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Collection Overview

Title
Grigsby-Galt Papers, 1736-1982
ID
Mss. Acc. 2009.308 and 2011.269
Extent
16.75 Cubic Feet
Primary Creator
Galt, William W. (1852-1934)
Other Creators
Christian, Annie Henry, Flournoy, Fitzgerald, Galt, Carrington G., Galt, Herbert Randolph, Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby (1883 -), Galt, Mary Blair Grigsby (1860-1916), Galt, Mary Carrington (1889-), Galt, Robert W. (1888-), Galt, William Richard (1818-1892), Garland, Mary "Mamie" (1871-1972), Grigsby, Benjamin Porter (1770-1810), Grigsby, Hugh Blair (1806-1881), Grigsby, Hugh Carrington (1856-1909), Grigsby, Mary Venable Carrington (1813-1894), Riely, Henry C., Zimerman, Susan D. Galt (circa 1893 -), Zimermann, Richard G. (Captain)
Arrangement

The collection has been divided into Series One, Galt Family, Series Two, Grigsby Family, then Series Three for material from both families and Series Four for photographs from both families.   Series One, Galt Family, includes most of the correspondence from the Galt Family and is filed in chronological order, regardless of recipient.

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Date Acquired
00/00/1990. More info below under Accruals.
Forms of Material
Cabinet photographs, Carte de visite photographs, Certificates, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Financial records, Genealogical tables, Greeting cards, Letters (correspondence), Manuscripts for publication, Marriage certificates, Photographs, Poems, Receipts (financial records), Speeches, Stock certificates, Visiting cards
Languages
English, Spanish;Castilian

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.
Use
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Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the family papers of members of the Grigsby and Galt Families. Mary Blair Grigsby married William W. Galt in 1881.  The collection contains papers of various members of the Grigsby family, particulary Hugh Blair Grigsby who was a historian and Chancellor of The College of William and Mary and his son, Hugh Carrington Grigsby who lived his entire life at the family farm, Edgehill, in Charlotte County, Virginia.

The collection also contains the personal papers and some navy material of William W. Galt, U. S. Navy Paymaster and author of a book on the Battle of Manila Bay.  Extensive correspondence to and from all the members of his family is included.

Both these groups contain correspondence, genealogy, financial papers and personal papers. 

The Galt Family resided in Norfolk, Virginia and the Grigsby Family at Edgehill, Drakes Branch, Charlotte County, Virginia.

Gift of the Zimermann family of Susan Galt, daughter of William W. Galt.

Biographical Note

Captain William W. Galt (1852-1934) was a direct descendent of John Minson Galt, the senior surgeon at the Battle of Yorktown and founder of the insane asylum in Williamsburg.  Captain Galt’s application for the position of Assistant Paymaster with the US Navy was dated March 20, 1876. He reached the ranks of Paymaster by 1893 when he was dispatched for duty to Norfolk.  He served in the Navy for 50 years and won a promotion from Congress to Captain.  He married Mary Blair Grigsby and they had six children.  Mrs. Galt was the daughter of Hugh Blair Grigsby, Chancellor of The College of William and Mary from 1871 to 1881. 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/William W. Galt">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/William W. Galt</a>.

Subject/Index Terms

Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Galt Family],
[Series 2: Grigsby Family],
[Series 3: Grigsby and Galt Families - Unidentified Provenance],
[Series 4: Grigsby and Galt Family Photographs],
[Series 5: Mss. Acc. 2011.269 Addition, 1871-1934, 1982],
[All]

Series 1: Galt Family

The Galt Family was from Norfok, Virginia. William Wilson Galt, a Naval officer, lived at various addresses in Norfolk and overseas.  In 1881, he married Mary Blair Grigsby, daughter of Hugh Blair Grigsby and Mary Venable Carrington, also of Norfolk, Virginia, then later of Charlotte County, Virginia.  Hugh Blair Grigsby was a historian, President of the Virginia Historical Society and Chancellor of the College of William and Mary.

Mary Blair Grigsby and William W. Galt had 6 children:  Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, William Richard Galt, Robert W. Galt, Mary Carrington Galt, Susan D. Galt and Carrington G. Galt.

These Galt Papers are the family papers of Mary Blair Grigsby Galt, William W. Galt and their children.

Includes letters written to Mary Blair Grigsby Galt before her marriage to William W. Galt.

Includes some Naval correspondence of William W. Galt, but also check the subseries 4 , the personal papers of William W. Galt.

Subseries 1: Galt Family Correspondence

This sub-series is primarily comprised of letters between William Wilson Galt and his family, friends, and colleagues from 1863-1927.  Correspondents and recepients include William W. Galt, Mary Blair Grigsby Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and others. Considerable number of letters are between other Galt family members and their friends, family, and colleagues.  William W. Galt was a Navy Paymaster and wrote letters to his family from all over the world. 

Topics of this correspondence include the courtship of his wife, family news such as births, deaths, and job changes, the financial and parental administration of his home, his naval career, his publishing career, and Masonic Lodge business.

See also the sub-series for each family member for more correspondence and papers.

Box 1
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1863-1878
Letters between William Wilson Galt and his family, friends, and colleagues; Handwritten copy of Galt's application for Assistant Paymaster position with Navy, dated March 20, 1876 and resignation of Junior Deacon position at Owens Lodge in Norfolk, VA, dated April 9, 1878; Reference letters written on behalf of Galt by T. M. Barner of Norfolk, VA (1871) and Banking House of Burruss, Son, & Co. of Norfolk, VA (1873).  January 25, 1878 confidential letter from C.P. Thompson noting that Galt's application was possibly complicated by the fact that Galt's two brothers were also in the Navy.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-June 1879
Love letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby,  to William W. Galt from Hugh Carrington Grigsby and from S. C. Daniel at Hampden-Sydney College to Mary Blair Grigsby.  February 21, 1879 Hampton Sidney anniversary invitation.  February 5, 1879 fun letter from William W. Galt, approved by Mary B. Grigsby, future mate, to Hugh Blair Grigsby saying in part, "I have the honor respectfully to transmit herewith a requisition for a mate for this vessel..." with an attached "Jewel" requisition, and April 22 and 26, 1879 letters from William W. Galt to Hugh Blair Grigsby asking to court and marry his daughter, Mary Blair Grigsby.  Correspondence about his position as an assistant  Navy Paymaster.  May 27, 1879 letter to Jas. S. Galt from assistant Paymaster William W. Galt appointing him clerk to the Pay Office at the Naval Station in Key West, Florida, plus related correspondence about the appointment.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August-December 1879
Letters to William W. Galt from J. H. Dillard (Mary Blair Grigsby's cousin), father William Richard Galt, friend and naval colleague C. P. Thompson; Letter from William W. Galt to Mary Blair Grigsby.  October 30, 1879 letter from R.W. Thompson thanks Galt for rescuing the officers and crew of the disabled schooner, Empress.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-June 1880
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from parents, sister Molly, C. P. Thompson; Letter from L. R. Hamersly, publisher of "United Service" publication, regarding article William W. Galt wrote on Key West Naval Station.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July-August 1880
Letters to William W. Galt from Barton Myers, father William Richard Galt, sister Molly, and brother Rogers.
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September-October 1880
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, brother Rogers, J. H. Dillard, C. P. Thompson, A. K. Micheler, C. Hubbell; Letter from Livingston W. Bethel, mayor of Key West, regarding James S. Galt; Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Invitation to wedding of Elizabeth Easley and William Carrington Lancaster on September 25.
Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November 2-18 1880
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby.
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November 21-30 1880
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letter from William W. Galt to Mary Blair Grigsby's mother Mary V. Grigsby; Clipping of advertisement for William Richard Galt's school.
Folder 9: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., December 2-19 1880
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letter to William W. Galt from C. P. Thompson; Copies of general orders 255 and 256 from Navy Department.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., December 21-31 1880
Christmas cards sent to William W. Galt; Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letter to William W. Galt from sister Annie; Letter, written in Spanish, to William W. Galt from Mrs. M. A. Thornbury of Albany, GA.
Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letter to Mary Blair Grigsby from Annie Galt (William’s sister); Letter to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt; William W. Galt’s ticket to the Leap Year Ball at the Odd Fellows Hall on January 13, 1881.
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., February 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Dinner party invitation to William W. Galt from Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Thompson.
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., March 1-19 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Photograph negatives of unidentified subjects.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., March 20-31 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Postcards to William W. Galt from Mary Blair Grigsby. Much of this correspondence refers to failing health of Hugh Blair Grigsby, Mary’s father and former chancellor of the College of William & Mary.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., April 1-11 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from Corinne and Frank (no last names given) from Key West, E. O. Locke; Letter to Mary Blair Grigsby from cousin P. E. Pearl. Much of this correspondence refers to failing health of Hugh Blair Grigsby, Mary’s father and former chancellor of the College of William & Mary.
Folder 16: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., April 12-30 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letter to Mary Blair Grigsby from cousin Samuel W. Morton. Most letters refer to failing health and eventual death of Hugh Blair Grigsby, Mary’s father and former chancellor of the College of William & Mary.
Folder 17: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., May 1-10 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to Mary Blair Grigsby from Walker M. Hill, Freddie Venable, Robert Winthrop, C. Carrington, Sue (no last name given) from Stockdale, Nannie Hannah, and Mary F. Vaughn. Most letters express condolences for death of Hugh Blair Grigsby.
Folder 18: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., May 11-30 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from brother James Galt and Angela Baldwin.
Box 2
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from brother Bob, brother Jim, E. O. Locke, Virginia Ritchie, J. H. Dillard, and anonymous writer who signed only “A Friend” to his or her note; Letter to Mary Blair Grigsby from Cynthia B. T. Lohman.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July 2-15 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from brother Jim, sister S. W. Galt, and E. O. Locke.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July 16-31 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from sister Annie, sister S. W. Galt, cousin Jane, and T. L. Skinner.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August 1-18 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from sister S. W. Galt, sister Annie, brother Jim, and brother Rogers.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August 21-31 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from brother Jim and sister Molly; Letter to Mary Blair Grigsby from brother Hugh Carrington Grigsby concerning the exchange of Mary’s share in Edgehill farm in Charlotte County, VA for property in Norfolk, VA.
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 2-14 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from aunt J. W. R. Galt, T. W. Clark, and E. O. Locke.
Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 15-28 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from brother Jim and sister Molly.
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October 1-9 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt and E. O. Locke.
Folder 9: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October 12-31 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from sister S. W. Galt and E. O. Locke; Program for Yorktowne Centennial Commission’s Promenade Concert and Hop on October 18, 1881.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November 1-12 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letters to William W. Galt from brothers Bob and Jim; Letters to Mary Blair Grigsby from William’s father William Richard Galt and sister Annie.
Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November 13-30 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby; Letter to William W. Galt from S. G. Baylor.
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., December 1881
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby (Galt); Letters to William W. Galt from A. K. Micheler, S. Hubbell, cousin Kate, sister S. W. Galt, brother Rogers, and mother Mary W. Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Grigsby (Galt) from cousin Lance Watkins and William’s sister Annie; Letter to Mary Blair Grigsby (Galt)’s mother Mary V. Grigsby from Annie Galt; Letter to mother Mary W. Galt from William W. Galt; Drawings of various persons, animals, weapons, and musical instruments; Most correspondence relates to the wedding of William W. Galt to Mary Blair Grigsby (Galt).
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January 1882
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt; Letters to William W. Galt from sister S. W. Galt and E. O. Locke; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William’s sister Molly, William’s brother Bob, and Mary’s cousin J. W. Morton; Letter to mother Mary W. Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., February 1882
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt and sister Annie; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Drawing of William W. Galt’s Martins while deployed in Santo Domingo, drawn by William.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., March-April 1882
Letters to William W. Galt from uncle George, father William Richard Galt, brother Jim, Thomas C. Walton, and S. F. Earle; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, cousin Leila, mother Mary V. Grigsby, Nannie Hannah, Emma Bates, Lizzie Boykin, William’s sister S. W. Galt, and M. F. V. of Franklin County, VA.
Folder 16: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., May 1882
Letter to William W. Galt from uncle George; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, mother Mary V. Grigsby, Nannie Hannah, and William’s sister Annie Galt; Letter to mother Mary W. Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 17: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June 1882
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, sister Molly, and Mary V. Grigsby; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Nannie Hannah, mother Mary V. Grigsby, and William’s sister Molly; Letter to cousin Lizzie from William W. Galt.
Folder 18: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July-August 1882
Letters to William W. Galt from N. G. Willson, Charlie Anisdue, C. W. Littlefield, R. W. Ball, N. P. Markham, and brother Bob; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, mother Mary V. Grigsby, and William’s sister S. W. Galt.
Box 3
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 1-14 1882
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt; Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, T. W. Lester, and A. E. L. Lester; Letter to Mary Blair Galt from Clara Morris; Postcards to Mary Blair Galt from mother Mary V. Grigsby; Letter to Alice (no last name given) from Mary Blair Galt.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 16-30 1882
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, sister S. W. Galt, Robert Wilson, and Mary V. Grigsby; Letter to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Postcard to William W. Galt from Robert Wilson.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October-December 1882
Letter to William W. Galt from J. W. Stewart; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from S. W. Galt and Clara Morris; Letter to Mary W. Galt from William W. Galt; Letter written by G. R. Pavis certifying that he “exhonerate[s] Dr. John M. Galt from all charges that have been or may be brought against him,” dated October 23, 1882.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-May 1883
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and E. B. Baylor; Letter to Hugh Carrington Grigsby from Lyon G. Tyler; Postcards to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June 1-19 1883
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Fannie Barringer, Sallie Jones, Evaline (no last name given), and Langhorne (first/last name?).
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June 21-30 1883
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Molly Galt, Annie Galt, S. W. Galt, and Nannie Hannah.
Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July 1883
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, S. W. Galt, and Mary A. Galt (William’s grandmother).
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August 1883
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, sister S. W. Galt, brother John Galt, brother Jim Galt, uncle George, Thom Donough, Thom Caswell, Robert Winthrop, S. D. Greeve, Charlie Anisdue, J. D. Doyle, and T. W. Lester; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Annie Galt, and S. W. Galt; Primary focus of all August correspondence is congratulations sent to Mr. and Mrs. William W. Galt on the birth of their son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt on August 3, 1883.
Folder 9: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 1-14 1883
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and Sallie Jones; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt; Invitation to wedding of Emma Bates and Sterling E. Edmunds on September 12, 1883.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 18-November 22 1883
Letter to William W. Galt from grandmother S. M. Christian; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and S. W. Galt; Letter to Mary V. Grigsby from Mary Blair Galt.
Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1884
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, uncle George, brother Rogers, brother Bob, sister S. W. Galt, Hugh Carrington Grigsby, E. O. Locke, T. W. Lester, Edward D. Washburn, and J. M. West; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, “MLC” from Mulberry Hill, VA, and Nannie Hannah; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William Richard Galt; Letters to Jim Galt from brother Rogers, brother Zander, brother Alex, Neal (no last name given), and Angel (no last name given); Letters to Jim were generally concerned with his failing health; Letters dated late June/early July express condolences to Galts regarding Jim’s death.
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-May 1885
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, uncle James D. Galt, brother Rogers, brother Zander, brother Bob, sister Annie, Hugh Carrington Grigsby, and Charlie Anisdue; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Annie Galt, and Mary W. Galt; Receipt from George P. Zurhorst for (William’s brother) John Galt’s funeral expenses, dated January 16, 1885.
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June-December 1885
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, mother Mary W. Galt, uncle James D. Galt, brother Zander, brother Rogers, brother Bob, grandmother S. M. Christian, Hugh Carrington Grigsby, Charlie Anisdue, G. L. Dyer, C. A. Stanly, William T. Saunders, and Dr. Donald Phais; Postcard to William W. Galt from Bancroft Gherardi; Telegram to William Richard Galt from Mary Blair Galt; Much of the correspondence in June is regarding the birth of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Galt’s second son, William Richard.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1886
Letter to William W. Galt from T. W. Lester; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from mother Mary V. Grigsby, William W. Galt, Robert Winthrop, Hallie R. Grier; Letter to Mary V. Grigsby from Mary Blair Galt; Postcard to Mary Blair Galt from Mary V. Grigsby; Prescription for quinine treatment for William W. Galt.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-May 1887
Letter to William W. Galt from uncle James D. Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, mother Mary V. Grigsby, cousin Emily, Nannie Bobbing, Annie Galt, Mary W. Galt, and S. W. Galt.
Folder 16: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June-September 16 1887
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, mother Mary V. Grigsby, cousin P. E. Pearl, L. B. Cary, and John B. Phase.
Folder 17: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 17-November 1887
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and mother Mary V. Grigsby.
Folder 18: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June-July 1888
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Harriet Gridley and Eluior Allen.
Folder 19: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August-December 1888
Letter to William W. Galt from cousin Emily; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Davidson, and Geo K. Mullin, proprietor of Luray Inn in the Shenandoah Valley; Advertisements for Luray Inn attached to Mullin’s letter to Mary Blair Galt.
Folder 20: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1889
Letters to William W. Galt from brother Xander and T. W. Lester; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, mother Mary V. Grigsby, and William Richard Galt; Letter to father William Richard Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Mary V. Grigsby from Mary Blair Galt and Louisa Baxter.
Box 4
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., February-August 1890
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, W. T. Churtain, and Barton Myers; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Mary V. Grigsby from Mary Blair Galt; Easter card to Mary Blair Galt from Robert Winthrop.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September-December 1890
Letters to William W. Galt from son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and W. Farvot Walk; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-July 1891
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to William Richard Galt from Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August-November 1891
Letter to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and uncle John Whitehead; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt and aunt Molly; William W. Galt’s invitation to join Cosmos Club in San Francisco as extended by W. R. Wheeler and S. E. Tucker, dated November 10, 1891.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-April 1892
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and William Richard Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to William Richard Galt from Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt; Two photographs – one is too damaged to distinguish the subject; the second is seemingly a photo of William W. Galt with four of his children, presumably Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, William Richard Galt, Mary Carrington Galt, and Robert Ware Galt.
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., May-October 1892
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, mother Mary V. Grigsby, uncle John Whitehead, Kate Venable, Olga Dour, and M. H. Macrae; Letter to son William Richard Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to daughter Mary Carrington Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to grandfather William Richard Galt from Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt.
Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November 1892
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, father-in-law William Richard Galt, sister-in-law Annie Galt, and Emma Prud.
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., December 1892
Letters to William W. Galt from father William Richard Galt, sister Annie Galt, and M. R. Catlin; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, sister-in-law Molly, sister-in-law Annie, brother-in-law Bob, and father-in-law William Richard Galt.
Folder 9: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-April 1893
Letter to William W. Galt from sister S. W. Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Emily Galt, Annie Galt, Sallie Aibinson, M. H. Macrae, Eustace B. Rogers, and Lucie Watkins; Letter from Howard (no last name given) to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt; Letter to Zena Galt from William W. Galt; Telegram to Mary Blair Galt from Eustace B. Rogers.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., May-June 1893
Letters to William W. Galt from C. A. Stanly, G. W. Crusselle, E. A. Morecock, and F. M. Bostwick; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Susie Galt, Mary M. Galt, Sue B. Glennon, M. H. Macrae, and W. L. Cosby; Much of the correspondence in this period is regarding the birth of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Galt’s daughter Susie Alexina.
Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July-August 1893
Letters between William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt; Letter to William W. Galt from H. Lee Holcombe; Letter to Mary Blair Galt from Molly Galt; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt; Telegram to William W. Galt from H. Lee Holcombe.
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September-December 1893
Letters to William W. Galt from cousin Lucy and Charles Swift; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Mary Blair Galt.
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1894
Letters to William W. Galt from brother Rogers, son William Richard Galt, sister S. W. Galt Duane, John S. Williams, and Acting Secretary of the Navy William McAdoo; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, C. L. Loyale, and Emily V. Galt; Telegrams to William W. Galt from Geo. Brown and Shields; Invitation to wedding of Guilielma Lawton and Abram Carrington Read on October 10, 1894.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-March 1895
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., April-November 1895
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Hugh Carrington Grigsby, and Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 16: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-October 1896
Letters to William W. Galt from son William Richard Galt, Secretary of the Navy Hilary Abner Herbert, and Dr. John Wyeth; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, J. P. Lawrence, and W. A. Boykin; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Robert Ware Galt from Charles (no last name given).
Folder 17: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November-December 1896
Letters to William W. Galt from J. Saunders Taylor and T. F. Rogers; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and uncle John Whitehead; Letter to daughter Susie Alexina Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to daughter Mary Carrington Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to son Robert Ware Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to T. F. Rogers from Mary Blair Galt.
Box 5
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January 1897
Letters to William W. Galt from R. M. Wells and William A. Varty Jr.; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Invitation to wedding of Catharine Sampson and Richard Harrison Jackson on January 6, 1897.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., February-May 1897
Letters to William W. Galt from brother Alexander Galt, son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Edmund S. Ruffin and Rupert W. Tomlin, R. M. Wells, F. A. Salomonson, Hammond B. Gayfer, A. K. Micheler, M. B. Crowell, and S. Cleburne Browne; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and Marie B. Sheppard; Invitation to wedding of Katharyn Salome and John B. Maher on May 26, 1897.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June 1897
Letters to William W. Galt from George Dragoman, George Casanova, Joseph Starkey, and L. Haller Mingarda; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, uncle John Whtiehead, and Barton Meyers. William W. Galt’s letters to Mary Blair Galt were sent from a variety of locations – Gibraltar, Algiers, Smyrna, Piraeus.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July-August 1897
Letter to William W. Galt from W. R. Drida; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, uncle John Whitehead, and Dr. Southgate Leigh. William W. Galt’s letters to Mary Blair Galt were written from a variety of locations – Smyrna, Gibraltar, Algiers, Tangier.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September-October 1897
Letters to William W. Galt from son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, F. Scinicariello, Horatio Sprague, and H. L. Gregg; Letters to Mary Blair Grigsby from William W. Galt, uncle John Whitehead, and daughter Mary Carrington Galt; Postcards to wife Mary Blair Galt, son Robert Ware Galt, daughter Susie Alexina Galt, and sister Mollie Galt from William W. Galt; Menus from Hôtel-Restaurant de la Paix and Grand Hôtel Brunate; Bill for plumbing services from E. E. Guy & Sons in Norfolk, VA; William W. Galt’s letters and postcards were written from a variety of locations – Genoa, Rome, Mersina.
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November-December 1897
Letters to William W. Galt from son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and daughter Mary Carrington Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, uncle John Whitehead, nephew Rogers Harrison Galt, niece Mary M. Galt, niece Elizabeth Ashe Galt, Mary H. Boyd, Dr. Alexander Duane, Dr. Southgate Leigh, Ada Harvey, J. T. Van Patten, and the Army-Navy Journal; Letter to son William Richard Galt from William W. Galt, including four photographs, labeled as follows: 1. A torpedo gust leaving the tube when fired from the Raleigh at Mersina. 2. The same just after it left the tube. 3. The same entering the water after it was fired. 4. The water about 10 feet from the ship as the torpedo entered in for its course towards the target.; Letter to daughter Mary Carrington Galt from William W. Galt, including one photograph, labeled as follows: Dr. Marsteller and WWG, Mersina, Nov. 25, 1897, USS Raleigh; Letter children Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, William Richard Galt, Robert Ware Galt, Mary Carrington Galt , and Susie Alexina Galt from William W. Galt, including a chart detailing the cities and ports visited by the USS Raleigh over nearly a one year period; Letter to aunt Molly Galt from William Richard Galt; Reference letter written by William W. Galt on behalf of J. T. Van Patten.
Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-February 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from Charles H. Eldridge, Max Rosenberg, Demege, Reid, & Co., and Delmege, Forsythe, & Co.; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son William Richard Galt, son Robert Ware Galt, uncle John Whitehead, cousin Lara, Dr. Alexander Duane, Virginia Mason, Emma Prud, Lizzie Boykin, Mary E. Carrington, Annie Watkins, Susan Morton, and Alice Green; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to J. B. Coghlan from William W. Galt; Invitation to celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Military Service Institution of the United States on February 10.
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., March-April 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from son William Richard Galt, son Robert Ware Galt, and J. T. Van Patten; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Saunders, Belle (no last name given), E. H. Marsteller, and T. W. Wood & Sons; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to all children from William W. Galt; Topics include William W. Galt’s observations of the people and lifestyle of Hong Kong and the oncoming Spanish-American War.
Folder 9: Correspondence, May-June 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from daughter Mary Carrington Galt and Henry Romeike; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, uncle John Whitehead, Alexander Galt, I. B. McPhail, Emma Prud, T. Hall & Mingardo, Anne Letham, A. S. Kenny, and Belle (no last name given); Letter to children from William W. Galt; Translation of a proclamation by the Governor-General of the Philippines; Clipping from Army and Navy Journal relating William W. Galt’s good health after Battle of Manila Bay; Printed picture of USS Raleigh; Newspaper clipping relating death of Captain Charles Vernon Gridley (William W. Galt is mentioned in the article as having reported the death to the Navy Department); Most of William W. Galt’s letters deal with the Battle of Manila Bay (May 1 1898); Included in his letter to Mary Blair Galt on May 1 is a hand-drawn map of the American battle plan.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July-August 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and Katherine Gridley; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son William Richard Galt, L. B. Cary, W. L. Cosby, Lillie (no last name given), Sue (no last name given), and J. G. Shackelford.
Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, uncle John Whitehead, son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, son William Richard Galt, Annie Galt, Emily Galt, J. G. Shackelford, L. B. Cary, Dr. Southgate Leigh, and Lyon G. Tyler; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to “Miss Nannie” from William Richard Galt.
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and son William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, son William Richard Galt, W. J. Upshur, and W. L. Cosby.
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from daughter Mary Carrington Galt and son William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son William Richard Galt, son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Annie Galt, J. G. Shackelford, P. B. Eggleston, Stern Brothers, Larkin Soap Company, Emily Watkins, W. L. Cosby, and Alice B. Greer; Invitation to wedding of Cécile Amélie and Cornelius de Witt on November 15, 1898.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., December 1898
Letters to William W. Galt from son Robert Ware Galt, son William Richard Galt, and son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son Robert Ware Galt, daughter Mary Carrington Galt, daughter Susie Alexina Galt, son William Richard Galt, niece Elizabeth Ashe Galt, niece Mary M. Galt, W. A. Boykin, J. P. Lawrence, J. C. Byenes, and N. Sherwell.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-February 1899
Letters to William W. Galt from son William Richard Galt, Laura Sherwood Picking, and C. L. Chamberlaine; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son William Richard Galt, uncle John Whitehead, cousin Lottie Carrington, Marie Marsteller, W. A. Boykin, B. Boykin, L. B. Cary, C. M. Meginley, and J. G. Shackelford; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Bessie Daniel; Invitation to wedding of Rosalie Smith and Dr. Isaac Carrington Harrison on January 24; Invitation to wedding of Katharine Storrow and William C. Scott on February 21; Program for 10th Anniversary Service at St. John’s Church in Portsmouth, VA; Lakewood, NJ Railroad timetable.
Folder 16: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., March-April 1899
Letters to William W. Galt from Mann L. Quarles and Dr. William T. Bull; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son William Richard Galt, cousin Margaretta Clingh, Annie Galt, Dr. Alexander Duane, N. C. Lalcolt, C. M. Meginley, J. G. Shackelford, and W. L. Cosby.
Folder 17: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., May-June 1899
Letters to William W. Galt from E. J. Bogart and L. B. McPhail; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, son William Richard Galt, son Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Rogers Galt, W. L. Cosby, and Inez Wichus Montague; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr. with a collection of stamps included; Invitation to wedding of Susan Hedge Amsden and Carl Sutherland Parker on June 7, 1899; Invitation to wedding of Emily Louisa Sawyer and John Nichols Moore on June 28, 1899.
Folder 18: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July 1899
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, uncle John Whitehead, and Lillie (no last name given); Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr.; Freight bill from Southern Railway Co. for William W. Galt.
Box 6
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August 1899
Letters to William W. Galt from brother Rogers Galt, Chas. H. Consolvo and Edw. C. Cheshire, and Mann L. Quarles; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, N. Sherwell, J. B. Lovett, W. S. Friend, Leopold Levy, and Jackson & Co.; Letter to W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr. from Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt; Invitation to wedding of Clara Fuller and Philip Andrews on August 16, 1899; Advertisement for Hoge Memorial Military Academy.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 1899
Letters to William W. Galt from Gerry W. Simpson and the New York Yacht Club; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, J. B. Lovett, W. L. Cosby, Marjorie March, and J. G. Shackelford; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., Lucy Watkins, and Alexander Martin; Much of the correspondence relates to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt starting college at the College of William and Mary.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November-December 1899
Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, Lucy Watkins, Sue Watkins, Geo. H. Watkins, and Hugh Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-June 1900
Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from brother William Richard Galt, Mary Meares Galt, Joel Hill Watkins, Lucy Watkins, Geo. H. Watkins, John Lloyd Newcmob, William Read Martin, Emily Christian, C. Vernon Spratley, N. Sherwell, Lloyd (no last name given), and Joe (no last name given); Invitation to Twentieth Annual Celebration of the Sigma Rho Delta Literary Society of the Shenandoah Valley Academy on May 4.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July 1900
Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Joel Hill Watkins, William Read Martin, Dr. Southgate Leigh, Geo. H. Watkins, Geo. L. R. Stevens, Wright, Kay, & Co., and Lyon G. Tyler.
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August-December 1900

