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Richard Watson Gilder Collection

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

Gilder was an American poet and editor ( Scribner's Monthly, 1870-1881, and The Century, 1881-1909).

Consists mainly of letters by Gilder to Maria Hornor Lansdale and includes autograph manuscripts of poems written or copied for Lansdale. In addition, there is an address by Gilder, "Literature as an Art for Service," given at Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, on Founder's Day, November 6, 1902, as well as some photographs, pamphlets, programs, and newspaper clippings.

Arranged in this order: letters to Maria Horton Lansdale, letters to Richard Watson Gilder, manuscripts of Gilder, inscribed pamphlets, materials relating to Gilder's life.

Purchased from the estate of Maria Hornor Lansdale in 1946.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

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1880-1887, 1880-1887. 1 folder.
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1893-1899, 1893-1899. 1 folder.
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1901, 1901. 1 folder.
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1902, 1902. 1 folder.
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1903, 1903. 1 folder.
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1904, 1904. 1 folder.
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1905, 1905. 1 folder.
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1906, 1906. 1 folder.
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1907 June - September, 1907 June - September. 1 folder.
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1907 October, 1907 October. 1 folder.
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1907 November - December, 1907 November - December. 1 folder.
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1908 January - March, 1908 January - March. 1 folder.
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1908 April - May, 1908 April - May. 1 folder.
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1908 June - September, 1908 June - September. 1 folder.
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1908 October - December, 1908 October - December. 1 folder.
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1909 January - June, 1909 January - June. 1 folder.
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1909 July - November, 1909 July - November. 1 folder.
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Misc. pages separated from Gilder's letters, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Letters to Maria Horner Lansdale by Various People, 1909-1920. 1 folder.
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Letters to Richard Watson Gilder by Various People: A - Z, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Address, "Literature as an Art for Service," and misc, 1902-1908. 1 folder.
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Poetry, 1907 (notebook), 1907. 1 folder.
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Poetry, 1900-1909. 1 folder.
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Photographs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Memorabilia, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Works by Richard Watson Gilder (many inscribed), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Memorial of Richard Watson Gilder, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Newspaper Clippings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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