Shay, Frank, 1888-1954

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California reporter and attorney. Growing up in California, Shay served in a wide variety of positions throughout his life, including special reporter for Sacramento and Virginia City newspapers, accountant and telegrapher for the Sutro Tunnel Company, and, after completing his law degree at Hastings Law College, attorney for the Southern Pacific Company and personal counsel for railroad president Leland Stanford.

From the description of A lifetime in California, 1860-1939: typescript, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500389

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California reporter and attorney. Growing up in California, Shay served in a wide variety of positions throughout his life, including special reporter for Sacramento and Virginia City newspapers, accountant and telegrapher for the Sutro Tunnel Company, and, after completing his law degree at Hastings Law College, attorney for the Southern Pacific Company and personal counsel for railroad president Leland Stanford.

From the guide to the Frank Shay, "A lifetime in California, 1860-1939" typescript, 1939, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Washington Square Book Shop. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Frank Shay & Co. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1917. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Shay, Frank, 1888-1954. A lifetime in California, 1860-1939: typescript, 1939. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
referencedIn Carlton D. Morse whaling collection, Morse (Carleton D.) whaling collection, 1762-1964 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Edward A. Wilson Papers, 1915-1963 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Mills, Marjorie. Marjorie Mills letter to Mr. Cook [manuscript], 1941 September 12. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. Letters to Jacqueline Stephens, 1961. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. Edna St. Vincent Millay collection, 1919-2001 (bulk 1928-1985). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Scrapbooks of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1886-1958 (bulk 1904-1926). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
creatorOf Frank Shay, "A lifetime in California, 1860-1939" typescript, 1939 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Shay, Frank, 1888-1954. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Edna St. Vincent Millay Collection, 1919-2001, (bulk 1928-1985) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. person
associatedWith Frank Shay & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
correspondedWith Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. person
associatedWith Mills, Marjorie. person
associatedWith Morse, Carleton D. (Carleton Doty), 1890-1955 person
associatedWith Southern Pacific Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893. person
associatedWith Washington Square Book Shop. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Edward Arthur, 1886-1970 person
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California
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California--History--1848-present
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Birth 1888

Death 1954

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