Letters to William W. Galt from brother Rogers Galt, sister S. W. Galt Duane, and J. F. Carr; Letter to Mary Blair Galt from Eva C. Lalcolt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, William Richard Galt, Bob Galt, Elizabeth Ashe Galt, Mary Meares Galt, Joel Hill Watkins, Lucy Watkins, Geo. H. Watkins, Dr. Southgate Leigh, William Read Martin, and C. Vernon Spratley; Prescription written by Dr. Alexander Duane for Mary Carrington Galt; Wright, Kay, & Co. catalog for Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Includes an August 16, 1900 letter from L.D. Starke.

Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-March 1901
Letters to William W. Galt from brother Rogers Galt, R. H. Townley, and Arent Schuyler Crowninshield; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Annie Galt, Molly Galt, Elizabeth Ashe Galt, Lucius F. Cary, Emily Christian, C. Vernon Spratley, Elsie S. Hannah, Geo. H. Watkins, Lucy Watkins, Joel Hill Watkins, William Read Martin, and Wright, Kay, & Co.; Bill from Hospital St. Vincent de Paul for services rendered to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt.
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., April-June 1901
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Annie Galt, C. Vernon Spratley, Geo. H. Watkins, Geo. Pugh, J. E. Williams, Lucius F. Cary, W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., and Dr. Southgate Leigh; Letter to Annie Galt from William Richard Galt.
Folder 9: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July 1901
Letter to William W. Galt from brother Alexander Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Annie Galt, cousin Bob (no last name given), W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., Joel Hill Watkins, William Read Martin, Lucius F. Cary, Dr. Southgate Leigh, and Thos. H. Carter; Invitation to wedding of Martha Cabell Bouldin and Albert Humes Gentry on July 24, 1901.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August 1901

Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and Sue (no last name given); Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Annie Galt, John Lloyd Newcomb, D. C. Watkins, and

W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr.; Mathematics word problem.

Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September 1901
Letters to William W. Galt from David C. Reis and Cornelia McBlair; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Annie Galt, W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., and William Read Martin; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt.
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October 1901
Letter to William W. Galt from David C. Reis; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, Molly Galt, Annie Galt, Geo. H. Watkins, Mary Daniel, and Cornelia McBlair; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, and Sam Daniel.
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November-December 1901
Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Annie Galt, Geo. H. Watkins, W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., Cornelia McBlair, William Read Martin, Mary B. Daniel, and Wright, Kay, & Co.; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt and Annie Galt; Invitation to wedding of Emily Cary and Thomas Marshall Jr. on November 12, 1901; Description of “Paul Jones” mixer dance.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-February 1902
Letter to William W. Galt from Laura Sherwood Picking; Letter to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Mary Blair Galt, William Richard Galt, Cornelia McBlair, W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., Mary B. Daniel, William Read Martin, and Joe (no last name given); Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt and “Flea”; Manila Day Reunion Poem by Commander Corwin P. Rees.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., March-June 1902
Letter to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Meares Galt, Molly Galt, William Richard Galt, Annie Galt, Geo. H. Watkins, W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., Jul H. Watkins, and Elsie (no last name given); Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt and Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt.
Folder 16: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July-September 1902
Letters to William W. Galt from R. G. Skerrett and B. F. Coble; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Agnes Douglas West, and W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr.; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, W. C. “Charlie” Hardy Jr., M. J. Morton, and Lily B. Cary; Receipt for Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt’s board at University of Virginia.
Box 7
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October-December 1902
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt; Letter to Mary Carrington Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Susie Alexina Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Robert Ware Galt from William W. Galt.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-April 1903
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Laura Sherwood Picking, and R. G. Skerrett; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt; Letter to Susie Alexina Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Robert Ware Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Mary Carrington Galt from William W. Galt; A poem entitled “At Sea” written by William W. Galt; William W. Galt’s letters were written primarily in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., May-December 1903
Letter to William W. Galt from W. D. Southhall; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt and Mary Blair Galt; Letter to Robert Ware Galt from Carroll R. Wright Jr.; Letter to J. W. Patterson from Mary Blair Galt; Invitation to wedding of Mattie Lacey and Thomas J Pennybacker on September 9, 1903; William W. Galt’s letters were written primarily in Yokohama, Japan, Nagasaki, Japan, Kobe, Japan, Chefoo, China, Tsintau, China, and Honolulu.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-July 1904
Letter to William W. Galt from Daniel Barnes; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from A. H. Flint; Invitation to wedding of Ruth Waldron and Frank Peard Thomas on January 12, 1904; Invitation to wedding of Minnie Bolling and James Duncan Puller on February 3, 1904; Invitation to wedding of Lucy Daniel and Charles Kingston von Weise on June 29, 1904; Invitation to wedding of Ethel Sharp and Ralph Mancill Griswold on July 28, 1904; William W. Galt’s letters were written primarily from Manila Bay, Hong Kong, Naples, and Gibraltar.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August-November 1904
Letters to William W. Galt from J. B. Coghlan, Thorvald Solberg, and the Virginia Club of Norfolk; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Lewis Crenshaw; Library of Congress document regarding William W. Galt’s book <i>The Battle of Manila Bay</i>.
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., February-August 1905
Letter to William W. Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Rhoderick H. Watkins, and Janice H. Read; Postcards to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from D. D. E. and anonymous; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, Sniky Byers, Louise Bocereeau, Stuart (no last name given), “Mac” (no last name given – female), and Dave (no last name given); Postcard to Mary Carrington Galt from anonymous; Letter to Aaron Marx from Claude Swanson.
Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September-December 1905
Postcard to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from R. H. W.; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, Mary Carrington Galt, Susie Alexina Galt, L. B. Cox, Sniky Byers, H. J. Putnam & Co., R. H. Payn, H. G. McCormick, and R. Stuart Royer; Letter to Robert Ware Galt from Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt.
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-June 1906
Letter to William W. Galt from J. B. Coghlan; Letter to Mary Blair Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Postcard to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from E. W. C.; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Robert Ware Galt, Mary Carrington Galt, Guy S. Lurty, and Stuart (no last name given).
Folder 9: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., July-December 1906
Letter to William W. Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from J. J. Vogel and Dr. J. B. Murphy; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt, Robert Ware Galt, Bill Oglesby, E. W. Lawson, and Daisy Eggleston; Letter to Mary Meares Galt from Rogers Galt; Robert Ware Galt’s Navy enlistment papers, dated November 30, 1906, listing his examination date as April 16, 1907; Invitation to wedding of Gertrude Abyvon Walke and Edward Dickinson Tayloe on October 25. Two letters written as poems to Uncle Bill from Rogers H. Galt.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-May 1907
Letters to William W. Galt from Leonard Draper, J. E. Duke and G.A.D. Galt at the "Soldiers Home" in Richmond, Virginia; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt, Mary Carrington Galt, William Richard Galt, Susie Alexina Galt, Hugh Carrington Grigsby, Lily B. Cary, T. Catesby Jones, and cousin Bettie (no last name given); Advertisements and reviews.  Letter form E.B. Roy ( on) in response to Galt's concern that his Pay Director term is for three years instead of four years.
Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June-December 1907
Letters to William W. Galt from Robert Ware Galt and H. H. Ewing; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Robert Ware Galt and William Richard Galt; Letters to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt, and Mary Carrington Galt; Letter to Robert Ware Galt from Geo. J. Durfey and telegram fro H.B. G.Galt announcing "Made the degree all right."
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1908-1909
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and Bettie Marton; Invitations to weddings of Basil Gordon Montague and Lt. Col. George Barnett, January 1, 1908, Elizabeth Welsh Galt and William Davidson, January 16, 1908, Fanny Lewis Bouldin and Thomas Sprattley, February 26, 1908, Elizabeth Virginia Jones and Joseph Hugh Neville, April 16, 1908, Hilda Bateson and Laurance Jones, June 18, 1908, Lily Brooke Booker and William Cutler Cole, September 5, 1908, Evelyn Byrd Trigg and George Harris Sargeant, Jr., September 15, 1908, May Annette Luttmer and Rishworth Nicholson, November 5, 1908, Anne McMaster and Davis Wills Jordan, October 20, 1909, Margaret Nash Old and John Stone Stump, Jr., November 3, 1909, and Gladys Gertrude Hethorn and Wilford Grigsby Epes, November 24, 1909.  Note from Thomas E. Watkins, March 25, 1909, saying that Carrington is very sick.
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., February-August 1910
Letter to William W. Galt from William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William Richard Galt and Louise Lelden; Letter to Mary Carrington Galt from William W. Galt; Invitation to wedding of Delle Fay Norris and Henry Allen Pearson on February 2.  August 27, 1910 Letter of condolence about the death of Roger Galt from James Riddle.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September-December 1910
Letter to William W. Galt from Susie Alexina Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William Richard Galt, Mary Meares Galt, Mary C. Carrington, and W. L. Cosby.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-September 1911
Letters to William W. Galt from William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Susie Alexina Galt, William Richard Galt, Alexander Galt, Annie Read, J. Watkins Lacy, Sara R. Martin, and Agnes E. Lancaster; Invitation to wedding of Helen Howard and Charles Clifford Gill on April 25.
Folder 16: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October-December 1911
Letter to William W. Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Susie Alexina Galt, Robert Ware Galt, and Betty (no last name given).
Box 8
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-March 1912
Letter to William W. Galt from William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William Richard Galt, Susie Alexina Galt, Mary Meares Galt, and Edwin Brockenbrough.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., April-May 1912
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Susie Alexina Galt, Nannie C. Bolling, and W. L. Cosby.
Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June-July 1912
Letter to Mary Blair Galt from W. L. Cosby; Invitation and program for Susie Alexina Galt’s graduation ceremony at the College for Women in Columbia, SC on June 6; Invitations to weddings of Louise Keeling Taylor and John Wright Stribling, June 12, Lois Drake Millard and Frank Edwin Preston Uberroth, June 22, Nancy Collins Nash and Logan Cresap, June 29, Lela Coles Bouldin and Oscar Lane Shewmake, June 26, Katharine Jones and Reginald Page, June 27, Mary Ambler Willcox and Worrall Reed Carter, July 2 and Lilly Johnson Poor and Henry Morris Johnston, July 9.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August-September 1912
Letter to William W. Galt from R. C. Marshall; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Lucy Gray Harrison and H. A. Hunter; Letter to Williamsburg, VA Postmaster from Lucy Pemberton, seeking addresses of relatives of late Hugh Blair Grigsby; Invitations to weddings of Cora Isabel Westcott and Laurence Stowell Adams, August 1, Maude Walker and Charles Semmes Stanworth, September 18, Lottie Washington Lambert and John Walton Grandy, Jr., September 19, and Dorothy Evleth Brown and Stewart Varona Hellings, September 30.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., October 1912
Letters to William W. Galt from William Richard Galt and Philip Andrews (informing Galt that he has been awarded a “Special Meritorious Medal” for his actions in the Battle of Manila Bay; Invitations to weddings of Marie Louise Ryan and George Wirt Simpson, October 2, 1912, Susan Barnett Persons and Lewis Bowen McBride, October 9, Eloise Hirst and William Couper, October 9, Virginia Klein Cooke and Edward Keville Glennan, October 9, Flournoy Adams Hopkins and Gilbert Alexander Boswell Eliott, October 10, Emily Ward and Otto Barten McLean, October 17, and Clare Beatrice Rudgard Wigg and Newton Armistead Coggsdale, October 19.
Folder 6: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., November-December 1912
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William Richard Galt, Robert Ware Galt, Mary Meares Galt, and nephew Rogers H. Galt; Christmas card from W. L. Cosby; Invitations to weddings of Susan Pendleton Howard and Hartwell Heathe Hume, November 6, Josephine Engelhard Boylan and Ellsworth Harper Van Patten, November 23, Mary Lewis Sharp and Irving Brinton Holley, November 27, and Emily Fuller Johnston and Joshua Warren White, December 14.
Folder 7: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-July 1913
Letter to William W. Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Robert Ware Galt, William Richard Galt, Annie Galt, and Lucy Pemberton; Letter to Mary Carrington Galt from Mary Meares Galt; Invitation to wedding of Harriotte Jones Winchester and Edward Griffith Dodson on January 29.  List of members of the Puff Club (a business men's club in Norfolk, Virginia), with attached memos and poem entitled "The Campaign of the Puffs against the Great Detroyer."
Folder 8: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August 1913
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, and William Richard Galt.
Folder 9: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., September-December 1913
Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, William Richard Galt, Susie Alexina Galt, and Robert Ware Galt; Invitation to wedding of Bessie Armistead Doyle and Joseph Virginius Bidgood, Jr. on October 25.
Folder 10: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-May 1914
Letters to Willaim W. Galt from Florence J. Grant and Maria Ward Skelton; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William Richard Galt, Robert Ware Galt, Belle Boykin, and Maria Ward Skelton; Letter to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt from Robert Ware Galt; Letter to Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels from William W. Galt; Letter to Senator Thomas S. Martin from William W. Galt; Letter to Alfred P. Thom from William W. Galt; Galt’s letters to Daniels, Martin, and Thom are regarding his request for a promotion to Rear Admiral upon his retirement.
Folder 11: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., June-December 1914
Letter to William W. Galt from John R. Edwards; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Carrington G. Galt, Annie Galt, and E. B. Martin; Letter to Alfred P. Thom from William W. Galt; Letter to Robert W. Shultice from S. B. Avis; Letter to W. H. Venable from Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels; Letter to Senator Thomas S. Martin from W. H. Venable; Invitation to wedding of Alice Louise Preston and Albert Weston Grant, Jr. on October 17.
Folder 12: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., January-August 15, 1915
Letter to William W. Galt from H. B. Jordan; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W.  Galt, Mary Carrington Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, William Richard Galt, Susie Alexina Galt, Mary Meares Galt, and Ward Skelton Galt.
Folder 13: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., August 16-December 1915
Letters to William W. Galt from William Richard Galt; Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt, William Richard Galt, and Susie Alexina Galt.
Folder 14: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1916-1922
Letters to William W. Galt from William Richard Galt, Annie Galt, John M. Galt, Secretary of the Navy Edwin Wenby, T. S. Dunaway, Geo. L. Hunt, Philip Andrews, John Teicher, Jos. W. Eggleston, A. Closdon, Frank Lester, John S. Bottimore, Alfred (no last name given), Aleck (no last name given), and Frank (no last name given); Letters to Mary Blair Galt from William W. Galt and William Richard Galt; Letter to Annie Galt from C. G. Smith; Letter to Dr. Pickrell from Annie Galt; Letter to Hugh Blair from Aunt Molly and carbon copy of his answer.  Much of the correspondence in 1922 is regarding William W. Galt’s health as in that year he had his right foot amputated and suffered from pneumonia.
Folder 15: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., 1923-1933

Letters to William W. Galt from William Richard Galt, Ward Skelton Galt, Annie Galt, Zander Galt, Alfred (no last name given – husband of daughter Susie), Hugh Blair Galt, Mrs. A. G. Zimermann and Jas. B. Denny; Letter to sister Susie from William W. Galt; Letter to brother Zander from William W. Galt; Letters to William Richard Galt from William W. Galt; Letter to Mary Carrington Galt, William R. Galt and Hugh Blair Galt from William W. Galt, Letter to Bill from Zander, Letter from Billy Galt to Grandfather ; List of stockholders of Lynnhaven Beach and Park Co. and December 23, 1923 letter from J.H.D. to Dill with an attached newsclipping "Dr. J.H. Dillard to visit Africa."

March 3, 1924 letter from William W. Galt to his son includes a poem and a July 13, 1923 letter from Hugh Blair Galt to William W. Galt also includes a poem.

Most of the correspondence during these years are typed or carbons of typed letters.

Box 9
Folder 1: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc.

Invitations to marriages and other events, plus a few calling cards.

A dried plant was transferred to the Manuscript artifact collection.

Folder 3: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., Undated
Letters to Mary Galt from Hugh G. Grigsby, William Galt, Annie Galt, Mrs. Conway Robinson, M.L. Nowlin, Laure E. Read, Carrington Galt and Roger Galt.  Letters to William Galt from Roger Galt, P.A. Williams, Louise H. Carter, Mary B. Galt, Hugh Blair Grigsby and Mary Meares Galt.  Includes a note from W.R. Galt and a letter from William Galt Hubbell.
Folder 2: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., Undated
Letters to William W. Galt from Mary Blair Galt, Annie Galt, L. B. Cary, A.K. Micheler, and Virginia (illegible last name); Letters to Mary Blair Galt from Carmela Loyale, Geo. Chappell, Annie Galt, L. B. Cary, Louisa L. Read, Nannie Winston, Bradford (illegible first name), Lizzie Boykin, and Kate Gaulding.
Folder 4: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., Undated
Letters to  Hugh Blair Galt from Aunt Molly, Elsie, Emily M. Watkins, J. Morton, Mary Blair Galt, Lucy D. Thornton and Cordelia McBlair.  Letter to Mary Blair Grigsby Galt from William W. Galt while on the U.S.S. Kentucky.  Letter to William W. Galt from Mary.  Letter to Granddaddy or Grandpa from William R. Galt, Jr. and unknown.  Letter to Granddaddy and Mamie from William R. Galt, Jr. Letter to Grandma from Grandson who was in Vallejo, California.  Letters to Mother from Mary B. G. Galt and Robert.  Letters to Father from Alfred, Susie, Robert W. Galt and Will.
Folder 5: Letters, telegrams, postcards, etc., Undated

Letters to William W. Galt from nephew John M. Galt, Maria, Mary B. Grigsby and Louise H. Carter.  Letters to Mary B.G. Galt from Cousin (Cantey) E. Reed, Annie, M.L.Y., C.A. Stanely, Margaret B. Roper, Susan, Dorothy, Susie Crane, Sarah S. Read and others.  Letters to family from Robert W. Galt, Susie D. Galt, Mary Galt and Carrington Galt.

 

Includes a letter to William W. Galt from S.T. Early in which Early sends him a branch of the original Poets Laurel, and a letter from William Lamb, T.M. Whitehurst and John B. Jenkins asking William Galt to donate some land to the City of Norfolk.

A legal document from Allegheny County about an 1837 debt of Andrew Fudge.

Subseries 2: Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt
Box 10
Folder 1: Biography, undated
Two carbon typescripts of a short biography of Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt.
Folder 2: Cape Henry Lighthouse Celebration, 1939
Invitation, newspaper articles and rough drafts with a typescipt of Hugh B.G. Galt's speech on the Cape Henry Lighthouse Celebration at Cape Henry, Virginia in 1939.
Folder 3: Correspondence - Estelle Haskins, 1924 - 1943
Correspondence with Estelle Haskins, daughter of Bettie Morton.  Bettie Morton was a servant in the Galt household at "Oak Grove" in Charlotte County.  Estelle and her Mother live in a house on the former "Oak Grove" property.  Estelle often writes for help with legal problems and financial problems.  HBG Galt responds with advice, gifts of money and hand-me-down clothes and often intercedes to help with legal problems.  Estelle helps him pack up old books and papers that belonged to the Grigsby Family after some property was sold.  Some correspondence deals with the land that Bettie Morton receives as the dower of 1/3 of the property of Albert Morton. HBG Galt sends Betty Morton a deed to the house, which is given for life on January 10, 1925.  Eventually, the entire parcel was sold to the Charlotte County School Board by Homer A. Lester and wife.  The land had been conveyed to Mrs. Lester by the Galt Family.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1901, 1934, 1941 and 1943
1934 letter from Bill, Galt's nephew, 1939 article about First National Seashore Park in North Carolina, 1941 letter from Office of the Marshal of the Supreme Court saying seats will be saved for him and Mrs. Galt, 1943 letter from nephew, Ricahrd, while in the Army Air Forces Bombardier School in Texas and business card of Henry G. Barbee.
Folder 5: Diary, circa 1897
Notepad from "The Pocomoke...Guano Company" with notes on farm products, household products, morse code and prices of goods.
Folder 6: Edgehill Library, 1940
Report by Miss Elizabeth V. Gaines of Saxe, Virginia on the libraries of Charlotte County, particularly the Edgehill Library of Hugh Blair Grigsby.
Folder 7: Education, 1899-1939
Class schedules, grades, certificates, notes, invoices, assignments and reports of Hugh B.G. Galt.  Includes 1899 paper "The Romantic School in English Poetry," 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1906 University of Virginia grades, 1903, 1904 and 1906 University of Virginia pass certificates, 1906 document stating "Degree of Bachelar of Arts conferred, June 12, 1906," 1938 bill for the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, 1939 "University of Virginia Newsletter" with article on Virginia's Forest Resources by F.C. Pederson and undated lecture schedule and notes.  Includes a University of Virginia report card for November 1901.
Folder 8: Estates - Mary Blair Grigsby Galt - Audits, 1916-1935
Audits of the estate of Mary B.G. Galt by Hugh B.G. Galt, her son and William W. Galt, her husband.  Includes 3 copies of  February 9, 1935 report, "Second Report by Hugh B. G. Galt, Surviving Executor of Mary G. Galt, Deceased" and 1 copy of April 9, 1935 report, "A Report by Hugh B. G. Galt, Surviving Executor of Mary B. Galt, Deceased to the present Beneficiaries of the Same."
Folder 9: Estates - Mary Blair Grigsby Galt - Charlotte County Property, 1914-1916
Concerns Grigsby Family property, Edgehill, located in Charlotte County, Virginia which Mary B.G. Galt inherited from her brother, Carrington Grigsby.  Includes 1914 plat of the Charlotte County property, 1914 Deed of Trust note on the property, correspondence with potential purchasers of the property and correspondence and legal documents on the sale of the property to L.E. Rogers, John O. Walker and C.E. Hunter in 1916.
Folder 10: Estates - Mary Blair Grigsby Galt - Charlotte County Property, 1917-1928, 1936, 1949-1952

1916-1928 correspondence between Otis M. Locke and William W. Galt about rental of property in Charlotte County.  Mr. Locke rented a piece of property, possibly since 1907, and tried to purchase it a number of times.  The property was originally part of the Grigsby estate.

1919-1925 correspondence about selling other parcels of land that were part of the Grigsby Estate, including part of the Cardwell Tract.

Correspondence and legal documents on the 1936 sale of one part of the Charlotte County, Virginia property to F. Watts Burgess and L. P. White.  Correspondence and legal documents on the 1952 sale of the final piece of property to Boyd Hensley. Includes tax statements, county and property maps and legal documents giving to Hugh B.G. Galt by the remaining descendants of Mary B.G. Galt the right to sell the property.

Folder 11: Estates - Mary Blair Grigsby Galt - Inventory and History of Furnishings, 1934-1935
Handwritten list of some of the furnishings of Mary B. G. Galt with a history of the item.  Includes photographs of some of the paintings.
Folder 12: Estates - William W. Galt and Mary B.G. Galt - Inheritance Taxes and Returns, 1935
Tax documents and correspondence regarding inheritance tax after the death of William W. Galt.
Folder 13: Estates - William W. Galt and Mary B.G. Galt Estates - Inventories, 1934
Inventory and appraisement of the estate of William W. Galt and Mary B. Galt.  Agreement between Carrington G. Galt and his siblings where he releases all his right to the tangible personal property as a legatee of Mary B. and William W. Galt.  July 14, 1934.  A ledger with lists and appraisals of estate.
Folder 14: Estates - William W. Galt and Mary B.G. Galt - Original Documents, 1916-1944
Title is from the original folder.  Includes original documents:  1934 death certificate of William W. Galt, 1934 certification of H.G.G. Galt as executor to William W. Galt's estate, 1934 document giving H.B.G. Galt permission to make repairs to 1104 Westover Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia (home of William W. Galt), 1934 inventory of 1104 Westover Avenue, other legal documents between the beneficiaries of William W. and Mary B.G. Galt, 1916 will of William W. Galt, financial notes and ledgers and tax documents.
Folder 15: Estates - William W. Galt and Mary B.G. Galt - Taxes and Bank Statements, 1934-1948
Application of relief from taxes on property in Charlotte County, Virginia.  Cancelled checks and bank statements.  Correspondence related to tax and banking issues.
Folder 16: Estates - William W. and Mary Blair Grigsby Galt Estates, 1934-1939
Correspondence and documents of Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt as the executor of the estates of both William W. Galt and Mary B.G. Galt, his parents.  He dealt with all the aspects of the estate:  making an inventory of the contents of the house, selling items not wanted by his siblings, organizing papers, fixing up and selling the house and maintaining accounts and legal forms to document his work. The correspondence with his siblings is often in triplicate.  The names of his siblings are William R. Galt, Susan D. Zimermann and Carrington G. Galt.  Items from the home are mentioned, plus items given or on loan to institutions.
Folder 17: Estates - Hugh Carrington Grigsby, 1889, 1892, 1909
Ledger kept by Hugh B. G. Galt as administrator of the personal estate of Hugh Carrington Grigsby.  Pages 6-22 include the inventory of personal estate and page 196 includes an account of finances.  Between pages 22 and 23 are three loose items:  two pages with pencil drawn scenes set in Colorado and probably drawn by Hugh B. G. Galt and one letter dated December 27, 1892 addressed to "My precious Mother" (her mother-in-law) from Mary B. G. Galt about the sadness she feels with the death of her father-in-law.  Loose memo book in back of ledger includes a few accounts and notes from 1889. All pages in between are blank.
Folder 18: Genealogy - Correspondence, 1934-1946
Correspondence with Fitzgerald Flournoy, Henry Riely, other genealogists, family members and organizations about the Grigsby and Galt families.  Of particular note is Fitzgerald Flournoy who organized the Grigsby Papers for Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and wrote papers/reports on different family members.  One unpublished report, "The Lot of the Defeated," is included.  Correspondence with Henry Riely, a lawyer with the firm McGuire, Riely and Eggleston in Richmond, Virginia, centers on the Carrington Family.  Includes notes on the families and Norfolk Historical Society inquiries.
Folder 19: Genealogy - Alexander D. Galt and Alexander the Sculptor, 1863 and undated
Notes on Dr. Alexander Dickie Galt by William R. Galt and a handwritten paper on Alexander Galt, the sculptor, by Hugh B. Grigsby with a carbon typescript, published February 3, 1863 in the Richmond Inquirer.  A "Memoria Sacrum" poem by James Barron Hope in memory of "Alexander Galt, The Sculptor."
Folder 20: Genealogy - John Minson Galt, 1941 and undated
Handwritten and typescript of  "Memoir of John Minson Galt, Jr." by W. R. Grigsby.  Undated.   September 1941 issue of "Virginia Medical Monthly" with an article on "Dr. John Minson Galt and the Williamsburg Asylum" by P.G. Hamlin.
Folder 21: Genealogy - Hugh Blair Grigsby, Undated.
Carbon typescript of paper entitled "Mr. Grigsby:  Athlete, Orator, Author."  Author and date unknown.
Folder 22: Genealogy - General, 1870, 1896-1941

Notes, correspondence and copies of documents relating to the Grigsby and Galt Families.  Includes notes on the Whitehead Family.  Other notes on collateral families of Scervant, Ware, Marston, Finch, Mcpherson, Silvester and others.  Includes a reprint of the 1863 obituary of Capt. Reuben Grigsby from the Richmond Enquirer, an 1896 article from The Central Presbyterian on The Old Stone Church in Lewistown, Virginia with a mention of Rev. Benjamin Grigsby, the father of Hugh Blair Grigsby and a handwritten copy of the James Galt Family Bible. Some reports written by Mary Meares Galt.

