Collection consists of correspondence and records relating to the operations of the two publications edited by Church and his brother. Correspondence of The Army and Navy Journal includes materials depicting various battles and military personnel of the Civil War and letters written to Church from contributors, subscribers, sales agents, officials of government departments, and newspaper correspondents. The Galaxy correspondence contains letters from American and British literary contributors to the magazine. Also, records maintained by Sheldon & Co., publishers of The Galaxy.
Biographical/historical: William Conant Church (1836-1917) was co-editor with his brother, Francis P. Church, of The Galaxy, a literary monthly, and The Army and Navy Journal, a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of the U.S. military. The Galaxy was absorbed in 1878 by Atlantic Monthly.