- Gray, Ethel Huyler, 1877-
- Call number
- MssCol 1204
- Physical description
- 1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
- Materials in English
- Preferred Citation
Ethel Huyler Gray papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Ethel Huyler Gray (1877- ), an American actress, author and editor, worked in the theatre for 12 years, then edited legal documents and advertising copy. She also was a writer and researcher for the New York Theosophical Society. Collection contains Gray's correspondence, writings, photographs, sketches, and printed matter. Correspondence, 1908-1958, is mainly incoming and topics include environmental issues, Gray's claim as a patentee to New Harlem, and personal matters. Writings consist of literary manuscripts, speeches and articles on subjects such as St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New York City, British archaeology, and unicorns. Also, photographs of family members, sketches, clippings, and other printed materials.
Ethel Huyler Gray was an actress, author and editor. She was born June 14, 1877 in New York City to Fannie Marnina Huyler and Wharton Johnson Gray, Gray worked in the theatre for 12 years, including 3 years with Sothern-Marlowe Company and 2 years with E. H. Sothern. Afterwards, Gray handled reports of State Legislatures for the Corporate Trust Company while also compiling digests of law pamphlets. Gray was head advertising (proof) reader for Conde Naste Press in Greenwich, Connecticut for 6 years. As author, editor and researcher, Gray worked for the New York Theosophical Society. It appears that she did/not marry or have any children. Ethel II. Gray death date is not known.
The papers consist mainly of incoming correspondence, 1908-58. Prominent correspondents are F. H. LaGuardia and Walter Owne (British author). Subjects covered include personal matters including her interest in the environment and her claim as a patentee to New Harlem, Writings are literary manuscripts, speeches and complications on St. Mark's Church (NYC), the unicorn and Roman Britain.
Photographs are of family members. There are also photostats and: sketches regarding her literary manuscripts.
Source of acquisition
Received from Theatre Collection; Mr. W. Gray Harmon; Genealogy Division
Accessioned by Taurie Wingfield, 11/6/1985
- Gray, Ethel Huyler, 1877-
- La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947
- Morgan, J. Edward
- Owen, Walter, 1884-1953
- St. Mark's Episcopal Church (New York, N.Y.)
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328