Item 6: Louisville. William C. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, October 5, 1828
Distressed to hear the news of their sister's [Judith's?] death. Their sister [Sarah Trebell] Brown is threatened with permanent deafness. Some cousins visited them and it was pleasant to see people from the "old Dominion" again. From the way they talked their politics would lead them to make a pilgrimage to the Hermitage [Andrew Jackson's home]. His son Norborne is leaving his wife and child and heading back to Philadelphia where he hopes to graduate. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Lynchburg. William Daniel to [?], March 29, 1829
He did at one time owe Dr. Galt some money but he has already paid it. The amount he is charged with now should be paid by Mr. McCandlish because Daniel bought some slaves from him that turned out to be diseased and Dr. Galt cared for them.The agreement was that McCandlish would pay Galt for his services sinces Daniel had bought the slaves in good faith. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Richmond. William Duval to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, December 5, 1829
Has successfully instituted land claims on behalf of Revolutionary officers and would be delighted to undertake the claim of Dr. John M. Galt. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Account (1 April 1809-7 December 1829) of Dr. Alexander Galt with Jesse Cole Senr. for postage totalling $516.52, December 7, 1829
Account.
Item 24: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt (January 1830-July 17, 1835)  for various items amounting to $592.05, January 1830
Item 10: Receipt for money paid on Capt. Eaton's account with Galt & Son, February 16, 1830
Document.
Item 25: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt (March 31, 1830- August 21, 1835) for various goods amounting to $147.80, March 31, 1830
Item 11: Receipt for one year's subscription to the Virginia Phoenix (1829-1830) owed by Dr. A.D. Galt to Bruff & Repiton, July 1830
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 12: Account of Dr. Galt with P. J. Chevallie for flour and other goods amounting to $64.95, September 4, 1830
Autograph Account.
Item 13: Williamsburg. Receipt for thirty dollars paid by Dr. A.D. Galt to Leroy And[erson] for first half session of tuition for Alexander Galt, Junior, and Elizabeth J. Galt, October 6, 1830
Autograph Document Signed [Note: Alexander D. Galt, Junior (1814-1842) was the eldest child of A.D. and Mary D. Galt].
Item 14: Tax of $1.63 owed on lot by estate of Thomas Nelson to the Collector of Williamsburg, 1830
Payment received from Dr. A.D. Galt by H. Edloe, collector. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 15: Account (29 October- 6 January 1831) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Elizabeth T. Coke for various goods totalling $14.92, January 6, 1831
Autograph Account [endorsed].
Item 16: Receipted account (21 October 1830- 8 February 1831) of Mary Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt] with Peter F. Powell for various goods totaling $6.13, February 8, 1831
Autograph Account.
Item 26: Account of Dr. Alexander Galt with Richard M. Bucktrout (May 24, 1831- March 26, 1835) for various goods amounting to $33.33, May 24, 1831
Item 17: Account (10 May- 8 June 1831) of Dr. A.D. Galt with W. Cardwell for rails and planking totaling $10.40, June 8, 1831
Autograph Account.
Item 18: Charles City. John Galt Williamson to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, June 13, 1831
Had no success in Washington. Plans to visit her in July as his practice has not been too demanding. ALS
Item 19: Richmond. Essay on the Jews by an unknown writer, June 22, 1831
Manuscript.
Item 20: Williamsburg. Dr. A.D. Galt to [?], July 10, 1831
Recommends Mr. and Mrs. Sanford who taught two of Galt's children from 1829 to 1830. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: Williamsburg. Recipt for thirty dollars paid by Dr. A.D. Galt to Leroy Anderson for tutoring Alexander and Elizabeth Galt in English, October 4, 1831
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 22: John Hankins, Senior, to Dr. A.D. Galt or Dr. Peachy, October 6, 1831
The bearer of this note, Hannah, has suffered from ague for three or four weeks, and he hopes that one of them can give her some help. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Receipt for $13.37 1/2 paid by Dr. A.D.Galt to John Gormly for a saddle and stirrups, October 10, 1831
Autograph Document Signed [endorsed].
Folder 21: November 1831-1832
Item 1: Receipt for $13.37 1/2 paid by Dr. A.D. Galt to Stephen F. Powers for a horse for Alexander Galt, Junior, November 17, 1831
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 2: Receipted account (18 July- 27 November 1831) of John M. Galt II with P.F. Powell for various goods amounting to $33.63, November 27, 1831
Autograph Account.
Item 3: Account (11 April 1829- 10 December 1831) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Higginson W. Lee for saddlery and harness goods, totalling $26.50, December 10, 1831
Autograph Account [endorsed].
Item 4: Account of Messrs. Burwell Bassett with A. Jameson amounting to $9.31, 1831
Autograph Account.
Item 5: Williamsburg. Receipt for $2 paid by Dr. A.D. Galt to James S. Bryant for the repair of a clock, January 4, 1832
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 6: Philadelphia. Receipt for $2 paid by Dr. A.D. Galt to Woodward and Spragg for a year's subscription to the Saturday Courier, March 3, 1832
Document Signed.
Item 7: Richmond. William Lambert to Dr. A.D. Galt, May 9, 1832
Apologizes on not sending the money he has collected for him. Tried to get in touch with Col. Bassett but missed him and had to give money to Robert Anderson. Miss McKenzie's School is having a coronation of a Queen of May and all the gardens in town have been requisitioned for flowers. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: C Hansford to Dr. A.D. Galt, June 11, 1832
Hopes he can come to a meeting of the "Court" this evening at five o'clock. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Sally A. B. Lindsay to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, July 17, 1832
She wishes to start a school but the only place in town which would be satisfactory is his house and lot. She has been told that he has never rented it and wonders whether he would consider leasing it to her for the cause of education. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Richmond. William Browne to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, August 18, 1832
He and his family arrived after an exhausting trip in which they suffered from the heat. Plans to see them soon. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Norfok. Thom[as] Williamson to Polly [Mary Dorothea Galt?], August 22, 1832
Received a letter from Judge Brown. Is distressed by Brown's proposed move to the west. There has been some illness at Old Point, Hampton, Elizabeth City, and Edenton, and recently at West Point Academy, but he feels it is safe to stay. Mr. Southall had a letter from Gab[riel Galt Williamson], written from "Rio Jenario." Approves of Judge Brown's plan to buy one of her slaves. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Louisville. M[ary] Browne to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], September 5, 1832
They finally arrived at Cousin Norborne [Galt's] after being detained in Cincinnati by sickness. While there they were cared for by Bishop Smith. Few Episcopalians in Ohio as the Catholics and Presbyterians are in the majority. Br. Beale has recovered his speech and can walk with crutches. Cousin Betsy Maupin was so affected when she saw Mama that she had to go to bed. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Mary Frances Galt Browne (1814-1891) was the eldest of William (1787-1855) and Sarah Trebell Galt Browne (1782-1844)'s children. See Galt Genealogy, II. C. 1., p. 14. Mary was never very happy in Kentucky and her constant theme in letters to Williamsburg over many years was to return to her old home. Seemingly she never even visited Virginia again after moving in the summer of 1832. She never married, and seems to have sent much time raising her sisters, and then her nieces and nephews].
Item 13: Norfolk. John Galt Williamson to Dr. A.D. Galt, September 7, 1832
Finally got him a treatise on "the Prevailing Epidemic" and is sending Dr. Chapman's work on cholera. After Galt has finished he would like him to send it on to Dr. Garret and then to Henry Sheilds in York. Cholera on the decline in Norfolk. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, September 11, 1832
Hopes that Williamsburg is not troubled any more with incendiaries. Saw her friend Mr. Page. At present they have seen Mrs. Falcon, Miss Berracoin [?], Miss Coke, A. Cocke and many people from Richmond and New York. Mrs. Washington Pots has been here too. Appended to letter is note from Pel Bassett to Barbara and Elizabeth apologizing for not writing and mentioning that Mary Chapman is here from Philadelphia cutting many capers. Recounts tales of some of the belles and their flirtations. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Mary [Browne] to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, September 13, 1832
Worried that they have not heard from them as this is their sickly season. Her father has had trouble finding a house and the ones he has seen have not had separate quarters for the servants. The servants would have to stay in the basement or in the garret rooms. "This you know cannot be very agreeable to Virginians." Rent is high with houses with six rooms being leased from $350 to $500. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Mary Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, September 13, 1832
They are busy fixing the house. "We went to church last Sunday- our minister is a Mr. Page- I hope we shall like him but he has not that calmness and solemnity which I think every minister should possess- he appears to hurry over the service. I like the church very well the pews are large enough to kneel in this is something unusual for a modern church. The congregation in the afternoon reminded me of our poor old church. They were "few and far between- the music is indifferent but more general as is also the responding than in the churches in Richmond." Begs her to keep a little journal of events and then send it to her at her leisure. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: These 2 letter are on one sheet].
Item 17: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, September 13, 1832
Distressed to hear of the trouble in Williamsburg. J. Temple, Junior, passed through yesterday and told them of the cholera at Coleman's Mill and of her mother's fever. Barbara Page is with them but will not take her medicine. More deaths have occurred in these watering places than usual. Their return will depend on the cholera conditions. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Louisville. Mary Browne to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt] and Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 24, 1832
Her father has still not found a house yet and talks of moving to Nashvillle or building in the country, neither prospect pleases her. Their church attendance has been irregular due to her mother's sickness. Does not like the idea of contribution boxes being carried through the congregation and prefers the boxes being left at the door. Judge Semple was elected to fill her father's place. Encloses letter from Cousin Judy [Browne] to Sally [M. Galt]. Cousin Norborne's house is lovely and it will look better when they finish planting around it. They have althea bushes down the drive-way. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Mary Browne was apparently accustomed to the method of collecting used by Bruton Parish Church when she was in Williamsburg. Although the church had used alms basins since the eighteenth century, the vestry decided 1 April 1828 "that the peculiar Circumstances of this Congregation render it inexpedient at the Time to make any Collections at the Church, or during public Worship..." By 1873 the Vestry was talking of "the Sunday Collections" so the traditional method must have been resumed.].
Item 19: Williamsburg. Leroy Anderson to Dr. A.D Galt, October 12, 1832
Encloses a copy of a letter to Robert Saunders, Jr., in which he gives his plans to reduce the cost of teaching French if he should be appointed professor of French. Would like Galt to recommend his proposals to the members of the Board in his area. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Williamsburg. Leroy Anderson to Dr. A.D. Galt, October 13, 1832
He thinks it will be of service to the students at William and Mary to revive the professorship of Modern Languages and to make French particularly available for the grammar boys. Hopes Galt will present his viewpoint in a favourable light to those with whom he may come in contact.
Item 21: Philadelphia. E.G.G. to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, October 20, 1832
Enjoyed seeing their friends Rev. Cole, Mr. Vest, Mr. Sheldon and Mr. [William Barton] Rogers who is bringing this letter. Her mother is happy living here now. She does not like the idea of only seeing those people of whom her parents approve and she and Mary will not go out to the places they are invited by their mother's friends. Letter Signed.
Item 22: Louisville. M[ary] Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, October 23, 1832
Wonders why she has not heard from her sooner. Pattrick ("Goody Gracious") Galt is visiting them and is in good spirits considering that he almost died of cholera. Cholera is rapidly increasing. Mr. Beale's family has left town because of it. Paid her first visit to their new house. Convenient as far as her mother being able to manage it in her present poor health, but does not like the empty, cold, ceremonious rooms of Louisville houses. Someone has told them that "Black Hawk" is a little dried up old man and not the Indians' greatest warrior, but merely a chief. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Louisville. Round-robin letter of Mary Browne, Judy [Browne] and Sal [Browne] to Alexander D. Galt, Junior, Mary D. Galt and Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, November 9-12, 1832
Judy writes Alexander that they live in a part of Louisville called Germany because so many of the Dutch live there. The rest of the letter has general bits of news and urges them to write. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 24: Louisville. Mary Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 8, 1832
She and her mother have paid morning visits, some of the ladies sent word that they were too busy to be seen instead of the customary "not at home." She was invited to a party with her sisters but refused to go. There have been some steam boat accidents and last week four or five people were scalded to death when a boiler broke. Envies Elizabeth's situation at Mr. Anderson's school. Hopes her father willl send Sally and Judy to a good teacher. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: Fort Monroe. P[atrick?] H. G[alt] to Mary D. Galt (Mrs. A.D. Galt), Williamsburg, December 16, 1832
His plans for visiting them have been frustrated. He was ordered to New York and was there two days when he was ordered to Charleston, South Carolina, in the midst of the difficulties of that state with the "general government." Hopes "that the horrid realities of civil war will be spared us, but considering the phrenzied haste with which the popular leaders of So. Carolina seem determined to push matters, much is to be feared." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 26: William Waller to Dr. A.D. Galt, December 20, 1832
Regrets that is unable to pay the money requested of him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 27: Williamsburg. Receipt for fifteen dollars paid by Dr. A.D. Galt to Leroy Anderson for the tuition of Elizabeth J. Galt, December 21, 1832
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 28: Louisville. M.F.G. Browne to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, December 28, 1832
Mentions their gloomy Christmas with the church not decorated because of the scarcity of evergreens. The Bishop called for a day of thanksgiving because of the cessation of the cholera. Sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. [George?] Harrison. Has heard from Dr. Cole that the piano is being mailed to her and she is pleased for playing the piano is her only recreation and accomplishment. Her time is much taken up with receiving and returning morning calls. Judge Crittenden has died here. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 22: January-September 1833 (20 items)
Item 1: Louisville. Mary Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, January 23 & 24, 1833
Is planning to sing with the choir but worries whether she can find a beau to walk her home afterwards. Enjoys playing the piano but upset that hers was filled with water when it arrived. The town has had a Methodist minister, an Irishman by the name of Maffet, who has been most theatrical and has induced many of the girls to lay aside their feathers. Still his preaching did not stop a large party last night whereby a twice-married lady entertained. Mentions marriage of John Minson Galt to Miss Land. [Note: While the year 1832 is plainly written on the envelope side of this letter, comparison of its contents with letters from from Louisville in September 1832 clearly shows that it should be dated 1833. John Minson Galt (1808-1868), son of John Minson (1785-1814) and Nancy Herbert Galt, marrried Anne W. Land (1814-1884) in March 1833. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.7.a., p.7.].
Item 2: Louisville. Sarah Trebell Galt Browne to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, January 29, 1833
She could be happy there if she was not full of thoughts of Williamsburg. Fears she will not see him again but hopes to see him in the life to come. Misses them all. Has seen various relatives. The fashion in Louisville is to keep the rooms so dark that you cannot see anyone in mid-day. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Portsmouth. John M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, March 9, 1833
Has given up his shop in Great Bridge and come to Portsmouth but plans to settle permanently in Norfolk. Will marry Anne W. Land 19 March. Hopes Elizabeth can come to the wedding. His mother's health has improved and he has not suffered as much from his "hepatic derangement." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, April 23, 1833
Mentions that Richmond is growing and property values are going up with the construction of new houses. New buildings are going up at the corner near the market known by the name of "Darmsdalt." They are expecting them for the convention and have plenty of room. Miss Blaky marries Mr. Tomlin tonight. Rosina Tucker is supposed to marry Mr. Dyer from Albemarle but her father stongly objects so the marriage might fall through. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Louisville. Mary Browne to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, May 6, 1833
Has just recovered from a serious illness, similar to measles. The Unitarians are having a fair to raise money to buy an organ. They [the Episcopalians?] are having a fair next week. Her uncle has been bringing her plenty of flowers. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Norfolk. John Galt Williamson and Ann Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, June 12, 1833
Ann has taken up astronomy. Makes various joking remarks and innuendoes about various friends and relatives. Contains a few pen sketches of relatives. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Louisville. W[illiam] Browne to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, July 8, 1833
Worried about counting on Mr. Saunders in "money matters." Fears his mind is slipping and as a result his accounts cannot be trusted. Discusses a land provelm that revolves around the handling of Mr. Saunders. Mentions Mr. Tazewell. Autograph Letter Signed [endorsed: recd. 20 July 1833] [faded and torn].
Item 8: Norfolk. [John Galt Williamson?] and Ann Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 11, 1833
Contains joshing references to various people and happenings in Norfolk and Williamsburg. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Louisville. S[arah] T[rebell] G[alt] B[rowne] and M[ary] B[rowne] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 15, 1833
Discusses various routine happenings at home. Mary writes that she was sorry that she could not have been with them in church on the Fourth of July. Describes the parade with people of all trades and professions marching together in companies. Mr. Booth and seven of his family were apparently poisoned when having tea and Mr. Booth is not expected to live. Bishop Smith's wife died from cholera. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Norfolk. Thom[as] Williamson to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, August 1, 1833
Recieved his letter and check for $250, one half of the price paid by Judge Brown for Edwin. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Louisville. William C. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, August 4, 1833
He never relinquished his share of his father's land claim. Also opposes idea that debt of their father to Robert Saunders be paid out of money coming from the land claim. Saunders should show by what authority he has claim. Makes further references to the land claims resulting from father's Revolutionary War services. Autograph Letter Signed [faded and torn].
Item 12: Louisville. [Mary Browne?] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 5, 1833
So far they have survived the cholera and hope for the best. Mentions the custom of people serenading with horns, tin pans and the like any people who marry someone much older or younger than themselves. The girls from Mr. Quinan's school gave a recital. Discusses some of her own domestic achievements in sewing and cooking. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 5, 1833
Compliments her for sending such nice letters to an old man. Has taken two baths so far. Wants some snaps sent to be planted and his silk comfort aired so the moths will not get it. The white sulphur over-flows. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Norfolk. John Galt Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 9, 1833
Joking remarks about their mutual acquaintances and throws in veiled innuendos about people and events. Mainly interested in who is couting who and who has been seeing who, i.e.  Miss N.V. has captured the heart of Alexander Galt, Junior. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, September 5, 1833
The sulphur water does not agree with either Nancy or himself. Finds it strange that bathing is not accepted as fully in this country as it is by other civilized people. These baths have a particularly "exciting effect" for old people. Thinks that most people do not stay long enough to get the full benefits of the baths. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Louisville. M[ary] F. G. Browne to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, September 6 [1833?]
Laments death of cousin Lucy and expresses belief they never knew the whole story of her motives. Eliza and Mary Ann each have a new daughter. Their church is being repaired. News of their Galt relatives in Kentucky. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: While this letter has no year, other than 1833 pencilled on the fouth sheet, either 1833 or 1834 is acceptable because of the reference to Mary [Galt]'s first tooth. The other people cannot be identified.].
Item 17: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 14, 1833
The weather is nice and the temperature at sixty degrees. The Falcons left yesterday and they plan to overtake them and visit with them at Gen. Cocke's at Bremo. Rejoices that they have had such a healthy season. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: General John Hartwell Cocke (1780-1866) married in 1802 Ann Blaus Barraud, daughter of Dr. Philip Barraud, of Norfolk. One of his sisters, Sally, married Nicholas Faulcon, of Surry; another, Mary Kennon, married John Faulcon, of Surry.].
Item 18: Portsmouth. John Murdaugh to Alexander Galt, [Junior], Williamsburg, September 19, 1833
Quite low spirited and wants to hear from him. Is depressed and homesick for his friends and family. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 23: October 1833- June 1834
Item 1: Louisville. Sarah Trebell Galt Browne, Mary Browne, and Judy M. Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, October 2-14, 1833
Mr. Ashe has replaced Mr. Page as minister. Samuel Beale arrived with his new bride, the daughter of Gov. Duval of Florida. Their father has been too ill to come downstairs. Mary was invited to be in the wedding of Miss Holloway. Various other accounts of local events. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Williamsburg. [?] to Miss Lettie, October 21, 1833
Mentions various young men in their acquaintence. Autograph Letter.
Item 3: Louisville. Judy M. Browne and Mary Browne to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, November 4, 1833
Uncle [William C. Galt] talks of selling his house and moving into the country. The Bishop cannot get enough ministers to come West so he wants to establish a theological school in Lexington. Uncle William sold his house for fifteen hundred dollars but decided to stay in town so as to be close to his patients. Miss Empie died. Chatter about daily happenings. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Edenton. Anne W. Williamson to John Galt Williamson, Williamsburg, November 8, 1833
Chats about her visit in North Carolina. Saw Dr. Robinson Piedmont in North Carolina who was quite pompous. When she asked him if he had seen it rain fire the other night, he replied that it was meteors. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Richmond. E[liza] G. L[ambert?]  to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 15, 1833
She is sorry they have not had a chance to get together and hopes that she will come up for a visit. The bad weather has postponed the fair. Sends various words of greeting to friends and relatives. A planned birthday party for Mr. Brow, Mr. Macmmurds and Mr. Strobia had to be postponed as some of the gentlemen wanted to go to the theatre that had opened. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Account of [Alexa]nder D. Galt with the Collector of W[illia]msburg, 1833
Document.
Item 7: Philadelphia. E.G.G. to Elizabeth [J. Galt?], January 24, 1834
Her mother gave one of the Philadelphia Annuals for 150 people. An Ethiopian named Johnson was the caterer for a dinner of turkey, chicken, oysters and terrapins as well as champagne and Lisbon wine. The writer did not attend for she had a slight headache. Describes the elaborately set table with the stewed oysters, terrapin, chicken salad, ice cream, jellies and sugar candy. The guests stood by the table and ate of their plates with spoons. There was no dancing. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: W[illia]msburg. [Alexander D. Galt] to [William C  Galt], February 24, [1834?]
Discusses Mr. Saunders' claim, and its long history. Summarizes the claim. Autograph Letter [draft, torn].
Item 9: William Waller to Dr. A.D. Galt, March 1, 1834
He is unable to pay Dr. Galt the money requested of him. Autograph Note Signed.
Item 10: E.G.G. to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, March 7, 1834
Since writing her they have all been down with the influenza. Bunny has been ill and the writer wonders whether it i the indigestible ham they have ther. Worries about thier house in Williamsburg for it needs repairs. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Louisville. William Browne to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, March 10, 1834
Discusses various aspects of the land claim of the heirs of Dr. J.M. Galt. Mentions Mr. Saunders, Mr. Lambert and Mr. McCandlish. Autograph Letter Signed [faded and stained].
Item 12: Louisville. [?] to [Dr. A.D. Galt], March 10, 1834
Discusses various aspects of Mr. Saunders' claim to some of the western lands due Dr. J.M. Galt's estate. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Apparently Mr. Saunders was elderly and confused on whether or not an old debt owed him by Dr. J. M. Galt had been paid.].
Item 13: Gloucester place. M[ary] Floots [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, March 11, 1834
Looks forward to a ball they are having and hopes that Mr. B[owers] will come over. Wonders whether Elizabeth has been meeting "a certain gentleman in the streets as often as you used to do." Gives her advice about courting. "Never think a gentleman intends addressing you till he asks you to marry him. Never be engaged for more than six months. Never act in such a way as to lead any one to suppose that you are a flirt. Never let a gentleman know that you love him till he tells you he feels something for you. Never go in a store when you see a certain gentleman go in for fear that gentleman may think you went in to see him. Never go all over town following a certain captain. Never be engaged to dance with more than one gentleman at the time. Lastly never wear a red turban unless you wish to greate a great effect." Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Mary Tyler (1815-1847) was the eldest daughter of John and Letitia Christian Tyler.].
Item 14: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Richard M. Bucktrout for various orders of planking valued at $6.19 1/4, March 29, 1834
Payment received 26 March 1835. Account.
Item 15: Gloucester Place. M[ary] T[yler] to [Elizabeth J. Galt?], March 1834
Regrets that she had to leave town without saying farewell. Wants to know if Mr. Bowers has missed her. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Louisville. M[ary] B[rowne] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 21, 1834
They have moved to a new house. Distressed that Harriet Beale has joined the Catholic Church. Feel she did through ignorance. The Catholics increase throughout the state but mainly among the immigrant Dutch. Enjoys the sketches Elizabeth sent them and asks for some more. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Fredericksburg. John L. May, Junior, to [Mr.] Galt, April 21, 1834
Discusses a letter of recommendation he sent H.B. Tomlin to be read before the Board on behalf of the appointment to the professorship of Mr. Powers. Powers had followed Mr. Bonnycastle [at the University of Virginia] and done a satisfactory job. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Norfolk. T[homas] Williamson to [Mary] D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 8, 1834
Gabriel [Galt Williamson] is now in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and holds the rank of Lieutenant. While in Philadelphia Thomas dined with David Crockett, "a rough, awkward, bullying sort of a fellow about 45 years old. I put up at the National Hotel and I suppose 100 or 120 persons were seated at the table, he was shown a bill of fare and selected a dish of tripe on which he made his dinner and when asked what kind of wine he'd drink, said some of that old cider wine [champagne] because it tastes like cider. On being called on for a toast he rose and pronounced in a loud voice--'may the bones of Kings and tyrants be introduced in Hell as Grid Irons, to wash the soulds of Tories.' His language is vulgar and quite in the negro quarter style. Says he left at home a wife and five or six children in a log hut with a plenty of Bear meat and corn as happy as cubs." Autograph Letter Signed [Note: David Crockett (1786-1836), at this time a Representative in Congress, was on his celebrated "tour of the north".].
Item 19: Account of Mrs. John H. Strobia with Van Lew P. Smith for ivory table cutlery and other goods amounting to $22, June 27, 1834
Autograph Account.
Folder 24: July- December 1834
Item 1: Gloucester place. [Mary Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 13, 1834
Discusses her courtship and possible engagement with H[enry] J[ones]. Mentions other beaux. Hopes she can come for a visit. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Mary Tyler married Henry Jones in December 1835.].
Item 2: Norfolk. Ann Williamson (Nannie) to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 16, 1834
Recounts a visit in Norfolk to the home of Gabriel and his new bride Lizzie (Gatewood). Relates various occurrences in an elaborate writing style. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Norfolk. Elizabeth Gatewood Williamson to Mary D. Galt [Mrs. A.D. Galt], Williamsburg, July 30, 1834
Thanks her for her kind note and plans to visit them as soon as she is well enough to come. Had a several-day visit to Old Point. Saw Mary Tyler. Note added from Nannie (Ann) Williamson saying that they may go to Parker's Spring a few miles from here where the springs are filled with marsh mud and therefore very healthy. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 1, 1834
Has been ill here as has Mr. Rodgers who has suffered an attack of chills. Plans to leave Monday for Salt Sulphur Springs. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Gloucester Place [Mary Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 5, 1834
Has just returned from Old Point. Her two suitors visited her and no one could tell which one she was engaged to. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to Mary Tyler, Gloucester Place, August 7, 1834
Veiled remarks about various suitors and their suits. Hopes she will not get married before they have a chance to get together again. Questions her about her beau, H.J. Jokingly teases her. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Salt Sulphur. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 11, 1834
Is very hot there despite refreshing showers yesterday. He is better but there is room for improvement. He may go to Red Sulphur Springs. Has not seen Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton yet but hears that they are at the White Sulphur. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: "A short Catalogue of a few of the principal subjects discussed by Miss Tyler and Miss Galt on the night of the 15th of August 1834", August 15, 1834
Discusses love affairs, flirtations, the spelling of "fullest," merits of apple brandy and preserved black-berries, politics, domestic economy, a visit to Washington, importance of dress for women and whether they were talking too much. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Norfolk. John Galt Williamson to Alexander D. Galt, Junior, Williamsburg, August 19, 1834
Elizabeth Williamson has been ill from taking quack medicine but is now well and has gone to stay at her father's house while he goes to the springs. Has a machine to press flowers with. News of his plans and of daily domestic events. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: New Port, Rhode Island. Mary Flootes [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 21, 1834
The trip up was not too bad, but she does not like yankees and wishes she were home. Was infatuated with a man with hazel eyes for hazel eyes always thrill her. Took a trip across the bay and was sea sick. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Salt Sulphur. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 26, 1834
The area is crowded with visitors. The White Sulphur is the most popular. Plans to go on to the Warm Springs. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Louisville. John G. Browne to Dr. A. D. Galt, Williamsburg, September 1, 1834
Is working to earn enough money to come to Williamsburg to attend college. Wonders if he will be able to make enough money to get there. Mentions several of the young ladies the he is interested in. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Salt Sulphur. Burwell Basset to Elizabeth J. Galt, September 1, 1834
Today has been one of his good days. Mr. Rodgers has arrived. Mrs. Page of Gloucester is here and Elizabeth's friends Eliza and Caroline Lambert are at the White Sulphur.
Item 14: Norfolk. John Galt Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Wiliamsburg, September 3, 1834
Nannie is over helping Gabriel and Lizzie set up housekeeping at W. Gatewood's where they have excellent servants. Gabriel comes to his house every morning for his juleps and wakes them up. Visited John Galt's farm which he hopes to soon settle on as he is deranged with ideas about agriculture. Has various questions for and about friends and relatives in Williamsburg. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Providence, Rhode Island. Mary Floots [Tyler], Williamsburg, September 8, 1834
Left Newport which she thinks "the meanest place in the world." Has not heard a word from H.J. but if he comes to Newport he will miss them as they are leaving for Philadelphia. Will attend a party at Gov. Knight's tonight. Misses the peach and apple brandy. "I would give fifty dollars this minute for a good drink, for I have not seen a drop since I left you." Some wines in the North and she will take a little good champagne when she cannot get apple brandy. She had to send down for a little something for a stomach ache and was sent gin, "the most delightful thing with the exception of the apple brandy I ever tasted." Later note that she has returned from the governor's party where she was a big hit and flattered the people with how much she liked New England." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 13, 1834
Has been troubled with bilious fever. Was not able to eat an excellent slice of vension. Plans to return home soon. Philosophies on virtue. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Warm Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 15, 1834
Will be leaving in two days and heading west. A frost has killed all the fodder around here. Expects the Lamberts, Mr. Dew and Mr. Rodgers in ten days. Mrs. Venable arrived yesterday and was dead by morning. She had been suffering from dropsy. There have been more sick people at the springs than usual. Ends with postscript that Mr. Dew has just arrived and sends his best. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: L[eroy?] Anderson to Dr. A.D. Galt, September 18, 1834
Discusses the fact that he and Professor Campbell used to argue over the relative merits of French and methematics. Both came to appreciate the value of the other's field. Now he has an arrangement with John Murdaugh whereby he teaches his brother French and Murdaugh teaches Anderson's son Henry geometry. There were no improper motives in his action and he wants Dr. Galt to not misinterpret his last letter to him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Norfolk. Anne [Nannie] W. Williamson and Elizabeth Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 22, 1834
Apologize for not writing but they have been preserving. Gabriel ("Sir Anthony") Williamson has gone off in search of a julep. Nannie has been accused of editing, with Louisa Garnett, a scandal sheet called The Hornet. Gabriel is now playing pranks while another young man sings naval songs. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Wilmington. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Willimasburg, September 23, 1834
He is on his way home. Mr. Dew left yesterday. He is "rather the worse for wear." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: Account (30 September-15 October 1834) of Dr. A.D. Galt with William Durfey for mutton and meat totaling $23.61, October 15, 1834
Account.
Item 22: Philadelphia. Burwell Bassett to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, October 20, 1834
Has been examined by Dr. Phisick and Dr. Randolph and they find that he has a stone in his bladder. Relates his symptoms and will write more after further examination. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, October 1834
Regrets that she was unable to stop by Williamsburg and see her on her way home from Philadelphia. Has little news since she has gotten back. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 24: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, November 2, 1834
Writes glowing descriptions of her courtship by "hazel eyes." She cannot write his name for she does not know how to spell it. Wants Elizabeth to meet her cousin C. Tyler for she thinks she would like him. Does not like for Mrs. Galt to call her a drunkard when she likes her liquor far more than the writer. Halloween night they played games to see what sort of person they would marry. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: Gloucester place. M[ary] [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 4, 1834
Will not be able to come for a visit for she expects a special visitor in the middle of the week. Her father wants her to go to Washington around the first of January. Misses her dear friend but thinks also of Mr. Bowers and others. Went to church and saw her old suitor Dr. Flirt. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 26: Account (29 November-20 December 1834) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Henry Edloe for meal and hominy amounting to $18, December 20, 1834
Account.
Item 27: White Sulphur Springs. Thomas Martin, Junior, to Dr. Thomas Martin, Williamsburg, December 21, 1834
Writes to assuage his father's alarm at his imprudent engagement with a young lady with whom he became involved without proper thought. The lady in question has broken off her engagement with him so he does not plan further pursuit. Replies to his father's advice that a wife should either be industrious, beautiful with frugality, intelligent or weathy and that the lady in question had none of these qualities with the counter-charge that he would never marry for money. The whole matter is over and he trusts that his father will forget the whole thing. Autograph Letter Signed [copy].
Box 3: 1835- September 1838
Folder 25: January- May 1835
Item 1: George Town Heights. Mrs. Robinson's invitation to Mr. Tyler for Monday, January 19, January 12, 1835
Autograph Letter.
Item 2: Louisville. S[arah] T[rebell] (Galt) B[rowne] to Mrs. Mary (Polly) D. Galt, Williamsburg, February 19, 1835
Discusses health and activities of family and friends and requests news of Williamsburgers. Has experienced cold weather with temperatures of 32º below zero recently. Hopes they, and their children, can meet each other again. In postscript to John [Minson Galt II?] warns him against waiting too long and becoming an "old Bachelor". Mentions Mrs. Vest, Mrs. Saunders, Mary Anna Mingay, Mary Tyler, G. Semple, Leroy A., Mrs. L. Waller, Aunt Nancy, Aunt Sarah, and Mr. Empie. Postscript from M[ary] F. G. B[rowne]. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: John Minson Galt died unmarried, but his cousin John Galt Williamson married in 1836.].
Item 3: Washington City. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 20, 1835
Left Hampton and arrived in Annapolis. On board met a young gentleman from Charles City who knew the Jones famiy and had heard that H.J. was engaged to be married. This evening she is going to the President's levee and another party afterwards. Wants to hear about all her friends and especially H.J. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Washington. M[ary] T[yler] to E[lizabeth] Galt, Williamsburg, February 22, 1835
Wishes could have seen the "dark eyed one," for, while she sees his faults she is infatuated with him. Also wants to know what "the Camomile" said. Went to the levee for half an hour, where both the President [Jackson] and the Vice President [Van Buren] shook her hand. Then went to Duff Greens' and danced, and received many compliments. Another day went to the Senate chamber and met most of the Senators. Previous night was at a musical party at Governor Poindexter's, with supper at eleven standing around a table. Has recieved about fifteen visits in two days and dreads having to returen them all. Thoughts on love and beaux. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Louisville. M[ary] F.G. Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 24-25, 1835
Finds beaux scarce. "I am sorry indeed that your organ is destroyed. Which gallery is it to be put in? I think the Organ gallery is the worst place in the whole church." Has been reading the Listener by Mrs. Fry. Desires news of family and friends including Mary Smith Anne Williamson, Mrs. Vest, Mrs. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Anderson, Miss Converse, the McCandlishes, George Semple, and Mr. Page. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Norfolk. Anne [Williamson?] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 24, 1835
"To the damsels... at the Galtonian Castle Woodpecker Square; Williamsburg..." Hopes they can all come visit soon since "the attention which the three orphans require" prevents her from going to Williamsburg. News of friends. Goes to hear Bishop Meade every Sunday. "There is a report to day by the Baltimore Boat that Louis Phillippe has sent Mr. Livingston home and sent for the French minister." Mentions the Garretts, Caroline, and Mr. McFarland.
Item 7: Washington. M[ary Tyler] to E[lizabeth J.] Galt, Williamsburg, February 28, 1835
Thoughts on "the dark eyed one." Mr. Van Buren gave her a geranium leaf at the ball. Plans to go home soon and hopes they will go through Williamsburg. After seeing Mrs. Galt's tartan could not find a cloak she liked. Mentions Mr. Kennedy, Miss Selden, Mr. Page, and General Lambert. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Gloucester place. M[ary] T[yler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, March 10, 1835
Came from Washington by boat and had a delightful party on board. When arrived home found a favorite cousin (John) there. Hopes to have a visit from a beau soon. Wonders what price Mrs. A.D. Galt would want for her tartan. Mentions M. Southall, Mr. Burwell, and Dr. D. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Gloucester place. M[ary] T[yler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, March 15-16, 1835
Must be housekeeper and "mantuamaker for the whole concern" since mother is unwell. Many people think she is to be married soon and went to Washington for her wedding clothers. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Norfolk. Anna Williamson to Dr. John G. Williamson, Williamsburg, March 22, 1835
Family news. No doubt Mr. Sully is at present very busy painting Mr. and Mrs. Minge and Dr. Williamson's wife, and "the other little children." News of a boat travelling between Norfolk and Richmond. Mentions Col. Garrett, Ann Page, Mr. Calhoun, and Mr. Beston. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Gloucester place. M[ary] T[yler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, March 23, 1835
Mainly news of a beau who has been there but is leaving. He is at the moment talking with her father. Mentions James Semple and Mrs. Tucker. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Receipt to Alexander D. Galt for one year's subscription to the New-York Albion at $6.00, March 30, 1835
Document [endorsed].
Item 13: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 5, 1835
Tells of [?]'s talk with her father. Wants Elizabeth's opinion on all the occurrances. Mother is better but Mary is still doing the great deal there is to do for so large a family. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: [?] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, April 7, 1835
"As to the enlargement of the house, I believe Miss M would prefer the trunk in its primitive pristine purity... Hated to leave Williamsburg. Mentions W. Young, J. Murdaugh, Burwell, and Miss Rebecca. Letter.
Item 15: Receipted account (November 1834-11 April 1835) of Dr. Alexander Galt with Thomas Martin for building supplies totaling $194.78, April 11, 1835
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 16: Gloucester. Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 18, 1835
Thoughts on her relationship with ____, and what others think about him. "I wish we could contrive so as to get Alexander here. We would all have fine fun." Mentions Matilda S. and Smith Claiborne. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Caroline [Lambert] to E[lizabeth] Galt, Williamsburg, April 18, 1835
Sends some pieces by Willis [?], as well as Dich's [?] Christian Philosopher, "a work which combines science with religion." Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Caroline Lambert (1816-1909) was Elizabeth Galt's second cousin, the grand-daughter of Sarah Ege Lambert and David Lambert. Sarah Ege Lambert's sister, Elizabeth Ege, married Gabriel Galt and was Elizabeth J. Galt's grandmother. See Ege Genealogy, II. B. and C. 2. a., p.14].
Item 18: Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 20, 1835
Has no idea of being married in less than six or eight months. Will try to correct self of any vanity. Mother is better but Mary is still very busy. Mentions G.S., Dr. Boyd, and Agnes Marshall. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Williamsburg. [E]liz[abeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler, Gloucester County, April 21, 1835
Robert has been playing pranks. Did not accuse Mary of being vain. Can't really judge ______. "W. Pryor attributes the Christian love that I bear to the whole human race to my having had so little intercourse with the World which... appears almost as an unmarred Eden to my eyes. Still I visit less than ever and never was anyone endowed with so little taste for making new acquaintances." News of various mutual friends-- mostly male [identified by code names]. "You know what to expect-- to be treated as one of the family." "My fondness for... reading of any kind except novel reading increases with my years." Lord Dunmore's grandson, the Hon. Mr. Murray has been in Williamsburg. M[ary] B[rowne] has a large swelling on her throat. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Account (February 24-April 23) of Doctr Alexander Galt with Geo Bingley, for repairs to carts and wheelbarrows etc, April 23, 1835
Autograph Account.
Item 21: Gloucest place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, May 4, 1835
"I don't believe brother... knows exactly what love is..." Has known _________ all her life, but feels others will be surprised to know they love each other. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Account (February 6, 1834- May 6, 1835) with A.D. Galt for visits and medicines, totaling £11.19.0, May 6, 1835
Autograph Account.
Item 23: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, May 13, 1835
Prefers Willis' pieces to Bryant's, though "Bryant and Dana are generally ranked above Willis." If could visit Europe would go first to Italy and Greece. Has read "Six Months in a Convent" and the "Beauties of the Court of Charles the Second," and found nothing "pre-judicial to morals" in the latter. Mentions Charley Kennedy, Mrs. Murdaugh, Mrs. Young, and Col. McCandlish. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Enclosed is a small amount of what might have been very blonde hair. It is now so pale as to be almost invisible, and in very short pieces.].
Item 24: Williamsburg. [E]liz[abeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler, Gloucester, May 16, 1835
Disappointed that __________ did not come with Robert. Charlie's eyes are weak. Mentions S. Armstead, Mr. Kennedy, and Miss McKeurie's boarding school in Richmond. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: Ro[bert] Saunders to Dr. Alex[ander] D. Galt, May 20, 1835
"Believing that one who knew the worth of my revered father, and who was so perfectly esteemed by him as yourself, would be pleased to possess some memento of him; I beg you to accept his sleeve buttons and his gold stock buckle, together with the stocks with which he wore it." Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Robert Saunders (1761-post July 1833) was an ESH Director (1793-?). His son, Robert Saunders, Jr., (1805-1868) the writer of this letter, was also a Director (1831-1851, 1852-1857). The Saunders were distant kin and very good friends of the Galts. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.3., p.6.].
Item 26: Account (April 24-May 29) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Mildred Bowden for various meats, May 29, 1835
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 27: Williamsburg. [E]liz[abeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler, Gloucester place, May 1835
Finds everyone attacked by "the Alabama fever" and the "Texas Malady," including "Brother John" [J.M.Galt II?]. News of many friends, most of whom are identified only by initials. A.S. has returned from a five year absence from the United States during which he travelled seventy five thousand miles. Thoughts on compliments. "People would think it... strange for me to leave home." Had four "disconsolate Swines [swains]" escort her home from church. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 26: June- August 1835
Item 1: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, June 3-8, 1835
Wishes Elizabeth had not been in Richmond when _________ passed through Williamsburg. Gloucester is quite gay. Mentions Dr. Byrd and Mr. Clark. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Williamsburg. [E]liz[abeth Galt] to Mary Tyler, Gloucester place, June 6, 1835
Returned from Richmond by boat, after visiting Aunt Strobia, who her mother lived with when young. Has been asked to be a bridesmaid to R. Henly, who is marrying Mr. Peirce on the 11th. Has been asked to be a bridesmaid five times and participated three times. "I believe a fourth time, (says the superstition of olden time,) prohibits the unfortunate and devoted Bridesmaid's occupying a more elevated station. And with a mind wholly untrammeled by Superstition on all other subjects I am much inclined to believe implicitly in this [in my case] as I have always foretold." Fears Mr. D. is dying. Expects much excitement on the Fourth [of July]. Dislikes writing with steel pen. Mentions James Minge and Capt. Hennon. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Aunt Strobia was Anna Maria Lambert Strobia (1788-1877), wife of John H. Strobia, and a first cousin of Mary D. Galt. See Ege Genealogy, II. C. 1.p.14].
Item 3: Philadelphia. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, June 10, 1835
Has just been to a flower exhibit that he wishes he could adequately describe. Wishes Elizabeth and "Sal" [Sally M. Galt] could have seen it. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Philadelphia. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, June 12, 1835
At the horticulural exhibit the strawberries were superior to those in Virginia, but the cherries were inferior. Comments on Elizabeth's letter with its news of friends. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Philadelphia. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, June 15, 1835
Plans to return to Williamsburg by the Fourth of July. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, June 15, 1835
Thoughts on love of __________. "I think this having bridesmaids is a foolish custom, you are the only person I love well enough to desire to act for me." Wonders how long Caroline will visit Elizabeth. Is getting well again. Mentions Cousin George and Aunt Douglas. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Account (January 3- June 20) of Doct. Alexander D. Galt with Henry Edloe totaling $118.14, June 20, 1835
Paid July 1, 1835. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 8: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lamber] to [E]liz[abeth J. Galt], [Williamsburg], June 1835
Recounts details of a visit by friends. Is reading Dr. Combe's book on Phrenology, and has "a plaster cast of a head, with all the organs numbered..." Mary spent an evening with them. Sends messages for John and Bob [Tyler]. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lamber] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, June 1835
Believes Elizabeth is influenced by the "little God" [Cupid?]. Has just finished Mrs. Trollope's Paris and the Parisians, which she was pleased with. Has been reading the Rambler but finds the Spectator better. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Account of Thomas Mutter's estate with A. D. Galt, June 1835
Account.
Item 11: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 8, 1835
"We have a fhouse full according to custom" Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 13, 1835
________ is to leave soon, but they plan on being married before the new year. Mary C. Tyler is to be married there July 30. Mentions Sally Page, and Virginia Southall. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 15-16, 1835
Finds herself very busy making wedding clothes. Is often sick. Have a houseful of guests. Imagines some people from Williamsburg will go to York to see the President while he is there. "I love those who love me, I like every one." Mentions Albert, Virginia, Maria, Samuell, and Aunt Betsy. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 20, 1835
News of the neighborhood, her family, and what others say about ________. Hopes Elizabeth will set her cap for several young men who will soon be visiting. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 23, 1835
Is tired of having people think she is engaged to someone she does not care for. Postscript by M.I. Postians [?]. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Gloucester place. [Mary Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 26, 1835
Is disappointed that Alexander won't let her take care of chosing his gig. Upset by rumors that her father disapproves of her engagement. Understands that G.W.S. is to be married and expects it is to either Emily Booker or Christianna Pryor. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 29-August 2, 1835
Had a misunderstanding with ________, but it is all cleared up. Pleads with Mrs. Galt to let Dr. Williamson bring Elizabeth over. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Williamsburg. Elizabeth Galt to Mary Tyler, Gloucester place, July 29, 1835
Has all best wishes for Mary's future happiness. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Norfolk. Elizabeth [Anne Gatewood] Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, August 2, 1835
Gabriel [Galt Williamson] is finally better, after suffering [sunstroke or sunburn] when they went to the Bay Shore for the writer's health. The baby [Elizabeth Williamson, born March 29, 1835] is well. "As you know we Norfolk people think it death to go to Williamsburg in... August and September." Expect John [Galt Williamson] imminently. News of other Williamsons. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 5, 1835
Dreads not seeing [?] for four to six weeks. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Captn, August 6, 1835
Lively for planking. Autograph Account [badly stained].
Item 22: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to Mary Tyler, Gloucester place, August 12, 1835
Understands Mary looked lovely at the wedding [of Mary C. Tyler]. Thoughts on if one can truly love more than once. Cannot visit since mother is unwell, and there is more to do in this season than in any other. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 18, 1835
Robert is busy reading law and saying he will someday be the greatest lawyer ever. Poem on First and Second Love. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 24: Salt Sulphur Spring. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 20, 1835
Weather has been chilly and rainy. There are Northerners there. News of various acquaintances. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, [Williamsburg], August 1835
[Too faded to be legible]. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 26: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 1835
While loves ________, as time for marriage approaches feels melancholy for hates to leave old friends. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 27: September-December 1835
Item 1: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 15-19, 1835
"I am perfectly convinced that if I have a turn for any thing it is for politics,... I am devoted to politics & have the greates inclination always to join in a political dispute... nothing but believing it unfeminine, and thinking it not becoming me prevents my being a decided politician." Feels the greatest friendship for Doctor [Williamson] and wants to know when he is getting married. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Williamsburg. [E]liz[abeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler, September 16, 1835
Is glad that Miss Tyler [the recipient?] was sucha success in the "Yankee Country." Cryptic note on a kinsman whose affections she has not engaged. "Mr. Empie... has received more letters from the parents and guardians of young men, (respecting the College) that he ever did during any other summer and it is predicted we shall have a full course." There has been much illness in the county but the town is healthier than usual. Were serenaded a few nights past by a grinding organ, base drum, and pandean [?] pipes, played by two strolling Italians. Jokes with Mary about various mutual friends and their loves. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Coal Pitts. Carolina [Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, September 17, 1835
Hopes to go to Williamsburg sometime that winter, and also to Norfolk. Is enjoying horseback riding. Just finished "The Disowned" by Bulwar. Cannot give "Cousin John any news of his affianced;..." Mentions Christian McNaught, a Scotch cousin. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Fauquier Springs. Marianne [Saunders] to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg, September 17, 1835
Only a few people remain at the springs. A Democratic Meeting is being held in Warrenton. The only amusement they have is the ten pin alley. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Marianna Saunders (    -    ), a daughter of Robert (1805-1886), was a very close friend of Elizabeth and Sally Galt. She married George T. Wilmer.]
Item 5: Account of Mr. W [?] Galt with M [?] Slaber for vacon, September 18, 1835
Autograph Account.
Item 6: Richmond. S[ally Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, September 28, [1835?]
Eliza and Caroline [Lambert] just returned from a 6 weeks trip, during which they saw Mr. Rogers, Mr. Dew, the Col. [Burwell Bassett?], Mr. T. Martin, and Miss Walton. Inquires about whether they have recieved their organ, and if they like it. Describes some mechanical toys now on exhibition, including the Chessplayer, and the Turk. Does not want Dr. W[illiamson] to get married until he meets Miss Mary Dixon. ALS [Note; Dr. John Williamson married Mary Dixon (1808-1881) in February 1836. Sally Lambert (1802-    ) was a daughter of David and Sarah Ege Lambert and a first cousin of Mary D. Galt. See Ege Genealogy, II. C.4. p. 16.].
Item 7: J[ohn] H. S[trobia] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, October 6 [1835?]
Sent two barrels of flour "by one of D. Galts packets." Mr. McAndrews, formerly of Williamsburg, is there and recently was attacked by the palsy. Ann Dixon MacMurdo had a daughter. Elisa and Caroline returned home, the former much better. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Gloucester place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, October 15, 1835
Is to be married December 24, but Elizabeth is the only one she has told the date. Has no wedding paraphenalia yet, and is only interested in a gown and cap. Mother rarely leaves home except for church and father loves home though business keeps him away a great deal of the time. There is nothing very new in fashion. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, October 29, 1835
A teasing letter about friends and family. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Cary [Caroline Lambert] to E[lizabeth] Galt, Williamsburg, October 31, 1835
Imagines Elizabeth will soon go up to serve as a bridesmaid. News of how matchmakers have paired people off (Elizabeth with "little Jones"). Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Mary [Tyler] to [Elizabeth J.] Galt. Warns her not to believe anything Robert [Tyler] tells her, [October 1835]
Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Account (July 4- November 2) of Mrs. Galt with Wm. Durfey for meat totalling $1.50, November 2, 1835
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 13: Account (October 20- November 4) of A.D. Galt with Mildred Bowden for meat totalling $2.65, November 4, 1835
Paid. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 14: Charlottesville. Th. W. Mowery to Doctor Alexander Galt, Williamsburg, November 10, 1835
Introduces his young friend and neighbor John. T. Barksdale, who is going to Williamsburg "in charge of destined tenant of the Lunatic Hospital." Takes this opportunity of "reviving an acquaintance of nearly forty years..." [In another hand over nine columns of medical notes, dated 7 February 1826 [?] through December 29, 36 [?] of which two columns are torn away.] Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: [E]liz[abeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler, Gloucester place, November 30, 1835
Has not written for a month for has been too ill with ague & fever, and a sore throat to even leave her room. Loves Mary because they are so different that she does not see her faults in the other. Expresses her hope in Heaven. Brother Gabe with his wife and child, and Cousin E. Lambert visited them. Teaches little Sal "more regularly now than I ever did." "neither Dr. John or Dr. George will, I expect, be long after you in a state of single blessedness." Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Gabriel Galt Williamson's first wife was Elizabeth Gatewood Williamson (1815-6 December 1837). The child was their daughter Elizabeth Galt Williamson (1835-    ), who was later a frequent resident of the Galt's home, and who married Randolph Harrison. See Galt Genealogy, I.A.1.c.ii [a]., p.2. Elizabeth Galt Lambert (1800-    ), was the daughter of David and Sarah Ege Lambert, and a first cousin of Mary D. Galt. See Ege Genealogy, II.C.3.p.16. The Doctor John mentioned must be Dr. John Galt Williamson, who married Mary R. Dixon in February 1836. For date see letter of Mary Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, February 1, 1836.].
Item 16: Gloucester Place. Mary [Tyler] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, [December 2, 1835]
Is anxious for Elizabeth to come, and hopes she can make it not later than the 12th or the 15th. The wedding will be very private, for they fear John Jones will die before then. "I never anticipated any thing that I was not disappointed." [Note: While this letter is not dated, the heading of Wednesday, and the reference to all she has to do in three weeks date it as December 2, 1835, three weeks before Mary's wedding. John Jones seems to be the brother of Mary's fiance.].
Item 17: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 15, 1835
Last Saturday many Williamsburg beaux were there "to escort the bridegroom elect home." Recommends Lamartine's A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Busy preparing for the fair which begins the next Thursday. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Mary [Tyler] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 15-17, 1835
Very disappointed that Elizabeth can not come to the wedding. Yet still hopes that "in the course of one week, you may yet be well enough..." Note at end to "Mrs. Galt, Dr. Galt, Dr. Williamson, Alexander, little John and Sal" pleading that they make Elizabeth well enough to come. Expresses pleasure that will see Dr. Williamson at the wedding. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: While this letter is completely undated, the text places it around December 15-17.].
Item 19: Recipt of [?] for money received from A.D., December 17, 1835
Galt through Ro. H. Armistead in settlement of accounts. Autograph Document Signed [badly stained].
Item 20: "Mr. & Mrs. Tyler request the pleasure of your company at Gloucester Place on thursday the 24th December at seven o'clock P.M. [for the wedding of their daughter Mary and Henry L. Jones]", December 20, 1835
Newspaper.
Item 21: Gloucester place. Mary Tyler Jones to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 30, 1835
Not sure if correct to write about one's own wedding but shall. At 10 on the 23 went to bed miserable for had not heard if H. was coming or not. An hour later received word he was "in the county at my cousins." One hundred people were there for the wedding, but Mary missed Elizabeth. Attended various dinners and parties on Monday and Tuesday. "This morning our Charles City friends" left. Henry leaves for North Carolina and will be away two weeks. "the gift... shall be treasured while I live, I have put it on my wedding ring finger and there it shall remain..." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: [E]liz[abeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler, Gloucester Place, 1835
Has not yet entirely recovered from a bilious fever and a quartan ague. "I should not complain for this is my first introdcution to both ague and bilious fever." Brother John [Williamson] has been very busy with patients and has not yet specified a time for his wedding. News of various friends and relatives. "Verily this house seems to be... into chaos-- not an asylum can be found secure from the dust, dirt, and din of Bricklay[ers], Carpenters-- and such a tardy race are they that we can not even anticapate when we [will?] be free from their incursion." Autograph Letter Signed [torn] [Note: Quotations from a letter from a "Richmond correspondent" are from Caroline Lambert's letter of September 17.].
Item 23: Alexander D. Galt's Account with the Collector of Williamsburg for tax on 9 slaves, a Gig, 3 horses, 11 "tinn levies" [?], house and lot, and Corporation levy on saine, totalling $15.29, 1835
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 24: Thomas Nelson Estate Account with the Collector of Williamsburg for tax on house and lot, and a levy on the value, totalling $2.97, 1835
Paid by A.D. Galt. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 25: Gloster Place. Ro[bert] Tyler to Thomas Martin, Jr., Williamsburg, 1835
Has been home a week and is tired of it, so hopes to leave soon. "I have a cousin who is about to be tied in holy bands of wedlock to a gentleman of this ilk and my brother goes over... to purchase a few necessities for the occasion." The wedding is to take place the 30th of the month, and Robert expects Thomas about that time. A cousin named George who just graduated from West Point is there. Hopes strongly that "Lizzy and all at Dr. Galts are well." Sends messages to Elizabeth Galt and Coraline Low. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Could the wedding referred to be the one Mary mentions in her letter of July 13, thus dating this letter in July?].
Item 26: Account of A.D. Galt with Arthur Tayson for brickwork costing $87.12 to October 26, 1835
Also a note from D. Galt to A.D. Galt saying that if the latter cannot pay it all at once he may pay part now and the rest when convenient. Autograph Note Signed, Autograph Signed Account [Note: D. Galt, who addresses A.D. Galt as "couzin" is probably Dickie Galt (1797-1856).].
Item 27: [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler. J. and __ were just there, [1835]
Feels "Mama's inexorable disposition" may relent and let her attend the wedding in December. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 28: January-July 1836
Item 1: Jefferson [Kentucky]. Mary F. G. Browne to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg
Had not written for did not want to tell of her Mother's illness, but now learns that they already know. Describes her illness and present condition. Is reconciled to the country, except the distance from church. Looks forward to the convention to be held in Louisville in June, but "they must necessarily fall far short of our Virginia Conventions." Cousin Norborne and his family expect to move into their new home soon. Will goes to the school of an Episcopal minister with a new system of teaching. Speaks of "little Mary", and Norborne Browne, "the prettiest child I ever saw," as well as various other friends and their children. Expects Elizabeth will be in Richmond at John Williamson's wedding when the letter arrives. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: William Henry Galt (1827-1893), Mary Ormsby (1833-1840), and Norborne Browne (1835-15 October 1836) were children of Norborne and Elizabeth Gray Galt. William became a doctor and married Elizabeth Pape. (1828-1883). See Galt Genealogy, II.A.I.a., d. & e., p. 13.].
Item 2: Gloucester. Mary [Tyler Jones] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, January 11, 1836
Is very lonely since her husband, Henry [Henry L. Jones] has left. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: [Gloucester, Mary Tyler Jones] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, January 14, 1836
If Elizabeth's father and she are both well hopes she will come over with Robert. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: [Elizabeth Galt] to Mary [Tyler] Jones, Gloucester Place, January 18, 1836
Many have remarked on Mary's wedding and seem to agree with the "modern writer who says 'Perfect love and confidence can exist only before marriage... Different feelings and separate objects of interest inevitably spring up... The love may still remain but the confidence... is gone." Dr. John [Galt Williamson], who she describes as "the blissful candidate for matrimony", goes to Richmond tomorrow, and will be married next Thursday. Elizabeth is not well enough to go to the wedding. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Louisville. Judith [Browne] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, January 26, 1836
Much of news is reptition of that in letter of January 8. Left Sally and Mary at home when they came to Louisville. Mr. Southall has been visiting them. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Mary [Browne] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, February 1, 1836
[Enclosed with above] Expects a detailed account of John Williamson's wedding. Sends a "box of trifles" including a belt she wore once, and paw-paw seeds for Alexander. Cousin Norborne took greater interest in George Southall than ever in anyone else. Has long had an attachment to Mr. Anderson, and he to her, but she had to promise her father not to marry Mr. Anderson without his consent, which will never be given. Feels a visit to Williamsburg would "awaken regret for the past and make the future more gloomy." Warns them never to mention Mr. Anderson in their letters. Deprecates self as a "source of trouble to all who are dearest to me and... a burden to myself." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Miss Tyler requests Miss Sally Galt's company Wednesday at 8 p.m., February 8 [1836]
Autograph Letter [Note: Miss Tyler is probably Letitia Tyler (1821-1907), a daughter of John and Letitia Christian Tyler. She married before 1841. The letter is dated Monday, February 8th, the perpetual calendar shows the only possibly years as 1836 and 1841. Therefore, 1836 is the likely year.]
Item 8: Norfolk. Thomas Williamson to A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, February 10, 1836
Has written Anthony Robinson of Richmond to purchase nineteen shares of Bank stock for A.D. Galt, if it can be had at a fair price ($114 or $115). Will forward stock when arrives. Shares will pay dividend of at least $152 yearly. They expect Polly in May. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Thomas Williamson (1777-1846) was Mary D. Galt's brother-in-law, and the cashier of the Virginia Bank of Norfolk. Polly was a pet name for Mary D. Galt (Mrs. Alexander Dickie Galt).].
Item 9: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth J. Galt. Wonders if Mary [Tyler Jones] ever forgets that she is married, February 28, 1836
In reading McIntosh's history of England, which she finds inferior to Hume's. Is also reading Racine's plays. Has not been sleighing for have had no snow deep enough, but wonders if Elizabeth has been sleighing. Autograph Letter Signed [Most of third page missing].
Item 10: M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to Elizabeth J. Galt, [March 3] 1836
Has not heard from Hal in several weeks. Is envious of "Cousin George," who she identifies as Doctor George William Semple with his Baroche. Wonders if the Galts have visited George and his bride. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: George Semple was not a blood relative of Mary Tyler but could be considered "kin" under its broad Virginia definition. He was the son of Judge James Semple, Law Professor at William and Mary, and his second wife, Joanna McKenzie. Semple's first wife was Anne Tyler, Mary's aunt. George married Maria Christiana Pryor in February, 1836. James Semple, a cousin of George, married Mary's younger sister Letitia.].
Item 11: Greenway. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to E[lizabeth] J Galt, Williamsburg, March 19, 1836
Remembers the many happy times at this, her childhood home. Arrived there after John [Jones] died. Henry sends "not his respects but his love, real old fashioned love to all of you, Alexander particularly." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: A.D. Galt promissory note for $124.36 due Henry Edloe on demand, March 26, 1836
Signed Document.
Item 13: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, March 1836
Accuses Elizabeth of duplicity, and of attempting to get Uncle Strobia to assist in a scheme against George. Both she and Aunt Sally hope to visit Williamsburg soon. Advised Robert to stick to his books when she saw him. Is glad Mary [Tyler Jones] is with Elizabeth. Wonders if cousin John finds Mrs. Southall as charming as ever. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Jefferson County, Kentucky. Mary F.G. Browne to Dr. John G. Williamson, Williamsburg, April 21, 1836
[In form of speeches from various Brownes to Dr. Williamson.] Are mourning the death of their pastor. John [M.G. Browne] and Laura Booth will probably be married soon. "Laura is a second edition of your wife." John is a Colonel on his way to Texas but will first be in Virginia to get recruits. Hopes George Southall will settle in Kentucky. Teases John that he should have married her. News of friends and relatives. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: John Browne (1816-1899), Mary Browne's only brother, married Laura A. R. Booth, 11 December 1838.].
Item 15: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Mary Tyler Jones, Charles City Court House. Has been suffering from a sore throat and influenza. Cousin George [Semple] has left with his wife, but before he left he gave Elizabeth a perpetual rose bush which "Cousin M.B." had given him. Mr. Empie is leaving in July to become Rector of the Episcopal School in Raleigh, North Carolina. News of friends and relatives. John recieved letters from Gabe [Williamson] and Charlie R., who are both sick at Pensacola. "That mess of Navy Commissioners having sent the Warren out in actually a decayed condition." ALS, April 25, 1836
Item 16: Gloucester place. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to [Elizabeth J.] Galt, Williamsburg, May 19, 1836
Is very unwell, but did go to a party at Mrs. Taylors the day before. Henry is also unwell. Mother [Letitia Christian Tyler] is better. "If you don't come over here, folks will begin to think there is some truth in that report concerning yourself and Bob..." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Richmond. S[ally] L[ambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Wmsburg, May 25 [1836]
Informs her of the birth yesterday of a new daughter, to be named Sally, to General and Mrs. Lambert. Describes the "Chinese Lady" [seemingly a carnival attraction]. Discusses her reading. They are going to see a ballon ascension on Thursday. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: A note to Mary D. Galt requests her to spare Elizabeth to them a few weeks, as they are very anxious to see her.].
Item 18: Gloucester place. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, May 29, 1836
Henry must leave tomorrow for "he cannot remain longer from his farm." Postscript notes that bad weather has held up Henry's departure and sending of this letter for a week. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, May 1836
Have had enough rain "to make an Englishman cut his throat." Uncle Strobia said he would take Cary to Williamsburg any time, but Papa is in Washington and her uncle, Robert McMurdo, has just returned from New Orleans and is very sick with consumption. Tells Elizabeth to tell Mary "that she would scarcely know Aunt Virginia, she is so much altered, a complete wreck of what she was." Hears that May Tyler Jones is very pale and thin. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Louisville. Judy [Browne] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, June 24, 1836
Very glad Uncle [Dr. A.D. Galt]'s health is better. There were fifteen or sixteen ministers at the Convention, but not all were from Kentucky. Mr. Bower may settle in Louisville since "Aunt Mary is tired of living away from her relations." Mary Ann Randolph lives in Philadelphia with the Bowers and goes to school with their only daughter, Virginia. Sends love to many friends and relatives. John [Browne] enjoys living in the country, makes bad bargains for horses, and falls in love with ever pretty girl he sees. Mother is better but quite deaf from a cold. Mary teaches Judy, and they are reading French together daily. Harriet Beall has returned from Florida but is quite ill. The new organ arrived. Mentions Mrs. Faulcon, Cousin Lucy Saunders, Dr. Selden of Norfolk, Miss Charlotte Dixon, Aunts Betsy and Sally, and Mrs. Bower. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Harriet Beall was the sister of Matilda Beall Galt, the wife of William Craig Galt.].
Item 21: Greenway. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 3-4, 1836
Feels "as if there was something wanting to complete my happiness." Regrets that Miss Lambert did not appreciate Bob as she does. Henry is busy cutting wheat. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Williamsburg. A[lexander] D. Galt Jr. to Elizabeth J. Galt, Richmond, July 13, 1836
Gabriel Williamson's family left Sunday. Asks Uncle [John H.] Strobia to use $6.00 of the money from Henderson for Alexander's subscription to the Albion. Mrs. Galt wants a dozen napkins and four pairs of black cotton stockings, but no cotton for the servants. Sally says her lessons. He gets John up early to ride. Is reading Quentin Durward and intends resuming the study of medicine next week. Plans to start reading Riccardo on Political Economy. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Williamsburg. Sally [M. Galt] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Richmond, July 13, 1836
John thinks she learns more from his teaching than from Elizabeth's. Is reading The Vicar of Wakefield, and John is reading Rollin's history. Sends messages to various relatives. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: This and the preceeeding are on the same sheet of paper. There is also a postscript from Mary D. Galt, mentioning that Col. Bassett "has made up a subscription on more than $1000 towards getting a minister." Another handwriting (John M. Galt's?) says that Elizabeth's last letter showed the effects of liquor. Seemingly before Elizabeth received these letters she returened home, for they are redirected to Williamsburg.].
Item 24: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Mary [Tyler] Jones, Charles City County, July 21, 1836
Went to Richmond with Dr. John Williamson and his wife. Robert has left for home after also visiting Richjond, and sent five fashionable songs by Samuel Lover on the superstitions of Ireland. "Brother has for his present hobby a Cold..." Have been several cases of cholera in Richmond but no alarm. Robert was charmed by his cousin Edmonia. Postscript by Mrs. Mary D. Galt. She let Elizabeth go to Richmond because Dr. Galt thought it would be good for Elizabeth's health. Alexander has a double gig. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg, July 1836
Answers her sister's letter "to show how highly I value your slightest efforts to improve, & also to encourage you to persevere." Is Elizabeth's first attempt at writing without lines. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 29: August-December 1836
Item 1: Greenway. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 1, 1836
In a few days goes to North Carolina. Loves Bob more than all her other brothers and sisters, for they were children together, and admires him "with all his ecentricity, more than any one I ever saw." Robert and Johnny are "very different in manners tho' their dispositions are pretty much the same, John is rather more thoughtful and calculating." Autograph Letter Signed. [Note: Mary (1815-1847) and Robert (1816-    ) were the two oldest children of John Tyler's (U.S. Representative, Senator, and President, and Governor of Virginia) first marriage. John, the next child, was three years younger than Robert. Both boys attended William and Mary, and seem to have been noted for their pranks. John was especially slow to settle down and caused his family much heartbreak. Mary had a total of six full and seven half-brothers and sisters who lived to maturity.]
Item 2: Account of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with Edloe & Galt for 102 lbs. bacon bought July 30 for $14.79, and paid for August 2, August 2, 1836
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 3: Richmond. [Caroline Lambert?] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, August 4, 1836
Was sick when Elizabeth was there. Has recently read one of Sir Walter Scott's novels. They might go to the Springs. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Philadelphia. B[urwell] Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 9, 1836
Discusses _________ and his experiments in teaching, reading and writing, and finds him talkented "in making himself master of the Juvinal mind." Goes on Friday to New York. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Jefferson County [Kentucky]. Mary [Browne] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 18, 1836
Harriet Beall died, after several years of bad health. "A journey to Florida last winter, so far from benefitting her, hastened her end." She had joined the Catholic church, which grieved her family. Cousin Norborne Alexander Galt and his family are with them. Hopes to get to Virginia since "Cousin has employed an Englishman to rearrange his grounds and the outhouses are to be removed..." She has no scruples on going to Virginia though such excitement might cause her mother to have a relapse. Questions if a minister "can be supported in Wmsburg without the aid of the college." Praises their new organ. Have formed a musical group called the "Mozart Society which will improve our choir very much." Whole famiily is well except "little Norborne" and herself. Requests news of family and friends. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: Charles City. Mary [Tyler Jones] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 6, 1836
Has been away for three weeks. Heard that Ben Anderson is to marry. "If he can fancy such a woman as Fanny Blair he never loved... Mary Browne." Mentions Miss Francis Anderson and Mary Ann Blair. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Henry Edloe for planks amounting to $10.15, September 8, 1836
Paid. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 8: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to [Mary Tyler] Jones, Charles City County, September 12, 1836
Gives the substance of Mary Browne's letter [of August 18]. Feels it could be argued that all of lower Virginia is dull and sickly. Little John [John Minson Galt II?] is ill with the ague and fever and "Dr. S. wishes Papa to send him to Lombardy, where it is very healthy." Are having difficulties finding a minister whose wife "will superintend a Female Academy they propose establishing." Is too cold in the north "to make corn-bad wheat here-- too rainy for the Southern cotton crops-- so we must be very etherial fed & clothed by the atmosphere." Has been making the "Boys' winter rigging," with her portion three shirts a week. Mentions Mr. Millington, Col. B., and Mr Dew. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: White Plains. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, September 12, [1836]
Has been visiting Bessie Gipson's relatives there, and will then go to Faquier Springs. Describes an Englishman and a Frenchman she met on the stage. Has done little reading. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: M[ary] F. G. Browne to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 13-15, 1836
John Gray is there after returning from Cambridge. Has been busy preserving peaches. Will always remember them as they were when she left-- John a boy of 12 etc. Little Norborne's life seems to hang on a thread for he is very delicate. Mary still teaches Virginia, and Mary and Judy read French together. This summer they read Moliere's plays. John has been busy making brandy peaches. Sends love to a great many friends in Williamsburg. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Since John was born in 1819, the Brownes must have left Williamsburg in 1831. Virginia Lafayette Browne (1824-1902) was Mary's sister, as was Judith (Maupin?) Browne (1820-1850). See Galt Genealogy, II. C. 2. & 5., pp. 14-15.].
Item 11: Greenway. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 27, 1836
Will be in Gloucester all winter. Mr. Wilkinson's account of the situation of the Browne family [in Kentucky] is distressing. "He says cousin Mary is the most dejected human being he ever say, does not seem to care for any thing but Williamsburg..." Wonders if the dogs bark all night [in Williamsburg]. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Richmond. William Lambert to Mrs. A. Galt [Mary D. Galt], Williamsburg, October 13, 1836
Consigns William to her care while he is in college. He has chosen engineering for a profession, so "should take tickets from Mr. Saunders, [and] Mr. Millington in Chemistry and civil Engineering." Fears the best boarding houses are full but hopes Judge Christian will take him in. Mrs. Galt is to dole out William's money to him, but "he will have but the little occasion for money if he attends to his studies as he has promised to do." Wonders if it is true that John is going South. Their son has been ill but is getting better. Caroline has been away. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: William Lambert (1790-1853) was the son of David Lambert and his wife Sarah Ege, and thus a first cousin of Mary D. Galt. William is William Lambert's son, and Caroline his daughter, the "Cary" of the many letters to Elizabeth J. Galt. See Ege Genealogy, II. C. 2., pp. 14-15.].
Item 13: Account (July-December 1835) of Alexander D. Galt with Richard M. Bucktrout for various building supplies, totalling $405.77, October 20, 1836
An affidavit signed by Thomas Sands and George W. Jackson certifies that the "Work is done in a workmanlike manner and... the prices... are the Customary prices in the City of Williamsburg." On the last page are the receipts for the gradual payment of the account, with the last July 6, 1837. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 14: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, November 15, 1836
Has been in the country and her health is much better. Also went to Washington with Aunt Margaret Weth [?], "Our friend Williams is engaged to Miss Anne Eliza Lyons a lady old enough to be his mother." "The widow Mrs. James Johnston is married to Mr. Darby [?] a very young man, but that seems to be all the fashion." News of other marriages. Hopes to begin reading The Lives of the Painters and Sculptors by Allen Cunningham. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, December 1836
Inquires about health of [Henry Jones?], and studies of brother William. Her mother, and Aunt Sally and Eliza Lambert have been busy "fixing the room for the Fair." Describes the charitable activities of the Working Society. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, December 1836
Brother George [Lambert] is going to Williamsburg for a "matrimonial speculation after breaking the heart of the elite of the city of Richmond." The Fair closes that day, but has not been as successful as other years. "The theatre is open and Mr & Miss Cooper the attraction. Cannot avoid receiving, and having to return, many visits. Strongly recommends that Elizabeth read "The Deformed" and the "Admiral's Daughter" -- "intensely interesting but most harrowing to one's feeling." Many parties are in the offing. Is going to Black Woth [?] for Christmas. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Tax on eight slaves, three horses, a gig, and ten "town levies," and a lot owed by Alexander D. Galt to the Collector of Williamsburg. Total of $14.23 paid to John W. McCandlish, 1836
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 18: Tax of $3.44 on house and lot owed by estate of Thomas Nelson to the collector of Williamsburg, 1836
Payment received of A.D. Galt by Geo. W. McCandlish, Collector. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 19: Taxes for 1835 and 1836 of $92 owed by John M. Galt estate to the James City County sheriff for 151 acres of land, 1836
Paid to J.H. Barlow. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 20: Receipt of Cary Pierce & Co. for bill of $2.00 owed by A. Galt, for "2 white wool Hats", 1836
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 21: Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, 1836
Received the plain gold ring so battered that she could not recognize it as hers, but will not give it to Bob even though he wants it. The Wandering Piper is there. Supposedly this man and another have agreed that one should tour France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and the other England, Scotland and America and see which can collect the most money for charity. "They merely take a receipt of the amount... made in each place..." [In Richmond] it will go to the Orphan Asylum. "No one has yet discovered their state or station. Some people believe them to be nobility, which of course throws a kind of interest about them the mystery of which they will do well to beef up for whom would take any interest in a plebian?" A postscript from Eliza [Galt Lambert] says that "Brother sends cousin Alex a pice of roast beef and three stakes, [and] hopes... all may have good appetites..." Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 30: January-April 1837
Item 1: Hayfield. Mary M. Foote to Mrs. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson, Norfolk, January 9, 1837
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 & where hope urges them on." Hopes to visit Norfolk soon. Mentions Mr. and Mrs. Vest, the Johnsons, and Mr. Dana, their minister. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Jefferson county, [Kentucky]. M[ary] F. G. Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, January 17, 1837
Little Norborne died October 15, after "gradually declining for several months..." Judy and Jenny [Virginia] are living in town this winter so they can go to school. Virginia is very pretty. "There is little danger of young lady being admired here without she has a large fortune." Sally has been visiting Laura Booth. Acccording to rumor, John [M.G. Browne] and Laura will be married in the spring. Prices are high, flour is double the price when they came, "selling at $9 1/2 dollars-- wood five Dollar a cord and coal 25... [torn] women hiring for $4 [torn] dollars. These things and tight sleeves are all you hear talked of." Louisville has an over supply of doctors. Mentions Richard Taliaferro, Aunts Susan and Margaret and other relatives. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 3: Receipt for $3.33 paid by Ellie, Mrs. Galt's servant, to "Yaneiser [?] for Martin" for twenty pounds pork, January 23, 1837
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 4: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with S. Jone[s] for pork, January 26, 1837
Paid. Autograph Signed Account [fragment].
Item 5: Receipt for $14.25 paid Mireau Bentey [?] as agent for John S. Bartlett for Alexander D. Galt's subscription to the New-York Albion from August 23, 1835 to December 31, 1837, January 26, 1837
Signed Document.
Item 6: Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Lizzie [Elizabeth J. Galt], January, 1837
Is worried about her mother's ill health. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, February 4, 1837
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. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, February 6, 1837 [?]
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 he was visiting her mother. Has been reading Madame de Stael's Delphine. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Pineland Academy, Mobile, Alabama. L[eroy] A[nderson] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, February 7-11, 1837
During his trip from Norfolk to New Orleans was, "on a fine bright day, presented with... the Atlantic in a storm, proceeding from a furious North Wind contending with the resistless weight and force of the Gult Stream." The storm wrecked their only attempt at a "stylish" dinner on board the ship. Reached Mobile the twentieth day after leaving Norfolk. Was hired to take charge of the Academy before any building was done but was given complete freedom to rent a schoolroom and was able to open his school in December, ten days after he arrived. "Nothing could be in my estimation at least, more romantic and interesting, than to see the girls of every age from six to sixteen advancing in family groups towards... [the school]." Students bring him whole meals or cream, milk, butter, vegetables, flowers, etc. School building was completed in the Spring, and has equipment for 50 to 60 students. Mrs. H[annah] W[ingate Southgate] A[nderson] and her sons Leroy and Washington joined Henry and L. in April. L's daughter Louisa and her 4 sons are also in Mobile. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: While the author signs his name only as L.A., he is most certainly Leroy Anderson, who tutored Elizabeth and Alexander Galt in 1830. Seemingly he is of advanced age, since a daughter and her four sons are mentioned. His description of himself as a friend of Dr. Galt for over fifty years also gives a clue to his age.].
