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Richard Watson Gilder papers

Title
Richard Watson Gilder papers, 1855-1916.
Author
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909.
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r. 21: Letter book 21. (1908 Jul 23-1909 Nov 15)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 21: Letter book 21. (1908 Jul 23-1909 Nov 15)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 20: Letter book 20. (1907 May 1-1908 Jul 20)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 20: Letter book 20. (1907 May 1-1908 Jul 20)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 19: Letter book 19. (1906 Apr 18-1907 Apr 26)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 19: Letter book 19. (1906 Apr 18-1907 Apr 26)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 18: Letter book 18. (1905 Jan 14-1906 Apr 16)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 18: Letter book 18. (1905 Jan 14-1906 Apr 16)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 17: Letter book 17. (1902 Jun 10-1905 Jan 12)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 17: Letter book 17. (1902 Jun 10-1905 Jan 12)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 16: Letter book 16. (1901 Feb 14-1902 Jun 30)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 16: Letter book 16. (1901 Feb 14-1902 Jun 30)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 15: Letter book 15. (1899 Jan 21-1901 Feb 18)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 15: Letter book 15. (1899 Jan 21-1901 Feb 18)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 14: Letter book 14. (1897 Nov 20-1899 Jan 20)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 14: Letter book 14. (1897 Nov 20-1899 Jan 20)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 13: Letter book 13. (1896 Dec 23-1897 Nov 20)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 13: Letter book 13. (1896 Dec 23-1897 Nov 20)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 11: Letter book 11. (1895 Feb 11-1896 Dec 22)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 11: Letter book 11. (1895 Feb 11-1896 Dec 22)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 9: Letter book 9. (1894 Feb 8-1895 Feb 1)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 9: Letter book 9. (1894 Feb 8-1895 Feb 1)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 8: Letter book 8. (1893 Mar 18-1894 Jul 28)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 8: Letter book 8. (1893 Mar 18-1894 Jul 28)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 7: Letter book 7. (1892 Feb 18-1893 Mar 17)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 7: Letter book 7. (1892 Feb 18-1893 Mar 17)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 6: Letter book 6. (1890 Oct 16-1895 May 31. New York Kindergarten Association)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 6: Letter book 6. (1890 Oct 16-1895 May 31. New York Kindergarten Association)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 5: Letter book 5. (1890 Sep 11-1892 Feb 17)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 5: Letter book 5. (1890 Sep 11-1892 Feb 17)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 4: Letter book 4. (1888 Aug 20-1890 Sep 8)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 4: Letter book 4. (1888 Aug 20-1890 Sep 8)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 3: Letter book 3. (Washington Centennial Celebration Subcommittee 1888 Feb 8-1889 Nov 26 Committee for the Erection of Washington Memorial Arch 1889 May 8-1895 May 10; 1891 Apr 20-1895 May 10)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 3: Letter book 3. (Washington Centennial Celebration Subcommittee 1888 Feb 8-1889 Nov 26 Committee for the Erection of Washington Memorial Arch 1889 May 8-1895 May 10; 1891 Apr 20-1895 May 10)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 2: Letter book 2. (1886 Jan 7-1888 Aug 20)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 2: Letter book 2. (1886 Jan 7-1888 Aug 20)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 1: Letter book 1. (1880 Nov 16-1886 Jan 13)Mixed materialUse in library *ZL-330 r. 1: Letter book 1. (1880 Nov 16-1886 Jan 13)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
22 linear feet (46 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Diaries.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm of letter books and letters from Frances Hodgson Burnett must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Gilder, Rosamund; Mrs. Walter W. Palmer
Biography (note)
  • Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1154
Author
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909.
Title
Richard Watson Gilder papers, 1855-1916.
Additional Formats
Letter books 1-21 available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-330.
Letters from Frances Hodgson Burnett available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-237.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, 1861-1909; poetry and prose writings, 1856-1909; diaries, 1855-1909; contracts and royalty statements, 1896-1909; scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera, 1871-1913; and obituaries and other commemorative material. Correspondence includes 21 letter books, a small number of outgoing letters, and extensive incoming correspondence relating to Gilder's editorial work at Scribner's Monthly and Century and to his many public service and professional activities. Individual letter books contain Gilder's letters written for the New York Tenement House Commission, New York Kindergarten Association, the Washington Centennial Celebration, and the Committee for the Erection of the Washington Memorial Arch. Gilder's correspondents include his fellow editors as well as many of the most prominent figures in American literature, the arts, politics, and society. Writings include manuscripts, typescripts and published copies of his addresses, essays, poetry, editorials in the Century, and manuscripts and proofs of his biographies of Grover Cleveland and Abraham Lincoln. Scrapbooks contain articles about Gilder and clippings of his published poetry. Posthumous materials include letters of condolence and resolutions, 1909-1910, sent to his wife; items concerning memorial services and charitable funds established in Gilder's honor; poetic tributes; and scrapbooks of obituaries. Also, materials regarding efforts to publish his letters.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Microfilm of letter books and letters from Frances Hodgson Burnett must be used in lieu of originals.
Biography
Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly. He was active in many civic improvement and public service organizations.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet. http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/gilderrw.pdf
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Occupation
Poets.
Editors.
Added Author
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907.
Holland, J. G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908.
Woodbury, George, 1902-1973.
Smith, Roswell Chamberlain, 1797-1875.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907.
Low, Seth, 1850-1916.
Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924.
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Hay, John, 1838-1905.
Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs., 1851-1934.
Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933.
Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935.
Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910.
New York Kindergarten Association.
New York (State). Tenement House Commission.
New York (N.Y.). Committee on Erection of the Washington Arch.
LCCN
ms 69000875 ms 79001852
Research Call Number
MssCol 1154
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