|Creator:||Galloway, Leon J.|
|Title:||Leon J. Galloway Collection|
|Quantity:||5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Collection created by Leon Galloway of Hicksville, New York, presumably based on his personal interests. Correspondence of military members of the Confederate States of America and Civil War currency. Contracts, land surveys, photo albums, and books about the Hicksite Quakers. Correspondence of the Saunders family.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Leon J. Galloway was the principal of Hicksville High School in Hicksville, New York, a hamlet within the town of Oyster Bay on Long Island. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in 1937 and the president of the club in 1942. He was also a Quaker.
Elias Hicks (1748-1830) was originally a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Philadelphia. In the 1820s the group split, partially (though not entirely) over some of Hicks' views including denial of the virgin birth and emphasis on "the light within" over the literal text of the Bible. Followers of Hicks, among whom was Walt Whitman, were known as "Hicksites."
Limited information is available on the Saunders Family. William and Susan Saunders moved their family from London, England to Rochester, New York in 1850. The family members appearing in the collection are William Tyrie Saunders; his father William and mother Susan; his wife Elizabeth; his sisters Elizabeth and Alice; and brothers Charles, Frank, Herbert, and Phillip. In 1851, William Tyrie was a 20 year old engraver-on-wood apprentice in London. He stayed in London while his family moved to America. On 1 November 1851, he married Elizabeth Mary Crews at the parish church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London and eventually had six children with Elizabeth. William Tyrie's wood engraving business moved periodically around Lincolns Inn Fields within the Holborn neighborhood of London. William Tyrie died 15 March 1886 at the age of 55, Elizabeth followed her husband 3 May 1905 at the age of 71.
The Leon J. Galloway Collection consists of material relating to the Confederate States of America, the Hicksite Quakers, the Saunders family, and some miscellaneous items.
Confederate States of America series includes correspondence from important individuals within the Confederacy, such as Jefferson Davis, Daniel Ruggles, Fitzhugh Lee, Pierre G.T. Beauregard, and many others. The series also includes currency from all states within the Confederacy, Galloway's collected notes on this series, portraits, printed material, and war bonds.
Hicksite Quakers consists of contracts between individuals and land surveys of Hicksville, New York; a letter by Elias Hicks to William B Trish; a handwritten manuscript by David Seaman; photo albums of Quakers with handwritten notes of individuals; and a book describing the Hicksite Quakers and their doctrines.
Within the Saunders family series are letters from William Tyrie Saunders and his family: his father William and mother Susan; his wife Elizabeth; his sisters Elizabeth and Alice; and brothers Charles, Frank, Herbert, and Phillip.
Miscellaneous series is divided into correspondence and memorabilia. Within correspondence are letters directed to Galloway, to the Middletown Monthly Meeting in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; from the executive chamber for the state of New York; and to the headmaster of the Friends Academy in Locust Valley, New York. In memborabilia, there are autograph books of Dr. Theron Wendell Kilmer and Fredrick Bulkley Tuttle. Kilmer was the nephew of Tuttle. Also, there are two first day of issue stamps.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by title, type, or topic, and within each folder chronologically.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advance notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Special Collections Research Center has a substantial amount of material in both manuscript and rare books holdings relating to Quakers and other mid-nineteenth century religious movements. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate printed/cataloged material and to the SCRC Subject Index for a listing of manuscript material.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Leon J. Galloway Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Leon J. Galloway, 1978.
