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George William Lay papers, 1877-1972.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Lay, George William, 1860-1932.
Collection number: 417
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Abstract: Episcopal clergyman and teacher or rector of St. Mary’s School, Raleigh, N.C.; St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; and academies in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York. Correspondence concerns family matters, school and church activities, including work among blacks in eastern North Carolina, and various civic interests. Genealogical data on the Lay and Atkinson families also is included. Papers of G. W. Lay before 1886 are in a related collection, the papers of his father, Henry Champlin Lay, #418.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Correspondence, particularly from 1919 – 1928, includes discussion about African Americans involved in Episcopal Church work.

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