MS Am 2293
Gay family. Gay family papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: b, f
Call No.: MS Am 2293
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gay family.
Title: Gay family papers
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Documents and photographs concerning the Gay family of Massachusetts, and printed
materials on English writer John Gay.
*50M-581 and *50M-582. Gift of Ernest Lewis Gay; received: 1916 June 1.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
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Gay Family Papers (MS Am 2293). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Ernest Lewis Gay was an American librarian and book collector in Boston, Mass. His
ancester, John Gay (1685-1732) was an English writer, dramatist, and poet during the neoclassical period.
Materials from the Gay family spanning 4 centuries including: photograph album of
Ernest Lewis Gay (1874-1916) including photographs of his mother, Elizabeth Lewis
Gay, printed materials relating to John Gay (1685-1732), and documents from the Massachusetts
Bay Colony, especially financial documents and tax assesment records from Walpole,
- (1). Gay, Calvin. A list of passengers that came from Chegnecto (sic) [Chignecto] in the sloop Wilmot : AMs (signed), 1758 Dec. 28. 1 foldersf
List of discharged men from the 48th regiment.
- (3). Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. Photograph album, ca. 1874-1916? 1 album in 1 cmi box. 13 x 16 cm.gen
Subtitled inside front cover: From the library of Ernest Lewis Gay showing interior
of his home in Boston and containing portraits of his mother, Elizabeth Lewis Gay (b. ca.1834), in the midst of her books.
Includes photographs of: interior of house, Elizabeth Lewis Gay, group of women on
porch with Elizabeth Lewis Gay, exterior of house, unidentified young woman with parasol,
and summer house in garden with group of women.
- (4). Gay, Martin. Account statement of Mr. Joshua Pico and Treatwith Martin Gay : ADs (signed), Boston, 1768 Aug. 3. 1 foldersf
Itemizes account from 1765 Apr. 4 through 1768 Aug. 3. Lists such items as: tea kettle,
pork, fish, hoops, etc.
- (5). Printed materials relating to John Gay (1685-1732), various dates. 1 foldersf