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