Includes a note written on a paper bag, "Home - Woodside, Mrs. Dr. John M. Galt, Dr. John M. Galt, MD - C.S.A.  Children, Eva Dulaney Galt, Herbert Randolph Galt" and a Novmber 14, 1870 invoice for tuition the Misses C. & M. Skinner paid by Hon. J.B. Whitehead.

Folder 23: Genealogy Charts
Folder 24: Honors and Memberships, 1898 and 1938
April 19, 1898 Confirmation certification by the Bishop of Southern Virginia in the Ascension Church in Keysville, Virginia.  January 25, 1938 letter from the  Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution invitation to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt for membership via John Grigsby or Benjamin Porter.
Folder 25: Newspaper Clippings, 1871 and 1941
Includes a 1871 obituary of Judge William Leigh of Halifax County, Virginia.  Most clippings deal with events in the Norfolk, Virginia area, either articles or editorials.
Folder 26: Printed Material, 1932-1948 and undated
Newsletters, brochures and programs from various groups and events.  Undated material includes "General Regulations" from the College of William and Mary, map of New York City, reproduction map of "Champlain's Map of New France 1632," order from for The Geor. Jaberg Music Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, empty notepad from "R.J. Edwards, Smithfield, VA," three copies of "America," one copy of "Yankee Doodle" (3"x2") as advertisements for W. G. Williams, Smithville, Va. and an advertising card for E.E. Guys of Norfolk, Virginia.
Folder 27: Written Material, 1899, 1913 and undated
Manuscript draft of essay on "The First President of the College of William and Mary," also called "Commissary James Blair," dated 1913, typescript of paper, "Commodore John Paul Jones," undated and an 1899 poem written on the Norfolk Boat Club letterhead using both English and German.
Subseries 3: William R. Galt
Box 11
Folder 1: Calling and Business Cards
Folder 2: Certificate from Shenandoah Valley Academy, 1900
Folder 3: Galt Literacy Society Constitution and Bylaws, 1876
Booklet for The Galt Literary Society which was organized by "the young men of Wm. R. Galt's school."
Folder 4: Genealogy, 1875 and undated.
Typed transcript of a letter written to W. R. Galt by Col. John B. Cary of Richmond, Virginia about the Scervant Family, dated August 16, 1875.  Handwritten note on bottom of letter:  original of this letter is in the possession of W.R. Galt's granddaughter, Mary M. Galt.
Folder 5: Masons - Certificate, 1900
Certificate to William R. Galt from The Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mysic Shrine for North America saying that he is "A Noble of the Mystic Shrine in Accas Temple in Richmond, Virginia."  May 16, 1900.
Folder 6: Masons - Printed Material, 1903-1920

1903 form letter announcing meeting of the Orient Mark Lodge of Japan, 1903 menu of the "traditional banquet to the Members of Aloha Temple...in Honolulu, 1907 Funeral Service procedues "as prescribed by The Grand Lodge of Virginia," 1911 By-laws of the Owens Lodge in Norfolk, Virginia, "Laying of the Cornerstone of St. Andrews Episcopal Church" by Owen Lodge No. 164 in Norfolk, Virginia on June 30, 1920, February 15, 1918 Virginia Masonic Journal Newsletter, February 1917 newsletter "Atlantic Lodge News" with an article on William W. Galt, and  "The Temple News" of Norfolk, Virginia dated September 1920 (Volume 3, No. 9).

Includes newspaper clippings about the Masons, William W. Galt and Hugh B. Galt.

Folder 7: Masons - Speeches, undated
Speeches given at the 10th Annnual Convention of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (undated)  and a paper entitled "Harmony."
Folder 8: Masons - Speeches - History of Masonry, 1883
Manuscript speech on the History of Masonry.  39 pages.
Folder 9: Masons - Speeches - Obscurities in Mason[ry], undated
Manuscript address explaining "certain words and passages of our work that are not very clear in their meaning or application."   26 pages.
Folder 10: Masons - Speeches - Sublime Degree, undated.
Manuscript speech on the "source of the Sublime Degree, the foundation of Masonry."  Gives sources at the end of the paper.  61 pages.
Folder 11: News Clippings, 1922 and undated
Includes a tribute to William Richard Galt written by James H. Dillard.  Originally published in the Southern Churchman, dated September 25, 1922.
Subseries 4: William W. Galt

Personal papers of William W. Galt which include financial material, business correspondence, material as executor of family members' estates, real estate transactions, tax and insurance documents, news clippings, printed and published written material, papers from his time as Navy Paymaster and his last will and testament.

William W. Galt joined the Navy about 1877 and served in the Navy for 50 years.  He was a Navy Paymaster for most of those years.  In 1881, he married Mary Blair Grigsby, daughter of Hugh Blair Grigsby, the Chancellor of the College of William and Mary from 1871 to 1881.

Box 12
Folder 1: Calling Cards, undated
Calling cards from Galt Family members and others.
Folder 2: Children's Grades and Tuition, Undated and 1901
Grades for Robert W. Galt and Mary C. Galt during one school session.  1901 tuition invoice to Mrs. J.T. Carr for music lessons on guitar for Hugh Blair Galt.
Folder 3: Clippings, 1899, 1900 and undated
Newspaper and other clippings collected by William W. Galt.  Some topics are Norfolk,  Florida and the Navy.  Some clippings are poems.
Folder 4: Clippings - Family, 1854-1921
Newspaper and other clippings about the Galt Family.  Includes obituaries plus articles about Roger H. Galt, William W. Galt, William Richard Galt and others.
Folder 5: Correspondence - Navy Related, 1908-1922, 1932

Correspondence from the U.S. Navy and related people to William W. Galt.  Correspondence regarding H.R. Bills 18701 and 19313 about giving Officers an option of voluntary retirement.  Medical examination material for 1909 and 1910.  October 6, 1911 letter transferring his position at the Navy Pay Office to Pay Inspector Harry E. Biscoe and October 18 and 21 letters commanding him for duty as Paymaster of Yard under the command of the Commandant, Navy Yard, Norfolk.  1912 correspondence about receipt of a medal, receipts for a meal, Naval Communication Service invoices and a carbon copy of a letter to Miss Serpell from Arthur P. Ware about a War Department plat.

Some of William W. Galt's Naval correspondence is also filed in date order in Sub-series 1,  Galt Family Correspondence.

Folder 6: Daybook and Address Book, 1879
Small leather covered daybook which includes daily notations, addresses and account information.
Folder 7: Empty Envelopes, Undated
Folder 8: Estate of Mary B. Galt, 1923 and 1933
Insurance invoices.
Folder 9: Estate of Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1881-1888
Includes tombstone inscription and order for tombstone, "list of books taken from library at Edgehill Oct. 9th, 1884 by Mrs. Wm. W. Galt," receipts for payments from the estate, 1881 prenuptial contract between Mary Blair Grigsby and W. W. Galt stating that W.W. Galt will not interfere with the rents and profits of the estate of Hugh Blair Grigsby, legal documents with Mary Blair Grigsby Galt as one of the executors of her father's estate and accounts of the estate of Hugh Blair Grigsby.
Folder 10: Estate of Mary V. Grigsby, 1894-1895
Leather account book from "The Norfolk National Bank"  with about 7 pages of accounts relating to the estate of Mary B. Grigsby which include lists of items, possibly as inventories, under the headings "Mary Blair Carrington," "For Grove/For Edgehill" and "Farming Implements."  Also includes an account of the security stock of the Charlotte Banking and Insurance Company belonging to the estate of Mrs. Mary V. Grigsby.
Folder 11: Estate of Joseph B. Whitehead, 1907-1908
Invoices of interest payment to Robert R. Prentis on note due Joseph B. Whitehead's estate.
Folder 12: Finances - Bank Accounts, 1883-1920
Canceled checks, bank statements, check stub books, deposit slips and bank notes.
Folder 13: Finances - Mary B. G. Galt, 1882 and 1885

Two bank books for Mrs. Mary Blair Galt.

Leather notepad wallet moved to Mss. Artifact Collection.

Folder 14: Finances - House of Delegates Candidacy Expenses, Undated
Typed list of Galt's expenses when he was a candidate for the House of Delegates.  List addressed to the Chairman City Dem. Comm.
Folder 15: Finances - Receipts and Invoices, 1883-1895
Invoices for purchases from local businesses and businesses across the country.  Many invoices list items purchased.  Receipts from businesses.  Most of the accounts are for personal purchases, but a few of them may be related to his position as Navy Paymaster.
Folder 16: Finances - Receipts and Invoices, 1896
Invoices and receipts for purchases from local businesses and businesses across the country.  Many invoices list items purchased.  Most of the accounts are for personal purchases, but a few of them may be related to his position as Navy Paymaster.  Includes receipts for payments to the City Gas Co. of Norfolk and Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Folder 17: Finances - Receipts and Invoices, 1897-1922, undated
Invoices and receipts for local and world-wide purchases.  Many invoices list items purchased.  Most of the accounts are for personal purchases, but a few of them may be related to his position as Navy Paymaster.  Includes purchase of a guitar for $7.00 in 1900 and a General Catalogue No. 66 from Montgomery Ward & Co.
Folder 18: Finances - Stocks and Bonds, 1896-1907
Correspondence, receipts and bonds for the Tidewater Mineral and Oil Corporation and Norfolk-Princess Anne Oil Corporation.
Folder 19: Honors, 1908

William W. Galt elected an Honorary Member of St. Johns' Masonic Lodge 1908.  Carbon copy of a June 21, 1911 letter from William W. Galt, as Representative of the United Grand Lodge, to Sir Edward Letchworth, the Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge...Freemansons' Hall  in England about the honor conferred upon him.

Related Mason material, some about William W. Galt, is filed in Sub-Series 3, William R. Galt.

Folder 20: Insurance and Legal Documents, 1895-1899, 1908, 1916
1908 contract for telephone service and a 1916 Virginia State Hunter's License.  1896-1899 insurance records which include a policy, payment receipts of premiums and correspondence.
Folder 21: Marriage License, 1881
December 1, 1881 Charlotte County, Virginia marriage license between William Wilson Galt and Mary Blair Grigsby with a Minister's Return of Marriage.
Folder 22: Navy - Battle of Manila Bay Poem and Book, 1900 - 1913

William W. Galt wrote a poem entitled "The Battle of Manila Bay."  The poem was printed in various publications and eventually incorporated into a book, also called The Battle of Manila Bay.

Copies of the poem from various sources, newspaper articles about the poem and order slips for purchasing the book.  Research correspondence, request for photographs from men who participated in the battle, copyright information and letters from appreciative readers.  Some correspondence on the lectures Galt gave on the Battle of Manila Bay.

 

Note:  accounting details from the sale of the book are located with various financial documents as noted on the inventory.

Folder 23: Navy - Diary, 1882
Leatherbound diary kept by William W. Galt while stationed at Punta de los Cerritos from April 19-31, 1882.
Folder 24: Navy - Navy Relief Society, 1904
Two certificates of membership for The Navy Relief Society; one for Paymaster W. W. Galt and one for Mrs. W.W. Galt.
Folder 25: Navy - Newspaper Clippings, 1899-1930
Newspaper clippings about the Navy, Navy personnel and William W. Galt.
Folder 26: Navy - Pay, Leave Requests, Bonds and Insurance, 1896-1922
Membership material for the Navy Mutual Aid Association, Allotment Check transmissions and Statement of Account for his pay.  Leave requests from 1903-1906.  1922 letter exchange with the Judge Advocate General about bonds.
Folder 27: Navy - Paymaster - Audit of U.S. Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1894, 1913 and 1914
Report 574"C" reconciling statement in the ofc of Wm W. Galt, Paymaster, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va. for 1st Qr. 1896 and Auditor memos from 1913 and 1914.
Folder 28: Navy - Paymaster - "Office Troubles - Clarence N. Howell", 1902-1907

Clarence N. Howell is an Assistant Chief Clerk in the Paymaster's Office.  In 1907, he accuses the Paymaster's Office of misconduct and mismanagement.  William W. Galt is investigated and even the newspapers carry articles about the situation. (See news clipping files).

Correspondence includes many letters written to William W. Galt from creditors of Clarence N. Howell from 1902 to 1907. Includes the official report written by William W. Galt  where he answers each accusation.  Correspondence to and from William W. Galt about the accusations.

Folder title used by William W. Galt.

Folder 29: Navy - Paymaster - Officer's Receipt Book, 1891
Receipt slips for navy personnel which include the names of the men.
Folder 30: Navy - Paymaster - Pay List, 1871
Chart listing names of men, how many days worked, pay per day and total pay.
Folder 31: Navy - Paymaster - U.S.S. Flagship Kentucky and Battle of Manila Bay Sales, 1900-1907
Ledger which is a cash book for the U.S.S. Kentucky (1903-unknown), but also records 1906-1907 sales of "The Battle of Manila Bay" on pages 54-63, 89-90.  Near the end of the book are entries for the U.S.S. Vicksburg from 1902-1903.  Loose papers include sheets listing men and their positions on The Boston, The Raleigh, The Baltimore and other ships.  Includes a few Paymaster receipts.  Printed list of arrival and departure dates and name of ports for the "Cruise of U.S. S. Kentucky (1900-1904), 1903 issue of "The Open Door: Thanksgiving Number" which includes names of all crew members and the February 20, 1904 issue of "The Open Door."  Correspondence about physical exam before receiving a promotion and other material included.
Folder 32: Navy - Paymaster - U.S.S. Raleigh, 1898-1901
Correspondence, supply orders, memos and other supply related material while stationed in Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Smyrna.  Includes a barber bill for 1899 with names of the men, their Pay Number and rating, a 1898 list from the Treasury Department of the "Values of Foreign Coins," a handmade card signed by members of the crew entitled "You May Fire When You are Ready, Gridley, May 1, 1898 to May 1st, 1901" and a March 26, 1898 letter relieving Galt of duty on the U.S.S. Raleigh.
Folder 33: Navy - Personal, 1890-1902
Photo print of "Genl Dewey."  Receipts from the Gran Hotel in Guatemala, the Kilaneau Volcano House in Hawaii, the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, and the Fujiya Hotel in Miyanoshita.  Pamphlet for the P.M.S.S. Peru with a list of passengers (1902) and receipt for clothing from "Ah Sing and Co." in Shanghai.
Folder 34: Navy - Printed Material, 1890-1898
Copy of the "General Service Code" with homographic signals, typed extract from the May 27, 1898 The China Daily Press, January 19, 1907 partial issue of Army and Navy Register, list of "District Joint Communications Visited", 1890 pass for W.W. Galt for San Jose De Gu Temala, Centrall America, 1871 map of Santo Domingo, prospectus pamphlet for the Ostrander Repeating Gun Company and a pamphlet for the Ostrander Gun.
Folder 35: Navy - Promotions, 1898 - 1914 and undated

A July 9, 1898 order to report to the U.S.S. Delmonico, a note giving the time of the "Sword presentations & c to officers of the Navy," an 1902 appointment and commission as Pay Inspector in the Navy, with "the rank of Commander," an 1903 appointment order to be on a "Navy Examining Board" and a Congressional Bill  (S. 5693) from the 63rd Congress, 2d Session  "To provide for the promotion of Pay Director William W. Galt...to the rank of Rear Admiral in the Pay Corps of the Navy upon his retirement from the service" (1914).

Correspondence in regard to promotions, including letters of recommendations.

