George Cather Ray Collection Addition
Scope and Contents
The George Cather Ray Collection Addition is largely comprised of the papers of George P. Cather and his grandson George Cather Ray. The George P. Cather materials include correspondence, documents relating to Webster County, such as treasurer reports and land assessments or purchases. There are selected materials created by Blanche Cather Ray, George P. Cather's daugther, which briefly document her school life. She also owned an autograph book in which there is an inscription from her cousin Willa Cather. Both Blanche and her father George P. Cather had a strong interest in family genealogy and their correspondence, research, and self-published family histories are included in the collection. The materials relating to George Cather Ray consist of records he created and gathered during his career in the United States Navy, both in training school and as an officer on the U.S.S. Banner. The materials provide information on the concerns of running a farm, and the daily lives, work, and interests of members of the Cather family. They are a valuable resource for information on the U.S. Navy before and during World War II.
A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission provided for preservation microfilm of the George Cather Ray Collection. Materials from the addition were not interfiled into the original collection.
- Ray, George Cather, 1907- (Person)
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