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A-141; M-63

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

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 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, and author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 772, 966
Purchased from Gilman's Crompond, Westchester County, New York. Received July 1964, November 1965.

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.

Preferred Citation:

Jeannette Leonard Gilder Papers, 1865-1917; item description, dates. A-141, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

List of correspondents:

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Additional Index Terms

Authors
Critic (New York, N.Y.)
Critics
Editors
Journalism--Editing
Journalists
Manuscripts (for publication)
Newspapers
Publishers and publishing
Women journalists
Bridgeton Female Seminary (N.J.)--Students
Field, Kate, 1838-1896
Gilder family
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908

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