Folder 36: Navy - Society of Manila Bay, 1909, 1920, 1926 and undated
Resolutions adopted at the last meeting on May 1, 1909.  Two copies of the "Constitution and List of Members of the Society of Manila Bay" and a 1920 brochure for the Twenty-Second Annual Banquet at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. with signatures on the inside front cover.  Tissue paper carbon of a 1926 letter addressed to Captain Dudley N. Carpenter about the May meeting of the Manila Bay Society.
Folder 37: Navy - U.S. Naval Academy, circa 1886
Proposed amendment to House Bill No. 6616, "That after completing the prescribed course of four years' instruction at the Naval Academy ... there shall be retained each year for service in the Navy and Marine Corps...only so many as shall equal the number of vacancies..."
Folder 38: Notes and Drawings, Undated
Notes about spheres, torture, spanish sentence structure and a medicinal formula.  Shopping list, a mostly blank small notebook, list of automobile travel expenditures with names of Virginia towns and the odometer reading, code labeled "Grimm's Law," drawing of a possible boat, drawing of the floor plan of a house and a doodle drawing.
Folder 39: Poetry and Prose, 1923 and undated
Poems and prose with titles such as "Our Idyll," "A Prayer" and "To One Who Knows" (1923).  Most are handwritten.  1923 typed Christmas poem addressed to Mary Meares from Uncle Bill.
Folder 40: Printed Material, 1894-1904, but mostly undated.
Brochures, pamphlets, sales advertising, "how to play whist" pamphlet, postcards, printed poems, recipes, programs, safe driver's manual, A Summary History of the Palazzo Dandolo now Royal Hotel Danieli in Venice (1896), postcards of Venice, tourist photographs of Venice, a 1894 Missionary Calendar of Prayer and a 1904 pamphlet Concerning Old Norfolk about Norfolk, Virginia.
Folder 41: Real Estate, 1873-1914
Deeds and other legal documents for property in Norfolk, Virginia, Colorado and Florida.
Folder 42: Scrapbook and Partial Account Book, 1885-1890
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings with notes and poems, some by William W. Galt,  pasted into an account book.  Beginning on page 100, accounts for the estate of Hugh Blair Grigsby and Mary V. Grigsby from 1885-1886.  Includes loose papers of handwritten poetry, an 1887 map of Alaska, an 1890 broadside for San Salvador and Guatemala, a printed poem "A Ballad of Manila Bay" by Timothy Wilfred Oakley and other printed material.
Folder 43: Taxes, 1895-1932
Tax bills and receipts for personal and property taxes.
Folder 44: Will, 1927
Typed carbon copy of the Last Will and Testament of William W. Galt dated August 11, 1927.
Box 18: Navy Certificates and Membership, 1878-1914
Certificate , dated January 25, 1878,  appointing William W. Galt as Assistant Paymaster of the Navy, signed by Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States and R.W. Thompson, Secretary of the Navy.  Certificate, dated October 15, 1881, appointing William W. Galt as Passed Assistant Paymaster with the relative rank of Master, signed by Chester A. Arthur, President of the United States, and  William H. Hunt, Secretary of the Navy.  Certificate, dated September 26, 1893, appointing William W. Galt as Paymaster in the Navy with the relative rank of Leiutenant, signed by Grover Cleveland, President of the United States, and H. A. Herbert, Secretary of the Navy.  Certificate, dated March 3, 1899, appointing William W. Galt as Paymaster in the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States and John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy. Certificate, dated February 19, 1901, assigning William W. Galt as One number in the Rank of List of Paymasters in the Navy for Extraordinary Heroism, signed by William McKinley, President of the United States and John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy.  Certificate, dated April 10, 1902, appointing William W. Galt as Pay Inspector of the Navy with the rank of Commander, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States and William H. Moody, Secretary of the Navy.  Certificate, dated December 2, 1903, appointing William W. Galt as Pay Director in the Navy, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States and William H. Wood, Secretary of the Navy.  Certificate of Membership in the Society of Manila Bay for William Wilson Galt, U.S.S. Raleigh, signed by George Dewey, Commodore U.S. Navy, President.  Undated.    Picture and roster of the members of the Society of Manila Bay who attended the banquet at Admiral Dewey's resident in Washington, D.C. on May 1, 1914.  Photograph is very fragile and rolled.  All certificates are loosely rolled.
Subseries 5: Other Galt Family Members
Includes individual items for Susie Galt, Carrington G. Galt, Herbert Randolph Galt, Mary Carrington Galt and Robert W. Galt, plus newspaper clippings about various family members and homes.
Box 11
Folder 12: Carrington G. Galt, undated
Poem written as a child and a blank order form.
Folder 13: Herbert Randolph Galt, undated
"At Home" card.
Folder 14: Mary Carrington Galt, undated
Handwriting practice on an envelope and a list of flowers and their meanings.
Folder 15: Robert W. Galt, 1896 and 1906

Grades from the College of William and Mary and State Male Normal College of Virginia for 1906 and Certificate of Distinction from the College of William and Mary in 1906.

1896 appointmenatas Chief Engineer of the U.S. Navy, a handwritten copy of his 1894 appointment.

Folder 16: Susan Galt (Zimermann), undated
Handwritten practice sentences in French and a Christmas card.
Folder 17: William R. Galt (son of William W. Galt), 1924
Newspaper article on the resignation of William R. Galt as City Manager of Clearwater, Florida.
Folder 18: Richard G. Zimermann, 1933-34
Report card for Richard Zimmermann [Zimermann] from the Public Schools of the City of Newport, Rhode Island, Grade 8, 1933-1934.
Folder 19: Newspaper Clippings, 1941-1967
Newspaper clippings about the activities of Galt Family members, obituaries of Galt Family members and articles about various Galt Family homes.
Subseries 6: Mary (Mamie) L. Garland
Correspondence, mostly regarding genealogy of the Galt Family, plus her files on the Galt Family genealogy.
Box 13
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1887-1922
Correspondence to Mamie Garland and her father, Maurice Garland about the Galt Family with some general letters and invitations from members of the Galt Family.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1931-1971
Correspondence to Mary "Mamie" Garland about the Galt Family with some personal correspondence with friends and family and business correspondence in relation to her jobs at the Valentine Museum and the Richmond Public Library.
Folder 3: Genealogy, 1938-1963 and undated
Charts, notes, news clippings and correspondence about Galt Family genealogy.
Folder 4: Envelopes, Cards and Notepaper, 1918-1963 and undated
Empty envelopes, blank greeting cards and blank notepaper.
Subseries 7: Galt Family - Moldy Material

Some items were moldy when accessioned.  They have been boxed separately and shelved in a different location until a decision is made about possible cleaning or deposition.

 

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Box 23
Folder 1: Galt Family Correspondence, 1904, 1909 and undated
Letters to Mary Blair Grigsby Galt from her husband, William W. Galt.  3 letters.
Folder 2: Mary Blair Grigsby Galt Notebook, Undated
Small notebook with two pages of accounts.
Folder 3: William R. Galt Mason Material
Speeches, reports and poem about the Masons.
Series 2: Grigsby Family
Subseries 1: Benjamin Grigsby, 1808-1810
Box 14
Folder 1
1809 property tax bill and 1808 letter from Lewis Stuart of Greenbrier.
Subseries 2: Hugh Blair Grigsby

These papers mainly deal with Hugh Blair Grigsby's business and family in Charlotte County, Virginia.  Includes some early family papers, deeds and correspondence.

The papers were accessioned as a group of loose papers and a group of file folders in a wooden box.  In organizing these papers, this original grouping has been kept.  The loose papers are arranged alphabetically by subject, then the papers in the wooden box are also arranged alphabetically by subject.  There is an overlap.

Box 14
Folder 2: Business Cards., Undated
15 business or calling cards with Hugh Blair Grigsby's signature.
Folder 3: Annie Christian Letter, 1780

Letter from Annie Christian to Mrs. [Anne] Fleming about Indian attacks and related troubles, plus her desire to be in Botetourt County, dated April 1, 1780.

Hugh Blair Grigsby collected her letters.  Most of the letters are housed in the Hugh Blair Grigsby Papers at the Virginia Historical Society.

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1840-42, 1855, undated

1842 letter has a note "The only piece of the handwriting of my mother that I possess."  1840 letter deals with results of the presidential election, 1841 letter to his wife about his visit to Norfolk, undated response to a complaint by Joseph Caldwell and a 1855 letter regarding his purchase of "Pocohantas."

Includes an undated letter from Mary Blair Grigsby Galt to her Mother and an undated letter to Mrs. Grigsby at Edgehill from Cousin P. E. R.

Folder 5: Estate, 1881-1882
1881 receipt from John E. Holt.  Agreement of Partition between H. Carrington Grigsby and William W. Galt and Mary Blair his wife, dated January 24, 1882.  February 8, 1882 agreement between Mrs. M.V. Grigsby, administratrix of the estate of H. B. Grigsby, from Thos. Word.
Folder 6: Finances, 1828-1882 and undated
Receipts, invoices, accounts and business correspondence relating to items purchased for home, business and farm.  Includes an 1828-1831 account sheet for money received and money expended, requests for loans from neighbors, bond material and a small book, "Account of John E. Holt" from 1869-1879.  Two accounts were grouped separately when accessioned and have been grouped separately in the back of this folder:  Accounts with W. H. Smith from 1875-1882 and Accounts with John E. Holt and J. W. Eggleston from 1869-1881.
Folder 7: Finances - Account Books, 1871-1896
Account book for family and farm expenses and payments from 1887-1896.  Does not include an index, but names of people and merchants are noted on each page. One small "daily" notebook with financial information, undated.  Bank book from "Exchange National Bank in Norfolk" with entries from 1871-1880.
Folder 8: "Genealogic Notes", "circa 1809"
Notes on the early history of Virginia and a tribute written "to the memory of my father the Rev. Benjamin Porter Grigsby" by H.B. Grigsby.
Folder 9: Mary Venable Grigsby Papers, 1829, 1882 and undated.
Small group of papers belonging to Mary Venable Grigsby, the wife of Hugh Blair Grigsby.  Circa 1829 letter from a friend in Richmond, Virginia, a calling card, an 1882 application for life insurance, two undated letters from her son, Hugh Carrington Grigsby (one while at Hampden-Sydney College) and an undated letter from her sister.
Folder 10: Real Estate - Charlotte County, Virginia, 1736-1890
Plats, deeds and related material for land in Charlotte County.  Includes a 1736 survey by William Westbrook with notes on "Booker Survey," 1793 survey for Thomas Read, Edward Fitzgerald deed to Hugh B. Grigsby, 1870 survey of the "Low Grounds of Edgehill" by Thos. F. Petters, correspondence on land bought from the Cardwell Family (1870's and 80's) and more.
Folder 11: Real Estate - Norfolk, Virginia, 1839 - 1858
1839 deed from George Garraway to Edward Fitzgerald for land on East Street, 1855 deed from Rosina Karcher to Simon S. Stubbs for property on Main Street and an 1858 deed from Hugh B. Grigsby to Charles B. Duffield for property on East Street.
Folder 12: Taxes, 1879
List of items taxed for 1879 and Grigsby's copy of the letter sent when paying bill.
Folder 13: William and Mary Bond and "In Memoriam", 1859, 1881 and  1888

Handwritten copy of an indenture, April 2, 1859, in the "City of Williamsburg between Hugh Blair Grigsby...in his own behalf and in behalf of his infant son, Hugh Carrington Grigsby, of his infant nephews, Hugh Grigsby Whitehead, Henry Colgate Whitehead, John Boswell Whitehead, Jr., Holbrook Whitehead and Park Lewis Poindexter, and of his nieces Cornelia Grigsby, Irwin, Jr, Billie Poindexter and Mary Irwin...and the President and Masters or professors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia...a certificate of debt...of One Thousand dollars beraring six per cent interest per annum payable half yearly to have and to hold.... Copy of signatures of Hugh Blair Grigsby and Benj. S. Ewell.

Paragraph in the indenture explains why he is listing his son, nieces and nephews on the document.

Document from Benj. S. Ewell that states "whereas the late Hugh Blair Grigsby...endow in said college, 'The Chancellor Scholoarship" with his bond, dated January 18, 1888.

1881 Resolution from the Convocation of the Board of Visitors and Governors of the College of William and Mary in memory of the death of Hugh Blair Grigsby, LL. D.

Folder 14: Written Material, 1877, 1881 and undated
Handwritten poems, a hymn, a shopping list, published tributes to Hugh Blair Grigsby at his death, printed sheets of the poem Hymn written by Hugh B. Grigsby in 1877 and two copies of pamphlet Lines, to my Daughter on her Fourteenth Birthday, privately printed in Norfolk.  May 20, 1881 Richmond Dispatch clipping with a poem, "Lines:  Suggested by the Death of Hon. Hugh Blair Grigsby, April 28, 1881," "Hymn written on the morning of the 22d of November 1877, when I entered my seventy-second year" by Hugh Blair Grigsby and "A Sonnet on Spring" from Farmville.
Folder 15: Papers in Wooden Box - Clement Carrington Papers, 1805-1814
Deeds, surveys and plats of land in Charlotte County.  Names on documents include Joel Watkins, Brooks Becker, Thomas H. Spencer and William L. Morton.
Folder 16: Papers in Wooden Box - Confederate Bonds, 1861 and 1864
Nine 1861 confederate certificates at 8 per cent and four 1864 confederate bonds at 4 per cent.
Folder 17: Papers in Wooden Box - Genealogy, 1878
Handwritten  letter written by Hugh Blair Grigsby to Mr. Grinnan of Orange County, Virginia about the Porter Family genealogy and Grigsby Family genealogy.  Stamped envelope included.
Folder 19: Papers in Wooden Box - Finances - Slave Purchases, 1850-1853, 1864
Receipts for purchase and sale of slaves by the Whitehead and Grigsby families in Charlotte County and Norfolk, Virginia.  Slave names included:  Louisa, Richard, Emanual, Elexena and her three children Jenny, Fanny and "blank", Virginia and Richard and Rachal and child Diana.
Folder 20: Papers in Wooden Box - Honors and Memberships, 1856 and 1861
1856 document electing Hugh Blair Grigsby as a member of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an 1861 letter inviting him to a meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Folder 21: Papers in Wooden Box - Legal Papers, 1867
Agreement on rental or use of farm property.
Folder 22: Papers in Wooden Box - Poetry, 1867, Undated
Handwritten and printed poetry.  One poem, entitled Life's Latest Pleasures was written when Grigsby was 85 years old.  Includes 1867 poem, "Lines to Hugh Blair Grigsby, L.L.D, President of the Virginia Historical Society" by Emma Early.
Folder 23: Papers in Wooden Box - Real Estate, 1779-1802, undated
Includes January 14, 1779 plat and description of land which was part of the estate of Thomas Watkins and part of the tract of land owned by Beverly Randolph in Charlotte County, 1805 deed from Joel Watkins to Clement Carrington, 1862 letter from John McPhail sending "old deeds pertaining to the Edgehill Estate," 1878 survey for "T.N. Jones and Catlet" to sell the lands of W. Cardwell in Charlotte County, 1879 deed where Robert Catlet sells the Cardwell land to Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1887 deed between Mary V. Grigsby and H. Carrington Grigsby transferring Edgehill tract to H. Carrington Grigsby, 1905 sketch of the "lines between the farms of Carrington Grigsby and J. Flood Morton as agreed upon by them and established by J. D. Morton," and an undated survey description of land on the Little Roanoke River."
Folder 24: Papers in Wooden Box - Real Estate - Pugh vs Cardwell, 1879-1882
Papers concerning the lawsuit between Pugh and Cardwell which centered on land that Grigsby wanted to purchase.  Includes deeds, financial information and property related documents.  The land belonged William Cardwell and Thomas Cardwell.
Folder 25: Papers in Wooden Box - Real Estate - Read and Grigsby, 1880
Papers concerning the purchase of the William W. Read property which adjoined Edgehill.  Includes deed of sale, correspondence and notes.  Appears that Read refused to sell the property after he had agreed in writing to the sale.
Folder 26: Papers in Wooden Box - Taxes, Undated
List of personal property which included 42 slaves above 16, 9 slaves 12 and under 16, 21 horses, 1 piano, 1 gold watch, 1 carriage, stock shares and $125 in value of silver plate.
Folder 27: Papers in Wooden Box - Margaret Venable Correspondence, 1872 and 1875
1872 letter written by H.C. Grigsby to Miss Margaret Venable about boarding at her house when he visits Hampden-Sidney and 1875 letter from H. Carrington Grigsby to "Cousin Mag" sending his regards.
Folder 18: Papers in Wooden Box - Financial, 1855-1872
Receipts, accounts, agreements, invoices and correspondence for bank business, personal loans, bonds and purchases.
Subseries 3: Hugh Carrington Grigsby

Papers of Hugh Carrington Grigsby, which also includes some material for his sister, Mary Blair Grigsby before and after her marriage to William W. Galt.

 

Hugh Carrington Grigsby resided at Edgehill in Charlotte County, Virginia.  His papers concern family matters, such as the estate of Hugh Blair Grigsby (his Father), business affairs of the family and relationships with his sister Mary Blair Grigsby (William W.) Galt and other relatives who lived in Charlotte County and elsewhere.  Even though he invited many ladies to local events, often with the collusion of friends, he never married.  He was engaged to Mary H. Holt in 1897 but she evidently broke the engagement because she loved someone else.   Many letters deal with the local community in regards to farming, money, local politics, clubs and more.  After his Father's death, Hugh Carrington Grigsby slowly becomes more involved in the local community.  Letters from his Mother express concern about his welfare, opinions on family matters, reports of her daily routines and advice.

Box 15
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1876-1880
Correspondents include Mary B. Grigsby (sister), Paulus A. Irving (friend) and Hugh Blair Grigsby (father).  Mary B. Grigsby asks for advice on how to dress and how to behave when she visits him, probably at Hampton-Sydney College (1876).
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1881

Includes family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include  Hugh Blair Grigsby (father),  Mary B. Grigsby (sister) and other family members and friends.

W. Irving Taylor writes about a portrait of Hugh Blair Grigsby.  John Whitehead, Carrington's Uncle,  sends a letter from Mr. Brock who asks for the original minutes of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of William and Mary which should be with his Father's papers.  Family letters often concern Hugh Blair Grigsby's death and estate. Other letters offer condolences on the death of Hugh Blair Grigsby. Lucie Knight and Alice Marrow write concerning invitations from Carrington Grigsby.

Folder 3: Correspondence, January - June 1882

Includes family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include W. G. Morton (asks to buy a Revolutionary War flint lock gun),  Nina Bouldin (soliciting donations for a library at the Mt. Pisgah Academy), William W. Galt (brother-in-law), J. B. Whitehead,  Rev. J. J. Kirkpatrick and others.

Includes draft of a letter from H.C. Grigsby to R.C. Reid where he states that Reid was out of line to publically correct him,  letter from B. Johnson Barbour who wants an interview about Hugh Blair Grigsby, letters from W.P. Dye and others about farming and livestock practices, letters from neighbors and friends extending invitations, letter from Ro. Armistead of Richmond, Virginia about purchases made by Mary Galt, and a letter from A.E.T. Bradford about a "J. W. Madison" desk given to Hugh Blair Grigsby which was to be returned to him after Hugh Blair Grigsby's death.

