This collection contains the papers of American British loyalist and statesman Joseph Galloway (1731-1803) and his wife,
Grace Growden (1727-1782), daughter of wealthy Pennsylvania landowner Lawrence Growden, Jr. (1694-1770).
Many of the documents relate to the Growden estate, as well as Galloway and Growden social life, business affairs, family
matters, Pennsylvania real estate transactions,
Life in exile following the American Revolution, and Napoleon.
Joseph Galloway (1731-1803), was born at West River, Anne Arundel County, Md., son of Peter Bines Galloway and Elizabeth Rigbie,
Maryland Quakers. In 1740,
Galloway moved with his father to Kent Pa. In the late 1740s, Galloway began practicing law in Philadelphia; in 1748 he became
member of the Schuyhill Fishing Company.
64 items in 1 box.
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