Sydney Howard Gay papers

Collection Data

Description
Sydney Howard Gay (1814-1888) was an American journalist, author and abolitionist. He was an editor at the Anti-Slavery Standard, the New York Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Evening Post. His other activities included lecturing for the American Anti-Slavery Society and writing biographies and the multi-volume History of the United States (with William Cullen Bryant). Collection consists of writings, correspondence, notes, account books, and reports. Writings include manuscripts of the History of the United States and his biographies and other works. Correspondence, notes, reports, and account books are from the American Anti-Slavery Society and the Anti-Slavery Standard.
Names
Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1836 - 1886 (Approximate)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1130
Genres
account books
ledgers
writings
Notes
Biographical/historical: Sydney Howard Gay (1814-1888) was an American journalist, author and abolitionist. He was an editor at the Anti-Slavery Standard, the New York Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Evening Post. His other activities included lecturing for the American Anti-Slavery Society and writing biographies and the multi-volume History of the United States (with William Cullen Bryant).
Content: The collection consists of manuscripts of works by Gay, correspondence, notes, account books, and reports. Gay's writings include manuscripts of the History of the United States, his biographies and other works. Also included are correspondence, notes, reports, and account books from the American Anti-Slavery Society and the Anti-Slavery Standard.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 linear feet (6 boxes, 4 v.)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11848388
MSS Unit ID: 1130
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d1b8bf40-c62b-012f-6fc4-58d385a7bc34
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