A Guide to the Garrett Family Papers, 1832-ca. 1925 Garrett Family, Papers, 1822-ca. 1925 MS 45.1

A Guide to the Garrett Family Papers, 1822-ca. 1925

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 45.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 45.1
Title
Garrett Family Papers, 1822-ca. 1925.
Extent
42 items.
Creator
Garrett family.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Garrett Family Papers, Manuscript MS 45.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1555.


Biographical/Historical Information

Prominent family of Williamsburg, Va.

Scope and Content Information

Includes letters; an account of Levin Y. Winder and his guardian; copies of various Williamsburg Hustings Court records; "A Memory of Williamsburg"; an inventory of household furnishings; deeds and bonds; genealogical information; and photographs of Rear Adm. Cary T. Grayson, and of an unidentified young woman.

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.

Index Terms

    Family Names:

  • Garrett family.
  • Persons:

  • Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938.
  • Winder, Levin Y.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Virginia-- Genealogy.

Contents List

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Indenture between Robert Anderson, Thomas Sands and Richard Garrett and John K. Wright, Feb 1822.

Concerns the sale of Queen's Creek property to Wright.

Oversize 1X
List, ca. 1825.

E[d]w[ar]d Winder purchases at "Vendue." List of items and prices paid including kitchen furniture, bedsheets, knives, and forks.

Folder 1
Levin Y. Winder in ac[coun]t with R. R. Garrett, 6 March 1832-14 July 1837.
Bond. Robert B. Moreland and John C. Moreland to Mary M. Garrett, 1 January 1841.
Folder: 1

Concerns the hiring of a slave.

Folder 1
Copy of Husting Court records, 13 November 1841.

Abner Hockaday vs. William Alvis, and Abner Hockaday vs. Samuel and William Allen.

Folder 1
Sallie Dix to Dr. Robert Garrett, 24 March 1854.

A letter from students of the Williamsburg Female Academy on the death of Annie C. Garrett (Robert's daughter). Includes list of resolutions and a badge of mourning.

Folder 1
Invitation to the "final celebration" of the Phoenix and Philomathean Societies of the College of William and Mary, 3 July 1877.
Folder 1
Will of Mary Winder Garrett, 27 December 1877.
Folder 1
Will of Mary Winder Garrett, 17 September 1891.
Granville Goodloe, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to Susan Comfort Garrett, Williamsburg, 2 February 1895.
Oversize: 1X

Re: family history.

Folder 1
Mary W. Garrett, Williamsburg, [to her brother], 7 March 1895.

Re: family history. On back of letter is a brief biography of Benjamin F. Garrett (1820-1877).

Folder 1
Pamphlet: "The Winders of Laston" by F. A. Winder, 1896.

Re: 17th/18th-century English ancestors.

Folder 1
L.J. Waters, at Beechwood, [to a friend], 27 November 1897.

Re: Winder portraits and Washington, D.C. art galleries.

Folder 1
Will of Mary Winder Garrett, 23 March 1899.
Folder 1
Susan C. Garrett, Idaho, to Lottie Garrett, 9-10 June 1901.
Includes envelope.
Folder 1
Bill from City Livery Sale and Feed Stable to Anna Galt, 1 June 1904.

Re: the hire of a horse and buggy driver to Jamestown.

Folder 1
Sue G. Nelson, Idaho, to Mary W. Garrett, 12 December 1904.

Re: family history of Peyton Randolph Nelson.

Folder 1
Test paper of J. T. Nolen, 11 March 1905.

Re: building a phonograph and how sound travels.

Folder 2
The Women's Club, Richmond Va., to the Misses Garrett, 29 May 1907.
Includes envelope.

Invitation to tea.

Folder 2
Mary W. Garrett, Williamsburg, to Granville Goodloe, 24 February 1910.

Re: family history.

Folder 2
Address of Robert Southall Bright before the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence...delivered at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 4 July 1910.
Folder 2
Will of Mary W. Garrett, 7 March 1911.
Folder 2
Susan G. Nelson to [?], post 1915.

Letter mentions President Woodrow Wilson's visit to Williamsburg and how Lottie and Mary were invited to the White House. Also family information.

Folder 2
L. V. Garrett, Newport News, Va., to Mary W. Garrett, "Tazewell Hall," Williamsburg, 19 June 1922.
Includes envelope.

Enclosed is a transcript of an obituary of Richard Roper Garrett who died January 14, 1855.

Folder 2
Postcard- E[mma] G[arrett] B[oyd], Atlanta, to Mary Winder Garrett, Tazewell Hall, Williamsburg, 21 July 1925.
Folder 2
Emma Garrett Boyd to Miss [Mary?], 24 November 1925.

Re: family history.

Folder 2
Christmas card- Susie and William Maddox to Lottie and Mary Garrett, 1928.
Folder 2
E. Sclater Montague, Hampton, Va., to Mrs. Peyton Nelson ("Aunt Sue"), Williamsburg, 9 April 1930.

Re: family matters.

Folder 3
Letter to Charlotte C. Garrett, n.d.
Folder 3
Garrett family genealogical information, n.d.
Folder 3
"Garrett Family of York County and Williamsburg, Va.," n.d.

Family history of Dr. Robert Major Garrett (1808-1885).

Folder 3
"A Memory of Williamsburg,"

Written by one of Robert M. Garrett's children.

Folder 3
Christmas card of Cary and Gertrude Grayson, n.d.
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Handy and Winder family genealogical information,
Folder 3
Household inventory, n.d.

Inventory of household items, ca. 20th-century. Perhaps from either Archibald Blair house, Tazewell Hall, or Coke-Garrett house.

Folder 3
Nelson family genealogical information, n.d.
Folder 3
Randolph family genealogical information, n.d.
Folder 3
Alice Colden Smith to Lottie Garrett, n.d.
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Photograph, n.d.

Photograph of two unidentified women. Taken by Homeier and Clark, Richmond, Va.

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Photograph, n.d.

Photograph of a woman.

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Photograph,

Photograph of Rear Admiral Cary T. Graysonan. Taken by Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938.
  • Winder, Levin Y.