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|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.
|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]
Typescript draft of a section included in The Art of Bird Carving by Wendell Gilley describing his techniques for carving eagles.
|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
|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.
|1354||Letter from Wendell H. Gilley to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr., May 9, 1980|
Discusses carvings to be included in the museum collection.
|1355||Letter from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. to Belton Kleberg (B. K.) Johnson, May 6, 1971|
Letter describes a carving of a blue quail and bobwhite purchased by Johnson
|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.
3 Guestbooks containing signatures of Wendell Gilley's visitors from March 1944 - Nov. 1951, July 24, 1971 - July 9, 1974, and July 12, 1974 - June 13, 1977. 1 notebook listing names of visitors to his workshop between May 1970 and July 24, 1971
Printed date on calendar is 1955 but it appears the Gilleys reused calendar pages to record events in subsequent years.
|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.
|1411||Christmas Card from Addie and Wendell Gilley|
Christmas card featuring a pair of carved wood ducks on a piece of driftwood. No date. Signed "Addie & Wendell Gilley"
|1412||Christmas Card from Addie and Wendell Gilley, 1969|
Christmas card featuring a carving of a family of bald eagles, the female perched on the edge of the nest of two chicks, the male on a branch above with wings spread. Marked 1969 on reverse of card
|1413||Christmas Card from Addie and Wendell Gilley, 1976|
Christmas card featuring a carved barn owl on a piece of driftwood. Signed "Addie & Wendell Gilley." Marked "Xmas 1976" on reverse side of card
|1414||Christmas Card from Addie and Wendell Gilley, 1967|
Christmas card featuring a carved saw-whet owl surrounded by snow covered greenery. Signed "Sincerely, Wendell & Addie Gilley" and dated 1967 on reverse side of card
|1415||Christmas Card from Addie and Wendell Gilley, 1968|
Christmas card featuring a carved saw-whet owl. Signed "Wendell & Addie Gilley" below image. Marked 1968 on reverse side of card.
|1416||Postcard showing Mallard Drake|
Postcard depicting a carved mallard on a driftwood base signed "Gilley" ; "Mallard Drake bird carving by Wendell Gilley" printed on reverse side of card.
|1417||Postcard Showing Canada Goose Carving|
Postcard depicting a carved Canada goose which appears to be flying over a hedge ; "Canada Goose bird carving by Wendell Gilley" printed on reverse side of card.
|1418||Advertising photograph for Warren Tools|
Wendell Gilley carved the chickadee in this photo used as an advertisement for Warren Tool shortly before his death in 1982. Mounted on mat board ; Warren Tool Co. label on reverse side of board. Accompanied by handwritten note from Fred Clark, President of Warren Tool.
Photograph of willet carved by Wendell Gilley. Stamped "Anchor Light Studio, W.H. Ballard, Southwest Harbor, Maine" on back ; numbered "#40"
Photograph of an interior showing gull carvings, including a mobile, by Wendell Gilley. Stamped "Anchor Light Studio, W.H. Ballard, Southwest Harbor, Maine" on back.
|1421||Herring Gull on Buoy|
Photograph of a herring gull carved by Wendell Gilley. The gull is perched on a buoy with the number 7 painted on it. Behind the gull is a painted scene of water and rocks. Stamped "W.H. Ballard, Photographer, S. W. Harbor, Me" on back.
|1422||Blue-winged Teal, Pair|
Photograph of a pair of blue-winged teal carved by Wendell Gilley. Marked "Sec. of Treas. Robert Anderson 1958" on reverse.
|1423||Cinnamon Teal, Pair|
Photograph of a pair of cinnamon (?) teal carved by Wendell Gilley. Marked "Sam Rayburn" on reverse. "1958" written in blue ballpoint lower right corner.
|1424||Group of four ducks and a Canada goose|
Photograph of five birds carved by Wendell Gilley. Clockwise from left: black duck, Canada goose, canvasback, harlequin duck, and common eider. Stamped "W.H. Ballard, Photographer, S. W. Harbor, Me" on back. Numbered "#28" in pencil above stamp.