Inventory of the Gregory Family Papers 1829-1920 Gregory Family Papers Mss. Acc. 2008.138

Inventory of the Gregory Family Papers, 1829-1920

A Collection in the
Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2008.138


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. Acc. 2008.138
Title:
Gregory Family Papers 1829-19201880-1900
Quantity:
0.30
Creator:
Galbraith, Martha, 1851 - 1924Gregory, Evelyn "Eva", circa 1840Gregory, John M. II, 1804-1884Gregory, John M. III, circa 1840Gregory, Martha "Amanda", 1809 - 1894 arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
The Gregory Family Papers follow the family of Virginia Governor John Munford Gregory and wife Amanda Wallace through three generations with letters dating from the 1820’s to the 1920’s.  Most items are letters between family members and grant insight into the daily activities and concerns of the Gregory family.  The collection also includes correspondence between members of the Gregory family and other acquaintances, including members of the John Tyler family.  While most letters are of a personal nature, some also touch on the issues of politics, education, religion, and agriculture.  The collection is rich in genealogical information on the Gregory family and related Croshaw, Graves, West, and White families, as well as history of the family’s war involvement.  In addition to letters, the collection includes newspaper articles, family documents, and two diaries kept by John M. Gregory’s daughter, Mattie Galbraith, in the late 1870’s.  There are also seven cased images of members of the Gregory Family, including Amanda Wallace Gregory, Amanda's sister (Elizabeth Christie Powell), William Wallace Gregory, and Mary "Mollie" Gregory.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Gregory Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center from Letitia Gregory Galbraith Machado on 12/16/2008.

Processing Information

Accessioned and processed by Susan Riggs and Emily Eklund.


Biographical Note

Martha "Mattie" Gregory was born in Charles City County in 1851 to Judge John Munford Gregory and Amanda Wallace Gregory.  In 1879, she married Robert Davidson Galbraith and relocated to Spartanburg, SC.  She and her husband had five children, though only two (Letitia "Letty" Gregory Galbraith and John Munford Gregory "Greg" Galbraith) survived to adulthood.  Mattie Galbraith died in 1924.

Scope and Contents

The Gregory Family Papers follow the family of Virginia Governor John Munford Gregory and wife Amanda Wallace through three generations with letters dating from the 1820’s to the 1920’s.  Most items are letters between family members and grant insight into the daily activities and concerns of the Gregory family.  The collection also includes correspondence between members of the Gregory family and other acquaintances, including members of the John Tyler family.  While most letters are of a personal nature, some also touch on the issues of politics, education, religion, and agriculture.  The collection is rich in genealogical information on the Gregory family and related Croshaw, Graves, West, and White families, as well as history of the family’s war involvement.  In addition to letters, the collection includes newspaper articles, family documents, and two diaries kept by John M. Gregory’s daughter, Mattie Galbraith, in the late 1870’s.  There are also seven cased images of members of the Gregory Family, including Amanda Wallace Gregory, Amanda's sister (Elizabeth Christie Powell), William Wallace Gregory, and Mary "Mollie" Gregory.

Arrangement of Materials

In order by recipient, when applicable, otherwise in order by subject matter. Then, within folder, in chronological order.

Index Terms

    Family Name:

  • Galbraith family.
  • Gregory family.
  • Genre/Form of Material:

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Newspapers
  • Geographic Name:

  • Charles City County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Virginia--Genealogy
  • Virginia--History--19th century.
  • Occupation:

  • Virginia. Governor (1842-1843 : Gregory)
  • Topical Term:

  • College of William and Mary--History--19th century.
  • College of William and Mary--Students.
  • James City County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Legal documents.
  • Suisun (Calif.)--History.
  • United States--Politics and government--1865-1900.
  • Women--Virginia--Social life and customs.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence
1829-1920
  • 1
    Letters to Letty Galbraith
    1893-1920
  • 2
    Letters to Mattie Galbraith
    1884-1918
  • 3
    Letters to Robert Davidson Galbraith
    1879-1892
  • 4
    Letters to Amanda Wallace Gregory
    1829-1894
  • 5
    Letters to John M. Gregory
    1843-1883
  • 6
    Letters to Letty Gregory
    1873-1902
  • 7
    Letters to Other (or Unidentified) Gregory Family Members
    1869-1909
  • 8
    Lettters to Thomas and William Wallace
    1832-1833
Genealogical Notes
  • 9
Gregory Family Documents
1847-1907
  • 10
Gregory Family Deaths
1884-1903
  • 11
Newspaper Articles
1903-1904
  • 12
Diaries of Mattie Gregory Galbraith
1876-1881
  • 13
    Mattie Gregory Galbraith Diary
    1876-1878
  • 14
    Mattie Gregory Galbraith Diary
    1878-1881
Photographs
  • 15
    Gregory Family Photographs
    1856-1870

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Galbraith, Martha, 1851 - 1924
  • Gregory, Evelyn "Eva", circa 1840
  • Gregory, John M. II, 1804-1884
  • Gregory, John M. III, circa 1840
  • Gregory, Martha "Amanda", 1809 - 1894

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Charles City County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Virginia--Genealogy
  • Virginia--History--19th century.