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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983 | Digitized Collection

Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 3 series.

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Series 1: Edward Gay Papers, 1852-1983
0.8 linear feet
Box 1, OV 4-5

Papers of Edward Gay include biographical materials, including a marriage certificate and property deeds. Correspondence is with his wife, Martha Feary, and his children, as well as business correspondence with collectors, artists, museums, and galleries. Artists of note include George Inness, Thomas Moran, and Eastman Johnson. Correspondence with William Arkell includes mention of the Artists' Fund Society's 1880 boat trip in Canajoharie, New York.
Writings include a biography on Gay, a poem, and an untitled manuscript by Martha Feary. Materials related to the Artists’ Fund Society relate to membership accounts and a petition signed by artists.
Printed materials include clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a pamphlet on the history of Mount Vernon, New York written by Gay’s daughter, Dorothy Gay Gordon. Artwork consists of one sketchbook, an engraving, and sketches in oils and in graphite and ink. Photographs are of Edward and Martha Gay; their homes in Mount Vernon, Cragsmoor, and Stoneridge; and Gay's artwork.
Materials are arranged by document type.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. In some cases exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Biographical Materials
Biographical Information, circa 1912-1970
1
1
Legal Documents, 1864-1889
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
2
Legal Documents, 1890-1915
1
3
Correspondence
Gay, Edward to Martha Feary Gay (wife), circa 1861-1890
1
4
Gay, Edward to Family, 1878-1916
1
5
Gay, Martha Feary to Edward Gay (family), 1863-1883
1
6
Coker, Richard G., 1965-1974
1
7
Gay, Ingovar, 1965-1974
1
8
Gordon, Dorothy Gay, 1959-1967
1
9
A, circa 1865-1920
1
10
B-G, circa 1865-1920
1
11
H-Q, circa 1865-1920
1
12
R-Z, circa 1865-1920
1
13
Writings
Gay, Martha Feary, "Late Spring" (poem), 1928
1
14
Gay, Martha Feary, "Life of Edward Gay as Recorded By His Wife", circa 1925
1
15
Gay, Martha Feary, Untitled Manuscript, circa 1910-1925
1
16
Warnshuis, Margaret C., "Runaway", 1970
1
17
Subject File, circa 1881-1889
Artists' Fund Society, circa 1881-1889
1
18
Printed Materials
Book,
Celebration of Westchester
, 1983
1
19
Clippings, circa 1880-1930
1
20
Clippings, 1872-1900
1
21
Clippings, 1901-1974
1
22
Clippings, Reproductions of Artwork, 1887-1912
Oversized material housed in OV 5.
1
23
Clippings, By Martha Feary Gay in
Albany Evening Journal
, 1884-1887
1
24
Clippings, Martha Feary Gay, 1928-1934
1
25
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1881-1975
1
26
Pamphlet,
Social and Cultural Development of Mount Vernon, New York
, 1951
By Dorothy Gay Gordon
1
27
Periodicals, 1964, 1974
1
28
Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1970
Includes the pamphlet
Nomination to the Presidency of Peter Cooper
.
1
29
Artwork
Engraving, circa 1860-1920
1
30
Sketchbook, circa 1860-1920
1
31
Sketch, Graphite and Ink, 1878
1
32
Sketches, Oils, circa 1860-1920
1
33
Photographs
Gay, Edward and Martha, circa 1852-1970
1
34
Gay, Edward at Work and in Studios, 1910-1937
1
35
Family Home, Cragsmoor, circa 1914
1
36
Family Home, Mount Vernon, circa 1920
1
37
Family Home, Stoneridge, circa 1920
1
38
Works of Art (1856-1910), circa 1970
1
39
Oversized Legal Documents scanned with Box 1, Folder 2-3, 1864-1890
OV 4
Oversized Clippings, Reproductions of Artwork scanned with Box 1, Folder 23, 1887-1912
OV 5

