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|1238||Down East Bird Carving Exhibit Announcement|
Page from an unknown publication announcing Gilley's exhibit of bird carvings at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
|1217||Benefit Art Auction and Appraisal Day flyer|
Flyer advertising the Wendell Gilley Museum Benefit Art Auction and Appraisal Day, Aug. 10, 1990. Auctioned items included a framed set of prints, "20 Birds of Mount Desert Island" by Carroll Sargent Tyson.
Printed date on calendar is 1955 but it appears the Gilleys reused calendar pages to record events in subsequent years.
|1553||University of Maine at Orono Distinguished Achievement Award to Wendell H. Gilley|
Distinguished achievement award recognizing Wendell Gilley's accomplishments presented posthumously at University of Maine at Orono commencement exercises on May 14, 1983.
|1554||University of Maine at Orono Distinguished Achievement Award Citation|
Citation honoring Wendell Gilley read at University of Maine, Orono Commencement May 14, 1983
|1555||University of Maine at Orono Class of 1925 Golden Anniversary Certificate|
Certificate marking Wendell Gilley's fifty years as an alumnus of the University of Maine
|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
|1199||Letter to Mrs. Otis D. Wolfe from Steven C. Rockefeller|
Letter to the donor of a bronze sculpture by Walther Matia in memory of Foster Whitlock . The letter thanks her for her donation of the sculpture to the museum and describes the dedication ceremony.
|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.