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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

Descriptive Summary

Location: b, f
Call No.: MS Am 2293
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gay family.
Title: Gay family papers
Date(s): 1718-1916
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Documents and photographs concerning the Gay family of Massachusetts, and printed materials on English writer John Gay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*50M-581 and *50M-582. Gift of Ernest Lewis Gay; received: 1916 June 1.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Gay Family Papers (MS Am 2293). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Scope and Contents

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, Mass.

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