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Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay family papers, 1789-2000, bulk circa 1870s-1996

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1.4: Writings and Notes , 1789-1900

This subseries houses Oliver Ingraham Lay's notebooks, notes and writings; Marian Wait Lay's scattered notes and writings; and the student notebooks of Wilfrid Lay.
Oliver Ingraham Lay's notebooks include handwritten transcriptions of literary excerpts and quotations; a record of the artist's exhibitions at the Century Association; and a record of payments for his artwork. Also found is a ledger with entries of daily activities from 1889-1890; included are transcribed letters, printed material, clippings, and obituary notices on Lay's death. One notebook contains a list of the works of art by Lay and others that were a part of the artist's personal collection at the time of his death. Also found are transcribed poems, various literary compositions by Lay, including handwritten essays and a poem to Fidelia Bridges.
Other files contain Annie Brown's handwritten essays, her notebook of transcribed literary extracts, and address book; biographical accounts of Charles Downing; and the miscellaneous writings and notes of various family members.
Description Container Select
Notebooks of Oliver Ingraham Lay, 1866-1890
2
43-45
Notebook of Artwork, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items, circa 1890
2
46
Various Notes and Writings by Oliver Ingraham Lay, 1867
2
47-50
Various Notes and Writings by Marian Wait Lay, 1859-1893
2
50
Notebooks of Wilfrid Lay, 1881-1900
2
51-54
Essays by Annie Brown, 1860-1887
2
55-56
Notebook of Annie Brown, undated
2
57
Address Book by Annie Brown, undated
3
1-2
Biographical Accounts of Charles Downing, 1789-1889
3
3
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings of Lay Family Members, 1789-1889
3
4-8

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