Folder 4: Correspondence, July - December 1882

Includes family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include:  Miss Alice Murrow (accepting an invitation), Louise Carrington, A.B. McCorkle (great grandson of John Grigsby), J. B. Whitehead (relative), Mary V. Grigsby (Mother), Mary G. Galt (sister), B.A. White (cousin), J. W. Morton (neighbor) and Louise Carrington (cousin).

Includes letters from Mary G. Galt to her Mother, a letter from Cousin Thomas B. Venable to Mrs. Mary Grigsby about a portrait of Hugh Blair Grigsby, family letters concerning his Father's estate, invitations from F. H. Bouldin and other neighbors, replies from invitations to young ladies, letter about membership in Aspin Grove Range and letters concerning the price of corn and other farm items.  Mrs. Mary V. Grigsby, Carrington's Mother, is living with different relatives after the death of her husband.

Folder 5: Correspondence, January - July 1883

Includes family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include:  William W. Galt (brother-in-law), John B. Whitehead (cousin), Mary G. Galt (sister), Lucy A. Priddy (loan request), J.C. Carrington (cousin), J. W. Morton (friend and old neighbor),  Miss M. G. Nowlins, L. H. Hayes (horses), Miss S.A. Boswell (invitation to church), Mrs. McKelway (invitation), Jennie Watkins ("driving" invitation), Nellie Watkins (cousin), Alice Marrow (visit) and Louise Carrington (cousin).

 

Includes a letter from W. H. Grigsby in Washington, D.C. about reviewing an enclosed crayon portrait of Hugh Blair Grigsby, letter from Lyon G. Tyler asking for any correspondence between Hugh Blair Grigsby and President Tyler for his research on President Tyler, letters from neighbors about escaped sheep and a loan, letters from young ladies and a letter from J.E. Holt, a local farmer, to Mrs. Grigsby about his family and farming.

Folder 6: Correspondence, August - December 1883

Includes family, friend and business correspondence, invitations and wedding announcements.

Correspondents include:  Mary G. Galt, William W. Galt, Mrs. Grigsby, Charles Deane of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Louise Carrington, Emmett M. Dickson and other friends and relatives.

Includes letters of introduction by friends for Carrington Grigsby to use during a visit to Kentucky, letter from Mrs. Louise Leigh (cousin) with a note on the back by Carrington about his friendship with her and how he'll miss talking with her now that she is married, a poem by Miss Bigalow, a letter from W. H. Grigsby about a crayon likeness of Hugh Blair Grigsby, an analysis of "Vivorilla Guano"  and a copy of his letter to Mrs. Reuben (Virginia) Grigsby Chandler.

Mary V. Grigsby's letters relate her daily routines and visits plus she gives advice to Carrington.

Folder 7: Correspondence, January - February 1884

Includes family, friend and business correspondence, invitations and wedding announcements.

Correspondents include:  Mary G. Galt, William W. Galt, Mrs. Grigsby, Mary Bolling, Charles Deane, Marie Shepperdson, John Whitehead, C.T. Hanson, P. R. Carrington  (Carrington genealogy), Henrietta McCormick of Chicago (cousin), T. R. Rogers,  S. W. Morton, Marianne E. Skelton and Patt[ie] Finch.

Includes a handwritten program for a local "musical soiree" at Mrs. Kate McKelway's home, letter from Frank G. Ruffin who wants copy of Hugh Blair Grigsby's address to the Virginia Convention about the Federal constitution, notes from neighbors about oats and nails, letter from Boylan Green about a new debating society and letters from extended family members about genealogy.

Folder 8: Correspondence, March - December 1884

Includes family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include:  Mary G. Galt, William W. Galt , Mrs. Mary V. Grigsby, M. L. Nowlin,  G. T. Hersfelt, Mary E. Bollings, John Whitehead (cousin), Miss Bigelow and W. M. Cary.

Includes 1884 invitation to Hampton Sidney College's graduation, letter from C.V. Marshall (Sheriff) appointing Carrington as one of the commissioners to view proposed new road, invitation to 1884 leap year party, letter from B. Johnston Barbour about one of Hugh Blair Grigsby's addresses and letter electing Grigsby as delegate to represent the Walton Magistrate District at the Democratic convention in Roanoke.  Mrs. Mary V. Grigsby continues to give advice and talk of her daily routine and health.  William W. Galt mentions that he may be sent to Europe.

Folder 9: Correspondence, January - July 1885

Includes family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include:  Mary G. Galt, William W. Galt , Mrs. Grigsby, Miss Willie Garland and other family members, friends and business acquaintances.

Includes invitations to local functions and homes, thank you notes for books, notes from female friends (Peachy Gilmer, Miss Jeffress and others), teeth and dentist problems (Dr. Thackston), genealogy (Lillian Lee) and letter from Mrs. G. P. Rice telling him bluntly that she will not congratulate him on his appointment to the Russian Delegation.  Mrs. Mary V. Grigsby has more serious health problems.

Folder 10: Correspondence, August - December and undated, 1885

Includes family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include: J. D. Shepperson, Annie Read (cousin), Victor Murguiondo, William W. Galt, W. W. Glasgow, Charles Deane, Mary B. Grisby Galt, Mary V. Grigsby and others.

Includes invitations to the "jois de Vie", copy of letter from Carrington to his Mother while he was visitin White Sulphur Springs, responses from lady friends, letters of introductions, letters concerning ladies (one letter from H.H. Booker telling Carrington that a certain young lady was "at church" today and others), letters about genealogy, letters from neighbors about farming matters, letter fom J. D. Shepperson about helping with a negro club, and letter from W.W. Glasgow about the changes in Virginia and "the race of true Virginians."

William W. Galt writes about his family's move into a new home and business/land dealings that concern the Grigsby Family. John Whitehead writes about Hugh Blair Grigsby's estate.  Mary B.Grisby Galt tells of her growing family and activities.  Mrs. Galt is staying with friends.

Folder 11: Correspondence, 1886

Family, friend and business correspondence.

Correspondents include:  Mrs. L. Carrington, William W. Galt, Mrs. Grigsby, John Whitehead and others.

Mrs. L. Carrington asks for a loan in a flowery letter.  William W. Galt relates financial information and family affairs . Letter from a Mrs. Crampton (?) who wants her son to receive some education and asks Carrington to ask Mr. Galt about Navy prospects with reply from William Galt about the Navy and about a lady "prospect" for Carrington.  Mrs. Grigsby's eyes are not doing well.  She appears to be living with the Galt Family.  Miss Maria Davison about genealogy of the Ross Family. W. S. Morton complains about two loose colts.

Folder 12: Correspondence, January - June 1887

Family, friend and business correspondence.

 

Mr. P. B. Price wants to publish a Hampton Sydney address by Hugh Blair Grigsby.  Farming related correspondence about prices, orders and more.  William W. Galt about selling property (Main Street House), family affairs and Mrs. Grigsby.  Letters and replies to invitations from ladies, plus a letter from P. Morison who writes, "I should prefer not going out with you...I go with are usually college boys and the younger Seminary students in whom I feel some special interest..."   Kate Bigelow writes about her teaching job and "if I see or know of any one whom I think will suit you, I will certainly remember you."  W. T. Ewell writes from The College of William and Mary about the bond deeded to William and Mary by Hugh Blair Grigsby and the portrait of Hugh Blair Grigsby.  Invitations from neighbors.  Lottie Carrington sells seven of a dozen General Washington autograph letters for $25 each and is trying to locate some of the other letters that belong to her.

Folder 13: Correspondence, July - December 1887

Family, friend and business correspondence.

Cousin Bettie Johnson sends a journal article, Lizzie J. Hunt requests a buggy ride to the court house, William W. Galt writes about Grigsby business and Main Street House, J. W. Hooper  and others want to see Hugh Blair Grigsby's papers from Hampden  Sidney, business letters about farming and banking, Miss Lulie Watkins prays that he meant it when he said he wanted to accept Jesus and explains the plan of Salvation, Nancy Stuart requests his picture for a young lady, Mrs. Grigsby writes of her personal and family affairs and lectures him on other matters, relatives and friends appear to be concerned that he's not married yet, W.W. Read warns about a tenant and  J. D. Griselin requests Hugh Blair Grigsby's letters for Miss Sallie Tazewell's who is republishing a series of her father's letters.

Folder 14: Correspondence, 1888

Family, friend and business correspondence.

Cousin Bettie Gaines has organized a female reading club and is still teaching,  Major Gaines reports that Col. Whitehead has nominated him (Gaines) to the State Board of Agriculture, Mrs. Viola Minor asks for beef steak, "I wanted to ask you this but could not summon up courage," and neighbors and relatives write of family and local news, the illness of his Mother, and send replies or requests to invitations for visits or functions. Telegram from his Mother about the birth of Robert Ware Galt, son of Mary Blair Grigsby and William W. Galt.  Appears that Mrs. Grigsby is staying at Edgehill during the later part of the year where friends and neighbors care for her.  Letters from "cousins" suggest that he is leading a boring and dull life and sympathize that he cannot find a companion, though there are many notes about "dates" with ladies.

Cousin Berta Lackey writes in February of a horse and carriage accident that injured her, about not knowing what love is and implies there might be something going on between the two of them but in March she writes  "I will ever regard you with the cousinly interest that first led me to address a letter to you." She later writes more letters, mentioning going to Richmond to get a fragment of bone removed due to her carriage accident.  Her writing style is Victorian and her subject matter introspective and analytical.  She is a teacher and lives near Lexington, Virginia.  By the end of the year, after meeting Carrington and his family in both Lexington and Richmond, the "relationship" seems to be completely platonic.

A Mrs. Minor and her daughter, Viola,  write to Mrs. Grigsby about an incident at Edgehill where the daughter was either renting rooms or staying as a housekeeper.  Evidently Carrington Grigsby became enraged by an incident, suggesting Viola did something dishonest, but Mrs. Minor has found that no one else is surprised by his behavior, and her children are raised to be honest people.

Folder 15: Correspondence, 1889
There are only five letters for 1889.  William W. Galt writes about financial issues and Annie Read writes to Mrs. Grigsby about the death of her father.  Includes a bond from Mary V. Grigsby to Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1890
There are only five letters for 1890.  Three letters are addressed to Mrs. Mary V. Grigsby from friends and relatives.  The other letters to Carrington concern selling stock.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1891
Seven letters, mostly dealing with stock and other financial matters.  Lizzie Nash offers condolences on the death of a family member, but is unclear who died.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1892
Four letters.  Includes a request for apples by Cousin Annie Read, the selling of Carrington's tobacco by Moss, Eanes and Gills and matters about Hugh Blair Grigsby's estate from John Whitehead.
Folder 19: Correspondence, 1893
Five items.  Includes letters from neighbors, William W. Galt and a bond between Carrington Grigsby, Dr. McPhail and H. L. Smith.
Folder 20: Correspondence, 1894

Letters about farming, requests for Hugh Blair Grigsby's writings and personal and family finances.

Includes a list books with the number of volumes in each set, a letter from Dr. A. S. Priddy requesting Carrington's recommendation to Walter H. Taylor for the open position at Eastern Virginia Hospital and letters from a woman friend who is upset that Carrington will not reply to her letters.  Members of the Read family, cousins to Carrington, write about different local and personal matters.

Folder 21: Correspondence, January - August 1895

Correspondence with businesses, family and friends.

Includes financial matters such as bonds, stock quotes and family concerns, business matters such as price of crops and farming items and a request for farming items for the "Cotton States and International Exposition,"

 

Ms. Blair of Walnut Grove, a regular correspondent in other years, continues to write of local events. William W. Galt continues as executor of the estates of both Hugh Blair and Mary Venable Grigsby and Uncle John Carrington appears to manage other aspects of Carrington's finances.  S. D. Morton writes about the low salaries of local teachers and requests Carrington's opinion and Richard Gaine's asks him to attend a meeting to discuss county affairs.  The William W. Galt family moved into a new house in Norfolk which he calls #1 Grigsby Place.  Miss Nellie Daniel continues to write and issue invitations for visits.  He receives requests for copies of his Father's addresses, and even requests for books from the library.

Folder 22: Correspondence, September - December 1895

Includes financial matters such as bonds, stock quotes and family concerns and business matters such as price of crops and farming items.

Mary B. Galt writes about her visit with the Galt Family plus asks Carrington to check on Miss Ada at The Grove, Will Galt (nephew) writes his first letter to "Uncle Carrington," Cousin Emma Early writes about her family in Texas,  Nannie Daniel continues writing about books, local events and invites Carrington to visit - always with the caveat that he better come and stay longer and P. G. Miller, clerk of Court in Goochland County, requests Grigsby genealogical information.  The Shepperson and Read families continue to write and extend invitations.  Mr. Shepperson writes that he found Carrington's colt dead in the stable.

 

R. C. Winthrop, Jr. writes that his father's estate includes 114 letters from Hugh Blair Grigsby and over 100 letters written by his father to Hugh Blair Grigsby (given to his father by Carrington).  He suggests that this collection should be kept together, possibly at the Virginia Historical Society.  He plans to have the collection arranged chronologically and bound.  Joseph Bryan, President of the Virginia Historical Society, writes about the potential loan/gift.

Folder 23: Correspondence, 1896
Five letters.  N. Daniel invites him to the Presbytery at Bethlehem on the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th.  Dr. A. Duane of New York answers Carrington's query about his eye problems with a possible diagnosis and treatments.  Sue Wainwright writes two letters that suggest they may have an interest in each other, but questions why he is always too busy.
Folder 24: Correspondence, January - June 1897

Carrington has "the grippe" in January and his eyes continue to bother him.  On January 9, W.W. Galt writes from Arabia that "probably about this time...you will have left the estate of 'single blessedness' and will have settled down."  But other letters from family and friends during this time period do not mention a wedding and he appears to be unmarried due to his activities.  Mary B. Galt writes often to Carrington, giving news of her family, William W. Galt and his Navy travels and the Galt Family in Norfolk.  Uncle John Carrington continues to send financial accountings.  One note from Carrington to Uncle John discusses a misunderstanding about money owed.  In January and February, Carrington prepares for a visit to Norfolk, writing the Carringtons and Galts about his plans.  Annie Galt of Williamsburg, Virginia suggests he come when the weather is nicer.  Emma Early Stringfellow, a cousin from Texas, scolds him for never answering her letters.  Cousin Maggie Venable asks for a donation to help build a Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceville.

J. Morton White of the William and Mary Quarterly tells of their intention to publish the life of Hugh Blair Grigsby in the February issue and requests any information he can send.

Topics once again include the sale of tobacco and other farm items plus business correspondence concerning the farm, banking and stocks.

Includes a membership card to the Merrimac Club for twenty days.

Beginning in late 1896 and early 1897, many business letters are typed rather than handwritten.

Folder 25: Correspondence, July - December 1897

Cousin Kate Flournoy asks if Carrington has a picture of Colonel William Cabell and D.C. Jackson writes a full description of a carriage and phaeton he is selling and various relatives and business write of farm and local matters.  A list "Patrons of Miss K. Boyds' School" is included.

Carrington Grigsby met, courted and then became engaged to Miss Mary H. Boyd in 1897.  She is a teacher, possibly at the Shepperson home.  By December 13, something occurred and the engagement was terminated.  Correspondence from friends, family and Miss Boyd include the following:

Mary B. Galt writes that she would not "call on Miss M.H. B. because it would be premature."  On November 10, Mrs. Mary B. Galt writes "I am truly delighted that she has at last decided positively...and I have written her a real nice sisterly note."  Miss Boyd writes, "Thank you for what you said in regard to my fine judgement.  I promise you that all of my influence (if I have any) shall be used in your behalf."  Cousin Emma Lou Stringfellow writes to Mary H. Boyd in which she says "I know he is one of nature's best nobleman..." and gives many other attributes of Carrington.  The December 13 breakup letter from Mary H. Boyd says, "if I could have been launched in to matrimony on the high-tide of my feelings...all would have been well but those things that have broken my dream of yours...frightened and chilled me and I cannot find it in my heart to forgive the fate that makes it so."  John Whitehead writes, "I presume...the estrangement is permanent...there are thousands of lovely ladies in Virginia."  Some undated letters from Miss Boyd are at the end of the folder.

Mrs. Cynthia B. T. Coleman of Williamsburg answers a letter from Carrington about purchasing two chairs belonging to her Uncle William Randolph.  She jokes that she barely has two hundred cents much less $200 to buy them.  She notes "if Randolfhians is at such a premium I think I had better make my fortune selling off my silver and glass that he brought with him from England.  Poor as I am I think I will keep these treasures and hand them down to my children's children."

Folder 26: Correspondence, 1898

Letter from Mary Boyd to Carrington discussing the breakup, the rumors around Smithville and how well he is behaving like a "manly man." A draft of a letter from Carrington to Mary Boyd about the termination of their engagement.  Other relatives and friends give him support after the termination, especially John Whitehead, Nancy Daniel and Cousin Stringfellow.  Nancy Daniel notes that Mary Boyd only wanted "to carry on a fliration...and she did not love any body but Mr. F."  Miss Shewall tells of seeing Mary Boyd with Cabell Flourney and they might be engaged.

 

Nancy Daniel continues to write letters asking why he doesn't write or visit often, suggesting he thinks she is uninteresting and wanting to know all about his activities, especially with ladies.  Emily Christian from William and Mary asks if he wants a subscription to The William and Mary Quarterly.  Mary B. Galt is in Presbyterian Hospital in New York because of possible heart problems.  Walter Anderson asks about his Blair Family ancestors.    Langhorne Crosby is desperate to know if "Willie Galt" is all right since he is in Manila.  Sue Wainwright writes, "When you get this - I will have left Charlotte - I am too sick at heart to write - goodby - God bless you."  T. P. Wilson responds to his query about how to kill tobacco worms.  Samuel Hannah apologises, asks forgiveness and explains what happened when he stopped by Mrs. Galt's house after he'd had too much to drink.

Includes correspondence about farm crops and implements, business transactions and local and family matters with invitations from family and local residents.

Includes a November 3 letter from William W. Galt in Jamaica to Mrs. Mary B. Galt, list of Kathryn Boyd's patrons for 1898 and a letter from Mrs. Mary B. Galt saying her husband has returned from Manila.

