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Sydney Howard Gay papers, 1748-1931

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0475
Bib ID 4078801 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888
Title Sydney Howard Gay papers, 1748-1931
Physical Description 43 linear feet (87 boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permissionManuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Sydney Howard Gay papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Microfilm available.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2011-11-22 EAD created by PTL

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Bills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Dispatches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Inventories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Abolitionists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Antislavery movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chicago Tribune (Firm) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Elizabeth Neall Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Jotham Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Sarah Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Walter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Higgins, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hill, Asams Sherman, 1833-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lowell, Josephine Shaw, 1843-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Neale family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powell, Aaron M (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pugh, Sarah Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quaker abolitionists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richardson, Albert D (Albert Deane), 1833-1869 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sermons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soldiers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Suffragists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Suffrage Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women abolitionists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.