Created by: MRC
Date: 4 Jan 2010
Revision history: 9 Aug 2021 - collection processed (RMH)
|Confederate States of America|
|Box 1||Donor notes - Galloway's notes on the Confederate States of America series|
|Box 1||Beauregard, Pierre G.T. 1870|
|Box 1||Belknap, William W. 1884|
|Box 1||Benjamin, Judah Philip 1863|
|Box 1||Blaine, James Gillespie 1889|
|Box 1||Bradley, Joseph H. 1861-1866|
|Box 1||Bragg, Braxton 1864|
|Box 1||Browne, William Montague 1877|
|Box 1||Davis, Jefferson 1854, 1863, 1880, 1885-1886, 1889-1890|
|Box 1||Early, Jubal 1872|
|Box 1||Fish, Hamilton 1869-1870|
|Box 1||Hampton, Wade 1882|
|Box 1||Hardee, William Joseph 1865|
|Box 1||Hill, Daniel Harvey 1887|
|Box 1||Kimmel, Manning Marius 1862|
|Box 1||Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus 1886|
|Box 1||Lee, Fitzhugh 1879, 1886, 1892|
|Box 1||Lee, Stephen Dill 1885, 1889|
|Box 1||Longstreet, James 1857, 1884|
|Box 1||Mallory, Stephen Russell - undated|
|Box 1||McLaws, Lafayette 1888|
|Box 1||Ruggles, Daniel 1862, 1885|
|Box 1||Schurz, Carl Christian 1880|
|Box 1||Seward, William Henry 1855|
|Box 1||Sherman, John 1865|
|Box 1||Stephens, Alexander 1850, 1882|
|Box 1||Taylor, Richard 1865|
|Box 1||Welle, Gideon 1836|
|Box 1||Confederate States of America, miscellaneous 1848-1854, 1857-1868, 1879, 1882, 1885-1892, 1900-1901, 1905, 1908 - correspondence from and to Confederate military members (4 folders)|
|Box 1||Smith, Gerrit 1870|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1865, 1869 - includes John Bright; Clinton DeWitt; Wendell Phillips; Prince Philippe of Orleans, Count of Paris; and John Russell, 1st Earl Russell|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1859-1863, 1866 - unidentified individuals|
|Oversize 6||Alabama 1863-1864|
|Oversize 6||Arkansas 1862|
|Oversize 6||Florida 1862-1864|
|Oversize 6||Georgia 1831, 1849, 1854-1865,|
|Oversize 6||Kentucky 1864|
|Oversize 6||Louisiana 1834, 1839, 1842, 1862-1864|
|Oversize 6||Mississippi 1862|
|Oversize 6||Missouri 1862|
|Oversize 6||North Carolina 1861, 1863-1867,|
|Oversize 6||South Carolina 1856, 1861-1863, 1867, 1872|
|Oversize 6||Tennessee 1862-1863|
|Oversize 6||Texas 1861-1862|
|Oversize 6||Virginia 1850, 1861-1862|
|Box 1||Eastman College - 2 items: one cent and three cent notes|
|Oversize 6||Confederate States of America 1862-1864|
|Oversize 7||Confederate States of America 1862-1864|
|Box 1||Confederate States of America 1862-1864 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||United States of America 1845, 1862, 1882, 1899, 1908, 1914, 1917, 1923, 1928, 1935, 1953, 1957|
|Box 2||Dominion of Canada 1878|
|Box 2||Printed material 1896-1898|
|Box 2||War bonds 1864-1865|
|Oversize 5||War bonds 1836-1864|
|Oversize 4||A book of records of the division of the plain land by Robert Williams 1948 - photostatic reproduction of the original division records of the plain purchase of 1648|
|Oversize 5||Contracts 1715-1716, 1731, 1744-1748, 1751, 1764-1769, 1778-1780, 1784, 1789-1799,|
|Oversize 5||Contracts 1801-1806, 1809-1814, 1817, 1821-1822, 1826-1828, 1831-1838, 1841-1844, 1852-1855, 1869|
|Box 2||David Seaman's manuscript 1787|
|Box 2||Correspondence 1820|
|Oversize 5||Marriage certificate 1771|
|Box 2||The Hicksite Quakers and Their Doctrines by James M. DeGarmo 1895 - history and overview of the Hicksite Quakers and their beliefs|
|Oversize 5||Land surveys 1711-1714, 1717, 1768, 1780, 1793, 1806, 1812, 1822-1824, 1851, 1864|
|Box 2||Memorial of Samuel Hicks Seaman and His Wife Hannah Richardson Husband compiled by Mary Thomas Seaman 1927 - extensive family genealogy of predominantly Hicksite Quakers|
|Oversize 1||Photo album undated - "To Mother from Lottie and Amie"|
|Oversize 3||Photo albums undated (2 volumes)|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous 1802, 1806, 1815 - bill of sale, sermon notes, Hannah Tredwell's will, poem by Matthew Green, and late 19th century or early 20th century map of Hicksville|
|Oversize 5||Miscellaneous 1832, 1844 - list of land sales, unknown contract, blank contract form.|
|Box 3||Correspondence 1850-1865, 1868 - undated (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Autograph book, Theron Wendell Kilmer 1888|
|Oversize 2||Autograph book, Fredrick Bulkley Tuttle undated|
|Box 3||Correspondence 1837, 1909, 1937, 1944, 1953, 1962|
|Box 3||Stamps 1965-1966|