Item 10: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg
Mother is still quite ill. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Gloucester Place. M[ary] T[yler] Jones to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 7-20, 1837
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. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Barhamsville, Virginia. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 23, 1837
Hopes to go to Williamsburg soon. Is anxious to hear about the ball. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Norfolk. Anne Williamson to [Elizabeth J.] Galt, Williamsburg, February 27, 1837
Sends cream candy for Alexander and "some choice little articles for your Tatler." Letter to "Mrs. Tatler" describes the overflow of guests "Nancy the Friendful, Spinster of Norfolk" has had to find beds for in the last year. Wants some method to cut down on number of visitors. Extract from the [illegible]. Various cases brought before the "court of Fashion." Also writes family news, including that Gabriel Williamson's family is well and expect to move into the house tomorrow, and that "brother Major" was in Louisville to purchase a steam engine for he had a job in a mill in Manchester. Wants to come to the Citizens Ball but fears can not. Enclosure: Joking note from Elizabeth's Nieces [?]. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Anne Williamson was the daughter of Thomas Williamson by his second marriage with Anne Walke. Brother Major might be William Price Williamson who was an engineer. See Williamson Genealogy, IV. A-H, pp. 1-3.].
Item 14: A.D. Galt promissory note for $123.38 due Henry Edloe on demand, March 4, 1837
Document Signed.
Item 15: Richmond. George P. Lambert to William Lambert [Jr.], Williamsburg, March 13, 1837
Reports failure of several large merchant firms, "and I believe most of them have been caused by the Josyrls [?]." Writes various family news. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 16: Williamsburg. J[ohn Minson Galt II] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 6, 1837
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." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: M[ary] F.g. Browne to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, April 7, [1837]
Has been unhappy since William Pryor left. News of her parents, brother, and sisters. Have had only a temporary minister for a year but wil 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. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Richmond. W[illia]m Lambert to William Lambert [Jr.], Williamsburg, April 12, 1837
Is glad his son is studying hard for the public examination. Sally has a cold and inflamed eyes. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: This letter was on the third side of the letter of George Lambert to William (March 13, 1837).].
Item 19: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 15-19, 1837
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." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Gloucester. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 29, 1837
Can not get accustomed to how much her husband travels. Hopes Elizabeth's health has improved. Autograph Letter Signed.
Folder 31: May-December 1837
Item 1: [Jefferson County, Kentucky]. M[ary] F. G. Browne to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 15, 1837
The children are in the country because scarlet fever is so bad in Louisville, but Judy remained in town "as there is less danger of a grown person taking it." Mary is acting as school-mistress. Describes the classes. Cousin Norborne is "rearranging this place under the guidance of an English landscape gardener..." The cedars, which are very hard to replace in Kentucky, are dead. Recommends that if Sally ever leaves Williamsburg she go to Nachez as she is devoted to flowers and there "nearly every place is enclosed by a hedge of the Cherokee rose..." Expect various relatives next month, and may spend the winter in Key West. Recommends that Elizabeth read the life of Dr. Bidell. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to [Mary Tyler] Jones, Gloucester County, May 19, 1837
Still suffers from ague and fever daily. Speaks of the loss of a loved one in Richmond. Sends a kiss to baby Johnnie. Requests the "Brother's" Stith's Virginia which he lent Robert be returned as a friend wants it and cannot get a copy elsewhere. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: The death was of Mary Ann Picket Lambert].
Item 3: Gloucester Place. M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, May 31, 1837
The baby has the "hooping" cough. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, June 8, 1837
Just alarmed by hearing John coming upstairs groaning. He had fallen from the cherry tree and they thought his arm was broken, but was only sprained. Mother died three months ago. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: John is Caroline's brother. Mary Ann Pickett had been ill from some time before her death as Cary's letters to Elizabeth point out.].
Item 5: Richmond. W[illia]m Lambert to William Lambert [Jr]. Williamsburg, June 10, 1837
Will consent to William's withdrawl from the mathematical lectures since "it would mortify both you and myself to make the attempt and fail of success." Takes part of the blame that William was not better prepared fro college. Feels the Richmond schools are very poor. Wants William to try harder in the other two subjects. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 6: B[urwell] Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, June 17, 1837
Is sorry to hear Dr. John [Galt Williamson] is so ill. Was glad to receive Elizabeth's letter with all the news of Williamsburg. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to Alexander D. Galt [Jr.], Norfolk, June 17, 1837
Asks him to send some Liver of Sulphur. Has been very cold so fires are agreeable. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, June 24, 1837
News of family and servants. Has just finished Madame de Stael's "Germany." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, August 1, 1837
Suggests that a change of air might improve Elizabeth's health. Has been reading Bichersteth's book on the Lord's Supper. Mentions Bessie Gibson and Bowling McMurdo. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Richmond. E[lizabeth] G[alt] L[ambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, August 27, 1837
Searched all over town for handkerchiefs and thinks 80 cents apiece was a good price for the fine ones, which are all linen. Caroline has gone visiting for several days. Few people have left town. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Fredericksburg. B[urwell] Basset to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 28, 1837
Is on way to Washington. Is 73 years old. "I wish John was with me that he might see some thing of the world." Has met with various acquaintances from Williamsburg. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, August 1837
Recommends Abbott's Young Christian for Elizabeth to read. Hopes Dr. Empie will remain as their minister. Her father feels that when people learn that he [Empie] is opening a classical school he will get more students than he can take. If he cannot remain in Richmond, it is said that he will go to the Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Fears many people will leave Monumental Church if Dr. Empie preaches at the other. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: [Jefferson County, Kentucky] and Louisville. M[ary] F. G. Browne to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, October 7, 1837
Her health has never been better, and has suffered little from head-aches-- which she attributes to not using milk except in tea or coffee. Expects to move to town soon since Father and John talk of going to Mississippi. Bishop Smith's trial is in progress at Lexington on charges she finds ridiculous. News of family. Is kept busy as a "mantuamaker." Notes several deaths in Mr. Beall's family, including "Cousin Milly's only remaining child," cousin Polly Maupin, Louisa Beall, and Mr. Beall's grandchild [a Booth]. The remainder of the Beall's live in Brandenburg. Mr. Beall's health is bad and he has become childish. Yellow fever is prevalent in Natchez and Vicksburg. Mentions John Murdaugh, Mr. Page, Aunt Susan Randolph, and Uncle Fielding. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Woodburn [?]. M[ary] T[yler] Jones to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, October 13, 1837
"One as young as you are in bad health and... do[ing] nothing to restore it" is committing a sin. Bob's health is delicate. Finds her son Johnnie just like Bob. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 15: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, November 11, 1837
Mary W[illiamson] has been in Richmond but goes to Norfolk for Anne's wedding. Fears it will be a sad wedding if "little Lizzie" is not better. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: The wedding spoken of was probably of Ann Walke Williamson and James Marsden smith, a Norfolk merchant. "Little Lizzie" could refer to Elizabeth Gatewood Williamson, the wife of Anne's half-brother Gabriel, who died December 6, 1837, or to her daughter, Elizabeth Galt Williamson.].
Item 16: Eltham. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg
"The old man is pretty much chained to his fireside." Has sent Elizabeth a "Christmas box." Offers sympathy for the "melancholy incident at Norfolk." Autograph Letter Signed [Note: The "incident" must refer to Elizabeth (Gatewood) Williamson's death.].
Item 17: M[ary] T[yler] J[ones] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg, 1837
Will spend the week after next in Williamsburg. "The beautiful little dress you sent my baby is too small about the body." She does not dare alter it for her stiches are different from Elizabeth's. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: [Seemingly personal memorandum on various people], 1837
Autograph [fragment].
Item 19: Tax on 9 slaves, 11 town levies, 4 horses, 2 Gigs, and a lot owed by Alexander D. Galt to the Collector of Williamsburg, 1837
Total of $16.41 paid to Geo. W. McCandlish, Collector. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 20: Tax of $4.35 on a lot owed by the estate of Thomas Nelson to the Collector of Williamsburg, 1837
Payment received of A.D. Galt by Geo. W. McCandlish, Collector. Autograph Document Signed.
Folder 32: January-May 1838
Item 1: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, January 8, 1838
While Elizabeth is sick, at least she can find comfort in her religion. Caroline has not been confirmed for there were so many questions proposed which she did not think she could answer. Hopes to read Boswell's Life of Johnson. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 2: Norfolk. Receipt of Walter H. Taylor for $65.33 received from W.G. Williamson in payment of Dr. A.D. Galt's account, January 15, 1838
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 3: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, January 26, 1838
Her grandmother is very ill. "There has been a most interesting exhibition of the blind, deaf & dumb here. The wish to establish an Asylum in Virginia, there being more afflicted in that way in the state than in any other..." "The blind sing, read, write... & the deaf & dumb beside other things give an exact representation of the different passions... equal to the best dramatic performance." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Account of John Galt with James G. Bowry, $1.25 for making a vest, January 30, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 5: Account of Dr. Alex. Galt with G. Marston for cloth, "Timbles, twist, and buttons" totalling $4.15, February 2, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 6: Warren. William R. Galt to [Mary Sylvester Jeffery Galt], Norfolk, February 5, 1838
Would have written sooner but was waiting to hear if going on the new survey over the mountains. He has not heard for the Corps is not yet organized. He hopes to go for it would give him a good chance for a promotion. Hopes to come home in the Spring if he is promoted. Wishes she were there to mend his clothes, a wife would help but "I can't get married off of a Dollar a day." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 7: Warren. William R. Galt to "Sawney" [Alexander Galt, Jr.], Norfolk, February 5, 1838
"Tell Captain Young to flog you when you don't know your lessons." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Warren. William R. Galt to [Alexina Galt], Norfolk, February 5, 1838
[In French] Autograph Letter Signed [Note: The above three letters are all on one sheet of paper. William R. Galt (1818-1892) was the eldest surviving son of Alexander (1793-1855) and Mary Jeffery Galt (1796- 1840) of Norfolk. Alexander Galt, Jr. (1827-1863) and Alexina Galt (1820-1854) were a brother and a sister of his. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.11., pp.8-10. On the death of Sally Maria Galt of Williamsburg, the Galt's papers fell into his hands. Thus, his papers are mixed with those of his Williamsburg relatives.].
Item 9: Account of Alexander D. Galt with the New York Albion, $6. for a subscription for 1838, February 8, 1838
Account
Item 10: Eltham. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 9, 1838
Had hoped to go to Williamsburg, but the weather prevented it. Invites various friends to go there and hunt. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to E[lizabeth] Galt, Williamsburg, February 11, 1838
"You have heard I suppose of the horid affair wh[ich] took place here, not long since, between Dr. Vau[ghn] & Mr. Pleasants in which the latter was killed." Father is still in Washington. Mentions Catherine Empie, Mrs. Dougherty, Jim Browne, John Marshal, and Mary Virginia Smith. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Richmond. E[lizabeth] G[alt] L[ambert] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 1838
Sally [Lambert?] is much better. Over $600 has been subscribed for a church for Dr. Empie. Dr. Vaughn's trial begins today. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Norfolk. Rob[ert] E. Stud to Doct. Galt, March 5, 1838
Has sent flour, herrings, and bread by Captain Hutchings. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: On back are two columns of medical notes.].
Item 14: Account (May 5- August 16) of Doctor A.D. Galt with Robert Tabb for building supplies and work, March 8, 1838
Total of $48.00 paid March 8, 1838. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 15: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, March 22, 1838
Thought of writing Sunday and "debated a long time with conscience, whether it would be a profanation of that holy day... Conscience replied, that it was a thing, which could with much more propriety be postponed..." Thanks Sally for the history books. News of family. Heard a Sunday night sermon by a Presbyterian minister against "theatrical amusements." Strongly urges Elizabeth to go to the Springs for her health, "& don't plead funds for an excuse. Miss McCandlish will be married soon.
Item 16: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to General [William] Lambert, Washington, April 18, 1838
A man was in town yesterday inquiring about John Minson Galt's bounty land. A. D. Galt prefers to put the matter in Lambert's hands. Has faint remembrances of Judge Browne saying that someone in Kentucky had obtained a warrant for his bounty land. This is connected with the problem of the Galt land. If Lambert is successful, Galt will insist on paying him. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 20, 1838
Has finished the first canto of the "Lord of the Isles." Has also read the Lives of the Painters- Wilson and Blair, and summarizes these books. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Williamsburg. S[ally] M[aria] G[alt] to [Elizabeth J. Galt], April 28, 1838
Comments on her reading, and what she hopes to read in the future. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: Receipted bill of James T. Bowy for $5.00 for making a coat for John Galt, April 29, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 20: US Ship Vandalia, Pensacola. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, May 4, 1838
Had a green crew on the passage out so he had duty 17 out of 24 hours. This ship is very pleasant, with "a very Gentlemanly Capt excellent Quarters and pleasant Messmates..." Knows his children are in good hands. Mentions Alex. Southall and Phil Gatewood. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: [US Ship Vandalia, Pensacola. Gabriel Galt Williamson to Elizabeth Williamson, Williamsburg.], May 4, 1838
Hopes she and her brother will be good. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: This and the preceding letter are on the same sheet of paper.].
Item 22: Richmond. Wm. Lambert to Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, May 10, 1838
Six thousand acres of land were granted by Resolution of the House of Delegates, 2 September 1784. Thinks Judge Browne believed John Minson Galt "was defrauded out of it by some person in Kentucky..." Additional land may be recovered by proving over six years of service. Dr. Patrick Galt would be entitled to nearly two thousand more acres. Wants any old letters or papers showing the beginning of J. M. Galt's service. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: U.S. Ship Vandalia, Vera Cruz. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elisabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, May 13, 1838
Are in the midst of the French blockading Squadron which captures Mexican vessels daily. Has been so busy with duties "to me new" that has not been able to write as often as promised. "A French Vessel which was blockaded here by her own Countrymen has recived permission to sail to Havanna..." Will buy Betty a parrot. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: A lock of dark brown hair is enclosed in this letter, but not mentioned in the text.].
Item 24: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to General [William] Lambert, Richmond, May 14, 1838
Has no papers referring to his father's war service. Hugh Nelson told him his father was Senior Field Surgeon, and served at the siege of York. Another man told him his father "attended the sick soldiers for some time after the seige in the hospitals established in Williamsburg." Dr. Tankard of the Eastern Shore "lived in my fathers shop as a student and he might have been one of his mates in the early part of the War. Dr. Philip Barraud certainly acted... [as] mate..." Whole family, except Elizabeth, is well. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: Receipt of Pierce & Armistead for bill $4.88 owed them by Alexander Galt, May 15, 1838
Autograph Document Signed [faded].
Item 26: Account of $8.63 for flour and drayage owed by Dr. Galt to Anderson and Goodridge, Norfolk, May 31, 1838
Autograph Document Signed.
Folder 33: June-September 1838
Item 1: Account of $11.63 for bacon and drayage owed by Doctor A. Galt to Wilson & Son, June 1, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 2: Account of $8.62 for flour and drayage owed by Doctor A. Galt to John D. Martin, June 1, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 3: Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, June 8, 1838
The writer's grandmother died after a long illness. News of the family and aunts. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Vera Cruz. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, May 22-June 11, 1838
The French blockading squadron stops all ships entering or leaving port. The passengers on the blockaded vessels suffer from very short water rations. The French expect reinforcements soon and will then attack the castle. Mentions Alex Southall. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Account of Doctor A.D. Galt with J. G. Browry, $4.00 for making a [torn] coat, June 12, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 6: Account (June 29- July 4) for various goods bought by Dr. A.D. Galt of W.W. Vest & Co. totalling 21.21, July 4, 1838
Paid. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 7: Williamsburg. [Sally Maria Galt] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 7, 1838
A practice letter giving the substance of her reading on the history of China, much of which is quite derogatory. Autograph Letter.
Item 8: Richmond. E[lizabeth] G[alt] L[ambert] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 9, 1838
Family news. Is glad to see John's "name honerably mentioned among the students..." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Account (September 22, 1837) of Dr. A.D. Galt with N.C. [?] Whitehead for $22.26, July 16, 1838
Paid. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 10: Account of Dr. Williamson with R. C. Barclay for $5.75, July 16, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 11: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, July 20, 1838
The weather is very hot, so that many of the Irishmen working on the canal are dying. Has been away in Lunenburg, and Petersburg, and return from Petersburg in the cars. Generally there is not much sickness in Richmond but knows Williamsburg is always unhealthy at this time. Mentions Sally V. Williamson and Ellen Smith. The church will be done by December. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: [US Ship] Vandalia, Pensacola. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, July 23, 1838
Generalizes on his duties. Imagines his children are now in Norfolk. Congratulates John on his A.B. Mrs. Cond Dallas promised him some flower seeds which he will bring. Sally worries about Phil Gatewood. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 13: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with S. Tow [?] for bacon, August 3, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 14: Account of Doctor A.D. Galt with Walter H. Taylor & Co. totalling $41.2_ [torn], August 14, 1838
Autograph Account.
Item 15: Norfolk. W[alter] H. T[aylor] & Co. to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg, August 14, 1838
Has sent sugar and flour by Captain Martin. Would have sent more flour but that ground this month or next will keep better. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: This is on the same sheet as the previous account.].
Item 16: Account of Dr. A. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totaling $1.88, August 18, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 17: Account of Dr. A. Galt with Vest & Co. totaling $2.40, August 18, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 18: Pensacola. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 19, 1838
Has not heard from his children in a while. Wanted to return with Phil Gatewood but could not get leave. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 19: [Williamsburg]. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to [Alexander Galt, Jr.], 1838
Asks her brother to send Gabriel's children's letter to her so she can send it to him. Autograph Note Signed [Note: While this letter has no date, it is on the same sheet of paper as the above and pertains directly to it.]
Item 20: James City. John G. Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, August 22, 1838
Is well established in his "private apartment" at the home of Mrs. R. and her adopted daughter, Miss Eliza A. Went to a Methodist meeting which he describes. Mary was going visiting and taking the train and "was very much alarmed at the idea of the dangers she was to encounter." Must ride four miles to post the letter. Mentions Cousin Lucy, Aunt Nancy, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Pickett, and Miss M. Bowden. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: Cedar Grove. John G[alt] W[illiamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, August 26, 1838
The children [of his brother Gabriel] will be remaining in Norfolk a while longer. Mrs. R. will send some blackberry vinegar which diluted with water makes a good drink for warm days. Asks that she not pay the postage when she writes for it reminds him of his poverty. Messages for various family members. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, August 27, 1838
News of the family, and the books she is reading. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Cedar Grove, J[ames] City C[ounty], September 2, 1838
John G. Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Plans to go to a Baptist meeting. Asks his uncle to advise him in operating on the leg of a free mulatto named Jameson living near him. Has not had much work since the area is healthy. Mentions Henry Williamson and Mr. Grigsby. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 24: Cedar Grove, J[ames] C[ity] C[ounty], September 4, 1838
John G. Williamson to Alexander D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Went to see "one of the most antique buildings in this country... called [from] time immemorial the 'stone house,' it stands upon the banks of Ware Creek, in a thick forest of old oaks... The legend amongst the neighbors is that it is one of 'Bluebeard's' (as they call Blackbeard) buildings for the purpose of secreting his money... I examined it very closely and am persuaded that... it was... intended for a place of defence..." Describes the building as of a coarse reddish rock quarried there. Has heard it is in a recent American novel, perhaps the Cavaliers of Virginia. Hopes the sixteen year old son of a neighbor can be placed to learn a trade, perhaps with Mr. John Hames. Mentions Uncle Dabney, and Thomas Warren. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: John G. Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg, September 18, 1838
Discusses "Couisn WM's" [William Lambert?] thoughts on "our patrimony in the Dismal Swamp." Sends jovial messages to Alexander and John. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 26: [Alexander D. Galt] to [William C. Galt], September 19 [1838]
Wrote him the 3rd, telling of Aunt Nancy Craig's death. Discusses the settlement of her estate, including two bonds, and eight slaves. The house she lived in belongs to their father's estate, and will be sold. "The old shop which was a wreck I have sold to Mr. Cogbill of Jas. city coun[t]y [?] for 125 dollars." Mr. Cogbill plans to build on the site of the shop. "The Old Quarter house [is] no[w] without an occupant. Jack & Gab [ha]ve retreated to town. Discusses a debt to Mr. Saunders. "I cannot expect to be long in the land of the living." Autograph Letter [draft, torn] [Note: Ann (Nancy) Craig (1763-1838) was a sister of Judith Craig Galt, the wife of John Minson Galt and thus an aunt of Alexander D. Galt, William Craig Galt, Sarah Trebell Galt Browne, and Judith P. Galt. See Galt Genealogy, II., p.12].
Item 27: Cedar Grove. John G. W[illiamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 21, 1838
Discusses Benedict Poiliaux's accidental shooting of a friend. Family news. Mentions General and Mrs. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Benbury and Mr. and Mrs. Fose. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 28: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with S. Jones, September 22, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 29: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 1838
Summaries of her reading including [?--blotted]'s Life of Jefferson, and the Recorder. Copies fourteen times "Carisbrook Castle was the prison of Charles the First." Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 30: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, September 1838
Summarizes her reading on states of mind, pastoral poetry, and the Life of Jefferson. Autograph Letter Signed.
Box 4: October 1838- September 1840
Folder 34: October- December 1838
Item 1: Louisville. W[illiam] C[raig] Galt to Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, October 7, 1838
Wishes A.D. Glat to have the little property their Aunt Nancy left when she died. Various matters relating to their father's and aunt's estates, with transcriptions of comments from their brother-in-law, Judge Browne. Also assigns his share of the estates of his aunts Mary and Nancy Craig to Alexander D. Galt since he had the care of them. Autograph Letter Signed [two envelopes included] [Note: Mary (1753-    ) and (Nancy) Craig (1763-1838) were sisters of Judith Craig Galt, the wife of John Minson Galt.]
Item 2: Account of Dr. Galt with Vest & Co., October 11, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 3: Coal Mines. [Caroline Lambert] to E[lizabeth J.] Galt, Williamsburg, October 17, 1838
News of family, and the books she is reading. Autograph Letter [torn].
Item 4: Account of A.D. Galt with James G. Bowry, $6.00 for making a coat, October 20, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 5: Account of A.D. Galt with Vest & Co. for $4.58, October 26, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 6: U.S. Schooner Grampus. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to [?]
Has been on one of the worst cruises, weather-wise, of his fifteen years in the Navy. Stopped in Galveston and saw something of Texas which will "be an important Country in a few Years." Describes rapid growth of Galveston. Quotes figures for Texas' cotton export. "What an immense acquisition to our Southern Confederacy would this Splendid Country be, it would make Orleans the New York of the South..." Suffered from a great shortage of provisions. Rescued a young man from Louisville whose ship had been destroyed in a storm, leaving him the only survivor. Has kept a private journal. Betty's parrot died. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: This seems to be an 8 page letter, though the second half is on different paper than the first].
Item 7: John [Galt Williamson] to [Elizabeth J. Galt], October 31, 1838
Requests various belongings stored at the Galts. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 8: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with the Sheriff of James City County, totalling $2.31, October 1838
Autograph Document [faded].
Item 9: Ro[bert] Saunders to Dr. A.D. Galt, November 6, [1838]
Sends his air cushion. Would have sent it sooner, but John Page was using it until his death. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: John Page, youngest son of Gov. John Page (1744-1808) and his second wife, Margaret Lowther Page (    -1813) died in 1838. He was the brother of Lucy Burwell Page Saunders (1807-1886), the wife of the writer of this letter.].
Item 10: Cedar Grove. John [Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, November 16, 1838
Requests various sewing materials for his wife Mary. Dr. G.W. Semple is to be married next month if he recovers from the loss of the use of one side. Wonders how Alexander's mulberry trees are. Mentions Rebecca Warren, Mr. P. Hankins, Major Taylor, and Mary's uncle, Hunter Royle. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 11: Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, November 17-21, 1838
Has been busy getting Will ready to go to his "situation" in North Carolina. "The new Theatre, or rather the old one repaired until it is made almost new, is an elegant affair." Will send the various goods the Galts asked them to buy. Autograph Letter Signed [stained and torn].
Item 12: Account of Alexander Galt with P.H.A Bellette for shoes costing $1.39, November 27, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 13: John G[alt] Williamson to Alexander D. Galt, Jr., Williamsburg, November 1838
Wonders how Alexander and John "come on with the law," and expects their disputations are vigorous. Understands the police force has changed with Pryor dead and the Barlows installed as constable and jailor. Heard there were 200 students [at the College] but cannot believe there are that many. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 14: Louisville. Norborne A. Galt to John Minson Galt Jr. [II], Williamsburg, December 2, 1838
If John plans to study medicine, suggests that he come to medical school in Louisville, which he describes as to facilities and students. If John comes, he is welcome to stay at Norborne's home. Suggests John travel there and look the school over, since the trip is "nothing" and takes only a week. Has had news of Gabriel G. Williamson by a man rescued by the Grampus. John Browne is to marry Laura Booth soon. Laura's nineteen year old brother is marrying a girl not yet fifteen. Thought Judy [Browne] would marry Edwin Booth, but now is not sure. Mentions John Murdaugh and Williams Pryor. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: John Browne and Laura Booth were married 11 December 1838 while Judy Browne and Edwin Booth married 20 June 1840. While Norborne calls Edwin Laura's "brother", it seems likely that they were twins, for they were both born in 1816. See Galt Genealogy, II. C. 4&5, p. 15].
Item 15: Account (January 4- December 8) of Dr. E. [?] Galt with James M. Mahone for work on carriages and shoeing horses, totalling $44.50, December 8, 1838
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 16: John Pryor, Assistant Engineer, James River & Ka. Ca. to [William R. Galt?], December 10, 1838
Certifies the recipient's qualifications to teach "most of the common branches of the mathematicks, and particularly plane & spherical trigonometry, Algebra, Geomitry & c." as well as Latin, French, and Greek. The recipient proved himself an able engineer in the fifteen months he worked with Pryor. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 17: Williamsburg. Dabney Browne to [Alexander Galt of Norfolk], December 12, 1838
The recipient's son attended the classical school and several other classes at the College during the 1832-4 terms. Browne is able to recommend him for his character and mind. In addition, has learned from reliable sources that he has applied himself well to business. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: Dabney Browne, a Professor at the College of William and Mary, was the brother of Judge William Browne, of Williamsburg and Kentucky, who married Sarah Trebell Galt.].
Item 18: Certificate of Edward L. Young, Teacher of Mathematics, that William R. Galt was his student during part of 1833, and that he is "amply qualified to assume the responsibilities as a Teacher of youth in any of our County Schools", December 12, 1838
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 19: Certificate of P. Schisand [?] that William Galt is qualified in French, December 14, 1838
Autograph Document Signed [in French].
Item 20: Rchmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, December 17, 1838
Advises Elizabeth to read Stevens' accounts of his travels in the Near East. Is also reading Dicks' [?] Philosophy of a Future State, and reads the Rambler daily with Bess. News of relatives. Mentions Bess, Mr. Barlett, Mrs. Gibson, Anne McMurdo, the wedding of Miss Ellis to Mr. Munford, the death of Dr. Cabell's son. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 21: U.S. Schooner Grampus, Pensacola. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 18, 1838
Will not get home before January. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 22: Cedar Grove. John [Galt Williamson] to [Elizabeth J. Galt], December 18, 1838
Hopes John [Minson Galt II] will visit Louisville but still study medicine in Philadelphia. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 23: Mary [Dixon Williamson] to [Elizabeth Galt], December 18, 1838
Wants some clothing to use as patterns in her sewing. Autograph Letter Signed [on the same sheet as previous letter].
Item 24: Account of Alexander D. Galt, as administrator of Ann Craig, with Tho[mas] G. Broughton, December 24, 1838
For advertising in the Norfolk Herald the sale of a Negro family that had belonged to Ann Craig. Bill of $1.00 paid. Autograph Signed Account.
Item 25: Account of Alexander Galt with George W. Jackson for $2.48, December 24, 1838
Autograph Signed Account [faded and stained].
Item 26: Louisville. W[illiam] Browne to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, December 30, 1838
The temperature is zero. Feels John [M. Galt II] has led a "secluded life" and would benefit from going to Louisville. Writes of John's marriage and his employment as a farmer. Pities Mary Tyler. Describes Norborne's family, his own, and those of other friends. Plans to go to Mississippi and thinks John Williamson should do the same. Wants Alexander to send John [Browne] some advice on "Domestic Oconomy," in return for advice on the management of hogs, poultry, and cows. Tells of the incident involving John Murdaugh and Judge Wilkinson. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 27: Tax of $8.38 on a lot owed by the estate of Thomas Nelson to the Collector of Williamsburg, paid by A.D. Galt, 1838
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 28: Tax of $1.40 on slaves owed by the estate of Nancy Craig to the Collector of Williamsburg, and paid by A. Galt, 1838
Autograph Document.
Item 29: Tax of $18.69 on 7 slaves, 3 horse, 2 gigs, and 10 levies, and a low, paid to the Collector of Williamsburg by A.D. Galt, 1838
Autograph Document.
Folder 35: January- April 1839
Item 1: Norfolk. L[ittleton] W[aller] Tazewell to Mr. [Robert H.] Armistead, January 1, 1839
Regarding the possible purchase of some Negroes. Autograph Letter [Endorsed].
Item 2: Bill and Receipt for Dr. A.D. Galt's subscription to The Norfolk Beacon and Virginia and North-Carolina Gazette from October 1, 1834 to September 30, 1839, at $5.00 per year, January 2, 1839
Document Signed.
Item 3: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, January 2, 1839
Is engaged to a young man of 22. Is kept busy mending and sewing for her father and brothers. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 4: Norfolk. Litt[leto]n W[aller] Tazewell to Mr. [Robert H], January 2, 1839
Armistead, French's Hotel. Offers $1300 for the Negroes. Autograph Letter Signed [Endorsed].
Item 5: Norfolk. Notice that Littn. W. Tazewell has given his check for $1475 on the Bank of Virginia in Norfolk to Robert H. Armistead as the purchase price for four slaves, January 3, 1839
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 6: Bank of Virginia, Norfolk. Notice of teller John E. Beale that Robert H. Armistead has credited the account of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with $1475, January 3, 1839
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 7: Invitation to a Ball in honor of Washington's Birthday, to be given in the "Hall of Apollo" by the students of the College of William and Mary, January 22, 1839
On reverse, handwritten memorandums on finances in March 1839. Document.
Item 8: Norfolk. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, January 24, 1839
Arrived in Norfolk after a twenty day passage from Havana, and will go to Williamsburg as soon as possible. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 9: Eltham. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, February 4, 1839
Sends eight apples and his "solicituous" thoughts. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 10: Account of Dr. A. Galt with Vest & Co. totalling $7.95, February 4, 1839
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 11: Louisville. M[ary] F.G. Browne to Lieut. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson, Williamsburg, February 6, 1839
Describes the circumstances of her family and the characteristics of each member. Sends messages to Uncle Dabney, Mrs. Bright and Mrs. Murdaugh. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 12: Norfolk. Notice of receipt of $475 from Robert H. Armistead, the attorney of Dr. Alexander Galt, the Administrator of Ann Craig's estate, as payment for return of one slave bought from that estate, February 7, 1839
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 13: Norfolk. Notice of purchase by John W. Murwine [?] of four slaves from the estate of Ann Craig for $1250. ADS, February 7, 1839
Item 14: Bank of Virginia, Norfolk. Notice of teller John E. Beale that Robert H. Armistead has deposited $1275 in the account of Dr. A.D. Galt, February 8, 1839
Autograph Document Signed.
Item 15: Account of Dr. A. Galt with Vest & Co. for various goods totalling $33.92, February 12, 1839
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 16: Account of Dr. A. Galt with Vest & Co. for various goods totalling $33.92, February 20, 1839
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 17: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg, March 12-13, 1839
Cannot go to Williamsburg with Cousin Gabe since Aunt Elizabeth is very ill. News of family. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 18: Louisville. W[illiam Browne] to Robert H. Armistead, March 20, 1839
His thoughts on the state of the accounts between the late Mr. Robert Saunders and the estate of Dr. John M. Galt. Autograph Letter Signed [Copy but seemingly sent since endorsed. Stained].
Item 19: Norfolk. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, March 22, 1839
Reactions of his children on leaving Williamsburg. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 20: Account (November 23, 1838- March 23, 1839) of Dr. Galt with S. B. Martin totalling $25.00, March 23, 1839
Autograph Signed Account.
Item 21: Post Office Department, Washington. Postmaster General Amos Kendall to Alexander Galt, March 30, 1839
Galt has been appointed Postmaster of Norfolk by the President, and can perform the duties thereof once he fulfills certain requirements. Document Signed.
Item 22: Commission of Alexander Galt as Deputy Postmaster at Norfolk, signed by M. Van Buren and John Forsyth, Secretary of State, March 30, 1839
Document Signed [Note: This is Alexander Galt of Norfolk (1793-1855) the son of James Galt and his second wife Mary W. Taylor. He was the father of William R. Galt and the first cousin of Dr. Alexander Dickie Galt of Williamsburg].
Item 23: Norfolk. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 2, 1839
News of the children. Alexander Galt appointed Postmaster at a salary of about $2500. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 24: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, April 12, 1839
Tales of his children and other relatives. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 25: Lizzy Galt Williamson to [Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg], [April 12, 1839]
Sends her "Sister" some oranges. Autograph Letter Signed [Note: This letter from Gabriel's four year old daughter, Elizabeth, is on the same page as his letter to Elizabeth J. Galt. Its salutation is yet anoter indication of the closeness between the Williamsons and the A. D. Galts].
Item 26: Louisville. Indenture between William C. Galt and Alexander D. Galt, April 12, 1839
Indenture in which William Galt transfers his share of the estate of Nancy Craig, and that which he received from William Browne in right of his wife Sarah Galt Browne to Alexander Galt. Proved: April 12, 1839, Louisville, Kentucky. Autograph Document Signed.
Item 27: Various handwritten notes (March 2- April 25) by Robert H. Armistead and A.D. Galt, April 25, 1839
Notes on the conveyance of the rights to Nancy Craig's property from William Browne and William Galt to A.D. Galt. Autograph Note.
Item 28: Louisville. [?] to Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, April 25, 1839
Autograph Letter [Signed?] [So faded as to be illegible] [Endorsed].
Folder 36: May-July 1839 (26 items- only 25 listed)
Item 1: Dr. and Mrs. Waller to Misses Galt & Brothers, May 6 [1839?]
Invite them for Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Document.
Item 2: Dr. and Mrs. Waller to Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Galt, May 6, [1839?]
Invite them for Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Document.
Item 3: Receipt of Ro[bert] P. Shelburn for $17.07 received from Doctor A.D. Galt by the hand of Robert M. Armistead, May 13, 1839
Autograph Document Signed [endorsed].
Item 4: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg, May 14, 1839
Tales of his children. A convention begins in Norfolk the next day. Autograph Letter Signed.
Item 5: Receipt for Dr. A. D. Galt's subscription to the Richmond Compiler from May 20, 1837 to May 20, 1839, costing $10.00, May 20, 1839
Document Signed.
Item 6: John G[alt] Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Asks that his shoes, clover seed, and mulberry plants be sent him. ALS, May 1839
Item 7: Account of John Galt with J. G. Bowry for making a coat and furnishings trimmings, totalling $7.00. AS Account, May 24, 1839
Item 8: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Tells of her reading, and of the [Episcopal?] convention. Is not engaged. William is working in Parkersburg, Virginia. ALS, June 2, 1839
Item 9: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. On the trip to Norfolk met Mrs. Judge Baker, and Miss P. Skinner, the latter very ugly. News of his family and his ship. ALS, June 14, 1839
Item 10: Dickie Galt to Mrs. Mary Galt. Refuses to take money for things he has got her, since the Doctor has been so kind when his family has been sick. ALS [Note: Dickie Galt (1797-1856) is most likely the son of James and Mary Taylor Galt, and thus Dr. A.D. Galt's first cousin. In this letter he speaks of numerous brothers and sisters, and he was one of eleven children of this, the second marriage of James Galt. While he also speaks of "his family" he married but died without issue. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.14., p.11], June 14, 1839
Item 11: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg. Has sent various goods by the packet. ALS, June 17, 1839
Item 12: Account of Dr. A. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin totalling $8.46. AS Account, June 17, 1839
Item 13: Account of Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totalling $3.94. AS Account, June 19, 1839
Item 14: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Messages for various famiy members. Mentions Sally Johnson, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Richards, and Mary. ALS, June 21, 1839
Item 15: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his relatives, including the death of "Major's" only daughter Nancy. ALS, June 25, 1839
Item 16: Account of Nancy Craig's estate with W.W. Vest & Co. for a pair of white kid gloves costing $1.00. Paid by A.D. Galt. AS Account [Endorsed], June 27, 1839
Item 17: Account (January 10- June 27) of Dr. Alexander Galt with John B. Charles for repairing shoes, totalling $13.25. AS Account, June 27, 1839
Item 18: Pensacola. [Gabriel Galt Williamson] to [?]. News of the ill health of many at the Yard, and of the departures of various others. AL [torn], July 1, 1839
Item 19: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsbug. Cannot get any oranges for Alexander. The Major went to New York to try for the position of Chief Engineer on one of the Navy's new steam frigates. News of other family members. ALS, July 9, 1839
Item 20: Norfolk. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Still has no idea when he will sail. Mentions Mrs. Richards, and Captain Martin. ALS, July 13, 1839
Item 21: Norfolk. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of family. Seems to be inundated with visitors named Smith. Mentions Captains Martin and Lively, Mrs. Richards, Mary, the Thompsons, and Wms. Carter. ALS, July 17, 1839
Item 22: Jefferson County, Kentucky. Norborne A. Galt to [John Minson Galt II, Williamsburg]. Hopes John will change his mind and go to school in Louisville rather than in Philadelphia. ANS, July 19, 1839
Item 23: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Has sent various goods to the Galts, and will send others as soon as possible. Norfolk is "unusually healthy for this Season." ALS, July 21, 1839
Item 24: Louisville. W[illiam] C[raig] Galt to Doctor Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his family. ALS [Note: The first paragraph of this letter has been cut out.], July 31, 1839
Item 25: Account of Dr. A. D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totalling $62.80. AS Account, July 31, 1839
Folder 37: August- 15 October, 1839
Item 1: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with W. H. Taylor & Co. totalling $36.19. A Account, August 3, 1839
Item 2: Norfolk. W.H Taylor Co. to Dr. A.D. Galt. Explanation of why order is slightly different from what Galt wanted. ALS [Note: This is on the same sheet as the above account], August 6, 1839
Item 3: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family, including impending marriages of Sally and Betty, and messages for various Galts. Mentions Mrs. Shelden and Mr. Hodges. ALS, August 6, 1839
Item 4: Cottage. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Cannot go to Williamsburg yet. Will send some figs Monday if he can get them, but that is the worst market day. ALS, August 13, 1839
Item 5: U.S. Sch[ooner] Grampus, Norfolk. G[abriel Galt] Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. They are going to sea immediately, to go to the Labrador coast to look after the American fishermen. ALS, August 17, 1839
Item 6: Account (March 1835- August 17, 1839) of Dr. A.D. Galt with N.C. Whitehead for medicines totalling $15.88. AS Account, August 17, 1839
Item 7: U.S.S. Grampus, Norfolk. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Makes arrangements for children while he is at sea. ALS, August 20, 1839
Item 8: Salt Sulphur Springs. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt. News from the Springs. ALS, August 20, 1839
Item 9: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Walter H. Taylor & Co. totalling $.69. A Account, August 20, 1839
Item 10: Norfolk. Walter H. Taylor Co. to Dr. A.D. Galt. Apologize for the musty-smelling rice, which they have replaced. ANS [Note: This is on the same sheet as the above account], August 20, 1839
Item 11: Grampus. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Still does not know when the ship will be sailing. News of the Brownes in Kentucky from Dr. and Mrs. Wilson of Louisville. ALS, August 27, 1839
Item 12: Account of John Galt with James G. Bowry for making a dress coat and a frock coat, totalling $12.50. AS Account, August 29, 1839
Item 13: Account of Alexander D. Galt with Thomas Sands for wood, totalling $3.75. AS Account, August 30, 1839
Item 14: G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Now expects to sail for the West Indies the end of the month. News of the family. ALS, September 3, 1839
Item 15: Account of Doctor A. Galt with Cary & Semple, 47 yards flannel costing $25. [torn]. AS Account, September 3, 1839
Item 16: Norfolk. [Gabriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sails the next day for Halifax. Is very happy that Dr. Galt's health has improved greatly and Elizabeth slowly mends. Wants his children's clothes made in Williamsburg, so that Elizabeth can oversee it and "at the same time asist some poor person there." Arrangements for his children while he is at sea. ALS, September 6, 1839
Item 17: Halifax, N.S. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes Halifax and the garden of Sir Colin Campbell. ALS, September 16, 1839
Item 18: Account of Dr. A. Galt with James T. Bowry, $8.50 for an overcoat and "panterloons." AS Account, September 19, 1839
Item 19: Williamsburg. [?] to Mrs. Saunders. Praises the "March of Intellect" and Bulwer's works. Before their minister left he preached to the servants several times. Their church has been closed since the last week in August. They have also lost their organist. L [First page only. On the back is a list of letters of John in 1840]., September 21, 1839
Item 20: Halifax, N.S. [Gabriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. If the weather is fair will go to the Straits of Belle Isle, and the Labrador Coast. Describes social gatherings he has attended, and comments on the fashionable clergymen and the extravagance of the aristocrats. Describes the Aurora Borealis. AL, September 23, 1839
Item 21: Account of Alexander D. Galt with the Sheriff of James City County, totalling $4.20. A Account [Endorsed], September 1839
Item 22: E[lizabeth] G[alt] L[ambert] to Sally Galt, Williamsburg. Sends various goods she purchased for the Galts. News of the family. Margaret McNaught is to marry Mr. Vaughn, but her friends are not pleased. ALS, September 1839
Item 23: Financial memorandum of Dr. A.D. Galt with Ro[bert] H. Armistead. AD [torn and faded], October 1, 1839
Item 24: Pictou, N. Scotia. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes "this outlandish place." Still hopes to join Alexander in farming the Quarter. ALS, October 1, 1839
Item 25: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. for grey cloth, suspenders, cotton, buttons, cotton thread, and hanks of silk. AS Account, October 9, 1839
Item 26: Richmond. [?] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Edwin died October 8, but the writer did not know until after he was buried, though he was not too surprised. Quotes prices on a plain hair-covered sofa. Their banks have suspended payments "in self defence." Mentions Mr. Enders, Mr. and Mrs. Saunders, Miss Barbara Page, Maria, Lucy Ann Claiborne, and Col. Bassett. L [torn], October 12, 1839
Item 27: Louisville. M[ary] F.G. Browne to John H. Strobia, Richmond. News of their family. Describes St. Paul's Church and the consecration service there. "Nothing is now talked of but the suspension of specia payment-- the hard times &c &c." Will have to make her annual report on the Orphan Asylum. Knew of the death of Elianna's little boy, but imagines he is happier with his mother in heaven. ALS, October 15, 1839
Folder 38: 16 October- November, 1839
Item 1: Norfolk. J[ohn] Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Concerns money for John Galt in Philadelphia. ALS, October 16, 1839
Item 2: Eltham. Burwell Bassett to Eliz[abeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends various items from the garden. ALS, October 17, 1839
Item 3: Navy Yard, Pensacola. [?] to Lt. Gabriel G. Williamson, Portland, Maine. Describes work among the many yellow fever patients. L [faded], October 17, 1839
Item 4: Eastport, Maine. G[abriel] G. W[illiamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. American ships are very necessary in the area since fishermen have received hard usage from British cruisers. Describes the town and surrounding area. ALS, October 23, 1839
Item 5: John M. Galt to John. Sends four letters to Professors in Philadelphia which he can use or not, but which the writer suggests will give him certain advantages. ALS [Note: This letter is quite confusing since at about this time John Minson Galt II was himself going to Philadelphia to study medicine. However, various other John M. Galts became doctors, and perhaps one of these wrote the letter.], October 24, 1839
Item 6: Richmond. Caroline [Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. A family scene at home. Mrs. Richards recently died. The empress of Mexico was at the Springs while the writer was there. Describes Judge Scott's home. ALS, October 24, 1839
Item 7: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the trip to Philadelphia, which he and John Coke have just completed. Describes his rooming house. Asks to be remembered to Mrs. Millington. ALS, October 26, 1839
Item 8: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M[inson] Galt [II] to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Gives a more detailed account of his trip from Williamsburg to Philadelphia, and of the boarding house where he is living. Is homesick. ALS, October 27, 1839
Item 9: Account of Alexander Galt with W.W. Webb & Co. totalling $7.00. AS Account, October 27, 1839
Item 10: Certificate that John M. Galt of Virginia has matriculated in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania for the 1839-40 session. Signed by Wm. E. Horner M.D., Dean. DS, October 31, 1839
Item 11: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of the family. Asks John to send him "Seymore on the medical treatment of Insanity and Doctor Castle's translatin of the London Pharmacopaica." He and Mrs. Galt rode to Martin's Hundred. Mrs. Saunders has offered her carriage when Alexander [Jr.] is able to use it. ALS, November 1, 1839
Item 12: J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Sends extracts from Mary Browne's letter of October 15. Has sent various goods, presents, and magazines. Describes a Quaker wedding in which the groom was 72 and the bride 60. ALS, November 2, 1839
Item 13: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Hopes John will punctually attend the lectures on anatomy, physiology, and surgery. ALS, November 3, 1839
Item 14: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the other boarders and his activities in Philadelphia. "Mrs. Jackson knew a number of the Aristocracy of Virginia, but of its institutions she knew nothing; not being aware for instance... [of] William & Mary." One home had central heating, which he was unfamiliar with. Are colored servants in every family. Most people are more "violent against the abolitionists than we are down South." His first impressions of the professors and the dissecting room. Saw Moore Robinson and Robert Rogers. ALS [Note: There is also an undated copy of most of this letter. Seeemingly John recopied it for mailing.], November 3, 1839
Item 15: Account of Doctor Alexander Galt with John M. King, $10.00 for altering a coat and "making over" a coat. AS Account, November 8, 1839
Item 16: Portland. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Speaks of someone in Pensacola who he seemingly hopes to marry. "For Yankee hospitality I'll not allow one syllable against it...", November 9, 1839
Item 17: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Alexander D. Galt, [Jr.], Williamsburg. Describes the stock of the bookstores, and the many Newfoundland dogs he has seen. Finds the professors at "the Jefferson" better lecturers than those at "the Old School." Summarizes a lecture on the hospitals and surgeons of London. "Took the ticket" of the Pennsylvania Hospital instead of that of the Blockley since the former is closer and has more operations. Lists some of the books he bought. Hopes Alexander has "got to college" but doubts it. Mentions "Fat Tailor" and his brother "Lean Tailor," both formerly students at William and Mary. Describes the Misses Waterman. ALS, November 10, 1839
Item 18: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes social calls, a visit to Girard College, and his professors. Has become "much less in favour of abolition than before..." Has seen many small gardens reminiscent of Sally's. Mentions Mrs. Stewart, Cousin W. Saunders Gresham, Miss Douthat, and Miss Marty Carter. ALS, November 17, 1839
Item 19: Eltham. Burwell Basset to John Galt, Philadelphia. Encloses a letter of introduction to Mr. [Josiah] Randall. ALS, November 18, 1839
Item 20: Receipted account of Alexander Galt with P.H.A. Bellette for shoes. S Account, November 21, [1839]
Item 21: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to John [M. Galt, Philadelphia]. Gives her opinion of "Galt's Byron." ALS, November 23-25, 1839
Item 22: [Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia.] Plans to atend the Methodist quarterly meeting the next day. Praises the Tyler's back parlor. Mentions Aunt B., Liz, Mrs. B. Tyler, Mrs. Jameson, and Col. Cary. AL [seemingly only part of the letter] [Note: These two letters are on the same sheet.], November 24, 1839
Item 23: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. "The students have the most foolish practice of clapping every little thing that occurs in lecture." Finds clapping also very common at public amusements. His reading medicine at home earlier is of great help. All the public buildings and many shops are lighted by gas. Gentlemen there have a higher respect for religion than they do in Virginia. Describes a visit at Dr. Harris'. Met the son of Dr. Seldon of Norfolk. Finds no one there as beautiful as Miss E[lizabeth] Tyler. ALS, November 24, 1839
Item 24: New York. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Expects to get to Norfolk soon. ALS, November 25, 1839
Item 25: [Philadelphia]. J[ohn] M. Galt to [Burwell Bassett]. Describes a performance by Forrest. Finds Philadelphia ladies "inferior in dignity" to those of Virginia, and also feels that the men have less respect for the ladies. Observations on slavery and opinions about it in Philadelphia. Describes some of the lectures he has attended. Effect of the split on the medical schools. ALS, November 27, 1839
Item 26: [Philadelphia]. John M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Yesterday wrote Mr. Millington and Col. Bassett. Saw Forrest at the theatre. Discusses Prof. Gibson's lectures. ALS, [November 28, 1839?]
Item 27: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with [?]. Acccount [badly stained], November, 1839
Folder 39: December, 1839
Item 1: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes some of his classes in detail. Describes West's picture of Christ healing the sick, and the room in which it is kept. One of John Page's brothers maried a wealthy Philadelphian-- Miss Davis. Praises the method of paving with wood blocks. Thoughts on the various churches. Hopes Mr. Millington is entriely recovered and wonders if he is thinking about leaving William and Mary. ALS, December 1, 1839
Item 2: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes a social evening at Dr. Horner's. Understands the church will be finished by Christmas, but thinks it a shame it should be altered since "there are so very few... in the whole United States like it." Saw Williams Carter. Describes some of the churches. Inquires about Mr. Browne, the College, and Robert Tyler, and asks to be remembered to Miss Susan and Miss Williana. ALS [Note: In 1839-1840 the interior of Bruton Parish Church was greatly altered and modernized. "Mr. Galt," Mr. Randolph, and Mr. Millington comprised a committee to discuss repairs with Mr. Swains of Norfolk.], December 8, 1839
Item 3: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Alexander has not yet attended lectures at the College, but his health is improving. Elizabeth's recent toothaches seem to be unconnected with the "nasal disease." Has heard nothing about Mr. Millington quitting. ALS, December 8, 1839
Item 4: Naval Hospital, Brooklyn. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. His ship is going to the Mediterranean but he cannot sail with it because of ill health. ALS, December 12, 1839
Item 5: Account (3 January-14 December 1839) of E[lizabeth] Galt with James M. Mahone for various goods totalling $15.81 3/4. Payment received by James M. Mahone 2 January 1840. A Account, December 14, 1839
Item 6: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to A.D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Is moving to lodgings closer to the college. "I suppose that Mr. Tyler and ... the whole family are very highly pleased at his being nominated... for the vice-presidency. How do John & Robert [Tyler] succeed in college this year." Mentions Robinson, Butt, and John Coke. ALS, December 15, 1839
Item 7: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Lt. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson, Naval Hospital, Brooklyn. News of the family, Williams Carter and Col. Bassett. ALS, December 15, 1839
Item 8: University of Virginia. W[illiam] B. Rogers to Dr. Alexander Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses some money, and many kind thoughts of a long friendship. ALS, December 17, 1839
Item 9: Account (July 16- December 21) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Peirce & Armistead for various goods totalling $124.18. AS Account [Endorsed], December 21, 1839
Item 10: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Lieut. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson, Naval Hospital, Brooklyn. News from Williamsburg. Comments on Dr. Ducachet, an Episocpal minister formerly in Norfolk and now in Philadelphia. Problems caused by the split of the medical schools. ALS, December 22, 1839
Item 11: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Gives his reasons for transferring his money from the Girard Band to the Bank of North America. Does not think he will mind the weather. Mentions Mr. Newland, Mr. Randall, Mrs. Stewart, and various of his professors. ALS, December 22, 1839
Item 12: Account (September 23-December 23) of Dr. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totalling $45.25. AS Account [On reverse, accounts of January 2-9, 1840, totalling $10.62.], December 23, 1839
Item 13: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Lieut. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson, Naval Hospital, Brooklyn. News of family. Mentions Miss Jane Douthert, Miss Nancy Marshall, Cousin John Galt, Captain Emerson, Williams Carter's brother, and parties at various professor's homes. ALS, December 29, 1839
Item 14: Phildadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes parties he has attended. Has a low opinion of most women he met. Finds music "the chief subject of both thought and action here." Is reading Wordsworth's poems and the works of Charles Lamb. Mentions Henry and Robert Rogers, Williams Carter's brother, Dr. Page and the American Museum. ALS, December 29, 1839
Item 15: Naval Hospital, New York. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Finds Patrick Galt an agreeable friend and relative, with whom he has reminisced about Williamsburg and all its habitants. ALS, December 1839
Item 16: Naval Hospital Brooklyn. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of the family. ALS, December 1839
Item 17: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to John H. Strobia, Richmond. Elizabeth has a very bad toothache, and cannot write. John is studying very hard. Received the pamplet of Dr. Gibson's lecture which discusses people her father and Mr. Millington knew. Gabriel Galt Wiliamson is sick in New York. ALS, [ca. December 1839]
Item 18: Acount of Dr. Glat with Sheldon & Maupin totalling $2.19. AS Account, 1839
Item 19: L[etitia] T[yler] Semple to Sally Galt. Is not going to Alabama. Thanks Sally for the care of her flowers which can now be returned. ANS, 1839
Item 20: [Nathaniel] B[everley] Tucker to Dr. A.D. Galt. Since both boys have left his class, returns $10 or half John's tuition fee as well as all of Alexander's fee. ANS, [1839?]
Item 21: John M. Galt's entrance card to the Lectures on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Department, 1839-40 Session, signed by Hugh D. Hodge, M.D. DS, 1839
Item 22: Account of John M. Galt's Estate with the Sheriff of James City County, $2.88, the tax on 151 acres of land plus the "Shff Jas City Ticket." A Account, 1839
Item 23: Account of Alexander D. Galt with the Collector of the Revenue, Williamsburg, various taxes amounting to $14.78. A Account [Endorsed], 1839
Item 24: Account of Thomas Nelson's estate with the Collector of the Revenue, Williamsburg, taxes on a house and lot totalling $6.18. A Account [Endorsed], 1839
Item 25: Account (1815-1819) of Dr. A.D. Galt with John F. Bryan for the hire of servants. Payment received by John F. Bryan 8 January 1840. A Account, 1839
Item 26: Account of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with the York County Clerk. AS Account, 1839
Item 27: Miscellaneous memoranda. A, 1839
Folder 40: January- February 15, 1840
Item 1: Account of Dr. A. D. Galt with S. & Maupin, totalling $4.63. AS Account, January 2, 1840
Item 2: Account of Dr. Galt with James Gray for making a flannel vest and drawers, making over a coat, and cutting a vest, totalling $10.50. AS Account, January 4, 1840
Item 3: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of weather and his health. ALS, January 5, 1840
Item 4: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the Philadelphia postal system. Attended a New Year's party at Mr. Rosenbaum's. Saw Charles Kean as King John. Discusses various doctors. ALS, January 5, 1840
Item 5: Receipted account of Dr. A. Galt for a subscription to the Richmond Enquirer from January 8, 1838 to January 8 1840, costing $10. AS Account, January 8, 1840
Item 6: Account of Doctor A.D. Galt with John F. Bryan amounting to $67.71, which amount Bryan refused, since he understood that "his account was intended as an offsett agst the Doctor's..." Signed by Ro H. Armistead. AS Account, January 8, 1840
Item 7: Receipt for A.D. Galt Jr.'s $6.00 subscription to the New York Albion, for 183 [torn], signed by J. H. Strobia, agent. ADS [On reverse is part of a letter.], January 10, 1840
Item 8: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the series of lectures given by the Athenian Institute and the Mechanics Association, and then discusses fire-fighting procedures. Hears that Jefferson College may close. There are many beggars there. ALS, January 12, 1840
Item 9: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totalling $5.17. AS Account, January 13, 1840
Item 10: New York. P[atrick] H. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Wants to visit John but needs to know his address. ANS, January 14, 1840
Item 11: Philadelphia. [John M. Galt] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Announces that he has moved to another boarding house which he describes. Describes an evening's entertainment at Dr. Wood's. Disturbances among the students. Mentions Mash [?] and Armistead and Cole, both from William and Mary, and Captain Parker. ALS, January 19, 1840
Item 12: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. The weather is colder than any time since 1780. Feels that English teachers are always moving around for higher salaries, and for this reason has "preferred native Americans, Virginians particularly, for teachers." ALS, January 22, 1840
Item 13: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. As usual, all their relatives spent Christmas Day with them. Has often heard of the "goodness of Mr. Millington." The oratorio at St. James Church raised $600 for the organ. The river is still blocked with ice. News of friends and relatives, including those in Kentucky. Mentions Matilda Southall, Cousin Elizabeth, and Aunt Mary Bower. ALS [Note: The January 10 receipt for the subscription to the New York Albion is part of this letter (see above).], January 23, 1840
Item 14: Account of Dr. Alex[ander D.] Galt with John M. King, $4.00 for altering a coat and furnishing cloth. AS Account, January 24, 1840
Item 15: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to A.D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Went to a lecture on Cromwell which he disliked for the man "adhered too much to facts, & too little to philosophical principles." Finds that the trend is to make Cromwell seem better and Charles worse. Comments on the large number of "Dutch" and Dutch language facilities. Most students move several times for it is very simple. ALS, January 26, 1840
Item 16: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Lieut. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson, Naval Hospital, Brooklyn. Describes an altercation at one of the theatres in which the students were involved. Mentions Dudley, son of the Governor of North Carolina, Celeste, and Mrs. Kennedy. ALS, January 26, 1840
Item 17: Account of Dr. A. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin. AS Account, January 29, 1840
Item 18: Eltham. Burwell Bassett to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Praises Philadelphia's medical and scientific facilities. Wishes his hot house were done. ALS [torn], January 29, 1840
Item 19: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin. AS Account, January 30, 1840
Item 20: Brooklyn. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Weather has prevented him from traveling to Williamsburg. Will get various books and maps for the Galts. ALS, January 31, 1840
Item 21: [Brooklyn. Gabriel Galt Williamson to Elizabeth (Betty) Williamson, Williamsburg]. Has books and flower seeds for her. ALS [on same sheet as above letter], January 31, 1840
Item 22: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of fellow-boarders. Anxious to exchange views of bricks and mortar for woods and fields. Thinks Miss Waterman writes too much. Mentions Miss Parker and her opinion of why Mrs. Tyler married John Tyler. Various opinions of Robert and John Tyler. Mentions Judge Upshur. ALS, February 3, 1840
Item 23: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Lieut. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson, Naval Hospital, Brooklyn. News of the family. Saw Miss Poole in "La Somnambula." ALS, February 3, 1840
Item 24: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the weather and the opera "Somnambula." Comments on various friends from Williamsburg, including Mrs. Randolph, Trim [?] Browne, Ledy Tyler, and the Millingtons. ALS, February 9, 1840
Item 25: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Theatre news. Finds Mr. Wise like John Randolph in that "their order of mind [is] peculiarly suited to... being in the opposite party to an [admi]nistration." Mentions Mr. White and his daughter, Weldie, and Miss Wilmer. ALS, February 8, 1840
Item 26: Commission naming Alexander Galt Deputy Postmaster at Norfolk. Signed by M. Van Buren and John Forsyth, Secretary of State. DS, February 10, 1840
Item 27: Receipted account of [?] with Wm. M. Taylor. S Account [badly stained], February 11, 1840
Item 28: Brooklyn. G[abriel] G[alt] W[illiamson] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Discusses his and John's respective healths. ALS, February 13, 1840
Item 29: Williamsburg. John Millington to John [M.] Galt, Philadelphia. Appreciated receiving a copy of Dr. Gibson's lectures since it speaks of men [in England] who he knows well. The College had "a full steady and flourishing session... The only mishap was William Wood's shooting of Robert Scott in the hip "during a scuffle, and afterwards cutting his own throat, and making off... for N. Carola." Discusses making "oxygen gas," which he has been experimenting with. ALS [Note: John Millington (1779-1868) was at this time Professor of Chemistry, Natural Philosophy, and Engineering at the College of William and Mary. For the first fifty years of his life he lived in his native England, where he attended Oxford, studied law, and acquired a M.D. degree. A Fellow of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, he was a friend and associate of many of the great men of science. In America he lived, taught, and wrote in Mexico, Philadelphia, Williamsburg, Jackson, Mississippi, and Memphis before dying at his daughter's home in Richmond. He is buried in the churchyard of Bruton Parish Church.], February 14, 1840
Folder 41: 16 February- June, 1840
Item 1: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the weather, the literary department, his lectures, and his plans for the rest of his studies. Mentions Robert and Henry Rogers. ALS, February 16, 1840
Item 2: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Mr. Clay was to be in Richmond and has been invited to come to Williamsburg. The women are sponsoring a fair "for converting our humble Church into a Cathedral...," and Sally is selling at Miss Barbara Page's booth. ALS [Note: Barbara Page (1795-1860) was the daughter of Gov. John (1744-1808) and Margaret Lowther Page (    -1813), and a sister of Lucy Burwell Page Saunders.], February 23, 1840
Item 3: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Praises the sermons of Dr. Bethune. Is sorry to hear that Mr. Tyler plans to leave Williamsburg. Describes Harrison-Tyler campaign headquarters and a meeting for a higher tariff. Comments on various denominations whose churches he has attended. Differences in manners of town and country people. Mentions Dick Shields. ALS, February 23, 1840
Item 4: Richmond. Caroline [Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Describes Clay's visit to Richmond. ALS, February 25, 1840
Item 5: Elizabeth J. Galt to Barbara Page. Sends her a token that spring will soon arrive. ALS, February 1840
Item 6: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of Williamsburg society. AL [torn]. Postscript from [Elizabeth J. Galt] with news of family. Mentions Mrs. Tucker, Peggy Blair, Miss Barbara Sheldon, Miss E. Bowers, and various [slaves?]. Postscript from [?] notes that Dr. Galt met Mr. Randolph's wagon "with an old Tombstone in it some of the Ludwells I suppose as they brought it from some place that formerly belonged to them he is the greatest antiquarian..." Postscript from [?] describes Wm. Nelson as "the fat end of a great family.", March 1-2 [1840]
Item 7: [Philadelphia]. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Is leaving for home, but will spend some time in Washington and Richmond on the way. Describes visits with Miss Waterman who is sending Elizabeth a small gift. Understands Mr. Wise is engaged to Mr. Sargeant's daughter. ALS, March 2, 1840
Item 8: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Attended a "conchological" [shell] lecture with Mr. Dew and Mr. and Mrs. Millington. Mr. Dew thinks the new professor of elocution "will be of great advantage to the students." News of many Williamsburg residents. ALS. Postscript by Elizabeth J. Galt. The derangement of Ben. Waller is so severe and threatening to Charles' family that Dr. Waller should put him in the hospital. Mr. Tyler takes a great interest in Sally. Postscript from Mary D. Galt. John Galt [Williamson?] is going to Portsmouth. Mr. M[illington?] will be happy to see his son again. Mentions Dick Galt and Sam Shield. [Note: Thomas R. Dew (1802-1846) was at this time President of the College, where he also served as Professor Political Economy. Benjamin Waller was the son of Benjamin Carter Waller (1757-1820), and the grandson of Benjamin Waller (1716-1786) the judge and Burgess. Waller was a pateint at ESH by 1859, and died in 1866. Charles was probably his son, Charles Carter Page Waller (    - 1867). Dr. Waller was Robert Page Waller, Benjamin's brother. Many Wallers had official positions at ESH. See Person Associated with ESH, pp. 40-42.], March 3-4, 1840
Item 9: [Philadelphia]. Mrs. J. Randall to John M. Galt, [Philadelphia]. Invites him to tea. AL, March 3, 1840
Item 10: Washington. John M. Galt to Alexander D. Galt, [Jr.], Williamsburg. Describes the Capitol, which "is situated on the outskirts of the city." Also describes Calhoun and Benton-- who he heard speak. ALS, March 5, 1840
Item 11: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Wm. H. pierce, $9.10 for hams. AS Account, March 7, 1840
Item 12: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Mr. Hodges, a young, intelligent, ambitious member of the legislature, died. Feelings on the worth of historical, as opposed to other, novels. Would like to go to the "mother country" which "seems now to be... so common, that numbers go constantly & is scarely thought so much of, as a trip to the Springs some time since." Comments on Dickens' works. Mentions Miss Skipwith, Mr. Basil Gordon, Sally Mr. Waniel [?], Mrs. Chevallie [?], and John Murdaugh. ALS, March 10, 1840
Item 13: Eltham. B[urwell] Bassett to Elizabeth [J. Galt]. his health has improved. Sends gifts to Mrs. Galt and Elizabeth. ALS, March 23, 1840
Item 14: Williamsburg. John Millington to John Galt, Williamsburg. Has sold all the spectacles he had, except the three enclosed pairs. Hopes one will suit his father. Cannot remember where he put the surgical instruments Galt returned to them, but will search for them and send them to Galt. ALS, March 24, 1840
Item 15: List of Lizze and Tom [Williamson]'s clothes. AD [torn], April 15, 1840
Item 16: Williamsburg. John Millington to John Galt. Returns some pamplets. Had to go get a new copy of one as his son overturned an inkstand on it. ALS, April 15, 1840
Item 17: Richmond. E[lizabeth] G[alt] L[ambert] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Everyone is very happy about "Brother's" [General William Lambert's] election as Mayor. Mr. Beverley Davney's embezzlement of money from the Bank has left many widows and orphans in desperate situations. Mentions Ben Green, St. James Church, and Mrs. Gwaltheney. ALS, April 17, 1840
Item 18: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Would like to have seen R[obert] Tyler's book of autographs that she described. Describes the visit of Audubon to Richmond, where he spent two evenings with Strobia. William [Lambert] has been very busy since being named Mayor. Dr. Empie is in bad health. ALS, May 5 [1840]
Item 19: Norfolk. Account (January 28, 1839-May 8, 1840) of Doctor A.D. Galt with Mayer and Gormly [?] totalling $20.50. With a note that goods have been forwarded. AS Account [Miscellaneous financial memoranda on reverse.], May 8, 1840
Item 20: Account of John Galt with James G. Bowrey $6.00 for making a corded edge coat. AS Account, May 15, 1840
Item 21: Account (April 27- May 15) of Dr. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totalling $55.39. AS Account, May 15, 1840
Item 22: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Reports many new church members. News of family. Mentions Dr. and Mrs. Empie and Miss Travis. ALS, June 1, 1840
Item 23: Account of John M. Galt with James Gray, $8.50 for making a dress coat and a pair of pants. AS Account, June 2, 1840
Item 24: Williamsburg. William T. Browne to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Is trying to study medicine in Williamsburg but has made little progress. Plans to go to Philadelphia next winter. Mentions the old Col. [Burwell Bassett?], Skipwith Mclaw [?], and Scott. ALS, June 5, 1840
Item 25: Cottage. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. A melancholy letter full of his troubles with his half-brothers and sisters. ALS, June 16, 1840
Item 26: Philadelphia. John A. Coke to J[ohn] M. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the medical students and the professors. ALS, June 21, 1840
Item 27: Account of Doctor A.D. Galt with Thomas L. Savage for oats costing $12.60. AS Account, June 29, 1840
Item 28: Account of John M. Galt with James Gray, $10.00 for making a coat, vest, and pants, and cutting two jackets. AS Account, June 29, 1840
Folder 42: July- 15 September, 1840
Item 1: Philadelphia. John A. Coke to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. News of medical students. Fanny Elssler is at the Chestnut Street Theatre and "in the very highth of her glory." ALS, July 1, 1840
Item 2: Williamsburg. [John] Millington to John [M] Galt. Requests that John take two letters with him to Philadelphia. AN, July 7, 1840
Item 3: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his trip, and various relatives he saw in Norfolk. Describes some of the sights of Baltimore. "It is quite warm here though winter clothes seem not yet to be taken off..." ALS, July 10, 1840
Item 4: Receipt of William Knight for $10.26 received from William Galt. AS Receipt, July 13, 1840
Item 5: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of family. Alexander's disease "has ever been & ever will be unccontrollable." Dr. J. M. Galt has decided, as a final resort, to resume practicing medicine in Portsmouth. Mentions Dr. Stewart. ALS [Note: The Dr. J. M. Galt going to Portsmouth is probably Dr. John Minson Galt (1808-1868), the son of John (1785-1815) and Nancy Herbert Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.7.a., p. 7], July 17, 1840
Item 6: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of various acquaintances, including Robert Rogers and Mr. Empie. Williams Carter "did not relish the changes in Williamsburg, particularly the alteration of the Church & prohibition of a ball." Moved to a house opposite that occupied by Fanny Kemble. Mentions Mrs. Taylor, Ann Galt, and Mrs. Stewart. ALS, July 17-23, 1840
Item 7: Smithfield. Horace James Jr. [?] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of Miss Missouri [?] who he thinks would happily marry John. Wants some information on attending medical lectures in Philadelphia. ALS [torn], July 23, 1840
Item 8: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Alexander D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Describes the commencement of the "literary department of the medical College," and comments on differences in subjects and styles of oratory between this occasion and those in the South. Finds there are no bugs except lightning bugs and thinks his Mother would appreciate this. Describes a political procession. Mentions Robert Tyler. ALS, July 24-31, 1840
Item 9: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes a visit to Bristol and the home of Mr. Cooper [Robert Tyler's father-in-law]. Describes David Paul Browne, "the first lawyer in the city & an abolitionist..." ALS, July 29, 1840
Item 10: Receipt of Lea & Blanchard for a subscription to a medical journal bought by John M. Galt for $5.00. S Receipt [Note: Other correspondence reveals that this was the "American Journal of the Medical Sciences."], August 4, 1840
Item 11: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth Galt] to Mrs. Saunders. Feels Mr. Saunders visit to Washington will be especially interesting at "this critical juncture in the cession of Congress." Describes a new book on Central America by Stephens and Catherwood. L [Note: This may be a draft of a letter.], August 7, 1840
Item 12: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes a political meeting. Speaks of books he has bought or intends to buy. Comments on nonsense about Miss Missouri Butler in a letter from Butt [see July 23, 1840]. Mentions Mrs. Stewart and Williams Carter. ALS, August 7, 1840
Item 13: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes a book by Dr. Astley Cooper, which he will buy for his father. Politics are the chief subject of conversation and John finds the Democrats ahead of the Whigs "in everything base & vile..." ALS, August 14, 1840
Item 14: J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of various acquaintances, and of his attempt to get a "Panacea." Mentions the Swains, the Stewarts who are going to France, and Mrs. Taylor. ALS, August 15, 1840
Item 15: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. News of family, and the suicide of a suitor rejected until he would pay his debts. ALS, August 17, 1840
Item 16: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Has Sir A[astley] Cooper's lectures on surgery which he "took down when [he] was his pupil." News of the family, especially their various illnesses. Mentions Mr. Saunders. ALS, August 20, 1840
Item 17: [Philadelphia]. J[ohn] M. G[alt] to Alexander D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Describes the cabriolets or cabs that have just been brought to the city. Had his first taste of rhubarb pie. Describes his boarding house. Mentions Harris and Donelly-- medical students from Virginia, and Robert Tyler. ALS, August 22, 1840
Item 18: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Finds resemblances to Angelica Wilson and Elizabeth Tyler in a portrait of Queen Victoria that he saw. Impressions of the city. It is pleasant that there are no exculsive seats in churches, but feels this prevents strangers from going to church. Hopes G[abriel G. Williamson] will be successful in his suit with Miss Harriet. ALS, August 28, 1840
Item 19: Taylorsville. L[ucy] B[urwell Page] S[aunders] to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Describes where they are staying with 20 children and 2 dozen ladies. Is pleased Mrs. Dickson [?] is going to take Mr. Dew's house. ALS, August 29, [1840?]
Item 20: Taylorsville. B[arbara] M. P[age] to Sallie Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Is upset by Cousin Betsy Page's situation and Dr. Dabney's hopeless illness. Mentions Mrs. Beverley Blair, Peggy, Mary Mosby, and Mr. Vest. ALS [Note: These 2 letters are on one sheet.], August 29, [1840?]
Item 21: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. News of his family. ALS, August 31, 1840
Item 22: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes various places around Philadelphia that he has visited. Mentions Mrs. Sheldon. ALS, September 3, 1840
Item 23: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Zander [Alexander Galt Jr.]. Describes the treatment Mrs. Galt is receiving for the fever. Fifty people die daily. Jim just left in time. Suggest treatment if he gets sick. Asks Zander to tell his Uncle Dick [Galt] that Mr. A. Galt gave the money to his wife, and learned that both the children are better. News of the deaths of various doctors and other friends. ALS [Note: Alexander Galt's first wife, Mary Jeffery Galt, died in December 1840, after never recovering from the effects fo the fever. Seemingly Alexander Jr., and his brother Jim were staying with their cousin, Gabriella Galt, in Williamsburg.], September 5 [1840]
Item 24: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [?]. Encloses $10. The recipient's mother is "much the same." ALS, September 7, 1840
Item 25: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Comments on the lectures he is attending, and the professors who give them. Has moved again, but the charge of $6 per week may prove too expensive. ALS, September 10, 1840
Item 26: Norfolk. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. Family news. Describes the log cabins carried in a Whig parade. Mentions Mr. Line and Aunt Betty. ALS, September 14, 1840
Item 27: Account of "Doctor" J. M. Galt with James Gray, $4.00 for services as a tailor. AS Account, September 14, 1840
Box 5: 16 September 1840- May 1842
Folder 43: 16 September- November, 1840
Item 1: Williamsburg. [Dr. A.D. Galt?] to John [M. Galt, Philadelphia]. News of family illness. Mentions Dr. Leroy Anderson, and Mrs. Richardson. L [signature cut off], September 17, 1840
Item 2: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of various acquaintances, including Dr. Baraud, Mr. William Shields, Leroy Anderson, Henry, Mr. Thomson, Miss Henderson, Mrs. Steward, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Sewall, Mr. Marshall, and many others. ALS, September 17, 1840
Item 3: Account of Dr. Alexander Galt with John Morris for various repairs to the house, costing $14.50. AS Account [endorsed], September 22, 1840
Item 4: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses various magazines, including Burton's, the Penn Magazine, and the Ledger. Discusses Miss Waterman's recent works. Mentions many acquaintances. ALS, October 1, [1840?]
Item 5: Williamsburg. Griffin and Millington to Miss Galt. Have finally received various goods from the North including fancy stationary, pen, knives, scissors, zephyr worsteds, and patterns for needle work, and will be glad to send her a price list. ALS, October 3, 1840
Item 6: Account of E[lizabeth] Galt with Griffin and Millington. Added note on goods that will be sent when more are received. AS Account, October 6, 1840
Item 7: Receipt of John H. Watkins, agent, Richmond Compiler, for Dr. A. D. Galt's subscription for two years, costing $10. DS, October 6, 1840
Item 8: Norfolk. Alexina Galt to [William R. Galt]. Describes a party at Mr. Lyne's farm. News of various romances. ALS, October 6, [1840?]
Item 9: Norfolk. A[nne] J. Galt to [William R. Galt]. Paul has left Norfolk for a naval career. Discusses her reading of Cicero, and compares its difficulty with Horace and Salust. The Whigs are preparing for their celebration at York[town]. News of Miss Mary Watson, Mr. Pollard, Aunt Nancy, and Cousin Richard. ALS, October 6, [1840?]
Item 10: Alex[ander] Galt to William R. Galt. Mr. Perks has resigned his charge at Christ Church. ALS [Note: These three letters are on one sheet.], [October 6, 1840]
Item 11: J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes political activities, including a procession. Comments on the Riche family. Butt says that on his side of the river John Tyler is not censured for his conduct. Describes the boarders. Mentions Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Page, Mrs. Stewart, Miss Waterman, Miss Eliza White, Miss Missouri and her brother Robert, John Butler, Miss Wilson, and Lizzie Taylor. ALS, October 8 [1840?]
