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COLLECTION Identifier: A-141; M-63

Papers of Jeannette Leonard Gilder, 1865-1917


Correspondence, writings, scrapbook, etc., of Jeannette Gilder, journalist, critic, and author.


  • 1865-1917

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of Vol.1, which is closed use microfilm (M-63).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Papers created by Jeannette Leonard Gilder are in the public domain. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 reel of microfilm (M-63)

Personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, school compositions, and a scrapbook. Included are letters she received from her mother and her brother Richard Watson Gilder while she was a student at Bridgeton Female Seminary in New Jersey and business correspondence with newspaper editors, literary figures, and publishers.


Journalist, critic and author, Jeannette Gilder with her brother, Joseph Gilder, founded the Critic (New York City) in 1881 which she edited until 1906. Collection contains both personal and professional papers, including letters to Jeannette Gilder from her mother and her brother, Richard Watson Gilder, while a student at Bridgeton Female Seminary in New Jersey, and business correspondence, 1885-1891, with newspaper editors, literary figures and publishers.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 772, 966

Purchased from Gilman's Crompond, Westchester County, New York. Received July 1964, November 1965.

List of correspondents:

  1. 1. Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925
  2. 2. Barr, Amelia E., 1831-1918
  3. 3. Barton, Clara, 1821-1912
  4. 4. Bigelow, John, 1817-1911
  5. 5. Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
  6. 6. Cattell, Alexander G., 1816-1894
  7. 7. Clement, Edward Henry, 1843-1920
  8. 8. Cleveland, Frances Folsom (Mrs. Grover)
  9. 9. Creelman, James, 1849-1915
  10. 10. Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1844-1933
  11. 11. Deland, Margaret
  12. 12. Field, Kate
  13. 13. Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909
  14. 14. Godwin, Harold, 1857-1931
  15. 15. Gosse, Edmund
  16. 15a. Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908
  17. 16. Harrison, Constance Cary, 1843-1920
  18. 17. Johnson, Richard Underwood, 1853-1937
  19. 18. Kennan, George, 1843-1923
  20. 19. Modjeska, Helena
  21. 20. Rideing, William Henry, 1853-1919
  22. 21. Robertson, Harrison, 1856-1939
  23. 22. Stedman, Arthur
  24. 23. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908
  25. 24. Stockton, Frank R., 1834-1902
  26. 25. Terhune, Mary Virginia, 1830-1922
  27. 26. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  28. 27. Thomas, Edith M., 1854-1925
  29. 28. Townsend, James Bliss, 1855-1921
  30. 29. Wormeley, Katharine Prescott, 1830-1908
Gilder, Jeannette L. (Jeannette Leonard), 1849-1916. Papers of Jeannette Leonard Gilder, 1865-1917: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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