Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

GILDER MSS.

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Inventory

I. CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. A complete list of names is available.

  • Box 1: A — Clemens
  • Box 2: Cleveland, Frances Folsom
  • Box 3: Cleveland, Frances Folsom (cont.) — Gérôme
  • Box 4: Gibson — Foote
  • Box 5: Gilder, Helena de Kay
  • Box 6: Gilder, Helena de Kay (cont.)
  • Box 7: Gilder, Helena de Kay (cont.) — Gilder, Richard Watson
  • Box 8: Gilder, Richard Watson (cont.)
  • Box 9: Gilder, Richard Watson (cont.) — Gilder, Rodman Drake
  • Box 10: Gilder, Rodman Drake (cont.) — Gilder, William Henry (1812–1864)
  • Box 11: Gilder, William Henry (1812–1864) (cont.) — Janvier, Catharine A.
  • Box 12: Janvier, Catharine A. (cont.) — McGrew, Dorothea Gilder
  • Box 13: McGrew, Dorothea Gilder (cont.) — Nutt
  • Box 14: Nutt (cont.) — Svecenski
  • Box 15: T (General) – Z

II. WRITINGS. Arranged alphabetically by author. Dates given where known. Additional writings, particularly clippings and tear sheets, may be found under series VII. Miscellaneous