Item 12: U.S. Schooner Wave, Key West. [?] to William Richard Galt, Norfolk. Finds Florida very monotonous. If William is at the University he is to see Truehart and thank him for the invitation to the Society of the Alumni. AL, October 11, 1840
Item 13: John Hockaday to Alexander Galt. Sent 45 bushels of oats and will send the rest, and the receipt, the next day. ALS, October 13, 1840
Item 14: [Philadelphia. John M Galt] to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the medical schools. Describes the election. AL [torn] [Endorsed], October 15, 1840
Item 15: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Hopes Sally can be an attendant at her wedding, November 10. The wedding is to be small, for her father cannot afford more, and Aunt Margaret Carrington's death limits them. They will live with his mother. ALS [Note: Caroline married William Mortimer Harrison (1817-1865).], October 16, 1840
Item 16: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Discusses the various illnesses of the family. Sally went with Robert and Lizzy Tyler to the celebration of "Cornwallis's capture-- or rather to the Whig Convention at York..." ALS, October 20, 1840
Item 17: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Pierce and Armistead. AS Account, October 21, 1840
Item 18: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses various churches he has attended, and finds the Quaker meeting "absurd, stupid, and evil in its consequences..." Describes his visit to Miss Wilmer. ALS, October 24, 1840
Item 19: [Philadelphia]. J[ohn] M. Galt to Alexander D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Is glad to hear "the good prospects of William and Mary." News of medical students from Virginia, including Mead (who boarded at Cousin John Galt's), Selden, Dr. Charles Carter, Perkins, Harris, Edmund Randolph, and Dr. Blanchman ("who fixed Sally's teeth"). Also mentions Miss Catherine Travis, Dr. Vaughn, and Moore Robinson. ALS, October 24, 1840
Item 20: Norfolk. A[nna] J. Galt to W.R. Galt, University of Virginia. Dr. Leecock has left Philadelphia, and will sail for Africa. Hugh B. Grigsby is to marry Miss Carrington of Charlotte County next month. News of other marriages in Norfolk. Cousin E[lizabeth J.?] Galt is improving and will probably live. Dr. John Williamson is probably better. Aunt Sally [Capron?] will move to Capt. Young's house. Mother is much improved. ALS, October 26, [1840]
Item 21: [James D. Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Their mother is getting better and even can sign her name to this note. AL [Note: Note from A[lexander] G[alt Sr.] says that Jim meant to copy the letter but did not have time.], [fall, 1840]
Item 22: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Agrees with Jefferson that all men have equal rights, and therefore there should be universal suffrage, "the right of instruction in all brances of legislative bodies," the overriding will of the majority, etc. Feels that he is as qualified to vote as those men with property. Agrees with the "essential principles of the [Democratic] party... but not with their measures nor their leading men-- who are nearly all... of bad character." Feels the most important thing is not the party but the man's honesty. Is against Jackson's bank measures, and the force bill. Miss Waterman married Mr. Esling recently. Mentions the Waldies, Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Page. ALS, November 5, 1840
Item 23: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the theatre and his boarding house. Finds Virginia women have a calm dignity lacking in most others. Mentions Henry Anderson, Miss Burwell, Mrs. Sheldon, Miss Marshall, and Miss Douthat. ALS [Note: This letter has a printed political cartoon of a log cabin, the Capital, and large ball on a stick saying "Tips Coming" as a letterhead.], November 13, 1840
Item 24: Norfolk. Ann J. Galt to W[illiam] R. Galt, University of Virginia. Was shocked by the news of Professor Davis' murder by a student. News of Norfolk and parties she attended. Has almost finished Cicero, and will begin Livy. ALS, November 18, 1840
Item 25: [Norfolk]. A[lexander] G[alt] to W[illiam] R. Galt, University of Virginia. Is not certain whether the Whig victory will mean he will lose his job. Regrets that William witnessed Professor Davis' murder. ALS [Note: This letter and the preceding are on the same sheet.], [November 18, 1840]
Item 26: J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his classes, and plans for his thesis. ALS, November 19, 1840
Item 27: Receipt of C. Stall, agent of John D. Ghiseling, Jr., for $6 received from Alexander Galt of Williamsburg for one year's subscription to the New York Albion. ADS, November 19, 1840
Item 28: [Sallie Lambert] to Sally Galt, Williamsburg. Describes Caroline Lambert's wedding and the gifts she received. AL, November 22, [1840]
Item 29: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of the family's health. Gabriel Williamson is back aboard ship. Bishop Meade preached in Williamsburg yesterday. Complains about the effects of whiskey on his slaves. ALS, November 24-25, 1840
Item 30: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the funeral procession of General Mercer. ALS, November 26, 1840
Folder 44: December 1840
Item 1: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to A[lexander] D. Galt, [Jr.], Williamsburg. News of many acquaintances. Discusses a Roman Catholic Church service. ALS, December 3, 1840
Item 2: H. B. M. Richardson to [?]. Sent Dr. A. Galt a half barrel of meat, so that, with the other half barrel, the cost is $3. ALS, December 3, 1840
Item 3: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes the death of William's mother, Mary Jeffery Galt. William should not come home, as money is very scarce. ALS, December 5, [1840]
Item 4: [Philadelphia]. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Comments on Robert Tyler's foolish conversational style. Describes a famous mechanical chessplayer. Describes Louisa Cooper. ALS, December 10, 1840
Item 5: Norfolk. A[nn] J. Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes the death and funeral of their mother. Today is her birthday. ALS, December 14, 1840
Item 6: [Norfolk]. Alexina Galt to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of the family and friends. ALS, [December 14, 1840]
Item 7: [Norfolk]. Alexander [Galt, Jr.] to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. His activities the day their mother died. ALS [Note: All these three letters are on one sheet of paper. When their mother, Mary Sylvester Jeffery Galt died, Ann was almost 18, Alexina was 20, and Alexander was 13.], [December 14, 1840]
Item 8: Griffin and Millington to A. Galt. Are sending a book for his perusal. Also list other books in stock. ANS, December 15, 1840
Item 9: Alex[ande]r Galt to William R. Galt. Jim's leg is better, and Dick Drummond is also improving. The Doctors took much of the watch out of Drummond's side. The deaf and dumb and the blind from the Staunton Seminary have been visiting the town. Their father has invited one, a Mr. Turner, to visit them. ALS, January 11 [1841]
Item 10: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Thinks the medical College will drop "that humbug the summer course," especially since last summer only 45 out of 400 students attended it. Saw Booth perform. Mentions Gresham, whose brother Sally is acquainted with. ALS, December 17, 1840
Item 11: Account of Mr. Galt with S. Salnsbury and Brother, $3, for altering a bedstead. Paid, Norfolk, January 6, 1841. AS Account, December 19, 1840
Item 12: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the medical school. ALS [endorsed], December 24-25, 1840
Item 13: Norfolk. Ann [J. Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of churches in the area. Hopes William will teach them the Italian he is learning. News of various friends, including Mr. Parks, Mr. Parwood, Mr. Bell, Miss V. Loyall, the Archers, Sally Anderson, the Wilson's, H. Garnett, Paul Loyall, and many others. ALS, December 26, 1840
Item 14: [Norfolk]. Alexina [Galt] to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of the family. Dr. Selden, a trustee of the Academy, hopes William will apply for the position there. ALS [Note: This letter is on the same sheet as the preceding. ], December 26, 1840
Item 15: [Norfolk]. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. News of the family. Postscript by A[lexander] G[alt] notes that Mallory will win the place caused by Holleman's resignation as he was not opposed. ALS, December 28, 1840
Item 16: Account (October 23- December 30) of Dr. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totaling $108.78. On reverse, $28 credited "By 2 Cows to WW Vest." A Account, December 30, 1840
Item 17: Williamsburg. A D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of family's ill health. John Murdaugh, who has quit practicing law and teaches in Suffolk, visited them. Fears he cannot give John the $300-$400 he feels he needs for the rest of the year. Mentions Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Waggoner [?]. ALS, December 30, 1840
Item 18: [Philadelphia]. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Finds there are over 20 organizations sponsoring public lectures on a variety of subjects. If passes the examination in March plans to practice as one of the free physicians in a district of the city. ALS, December 31, 1840
Item 19: Account (July 1- December 31) of Doctor Alexander D. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin Co., totalling $134.29. A Account [Endorsed], December 31, 1840
Item 20: Philadelphia. [John M. Galt] to A.D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Has read that Edgar Poe's magazine is quite successful. News of acquaintances, including Mr. Millington, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Walker, Mr. Edgar, Mrs. Taylor, and many others. AL, 1840
Item 21: Account of Dr. Galt with Thomas L. Savage for oats costing $4.80. AS Account, 1840
Item 22: Account of John M. Galt's estate with the Sheriff of James City County, $1.51, the tax on 151 acres, to be paid by A.D. Galt. AS Account, 1840
Item 23: Memorandum book of "Account of the money spent in Philadelphia", including trip from Williamsburg to Philadelphia, and withdrawals from the Bank. Also lists of laundry sent out. AD, [1840?]
Folder 45: January- February 1841
Item 1: Receipted account (1 January 1840- 1 January 1841) of Doctor A.D. Galt with J. F. Bryan. AS Account, January 1, 1841
Item 2: John F. Bryan to Doctor John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Concerning Galt's purchase or hire of a slave and her children. ALS, January 1, 1841
Item 3: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to A.D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. Recieves the Richmond Whig, and is glad to hear his brother gets the Albion. News of the theatres in Philadelphia. Mentions Mrs. Fields, Donally of Kanawha County, and Dr. Jackson. ALS, January 7, 1841
Item 4: Account (14 November 1840- 1 January 1841) of J[ohn] M. Galt with Thomas Thorne, Merchant Tailor, Philadelphia. AS Account [fragment], January 9, 1841
Item 5: Norfolk. A[nna] J. Galt to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes Richard Drummond's accidental shooting of himself. He is still alive, but there is little hope of his recovering. The doctor says her eyes will gradully improve and within 20 years will be almost well. News of various friends. C. Williamson lost his job in the bank for being "a perfect sot." Alexander translates well and will probably be a good scholar. The library has been moved to the Academy. ALS, January 11 [1841]
Item 6: Alex[ander Galt, Jr.] to Wm. R. Galt, University of Va. The upper story of the Academy is to be made into a Museum. ALS, [January 11, 1841]
Item 7: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt, [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. Will sound out Dr. Seldon on the subject of William getting a position at the Academy. Goes to sit up with Dick Drummond. ALS [Note: These three letters are on one sheet.], [January 11, 1841]
Item 8: Norfolk. Alex[ande]r Galt, [Jr.], to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes their ice skating. Jim cut his leg with the hatchet. Paul has just returned from three months at sea. News of Mr. Drummond's acident. ALS, January 12 [1841]
Item 9: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. While family does not want him to stay after he passes the examinations, he feels he must, so that he is familiar with the actual practice of medicine. Discusses Goethe, Carlyle, and Shelley, and theatrical productions he has seen. Mentions Miss Magdalen Swift, Dr. Jackson, and Dr. Everett. ALS, January 14, 1841
Item 10: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Thoughts on the superior conversational abilities of women, especially mature ones, over that of men. Specie is now less scarce. Mentions Mr. Rose, Miss Riche, Dr. and Mrs. Berkley, Mrs. Semple, the Tylers, Fanny Kemble, Lightfoot, Mr. Gravit, Miss Missouri, Mr. Butt, Dr. Barton, and Frank Johnson's Negro band. ALS, January 22, 1841
Item 11: Norfolk. A[lexander] Galt [Sr.], to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of the family. John Tyler assured "uncle Dick" that he will notify him of any move to oust Galt from his position as Postmaster. Mentions Dr. Selden and Otway Barraud. ALS, January 25, 1841
Item 12: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses a new theory of digestion, in which pepsin is considered the digestive agent. Comments on various physicians he has come in contact with. Mentions Mr. Seawall from Kentucky, Seldon, and Dr. Mitchell. ALS, January 28, 1841
Item 13: Alex[ander] Galt, [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. Family news. Mentions the Archers, Sally Anderson, Mr. Turner (assistant at Staunton Deaf and Blind Seminary), M. E. Valentine, Miss Harwood, Richard Drummond, R. Alfried, Mr. Francis, Dr. Selden, and Robert Timberlake. ALS, February 1, 1841
Item 14: [Williamsburg]. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Gabriel Williamson is there on a short visit from his ship, and predicts war with England within six months. Discusses various doctors, the family's health, Aleck, their driver, and the very hard rains they have had. ALS, February 2-3, 1841
Item 15: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt?] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Various young ladies, including Lucy Burwell, and Missouri, continually talk about John. News of Williamsburg society. Mr. Millington showed her snuff boxes given him by the Mechanicks Institute, Parliament, and his daughter in Liverpool. Mentions Mr. Warner Taliaferro, Mrs. Sheldon, Mr. Saunders, Anna Blair, the Tylers, Edmund Murdaugh, Mr. Farras, Mr. Rhone, Mr. Royal, Mr. Armistead, Dick Gatewood, Henry Anderson, William Taliaferro, the Tuckers, and the Henlys. AL, February 3, 1841
Item 16: [Williamsburg]. M[ary] D. G[alt] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Leaves money maters to Elizabeth and visiting to Sally. Tom M[illington?] is very dissipated. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper. The former may be a joint effort of Elizabeth and Sally Galt for while there is no break, the handwriting changes markedly.], [February 3, 1841]
Item 17: Account (November 14, 1840- February 4, 1841) of Alex. Galt Jr with Samuel L. Bright, $44.60 for 11 loads of oat hay. AS Account, February 4, 1841
Item 18: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the system of examinations he will undergo. Wants any money remitted to be in Virginia money, which has lately been at par and is rarely more than 2 or 3 cents on the dollar. Finds the banks "abominable." The United States Bank has gone under or at least has had to suspend payments. ALS, February 4, 1841
Item 19: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to A.D. Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. More on the closing of the United States Bank and others. News of the medical school. Fears Mr. Millington will be offered one of the chairs at the University and therefore leave Williamsburg. ALS, February 7, 1841
Item 20: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Feels sure "Rose" is courting Elizabeth Tyler. Describes a "Tippecanoe ball" for defraying election expenses. Mentions Miss Missouri and Captian Maryot. Discusses current fashions, including long hair, short cloaks, and mantillas. ALS, February 11, 1841
Item 21: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert Harrison] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Many parties were given in her honor. Inquires about Bob Tyler and his wife, and wonders if the report about the separation of his brother [John] is true. News of the family. Mentions Miss Tompkins, Dr. Empie, and Mrs. Semple. ALS [Note: Caroline Lambert married William Mortimer Harrison November 10, 1840. Robert Tyler married Priscilla Cooper in 1839, while John Tyler married Mattie Rochelle in 1838. The latter marriage was very unhappy and, while the report of a separation may not have been true in 1840, by 1844 they were spending little time together.], February 12, 1841
Item 22: Norfolk. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr] to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Mr. Halson wants a copy plate of large and small hands like William gave Alexander. Mentions Dr. Whitehead, Buck, Mr. Drummond, Jim Maurice, and Mr. Lyne. A prank in school. ALS, February 17, 1841
Item 23: James Galt to [William R. Galt]. Regrets getting drunk at Christmas. Hopes the Whigs will not turn out their father. Has been skating with Zander. ALS, February 17, 1841
Item 24: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illiam] R. Galt, University of Virginia. Has discussed Sawny [Alexander Jr.]'s schooling with Mr. Halsen, who was very pleased. Dick Gatewood discussed the position of officeholders with John Tyler, and was told that the latter was quite unhappy with the situation in Washington. Feels the Southern Whigs will soon split. Mentions Mallory, Major Ch[arle]s H. Smith, Cols. Todd and Chambers (who spoke of President-elect Harrison's views on removals and appointments), Dr. Wilson, Captain Cornick, and Mr. Ritchie of Richmond. ALS, February 18, 1841
Item 25: Norfolk. Alex[ina] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Mr. Pierce still insists that William become a minister. There is to be a Ball in Portsmouth, and they have invited Gabriella to come down. Mr. Lyne is on the Pennsylvania which is to take the place of the Delaware. The latter is being readied for a cruise in the Mediterranean. Doctor Wilson purchased Mount Pleasant, opposite Jamestown. Mr. L. Tazewell tripped at the cotillion, and his fall amused the guests and upset him. ALS, February 19, 1841
Item 26: [Anne J. Galt to William R. Galt]. Hopes to attend a fair in Williamsburg about the 22nd. AL [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], [February 19, 1841]
Item 27: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Col. Bassett is very ill at Eltham. Sally is helping Mrs. Sheldon at the Fair to raise money to help pay off the Church's debt of $2000. It was to be held at the Raleigh, but the College faculty would not let the students attend a tavern so it was moved to the Courthouse. Summarizes family illnesses. Harrison was at Richmond. Tyler and his son Robert were also at Richmond, came to Williamsburg, and will go to Washington. "His office as Vice President is free from serious responsability at present, & is detached from the business of the cabinet." Hopes Tyler will adhere to pure Jeffersonian democracy, especialy if the President should die. ALS, February 25-26, 1841
Item 28: Account of A.D. Galt with the Sergeant of Williamsburg, charges for delivering summons in various lawsuits, $4.20. AS Account, February 1841
Folder 46: March- April, 1841
Item 1: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison, Chairman of the Faculty, to [Alexander Galt, Norfolk]. Form letter fulfilling University's law that the absences be reported to parents monthly. William R. Galt missed Professor Harrison's Ancient Languages class twice, the Modern Languages once, and Pike Powers Methematics class five times. In addition he violated the early rising law three times. Deposited $20 with the Patro. Personal note adds that while there were extenuating circumstances for some of William's absences they were still too frequent. DS, March 1, 1841
Item 2: U[niversity] of V[irgini]a. W[illia]m R. Galt to [Alexander Galt, Norfolk]. Sends the form letter primarily as an example of the University's strictness and Dr. Harrison's high regard for him. Missed several lectures while testifying at Senimes [?] trial [for the murder of Professor Davis]. Did not send former letter as they had nothing important in them. Explains that he received the letter since they felt that at 21 he was entitled to it. Did not put all his money with the Proctor for found his accoutns were not kept straight. Mentions Buck, Jacob, Bob, and Modecai Cooke. ALS [Note: These 2 letters are on the same sheet.], March 6, 1841
Item 3: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Mr. Millington is very anxious to know when John will arrive home. News of many friends in Williamsburg, especially Mr. Dew. At the Fair they had Jefferson's autograph and people paid to see it. AL, March 6, 1841
Item 4: [Williamsburg]. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of the animals and fruit trees. ALS, March [8], 1841
Item 5: [Williamsburg]. M[ary] D. G[alt] to John M. Galt, Philadelphia. John [Williamson], Judge Tucker, Mr. Saunders, and the man lecturing on shells went to Kings Mill to examine the marl banks. The Hanklers are in town after several years' absence. Advice on packing clothes. ALS [Note: These three letters from Elizabeth, Sally, and Mrs. Galt are all on one sheet of paper.], [March 8, 1841]
Item 6: Norfolk. A[nna] J. Galt to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. R. Drummond is not much better. Describes the Blues Military Soiree on the 22nd. News of various friends. Asks his opinion of the Inaugural Address [of President Harrison?]. Aunt Nancy Galt thinks William will join her as a Whig. ALS, March 11 [1841]
Item 7: Norfolk. A[lexander] Galt [Jr] to Wm. R. Galt, University of Virginia. Plans to make money from the lettuce and the peaches. Mr. Halson thinks he should go to drawing school. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet]., [March 11, 1841]
Item 8: New York. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Passed his examinations. Describes the trip to New York. Thoughts on the use of titles, in which he agrees with Jefferson. His impressions of the city. ALS, March 18, 1841
Item 9: Jim [James Dickie Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Supposes William has heard of Mr. Loyall's reappointment, which has made the Whigs very angry. Had a heavy snow. Has been studying mathematics and reading the Bible. ALS, March 20, 1841
Item 10: Annie [J. Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Jimmy wrote his letter unassisted. Did not write in French for fear she would not be understood. Dr. Leecock was left at the Cape Verde Island with yellow fever. Mentions Miss Thorougood, John Galt, and P. Loyall. ALS, March 22, 1841
Item 11: Alexina Galt to [William R. Galt]. News of the family. One of William's old pupils, John W. Ames, married Disey Arthur. Also discusses marriage of Willis Happer and Cornelia Blunt. ALS, [March 22, 1841]
Item 12: Alexander Galt [Jr] to [William R. Galt]. Mr. Drummond is much better. News of his activities, and schoolwork. ALS [Note: These four letters from James, Ann, Alexina, and Alexander Galt to their brother William are all on one sheet of paper. At this time James was only 10 years old.], [March 22, 1841]
Item 13: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illiam] R. Galt, University of Virginia. Dick Drummond may yet live. Feels he wil keep his position, but is puzzled as to why Harrison asked Canniyham and Segar about him. Mallory would be consulted before anything was done. Walton "is going to take Fisk's paper & turn loco. foco. about it." ALS, March 22, 1841
Item 14: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to A[lexander] D. Galt, [Jr.], Williamsburg. Describes his trip to New York, and various buildings there. Discusses the state of the theatre in Philadelphia and New York. Saw Attorney-General Crittenden on his trip. ALS, March 24, 1841
Item 15: Goochl[an]d C[ourt] H[ouse]. Joseph W. S. Logan to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Arranges to repay Galt's loan. Will probably locate at Louisa Court House. Hopes their correspondence will continue. Received a letter from Cobb. ALS, March 26, 1841
Item 16: U.S.S. Pennsylvania, Norfolk. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. John Galt is sorry he had to leave Williamsburg and does not do too well in Norfolk since there are so many doctors there. Praises a sermon by Bishop Ives of North Carolina. War talk has subsided but Gabriel feels it will be renewed. ALS, March 28, 1841
Item 17: John Millington to Sally Galt, Williamsburg. Found Lizzy Williamson's glove in Church, but has not yet been able to return it. Wants Sally to write John asking him to see Dr. R. Grant the Deneoustrator [?] at the Jefferson School and see if he got the articles he promised Millington. Katy [his daughter?] hopes to soon play with little Lizzy a whole afternoon. ALS, March 28, 1841
Item 18: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Mr. J.W. Grigsby, who boarded with John Galt two years ago, is in town on his way to France where he is Consul at Bordeaux. News of the medical school. Feels Poe has had to give up editing the new magazine because of the "hardness of the times." Poe recently became an editor of the Casket. Discusses his recent reading and a new bookstore. ALS, March 30, 1841
Item 19: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Thomas L. Savage, totalling $6.00. AS Account, March 1841
Item 20: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the Commencement. Discusses getting false teeth. Supposes the Tylers will now go to Washington since Harrison has died. Mentions Rev. Converse, John Coke, various Doctors in Philadelphia, and various young ladies in Williamsburg. ALS, April 5, 1841
Item 21: Williamsburg. John A. Coke to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. "Williamsburg is as usual one of the dullest places in the whole world." Doubts the sincerity of Lizzy Tyler (now called the "Young Princess") in being distressed at Harrison's death. Will practice in Gloucester though prospects there are not entirely favorable. That evening orators for the 4 of July are to be elected by the students. Benjamin Garrett will probably win. ALS, April 6, 1841
Item 22: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the appearance of Philadelphia while mourning President Harrison. Summarizes the inquiry into the United States Bank and future plans for it. News of the medical schools. Mentions Mr. Sheldon. ALS, April 9, 1841
Item 23: Norfolk. Annie Galt to [William R. Galt]. Describes funeral of Mr. Lyne, which reminded her of that of Uncle Gabriel. Hopes William will pass his Greek examination. ALS, April 10, 1841
Item 24: [Norfolk]. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. Is making money on radishes and "salad". Describes both his play activities and school. ALS, [April 10, 1841]
Item 25: [Norfolk]. Zene [Alexina Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Understands that Paul [Loyall?] is going to settle on his Wisconsin land. Intend having an affair to repair the Old Church and the Wall. ALS, [April 10, 1841]
Item 26: [Norfolk]. Jim [James Dickie Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Lt. Lyne drowned. Is doing well in school. News of the family. ALS [Note: These four letters are all on one sheet, with a date at the end of May 10, 1841. Lt. Lyne may well have been a relative, as his wife [?] is called Aunt Betsy.], [April 10, 1841]
Item 27: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Plans for ceremonies on the death of President Harrison. Comments on the newspaper's discussion of who will serve as hostess for President Tyler. Activities of office seekers. Mentions Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Stewart, and the Randalls. ALS, April 16, 1841
Item 28: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. The girls are willing to give up their trip to Washington, Philadelphia, and New York, so that William can study for the "A.M." but Alexander hopes William will take Col. Woodley's offer and teach his boys, and then study for the degree next term. Hopes he will master Greek as it would give him "a name in Va. & will tell in your future efforts in life." News of the Drummonds. ALS, April 18, 1841
Item 29: Jerusalem. B.E. Cobb to [John M.] Galt, Philadelphia. Fears they will never again have pleasant times together like last winter. News of Logan. Plans to spend the winter in New Orleans and then settle in St. Louis. Mentions Perkins [?], Miss Chamberlain of Richmond, Mrs. Rochelle, and Mrs. Lyle. ALS  [torn], April 18, 1841
Item 30: Receipt for $5 paid by Dr. J. M. Galt to P. Blakiston [?], agent for Lea & Blanchard, for one year's subscription to the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, New Series, Nos. 3-6. DS, April 19, 1841
Item 31: Account of Dr. "Gault" with J. Howell for 4 weeks and 4 days board at $7.50 per week, plus $1.22 1/2 for blacking boots, totalling $35.37 1/2. AS Account, April 23, 1841
Item 32: Louisville. S[arah] T. [Galt] B[rowne] to Doctor A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of their brother William's family, and also of her own. ALS, April 26, 1841
Item 33: Account (April 10-28) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Dr. John Coke, totalling $1.82 1/2 for sturgeon at .05 a pound. AS Account, April 28, 1841
Item 34: Norfolk. Annie [J. Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Their church (St. Paul's) may recover but they hope to continue at Christ Church. Gabriella and Sally Galt may visit them. Discusses Mrs. Higgin's wedding. ALS, April 29, 1841
Item 35: Alexr. Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. Discusses his school and plans to move to another teacher. Gabe saw wild turkeys and opossums in Williamsburg. ALS, [April 29, 1841]
Item 36: Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to [William R. Galt]. Congratulates his son on the election, and discusses Mallory. ALS, [April 29, 1841]
Item 37: Jim [James D. Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Will start school at Geo. Halson's in July, though he does not want to leave Capt. Young. Their father made them burn their dominoes, as it was too much like gambling. ALS [Note: These four letters are on one sheet of paper.], [April 29, 1841]
Item 38: Account (February-April) of Dr. A.D. Galt with John E. Pierce for various cabinet-maker services, totalling $6.25. AS Account, April 1841
Folder 47: May- July 1841
Item 1: Account (April 21-May 1) of Dr. A.D. Galt with R. H. Graves, for making and repairing horse trappings, totaling $4.00. AS Account, May 1, 1841
Item 2: Williamsburg. A.D. Galt to The President of the United States [John Tyler], Washington. Thomas Williamson, Junior, of Norfolk desires appointment to the surveyor's department, Iowa Territory, and is qualified by his education at West Point, and experience as an engineer. ALS [Note: Thomas Holmes Williamson, who was born in 1813, was a half-brother of Dr. John Galt Williamson and Gabriel Galt Williamson. See Williamson Genealogy.], May 4, 1841
Item 3: A.D. Galt to John Williamson. Wrote the enclosed letter [above] reluctantly, for dislikes promoting the separation of a man and wife for three years, feels Tom may soon get a good position at home, and was not on such close terms with Tyler as to justify such a favor. ALS, May 5, 1841
Item 4: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Arranges for William to study full time the next year, if he will promise to help Alexander or James attain at least one year of college. Is raising rasberries, the proceeds from which will go toward the trip North. Wonders if William would be willing to take Alexander with him on a week long hike in the mountains, which might improve Alexander's health. Mentions Mr. Lyne's family, Dick Drummond, Paul, Richard Jeffery, and Dr. Leecock. ALS, May 10, 1841
Item 5: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $2.80. AS Account, May 13, 1841
Item 6: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Gabriella and Sally Galt from Williamsburg are at "Aunt Sally's". News of scarlet fever which killed Herman and his sister, and made Dr. Balfour, Jones [?], and Aaron Jeffery quite ill. Mentions Richard Leecock, Paul, and Joe. ALS [Note: Gabriella (1816-1891) and Sally (1819-1860) Galt are children of William and Mary Arnet Godwin Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I. E. I., p. 5. Aunt Sally was probably Sarah Trebell Galt Capron (1795-1847), a sister of Alexander Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.12., p.11], May 19, 1841
Item 7: Philadelphia. E. Davis for John F. Browning to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Will send his order of clothing as soon as possible. Suggests remittance by draft. The firm of Browning and Everett was dissolved December 9, 1839. ALS, May 20, 1841
Item 8: Norfolk. Annie [Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Occurences while visiting and being visited by Gabriella and Sally Galt. Mentions Miss M. Barraud, Abraham Leonard, Lucy and Susan Wilkinson, Isaac Parker, Charles Swain, the Hunters and Mrs. Ignatius Higgins. ALS, May 24, 1841
Item 9: [Norfolk]. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Richmond boats no longer run Sunday, but now run on Monday. Hopes "this eventful day" passed satisfactorily. ALS [Note: This must have been the day of William's examinations. These two letters were on one sheet of paper, and the following was enclosed with them.], May 24, 1841
Item 10: [Norfolk]. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Cousins Gabriella and Sally are going to stay with them a week, and in the area a month, but William has returned home. Looks forward to their walking trip and wonders if they will go to the natural bridge. Mentions Gabriel, Ruck, and Cornelius Herman whose father, aunt, and sister all died of scarlet fever. ALS [Note: William is William Trebell Galt (1769-1826) of Williamsburg. Sally and Gabriella are his sisters.], [May 24, 1841]
Item 11: Norfolk. Anne Galt to Wm. R. Galt, University of Va. Alexander [Jr] is disappointed in not being able to take a trip, but bears it well. ALS, May 31, [1841]
Item 12: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr] to Wm. R. Galt, University of Va. Has decided it is too expensive for Zander to go on the mountain trip. Dick Drummond can now go downstairs. Jim was in a fight recently. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], May 31, [1841]
Item 13: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Discusses William's plans for the next year of school. Hopes William will defer his trip as the girls are anxious to see him and the father is pressed for money. The drought has killed some of the raspberry bushes and meant a 50 percent less yield than expected. ALS, June 14, 1841
Item 14: Norfolk. Annie [Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Glad he passed his Greek examination. John Galt is appointed Superintendant of [ES] Hospital at $1,666 yearly. Gabriel Williamson wants to take them on the Pennsylvania but they are afraid. Does not worry about the decline of St. Paul's Church, for then they could attend Christ's Church. Mr. Robinson is selling his schoolhouse and moving to Richmond. A house is to be built for John Galt, and until then rooms are being fitted up in a wing. Mentions Col. Prior, Miss Hetley, Richard Drummond, Gabriella and Sally Galt, the Charles Smiths, Miss Field, W. Pierce, and Miss Hile. ALS [Note: Dr. John Minson Galt II, who had just received his M.D. degree after studying in Philadelphia, succeeded his father, Dr. A.D. Galt, who served as Acting Superintendant from 24 April to 1 July, 1841. The senior Galt had been suffering from ill health for some time, and frequently mentions in his letter that some slight improvement gives him hopes of resuming medical pratice. Dr. A. D. Galt died November 20, 1841.], June 14, 1841
Item 15: Account (January 1-June 17) of Doctor Alex. D. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $150.18. AS Account, June 17, 1841
Item 16: Account (June 17-23) of Dr. A. D. Galt with R. W. Graves, harness-maker, totalling $4.00. AS Account, June 23, 1841
Item 17: "Second examination on English of those who did not pass the first. University of Virginia." A series of ten sentences with many spelling and grammatical errors, seemingly to be corrected on another sheet of paper. AD, June 25, 1841
Item 18: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Sends $20 for his trip home but hopes he can be economical. ALS, June 28, 1841
Item 19: Williamsburg. Wm. S. Anderson, Benj. F. Garrett, Jas. B. Jones & Commttee to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. An invitation to the anniversary dinner of the students of William and Mary, Saturday, July 3. On reverse thoughts on "the shadows of former feelings." ANS, June 28, 1841
Item 20: Account (January 13-June 19) of Dr. A.D. Galt with W. W. Vest & Co., totalling $200.24. AS Account [Endorsed], June 29, 1841
Item 21: Buckingham, Va. C.H. Harris to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Returns the $18 he borrowed while in Philadelphia. Feels he will have a good country practice for the 2 or 3 years he stays there before moving to some city. Asks about Coke. ALS, June 29, 1841
Item 22: Account (January 26- July 1) of Dr. E[?] Galt with James W. Mahone, totalling $12.25 for services on horses, carriages, and carts. AS Account [Endorsed], July 1, 1841
Item 23: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe, totalling $.77. AS Account [Endorsed], July 1, 1841
Item 24: Receipt signed by Mrs. M. Scellen for $4.50. ADS, July 2, 1841
Item 25: Certificate that William R. Galt of Norfolk is a graduate of the School of Ancient Languages of the University of Virginia. Signed by Wm. Wertenbaker, Secretary of the Faculty, and Gessner Harrison, Professor of Ancient Languages and Chairman of the Faculty. DS, July 3, 1841
Item 26: Certificate that William R. Galt of Norfolk is a graduate in the French and Italian Languages and Literature of the University of Virginia. Signed by William Wertenbaker, Secretary of the Faculty, Joseph Togno, M.D., and Gessner Harrison, Chairman of the Faculty. DS, July 3, 1841
Item 27: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert Harrison] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Comments on John's new position. Are moving when they return from a trip to Mr. Harrison's relatives in Cumberland. News of family health. Mentions Anne Smith, John Woods, and Anne McMurdo. ALS, July 24-26, 1841
Item 28: Account (July 1-26) of Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $5.50. AS Account, July 26, 1841
Item 29: Account of Dr. Galt with James Gray, tailor, totalling $8.00. AS Account, July 27, 1841
Item 30: Account of Dr. John Galt with J. D. Martin, totalling $2.14. AS Account, July 28, 1841
Folder 48: August- September, 1841
Item 1: Account of Dr. Galt with L. Salusbury, $18.00 for furniture. AS Account, August 2, 1841
Item 2: Account of A. Galt with Bonnett Bedout for various goods totalling $29.00. AS Account, August 2, 1841
Item 3: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Eliz[abe]th [Galt, Williamsburg]. Has sent her father the various goods he requested. Includes itemized account of costs. ALS, August 3, 1841
Item 4: Account of E. Galt with James M. Mahene, $1.00 for repairing horse shoes. AS Account, August 5, 1841
Item 5: A record of the weather for August 1-6, giving sky conditions, and temperatures at three times each day. AD, August 6, 1841
Item 6: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth Galt?] to Mrs. Robert Saunders, Taylorsville. Imagines Mr. Saunders is in Washington, where he should "have an interesting visit at this critical juncture in the Session of Congress. The word veto seems to echo from Portland to N. Orleans..." Papers say Robert [Tyler] said his father would veto the bank bill. Praises their minister, Mr. Hodges. Mrs. Lee died of a rapid consumption. Mentions Barbara [Page], Marianna and Lelia [Saunders], Edmund Murdaugh, Mr. Bright, Mr. Browne and Susan, Dr. Cole, and the Newtons. AL, August 7, 1841
Item 7: New Salem, Va. B. E. Cobb to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. His views of the gossip concerning Mr. and Mrs. Tyler. Discusses the present administration. Mentions Mrs. Rochelle. ALS [torn and stained] [Note: Seemingly there was some gossip on the fact that Mrs. Tyler spent little time in Washington and none in the public view. This was almost certainly due to her state of invalidacy, and general ill health. She died in 1842.], August 10, 1841
Item 8: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt to Cole and Edloe, totalling $1.65. A Account [Endorsed], August 11, 1841
Item 9: Taylorsville. L[ucy] B[urwell Page] Saunders to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Describes her husband's trip to Bordentown, where he saw J. Bonaparte's villa, and to Washington, where he dined at the White House. In Washington, he, Mr. Dew, and Mr. Wyatt had their pictures taken, but Mr. Dew was not satisfied with his. Is very pleased that Lizzy Tyler has  joined the church. Dr. Carter Berkely and his wife recently visited them [note in EJG's hand at this point identifies Berkely as the physician that John practiced with in Philadelphia, and his wife as a sister of Bishop McIlvane. Mentions the entire Galt famiy. Sympathizes with Mr. Lee and his daughter in their loss. ALS, August 16, [1841]
Item 10: B[arbara] M. P[age] to [Elizabeth and Sally Galt]. Hopes the work of Mr. Hodges and his temporary asistant will bring many into the church. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], [August 16, 1841]
Item 11: Receipt of W.W. Vest & Co. for $2.25 received from Dr. Galt. ADS, August 17, 1841
Item 12: Richmond. Mr. White to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg. Requests Elizabeth to give her brother the enclosed sheets of the Messenger, and ask him to use them carefully and write his corrections legibly. AL, August 19, 1841
Item 13: Receipt of J. J. Bouden for $1.25 received from Dr. A.D. Galt. ADS, August 31, 1841
Item 14: Williamsburg. Elisabeth J. Galt to Mrs. [Lucy Burwell Page] Saunders, Taylorsville, Hanover County. Mrs. Sheldon remained in town, and rides over frequently to bring them green-gage plums. Discusses society's criteria for chosing Belles and Beaux, in which wealth is the only thing given serious consideration. Her father's creed was that no man should ever use any of his wife's money, and that it should be left entirely to her disposal and so secured by law. Mrs. Lee died, like many of her family, of rapid consumption. ALS, August 1841
Item 15: Account (August 26-September 4) of Dr. A.D. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $3.00. AS Account, September 4, 1841
Item 16: Account of Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $1.75. AS Account, September 10, 1841
Item 17: W.W. Vest to Miss Elizabeth Galt. Is going on his "usual visit North" in a few days, and will be glad to get them anything they need. ANS, September 13, 1841
Item 18: U.S.S. Pennsylvania. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sprained his ankle the day after Robert Saunders left. Have been many promotions. News of scarlet fever in Portsmouth and Norfolk, of which three children of Adelaide Tyler Armstrong have died. Finds Cooper's works deteriorating. News of the Williamsons. Heard the whole Cabinet, except Webster, resigned, and Judge Upshur is now Secretary of the Navy. Praises former Secretary Badger. Mentions Dick Galt and William Gatewood. ALS, September 11, 1841
Item 19: Norfolk. Annie [Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of approaching marriages among many of their acquaintances. ALS, September 15, 1841
Item 20: [Norfolk]. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr.] to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. The confession of a Negro accused of nearly killing two women. A fight with school friends. Mentions Aunt Fullgham and Uncle Dick. ALS, [September 15, 1841]
Item 21: [Norfolk]. Alex[ande]r Galt to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Has order Bennetts Herald for his son. ALS [Note: The three above sheets are all on one sheet of paper.], [September 15, 1841]
Item 22: Taylorsville. Lucy B[urwell Page] Saunders to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Her sister is at the Springs, where she saw the remarkable cure of Waldie, the editor of the "Circulating Library." News of the travels of her son, Mr. Vest, Judge Tucker and Mrs. Spenser. Describes a visit to Hickory Hill. ALS [Note: Also includes a note to Sally M. Galt, thanking her for her letter and expressing pleasure that Dr. [A.D.] Galt goes out, and hopes Dr. Williamson will recover.], September 16 [1841]
Item 23: Elisabeth J. Galt to Mrs. [Lucy Burwell Page] Saunders. Comments on Mr. Waldie's cure. Mrs. Coke, Nancy Marshall and her brother went to Montreal. John [M. Galt] boards at the Morris House [In Philadelphia] and often sees visitors from Virginia. ALS, [ca. September 30, 1841?]
Item 24: [Sally M. Galt?] to Marianna [Saunders]. Discusses her reading and comments on the improvement in "Br. Jonathan" since Willis became editor. Brought Mrs. Saunders' and Miss Barbara Page's flowers in to protect them from the frost. AL [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], [ca. September 30, 1841?]
Item 25: Southampton. B.E. Cobb to Dr. John. M. Galt, Williamsburg. Will send John all the information he can on the lunatics. Discusses the case of Ely, with information on other derangement in the family. Information on Mrs. Richardson [?] will be in his next letter. Asks John to ask Dr. A.D. Galt if he remembers Briggs, an inmate of the Hospital 35 years ago. Understands John Tyler [Jr] has been dismissed from office. Quotes Tyler's business card. ALS, September 30, 1841
Folder 49: October- November 1841
Item 1: Account of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with the Collector of the City of Williamsburg, $14.57 for tax on 5 slaves, 4 horses, a carriage, and 2 gigs, and eight town levies. On reverse, memoranda on taxes owed by various people. A Account, October 3, 1841
Item 2: Norfolk. Alexina [Galt] to Wm. R. Galt, University of Va. The Tylers wanted John and Sally to go with them to Washington this summer. Describes a visit of Prince de Joinville. Scarlet fever is raging. ALS, October 3, 1841
Item 3: Poodle D. Galt [James D. Galt] to Wm. R. Galt. Describes fight between Zander and Gabriel Capron. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], October 3, 1841
Item 4: Norfolk. "Jacobi Dickei Galti" to [William R. Galt]. News of his school, including new students Arthur Kenneday and Samuel Redrick. News of the family. AL [Note: A.G's postscript that "this is a bit of originality for you" is quite true, for it is a mixture fo Latin and English as only a young boy could compound them.], October 13, 1841
Item 5: [Alexander Galt, Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. News of his school. Mentions Richard Capron, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Halson [both schoolmasters], Mr. Johnson, across the street who died, Myra Barraud's wedding, Mr. Wallis and Mr. John P. Scott. AL, October 13, 1841
Item 6: A[lexander] G[alt] to [William R. Galt]. Mira Barraud was married last night. News of the illness of the Caprons. Jim is better after a mild case of scarlet fever. ALS, October 15, 1841
Item 7: Norfolk. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr.] to [William] R. Galt, University of Virginia. Is reading Hume's History of England, and began French. Mr. Tyler recognized father when he saw him today. Mentions various relatives. ALS, October 23, 1841
Item 8: Norfolk. Annie J. Galt to [William R. Galt]. Father and the boys were in Williamsburg. Cousin Alexander [Galt of Williamsburg] is sick and father thinks he will die soon. Mentions many acquaintances, including Mira and Mr. Wilson, Miss Carmichael from Richmond, and Mary Butt. ALS, November 12, 1841
Item 9: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m Galt, University of Virginia. Cousin Alex "is very low. He [is] now on his back, & cannot linger many weeks." ALS [Note: It is hard to say which Alexander Galt of Williamsburg is referred to in these two letters. Both were quite illl, but Dr. Galt did die eight days later, while his son lingered on for another year.], November 12, 1841
Item 10: Norfolk. G[abriel] G. Williamson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Various business affairs he was taking care of for the Galts. Mentions Mrs. Gatewood and Miss Custis. ALS, November 17, 1841
Item 11: Receipt of J. H. Morrison for $2.50 received from Dr. A. Galt. ADS, November 17, 1841
Item 12: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Isaac Vaiden totalling $11.88. AS Account [Note: This is actually headed "The Estate of Doctr. A.D. Galt" indicating it was written some time after Galt's death on November 20.], November 18, 1841
Item 13: Account of the Estate of Dr. A.D. Galt with John A. Deneufville, $31.00 for making a close stool, and a black walnut coffin and case. AS Account [Endorsed] [Note: This is headed 1840, but is certainly meant for 1841, the day and date Dr. Galt died. ], November 20, 184[1]
Item 14: Newspaper obituaries of Dr. Alexander Dickie Galt (1771-1841). From the Richmond Whig, the Churchman, Norfolk Beacon, Norfolk Phoenix, and two unidentified papers. D, November 20, 1840
Item 15: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt. Hopes Mr. Sylvester has begun his duties, and that William is benefitting from his great talents. Sends a newspaper obituary for Aunt Fullgham. Since they were poor, he and Richard Capron are paying the funeral expenses. Mentions Cunningham. ALS, November 22, 1841
Item 16: Eulogy of Dr. Alexander D. Galt, by the Court of Directors of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum. Copy, bordered in black [sent to the widow?]. ADS, November 24, 1841
Item 17: Norfolk. A. Griffin [?] to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Was glad William was pleased with most of his professors, though he excepted "that prince of pedants Geo Tucker Esq." Describes a meeting at the Court House to choose delegates to the education Convention in Richmond in December. The lectures of Professor Welles. Mentions J. Tally, Ben. Pollard, Bob Taylor, Rd. Leecock, Dr. Clinton, Mr. Sylvester, Va. Loyall, the Cooks, and John and Martin Cormick. ALS, November 25, 1841
Item 18: L[ucy] B[urwell Page] Saunders to Sally M. Galt. Sympathizes with the Galts on the recent death of Dr. Galt. Sister is still ill. ALS, November 30, 1841
Item 19: J[ohn] H. Strobia to [John M. Galt]. Just heard of his father's death, and sends his condolences. Would like to know the particulars at some time in the future. ALS, [November 1841]
Folder 50: December 1841
Item 1: Richmond. E[lizabeth] G[alt] L[ambert] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Caroline expects to be confined soon. News of family illnesses. Were most upset at the Bishop's death. ALS, December 2, 1841
Item 2: Norfolk. Alexina [Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Heard from Cousin Gabriella Galt that Dr. Galt's funeral procession was very large since "every body was anxious to see the last of the good man." Mentions Virginia Loyall, Mr. Tazewell, Captain Drummond, Mr. Sylvester, and Mr. Vickery. ALS, December 3, 1841
Item 3: [Norfolk]. Jim [James D. Galt] to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Comments on changes from last year's loud Whig revels. ALS, [December 3, 1841]
Item 4: [Norfolk]. Alex[ander] Galt to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Family news. ALS [Note: These three letters are on one sheet of paper. Part of that from Jim may be from Alexander Jr. as the handwriting seems to change.], [December 3, 1841]
Item 5: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin totalling $18.13. AS Account, December 7, 1841
Item 6: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert Harrison] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. A letter of consolation. Family news. ALS, December 10, 1841
Item 7: Receipt signed by J. Jones, for $8.75 received from Dr. Galt. ADS, December 13, 1841
Item 8: Norfolk. Alexander Galt Jr. to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of his schools. Mr. Vickery married Margaret Saunders. ALS, December 18, 1841
Item 9: [Norfolk]. James D. Galt to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of his schooling. Cousin Virginia Loyall is going to marry Littleton Tazewell. ALS, [December 18, 1841]
Item 10: [Norfolk]. Alex[ander] Galt to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Is anxious to know how William did on his examination. ALS [Note: The three above letters were all on one sheet of paper.], [December 18, 1841]
Item 11: Norfolk. Annie [Galt] to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. News of the family, especially Jimmy. ALS, December 20, 1841
Item 12: Account of Dr. John Galt with James Gray, tailor, totalling $17.00. AS Account, December 29, 1841
Item 13: John F. Bryan to Dr. John Galt, Williamsburg. Wants to sell his servants and wonders if Galt would like to purchase Grace and her family and/'or Arrenor and her family. ALS, December 29, 1841
Item 14: Account (January 1- December 31) of Dr. Alexander D. Galt with William Edloe, totalling $9.50. AS Account, December 31, 1841
Item 15: John F. Bryan to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Arrenor and her family will cost $800 to $1000, based on the appraisal by someone better acquainted with their value, or on the "hiring tomorrow." ALS, December 31, 1841
Item 16: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt with William Edloe totalling $.94. AS Account, December 1841
Item 17: H.P.S. to Sally [M. Galt]. Fears they will think themselves forgotten in their hour of affliction, but the writer has been ill, and has a sick family. Asks to be remembered to Sally's mother and sister, and inquires about her mother. ALS, [December 1841?]
Item 18: L[ucy] B[urwell Page] S[aunders] to Sally Galt. Would come to visit but for the illness of her sister [Barbara M. Page]. Understands that their affliction and Alexander's illness means they see no one. ALS [Note: The affliction referred to may be the death of Dr. A.D. Galt in November 1841.], [ca. December, 1841?]
Item 19: "An Act to amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the trustees of the female academy of Williamsburg, and for other purposes.'" AD [Note: This is either in two forms or the second half of the document is the act before amendment.], circa 1841
Item 20: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Jr.] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes his visit to Williamsburg, including mention of Edgar Barziza, Dr. Cole, Aunt Saunders, Mrs. Custis, Dick, and Mrs. Drummond, as well as many relatives. ALS, 1841
Item 21: Jim [James D. Galt] to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Discusses his trip to Williamsburg. Is enjoying the Pickwick Papers. Comments on the death of "Aunt Fulgham" at 75. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], 1841
Item 22: Receipt of O.B. Saunders for $1.51 recieved from Doctor Galt. ADS, 1841
Item 23: Account of Lawson, Galt's Adm[inistrato]r [?] with the Sergeant of Williamsburg for issuing summons, $1.26. AS Account, 1841
Item 24: Account of John M. Galt's Estate with the Sheriff of James City County, $1.89, the tax on 151 acres. AS Account, 1841
Item 25: Receipt for E[lizabeth] J. Galt's subscription to Volume 7 (1841) of the Southern Literary Magazine, costing $5.00. Reverse has handwritten notice that within was paid and, in another hand, that the 1843 volume was paid for by mail. D, 1841
Item 26: Receipt account of Dr. A.D. Galt with John Coke. S Account, 1841
Item 27: Card admitting John M. Galt, M.D., to Lee W. Buffington, M.D.'s "Instructions in Practical Pharmacy, Cupping, Bleeding & Dentistry at the Philadelphia Dispensary." D, 1841
Folder 51: January- 15 March 1842
Item 1: Receipt signed by Hill, Agent, for John M. Galt's $5.50 subscription to the Richmond Whig from January 1, 1841 to January 1, 1842. DS, January 1, 1842
Item 2: Norfolk. A. Jeffrey to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes the celebration of General Ingram's wedding to Miss Drury. Discusses the Norfolk Register's demise and the new "Old Dominion." Thinks the Collegian has deteriorated since he was at the University. Mentions R. Leecock, J. Pearce, Dr. Clinton and J. Vickery. ALS, January 1, 1842
Item 3: Receipt signed by M. Sallen, for $1.68 received from Mrs. [Mary D.] Galt for various goods. ADS, January 6, 1842
Item 4: Receipt by C. B. Hill, Agent, on receipt of Dr. A. Galt's $5.00 for a subscription to the Richmond Enquirer from January 1841 to 8 January 1842. DS, January 8, 1842
Item 5: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Mrs. Mary Galt, Williamsburg. Consoles Mrs. Galt on the death of Dr. Galt. Family news. Encloses receipts for 1841 taxes on lots in Richmond and Henrico County that are part of Gabriel Galt's estate. ALS, January 8, 1842
Item 6: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $6.13. AS Account, January 12, 1842
Item 7: Philadelphia. M.L. Cornick to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes a trip from [?] to Philadelphia. Is attending the Jefferson School, which he is very pleased with. Sends messages to various friends and acquaintances. Mentions many friends [from the University?] who are in Philadelphia, including Harris, Nunn, Tailor, Shelton, and Henry. ALS, January 13, 1842
Item 8: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Doctor John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Consoles him on Dr. Galt's death. Gabriel [Galt Williamson] is about to board ship and asked him to write that he purchased the nuy [?] Sally. ALS, January 15, 1842
Item 9: Norfolk. Ann [J. Galt] to W[illia]m Galt, University of Virginia. Congratulates William on passing the examinations so well, and thinks he may get the "A.ch." and then the professorship. She and Alexander had their palates cut, as a health measure. Mrs. Matilda Maupin died of typhus. Jimmy is a good friend of Elizabeth Williamson's. ALS, January 20, 1842
Item 10: Norfolk. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes having his palate cut. Discusses school. Uncle Dick's packet sunk while full of sand, but he thinks it can be raised. ALS, January 20, 1842
Item 11: Norfolk. Jim [James D. Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Discusses school. Mentions Lizzy Williamson, Richard Gatewood, and Gab. Galt Capron. ALS, January 20, 1842
Item 12: [Norfolk]. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Has discussed with several friends what the action of the Visitors in regard to the professorship will be. Feels if William gets the A.M. he can get the professorship. Discusses Alexander's and Jim's schooling. ALS [Note: These four letters are all on one sheet of paper. Elizabeth Williamson is Gabriel Galt Williamson's daughter. Richard Gatewood was some relative of Gabriel's dead wife Elizabeth Gatewood Williamson. Gabriel Galt Capron was one of Jim's first cousins, the son of his father's sister Sarah Trebell Galt Capron.], [January 20, 1842]
Item 13: Account of Doctor John Galt with J.D. Martin, for freight totalling $.13. AS Account, January 31, 1842
Item 14: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Discusses what William should write to Mr. Rogers. Family news, including that if it is true that the Girard Bank has failed William's Aunt Nancy has lost her stock in it. "These times remind me strongly of the South Sea bubble." Mentions Bright and Richard Jeffrey. ALS, January 28, 1842
Item 15: Account of Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $1.25. AS Account, January 31, 1842
Item 16: Memorandum of account for January, 1842, with various copies fo a parting phrase on the reverse. AD, January 1842
Item 17: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to Mrs. Saunders. Responds to Mrs. Saunders note of consolation on the death of Dr. Galt. Describes her father as never uttering "one word of praise or one word of reproof." ALS [Note: This may be a rough draft or an unsent letter.], January 1842
Item 18: Receipt of J.S. O'Neal & Co. for $7.70 received from W.R. Galt. AS Account, February 2, 1842
Item 19: Williamsburg. Mary D. Galt to Thomas Gatewood. Was surprised by Gatewood's letter since Gabriel Galt Williamson had said the children would be returning to Williamsburg in 2-3 weeks, but since Gatewood is their nearest relative she will not interfere. ALS ["copy" written at top], February 2, 1842
Item 20: Williamsburg. John M. Galt to [Thomas Gatewood]. Does not agree that it is now more incovenient for the children to reside "at my Mother's." ALS [ "copy" at top] [Note: These two letters, seemingly rough drafts, are on the same sheet of paper. Thomas Gatewoood must have been either the father or the brother of Gabriel Galt Williamson's wife, Elizabeth Gatewood Williamson.], February 2, 1842
Item 21: Account (January 18-February 6) of Mrs. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totalling $11.77. AS Account, February 6, 1842
Item 22: Philadelphia. M.L. Cornick to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes his work at medical school. Mentions "Old George", Compton, Higginbotham, Norris, Rodere, and Flannagan, all seemingly professors or students at the University. ALS, February 10, 1842
Item 23: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R.] Galt, University of Virginia. Saw an advertisement in the Richmond Enquirer that on July 3 an election will be held to fill the post of professor of ancient languages [at William and Mary] vacated by Mr. D[abney] Browne. William should start preparing as a candidate. Will write his friends among the Visitors, including Dr. Peachy, Ed. Ruffin, J.C. Pryor, and Col. Blow. Also mentions other Visitors, and College Officials. Feels William should mention the subject to Mr. Rogers and Dr. Harrison. The church is experiencing a great revival, brought about by the preaching of Mr. Philip Slaughter of Culpeper. ALS, February 16, 1842
Item 24: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray, $11.50 for making a coat, pants, and double breasted vest. AS Account, February 1[8?] 1842
Item 25: Norfolk. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of his schoolwork. Drew a picture of the Hospital. Mentions Gabe, Sam Marsh, and Mary Wilkinson. ALS, February 19, 1842
Item 26: [Norfolk]. Alexina Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of the family and the church. ALS, February 21, 1842
Item 27: [Norfolk]. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia.  Dr. John from Baltimore is drawing great crowds to the church. ALS, February 23, [1842]
Item 28: Norfolk. Jim [James D. Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of his school, and of the family's health. Tales of his schoolmates. ALS [Note: These four letters are on one sheet of paper.], [February?] 1842
Item 29: Ro[bert] Saunders to Dr. [John M.] Galt. Has recieved $20 to rent pew 15 until next Easter. On reverse, various financial notes. ALS, February 28, 1842
Item 30: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Hopes William will do well that day [on an examination?]. News of the church and the impression of Dr. Johns [?] on various friends. ALS
Item 31: St. Louis. P. Loisser [?] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. "Times are worse here than I ever thought they...could be... The only currency... (Illinois paper) is not worth [anything]..." Has joined the Native American Association. Discusses the political situation there. His impression of conditions in Norfolk. Messages to various friends. News of his various pranks. Mentions Pat Cunningham, Wm. Steed, and John Perry. ALS, March 1, 1842
Item 32: Richmond. J[ohn] H. S[trobia] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family including Caroline [Lambert Harrison]'s son. News of the Empies. Mr. Enders bought out Gabriel's interest in the Old City Tabern, and should expect his proportion of the rent. ALS, March 8, 1842
Item 34: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Hopes that with Mr. Rogers' brother as professor of chemistry the course will be easier. William's uncle Patrick is commander at Fort Niagara. ALS, March 9, 1842
Item 33: Account of Miss Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. totalling $2.75. AS Account, March 9, 1842
Item 35: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Describes Mr. Lyne's tombstone. News of various relatives. Uncle Patrick's letter contained a deed for some of the western land. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [March 9, 1842]
Item 36: U.S. Ship Levant, Pensacola. G[abriel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his ship. Rescued $40,000 or $50,000 worth of property "out of the clutches of those wretches who infest" St. Juan De Nicaraugua. ALS, March 14 [1842?]
Folder 52: 16 March- 20 April, 1842
Item 1: Receipt signed by Thomas Jarvis for $3.00 received from Mrs. Galt. ADS, March 16, 1842
Item 2: University of Virginia. WM. B. Rogers to President Tho[ma]s R. Dew, Wm & Mary College. Recommends William R. Galt for the chair of Ancient Languages at William and Mary. Understands from Thomas White that Dew is working on an article for the "Messenger." Hopes to soon be able to spend more time on a long-planned systematic work. Asks to be remembered to "Mrs. Peachy the Doctor & family." ALS [Endorsed], March 17, 1842
Item 3: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Robert Saunders, Williamsburg. Requests Saunders favorable consideration for William's application for the professorship at William and Mary. ALS [Endorsed], March 19,1842
Item 4: Williamsburg. John M. Galt to [J. Aug. Smith, New York]. Feels the recipient is the best medical man to judge Dr. A.D. Galt's mental ability, and wants his advice on publishing Galt's writings on his various medical cases. Plans to "collect the cases together into separable chapters [?],... without any remarks of my own; & trans-cribed precisely as it was originally written." ALS [Note: John M. Galt published Galt's Practice of Medicine in 1843]., March 21, 1842
Item 5: Norfolk. [Alexander Galt to William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. William must be pleased by the support of Dr. Harrison and Mr. Rodgers in his application for the professorship. He has written to Ed. Ruffin, Dr. Peachy, Professor Saunders, Col. McCandlish, Col. Blow, Col. Pryor and John B. Sewell, and mentioned the problem to George Loyall. Hopes Mr. Rogers will get the support of Mr. Dew and Dr. Empie. AL [torn], March 21, 1842
Item 6: Elizabeth J. Galt to Mrs. Vest. A letter of consolation on the death of one of her children. ALS [draft?] [Note: On reverse, a penciled note signed by Elizabeth J. Galt requesting the recipient to keep the electrical machine which he got for John if it comes while John is still away. Also returns journals lent to [her father?] before his death. This is a draft of a letter to Mr. Millington- See April 1843.]
Item 7: New York. J Aug. Smith to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is pleased to help John with the project he wrote about on the 21st [see letter]. "From my knowledge of the medical book market... I am convince, that... a separate volume,... would not only lose money... but... would ... preclude the acquisition of extended reputation." Suggests selections in succeeeding numbers of a periodical. Recommends that John write Dr. Hays, the Editor of the American Journal of Medical Science. ALS, March 25, 1842
Item 8: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Discussed William's candidacy with Col. Blow who expressed his hope of reorganizing the Professorship of Humanity, to "make it something more than a grammar school for boys." He also said, "it was the desire of the Visitors to cherish Virginia feelings..." Sends two drawings by Alexander Jr. ALS, March 28, 1842
Item 9: Account of Dr. John M .Galt with W. W. Vest & Co., totalling $7.33. AS Account, March 30, 1842
Item 10: Richmond. W[illia]m Lambert to Dr. John Williamson. Went through his father's papers, and found the debt from "Uncle Galt" was £471.15.8, due in 1785. The money was lent when he was in "embarrassed circumstances." When $20,000 or $30,000 could have been obtained for the Tavern, Lambert's father advised a sale, but "Aunt Galt" did not take the advice. Lambert's sisters, Eliza and Sally, "are now in the situation Uncle Galt's children were when my Father befriended them & would thankfully receive from his descendants any sum they may think reasonable-- taking into consideration the reduced price of the Property." L [copy] [Note: William Lambert's father was David Lambert of Richmond, who married Sarah Ege. Uncle Galt is probably Gabriel Galt (1748-1788) who married Sarah Ege's sister Elizabeth. Gabriel Galt was Dr. John Williamson's grand-father.], March 30, 1842
Item 11: "Calender kept in Williamsburg Virginia by A.D. Galt [Jr.?] showing the progress of Vegetation the mean maximum & minimum temperature & the prevailing Winds" during January- March 1841, and January- March 1842. AD, March 1842
Item 12: R.B. Cunningham [?] to "Dear Doctor". Calls the recipient's attention to Wm. R. Galt's qualifications for the Chair of Ancient Languages at William and Mary College. LS, [ca. March 1842]
Item 13: Receipt signed by Thos. L. Lyne, Agent, for Dr. A.Galt's subscription to the Richmond Enquirer, $5.00 for 8 January 1842 to 8 January 1843. DS, April 1, 1842
Item 14: Account [?] with Sheldon & Maupin, $4.17, paid. AS Account [Endorsed], April 1, 1842
Item 15: Account [?] with [W.W. Vest & Co.]. AS Account, April 2, 1842
Item 16: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $1.37. AS Account, April 7, 1842
Item 17: Account of Mrs. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $6.00. AS Account, April 7, 1842
Item 18: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Is happy that Dr. Harrison, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Tucker, and Dr. Kraitzer have all shown such friendship for Williamsburg. Feels a letter from H[enry] St. Geo. Tucker would be especially favorable to the Visitors, even though it could only be on general character. Mary Butt died yesterday. She was almost certainly engaged to Gabriel Maupin. ALS, April 8, 1842
Item 19: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $1.37. AS Account, April 7, 1842
Item 20: Account of Mrs. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $6.00. AS Account, April 7, 1842
Item 21: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to Board of Visitors of William & Mary College. Recommends William R. Galt for the Chair of Ancient Languages. ALS [Endorsed] [Note: There is also a copy of this letter in Wm. R. Galt's [?] hand.], April 8, 1842
Item 22: Philadelphia. M. L. Cornick to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Comments on William's letter with its news of the University's faculty and students. News of friends in Philadelphia, including Henry Ashton, Harris, and Shleton. Discusses the engagement of Susan Thoroughgood. ALS, April 10, 1842
Item 23: [Philadelphia]. William T. Cornick to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. Finds Norfolk "gloomy beyond description [with] the youngsters... all joining the church & temperance Society..." Mentions Eversfield, Dr. Leecock, and Tom Cooke. Attends some lectures, and practices among the poor. Will go to North Carolina in the fall and then maybe to the far west. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper], [April 10, 1842]
Item 24: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert Harrison] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Describes her illness after the birth of her baby, and his naming. News of her Lambert relatives. Many people have joined Dr. Empie's church, and generally there is a great interest in religion. ALS, April 12 [1842]
Item 25: Receipt of L & S. S. Rockwell, Jewelers in New York, for $3.50 recieved from Mr. Vest for repairing a watch for Elizabeth Galt. ADS [printed billhead], April 14, 1842
Item 26: University of Virginia. George Tucker, Professor of Moral Philosophy, to the Rector & Visitors of William & Mary College. Recommendation of William R. Galt for the Chair of Ancient Languages. ALS [Endorsed] [Note: There is also a copy of this letter in Wm. R. Galt's [?] hand.], April 16, 1842
Item 27: Williamsburg. John Millington to Alexander Galt, Williamsburg. Sends the graduated glass measure, which is part of the rain gauge which he sent the day before. Explains the working of the gauge in great detail. ALS, April 17, 1842
Item 28: University of Virginia. Charles Kraitir, Professor of modern languages and history, to the Rector & Visitors of William & Mary College. Certifies William R. Galt's proficiency in French and Italian. ALS [Endorsed] [Note: There is also a copy of this letter in Wm. R. Galt's [?] hand.], April 18, 1842
Item 29: University of Virginia. W[illia]m B. Rogers to the Board of Visitors of Wm. & Mary College. Recommends William R. Galt for the Chair of Ancient Languages. ALS [Endorsed] [Note: There is also a copy of this letter in Wm. R. Galt's [?] hand.], April 19, 1842
Folder 53: April 21- May, 1842
Item 1: Norfolk. [Ann Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of the family. Is going to "Williamsburgh" on Saturday. Mentions Mary and Gabriel Capron, Eliza Benn and Gen. Hodge. ALS [torn], April 21, 1842
Item 2: [Norfolk]. A[lexander] G[alt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Received Mr. Roger's and Dr. Kraitzin's letters. Has talked to Mr. G. Loyall, Dr. Wilson, and Dr. Baylor about the application. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], April 22, 1842
Item 3: University of Virginia. W[illia]m R. Galt to [Alexander Galt, Norfolk]. Results of his conversation with Judge Tucker. Requests his conversation with Judge Tucker. Requests that his father tear off the letter on the following sheet [other half of the folded paper] and send it to Dr. Wilson. ALS, April 22, 1842
Item 4: University of Virginia. W[illia]m R. Galt to Thomas R. Dew, President and Professor, Wm. & Mary College. Requests that his candidacy be presented to the Board of Visitors at the proper time. Encloses letters of recommendations. ALS [Note: There is also a draft of this letter.], April 23, 1842
Item 5: University of Virginia. H[enry] St. G[eorge] Tucker to Rector and Visitors of Wm. & Mary College. Certifies William R. Galt's character and proficiency. ALS [Endorsed] [Note: There are also two copies of this letter, one probably in William R. Galt's hand, and the other in two different [?] hands.], April 23, 1842
Item 6: University of Virginia. W[illia]m R. Galt to Dr. Alex[ander] Galt, PM, Norfolk. Encloses his letter to Mr. Dew, and Judge Tucker's to the Visitors. Thinks should get letters from Mr. Geo. Loyall, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Baylor, and Mr. Jno. Tazewell. Will send the letters the end of May. Will go to Williamsburg before July 5. While it is strange that most of the letters are from Democrats, "it would be hard to find a Whig, whose letters I would care about, In Norfolk." His Democratic leaning might go against him since "Wm & Mary has been a sort of Whig political school... ever since the proclamation." Feels his father should not write on the last sheet of the letter since some of the students love to pry. ALS, April 23, 1842
Item 7: [University of Virginia]. Wm. R. Galt to Jim [James D. Galt, Norfolk]. Hopes he will study hard. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper]., [April 23, 1842]
Item 8: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Mr. John Tazewell will write a letter about the professorship. Feels William has enough letters and that he should not go to Williamsburg before the election. News of the election, and Democratic victories in the area. ALS, April 29, 1842
Item 9: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Vest & Co., totalling $9.08. AS Account, April 30, 1842
Item 10: "Calender kept at Williamsburg Virginia by Alexander D. Galt showing the progress of vegetation, the mean maximum & minimum temperature... & the direction of the winds...," January- April, 1841, and January-April, 1842. AD, April 1842
Item 11: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Relates the latest developments in William's attempt to get the Professorship. ALS, May 4, 1842
Item 12: Norfolk. Geo[rge] Wilson to Visitors of Wm. & Mary College.Certifies William R. Galt's character. L [copy] [Note: The original of this letter follows this sheet.], May 6, 1842
Item 13: Norfolk. Jno. N. Tazewell to Robert Saunders, Wm. & Mary College. Certifies William R. Galt's character. L [copy] [Note: The original of this letter follow this sheet.], May 7, 1842
Item 14: Norfolk. Jno. N. Tazewell to Tho[ma]s R. Dew, Wm. & Mary College. Certifies William R. Galt's character. L [copy] [Note: The original of this letter follow this sheet.], May 7, 1842
Item 15: [Norfolk]. A[lexander] Galt to William R. Galt, University of Virginia. News of the family. Many people joined the Church. Strategy in William's candidacy. ALS [Note: This letter, and the copies of the other three, are all on one sheet of paper.]
Item 16: Norfolk. S[arah] T[rebell Galt] Capron to William R. Galt. His sisters are visiting "sister Polly" in Williamsburg. Matilda and Kathe Friend Cole have died. News of her family. William's Uncle Patrick is on the Board to examine the West Point Cadets. Mentions Ben Pollard, Jesse and Robert [Cole?], Aaron Jeffery, Robert Timberlake, and Lucy Wilkerson, Virginia Loyall, Capt. Chapman, and C. Hall. ALS, May 9, 1842
Item 17: Norfolk. Geo[rge] Loyall to the Rector & Visitors fo William & Mary College. Certifies William R. Galt's character. ALS [Endorsed] [Note: There is also a copy of this letter in another hand.], May 9, 1842
Item 18: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family, especially illnesses. Financial matters concerning the "old tavern," which Parker rents. Mr. Enders willl soon be entitled to half the rent, as he has John's and Gabriel's shares. "I congratulate you all on your escape from the Fire, and am truly sorry for Johns loss by water; I hope the vessel is yet safe, and that he will yet get his collection of valuable Books." Mentions Mr. Hodges and John Hall. ALS [Note: According to an entry in the Diary kept by Alexander Galt, Jr., in 1841-1842 (Galt Papers), a fire occurred on 4 April 1842, starting at 2 a.m. The fire destroyed or damaged at least eight structures, and come within 3-4 lots of the Galt's house.], May 14, 1842
Item 19: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Professor Robert Saunders, William & Mary College. Encloses various letters recommending William for Saunders and President Dew. ALS [Endorsed], May 17, 1842
Item 20: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia.] Ann wrote from Williamsburg that Mr. Millington told "Cousin Polly" there were nine candidates, but only three had a chance and William was one of these. Jim is studying with Mr. Pascal. His father is "determined to give [him] every chance [since] he has a splendid intellect. " Mentions Mrs. Saunders, Dick [of Williamsburg] and young Dick Gatewood. ALS, May 18, 1842
Item 21: University of Virginia. W[illia]m R. Galt to Dr. Alex[ander] Galt, PM., Norfolk. Passed his mathematical examination and is studying for the other four. Is grateful for the letters of recommendation. ALS, May 18, 1842
Item 22: Norfolk. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr.] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Finds Cousin "Jean" Galt "un savant jeune homme et... tres aime." News of his school. Mentions Cousin Mary [Capron?], and Little John Sikes. ALS [The first part of this letter is in French], May 20, 1842
Item 23: [Norfolk]. Jim [James D. Galt] to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Started "french school." Enjoys Christ Church Sunday School. ALS, [May 20, 1842]
Item 24: [Norfolk]. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. Imagines that since William has passed mathematics he can consider himself "safe" [for the M.A. degree?]. ANS [Note: These three letters are on one sheet of paper.], [May 20, 1842]
Item 25: Account (January 15- May 20) of the estate of Dr. A.D. Galt with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $7.92. AS Account [Endorsed], May 20, 1842
Item 26: Receipt signed by J. E. James, agent for Wm. E. Cunningham & Co., for $15.00 received from Dr. A.D. Galt's estate for a subscription to "The American Beacon and Virginia and North Caroline Gazette, for 1 October 1839 to 30 September 1842. DS, May 22, 1842
Item 27: Account of Dr. Galt's estate with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $6.97. AS Account, May 23, 1842
Item 28: List of plants in bloom, February-May 1841 and January- May 1842. AD, May 1842
Item 29: [?] to [?]. Aunt Mary Ann told the writer that Mr. Dew considers "brother" [William R. Galt] fully qualified [for the position at the College]. Their relatives were disappointed at not seeing Mary. L [fragment only], [c.a. May 1842]
Box 6: June 1842- August 1845
Folder 54: June-July 1842
Item 1: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Collect the rent of the "Old Tavern" and encloses Mrs. Galt's share of $25.00. Mr. Enders bought Gabriel's share on January 14 and John's on March 1. News of his and his wife's health. ALS, June 2, 1842
Item 2: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, University of Virginia. While in Williamsburg learned little about William's prospects, but does relate the news he heard. Also describes a conversation with Col. Pryor, who responded to the news of applicants from Connecticut and New York with "Yankees would not do in Wmsburg." Julia Travis and Sarah Saunders returned from Williamsburg with William's sisters. ALS, June 3, 1842
Item 3: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin totalling $1.00. AS Account, June 4, 1842
Item 4: Norfolk. T[homas] Gatewood to Elizabeth Ann Williamson, Williamsburg. Attended a Fair sponsored by the young ladies of Mrs. Ashbury's school. Elizabeth's uncle William Gatewood sailed from Charleston for Harver.  He will travel in Europe all summer and return to his wife and children in October. Mentions Mary Frances Duvall, Margaret Ann Vickery, Elizabeth's cousins Richard and Robert Gatewood, and her Aunt Betsy Gatewood. ALS [Note: Thomas Gatewood was Elizabeth's grandfather.], June 6, 1842
Item 5: Account of Mrs. Galt with S[heldon] & Maupin, totalling $2.08. AS Account, June 8, 1842
Item 6: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Latest news in regard to William's candidacy. ALS, June 8, 1842
Item 7: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $3.50. AS Account, June 11, 1842
Item 8: Norfolk. Annie [J. Galt] to Wm. R. Galt, University of VA. Describes their trip to Williamsburg, and the general confidence that William will get the Professorship at the College. News of social events among their friends in Williamsburg. The Norfolk Blues and Juniors are to participate in the July 4th celebration in Williamsburg, and encamp on one of the greens. ALS, June 13 [1842]
Item 9: Account of Dr. John Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $23.17. AS Account, June 15, 1842
Item 10: Account of Mrs. Mary Gatl with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $5.17. AS Account, June 20, 1842
Item 11: Account of Alexander Galt with J.D. Martin, Agent for H. Jackson, $.88. AS Account, June 20, 1842
Item 12: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses a letter from his daughters. ANS [Note: On the reverse are sketches of three men, a woman, and a boat.], June 21, 1842
Item 13: Account of A. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $3.13. AS Account, June 22, 1842
Item 14: Account of Mrs. Gatl with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $10.80. AS Account, June 22, 1842
Item 15: Account (June 1-24) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $1.62. AS Account, June 24, 1842
Item 16: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. Suggests that William come home by boat on July 6, so that John Williamson or William Galt could give him the news at Jamestown. Mentions Richard Leecock, Richard Jeffery, and Paul. ALS, June 24, 1842
Item 17: Norfolk. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt, University of Virginia]. News of school and the Mayorial election. Mentions Uncle Patrick [Galt], Gabe [Capron?], Cousins Richard Jeffery and Richard Leecock and Paul Loyal[l]. ALS [Note: There is a note written June 27 by William's father notifying William that he sent him $20.], June 25, 1842
Item 18: University of Virginia. W[illia]m B. Rogers to Tho[ma]s R. Dew, President, William & Mary Col[lege]. Notifies Dew that William R. Galt will recieve the M. A. degree on July 4. ALS [Endorsed], June 29, 1842
Item 19: Account (January 20- June 30) of Dr. John Galt with R. H. Graves, totalling $1.50. AS Account, June 30, 1842
Item 20: Philadelphia. W.W. Gerhard to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Introduces Mr. Minnigerode, of Philadelphia, a native of Germany "& a gentleman of finished education." He is a candidate for the Chair of Ancient Languages at the College. ALS, June 30, 1842
Item 21: Williamsburg. John G[alt] Williamson to William Richard Galt, University of Virginia. Gives all the information he has learned on the situation of the election of Professor of Ancient Languages. Feels William's chances are not very good. John Galt "seems to take a wonderful interest in the management of his patients in the Hospital..." ALS, July 1, 1842
Item 22: Washington City. James P. Espy to A. D. Galt, Williamsburg. Requests Galt to send him a copy of his journal on the weather, as part of a wide geographic study of the weather for the Navy Department. Includes a sample form. Asks Galt to send the "Circular" on to someone else in the state, to get their cooperation. Also requests that the letter be published to foster more interest. ALS, July 2
Item 23: Diploma of the University of Virginia, granting William R. Galt the degree of Master of Arts. Signed by Wm. Wertenbaker, Secretary of the Faculty and Gessner Harrison, Chairman of the Faculty. DS, July 4, 1842
Item 24: Certificate that William R. Galt is a graduate of the School of Chemistry of the University of Virginia. Signed by Wm. Wertenbaker, Gessner Harrison, and Wm. R. Rogers for the Professor of Chemistry. DS, July 4, 1842
Item 25: Certificate that William R. Galt is a graduate of the School of Moral Philosphy of the University of Virginia. Signed by Wm. Wertenbaker, Gessner Harrison, and George Tucker, Professor of Moral Philosophy. DS, July 4, 1842
Item 26: Certificate that William R. Galt is a graduate of the School of Natural Philosophy of the University of Virginia. Signed by Wm. Wertenbaker, Gessner Harrison, and Wm. R. Rogers, Professor of Natural Philosophy. DS, July 4, 1842
Item 27: Certificate that William R. Galt is a graduate of the School of Mathematics of the University of Virginia. Signed by Wm. Wertenbaker, Gessner Harrison, and P. Powers, Professor of Mathematics. DS, July 4, 1842
Item 28: Account of [?] with John H. Morrison totalling $1.67. AS Account, July 5, 1842
Item 29: Williamsburg. Geo[rge] Blow to Doctr. Alex[ande]r Galt, Post Master, Norfolk. Describes the conditions of the election at William and Mary and why Mennigerode was elected on the first ballot. Asks him to tell Loyal that he has been elected a Visitor. ALS, July 6, 1842
Item 30: John M. Galt to William T. Galt. "On my mentioning to the Directors, the answer which they gave to their resolution of June 29th; they resolved, that their resolution... applied equally to the Matron's lot, as that of the institutional proper. " ANS [Note: William T. Galt (1814-1854), an employee of ESH, was Dr. John M. Galt's second cousin.], July 7, 1842
Item 31: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $3.12 1/2. AS Account, July 8, 1842
Item 32: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W. W. Vest & Co., totalling $3.62. AS Account, July 11, 1842
Item 33: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of family health. Richmond "is duller and less business done than I have ever known here." Affairs in regard to the rent of the old tavern. ALS, July 23, 1842
Item 34: Fortsville. J.Y. Mason Jr. to W[illia]m R. Galt, Norfolk. News of his home, and especially his brother. Mentions various friends, probably from the University. ALS [postmarked Hicksford, VA], July 25, 1842
Item 35: Williamsburg. John M. Galt to Genl. William Lambert, Richmond. Is sending $300 as part payment of his mother's portion of the debt of her father to Lambert's father. Figures her whole portion of the debt is $789. Professor Saunders brings the money, and cannot call on Lambert, but can be reached at Mr. Archibald Bair's. ALS [Note: Gabriel Galt (1748-1788), John's maternal grandfather, seems to have borrowed money from his wife's brother-in-law at a time when Galt was in financial straits.], July 25, 1842
Item 36: Account of A. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $3.67. AS Account, July 27, 1842
Item 37: Elba, Richmond. Peggy to Sally M. Galt. Is disappointed that she did not come up to visit. ALS, July 31 [1842?]
