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Grey, Lina Elise, -1957

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1883-1957

Biographical History

Lina Elise Grey (1883-1957) was the wife of Zane Grey.

Lina Elisa Roth was born in 1883 and came from a family of physicians. She was studying to be a school teacher when she met Zane Grey on a canoeing trip in 1900. On November 21, 1905, she Zane Grey were married. She and Zane had three children: Romer (1909-1976), Elizabeth (1912-2007), and Loren (1915-2007). Dolly was a great support to Zane in his early career and encouraged him to pursue a career in writing. She became his agent and managed his affairs, while also supporting him financially with her inheritance. She also acted as copy editor and proof-reader of Grey’s literary works. She died in 1957.

Citation

Find a Grave, via http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10405729, website viewed Dec. 5, 2011 (Lina Elise Grey; born 1883; died 1957)

Wikipedia, website viewed Sept. 19, 2011 (Lina Elise Roth Grey ("Dolly"); wife of Zane Grey; from a family of physicians; studying to be a school teacher when she met Zane Grey on a canoeing trip in 1900; married Zane Grey, 21 November 1905; three children: Romer (1909-1976), Elizabeth (b.1912), and Loren (b.1915); great support to Zane in his early career and encouraged him to pursue a career in writing; became his agent and managed his affairs, while also supporting him financially with her inheritance; copy editor and proof-reader of Grey’s literary works; died in 1957)

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Altadena National Bank meeting minutes, 1926-1943

 Sub-Series — Box: 2, Folder: 11
Identifier: MSS 8316 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Administrative history The Altadena National Bank was situated in Altadena, California.

During part of its operation, Lina Elise Grey acted as director and chief stockholder.

Book and article manuscripts by Zane Grey and others, between 1900 and 1990

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8316 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents This subseries contains manuscripts for books, short stories and screenplays by Zane Grey, Loren Grey, and others related to Zane Grey, dating from between 1910 and 1990.

Claire Wilhelm collection on Grey family, approximately 1900-1956

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8277 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents This subseries contains photographs and postcards of Zane Grey, his siblings, Ellsworth, R. C. and Ida Grey, his wife, Lina Elise Grey, his children, Romer, Betty Zane and Loren Grey, and various other members of his family from approximately 1900 to 1956.

Zane Grey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8316
Scope and Contents The Zane Grey papers consist of correspondence, legal records, financial records, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and other materials. The papers document Zane Grey's personal life, career as an author, and fishing expeditions as well as materials about his wife Lina "Dolly" Grey and children, Romer, Betty Zane, and Loren dating from approximately 1890 to 1990.

Individual and corporate solicitations, 1924-1934

 Record Group — Box: 2, Folder: 2-3
Identifier: MSS 8316 Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents This file contains correspondence from various individuals and corporations asking for autographs, money, information, guest appearances, lectures, specimens from fishing expeditions, and advice from Zane Grey, dating from 1924 to 1934. Some of the letters also include requests for Zane Grey to read poetry or works of literature and ideas for future plot lines.

Joe Wheeler collection of diaries, 1910-1954

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains holograph and typed diaries by Zane Grey and Lina Elise Grey. Lina Elise Grey went by the name "Dolly." Most of the items are photocopied. One leather diary by Zane Grey is included. The materials date from 1910 to 1954.

Lina Elise Grey correspondence to Romer Grey, 1936 June

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8316 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents This file contains fourteen letters sent by Lina Elise Grey to her son Romer while he was in New York from June 1st through 26th, 1936. The letters contain news about Lina Elise, Zane Grey who was filming White Death in Australia, Romer's wife Billye, his brother Loren, and instructions regarding how to deal with publishers.

Lina Elise Grey papers, 1903-1953

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6081 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains materials relating personally to Lina Elise Grey including her elementary school license and professional certificate, her passport, a diary, and some newspaper clippings about Betty Zane. It also contains correspondence to her as a grandmother and aunt, correspondence with Bob Davis, Betty Zane Grey Grosso and Zane Grey, Charlie (Charles) Roth, Alvah James, Henrietta Stonestreet, Gus (George) Robinson, Mary Roth, Dorothy McNamara, Lillian Wilhelm Smith, Loren Grey, Margaret Ridge,...

Thomas Pauly papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8947
Scope and Contents Photocopies of research materials on Zane Grey used by Thomas Pauly to write the 2005 book Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His women. Includes materials on Zane Grey's world record fish, "My Living Past," written by Zane Grey, correspondence, a Zane Grey diary photocopy, Dolly Grey diary photocopy, and the "key to Zane Grey's Sex Language Code" photocopy. The Zane Grey items where created by approximately 1900-1925.

Zane Grey biographical manuscripts, 1927-1938

 Sub-Series — Box: 8, Folder: 1-8
Identifier: MSS 8316 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This subseries contains a manuscript of The Living Past: The Autobiography of Zane Grey and a screenplay of We are Enjoined to Overcome the Last Wilderness -- Ourselves, dating from 1927 to 1938.