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|1204||Letter to Nina Gormley from Lucretia W. Evans|
This letter expresses Lucretia Evans' intention to donate her copy of Wendell Gilley's book Bird Carving, a Guide to a Fascinating Hobby, which she believed might be a first edition.
|1446||Note from Ted Madara to Nina Gormley|
Notecard reads "Dear Nina: We are lifelong summer residents of SWH and had the great fortune growing up to meet Wendell several times in his workshop while he was carving birds for my grandparents which we now cherish. My mother Linda Madara was asked by Downeast Magazine to write a story about Wendell and to photograph him and his carvings. We came across the text and original copy this summer and thought you may want it for the archives. Best regards, Ted Madara" Note accompanies a typescript of the magazine article, "Wendell Gilley - The Art of Fine Bird Carving" and photographic negatives. [show more]
|1445||Letter from Jack Ekstrom to Fred Clark, 1993|
Letter to the president of Warren Tool Co. from artist Ekstrom about an article and artwork of Wendell Gilley's chickadee for Popular Woodworking. Ekstrom describes how he had to carve the chickadee himself before he could finish the article.
|1221||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Letter discusses publishing Gilley's book in a limited edition as well as including a photograph of Gilley with an osprey as an insert. It also mentions a carving of an owl and another of a bobwhite quail on a hatchet.
|1207||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Letter discusses sending text, artwork, and photos for the book, Art of Bird Carving, to Byron Cheever. Flying goose, bob-white and blue quail carvings are also mentioned.
|1351||Letter from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. to Wendell H. Gilley, June 10, 1971|
This letter accompanied O'Brien's submission of his draft foreword to Gilley's book The Art of Bird Carving
|1329||Letter to Byron Cheever from Wendell H. Gilley, April 29, 1971|
Wendell suggests carvings he had on hand that could be photographed to illustrate his book. Birds he suggests are: bob white quail, scaled quail, flock of 7 Canada geese, pair of Wilson snipe, pair of grouse, single woodcock, several miniature birds of all types, great blue heron with trout in mouth, group of three pintails, life size eagle, pair of life size wood duck, spotted sandpiper on mussel shell, life size pileated woodpecker, pair of eagles with two babies in nest. [show more]
|1213||Letter From Byron Cheever to Wendell H. Gilley|
Photocopy from the original by Byron Cheever listing questions he had regarding publishing Gilley's book. Gilley's answers as dictated to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. are in pencil after each question.
|1328||Letter From Byron Cheever to Wendell H. Gilley|
Original letter from Byron Cheever, Publisher of North American Decoys, expressing Cheever's willingness to publish Wendell Gilley's book and asking questions about publication and printing details.
|1206||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
This letter discusses correspondence between Wendell Gilley and Byron Cheever, author and magazine publisher, about Gilley's book. The author of the letter makes suggestions about paper and cover art and discusses copyright.
|1209||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Byron Cheever|
Contains instructions for making changes to Gilley's book The Art of Bird Carving for a new edition.
|1214||Letter to Byron Cheever from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
This letter praises Wendell Gilley's inventiveness, his carving and his book . O'Brien refers to a vise for holding decoys and carvings for painting that Wendell includes in the book.
|1208||Letter to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. from Byron Cheever|
Letter acknowledges receipt of a copy of O'Brien's letter to Wendell H. Gilley. Cheever promises to work on the material for Gilley's book but says hes is in the process of getting the summer issue of North American Decoys ready for the printer.
|1211||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Byron Cheever|
Cheever writes that he has received the materials for Gilley's book and that he read the new chapter on decoys and thought it was well done. He also talks about meeting carver Harold Haertel in Chicago at a meeting of decoy collectors.