Folder 55: August- September 1842
Item 1: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $3.31. AS Account, August 1, 1842
Item 2: Raleigh, N. C. P.W. Alfriend to W[illia]m R. Galt, Norfolk. Informs him of a new "accadamy" being built at Littleton, in Sussex County, where he might be able to get a good job. ALS, August 1, 1842
Item 3: J. P. Epsy to Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg, Va. Requests a journal of the weather for certain dates in February, July, and August 1842. Also wants as many observers as possible for future storms. ALS, August 6, 1842
Item 4: Philadelphia. M.L. Cornick to William R. Galt, Norfolk. William [Cornick] left for Tennessee where he will settle [as a Doctor]. News of a bad storm and a "fuss with the negroes" in Philadelphia. Mentions various [University?] friends and who some of them will marry, including Ranks, Justice Hendren and Jane Cochran, Stark and Miss Hunter, Rudder, Wm. Jenkins, and Bob Timbelake. ALS, August 7, 1842
Item 5: Norfolk. Alexina [Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Describes their trip to Washington. In Washington the President and Mrs. Waller inquired about the Galts. Mentions Mr. Roosevelt of New York, and Mrs. Palmer of Richmond, formerly Miss Enders, who claimed relationship to Mrs. Mary D. Galt. ALS [Note: Elizabeth Walker Enders (1815-1890), the wife of William Palmer, was a first cousin of Mary D. Galt. See Ege Genealogy II. A. 4. a, p.5.], August 8, 1842
Item 6: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Alex[ander Galt, Williamsburg]. Could not get him the maps he wanted and suggests he writes Richmond. His father wrote to learn the price of subscribing to the Boston Times. ALS, [August 8, 1842]
Item 7: Richmond. E[liza] S. Lambert to Dr. John Galt, Williamsburg. Mr. Strobia has gone to the hot springs. News of the family. Dr. Johns has been elected assistant Bishop of Virginia, and when he is consecrated in October the Bishops of North Carolina, Maryland, and New York will be there. Mentions Matilda Southall. ALS, August 10, 1842
Item 8: Account of Dr. John Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $3.50. A Account, August 13, 1842
Item 9: Summary of the weather (August 1-18) with readings taken three times a day. AD, August 18, 1842
Item 10: Richmond. Wm. Lambert to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family. Receipt for the $300 paid on Gabriel Galt's debt. ALS, August 18, 1842
Item 11: Account (July 1- August 19) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $8.25. AS Account [Endorsed], August 19, 1842
Item 12: Account (August 23-27) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $1.25. AS Account, August 20, 1842
Item 13: Account of Mrs. Galt with S[heldon] & Maupin, totalling $7.25. AS Account, August 29, 1842
Item 14: Summary of when plants blossomed. January-August 1842. AD, August 1842
Item 15: Elizabeth J. Galt to Annie and Alexina Galt. Everyone is happy that William will be working in Williamsburg, and with Mr. Pryor, "who holds, both morally & intellectually, so high a place in the estimation of the community." ALS [Note: This may be a draft of a letter, as it is on a torn scrap of paper.], August 1842
Item 16: Hot Springs. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Finds the place very dull, with few amusements. Describes the Springs themselves with their facilities. Chronicles the many amusements at the White Sulpher Springs. News of his wife, the Harrisons and a Mrs. Persico [?]. ALS, September 1, 1842
Item 17: Account of Mrs. Galt with S. J. Bowman, totalling $25.00 for [repairs to the house]. AS Account, September 15, 1842
Item 18: Account of Mrs. Galt with S[heldon] & Maupin, totalling $2.62. AS Account, September 17, 1842
Item 19: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $2.33. AS Account, September 19, 1842
Item 20: Account of Mrs. Galt with S[heldon] & Maupin, totalling $4.04. AS Account, September 20, 1842
Item 21: Account of Dr. John Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $1.94. AS Account, September 21, 1842
Item 22: Summary of the weather (September 1-22) with readings taken three times a day. AD, September 22, 1842
Item 23: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $.94. AS Account, September 24, 1842
Item 24: Account of Mrs. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $4.00. AS Account, September 28, 1842
Item 25: Account of Mrs. D. Galt with James Meltahone, totalling $1.75. AS Account, September 28, 1842
Item 26: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Elizabeth A. Williamson, Taylorsville, Hanover County. Hopes Elizabeth will remember what Elizabeth [J. Galt] taught her, and give little trouble to Mrs. Saunders who is going to teach her. Alexander bought bubble pipes for when Lizzie and Tommie return. News of the animals especially the cats. Mentions Marion Moore, Cynthia and Lucy Tucker, Marianna and Lelia [Saunders], and Eliza, Walker, and Willie. ALS, September 30, 1842
Item 27: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to [Gabriel Galt] Williamson, Taylorsville, Hanover County. "Brother and myself... are hopeless Invalids, so far as recovery is concerned." ALS [Note: These two letters are on the same black-bordered sheet of paper.], [September 30, 1842
Folder 56: October- December 1842
Item 1: City Point. Rd. Eppes to [William] "Gault." News of various [University?] friends, including Rudder, Laz, Dabney, "the old justice," and John Thompson. ALS, October 2, 1842
Item 2: Williamsburg. Wm. R. Galt to [Ann and Alexina Galt]. Has four young ladies in his French class and hopes will soon have more. ALS, October 2, 1842
Item 3: Williamsburg. Wm. R. Galt to [Alexander Galt]. His brother Alexander's health is constantly improving. He is not losing time in school for he says mathematics and Greek and Latin to William. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [October 2, 1842]
Item 4: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert Harrison] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. News of her young son, and of the two Williamson children. Hopes Sally and maybe John will come to the consecration [of Bishop Johns].ALS, October 6, 1842
Item 5: Account of Dr. John Galt with Smith & Evans, totalling $2.00. AS Account, October 8, 1842
Item 6: Sumterville, [Alabama]. Wm. Henry Anderson to William R. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his medical practice, and especially the prevalent fever. Understands he is going to assist Mr. Pryor, in Williamsburg. If so, reminds him to be sure and meet Mr. Millington, an old and valued friend. His brother Leroy plans a trip to Paris, and he may go there in a year. Mentions his sister, Mrs. Ashburn. ALS, October 11, 1842
Item 7: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $2.38. AS Account, October 14, 1842
Item 8: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $26.00. AS Account, October 18, 1842
Item 9: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [Alexander Galt, Jr., Williamsburg]. Plans to visit Williamsburg with Patrick Galt maybe next month. ALS, October 20, 1842
Item 10: Receipt signed by M[ary] D. Galt for 11 bushels of oats received from Mr. Savages' servant. Wants to pay the account. On reverse: Reciept of Wm. Durfey for Mr. Savage for $9.60 received from Mrs. Galt. Oct. 4 [?], 1842. ADS, October 21, 1842
Item 11: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $1.44. AS Account, October 24, 1842
Item 12: Account (October 19-25) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $90.60. AS Account, October 25, 1842
Item 13: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, Williamsburg. Jim is doing very well in school. Is Dr. Cole to be married? Is pleased that Zander is doing well. ALS, October 26, [1842]
Item 14: Account of Dr. J. M. Galt with Smith, Drinker & Morris, totalling $1.00. Account, October 27, 1842
Item 15: Norfolk. Alexina [Galt] to Wm. R. Galt, Williamsburg. Uncle Patrick [Galt] must go to New York to have something done to his teeth. News of various social calls they have received and made. ALS, October [1842]
Item 16: Nofolk. Jim Galt to Zander [Alexander Galt, Jr., Williamsburg]. Sold his fox for $1.09. They had to get rid of it for it was killing chickens. ALS, [October 1842]
Item 17: Nofolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, Williamsburg. Jim wrote his letter without notice, in 20 minutes. ALS [Note: These 3 letters are on one sheet.], [October 1842]
Item 18: James D. Galt to Zander [Alexander Galt, Jr.] News of his family. ALS, November 5, 1842
Item 19: Alexina [Galt] to Wm. R. Galt, Williamsburg. It is no wonder he likes his French class, with Gippy [Gabriella Galt], Sally Maria [Galt] and Miss Rosa in it. News of the weddings of several friends, the Fair, and various relatives. ALS, November 5, 1842
Item 20: Alex[ander] Galt to Sawny [Alexander Galt, Jr.] Hopes his present life will improve his health. ALS [Note: These three letters are on one sheet.], November 5, 1842
Item 21: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin. AS Account, November 7, 1842
Item 22: Williamsburg. S. S. Griffin to Dr. John M. Galt. In regard to a debt with Dr. A.D. Galt's estate, in which suit has been instituted. Requests a longer time in which to pay. ALS [Endorsed], November 8, 1842
Item 23: Account (August 20- November 9) of Dr. John Galt with R. H. Graves, totalling $2.75. AS Account, November 9, 1842
Item 24: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $6.06. AS Account, November 16, 1842
Item 25: Account (November 12-21) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $8.75. AS Account, November 21 [1842]
Item 26: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $2.69. AS Account, November 29, 1842
Item 27: Receipt signed by M. Scellen for $.90 for 1 1/2 bushels of meal. ADS, December 1, 1842
Item 28: Norfolk. A.F. Leonard to [William Galt?]. Wonders if William can give him any information on a position for a classical and mathematic teacher in southern Virginia. Wants the information for a friend. ALS, December 5, 1842
Item 29: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $3.36. AS Account, December 5, 1842
Item 30: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $5.62. AS Account, December 7, 1842
Item 31: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, Williamsburg. The girls are going to Williamsburg with various things for William and Alexander, but neither their father nor their Uncle Patrick can go with them. The enclosed letter to Gabriella [Galt] requests that [her brother] William meet the girls at the Grove. ALS, December 15, 1842
Item 32: Account (October 26- December 16) of Dr. A.D. Gatl's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $2.75. AS Account, December 16, 1842
Item 33: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $2.97. AS Account, December 19, 1842
Item 34: Ro[bert] Saunders to W. R. Galt. Invites Galt and Dr. [John] Williamson to dinner that day at 3:30. ALS, December 19 [1842?]
Item 35: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. A letter of consolation on the death of her son Alexander. ALS [Note: Alexander Galt, who was born 20 May 1814, died 4 December 1842. His health seems to have been poor for many years.], December 20, 1842
Item 36: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $6.50. AS Account, December 22, 1842
Item 37: Order of Ro. H. Armistead to Dr. John M. Galt, administrator of A D. Galt, to pay Richard Bassett $33.01, the balance due him. With receipt signed by Bassett. ADS, December 29, 1842
Item 38: U[niversity] of V[irgini]a. W[illia]m R. Galt to [Alexander Galt, Norfolk]. The letters of recommendation should be sent soon. ALS [badly stained], 1842
Item 39: Account (August 13, 1841-1842) of E. Galt with James M. Mahone, totalling $4.87 1/2. AS Account, 1842
Item 40: Elisabeth J. Galt to Elizabeth A. Williamson, Norfolk. Sends Lizzie and Tommy some candy, cakes, and apples. ALS, [1842]
Folder 57: January- March 1843
Item 1: Account of Mrs. Mary Galt with J. F. Bryan, $20.00 for hire of Arenor for the last year. Receipt on reverse signed by John G. Williamson. AS Account, January 1843
Item 2: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $12.50. AS Account, January 13, 1843
Item 3: Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Discusses favorable comments on William and from Revd. Mr. Beall and Mr. Hodges, and the effects on his future of any early marriage. ALS [Note: William R. Galt married Mary William Ware in July 1843], January 18 [1843]
Item 4: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to [Elizabeth J. Galt]. Hopes Mrs. Galt's fever has disapperared and mind "has become more composed." News of the family. Encloses Mrs. Galt's portion of the rent, excluding the $6 due the Albion. ALS [black-bordered paper], January 24, 1843
Item 5: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Advises him to postpone marriage until he can support a wife, even if has "committed [himself] too far to retract." Thinks of bringing Alexander back from Williamsburg, when the girls return. Mentions Dr. Cole, and "Cousin John." ALS, January 30, 1843
Item 6: Notebook of poetry and essays on theology, Dante's Inferno, and Spenser's Fairy Queen. AD, January 1843
Item 7: Williamsburg. W[illia]m R. Galt to Dr. Alex. Galt, PM., Norfolk. Both the lady and Mr. Pryor has consented so nothing lacks but the "wherewithal." If can come to a good arrangement with Mr. Pryor they will stay for he learns more there than in Norfolk, except in French. Instructions to Aunt Sally Leecock on the kind of shirt he likes. ALS, February 1, 1843
Item 8: Elizabeth J. Galt to Mrs. [?]. Hopes the "accompanying Fates, Wishes &c may by the might of your magic, be transmuted into the more tangible & useful form of silver-- or even copper." Her health will not let her give more help. ANS, February 1843
Item 9: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Sends a ring his sisters bought. Wants William to clarify the arrangements with Mr. Pryor if William marries Miss Ware. ALS, March 9, 1843
Item 10: Eastern Asylum for the Insane at Williamsburg, Virginia. Philip J. Barziza S.L.E.A. to Dr. Luther Bell, Superintendent, McLean Asylum, near Boston. Introduces Dr. John M. Galt, who is touring the Northern and Eastern states. Although ESH "as yet labours under many disadvantages," Galt has done an excellent job. Barziza visited Bell in 1838. ALS, March 10, 1843
Item 11: P[hilip] J. Barziza to Dr. John M. Galt. Encloses letters of introduction to Drs. Woodward [?] and Bell, both of whom he knows. Questions treatment of two patients and responsibilities while Galt is away. ALS, March 11, 1843
Item 12: Richmond. J[ohn] M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his trip. ALS, March 11, 1843
Item 13: Williamsburg. Elizabeth [J. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. "If you go the Northern Asylums be sure to deliver the Steward's [Barziza?] letters; for I'll venture to say that no other Institution has a steward who could write such letters, let his other qualifications be what they may." Requests that he brings a few books. ALS, March 13, 1843
Item 14: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Mother is busy reading the newspapers, while Elizabeth sends out the [ESH Annual?] reports. Mr. Millington said that when he lived in London he had three tame eagles in his backyard. Understands George Nottingham changed his name and will receive much property from son-less Judge Upsher. Mentions the Misses Christian, Hon. Henry A. Wise, Mr. and Mrs. Saunders, Judge T[ucker?], and Mr. Dew. ALS, March 13, 1843
Item 15: Williamsburg. M[ary] D. G[alt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Mentions B's [Barziza's?] letters, and wonders what W. Lambert said about the Claim. ALS [Note: These three letters are on one sheet of paper.], March 13, 1843
Item 16: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his visit to relatives in Richmond, and of the trip to Philadelphia, including looks at Mount Vernon and the White House. Publishing will cost from $500-600. Mentions Robert Tyler, the Tyler daughters, Miss Barron, Henry Selden, Dorsey, Mr. Sully, Mary Cartle [?], and Mrs. Nott [?]. ALS, March 15, 1843
Item 17: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. G[alt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. According to Mr. Millington, Mr. Minnegerode is publishing a Greek book, "the last book in all human probability, that he will ever write poor man." News of a spat between their neighbor, Mrs. M., and her boarder Mrs. L. Mentions Cousin Lucy Saunders, Roberts Saunders, Mrs. Hallam, the Hodges, Mr. Savage, Ben Millar, Dr. Cole, and Mrs. Adison. ALS, March 17, 1843
Item 18: Williamsburg. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Mentions Mrs. Sewel of Gloucester, Maria E., A. Southal, Henly Taylor, and Mrs. Galt, in her news of the family and friends. Postscript from Elizabeth mentions that the "servants at the hospital" think John is going to Philadelphia to be married. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], March 17, 1843
Item 19: Account of Dr. John Galt to Ogden & Brother, [tailors] of Philadelphia, $41.00. AS Account, March 18, 1843
Item 20: Receipt signed by Barrington & Haswell, for $363.54, received from Dr. John M. Galt for printing Galt's Medical Cases. ADS, March 18, 1843
Item 21: Philadelphia. J[ohn] M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the Asylum at Frankford, which he visited. Saw Mr. Stewart there, and met Mr. Worthington, Dr. Earle's replacement. Also describes the Pennsylvania Hospital. Provisions for the publishing of the books. Mentions the Misses Cooper, Mr. Rose, Dr. Bell, Mrs. Stewart, and Mrs. Taylor. ALS, March 18, 1843
Item 22: Nansemond County. Archibald T. Foster to William R. Galt, Williamsburg. News of a revival in Suffolk, and his teaching at a school which is "too much under the control of the popular will". Mentions John T. Bidgood and Mr. Kuling, and asks to be remembered to the Doctor. ALS, March 19, 1843
Item 23: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. News of family activities, including Elizabeth's work to send out the Reports. Enjoys making "hail-stone lemon-ade." Describes the comet. Mentions Mr. Wise, Mrs. Tucker's brother, Mr. Barziza and Mr. Minnegerode. ALS, March 20, 1843
Item 24: Williamsburg. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Advice for John's health in the cold weather. Mentions who preached the day before. Postscript from Elizabeth on her progress with the Reports. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], March 20, 1843
Item 25: Bloomingdale. Wm. Wilson to Dr. J. McClelland, Lunatic Asylum, Blackwell's Island, [New York]. Introduces Dr. John M. Galt. ANS, March 21, 1843
Item 26: Account (January 10-March 23) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $32.55. AS Account, March 23, 1843
Folder 58: April-July 1843
Item 1: Receipt signed by Thos. L. Lyne, Agent for the Richmond Whig for $5.00 received from Dr. J. M. Galt for his subscription from 1 January 1842 to 1 January 1843. DS, April 3, 1843
Item 2: Receipt signed by Thos. L. Lyne, Agent for the Richmond Compiler for $4.00 for A.D. Galt's subscription from 20 May 1841 to 20 May 1842, April 3, 1843
Item 3: Williamsburg. W[illia]m R. Galt to Dr. Alex[ander] Galt, P.M., Norfolk. Was quite upset by Anne's news as "he [?] was the last person that I would have suspected of doing such a thing." Will return to Norfolk with Alexander on Friday. ALS, April 7, 1843
Item 4: Receipt signed by Harrington & Haswell for $87.00 received from Dr. John M. Galt for printing Medical Practice. ADS, April 8, 1843
Item 5: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt]. has been pricing "sophas" for Elizabeth. News of various relatives and their healths. Caroline's husband is a warder of St. James Church. The Strobias live near Dr. E[mpie]'s Church. ALS, April 22, 1843
Item 6: Williamsburg. John Millington to Elizabeth [Galt]. Sends the buff paper she asked him to order from Philadelphia. ANS, April 22, 1843
Item 7: Constitution. G[abriel] G[alt] W[illiamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. His good impressions of the family he visited [that of his bride of that year Gabriella Woolfolk?]. Has had several requests for "John's Books." ALS, April 25, 1843
Item 8: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to Mr. Millington. Requests him to keep the electrical machine until John returns. Returns the scientific journals he lent [her father or brother Alexander]. ALS, April 1843
Item 9: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to "My dear Aunt." News of the family, including John's trip to Philadelphia to publish a book on insanity, and a selection from their father's papers. John has also visited New York, Hartford, Worcester, Charlestown, and Boston. A word sketch of Sally. Will move with John once the house purchased for him is finished. The new house "is considered a desirable residence, having a good garden with fine fruit & c.," but they will miss their old one. Ill health has "made me an exile from the social world for six years past." Comments on news of the Galts and Brownes. ALS, April 1843
Item 10: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to "My dear Uncle." Received his invitation to visit them during the Convention, but only Sally might be able to go, though she is so very shy that she prefers to stay at home. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper. The latter, with its mention of the invitation to visit during the Convention is almost certainly to John H. Strobia of Richmond.], April 1843
Item 11: Account of Mrs. Gatl with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $5.88. AS Account, May 3, 1843
Item 12: Edw. Camm to Dr. J.M. Galt. Sent croton oil in the usual form, but can furnish it in bulk. Has no peppermint vials like the sample sent but can get them. ALS, May 3, 1843
Item 13: Norfolk. [James D. Galt?] to A[lexander] Galt [Jr.], Williamsburg. News of his schoolwork. Sends messages to Lizzy, Tom, and Sally. AL [Note: On back is unsigned note to Alexander telling him to be sure and visit at the Grove, and including a message for "cousin Lizzie." It mentions "Sister Mary," so may be from one of William Trebell Galt's children.], May 13, 1843
Item 14: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Their mother is plaiting a stripted muslin apron for Lelia Saunders. Discusses in general terms, a recent case at the Hospital. Everyone is pleased she went to Richmond. ALS, May 17 [1843]
Item 15: M[ary] D. G[alt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Misses Sally, but is glad she can hear so much good preaching. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], [May 17 1843]
Item 16: Account (October 18, 184[2]- May 25, 1843) of Dr. John M. Galt with Ro. R. DuVal. With note, dated Richmond, May 27, 1843, notifying Galt that most of the items ordered have been sent. AS Account and Letter [endorsed], May 27, 1843
Item 17: Account (January 16- May 28) of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe. AS Account, May 28, 1843
Item 18: Hampton. C.D. Pryor to [William R.] Galt, [Williamsburg]. Mary is sick so they cannot return home. Therefore, Galt is to dismiss the female part of the school, except the French class. Is anxious to hear how America is. ALS, June 5, 1843
Item 19: Telaveira [?], Henrico Co. Annie Galt to V. Gabriella Galt, Williamsburg. Describes Samuel and LaFayette Robinson, Major Skyren, Charles Parmer, Robert Crouch, and various other beaux. Describes some of their social activities. LaFayette Robinson thinks Gabriella's brother is very rich, eccentric, and agreeable. They expect G[abriel] Williamson and his bride shortly. ALS, June 6 [1843]
Item 20: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin. AS Account, June 7, 1843
Item 21: Hampton. C.D. Pryor to [William R.] Galt, [Williamsburg]. Pleased that America is improving, and that he may get the Academy in Norfolk. Mary is better, but they will not yet return home. ALS, June 9, 1843
Item 22: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. [Galt], Willia[msburg]. The "sopha" is on its way. News of the family, with comment that most are "pretty much as when Sally left." ALS, June 13, 1843
Item 23: Norfolk. Annie [Galt] to Wm. R. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes their visit [to Richmond?]. Finds she preferred the country to town. Should begin making preparations for his marriage. Suggests he get some new shirts and drawers. ALS, June 13, [1843]
Item 24: Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, Williamsburg. There is strong feeling that under its present organization the Academy will fail. "Little Dick Capron" said there are only 60 scholars and half of those plan to leave. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], [June 14, 1843]
Item 25: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. News of the Academy and Cooke's trial. Mentions John Tazewell, Mr. Mayo, Mr. Hopkins, and Mr. P. ALS, June 15, 1843
Item 26: Norfolk. Otway B. Barraud to William [R. Galt?]. News of changes in the administration of the Academy. Feels Pryor would make a good Superintendent of the high school. ALS, June 15, 1843
Item 27: Williamsburg. W[illia]m R. Galt to [John Tazewell]. Will not take a position at the Academy unless Mr. Pryor is chosen president. Discusses Mr. Pryor's qualifications for the position. ALS, June 21, 1843
Item 28: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. News of the Academy and Cooke's trial. Alexander [Jr.] is to come home and bring Gabriella and Sally Betty [Galt] with him. Encloses names of some fo the Trustees fo the Academy. Mentions Ben. Pollard, and Scott. ALS, June 21, 1843
Item 29: Fort Monroe. "yr cousin [?]" to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is sending some books and Campbell's magazine. Has also taken out a subscription to the "Anglo-American" for Elizabeth. ALS [Note: There is an initial at the bottom of this letter, but it is quite unclear. Since the two following letters from Old Point Comfort are from Gabriella Woolfolk Williamson, Gabriel's new wife, might these also be from her?], June 28, 1843
Item 30: Old Point [Comfort]. Gay [Gabriella Woolfolk] Williamson to Elizabeth A. Williamson, Williamsburg. They will soon be in Williamsburg. She is very anxious to become better acquainted with her new children, and take them with her to visit her kin. ALS, July 2, 1843
Item 31: Old Point [Comfort]. Gay [Gabriella Woolfolk] Williamson to Dr. John G. Williamson, Williamsburg. Describes activities there. Mentions Mr. Moody. ALS, July 2, 1843
Item 32: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. News of the Academy and his conversations with John Tazewell, and Charles Shield on the subject. Also reports the severe illness fo Dr. Baylor, with something similar to what struck Drs. Jeffery and Stark. ALS, July 3, 1843
Item 33: Richmond. R.R. DuVal to [?]. The articles ordered for the Hospital have been sent. Could not get good quality Morphine there but will get some soon and send it. ALS, July 8, 1843
Item 34: Taylorsville. Gay [Gabriella Woolfolk Williamson] to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. News of the children, and their trip. Mentions Mrs. Gordon, Grandma Winston, Cousin Fanny, Jessie Gordon, and Fanny Burnley. ALS, July 13, 1843
Item 35: Account (July 15-17) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $7.30. AS Account, July 17, 1843
Item 36: Account of Wm. Pryor with James I. Roodjord [?], Norfolk, totalling $14.79. AS Account, July 20, 1843
Item 37: Account of Mr. Pryor with P. Burns, Jr., totalling $1.44. AS Account, July 20 [1843]
Item 38: Boston. Jas. M. Barnard to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Arranges to provide Galt with copies of the annual reports of European asylums, and to distribute copies of ESH's report. Plans to publish an article by Dr. Jacobi of Siegburg, Germany. Is a merchant but realizes the need for spreading information on the treatment of the insane among various hospitals. ALS, July 21, 1843
Item 39: Taylorsville. Sally Johnson to Mrs. Mary Galt, Williamsburg. Lizzy and Tom [Williamson] are well, but she has been quite sick. ALS [Note: The writer seems to be a colored nanny to the Williamson children.], July 21 [1843?]
Folder 59: August-15 October 1843
Item 1: Fort Monroe. P[atrick] H. G[alt] to Wm. R. [Galt]. Thanks William for his note, but cannot get leave. Welcomes "our new niece" [William's wife?] to the family circle. [Note: William R. Galt married Mary Williams Ware about this time.], August 1, 1843
Item 2: Taylorsville. L[ucy] B[urwell Page] S[aunders] to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Were disappointed that Lizzie and Tommy Williamson were not there. Lizzy [Williamson]'s nanny was quite sick. ALS, August 3, [1843?]
Item 3: Williamsburg. C.J.D. Pryor Jr. to [?]. Wants to go to sea and desires the recipient to notify him of any open positions as Captain's or Purser's Clerk. Asks to be remembered to "Cosin Mary." ALS, August 7, 1843
Item 4: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $1.12. AS Account, August 8, 1843
Item 5: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Asks William to send an order on Christopher Pryor for the amount William owes Mrs. Dixon, which John will use to settle the account with Sheldon & Maupin. Mentions Mrs. Christian, and the reported elopement of Miss B. W. X. ALS, August 9, 1843
Item 6: Philadelphia. Barrington & Haswell to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Requests the return of the title form for "Practical Medicine" so they can finish printing the work. Have received some of the London books, and expect the others shortly. ALS, August 9, 1843
Item 7: Williamsburg. C.D. Pryor to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Requests Galt to settle the enclosed account. ANS, August 11, 1843
Item 8: Account of Mr. John Galt with J.S. Moody of the Hygiea [?] Hotel, Old Point, for meals for himself, a lady and "2 Miss Galts," totalling $21.25. AS Account [Endorsed--"myself and sisters."], August 14, 1843
Item 9: Fort Monroe. P[atrick] H. G[alt] to E[lizabeth] J. [and Sally M.] Galt, Williamsburg. Sends a book on travels in the East, and comments on the vast increase on world travel. All the Alexander Galts were there, and William and his wife, and Ann and Alexina are still there. Hopes John will bring Sally down. ALS, August 14, 1843
Item 10: Williamsburg. C.D. Pryor to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Recounts his settling of Galt's financial affairs. Almost regrets not joining William in setting up a private school in Norfolk, which in the end would have led to their running the Academy. Plans to leave Williamsburg as soon as he gets another job. Fears he will have trouble filling William's position in his school, for Mr. Minnegerode applied, but they could not come to terms. Has decided "not to keep house after Octr but to fill rooms if possible with Boys only and get some one in in Town" to feed them. Mentions Burruss, Samuel Pryor, and Marin [?] who is dying. ALS, August 21, 1843
Item 11: Williamsburg. W. Pryor to [?]. Since the recipient left, Pryor has not been able to get a position in Virginia, so is considering moving South or West. Wants information on passage to Mobile. His Uncle is going to the Eastern Shore shortly. ALS, August 21, 1843
Item 12: Richmond. Wm. Lambert to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Sends receipt for $200 received from John [M.] Galt in part payment of debt due David Lambert's estate. Has been kept busy by the court in which he presides. ALS, August 23, 1843
Item 13: [Richmond]. S[allie] L[ambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Maria Lambert Strobia has been traveling to Staten Island and Baltimore. News of the family's health. The Choirs missed Sally. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [August 23, 1843]
Item 14: Williamsburg. Mr. Minnigerode to Sally Galt. Thanks her for the fruit. Encloses some poetry he has translated. Mrs. Minnigerode's health forces them to leave Williamsburg for a while. AN, August 25, 1843
Item 15: Account (July 22-August 28) of Wm. R. Galt with Tho. G. Broughten & Son for various advertisements pertaining to a classical and mathematical school. AS Account, August 28, 1843
Item 16: Account (July 22- August 28) of Wm. R. Galt with Wm. E. Cunningham & Co., for various advertisements pertaining to a classical and mathematical school. AS Account, August 28, 1843
Item 17: Newspapers received at Dr. Galts', August 2-30, 1843. Includes Richmond Whig, Enquirer, and Compiler, Norfolk Beacon, Philadelphia Courier and Saturday Courier, New York Anglo-American, Alexandria Churchman, Southern Literary Messenger, New Haven Herald, and various printed proof sheets, and short periodicals. AD, August 30, 1843
Item 18: Account (August 21-31) of Wm. Galt with John Tunis, totalling $14.92. AS Account, August 31, 1843
Item 19: Account of Mr. Prior with Ann A. Moore, totalling $5.38. AS Account, August 1843
Item 20: Taylorsville. Marianne [Saunders] to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the Williamson children. News of various friends and relatives including Aunt Sally, Page, Lelia, Sue, Bob, Peggy Blair, and Dr. Empie. Also mentions Mr. Minor the African Missionary. ALS, September 1, 1843
Item 21: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe, totalling $.37. AS Account, September 1, 1843
Item 22: Portsmouth. John M. Galt to John [M. Galt II]. At the request of John W. Butler, a carpenter from Portsmouth, is writing to ask if the Hospital will be extended. If so, Mr. Butler could do a very good job. The writer plans to move to the South, but hopes to first visit Williamsburg and see his many old friends. ALS, September 11, 1843
Item 23: Holly Hill. Gay [Gabriella Woolfolk] W[illiamson] to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Went with Gabriel to Washington where he applied for the command of the Navy Yard, the position formerly held by Mr. C. Kennedy. News of the children. Mentions Mrs. Saunders, Roberta Lelia, and Mariana. ALS, September 14, 1843
Item 24: Account of Mrs. Mary "Gault" with A. Davis, totalling $.38. AS Account, September 15, 1843
Item 25: J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt?]. News of the trip of the Strobias and her sister to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. Describes the "colossal statue of Genl. Washington"in which he is "almost naked to the waist, with sandals on his immortal feet" which Strobia thinks should "find a place at the bottom of the deepest part of the Potomac River." News of the family. Mentions Bishop Mooore, and his son the Reverend David Moore. ALS, September 23, 1843
Item 26: Account with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $3.00. AS Account, September 1843
Item 27: F[ort] M[onroe]. P[atrick] H. G[alt] to [Elizabeth and Sally Galt]. "Your information as to a new house in Wmsburg was really astounding; but judging from the general habits of mechanics [?] in small Southern towns, I entertain but slender hope of seeing it complete when I come up this winter..." Has often wished to be with John this summer in "the solitude of the old college in its ancient [?] Library. There must be many things there rare and interesting of a byegone state of literature..." Wishes the new house "had been in the gap opposite Mr. Coleman's. What a sad gap it is for the old city". Mentions Mrs. Scott and her children who are arriving from Havre. ALS, October 3, 1843
Item 28: Taylorsville. C[aroline Lambert] Harrison to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Mr. Saunders says what a good job John is doing at ESH. News of the family. Understands Mrs. Dixon could not succeed in Williamsburg and is going to live with Wardross [?]. Mentions the Saunders, Lucy Claiborne, and Cousins John and Mary [Williamson?]. ALS, October 7, 1843
Item 29: Account (August 25-October 10) of Dr. John Galt with J. S. Charles, totalling $5.38. AS Account, October 10, 1843
Item 30: New York. J. Aug. Smith to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Has received a copy of the book of Dr. A.D. Galt's cases, and only wishes that he had been more careful when he said certain things that are now in print. ALS, October 12, 1843
Item 31: Account of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $4.08. AS Account, October 15, 1843
Folder 60: 16 October- December 1843
Item 1: Account (October 6-18) of Mrs. Galt with J. M. Freeman & Co., totalling $13.00 for an amethyst pin and a 30 hour clock. AS Account, October 18, 1843
Item 2: H. Sheldon to Sally M. Galt. Sends, with his compliments, a bottle of her favorite "perfumery 'the Hedyosm'" which the importer assured him was the genuine article. AN, October 26, 1843
Item 3: Receipt of J. Mallory for E. Cunningham Co., for $10.00 received from Doctor A.D. Galt for a subscription to "The American Beacon and Virginia and North Carolina Gazette" from October 1, 1842 to October 1, 1844. DS, November 7, 1843
Item 4: John M. Galt to E[lizabeth] J. Galt. Has seen Mr. Edloe, asks her to send the books by Uncle Alex. up to the office. ANS, November 8, 1843
Item 5: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt]. News of the family. General Bertrand and President Tyler met in Richmond. Financial affairs regarding the old Tavern. ALS, November 11, 1843
Item 6: Philadelphia. Barrington & Haswell to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Are sending the 20 copies of "Practical Medicine" they have received from the binders. Their price for the book is $2.50, and 15 % commission allowed does not repay a man for the trouble of selling it. They will send him books directly minus the commission price. ALS, November 14, 1843
Item 7: Copy of fragment of letter from M[ary] Browne in Louisville, in which she comments on how quickly the copies of Galt's book sold there. D, November 18, 1843
Item 8: Williamsburg. C.D. Pryor to [William R.?] Galt. Understand that the land in Ohio that Molly [Mary Ware Galt?] is interested in has been recovered and Mr. Ware is going to visit Ohio to dispose of it. Advises recipient to "attend particularly to your own interest [and] take no step in this matter without the most mature deliberation." Wonders if there is any situation for Samuel Pryor in Norfolk. Has 40 pupils and Southall [?] has 12 boarders, but still plans to leave in the spring. ALS, November 29, 1843
Item 9: Receipt signed by Edward L. Young for Stephen Wright, for $12. recieved from Wm. Galt for one quarter's room rent on Wolf Street. ADS, December 5, 1843
Item 10: Norfolk. W.H. Taylor Co. to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Are sending the cut herrings on the steamer to the "Grove." Interviewed both the servant and Mr. C.C. Williams and thinks he will do very well. Describes the servant. Mr. Williams wants Galt's decision as quickly as possible as the "hiring out' season is close. On next sheet is account for cut herrings with drayage, costing $5.38. ALS, December 14, 1843
Item 11: Receipt signed by William Bey for $15.00 recieved from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, December 16, 1843
Item 12: Lane Ville, Warwick Co. G. Lane Corbin M.D. to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Was a Resident Student of medicine in Williamsburg 24 years ago [c. 1819], and Dr. A.D. Galt loaned him books, and took him on his rounds of the hospital. Could not get a copy of Galt's book in Norfolk, and asks Galt to send him one by Col. McCandlish, Capt. Armstead, "or any other Lawyer attending our Bar..." ALS, December 20, 1843
Item 13: Account (February 9-December 20) of Dr. John Galt with Thos. Wynne [?] for goods, wharfage, and storage, totalling $.125. AS Account, December 20, 1843
Item 14: Account (September12- December 22) of W[illiam] R. Galt with R.C. Barclay, totalling $14.56. AS Account, December 22, 1843
Item 15: Philadelphia. Barrington & Haswell to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Mr. G. A. Wood has not received anything from Mr. Barnard for Galt, and they cannot learn about the French books he inquired about. Galt should not be too hopeful about the sale of "Practical Medicine," for, while "very handsome and pointed expressions of praise" have been in most of the journals, their agents have not reordered from the few copies sent them. ALS, December 23, 1843
Item 16: Account (October 2-December 27) of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe, totalling $4.43. A Account, December 27, 1843
Item 17: Mr. Millington sends Mrs. [Mary D?] Galt the only pair of glasses he has left. If they do not suit the broken pair will have to be sent to Richmond so a new pair of lens can be ground, for no one in Williamsburg can do the job. AL, December 20, 1843
Item 18: Norfolk. Gab[riel Galt Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Requests that she sends various items of furniture. Is going to Caroline to get Gay and Virginia. Thinks of sending Lizzy to Mr. Smith's, where Littleton Waller's children go. ALS, December 30, 1843
Item 19: W.W. Vest to Mrs. [Mary D.] Galt. Wonders if Billy could occupy "your kitchen, near us," as he has not been able to find a place and his family is "about to be taken from him" Vest promises his "personal superintendance in keeping everything in order..." ANS, December 31, 1843
Item 20: Account of John M. Galt, Administrator of Alexander D. Galt, with the Clerk of the Hustings Court of the City of Williamsburg totalling $8.97. ADS, 1843
Item 21: Account of Mrs. D. Galt with S. M. Mountcastle, for 13 bushels of oats costing $4.55. A Account, 1843
Item 22: Account of Galt's Administrator with the Y[or?]k Sheriff, $1.05. Signed by Wm. Howard, Sheriff. AS Account, 1843
Item 23: Notebook of household affairs, with Elizabeth J. Galt's name on the cover. Contains lists of household items [on hand?], amounts of material needed for servants' clothes, a list of pamplets [recieved in 1843?] and loose sheets of tradesmen's accounts, and household lists. D, 1843
Item 24: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Describes her visit in Richmond, with pen sketches of various relatives. Finds Cousin Eliza [Lambert] "very literary & more intelligent by far than any lady in Williamsburg." Everybody seems to think it will be hard to get a President for the College "& are astonished when I say that Dr. H. offered for it." The latest fashion in men's shirts. Mentions Tom Mackenzie, Mrs. Elinot Richardson, Mr. Evans, Gus Claibourne, Miss Lucy, Matilda McCandlish, Midgely and Rupert Duval, Molly Minge Christian, Alfred Williams, Rebecca Byrd, and the Misses Coke. AL, [1843?]
Folder 61: January- April 1844
Item 1: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst fro $15.00 received from Mr. Galt for renting a schoolroom in the Old Academy from October 1, 1843 to January 1, 1844, and due to Fred. Hemicke [?]. ADS, January 1, 1844
Item 2: Account (October 21, 1843- January 1, 1844) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $68.79. AS Account, January 1, 1844
Item 3: Account (January 3-4) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $2.52. AS Account, January 4, 1844
Item 4: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $14.48. AS Account, January 8, 1844
Item 5: Account (January 11-12) of Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $6.74., January 12, 1844
Item 6: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Richmond. Mr. "Barzisse" came to borrow a key, but there has been no other noise or trouble from the Hospital. Antics of Lizzy and Tom. Mentions Sandy Commer's family, and Mrs. Sheldon. AL, January 15, 1844
Item 7: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Richmond. The social views of "Miss Shad." ALS, [January 15, 1844]
Item 8: Williamsburg. [Mary D. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Richmond. Understands the Norfolk Bank will be withdrawn.Mentions John and Gabriel Williamson, and Mrs. Richardson. ALS [Note: These three letters are on one sheet of paper.], [January 15, 1844]
Item 9: Norfolk. W.H. Taylor Co. to Dr. J.M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is sending the goods on the account on the same sheet of paper, and has credited the account with the candles he has returned. On next page, are miscellaneous financial notes, and drafts of letters. ALS, January 17, 1844
Item 10: Richmond. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Fears his main business will not succeed. Mentions Mr. Saunders, Dr. Taliaferro, major Christian, Uncle Enders, and Dr. Empie. ALS, January 18, 1844
Item 11: Account (January 12-20) of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $1.40. AS Account, January 20, 1844
Item 12: Louisville. Norborne A. Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Their Aunt [Sarah Trebell Galt Browne} died the 17th. News of the family, especially Virginia Browne and her husband, Dr. George Wood Bayless. Mary Browne thinks her father will now move to Jackson, Mississippi, as he has never been very happy in Louisville, and there are too many lawyers there. ALS, January 21, 1844
Item 13: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $4.19. AS Account, January 24, 1844
Item 14: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $10.22. AS Account, February 2, 1844
Item 15: Account (February 3-5) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $9.69. On back, further account totalling $12.74. AS Account, February 5, 1844
Item 16: Account of Wm. R. Galt with J. H. & C. Rowland, totalling $4.05. AS Account, February 13, 1844
Item 17: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with R.R. Duval of Richmond, totalling $7.50. A Account, February 14, 1844
Item 18: Account of Wm. "Gault" with E.J.W. Seabury, totalling $6.25. AS Account, February 17, 1844
Item 19: Account (August 9, 1842- February 23, 1844) of William R. Galt with Caleb Bonsal. AS Account, February 23, 1844
Item 20: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $21.75. AS Account, March 2, 1844
Item 21: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Barrington & Haswell totalling $34.00. Also, a note that another book will be sent as soon as a copy is located. AS Account, March 8, 1844
Item 22: Receipt signed by William Dey for $44.00 recieved from William R. Galt. ADS, March 9, 1844
Item 23: Receipt signed by John S. Gauldin [?], Agent, for $4.00 received for A.D. Galt's subscription to the Richmond Compiler from May 20, 1842 to May 20, 1843. DS, March 19, 1844
Item 24: Receipt of W.W. V[est] & Co. for $1.50. Also, note of March by W. Deneufville, wondering if a bill of $1.00 was part of the account recently paid, with a pencilled note by [Elizabeth J. Galt?], that it was not. ADS, March 20, 1844
Item 25: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $3.45. AS Account, March 21, 1844
Item 26: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Daniel H. Mahone, for repairs costing $.63. AS Account, March 26, 1844
Item 27: Account of Wm. R. Galt with John Whitehurst for one quarter's rent of the school-room, costing $15.00. AS Account, April 1, 1844
Item 28: Account of M Essu [?] W.W. Vest with Sheldon Phelps & Co. of New York totalling $20.00 for 1 set of ivory handled knives and forks. S Account, April 4, 1844
Item 29: Account (January 2-April 12) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Lindsey P. Ambrose, totalling $2.62. AS Account, April 12, 1844
Item 30: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to William R. Galt, Norfolk. News of his teaching, with a complaint that he lacks a textbook, and wishes students were better prepared. Hopes William still adheres to the "democratic faith." News of the political activities in the area. Mentions Mr. Talbot, Mr. W. Rogers, and Mr. Minnigerode. ALS, April 5-17, 1844
Item 31: Account (January 29-April 19) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $10.87. AS Account, April 19, 1844
Item 32: Sally Maria Galt to Natilia. Thanks her for the flowers and asks to be remembered to Lucy Page and Mary Whiting. ANS, April 29, 1844
Folder 62: May- 20 August 1844
Item 1: Account (April 26-May 1) of Dr. John M. Galt and Mrs. Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. AS Account, May 1, 1844
Item 2: Account (March 14-May 8) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $47.95. AS Account, May 8, 1844
Item 3: Dickie Galt to Dr. John M. Galt. Introduces Mr. Livy [?] Swain, who "so neatly & faithfully altered our church a few years ago" and is bidding for the work advertised for the Hospital. ALS, May 22, 1844
Item 4: Account (May 13-31) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $11.63. AS Account, May 31, 1844
Item 5: Fine of W.H. "Gault" to E. Pendleton, Cl[er]k of the 54th Regt. for not mustering in April and May [May crossed out], $.75 a month, $1.50. ADS, May 1844
Item 6: W.W. Vest to Dr. John M. Galt. Requests Dr. Galt to cash their check [at the store] as later in day they expect a transaction which will take all their cash. ANS, May 1844
Item 7: Account (January 4-June 4) of Wm. R. Galt with J. Vickery Jr., totalling $19.03. AS Account, June 4, 1844
Item 8: Account (May 7-June 6) of Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $49.79. AS Account, June 6, 1844
Item 9: Account (May 2- June 10) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $32.05. AS Account, June 10, 1844
Item 10: Account (June 1-13) of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $12.08. AS Account, June 13, 1844
Item 11: "President [of the College of William and Mary] Dew will be pleased to see Dr. John Galt in Elm Garden" at 8, July 1. AL, June 14, 1844
Item 12: Receipt signed by F.M. Burroughs for John B. Dey, for $16.00 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, June 19, 1844
Item 13: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.50 received from Wm. R. Galt for making a bookcase and a desk. ADS [Note: On the same sheet is a receipt of John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from Wm. R. Galt on July 1, 1844, for the quarter's rent on the room in old academy.]
Item 14: Receipt signed by C. Kalke, Collector for the $1.50 paid by W[illiam] R. Galt as the Corporation head tax. DS, June 24, 1844
Item 15: Account of Alexander Galt of Norfolk with James R. Colgate of New York, including cost of passing a case of books for the Insane Asylum through the Customs House. ADS, June 25, 1844
Item 16: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $4.94. AS Account, June 25, 1844
Item 17: Account of Dr. John Galt with John A. Deneufville, totalling $23.25. AS Account, July 1, 1844
Item 18: Fort Monroe. P[atrick] H. G[alt] to Eliz[abet]h J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his "precious pet" Virginia Scott who entered the nunnery at Georgetown. Met the brother of Elizabeth Galt of Louisville. Had planned to visit Louisville in the Fall with Alexander, but now anticipates it less because was quite attached to Norborne. Has been visited by Alexander, William and his wife, Alex, Jr., James, "poor Gab's Alexander [Dr. Gabriel Alexander Dickie Galt?], and "Sally's second daughter [one of the Capron girls?], Anne, Alexina, and their father will soon go to the Springs. Recommends Canning's "Think I to myself," "D'Israeli's Coningsby," and Murray's "Prairel [?] Bird" for her reading. News of a duel between Hugh Pleasants and John Tyler Jr. The new "Presidentess" who he describes, will arrive in two days. ALS [Note: Patrick may have met the brother of Elizabeth Thompson Gray Galt, the widow of Dr. Norborne A. Galt who died in 1844. President John Tyler, whose first wife died in 1842, shocked many people when he married Julia Gardiner, a woman 30 years his junior, in 1844.], July 4, 1844
Item 19: Tom & Lizzie [Williamson]'s clothes brought from Norfolk. D, July 4, 1844
Item 20: Accounts (June 19- July 9) of Mrs. A.D. Galt and Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. AS Account, July 9, 1844
Item 21: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to John [M. Galt]. Encloses Mr. Colgate's letter [see June 25, 1844] regarding the books sent from Paris by Dr. Selden. ALS, July 10, 1844
Item 22: Norfolk. Thos. W. Upshur to [?]. Missed school the last two days because of an injury to his foot. Since he will not be able to attend for at least another week, and then the session will be nearly over, his uncle is going to take him to the Eastern Shore for about a month. Will attend the next session. ALS, July 16, 1844
Item 23: Account (May 13- August 2) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Lindsey & Co., totalling $3.38. AS Account, August 2, 1844
Item 24: Account of William R. Galt with Caleb Bonsal, totalling $14.87 1/2. AS Account, August 6, 1844
Item 25: Charlottesville. P.Carr, Recording Secretary of the Society of the Alumni of the University of Virginia to [?]. Informs recipient of his election to the Society, and summarizes the purpose of the Society. The new member must write a formal acceptance and send a $5.00 initiation fee. PDS, August 7, 1844
Item 26: Account (June 3-August 7) of Dr. John M. Galt with Js. Charles, totalling $5.00. AS Account, August 7, 1844
Item 27: Account (June 28-August 8) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $33.53. AS Account, August 8, 1844
Item 28: Account (July 20, 1843- August 10, 1844) of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray, for various clothes costing $24.75. AS Account, August 10, 1844
Item 29: Account of Dr. John M. Gault with Thos Stephenson, $110.00 for a "fine Gold Lever watch Made by Wm Robinson, Liverpool" and guaranteed to run well for a year if well used. AS Account, August 14, 1844
Item 30: Account (August 8-15) of Dr. John Galt with Isaac Smith, totalling $3.50. AS Account, August 15, 1844
Item 31: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Js. Charles, totalling $2.50. AS Account, August 17, 1844
Item 32: Ro[bert] Saunders to Sally Maria Galt. Planned to deliver the enclosed letter personally, but has been too busy since arriving home. ALS, August 17, 1844
Folder 63: 21 August- December 1844
Item 1: Account (July 1-August 21) of Mrs. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $11.49. AS Account, August 21, 1844
Item 2: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Tho. G. Broughton, $5.00 for advertising school notice. AS Account, August 22, 1844
Item 3: White Sulpher Springs. Alex[ander] Galt to W[illia]m R. Galt, Norfolk. Describes activities at the Springs. Mentions Dr. and Mrs. Barraud, Col. M. Cooke and his sister, Mr. and Mrs. John Tabb, James Vickery [?], Chr. Shields, Mr. Price Wetherill of Philadelphia, Aunt Nancy, Dr. and Mrs. Baylor, and Mr. Loyall. ALS, August 24, 1844
Item 4: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with the Collector of the City of Williamsburg, $24.95, for taxes on 4 slaves, 2 horse, 1 carriage, 1 gold watch, 1 clock, silver tythes, and miscellaneous other items. AS Account, August 24, 1844
Item 5: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Lindsey & Co., totalling $8.00. AS Account, August 26, 1844
Item 6: Williamsburg. P.L.C. Griffin to Dr. John M. Galt. Thanks him for the loan of $10.00. ALS, August 27, 1844
Item 7: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Alexander Galt, Sweet Springs. News of his school, activities of his brothers, and political action in the area. Tyler's withdrawal as a candidate "has had some good effect-- They all are going ahead in one cause..." Mentions H. Robertson, Mr. Hall, William Butler, Tom Camp, the Thorntons, and Dr. and Mrs. Baylor. ALS, August 30, 1844
Item 8: Account (August 19-31) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $15.62. AS Account, August 31, 1844
Item 9: Receipt signed by J. Parry for E.L. Carey & A. Hart of Philadelphia, for $12.00 recieved from Dr. John Galt for a two year subscription to Silliman's Journal. DS, September 5, 1844
Item 10: Account of Wm. R. Galt with F.W. Seabury, totalling $2.75. AS Account, September 16 [?] 1844
Item 11: Account (September 6-16) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $46.72. AS Account, September 16, 1844
Item 12: Account (September 17-20) of Dr. John M. Galt with Isaac Smith, tailor, totalling $11.50. AS Account, September 20, 1844
Item 13: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from W[illiam] R. Galt for the quarter's rent of a schoolroom in the old Academy. DS, September 30, 1844
Item 14: Account of Wm. R. Galt with William and J. B. Dey, drapers and tailors of Norfolk, totalling $9.00. S Account, October 9, 1844
Item 15: W.W. Vest to Dr. John M. Galt. "My dependence is chiefly upon Mr. Southall, who has not yet gotten home. He is expected to night or in the morning. If I fail with him I will try every one else by the time I mentioned 8 o'clock Monday morning & think I shall succeed." ANS, October 12, 1844
Item 16: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. While John is away, Mrs. Galt "solaces herself" with the London punch and the London News. Many people are expected to stay with the Saunders during the Whig conventions as "York is rather too small to accommodate many persons." Rumors that Mrs. Tyler was disappointed with the Charles City farm. "The mysterious disappearance of Mr. L[uther] C[alvin] Dew has not been accounted for unless perhaps he came today." Mentions Anny, Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Steward, Capt. Armisted, and Mrs. Lowe- a patient at the Asylum. AL, October 16, 1844
Item 17: [Williamsburg]. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. Mentions C. Maupin, and Mr. Clarke, whose light she sees every night. AL [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [October 16, 1844]
Item 18: Account (September 3-October 17) of William R. Galt with Bonsal & Burroughs, totalling $2.68 3/4. AS Account, October 17, 1844
Item 19: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. General Leslie Combs stayed with Mr. Bright. The Whigs were quite disappointed with the meeting. "The 19th quite a crowd of strangers under the Convoy of Mr. S. & Judge C. went to the asylum." "Mr. Barziza has turned a Whig!!!!!" Mentions Mr. and Mrs. Vest, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, Tom, Cousin M., Cousin John, M[ary?] Capron, Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Hetty Ben, Mr. Standart, Edmund Murdagh, and Mrs. Bowers. AL, October 21, 1844
Item 20: [Williamsburg]. M[ary] D. G[alt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Philadelphia. "nobody here knows where Miss B is." ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [October 21, 1844]
Item 21: Boston. Jas. M. Barnard to Dr. J. M. Galt, Williamsburg. Wonders if Galt has recieved the package of English reports he sent via Brown and Taylor of Richmond, which were to be forwarded to Dr. Stribling. If received, should be sent to Mr. Geo. A. Wood of Philadelphia. Sends more reports as a gift to be kept at ESH. ALS [Note: On the back is a draft note from John M. Galt to [Barnard?] concerning both of the packages mentioned in this letter.], October 23, 1844
Item 22: Account of Wm Galt with Elisha Gamage [?]. AS Account, October 23, 1844
Item 23: Account of Mr. Galt with Jones' Hotel, Philadelphia, totalling $18.00. Account [torn], October 25, 1844
Item 24: Elisabeth J. Galt to Mr. Vest. Thanks him for the beautiful edition of Willis. ALS [draft], October 1844
Item 25: Account (November 1-12) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Lindsey & Co., totalling $1.88. AS Account, November 12, 1844
Item 26: Account of Wm. R. Gault with T. W. Seabun totalling $4.00. AS Account, November 12, 1844
Item 27: "Administration Account" for [Dr. A.D. Galt's estate], December 18, 1841- December 4, 1844. D, December 4, 1844
Item 28: Account (13 August- 4 December) of Dr. John M. Galt with Ro[bert] H. Armistead. A Account, December 4, 1844
Item 29: Account of Mr. [or Wm] Galt with L. Salusbury & Bro., one "cribb" costing $10.00. AS Account, December 7, 1844
Item 30: John M. Galt to Board of Directors of Eastern Asylum. Recommends the discharge of Thomas J. Hancock, as cured, and of Charles Taylor, a colored patient with a condition in which "it is rendered doubtful whether the individual is a fit subject for an asylum..." ADS, December 7, 1844
Item 31: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with James M. Mahone, totalling $16.36. AS Account, December 16, 1844
Item 32: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from W. R. Galt as one quarter's rent of a school room. ADS, December 19, 1844
Item 33: F[ort] M[onroe]. [Patrick H. Galt?] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. He and Alexander [Galt] did not visit the relatives in Louisville, as the election of Mr. Clay might make people think Alexander had an "improper motive" and the writer was ordered to Washington. Quotes the letter of General Scott to his daugher Virginia giving his agreement for her to take the final vows as a nun. Received orders the day before to go to Charleston, S.C. AL [torn], December 25, 1844
Item 34: Account (August 30-December 28) of Mrs. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $63.69. AS Account, December 28, 1844
Item 35: Account of Mr. Galt with J. H. W. Pannell, $11.62 1/2 for goods bought at an auction. AS Account, December 30, 1844
Item 36: Account of A. D. Galt's estate, through John M. Galt, administrator, with John Coke, Sgrt of Williamsburg, $.63. AS Account, 1844
Item 37: Account of William R. Galt with Norfolk Borough, $1.25 in taxes on 1 clock, and his $75 of income. S Account, 1844
Item 38: Account of Mrs. Mary Galt with F. M. Armistead, totalling $4.64. AS Account, [1844]
Folder 64: January- March 1845
Item 1: Account (September 16, 1844- January 1, 1845) of Mrs. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $146.19. AS Account, January 1, 1845
Item 2: Account (September 23, 1843- December 31, 1844) of Dr. John M. Galt with Barrington & Haswell, with accompanying note that they have a package waiting for him. AS Account, January 1, 1845
Item 3: Account of Wm. Galt with F[?] Emerick, totalling $6.01. AS Account, January 1, 1845
Item 4: Promissory note of Wm. R. Galt to pay $37.50 to Ferguson & Milhado in three months, for one "Qu" [quarter's?] house rent. DS, January 1, 1845
Item 5: Promissory note of Wm. R. Galt to pay $37.50 to Ferguson & Milhado in six months for one [quarter's?] house rent. DS, January 1, 1845
Item 6: Promissory note of Wm. R. Galt to pay $37.50 to Ferguson & Milhado in nine months, for one [quarter's?] house rent. DS, January 1, 1845
Item 7: Promissory note of Wm. R. Galt to pay $37.50 to Ferguson & Milhado in twelve months for one quarter's? house rent. DS, January 1, 1845
Item 8: Account (January 10, 1844- January 1, 1845) of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe, totalling $12.51. AS Account, January 1 [1845]
Item 9: Account of Wm. R. Galt with McCandlish and Jeffery, totalling $8.31. AS Account, January 2, 1845
Item 10: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Lindsey & Co., totalling $1.00. AS Account, January 3, 1845
Item 11: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Jos. DeCormis Jr., totalling $15.19. AS Account, January 4, 1845
Item 12: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Jas Barry, totalling $11.50. AS Account, January 4, 1845
Item 13: Receipt of E. Turner [?] for J. M. Freeman for $10.00 received from Wm. Galt as final payment on gold spectacles. ADS, January 7, 1845
Item 14: Account of Mrs. Mary Galt with F. M. Armistead, totalling $2.51. AS Account, January 7, 1845
Item 15: Account of Mrs. M[ary] Galt with F. M. Armistead, totalling $1.54 for calico. AS Account, January 9, 1845
Item 16: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $13.13 for candles and gloves. AS Account, January 9, 1845
Item 17: John Millington to [Dr John?] Galt. Will send the newest issue of the American Medical Journal as soon as he gets it. Has sent for more yellow paper and will send the recipient some. ALS [torn], January 11, 1845
Item 18: Account (January 7-14) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. Account [torn], January 14, 1845
Item 19: Account (January 4-14) of William Galt with Knight & Znouhias [?], totalling $14.13. AS Account, January 14, 1845
Item 20: Richmond. James C. Deaton to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Inquires about treatment for a young Negro man, and describes his illness. ALS, January 14, 1845
Item 21: Philadelphia. C[atherine] H. [Waterman] Esling to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Requests him to take the names of anyone in his area who wants to subscribe for her volume of poetry, to be called "The Broken Bracelet and other Poems", and published by Appletons as soon as there are 500 subscribers. ALS, January 17, 1845
Item 22: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Bought the "Girandoles" that she requested, and will send them in next Friday's boat. The weather has been unusually warm. ALS [Note: On rest of sheet is draft of letter from [Elizabeth? to Strobia]. Understands "Mr. Millington... [has] packed up his chemical apparatus to leave the College [and] Mr. Minnigerode has just been to Phi[ladelphi]a in search of a place & Mr. Holmes has sent in his resignation... It is really sad but that just as they have bought a house (where Judge Browne used to live) and taken the trouble to move he should have to resign from the [College] no man in his senses can be expected to hold a professorship in this college til it is rid of the nuisance." Dr. Mercer resigned as Rector and says "the College, the church, the whole town, & every body & every thing in it has gone to ruin except the Lunatic Asylum, which really does rise & shine amid the chaos of infamy & stupidity." Her brother is drawing plans for two new wings. The Legislature voted $60,000 with only one dissenting vote. Mentions "the lots of beaux & the scarcity of belles here." Mentions Peggy Blair, and Marianna. While this draft is on a letter written in 1845, it seems likely that it dates from 1848, the year in which the Professors all resigned and the College suspended all classes except in Law.], January 18, 1845
Item 23: Account (January 16-21) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $6.63. AS Account, January 21, 1845
Item 24: Receipt signed by John W. Tab, agent for Thomas Ritchie & Sons, for $5.00 received for Mr. A. Galt's subscription to the Richmond Enquirer from January 8, 1844 to January 8, 1845. DS, January 22, 1845
Item 25: Receipt signed by John W. Tab, agent, for $5.00 received for John M. Galt's subscription to the Richmond Whig from January 1, 1844 to January 1, 1845. DS, January 22, 1845
Item 26: Account (September 20, 1844- January 30, 1845) of Dr. John Galt with R.H. Graves, totalling $1.75. AS Account, January 30, 1845
Item 27: Draft [?] of an article by John M. Galt urging subscriptions for a new work of "ethenography", with a letter to the editor asking him to put the article in his medical journal. DS, January 30, 1845
Item 28: Account (December 13, 1844- January, 1845) of Dr. John M. Galt with J.S. Charles, totalling $4.75 for shoes and their repair. AS Account, January 1845
Item 29: Account of John M. Galt, as the administrator of the estate of Alexander D. Galt, with the Clerk of Williamsburg's Hustings Court, totalling $1.90. AS Account, January 1845
Item 30: Receipt signed by C. Hull [?] & Co. for $6.00 received from Wm. Galt. ADS, January 1845
Item 31: Receipt signed by N.P. Taylor for James J. Bloodgood, for $25.00 received from William Galt. ADS, February 1, 1845
Item 32: Receipt signed by O.H. Steny [?], for J.G. James, agent for Wm. E. Cunningham & Co., for $5.00 received for Dr. A.D. Galt's subscription to "The American Beacon and Virginia and North Carolina Gazette" from February 6, 1845 to October 1, 1845. DS, February 6, 1845
Item 33: Norfolk. Lizzy [Elizabeth A. Williamson} to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the wax baby [doll] given her by Uncle James Henderson. Mentions Lelia Saunders, and Johnny. ALS [Note: Johnny was Lizzy's half-brother, the child of Gabriel Galt Williamson and his second wife Gabriella Woolfolk Williamson. John Alexander Galt was born in October 1844. ], February 7, 1845
Item 34: [Norfolk]. Gay [Gabriella Woolfolk Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family. ALS [Note: The right half of this page is missing, so that it is almost impossible to make sense of this letter. It is on the same sheet as that from Lizzy.], [February 7, 1845]
Item 35: Professor Dew to Miss Sally M. Galt. He will be pleased to "see Miss Sally Galt to dinner, at Mr. Sheldons" at 4 o'clock the next evening. AN, February 12, 1845
Item 36: Account (December 30, 1844-February 12, 1845) of W.R. Galt with Ferguson & Milhado, totalling $12.28. AS Account, February 12, 1845
Item 37: Account (January 4- February 22) of Wm. Galt with P. Schizano, totalling $8.69. AS Account, February 22, 1845
Item 38: Mrs. Mary D. Galt to John M. Galt. Requests that he take the necessary action so the cattle will not get on her wheat "through the Hospital inclusures." They have destroyed several acres of wheat, and her requests to Mr. Barziza and Mr. Clows are unheeded. The fence is entirely down. She often sees cows in his garden "& the hands looking on with perfect indifference." ALS, March 2, 1845
Item 39: Account of Dr. John Galt with Daniel H. Mahone, totalling $2.00. AS Account, March 7, 1845
Item 40: Paris. Henry Seldin to Dr. John Galt, Williamsburg. Requests Galt to tell Mr. Barziza that if "he wishes me to present this [Revolutionary] claim he must send me a correct copy..." Expects to return to the U.S. soon, after visiting London, and perhaps Dublin and in Paris. News of French politics, especially M. Guizot's predicament. Mentions Walker, Cobb, Perkins, and William Galt. ALS, March 12, 1845
Item 41: Account of Mrs. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $2.94. AS Account, March 12, 1845
Item 42: Account of Mrs. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $3.50. AS Account, March 13, 1845
Item 43: Account (December 16, 1844-March 13, 1845) of Wm. Galt with S.L. Salusbury & Brother, for furniture costing $200.00. AS Account, March 13, 1845
Item 44: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to William [Galt?]. Requests William's aid in trying to find a position for Robert Ware, who first could not leave home because of financial distress, and now, after being taken in Frank Armistead's store, had to be let go because of Armistead's problems. ALS, March 16, 1845
Item 45: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with James M. Mahone totalling $.75. AS Account, March 24, 1845
Item 46: Boston. Louis Dwight to Dr. John M. "Gault", Williamsburg. After leaving Galt in Philadelphia, met Rev. J. O. Choules in New York, who offered to submit Galt's manuscript to Harper & Brothers. Encloses their letter to Charles in which they say they would be gald to publish Galt's "Treatment of Insanity" and allow Galt ten percent of the trade list price after 1500 copies were sold. Charles advises that they accept the offer. Also discussed the subject with Drs. Bell and Woodward, and summarizes their advice. Advises against sending the work abroad. ALS, March 24, 1845
Item 47: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from Wm. R. Galt for one quarter's rent of the schoolroom. DS, March 31, 1845
Folder 65: April- August 1845
Item 1: Williamsburg. John M .Galt to [Louis Dwight]. Requests Dwight to notify Harper & Brothers that he accepts their terms, and to send them the manuscript. Wants 20 copies for his own distribution. Decided to delete the proceedings of the Conventions of Superintendents. ALS, April 2, 1845
Item 2: Account (November 4, 1844- April 3, 1845) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.H. Taylor & Co., with note that a small sum is still owed, and the apples were shipped February 28. On reverse [draft] note ordering candles, soda crackers, and apples. AS Account
Item 3: Receipt signed by L. Salusbury & Brother for $20.00 received from Wm. Galt. ADS, April 5, 1845
Item 4: Receipt signed by E.P. [?] Tabb for $75.00 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, April 9, 1845
Item 5: Account (January 2-April 10) of Wm. [R] Galt with Kuting & Wipkins, totalling $16.54. AS Account, April 10, 1845
Item 6: E.W. Vest to Elizabeth Galt. News of flowers blooming in town, including at the Greenhouse, and at Mrs. Clara Southall's. ALS, April 12, 1845
Item 7: Receipt signed by Francis H. Lee for $15.00 received from Mrs. "Gault." ADS, April 12, 1845
Item 8: Account (March 13-April 13) of Mrs. Alex[ander] Galt with Peter T. Powell, totalling $1.88. AS Account, April 13, 1845
Item 9: Receipt signed by J. P. Duval for R. R. Duval for $23.63 received from Mr. Barziza in payment of Dr. J. M. Galt's account. ADS, April 18, 1845
Item 10: Account of Dr. J. M. Galt with R. R. Duval, totalling $21.63. ADS, April 18, 1845
Item 11: Receipt signed by E.W. Moore for E. [P] Tabb for $15.64 received from Wm. R. Galt. AS Account, April 19, 1845
Item 12: Receipt signed by Dinsmurt [?] Kyle for $33.35 received from Dr. John M. Galt. ADS, April 19, 1845
Item 13: University of Virginia. Wm. B. Rogers to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. A printed letter describing the disorders at the University and the resulting actions of the Board of Visitors. PLS [Note: There is a footnote from Gessner Harrison dated April 5 suggesting newspaper accounts of the disorders that Galt should read and cojmpare for their misconstructions.], April 29, 1845
Item 14: Account (January 2-May 3) of Dr. A. D. Galt's estate with Lindsey & Co., totalling $2.81. AS Account, May 3, 1845
Item 15: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Wm. H. Nash, $5.00 for a brass clock. AS Account, May 4, 1845
Item 16: New York. Harper & Brothers to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Would be better to include the special material in the first, rather than the second edition if Galt feels that it is particularly important and valuable. Will send proof sheets as soon as they begin working on it. Requests that he prepare and send the additional material. ALS, May 7, 1845
Item 17: Account (January 2-May 10) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $64.31. AS Account, May 10, 1845
Item 18: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W.K. Jenings, totalling $1.50. AS Account, May 20, 1845
Item 19: Henthsville [?]. Virginia. J.M. Conway to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Compares his unhappy life with William's happy one. Requests Galt to describe the character and disposition of Mary Tazewell, the daughter of Governor Tazewell. Mentions Land, Battle Yagle [?], Hunter, and Weekes. ALS, May 20, 1845
Item 20: W.W. Vest to Elizabeth Galt. Sends some flowers from Eliza's flower garden. ALS, May 21, 1845
Item 21: Account (May 7-26) of Dr. John M. Galt with Graves & Salmon, totalling $1.81. S Account, May 26, 1845
Item 22: Martha Wicker to Dr. John M. Galt. As a result of Miss Guthrie's marriage the previous evening, Mr. Guthrie needs his house back and she has no place to go. Wants Galt to use his influence with his mother in getting the writer a room in "hire house that is vacant down town." ALS, May 28, 1845
Item 23: Account of Mrs. Galt with Mary J. Butt, totalling $10.00. AS Account [Endorsed], May 31, 1845
Item 24: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with John A. Deneufville for $11.00 for making Refrigeration and "furnishing cock & Blocks of a do." Also note requesting that Galt pay the account to W. Weise [?]. AS Account, May 1845
Item 25: Wm. R. Galt promises to pay $180.40 to L. Salusbury & Brother in ninety days. DS, June 5, 1845
Item 26: Account of Mrs. "Gault" with Susan A. Taylor, seamstress, totalling $5.38. Account [Endorsed], June 11, 1845
Item 27: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with T. Stephenson, $5.00 for repairing and cleaning two watches. AS Account, June 23, 1845
Item 28: Account (January 29-June 26) of Mrs. A.D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $37.03. AS Account, June 26, 1845
Item 29: Account (February 28-June 27) of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe, totalling $14.16. Account, June 27, 1845
Item 30: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from W. R. Galt as one quarter's rent for the schoolroom in the Old Academy. DS, June 30, 1845
Item 31: Account of Mrs. Galt with Ann Wright, $.79 1/2 for milk. AS Account, June 30, 1845
Item 32: Receipt signed by C.G. Lookim, agent, for $15.50 received from Dr. Galt for his subscription to Hancorts Operative Surgery & Ellitron & Stewerteir Practice of Medicine. ALS, June 30, 1845
Item 33: Account of Thomas Nelson's Estate with the Collector of the City of Williamsburg, $2.88, the revenue tax on the lot. AS Account, July 1, 1845
Item 34: Account of John M. Galt with the Collector of the City of Williamsburg, $2.88, the revenue tax on the lot. AS Account, July 1, 1845
Item 35: Account (March 22-July 10) of Dr. John M. Galt with Wiley & Putnam, Importer & Booksellers of New York, totalling $11.25. With note on the account signed by E.D. Love [?]. S Account [Endorsed], July 1, 1845
Item 36: Account (December 20, 1844- July 11, 1845) of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray, tailor, totalling $16.25. AS Account, July 11, 1845
Item 37: Account of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thos. Lindsey, totalling $2.25. AS Account, July 18, 1845
Item 38: Account (March 22- July 20) of Dr. J. M. Galt with J. S. Charles, totalling $7.50. AS Account, July 20, 1845
Item 39: Receipt signed by Geo. M. Bam Jr. for Jas. J. Bloodgood & Co., for $25.00 received from Wm. Galt. ADS [Endorsed], August 7, 1845
Item 40: W.W. Vest to [?]. A set of dinner china such as the sample sent costs $25.00 in New York. He will get it if wanted. Also has bleached sheeting on hand at a good price. ALS, August 15, 1845
Item 41: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Wm. C. Shields. AS Account [Endorsed], August 20, 1845
Item 42: Account (June 10-August 30) of W.R. Galt with McCandlish & Jeffery, totalling $5.98. AS Account, August 30, 1845
Box 7: September 1845- June 1848
Folder 66: September- December 1845
Item 1: New York. Harper & Bros. tot Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. A few pages of proof have been sent and more will come on soon. They hope to have the book ready for the coming sessions of the Medical Schools. ALS, September 1, 1845
Item 2: William R. Galt's promise to pay S. Salusbury & Brother $105.40 in ninety days. AS Account, September 4, 1845
Item 3: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Daniel H. Mahone, $.50 for repairing a cot. AS Account, September 12, 1845
Item 4: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Wiley & Putnam in New York, totalling $7.50 with a price list fo recent importations and a note that other books have been sent recently, signed by Henry Kernot for Wiley & Putnam. AS Account, September 24, 1845
Item 5: Philadelphia. J[?] C. Millington to [John M. Galt?], [Williamsburg]. Was very pleased that the "drawing gave satisfaction with the exception of the slight alerations... which I have since corrected..." Will color 150 copies for $10.00. His father said it would cost $20.00 to draw the Hospital, and he will abide by that figure. Is pinched financially. "I should have liked to have heard about the College but I suppose my Father being unwell he was unable to attend to it." Regrets the death of James Lee. ALS [Note: The writer is a son of John Millington, a professor at William and Mary.], September 30, 1845
Item 6: Account (April 20- September 30) of Dr. John M. Galt with Peter T. Powell, totalling $12.76 1/2. AS Account, September 30, 1845
Item 7: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from Wm. R. Galt for one quarter's rent of the school room. DS, September 30, 1845
Item 8: [John M. Galt?] to Dr. Cooper. A brief history of the Eastern State Hospital, including the information that at present there are 70 males and 58 female patients. Also describes the various buildings as to locations and dimensions, the tailoring, shoe maker's, and carpenter's shops and the cost for patients. Will contribute to Cooper's Journal. Asks him some questions about his hospital, and generally the condition of the Negroes in Georgia. AL [draft], October 1, 1845
Item 9: Farnly. Natalie B. Hay [?] to Sally Galt, Williamsburg. Mentions Cousin Barbara. ALS, October 2, 1845
Item 10: Boston. Jas. M. Barnard to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. The exchange of reports is progressing satisfactorily. The English formula for observation will be adopted, with modifications, in Germany. Mentions Dr. Julius of Berlin. ALS, October 7, 1845
Item 11: Account of Mary J. Butt with Mrs. Galt, totalling $5.25. S Account, October 20, 1845
Item 12: Account of Mrs. Galt with F. A. Libly, various textiles, costing $8.83. S Account, October 23, 1845
Item 13: New York. H. Kernot for Wiley & Putnam to Dr. J.M. Galt. Encloses various books he had ordered in care of William & Mary College. Will order the other books from London. ALS, October 30, 1845
Item 14: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. The taxes for the year will be more than the quarter's rent. St. Paul's Episcopal Church will be consecrated the 11th. Feels the building boom in Richmond is a mania that cannot last. Mentions Dr. Smith, formerly of Williamsburg, who treated Eliza [Lambert] while they were in the North. ALS [Note: On the rest of the sheet is a draft letter of November from Elizabeth to Strobia. Judge Brown[e] has moved to Missouri. Mentions Judge Tucker's mother-in-law Mrs. Smith. Another draft note asks if Mr. Gray has time to make Dr. Galt a broadcloth cloak immediately. If so, Mr. Vest will furnish the material.], November 3, 1845
Item 15: Amelia. E..G. Leigh to Richard F. Miller, Williamsburg. The position in his office that Miller applied for has already been filled. Mentions Mrs. Irving. ALS [Note: On the back are various financial memorandum mentioning Mr. Deneufville, John H. Barlow, and Mr. Fentor and his son.], November 12, 1845
Item 16: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Drinker & Morris, totalling $17.75. Account [Endorsed], November 14, 1845
Item 17: Account (July 31- November 31) of Mrs. Galt with Ann Wright. AS Account [Endorsed]., November 31, 1845
Item 18: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W. H. Taylor & Co., totalling $15.99. Also a note apologizing for not sending the bill sooner. AS Account, December 3, 1845
Item 19: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth and Sally Galt] to [?]. Thanks the recipient for the illustrated English papers he sent, and which came from Norfolk at the same time as various boxes ordered from a merchant. News of Judge Browne's move to Missouri, with thoughts on the restlessness of western travelers. Wonders about the outcome of the squabble over Oregon. Comments on the improvement to the Asylum, and Bishop Meade's sermon on the subject. Mentions death of Virginia Scott. Mentions Sally and Mary Browne. AL [draft?], December 8, 1845
Item 20: Eliza Waller Vest to Sally M. Galt. Requests some book to read. Hopes "Aunt Galt" will come to see her mother and "dear little George." ANS, December 10, 1845
Item 21: Account (October 3- December 16) of Mr. Galt with C. F. Stone. AS Account, December 16, 1845
Item 22: Account (July 5- December 20) of Dr. John M. Galt with Wm. Edloe, totalling $9.98. Account, December 20, 1845
Item 23: Account (July 2- December 20) of John M. Galt with Wm. Edloe, totalling $9.98. Account, December 20, 1845
Item 24: Account (October 20- December 22) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $2.12. AS Account, December 22, 1845
Item 25: Ro[bert] Saunders to Dr. John M. Galt. Enjoyed reading the report and knows of nothing which should be added. ALS, December 24, 1845
Item 26: Account (November 1- December 25) of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray, tailor, totalling $20.50. AS Account, December 25, 1845
Item 27: Account (May 14- December 29) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Shelden & Maupin, totalling $117.13. AS Account, December 29, 1845
Item 28: Account (July 4- December 29) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $272.67. S Account, December 29, 1845
Item 29: Receipt signed by Lydia Goodridge for $10 received from W. [R?] Galt for one quarter's hire of Nelly. ADS, December 31, 1845
Item 30: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 recieved from W.R. Galt for one quarter's rent for the school room. DS, December 31, 1845
Item 31: Account of E. Pendleton, Clerk of the 54th Regiment, with W.R. Galt, $2.25 for missing musters on April 19, May 15, and October 18. AS Account [2 copies], 1845
Item 32: Account of William R. Galt with the City of Norfolk, $10.09 in taxes due for 2 slaves, 2 metallic clocks, and 1% interest on an income of $875. DS, 1845
Item 33: Norfolk. Lizzy [Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends messages to all her relatives. The baby is fine. ALS, [ca. 1845?]
