Gay, Ernest Lewis

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Ernest Lewis Gay (1874-1916) was a librarian and book collector of Boston, Mass. who collected materials especially concerning the English poet and playwright, John Gay (1685-1732). John Gay used the Mohock theme in his one-act play, The Mohocks. A tragi-comical farce, (1712). The Mohocks and Hawkubites were street gangs in London during the reign of Queen Anne. It was their delight to molest and ill-treat the women, children, and feeble old men who might be in the streets after sunset. The Mohocks were named after the American Indian tribe, the Mohawks. In 1712 a royal bounty was placed on their heads for capture.

From the guide to the Papers concerning the Mohocks and Hawkubites, 1711-1712., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Ernest Lewis Gay (1874-1916) was a librarian and book collector of Boston, Mass. who collected materials especially concerning the English poet and playwright, John Gay (1685-1732). John Gay used the Mohock theme in his one-act play, The Mohocks. A tragi-comical farce, (1712). The Mohocks and Hawkubites were street gangs in London during the reign of Queen Anne.

From the description of Papers concerning the Mohocks and Hawkubites, 1711-1712. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79380999

Gay was a librarian and book collector of Boston, Mass.

From the description of Papers, 1901-1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122564121

From the guide to the Ernest Lewis Gay papers, 1901-1914., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Papers concerning the Mohocks and Hawkubites, 1711-1712. Houghton Library
referencedIn Gay family. Gay family papers, 1718-1916. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752. Music score of Polly : Gay : manuscript, [1777-1782] Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis. [New York State Library School; a collection of notes, pamphlets and clippings on library science, made by E.L. Gay while a student at the school.] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Livingston, Luther Samuel, 1864-1914,. Letters sent to Luther Samuel Livingston, 1900-1912. Houghton Library
referencedIn Ernest Lewis Gay papers, 1901-1914. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. Notes on John Gay, 1908-1913 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916,. Gay search : manuscript, [ca. 1905] Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. Papers : concerning John Gay, 1913-1916 and undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Autograph File, G. 1641-2009. Houghton Library
referencedIn Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862-. Beggar's opera and all other works by John Gay. Compiled from the E.L. Gay collection in the Harvard College Library : typescript, [194-]. Houghton Library
creatorOf Fox, George, 1854?-1902. The beggar's opera : arranged for Mr. Sims Reeves / by George Fox : manuscript, 1885. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. Papers, 1901-1914. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916,. Papers concerning the Mohocks and Hawkubites, 1711-1712. Houghton Library
referencedIn Book collectors miscellaneous papers, 1649-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Gay family papers, 1718-1916. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ernest Lewis Gay papers, 1901-1914. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gay, Ernest Lewis, 1874-1916. The Ernest Gay collection of John Gay material. Manuscript. Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Aitken, George Atherton, 1860- person
correspondedWith Albert, Frank, bookseller. person
correspondedWith Alexander, John, bookseller. person
correspondedWith American Press Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Anderson, John. person
correspondedWith Arkwright, Godfrey Edward Pellew, 1864- person
correspondedWith Baker, Edward. person
correspondedWith Barnard, P. M., bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Barnes, A. E. person
correspondedWith Barnstable, North Devon Athenaeum. corporateBody
associatedWith Baskett, John person
correspondedWith Blackwell, B. H., bookseller & publisher. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bolleter, E., Ltd., booksellers. corporateBody
associatedWith Bouch, John person
correspondedWith Bridge, Sir Frederick. person
associatedWith British Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith British Museum. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, William, bookseller & publisher. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bruen, H., print seller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Burrows Brothers Company, the. corporateBody
correspondedWith Carter, F. C. person
correspondedWith Castor & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Castor & Co., T. H. corporateBody
correspondedWith Chicago, the University of. corporateBody
associatedWith Collard. person
correspondedWith Commin, James G., bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Courthope, William John, 1842-1917 person
correspondedWith Dodd & Livingston, bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dunlop, William, bookseller. corporateBody
associatedWith Edward Richard Hinchinbrook person
associatedWith Edward Richard Montague Sandwich, 3rd Earl of Sandwich person
correspondedWith Ellis, bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith E. Williams person
associatedWith Forrester, Pulter person
correspondedWith Gay, A. Nelson. person
correspondedWith Gay, Ernest Lewis. person
associatedWith Gay family. family
associatedWith Gay family. family
associatedWith Gay, John, 1685-1732. person
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associatedWith Godfrey Kneller. person
correspondedWith Gorfin, Herbert E., bookseller. corporateBody
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associatedWith Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Westminster). corporateBody
associatedWith Great Britain. Sovereign (1702-1714 : Anne) corporateBody
correspondedWith Hart, J. M. person
correspondedWith Harwitz, Max, bookdealer. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hill, B. Rowland, bookseller. corporateBody
associatedWith Hills, Henry person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith John Gay. person
associatedWith John Gay. person
associatedWith J. Wright. person
correspondedWith King, Charles, bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Library of Congress. corporateBody
correspondedWith Liepmannssohn, Leo, bookseller. corporateBody
associatedWith Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862- person
associatedWith Livingston, Luther Samuel, 1864-1914, person
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correspondedWith Meehan, B. & J. F., booksellers. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Murray, Frank, bookseller. corporateBody
associatedWith Newcomb, Thomas person
correspondedWith Parsons, E. & Sons. corporateBody
correspondedWith Peach, H. H., booksellers. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pickering & Chatto, booksellers. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pitman, Sir Isaac & Sons, Ltd. corporateBody
correspondedWith Quaritch, Bernard, bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Redway, F., bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sabin, Frank T. person
correspondedWith Sampson, John, bookseller. corporateBody
associatedWith Sandwich, Edward Richard Montagu, 3rd Earl of, 1692-1722 person
correspondedWith Seers, J. H., bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Shepard Book Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Simon Harcourt person
correspondedWith Skinner, John, bookseller. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, John, 1652-1743 person
correspondedWith Smith, William & Son, booksellers. corporateBody
correspondedWith Spencer, Walter T., bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Staude, Louis F., bookseller. corporateBody
correspondedWith Stauffer, David McNeely, 1840-1913 person
correspondedWith Suckling & Co., booksellers. corporateBody
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associatedWith Thomas Watts person
correspondedWith Tice & Lynch. corporateBody
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correspondedWith United States Treasury Department. corporateBody
correspondedWith Virginia Military Institute. corporateBody
correspondedWith Voynich, Wilfred M. person
associatedWith Whig Party (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith William Maitland. person
correspondedWith Williams, E. person
correspondedWith Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937 person
correspondedWith Wright, J. O. & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Yale University. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
England--London
Great Britain
Subject
Gangs--History
Antiquarian booksellers
Book collectors
Hawkubites
Mohocks
Occupation
Book collectors
Compilers
Collector
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Birth 1874

Death 1916

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