Series 2: Duncan Gay Papers, 1870-1983
0.5 linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Papers of Duncan Gay include biographical materials, a letter from Louis C. Tiffany, family correspondence between Duncan and his parents, and miscellaneous printed material. There is also artwork consisting of three travel sketchbooks documenting trips to Japan, China, Indonesia, and St. Augustine, Florida. Sketches are for stained glass and lamp projects, as well as architectural house plans. Photographic materials are of Duncan Gay, his travels, and slides of artwork inspired by his travels at home and abroad. There are also photographs dating from the Kit Kat Club's 1895 Hudson Canal boat trip.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Biographical Materials
Biography, 1983
By Susanne Gay Linville
1
40
Certificate, 1909
1
41
Passport, 1934
1
42
Correspondence
Gay, Duncan to Martha Feary and Edward Gay (parents), 1882-1888
1
43
Gay, Edward and Martha, 1881-1921
1
44
Miscellaneous, 1891-1916
Includes letter from Louis Comfort Tiffany.
1
45
Printed Material
Clippings, 1885, 1948
1
46
Periodical, 1913
Excerpt, "Sigiriya" by Jennie Coker Gay, illustrated by Duncan Gay; from
Century Magazine
.
1
47
Miscellaneous, circa 1940-1970
1
48
Artwork
Sketchbook, Florida, 1882-1884
1
49
Sketchbook, Japan, China, Indonesia, 1909
1
50
Sketchbook, Travels, circa 1885-1940
1
51
Sketches, House Plans, circa 1900-1940
1
52
Sketches, House Plans, circa 1900-1940
1
53
Sketches, circa 1900-1925
Includes stained glass and lamp designs.
1
54
Photographic Materials
Gay, Duncan, circa 1870-1940
1
55
Kit Kat Club Hudson Canal Boat Trip, 1895
1
56
Travel, circa 1925-1940
1
57
Slide Inventory, circa 1981-1983
1
58
Slides of Artwork, circa 1981-1983
Sculpture and travels, including Panama Canal; Cuba; Trinidad; Florida; Redding, Connecticut; Mexico; Hawaii; Japan; China; and Ceylon
1
59
Slides of Artwork, circa 1981-1983
Travels including: Philippines; Java; Malasia; Middle East; Mediterranian; and Egypt
2
1
Slides of Artwork, circa 1981-1983
Travels including: Spain; Greece; and Portugal
2
2

Series 3: Gay Family Papers, 1888-1970
1.3 linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Gay family papers consists primarily of correspondence to Ingovar Gay and Helen Gay Learned from their mother, Martha Feary Gay, relating to family updates and daily activities. Photographs are of the Gay family, extended family members, and friends at home and on family trips around the East Coast and to Canada and Italy.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Biographical Materials, circa 1897-1950
Biographical Materials, Address Book, circa 1930-1950
2
3
Biographical Materials, Gay, Ingovar, 1897-1901
2
4
Correspondence
Cotes, Vivian Gay, circa 1920
2
5
Gay, Ingovar, 1905-1931
2
6
Gay, Ingovar (from mother, Martha Feary Gay), circa 1890-1930
2
7
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1888-1901
2
8
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1902
2
9
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1902
2
10
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1903
2
11
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1903
2
12
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1904
2
13
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1904
2
14
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1905
2
15
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1905
2
16
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1906
2
17
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1907
2
18
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1908
2
19
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1908
2
20
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1909
2
21
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1910-1911
2
22
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1912
2
23
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1912
2
24
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1913
2
25
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1914
2
26
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1914
2
27
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1915-1916
2
28
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1923
2
29
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1924
2
30
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1925
2
31
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1926
2
32
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1926
2
33
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1927
3
1
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1927
3
2
Gay, Ingovar (from mother), 1928-1931
3
3
Gay, Martha Feary, 1890
3
4
Gay, Martha Feary (to family), circa 1890-1930
3
5
Gay, Nellie, circa 1920
3
6
Gay, William, 1914-1923
3
7
Gay, William (from family), 1905-1921
3
8
Learned, Helen Gay, 1923
3
9
Learned, Helen Gay (from mother, Martha Feary Gay), circa 1922-1926
3
10
Learned, Helen Gay (from mother), 1922-1925
3
11
Learned, Helen Gay (from mother), 1926
3
12
Reitzenstein, H. August, circa 1935
3
13
Writings, 1964-1970
Writings, Gordon, Dorothy Gay, "Potatoes and Point", 1964
3
14
Writings, Warnshuis, Margaret C., "Stanley Steamer", 1970
3
15
Photographs
Dorothy, Helen, Ingovar, Ruth, and William Gay, circa 1890-1920
3
16
Family Snapshots, Men and Women, circa 1890-1901
3
17
Family Snapshots, Women, Men, and Children, circa 1890-1901
3
18
Family Snapshots, Activities, circa 1890-1901
3
19
Family Snapshots, Outdoors, circa 1890-1901
3
20
Travel, Connecticut and Vermont, circa 1890-1920
New London, Groton Library, and University of Vermont
3
21
Travel, New York, circa 1890-1920
Lakewood, Lake Chautaqua, West Point
3
22
Travel, East Coast, circa 1902
Yale Harvard Race Day, Sound Beach
3
23
Travel, Canada, circa 1900-1901
3
24
Travel, Italy, circa 1890-1920
3
25

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