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, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: A-141; M-63
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Jeannette Leonard Gilder, 1849-1916
Title: Papers of Jeannette Leonard Gilder, 1865-1917
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 reel of microfilm (M-63)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, scrapbook, etc., of Jeannette Gilder, journalist, critic,
Accession numbers: 772, 966
Purchased from Gilman's Crompond, Westchester County, New York. Received July 1964,
Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of Vol.1, which is closed
use microfilm (M-63).
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
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Jeannette Leonard Gilder Papers, 1865-1917; item description, dates. A-141, folder
#. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
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.
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.
- 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
- 1. Writings of Jeannette Gilder. School compositions, 1865-1866. Bridgeton Female Seminary.
Also, one report card.
- 2. Writings of Jeannette Gilder. "More Than Kin" a comedy translated from the French
by Jeannette Gilder and J.B. Gilder, May 10, 1898.
- 3. Writings of Jeannette Gilder. Scraps of poems, lyrics
- 4. Correspondence. Richard Watson Gilder. 10 letters to sister, J.G. 1865-1868, n.d.
- 5. Correspondence. Jane Gilder. 34 letters to daughter, Jeannette Gilder. 1865-1866.
Most are undated, but written to Jeannette Gilder while a student at Mrs. Sheppard's
school, Bridgeton Female Seminary, New Jersey.
- 6. Correspondence. Mrs. Susan Logan. 8 letters to Jane Gilder. 1865-1866 & n.d. Written
from Europe. Family friend.
- 7. Correspondence. Mrs. M.C. Sheppard. 6 letters to Jeannette Gilder. 1865-1866, n.d.
Headmistress of school Jeannette Gilder attended.
- 8. Correspondence. Jeanette Gilder. Miscellaneous letters from various members of the
family. 1865-1866, 1890, 1916, n.d. From "Aunt Sarah", "Aunt Maria", "sister Mira",
"sister Tina" and "Bob."
- 9. Correspondence. Jeannette Gilder. Letters from friends. 1865-1868.
- 11. Correspondence. Jeannette Gilder. Business correspondence. 1885-November 1889, includes
Joel C. Harris.
- 12. Correspondence. Jeannette Gilder. Business correspondence. December 1889-1891.
- 13. Correspondence. Constance Cary Harrison. 7 letters to Jeanette Gilder. 1890, n.d.
- 15. Correspondence. Jeanette Gilder. Letters to Jeannette Gilder concerning the building
and furnishing of a house. 1888-1890.
- 16. Correspondence. Jeanette Gilder. Miscellaneous letters to Jeannette Gilder. 1871-1890,
n.d. Includes letters from Mrs. Grover Cleveland and Helena Modjeska.
- 17. Correspondence. Papers of E. Cholmeley-Jones and his son, Nigel. 1889, 1917, n.d.
Includes correspondence with Jeannette Gilder. Jeannette Gilder took care of E. Cholmeley-Jones'
children during period between death of his first wife and his remarriage, circa 1889.
- 18. Correspondence. Fragments of letters.
Critic (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts (for publication)
Publishers and publishing
Bridgeton Female Seminary (N.J.)--Students
Field, Kate, 1838-1896
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908