Folder 67: January- April 1846
Item 1: New York. Harper & Brothers to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Request clarification of a note regarding the book. ANS, January 1, 1846
Item 2: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Geo. P. Daougherty, totalling $.82. AS Account, January 1, 1846
Item 3: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Eliha Gamass [?], $2.53 for coal. S Account, January 3, 1846
Item 4: Richmond. Drinker & Morris to P. Barziza. Are sending the "Acts of the Legislature" which he ordered. ALS, January 4, 1846
Item 5: Account with Wm. H. Lee. S Account, January 5, 1846
Item 6: Mulberry Place. Lizzie [Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Gault, Williamsburg. News of Grandpa's death. Discusses her schooling. Wants the picture of Uncle John [Williamson] painted for her. ALS [Note: Thomas Williamson, the father of Gabriel Galt Williamson, died in 1846, at the age of 69.], January 9, [1846?]
Item 7: Account (May 7, 1845- January 10, 1846) of Wm. R. Galt with William & J. B. Dey, totalling $52.00. Account, January 10, 1846
Item 8: Account (August 22, 1844- June 30, 1845) of Dr. John M. Galt with Drinker & Morris, with attached note regarding the account. AS Account, January 13, 1846
Item 9: Caroline County. Little Lizz [Elizabeth Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Goes to school, where her teacher, Miss Julia Deverix, teaches her Dictionary, Geography, Grammer, Arithmetick, History, Astronomy, and French. Her brother Tom goes to school with [Gabriella Woolfolk Williamson]'s brothers. Ellen Woolfolk and she put up their stockings for Christmas. Mentions Aunt Jenny and Madeline, Mr. Jourdan Woolfolk, and Mary Sharp. ALS, January 13, 1846
Item 10: Ohio Lunatic Asylum. William M. Awl to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Requests Galt's views on buildings for hospitals for the insane, so that he can submit a report at the next meeting of the Association of Medical Superintendents, which is to meet in Washington. Is pleased to be on Galt's committee "on Asylums for colored persons." Believes the last census made great errors in its figures on insanity among Negroes. They admit no Negroes to his institution. Mentions the practices of treating Negroes the same as whites at "Woodwards institution." The Legislature ordered his reports translated and printed in German. ALS, January 16, 1846
Item 11: Receipt signed by C.J.S. Pryor Jr. for William Edloe for $30.00 received from Dr. John M. Galt on his account. ADS, January 20, 1846
Item 12: Account of Mr. Galt with Belote & Cajsps [?], $1.25 for painting a baby house. AS Account, January 26, 1846
Item 13: Richmond. [John H.?] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Is worried that Elizabeth did not receive his last letter which contained $20.00. ALS, January 27, 1846
Item 14: Account of Wm. Galt with J.M. Freeman, $2.50 for making a ring. AS Account, January 28, 1846
Item 15: Account of Mrs. Galt with Mary A. Butt of Norfolk, $5.00 for a bird eye bonnet. AS Account, February 6, 1846
Item 16: Account of w.R. Galt with Butler & Camp, $5.05 for coal. S Account, February 12, 1846
Item 17: Account (1845- February 13, 1846) of Dr. John M. Galt with Thos Stephenson $4.00 for various repairs. AS Account, February 13, 1846
Item 18: University of Virginia. J.L. Cabell to [William R. Galt?]. Hopes to have the recipient read the report of the committee of the General Assembly which investigated the affairs of the University. Suggests articles to read, and enclosed the report from the Jeffersonian Republican. Requests that the recipient write an editorial notice directing the public to the remarks of Mr. Alexander. ALS, February 20, 1846
Item 19: Elizabeth J. Galt to Barbara [Page?]. Thanks her for the gift, which is "evidence of Marianna's taste & skill." On the reverse a wish for a bright future. ALS, March 5, 1846
Item 20: Receipt signed by W.H. Taylor Co. for $15.99 received from Dr. John M. Galt. DS, March 13, 1846
Item 21: Norfolk. W.H. Taylor Co. to Dr. John M. Galt. They are sending the herrings but have not been able to find good apples to send. ALS [Endorsed], March 13, 1846
Item 22: Petersburg. Joseph G. Cox to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses cases of insanity he has seen among the Negroes and mulattoes, both slave and free. The only place for lunatics there is the Common Jail. ALS, March 13, 1846
Item 23: Receipt signed by H.N. Bucktrout for $5.00 recieved from Mr. Galt for the hire of Jane. ADS, March 14, 1846
Item 24: New York. Thos. B. Smith to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is doing Galt's book for Harper & Brothers, and requests that the proofs be sent to him. Various matters regarding the book. ALS [Note: According to the adress Galt is to use, Smith is a "Stereotyper."], March 16, 1846
Item 25: Washington City. James Maurice to [?]. Called on the Secretary [of the Navy?] who said that he had recommended reducing the number of midshipmen, and that there were no vacancies. However, since the writer's application was very strong and signed by Representative Geddings and Senators Allen and Corwin, he might have a chance. The rumor is that the Secretary will leave office next month. Could not hear Mr. Calhoun's speech for the crowd was so large.  Mentions Capt. Edelin, Commadore William U. Crane, Thomas Upshur, and Jim and Aleck. ALS, March 19, 1846
Item 26: Caroline County. "little Lizzie" [Elizabeth Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of her father and his ship. Wishes she could have seen the 30 big fish, "whales, or something kin to them" that Uncle John [Williamson] said were blown ashore at Yorktown. Mentions Mr. Brooks, Johnny Uncle Harry, and Miss Margaret Burcher. ALS [Note: There is a note from [Gabriella Woolfolk Williamson?] added in which she discusses their plans for the winter, and how they hate to lose Miss Deveraux, who teaches Lizzie.], March 23, 1846
Item 27: A series of Characteristics, prophecies, predictions, destinies, wishes, and fates for several [?] people, including the writer. D, March 25, 1846
Item 28: Washington City. Jim [James Maurice?] to [William R. Galt?]. Thanks him for his letter to Mr. Mason. Is glad the recipient's school is going so well. News of the government, including the debate on Oregon, the President's recommendation for an increase in the Army and Navy, and the expected resignation of the Secretary of the Navy. A Mr. Tucker from Virginia attacked Capt. Ramsay with a knife. Mentions Gen. Dix, Sam Hoosten, Sam. Cormick, and Tom Upshur. ALS, March 31, 1846
Item 29: Receipt signed by Mary F. Cotton for $43.75 received from Wm. R. Galt for rent of a house on Main Street. DS, March 31, 1846
Item 30: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 recieved from W. R. Galt for rent of the schoolroom. DS, March 31, 1846
Item 31: Williamsburg. Chs. Minnigerode to Barbara Page. Thanks her, and the other ladies for their present of a gown. Is on the threshold of a ministerial career. ALS, April 1, 1846
Item 32: Receipt signed by Richd Northington for $3.00 received from W. R. Galt for this year's subscription to the Lady's Book. ADS, April 4, 1846
Item 33: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W. H. Taylor & Co., $4.37 for apples, with a note that they have never been so expensive. AS Account, April 6, 1846
Item 34: Account (February 28-April 9) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $2.38. AS Account, April 9, 1846
Item 35: Receipt signed by E. J. Griffith fror E.P. Tabb for $12.82 received from W. R. Galt, settling his account. ADS, April 14, 1846
Item 36: Receipt signed by McCandlish & Jeffery for $7.50 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, April 14, 1846
Item 37: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses $19.18 3/4, her share of the last quarter's rent of the old tavern. Invites Mrs. Galt and/or Sally to come up for the Episcopal Convention in Petersburg. ALS [Note: On the next two sides is a draft [?] of a letter from [Elizabeth J. Galt?] to Strobia in which she says Sally would like to go to the Convention. John goes to Washington in May for a Medical Convention. Dr. Williamson "frequently spends an hour or two in playing drafts with the patients." Mentions Miss L[ucy] A[nn] C[laiborne] and Miss Lucy Ann.], April 14, 1846
Item 38: W.W. Vest & Co. to Mrs. Dr. Galt. Send the price of various articles that the Galts [purchased?]., April 20, 1846
Folder 68: May- July 1846
Item 1: Account (April 2-May 3) of Mr. Galt with L. Salusbury & Bro., totalling $15.00. AS Account, May 3, 1846
Item 2: Richmond. J. H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Is going to a German wedding in the suburbs, where they expect to illuminate the house and trees. Plans to arrive in Williamsburg the 13th. ALS, May 4, 1846
Item 3: Receipt signed by John Slaughter for [$20.00] recieved in payment for 4 pairs of shoes. ADS, May 5, 1846
Item 4: Washington. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. In Richmond went to the District Clerk's Office and found the original census records "nailed up in a large box, which had never been opened for examination..." Describes the meeting of the Medical Superintendents, and especially mentions Drs. Chandler, Woodward, Packer, and Kirklinde, as well as Miss Dix. Attended a religious service at the Capitol. Mentions Mr. Tyler, Virginia Williamson, Maj. Christian, and Mr. Southall. ALS, May 11, 1846
Item 5: Receipt signed by C.N. Blackwell for $13.75 received from Dr. "Gault," for six days board at the National Hotel. DS, May 16, 1846
Item 6: Receipt signed by E. G. Lambert for $100.00 received from Dr. John Galt. ADS, May 19, 1846
Item 7: Account (January 3- May 21) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $59.43. AS Account, May 21, 1846
Item 8: Saml. T. Bright to Dr. John M. Galt. Understands Galt has just arrived from Richmond, and wonders if he has any news regarding Genl. Taylor's army. ALS, May 25, 1846
Item 9: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Feels both Mrs. Galt and Elizabeth stay at home too much. Sends John's gold pen and pencil case which he left. Mentions Lucy A. Claiborne. ALS, June 10, 1846
Item 10: Halifax Court House. B. F. Garrett to Dr. John M. Galt. Sends the names of Stephen Kent, Sam B. Mayor, and John F. McCearman who want copies of the Report of the Lunatic Asylum. Understands Dr. Stribbling sends a copy of the report from the Western Asylum to each delegate. Feels that the law John wants should be passed, as Stribbling's report shows that formerly patients ill for a period of time were not admitted by the Directors. Inquires if Mr. Dew and Miss Hay are yet married. Hopes his Negroes are behaving and that Galt will keep them another year "for it would be a serious incovenience to me if they should, by bad conduct, lost their places." ALS, June 11, 1846
Item 11: Norfolk. "little Lizzie" [Elizabeth Williamson] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. "In this part of the world everything is war war." News of her school. Mentions Mrs. Baylor, Mr. Prior, Ellen, Henry Vickery, Cousin Sally Capron, Annie, and Eliza Vest. ALS, June 11, 1846
Item 12: Account (May 1- June 16) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $1.63. AS Account, June 16, 1846
Item 13: Account of Wm. R. Galt with the city of Norfolk, $3.00 in taxes for one white male and one slave. S Account, June 24, 1846
Item 14: Account (January 10 June 24) of Dr. John M .Galt with William Edloe, $15.91 for postage. S Account, June 24, 1846
Item 15: Account (January 1- June 29) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $146.67. AS Account, June 29, 1846
Item 16: Receipt signed by John Haird [?] for Henry Cotton for $43.75 recieved from w. R. Galt for one quarter's house rent. DS [Note: This dated June 31, but June has only 30 days.], June [30], 1846
Item 17: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from W.R. Galt for one quarter's rent of a schoolroom in the Old Academy. ADS, June 30, 1846
Item 18: Account of Mrs. Galt with Geo. P. Daougherty. AS Account, July 1, 1846
Item 19: Account (April 29- July 1) of Wm. R. Galt with Seldon & Son, totalling $11.75 for attending and medicine for Rose. S Account, July 1, 1846
Item 20: New York. Thos. B. Smith to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Has sent all the proof sheets, but still lacks copy for title, preface, contents, and index. Reminds him that it is expensive to alter plates. ALS [Note: On the same sheet is a draft of Galt's reply to this letter. Had not planned on an index but now thinks one should be done by "some suitable person in New York, at my charge." If this cannot be done will prepare an index as quickly as possible, perhaps within 2 to 3 weeks.], July 13, 1846
Item 21: Richmond. J. H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. The mills begin working very soon, and he will then get her the flour she wanted. The weather has been very hot, but the city remains healthy. Mentions Mr. Enders and Miss Claiborne. ALS, July 14, 1846
Item 22: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Daniel H. Mahone, $1.25 for repairs on a cart. AS Account, July 18, 1846
Item 23: New York. Thos. R. Smith to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Harper and Brothers would prefer that Galt make the index, as that insures that it is the best one. Harper & Brothers desire that the work be finished as quickly as possible, as they hope to have book on sale by fall. ALS, July 21, 1846
Item 24: Williamsburg. Invitation of Judge Christian and Miss Martha Christian for Dr. John M. and Miss Sally Galt at 8 o'clock that evening. N, July 23, 1846
Item 25: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Last week was as cold as the one before was hot, so that for the first time in his life Storbia was forced to sleep under blankets in July. Mentions Mrs. Meade and Lucy A. Claiborne. ALS, July 24, 1846
Item 26: Account (May 25- July 30) of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe, $6.13 for ice. Account, July 30, 1846
Item 27: Account (March-July) of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray, totalling $18.50 for various clothes. S Account, July 1846
Folder 69: August- September, 1846
Item 1: Williamsburg. [Fragment of a letter to a business house, with a detailed description of a blank book on the reverse.], August 3, 1846
Item 2: Receipt signed by Kuting Wisskins[?] for $30.00 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, August 4, 1846
Item 3: Receipt signed by J. N. Shield for $9.25 received from W.R. Galt. ADS, August 5, 1846
Item 4: Faquier Springs. Marianne S[aunders] to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the hot trip from Williamsburg to Richmond, and their stay at Elba. ALS, August 6 [1846?]
Item 5: Account of W.D. [R?] Galt with J. Burcher, $10.87 1/2 for two days board and dinner for himself, a lady, a child, and a servant, plus a charge for lemonade and cigars. AS Account, August 7, 1846
Item 6: Wm. R. Galt promised to pay $84.07 to J.I. Bloodgood Co. in ninety days. DS, August 8, 1846
Item 7: Account of Dr. J. Galt with E. & I. Gerst, totalling $4.55. AS Account, August 10, 1846
Item 8: [Elisabeth J. Galt] to [John H. Strobia]. Things are very dull in Williamsburg, especially since most people have left. The [flour?] arrived after being detained some time at the Grove, by the many passengers, "frequently insane patients & their attendants." Mentions Mrs. Richardson who is a patient at the Asylum, as well as Mrs. Meade, Susan Bright, Marianna Saunders, and Judge Mason. AL [draft?], August 14, 1846
Item 9: Account of William R. Galt with James. R. Johnson, $5.00 for two clocks. AS Account, August 15, 1846
Item 10: New York. Thos. B. Smith to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Will mail corrected proofs tomorrow. Hopes to recieve the title and preface very soon, and wonders when he will receive the index. ALS, August 18, 1846
Item 11: Account of W.R. Galt with Thos. G. Broughton, $2.00 for advertising the classical school. AS Account, August 20, 1846
Item 12: Account of Wm. Galt with Taylor Wilson & Co., totalling $6.25. AS Account, August 20, 1846
Item 13: Account of Wm. R. Galt with W. C. Shields, $3.00 for advertising the opening of the school. AS Account, August 20, 1846
Item 14: Account of Thomas Nelson's estate with the collector of Williamsburg, $3.88 for taxes on a lot. S Account, September 1, 1846
Item 15: Account of John M. Galt with the Collector of Williamsburg, various taxes totalling $29.10. S Account, September 1, 1846
Item 16: Finley, Clarke County, Virginia. Marianne S[aunders] to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Mrs. Hay's place is lovely. Describes the sudden death of Mr. [Thomas Roderick] Dew in Paris. The Christians and the Tuckers are at the Springs. ALS [Note: Thomas Roderick Dew (1802-1846), professor at the College of William and Mary, died in Paris on his wedding trip, shortly after marrying Natilia Hay.], September 14, [1846]
Item 17: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W. H. Taylor & Co., totalling $15.90 with accompany note on how the goods were sent, and on their receipt of money for his account. Account with ALS, September 16, 1846
Item 18: Note of Thomas Lindsey for $15.00 borrowed from Dr. J. M. Galt and payable on demand. ANS, September 16, 1846
Item 19: Account of the Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg with R.R. Duval, totalling $36.15 with an attached account of Dr. John M. Galt with the same firm. Account, September 17, 1846
Item 20: New York. Thos. B. Smith to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is very anxious to know how soon the index will be ready, as Harpers wants to publish the work in early November. ALS, September 17, 1846
Item 21: Account of Eastern Lunatic Asylum with Drinker & Morris, $8.00 for a violin, a flute, 2 fifes, a backgammon box and a set of dominos. Account, September 18, 1846
Item 22: Account of Dr. John Galt with Richard M. Bucktrout, $5.50 for making a coffin and burying "old woman Sarah." AS Account, September 23, 1846
Item 23: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt?]. His reflections on the difficulties faced by the University and by himself. News of various students and professors, including Cornick, Rush, Dr. McGuffey, Mr. Tucker, Col. Woodley, and Mr. Rogers. Also comments on Mr. Dew's death. ALS, September 23, 1846
Item 24: Receipt signed by Mary F. Cotten for $43.75 recieved from Wm. R. Galt for house rent. ADS, September 30, 1846
Item 25: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 recieved from Wm. R. Galt for rent of a schoolroom in the Old Academy. DS, September 30, 1846
Folder 70: October- December 1846
Item 1: J.H. Strobia to Elisabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Taxes are so high that they took all the quarter's rent from the old tavern. Lucy A. Claiborne is at their home ill. Mr. Hoyt just died, and the examinations of Myers and Burr took place yesterday. ALS, October 13, [1846]
Item 2: Williamsburg. Tho. W. Upshur to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. News of his College work, after attending Galt's school. Is reputed to have the finest room for a student in Williamsburg. Describes his travel companions from the boat to the town. Hopes Galt's father will send Alek [Alexander D. Galt, Jr., William's brother] to Italy. "Willliamsburg is decidedly the dustyest place, save Washington, in dry weather, & the wettist in wet..." Mentions McCalpin, Lewis, and Shield's son. ALS, November 5, 1846
Item 3: Greensboro [Alabama?]. C.D. Pryor to [William R.] Galt. Has been requested to ask if Galt would consider becoming principal of a new male academy there. Describes the proposed organization of the school, and compares the conditions of education there and in Virginia. Describes their trip there, including a meeting with Robert Armistead, the son of Col. W. Armistead. Discusses the academy he runs. Mentions Judge Pierce, Churchil, Mary Jane, Edwd., Ann and Dr. Semple, Mr. Brock, Dr. Johns, Mr. Preston, and the Widow Cole. ALS, November 14, 1846
Item 4: Account (November 13, 1845- November 17, 1846) of Dr. John Galt with Graves & Lee, totalling $.88. AS Account, November 17, 1846
Item 5: Account of Dr. Galt with Wiley & Putnam, totalling $5.75. Account, November 17, 1846
Item 6: Williamsburg. Susan M. Christian to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Was greatly disappointed that Mary [Ware Galt] could not come and visit. Her brother has 60 pupils and 14 boarders. Mentions Charles McA., Christopher, Ned Shield, Turner, and Mrs. Capron. ALS, November 14, 1846
Item 7: Note from R. McCandlish, Director, asking that Mr. Dunlop be permitted to visit the Asylum. ANS, November 16, 1846
Item 8: Receipt signed by John Freeman for $8.00 received from W. Galt. ADS, November 24, 1846
Item 9: Receipt signed by F. M. Burroughs for Wm. & John B. Dey, for $20.00 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, November 26, 1846
Item 10: Account (July 3- November 27) of Dr. John M. Galt with William Edloe, totalling $10.88 for postage and ice. S Account, November 27, 1846
Item 11: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Daniel H. Mahone, $1.50. AS Account, December 3, 1846
Item 12: Note of Wm. R. Galt for $50.00 due L. Salusbury & Bro. in ninety days. DS, December 6, 1846
Item 13: Account (november 7- December 11) of Wm. R. Galt with Butler & Camp, totalling $12.95. AS Account, December 11, 1846
Item 14: Account (August 20- December 14) of Dr. A.D.Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $3.76. AS Account, December 14, 1846
Item 15: Williamsburg. John M. Galt to [Bell & Entwistle]. Wants to subscribe to The London Quarterly Review and the Foreign Quarterly Review for the next year for himself, and the Edinburg and Westminister Reviews for Dr. John G. Williamson. Gives his check for $8.05 at the bottom of the page. ALS, December 16, 1846
Item 16: Martha Page to Sallie M. Galt. Cannot spend the next day with her because of the speech, but she and Lelia will spend a day during the Christmas holidays. ANS, December 18, 1846
Item 17: Account (July 1- December 23) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $278.71. AS Account, December 23, 1846
Item 18: Account (October 28- December 24) of William R. Galt with Wm. Knight, totalling $8.20. AS Account, December 24, 1846
Item 19: Account (May 29-December 24) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $121.38. AS Account, December 24, 1846
Item 20: Account (December 2-28) of Dr. John M. Galt with Henry M. Bowden, P[ost] M[aster] totalling $.59 1/2. AS Account, December 28, [1846]
Item 21: Receipt signed by Mary F. Cotton for $43.75 received from W. R. Galt for renting a house on "Main Street opposite Exchange." [Norfolk] ADS, December 31, 1846
Item 22: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from W. R. Galt for rent of a schoolroom in the Old Academy. DS, December 31, 1846
Item 23: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with John T. James, totalling $15.87 1/2. AS Account, 1846
Item 24: Account of Mrs. Galt with J.T. James, totalling $.50. AS Account, 1846
Item 25: Account of William R. Galt with the city of Norfolk, various taxes on one slave, 2 clocks, and income, totalling $8.42. S Account, 1846
Item 26: Poems, riddles, and puzzles, possibly by Elizabeth J. Galt. D, 1846
Folder 71: January- May 1847
Item 1: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Henry M. Bowden, totalling $1.56. AS Account, January 1, 1847
Item 2: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes Caroline [Lambert Harrison]'s family and home. Mentions Lucy A. Claiborne, Ann MacMurdo, Rose Dixon, Mr. Dixon, and Mrs. Tally. ALS, January 7, 1847
Item 3: Account of Mr. Galt with Wm. D. Roberts totalling $9.75. AS Account, January 7, 1847
Item 4: Account (April 21, 1846- January 28, 1847) of Dr. John M. Galt with Thos. Wynne, totalling $2.75. S Account, January 28, 1847
Item 5: Eliza Vest to Elizabeth Galt. Thinks often of their happy days together in the past. ANS, February 1, 1847
Item 6: New York City. James Maurier to [?]. Describes his new position as apprentice on the Havre packet ship Havre, and his future possibilities. ALS, February 3, 1847
Item 7: Dunbar. Wm. M. Jones [?] to [?]. Can sell corn shucks [?] at 1/6 per barrel. On reverse are notes of goods received. ALS, February 13, 1847
Item 8: Office, Bank of Virginia, Norfolk. R. M. Purdie [?] to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Summarizes Galt's bank statemetn, notifies him that he presently has $48.87, and tries to straighten out the credit on 5 shares of stock. ALS, February 17, 1847
Item 9: Receipt signed by Hipkins & Hatch for $77.03 received from William R. Galt. ADS, February 19, 1847
Item 10: Receipt signed by F. M. Burroughs for Wm. & John B. Dey for $21.75 received from W. R. Galt. ADS, February 19, 1847
Item 11: Account (January 30- February 23) of W.R. Galt with J.H. & C. Rowland, totalling $8.90. AS Account, February 23, 1847
Item 12: Bank of Virginia, Richmond. Saml. Marx to John M. Galt. Sends a statement of dividends due on 5 shares of stock in the Virginia Bank, amounting to $67.25 for the period January 1844 to January 1847. ALS, February 24, 1847
Item 13: Bank of Virginia, Richmond. Saml. Marx to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Attempts to straighten out some confusion regarding transferring the credit of the dividends to the bank in Norfolk. ALS, March 3, 1847
Item 14: Account (January 30- March 12) of Wm. R. Galt with Butler & Camp, totalling $8.10. AS Account, March 12, 1847
Item 15: Account (January 5- March 19) of Dr. John M. Galt with Thos. T. Clark, totalling $3.06 1/4. AS Account, March 19, 1847
Item 16: Account of Wm. R. Galt with C. Hall & Co., totalling $.25. AS Account, March 23, 1847
Item 17: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from W. R. Galt as one quarter's rent of the schoolroom in the Old Academy. DS, March 31, 1847
Item 18: Account of Mrs. Galt with Mary J. Butt, totaling $4.00. S Account, April 10, 1847
Item 19: Greensboro, Ala. C.D. Pryor to [William R.] Galt. News of his school. All his parlor and chamber furniture bought in Mobile, and all his books sent from Virginia were destroyed in the explosion of the steamer Tuscaloosa, but his beds and bedding had been sent before. Mentions Edwin Shield and Mr. Buck. ALS, April 11, 1847
Item 20: Account (March 1846- April 13, 1847) of W.R. Galt with Mrs. Mary Cowling of payments for the hire of Rose. Signed by E.L. Hall. S Account, April 13, 1847
Item 21: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Is sending the bonnet for Sally, but cannot come for a visit at this time. William Lambert's duties as Mayor of Richmond should have more compensations than $1800. Mentions Wardros MacMurdo, Mrs. Dixon, and Mary W. ALS, April 13, 1847
Item 22: [John M. Galt to William Lambert]. Encloses a check for $189., which, with previous payments of $600 covers the whole amount of Mrs. Mary D. Galt's share of her father's debt to Lambert's father. L [draft?], April 19, 1847
Item 23: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends a check for the money collected from the old city tavern. His gout is lessening. ALS [Note: On the blank sheets are drafts of letters to John H. Strobia and Eliza Lambert, giving the news that L[ucy] C[laiborne] sent her servant to have Uncle Alex come and extract two teeth, and that she is very busy writing speeches for the Queen of May. Requests advice on the cost of a gold watch-chain for John [M. Galt]. Inquires about most of the Lamberts.], April 27, 1847
Item 24: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Butler & Camp, totalling $8.00. AS Account, April 27, 1847
Item 25: Richmond. E[liza] G. Lambert to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes General Tom Thumb and his effect on Richmond. Mentions Dr. Smith,  Mrs. Campbell, Mary Smith, and Dr. and Mrs. Chamberlayne. On next sheet is receipt of Wm. Lambert for $189 received from John M. Galt. ALS, May 3, 1847
Item 26: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Daniel H. Mahone, $1.00. AS Account, May 8, 1847
Item 27: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Invites John and Sally up to see the Viennoise Dancers. Mentions Lucy A. Claiborne, and the various members of his family. ALS, May 15, 1847
Item 28: Richmond. J. H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the death of Jane Randolph Scott (Mrs. Robert G. Scott) formerly of Williamsburg, and one of the Strobia's neighbors. The general assembly of the Presbyterian Curch has been meeting in Richmond, and the Baptists will meet there soon. ALS, May 29, 1847
Item 29: Account of Wm. R. Galt with C.H. Shield, totalling $17.16 for bacon. S Account, May 29, 1847
Folder 72: June- 15 September 1847
Item 1: Invitation from some of the students of William & Mary College to Dr. J.M. Galt to attend their 4th of July dinner. Signed by the committee of J.E. Friend, A.S. Norwent, J.L. Scott, W.H. Mitchell, and G.B. Jones. ADS, June 14, 1847
Item 2: Account (January 2- June 14) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $64.96. S Account, June 14, 1847
Item 3: Account of Wm. R. Galt with the city of Norfolk, $3.00 for taxes on one white male and one slave. S Account, June 24, 1847
Item 4: Account (February 24- June 24) of Dr. John Galt with Graves & Lee, totalling $1.50. AS Account, June 24, 1847
Item 5: Account (January 1-June 25) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totalling $4.06. AS Account, June 25, 1847
Item 6: Account (January 2-June 28) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $207.90. AS Account, June 28, 1847
Item 7: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Thos. T. Olask [?], $2.50 for a pair of shoes. AS Account, June 28, 1847
Item 8: Account of Wm. R. Galt with Richard Hall, $28.75 for one quarter's house rent. AS Account, June 30, 1847
Item 9: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from W. R. Galt for a quarter's rent for the schoolroom in the Old Academy. DS, June 30, 1847
Item 10: Receipt signed by C.F.M. Powell for $10.00 received from W.R. Galt for a subscription to the Weekly Union from 11 December 1846 to 11 December 1848. DS, July 1, 1847
Item 11: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends check for $18.75 for their share of the quarter's rent of the Old City Tavern. News of the death of John Copeland, and an explanation of his kinship to Mrs. Mary D. Galt. Caroline [Lambert] Harrison has another son, her fourth child. Mentions Miss Smith. ALS [Note: On the next page is the draft of Elizabeth's reply to this letter in which she comments on the "anarchy" of the mail. They were promised 6 steamboat and 2 stage mails a week but get only one a week. Mentions Mary Ann [Harrison].], July 14, 1847
Item 12: Account of John M. Galt with James Gray, totalling $12.50. AS Account, July 15, 1847
Item 13: Account (July 8-29) of Wm. R. Galt with J.H. & Jos [?] Nash, $24.25 for feathers and a rocking chair. AS Account, July 29, 1847
Item 14: Account of W.R. Galt with Thos. G. Broughton & Son, $1.88 for advertising the classical school. AS Account, August 18, 1847
Item 15: Acount of Wm. R. Galt with Daily Courier, $1.50 for advertising the classical and mathematical school. S Account, August 20, 1847
Item 16: Account of W.R. Galt with J. Burcher, $9.18 3/4 for 2 days board for himself, a lady, a child, and a servant, plus "segars." AS account, August 21, 1847
Item 17: Account of Thomas Nelson's estate with the Sergeant of the City of Williamsburg, $5.17 for taxes. S Account, August 21, 1847
Item 18: Account of John M. Galt with the Sergeant of the City of Williamsburg, $29.10 for taxes. S Account, August 21, 1847
Item 19: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Their mother is very busy with her "Newspaper Studies." Mentions Mrs. Cole, Chintham, Mr. Saunders, W. Greenhow [Saunders or Greenhow wants to visit the Asylum the next day], Dr. Thomas F. Green, and Dr. Hawks who "offered for this place" but reputedly accepted a position at the Louisiana University. ALS, August 24, 1847
Item 20: Williamsburg. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Worries about Sally's health, her getting cold, and not getting enough rest. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [August 24, 1847]
Item 21: Williamsburg. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. The two Johns [John Galt and John Williamson] are in her room talking politics while Elizabeth prepares quinine pills for Sally. AL, August 27, 1847
Item 22: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Asked John for news "over the banisters (as he goes over to rec. a patient)..." Has $60 with which to purchase silver tumblers, preferably with oval bottoms. Dr. Hawks accepted the Presidency of the University of Louisiana. Mentions Marianna, Eliza, and Mr. Saunders. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [August 27, 1847]
Item 23: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Hopes Sally can go North with their relatives. "A Mr. Gerberding has just come to get a pay-patient in, & this is the 4th personal application to have patients squeezed in." Mentions Miss E. Bowers, L. Nimmo, Matilda McCandlish, Mrs. Claiborne, Eliza Vest, Col. Warrenton, Dr. Stewart, Dr. Mercer, little Armistead Mr. Hodges, Marianna, and Leandon C. Garland who has accepted a post in Alabama, perhaps at the college William Richard [Galt] was offered a position. AL, August 30, 1847
Item 24: Williamsburg. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Advises Sally regarding the proposed trip North. AL [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [August 30, 1847]
Item 25: Account (July 30- August 30) of Dr. John Galt with Graves & Lee, totalling $.62. AS Account, August 30, 1847
Item 26: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Praises their relatives in Richmond. One of Mr. Bright's servants became deranged, was brought to the Asylum, and tranferred to Staunton. Expects everyone to return to Williamsburg early this year as they are all interested in the College and some are anxious about it. Mentions Marianna, Lelia, Cynth, Matilda Mc, Bob and Mrs. Cole who are on a nothern trip, and Mr. and Mrs. Millington, who she hopes will return in better health and spirit. ALS, September 1, 1847
Item 27: [Williamsburg]. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Mentions Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon and Martha, Rebecca, Gabriella, Mrs. Galt [probably Mary Arnet Godwin Galt, wife of William Trebell Galt], Cousin Lucy [probably Lucy Jane Galt Cabell], and Eliza. AL [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [September 1, 1847]
Item 28: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. John insists that Sally get Elizabeth a cheap wooden clock for the storeroom, as he would then know what time to get up, for he "does not always hear the Church clock." Asks her to get several other things also, including cards, linen trimming, blinds, and curtains. As for the patient, "Geberding did not want to take her out... but to put her in ... offering to pay board, which he has been doing in the country-- says his wife is thrown into convusions at the thought of seeing her, not having done so for 2 years. She is to be brought, & the officers anticipate tormet from descriptions of her." Mentions Louis, the little V's, Mr. V., Mrs. B., and Mrs. Crump. AL, September 3, 1847
Item 29: [Williamsburg]. [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Is pleased Sally is not going North with her relatives. AL [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [September 3, 1847]
Item 30: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. The town is dull but healthy, with not one of the 200 people in and around the Asylum is ill. Uncle Jack has been polishing all her tin. John is busy on the report, and Pliny is writing something for the paper and wants John to help. "The Builders have begun the kitchen..." News of a Methodist meeting on the Eastern Shore. The only service in town the day before was at the Asylum. John is teaching Clark French, and Dudley music. Tom supposedly gave $500 to the orphan asylm in Norfolk. News of the condition of Mr. Bright's servant. A Mrs. Howard, an Englishwoman, who had been at the Western Asylum, was brought to the Asylum this evening. Mentions Judge Baily, Finny, Bellicola, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, Mr. Saunders, Mr. Vest, Rebecca Walker, Mrs. W. Warren, Kate, Harriet, and Julia. AL [Note: There is also a very brief note from Mrs. Mary D. Galt at the end of Elizabeth's letter.], September 6, 1847
Item 31: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Two patients, Miss L. Fleming and Mrs. Wilkes are leaving the Asylum, though the latter has been very ill. Mentions Sam McCraw, Mr. Hairston, Mrs. Cogbill, Bernard, Mrs. Blackwell of Halifax whose husband is a patient, and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon, Marth P., Emma Taylor, Mr. Maupin, and Mr. Saunders, who are all traveling or just returned from doing so. AL [Note: There is also a brief note from Mrs. Mary D. Galt at the end of Elizabeth's letter.], September 8, 1847
Item 32: Pentland Hills, MD. W. Hodges to Dr. John Galt, Williamsburg. Would be very pleased to have Sally join them for their trip to New York, and informs John when he will be in Washington. He also makes arrangements for having his mail forwarded. ALS, September 9, 1847
Item 33: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. "The King" sent John a large parcel of books, as well as Blackwood's for the patients. Understands R[obert] Tyler is to go to Naples. "Tis said that Dr. Griffin says Dr. Stewart is coming to live in his house opposite. Understands Mr. Hodges is going to get a female teacher in the north, to form a school in Williamsburg. Mentions Dr. Dudley (a patient), James Copee, Mr. Saunders, Dr. Mercer, Mr. Deneufville, Farley Ball, R. Burke, and Mr. Eoff. AL [Note: There is also a note from Mrs. Mary D. Galt which mentions Peggy.], September 9, 1847
Item 34: [Richmond]. [Sally M. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is not sure she wants to leave Richmond yet. Mentions the many people she has met, including Miss Mills, Miss Jackson, Miss Jane Foster, Dr. Leper's daughter, Mrs. Crump, Mrs. W.Bassett, W. Crump, Emma Scott, Dr. Dabney, and Molly Minge C. AL, September 11, 1847
Item 35: Kelona [?]. C[arolina] L[ambert] Harrison to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Hopes that Sally would visit her for at least a day while in Richmond. Mentions many of her neighbors and friends, including Nannie Lecjt [?], Anne Maivel [?], Eliza Harrison, Mrs. Mckenzie, Miss Peggy Blair, and the Tallys. ALS, September 11, 1847
Item 36: Fauquier Springs. Marianne [Saunders] to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Cynthia [Tucker] is going to go to Mrs. Millers' school. Finds the Springs quite dull now, as most people have left. Mentions Maria Custia [or Curtis], Montague and George Thompson, Warner Jones, and Henry Taylor. ALS, September 12, 1847
Item 37: Wiliamsburg. [Draft] of an order for a keg of lard, containing 40-60 lbs. to be sent by the next steamboat. On reverse is list of various measures pertaining to the asylum, covering the years 1843-1847. [draft], September 13, 1847
Item 38: Account of Miss Galt with Wm. Ritter totalling $22 for shades. AS Account, September 15, 1847
Item 39: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Recommends that they wait to buy plate until John and Sally go North as they will find more fashionable items there at less cost. ALS [Note: On the rest of the sheet is the draft of a letter from Elizabeth J. Galt to Strobia. Still wants the plate purchased in Richmond. News of Mrs. Richardson, a patient, and her pleasure with the snuffbox Strobia gave her. Mentions Judge Mason and Professor Deems.], September 15, 1847
Folder 73: 16 September- 15 December 1847
Item 1: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with D.P. Curtis, totalling $14.00. AS Account, September 16, 1847
Item 2: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to [John H. Strobia, Richmond.] Sends $60 for four silver tumblers and a silver waiter. Dr. Hawks may leave Louisiana and accept the position at Wm. & Mary. Someone proposed Dr. Sparrow for the position. In Williamsburg they can neither see nor get pretty things, as "our merchants do not venture upon fancy articles, the sale is so small." Mentions Marianna and Mrs. Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. Daiel, Mr. Hodges, and Cynthia Tucker. ALS, September 17, 1847
Item 3: Account (September 20-21) of Wm. R. Galt with Butler & Camp, totalling $10.55. AS Account, September 21, 1847
Item 4: Receipt signed by Richa. Hall for $28.75 received from W.R. Galt as one quarter's rent of a house on York Street. ADS, September 30, 1847
Item 5: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 school room rent received from W.R. Galt. DS, September 30, 1847
Item 6: Account (August 23- October 1) of William R. Galt with Bonsal & Burrough, totalling $1.77 1/2. AS Account, October 1, 1847
Item 7: Account (July 30- October 10) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, totaling $3.25. AS Account, October 10, 1847
Item 8: E[liza] W. Vest to Elizabeth Galt. News of her activities, including writing in a new copy book, and jumping rope. Mentions Uncle Littleton, Brother Walker, Cousin Thomas Warren, Miss Mary Brown[e of Kentucky?], Cousins Mary and Lousia, and Patty. ALS, October 10, 1847
Item 9: Account of Wm. R. Galt with C.H. Shield, totalling $9.45, signed by Wm. F. Shield. AS Account, October 11, 1847
Item 10: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to Wm. Richard Galt, Norfolk. Other than whooping cough in one family, the town is perfectly free of contagious diseases. His nephew Thom [Thomas Wiliamson] goes to school to Dr. Griffin in Mr. Christian's yard. The arrangements of the Visitors in making Saunders president and appointing two new professors, one of whom Mr. Garland, had already taken a position in Alabama and cannot come until next session, are too late for this year. Congratuates William on an additional brother. Mary [Dixon Williamson] has been visiting her relatives in Richmond. ALS [Note: Edward Pegram Galt, the son of Alexander Galt and his second wife, Mary Anne Raincock, was born in 1847.], October 15, 1847
Item 11: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends bills and receipts for the silver plate and for taxes on the Old Tavern. Their old servant Harry, who had been with them more than twenty years, died. Was glad to hear of the impending marriage of Sally Edloe to Peyton Coles. Mentions Mrs. Mary Williamson, Miss Lucy Claiborne, and Mrs. Bright. ALS, October 16-19, 1847
Item 12: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends Sally's dress, an account of how much it cost, and suggestions on what to wear with it. ALS [Note: On the rest of the sheet is the draft of a letter from Elizabeth Galt to Strobia. Mr. Hodges got an assistant for the school, a woman fresh from England. The College is doing better than expected, though still in an unsettled condition. "In so small a village the 2 public Institutions constitute its existence." The students are as interested in the Asylum as in the College. The patients take daily rides. Mentions Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. B. P., Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. R. Hemson, Mr. Lyons, Beverly Botts, Mr. Millington, Mr. Dabney, and Mr. Boynton.], October 25, 1847
Item 13: Norfolk. Wm. Rd. G[alt] to [Mary Ware Galt, Williamsburg]. Is quite short of money as people have been slow in paying. Mentions Molly, Tom Upshur, Aunt Cely, Mrs. Armistead, and Wm. Galt. ALS, October 27, 1847
Item 14: [Norfolk]. W.R. G[alt] to [Mary Jeffery Galt]. Sends a story for her. Mentions Aleck. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper. Mary Jeffery (1844-1922) and Alexander Patrick (1845-1850) were the two oldest children of William R. and Mary Ware Galt.], [October 27, 1847]
Item 15: Account of William R. Galt with Wm. & J.B. Dey, $5.00. AS Account, November 6, 1847
Item 16: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Thos. T. Clark, $2.50 for a pair of shoes. AS Account, November 11, 1847
Item 17: Baltimore. J. McElroy for Adams & Co., to Dr. John M. Galt. They cannot send his "bundle" until the freight is paid to the Grove Landing. This, plus the charge from New York, amounts to $1.25., November 15, 1847
Item 18: Account of Mr. Galt with Nelson Cory, totalling $4.00. AS Account, November 18, 1847
Item 19: Charlotesville. John M. Galt to [Mrs. Mary D. Galt]. George Lambert was in all the recent battles but was not wounded. May go on to Staunton. Mentions John Lambert, Mat Waller, and Mrs. Dr. Waller. ALS [Note: George and John Lambert are two of the sons of General William Lambert, and brothers of Caroline Lambert Harrison. Mrs. Dr. Waller is probably the wife of Dr. Robert P. Waller.], November 18, 1847
Item 20: Account (May 24- November 29) of W.R. Galt with Mrs. Anne W. Moore, totalling $6.92 for 107 quarts of milk. Signed by W. Moore. S Account, November 29, 1847
Item 21: Account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Daniel H. Mahone, totalling $1.50. AS Account, November 29, 1847
Item 22: Baltimore. J. McElroy for Adams & Co. to J.N. [M] Galt. Have received the $5.00 and sent the bundle and credit his account with $3.75. ALS, November 29, 1847
Item 23: Account (August- November) of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray, totalling $14.00 for making various clothes. AS Account, November 1847
Item 24: Washington Hall. H.L. Lee, Cor[responding] Sec[retary] W[ashington] S[ociety of William and Mary College] to Dr. John M. Galt. Notifies Galt of his election as an Honorary Member, and briefly outlines the purposes of the Society. ALS, December 8, 1847
Item 25: Richmond. James Lyons to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Received a judgement in Galt's favor regarding the half-pay of his grandfather Dr. John M. Galt, at the last term of the Circuit Court. However, the Attorney General resisted the claim and plans to appeal unless the U.S. government pays the money. Needs a power of attorney from Galt before he can act in his behalf in Washington. Outlines the legal steps necessary in getting a certified power of attorney. ALS, December 9, 1847
Folder 74: December 16-31 1847
Item 1: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Informs them that has sent Sally's new bonnet and cloak, and the cost of each. Worries about the College and that it may soon expire. ALS, December 16, 1847
Item 2: Account (June 15- December 18) of Sally Galt with Thos. Stephenson, $.37 1/2 for mending various pieces of jewelry. AS Account, December 18, 1847
Item 3: Richmond. [J.H.] Strobia to E[lizabeth] J. Galt. Revises the cost of the cloak and bonnet, and mentions how much the "sopha" pillows cost. Would like to give John the plaster bust of Washington that he has. The three volumes of Marshall's Life [of Washington] costs $4.00. While he knows of an old edition of Sparks' Life and Writing, a new edition by Harpers costs $18.00. Mentions Mr. Barziza. ALS, December 18, 1847
Item 4: Account of John M. Galt with the Clerk of Williamsburg Husting Court, $1.50 for a power of attorney. AS Account, December 23, 1847
Item 5: Elba, Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes her trip to Richmond, and the house where she is staying. Mentions many friends, and new acquaintances, including Bev., Molly, Marianna, Mrs. S[aunders?], Mr. Goodwin,  Mr. Fleming, Mr. Randolph, A.Southall, Mr. Eubank, Mr. Start, Judge T., Dr. and Mrs. Griffin, Peggy, Dr. Crenshaw, and Mrs. Botts. AL, December 24, 1847
Item 6: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. News of the various visitors of the day, bringing bills, and gifts. Mentions Dr. Mercer, Miss Louisa Teagle, Mr. Cheatham, Mrs. Oakley, Mrs. Barziza, Mrs. Richardson at the Asylum, Jenny, Mary Eliza, Mrs. Bright, Brother Jones, Dr. Dudley, Connolly, Mr. Saunders, and Peggy. AL, December 24, 1847
Item 7: New York. Wiley & Putnam to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Received his draft. Suggest that the works on architecture that they mentioned are not practical, and that others might be better. Are sending to London for the books he ordered. ALS, December 26, 1847
Item 8: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. John went to church Christmas Day, but "found few from down town and none from the green but those at Mr. Saunders' and Minnigerode's." Discusses the sermons of Mr. Clark and Mr. Hook. Comments on the address to the Visitors [of the College] in the [Dec.] 25 Enquirer. Mentions Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Pettit, Mrs. Bright, Bob Cole, John Morrison, Charles Waller, Mr. Mountcastle, Miss Vaiden, and Mr. Barziza, as well as Mr. Vance, Capt. Christian, Mrs. Williams, Miss Pierce, and Mrs. Richardson, who may all be patients at the Asylum. AL, December 27, 1847
Item 9: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Thos. Stephenson, for repairs to a clock, "specks," and a tea spoon, plus Miss Sally's account. AS Account, December 28, 1847
Item 10: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. [Readdressed in another hand to Williamsburg.] John has gone to a meeting to choose a Mayor, and will probably have to decline the post as he did last year. John Byrd was "convoyed up to the Asylum" by Mr. Claiborne yesterday. Much fanciful comment on Sally's letters home. AL, December 29, 1847
Item 11: Huntsville. Henry C. Lay to [?] Galt. Compliments him on joining the [Episcopal?] Church. Knows it was impossible for him to stay in Princess Ann, but misses the many friends he had there. In June they will have a large Convocation there, and have already received acceptances from Bishops Ives, Polk, McIlvaine, Elliot, Cobbs, and Otey. News of his Church, its indebtedness, and the size of the congregation. Mentions Mr. and Mrs. Pegram, Mrs. Blow, and Dr. and Mrs. [A] Galt [of Norfolk]. ALS, December 29, 1847
Item 12: Account (June 21-December 20) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin, totalling $65.72. AS Account, December 30, 1847
Item 13: Receipt signed by John Whitehurst for $15.00 schoolroom rent received from Wm. R. Galt. DS, December 31, 1847
Item 14: Receipt signed by L. Baker for R. H. Baker for $40.00 received from Mr. Galt for the hire of Celia for the year. ADS, December 31, 1847
Item 15: Account (July 2- December 31) of Dr. John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., totalling $274.04. S Account, December 31, 1847
Item 16: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of all her activities in Richmond, the people she has met, and her reactions to some of them. Mentions many people, including Mr. Eubank, Mattie Hallyburton, Mr. Buck, Mr. Dunderdale, Mr. Friend, Mr. Moss, Emma Scott, Tom Watson, Betty Harrison, Mr. Daniel London, Peggy, Marianna, Mr. Botts, Marian Anderson, Mrs. Walker, Dr. Harrison, Mr. Drew, Mrs. Carter, E. Fisk, M. Christian, and William Lambert. AL, December 1847
Item 17: Account of Wm. R. Galt with E. Pendleton Clerk of the 54th Regiment, a fine of $2.25 for not mustering in April, May, and October. S Account, 1847
Item 18: A short composition on "Mr. Earnest's token of remembrance, the violet..." On the back, the phrase "Report of the Eastern Asylum in the City of Williamsburg, Virginia 1847."D, 1847
Item 19: Account of Dr. Gabriel Gault's estate and John Enders with the City of Richmond, $30.80 in taxes on a lot. S Account, 1847
Item 20: Account of Wm. R. Galt with the city of Norfolk, $9.91 in taxes on one slave, 2 clocks, and income of $900.00 S Account, 1847
Item 21: S[ally] M[aria] G[alt] to Lettie, Mrs. James A. Semple. Elizabeth cannot fulfill her request because her eyes are very weak and inflamed. In his last letter, John mentions seeing the recipient's brother John, as well as Robert and Mr. Denison. Also mentions Alice. ALS [Note: Lettie is Letitia Tyler, a daughter of President John Tyler, Robert and John are two of her brothers. Mr. Denison is the husband of Letitia's sister Alice.], [1847]
Item 22: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Henry M. Bowden P[ost] M[aster], totalling $139. 1/2. S Account, 1847
Item 23: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with H. M. Bowden, totalling $1.52 1/2. S Account, 1847
Item 24: Account of Gabriel Galt's estate and John Enders with the Sheriff of Henrico County, taxes totalling $3.60. S Account, 1847
Item 25: Receipted account of Dr. John M. Galt with Henry M. Bowden, for postage on various peridocals. AS Account, 1847
Folder 75: January- March 1848
Item 1: Receipt of L. T. Waller by W.W.Vest for $300 received of Mrs. [Mary D.] Galt, for the purchase of Oliver. ADS, January 1, 1848
Item 2: Mary E. Warbuton to Dr. John M. Galt. Please pay Eliza's hire to Robert Warburton. ALS, January 1, 1848
Item 3: Receipted account of John M. Galt with Henry M. Bowden totalling $1.72 1/2 for postage on various newspapers and magazines. AS Account, January 3, 1848
Item 4: Promissory note of Mary D. Galt and John M. Galt to Littleton T. Waller for $368.00 to be paid by 1 January 1849. DS, January 5, 1848
Item 5: Receipt of J. B. Whiting for Mrs. Ann M. Whiting of $6.25 received from Mr. Wm. Gault as one quarter's hire of Margaret. ADS Endorsed, January 8, 1848
Item 6: Receipt of L.D. Starke for S.T. Sawyer, of $6 received from Mr. W.R. Galt as one year's subscription to "The Southern Argus..." DS Endorsed, January 8, 1848
Item 7: Richmond. S.H. Parker to Dr. John M. Galt. Has written to Col. Northrup but if he does not reply within 10 days Parker will send Galt a check. ALS, January 17, 1848
Item 8: Norfolk. W.R. Galt to Dr. John G. Williamson, Williamsburg, Va. Encloses a printed copy of his "Rhyming" [not with letter], which he translated literally. Has not heard of any fracas in Williamsburg lately. Wife and new son both doing well. Anecdote of Pascal on the birth of a child. His school is full. Uncle Patrick is well and distinguished himself in the 3 days' battles, and had the command of the brigade in Mexico. Sends love to Cousin Mary [Williamson], all at Cousin Polly's, Aunt Polly's [Mary D. Galt], and Aunt Saunders. ALS [Note: William Galt's third child, Robert Ware Galt, was born in 1847. His daughter is the present owner of these manuscripts.], January 19, 1848
Item 9: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Edwards & Durfey, $5.33 for making a cart shaft and repairing a wheel barrow and buggy tires. Receipted. AS Account, January 20, 1848
Item 10: Norfolk. Haynes & Goodridge to C.J.D. Pryor, Greensboro, Alabama. Requests payment of bill for meat and lard sent in 1845. ALS, January 22, 1848
Item 11: On board Ship Havre, New York. James Maurier [?] to [William R. Galt, Norfolk]. Imagines his Uncle Adolphus described his passage and arrival. Comments on the ship, crew, and weather. May go to Canton on his return from Havre. Wishes to be remembered to the recipient's family, & to Thos. Upshur & Sam Cormick. ALS, January 25, 1848
Item 12: Receipt of James M. Mahon [?] for $6.00 received from Mrs. [Mary D.] Galt for wood. ADS, January 28, 1848
Item 13: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Hopes he continues translating German verses but does not lose himself "amidst the mazes of transcendental nonsense..." Enquires about Alex[ander Galt]'s progress with the chisel and advises him to be sure to draw from nature. Laments the prospect of the complete downfall of the College, and comments on various resignations, & the legislature's plans to use its money elsewhere. Although a Whig, was proud of the American successes in Mexico. Is disgusted with some Whigs for aiding the enemy. ALS, January 31, 1848
Item 14: [Notes on the administration of the asylum for December and January]. D, January 1848
Item 15: Susan H. Bright to S[ally] M[aria] Galt. Requests Sally to ask Elizabeth to mark the cards she has sent for herself. ALS, February 3, 1848
Item 16: New York. Wiley & Putnam to Mr. J[ohn] M. Galt, Williamsburg. Enclose statement of his account for books. ALS Endorsed, February 3, 1848
Item 17: S.A. Goodwyn to Sallie [M. Galt]. Requests that she not mention their conversation to anyone. Expects she heard of the death of [John Quincy] Adams. ALS, February 9 [1848]
Item 18: Receipt of Anne W. Moore for $3.76 received from William R. Galt in payment of his bill for milk. ADS, February 15, 1848
Item 19: Petersburg. Rosa            to Mrs. Ann Jeffery, Norfolk. Describes her visit to the ailing Susan Eppes. News of various friends and family members. Mentions Captain Cocke, Ann Woodlief, Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson, Margaret Micks, Margaret Vickery and Mary Brook. ALS [Note: The writer of this letter calls Mrs. Ann Jeffery "aunt". There is no information on the relationship, if any, of these people to the Galts of Williamsburg or Norfolk.], February 17, 1848
Item 20: Receipt of Richard Hall for $28.75 received from W.R. Galt for one quarter's house rent. ADS, February 17, 1848
Item 21: Washington Society to Dr. John M. Galt. Invitation to supper at the City Hotel the next evening at nine-thirty. Committee composed of W.A. Dudley, Jas. G. Kent, & Jas. T. Bowyer. ADS, February 21, 1848
Item 22: Washington Society to R. E. Eubank. Invitation to supper. [see above] ADS, February 21, 1848
Item 23: Washington Literary Society to Dr. [John M.] Galt & family. Invitation to the Anniversary Address of the Society, that evening at 7 o'clock at the Court House. W.A. Dudley, Jas. G. Kent, and Jas. T. Bowyer, committee. PD, February 22, 1848
Item 24: Thos. Jones to Dr. John D. Galt. Report of the insubordination of Oliver, in leaving down the fence on a farm rented by Jones from Galt. ALS [Note: John D. Galt and his mother purchased Oliver from L.T. Waller, see receipts and promissory note of January 1 and 5, 1848], February 28, 1848
Item 25: Account (May 12, 1847- February 28, 1848) of Dr. John M. Galt with Thos. Wynne. A Account, February 28, 1848
Item 26: Account of John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co., $13.50 for goves and handkerchiefs. Account, March 4, 1848
Item 27: Richmond. Sallie Lambert to Sally Galt, Williamsburg. News of Richmond since Sally's departure. The opera company is in Richmond. Saw Hamlet and Macbeth at the theater. Describes the recent aurora. News of her family and best wishes to the Galts and Mary Anne Saunders. Post Script by Sally Lambert in Verse. Plans to visit the Galts in Williamsburg. ALS, March 6, 1848
Item 28: Mary      to Sally. Wants to borrow Sally's copy of Dante, and wonders if Sally has completed the bookmark she promised to make Mary. ALS, March 6, 1848
Item 29: Warren. Jno. S. Nicholas to [?]. Request information on price of h[ogs] h[ea]d hoops in Norfolk, as he has 3000 on hand. Hopes can sell them for $18 or $20 per thousand. ALS, March 10, 1848
Item 30: Norfolk. R.W. Warren for Menny Fitzgerald to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Are sending the lemons and walnuts he ordered. Includes receipt for bill. ALS, March 11, 1848
Item 31: Le[titia] Tyler Semple to Lizzy [Elizabeth J. Galt]. Encloses all Elizabeth's letters to her sister Mary [Tyler Jones]. ALS, March 13, 1848
Item 32: J.H. Gray to [?]. Fragment describing a trip from Richmond to Williamsburg. Praises the Institution [Insane Asylum?] as "very well kept", and discusses the carousing of his comrades on the trip. ALS, March 17, 1848
Item 33: Ro. J. Gaching [?] to Sally M. Galt. Discusses "Legends of the Revolution" and "Napoleon's Oroenlum [?]" which he sends her. ALS, March 21, 1848
Item 34: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Hopes that her "catalogue of misfortunes" is at an end. Purchased a lard lamp for her which he feels corresponds with the candelabra she purchased earlier. Describes funeral procession honoring John Q. Adams, and comments on Va. state senators' refusal to agree with the lower house in this tribute. Caroline [Lambert] Harrison is going to add a fifth child to her interesting family. ALS, March 21, 1848
Item 35: Mr. Bland to Sally M. Galt. Would enjoy accompanying her to Mr. Vest's that evening. AL, March 23, 1848
Item 36: Williamsburg. G.L. Durfey to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Will furnish him with straw when he has it, but left all he had in Jamestown. ALS, March 25, 1848
Item 37: Receipted account (October 1847- March 25, 1848) of W.R. Galt with Butler & Camp. AS Account, March 25, 1848
Item 38: Account of A. D. Galt's estate with the Clerk of the Williamsburg Hustings Court. AS Account, March 1848
Folder 76: April- June 1848
Item 1: Receipt of Rich[ard] H. Baker for $20.00 received from Mr. Galt for the hire of Celia and Lucy Banks. ADS, April 1, 1848
Item 2: Receipt of J. B. Whiting for Mrs. A.M. Whiting for $6.25 received of Mr. Wm. Galt for the hire of Margaret, a servant girl. ADS, April 1, 1848
Item 3: Account of Wm. R. Galt with John Whitehurst, $16.25 for rent of the schoolroom and repair of the house in the back yard. AS Account, April 1, 1848
Item 4: Norfolk. Annie Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Hopes she will come to visit during the Convention. Spent the morning in the greenhouse. Discusses their reading, and Zander's work. ALS, April 3 [1848]
Item 5: Richmond. "Little Eliza" to "Cousin Lizzie" [Elizabeth J. Galt], Williamsburg. Thanks her for the piece which she composed for her. ALS, April 10, 1848
Item 6: Invitation to S[ally] Galt to attend a Cotillon Party at the City Hotel, Williamsburg, on April 20. Managers are Dickie Galt, Docr Wh. H. Sheild, Jno. M. Maupin, R.W. Hansford, Jno. U. Morrison, A.J. Henshaw, L.A. Goodwyn, C.W. Murdaugh, R.L. Kent, and B.C. Houston. D, April 10, 1848
Item 7: New York. S.H. Grant for John Wiley to Dr. Jno. M. Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses a bill for some books, and some catalogues. ALS, April 20, 1848
Item 8: Mr. Bland to Sally Galt. Would take great pleasure in accompanying her to an exhibition at the M[ethodist] E[piscopal] Church that evening. AL, April 27, 1848
Item 9: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Is very pleased to learn that John and Sally will spend one day with them on their way north. ALS, April 29, 1848
Item 10: Williamsburg. [Mary D. Galt?] to "My dear Cousin" [Sallie or Eliza Lambert?]. Sally is not going to Norfolk or the North, unless "any of you" would accompany her, as she understands the north is unpleasant without a companion. They hope to see them in May, although John will be absent at a Medical convention. Requests that this letter be forwarded to the Strobias. Comments on news of the "grown up Boys" including W[illiam], George, John, and Davy. Feels "our whole generation split [on] the want of proper confidence." Sally and others are torn among 2 Richards and Robert Bland, Robert Harris, Parker and Robert Lackey, the "handsomest, most polished, & best informed man in college." A tragedy was narrowly averted at the asylum when Mr. Holt, a patient, stabbed Mr. B[arziza?], the steward, and was only prevented from killing him by John's quick action. L Draft. [Note: This letter is probably from Mary D. Galt or Elizabeth J. Galt, and was probably intended for either Elizabeth Galt Lambert or Sallie Lambert, first cousins of Mary Galt. The four grown boys are the Lambert boys, children of Elizabeth and Sallie Lambert's brother William.], April 1848
Item 11: [?] to Sally Galt. Summary of Biblical texts used in arguments for and against Universalism., May 1, 1848
Item 12: Williamsburg. John Millington to Doctr, John Galt, Williamsburg. Requests him to get the address of Joseph Brano while in New York. Hopes he can get him a catalogue of fossil geological specimans and remains and the prices. ALS, May 2, 1848
Item 13: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to John & Sally Galt, New York. Mrs. Millington and Barbara visited them and said Mr. Millington had been urged to apply at the University, but fears he will not be reelected at the College and does not want to lose both. Mr. Millington has spent $5000 for the College and received only $150, though Rogers used to get $75 yearly for chemicals. Rumor is that Dr. Hawkes has not applied, and that Hopkins applied for the Law chair. Tom Millington, H. Henly, and Cornelius have been practicing for the May Coronation, though it, like everything in Williamsburg, is doubtful. [The servants] are washing windows and whitewashing the passage. "In this neighbourhood houses seem more locomotive than [some] people [as] there is another house on the move between us & the green field..." Mentions Mr. Eubank, Judge Bland, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Richardson, and various servants. AL, May 4, 1848
Item 14: Williamsburg. M[ary] D. Galt to John and Sally Galt, New York. Understands everything is going well at the Asylum. ALS [Note: The letter is on the same sheet as that immediately above it.], May 4, 1848
Item 15: New York. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes their trip to New York from Richmond, with her impressions of the Capitol, Trinity Church, and Grace Church. Mentions going on to the Falls. AL, May 9 [1848]
Item 16: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Invites John and Sally to stay with them while at the Church Convention. ALS, May 10, 1848
Item 17: Astor House [New York City]. John M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, No. 81 Warren Street, N.Y. Thought he would retrun from Bloomingdale Asylum in time to spend the evening at Mr. Campbell's, but just got back. They will leave tomorrow by 6 o'clock. ALS, May 11 [1848]
Item 18: Receipt of George S. Upshur for $50 received from W.R. Galt as his subscription for the alteration of St. Paul's Church. ADS, May 13, 1848
Item 19: Buffalo. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. She and John plan to see "Niagra" the following day, but no longer plan on going to Connecticut. Describes the Palisades and the Catskill Mountains, and their various stops on the way. Finds the white servants "civil and obliging, but feels a coloured face is "an old Va. friend." AL, May 14, 1848
Item 20: Account of William R. Galt with Anne W. Moore, $1.82 for milk. AS Account, May 15, 1848
Item 21: Richmond. S[ally] Lambert to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. They will arrive on Friday. Mr. & Mrs. Strobia will go straight to the Convention. Asks her to tell Mary Williamson that Mary Dixon will stay with her a few days. ALS, May 15 [1848]
Item 22: Holly Hill. Gay W[illia]mson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Her husband [Gabriel Galt Williamson] is liable to be ordered to sea next year. Dislikes having all her family scattered. Mentions Lizzie [Galt Williamson], Ellen Woolfok, and Tom. ALS, May 18, 1848
Item 23: Receipt of Richard Hall for $28.75 received from Wm. R. Galt for rent of a house in York Street. ADS [Endorsed], May 19, 1848
Item 24: Receipt of Wm. H. Granbuy for C.H. Mathias for $1.25 received from William Galt. ADS [Endorsed], May 25, 1848
Item 25: Receipt of W.W. Wing for Baylor & Tunstall for $51 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS [Endorsed], May 27, 1848
Item 26: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Sally Lambert, Jr., Williamsburg. Describes their trip from Norfolk to Richmond. Plans to attend the large wedding of Sally Roane and E. Harrison. ALS [Note: Sally Lambert, Jr. was the youngest child of William and Mary Ann Pickett Lambert. She is probably designated as "Jr." in this letter to distinguish her from her aunt, Sallie Lambert, the sister of William Lambert.], May 30, 1848
Item 27: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W. H. Taylor & Co., $38.08 for herrings, lard, soda biscuits, sugar crackers, and apples. Account [Endorsed], May 31, 1848
Item 28: Norfolk. W.H. Taylor & Co. to Dr. John M. Galt. Have sent the herring and enclose his bill to date. ALS, May 31, 1848
Item 29: New York. [Sally M. Galt] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Met various members of the Campbell family who think so highly of her parents. Plans to travel as far as Toronto. Finds the ladies dress plainer in N.Y. than in Va. Mentions Miss Wilber, and Dr. Smith. AL, May 1848
Item 30: "Flitting Thoughts of a trip to Niagara by Sally Maria Galt." AD, [May 1848]
Item 31: Receipted account of Wm. R. Galt with Butler & Camp, $11.05 for coal and flour. AS Account [Endorsed], June 5, 1848
Item 32: Richmond. S[allie] Lambert to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. News of their various relatives in Richmond, and of their trip home from Williamsburg. Mentions G. Dixon, Mr. Nichols, and Lavinia Myers. ALS, June 8, 1848
Item 33: Mulbery Place. Lizzie [Elizabeth Galt] W[illia]mson to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the illness of her friend Ellen Woolfolk. Asks to be remembered to a great many friends and relatives. ALS, June 9, 1848
Item 34: Account of Wm. R. Galt with the City of Norfolk, $6.00 for property, 1 white male and 3 slaves. DS, June 24, 1848
Item 35: Account of Wm. R. Galt with the Corporation [of Norfolk] $4.50 for 1 white male and 2 slaves. DS, June 24, 1848
Item 36: Eliza A. Vest to Mrs. M[ary D.] Galt. If Mrs. Galt is not going to use her cherries and currants, Eliza Vest would like to gather some. ALS, June 26, 1848
Item 37: Receipt for John Whitehurst for $15.00 received from Wm. R. Galt for a quarter's schoolroom rent. ADS, June 30, 1848
Item 38: Account (January 7- June 30) of John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. Account, June 30, 1848
Item 39: Williamsburg. John M. Galt to [?]. Recommends Professor Chrarles Minnigerode for the Chair of Moral Science of the University of Georgia. ALS, June 1848
Item 40: [Elizabeth J. Galt] to [John H. Strobia]. Were disappointed that the Strobias and John and Sally did not come up after the Convention. Discusses John's and Sally's trip to Canada. Sally denies the coldness of northern manners. In Philadelphia they spent one day at Mr. Richie's. AL, [June 1848?]
Box 8: July 1848- 1851
Folder 77: July- 15 September 1848
Item 1: Receipted account (January 20-28) of John Galt with Graves & Lee. AS Account, July 1, 1848
Item 2: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with John Wiley, $80.15 for books. Account, July 1, 1848
Item 3: Invitation of Dr. Galt & family to the Valedictory address of the M.U. Society at the M[ethodist?] E[piscopal?] Church, July 10. The Committee was composed of T.M. Gleming, R. Randolph, and H. Tucker. D, July 6, 1848
Item 4: Receipted account of Dr. John M. Galt with Durfey & Edwards. AS Account, July 7, 1848
Item 5: Receipted account of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray, $26.00 for various clothes. AS Account, July 7, 1848
Item 6: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses quarter's rent for the old City Tavern. Laments the poor fourth they had, and blames the destruction of sociability on politics and party spirit. News of their relatives. ALS [Note: While the letter is clearly headed June 12, the postmark is Jul[y] 14, and the reference to the fourth clearly shows that this must have been written after July 4.], [July] 12, 1848
Item 7: Wm. & Mary College. Henderson Lewis Lee to Dr. John M. Galt. His brother's situation makes it impossible for him to take leave of them in person. Will probably move west. Will attribute any success he might have to Sally. ALS, July 14, 1848
Item 8: Receipted account of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray. AS Account, July 15, 1848
Item 9: Receipt of Richard Hall for $28.75 received from Wm. R. Galt as house rent. ADS, July 28, 1848
Item 10: Richmond. Sallie Lambert [Jr] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. News of the various ills of her family. Hopes Cousin Richard did well on his examinations. ALS, July 31, 1848
Item 11: Richmond. S[allie] L[ambert] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. "As to the affair at College I have heard enough to astonish and surprise me but I hope yet all will turn out better than we expected. " Want to know what steps the townspeople have taken. ALS [Note: These two letters from niece and aunt are on one sheet of paper.], July 31, 1848
Item 12: Receipted account signed by George L. Upshur for the Building Committe of St. Paul's Church, Norfolk, for Wm. B. Galt's payment of $25 for one pew in the western gallery, with part paid in April towards the alterations. AS Account, July 31, 1848
Item 13: Receipted account of William R. Galt for State Taxes, City of Norfolk, $11.20 on 3 slaves, 2 clocks, and income. S Account, July 31, 1848
Item 14: Receipted account of Wm. R. Galt with Anne W. Moore. AS Account, July 31, 1848
Item 15: Account of John M. Galt with the P[ost] M[aster] of Williamsburg. AS Account, July 1848
Item 16: Sally Maria Galt to Mrs. Flint. Thanks her for her hospitality while Sally and John were in Buffalo. ALS [Note: There is also an unsigned draft of this letter]., [ca. July 1848]
Item 17: [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Campbel. Thanks her for her kindness to Sally and John during their stay in New York. When they returned Bishop Meade and several ministers were holding an association. Regret not meeting Dr. Smith. Charles Dabney is with them again. It is expected that the College will lose most of the old professors. Is unhappy that the Visitors decided that Commencement should be hel the 15th instead of July 4. Aunt Sylvia left the lady she was living with, and lives at the Asylum and nurses a child of one of the servants. AL [draft, 2 copies], [ca. July 1848]
Item 18: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Old Point Comfort. Just learned from George Lightfoot that Mr. Millington has received a position at Mississippi College. Mentions Dr. Waddel, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Holmes, Mrs. Henly, and various other Williamsburg residents. AL, August 1, 1848
Item 19: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Old Point Comfort. Mrs. Millington wants Mrs. Galt to persuade Mr. Millington not to go to Mississippi. Quotes from the July 31 letters of the two Sally Lamberts. ALS, August 2, 1848
Item 20: Account of Miss [Sally] Gault with Wm. D. Jolen [?], Clerk, Old Point Comfort Hotel, for 4 3/4 days board. S Account, August 4, 1848
Item 21: Garysville. Henry M. Denison to John M. Galt, Jacob C. Sheldon, and Jno. M. Maupin. Request two weeks to consider their invitation to become Rector of Bruton Parish Church. If takes the position, could not come before October. ALS, August 4, 1848
Item 22: S[ally] Lambert to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Little Sal[ly Lambert] has been quite sick since returning from Williamsburg, and they are taking her to the Huguenot Springs the next day. ALS, August 14 [1848]
Item 23: Receipt of Wm. M. Jones for $1.15 received from John M. Galt. ADS, August 18, 1848
Item 24: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Family news, and comments on Sally Galt's many beaux. ALS, August 24, 1848
Item 25: Washington, D.C. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr.] to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Judge Mason gave him four letters of introduction. Sends messages to members of his family. Is studying Ollendorff's method of learning Italian, and finds it works quite well. Sees Uncle Patrick [Galt] daily. The Captain who took corn to the starving Irish made $17,000 on the trip, for that amount was voted him by Congress for his expenses. ALS, August 25 [1848]
Item 26: Receipted account of Thomas Nelson's estate with the Collector of Williamsburg. AS Account, August 1848
Item 27: Receipted account of Miss Galt with Valentine, Breeden & Co., Richmond. AS Account, September 1, 1848
Item 28: Washington, D.C. A[lexander] Galt Jr. to W[illiam] R. Galt, Norfolk. Describes his visit to the President [James K. Polk]. Plans to go to New York Wednesday, and leave New York by the following Monday. "Ma and the girls" will also return home then unless Lizzy continues ill. Describes politics in Washington. Messages for his brothers and sisters. Plans to go to Rome first. Mentions Mr. Pegram, Aunt Nancy, Rosa, Miss Boyle, and various other friends in Norfolk. Also mentions several people to whom he has introductions. ALS, September 4, 1848
Item 29: Account of W.R. Galt with "The Southern Argus...", $2.00 for advertising his school. S Account, September 10, 1848
Item 30: [Warrenton] Springs. Marianne [Saunders] to Rebecca M. Byrd, Williamsburg. Describes a Tournament and a fancy dress ball held there. Mentions many acquaintances who were at the Springs, including Mr. Fauntleroy, Phil Taliaferrro, Sally & Henny Lyon, Bernard Peyton, and Julien Harrison. Fears there will be no beaux in Williamsburg as all the young men speak of the college as a dead institution. ALS, September 11, 1848
Item 31: Heathsville, Northumberland Co. Ro[bert] S. Lackey to Dr. John M. Galt. Feels very close to the whole Galt family, Elizabeth, who he never saw, has an extraordinary mind, but to the sorrow of the family and friends is "sorely afflicted." Knows a man who can cure Elizabeth, and this man has consented to go to Williamsburg if the Galts will accept his services. His fee will be far less than "you would cheerfully and gladly [pay] to see your fond sister saved from the inevitable effects of an unchecked cancer." Pledges his Christian faith and gentlemanly honor that this man can cure Elizabeth, and knows of hundreds of others who would endorse Dr. Jackson's abilities. Mentions several cures with some details. Jackson is a rough country man and almost illiterate. ALS, September 15, 1848
Folder 78: 16 September- December 1848
Item 1: Receipt from Thos. G. Broughton & Son for $1.88 received from W.R. Galt for advertising his school. ADS, September 16, 1848
Item 2: Receipted account of John M. Galt with Mitchell and Tyler, $23.00 for a Sheffield cake basket. S Account
Item 3: T. Jones to Mrs. [Mary D.] Galt. Does not object to Oliver going through the fence if he replaces it each time, but when he leaves it down the cattle get into the corn. ALS, September 21, 1848
Item 4: Richmond. [John H. Strobia?] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Caroline Harrison has another son, and now has four sons and one daughter. AL [very stained fragment], September 21, 1848
Item 5: Receipted account of Miss Gault with Mrs. Alexander, $4.00 for making various clothes. AS Account, September 22, 1848
Item 6: Receipt signed by H. M. Taylor for John Wiley for $60.15 received from John M. Galt. ADS, September 26, 1848
Item 7: Receipted account of W.R. Gault with T.W. Seabury, signed by J. Moore. AS Account, September 30, 1848
Item 8: Receipt of John Whitehurst for schoolroom rent received from W.R. Galt. ADS, September 30, 1848
Item 9: Receipted account of William R. Galt with Rudolph Garriguc for German books. AS Account, October 2, 1848
Item 10: W.W. Vest to Mrs. Dr. Galt. Has just received some very superior flour which Mrs. Galt may want to purchase. ALS, October 7, 1848
Item 11: Receipted account of W.R. Galt with Butler & Camp. AS Account, October 9, 1848
Item 12: Receipt of J.B. Whiting for Mrs. Ann Whiting for $6.25 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, October 11, 1848
Item 13: Receipt of Wm. B. Graves for John Wiley for $20 received from Dr. John M. Galt. ADS, October 11, 1848
Item 14: Receipted account of John M. Galt with the P[ost] M[aster] of Williamsburg. AS Account, October 14, 1848
Item 15: Account (September 1- October 27) of Mrs. Alexr. Galt with Richard H. Graves for repairing harnesses. AS Account, October 27, 1848
Item 16: John M. Galt to Copt. Ro. H. Armistead. Would like to know when and where the Methodist Conference is being held and when it will adjourn. ALS [Note: On the reverse is a note, signed M. T. Peyton, that Capt. Armistead is in York Court, that the Va. Conference begins Nov. 1 in Elizabeth City, N.C., and usually lasts a week.], October 30, 1848
Item 17: Washington. Joseph Henry and James P. Espy to John M. Galt. Form letter regarding meteorological observations to be carried out by the Smithsonian Institution. LS, November 1, 1848
Item 18: Richmond. Gab[riella] W[illia]mson to J.M. Galt, Williamsburg. Capt. Wormely of the Royal Navy would like to visit the Asylum. ALS, November 11, 1848
Item 19: Receipted account of Mrs. Gault with J. Lyons & Co. AS Account, November 13, 1848
Item 20: Port Praza. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. Comments on his voyage to date, with special mention of the degraded state of the lower classes at Fazal [?] and Madeira, the similarity of the Portugese and Latin, a physical description of the Madiera, Canary, and Cape Verde Islands, the formation and sinking of an island between 1811 and 1848, social life on Madeira, and politics of the islands. ALS, November 16, 1848
Item 21: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Has become very interested in the study of bugs. Laments the state of the College, but takes hope from the recent appointment of new visitors and the rumor that it will be united with the Episcopal Church. The College is now being repaired and improved. Comments on the continuing bad health of Sally T. Galt. Feels William would be pleased by the improvements going on at the Asylum. ALS [Note: Sally T. Galt, whose physical and mental illnesses John Williamson discusses, was probably Sally Trebell Galt (1819-1860), daughter of William Trebell Galt and his second wife, Mary Arnet Godwin Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.1.e., p. 5.], November 17, 1848
Item 22: Benj[amin] S. Ewell to Dr. [John M.] Galt. The faculty will not hire out Henry this year. He hopes this will not inconvenience Dr. Galt. ALS, November 21, 1848
Item 23: Receipted account of Wm. R. Galt with Butler & Camp. AS Account, November 23, 1848
Item 24: Receipted account of Wm. R. Galt with Mrs. Anne W. Moore. AS Account, November 25, 1848
Item 25: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Henry Fitzgerald. AS Account Receipted, November 29, 1848
Item 26: Receipted account of W. R. Galt with W. R. Sheild. AS Account, December 2, 1848
Item 27: M.C.C. [?] to Sally Galt. Hopes Sally and Dr. [John M. Galt] can spend the evening with Eliza Vest's family. ALS, December 7, 1848
Item 28: Receipt of Richard Hall for $28.75 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, December 8, 1848
Item 29: Account of J.M. Galt with Henry Fitzgerald. AS Account, December 8, 1848
Item 30: Receipted account of Dr. John Galt with E.C. Ware. Account, December 9, 1848
Item 31: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of Caroline Harrison and her family, and various other relatives. While Revd. Mrs. Norwood is away, Bishop Johns will be the pastor of St. Paul's. Is interested in any news of the dedication of the church at Yorktown. ALS, December 13, 1848
Item 32: Receipted account (June 8- December 22) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey. AS Account, December 22, 1848
Item 33: L[etitia] Tyler Semple to Sally [Maria Galt?]. Sends her two pigeons which her husband brought her from Mexico but which she cannot care for. ALS, December 23, 1848
Item 34: Receipt of Ann M. Whiting for $6.25 received from W.R. Galt. ADS, December 29, 1848
Item 35: Receipt of John Whitehurst for $15 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, December 31, 1848
Item 36: Receipt of Lewis H. Piggott for Wm. L. Spencer for $40 received from Dr. John M. Galt for the hire of Mrs. Warburton's servant Eliza. ADS, 1848
Item 37: Receipted account of Mrs. Galt with J. T. James. AS Account, 1848
Item 38: Receipted account of John M. Galt with H.M. Bowden for postage. AS Account, 1848
Item 39: Receipt of John G. Williamson for $5.00 from Mrs. Mary D. Galt for the hire of Phoebe for 1848. ADS, 1848
Item 40: [Elizabeth J. Galt] to [John H. Strobia]. The town has been a "whirlpool of indignation" for two weeks because of the election of A. Peachy as a professor under unusual circumstances. The students have serenaded Peachy and Judge Christian with a band of tin pans and horns, and draped the statue [of Lord Botetourt] in black crape with an inscription "even the mighty dead mourn the downfall of the college." The night of the election Mr. Saunders refused the presidency and resigned his professorship, but under pressure from the students he will lecture till the end of the tern. Mr. Millington and Mr. Minnigerode also considered resigning. Praises Mr. Saunders and his control over "an infuriated body of Students"  and reflects that if he had been at the University [of Virginia] Professor Davis might not have been killed. Asks him to get some things for Sally. A wedding was planned, but Peyton Coles' parents would not give their con[sent]. AL [first sheet only] [Note: Peachy was elected professor in September 1847. John H. Strobia's letter of 16-19 October 1847 mentions the Coles' wedding plans.], [1848]
Item 41: Marianna [Saunders] to Sally [M.] Galt. A faculty meeting is in progress there, with Messrs. Minnegerode, Holmes, Millington, Carter, and Lee in attendance. Reportedly Mr. Peachy has resigned. Judge Tucker wrote that he refused to attend faculty meeting with men "who were undermining the College!!!" Mr. Peachy's resignation was not accepted., [1848?]
