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Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983

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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

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