Box 15
  • Beaux, Cecilia. 4 poems
  • Bienenstock, Jennifer. Article: "The Career of Helena de Kay Gilder, 1874–1886" 1979
  • Bronson, Katherine C. de Kay. 2 volumes of poetry: "Leaves from my Journal from Venice to Algiers" and "Recollections of My First Decade" 1943 (2 folders)
  • Brownell, Henry Howard. 2 poems: "The Bay Fight" and "The River Fight" written in HdeKG's hand
  • Butler, Ellis Parker. Story: "Lamp Chimneys Out of Old Bottles"
  • Cornaro, C. Article: "A Venetian Infant Asylum"
  • Cleveland, Grover. Article on Venezuela for The Century Magazine; speech at the Fellowcraft Club during the presidency of RWG
  • De Kay, Charles. Articles: "Joseph Rodman Drake: A Sketch of His Life," "On a Bronze Buddha in the U.S. National Museum" (reprint, 1891), and "Sea Fights on the Spanish Main" (reprint, 1918); volume of poetry: "Season Poems" and various miscellaneous poems
  • De Kay, James Elsworth. Book: "The Book of the Children of De Kay" 1838
  • D., M. M. [Mary Mapes Dodge?] Poems: "At Last" and "A Warning to Young People"
  • Fitzpatrick, Sister Martha Ann. Book: "Richard Watson Gilder: Genteel Reformer"
  • Foote, Mary Hallock. Articles: "Browning in Venice" (reprint) and "The Harshaw Bride" Idaho Yesterdays, vol. 20, no. 2, Summer 1976; various poems
Box 16
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay
    • Talk: "Caricature" Given to Wednesday Afternoon Club
    • Talk: "The Complications of Modern Society"
    • Poem: "Hilda"
    • Talk: "Joseph Jefferson" Given to Wednesday Afternoon Club
    • Article: "A Letter on Women's Suffrage". Pamphlet and reprint, includes additional writings on women's suffrage
    • Article: "Mary Hallock Foote" for The Book Buyer, Aug. 1894
    • Prose and sketches: "The Pansy Book, made by Helena De Kay for Mary Hallock"
    • Article: "R[obert] Lincoln" 1913
    • Poem: "Shakspere vs. Bacon" With note: "Delivered before the Prof. of Yale in reply to Ignatius Donelly's [sic] Criptogram"
    • Talk: "Shelley" Given to Wednesday Afternoon Club
    • Book: concerning Theodore Rousseau
    • Notebook of poetry and prose
    • Notes after Richard W. Gilder's death
    • Miscellaneous untitled writings and notes
  • Gilder, Jeannette. Articles: "Literary Critics of New York Newspapers, 1882" and "Miss Fanny Parnell at Bordentown"; poems: "Way Back to the Old Place and Sit Down" and "My Creed"
  • Gilder, Joseph Benson. Various poems and articles including the poem "What Means The Century to You?" and the article "Was Captain Kidd a Pirate?"
  • Gilder, Richard Watson
    • Lists of writings. Includes lists of unsigned contributions to The Century
    • Autobiographical notes (2 folders)
    • Poem: "Avignon 1879"
    • Poem: "Bards" Printing plate
    • Poem: "Bianca"
    • Address: "Christian Citizenship" Given to the Presbyterian Social Union of Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1905. Reprint
    • Book of poetry: "A Christmas Wreath" Table of contents only
    • Article: "Eureka: The barber takes care of the flowers"
    • Early poems, 1893
    • Book of poetry: "For the Country" Table of contents, preface, notes
    • Article: "The Funeral Train" For the Newark Advertiser, Apr. 24, 1865. Also includes correspondence, drawing, clippings and photograph of Lincoln
    • Article: "Holy Week in Jerusalem" Also includes pressed flowers "Calvary 27 March 1896"
    • Humorous verses, 1897–1910 (2 folders)
    • Address: "Ideals of Life" Commencement speech, Wellesley College, June 23, 1903
    • Article: "The Kindergarten: An Uplifting Social Influence in the Home and the District" Charities, vol. XI, no. 5, Aug. 1, 1903, Union League Club, Chicago
    • Newspaper: The Leaflet, no. 1–16, 1860, edited by RWG
    • Tribute volume: "The Memorial Meeting at Springfield" A Memorial of Josiah Gilbert Holland, Discourses and Tributes, called forth by his death, October 12, 1881. Printed, not published. Edited and introduction by RWG
    • Book of poetry: The New Day: A Poem in Songs and Sonnets. Poems, a review and related material (4 folders)
    • "Notes on Letter Books I, II, III, and part of IV, 1880 to 1890"
    • Notes on letters received by RWG
    • Article: "On the Reading of Poetry"
    • "Poems 1893, for H de K and no one else"
    • Poems — drafts and fragments (2 folders)
    • Poems "not included in A New Day... Nov. 29, 1894"
    • Poems "unpublished"
    • Poems and Inscriptions. "Dummy" and book jacket, 1901
    • Poems and prose, drafts and incomplete (2 folders)
Box 17
  • Gilder, Richard Watson
    • Book of poetry: "The Poet and his Work" Printer's copy