Item 42: John M. Galt to R.W. Bowden. Summary of financial transactions with the Bank of Virginia at Norfolk. ALS, ca. 1848
Item 43: [John M. Galt] to [Mr. Lyons]. If no eminent person applies for the Chair recently vacated by Mr. Holmes, he would fill that place. AL, ca. 1848
Item 44: [Sally M. Galt?] to [?]. Thanks the recipient for prose and other gifts. Describes a recent visit to Old Point [Comfort?]. News of the sad state of the College. Mr. Saunders will remain in Williamsburg, though not at the College. Mentions Aunt Sylvia, who lives at the Asylum, and Miss Wilber. L Draft, [ca. 1848]
Folder 79: January- 15 April 1849
Item 1: W.W. Warburton to Dr. J. Galt. The hire of Eliza at $40 should be settled with Mr. William L. Spencer. ALS, January 1, 1849
Item 2: Receipted account of Wm. R. Galt with St. Paul's Church for pew rental. On reverse is receipt for pew rent dated 1 October 1848. AS Account, January 1, 1849
Item 3: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with John Wiley for books. Account, January 1, 1849
Item 4: Receipted account of William Galt with Richard H. Baker for hire of Celia and Lucy. AS Account, January 4, 1849
Item 5: Richmond. J. H. Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt, Williamsburg]. Influenza is very prevalent, and now the weather is so very cold that the river is frozen across at Rocketts. News of the family, especially Eliza Lambert's illness. ALS, January 11, 1849
Item 6: Receipted account of John Galt with Benjamin Waller for work done by Wm. Lewis. AS Account, January 20, 1849
Item 7: Receipt of Robert Y. Weymouth for $34.10 received from John M. Galt for pork. ADS, January 20, 1849
Item 8: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Walter H. Taylor & Co., for herring. AS Account, January 22, 1849
Item 9: Williamsburg. L.T. Waller by W.W. Vest, his agent. Memorandum on Mrs. Mary D. Galt's purchase of the negro servant Oliver at the sale of Littleton T. Waller's servants on 1 January 1848. ADS, January 22, 1849
Item 10: Bond between Edgar A., Cecilia A., and Philippa L. Barziza and John M. Galt concerning a share in the Pacific Mining and Trading Company of Richmond, Virginia. ADS, January 23, 1849
Item 11: Receipted account (August 1848-January 1849) of John M. Galt with James Gray for making various clothes. AS Account, January 25, 1849
Item 12: Receipted account (ante October 18, 1848-December 20, 1848) of John Galt with Peter T. Powell, Post Master. AS Account, January 25, 1849
Item 13: Account of John M. Galt with Henry Fitzgerald for oranges, lemons, grapes, and pearl barley. Account, February 5, 1849
Item 14: J.H. Morrison to Sallie Galt. Returns the books she borrowed and would like to borrow the November Lady's Book. Thinks often of the Levee and how strange she would have looked "dangling upon a pair of Crutches." ALS, February 6, 1849
Item 15: Receipt of F. B. Teagle for $330 received from John M. Galt, for one share of the California Mining & Trading Company's stock, plus defraying Teagle's expenses in going to California. ADS, February 9, 1849
Item 16: Bond between Fredrick B. Teagle and John M. Galt concerning the Pacific Mining & Trading Company of Richmond, Virginia. ADS, February 9, 1849
Item 17: Eastern Asylum. [John M. Galt] to [?]. Acknowledges receipt of $6925.34, the balance due the heirs of his grandfather from his commutation [?] pay. Has no objection to the sums received by the recipient and General Lambert. AL Draft, February 16, 1849
Item 18: Receipted account of J.M. Galt with J.H. Barlow. AS Account, February 17, 1849
Item 19: Receipted account (December 9, 1848- February 17, 1849) of Wm. Galt with Dixon and Hallett. AS Account, February 17, 1849
Item 20: Receipt of S.T. Sawyer for $6 received from W.R. Galt for house rent. ADS, February 19, 1849
Item 21: Receipt of Rich. Hall for $28.75 received from Wm. R. Galt for house rent. ADS, February 19, 1849
Item 22: Receipt of Paul Pegram Co., per H. Harwood for $56 received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, February 27, 1849
Item 23: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. All three families have enjoyed Alexander Galt Jr.'s letters. Discusses the literary habits of various residents, including John Galt, & Mr. Smead. Cornelius is leaving for "the Eldorado" and Williamson understands that Galt's brother Jim is also thinking of going. They are trying to establish an academy and already have between $6000 and $7000 in subscriptions. Feels education is at a low ebb in the area. ALS, March 6, 1849
Item 24: Williamsburg. Virginia Smith to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Would like to borrow Miss Landon's prose works, if she has them. ALS, March 7, 1849
Item 25: Receipted account (January 30- March 22) of Wm. R. Galt, with Butler & Camp. AS Account, March 22, 1849
Item 26: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the weather, and the family. John Lambert is going to California. He left with over one hundred people on the Marianna. General Lambert recently moved. Caroline Lambert Harrison's husband is fitting out a farm in Charles City County. ALS, March 29, 1849
Item 27: Receipt of John Whitehurst for $15.00 rent received from W.R. Galt. ADS, March 31, 1849
Item 28: Receipt of Rich[ar]d Hall for $28.75 rent received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, March 31, 1849
Item 29: Receipt of Rich. H. Baker Jr. for $20 received from Wm. Galt for hire of Celie and Lucy. ADS, April 1, 1849
Item 30: Receipt of Rich. Worthington for pew hire received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, April 1, 1849
Item 31: Williamsburg. Alexr. Powell to [?]. Since the recipient is not using his little farm, Powell would like to buy it and wants to know the price. The recipient could keep the right to haul wood. ALS, April 4, 1849
Item 32: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. News of the various Galts in Williamsburg, especially William and Cornelius, and comments on actions of Gabriel Capron. Christopher Pryor plans to start a school in Williamsburg. By October hope to have both a female seminary and a boys school, and hope the College may be resuscitated. ALS [Note: William Galt may be William Trebell Galt (1814-1854), son of William and Mary Arnet Godwin Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.1.c.p 5. Cornelius is probably a half-brother of John G. Williamson. Gabriel Capron is probably Gabriel Galt Capron (1835-    ) son of Richard and Sarah Galt Capron. See Galt Genealogy, I.E. 12. e. p. 11.], April 4, 1849
Item 33: Receipted account  of Wm. R. Galt with Butler & Camp. AS Account, April 4, 1849
Item 34: Receipted account of J.B. Whiting for Mrs. Anne M. Whiting for $7.50 received from Wm. R. Galt for the hire of Margaret. ADS, April 7, 1849
Item 35: Receipted account (January 27- April 9) of Mrs. M. Galt with E. Hind. AS Account, April 9, 1849
Item 36: Richmond. J. H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Wililamsburg. Discusses the price and availability to Exchange Bank stock, Eliza Lambert's health, and the fact that they have not heard from John Lambert. ALS, April 12, 1849
Folder 80: 16 April- June 1849
Item 1: Receipted account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with James M. Mahone. AS Account, April 19, 1849
Item 2: Receipted account (30 March- 15 April) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with W.W. Vest, $3.72 for various meat. AS Account, April 20, 1849
Item 3: Receipted account of John M. Galt with Peter T. Powell for postage. S Account, April 20, 1849
Item 4: Receipt of John Nimmo, Agent, for W. R. Galt's subscription to The New York Albion. DS, April 20, 1849
Item 5: Repton near Louisville. W[illiam] C[raig] Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Willimasbur. News of the Browne family of Kentucky. Finds "the mania here for moving; particularly to California... incredible." Hopes to visit Williamsburg with his six grandchildren. Has already sent his receipt for his share of his father's Revolutionary service claim. ALS, April 22, 1849
Item 6: Richmond. S[allie] Lambert [Jr.] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. News of her family, and various neighbors. Feels sure Sally Galt will soon be Mrs. Eubank. Has seen Madame Bishop, Miss Julia Dean, and the Vienoise children. ALS, April 26, 1849
Item 7: [Richmond]. S[allie] L[ambert] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Will get Sally's bonnet soon. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], April 26, 1849
Item 8: Receipt of Charles Fox for $2.00 received from Mrs. Mary Galt. ADS, April 27, 1849
Item 9: Account of J. M. Galt with Henry Fitzgerald, with the note that no apples are available. AS Account, April 28, 1849
Item 10: Norfolk. Henry Fitzgerald to Dr. J.M. Galt, Williamsburg. Received Galt's check, deposited it, and has seen that it is forwarded to Richmond. The goods ordered were sent today. ALS, April 30, 1849
Item 11: New York. H.N. Taylor for John Wiley to Dr. J.M. Galt. Has forwarded two parcels for him to Richmond. ALS, May 7, 1849
Item 12: Receipt of Sally T. Welsy for $12 received from Mrs. Mary Galt. ADS
Item 13: Receipted account (January 9- May 19) of Dr. J.M. Galt with William & John Dey, Drapers and Tailors, Norfolk. AS Account, May 14, 1849
Item 14: Receipt of C. F. Martin for $47 received from Mr. Will Galt. ADS, May 18, 1849
Item 15: Receipted account (February 28- May 19) of Dr. J.M. Galt with J.H. Barlow. AS Account, May 19, 1849
Item 16: Williamsburg. John G. Williamson to William R. Galt, Norfolk. There are no epidemic diseases prevailing in Williamsburg, and William's family will probably be safer there than in Norfolk, where there is the fear of cholera. Heard that Bishop Johns will accept the Presidency [of the College]. Discusses various books he is reading. Feels William's Uncle Patrick is better employed in supplying William with books than in "banging the Mexican yellow devils." Aunt Galt received a letter recently from W[illia]m T[rebell Galt?']. ALS, May 22, 1849
Item 17: Receipt of W.H. Stein, Ag[en]t for $5 received from W.R. Galt for a subscription to the Union. DS, May 25, 1849
Item 18: Repton [Ky.]. W[illiam] C[raig] Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Received his check [for his father's Revolutionary War claim]. News of his nieces Judy and Sally, who have moved to [Missouri?]. ALS, May 27, 1849
Item 19: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Drinker & Morris. Account, May 30, 1849
Item 20: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Cholera is prevalent in Richmond & the House of Delegates is considering adjourning. The weather has been very bad all spring. ALS, June 1, 1849
Item 21: Lease of a small farm belonging to the heirs of A.D. Galt to Goodrich Durfey. ADS, June 1, 1849
Item 22: Account (May 19- June 9) of John M. Galt with John Coke. DS, June 9, 1849
Item 23: Invitation to Dr. Galt & Sister [probably Sally M. Galt] to attend the Commencement Party of the Graduating Class of R[andolph M[acon] College, at the Steward's Hall, on June 13. Signed by W.Y. Peyton, who is not listed as one of the Managers. DS, June 13, 1849
Item 24: Receipted account of J.M. Galt with J.H. Barlow. AS Account, June 13, 1849
Item 25: Receipted account (June 9-18) of John M. Galt with Ben. Waller for work done by Wm. Lewis. DS Account, June 18, 1849
Item 26: Account of Wm. R. Galt with the City of Norfolk. S Account, June 24, 1849
Item 27: Receipted account of William R. Galt with Anne W. Moore for milk. AS Account, June 25, 1849
Item 28: Receipt of John Whitehurst for schoolroom rent received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, June 20,1849
Item 29: Receipt of Richd Hall for house rent received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, June 30, 1849
Item 30: Receipted account (January 1- June 30) of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin. DS Account, June 30, 1849
Item 31: Receipted account (January 4-June 30) of John M. Galt Jr. with Vest & Co. AS Account, June 30, 1849
Item 32: Receipted account of John M. Galt's estate [?] with Sheriff of James City County for tax on 151 acres of land. AS Account, June 1849
Folder 81: July- October 1849
Item 1: Receipt of Richd H. Baker for $20 received from Mr. Galt for the hire of Lucy and Celia. ADS, July 1, 1849
Item 2: Receipt of Wm. S. Tyler for pew tax in St. Paul's Church received from Mr. R. Galt. ADS, July 1, 1849
Item 3: Receipt of J.B. Whiting for Ann M. Whiting for $7.50 received from Wm. R. Galt for hire of Margaret. ADS, July 1, 1849
Item 4: Account of William R. Galt with Alex. Galt Sr. A Account, July 1, 1849
Item 5: Receipted account (February-2 July) of Dr. John M. Galt with James Gray. S Account, July 2, 1849
Item 6: Receipted account (January 4- July 3) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey, for shoeing horses. AS Account, July 3, 1849
Item 7: Mecklenburg, Va. Wm. C. Butler to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Heard Galt had the cholera and hopes it is not true. Studies daily, even on the fourth, but wants to return to Galt's school. ALS, July 5, 1849
Item 8: Receipted account (July 3- December 22, 1848) of John M. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. AS Account, July 5, 1849
Item 9: Williamsburg. [?] to Jennie. Thanks her for the bookmark. AL, July 9, 1849
Item 10: Receipted account (March 31- July 10) of Mrs. M. Galt with E. Hurt. S Account, July 10, 1849
Item 11: Receipt of John G. Williamson for $5 received from Mrs. Mary D. Galt for the hire of Phoebe for 1848. ADS, July 10, 1849
Item 12: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sent 2 dozen knives last week and encloses the residue from the old tavern's rent. ALS, July 17, 1849
Item 13: Florence. Alex[ande]r Galt [Jr.] to Brother [Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk]. While ill was visited by Dr. Harding, Mr. Powers, and Mr. Tiffany. Plans to move shortly. Mentions many acquaintances including Dr. Duyer of New Orleans, Dr. Elliotson, and Dr. Aiken. Also discourses on the European pronunciation of Latin and Greek. ALS [Note: This letter is in pencil on thin paper, and very faded.], July 21, 1849
Item 14: Williamsburg. Sally [M. Galt] to Mr. Mackenzie. Thanks him for the little basket. AL, July 1849
Item 15: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Drinker & Morris with a note on certain books that they will have to order. S Account, August 10, 1849
Item 16: Receipted account of Mr. John M. Galt with R. H. Graves. S Account, August 10, 1849
Item 17: Hot Springs, Bath Co[unt]y. David Caldwell to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Will go to Goochland if Mr. Whittle declines the post. If can, will probably stay with his father-in-law's family for 2 years, and then serve as chaplain at the University for 2 years. Hopes Mr. Walker will accept the rectorship of St. Paul's, and elaborates on Walker's qualifications for the post. ALS, August 21, 1849
Item 18: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with Drinker & Morris. S Account, August 24, 1849
Item 19: Richmond. J. Woodson to Dr. J.M. Galt. Requests payment for the office chair. ALS, August 24, 1849
Item 20: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with A. Morris. Account, August 28, 1849
Item 21: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with John Wiley. S Account, August 1849
Item 22: Receipted account of Thomas Nelson's estate and of Dr. John M. Galt with the Collector of Williamsburg. AS Account, September 1, 1849
Item 23: Oak Grove. C.O. Butler to [William R. Galt?]. Fears letters from his father in California burned in the fire in St. Louis. Mentions John Jenkins. ALS, September 3, 1849
Item 24: Receipt of H.A. Atkinson for H. Belvin for $50 received from John M. Galt. ADS, September 5, 1849
Item 25: Account of John M. Galt with Wm. M. Jones for corn and wheat. AS Account, September 16, 1849
Item 26: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family. Encloses John Lambert's letter from Rio. Mentions Dr. Empie, Cornelius Williamson, Betsey Dixon, and Mr. Smith, Miss Mary Smith, and Mary Louisa. ALS, September 18, 1849
Item 27: Richmond. C[aroline] L[ambert] Harrison to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. News of her various Lambert relatives. Her brother William does not want to remain in Fluvanna longer than necessary to settle his wife's estate, for physicians abound there. John should be in California and George is going to try his fortune in New Orleans. Discusses her reading, and her newest child. ALS, September 27, 1849
Item 28: Receipt of J. Pierce Root for John Wiley of $29.25 received from Dr. John M. Galt. ADS, September 27, 1849
Item 29: Receipt of John Whitehurst for schoolroom rent from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, September 29, 1849
Item 30: [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt]. Mary Williamson has been visiting them and will bring this letter, and a paper holder as a gift. ALS, September 30 [1849]
Item 31: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with John Wiley. AS Account, September 1849
Item 32: Receipt of J.B. Whiting for Ann M. Whiting for $7.50 servant's hire received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, October 6, 1849
Item 33: Receipted account of Dr. John M. Galt with Ben Waller for work done by Wm. Lewis. AS Account, October 10, 1849
Item 34: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W.H. Taylor & Co., with note of goods sent. AS Account, October 11, 1849
Item 35: Receiptd account of Dr. Galt with Mitchell & Tyler. AS Account, October 17, 1849
Item 36: Norfolk. Mary Eliza to Sallie M. Galt, Williamsburg. Upset that the Galts are ill with ague & fever- "one of the most relentless of Wms. torments." Wants all the news of the "old City." Mentions Marianna, Lelia, Cynthia, Mattie Page, and Lissie Williamson. ALS [Note: Mary Eliza is probably Mary Eliza Galt (1835-    ), a daughter of Dr. John Minson & Anne White Land Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.7.a.ii., p.7.], October 21, 1849
Item 37: Receipted account of Mrs. Galt with F.A. Sibley. AS Account, October 29, 1849
Folder 82: November- December 1849
Item 1: Receipted account (November 26, 1848- November 1, 1849) of William R. Galt with Ludlow & Wing. S Account, November 1, 1849
Item 2: Receipted account (August- November 1) of Mrs. Galt with E. Hall for milk. S Account, November 1, [1849?]
Item 3: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family. The Harrisons have rented a house, which Caroline prefers to boarding out. ALS, November 2, 1849
Item 4: Receipted account of Dr. John Galt with S.N. Mount-Castle for wheat. S Account, November 6, 1849
Item 5: Receipt of John Wiley for $19 received from Dr. John M. Galt for subscriptions to periodicals. ADS, November 12, 1849
Item 6: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Regrets William & Mary has so few students but is pleased with the success of the two academies. Understands the congregation [at Bruton Parish] is larger than ever due to the work of Mr. Denison. News of the family. ALS [Note: On the third side of this letter there is writing in pencil, but it is so faint, and the page is so stained and torn that the contents cannot be read.], November 14, 1849
Item 7: Receipted account of Mrs. Dr. Galt with Henley Taylor's executor for purchase of a cow. AS Account, November 14, 1849
Item 8: Account of Mr. J. M. Galt with S.S. Dams with a note that the order was transferred from Captain Fitzgerald who is out of business. AS Account, November 14, 1849
Item 9: Receipted account of Mrs. Gault with T. Lyons. AS Account, November 23, 1849
Item 10: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Could find no sofa that Dr. John could use for lolling or sleeping and recommends a sofa-bed. ALS, November 27, 1849
Item 11: Alexandria, Va. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes his trip from Williamsburg. News of their relatives in Richmond. Describes a new church in Fredericksburg which is in the Byzantine style and cost much more than "our Tudor Gothic building." Describes the boat going up the Potomac. Mentions Mr. Eubank and Mrs. Weymouth, as well as Dixon H. Lewis. ALS, November 30, 1849
Item 12: Account of Dr. J.M. Galt with John Wiley for magazines. Account, November 1849
Item 13: Receipt of Richard Hall for house rent received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, December 1, 1849
Item 14: Receipted account (July 16-December 16) of Dr. A.D. Galt's estate with Thomas Lindsey. S Account, December 19, 1849
Item 15: Account (July 2- December 29) of John M. Galt with Vest & Co. Account, December 29, 1849
Item 16: Receipt of M. Whiting for $7.50 servant's hire from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, December 31, 1849
Item 17: Receipt of John Whitehurst for schoolroom rent received from Wm. R. Galt. ADS, December 31, 1849
Item 18: Richmond. Sallie [Lambert Jr.] to Sally Galt, Williamsburg. Cannot get her the bonnet she wants. Describes their quiet Christmas. ALS, December 31, 1849
Item 19: Map of the vicinity of Boston. PD, 1849
Item 20: Receipt of John G. Williamson for Gabriel G. Williamson for $5 received from Mrs. Mary D. Galt for the hire of Phoebe. ADS, 1849
Item 21: Receipted account of J.T. James [?] with Dr. J. Galt. AS Account, 1849
Item 22: Receipted account of Wm. R. Galt with City of Norfolk. S Account, 1849
Item 23: Receipted account of Wm. R. Galt with St. Paul's Church. S Account, 1849
Folder 83: January- May 1850  [Note: Beginning with the 1850 material, accounts, receipts, and bills have not been catalogued unless of unusual nature or interest. Anyone interested in the information found in this sort of document will find a rich supply in the collection.]
Item 1: W.W. Vest to Dr. Galt. Regrets that has no coal to spare. ALS, January 1, 1849
Item 2: Florence. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to Annie [Jeffery Galt]. Social life in Florence. Comments on other men studying to be artists. ALS, January 5, 1850
Item 3: Bond between Edwin H. Hunt and Turner Christian and William S. Cowperthwaiten in a case brought before John M. Galt, alderman and justice of the peace of Williamsburg. DS, January 31, 1850
Item 4: Richmond. John R. Thompson to W. R. Galt. Will publish the verses Galt sent him and hopes he will continue to work in German literature. Refers to their days at [University of Virginia]. ALS, February 7, 1850
Item 5: W.W. Vest to Dr. John M. Galt, Eastern Asylum. Regarding sale of tobacco and snuff under contract since December 1, 1849. ALS, February 15, 1850
Item 6: Edenton, No. Ca. Thos. Benbury to Mr. [William R.] Galt. Regrets that Joseph left school, but feels Lemuel will be a good student. ALS, February 24, 1850
Item 7: Norfolk. W.R. Galt to C.W. Searle, Zanesville [?], Ohio. Wants certain information on a land claim being prosecuted by Searle. ALS [copy], March 15, 1850
Item 8: Bowling Green, Va. G[ay] Williamson to Lizzie A. Williamson, c/o Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is not surprised that she loves Williamsburg, but wishes she would spend more time with her own family. Mentions many relatives. Imagines her "clubs" are very interesting, but does not think Lizzie is dignified enough to be President. Tell Tom [Williamson, Lizzie's brother] they expect him home as soon as he has a vacation. Mentions the Hudgins girl, Mary Eeland, and various other neighbors. ALS, March 31, 1850
Item 9: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt?]. News of his family and the University. Comments on the work and personality of many of the professors. Feels the recipient could do quite well in Buchanan [?]. ALS, April 4, 1850
Item 10: Va. Military Institute. Junius H. Smith to [?]. Because of the large number of applications it is impossible to say if Sylvester will receive an appointment, though his chances are very good. A new barrack is being built. Will have a new edition of the algebra book out this summer. ALS, April 23, 1850
Folder 84: June- July 1850
Item 1: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of his trip from Williamsburg, including a scene of the Congress firing her cannons. Mentions Dr. Perkins, Beverley Kennon, and Mr. & Mrs. W. Williamson. ALS, June 7, 1850
Item 2: Trenton, New Jersey. John M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the Lunatic Asylum there, and compares it unfavorably with the one in Williamsburg. Also describes the Pennsylvania Hospital. Mentions many friends, including Doctors Carson, Rood [?], Chapman, Welford, and Bell. Describes the changing architecture of Philadelphia. Saw John Tyler, who told him Robert was doing quite well. ALS, June 11, 1850
Item 3: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to John M. Galt, Boston. Sally now wishes she had accompanied John. Mentions by first name only the many people who have been in to see them, as well as Mr. Ewell, Capt. Johnson, Mr. Porter, Mr. Mason, Mr. Neblitt, and Mr. Savage, all seemingly suitors of Sally's. AL [P.S. from Mary D. Galt- advice on his health and safety.], June 12, 1850
Item 4: S[ally] M. Galt to John M. Galt, Boston. Went to the Asylum. The officers and patients all send love and say that the "little Dr." cannot compare with the "big Dr." News of various patients, including Mrs. Campbell and Miss Pierce. Mentions the Bishop, Anne Galt, and Sandy. ALS [Note: These letters are all on one sheet of paper.], [June 12, 1850]
Item 5: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt]. Discusses his action toward Hardy, and the unjust complaint he has received from Capt. Th. A. Hardy, the boy's father. Does not want the recipient to get involved, but would ike a report on Hardy's habits when he came to the University. ALS, June 14, 1850
Item 6: Worcester, Mass. John M. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Purchased busts of Washington, Marshall, Scott, Milton, Shakespeare, and Byron in New York. Saw Mr. Lambert and Mr. Denison while in New York, and also visited Christ Church and Trinity. Describes New Haven. ALS, June 14, 1850
Item 7: Norfolk. B Baylor to Wm. R. Galt. Baylor's two children are leaving Galt's school as of this date. ALS, June 15, 1850
Item 8: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Boston. The Bishop preached Wed. because Dr. Totten was fatigued from conducting services at the College, Sunday school, church, coloured Sunday school, and evening church. Describes Lelia's birthday party, and the kind of people who were invited. News of the Asylum, and of various visitors. Mr. Ewell is going to live near them. AL. P.S. from [Mary D. Galt]. The carpenters have left and Mr. Bilson is doing his work., June 15 & 17, 1850
Item 9: S[ally] M[aria] G[alt] to John M. Galt. Mr. Lefebre says the Academy will soon begin. News of many Williamsburg friends. ALS [Note: These letters are on one sheet of paper.], June 15 & 17, 1850
Item 10: Boston. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Finds the hotels quite improved, and describes the meals. Discusses some of the other physicians who have arrived for the conference, including Drs. Awl and Smith. Feels the Hospital at Worcester has regressed. Describes the celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill. ALS`, June 17, 1850
Item 11: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Dr. B. Baylor. Received Baylor's note regarding the withdrawal of his sons, but feels if he had seen Galt he would have done otherwise. ALS, June 17, 1850
Item 12: University Mississippi, Oxford. A Millington to Sallie Galt, Williamsburg. Eleven students board with them. ALS [Note: This letter is so stained and torn that it is hardly legible.], June 19, 1850
Item 13: McLean Asylum for the Insane. Dr. Luther V. Bell to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Circular letter reporting post-mortem examination of a patient "to whose case the attention of the association was called when at this place." PL, June 24, 1850
Item 14: New York City. John M. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Reports on the convention and discusses some of the participants. Describes the Butler Hospital. ALS, June 25, 1850
Item 15: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth Galt] to John M. Galt, Richmond. Describes the corner-stone laying for the Academy. The same day there were a hundred visitors at the Asylum. One of his reports was put in the copper box under the stone. Mentions many of Sally's beaux. ALS, June 28, 1850
Item 16: [Mary D. Galt] to John M. Galt. AL, June 28, 1850
Item 17: [Sally M. Galt] to John M. Galt. AL [Note: These three letters are on one very badly torn sheet of paper.], June 28, 1850
Item 18: Richmond. E[liza] G. Lambert to John [M. Galt]. Introduces a violinist friend [name torn but seems to be Laize Elenna]. ALS, July 2, 1850
Item 19: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. [Galt], Williamsburg. Discusses various goods she asked him to get. ALS [badly stained], July 5, 1850
Item 20: Firenze. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. News of his life in Italy. ALS [Note: Salutation is to William [R. Galt]. The letter is in light ink on thin paper, and very hard to read.], July 30, 1850
Item 21: [Sally M. Galt?] to Mrs. Millington. Enjoys visiting the Tottens, for spent so many happy hours there with the Millingtons. news of the Saunders. Mrs. [Letitia Tyler] Semple is still living on the green, but may move. She took one of Lizzie [Tyler Waller]'s children and Mrs. Speed took the others. Alice Tyler just married Mr. Denison, who is going to a church in Brooklyn. Mr. Lefevre will live in the new academy, which should be finished in October. Mr. and Mrs. Dabney are leaving and his successor will be appointed in August. News of the Asylum. Describes the recipient's mother's grave. AL [Note: Letitia Tyler Semple (1821-1907), Elizabeth Tyler Waller (1823-1850), and Alice Tyler Denison (1827-1854) were all daughters of John and Letitia Christian Tyler. Mrs. Semple and her husband James were semi-estranged through much of their marriage and had no children. When her sister Alice died, she raised Alice's only daughter, Bessie.], [July 1850]
Item 22: Richmond. Cary [Caroline Lambert Harrison] to Lizzie [Elizabeth J. Galt]. Quotes extensively from her brother John's letter from California. News of her children's activities. Feels sure they are happy with Bishop John's family, but fears the College may not get all the benefit from his appointment that was hoped. News of her father's and aunt's healths, and of her brothers. ALS, July [ca. 1850]
Folder 85: August- October 1850
Item 1: R. M. Garrett to Dr. J. M. Galt. Recommends Bill Smith as a servant for the Asylum. ALS, August 2, 1850
Item 2: Heathsville, Virginia. Ro. S. Lackey to Sallie Galt. Encloses sprigs of grass and leaves from Washington's birth-place to put in her book. Discusses Marianna S[aunders]. ALS, August 9, 1850
Item 3: Dickie Galt to John. Request a certificate of the present year's hire of Bob and Billy. ALS, August 12, 1850
Item 4: Mountain Way, near Fredericksburg. H.M. Waller to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Has been requested by A.M. Daffan to write to find out if his brother, John, confined at the Asylum, is dead. ALS, August 22, 1850
Item 5: W.W. Vest to Mrs. [Mary D.[ Galt. Coal costs 22 1/2 cents a bushel, and he will bring some within ten days. ALS, August 26, 1850
Item 6: White Sulpher Springs. Tazewell Taylor to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Regrets William plans to move but wishes him success. Encloses a letter to Mr. Bruce. ALS, August 28, 1850
Item 7: Norfolk. Tazewell Taylor to Trustees of the Winchester Academy. Recommends Wm. R. Galt for the position of Principal of the Academy. ALS [also 2 copies of this] [Note: Note on bottom signed by William R. Galt that could not reach Winchester in time to present it.], August 28, 1850
Item 8: V[irgini]a M[ilitary] Institute. Junius H. Smith to [Wm. R. Galt]. Just wrote a letter in his behalf to the Trustees of the Winchester Academy. ALS, August 28, 1850
Item 9: Recommendation of Wm. R. Galt's school by Franchis H. Smith, Superintendent, Va. Mily. Inst. ALS, September 3, 1850
Item 10: Recommendations of Wm. R. Galt by Francis H. Smith and others. L [2 copies], September 3, 1850
Item 11: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt]. Regrets having missed Galt. ALS, September 4, 1850
Item 12: Elmington, Hanover County. Marianna B. S[aunders] to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Describes her holiday with various relatives, and a visit to Mr. Clay's birthplace. ALS, September 18, 1850
Item 13: Simon S. Stubbs to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Wants any information on claim for Revolutionary War service of John M. Galt [grandfather of recipient]. D. Alexr Galt "of this place" [Norfolk?] feels he was never paid for drugs and medicines. Enclosed is clipping on Bounty Land Bill signed by A.H.H. Stuart, Secretary of the Interior. ALS, October 3, 1850
Item 14: Petersburg. Ed. Valentine to [?]. The house on the River, now occupied by Col. Boyer, will soon be vacant and the recipient has the first chance at renting it. Asks about the recipient's father. ALS, October 17, 1850
Item 15: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt]. Sends his condolences on the death of Galt's oldest son. Feels Galt's brother will do well. Is honored by Galt having named his youngest son after him. ALS [Note: William and Mary Ware Galt's second child and first son, Alexander Patrick Galt, was born in 1845 and died in 1850. Their fourth child and third son Rogers Harrison Galt was born in 1850. See Galt Genealogy, I.E. 11. b. ii. & iv., p. 9.], October 18, 1850
Item 16: Richmond. J[ohn] H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. A man is interested in purchasing the [City Tavern] and wonders if Mrs. Mary D. Galt will sell her portion. Reports death of Miss Diana M. Ege. News of the Lamberts and the Harrisons. Mentions Matilda Southall, Mrs. Judge Tucker, and Mrs. John G. Mosby. ALS, October 25, 1850
Item 17: Petersburg. D'Arcy Paul to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Galt is quite welcome to use his name in Western Virginia, though the writer's acquaintance with the region is limited. ALS, October 25, 1850
Item 18: Norfolk. W.H. Taylor Co. to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Will replace the herrings he found inferior. ALS, October 26, 1850
Item 19: Richmond. H. K. Ellyson to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Has ordered the paper he wanted and encloses proofs of the first two forms. Also needs to know how many copies Galt wants. ALS, October 28, 1850
Item 20: Lynchburg. David Rodes to [William R. Galt]. Received the letter of introduction from Col. Smith, and is quite willing for the recipient to use his name in the prospectus of his school. ALS, October 31, 1850
Item 21: Richmond. Wm. Watts to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Received Mr. Sharp's letter and is quite willing for Galt to use his name. Remembers him from the University. ALS, October 31, 1850
Item 22: [Sally Maria Galt] to [John H. Strobia]. Sends a leaf from General Washington's birthplace. Judge Browne has moved to Missouri, where his children live. Dr. Bayless (Virginia Browne's husband) resigned his professorship at the Medical College of Cincinnati to go to Missouri. Williamsburg is improving, and has a new Grecian building at the Asylum, and another is being built for an academy. Mr. Lefebre and his family are great favorites. Describes the new building at the Asylum. AL [draft], [Fall, 1850]
Folder 86: November- December 1850
Item 1: University of Virginia. Recommendations for William R. Galt signed by Professors Gessner Harrison, W.B. Rogers, R. E. Rogers, and W. H. McGuffey. LS, November 1, 1850
Item 2: Forest Hill, Amherst County. David Caldwell to Wm. R. Galt. Laments the prevalance of the "break bone fever" and scarlet fever in Norfolk. Feels Galt should leave the politics of the family to his wife, who Caldwell describes as a "good Whig." Has no suggestions on where Galt can get servants. Gives his philosophy of child-raising. ALS, November 1, 1850
Item 3: Richmond. John M. Gregory to Wm .R. Galt, Norfolk. Galt is welcome to use his name. Will find out about a boat to take Galt's things up the canal as soon as possible. ALS, November 2, 1850
Item 4: Univ[ersity] of V[irgini]a. W.B. Rogers to [William R. Galt]. Encloses the recommendations of various members of the faculty [see above, November 1, 1850]. Thanks Galt for naming his son after him. ALS, November 4, 1850
Item 5: Pembroke, Elizabeth City County. John Jones to [William R.] Galt. Galt is welcome to use his name. ALS, November 6, 1850
Item 6: J. Marsden Snevley [?] to W. R. Galt. Sends him letters to friends in the area where Galt is moving. ALS, November 9 [1850]
Item 7: Parsonage. Cha. Minnigerode to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Galt is welcome to use his name. ALS, November 16, 1850
Item 8: New York. S. G. to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses Galt's order of meteorological instruments. ALS, November 19, 1850
Item 9: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with H.K. Ellyson for printing 1000 copies of "Essays on Asylums for Persons of Unsound Mind." Account [endorsed], November 21, 1850
Item 11: Norfolk. [Various students] to W[illiam] R. Galt, Norfolk. Send a present. LS, December 6, 1850
Item 12: Florence. Alexander Galt Jr. to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. News of his life in Italy. ALS, December 8, 1850
Item 13: Randolph Macon College. W. Y. Peyton to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Wants to borrow $100.00 to continue his education. ALS, December 16, 1850
Item 14: Florence. Alexr. Galt Jr. to [William R. Galt?]. News of his life in Italy. ALS, December 18, 1850
Item 15: Boston. Jas. M. Barnard to Dr. J.M. Galt. The proposed plan of exchanges with England has not worked out. Hopes Galt is doing all he can to "allay those fake prejudices which have lately arisen between the north & the south about slavery. We must keep together." ALS, December 18, 1850
Item 16: University of Miss[issipp]i. [Mrs. Millington] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Mr. Millington will go to Williamsburg next summer to move the rest of their things and try to sell all their property, which is now going to ruin. Enjoys where they are, especially their neighbors, the Long-streets. News of the University. Mentions Jockey [?] Griffin, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Edlow, and the Saunders. Tom has been offered a position as teacher of music at the female academy. Entertained the new Bishop of Mississippi. AL, December 20, 1850
Item 17: Edenton, N.C. Thos. Benbury to [William R.] Galt. Will send his sons Joseph and Lemuel to Galt's school. ALS, December 24, 1850
Item 18: Philadelphia. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, Pattonsburg. Has been there longer than expected because of the illness of Patrick [Galt]. Made arrangements for Alexander's bust to be displayed in New York. ALS, December 27, 1850
Item 19: Julia [Ewell] to Sally Galt. Asks to borrow some lard. ALS, [1850]
Item 20: Ben Loyall to Wm. R. Galt. Condoles him on the death of his son [Alexander Patrick Galt]. ALS, [1850]
Folder 87: January- March 1851
Item 1: Printed circular for William R. Galt's school in Buchanan, with a list of text books, and various recommendations. PD, [ca. January 1, 1851]
Item 2: Norfolk. [Alexina and Anne Galt] to [William] and Mary [Galt]. Hopes they all found the trip not too hard. Their father feels Patrick Galt cannot recover. Their father had good success in getting people in New York interested in Alexander's work, and a planned display. Annie Capron's letter descrihbing Mr. Maupin's suicide says that he seems to have planned it some time ahead. Old Dr. Griffin has succeeded to an Earldom and will go to Scotland in the Spring. ALS, January 3 [1851]
Item 3: Ro[bert] Saunders to Elizabeth J. Galt. Thanks for for the present. AL, January 4, 1851
Item 4: University of Miss[issip]pi, Oxford. John Millington to Dr. John Galt, Williamsburg. His difficulties in compiling a list of the legislators of Mississippi for Galt. Encloses a list which he feels is incomplete. Discusses the two essays Galt sent him, and provides his own examples of buildings built without consulting the people going to use them. Discusses the condition of the University of Mississippi. Will sell his house and the "Brick House in which Dr. Camm carries on his business, and my Interest in the large frame house opposite, (where Mrs. Carter used to live)," as soon as he can get to Williamsburg. ALS, January 7, 1851
Item 5: Ro[bert] H. Armistead to Dr. John M. Galt. Asks Galt to meet him at the Courthouse for the sitting of the Court. ALS, January 13, 1851
Item 6: University of Virginia. Jim [D. Galt] to William R. Galt, Buchanan, Va. Just learned from Ma [his step-mother, Mary Ann Raincock Galt] of the death of Uncle Patrick [Galt]. Fears Alexander is ruining his health by too constant work as a sculptor. Understands Zander is highly spoken of in Europe. Agrees with Zander that William should have left Norfolk long before. Discusses his course of study, professors, and fear about certain courses. Miss Tucker, a sister of Mrs. [Gessner?] Harrison, died recently. A southern rights association has been formed at the University, but he has not joined. ALS, January 15 [1851]
Item 7: Randolph Macon College. W.Y. Peyton to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Thanks him for the loan of money. ALS, January 20, 1851
Item 8: S[allie] Lambert to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Sends the things with Mr. Williams. News of the family's health. ALS, January 20, 1851
Item 9: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family's health. HInts at the hope that Sally will soon marry. ALS, January 21, 1851
Item 10: [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends her a package. The weather is uncommonly warm. "I fear we shall have but little fruit and less ice:- but the north will be able to furnish us with as much as we want, as it does with too many articles that we ought to raise ourselves.", January 27 [1851?]
Item 11: Staunton. Peter Powers to [William R. Galt?]. Requests information on a servant in Buchanan. ALS, January 28, 1851
Item 12: Four obituary and funeral notices of Brevet Lt. Col. Patrick Henry Galt who died at Philadelphia, January 12, 1851. PD, January 1851
Item 13: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to William R. Galt, Pattonsburg. Fra[n?]k Galt, the son of William's cousin John, wants to go to Buchanan until entering either West Point or William & Mary. William's uncle Dick arrived on his way from Cardenas to Richmond. His wife is in Williamsburg. News of various neighbors and relatives, many of which have been ill with scarlet fever. Must go to New York as one of Patrick's executors, and will get to see Zander's bust at the Art Union. ALS [Note: Frank is probably Francis Land Galt (1833-1915) eldest child of Dr. John Minson and Anne White Land Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.7. a., p. 7], February 6, 1851
Item 14: Staunton. Peter Powers to William R. Galt, Buchanan. Gives his policy in regard to refunding money to students withdrawing because of health, or being dismissed. ALS, February 14, 1851
Item 15: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Frank Galt will probably join him shortly. Mentions Benbury, Martin, & Pannell. ALS, February 20, 1851
Item 16: E.A. Vest to Lizzie. Thanks her for the gifts for little Alexander. ALS, February 27, 1851
Item 17: V[irginia] Military Institute. F. H. Smith to [William R. Galt]. Advises him on the time it will take to build his reputation. Cannot spare either of the boys. ALS, March 18, 1851
Item 18: Norfolk. R.W. Silvester to Wm. R. Galt, Buchanan. News of various boys who may, or may not, come to Galt's school. The scarlatine has killed many children, including 2 of Dr. Newton's and 3 of Lt. Johnson's. Billy B. is doing very well at Lexington Institute. ALS, March 18, 1851
Item 19: M. Jones to Mrs. Galt. Would like some flowers for her garden. ALS, March 21, 1851
Item 20: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Encloses a letter from Zander. The head of the plaster cast has been repaired. Speaks of Lizzie's death and Mary [his wife's]? illness. Mentions Powers, Mr. B.B. Moseley, Mr. Ritchie, and William's children. ALS, March 25, 1851
Folder 88: April- 20 September 1851
Item 1: Norfolk. M[ary] A[nne Raincock] Cock to William R. Galt, Pattonsburg. His father is in New York to get the money due Patrick Galt's estate, to see Zander's first work and try to sell it, and to learn in Washington whether the government has received a commission for a bust from subscribers in Norfolk. Describes Mr. Jackson's speech at Commodore Barron's funeral. Caleb Bonsal died suddenly. There is a good chance the "old homestead" [her mother's home?] will be sold for taxes. Describes her daughter, Mary, and Bishop Johns' recent visit. ALS, April 2 [1851?]
Item 2: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family. The streets are all torn up to put in gas pipes, but the streets and stores all look lovely at night. ALS, April 10, 1851
Item 3: Invitation to Dr. Galt and sister to attend a Commencement Party at the Steward's Hall on June 12, honoring the Graduating Class of R[andolph] M[acon] College. PD, June 12, 1851
Item 4: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family. Still hopes to visit Williamsburg. ALS, July 11, 1851
Item 5: York. Julia Ewell to [Sally M. Galt]. Her father is very ill. Her daughter cannot come to York and wants her to return home. Understands Mr. Ewell is in Boston. "Mr. Ewell is going to take his Mother to live with him." Mentions Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Mauphin, and Mrs. Wright. ALS [Note: This letter is very disjointed.], July 23, 1851
Item 6: E. Hunt to Dr. John M. Galt. Seemingly wants to borrow money. ALS, July 27, 1851
Item 7: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W. H. Taylor & Co., with note that cannot get "Graham Crackers" in Norfolk, and have substituted with "Navy Bread." AS Account, August 12, 1851
Item 8: Richmond. P. Claiborne Gooch, Secretary, Medical Society of Virginia, to [Dr. John M. Galt]. Printed announcement of regular monthly meeting of the Society for August 19, plus letter offering to nominate Galt for membership in the Society. PD & ALS, August 18, 1851
Item 9: Account of Dr. John M. Galt with W.H. Taylor & Co. with note that have found "Graham Crackers" and are sending them to him. AS Account, August 28, 1851
Folder 89: 21 September- December 1851
Item 1: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the boat trip up to Richmond, and mentions that Mrs. Edloe, John Armistead, Mr. & Mrs. James French, and Mr. Johnson were also on board. Describes their visit with their relatives in Richmond. AL, September 22, 1851
Item 2: Staunton. [Sally M. Galt] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the trip up from Richmond. AL, September 23, 1851
Item 3: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Describes their "rural" life. York is very unhealthy. Is writing in the study. Received the certificate of John's election to the Medical Society. Mentions George Southall, Matilda, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Mercer, Mrs. Wright, and Mr. Clowes. ALS, September 24, 1851
Item 4: Staunton. [Sally M. Galt] to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes her activities in Staunton, including various parties. Mentions Capt. Fulton, Mrs. George Burwell, Mrs. Sheldon, Miss Thomson, Miss Cullen, and Henry Washington. AL, September 26, 1851
Item 5: James M. Mahone to Mrs. Galt. Wants to buy a hickory tree from her. ALS, October 3, 1851
Item 6: Florence. [Alexander Galt, Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. His life in Italy. AL, October 9, 1851
Item 7: Marianne [Saunders] to Sally M. Galt. Returns a book, and lends Sally one. ALS, October 17, 1851
Item 8: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Laments the death of Mr. Enders. Nearly promised Mr. Barziza to go to Williamsburg yesterday, but cannot go at this time. ALS, October 24, 1851
Item 9: Florence. Alexander [Galt, Jr.] to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. Describes his recent pieces. ALS, December 25, 1851
Item 10: Florence. Alexander [Galt, Jr] to [Alexina and Anna Galt]. Describes his statues, and his social life. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet], December 25, 1851
Folder 90: ca. 1851 (23 items)
Item 1: Memorandum Book (1842-1851) of Elizabeth J. Galt, listing her work. Included are coyping pages from her brother's books, teaching Lizzie [Williamson], keeping house, cutting out all the sewing work, packing furnishings to move (1843), varnishing furniture, preparing "Reports" for mailing, gardening, painting lithographs for "Reports", plaiting 18 shirt bosoms, "Prepared for an Un-invited Company every other tuesday," and "Collected & copied in Ornamental penmanship in a Morocco-bound blank book, my own Compositions." AD, 1851
Item 2: Bowling Green. Lissie [Williamson] to Elizabeth Galt, Williamsburg. Describes her trip home from Williamsburg. Asks about many people and things in Williamsburg. Mentions Bob Wynne, Mr. R. Harrison, Miss Tunstall, and Aunt Sally. ALS, 1851
Item 3: Rochester, N.Y. A.C. [?] Barziza to Dr. Galt. Delivered Grange to his brother, though he was annoyed about having to go there. ALS, 1851
Item 4: "The Cheerful Club". Folder of miscellaneous scrapes, including "Extracts of Oration by J.H. Christian of the Cheerful Club, July 4th, 1851, [on] European as contrasted with American Policy", various essays and comments on "farewell", [seemingly occasioned by the departure of Elizabeth Williamson], Minutes of the Cheerful Club for June 20, 1851 with the following present: Miss L[elia?] S[aunders?], Mr. J[ohnson?], Miss [Marianne?] S[aunders?], Miss Alexina Galt, Mr. Christian, Mr. Wynne, Miss Capron, Miss L. Shield, Mr. Tinsley, Mr. Washington, Mr. Flemming, and Mr. Gwynn. DS, ca. 1851
Box 9: January 1852- August 1855
Folder 91: January- February 1852 (33 items)
Item 1: January 9, 1852
Item 2: Williamsburg. [John M. Galt] to [Dr. Wm. C. Galt]. Mr. Mayo's suit against the heirs of John M. Galt I has been decided in favor of the heirs. His Mother's health is not as good as before. Feels Williamsburg is improving, and considers the allaying of the College's difficulties and the building of two academies have made the town "a very desirable residence for persons having children to educate." All this has made a great demand for houses. One recent arrival is Mr. Nottingham from the Eastern Shore. His wife was Miss Leah Carpenter, whose Mother was a Galt. Political differences between the Directors of the Asylum and some people in the neighborhood has caused a harassing contest for over a year, and brought the Asylum's affairs into politics. As a result there has been a change in the Board, and several officers of the Asylum are displaced. He has remained neutral. AL [draft], January 13, 1852
Item 3: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt]. News of the family, including General Lambert's illness and the death of Wm. Harrison's brother. Mentions a fire near the Old Market. Mentions Mrs. Enders. ALS, January 14, 1852
Item 4: Near Louisvile. W[illiam] C. Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. The weather has been so cold that the Ohio River is closed beyond its mouth. Discusses improved communication of Louisville with neighboring areas. ALS, January 31, 1852
Item 5: Zene [Alexina Galt] to William R. Galt, Pattonsburg, Va. Describes the concert of Mad'lle Parodi, and trying to teach William's daughter, "Molly," to dance. Annie's eyes are better, and she is teaching herself Spanish. Aunt [Mary D.] Galt and Sally were recently very sick. John Williamson has been turned out of his quarters at the Asylum by the new Board of Visitors. Dr. Garrett is now an assistant, and John 's salary is divided between the two of them. ALS, February 16 [1852]
Item 6: Florence. Alexander [Galt, Jr.] to [Alexander Galt, Norfolk]. Discusses his trip to Vienna, his money problems, and his work. ALS, February 26, 1852
Item 7: Florence. Alexander [Galt, Jr.] to Annie [Jeffery Galt.] Describes his love of Florence, and his homesickness, and his daily regimen. ALS, February 29, 1852
Folder 92: March-May 1852 (33 items)
Item 1: Florence. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. Describes Vienna. ALS, March 2, 1852
Item 2: Louisville. W.C. Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses his portion of the expenses in the Mayo case. ALS, March 8, 1852
Item 3: Receipt of W.W. Vest, Treasurer, for Dr. John M. Galt's $240 subscription to the Female Academy. ADS, April 1, 1852
Item 4: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Sent Alexander the money and the book order. The books should be sent soon, or Alexander may bring them with him this summer. ALS, April 3, 1852
Item 5: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Invites them all up for the Convention in May. News of the family's health. ALS, April 29, 1852
Item 6: Richmond. Ro[bert] Saunders to Wm. R. Galt. Regrets having missed seeing him. Wrote Dickie Galt and enclosed the letter to Mrs. Galt. Is pleased Galt is succeeding. ALS, April 30, 1852
Item 7: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the trip up from Williamsburg, and the many people she met. Describes some of the meetings. AL, May 20, 1852
Item 8: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the meetings, and the many people she has met. Wishes John [M. Galt] were there. AL, May 23, 1852
Item 9: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. John will go up Friday. John understands the choice of a minister is between Mr. Morwood, Mr. Wilmer, and a Northern one, "however, I suppose our spirited people, (judging the future by the past,) will probably decline all." Many people have wanted flowers as Dessie Barziza'a and Kate E.'s parties were the same night. Lizie Ewell is better. Mr. Coke told John that Judge Clopton would probably win the election as the College's problems were detrimental to the incumbent. ALS, May 24, 1852
Item 10: Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. One wing of the Democratic Party ran John for Mayor, and the other wing as magistrate, but he hopes not to win either. Discusses the election. Mentions the Saunders, Mrs. & Miss Griffith, Kenzie, the Wallers, and the Vests. AL, May 27, 1852
Item 11: Florence. Alexander Galt Jr. to [Alexander Galt, Norfolk]. News of his work and how it is progressing. ALS, May 28, 1852
Item 12: [Florence]. Alexander Galt [Jr.] to Jim [James Dickie Galt]. His life in Italy. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], [May 28, 1852]
Item 13: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. John cannot go up to Richmond at all. Mother still will not see company [this is seemingly the meaning, though section is obscure]. John won as Mayor and magistrate, and Mr. Saunders won as Recorder. ALS, May 28, 1852
Item 14: University of V[irgini]a. Edward H. Courtenay to [?]. Explains the impossible result in a mathematical problem. ALS, May 29, 1852
Item 15: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. G[alt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Has been listening to the services in the Chapel. Mr. Wilmer was elected [minister] by the Vestry. The gallery has been postponed. The women say the gentlemen will not have the money "unless the gallery is to be for servants, & the gentlemen don't want a black but a white gallery." Mentions many Williamsburg friends, including Wm. Washington, Lelia Saunders, Walter Gwynne, and Lizzie Ewell. ALS, May 30, 1852
Folder 93: June- 15 August 1852 (38 items)
Item 1: [Sally Maria Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the many people she has visited. Has several possible parties to accompany her home. AL, June 2, 1852
Item 2: Richmond. [Sally Maria Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Her visits and other activities in Richmond. Everyone is upset about the Governor pardoning that man. AL, June 3, 1852
Item 3: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Discusses Sally Wright's planned annual party. Col. Armistead's servant fell in the ice-house. ALS, June 4, 1852
Item 4: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the procession of sons & cadets. Mentions many friends and acquaintances, including Col. Armistead, Mrs. Gen. Scott, Mr. Mayo, and Mrs. Cabell. ALS, June 5, 1852
Item 5: (Morning) Williamsburg. [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Suggests Sally comes home as their mother is ill. If no friend is coming down Wednesday, George Coke will meet her at Jamestown. ALS, June 7, 1852
Item 6: (Evening) Williamsburg. Lizzie [Elizabeth J.] Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Is sending this with Mr. Moore who is returning a cured patient. Describes Sally W[right]'s party. ALS, June 7, 1852
Item 7: Clarksville, Va. Janus [?] M. Blanks to Dr. J.M. Galt. The next time Galt writes about Mr. Hatcher, please include word on how Alexr. Yancy is.  His Father lives nearby and is anxious about him. ALS, July 14, 1852
Item 8: Norfolk. [Alexina Galt to Anne J. Galt]. Their father is not upset about having lost his position. Describes John Galt [their cousin from Kentucky], and their trip down the river from Richmond. He liked the people in Williamsburg, but thought the town small and decayed. News of the ill healths of Mr. Christian and John Warren. ALS, July 18 [1852]
Item 9: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family's health. Mr. Harrison is making his farm on the river in Charles City County a profitable one. Heard recently from George and John Lambert, who are in San Francisco. ALS, July 19, 1852
Item 10: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Comments on visit to Williamsburg of John Galt of Louisville. Caroline Harrison has another child. ALS, July 19 [1852]
Item 11: Louisville. W[illiam] C. Galt to Elizabeth J. Galt, Williamsburg. Was glad to hear of John, though regrets that he did not attend the Exhibition at the College on July 3. John's brother William wants to visit Williamsburg, but studies and a family will prevent it. Thanks Elizabeth for several gifts. Encloses pictures of himself and Williams, and locks of hair from his two great grand-daughters (Sally and Elizabeth). Former President Tyler used to think the writer looked like his brother [Dr. A.D. Galt], but removal of a tumor on the lip has changed that. News of his grand-children and of Cousin Henry's return from Mexico. ALS [Note: William Craig Galt's only son, Dr. Norborne Alexander Galt, died in 1844 leaving six children. William is Dr. William Henry Galt (1827-1893) who married Elizabeth Thruston Pope and, by 1852, had daughters Sally and Elizabeth. John is John Thompson Gray Galt (1830-1892). See Galt Genealogy, II.A., pp.12-14.], August 2, 1852
Item 12: Florence. Alexander Galt, Jr. to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. Is working hard so he can come home soon. News of his work and of Florence. ALS, August 5, 1852
Item 13: Florence. Alexander Galt, Jr. to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. Comments on his father's news that he will lose his office of Post Master. His present work and future plans. ALS, August 6, 1852
Item 14: Middleburg, Loudoun County, Va. John B. DuVal to the heirs of Dr. Patrick Galt, Va. Cont. Line Surgeon, & Dr. John M. Galt, Va. State line Surgeon, Williamsburg. The heirs can get information regarding their Revolutionary War claims by writing General DuVal, who lives in Tallahassee, Florida, but now is in VA. ALS, August 10, 1852
Item 15: [Alexina Galt to Annie J. Galt]. Jim is very anxious to become a doctor, and keeps busy among the Dispensary, Dr. Silvester's shop, and the ladies. News of various acquaintances, mostly identified only by first name. In the evening the mosquitoes are dreadful. Some brick tenements are being built opposite them, but they are not removing the trees. News of [the Capron girls?] and possible arrangements for them to support themselves. ALS, August 11 [1852]
Folder 94: 16 August- December 1852 (52 items)
Item 1: Middleburg, Loudon County, Virginia. John P. DuVal to John M. Galt. Discusses the fees he charges for investigating and presenting Revolutionary War claims. Describes his Revolutionary documents as "voluminous." DuVal is a native of Richmond and attended William & Mary in 1810. Gives various references. ALS, August 24, 1852
Item 2: [John M. Galt] to [?]. Sends a political article he has written and would like to see published. Williamsburg is flourishing with two male academies and a female academy in a building that cost $9000. AL [Draft] [Note: This draft letter is on the back of a note regarding the cashier of the Bank of Virginia at Norfolk, dated August 25, 1852 and signed by John M. Galt, Administrator of A.D. Galt.], [ca. August 25, 1852]
Item 3: Florence. Alexander Galt, Jr. to Alexina [Galt]. His life and work in Florence. ALS, August 28, 1852
Item 4: Florence. Alexander [Galt Jr.] to Jim [James Dickie Galt]. His life and work in Florence, with some discussion of the problems he has. ALS, August 28, 1852
Item 5: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Received Galt's letter regarding DuVal's circular. DuVal has been flooding Virginia with these. Alex. Galt does not believe that anything more is due his father's estate as the heir of his uncle Patrick, or John's grandfather's estate. ALS, August 31, 1852
Item 6: [Alexina Galt to Anne J. Galt]. Understands young Bernard and young Benberry are returning to William's school. Does not know how they would survive without the mosquito nets. Discusses the recent letters from Alexander. Frank [Francis Land Galt?] hopes to get the position of Assistant at "Our Hospital." Charlotte, Lucy, and Mary [Capron] are at Dr. Silvester's, and Annie is visiting Mrs. Nottingham in Williamsburg. ALS, August [1852?]
Item 7: [John H.] Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt]. Eliza, Sally, and little Sal have returned from the Hugeunot Springs much improved. Genl. Lambert is also at the Springs, and there was an unfounded rumor that he was dead. News of his wife's health. Their cook was married last week in their drawing room by Revd. Doctor Jones, and then ate in their dining room in the basement. "All this to accommodate a parcel of invited slaves and coloured free people." ALS, September 27 [1852]
Item 8: University [of] VA. Jim [D. Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Describes his arrival at the University, his meeting with Dr. [Gessner] Harrison and a visit to his home, his rooming arrangements, and the courses he is taking, and his financial affairs. Gives his intention of studying very hard. ALS, October 2 [1852]
Item 9: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. The Bishop will attend Bishop Doan's trial soon. Mrs. Gibson was brought to the Asylum after bringing her son to the Academy. John finished the Report. Discussed Dr. Corbin. ALS, October 4, 1852
Item 10: Williamsburg. E[lizabeth] J. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Mr. Atkinson, the Isle of Wight Congressman, spoke at the Court House. ALS, October 5, 1852
Item 11: Norfolk. [Alexina Galt to Anne J. Galt]. Hoped her sister would return home soon, but now, since there is some fever in town, she should wait until after the first frost. Jim left last week for the University. Lucy and Charlotte Capron have left for school, and Mary is visiting in Williamsburg. Commodore Skinner, acting secretary of the Navy, gave Alexander permission to return home on the San Jacinto. However, they have heard rumors that it is not a safe ship. ALS, October 6 [1852]
Item 12: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Galt, Williamsburg. Her visits and other activities in Richmond, including visits from many friends and acquaintances. Mrs. Isac Dove is in the Staunton Asylum. Mentions the Saunders, the Hallyburtons, Armisted Christian [?], John Carter, Dick Mackenzie, and Mrs. Woolfolk. AL, October 7, 1852
Item 13: Florence. [Alexander Galt, Jr.] to [Alexander Galt, Sr., Norfolk]. News of a sale, and various compliments on his work. AL, October 8, 1852
Item 14: Receipted account of Dr. A. Galt's estate with Richard M. Bucktrout for making a coffin and digging a grave for Polly Preston. AS Account, October 11, 1852
Item 15: [Sally M. Galt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Will not return home tomorrow, and makes other arrangements. Tom [Williamson?] or John should meet her at the boat. AL, [October 1852]
Item 16: Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va. J. Hoffman Waugh to William Rock. Submits two proposals regarding Wm. Galt's discussion with Rock of a change in the note from Waugh's colleague of the Fincastle Circuit to remove allusions to ladies and leave only the portion referring to Wm. Galt and the other man. ALS, November 27, 1852
Item 17: Florence. Zander [Alexander Galt, Jr.] to [William R. Galt]. His life and work in Italy. ALS, December 24, 1852
Item 18: Elizabeth J. Galt to Matilda, Elizabeth & Annetta Galt, Louisville. Poem. ADS [Note: This poem is addressed to Elizabeth's first cousins once removed, the grandchildren of her uncle William Craig Galt. They are Matilda Elizabeth Galt (1837-1898), Elizabeth Gray Galt (1841-     ) and Anita Anderson Galt (1843- 1861). See Galt Genealogy, II. A. i. f. g. & i, p. 13.], 1852
Item 19: Circular advertising William R. Galt's school at Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia. PD, [1852]
Folder 95: January- May 1853 (40 items)
Item 1: Florence. Alexander Galt Jr. to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. Comments on the reception of his work. His plans for returning home. His life and work in Italy. ALS, January 7, 1853
Item 2: Florence. Alexander [Galt Jr.] to [Alexander Galt, Norfolk]. The progress of his work and his plans for a trip to Rome. ALS, January 28, 1853
Item 3: Williamsburg. Wm. Shirley Corbin to Jn. S. Corbin, "Old Church" Post Office, Hanover County, Va. Discussion of the division of an estate. ALS, January 1853
Item 4: Richmond. John M. Galt to Mrs. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. Arrived safely despite the heavy fog. ALS, February 3, 1853
Item 5: Rome. Alexander [Galt Jr.] to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. Gives a detailed description of his sight-seeing in Rome, and mentions some of the artists he has met there. Expresses confidence in his abilites. ALS, February 13, 1853
Item 6: [?] to Miss Nannie. Poem. D, February 14, 1853
Item 7: Valentine with colored picture and poem. D, February 14, 1853
Item 8: Richmond. J.A. Inloes to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Saw the advertisement regarding the "Old City Tavern" and wants to know the size of the lot and the price wanted. ALS, March 14, 1853
Item 9: near Louisville, Ky. W[illiam] C. Galt to Elizabeth Judith Galt, Williamsburg. Scarlet fever and measles have been prevalent in Louisville, and the children there have whooping cough. Describes an enclosed daguerrotype of his granddaughters, and discusses the interests of each girl. William has received his diploma and will practice medicine in Louisville. Thanks Sally for the "James Town Diamond." ALS, March 25, 1853
Item 10: Jefferson, Mo. Ro. Lackey to Dr. [John M.] Galt, Williamsburg. Recently sent him 20 copies of the "Enquirer" with the remainder of Galt's article. Lackey plans to move east as the climate does not agree with him. Mentions [Alexander] Galt's appointment as Post Master in Norfolk and the marriage of Mary Willing Byrd to Mr. Fitchett. In 3 months last year 14000 people went through there on their way to California. "You can have no idea of the might of our country till you see the Mississippi valley." ALS, April 1, 1853
Item 11: Florence. Alexander [Galt Jr.] to Alexander Galt, Norfolk. Describes how he has settled his affairs before leaving Florence. Gives a resume of what he has learned and his itinerary of his trip home. ALS, April 1, 1853
Item 12: Eastern Lunatic Asylum [Williamsburg]. John M. Galt to [?]. Needs an additional copy of the essay on "Reading, recreation, and amusement" and wants the recipient to hire someone to transcribe it and give both copies to Dr. Fonerden [?] when the recipient reaches Baltimore. ALS, April 15, 1853
Item 13: Richmond. H.M. Smith to Dr. John Galt, Williamsburg. Now occupies the old City Tavern lot and wants to know Galt's selling price for the lot. ALS, April 18, 1853
Item 14: Richmond. [?] to Sally [M. Galt]. Mrs. Harrison has chartered a steamboat to go to Jamestown to plant ivy on the ruins. This was a result of Bell Harrison's remark to Mr. Everet that that should be done, and his offer to accompany her. Inquires about Mrs. Keith and Mrs. Rayland.  AL, April 19, 1853
Item 15: Buchanan. Wm. R. Galt to Lizzie [Elizabeth J. Galt]. Praises John's "Report" and his "Future of the Democracy." Loves eastern Virginia, but finds living cheaper in the western part of the state. Each boy pays $200 and he has several from out of state. Describes his family. Visited with Major and Mrs. W[illia]mson at Lexington, where he also saw Harry W[illia]mson. Sends a translation of the "Hymn of the Three Archangels" from Faust. ALS [Note: Major Williamson is probably Thomas Holmes Williamson while Harry is probably Henry Watson Williamson. These are half-brothers of John and Gabriel Galt Williamson.], May 9, 1853
Item 16: Zene [Alexina Galt] to Eliz[abe]th J. Galt, Williamsburg. Loves Williamsburg in the spring, with all its trees and flowers. There has been much socializing, because a Dutch frigate is in port. Recommends "The Wide Wide World" to her. Sends them a rose. ALS, May 9 [1853]
Item 17: [John M. Galt] to [?]. Drafts of three letters requesting the forwarding of various essays to John Wiley, Bookseller, New York; Dr. Forbes Winslow, Editor of the Journal of Psychological Medicine, London; and the Editor of the Times. AL, [ca. May 12, 1853]
Item 18: Williamsburg. Elisabeth J. Galt to William [R. Galt]. Comments on William's poetry, and the success of his school. John has published 2 large medical works and 12 pamplets, some of which have been republished in European journals. Mr. and Mrs. Gray (Lizzie Valentine) recently visited Sally. Mentions John Williamson's family and "our little Georgia Cousin, Mary..." ALS, May 1853
Folder 96: June- September 1853 (40 items)
Item 1: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt to [William R. Galt]. Alexander has nearly finished the likeness of the writer. He will make a plaster cast, and then place it at halls, where it should be as well recieved as the Bacchanto. Mentions Billy Loyall and Mr. Valentine. Jim is slowly improving. ALS, June 16, 1853
Item 2: Williamsburg. J[ohn] M. G[alt] to Wiley. Requests that he mail an enclosed letter, and send him certain books. ALS [draft], July 5, 1853
Item 3: Gazette Office. T. Martin to E[lizabeth] J. Galt. Cannot send her more than 10 of the present issue. They are, however, corrected copies, while the first numbers printed, of which she received a copy, were not entirely correct. ALS, August 27, 1853
Folder 97: October- December 1853 (36 items)
Item 1: Williamsburg. Marie G. Clopton to "dear Cousins." Introduces Mr. & Mrs. Waller, and Miss Sallie Galt. ALS, October 3, 1853
Item 2: Norfolk. Annie Galt to Mrs. Dr. A. Galt, Williamsburg. Got Sallie and Mrs. Cole well placed on the boat. Gives Jim's address in Philadelphia. Note from Alex. Galt that Mr. Tyler and his family were also on the boat. ALS, [October 5, 1853]
Item 3: Nofolk. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. Dr. Alexander Galt, Williamsburg. Describes her trip to Norfolk, and her visit with Alexander Galt's family. Mr. and Mrs. [John] Tyler and their five children were on the boat. AL, October 5 [1853]
Item 4: Eliza W. Vest to Sally Galt. Returns the books borrowed by "cousin Mary Eliza" and requests another one. ALS, November 2, 1853
Item 5: Williamsburg. Elisabeth J. Galt to Dr. William Henry Galt, Louisville. Letter of condolence on death of his father, Dr. William Craig Galt. Also writes that Mr. Denison and his family will leave December 1 for their new congregation at St. Paul's Church, Louisville. ALS, November 7, 1853
Item 6: Pattonsburg, Va. Wm. R. Galt to E[lizabeth] J. Galt, Williamsburg. Thanks her for the clipping from the "Gazette" of writings by herself and John. Alick [Galt, his brother] is with him and will cut the cameo as soon as possible. He brought with him a small copy of the Bacchante, and a bust of their father. Has purchased a home outside Buchanan. Is glad Mr. Pryor is returning to Williamsburg. ALS, November 19, 1853
Item 7: Invitation for Mrs. Mary Galt and family, Williamsburg, to attend the wedding of Lissie A. Williamson to Randolph Harrison, Christ Church, November 30, at 5 p.m. AD, November 1853
Item 8: Two printed obituaries of Dr. William Craig Galt of Louisville, Ky. PD, November 1853
Item 9: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Sally M. Galt. Is very upset to hear that Elizabeth must be shut up in as dark a place as possible. Requests word on Elizabeth's condition by every mail. ALS, December 2, 1853
Item 10: Annapolis. Letty T[yler] S[emple] to Sally [M. Galt]. Attended Lizzy [Williamson]'s wedding in Norfolk. Describes the views from her windows. ALS, December 3, 1853
Item 11: New York Hotel. Lissie [Williamson] Harrison to Lelia. Describes their [wedding] trip to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Thought New York would be much noisier than it is. Comments on the enormous collars that are fashionable there. ALS, December 4, [1853?]
