Galt Family Papers

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Galt Family Papers


Miscellaneous papers relating to the Galt family, especially Dr. John Minson Galt II (1819-1862), superintendent of Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Va., and his sister, Sarah Maria Galt (1822- 1880). Includes personal letters, architectural notes and rough sketches, newspaper clippings, genealogical information, and other miscellany. Contains information on Eastern State Hospital; attitudes toward the mentally ill; Williamsburg, Va., and its inhabitants; the disruptions of the Civil War; the Galt family; and the sculptor Alexander Galt.

Names appearing in the collection include John Minson Galt II, Sarah Maria Galt, Alexander Galt, Lucy B. Saunders, Mary McCabe, and Margaret M. Raum.