Folder 27: Correspondence, 1899
Three letters.  Two letters written for Beverly Thomas asking for an extension for a payment for land and one note requesting flour.
Folder 28: Correspondence, 1900 and 1908

1900

Mrs. Mary B. Galt writes that her son, Hugh, is better but "I don't want him to return to Wm & Mary at all, for I don't believe they can get decent food  there at all."  Samuel Read asks how he can obtain a copy of "History of South Side Virginia" by Hugh Blair Grigsby.  Nannie Daniel writes "You seem to have quite a fondness for widows.  Now there are four...I think it is time you were getting married...some one said you were in love with yourself and would never love any body else."  Mary B. and William W. Galt have a new son named Carrington Grigsby Galt.  Carrington is a member of the State Board of Agriculture.  He still receives letters from friends who tell him about ladies visiting the area.  The Virginia Historical Society asks him about some newspapers that he had talked about giving to them. Mary B. Galt speaks of Miss Nannie who is looking after the children and wishes that Carrington was living such a family life.

Includes letters from relatives and neighbors.  Appears that he is helping some of his poorer relations and neighbors.  Includes correspondence about farm purchases such as seeds, fertilizer and machinery and selling farm products.

1908 Correspondence

2 letters.  Philip Alexander Bruce about his work on the early history of Virginia and Mrs. Kate B. Page of Danville accepts a request for Carrington to visit her at Edwins.

Folder 29: Correspondence, Undated

Mainly personal letters from family and friends, but also business correspondence about the farm and Edgehill.  Invitations, acceptances, family news and local news.

Includes letters from Mary B. Galt, Kathryn Boyd, Shepperson Family, Read Family, Mary Scott about teaching James, a price list and catalogue for Fanny Clark & Co's in Connecticut, rough draft of Carrington's letter to Mrs. Deane and the "By-laws Governing the Joie de Vie Club of Charlotte."

Box 16
Folder 1: Estate - Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1872-1886
Correspondence and accounts with banks and Uncle John Whitehead about the estate.  An inventory of Edgehill with value assigned, a list and division of the plaster casts and busts, a list and division of house linens, an inventory list entitled "Odds" and a statement of "cost of sale of real estate property."  A power of attorney document where Mary V. Grigsby appoints John C. Williams her attorney.
Folder 2: Finances - Account Book, 1887-1889
Ledger of expenses of Edgehill and salaries of employees.  Includes index.
Folder 3: Finances - Account Books, 1897-1908
Ledger of expenses of Edgehill and salaries of employees.  Includes a loose leaf account sheets for 1888 with personal expenses noted.
Folder 4: Finances - Account Book, 1896-1907
Small book with personal accounts.  Many entries relate to money transactions with friends, neighbors and relatives.
Folder 5: Finances - Account Books, 1882, 1883, 1890, 1899, 1903, 1904-08 and undated
Ten small memoranda account books.  These small pads were probably carried with him as he did his daily business.  He records business dealings, cost of farm related items and a few personal notes or reminders.
Folder 6: Finances - Accounts, 1881
Mostly accounts for Hugh Carrington Grigsby, but some accounts for Mary Blair Grigsby. Includes invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 7: Finances - Accounts, 1882
Mostly accounts for Hugh Carrington Grigsby, but some accounts for Mary Blair Grigsby. Includes invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 8: Finances - Accounts, 1883
Mostly accounts for Hugh Carrington Grigsby, but some accounts for Mary Blair Grigsby. Includes invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 9: Finances - Accounts, 1884
Mostly accounts for Hugh Carrington Grigsby, but some accounts for Mary Blair Grigsby. Includes invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 10: Finances - Accounts, 1885
Includes invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 11: Finances - Accounts, 1886
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 12: Finances - Accounts, 1887-1889
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 13: Finances - Accounts, 1890, 1892-1894
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 14: Finances - Accounts, 1895
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 15: Finances - Accounts, 1896-1897
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby. Includes a February 4, 1897 receipt from The Colonial Hotel in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Folder 16: Finances - Accounts, 1898
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 17: Finances - Accounts, 1899
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 18: Finances - Accounts, 1900
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 19: Finances - Accounts, Undated
Invoices for household items, farm equipment, horses, livestock, crop items, physicians, apothecaries and food items; receipts for sale of tobacco, cattle and other commodities; ledger accounts from local businesses; checks and receipts from banks in Smithville, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia, financial business correspondence, and bonds/requests/payments/and receipts from local men and women who were lent money by Carrington Grigsby.
Folder 20: Finances - Accounts - T. J. Berry, 1891-1893
Ledger sheets for accounts with T. J. Berry, who appears to be a metal worker.  Other accounts and invoices for T. J. Berry may be included in the chronological "Finances - Accounts" folders.
Folder 21: Finances - Accounts - W. T. Faris, 1877-1891
Ledger sheets for accounts with W. T. Faris, who appears to be an owner of a general store.  Other accounts and invoices for W. T. Faris may be included in the chronological "Finances - Accounts" folders.
Folder 22: Finances - Accounts - H. M. Smith and Company, 1882-1884
Ledger sheets for accounts with H. M. Smith and Company, which appears to be a grocery and general store.  Many other invoices for H. M. Smith and Company are filed in the chronological "Finances - Accounts" folders.
Folder 23: Finances - Bank Accounts, 1882-1883
Three bank check stub books and one page of a saving book account with Franklin Savings Bank.
Folder 24: Finances - Securities List, Undated
List of securities in safe at Charlotte Bank Insurance Company.
Folder 25: Finances - Stocks and Bonds, 1878-1898
Correspondence, invoices and contracts about stocks and bonds.  25 or more stock certificates for "Florence Railroad and Improvement Company" purchased in 1888.
Folder 26: Finances - Taxes, 1870-1900
Personal Property and other tax bills and payments.  Some years involve the estates of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Blair Grigsby.  Includes a 1897 list of taxable property.
Folder 27: Finances - Certificates and Memberships, 1892, 1895 and 1900
Certificate as an active member of the Smithville Democratic Club (1892), notices to "Tax Payers of Charlotte County, Virginia" from a committee charged with reviewing the county budget of which Carrington was a member (1895) and printed list of committees for the "Laying of the Cornerstone of the Confederate Monument" of which Carrington was on the Executive Committee (1900).
Folder 28: Insurance - Life and Property, 1882-1894
Invoices, receipts, correspondence and policies for property and life insurance.  Some material on the life insurance policies of Hugh Blair Grigsby and Mary V. Grigsby, with the policy documents for Mary V. Grigsby.  Includes insurance policy transfers from William L. Nelson to Carrington Grigsby and  John B. Holt to Carrington Grigsby, both in 1882.
Folder 29: Inventories of Edgehill, The Grove and Norfolk Property, 1894
Small notepad listing items from the Grigsby Family by category, then by Mr. Grigsby and Mrs. Galt.  Appears to be a division of the estate of Hugh Blair and Mary V. Grigsby.
Folder 30: Journal, 1883 and 1890
Two Small daily journals with entries about daily activities and genealogy notes.
Folder 31: Land and Real Estate, 1889, 1893 and 1899
Includes hand drawn plot of Cumberland Street Property in Norfolk, Virginia (1889), purchase documents with The Grottoes Company for villa lots at Shendun, Virginia, an 1899 deed between Beverly and Alice Thomas and H.C. Marshall for land originally purchased by Beverly and Alice Thomas from Carrington Grigsby and Mary B. Galt and an 1893 deed  between Mary V. Grigsby and Hugh Carrington Grigsby where she gives him Edgehill in Charlotte County as collateral for a debt of Lelia B. Walker.
Folder 32: Legal Documents, 1882-1907

There is some overlapping in the financial and correspondence papers.

Contains bonds, notes, road surveys, merchant's license for operating a dry goods and grocery story, license for "standing" a jack (mule) and a stallion, $15,080 note with William W. Galt, a farming contract with Tazewell Taylor, administrator papers for Mary and Louisa Cooper and an appointment to survey the lands of William W. Read.

Folder 33: Printed Material - Ephemera, 1876, 1893-1900 and undated

Broadside announcement of the "Resolutions of Respect in the memory of Judge Wood Bouldin" which were passed at a "meeting of the citizens of Charlotte County, Court Day, November 6th, 1876."

Broadsides for farm machinery, "Spring Hill Nursery" in Prospect, Virginia, "Greensboro Nurseries" in Greensboro, North Carolina, tobacco, chemicals, bookstores, kettles and manure.  Flyer for the Southern Historical Association (March, 1900), price list for plows from "Chas. E. Hunter" in Richmond, Virginia, how-to cards from "A.H. Patch" of Clarksville, Tennessee, two copies of Volume II, No. 11 (March 14, 1891) "Knowledge, a Weekly Magazine" and a reprint of "Use and Abuse of the Obstetric Forceps."

Folder 34: Printed Materials - Newspaper Clippings, 1876
1876 article on Lord Botetourt, undated article "Bowie of Alamo Fame" and an 1896 page from "The Sun" in New York.
Folder 35: Writings, 1870, 1879 and undated
List of months and their flowers and meanings, April 13, 1879 love poem, paper on Algernon Sidney (paper may possibly be by Hugh Blair Grigsby), 1870 paper entitled "Education."
Series 3: Grigsby and Galt Families - Unidentified Provenance
Material that could not be definitely associated with either the Grigsby or Galt Family.
Box 17
Folder 1: Blank Envelopes and Greeting Cards, Undated
Blank valentine greeting card and empty envelopes from Cassiday and Thorp (1), Iroquois Club of San Diego California (8) and Vaughan's Seed Store in New York (1).
Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1968
Newspaper clippings, mostly with events in Williamsburg, Virginia but some historical and society news.
Folder 3: Poetry, Writings and Drawings, Undated
Includes a drawing of a bookshelf, financial estimates, costs of materials, address of Richard Henry [illegible], handwritten poetry in various handwritings and an essay on religion.
Folder 4: Printed Material, 1872, 1879-80, 1939, 1941, undated
Includes news clippings, a printed John Knox poem, a program of "The Little Duke" performed in at the Broad Street Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1879-80, a pamphlet "Ode Commemorating the Entrance of the Hon. Horace Binney on his Ninety-Third Year" dated January 4, 1872 and printed in Norfolk, Virginia, a 1939 brochure by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities "Pocahontas Bright Stream Between Two Hills" and two other pamphlets for Jamestown Island (1941 and undated).
Series 4: Grigsby and Galt Family Photographs

These photographs have been grouped by Galt Family, Grigsby Family and Unknown Provenance.

Includes a few tintypes and daguerreotypes.

Subseries 1: Galt Family, 1865-1929
Box 19

Galt Family members

Dimensions range from 5x7 to 6x9

Galt House in Williamsburg (20th century photograph)

Dicky Galt, CSA

Maurice Hamner Galrland

Lucy B. Galt Garland (2)

Herbert Randolph Galt

Eva Galt

Lucy Galt (possibly)

Landon Cabell Garland

Herbert Galt Garland (2)

William Wilson Galt in uniform, formal pose

Mary Meares Galt, Betty Ashe Galt, Rogers H. Galt, Jr. and John Meares Galt

Mary Ware Galt (2)

Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt

Unknown

Dimension average, 4x6

Postcard of Will [Galt]

Alfred Galt (?)

Annie Alexina Galt

Bettie Galt

Elizabeth Ash Galt

Elizabeth Welsh Galt

Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt

Hugh Carrington Galt

J. S. Galt

John Mears Galt

Mary Blair Grigsby Galt

Mary Carrington Galt

Mary Mears Galt

Mary Williams Ware Galt (Mrs. William Richard Galt)

Robert Ware Galt

Rogers H. Galt, Jr.

Susan Duane Galt

William Richard Galt

William Richard Galt, Jr.

William Wilson Galt

Group Pictures:

Miss Mary Ware Galt and Mrs. Mary Ware Galt

Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Mary Eggleston, C.C. Field, William W. Galt, Mary Blair Galt and Mary C. Ward.

Betsy and Germaine Minson Galt

Betsy Andrews, Thomas Randolph and James Minson

Mary Mears Galt, Roger H. Galt, Bettie Galt, John M. Galt and Mary Ware Galt

Dimensions 2.5 x 3.5

Will [Galt] in uniform

Mary M. Galt, 7 weeks old

W.W. Galt in uniform (3 photograghs, not labeled)

W.W. Galt (possibly) in uniform, standing on ship (not labeled)

William W. Galt, 1873 (3 poses)

William W. Galt (2)

Two children on porch

Mary Blair Grigsby Galt

"John G. Z [imermann] and Alfred G. Z [imermann] on latter's entering the Naval Academy" (Postcard)

Mary Carrington Galt

Friends and Others, Many Navy related

Photograph of a medal with a bust of an Officer of the Navy

Wallace Burnett

Capt. W. R./ Capron

Ensign H.C. Chadwick (2)

Mrs. A. Duane

Dr. John M. Edga, U.S. N.

( ?) Fishback, U.S. N.

Captain Charles V. Gridley\Lt. Benjamin Tappan (U.S.S. Raleigh) (2)

Miss Lilla Howard

J.Y. Rhorer (Guatemala, 1890)

Robottom, U.S. N.

Lt. Hugh Rodman (U.S.S. Raleigh)

Admr. Fabius Stanly

Susan Armistead Marston Williams (Mrs. Robert S. Christian Ware)

Provost unknown

Unnamed Navy Man

Unnamed Navy Man in Hong Kong

F. B. Wilson (in uniform)

Group of Navy Officers

Navy Related

Postcard of Valle Di Pombei, Grand Hotel

Group picture of five men leaning on a fence with a tent in the background

Three men riding in cart behind an ox ( 2 views)

Major John G. Tucker and J.W. Mason of Cheyenne, Wyoming

Lighthouse (3 views)

Ship near harbour

Shanghai, China harbour scene (Postcard from Edgar to W.W. Galt)

Street scene (1898, Battle of Manila Bay)

Soldiers in tents (1898, Battle of Manila Bay)

"Corregidor Island" (2 views) (1898, Battle of Manila Bay)

Group picture of "Third Division Consort" (1898, Battle of Manila Bay)

"Gun dismanted at Sangley after the Battle" (2 views) (1898, Battle of Manila Bay)

"U.S.S. Boston, May 1st, 1898" (Battle of Manila Bay)

"U.S.S. Boston, May 1, 1898 about 8 am" (Battle of Manila Bay)

"Fort Malate after bombardment when we took Manila" (Battle of Manila Bay)

"Second Division Consort, Ensign Kaiser, May 1, 1898 8 am" (Battle of Manila Bay)

Beach scene

Army and Navy Club, Washington, D.C. (2, both with William W. Galt, one with E.K. Moore)

Large sailing ship (s)

Lieutenant Thomas M. Brumby, U.S. N., Flag Lieutenant

Lieutenant (J.G.) Charles S. Stanworth, U.S. N. No. 10

Six men gathering around a table, drinking

5 men sitting in the War Room of Thetic

Lt. R. H. Galt, U.S. N. on the U.S.S.Montreal

Tintypes, negatives and more

A tintype of A.A. Galt and W.W. Galt, a framed tintype of Mary Blair Grigsby Galt and a tintype of an unknown man.

Negatives of photographs of the Galt home with a pencil drawing and note "Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt"

Negative proofs of William W. Galt in uniform (very faded)

Negatives and photographs of silhouettes and busts.

Postcard of Science Hall at Virginia Tech

Postcard of Mt. Vernon

Box 21

Galt Photograph Album

Possibly a Grigsby album, but most of the identified photographs belong to Galt Family members.

Leather covered album. Cover decorated with birds and flowers. Most of the photographs are not identified.

Includes photographs of Alexander Galt, Conway Roberson, Sarah N. Randolph, Hugh Blair Grigsby, Charles Read, Augusta Talcott, William W. Galt, Robert W. Galt, Jr. and others.

Subseries 2: Grigsby Family, 1880's
Box 20

These photographs have been grouped by size, then subject.

Grigsby Family and Relatives

Dimension average, 4x6

Jan Watkins Carrington (silhouette)

Hugh Blair  Grigsby

William T. Hamilton (cousin of H.B. Grigsby)

Thomas Jefferson Randolph of Edgehill

John B. Whitehead

Mrs. John B. Whitehead

Group Pictures:

Hugh Blair Grigsby and Marion Clark Smith

Dimension average, 2.5 x 3.5

Photograph of a young lady with an envelope notation "For Carrington to keep for Alice Blair"

Mary Venable Carrington Grigsby (Mrs. Hugh Blair Grigsby)

John B. Whitehead

Dimensions range from 5x7 to 6x9

Huge Elm at Edgehill, BHG standing under it. Taken by HBGG

Ruins of the house at Edgehill (3)

Hugh Blair Grigsby's birthplace on Bank Street (4)

Hugh Blair Grigsby

Hugh Blair Grigsby (probably)

Mrs. Hugh Blair Grigsby (possibly)

Mary (Cousin)

Edgehill

Two girls and a boy, taken by C.C. Firesheets in So. Boston, VA

Hugh Blair Grigsby's birthplace in Norfolk, Virginia. (3)

Bill Galt and Bill Grigsby (maybe Oglesby)

Friends and Others

Many of these photographs appear to be part of a collection of Hugh Blair Grigsby of friends and famous people.

Dimension average, 4x6

Horace Binney

Lily Cary

Edward Coles

Langhorne Cosby

Quago Dorman

David Duncan

Rev. Jas. D. Duncan (to Hugh Blair Grigsby from David Duncan)

William Frazier

Miss Mattie Gaines (Dowell, Charlotte Co. Va)

G.C. Hannah, Jr.