Item 12: Richmond. [John H.] Strobia to Sally [M. Galt]. Is glad to hear Elizabeth has improved. Describes the year as "a melancholy one to the Lambert Family." ALS [Note: This letter is dated 1854, but was certainly written in 1853. The year of melancholy because of the death of Gen. William Lambert.], December 6 [1853]
Item 13: Annapolis. Letty [Tyler Semple] to Sally [Maria Galt]. James [Semple]'s health is better than at any time since his African trip. News of her family. Hears about the Brownes of Louisville through her cousin Robert Miller. ALS, December 20, 1853
Item 14: Eliza W. Vest to Sally [M. Galt]. Sends a gift from little Alexander. Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Littleton are visiting them. ALS, December 24, 1853
Item 15: [Sally M. Galt] to Lettie [Tyler Semple]. Was very pleased to get her description of the wedding of Lizzie Williamson and Randolph Harrison. Describes her sister's ill health. AL, [ca. December 1853]
Folder 98: January- March 1854 (30 items)
Item 1: Norfolk. Ch[arle]s Minnigerode to Wm. R. Galt. Sends him word of the sudden death of his sister, Alexina, and describes her last illness. ALS, January 19, 1854
Item 2: Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg. John M. Galt to Dr. Yandel. Encloses an article regarding the Crania Britannica which he would like published in Yandel's periodical. ALS [article included], January 30, 1854
Item 3: Obituary notice for Alexina Galt, daughter of Dr. Alexander Galt of Norfolk. PD, January 1854
Item 4: Plantation House. Eliza Skinner to Marianne [Saunders]. News of her young daughter Marian. Discusses Lizzie Williamson's wedding to Randolph [Harrison]. Understands Mr. Norwood did not accept the call to Williamsburg. Mentions Bernard Peyton, Archie McCandlish, John Seldon, and Penelope Benbury. ALS, February 3, 1854
Item 5: Map of defenses around Mr. Sapoune, Malakof, and Mamelon, with unintelligible note on the back. D, February 7, 1854
Item 6: Williamsburg. Elisabeth J. Galt to Alex[ander Galt Jr.]. Has decided to name the cameo 'Compassion," and encloses a poem on it. ALS, February 13, 1854
Item 7: Richmond. Dr. & Mrs. Tucker to Mr. Montagu Thompson. Invitation for evening of February 28. AL, February 20, 1854
Item 8: Richmond. Dr. & Mrs. Tucker to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Washington, Williamsburg. Invitation for evening of February 28. AL, February 20, 1854
Item 9: Levinyards [?]. Rebecca A. Walker to Lizzie [Elizabeth J. Galt]. Is writing her after so many years for saw pieces by her in the "Churchman". Describes her six children. Mentions Cousin Eliza Vest, and reminisces over their childhood. ALS, February 20, 1854
Item 10: Annapolis. [Letitia Tyler Semple] to Sally [M. Galt]. Has been so ill that could write only to Alice [Tyler Denison] and Tazewell [Tyler]. Describes the festivities in Annapolis. Describes Julia and another niece of Bishop Johns. Is very pleased that Sally's mother had her picture taken. Alice is very contented, as she should be, for Mr. Denison's congregation is very kind. Heard that the Legislature appropriated $10,000 for [Alexander] Galt's statue of Jefferson. Just heard of Alexina Galt's death. Mentions little Mary, and Willy, who is with John at P.Ed.C. House. AL [Note: The children mentioned at the end of this letter may be the children of William and Elizabeth Tyler Waller. Elizabeth died in 1850, leaving four children. Tazewell is Letitia's youngest full brother (1830-1874).], February 27 [1854]
Item 11: Shelton, Staffordshire. J. Barnard Davis to J.M. Galt. The First Decade is not yet ready for distribution, but does send 300 copies of the "Proposals." ALS [Note: Badly torn and stained.], March 2, 1854
Item 12: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Lettie [Tyler Semple]. Describes Martha Christian's home. Eliza Vest has returned from Lynchburg and describes "yr darling Robert" in glowing terms. News of many friends, including Lelia and Marianna [Saunders], Virginia Joyner, and Sally Cary Peachy. ALS, March 3, 1854
Item 13: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Mary . Many people think John was too good in refusing to have his salary raised. Alex Galt has a $10,000 appropriation for the statue of Jefferson. Bishop John's family are moving to Alexandria. Mentions Rebecca Ewell and Lelia and Marianne Saunders. ALS, March 1854
Item 14: "To My Brother Dr. John M. Galt By Elizabeth J. Galt." ADS, March 1854
Item 15: L[etitia] T[yler] S[emple] to [Sally M. Galt]. News of family and friends. ALS, ante April 1854
Folder 99: April- June 1854 (36 items)
Item 1: Apothecaries Hall, Norfolk, Va. Rob[ert] T. Bernard to William R. Galt. Thanks Galt for his kindness to his son, Robert. Is now pondering Robert's future education. Feels the four years necessary to become an apothecary would be almost useless. Dr. Upshur thinks he should be a doctor, and the writer tends to agree. Robert has not expressed an opinion. The writer is also considering civil engineering, and generally would like Galt's opinion. Asks to be remembered to the Revd. Mr. Pain. ALS, April 10, 1854
Item 2: Jones Hotel, Philadelphia. L[etitia] T[ler] S[emple] to Sally [Maria Galt]. News of various relatives and many mutal friends. ALS, April 11, 1854
Item 3: Norfolk. Tazewell Taylor to Wm. R. Galt, Pattonsburg, Va. Sent one of Wm's letters to Mr. Wise with a very favorable recommendation. When his son is older may send him to William. ALS, April 21, 1854
Item 4: J.H. Strobia to Elizabeth [J. Galt], Williamsburg. After 40 years lost his office as City Gauger [?], and blames it on universal suffrage. News of the family. Inquires about Matilda. ALS, April 24, 1854
Item 5: Eliza A. Vest to Mrs. Mary Galt. Letter of condolence on the death of [Elizabeth J. Galt]. ALS, May 16 [1854]
Item 6: L[ucy Burwell] P[age] Saunders to Sally M. Galt. Letter on condolence on the death of Elizabeth J. Galt. ALS, May 16 [1854]
Item 7: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is glad to hear that Sally's mother, brother and sister are all better. News of the death of Mr. Poitiaux. ALS, May 17, 1854
Item 8: H.M. Southall to Sally [M. Galt]. Letter of condolence. ALS [Note: This letter is dated May 19, 1853, but clearly refers to Elizabeth Galt's death and must, therefore, have been written one year later.], May 19 [1854]
Item 9: Annapolis. Letty [Tyler Semple] to Sally [M. Galt]. Sends sympathy on the death of [Elizabeth J. Galt]. ALS, May 20, 1854
Item 10: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. The day after his last letter to Sally [see May 17, 1854] he read in the paper of Elizabeth's sudden death. Was rather prepared for it, and sends condolences. ALS, May 23, 1854
Item 11: Philadelphia. Ro[bert] Tyler to Dr. John Galt. Heard from Mrs. Semple of Elizabeth's death and sends condolences. ALS, May 24, 1854
Item 12: Liberty. N.T. Roberts to [William R. Galt]. He is coming to school to Galt next session, and is bringing his cousin from Alabama. The cousin wants to prepare for the University of Virginia. ALS, May 29, 1854
Item 13: "Remarks at the funeral of the late Miss E.J. Galt, by Jas. E. Joyner." D, May 1854
Item 14: Elk Hill. Lissie [Williamson Harrison] to [Sally M. Galt]. A letter of consolation on the death of Elizabeth J. Galt. ALS, [May 1854]
Item 15: Louisville. Henry M. Denison to Dr. John M. Galt. Condolences on the death of Elizabeth Galt. Comments that while he never met her she was "an object [of] deep interest to the entire community from the seculusion in which she lived, [&] the misfortune that she suffered." Also asks that condolences be sent to John's cousins, the Misses Galts [Gabriella and Sally], on the death of their mother. ALS [Note: The second death referred to is probably that of Mary Arnet
Item 16: Richmond. Wm. Y. Ctn [?] to Dr. John M. Galt. The bearer, William, is the son of the servant Sally now in the Asylum. He wants to know if she can be brought home. ALS, June 3, 1854
Item 17: R.A. Walker to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Mourns the death of Elizabeth J. Galt. Will visit her the first time she goes to Kings Creek. Has a large family. Mary E. Walker visited her recently. ALS, June 8 [1854]
Item 18: J.H. Strobia to Sally [M. Galt]. Requests news of the family, since Elizabeth's death. ALS, June 19 [1854]
Item 19: Norfolk. Geo. S. Upshur to Wm. R. Galt. Sends the boy as he promised. He wishes him to be a good Latin and Greek scholar, and strong in Mathematics, but Galt has complete complete control of him. ALS, June 20, 1854
Item 20: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to [John H. Strobia]. Praise of her sister Elizabeth. Notes that Williamsburg is very sickly and there have been several cases of typhus fever. ALS, June 22, 1854
Item 21: Quotation from Louisville Journal of poem written by Rev. H.M. Denison on the death of his wife [Alice Tyler Denison]. PD, June 22, 1854
Item 22: May to "Cousin" [Sally M. Galt?]. Condolences on a death [probably that of Elizabeth J. Galt]. Mentions Marianne Saunders, Lou Petitt [?], and the Bishop. ALS, June 23, 1854
Item 23: Williamsburg. J.T. Christian to Dr. John M. Galt. Would like to borrow $20 for a few days. ALS, June 26, 1854
Folder 100: July- December 1854 (35 items)
Item 1: Norfolk. Geo. S. Upshur to Wm. R. Galt, Buchanan. Finds Galt's description of Abe not flattering, but hopes "that gentle persuasive, Master Birch" will change things. There has been much sickness in Norfolk. ALS, August 9 [1854]
Item 2: Elk Hill. M[arianna] B. S[aunders] to Sally Galt. Describes Lissie [Williamson Harrison]  as a "first rate housekeeper," and her home as in a "beautiful situation" and "large... & elegant." Have seen Julien Harrison and his wife often. "The neighborhood is principally made up of Harrisons." ALS, August 15 [1854]
Item 3: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Lettie [Tyler Semple]. Thanks her for her letter of condolence. Sends her condolences on the death of Lettie's sister Alice [Tyler Denison]. ALS, August 1854
Item 4: Annapolis. [Letitia Tyler Semple] to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Has been at the Fauquier Springs. Will shortly go to Kentucky to care for Bessie, her sister Alice's child, and bring back Alice's remains. Her son, Robert, will go to school in Fredericksburg. News of her father and brother. AL, September 22, 1854
Item 5: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt to John H. Strobia]. The female patients at the Asylum have made various things to be exhibited at the Fair, including two quilts. AL [almost half this letter is torn away], October 27, 1854
Item 6: Elk Hill. G[abriel] G[alt] Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Lizzy [Williamsburg  Harrison] has a son. News of their relatives in Richmond. ALS, November 22, 1854
Item 7: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Alex[ander Galt, Jr.]. Would like him to do a bust of John and hopes he can stay with them while doing it. ALS, [ante] November [23], 1854
Item 8: Richmond. VA. Alex[ande]r Galt Jr. to [Sally M. Galt]. Would be glad to do her brother's bust, as he hopes to make as many portraits as possible before the Jefferson statue. Has an appointment to do a portrait bust of Mrs. Bruce. ALS, November 23, 1854
Item 9: H.M. Southall to Sally [M. Galt]. Thanks her for the sympathy on the death of her brother. Wants to borrow a book for Mrs. Ashburn. ALS, December 4, 1854
Item 10: Norfolk. Geo S. Upshur to Wm. R. Galt. Feels "John Birch" will cure Abe's laziness. Money is very tight. ALS, December 8, 1854
Item 11: Gab[riella] Galt to S[ally] M. Galt. Describes the circumstances and manner of her brother's death. ALS [Note: Gabriella Galt (ca. 1815-1891) is discussing the suicide of her brother, William Trebell Galt (1814-1854). They were children of William Trebell Galt and his second wife, Mary Arnet Godwin Galt. See Galt Genalogy, I.E.1.b. & c., p. 5.], December 25, 1854
Item 12: J[ohn] M. G[alt] to The Enquirer. Letter regarding Alexander Galt Jr.'s proposed statue of Jeffereson with a long quotation from A. Galt regarding his method of preparation for the the work. ALS [draft], December 31, 1854
Folder 101: January- August 1855 (29 items)
Item 1: Richmond. J.H. Strobia to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. News of the family's health. ALS, January 15, 1855
Item 2: Greensboro. John Roberts to W.R. Galt. Terry does not want to go to school to Mr. Pryor, and the writer hopes Galt can persuade him to return to his school. ALS, January 22, 1855
Item 3: Norfolk. Geo. S. Upshur to [William R.] Galt. Encloses money to pay for Abe's schooling. Would have sent it sooner, but because of the pressure in the money market the bank could not give it to him. ALS, January 26, 1855
Item 4: Norfolk. Geo. S. Upshur to [William R.] Galt. Asks Galt to enquire about Abe's debt of $142. ALS, January 31, 1855
Item 5: Bexley Liberia. R. Francis Hill to Mrs. Nanny Hill. Is worried that he has not heard from his parents in the last year. Enjoys his church and congregation. His wife is a school teacher. Sends love and respects to "the white family also." ALS, February 2, 1855
Item 6: Norfolk. George S. Upshur to W.R. Galt. Will pay only for a few items on the bill sent him. Thinks that it is disgraceful that his ward, Abel, a boy of twelve years, should be charged with these things. Refers to a Virginia law whereby a student cannot charge goods without the consent of a parent or guardian. Says that Galt's school will break down if he cannot keep his students from running up big bills without permission. ALS, February 7, 1855
Item 7: Norfolk, Geo. S. Upshur to Wm. R. Galt. Feels Dr. Mayo avoided him while in Norfolk. Sends Abe's fare to Norfolk. ALS, April 9, 1855
Item 8: Wesleyan Female [College]. Sallie to "Dear Cousin." Describes her arrival there and describes the College building. Inquires about the number of students at "Mary College," especially the number from Petersburg. ALS, April 15, 1855
Item 9: Goochland. G.G. Lawson [?] to Dr. [John M.] Galt. Discusses Dr. Goode's will and Galt's opinion on if he was legally competent to make a will. ALS, May 24, 1855
Item 10: Advertisement for the Mountain Home School, Botetourt County, Va., run by William R. Galt. PD, May 1855
Item 11: Richmond. Geo. W. Randolph to Alex[ander] Galt [Sr?]. The bust and picture arrived safely and he understands Mr. Coolidge's picture arrived in Boston. ALS, June 10, 1855
Item 12: Norfolk. Th. A. Hardy to Wm. R. Galt. His sons, Edward (14) and Thomas (16), are interested in his school, and Hardy wonders if there is room for them. ALS, June 27, 1855
Item 13: Norfolk. Geo. S. Upshur to Wm. R. Galt. Returns his "handsome relative" to school, in hopes the strap will improve him. ALS, July 5, 1855
Item 14: Deed between John M. Galt and Richard Gilliam for the rent of the small farm belonging to Dr. A. D. Galt's heirs. DS, July 8, 1855
Item 15: Richmond. John S. Caskie to Wm. R. Galt. His fifteen year old brother is interested in attending Galt's school. ALS, July 24, 1855
Item 16: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to Ann J. Galt, Pattonsburg. Jim has been promoted. Zander enjoyed his visit in Augusta with John's family, and is on his way to Mr. Bruce's to do his likeness. News of other pieces of Zander's work. Describes his visit to Williamsburg and Mr. Grigsby's speech. Gabriella [Galt] got the board to let her exchange her lot for 2/3 of Griffin's next to the Asylum. She will continue her boarding house there. Discusses his three youngest children. ALS, July 24, 1855
Item 17: Williamsburg, at the E. Insane Asylum, Va. John C. Kyle to Miss Harriet Ann Kyle, Parnassus, Va. Refers to various calamities suffered by his family and himself, but expresses hope that things will improve. Discusses the troubles he has brought upon his wife, Inde. Has not made plans for the future "owing to the surrounding circumstances... [and] close confinement... under bolts and bars day and night...." ALS, July 30, 1855
Item 18: Williamsburg Insane Asylum. John C. Kyle to Mrs. George K. Haipen [?], Staunton. Inquires about her family. Asks her to write his wife. Hopes Bob can soon get him discharged. Continuation of August 2 to affect Dr. "Gawilt" plans to discharge him soon, but a member of his family must come for him. Cannot go into town, as closely confined, and has no clothing but a shirt. ALS [Note: These two letters on one sheet of paper.], July 30, 1855
Item 19: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr] to [William R. Galt]. News of various boys who are, or are not, planning to attend Galt's school. Describes the pitcher, medal and diploma awarded to Zander at the fair in Charleston. Yesterday there was a yellow fever scare. Describes measures against the fever taken by the town, and the resulting loss of business. ALS, July 31, 1855
Item 20: Richmond. Alex[ande]r Galt Jr. to Dr. J.M. Galt. Is now ready to work on his bust and will come down next week. Plans to return to Florence in October. The bust of Mrs. Gatewood was well recieved in Charleston. ALS, August 4, 1855
Item 21: Richmond. Lelia [Saunders to Mrs. Lucy Burwell Page Saunders.] Hope to see the Millingtons again before they go to Philadephia. Understands the yellow fever is bad in Norfolk, but the smallpox is abating in Staunton. Have seen many friends. Alick Galt visited them and plans to go to Williamsburg soon to make a bust of Dr. Galt. ALS, August 4 [1855]
Item 22: Norfolk. Th. A. Hardy to Wm. R. Galt. His sons will leave for Galt's school under the care of their brother George. Discusses the foibles of boys their age, and common attitudes toward them. Gives instructions on Galt's care of the boys. ALS, August 7, 1855
Item 23: Richmond. Alex[ande]r Galt Jr. to [Dr. John M. Galt]. Will come next week. Is very worried about the epidemic in Norfolk. ALS, August 10, 1855
Item 24: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr] to Ann [J. Galt]. The fever is in Norfolk but is confined to the area of what was Barry's which was burned two nights ago. The disease might have stopped if it had been burned sooner. The Post Office has been moved to the Academy as a precaution. The panic is the worst ever, and a fifth of the people have left. Harry Harwod, John Emmerson,Dr. Schoolfield, and Capt. Barron are all ill, but the relatives are composed and safe. ALS, August 11, 1855
Item 25: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr] to [William R. Galt]. The Custom's House is being moved to Old Point. News of the epidemic and its effect on their relatives. ALS, August 22, 1855
Item 26: Thomas Wilson to John R. Cabaniss, c/o Charles Waller, Williamsburg. If the yellow fever is in Williamsburg he should leave. Inquires about the mad people, and if the recipient likes living there. All his ducks died. His grandfather is busy plowing. LS [Note: Seemingly Wilson wrote over someone else's writing of this letter. Clearly he is a young boy.], August 28, 1855
Item 27: Washington. Thomas Pearce to A[lexander] Galt [Sr.]. The papers have reported the illnesses and deaths of many friends in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Knows Galt's devotion to duty and does not think he will move his office to Hampton. ALS, August 29, 1855
Box 10: September 1855- 1860
Folder 102: September- December 1855 (25 items)
Item 1: Promissory note of John M. Galt to Robert M. Garrett for $200. Receipted on reverse. DS, September 3, 1855
Item 2: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt [Sr.] to Wm. R. Galt, Pattonsburg. Sarah [a servant?] has the fever. News of many illnesses and deaths from the fever. Capt. Joy [?] brought a doctor and 10 nurses from New Orleans. ALS, September 4 [1855]
Item 3: New York. James D. Galt to [Alexander Galt, Sr]. Feels the family should leave Norfolk immediately to escape the fever. Does not feel the fever is contagious. ALS, September 5 [1855]
Item 4: Portsmouth. Holt Wilson to Wm. Thanks him for $100 remembrance of their distressed people. At least 500 people are under treatment there. About 25 die each day. Brooks' brother and Jim Tottendoll died. ALS, September 6, 1855
Item 5: "Little Eliza" to "Cousin Sally." Sends fruit and flowers. ALS, September 11, 1855
Item 6: Charlottesville. Charles Sharp [?] to William R. Galt. News of many people in Norfolk, mainly a listing of friends who have died. Comments on the politicians' workings against Galt's school. ALS, September 12, 1855
Item 7: Norfolk. Alex[ander] Galt Sr. to Wm. R. Galt, Pattonsburg. [Mrs. Mary Ann Raincock Galt] continues to improve. News of many illnesses and deaths from the fever. Only 15 people went to church, and as the minister had three calls to attend dying people the service was suspended. The disease does seem to be abating, as only 13 were buried yesterday. There are not 1000 whites on their feet in Norfolk. ALS, September 16 [1855]
Item 8: [Norfolk]. M[ary] A[nne Raincock] Galt to Wm. [R. Galt]. His father has the fever. All their "home" physicians are ill or nursing their own families. She is convalescing. ALS, September 18, 1855
Item 9: [Norfolk]. M[ary] A[nne Raincock] Galt to Wm. [R. Galt]. Dr. Holmes thinks his father is doing well. News of many deaths and illnesses. ALS, September 19, 1855
Item 10: Bellevue Hospital. James D. Galt to [William R. Galt]. Has just received news of the death of their father. Hopes William can ease the shock to their sister, Anna. ALS, September 26 [1855]
Item 11: Bellevue Hospital. James D. Galt to [William R. Galt]. Hopes to stay there until April, as it is quite inexpensive, and he will then be much better prepared to become a physician. Will then practice in Norfolk, as his father wanted him to, and there are now very few doctors there. Hopes Mr. Vaughan will become Post Master. ALS, September 30 [1855]
Item 12: Wytheville. John M. Galt to [Mrs. Mary D. Galt]. Discusses his visit with relatives in Richmond. Alexander Galt Jr. left a plaster cast of the Bacchante with the Strobias. A daguerreotype of John Lambert looks just like Cousin William Lambert. ALS [torn], October 3, 1855
Item 13: Pattonsburg. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Sends word of the death of his sister Annie. ALS, October 21, 1855
Item 14: Norfolk. Mary A[nne Raincock] Galt to William R. Galt, Pattonsburg. Laments the death of her step-daughter, Anne Jeffrey Galt. Packed and sent Alexina's and Anne's clothes. Discusses what needs to be done regarding Alexander Galt's will. Fears after the debts are paid little will be left. Plans to open a school for girls 8 to 14 in January. ALS, October 27, 1855
Item 15: Notification of legal action by Robert Blassingham against Pleasant Baker and John M. Galt. DS, October 29, 1855
Item 16: Obituary of Anne Jeffrey Galt, daughter of the late Dr. Alexander Galt of Norfolk. PD, October 1855
Item 17: Portsmouth. [?] to Dear Mother. Mourns the death of his father and sisters. Is "filling the situation in the Yard which my poor Father held." L [copy], November 2, 1855
Item 18: Pattonsburg. Wm. R. Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses the pedigree prepared by Wm. Dunlop and comments on it. ALS [Note: The enclosure is a history of the early Galts, tracing their descent from Normans named FitzGaultier. A letter of 11 February 1838, from W. Dunlop to Capt. P[atrick] H. Galt is included. As William Galt explains, the original was lost, but he had made a copy and then made this copy for Dr. John Galt.], November 5, 1855
Item 19: Petersburg. E.P. Nash to [William R.] Galt. His nephew, John H. Nash, plans to enter Galt's school. ALS, November 21, 1855
Item 20: Richmond. James Caskie [?] to William R. Galt. Requests that Galt let James come home, and send his bill. ALS, November 26, 1855
Item 21: Norfolk. M[ary] A[nne Raincock] Galt to William [R. Galt]. Zander had to leave for he wants to finish his design for the seal for the state of Virginia. Details regarding the settlement of Alexander Galt Sr.'s estate. News of various boys who plan to attend Galt's school and of a large fire. ALS, December 3, 1855
Item 22: Nor[fol]k. W.W. Sharp to [William R. Galt?]. Regarding his father's will. His son is to return home to enter a clerkship. ALS, December 10, 1855
Folder 103: 1856 (32 items)
Item 1: Order by Thomas O. Cogbill, clerk, Circuit Court of Williamsburg and James City County to Sergeant of the City of Williamsburg, for an attachment of goods from William Weight and John M. Galt. DS, January 10, 1856
Item 2: Williamsburg, Sally Maria Galt to [John H. Strobia]. The snow and ice make it difficult to get out, especially as they do not have "pavements on our sidewalks." Mr. Barziza's son wrote from California that George and John Lambert are well and George recently found a large piece of gold. ALS, January 21, 1856
Item 3: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to Alex[ander Galt Jr]. Lettie [Tyler] Semple hopes to go to Spezzier in April. If he wants to contact her about going to Europe, he should send the letters to Robert Tyler in Philadelphia. ALS, February 28, 1856
Item 4: Charleston, S.C. Alexander Galt to Sally [Maria Galt]. Would like to go on the same ship as Mrs. Semple. Hopes to return to Va. next month and finish the bust of Mr. Ruggin. Has an order from Congress for a bust of Chief Justice Rutledge for the Supreme Court room in Washington. ALS, March 4, 1856
Item 5: Mount Hopes. Annie to [Sally M. Galt?]. Describes her return to Norfolk from Williamsburg. Describes Mr. Lindsay's place, where they are staying. [?] does not want Luce and the writer to go to California until Fall, but wants Sister and Charlotte to go immediately. ALS [Note: This letter may be from Anne Capron (1831-1909) the second daughter of Richard (    -    ) and Sarah Trebell Galt Capron (1795-1847). The Capron children were Mary, Anne, Lucy, Charlotte, and Gabriel (1835-    ). See Galt Genealogy, I.E.12., p. 11.), March 23, 1856
Item 6: Summons for Richard Ford, Robert McCandlish, Goodrich Durvey, John M. Galt, and William R.C. Douglas to appear in Williamsburg Circuit Court. DS, April 5, 1856
Item 7: Williamsburg. Dr. John M. Galt to [?]. Requests that Mrs. Mary D. Galt's share of the rent for the Old City Tavern be sent to him, if Mr. Palmer has not made other arrangements. ALS, May 1, 1856
Item 8: Williamsburg. [John M. Galt] to Alex[ander] Galt. Hopes Alex can come soon. News of their healths. AL [draft], June 23, 1856
Item 9: Richmond. Alex[ande]r Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Sails for Europe on the Asia on July 9, and fears will not get to Williamsburg before then, so would like Galt to send his bust to the Grove on Thursday to be put on the boat. ALS, June 28, 1856
Item 10: Williamsburg. John W. Briffin [?] to Dr. Galt. Asks Galt to loan him some money. ALS, July 1, 1856
Item 11: Paris. Alex[ande]r Galt to [William R. Galt]. His travel plans. Comments on the exhibition of paintings and sculpture of modern artists he saw in London. Dined with Judge Mason. ALS [Note: This letter is probably misdated. Compare with 28 June 1856]., July 3 [?], 1856
Item 12: Paris. L[etitia] T[yler] Semple to Sally [M. Galt]. Describes her voyage, and her sightseeing in Paris. Comments on military rule and the Empress. ALS, August 6 [1856]
Item 13: New York. Wm. Young to [?]. Explains his article in the "Albion" replying to the attack in the Charleston Mercury and giving his reasons for his point of view. ALS, August 12, 1856
Item 14: Norfolk. James D. Galt to John [M. Galt]. Will make enquiries as to Mr. Ramsey's reliability from George H. Jones, Gen. John S. Millson, Mrs. Mary Raincock Galt, Aaron Jeffrey, and Hugh B. Grigsby. Gives what he knows on the location of Alexander's works. Is pleased that John is going to write the biography of Alexander. ALS, August 18. [1856?]
Item 15: Richmond. Annie [Capron?] to John [M. Galt]. Cousin Sue has asked her to write him for examples of poetry written by a lunatic to go into a book on Virginia history and literature by Prof. Ramsay of Washington. Ramsey had letters of introduction for Prof. Maupin, Gov. Wise and Mr. Thompson, and has Sue's poems, Anna's poems, and a biographical notice of cousin Alex. ALS, September 16, 1856
Item 16: Notice of legal action by J.C. Wilson & Co. against Edwin Hurt and John M. Galt. DS, October 23, 1856
Item 17: Obituary of John H. Strobia. PD, October 1856
Item 18: Alexander Galt to [John M. Galt]. Requests that he send the rest of the payment for the bust to his brother James. Describes the marble and his progress on it. ALS, [ca. October 1856]
Item 19: Williamsburg. [John M. Galt] to Alex[ander Galt]. News of many relatives in Williamsburg and elsewhere, including Gabriella Galt, Charlotte Capron, Mrs. Dickie Galt, and the Southall and Williamson families. Feels Williamsburg will ultimately be a large town, as several buildings are going up and the College and schools, while not large, are satisfactory. While things are now quiet at the Asylum, the appointment of a new Board next year will probably cause political problems. Dr. Stribling [?] has recently resigned from the Asylum at Staunton. Comments on the recent Presidental election. AL [draft], November 27, 1856
Item 20: Receipt of James D. Galt for $150 received from Dr. John M. Galt for a bust made by Alexander Galt. ADS, November 28, 1856
Item 21: Ro[bert] Saunders to Dr. [John M.] Galt. Wonders if Galt will subscribe $20 or more to the celebration of the 166th anniversary of the foundation of the College. Saunders feels it may appear ridiculous to visitors, as they will see "the slender furnishing of the halls with pupils." ALS, December 2, [1856]
Item 22: Promissory note of F.A. Marston to Ball & Santon for $85.25 for building supplies. DS, December 16, 1856
Item 23: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt?] to Lucy [J. Capron]. Thanks her for the picture, which has been put in a prominent place over the mantlepiece. Heard from Alex that he has finished John's bust and will soon send it. John is sending various books to Randolph Macon and Henry and Emory Colleges. AL, 1856
Folder 104: 1857 (21 items)
Item 1: Edenton. To[ma]s Benbury to [Wm. R. Galt?]. Has delayed sending his sons until now, since recieved letter on the postponement of the session. Is also sending another son, Samuel [or Lemuel]. Leaves the course of study up to the recipient, but wants them to have a "good collegiate education." Joseph will probably go to the University. Sends $250 by the boys and will send the rest when required. "Relying upon your good judgement & discretion, I deliver them up to your management." ALS, January 13, 1857
Item 2: Eliza W. Vest to Sallie [M. Galt]. Has not heard from brother Walker in three weeks. The storm in Richmond was very severe, several houses lost their roofs. ALS, January 30, 1856
Item 3: Hillsville. Hardy for R.S. Coleman, S.C.C. to John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends the answers to his inquiry concerning Mrs. M. Gentin [?] as copied from the inquest before the Justices when the Lunatic was examined. ALS, March 4, 1857
Item 4: Williamsburg. John M. Galt to James [D. Galt]. Will send his sketch of [Alexander Galt Jr?]'s life for him to approve before sending it to Mr. Ramsey. ALS, April 6, 1857
Item 5: Leghorn. [Letitia Tyler Semple] to Sally [M. Galt]. Describes her European travels. Hopes to return home soon. AL, May 18 [1857]
Item 6: Wm. W. Watkins Jr. to Dr. J.M. Galt. A letter from Y.B. Watkins stated that Galt wants Y.B. Watkins to go to the writer's home. If Galt thinks it prudent, it is all right with him. ALS, June 22, 1857
Item 7: Repton. Elizabeth G. Galt to Sally [M. Galt]. On the occasion of her sixteenth birthday will begin a correspondence with her cousin. Dr. and Virginia Bayless and Mary Browne have returned to Louisville from Missouri with the 6 Bayless children. Mary cares for Judy [Browne Booth]'s four children. Were disappointed that Alexander Galt did not visit them. News of the marriages of her brothers and sister. ALS [Note: Elizabeth Gray Galt (1841-     ) was the daughter of Norborne and Elizabeth Gray Galt. Her grandfather, William Craig Galt, was Sally M. Galt's uncle. See Galt Genealogy, II.A.1.h., p. 13.], July 12, 1857
Item 8: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Elizabeth G. Galt, Louisville. Summarizes Alexander Galt's activities, including spending the summer of 1855 in Williamsburg, and recently sending the marble bust of John M. Galt to them. News of various Williamsburg friends, including Marianna Saunders' marriage to Mr. Wilmer, the Episcopal minister, Mrs. Vest's eldest son's graduation from the University of Va., and Mr. & Mrs. Semple's travels in Europe. ALS, July 26, 1857
Item 9: Charlotte. Alfred R. Watkins to Dr. John M. Galt. Understands Galt has a building to rent in [Williamsburg], and while the advertisement says it is 160 feet long and 44 feet wide, Watkins would like to know the number of rooms, and the height and whether it is brick or stone. ALS, August 17, 1857
Folder 105: January-July 1858 (20 items)
Item 1: Norfolk. James D. Galt to [John M. Galt]. Thanks him for the loan of money. ALS, January 4, 1858
Item 2: L[elia] B. saunders to Sally [M. Galt]. Sends her some poetry that is comforting in time of death. The poems are by George W. Doane and L.H. Signurrez [?]. ALS, January 16, 1858
Item 3: Chesapeake Fem[ale] Col[lege]. Maria G. Clopton to Sallie M. Galt, Williamsburg. Consoles her on the death of her mother. Discusses death of Mamie's little "Clopton". ALS, January 22, 1858
Item 4: Florence. Alex[ande]r Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Comments on a funeral service by an English clergyman, and compares it to one at sea, and with funerals in Florence. Has begun a bass relief for the font of St. Paul's, Richmond. Is sorry that "that little boy" [a son of Dr. John Williamson?] has such a dreadful disease. ALS, January 24, 1858
Item 5: New Kent. M[ary] E[liza] Capron to Sally [M. Galt]. Consoles her on the death of her mother. Offers to come stay with her. ALS, January 25, 1858
Item 6: Obituaries of Mrs. Mary D. Galt. PD, January 1858
Item 7: Farmington. Lucy [Capron?] to [Sally M. Galt]. Consoles her on the death of her mother. ALS, February 2, 1858
Item 8: Repton. Elizabeth G. Galt to Sallie [M. Galt]. Condoles her on the death of her mother. ALS, February 10, 1858
Item 9: Richmond. S[ally] Lambert to Sally [M. Galt]. Sympathizes with her in the death of her mother. ALS, February 13 [1858]
Item 10: E[liza] G. L[ambert] to Sally [M. Galt]. Sends condolences on the death of her mother. ALS [Note: These 2 letters are on one sheet.], [February 13, 1858]
Item 11: Malvern. Julia to Eliza [Vest?]. Was so glad to see Walker and hear about all their Williamsburg friends. News of her father and other members of her family. ALS, February 16, 1858
Item 12: Norfolk. Wm. Tunstall to Sallie [M. Galt]. Letter of condolence on the death of her mother. ALS, February 25, [1858]
Item 13: Florence. Sawney [Alexander Galt] to [William R. Galt]. Discusses his work, and that of various acquaintances of his. ALS, March 8, 1858
Item 14: House [of] Repre[sentatives]. John S. Millson to Wm. R. Galt, Pattonsburg. Sends him a copy of his speech, and hopes Galt agrees with him. ALS, March 18, 1858
Item 15: T. Sweeney to Dr. John M. Galt. Wants information regarding the date of delivery of S. Bowman's, S.T. Bowman's and C. Durfey's bonds. ALS, May 24, 1858
Item 16: University of Virginia. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt?]. Discusses his newest book, which will soon be on sale. Inquires about inexpensive ways of sending single copies. ALS, May 26, 1858
Item 17: Florence. Alexander Galt to [William R. Galt]. Deplores some action of a young relative of theirs. News of various friends in Italy and of his work. ALS, July 2, 1858
Item 18: Williamsburg. Eliza [M. Keith] to Mrs. Robert Gilliam, City Point, Va. Is very anxious to see the recipient, who is her sister, as well as to see Emily. Mr. Minor, Mrs. Wilmer's baby, and Mr. Washington have all died fairly recently. There is music every evening at the hospital. ALS [Note: For identification of writer see November 26, 1858], July 12, 1858
Folder 106: August-December 1858 (22 items)
Item 1: Univ[ersity] of V[irgini]a. [Gessner Harrison to William R. Galt]. Describes the long hours he has had to work. Discusses the reception of his book by [Galt] and various newspapers. AL [first sheet only], August 2, 1858
Item 2: Copies of excerpts from letters of Dr. Gessner Harrison, May 26, 1858, and August 2, 1858. Discusses the reception of his book. D [attested copy], ante August 2, 1858
Item 3: Univ[ersity] of V[irgini]a. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt]. Discusses Galt's school and his comments on the writer's book. ALS, August 9, 1858
Item 4: Richmond. S[allie] Lambert to Sally [M. Galt]. News of the family, especially ill health. Understands Gay Williamson would move to Williamsburg in October. They thought Gabriel had bought Mr. Jones' house, but he said he was only renting it as the purchase price was too high. ALS, August 26, 1858
Item 5: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to [Sallie Lambert]. Miss Dix was pleased with the Asylum and could find no faults, "which we considered as a great compliment, as her object in visiting charitable institutions is to discover errors & have them remedied." She gave the patients pictures, and ribbon and mouseline to make into quilts. The patients were very pleased that the recipient and Aunt Strobia visited them and saw their chapel. ALS, August 28, 1858
Item 6: Univ[ersity] of Virg[ini]a. Gessner Harrison to [William R. Galt]. Discusses the advertisements for his book. ALS, September 6, 1858
Item 7: Richmond. C[aroline] L[ambert] Harrison to Sally [M. Galt]. Hope to send their 16 year old son, Thomas, to Wm. & Mary, and wonder if he could board with them. Describes her trip to Rockbridge Baths and Natural Bridge. ALS, September 14, [1858]
Item 8: Wm. M. Harrison to Dr. [John M. Galt]. Hopes they can take Tom. Is almost blind from quintine. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet.], [September 14 1858]
Item 9: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to [Caroline Lambert Harrison]. The rules of the Asylum prevent their taking Tom as a boarder, but would be happy to have him stay with them. ALS, September 18, 1858
Item 10: Kempsville. Livingston Ingram to Mr. [Wm. R.] Galt. He will not return to school since his father thinks it best to read under his supervision, and in the spring he will go to business. Expresses his thanks to both Mr. and Mrs. Galt for their attention when he was sick. Walter Thomson and Roscoe Browne left for the school that day. ALS, September 23, 1858
Item 11: Florence. [Alexander Galt] to [William R. Galt?]. Discusses the Ohio land claim of the heirs of their grandfather [James Galt]. Lists the heirs as the Saunders, Gabriella & Sally [Galt], the Caprons, Cousin John, Alex, and themselves. Reports his progress on the Jefferson statue. Has lent Jim so much money that has none to live on. AL [first sheet only] [Note: The heirs listed are those of James Galt (1741- 1800) by his two wives. The Saunders are children of Lucy Galt and John Saunders; Gabriella and Sally the surviving children of William and Mary Godwin Galt; the Caprons the children of Sarah Galt and Richard Capron; Cousin John is Dr. John Minson Galt (1785-1815); Alex. is Dr. Gabriel Alexander Dickie Galt, son of Gabriel Galt; and Alexander and William R. Galt were sons of Alexander Galt (1793-1855). James Galt's nine other children left no descendents. See Galt Genealogy, I.E., pp. 4-11.], September 26, 1858
Item 12: James City. C.W. Hubbard to Dr. Galt. Would like to borrow some money for a short time. ALS, September 27, 1858
Item 13: [John M. Galt] to Alex[ander Galt]. Gabriella Galt is far happier when her house is full of boarders than when it is empty. Her one purpose is to care for her sister, whose condition rarely changes. Some of Gabriella's immediate family are buried in the Hospital grounds, and she just had a wall put around their graves. Miss Dix visited them in June. Gabriel Williamson and his family are living on a fairly new "country-seat" "on the left hand road to the mill-pond." The "recent revolution in the Asylum" led to Dr. Williamson being "reinstated in his former position-- i.e. living in the building." Mr. Barziza intends to remain in Texas. Mr. Pryor's school resumes in the fall. Discusses Mr. Pryor's confirmation and joining the Baptist Church. During the last year the College lost Professors Washington and Minor. Discusses recent decisions and actions of the Visitors concerning the College. Summarizes the annual circular of the Jefferson Medical College. This has been an excellent year for fruit. The Asylum has 274 patients, and can hold no more than 300. Approves of the Legislature's decision on the placement of a third asylum. AL, [ca. September 1858]
Item 14: Richmond. C[aroline] R. [Lambert] Harrison to Sallie [M. Galt]. Regret that they cannot keep Tom as a paying boarder, and that Dr. John Williamson is under the same restraint. Tom has asked Mr. Moriyson [?] to keep him. Feels the College would present more tempations than a private boarding house. ALS [torn], [October 2, 1858]
Item 15: Williamsburg. [?] to "My dear Daughter." The writer has not heard from her daughter in a long time. She is now almost entirely blind. Speaks of "my fellow Servants," including Lucy Jones, Alex, Arena, who lives in the old house, and Oliver's family. When she was young she lived "where a large school was kept..." Is almost 90 now, as was 10 at the time of the siege of York[town]. Their kind mistress [Mrs. Mary D. Galt] died this year. L [Note: This letter, seemingly from an old slave of the Galts, may well be in Sally Maria Galt's handwriting.], October 5, 1858
Item 16: "Directors Custis [or Curtis], Peachy, Henley, Coleman, Petitt, Camm, Mercer, Slater, Bucktrout, Thompson, Howell." D, October 25, 1858
Item 17: Florence. Alexander Galt to [William R. Galt]. Has been disappointed in orders this year. Describes his statue of Jefferson, the problems he has faced in working on it, and his other work. ALS, November 12, 1858
Item 18: Appointment by the Williamsburg Hustings Court of Robert M. Garrett, Sydney Smith, John C. Mercer, Lemuel J. Bowden, and John M. Galt as School Commissioners. DS [legal copy], November 22, 1858
Item 19: Williamsburg. Eliza M. Keith to Susan Archer Talley, Fincastle, Botetourt. Dr. Williamson gave her her letter. Emily married Mr. Batte and lives in Petersburg. Lottie married Mr. Gilliam. Also mentions Emily Christian, Lizzie, Mary Gregory Purcell, Dr. & Mrs. Williamson who live in the "West-End," Sallie Galt, Mr. Moore, Mr. James, and Miss Carter. Lives in the Hospital. ALS, November 26, 1858
Item 20: House [of] Repre[sentatives]. John S. Millson [?] to Wm. R. Galt, Pattonsburg. Would like to help [Alexander Galt], but at the present time there is no work planned that he could get the commission for. ALS, December 16, 1858
Item 21: Norfolk. James D. Galt to [William R. Galt]. Needs to borrow some money to pay his bills. Alexander wrote that he could not help him, and people have been healthy so that he has had few patients. Has resumed his visits to Miss Pattie. Spent a dull Christmas tormented by the noise of firecrackers and pistol shots. ALS, December 28, 1858
Item 22: Annual Report of the City Registrar, Charleston, S.C., Return of Deaths. PD, December 1858
Folder 107: January-May 1859 (22 items)
Item 1: Norfolk. James D. Galt to [William R. Galt]. Hopes that by the end of the month William can lend him some money. There was an Anti Letcher meeting last night. ALS, January 6, 1859
Item 2: Norfolk. James D. Galt to Wm. R. Galt, Pattonsburg, Virginia. Thanks him for the loan of the money. Zander wrote Ma [their father's second wife] that he removed the mould from the plaster cast [of Jefferson?]. He will soon send three copies of their father's bust. ALS, January 24, 1859
Item 3: "From a letter written by Alexander Galt & dated Florence" to "Cousin John" [M. Galt?]. Sends a photograph of the Jefferson statue for himself and one for the relatives in Kentucky. L [copy], January 1859
Item 4: Ro[bert] Saunders to Dr. [John M.] Galt. The committee to raise subscriptions for the celebration [of the College's founding] has been told by the faculty to get $15 from each subscriber. Requests that Galt sends that amount. ALS, February 2, 1859
Item 5: Florence. Alexander Galt to Wm. R. Galt. Discusses James D. Galt's money problems and his own. News of his other work. Describes a Bachelor's Ball he gave with some other friends. ALS, February 13, 1859
Item 6: Univ[ersit]y of Virg[ini]a. Gessner Harrison to W.R. Galt. Is so weighted down by work that he has considered leaving the University but does not have the capital to start a school, and that is all he could do. Describes Mr. Gildersleeve's classes' readings. ALS, February 15, 1859
Item 7: Williamsburg. [John M. Galt] to Claiborne. Requests his assistance in selling some stock and in other business relating to the rent of the [Old City Tavern?] lot in Richmond. AL [draft?], March 2, 1859
Item 8: Richmond. H.A. Claiborne to Dr. J.M. Galt, Williamsburg. Will sell the stock shares for him. Mr. William Palmer will take care of certain details regarding his mother's estate. Hopes for the improvement of the College. ALS, March 4, 1859
Item 9: John M. Galt to Ro. F. Cole. Requests Cole holds up the execution of P. Slater against E. Hurt & Slaughter until Galt can pay the amount due Hurt's estate for the purchase of 2 women slaves. ALS, March 5, 1859
Item 10: Richmond. H.A. Claiborne to Dr. J.M. Galt, Williamsburg. Requests the stock certificates he wants sold, and promises to show Armistead's opinion to Mr. Palmer. ALS, March 10, 1859
Item 11: Florence. Alexander Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. His life, work, and problems in Italy. ALS, March 13, 1859
Item 12: Florence. Alexander Galt to Wm. R. Galt. Discusses the marble for the [Jefferson] statue and the progress on various pieces of work. Encloses two more photographs. ALS, March 13, 1859
Item 13: Richmond. H.A. Claiborne to Dr. John M. Galt. Regarding the sale of his stock. ALS, March 29, 1859
Item 14: J.B. Collins to Dr. Gault. Requests a loan of money or clothing. ALS, April 8, 1859
Item 15: Norfolk. Robt. B. Tunstall to [William R.] Galt. Describes his trip from Galt's home to Norfolk. News of various boys [who were Galt's students?]. ALS, April 14, 1859
Item 16: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to "dear Cousin." News of John, Mrs. Ragland, Mrs. Keith, Fanny Stribling, Mrs. Saunders, and Lelia. Sends greetings to various Lambert relatives in Richmond. ALS, April 22, 1859
Item 17: Richmond. Ritchie Dunnavant & Co. to [?]. Sends information on the cost of pamphlets. ALS, May 2, 1859
Item 18: Florence. Alexander Galt to [Wm. R. Galt]. Discusses the revolution in Italy in some detail. Would like to come home but cannot afford to, for has lent Jim $1200. ALS, May 29, 1859
Folder 108: June- December 1859 (21 items)
Item 1: Norfolk. Robt. B. Tunstall to [William R.] Galt. Alex has been entered with Mr. Morris. ALS, June 7, 1859
Item 2: Gosport N[avy] Yard. Th[omas] G. Williamson to Sallie [M. Galt]. News of many relatives and friends, including Uncle Harry, Baynie [?] Tunstall, Maddy & Bettie Gatewood, Dessy Barziza, Pinny [Barziza?], Miss Helen and Mrs. Coleman. Believes his father is expecting orders. ALS [Note: Thomas Gatewood Williamson was the oldest son of Gabriel and Elizabeth Gatewood Williamson. When his mother died, Tom and his sister were often cared for by the A.D. Galt family. His father was also in the Navy.], June 13, 1859
Item 3: Williamsburg. P. Pope to Mary. The writer's health is enough restored that she has been able to go out and shop at Mrs. Hofener's. Mentions a well near Mrs. Hofener's door. The water at the Asylum is not cool, and the food is plain- always bacon, beef, or lamb. Occasionally they have fish, though not as often as she would have . "They don't place any dishes or plates containing food ever at breakfast dinner or supper; But every indeviduals allowance is placed on his own plate at each meal..." Mrs. Christian always gives her more than enough. Mrs. Christian says they do not give them vegetables, hashes, stews, and soups because so many patients are subjected to diarrhea. Mentions Mrs. Grubbs, Miss Carrot, and Mrs. Raglin, all patients. ALS, June 16, 1859
Item 4: Phrenological Character of Miss Mary Copeland, by O.S. Fowler, Professor of Phrenology, W. Giles, Reporter. D [2 copies], June 23, 1859
Item 5: Florence. Alexander Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Gives details of the situation in Italy. The statue is about one third done in marble. Is working on a statue called L'Allegro. ALS, July 10, 1859
Item 6: Richmond. E[liza] G. Lambert to Sally [M. Galt]. Is glad Ann Robinson left Rose Dixon some money, as the latter needs it. News of the family. ALS, July 21, 1859
Item 7: Hampton. Betty Vaughan to Sally [M. Galt]. Sends her information on a daguerreotype taken by Mr. Morsters of Baltimore of the firls at Chesapeake College. ALS, September 1, 1859
Item 8: Baltimore. John C. McCabe to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Has been appointed by the Grand Lodge of Masons of Virginia to speak at the laying of the capstone of the "New College of Wm. & Mary" and would like to know about the architecture of the building, if it has columns, a general idea of its appearance, and, if possible, would like a diagram of it. Also offers to preach at the church the Sunday preceding the ceremony. While there will try to see Mrs. Keith. ALS, September 13, 1859
Item 9: Anne E. Dove to Sally [M. Galt]. News of her daughter's family in Lynchburg. May visit her in Williamsburg next month. ALS [Note: The writer, Ann Eliza Ege Dove (1789-1865), was the daugher of Samuel and Elizabeth Walker Ege. Samuel's sister, Elizabeth, married Gabriel Galt (1748-1788) and was Sally M. Galt's maternal grandmother. Another sister, Sarah, married David Lambert and was the grandmother of Caroline Lambert Harrison. The daugher she speaks of was probably Ann Eliza Dove Copeland Hughes. See Ege Genealogy, II.A.7., p.11.], September 21, 1859
Item 10: [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. If the daguerreotypist has a picture taken at the last session at Chesapeake Hall, she would like a copy. Describes the picture. AL, [ca. September 1859]
Item 11: Florence. Alexander Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Describes a recent visit to the Lunatic Hospital there, and another visit with a botanist interested in American plants. Discusses political affairs in Italy. ALS, October 1, 1859
Item 12: Elk Hill. Lizzie [Williamson Harrison] to [Sally M. Galt]. Describes her recent severe illness, her baby, and her other children. ALS, October 6, 1859
Item 13: Navy Yard, Warrington, Florida. [?] to "My dear Friend." Describes the death of his Captain [Gabriel Galt Williamson]. AL [first page only], October 16, 1859
Item 14: Norfolk. Rob[er]t B. Tunstall to [William R.] Galt. Many people will not discuss Galt's school with him, so he can give him little information. The reasons he has heard for people not sending their sons include too long a vacation, too distant a location, and need for more teachers. Inquires if Galt could follow G. Harrison's example. Alex. is at William and Mary. Tells of Gab[riel Galt Williamson]'s death at Pensacola from a fever contracted at Key West. Mrs. Williamson is in Williamsburg. ALS, October 25, 1859
Item 15: [Sally M. Galt] to "dear Aunt." Discusses the death of "our dear Brother Gabriel [Galt Williamson]" who, though ill with yellow fever, saved his crew in the shipwreck on September 16. AL [fragment], [ca. October 1859]
Item 16: Portsmouth, Va. G[abriel] Alex[ande]r D[ickie] G[alt] to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Mrs. Hanell [?] is not known there, but he can probably get the bond cashed. Is improving slowly, but fears the trip to New York he wants to take will impair his health. ALS [Note: Dr. Gabriel Alexander Dickie Galt (1789-1836) and [?] Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.9.a., p.8], November 2, 1859
Item 17: Louisville. [?] to Sallie [M. Galt]. Recently visited Dr. Chissley, the Superintendant of the Lunatic Asylum in Lexington, and his daughter. While there went to Ashland and, at a dance at the asylum, danced with Theodore Clay. AL [first sheet only], November 5, 1859
Item 18: Va. Female Institute. Belle to Sallie [M. Galt]. Discusses her hope that her sister and "Brother Robert" will be happy in their married life. Asks Sally to tell Tom Harrison that she regrets breaking off their correspondence, as she now learns that the girls can write men if the governess mails the letters. Asks to be remembered to Dr. G[alt]. ALS [Note: Tom Harrison is probably Thomas Randolph Harrison (1842-      ), eldest son of William and Caroline Lambert Harrison.], November 25 [1859?]
Item 19: Florence. [Alexander Galt] to [?]. Is very upset that he has not been paid for the font, and various other work, so that he is in financial straits. AL [first sheet only], November 27, 1859
Item 20: Receipted account of Dr. John M. Galt with the Sergeant of Williamsburg for taxes. DS, 1859
Folder 109: January- July 1860 (26 items)
Item 1: Lynchburg. Mary [Copeland] to [Sally M. Galt]. Describes the dresses she has worn to several parties. Is not going to teach, but hopes to get a job with a literary journal. Is anxious to hear about Mrs. Joyners' [?] wedding, if Kate Waller is going to marry O. Jennings, and about Mrs. Williamson and Mr. Woolfolk. ALS [Note: Mary Copeland (1843-     ), daughter of Ann Dove and John Copeland, and granddaughter of Ann Ege and John Dove, was a second cousin once removed of Sally M. Galt. See Ege Genealogy, II. A. 7. d. I., p. 13], January 4, 1860
Item 2: Williamsburg. John M. Galt to Mary Copland, Lynchburg. Recommends a firm dealing in Spanish literature, and suggests that she send her writing to various periodicals through him. Also discusses various books on Spain. Their old house "down town" is being repaired for Mrs. Gabriel Williamson to live there. Mrs. Williamson's brother, Mr. Woolfolk, assists in Mr. Pryor's school. ALS, January 7, 1860
Item 3: Sally Maria Galt to [?]. Recommendation of Leanthe as a servant. ADS, January 11, 1860
Item 4: Florence. Alex[ande]r Galt to [William R. Galt]. News of his improved financial state and new work he is doing. Thinks he will have the Jefferson statue done in time to return home in the fall. Summarizes his daily schedule, and gives some account of his friends. Discusses his refusal to meet Mrs. Stowe, and compares her to Benedict Arnold. People either fear or like H.R. Wise, but all admire his manly conduct. ALS, January 22, 1860
Item 5: Norfolk. James D. Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends him some vaccine virus. William's school is not doing so well, for several students were ill last spring. Alexander writes that he was attacked in a cafe by Ferguson, a Kentuckian. Frank [Francis Land Galt] has passed his exam for Assistant Surgeon. Sends a drawing and an explanation of [Gabriel] Alick D[ickie Galt]'s improvement on the trephine. Norfolk has been unusually healthy. Mentions Emily and Lucy Galt and their sister Mrs. Baylor. ALS [Note: Emily and Lucy Galt, and Louisa Galt Baylor were daughters of Dr. John Minson Galt (1808-1868) and sisters of Francis Land Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.7.a., p. 7], March 23, 1860
Item 6: Florence. Alexander Galt to [William R. Galt]. Discusses his travel plans for himself and the statue. Reports favorable progress on the Jefferson and other statues. Gives some political news, including his impressions of how Italians vote. ALS, March 25, 1860
Item 7: Lynchburg. Mary Copland to John [M. Galt]. Lynchburg is very quiet. Plans to attend the July 4 celebration in Lynchburg, including the students' ball and then go on to Natural Bridge and Peaks of Otter. Is writing for the Family Journal. ALS, March 26, 1860
Item 8: Lynchburg. Mary [Copland] to [John M. Galt]. Finds Lynchburg very dull. Discusses her writing. ALS, May 2, 1860
Item 9: Norfolk. James D. Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Alex. wrote that the visitors to his studio included Lady Murray, formerly Maid of Honor to Queen Victoria, and that the Bacchante has received good notice in Edinburg. Understands small pox is very prevalent in Williamsburg. ALS, May 3, 1860
Item 10: Lynchburg. [Mary Copland] to [Sally Maria Galt]. Is pleased by Miss Kate's marriage. AL [first sheet only], May 12, 1860
Item 11: Florence. Alexander [Galt] to [William R. or James D. Galt]. Discusses his work, especially the model used for his Sappho and the plans for the statue at the University. ALS, May 27, 1860
Item 12: Richmond. S[ally] Lambert to Sally [M. Galt]. Describes evenings in the Square with the band playing. Mentions Mrs. Letcher, and Mrs. McMurdo. ALS, June 19, 1860
Item 13: L[etitia] T[yler] Semple to S[ally] M. Galt, Wi[lliam]sburg, Va. Plans to spend July 4th with her, before going to Old Point. "All the N.York world are mad on the Japanese subjects." Has refused 3 invitations to meet with them. ALS, June 20, 1860
Item 14: Sally M. Galt to Lettie [Tyler Semple]. John and she are both pleased that they plan to visit. Gay [Woolfolk Williamson] will not be there, for she is going to visit Lizzie, Randolph, and their new daughter, Lelia Saunders. ALS, [ca. July 1, 1860]
Item 15: Lynchburg. [Mary Copland] to [Sally M. Galt]. Describes the servant, Sally, sent to them from Williamsburg. AL [first sheet only], July 7, 1860
Item 16: Lynchburg. Mary [Copland] to [John M. Galt]. Comments on various literary men of her acquaintance, including Mr. Frank Alfriend, Mr. English, and Mr. Hope. ALS, January 11, 1860
Item 17: Norfolk. James D. Galt to Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. Reports on the opening of the Presidential campaign there. Describes his work at the St. Vincent Hospital. ALS, July 24, 1860
Item 18: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to Esther. News of various Williamsburg friends, including Susan Henley, Mrs. Bright, Kate Edloe Marshall, Sally Edloe, and Jean Bright. Also discusses Jennie & the Dr.'s travel plans. ALS [Note: Jennie and the Dr. are Virginia Browne Bayless and George Bayless. See below, August 17, 1860]., July 31, 1860
Item 19: Receipt of Benj. S. Ewell for $196.66 received from Dr. John M. Galt for his subscription to the Building Fund of the College. ADS, July 31, 1860
Item 20: Eastern Lunatic Asylum. John M. Galt to Board of Driectors, Eastern Lunatic Asylum. Coraden [?] B. Cast, a patient from Caroline County, January 20, 1858, is cured and recommended for discharge. ALS, July 1860
Folder 110: August- December 1860 (25 items)
Item 1: Norfolk. Rob[er]t B. Tunstall to [William R. Galt]. Reports that the Trustees of the Academy have voted to offer him the position of the head of the Academy, describes the building, and the pupils he would have. ALS, August 2, 1860
Item 2: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to [Virginia Browne Bayless]. Many friends regret not seeing her. Tom Williamson loves the scenery in North Carolina. Describes Mrs. Henderson's party for the children. ALS, August 17, 1860
Item 3: Norfolk. John S. Millson to Edward C. Land. Circular letter on political matters. PD, August 21, 1860
Item 4: N.C. Waller to Sally M. Galt. Would like to borrow money. ALS, September 1, 1860
Item 5: N.C. Waller to [Sally M. Galt]. Wanted to borrow money, and not get an advance on Aunt Betsy's hire. ALS [Note: On the same sheet is a draft letter to Mrs. Casey regarding the mental and physical health of her mother.], September 1, 1860
Item 6: Louisville. Virginia L. [Browne] Bayless to Sally [M. Galt]. Really wishes they could have visited for a longer time. Mary [Browne] has only a few students in her school, but has six boarders. Maria Anderson is one of the boarders. Hopes Sally and John can come for Lizzy Galt's wedding. Her fiancee is a son of Dr. Chiply of Lexington, Ky. "& a Superintendant of the Lunatic Asyum." News of her children. ALS, September 23 [1860]
Item 7: Philadelphia. John M. Galt to Sally [M. Galt]. Describes the Continental Hotel, where he is staying, and his room. On his trip met Dr. Hurt, who knows many Williamsburg people. ALS, October 18, 1860
Item 8: Brooklyn. Letitia Tyler Semple to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Describes the crowds during the Prince of Wales' visit. Enjoyed her visit in Williamsburg. ALS, October 24, 1860
Item 9: Susan Buffin [?] to Dr. Gault. Wants the money for last quarter, and would also like some blankets. ALS, November 3, 1860
Item 10: Power of attorney of heirs of James Galt to Joseph McCormick of Augusta, Georgia, regarding the claim to Virginia military land in Ohio. DS [Signatures represent John M. Galt of Georgia (1808- 1868), William T. Saunders [Mary & Sarah Saunders also listed in text], (1817-     ), William R. Galt, Alexander Galt, James D. Galt [all sons of Alexander Galt (1793- 1855)]. G.A.D. Galt (1830-1908), Annie, Mary, and Gabriel Capron [Lucy, Charlotte, and Sarah also listed in text], and Gabriella V. Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.1., 3., 7.,9.,11., &12.], December 6, 1860
Item 11: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to Mary Browne. News of the death of Barbara Page. Susan "& your Uncle Dabney" [Dr. Dabney Browne] are planning a school in James City. ALS, December 12, 1860
Item 12: Augusta Arsenal, Ga. John M. Galt to Mrs. Mary [Alexr.] Galt, Norfolk. Could not get anything definite from the brother and executor of George T. Williamson regarding the Ohio land claim, so has engaged Mr. J. McCormick as a lawyer. Encloses power of attorney to be signed by all the heirs [see December 6, 1860 above]. The 730 acres still due is not valuable land. Discusses the Yankees and their quarrel with the South in vigorous language. ALS [Note: The writer is Dr. John M. Galt (1808-1868), son of John Minson Galt and Nancy Herbert. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.7. a., p.7.], December 24, 1860
Item 13: Sally Lambert [Jr.] to [Sally M. Galt]. News of her aunts' health. ALS, December 29, 1860
Item 14: List of electors for the National Democratic Ticket, with a slate of Stephen A. Douglas for President and Herschel V. Johnson for Vice-President. PD [2 copies], 1860
Item 15: Richmond. Sally Lambert to Sally [M. Galt]. Mary Capron has a job with Judge Daniel to care for his two little children. Sally [Lambert Jr.?] is in New York, and saw the "late W[ashington] Irving's" home. ALS [Note: Washington Irving died in 1859. Certainly this letter was written before the start of the Civil War, and Southerners rarely went North before late Spring.], [1860?]
Box 11: 1861-1868
Folder 111: 1861
Item 1: Richmond. Ann to Sally [M. Galt]. Expresses distress at Mary's accident, but knows she is in good hands. ALS [Note: While the writer calls Sally "Cousin", there were so many cousins named Ann that it is impossible to identify the writer or the injured Mary.], January 1, 1861
Item 2: Williamsburg. Benj. S. Ewell to Dr. John M. Galt. Encloses resolutions from the faculty concerned with Galt's liberality to the College since the fire. If he wishes to continue, he might indicate that the money be used for the Library, and how long the gift will continue. ALS, January 30, 1861
Item 3: Augusta, Ga. J. McCormick to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Writes concerning the legal case of the heirs of James Galt, and feels there is need for evidence of the kinship of the present heirs as grand-children of James Galt. ALS, February 25, 1861
Item 4: Deposition regarding mental condition of James Haike [?]. DS, March 2, 1861
Item 5: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to "Dearest Cousin." The enemy has not advanced past Warwick county, and our soldiers hold the roads between there and here. Many families left Williamsburg, and were replaced by refugees from Hampton with nothing but what they wore. The first night many slept on the Court House green. Col. Magruder "has just sent to John for the old map of the battle ground which is the only copy exant & belonged to our grandfather who you know was chief Surgeon to the forces in Va. General Lee also has sent for a copy." Most servants are opposed to the enemy. Soldiers are coming and going from the house all day, and officers are staying with them. Mary Copland and she have given about a thousand soldiers permits to visit the Asylum. AL [draft] [Note: A second letter, addressed "Dearest Cousin" and signed S.M. Galt is probably of the same date as the infromation contained is identical. It also mentions that the College and the Court House are being used for barracks, and they have been making beds for the hospital for wounded soldiers, and that Cousin Sarah has rented her house to refugees and is going to live with Sally.], May 30, 1861
Item 6: Receipt of Vest & Hansford for $40 for pew rent and $215.50 on account from Dr. Galt. ADS, June 25, 1861
Item 7: Richmond. E[liza] L[ambert] to Sally [M. Galt]. Describes the work of women in the churches making tents and clothing for the soldiers. Understands there may soon be a battle at Manassas that will decide everything. Have heard little from Davey [Lambert], and asks Sally to find out if he recieved the things they sent. Asks her to come live with them if Williamsburg is in any danger. Describes Capitol Square. ALS, June [1861]
Item 8: Richmond. D[avid] Lambert to [Sally M. Galt?]. It is impossible to get coal anywhere. Is now 2nd lt. of Artillery. ALS, August 20, 1861
Item 9: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to "My dear Cousin," [Richmond?]. Requests 4 yds. of carpeting, a candle mould, and $1 worth of potash. Candles and soap are hard to get so she is going to make her own. The churches are all being used as hospitals, so the Methodist, Baptist, and Episcopalian ministers are preaching in the chapel at the Asylum. There are 750 sick soldiers in town. Lettie Tyler Semple is living in the College hospital and has charge of all the churches. Describes the Zouave and Louisiana Regiments' ball at their camp and another at "Col. Munford's (Tazewell Hall)." Mrs. Millington from Tennessee has been visiting them. All their property in Philadelphia was confiscated. Seventeen sick soldiers, including 4 with typhoid, have been staying with them. ALS, October 31, 1861
Item 10: African Hospital. Wm. Kirk to Miss Gault. Would like a glass of milk for a sick brother who can drink nothing but tea and milk. ALS, December 25, 1861
Folder 112: 1862
Item 1: Seminary Hospital. G. Wm. Semple to Dr. John A. [M.] Galt, L[unatic] A[sylum] Williamsburg. Since most all of the timber on Galt's land has been cut and is going to waste, would like permission to have it gathered up and used. ALS, January 7, 1862
Item 2: May I. Cundiff [?] to Miss Galt. Asks certain questions about the physical and mental condition of her mother. Mrs. Whitlock is not again deranged. ALS, January 30, 1862
Item 3: Fort Roy, Smart's Mill, Matthews Co. Wm. H. Clarke to Mr. [William R.?] Galt. Describes his various military assignments in Glucester and Mathews Counties. News of Lucia Tabb's wedding. ALS, February 5, 1862
Item 4: Joseph C. Lively [?], Ward Physician, to Miss [Sally M?] Galt. Requests some pieces of cloth to be used for blisters. ALS, February 6, 1862
Item 5: Mary G. Cundiff to [Sally M.] Galt. Describes her mother's funeral. Thanks Miss Galt for her letter. Inquires if her mother knew of her insanity, and if she gave any indication of what caused it. ALS, February 16, 1862
Item 6: Certificate of Wm. H. Robertson, Asst. Surgeon, C.S.A. that Private Wilburne, Company A, Cobbs Legion, is suffering from mania and should be sent to the Asylum at Williamsburg, and receipt of Robert Saunders that he had been received there. ADS, February 22, 1862
Item 7: Receipted account of S[ally] Galt with C.W. Mahone. S Account, March 3, 1862
Item 8: Kinston, N.C. T[homas] G. W[illia]mson to "dear Unkle" [John G. Williamson?]. He is safe but they have been "whipped most confoundedly & all feel rather humiliated, but not by any means subdued." Describes the battle, and his part in it. ALS, March 17, 1862
Item 9: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Has been constantly busy with visitors, and making jelly and custard for the hospitals. Most of her work is for the one in the African Church which is close to her. She does not visit the soldiers as others do. Patients from the Asylum visit her almost daily. Describes Mrs. Jones, a patient. The recipient's uncle [Alexander Galt?] took a likeness of Mrs. Jones' son when he visited them. John has had 20 sick soldiers staying with them. AL [first sheet only], March 26 [1862]
Item 10: "Lines addressed to the giver of my watch" by Bird Raum. DS, March 1862
Item 11: Richmond. Alexander Galt to [William R. Galt]. Thinks his brother is right to remain in Norfolk. He will stay in Richmond where he can get some work, but is not sure that Richmond will be safe for long. Gives the latest news on the position of the armies, casulties, and the probable fate of Norfolk. Does not think the war can last longer than a year. Thinks Jim should resign his position "but he knows better than I do what is his duty as an army officer." ALS, May 8, 1862
Item 12: Provost Marshall's Office, Norfolk, Va. T.W. Andrew, Col. 1st R.D. V. to Mr. [William R.] Galt, at the Academy. Asks Galt to give Dr. Maull, the Surgeon of the 1st. De. Reg. Vol., possession of the Academy. With Mayor Lamb's concurrence, it is to be used as a Regimental Hospital. ALS, May 14, 1862
Item 13: 2 handwritten and 4 printed obituaries of Dr. John M. Galt. D & PD, May 1862
Item 14: Eulogy of Dr. John M. Galt, stressing the donation of medicines to the Asylum by both John M. Galt and Alexander D. Galt. AD, May 1862
Item 15: [Sally M. Galt] to "My dear Cousin." Mourns the death of her brother John. AL [draft], [May 1862]
Item 16: Williamsburg. Sally Maria Galt to "My Beloved friends." Expresses her continuing grief over her brother's death. Dr. Williamson, who said he could not survive John, died "Sunday week." Mary Williamson will probably go to Richmond. Sally is living in one half of the old house, and Mrs. Sherwell, Mrs. Clara Southall's sister, lives in the other half. Sends an obituary for the Enquirer. ALS [Note: John G. Williamson died 13 July 1862.], [July 1862]
Item 17: Richmond. S. Lambert to Sally [M. Galt]. Understands that ladies can leave Williamsburg under a flag of truce, and invites Sally to come to them. News of the family, including Davy [Lambert's sickness or wound], the death of W. Macmurdo, and of 2 of William Lambert's children, and of Sally's job signing bank notes. ALS, November 3, 1862
Folder 113: 1863-1864
Item 1: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to "Dearest Cousin." Could leave home as the library and household goods could be well taken care of by Mrs. Sherwell & Annie. The soldiers used to stop at the apple tree in their garden that hangs over the street. Describes the warfare in the area. Almost everyone has left town. Col. Durfey's yard "(Col. Bassett's place)" is the skirmish line. Except themselves, everyone in their end of town has taken refuge in the Asylum. Most slaves have gone to the enemy. Finds the Federals polite, even when searching the house. "Only one shell struck the 'old house,' & that did not injure it all." It hit just under the window sill in the library. The house was filled with enough provisions for years, but it was all used in 6 months. Understands Gov. Wise has taken the Asylum under his charge. Mentions Mrs. Goodman, wife of one of the officers at the Asylum. Letters to her can be sent via Miss Eliza Warren, c/o Col. Tabb, Wise's [?] Legion, James City Co. AL, April 15, 1863
Item 2: Petersburg. F.R. Sykes to "Dear friend." Worries about him and "all the Boys in the company." Mentions Miss Mary, Dr. Dove, and Mrs. Dove. The recipient can write him c/o Mr. Gilliam. ALS, April 20, 1863
Item 3: Certificate that William R. Galt has signed the Oath and Parole for a Loyal Citizen of the United States. DS, December 19, 1863
Item 4: Sally Maria Galt to [?]. Request for protection by the Federals for Aleck Preston, a 73 year old servant. ADS, January 1864
Item 5: Sally Maria Galt to [?]. Commends the servant Arena and her children and grandchildren to the care of the Federal troops. ADS, January 1864
Item 6: Sally Maria Galt to Colonel West. Requests mitigation of the requirement of taking the oath. Has not given the Confederates any information, and has no intention of writing, for has no relative in the Army, and no relatives closer than a distant cousin. Has kept the Federal laws. Would like an extension, in order to get a letter of intercession from Mrs. Dix. In May 1862 General Groves said she was to be protected because she was so kind to his people. Dr. Alesander, a Federal Surgeon from Chambersburg, Pa., asked for her name so that he could mention her kindness in a Northern newspaper. Cannot leave the servants, one of which is nearly 80. "I know no Federal person abhors slavery more than I do." Knows he has the influence necessary to intercede with General Wistar. ALS [Note: At the bottom of this letter is a recommendation to General Wistar from Rob W. West, Colonel, Commanding, headed Hd. Quarters, Fort Magruder, February 3, 1864, that Miss Galt is "truly grief stricken and desolate" and without a home beyond the lines. She does not object to the oath on political grounds. "Her character is rather that of a religious recluse. Moreover she lives in a part of the town which makes it almost impossible for her to hold Communication with the Enemy..." He will be surety for her if she can remain. ALS On the front, and also dated February 3, 1864, is General Wistar's order that Miss Galt "& all others like her" be undisturbed. ALS], [ca. January 1864]
Item 7: Sally M. Galt to General J. Wistar. Petitions that they do not have to take the oath and leave their homes. In same hand is note that Wistar permitted Miss Galt "& all others like her" to remain without taking the oath. ADS [6 copies], February 2, 1864
Item 8: Fort Magruder, Va. Robert M. West, Colonel Commanding, to Sallie M. Galt, Williamsburgh. Asks her to make no arrangements to leave until seeing him, and to say nothing about receiving this note. ALS, February 3, 1864
Item 9: Dr. Frazer [?] to Sallie Galt. Thanks her for a book on surgery from Dr. Galt's library. AL, February 6, 1864
Item 10: A.J. Puffer [?] Capt. & A.D.C. to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. She will have to take the oath or go across the lines, but she can give her property to the Lunatic Asylum. ALS [bottom section only], [ca. February 1864]
Item 11: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to General Wistar. Another copy of the petition of February 2, 1864. ADS, March 1864
Item 12: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Is very pleased that Miss Dix has remembered her in these times. Describes his 9 children. If Alexander had lived he would have taken Mollie [Wm.'s daughter Mary Jeffrey Galt] with him to Florence. Is glad to hear Gabriella Galt's school is supporting her. Was recently looking over an old Masonic book on the Grand Lodge in Williamsburg, and saw the names of John M. Galt, James Galt, Peyton Randolph, John Marshall, and George Washington. ALS, April 2, 1864
Item 13: Prov[ost] Marshall's Office, Williamsburg. D.E. Cronin, Capt. & P.M. to Mrs. [Miss?] Galt. Prisoners are not designated as "Confederate," so a letter directed to "Prisoner of War will reach someone at Fort Warren.ALS, August 5, 1864
Item 14: Head Quarters, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina. R.S. Davis, Major and Asst. Adjt. Gen. to all Provost Marshalls. They are to be sure that people taking the Oath of Allegiance do it with true loyalty to the United States. PD, September 20, 1864
Item 15: Sally M. Galt to Provost. Wrote General Wistar in February regarding the oath, and would like an official copy of his order in reply. ALS [2 copies], September 30, 1864
Item 16: Head Quarters, Department of Virginia & North Carolina, Office, Comission for exchange in the field. A.P. Puffer, Capt. & A.D.C. to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Has been directed by the Commanding General to inform her that he can see no reason for her to be excepted from the general order. Therefore, she must take the oath or be sent across the lines. She is free to donate her property to the Lunatic Asylum. ALS, October 22, 1864
Item 17: Provost Marshal's Office, Williamsburg. Horace W. Fowler [?], Capt. & Acting Pro. Marshall. Miss Sarah Galt has permission to remain within the lines until the proper authorities can take action in her case. ADS, October 23, 1864
Item 18: Anne Arundel Co., Md. Mary Copland McCabe to Sally [M. Galt]. Describes her husband and her young daughter. Inquires about Uncle John, and the possibilities for his recovery. Sally Lambert is not yet married but is engaged to Charles McEvoy. Imagines she knows of "poor Alex's" death. ALS [Note: Uncle John could be any of several people. Sally Lambert married William Edward Sparrow. "Alex" is most likely Alexander Galt the sculptor, who died in January of smallpox.], December 27, 1864
Item 19: "List of W[illiam] R. Galt's School, Session of 1863-4." D [Note: Four Galts are listed. three can be identifed as William R. Galt's sons, but the fourth, "P.H. Galt" is not one of his sons. He may be William's half-brother, a son of Alexander and Mary Anne Raincock Galt.], 1864
Folder 114: 1865
Item 1: [?] to "dear cousin." News of a great many social activities, and messages for many people in Williamsburg. AL, March 1, 1865
Item 2: Office. Supt. Prison Camp, Newport News, Va. J.G. Hill to "My Esteemed Friend." Sends sympathy on the death of the recipient's brother. The writer's brother is also in this office. Johnnie Long is in Louisana. Would like to visit him when released, if he has enough money. Saw Miss Mary only once since leaving W. & that was before her marriage. ALS, May 5, 1865
Item 3: Signed certificate that Wm. R. Galt, age 46, profession, teacher, residence, Bute St. has taken the Oath of Loyalty. DS, May 20, 1865
Item 4: Poem, regarding the death of a son in battle, sent to Sallie M. Galt, Richmond, and with a pencilled notation that written by Sally Lambert. D, June 6, 1865
Item 5: Richmond. Sally M. Galt to Peggy. The Saunders will soon return to Williamsburg, where she hopes they will stay until their home is repaired. Dr. and Mrs. Millington went with her through the Saunders' home which they found too damaged. Mentions Lizzie [Williamson] Harrison, Mrs. Botts, Beverley, Mary Rose, and Belle. Mourns her brother's death. ALS, June 26, 1865
Item 6: Richmond. E[liza] G. L[ambert] to Sally [M. Galt]. [William M.] Harrison died last week after a long illness. Caroline [Lambert Harrison] is left with a large family and few assets. ALS, September 22, [1865]
Item 7: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Jordan Anthony & Chas. T. Beale, Pattonsburg. Gives them the power to sell his property near Pattonsburg. ALS [copy], September 30, 1865
Item 8: Sally Maria Galt to Lem. Thanks him for his appreciation of the excellence of her brother, John M. Galt. ALS, October 7, 1865
Item 9: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to Mr. Edwards. Asks him to send her a copy of the letter from his paper, regarding a visit to Williamsburg by Rev. Somerfield Lyndsay. ALS, October 11, 1865
Item 10: Buchanan. J. Anthony to William R. Galt. Has advertised his property for sale, and writes him concerning certain aspects of the sale. ALS, October 12, 1865
Item 11: Buchanan. J. Anthony to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Details concerning the sale of Galt's property, and a bond for the hire of Lucinda. ALS, October 25, 1865
Item 12: Mountain Gorge. John W. Jones to W.R. Galt. Discusses his disposal of Galt's goods, toward the payment of his debts. Fears his property will sell for very little. ALS, November 18, 1865
Item 13: Pattonsburg. Mackey Moelick to Wm. R. Galt. Encloses a statement regarding Galt's note due Moelick's father. He plans to close the estate soon. ALS, November 30, 1865
Item 14: Buchanan. J. Anthony to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Galt's property brought a low price that will not pay his debts. ALS, December 4, 1865
Folder 115: January- May 1866
Item 1: Buchanan. J. Anthony to [William R. Galt]. The property was sold for enough to pay Galt's debts. ALS, January 2, 1866
Item 2: Norfolk. W.R. Galt to S. Watkins, Pattonsburg, Va. Hopes to clear up their financial affairs. ALS [draft], January 13, 1866
Item 3: Norfolk. W.R. Galt to Col. E. Pendleton, Pattonsburg, Virginia. Sends him an account for collection. ALS, January 13, 1866
Item 4: University of Va. John B. Minor to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Requests that Galt, as an Alumnus, exert what pressure he can on the Assembly to give the University a much needed appropriation. ALS, February 3, 1866
Item 5: Williamsburg. Talbot [Sweeney] to Sallie [M. Galt]. Arena [a former slave] is quite willing to continue to serve Miss Galt, but will not "be subjected to others" and plans to vacate the "Old House, kitchen, and yard if the contemplated change in your Home [takes] place." ALS, February 6, 1866
Item 6: Buchanan. J Anthony to [William R. Galt]. Explains why has not sent Galt a statement on the sale of his property, and payment of his debts. ALS, February 14, 1866
Item 7: Fort Delaware, Official Barracks, Division No. 35. R Harrison CiC [?] 46th Va. Inf[an]try, Prisioner of War to "Dear Cousin." Has been a prisoner for four months. Wonders if the recipient has Federal friends who could get him exchanged or paroled. Has heard only once from Lizzie [Williamson Harrison]. ALS, February 26 [ante 1866]
Item 8: University of Virginia. John B. Minor to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Reports on the improved condition of the University as a result of the Assembly's passage of a bill, and strong interest from many friends of the University. ALS, March 2, 1866
Item 9: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Dr. Thomas J. Pretlow, Jerusalem, Southampton Co., Va. Notifies him, as a member of the Board of Visitors of the University, that he intends applying for the Professorship of Latin. ALS [Note: Also included is a recommendation of Galt by Charles Sharp.], March 24, 1866
Item 10: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Dr. Wood, Albemarle Co., Va. Notifies him, as a Visitor of the University thta he intends applying for the Professorship of Latin. ALS [draft] [Note: There is also a copy of this letter], April 2, 1866
Item 11: Norfolk. Charles Sharp to Dr. John R. Woods, Albemarle Co., Va. Recommends William R. Galt for a Professorship at the University of Virginia. ALS, April 3, 1866
Item 12: Hickory Fork, Gloucester Co., Va. J.L.C. Griffin to Sally [M. Galt]. Sent [his] father's obituary to the Medical Journal. Asks to be remembered to Mrs. Maupin, Mrs. Southall, and Miss Eva Hughes. ALS, April 6, 1866
Item 13: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Gen. S.H. Lewis, Port Republic, Rockingham Co., Va. Notifies him, as a Visitor of the University, that he intends applying for the Professorship of Latin. ALS, April 10, 1866
Item 14: Norfolk. J.Y. Leigh to Marmaduke Johnson. Introduces William R. Galt and recommends him for a Professorship at the University. L [copy], April 10, 1866
Item 15: Gloucester Co, Va. J.L.C. Griffin to Sally [M. Galt]. Would be glad to send her extra copies of the April Medical Journal containing the obituary of [John M. Galt?]. Asks to be remembered to many friends and relatives. ALS, April 29, 1866
Item 16: W[illiam] R. Galt to B.J. Barbour, Barboursville, Va. Notifies him that he is a candidate for the Professorship of Latin at the University of Virginia. ALS [draft], [ca. April 1866]
Item 17: Norfolk. Hon. J.S. Millson to Alex. Rives. Recommends William R. Galt for a Professorship at the University. L [copy], May 3, 1866
Item 18: Carlton. Alex. Rives to Genl. Millson. Thanks him for the recommendation of Wm. Galt and assures him that if the chair of Latin is reestablished Mr. Galt's application will be carefully considered. ALS, May 5, 1866
Item 19: Williamsburg. Robert Saunders to Visitors of the University of Virginia. Recommends William R. Galt for the Professorship of Latin. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of this letter.], May 10, 1866
Item 20: Williamsburg. Ro[bert] Saunders to Wm. R. Galt. Sends him the recommendation. News of his family, and of Gabriella and Sally M. Galt. ALS, May 10, 1866
Item 21: Boston. William B. Rogers to Rector and Board of Visitors of the Univ. of Virginia. Recommends William R. Galt for the Chair of Latin. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of this letter.], May 12, 1866
Item 22: Williamsburg. Talbot [Sweeney] to [Sally M. Galt, Richmond]. While he has not yet been able to sell the "Quarter," the taxes have been paid on all her properties in Williamsburg and the country. ALS, May 12, 1866
Item 23: Richmond. R.E. Rogers to Rector and Board of Visitors of the Univ. of Virginia. Recommends Wm. R. Galt for a position at the University. ALS, May 15, 1866
Item 24: Edgehill, near Charlotte C.H., Va. Hugh Blair Grigsby to Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia. Recommends William R. Galt. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of this letter.], May 16, 1866
Item 25: Norfolk. [William R. Galt] to Hugh Blair Grigsby, Charlotte C.H., Va. Thanks him for the recommendation, but requests that he change the section relating to Galt's membership in the Episcopal Church. Thinks the Norfolk Academy should be the future site of William and Mary College. AL, May 16, 1866
Item 26: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Charles L. Mosby, Lynchburg. Notifies him, as a Visitor of the University, that he intends applying for the Professorship of Latin. ALS, May 21, 1866
Item 27: Charlotte C.H., Va. Hugh B. Grigsby to William R. Galt, Norfolk. The College of William and Mary should not be moved, and if it were it would be to Richmond rather than to Norfolk. Mentions Alex. Galt's statue of Sappho. ALS, May 25, 1866
Folder 116: June- July 1866
Item 1: Norfolk. John S. Millson to Rector and Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.  Recommends Wm. R. Galt for the Professorship of Latin. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of this letter.], June 11, 1866
Item 2: University of Va. John B. Minor to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Discusses the best time for Mr. Hope to present his poem. ALS, June 14, 1866
Item 3: Richmond. J.R. Anderson to Rector and Board of Visitors of the University of Va. Recommends Wm. R. Galt for the Professorship of Latin. ALS, June 16, 1866
Item 4: Carlton. Alex. Rives to Hon. Thos. C. Tabb. Received Tabb's recommendation of Galt. The writer is no longer a Visitor. ALs, June 18, 1866
Item 5: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Alexander Rives, Rector of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Sends him his recommendations. ALS [Note: There is also a draft of this letter and an envelope.], June 20, 1866
Item 6: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Rector and Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia. Applies for the Professorship of Latin and sends letters of recommendation. ALS [2 copies], June 20, 1866
Item 7: Norfolk. Geo. P. Scarburgh to Rector and Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia. Recommends Wm. R. Galt for the Professorship of Latin. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of this letter.], June 20, 1866
Item 8: Memorandum of letters of recommendation and other letters sent by [Wm. R. Galt] to A. Rives, Rector of the University of Virginia. AD, June 20, 1866
Item 9: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Col. Thos. L. Preston, Rector, Univ. Va. Notifies him that he is an applicant for the Professorship of Latin. ALS [Note: There is also a draft of part of this letter.], June 22, 1866
Item 10: Wm. R. Galt to [?]. Encloses letters from Dr. Gessner Harrison to be put before the Board of Visitors [of the University of Virginia] as evidence of Dr. Harrison's regard for him. ALS, [ca. June 1866]
Item 11: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Alexander Rives, Charlottesville. Did not know Rives had retired as Rector until after sending him some letters of recommendation. Asks him to notify him if he received the letters, and to tell him what should now be done with them. ALS, July 4, 1866
Item 12: Carlton. Alex. Rives to Wm. R. Galt. He gave the letters to Mr. Wertenbaker, the Secretary of the Board of Visitors, to be presented to them when they convene. ALS, July 5, 1866
Item 13: Platte Co., Mo. M[ary] F.G. B[rowne] to Sally [M. Galt]. Mrs. Jarvis told them during the war that Sally was nursing in a hospital in or near Richmond. In February gave up her house to her sister Sally [Browne Relf], who has a sick husband and 5 children. She is now boarding with Sally Relf, and has with her her adopted daughter, Sally Booth. John [M.G. Browne]'s servants were taken from Missouri to Kansas by some Jayhawkers 3 years ago. Describes John's and Virginia's families, and two marriages. ALS, July 5, 1866
Item 14: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to John B. Minor, University of Virginia. News of various boys who are planning to enter the University. Notifies him of his candidacy for the Latin Professorship. ALS [draft], July 6, 1866
Item 15: Norfolk. Geo. Blow Jr. to Board of Visitors, University of Virginia. Recommends Wm. R. Galt for the Chair of Latin. Concurring statements from John Goode Jr. & Charles Sharp. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of this letter and its endorsements.], July 8, 1866
Item 16: University of Va. John B. Minor to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Asks if Galt can attend the "Teacher's Association" meeting in Charlottesville. Was glad to know Galt was applying for the Latin Professorship, although Minor's endorsement has already been given another. ALS, July 12, 1866
Item 17: Brooklyn, N.Y. Mathilde Dimitry [?] to Sallie Galt. Sends Sally a photograph of herself. ALS, July 19, 1866
Item 18: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Wm. Wertenbaker, Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Univ. Va. Encloses additional letters recommending him for the Latin Professorship. ALS, July 20, 1866
Item 19: University of Virginia. Wm. Wertenbaker to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Received the recommendations from Galt, and those forwarded by Judge [Alexander] Rives. ALS, July 23, 1866
Item 20: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [Mathilde Dimitry]. One evening recently found 2 Confederate officers sitting on the porch. Thanks her for the picture of herself. Mentions Helen and Hunter. AL, July 29, 1866
Folder 117: August- December 1866
Item 1: Brooklyn, N.Y. Mathilde Dimitry to Sallie [M. Galt]. Discusses the photograph she sent Sally. ALS, August 8, 1866
Item 2: Boston [?]. J. Anthony to Wm. R. Galt. Has not yet recieved all the money from the sale of Galt's property. ALS, August 10, 1866
Item 3: [?] to [?]. They made a fight for [Wm. R.] Galt, and still feel he was qualified, and especially recommended by the letters from Dr. [Gessner?] Harrison. Plans strategy to try and get the position for Galt. D [this is seemingly an excerpt from a letter], August 27, 1866
Item 4: Norfolk. Logan Hurst to [?]. Certifies that Wm. R. Galt worked hard to get the last appropriation for the University of Virginia. D [copy], September 4, 1866
Item 5: Obituary of Lelia Saunders, daughter of Robert Saunders. D, September 5, 1866
Item 6: Salisbury, North Carolina. T[homas] G. Williamson to Sally [M. Galt]. The work he was doing is finished, so he has lost his job with the rail road. May try to get a job with the railroad in Williamsburg. John & Betsy [former slaves?] were so kind to them in their poverty, and he feels he owes his life to Betsy and her cow. Enquires about Tom McCandlish, Emily Dennison, and Tom Sneed. ALS, September 5, 1866
Item 7: University of Va. Chas. S. Venable to Wm. R. Galt. Thanks him for his recommendation of Mr. Kummell for the position of Assistant Professor. Requests more information on Kummell, discusses possible future plans for the University, and sends his regrets that Galt did not get the Latin chair. ALS, September 17, 1866
Item 8: Sally M. Galt to [?]. Thanks her for the invitation to the wedding and sends her best wishes. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of part of this.], October 17, 1866
Item 9: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Wm. Wertenbaker, University of Va. Requests that he return the letters recommending Galt, and suggests a method for their return. Disputes the grounds on which the choice of a Latin professor was made. ALS [Note: There is also a copy of most of this letter.], October 24, 1866
Item 10: University of Virginia. Wm. Wertenbaker to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Sends Galt his letters of recommendation. ALS, November 1, 1866
Item 11: Pattonsburg. Ch[arle]s N. Fariss to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Requests the payment of Galt's debt to him. ALS, November 12, 1866
Item 12: Washington, D.C. J.M. Toner to S[ally] Galt. Requests that she write biographical sketches of her grandfather [John Minson Galt (1744-1808)] and great-grandfather [Samuel Galt, ca. 1700-1760]. Also requests specimans of the Drs. Galt's handwriting. ALS [Note: The writer is probably in error in wanting information on Miss Galt's great-grandfather, and instead wants her father, although he does mention having materials for her father and grandfather prepared by Margaret M. Baum.], November 13, 1866
Item 13: Washington. Jos. M. Toner, M.D. to Miss S. Gault, Williamsburgh, Va. Circular letter "Soliciting Information for a Biographical Dictionary fo Deceased American Physicians" and asking her for information on her father, grandfather, and great grandfather. PL, November 13, 1866
Item 14: Richmond. E[liza] G. L[ambert] to Sally [M. Galt]. The cholera has almost completely left Richmond. News of several weddings, including Gertrude McMurdo to Mr. Fell and Ellen McCann to Mr. Rogers. ALS, November 16, 1866
Item 15: S[ally] L[ambert Jr.] to Sallie Maria [Galt]. Hopes Sally will come for a visit. ALS [Note: These two letters are on one sheet of paper.], [November 16, 1866]
Item 16: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to Dr. [Toner]. Thanks him for the letter and circular, and sends him various pamphlets written by her brother. Lists some of the subjects he wrote on. Their library and manuscripts are disarranged, and it will take her a while to find what he requested. ALS, November [1866?]
