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A0545 Gale, Daniel B. Papers Inventory of Daniel B. Gale Papers A0545 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 email@example.com URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:31:10 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Daniel B. Gale Papers
1.1 Cubic Feet
(2 boxes, 2 volumes)
Processed by Jennifer Roach, July 20-23, 2005.
Donated in 1962.
Daniel Bailey Gale was born on March 30, 1816, in Salisbury, New Hampshire. His siblings included John Gale, Jacob Gale, Peter O. Gale, and Amos Gale. Daniel married Caroline E. Pettingill of Salisbury, New Hampshire, in 1842. They had five children: Charles (died young in 1843), Theodore Freeley (1844-1865), Ella (b. 1848), Arthur (b. 1853), and Mary (b. 1848), who was adopted from New Hampshire.
Daniel B. Gale founded one of the most well-known grocery stores in St. Louis, Greeley & Gale, in 1834 with a friend of his from New Hampshire, Carlos S. Greeley. Many of his early letters consisted of business transactions such as the sale of wine.
Daniel Gale's daughter Ella married Charles W. Barstow (b. 1838) of Boston, Massachusetts, on October 19, 1869. Charles was a Civil War veteran and served with distinction at Goldsboro, Kingston, and Plymouth. Ella and Charles had six children: Ted G. (cattleman out West), Charles W. (Warrie) Jr. (soldier), Calla (died young), Daniel G. (proprietor of St. Louis Grocer and General Merchant), Edward H., and Jessamine. Charles W. Barstow, Jr. was a Captain of Co. M. First Infantry N.G.M. and a Captain of Co. M. 1st Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He was recommended for 2nd Lieutenant for the regular Army in 1899.
Daniel Gale's son Arthur married Stella Honey, the daughter of Horace A. Honey. They had four children: Leone C., Arthur H. Jr., Grace, and Margaret.
Scope and Contents
The papers consist of letters written to Daniel Gale from friends and family. The letters also include those written by Ella Gale, Daniel's daughter, to her brothers; letters written to Daniel's two other sons, Theodore and Arthur; and letters written to Ella, her husband, and their sons. The letters contain both personal information and business information about the family store Greeley & Gale.
The letters contain several examples of thoughts and opinions about the Civil War from both the Northern and the Southern perspectives. Other interesting items in the collection include a registration card to Charles W. Barstow, dated 1917, for the American Protective League and a draft registration certificate for Edward H. Barstow, dated 1918. The penmanship book of Theodore Freeley Gale dated 1860 contains essays about the state of the nation and opinions on what should be done. One letter from William H. Howard dated July 22, 1862, discusses the naval skirmishes the J.P. Jackson experienced with the southern navy. In it, he provides a brief glimpse into the life of the navy in New Orleans during this time.
The letters are arranged chronologically.
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Daniel B. Gale Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis.
Grocers -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Armed Forces
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
World War, 1914-1918
Gale, Daniel B., 1816-1874
Greeley & Gale (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Papers. 1823-1849 1 1 Papers. 1850-1859 1 2 Papers. 1860-1863 1 3 Papers. 1864-1869 1 4 Papers. 1870-1879 1 5 Papers. 1880-1889 1 6 Papers. 1890-1892 1 7 Papers. 1893-1896 2 8 Papers. 1898 2 9 Papers. 1899 2 10 Papers. 1900-1926 2 11 Correspondence. No date 2 12 Ephemera, Clippings and Notices. No date 2 13 Financial and Legal Documents. No date 2 14 Family Tree and Penmanship Book. No date 2 15 Expense Book for Daniel B. Gale. 1831-1838 Volume 1 Ella Gale Composition Book. No date Volume 2