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  • 89.3.8
1502Bufflehead, Drake
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Male bufflehead in adult plumage, swimming position ; head withdrawn and turned slightly to the left ; glass eyes, matte black, white, greys with minimal body detail ; blending of red/orange on head behind white wedge. Underside signed in pyrographic scratching "W.H.G." "Gilley" branded in script. Also written in felt-tip pen " '82 Buffle-Head".
  • 93.1.1
1285Pine Grosbeak, Female
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base below bird's left wing. Gilley's stamp on bottom of base
1480Rough Draft of Article by Fred Clark for The Mallet
  • Document, Manuscript
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
The published version of this draft appeared with the title "A Visit with Wendell Gilley, A Legend in the Carving World" in the National Carver's Museum publication, The Mallet. The author indicates that in Nov. 1979 Wendell told him about the planned building of the Wendell Gilley Museum.
1353Letter to Nina Gormley from Gertrude Bancroft
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • Gardens
Description:
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.
1410Letter to Wendell Gilley Museum from John A. Silver, Sept. 9, 1986
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
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.
  • 20.01.138
1472Common Eider, Male
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
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.
  • 20.01.121
1372Chickadee
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '81" on right side of carved oblong base. Artist's stamp on underside of base
1365Letter to the Wendell Gilley Museum from Sonia Cohn, Apr. 4, 1983
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
The letter writer is asking for more information on Wendell Gilley after watching a Boston television program profiling him. She also mentions owning a Gilley carving of a mallard pair.
  • 20.01.109
1359Woodcock
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '80" on right side of base ; Marked "Woodcock by W.H. Gilley 1980" on underside of base.
1354Letter from Wendell H. Gilley to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr., May 9, 1980
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
Description:
Discusses carvings to be included in the museum collection.
  • 20.01.102
1347Canada Goose
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley 82" on underside of base
  • 20.01.064
1306Atlantic Puffin
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on left front of carved wood base ; marked "8/11/82, To the Whitlocks in appreciation, Wendell Gilley"
  • 20.01.055
1297Bufflelhead
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Stamped "Gilley" and initialed "W.H.G. on underside. Dated "'82"
  • 20.01.054
1296Bufflelhead
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Stamped "Gilley" and dated on underside.
  • 20.01.010
1249Goldfinch
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Wedding gift to Joe + Anne Bragdon from Wendell H. Gilley + Addie" ; dated Oct, 4, 1981.
1202Letter to Raymond L. Stearns from Wendell Gilley
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Written on museum letterhead, this letter describes the opening of the Wendell Gilley Museum and mentions Wendell Gilley's donation of his carvings to the museum