Item 17: Washington. [J.M. Toner] to Miss S. M. Galt. Asks her to write sketches of her relatives who were doctors. L [Note: This is seemingly a partial copy in Sally M. Galt's hand.], December 4, 1866
Item 18: Washington, D.C. J.M. Toner [?] to S.M. Galt. Requests that she write a sketch of Drs. J[ohn] M[inson I], W[illiam] C[raig] and J[ohn] M[inson], Jr., Galt. Is collecting material for a History of Medical Literature in the U.S. ALS [Note: The latter half of this letter is full of holes and thus nearly illegible.], December 8, 1866
Item 19: Washington, D.C. J.M. Toner [?] to S.M. Galt. Requests that she distribute some circulars for him. Accepts her offer to copy articles on medicine in the U.S. for him. ALS, December 19, 1866
Item 20: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Contributes a quotation of Dr. Physic of Philadelphia, praising Dr. A.D. Galt, to her work on biographies of her father and grandfather. Will send her the genealogy of their family [that compiled by Dunlop?]. News of his family. His school is doing better than at the start of the War, when he was turned out of the Academy and it was made into a barracks. He also edits the Norfolk Journal. Mentions Aunt Mary Anne, and Emily Christian. ALS, December 26, 1866
Item 21: Wm. R. Galt to Alexander Rives, Charlottesville. Notifies him that he is applying for the Professorship of Latin at the University. ALS [draft], [1866]
Item 22: Wm. R. Galt to John B. Minor, U.Va. Notifies him that he intends to apply for the Professorship of Latin at the University. ALS, [1866]
Folder 118: January- July 15 1867
Item 1: Sally M. Galt to Mr. Sweeney. Hopes he told Mr. Smith that she will not accept the part of the salary that her brother always refused. ALS, January 16, 1867
Item 2: Louisville. Wm. H. Galt to Sally [M. Galt]. Has asked Dr. Bayless to write the memoir of Dr. Wm. Craig Galt for Dr. Jos. M. Toner. Hoped to visit her during the war, but could not leave his command. ALS, February 22, 1867
Item 3: Sallie [Lambert Jr.] to Sally Maria [Galt]. A teasing letter regarding Sally Galt's refusal to visit her relatives in Richmond. News of the Lamberts and Mrs. Strobia. News of their neighbors. ALS, February 25, 1867
Item 4: Washington, D.C. J.M. Toner to S[ally] M. Galt. Thanks her for the extracts from various newspapers. ALS, March 1, 1867
Item 5: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Will send her the sketch of Wm. Galt's immediate family by [Dr. John M. Galt]. Discusses Dr. Wm. Dunlop's history of the Galts, and his own theory about their origin and growth in Virginia. Discusses his children, and the resemblance between his son James, and her brother, John M. Galt. His school is doing well, and he also serves as Editor of the Norfolk "Journal.". ALS, March 8, 1867
Item 6: Norfolk. Wm. H. Braithwaite to Elick. Will come to Williamsburg about April 1. Wonders if the recipient can get him some shingles. ALS, March 10, 1867
Item 7: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to "dearest Cousin." Is sitting there with Gay [Gabriella Williamson] reading St. Elmo. AL, March 13, 1867
Item 8: C.M. Shelbara [?] to Sallie Galt. Submits an obituary notice for Dr. W[illiamson] that he has written for the Norfolk papers. ALS [Note: left side of page missing.], March 20, 1867
Item 9: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Alexina. Sends her the information on their grandfather's family from a Bible that seemingly belonged to [Alexander] Craig. AL [draft], March 29, 1867
Item 10: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Does not anticipate trouble for Virginia like others do, and sees "our present fate [as] the natural consequence of circumstances over which we have had no control..." News of his family. ALS, April 8, 1867
Item 11: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to William [R. Galt]. Discusses the sketches of the Galt Doctors for Mr. Toner's book. A few days ago found the certificates of the physicians whose lectures her grandfather attended at St. Thomas's Hospital, London, in 1767 and 1768. ALS [Note: These certificates are probably the ones now (December 1966) on display in the Apothecary Shop.], April 21, 1867
Item 12: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the sketches of Drs. John M. I, Alexander D., and John M. II Galt that he is to write. ALS, April 30, 1867
Item 13: Williamsburg. S.M. Galt to [Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk]. Discusses her father and brother and their work. Is going to have a photograph taken of the plaster cast of her brother's bust. It will have to be done in Richmond, as there is no daguerreotypist in Williamsburg. Also had a photograph made of an ivory miniature of her father, taken about 1801. ALS, May 3, 1867
Item 14: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to William [R. Galt, Norfolk]. "Our friends" are buried at the west end of the church near the west door. They do not have tombstones. Mentions Mrs. Anderson, a former patient who is now 83 and quite recovered. ALS, May 27, 1867
Item 15: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the life of her father that he is writing. ALS, May 27, 1867
Item 16: Ro[bert] Saunders to Sally Maria Galt. Praises the life of her grandfather written by Wm. R. Galt. ALS, May 27, 1867
Item 17: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to William [R. Galt]. Discusses her father's long illness before his death. ALS, May 28, 1867
Item 18: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to William [R. Galt, Norfolk]. Praises the memoirs he has written. ALS, June 19, 1867
Item 19: Ro[bert] Saunders to Sally [M. Galt]. Praises the lives of the three Dr. Galts by William R. Galt. L [copy], June 24, 1867
Item 20: Norfolk. [William R. Galt] to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the biographies and her reaction to them. AL [first sheet only], July 1, 1867
Item 21: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [William R. Galt?]. Received the package with the memoirs. In penciled note says that Bishop Meade says Williamsburg was a miniature copy of the Court of St. James, and discusses the early history of the College. AL [draft], July 4, 1867
Item 22: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to William [R. Galt, Norfolk]. Discusses the biographies of her father, grandfather, and brother, with changes she has made. ALS, July 4, 1867
Item 23: Washington. J.M. Toner to S[ally M.] Galt. He will not be using photographs in his book, except in selected copies. ALS, July 5, 1867
Item 24: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses his latest changes in the biographies. ALS, July 8, 1867
Item 25: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Dr. Toner. Received his letter of July 5. Plans to have an engraving made of the bust of her brother. Will there be engravings in his book? AL [first sheet only], [ca. July 10, 1867]
Folder 119: 16 July- December 1867
Item 1: Washington. J.M. Toner to W[illiam] R. Galt. Writes to clarify some of the information in the biographies of the Drs. Galt prepared by William and Sally Galt. All will be placed into the same pattern, and the correspondence giving the information will be put in a fireproof library. L [copy], July 16, 1867
Item 2: Washington. J.M. Toner to S[ally M.] Galt. Discusses when he will need photographs. ALS, July 19, 1867
Item 3: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Received a letter from Dr. Toner in which he requests evidence of Drs. A.D., William Craig, and John M. II Galt having graduated M.D. Fears Toner has altered the biographies a great deal. ALS [Note: The letter referred to seems to be one dated 16 July 1867.], July 19, 1867
Item 4: Buchanan. Edm[un]d Pendleton to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Discusses the sale of Galt's property by the writer's uncle, Jordan Anthony, and encloses an account of the disposal of the purchase money. ALS, July 23, 1867
Item 5: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to Dr. [J.M.] Toner. Discusses the chaos her family's papers were reduced to by being moved around for safe-keeping during the War. Dr. A.D. Galt studied in London from 1792 until 1796 under Balington, Cline, Sainders, Hervey, Relph, and Sir Astley Cooper. Dr. J.M. Galt Sr. studied under Hugh Smith and Colin Mackensie. ALS [Note: There is also another copy of the first half of this letter.], July 29, 1867
Item 6: Washington. J.M. Toner to S[ally M.] Galt. Seeks to clarify a few points in the biographies. ALS, July 31, 1867
Item 7: Richmond. J. Henry Loundes to Sally Galt. Answers her questions concerning having a picture engraved. Recently saw Miss Sally M[illington?], Mr. Bright, Charley Williamson, the Wilmers, and Miss Pagie [?]. ALS, August 3, 1867
Item 8: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Suggests that if she publishes the biographies in pamphlet form she include one for John Williamson. ALS, August 9, 1867
Item 9: Washington. J.M. Toner to [Sally M.] G[alt]. Thanks her for her help in getting the information for his book. ALS, August 20, 1867
Item 10: Eclectic Institute, Balt[imore]. L[etitia] Tyler Semple to Sally Maria Galt, Richmond. Plans to use Professor Maury's new geographical books and maps in her school. Describes her visit to Norfolk. ALS, September 7, 1867
Item 11: Richmond. Sally M. Galt to Mrs. Claibourne. Expresses sympathy on the death of Mrs. [Eliza Waller] Vest. ALS, September 30, 1867
Item 12: Certificate that William R. Galt is a Master Mason in good standing and has, of his own will, withdrawn from membership in Atlantic Lodge No. 2. DS, October 10, 1867
Item 13: Williamsburg. Susan A. Mayer to [?]. Has been very ill and truly appreciated the recipient's [letter?]. ALS, October 20, 1867
Item 14: Washington. J.M. Toner to S[ally] M. Galt. Discusses the size of any pictures to be included in his book. ALS, October 24, 1867
Item 15: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Dr. Kirkbride. Introduces J.H. Loundes of Richmond. Her brother thought very highly of Dr. Kirkbride. AL, November 4, 1867
Item 16: New York. John R. Thompson to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Wants a copy of the poem of Tom Moore, with an account of its history, to give it to the Editors of the "Galaxy" with a view to printing it and then selling the manuscript. ALS, November 4, 1867
Item 17: [New York]. J[ohn] R. T[hompson] to [William R.] Galt. The poem is so little that it may be hard to sell. Quotes from a poem. ALS, November 14, 1867
Item 18: Louisvile. Mary [F.G. Browne] to Sally [M. Galt]. News of Annie Capron and of her nieces and nephews. Regrets hearing of the deaths of Mrs. Vest, and Peggy. News of her school. ALS, December 5, 1867
Folder 19: Bridgewater, Rockingham, Va. Andrew M. Wood to Sallie [M. Galt?]. Discusses the agricultural progress of the Valley. Asks to be remembered to Mrs. Maupin, Miss Sarah M. Maupin, Mrs. Kellem, and Mrs. Martha Wooden. ALS, December 10, 1867
Item 20: Washington. J.M. Toner to S[ally] M. Galt. Advises her to not have an engraving done. ALS, December 23, 1867
Folder 120: 1868
Item 1: Richmond. S.T. Mayer to Sallie [M. Galt]. Inquires about the money owed her. ALS, January 5, 1868
Item 2: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Praises the recipient's mother. Mentions Cousin Eliza, Sister Marianna, and Miss Amelia. AL [first sheet only], January 8, 1868
Item 3: Quincy, Ill. H.R. Josselyn to Wm. R. Galt. Requests that he pays him the money due immediately. ALS, February 10, 1868
Item 4: Williamsburg. Ro[bert] H. Armistead to Sallie [M. Galt]. Discusses selling her [farm] and the difficulties involved in finding a purchaser. ALS, February 10, 1868
Item 5: Williamsburg. J. Henry Loundes to Sally M. Galt, Richmond. He and Dr. P. went to see her library and found the key was not there. Hopes Mrs. Coleman has a key. ALS, February 17, 1868
Item 6: Williamsburg. C.M. Hubbard to Sally [M. Galt]. Does not think he can stay at the Asylum, for imagines the present Superintendant has some friend that he wants as his assistant. News of Mr. Lands [?], and Miss Drumgeld, both patients at the Asylum. ALS, February 21, 1868
Item 7: Williamsburg. Ro[bert] H. Armistead to Sallie [M. Galt]. Will try to sell or rent her land. Mrs. Coke died recently. Understands Mr. & Mrs. Bright and Sallie, Betty Edloe, and Mrs. Anderson are all ill. ALS, March 12, 1868
Item 8: Williamsburg. Ro[bert] H. Armistead to Sallie [M. Galt]. Recalls his pleasant childhood. Hopes Miss Galt will soon return to Williamsburg. ALS, April 3, 1868
Item 9: Williamsburg. Cynthia B. T. Coleman to Sally [M. Galt]. Thanks her for the lines written by Sally's brother. They have a new child since Miss Galt was there. ALS, April 16, 1868
Item 10: Barboursville. B. Johnson Barbour to W.R. Galt, Norfolk. Alexander Galt's statue of Jefferson will probably be inaugurated July 1. Asks Galt to be the guest of the Board of Visitors at the ceremony. ALS, June 14, 1868
Item 11: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to William [R. Galt]. Has rented two rooms in her home to people building a house on the lot opposite, but keeps five rooms for herself. Dr. C.M. Hubbard feels that if Mr. Saunders and Wm. R. Galt had professorships at the College, its success would be practically ensured. Is pleased that Jim is a popular physician. ALS, September 4, 1868
Item 12: Richmond. S.A. Mayer to [Sally M. Galt?]. Received her letter telling of Mr. Saunders' death. Mentions Mrs. Claiborne, Mrs. Blankenship, and Mrs. Millington. ALS [Note: A penciled notation on the back says this is from "a cured patient."], September 22, 1868
Item 13: Advertisement for sale of "Spratleys," a landed estate just below Jamestown on the James River, and "Wheatland," within Williamsburg. PD, post October 9, 1868
Item 14: E[astern] L[unatic] A[sylum], Williamsburg. J. Swann to S[ally] Maria Galt. Hopes to visit her as soon as no longer confined for lunacy. Requests help in getting free. ALS [Note: While the writer addresses Miss Galt as "cousin", the relationship is not clear.], October 22, 1868
Item 15: Willing Warf, Charles City Co., Va. Lettie A. Gregory to Sallie [M. Galt]. Wants to write a sketch of Dr. Millington. Her brother left for California in September. Mentions Page Saunders. ALS, November 19, 1868
Item 16: United States Court Room. Jas. C. Taylor to [Sally M. Galt?]. There is no hope of realizing anything on her stock in the Virginia and exchange Banks. ALS [Note: On back is letter, headed New York, January 29, 1869, from John S. Pierson to "Dear Sir" enquiring whether a hand stereoscope with views would be an acceptable addition to the things for the amusement of the patients. Also wonders what books, periodicals, pictures, and other things the institution has.], November 30, 1868
Box 12: 1869- 1888
Folder 121: 1869
Item 1: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt?] to "Cousin John" [Enders?] "There is a lot on the corner of Main and 19th." L [draft], January 20, 1869
Item 2: Richmond. J. Enders to Sally Galt. Mr. Palmer will help Sally sell her property in Richmond, but this is a bad time to sell. Gives her advice on making investments. Sends best wishes from Mary and the children. ALS [Note: The writer of this letter is most likely John Enders, Jr. (1821-    ), the son of Sarah Lambert Ege and John Enders. mary would be his wife, Mary Jane Foster, and Mr. Palmer would be either his brother-in-law George Smyth Palmer (1814-1884), or his brother-in-law William Palmer (1801-1870). See Ege Genealogy, II.A.4.,pp.5, 7 & 8.], January 25, 1869
Item 3: Talbot Sweeney to Sallie [M. Galt]. Discusses a bond of Barziza's, and the action Miss Galt might take regarding it. ALS, January 29, 1869
Item 4: Houston, Texas. [Barziza] to S[ally] M. Galt. Feels they fulfilled their obligations, and are no longer bound by the bond. They are generally in financial straits. Have had only one letter from Edgar since the War. AL [first sheet only], February 13, 1869
Item 5: Richmond. R.E. Blankenship to Sally [M. Galt]. Encloses receipt for subscription to the Examiner. Invites her to visit them. ALS, March 6, 1869
Item 6: Houston, Texas. Philip J. Barziza to Sally Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the bond between his son, Edgar A. Barziza, and Dr. John M. Galt. His family, as well as most people in that area, are poverty stricken. ALS, March 12, 1869
Item 7: Ellerslie. Maria to Sallie Galt, Williamsburg. Likes Mr. & Mrs. Chew, and her new home, but will be anxious to return to Williamsburg in September. ALS, March 16, 1869
Item 8: Receipted account (2 August 1861- April 1869) of Wm. R. Galt with Capt. P. McCarrick. A Account, April 10, 1869
Item 9: Richmond. Edw[ar]d Mead to Sally M. Galt. Thanks her for her interest in his application for the Superintendency of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum. Was in Staunton the day the position was to be filled, but since the Board was mainly military officers, he did not have much chance anyway. Dr. Simmons does not think they made a a good choice. ALS, April 24, 1869
Item 10: St. George's, Ja[me]s River. Talbot Sweeney to Sallie [M. Galt]. Asks her to suggest to Judge Morton that he rent Sweeney's residence and office in Williamsburg. Describes the land and water surrounding his home in the country. ALS, May 1, 1869
Item 11: Will of Sallie Maria Galt. Requests burial "in the old Episcopal Church yard" [Bruton Parish]; requests that William R. Galt publish the manuscripts of John M. Galt and Elizabeth J. Galt, and to pay for this gives him 8 years rent of her house; gives William R. Galt's son, John Minson Galt, her house and lot in Williamsburg with all the furniture and her library and her brother's, except for the books on insanity, the shell collection, the marble bust, and its scarlet crepe embroidered cover, which to go to the Eastern Lunatic Asylum; Gabriella V. Galt and Susan Mayer each have a room and furniture in the house until their deaths; kitchen and land east of it to Arena Baker, colored woman, and Alick Preston, former slave, for their lifetimes, and then to John M. Galt; jewelry to Elizabeth Ann Williamson Harrison; John M. Galt's gold watch to Thomas G. Williamson; her gold chain to Mrs. Gay Williamson. William R. Galt, executor, to carry out bequests in order given. Notation at bottom, dated September 3, 1880, that this copy was left in the clerk's office, and, in pencil, that the will could not be followed. D [copy], May 18, 1869
Item 12: Williamsburg. Benj. S. Ewell to S[ally] M. Galt. Finds Dr. Mead's recommendations very good. Hopes the Asylum will not be made a political tool, but does not know what policy for the management of the Asylum will be set up. ALS, May 24, 1869
Item 13: Richmond. J.D. Imboden to Sally M. Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses a power of attorney for her to sign so he can sell her land. ALS [Note: Enclosed are printed forms for describing land, and making a power of attorney.], June 10, 1869
Item 14: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to General Richardson, Richmond. Wants to sell the farm for $1000 cash and balance in one year. The farm is 2 miles from a navigable creek emptying into the York, and 5 or 6 miles from the River itself. There were some fortifications on it during the war. ALS [Note: On back is obituary of Mrs.  Helen Maxwell Anderson, who died December 5, 1868 in her 86th year, and one for Mrs. Helen Maswell Macauly, who died December 15, 1868 in her 86th year.], July 2, 1869
Item 15: Manchester, Mass. Edw[ar]d Mead to [Sally M.] Galt. Attended the meeting of Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane in Staunton, and was given a testimonial of his qualifications by some of the leading men present. Comments on the effect of the Conservative victory in Va. on the Asylum. ALS, July 5, 1869
Item 16: Kate [Blankenship] to Sally [M. Galt]. Asks her to send them some soft crabs. Wishes she would come visit. ALS, July 26, 1869
Item 17: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Sister Marianna, the Lady Superior of the St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum in Richmond is a good friend. Thanks her for the green leaf from Ireland. After seeing the recipient, everything in the house was confiscated because she would not take the oath of allegiance, but she recovered everything after the War. One of her brother's cured patients lives with her. AL, August 18, 1869
Item 18: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Editor, Staunton Spectator. Encloses payment for the subscription, but can no longer take it as has no money. Her family received it for about 20 years. AL [draft], August 23, 1869
Item 19: Printed advertisement for a Male & Female Classical and English Academy to be opened in Williamsburg and run by J.L.C. Griffin and Miss Gabriella V. Galt. PD, post September 6, 1869
Item 20: Sally M. Galt to Mr. Tuttle. Wants to buy 200' of inch plank, and large amounts of weather boarding and sheeting from him. ALS, September 14, 1869
Item 21: Augusta, Georgia. [?] to "Cousin Sallie" [M. Galt]. Praises Georgia and the Georgians. AL [first sheet only], September 17, 1869
Item 22: Summons for S[ally] M. Galt to appear in the Clerk's Office, Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court to answer James W. Custis regarding debt of John M. Galt. DS, September 27, 1869
Item 23: St. George's. Talbot Sweeney to Sallie [M. Galt]. Sends the order with Col. Armistead, as he knows she needs money now. ALS, December 20, 1869
Folder 122: 1870
Item 1: Richmond. [R.E. Blankenship] to Sally [M. Galt]. Discusses the financial and legal status of her lots in Richmond. AL [first sheet only], January 10, 1870
Item 2: Williamsburg. Benj. S. Ewell to Wm. Galt. Because of Professor Preston's death the chair of Greek and German at the College is vacant, and wonders if Galt would be interested. ALS, January 18, 1870
Item 3: Rebecca A. Walker to Sallie [M. Galt]. Would like some more of Elizabeth J. Galt's writing. She already has "The Old Garden" and "Lines Written in Sickness." Inquires about Mr. Vest, Sallie's garden, Galt servants, Mary Williamson, and Rosa. This is her fiftieth birthday. ALS, April 7, 1870
Item 4: Richmond. W.H. Palmer to Sally Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses her rent from the lot on Main Street. ALS, July 29, 1870
Item 5: [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Gay W[illiamson] and her brother, James Woolfolk, spent the morning. The writer's brother [John M. Galt II] especially liked Woolfolk and Cousin Sarah Saunders, and said they had the "soft green of the soul."AL, October 11 [1870]
Item 6: Quincy [IH?] Henry R. Josselyn to Wm. R. Galt. Requests him to pay part of his long-standing debt. ALS, October 18, 1870
Item 7: E[astern] L[unatic] A[sylum], Williamsburg. J.T. Swann to Sally Maria Galt. Recently heard of the deaths of his two brothers. Asks her to prepare an obituary "for the Press" on the death of his dog. ALS, November 5, 1870
Item 8: [?] to [?]. Would like to borrow "Political Ethics" by Francis Lieber. ALS [Note: This letter is badly torn, so that date and signature are now lacking.], 1870
Folder 123: 1871
Item 1: Williamsburg. Ro[bert] H. Armistead to Sallie [M. Galt, Richmond]. Advises her concerning the sale of her lot in Richmond. The workmen are shingling Mrs. Saunder's building. Understands the railroad depot will be on the Palace land that Armistead recently sold Aspinwall. ALS, January 20, 1871
Item 2: Richmond. Lyne & Bro. to Sallie M. Galt, Williamsburg. Received the old deeds and will notify her when everything is arranged. ALS, February 9, 1870
Item 3: Richmond. Lyne & Bro. to Sallie M. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses her profit from the division of the lot in Richmond. ALS, March 9, 1871
Item 4: Richmond. Wm. H. Palmer to S[ally] M. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the division of the lots. ALS, March 26, 1871
Item 5: Richmond. [Wm. E. Sparrow] to "dear Cousin." Discusses sorrow and joy and how one must react to them. AL [first note only] [Note: William E. Sparrow (    -    ) married Sallie Lambert, daughter of General William and Mary Ann Pickett Lambert.], April 1, 1871
Item 6: Richmond. Lyne & Bro. to Sallie M. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses things necessary to perfect her title to the lot in Richmond, and various other matters concerning the lot. ALS, April 24, 1871
Item 7: Richmond. R. E. Blankenship to Sally [M. Galt]. Discusses the money she recieved from the sale of lot. ALS, May 12, 1871
Item 8: Invitation and program for the concert by the Eclectic Institute, to be held June 20, 1871, at 9:30 a.m. Signed by E.R. Denison, and addressed to "dear Cousin Sallie [M. Galt] with Bessie's best love." PDS [Note: Elizabeth Denison, the daughter of Henry and Alice Tyler Denison, was raised by her aunt, Letitia Tyler Semple. They ran the Eclectic Institute in Baltimore.], June 20, 1871
Item 9: Richmond. G.C. Walker to Wm. R. Galt. No application for Geo. Chahoon's [?] pardon has been recieved, but would give one serious consideration. ALS, July 22, 1870
Item 10: Williamsburg. Ro[bert] H. Armistead to Sallie [M. Galt]. Inquires about any information she might have on a note to Edward B. Lindsey from Pleasant Baker and her brother. ALS, August 27, 1870
Item 11: New York. Mary [Copland] McCabe to Sallie [M. Galt]. Invites her to visit them in New York. ALS, September 2, 1871
Item 12: Richmond. [Sallie M. Galt?] to Annie. Lizzie Harrison recently wrote that Mary Wilmer is quite well. L [draft?], September 26, 1871
Item 13: E[astern] L[unatic] A[sylum], Williamsburg. J.T. Swann to S[ally] M. Galt, Richmond. Asks her to speak to Mr. Crenshaw in Richmond about purchasing the land behind the Asylum called Dalks. Mrs. "Lisely-Ed" [?] is in a moribund condition. ALS, September 30, 1871
Item 14: Wm. E. Sparrow to [Sally M. Galt]. Discusses how should write while under powerful excitement. Discusses wedding of Rev. Mr. Baker and Maria Greenhow. ALS, October 25, 1871
Item 15: Salem, Roanoke Co., Va. F. Johnston to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Discusses Galt's payment of a debt owed to Mrs. Walton. ALS, November 2, 1871
Item 16: Richmond. Wm. H. Palmer to Sallie Maria Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses the settlement of his father's estate as it related to Sally M. Galt's share of the lot in Richmond. ALS, November 20, 1871
Item 17: Key West, Fl. Wm. T. Saunders to Sally [M.] Galt. Discusses the slowing of communications by the recent violent storms. Is sorry to hear of G[abriella V. Galt]'s financial condition, and hopes things can be straightened out. Recalls her father, mother, and grandmother. Asks her to send news of Williamsburg. Mentions his family and his parish. ALS [Note: William Trebell Saunders (1817-     ) was the son of John (     -     ) and Lucy Servant Galt (1773-1849) Saunders. Thus, he was a second cousin of Sally M. Galt, and a nephew of Robert Saunders (1807-1868) of Williamsburg. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.3.b., p. 6.], November 22, 1871
Folder 124: 1872
Item 1: Eastville. Marianna S. Nottingham to Sallie [M. Galt]. Her mother would like the return of a daguerreotype of the writer, taken about 16 years ago, and will replace it with a recent one. Mentions "Cousin Mary Capron," and Page Saunders. She has three children, the youngest named Lucy Galt after the writer's grandmother. ALS [Note: While the relationship is not clear in this letter, nor in the Galt Genealogy, the writer's relationship to Sally M. Galt was probably through Lucy Servant Galt Saunders.], January 15, 1872
Item 2: Louise Home. [Lucy Page Saunders] to Sallie [M. Galt]. Discusses deaths of General and Mrs. Ewell. "I had great care anxiety and fatigue the last winter at my old home in getting and keeping up a fire!!" Is pleased that Roberta enjoyed the party Mrs. Nannie Waller gave her. Her daughter, Page Saunders, is very successful as a teacher, and all the children love her. ALS [Note: Richard S. Ewell, brother of Benjamin S. Ewell, died January 25, 1872. He was born February 8, 1817.], January 30, [1872]
Item 3: Buchanan. John W. Jones to [William R. Galt]. Discusses the recipient's account with him. ALS, February 6, 1872
Item 4: Ft. Worth, Texas. W.J. Terry to William R. Galt. Discusses the present government of Texas in very harsh terms. Requests a copy of Galt's poem on the death of General Worth. Inquires about the other boys who attended Galt's school when he did. ALS, February 23, 1872
Item 5: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [F.G. Browne?]. Describes the households of her Lambert aunts, and of Sallie Lambert Sparrow. Describes the "Louise" where Mrs. Saunders lives. AL [first sheet only], March 5, 1872
Item 6: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to Mr. Grigsby. Sends the memoirs of her father, grandfather, and brother, written by William R. Galt. ALS, June 4, 1872
Item 7: Richmond. Wm. E. Sparrow to [Sally M. Galt?]. News of the Lamberts, and of his wife, Sallie Lambert Sparrow. ALS, July 30, 1872
Item 8: [Sally M. Galt?] to Mr. Ambler. Requests that he not leave them. AL [draft], August 28, 1872
Item 9: Richmond. Lyne & Bro. to Sallie M. Galt. Encloses a deed of release for her to sign, & notifies her taht all the notes have been paid. ALS, October 18, 1872
Item 10: C.M. Sweeney to S.M. Galt. Requests the loan of $5. ALS, November 22, 1872
Item 11: Williamsburg. T. Sweeney to [Sally M. Galt?]. Should be paying the money his wife borrowed, but instead requests the loan of more money. Has rented an office in Richmond and will move there soon. His book will be printed soon. ALS, December 30, 1872
Item 12: T. Sweeney to Sallie [M. Galt]. Inquires if she got the form of check she requested. ALS, December 31, 1872
Item 13: Williamsburg. Talbot Sweeney to Sally M. Galt. Note for $20 that he owes her, and request for information on how she wants the money repaid. ALS, December 31, 1872
Item 14: Discussion of the resignation of Rev. T.M. Ambler as Rector of Bruton Parish Church, and the calling of Rev. George T. Wilmer to the post. D, [1872]
Folder 125: 1873-1874
Item 1: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Cousin Eliza [Lambert?]. Uncle Aleck [a former family slave] died this winter. AL [draft], March 13, 1873
Item 2: Williamsburg. S[ally] M. Galt to Cousin Eliza [Lambert?]. On January 31 Uncle Aleck [a former family slave] died. Lizzie and Randolph [Harrison] have five boarders, and would have more if the College flourished. ALS [Note: The draft of March 13, 1873, is of this same letter.], March 17, 1873
Item 3: For the Staunton Spectator. Describes the celebration, in Williamsburg, honoring the Confederate dead burried there. D, post May 15, 1873
Item 4: Invitation to the wedding of W. DeBere Miller and Mathilde F. Dimitry. PD, ante May 31, 1873
Item 5: Wm. E. Sparrow to [Sally M. Galt]. News of his family, and a description of two enclosed photographs. Describes the paymaster's special railroad car. ALS, July 7, 1873
Item 6: M[ary] F.G. B[rowne] to [Sally M. Galt]. Discusses the death of Dr. Bayless, her sister's husband. Describes the three Bayless children who are still at home. She and Sally Booth live with Alex Booth. They hoped to go to Virginia last summer but were needed by various relatives. Ed Booth is in the Signal Service at Fort Whipple, and William Booth is in San Francisco. ALS [second sheet only], [September 1873]
Item 7: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to John [Gray Galt, Kentucky?]. Introduces Mrs. Gay [Gabriella Woolfolk] Williamson, and her daughter Mary Gay. They are going to visit Rev. Dr. Hopson in Louisville. AL [draft], October 1, 1873
Item 8: T[albot] Sweeney & C.M. S[weeney] to [Sally M. Galt]. Includes some facts on their young son who recently died, so she can write the obituary. ALS, October 24, 1873
Item 9: Richmond. Kate [Blankenship] to Sally [M. Galt]. Forwards a check. News of her family. ALS, December 9, 1873
Item 10: Receipted account of Sallie M. Galt with James City County for taxes on property in Williamsburg. PDS, 1873
Item 11: Memorandum of total receipts of W.R. Galt for 1871, 1872, and 1873. ADS, 1873
Item 12: Hot Springs, Ark. John S. Deyerle to [William R. Galt]. News of the death of Mrs. Walton, and the disposal of her estate. Does not like the country or the people, and will return to Virginia. ALS, March 20, 1874
Item 13: Williamsburg. Sally M. Galt to [?]. Is copying John M. Galt's life of Alexander Galt the sculptor for Mr. Corcoran, who ahs the Bacchante in his art gallery, and will send the recipient a copy of the life. James and William Galt of Norfolk could probably give other information. Discusses where other of Galt's works are. ALS, April 29, 1874
Item 14: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Mr. Hope. Encloses a piece for his paper, and requests extra copies for friends. A friend in Richmond wants to establish an Art Union, and requested a memoir of the life of Alexander Galt the sculptor. AL [draft], May 21, 1874
Item 15: Richmond. G. Watson James to Sallie M. Galt. Would like to keep her manuscript a few days longer to get it copeid. He is making arrangements for publication, and for illustrations. ALS, June 2, 1874
Item 16: Baltimore. Mary M. Minis [?] to Sally [M. Galt]. Has fond remembrances of Williamsburg, but finds Baltimore has many advantages. ALS, June 16, 1874
Item 17: Receipt of Wm. H.E. Morecock for $14.26 received from Sally M. Galt for building a fence between their properties. ADS, June 23, 1874
Item 18: London Hospital, London. A.G. Snelgrove to Wm. R. Galt. Cannot give him a "transposition" of the publications of the Early English Text Society for certain years, but all the books can be purchased separately. ALS, October 13, 1874
Item 19: Notes regarding suit between Vest & Hansford and G[abriella] V. Galt. On back is notation "How Mr. Vest got cousin Gippy's house &c." DS, November 20, 1874
Item 20: Louisville. [?] to Sally [M. Galt]. News of the Browne relatives in Kentucky. Is glad the Misses B. are with Sally. Discusses Mr. A.'s family problems. AL, November 21, 1874
Item 21: Article on Alexander Galt, the sculptor, from the Norfolk Landmark. PD, 2 copies, November 29, 1874
Item 22: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to Mrs. [Lucy Burwell Page] Saunders. Describes a box of clothes and other things sent by Mary Browne. Describes Annie Wilmer. ALS [draft], December 15, 1874
Item 23: Receipted account of Sallie M. Galt with City of Williamsburg for taxes. PDS, 1874
Item 24: Receipted account of Sallie M. Galt with James City County for taxes on land in Jamestown Township. PDS, 1874
Folder 126: 1875
Item 1: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Describes her trip home with Mrs. Coleman. Read a book by Mrs. Harrison of Randolph Macon. Mrs. Lefevre and her new daughter are well. AL [draft], March 12, 1875
Item 2: Princess Anne Co., Va. Geo. T. Rogers to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Will repay his debt when he can, and encloses the executed note for his son's tuition. ALS, May 8, 1875
Item 3: Hinsdale, DuPage Co., Illinois. H.R. Josselyn to Wm. R. Galt. He is destitute and lost his home in Quincy. Requests Galt pay him the money he owes. ALS, June 1, 1875
Item 4: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to H.R. Josselyn, Hinsdale, DuPage, Co., Ill. Would like to repay his debt, and will try to pay a little at a time, but must support six children, his wife, and his mother-in-law, his eldest daughter is a confirmed invalid, and he keeps contracting bad debts, so is in financial straits himself. ALS [copy], June 4, 1875
Item 5: Hinsdale. H.R. Josselyn to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Requests that Galt send more money now if he possibly can. ALS, June 9, 1875
Item 6: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to H.R. Josselyn, Hinsdale, DuPage Co., Ill. Discusses the handling of his note to Josselyn. ALS [copy], June 19, 1875
Item 7: Hinsdale. H.R. Josselyn to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Cannot sign the contract for has no assurance that the part of the note will be paid, any more than that the whole amount will ever be paid. ALS, June 25, 1875
Item 8: Norfolk. W.R. Galt to H.R. Josselyn, Hinsdale, Ill. Discusses their debt and his plan for settling it. ALS [copy], June 29, 1875
Item 9: Hinsdale. H.R. Josselyn to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Discusses their debt. ALS, July 16, 1875
Item 10: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to H.R. Josselyn, Hinsdale, Ill. Discusses ways of his paying the debt to Josselyn. ALS [copy], July 21, 1875
Item 11: Contract between H.R. Josselyn and Wm. R. Galt for the payment of a portion of Wm. R. Galt's debt to Josselyn. DS, Receipted in part, August 7, 1875
Item 12: Warrenton, Va. John T. Lindsay to Sally M. Galt. Discusses the plight of his Cousin Sydney. Discusses his recent trip to England and Scotland. ALS, September 6, 1875
Item 13: Richmond. Jennie Lindsay to Sallie [M. Galt]. Just learned of the death of her cousin and of Aunt Pussie Lindsay. Discusses death of Ellen's child. ALS, September 17, 1875
Item 14: Williamsburg. Benj. S. Ewell to Judge Robt. W. Hughes. Discusses the course of study of Floyd, [Judge Hughes' son?], and praises [William R.] Galt highly. ALS, November 13, 1875
Item 15: Michaux's Grant. [?] to Sally M. Galt. Misses Williamsburg a great deal. AL [badly torn], December 4, 1875
Folder 127: 1876-1877
Item 1: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Mary [F.G. Browne, Louisville]. Describes her visit to the State Library & some of the curiosities there. Discusses the change in the management of the Asylum. AL [last sheet missing], January 7, 1876
Item 2: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to "Dearest Cousin." Discusses the fire and other matters concerning the Asylum. Valentine's studio is to be opened to visitors to see General Lee's statue. AL, January 18, 1876
Item 3: Williamsburg. Wm. B. Braithwaite to Sally M. Galt. Describes a Valentine he received, and his wish to have a goat to pull his cart. Has a 3 day old sister. ALS, February 21, 1876
Item 4: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Miss [Dorothea] Dix. Gave her the Revolutionary curtains, belonging to her grandfather, so can not send them to the Centennial, unless Miss Dix will send one. Also has a book of her grandfather's and his shoe buckles. Describes the Vice Regal Court to be held, in which old residents portray their ancestors. Discusses the Asylum, and the fire there. They had a fire engine before the War, but now there is none in Virginia. AL, February 21, 1876
Item 5: Richmond. Sally M. Galt to [Dorothea Dix- 2nd version]. Discusses the great interest in Revolutionary War costume etc., and the many applicants for the use of the buckles she has. Their old home has much old household goods, and many old letters. Discusses the fire at the Asylum. Hopes the recipient will visit her. Is in Richmond for the unveiling of the statue of Stonewall Jackson. ALS [second sheet only], [ca. February 1876]
Item 6: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Delia. Mrs. Powers and she will return home on Saturday, the 11th. AL, March 8, 1876
Item 7: Williamsburg. [?] to "Friend." Wonders if the "Demoncy Criticism" has been exorcised so that it is safe for them to meet. L, March 31, 1876
Item 8: Office. Wm. E. Sparrow to Sally M. Galt. Encloses money for her trip to Richmond. News of his family, and his wife's aunts. ALS, August 7, 1876
Item 9: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to "Dear Friend." Came to Richmond to stay with a friend who is depressed by threatened blindness. Advocates the visitation of the insane with the sane, as beneficial to both. Discusses Dr. Black's personal concern for all the patients. The orchard is in the "lot where stood the residence, in which Gen. Washington spent the first month of his married life." AL, October 31, 1876
Item 10: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to "Dearest Cousin." Expresses sympathy on the loss of a loved one, and especially feels sorry for Sally [seemingly the bereaved widow]. AL [3 copies draft], November 3, 1876
Item 11: [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Discusses various candidates and rumored candidates for positions at the Asylum. Feels Dr. Black will be a good Superintendent. Has a special liking for Methodists. The Methodist Church in Williamsburg has declined a great deal since the War. AL, [1876]
Item 12: Williamsburg. Lissie [Williamson Harrison] to [Sally M. Galt?]. They hope to stay at the old "Hotel" as long as possible. If they do move it will be to a rented house like Dr. Morris', which rents for $4 per month. Ran[dolph Harrison, Jr.] plans to send them some money each month, and save until he can return to Virginia and buy a farm. Describes Mary and Gordon and their visit to Baltimore. Enjoyed a recent visit from Sally Webb. Mrs. Motley has gone to Petersburg. Aunt Mary [Williamson] has been very depressed since Rosa's death. ALS, March 1 [1877]
Item 13: "Hymn-Bishop Grant" for Miss Sallie Galt. D, March 10, 1877
Item 14: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to J.W. Randolph. Wants the address of anyone in London, New York, or any large city who will buy... AL [draft], April 12, 1877
Item 15: Louise Home. L[ucy] B[urwell Page] S[aunders] to Sallie [M. Galt]. Discusses Sallie's aunts, the Lambert sisters, and various residents of the Home. Comments on President Hayes, and "What a Liar the English are making of Grant."Her children have been visiting various relatives and friends. Describes her room, and the house generally. ALS, June 5, 1877
Item 16: Richmond. Sally M. Galt to Rev. J.S. Lindsay, Warrenton, Virginia. Sends congratulations on his marriage. Praises his parents' married life. ALS, June 18, 1877
Item 17: Richmond. [Sally M. Galt] to Annie. Inquires about the [statue?] called "Awakening" that the recipient made, which is now at Valentine's Studio. AL, July 17, 1877
Item 18: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to William. Discusses the death of her aunt [Anna Maria Lambert Strobia]. AL [first sheet only], September 12, 1877
Item 19: Warrenton, Va. John S. Lindsay to Sallie M. Galt. Describes his new wife. Mary Galt [William R. Galt's daughter] spent some time in Warrenton this summer. ALS, September 17, 1877
Item 20: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to [?]. Has been staying at Lizzie Harrison's for 2 months, to take care for the children, and help Lelia Harrison keep house. Lizzie went to welcome her grandchild. Describes a trip "downtown" and the many friends she saw. News of Lettie Tyler Semple. Their new minister is from Canada. AL [last sheet missing], December 19, 1877
Item 21: Williamsburg. Delia A. Braithwaite to Sallie [M. Galt]. News of relatives and friends, mostly women who have died in childbirth. Mr. Vest took Miss Sallie Peachie driving in his "fatin" [phaeton?]. ALS, 1877
Folder 128: 1878-1879
Item 1: Talbot [Sweeney] to Sallie [M. Galt]. Thanks her for cutting the roots for Mrs. Tyler. Suggests she send a note of consolation to [Mrs. Tyler?]. ALS, January 21, 1878
Item 2: Richmond. Mary A. Frayser to [?]. Asks her to ask Aunt Fanny, who belonged to Judge Christian, whether the writer's maternal grandmother (Judge Semple's sister) or cousin Martha Christian's mother died first, and when Uncle Semple married his last wife, Miss Joan McKenzie. News of the deaths of Robert Tyler, and Cousin Edward Semple. ALS, March 23, 1878
Item 3: E[astern] L[unatic] Asylum. H. Bench [?], Supt., to Miss [Sally M.] Galt. Encloses $5, the money borrowed by Mr. L.L. Lee's son several years ago. ALS, February 12, 1879
Item 4: Louisa Home. L[ucy] B[urwell] P[age] S[aunders] to Sallie [M. Galt]. News of many acquaintances, including Anne Capron, Nannie Waller, Lettie S[emple], and her children. ALS, July 3, 1879
Item 5: Williamsburg. [Sally M. Galt] to William. Was glad to hear about Mr. Rogers. Mrs. Christian is with her. AL, July 22, 1879
Item 6: Shepherdstown, W.Va. M[ary] F.G. B[rowne] to Sally [M. Galt]. Is visiting Mittie's little girls, Margie and Virginia Boteher, who are visiting their grandmother. Surveyors for the railroad are also there. Describes her trip, and their visit with Mr. Williams. Discusses the hard lives of her sisters Virginia Browne Bayless and Sally Browne Relf. ALS, August 12, 1879
Folder 129: 1880-1882
Item 1: U.S. Naval Station, Key West, Fla. [?] to Mollie [Mary J. Galt]. Discusses financial matters, the speed of a telegram over letters, and the state of his romantic interests. AL [Note: While this letter is not signed, it is probably from Mary's brother Robert Ware Galt (1847-1923), or her brother Rogers Harrison Galt (1860-1910), both of whom were in the Navy.], March 20, 1880
Item 2: Richmond, Va. R.B. Kasey to Sally [M.] Galt. Is running a printing office. Mr. Randolph, Bookseller, wants to know what Miss Galt will take for her copy of the "Va. Gazette," and he will try to sell it for her. The Strobia ms. is of no value. ALS, April 6, 1880
Item 3: Germanton. Mary [Copeland] McCabe to Sallie [M. Galt]. Sends a photograph of herself and her husband, who is now in Europe for his health. Describes her children and the area where they live. Understands Sally's health is not good. ALS, May 18, 1880
Item 4: Louise Home. L[ucy] B[urwell Page] S[aunders] to Sallie [M. Galt]. News of her children, D. V., Kate B[lackenship], Kate Nelson, and Bessie D. Prays for Sally's improving health, but is glad she has many friends to care for her. ALS, May 25, 1880
Item 5: Alexandria. Bessie Denison to Sallie [M. Galt]. Discusses the health of "Aunt Lettie" [Letitia Tyler Semple]. Describes her travels here, and mentions her trip to Europe. Mrs. Waller is heartbroken at Agnes' death. ALS, June 29, 1880
Item 6: Norfolk. John M. Galt to Sallie [M. Galt]. Has opened his office in a village across the stream from Norfolk, and called Atlantic City. Has already discovered that a doctor, and especially a coroner, needs discretion. Thanks her for the two mortars. News of Cousin Lettie Gregory, his grandmother, and his father. Jimmie should return from Key West soon. ALS [Note: John M. Galt, the namesake of Sallie's brother, was the son of William and Mary Ware Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.II.b.viii., p. 10.], July 2, 1880
Item 7: Burnt Ordinary P.O., James City Co., Va. Jas. H. Allen to Sally A. [M,?] Galt. Thanks her for her help to the cause of education in securing Mr. Galt's contribution. Would like to see her library. ALS, August 16, 1880
Item 8: Newspaper account of the "Randolph Scandal" and later relationship of John Randolph of Roanoke and his cousin Ann Cary Randolph Morris, for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Attached are ntoes by Wm. R. Galt on various people mentioned in the letters, and his memories of Mrs. Ann Cary Randolph Morris as seen by him in Bristol, Pa. in 1836. PD with ADS additions., September 6, 1880
Item 9: Appraisement and sale of personal effects of Sally M. Galt, with names of those who bought the goods. DS, September 25, 1880
Item 10: Chas. W. Coleman Jr. to Miss [Gabriella V.?] Galt, Old Galt House. Will call this afternoon as she requested. ALS, June 29, 1881
Item 11: Account (September 25, 1880- July 1, 1881) of Sallie M. Galt's estate with Wm. R. Galt, executor. DS, July 1, 1881
Item 12: Norfolk. Wm. R. Galt to S[usan] W. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends love to Mollie [Mary Ware Galt], Grandma, and Gippy [Gabriella V. Galt]. Asks her to bring a book from the library with her. Mentions Uncle William [William Trebell Saunders?] and his family, and Jim Dillard. ALS, July 7, 1881
Item 13: At home. R. C. Maclean to Miss Gault. Cannot use the upstairs room, but would like to get the 2 lower rooms. Requests that she leave her answer with Mrs. Christian before she leaves the next day. ALS, November 24, 1881
Item 14: Receipted account of Sallie M. Galt with the Treasurer of Williamsburg for taxes. DS, 1881
Folder 130: 1883- June 1886
Item 1: James M. Cath [?] to William R. Galt, Norfolk. Summarizes his letter to the Herald concerning his acquaintance with a man whose name may have been Morgan or Ferguson. ALS, June 20, 1883
Item 2: [Smyrna, Turkey]. Dr. James McCreath to [Wm. R.] Galt. Discusses what he knows about a man whose name may have been Morgan who was in Turkey about 1828. ALS, [ca. 1883 June 20]
Item 3: Treasury Dept. Chas. Beardsley to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. $23.91 is still due from the United States to the estate of John M. Galt, late Apothecary, U.S.N. DS, April 16, 1885
Item 4: Legal documents and letters regarding claims of William R. Galt and Dr. James D. Galt as heirs of Capt. Aaron Jeffrey, for indemnification under the Act of Congress regarding French Spoliation Claims. The Galt's lawyer in the case was Judge Edward Lander, Washington, D.C. ALS, also Copies., August 1885-January 1887 & March 1891
Item 5: Norfolk. William R. Galt to Second Auditor of U.S. Treasury, Washington. Encloses birth and death dates of the children of James Galt (1741-1800), in connection with the claim of William and James D. Galt as heirs of Major Patrick H. Galt. The dates are copied from the Bible of James Galt. ALS, April 10, 1886
Item 6: Legal documents and letters regarding claims of William R. and James D. Galt as heirs of Major Patrick H. Galt, for Galt's three months pay. ALsS, also copies, April-July 1886
Folder 131: July- December 1886
Item 1: Accounts of Sallie M. Galt's estate with Wm. R. Galt. DsS, July 1886
Item 2: Lightfoot, Va. N.L. Henley to Judge J.E. Booth [?]. Judge Henley was told by Mr. B. that the latter will take a minimum of $100 of his $400 claim. ALS, July 22, 1886
Item 3: Receipt of W.H. Braithwaite for $100 received from Wm. R. Galt, for Braithwaite's claims against Sally M. Galt's estate. DS
Item 4: Receipt of R. L. Henley for $50 received from Wm. R. Galt for Henley's professional services as Galt's advisor in the settlement of Sally M. Galt's estate. DS, July 29, 1886
Item 5: Receipt of H. T. Jones for his prorata of Sally M. Galt's estate. DS, July 29, 1886
Item 6: Receipt of C.W. Coleman for his prorata of Sallly M. Galt's estate. DS, July 29, 1886
Item 7: Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg. J.D. Moncure, Superintendent, to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. The marble bust of Dr. John M. Galt was delivered to the Asylum, and is there, but the books, shells, and other curiosities have never been received. LS, July 31, 1886
Folder 132: 1887-1888
Item 1: Buchanan. John W. Jones to [William R. Galt]. Discusses their account and describes his family. ALS, May 18, 1887
Item 2: Buchanan. John W. Jones to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Will accept Galt's suggestions for paying as much of the debt as he can. Appended is a signed copy of Wm. R. Galt's reply to this letter and notations on payments made. ALS, May 24, 1887
Item 3: Buchanan, Va. John W. Jones per S.A. J. to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Receipt for $50, and news of his health. On reverse is letter from Sue Archer Jones to "Cousin Richard." News of her family, and her wish to see his family. L & ALS, June 29, 1887
Item 4: Cumberland County. Sallie W. Swann to Dr. J. M. Galt, Supt. & Physician, E[astern] L[unatic] Asylum, Williamsburg. Discusses her son's illness, and provisions for his comfort. ALS [Note: While the date 1887 is very clear on this letter, no J.M. Galt was, to the best of our knowledge, associated with the Asylum at that time. Perhaps the writer did not know of J.M.G. II's death, or it is misdated], July 10, 1887
Item 5: Buchanan. John W. Jones to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Has not heard from his office regarding his letter of September 29. LS, October 10, 1887
Item 6: Buchanan. John W. Jones to W. R. Galt. Received the money. Discusses his health. His daughter is writing this for him. LS, October 17, 1887
Item 7: Buchanan. John W. Jones to [Wm. R. Galt]. Acknowledges the receipt of the money. ALS, November 24, 1887
Item 8: Buchanan. John W. Jones to [Wm. R. Galt]. Acknowleges receipt of the money. L, January 28, 1888
Item 9: Mountain Gorge. John W. Jones to [Wm. R. Galt]. Acknowledges receipt of the money. Sympathizes with his wife in her bereavement. News of his family. ALS, April 2, 1888
Item 10: Williamsburg. Wm. H. E. Morecock to W.R. Galt. Presents his bill for the settlement of Sally M. Galt's estate. ALS [endorsed as paid], April 18, 1888
Item 11: Williamsburg. Wm. H. E. Morecock to Harmanson [?] and Heath. Encloses receipt for money paid in settlement of Sally M. Galt's estate. Leaves for New Kent Court in the morning. ALS, April 23, 1888
Item 12: Buchanan. John W. Jones to Wm. R. Galt, Norfolk. Acknowledges receipt of the money to repay the agreed percentage of Galt's debt to him. News of his family, and his financial condition since the War. ALS, June 25, 1888
Item 13: Lancaster, Ohio. Jeremiah Hall to G[abriella] V. Galt. Discusses the agreement between her father and David Collins. Regrets that Miss Galt has lost her home and all her prospects. ALS, July 24, 1888
Box 13: John Minson Galt II, 1889-undated
Folder 133: 1889
Item 1: Joseph R. Anderson [?] to Mollie J. Galt. Discusses contributions to a fund to place a monument on the grave of her uncle, Alexander Galt. ALS, March 13, 1889
Item 2: Richmond. Joseph R. Anderson [?] to [?]. Subscribes $50 for a monument to be placed on the unmarked grave of Alexander Galt in Hollywood Cemetry, [Richmond]. ALS, March 1889
Folder 134: 1890
Folder 135: January- June 1891
Folder 136: July- December 1891
Item 1: New York. Susan [W. Galt Duane?] to "dear Mother" [Mary Ware Galt?]. Aleck thinks she should wait until better weather to leave. ALS [Note: Susan W. Galt, the probable writer of this letter, was a daughter of William R. and Mary Ware Galt. She married Dr. Alexander Duane (1858-1925) in 1891.]
Item 2: Newspaper articles on various slave insurrections in 1800-1830.
Folder 137: January- September 1892
Folder 138: October 1892- 1904
Item 1: Worcester, Mass. Franklin P. Rice to William R. Galt. Asks if Galt has seen Judge McCue's accounts of John Brown's wanderings in Virginia in print, and if Galt has published his reminiscences of the event. ALS, November 28, 1892
Item 2: Letters from "little mary" to "Grandpa" and "Grandma" [William R. and Mary Ware Galt]. These 7 letters, some of which have been dated in Mrs. Kirby's hand, are probably from Mary Ware Galt (Mrs. V. Lee Kirby), the daughter of Robert and Mary Butt Galt, or from Mary, the daughter of William and Mary Grigsby Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E.II.b.iii. & v., pp. 9-10.], 1892
Item 3: Boston. Emma Rogers to Miss [Mary Ware] Galt. Is interested in any information on a celebration in Yorktown, Va, in May 1822, in which her husband [Wm. Barton Rogers] and Robert Saunders, both students at William & Mary, took part. Understands her husband's oration was published in a Norfolk paper at the time, and would appreciate a copy of it. Has some very interesting letters of the recipient's father [William R. Galt] to Mr. Rogers. ALS [Note: Attached is a copy of information on the celebration held May 24, 1822 in Ja[me]stown.], February 19, 1894
Item 4: Philadelphia. J.E. Barr for Henry T. Coates & Co., to Mrs. Dr. Galt, Williamsburg, Virginia.  Have just received an engraved plan of the Siege of Yorktown, by James Scott, bearing the autograph of Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg, 1781. They will be happy to send it for her inspection. They want $90 for it. ALS, December 6, 1904
Folder 139: John M. Galt I- Materials. Note: This material is arranged by the Galt it refers to, beginning with John M. Galt I, continuing through Dr. A.D. Galt and his family, and William R. Galt and his family, and ending with several miscellaneous categories. Letters are arranged alphabetically within sections. Dates in brackets are very conjectural and are based on content and other clues resulting from familiarity with the lives of the Galts.
Item 1: J.M. Ga[lt] to [?]. Jack arrived that morning. Describes his treatment of himself. There has been more Influenza among those along the Bay than those living in the woods. Does not like W[illia]mson's idea of taking company with him. ALS [fragment], September 23
Item 2: J.M. Galt to [?]. Discusses Dr. Tazewell's treatment of Mrs. [?]. ALS [fragment]
Item 3: Scrap mentioning a snuff box that belonged to Dr. John M. Galt [I?], and a ring and seal "dug up in Williamsburg fifty years ago." The motto inside the ring was "A mind content/Need not repent."
Folder 140: Alexander D. Galt- Correspondence
Item 1: A.D. Galt to Mr. Nelson, at Mrs. Corbins. Sends $52 with Mann Page's account, discharging Dr. Berkeley's order and leaving a small balance. ALS
Item 2: [A.D. Galt] to [?]. Regarding claims against his father, and the land left him by Alexander Craig. AL [torn and stained]
Item 3: Wm. Armistead to Dr. A.D. Galt. Plans to leave town in the morning and would like to know the amount due for Galt's medical services. ALS
Item 4: Norfolk. A. Barraud to Dr. Alexander Galt, Williamsburg. Would like information on her husband's services as Surgeon's Mate to Galt's father during the Revolutionary War. ALS, July 22
Item 5: F. Barraud to [D]r. Galt, 7 Maze Pond, Southwark. Received a letter from Virginia in which Dr. Barraud mentions that [Dr. John M. Galt] recovered his health by visiting Bath, and intends to stay there until October. ALS
Item 6: G. Galt to Dr. Alex[ande]r D. Galt, Hampton. Sends the goods he requested. Hopes Galt's health is improving. ALS [Note: the writer is probably Gabriel Galt (1798-1836), a son of James and Mary W. Taylor Galt, and a first cousin of Dr. A.D. Galt. See Galt Genealogy, I.E. 9., p. 8.]
Item 7: [John M. Galt I] to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Sends crackers, flour, and a set of surgeon's instruments which he won at a raffle. AL
Item 8: W[illiam] C. Galt to Alex[ande]r D. Galt, Williamsburg. Encloses a letter from Mr. Latham of Chilicothe, Ohio. He answered it directly and told Latham they agreed to his terms. Also asked Latham if their uncles, James Galt and Gabriel Maupin, were entitled to lands. ALS
Item 9: Louisville. W[illiam] C. [Galt] to Dr. Alexander D. Galt, Williamsburg. News of a stage accident of the way from Pittsburgh in which [a relative of theirs?] was injured. ALS [very faded and stained], July 28
Item 10: Wm. Pelham to Mr. Galt, No. 7, Maze Pond, Southwark. Hopes to see Galt and Mr. Hornsby on Sunday. The picture will not be removed until the following week. Has moved from James street to "No. 67 Castle street Oxford Market within 2 or 3 doors of the corner of Berner's street Oxford road." ALS
Item 11: No. 3 James Street, Haymarket. Mr. Pelham to Mr. Galt, No. 7 Maze Pond, Southwark. Hopes to see Galt Sunday for tea. L
Item 12: Hampton. B.H. Pryor to Dr. Alex[ander] Galt, Williamsburg. Can give him accommodations next Thursday or any day thereafter. ALS, July 15
Item 13: A. Semple to Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses her husband's health, and asks Galt to come visit him as soon as possible. ALS
Item 14: J.H. Strobia to Dr. A[lexander D.] Galt, Williamsburg. Eliza Lambert wants to know if it is safe to visit Williamsburg at this time of year. Ann and Mary are still visiting them. The people who left Norfolk are now returning. Cholera seems to be increasing in Richmond. ALS
Item 15: [?] to Docr. Alexander Galt, No. 7 Maze Pond, Southwark. Was unable to meet Galt last Sunday but will call this Sunday. Asks him to bring his letter. L
Item 16: [?] to [?]. Discusses the recipient's improvements on the lots in the vicinity of the Old City Tavern in Richmond, and their effect on the Tavern lot. Mrs. Elizabeth Galt cannot agree to the recipient's proposals regarding the Tavern. L [draft]
Item 17: Note: There are 3 letters in 2 packets too fragile to calendar until they are laminated
Folder 141: Alexander D. Galt- Accounts and Miscellany
Item 1: Receipted account of Dr. Alex[ande]r Galt with Peter Rob. Deneufville. ADS
Item 2: Account of Alexander Galt with Griffin & Millington for a small lancet. Account
Item 3: Receipted account of Dr. [A.D.?] Galt with A.P. Hofheimer. AS Account
Item 4: Three receipted accounts of A.D. Galt with Sheldon & Maupin. AS Accounts
Item 5: Receipted account of Dr. A.D. Galt with Wm. W. Tyler. S Account
Item 6: Memorandum that Jackson's and Saunders' accounts taken for payment of the writer's father's debts to them. D
Item 7: Memorandum of accounts of A.D. Galt, R.C., J.H. Ewing's estate, and the L[unatic] Hospital. D
Item 8: Memorandum of names and amounts, including Mann Page, Captain Hall, John Pryor, Mr. Ball (Stud[en]t), John Dixon, and Mrs. Fox. D
Item 9: Memorandum of a resolution to apply to the Legislature regarding moving the College. D
Item 10: Memorandum on financial matters, Friday, January 25. AD
Item 11: Memorandum of Members of the Hospital Court, ca. 1820. D
Item 12: A.D. GALT'S NOTES ON THE LAND BOUNTY due his father for Revolutionary War service. AD 3 pieces
Folder 142: Mary D. Galt- Materials
Item 1: Williamsburg. J.P.G. to Miss Mary Galt, Richmond. Mentions many friends and relatives, but usually only by first name. Would rather live in Richmond than Norfolk, but finds she likes Norfolk more the longer she is there. Was in Norfolk [?] just after the fire. Is pleased with "cousin Billy Galt's" wife. ALS, June 9
Item 2: John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg. Arranges to send her some things. ALS
Item 3: Richmond. John E. Galt to Miss Mary Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses Maria's board and education, and Mr. Marshall's ideas on the subject. ALS, September 4
Item 4: W. Hodges to Mrs. A. Galt. "In regard to the request made by Pleasant & his wife Arena Baker, I have only to say that I prefer post-poning the baptism of their children, until things are in a more settled state in the colored congregation."
Item 5: W. Hodges to Mrs. Dr. Galt. Returns her copy of the life of the Bishop. Sends Sally a book in preparation for confirmation by Bishop Johns. ALS [Note: Rev. Wm. Hodges was the minister at Bruton Parish Church, 1837-1848.]
Item 6: Richmond. S[ally] L[ambert] to Mrs. Mary Galt, c/o Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Discusses Ann's newest love, and her piano playing. Mary [Browne] wrote that she heard Sally Lambert had inherited a large fortune, but it is not true. ALS, March 20
Item 7: S[ally] L[ambert] to Mrs. Mary Galt, c/o Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Mr. Empie is expected tomorrow for the consecration of the new Chapel. Understands E. Southall will soon marry Mr. Coke. ALS, May 16
Item 8: L. Murdaugh to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, Williamsburg. Is very worried about John, and other members of her family. ALS
Item 9: Wm. Palmer, Ex[ecuto]r [of] John Enders, to [Mrs. Mary D. Galt]. Discusses her interest in the lot at the corner of 19th and Main in Richmond, known as the Old City Tavern lot. ALS
Item 10: Lelia [Saunders] to Mrs. Galt. Would like to borrow something to read. Marianna and Sally are well and enjoying themselves. ALS
Item 11: Sheldon & Maupin to Mrs. Galt. Discuss the kinds of goblets they have, and the price of English cheese. ALS
Item 12: W.W. V[est] to Mrs. Dr. Galt. Discusses some china that was ordered, and a possible error. Has both Puerto Rican and New Orleans Molasses. ALS [Note: On the reverse is a draft letter from Elizabeth J. Galt to Mrs. Vest thanking her for some vases and flowers.]
Item 13: Richmond. Elizabeth Williamson to Mary Farquharson [and Mary Galt], Williamsburg. Will come visit with her brother, Ann, and Frederic. Most of the people in Richmond seem to be planning trips. Describes a recent fire in the Armory and a meteor shower that same night. ALS [torn]
Item 14: Lizzie [Williamson Harrison] to Mrs. Mary D. Galt. Sends fresh strawberries and peaches. The baby is well. ALS, [ca. 1854-1858]
Item 15: Norfolk. John G. Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, c/o Dr. A.D. Galt, Williamsburg. Papa returned from New York, leaving Thomas well situated and doing well in his studies. Has decided again to try to get into the Navy, though Gabriel opposes it. Gabriel expects to be ordered to the Congress shortly. Mentions "Major," Uncle Price's death, and Annie. Teases Elizabeth and Cousin Mary Browne, and inquires about relatives in Richmond. ALS, July 2
Item 16: Thomas G. Williamson to [Mrs. Mary D. Galt]. Asks about all his relatives in Williamsburg. ALS
Item 17: Norfolk. Thomas G. Williamson to Mrs. Mary D. Galt, c/o Dr. John M. Galt, Williamsburg. His father left yesterday for 2 years at sea. Sends love to all his relatives and to the [slaves]. ALS [Note: Both these letters were written when he was very young], November 14
Item 18: Invitation for Mrs. Dr. Galt and family to attend the valedictory address to the Washington Society, Tuesday, the 11th, at the Methodist Church. DS [Signed by Talbot Sweeney and around June 1848]
Item 19: Account of Mrs. D. Galt with W.W. Vest & Co. AS Account, October 9
Folder 143: Alexander D. Galt, Jr.- Correspondence
Item 1: Ro[bert] S[aunders] to Alex[ander] D. Galt, Jr. Thanks him for the gift, which he fears is too valuable to accept from a friend. ALS
Item 2: Ro[bert] Tyler to Alexander Galt, Jr., Williamsburg. Asks to borrow "Bacon's Rebellion." Has been ill., August 31
Folder 144: Correspondence from Elizabeth J. Galt
Item 1: Elisabeth J. Galt to Mr. Duval. Orders some Ede's essence Verbena, Florida Water, and Lavender Water. ALS
Item 2: Elizabeth J. Galt to Alex[ander Galt Jr.]. Finds the bust a perfect resemblance, and sends a poem on it. ALS
Item 3: E[lizabeth] J. Galt to Zene [Alexina Galt]. Sends her the lines written on the death of Belle, an describes her death. ALS
Item 4: Williamsburg. Elizabeth J. Galt to Capt. Patrick H. Galt, U.S. Army, Old Point Comfort. Thanks him for the package of books and London papers. Spends the time "wrested from sickness" in helping John by making pens, sealing, transcribing, and correcting proofs. Describes some of their new books. Williamsburg seldom changes, but she can see one improvement from her window- "a broad gravel walk from our house round to the street: a consideration where the streets are guiltless of pavement." ALS
Item 5: Elizabeth J. Galt to Capt. Patrick H. Galt, Old Point Comfort. Thanks him for the books, which were the ones she was just ready to order. For seven years has been so sick that she is "as stationary as any article of household furniture." Henry Howe was there last week collecting materials for a history of Virginia, and Sally gave him a picture of the Old Capitol and one of the old stone ruin in James City County "which has the appearance of having been a place of defence, having loopholes & c." He also asked John to prepare a historical sketch of the hospital. ALS [Note: Henry Howe, Historical Collection of Virginia... Charleston, S.C., 1856, contains a sketch of the Capitol, p. 329, and of "Ruins at Jamestown (probably the church tower) on p. 317. In his Preface, Howe states that he began his travels for the book in 1843, and that most of his drawings were made on the spot.]
Item 6: Williamsburg. Elisabeth J. Galt to Mrs. Richard Gatewood, Norfolk. Appreciates Mrs. Gatewood's offer to make Lissie [Williamson]'s and Sally [Galt]'s dresses, but does not want her to go to the trouble when she is not well. Asks her to have Gabriel [Williamson] bring a box up with him. ALS
Item 7: [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Mr. Gatewood. Thanks him for his gift, "the greatest wonder of the vegetable kingdom ever seen here." AL [draft]
Item 8: [Elizabeth J. Galt] to "Dear Couisn." They expect her in May. It is unlikely that Sally & Marianna will go with John to the Medical Convention, for he is planning on going to Niagara and into Canada. AL [Note: While this letter is unsigned, and addressed to Mrs. Dr. Alexander D. Galt, c/o Dr. J.M. Galt, Williamsburg, the handwriting and contents show it to be from Elizabeth J. Galt to one of the Lamberts in Richmond.]
Item 9: [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Mr. Lewis. Returns the essays to him, and expresses her disappointment that the promise of the thesis could not be fulfilled. AL
Item 10: [Elizabeth J. Galt] to Mrs. M[illington?]. The recipient's former neighbors, the Saunders, have a house full of guests. Discusses the recent weddings of Harriet Edloe to Mr. Lamb, Etta to Mr. Tinker, and Anna Wilson to Mr. Donnan. The latter two were performed by the Rev. Mr. Withers, the Chaplain of the Asylum, who boards with Mrs. Edloe. "The 'Taskers' from Phi[lidelphi]a are conducting the Springs in the ravine by the Asylum throughout the whole building." The Female Academy has 51 students, and the male has 50. Mr. Ford is the Principal of the latter. There are only 40 students at the College. Mr. Hopkins has gone to Annapolis and Mr. Ewell and Dr. Totten divide the classes. AL [draft]
Item 11: Elisabeth J. Galt to Mrs. Murdaugh. Often thinks of the recipient and her dead loved one. ALS
Item 12: [Elisabeth J. Galt] to Barbara [Page]. Sends her some "fresh trifles", and inquires about Mr