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|1004||Wendell Holmes Gilley at Work on a Goose|
Wendell Gilley painting a Canada Goose. Reverse side marked: "W SW '75"
|1006||The Art of Bird Carving: a Guide to a Fascinating Hobby|
A guide to a fascinating hobby! Wendell Gilley was a bird watcher and artist who carved birds in wood on Mount Desert Island, Maine. He started out carving two-inch wooden birds for Abercrombie & Fitch. The book is beautifully illustrated with color photographs and with drawings.
|1196||Letter from James C. Collins to The Eider|
Letter to the editor of the Wendell Gilley Museum's publication, The Eider, from James C. Collins after learning of Wendell Gilley's death
|1197||Letter to Wendell Gilley Museum from Isabel Thacher|
This letter describes three birds (a bobwhite, a yellowlegs, and a gull) carved by Wendell Gilley and owned by the letter writer, Isabel Thacher.
|1198||Letter from Steven C. Rockefeller to Members of the Wendell Gilley Museum Nominating Committee|
Letter concerning the proposed nomination of Arthur Rogers, Jr. for trustee of the museum by Jim Wallis
|1200||Letter from Raymond L. Stearns to Nina Gormley|
Letter to the Museum Director about sending the museum copies of letters received from Wendell Gilley. Enclosed are two letters by Wendell Gilley to Mr. Stearns.
|1201||Letter from Wendell Gilley to Raymond L. Stearns|
Letter acknowledging return of a bob-white carving as well as discussion of solder and advice on where to get bass wood. Also included are sketches of the leg and foot of a Canada goose.
|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
|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.
|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.
|1205||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
This letter acknowledges receipt of a letter and chisel from Gilley, and discusses various carvings including a spotted sandpiper on a mussel shell and two pairs of quail
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|1210||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Thomas C. Schuller|
This letter asks Gilley to repair one of a pair of herons that was damaged in a move.
|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.
|1212||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Note from O'Brien included with a copy of a letter from Byron Cheever. O'Brien mentions having been asked by Peggy Rockefeller if Gilley would sell her a flock of geese.
|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.
|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.
|1215||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
This letter thanks Gilley for sending a vise. O'Brien also encloses correspondence with Byron Cheever about publishing Gilley's book.
|1216||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Letter describing O'Brien's sailing trip around Buckle Island, Swans Island and others and the eiders and ospreys he saw. This letter also mentions Gilley's idea for a museum.
|1218||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Letter describing the making of 36 duck decoys.. O'brien also mentions picking up a finished woodcock from Gilley.
|1219||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
O'Brien acknowledges receipt of a spotted sandpiper carving from Gilley and discusses a handle Gillely designed for an X-Acto blade as well as decoy designs.
|1220||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Thank you letter for a gift of a carved pair of ruffed grouse