WorldCat Identities

Gay, Sydney Howard 1814-1888

Overview
Works: 75 works in 223 publications in 1 language and 3,171 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Newspapers  Periodicals  Bibliography  Sources  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: E342, 973
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Sydney Howard Gay
James Madison by Sydney Howard Gay( Book )

74 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the 4th president surveying his achievements in relation to the history of the United States
National anti-slavery standard( )

in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Website provides keyword access to a database containing the full text of articles from the National anti-slavery standard
Scribner's popular history of the United States : from the earliest discoveries of the western hemisphere by the Northmen to the present time by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

10 editions published between 1896 and 1899 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular history of the United States by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

10 editions published between 1878 and 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular history of the United States : from the first discovery of the western hemisphere by the northmen, to the end of the first century of the union of the states by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

11 editions published between 1876 and 1881 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerigo Vespucci by Sydney Howard Gay( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American statesmen( Book )

2 editions published between 1898 and 1899 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Cornwallis was at Yorktown by Sydney Howard Gay( Book )

1 edition published in 1881 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular history of the United States, from the first discovery of the Western Hemisphere by the Northmen to the end of the first century of the union of the states. 4v by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerigo Vespucci by Sydney Howard Gay( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record of fugitives : [manuscript] by Sydney Howard Gay( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In 1855 and 1856, Sydney Howard Gay, the editor of the weekly abolitionist publication, the National Anti-Slavery Standard and a key operative in the underground railroad in New York City, decided for unknown reasons to meticulously record the arrival of fugitive slaves at his office. The resulting two volumes, which he called The Record of Fugitives, sits in the Gay Papers at the Rare Books and Manuscript Library of Columbia University, where it has remained, until recently, virtually untouched. Gay interviewed the fugitives, who numbered well over two hundred men, women, and children and recorded their stories. More than half of them arrived by train via Philadelphia, and also appear in a similar set of records maintained there by the black abolitionist William Still, enabling the historian to check the consistency of the runaways' stories, and to combine the contents of the two documents. The Record of Fugitives is a treasure trove of information about how and why slaves escaped, who assisted them, and where they were sent from New York. It contains references to well-known individuals like Harriet Tubman, who passed through New York City twice during these years, and little-known figures such as Louis Napoleon, a black porter who worked in Gay's office and was the key operative in meeting fugitives who arrived in New York and assisting them on their journeys to freedom. But at its heart lie the arresting stories of the fugitives themselves, as Gay, an accomplished journalist, recorded them. This website reproduces the Record of Fugitives, both in high resolution images of all of its pages (as well as of a few separate sheets on which Gay recorded the experiences of additional runaway slaves), and in a searchable transcript. It also includes a spreadsheet compiled by Professor Eric Foner, that summarizes the information noted by Gay and William Still combined with data from other sources. For a full analysis of the Record of Fugitives, as well as a history of the underground railroad in New York City and the northeastern metropolitan corridor, see Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad (W. W. Norton and Co., 2015)"
A popular history of the United States from the first discovery of the western hemisphere by the Northmen, to the present time by William Cullen Bryant( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sydney Howard Gay's "Record of Fugitives" by Sydney Howard Gay( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1855 and 1856, Sydney Howard Gay, the editor of the weekly abolitionist publication, the National Anti-Slavery Standard and a key operative in the underground railroad in New York City, decided for unknown reasons to meticulously record the arrival of fugitive slaves at his office. The resulting two volumes, which he called The Record of Fugitives, sits in the Gay Papers at the Rare Books and Manuscript Library of Columbia University, where it has remained, until recently, virtually untouched. Gay interviewed the fugitives, who numbered well over two hundred men, women, and children and recorded their stories. More than half of them arrived by train via Philadelphia, and also appear in a similar set of records maintained there by the black abolitionist William Still, enabling the historian to check the consistency of the runaways' stories, and to combine the contents of the two documents. The Record of Fugitives is a treasure trove of information about how and why slaves escaped, who assisted them, and where they were sent from New York. It contains references to well-known individuals like Harriet Tubman, who passed through New York City twice during these years, and little-known figures such as Louis Napoleon, a black porter who worked in Gay's office and was the key operative in meeting fugitives who arrived in New York and assisting them on their journeys to freedom. But at its heart lie the arresting stories of the fugitives themselves, as Gay, an accomplished journalist, recorded them. This website reproduces the Record of Fugitives, both in high resolution images of all of its pages (as well as of a few separate sheets on which Gay recorded the experiences of additional runaway slaves), and in a searchable transcript. It also includes a spreadsheet compiled by Professor Eric Foner, that summarizes the information noted by Gay and William Still combined with data from other sources. For a full analysis of the Record of Fugitives, as well as a history of the underground railroad in New York City and the northeastern metropolitan corridor, see Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad (W. W. Norton and Co., 2015)"
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.32 for A popular ... to 0.99 for A Popular ...)

Alternative Names
Gay, Sidney Howard

Gay, Sidney Howard 1814-1888

Gay, Sydney H. 1814-1888

Languages
English (182)