Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888

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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).

From the guide to the Sydney Howard Gay papers, ca. 1837-1886, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American journalist and abolitionist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], [1884 Aug. 22]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644289857

Journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist

From the description of When did the pilgrim fathers land at Plymouth? [manuscript], [1881.] (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 438111878

BIOGHIST REQUIRED 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.

From the guide to the Sydney Howard Gay Papers, 1748-1931, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

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).

From the description of Sydney Howard Gay papers, ca. 1837-1886. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652374

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.

From the description of Sydney Howard Gay papers, 1748-1931, (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 472459584

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referencedIn Hill, Adams Sherman, 1833-1910. Papers, 1859-1864. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], [1884 Aug. 22]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888. Sydney Howard Gay papers, 1748-1931, Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Otis family. Papers, 1687-1868. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Lowell-Gay papers, 1846-1871. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Morris, Robert, 1823-1882. Papers, 1820-1874. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. Letter to Sydney Howard Gay [manuscript], 1877 June 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Stevens, John Austin, 1795-1874. Papers, 1811-1885. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888. Letter : New York, to unknown person, n.p., 1864 Aug. 28. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Gay family. Gay-Otis family papers, [ca. 1740]-1900. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Lowell-Gay papers, 1846-1871. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888. Sydney Howard Gay papers, ca. 1837-1886. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Otis family. Papers, 1687-1868, [microform]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888. When did the pilgrim fathers land at Plymouth? [manuscript], [1881.] University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sydney Howard Gay papers, ca. 1837-1886 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Hingham (Mass.). Records, 1637-1931. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Edward Morris Davis papers, 1830-1941 (inclusive), 1837-1850 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Pasko, W. W. (Wesley Washington), 1840-1897. Letters received by W.W. Pasko in reply to invitations extended to attend the unveiling of a bust of Horace Greeley, 1876. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Sydney Howard Gay Papers, 1748-1931 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Correspondence, 1864-1906. Houghton Library
creatorOf Rotch, Benjamin Smith, 1817-1882. Papers, 1832-1860. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. person
associatedWith Chicago Tribune (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. person
correspondedWith Davis, Edward Morris, 1811-1887 person
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associatedWith Gay, Elizabeth Neall. person
associatedWith Gay, Elizabeth Neall. person
associatedWith Gay family. family
associatedWith Gay, Jotham. person
associatedWith Gay, Jotham. person
associatedWith Gay, Sarah. person
associatedWith Gay, Sarah. person
associatedWith Gay, Walter. person
associatedWith Gay, Walter. person
associatedWith Gilder, Jeannette L. (Jeannette Leonard), 1849-1916, person
associatedWith Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936, person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. person
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associatedWith Lowell, Josephine Shaw, 1843-1905. person
associatedWith McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. person
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associatedWith Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
United States
Massachusetts
United States
United States
Subject
Slavery--Periodicals
Slavery--United States--Societies, etc
Antislavery movements--United States
Women--Suffrage
African Americans--History
Antislavery movements
Slavery--United States--Periodicals
Journalism
Slavery--Societies, etc
Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
Slavery--Anti-slavery movements
Occupation
Abolitionists
Authors, American
Soldiers
Suffragists
Journalists
Quaker abolitionists
Historians
Women abolitionists
Editors
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Birth 1814

Death 1888

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