Paul Jones

Gertrude [Lannehill]

Cincinnatus Newton

Mrs. George Newton

Carter Braxton Poindexter

Edmund Quincy

Wyndam Robertson (Ex-Governor)

Rev. Philip Slaughter

George McPhail Smith

Henry, William and Robert Smith

L. W. Tazewell (Bradford)

Martha Trimble

Annie Tazewell Walker

Robert C. Winthrop (3)

Dimension average, 2.5 x 3.5

Mr. Graybill

P.B. Simms

Mr. Noyes

Mary Vaughan

C. Bouldin

C.V.L. Marshall

Jim Smith

Edmonia Reed (Greenfield, Charlotte County, Va)

Mrs. Megehee

Thomas Hicks Wynne

Walker Hill

Miss Harrison

Mr. Forbes

Josh Otley (tinplate)

Mrs. General Greener

Madame A. Berghmand, formerly Miss Lilly Macalister of Philadelphia

Mr. Binney

Group collage of men from 19th Century

Mr. Tedham's turnout (with man in wagon)

Mrs. H. F. Hamilton

Willie Locke

John Masters (2)

Archer Jeffrey

Miss Jane Comfort

Mr. Dexter and daughter

Charles Deane

William C. Hutter

R.A. Brock

Miss Mary Bradford

B.B. Bonhden

Mrs. Allibond

Miss Fannie S. Daniel, Smithville, Charlotte Co., Virginia

Eleanor Harrison Carr

Gussie Talcott

Alibone

Mrs. Noyes

Miss S. Leadon

Thomas R.  Jones of Accomack

Lyman C. Raper

George ?

Miss Emily Doyle

Aaron Jeffry

Dimension average, 4x6

Lt. William Freeman Zeilin, Marine Corps

John Daniel (U.S. Senator)

Julian Harrison

Eugene O'Locke

Includes tintypes of Judd Brush and Walter and Edna Brush and a framed daguerreotype of Mary Venable Grigsby.

Box 21

Grigsby Family Photograph Albums

Three small leather photograph albums with photographs of friends and family.  1858-1880.

Album One

Some photographs are labeled incorrectly and there are some photographs without names.

N.C. Winthrop

Sarah N. Randolph

T. Jefferson Randolph

Gov. Edward Coles

Miss Lizzie ? of Philadelphia

Hugh Blair Grigsby McChesney

Mr. Peabody

General Pendleton

Gov. Henry Tazewell

Mrs. Henry Tazewell

Colonel John Niveson

Mrs. John Niveson

Mrs. Tazewell

Gov. L.W. Tazewell

Col. John N. Tazewell

Mrs. Skipwith (photograph of a painting)

Mrs. Isaac Coles

William Nivison

Mrs. D. Allihone (Allibone) (J. Austin, Edmonia)

Captain Lahrbush (age 109)

Mrs. Lilly Berghman

Charles Campbell

J. Nelson Tappon

Col William Lamb

Dr. Hugh L. Hodge

Jennie Schwartz

Clement G. Owens

Conway Robinson, Jr.

 

Album Two

Most photographs are labeled, but some are too faded to read.  Some photographs are labeled on the reverse, but inaccessible without destroying the album.

Unknown Badford

Unknown Winthrop

Mrs. J.G. Payton

Major J. Gardner Payton

Mary N. Payton

Susan W. Payton

J. Gardner Payton, Jun.

Mrs. Leander McCormick

Cousin Lucy McCormick

Ella J. Bradford

W. McCormick

Emira Louise McCormick

Robert S. McCormick

Anne Reubina McCormick

Lucy Virginia McCormick

Mrs. J McChesney

Charles E. Deans

W. Noyes

Mrs. J. Henry

John Henry

Mrs. Trimble

Unknown Grigsby

Miss Harriet Nash

Dr. E.E. Balfour

Delaney Chandler

Warren Moore Chandler

A. J. Smith

Mrs. John Henry

W.W. Henry

Mrs. W.W. Henry

Hugh Blair Grigsby

Miss Allebone

 

Album Three

Most photographs are labeled, but some are too faded to read. Some photographs are labeled on the reverse, but inaccessible without destroying the album.

John B. Whitehead

Mrs. J. B. Whitehead

Henry C. Whitehead

Miss Emily H. Whitehead

(John) B. Whitehead

William C. Whitehead

Daria Griffith

Mrs. Griffith

Reia White

Charles Reed

Mrs. W.L. (Scott)

William L. (Scott)

Mrs. Lucy A. Morton

Mrs. Ann Allen

Mr. Hogan

Mrs. Hogan

Miss Maria Hogan

Miss Emma Early

Mrs. James D. Davidson

James D. Davidson

Greenlea Davidson

Charles Davidson

Robert Davidson

Gen. Jenkins

Robert Tunstall

Hugh Grigsby Whitehead

Subseries 3: Unknown Provenance, Photographs Without Names and Outdoor Scenes, 1860's to 1920's
Box 22

Unknown Provence and/or Names not Noted

Appoximately 50 photographs without names.

Daguerreotype of an unknown child

Group picture of a black family, about 1880.  Includes Mother, Father, son and twin daughters.

Unknown Provenance - with names

Many of these photographs may belong to Hugh Blair Grigsby who collected photographs of friends and famous people.

Mary Jeffery Wells and Paul Wells, Jr.

Susie Ame(sten)

President [Chester] Arthur

Mrs. Purley Date Bayler

Beer (female)

Beverington

Cordelia

Francis DeCordy

L.P. Godwin

Colonel William Lamb

Bessie Locke

Marjorie Lowell

James Lyons

McCormick

Bessie McDonald

H.E. Parminte

Arnold Walke

Lizzie Wiley

Daniel Webster, copy of a print "from the last Picture ever taken"

Outdoor Scenes

White house with striped awning, postcard from John W. Edgar

Dark shingled house (1104 Weston) (3 copies)

Street scene, labeled "A typical street scene in Abacia Town"

Old Masonic Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia (Postcard from MM Galt to W.W. Galt)

New York and Virginia Steamboat advertising card

 

The Fisher Girl, Corner of Main and Church Street, Norfok, Virginia

Mormon Tabernacle (2 scenes)

Bust

Obelisk

Dark shingled house (probably 1104 Weston)

Drawing of a sailboat

Three women, two men and two children on porch of white house

Series 5: Mss. Acc. 2011.269 Addition, 1871-1934, 1982

Primarily correspondence of Capt. William Wilson Galt with his wife Mary Blair Grigsby Galt and their sons, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt and William Richard Galt.  Letters are written from California, Charlotte County, Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia.  Other letters are between Grigsby Family members, particularly to Hugh Carrington Grigsby, the brother of Mary Blair Grigsby Galt.

William Wilson Galt's letters are written on shipboard while on voyages to California, Mexico, Cyprus, Gibraltar, the Azores and Italy.  One letter is dated April 30, 1898, the day before the Battle of Manila Bay while on board the U.S.S. Raleigh which was engaged in the battle.

Letters from Eastern Publishing Company, a potential publisher of "The Battle of Manila Bay," who were unable to publish the book.

Accounts concerning the estate of Mary Venable Carrington Grigsby, the mother-in-law of William W. Galt.

Box 24
Folder 1: Correspondence - Empty Envelopes
Envelopes that did not match correspondence.  Addressed to Hugh Blair Galt, Hugh Carrington Grigsby, William R. Galt, Mary V. Grigsby and William W. Galt.
Folder 2: Correspondence - Galt Family - Business, 1894-1897

Three letters to and from William W. Galt.

June 7, 1894 letter from John L. Williams and Sons (Bankers) to W.W. Galt regarding bonds registered in name of H. Carrington Grigsby;

February 9, 1897 letter from Wm. W. Galt, Paymaster, U.S. Navy to W.D. Boxom, Governor of Florida, acknowledging his receipt of his "commission as delegate to the Seaboard and Harbor Defence Convention" and

June 4, 1897 letter from H.L. Mitchell appointing Paymaster Galt as delegate to the "Gulf and Atlantic Coast Defense Convention."

Folder 3: Correspondence - Galt Family - Eastern Publishing Company, 1902-1906
Letters from E. Eugene May of the Eastern Publishing Company in Boston, Massachusetts to William W. Galt about publishing Galt's book, The Battle of Manila Bay.  Includes costs, layout decisions and corrections to the manuscript.  Appears that the Eastern Publishing Company had financial problems, plus a burglary of their printing plates, and never published the book for William W. Galt.
Folder 4: Correspondence - Galt Family - Family and Friends, 1881-1894

Correspondence between the William W. Galt Family members.

April 12, 1881:  William W. Galt writes Mary B. Grigsby about the health of her Father and gives advice about keeping healthy in mind and body.

December 1, 1881:  William W. Galt, Edgehill, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Galt, about his small wedding at Edgehill and plans to stay in Washington, D.C. until his ship sails.

August 2, 1883:  Two letters, one to his Mother and one to his Father, about the birth of his son.  He draws a baby with an elongated head to describe his son.

August 2, 1884:  John B. Whitehead to William W. Galt about the price of Soy on the stock market.

June 2, 1885:  William W. Galt, Williamsburg, to his Mother about the birth of his second son, William Richard Galt.

May 15, 1886:  Letter written by Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt which is a page of scribbles.

July 17, 1890:  William W. Galt, written aboard the U.S.S. Thetis while at sea, to his son.  Explains how fast the ship travels with comparison to the time his son takes to eat and to sleep.  Tells what he sees from the deck of the ship:  the Southern Cross used for navigation, whales and large birds.

February 4, 1891:  Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Vallejos, California, to his Grandmother Galt  about the U.S.S. Thetis being grounded because of worms and family news.

October 25, 1891:  Grandfather Galt to Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt about family news and H.B.G.G's account of the earthquake.

December 3, 1892:  William W. Galt, U.S.S. Thetis while at sea, to his Mother about arriving soon in San Diego.

February 20, 1893:  M. M. Galt (wife of Rogers Galt), Naval Academy, to Mary Grigsby Galt about the death of Mamie and family news.

November 8, 1894:  Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Smithville, to his Mother about family news.

Folder 5: Correspondence - Galt Family - Family and Friends, 1895-1897

Letters from family and friends of the William W. Galt Family.

1895

John B. McPhail of Mulberry Hill (a cousin on the Carrington side of the family) replies to an invitation from Mary Blair G. Galt; Reginald F. Poindexter to Mary Blair G. Galt about the work done on the house in anticipation of her arrival; Mary B.G. Galt, Smithville, to her mother-in-law about family news and the Rogers Galt family and Carrington Grigsby to his sister, Mary B.G. Galt about news of the farm and the community in Charlotte County.

1896-97

Hugh B.G. Galt, while in Smithville, writes letters to his Father about local and family news and his activities, which include hunting squirrels and rabbits, hog killing, problems with his gun, his health, ice skating, school, summer studies, courthouse visits to hear trials, bicycle rides, searching for indian relics, visiting relatives in Norfolk and Williamsburg and his desire for a hound puppy.  On September 18, 1897, he mentions that "Uncle Carrington is going to get married to Miss Mary Boyd, but I don't think he will."  On December 18, 1897, he writes about the death of Mary W. Ware Galt, his Grandmother.

William R. Galt, while in Smithville, writes a letter to his Father about the marriage of Albert and his activities, which includes his desire for a "doublebarrel muzzleloader," hog killing, trapping, hunting and raising chickens.  Robert Galt, while in Smithville, writes to his Father about the pig killing.

In May 1897, William W. Galt, New York, writes his Mother about his visit with Susie and Rogers Galt. Rogers leaves for target practice the next day.  William W. Galt's ship also leaves the next day for one or two years of duty.

On May 16, 1897, William W. Galt, while at sea near Pico Island in the Azores, tells Hugh B.G. Galt about how the ship operates, what he has seen so far on his voyage and asks, "I want you to read up on all the places I go to and tell Will, Robert and Mary all about them."  He also writes Hugh B.G. Galt while in Tangier, Morocco and Genoa, Italy and at sea in the Mediterranean.

Folder 6: Correspondence - Galt Family - Family and Friends, 1898-1900, undated

Mostly letters between William W. Galt and his family while he is in the Navy.

Many letters are from Hugh B.G. Galt to his Father. On February 13, 1898, he writes about his hurt arm, "the doctor had my arm put under the xrays every night while I was down there (Norfolk)" and that his Mother was rundown, got sick in New York and was hospitalized for two weeks. On March 26, 1898, his Mother is home, but still unwell. He writes about his summer plans, his schoolwork and a bicycle accident of a friend. He thanks his Father for the stamps and other items in the boxes he sent.  On May 10, 1898, H.B.G. Galt writes, "...glader to hear of Dewey's victory at Manila, and still more so to hear by a telegram that you were well and sound." On March 21, 1899, Hugh B.G. Galt shows his concern about his Father's operation.

On April 13, 1898, J. P. Lawrence writes Mary Blair Galt about church work.

In his April 30, 1898 letter to his wife, William W. Galt is just entering Manila Bay.  Sketches the ships in squadron formation.  Mentions the possibility of dying during the battle, then proceeds to tell her what assets they have and how to handle everything if he should die.

In February 23, 1899, William W. Galt is in New York and hopes to come home and "stay with you all for a long time."

Undated letters at the end of the folder include letters from Mrs. W.R. Galt to son, William W. Galt and family, plus a letter from Hugh B.G. Galt to his Grandmother Galt. A recipe for sweet pickle written on an incomplete letter by Mary B.G. Galt.

Folder 7: Correspondence - Grigsby Family - Friends and Family, 1871-1874

Majority of the letters are to Hugh Carrington Grigsby from family and friends, but two undated letters are to "Mrs. Grigsby" from (H.C.?) Nowlin in Richmond, Virginia about buying items for Mrs. Grigsby and health problems.

Hugh Carrington Grigsby attended "The Cluster School" at Blackwalnut P.O. in Halifax, Virginia in 1871 and 1872.

A January 8, 1871 letter from "Johnny" at Hampden-Sidney College talks about how wonderful college life is.  Letters from both his Mother and Father are full of advice and some criticisms.  His Father, Hugh Blair Grigsby, often tells HCG, with many examples, that the work he does now will enable him to be successful later. Clem D. Lewis writes twice in late 1871 about his troubles with the whooping cough and recent and future parties.

In 1872, HBG writes about the death of cousin Clem C. Read "who was named after (HCG's) Grandfather."  HBG tells HCG "Father cannot tell you how much his heart is set upon you and how anxiously he wishes you to be what you can so easily become if you are true to yourself."

In 1872, Hugh Carrington attends Hampden-Sidney College.  In 1873, his sophomore year, his Father is writing with suggestions about his difficulty in mathmatics and "as you stand in the Sophomore year, so you stand for the rest of your course.  I wish you to be a scholar for many reasons, and not the least is that your future fortunes depend on your success.  You will have to make your own way in the world; and the more accomplished you are in your studies, the greater the probability of success."

On May 4, 1874, his Father writes, "Both my health and your mother's is frail, and we look to you as our support in our declining years, and we are solicitious that your conduct will entitle you to the esteem of all men and women with you associate."

October 26, 1890 letter from William T. Grigsby, Union City, Tennessee, to Mrs Grigsby Relict (of) Hon. Hugh B. Grigsby, requesting a photograph of Hugh Blair Grigsby.

An undated letter from Hugh Carrington Grigsby relates a story he heard from a "youth" about "cogitations upon the prospect of (his) entering college."

Folder 8: Finances - Estate of Mary V. Grigsby, 1889-1898

Taxes related to the estate, 1890-1894; invoices for items paid by or charged to the estate, many of them by Mrs. Grigsby prior to her death, with receipts and canceled checks (1889-1898); poem, possibly written by William W. Galt, and probably about his mother-in-law, Mary V. Grigsby; copies of deeds and other legal documents, beginning in 1882; notebook with entries for expenditures in regard to Mary V. Grigsby's estate (1891-1894) and receipts of payments made to Grigsby Family members during the division of the estate, particularly the sale of Virginia bonds in 1894.

Some items concern administrative matters that carried over from the estate of Hugh Blair Grigsby who died in 1881.  Mary Blair Grigsby Galt was an administrator to his estate.

Folder 9: Galt Family Genealogy Chart, 1934
A photocopy of a Galt Family tree with notation, "This chart was made in 1934 by Rogers Harrison Galt, in collaboration with Mary Meares Galt."  The chart begins with Samuel Galt (d. 1760 or 1761).
Folder 10: Captain William Wilson Galt - Naval Record, 1899

Typed carbon copy on tissue paper of the Naval Record of Captain William W. Galt entitled "Record of William Wilson Galt, Captain (S C) U.S.N."  The record begins in 1877 and ends in 1925 when he retired.  Gives a short biographical background which was noted on his entrance examination in 1877.

Includes two letters:

October 30, 1879 letter to Paymaster W.W. Galt from R.W. Thompson, Secretary of the Navy, thanking him and commending him for the rescue of the disabled schooner "Express" and bringing her safely to Key West harbor

July 29, 1899 letter from the Secretary [of the Navy] with an excerpt from a letter from Captain J.B. Coghlan praising Paymaster Galt in sailing through rough seas to deliver a pump to the "Raleigh" just before the Manila Bay attack.

Handwritten on cover page, "For A.G. Zimermann, Jr."

Folder 11: National Grigsby Family Society Roster, 1982
List of new members to the National Grigsby Family Society.
Folder 12: Poetry, 1897 and undated

Typed poem written by W.W. Galt entitled "July the 9th, 1897" with handwritten notes "Birthday of his wife-Mary B. Galt" and "written by WW Galt & mailed from Algiers, Africa, 14 Augt 97-."

Handwritten poem about death and living in the present.  Author unknown.

Folder 13: School Related Papers, 1897, 1899 and 1904

Report cards of Hugh Galt from Smithville High School, June 14, 1897 and February 1899.

1899 invoices from the Episcopal Male Academy for Mrs. W.W. Galt for the expenditures of Willie Galt.

Letter from Instructor Elizabeth A. Rowe, "Miss Mary C. Galt has successfully completed an elementary course in Botany," dated February 1915.


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Administrative Information

Repository
Special Collections Research Center
Accruals
Mss. Acc. 2011.269 addition given as a gift by William R. Galt.
Acquisition Source
Captain Richard G. Zimermann, USN (Ret), Richard Zimermann and Alfred Zimermann
Acquisition Method
Gift
Separated Materials

Artifacts have been removed from the collection and filed in the Mss. Artifact Collection.

The collection contains moldy material and is shelved separately.

Related Materials

Mss. 95 G87  Hugh Blair Grigsby Papers

Many collections concerning various branches of the Galt Family are part of Special Collections Research Center.  Hugh Blair Grigsby documents also appear in William and Mary College collections.

The Virginia Historical Society has a large Grigsby Family collection:  Mss 1 G8782 b Hugh Blair Grigsby Papers.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Jeffrey Flanagan, SCRC staff in September 2009-February 2010.

Processing completed in late 2010 and early 2011 by Anne Johnson.