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Galt, William W. (1852-1934)

Galt, William W. (1852-1934)
Fuller Form
William Wilson Galt
Historical 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: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/William W. Galt.

Muscarelle Museum or Art, Newsletter, Fall-Winter 2003


New York Times (1857-Current file); Jul 4, 1934;

ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2006)

pg. 15

Note Author
Rose Donohoo and Lisa Duncan, Jeffrey Flanagan

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Grigsby-Galt Papers, 1736-1982