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|1203||Letter to Nina Gormley from Norman Ashley Willock|
Letter concerning the packing and shipping of a pintail duck carving commissioned from Wendell Gilley by Norman Willock and returned to the museum for repair.
|1410||Letter to Wendell Gilley Museum from John A. Silver, Sept. 9, 1986|
Letter describes Mr. Silver's visit to Elmer Crowell's workshop where he purchased several miniature bird carvings, and his subsequent visit to Wendell Gilley's workshop. Enclosed are photographs of a greater yellowlegs and a duck carved by Crowell. Silver also describes Wendell Gilley's trip to Abercrombie and Fitch where he was inspired to start bird carving.
|1353||Letter to Nina Gormley from Gertrude Bancroft|
This letter is a reply to the Gilley Museum Director's request for a garden to be donated by the Garden Club of Mount Desert. It also mentions a carving of three gulls on a driftwood based that Mrs. Bancroft commissioned from Wendell Gilley.
|1236||Downeast Bird Carvings Exhibit Catalog|
Catalog of an exhibition of Wendell Gilley's bird carvings held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from October 29, 1976 through January 9, 1977
Cormorant standing on stump against painted background. "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
|1478||Great Blue Heron|
Heron standing on driftwood base with beak pointing upward against painted background. In pencil on reverse: "Blue Heron." "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
Gadwall on driftwood base set on reflective surface with grasses in background. "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
Carved sandpiper on driftwood placed on a sandy surface with painted backdrop. "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
|1457||Wendell Gilley's Carving Desk|
Gilley's desk covered with boxes of carved birds, tools, and other supplies ; "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
|1474||Northern Cardinal, Male|
Perched facing downward on driftwood attached to carved oblong base. Underside of base covered in felt. No visible signature or date
Carved at the request of Addie Gilley, who was inspired by an illustration in a book about birds of the world. Signed "Gilley" on bottom of driftwood branch. Underside of base marked "Native of India, Sumatra, Indo China".
|1472||Common Eider, Male|
One of five eiders Wendell Gilley wanted to make for the museum at the end of his life. He was able to complete three. "Gilley" engraved on undersides of body and head.
|1471||Ring-necked Ducks, Pair|
Signed "Gilley" on right of carved wooden base. Underside of base marked "'Ring-neck Ducks' by Wendell Gilley, Southwest Harbor Maine ; Made especially for Dr. Claud F. Young". Not dated.
Underside of base marked "Made especially for Francis W. Rawle" and signed "by W.H. Gilley".
|1469||Belted Kingfishers, Pair|
Underside of base marked "Belted Kingfishers by Wendell Gilley 1977. Also stamped "W.H. Gilley"
Underside of base marked: "Puffin by W. H. Gilley " ; signature "Gilley" burned into bottom of base
Bird perched on branch on carved wooden base. Underside of base marked "Red-winged blackbird by W. H. Gilley 1977".
|1466||Blue Jay with Acorn|
Blue jay with acorn in its beak perched on driftwood branch on oval base ; signed "Gilley" on front of base
Underside of base marked "Hermit Thrush by Wendell Gilley 1977
Underside of base marked "House Wren 1978, #34" and stamped "Wendell H. Gilley".
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base beneath tail
Miniature adult on driftwood base stands erect, neck [?] back, head up, glass eyes, metal legs, feet, and crest feathers, painted details. Signed on lower right of base "Gilley."
Underside of base marked "Knot by W. H. Gilley approx 1946."
|1460||Snowy Owl, Male|
Owl looking over left shoulder, glass eyes, wire toes. Signed "Gilley" on rear of driftwood base. Underside of base stamped Wendell H. Gilley.
|1459||Tit on a Vise|