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|1480||Rough Draft of Article by Fred Clark for The Mallet|
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Signed "Gilley '81" on right side of carved oblong base. Artist's stamp on underside of base
|1365||Letter to the Wendell Gilley Museum from Sonia Cohn, Apr. 4, 1983|
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.
Signed "Gilley '80" on right side of base ; Marked "Woodcock by W.H. Gilley 1980" on underside of base.
|1354||Letter from Wendell H. Gilley to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr., May 9, 1980|
Discusses carvings to be included in the museum collection.
Signed "Gilley 82" on underside of base
Signed "Gilley" on left front of carved wood base ; marked "8/11/82, To the Whitlocks in appreciation, Wendell Gilley"
Stamped "Gilley" and initialed "W.H.G. on underside. Dated "'82"
Stamped "Gilley" and dated on underside.
|1285||Pine Grosbeak, Female|
Gilley's stamp on bottom of base
Underside of base marked "Wedding gift to Joe + Anne Bragdon from Wendell H. Gilley + Addie" ; dated Oct, 4, 1981.
|1202||Letter to Raymond L. Stearns from Wendell Gilley|
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