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   Sydney Howard Gay Papers, 1748-1931

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Preferred Citation

Sidney Howard Gay Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078801 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888.
Title:Sydney Howard Gay Papers, 1748-1931
Physical description:ca. 17,000 items (87 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarlyor publication projects.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged by category. Boxes 1-71: Cataloged correspondence; Boxes 72-76: Manuscripts & documents; Box 77: Genealogical materials & photographs; Boxes 78-79: Printed materials.

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Description

Scope and Content

Letters written to Gay from political and literary contemporaries such as Horace Greeley, Charles Sumner, and William Bryant; reports in letter form from his reporters at the front during the Civil War; and personal correspondence including many letters from his wife. Letters written to Mrs. Gay from family friends and business associates including many from her husband. Correspondence of other members of the Gay family including Walter Gay, Sarah Gay, and Allan Gay. Diaries, notebooks, and journals of Sydney Howard Gay.

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarlyor publication projects.

Restrictions on Use

Reader must use microfilm for incoming and outgoing correspondence for the years 1862-1865, and for correspondence with Maria W. Chapman; Lydis Maria Child; Mary Grew; Edmund Quincy; and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia, and Emma Weston.

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Sidney Howard Gay Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-07-07 File created.
    2011-11-22 EAD created by PTL

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Accounts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Agreements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Albums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bills of exchange.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bills.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Deeds.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dispatches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drafts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fiction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Genealogies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Insurance policies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inventories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invitations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Leases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mortgages.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Petitions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Promissory notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Receipts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Resolutions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sermons.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Translations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wills.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Abolitionists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African Americans--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Antislavery movements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chicago Tribune (Firm)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gay, Elizabeth Neall.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gay, Jotham.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gay, Sarah.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gay, Walter.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Higgins, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hill, Asams Sherman, 1833-1910.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lowell, Josephine Shaw, 1843-1905.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National Anti-Slavery Standard.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York tribune.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pugh, Sarah.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Quaker abolitionists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Richardson, Albert D. (Albert Deane), 1833-1869.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Saturday evening post.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soldiers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Suffragists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women abolitionists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women--Suffrage.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Journalist, author. Gay, the son of Ebenezer and Mary Alleyne Otis Gay, was an active abolitionist before and during the Civil War. He edited the ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD and during the Civil War was managing editor of the NEW YORK TRIBUNE. In 1867 he became managing editor of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE and served on the editorial board of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. He was the author of several books. In 1845 he married Elizabeth Neall of Philadelphia, who was also active in abolitionist work and the woman's rights movement.

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