    • Letter to the Editor of the New York Times: "President Cleveland's True Character" Dec. 12, 1888. Proof and notes
    • "Report of the Tenement–House Committee of 1894"
    • Tribute volume: "Robert Collyer" Edited by RWG
    • Memorandum: "Rodman Gilder from his father 1897"
    • Newspaper: St. Thomas Register, Vol. 1, no. 1–3, edited by RWG
    • Book of poetry: "Times and Seasons: Poems by Richard Watson Gilder" Bound, Dec. 1880–May 1885
    • Music: "To Thee, Eternal Soul, Be Praise!" Music by Arne Oldberg, lyrics by RWG
    • Article: World's Fair, Paris, 1900
  • Gilder, Robert Fletcher. Article: "Excavation of Earth–Lodge Ruins in Eastern Nebraska" Reprint, American Anthropologist, Vol. 11, no. 1, Jan.–Mar, 1909
  • Gilder, Rodman Drake
    • Article: "Notes for Around Gramercy Park." 1915
    • Newspaper: "The Chimney–Seat" An illustrated paper. No. 1, Dec. 1889, first and second editions; No. 1, Summer series, incomplete, undated
    • Book outline: "Mark Twain in New York, Brief Outline of an Illustrated Book" 1938
    • untitled materials
  • Gilder, Rosamond de Kay
    • Book: Dialogue. Unpublished book of letters between Helena de Kay Gilder and Mary Hallock Foote. Includes index, outline, National Endowment for the Humanities grant application, various drafts and extensive file of copies of letters between HdeKG and MHF (31 folders)
Box 18
  • Gilder, Rosamond de Kay
    • Book: Dialogue, cont. (12 folders)
    • Book: Letters of Richard Watson Gilder. Includes "Archives" notebook, advertisement, notes, list of illustrations, some illustrations, and an extensive file of copies of letters to and from RWG, many from The Century Magazine files (24 folders)
  • Gilder, William Henry (1812–1864). Notebook on various topics, 1833; sermons
  • Gilder, William Henry (1838–1900).
    • Book: Untitled Arctic book for boys. Outline, chapter one and notes
    • Article: "Fall of Santoy" Rough draft
    • Article: "Fur Seals at Home" Draft
    • Article: "On a Chinese Gunboat After Pirates" Draft
    • Article: "Wauker" Incomplete draft concerning Ivan Coudron
    • Incomplete/untitled articles
  • Harwood, Elizabeth Foote. Articles: "All the Fools are not Dead Yet" Oct. 13, 1874; Santymoty or St. Timothé" and "Trips and Things"
  • Higginson, Henry Lee. Talk: "Students of Harvard University and Men of the Grand Army of the Republic!"
  • Howe, Julia Ward. Poem: "A Visit to C.H."
Box 19
  • Janvier, Catharine. Short bio of Richard Watson Gilder, 1911; poems: "The Sequel" and "The Tortoiseshell Cat" 1914
  • Janvier, Thomas A. Short bio of Cecilia Beaux; poems: "Li nouvèn Troubadour" Avignoun 1879 and "Les Troubadours"
  • Johnson, Lee Ann. Book: Mary Hallock Foote (Twayne U.S. Authors Series). Working copy, Feb. 14, 1979
  • Latta, Caroline J. Dodge. Article: "The Lady is a Critic"
  • MacDonald, George. Various poems
  • McGrew, Dorothea Gilder. Poems, notes
  • Nadal, E.S. Article: "R.W.G. & H.deK.G."
  • Rucellai, Nannina Fossi. Book: "'Cousin Edith' by Her Daughter" Jan. 1968. Contains original photographs (2 folders)
  • Sechendorff, Adolf von. Various poems
  • Smith, Herbert F. Abstract: "The Editorial Influence of Richard Watson Gilder, 1870–1909" (2 folders)
  • Sovereign, Mary E. Article: "The Power of Music" Mar. 16, 1847
  • Stoddard, Richard Henry. Various poems
  • Thomas, Edith Matilda. Play script: "Madame Mistletoe or The Christmas Music–Box"; Article: "Shelley: A Study of Temperament in Poetry"; various poems
  • Townsend, Amy. Article: "Social Doings in Penn's Metropolis"
  • Warner, Charles Dudley. Article: "Calvin: A Study of Character"
  • Wheelock, Phyllis de Kay.
    • Article: "Admiral William Brown: Father of the Argentine Navy" The Recorder, vol. 17, Apr. 1955
    • Article: "An American Commodore in the Argentine Navy" The American Neptune, vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 1946
    • Article: "Commodore George De Kay and the Voyage of Macedonian to Ireland" The American Neptune, vol. 13, no. 4, Oct. 1953
    • Article: "Levant Journal" Lands East, vol. 1, no. 9, Nov. 1956
    • Article: "The Levant Journal of Capt. George C. De Kay" Lands East, vol. 1, no. 10, Dec. 1956
    • Williams, Mary Ellen. Article: "Angle of Repose and the Writings of Mary Hallock Foote: A Source Study" 1980
    • Various authors. Volume of poems: "Poems to a Poet: Presented by his Friends the Poets to the Wife of Richard Watson Gilder" Bound. 1910
    • Various authors. "Richard Watson Gilder's Record of Friendship" Bound. 1852–1853
  • Various authors. Writings about Richard Watson Gilder (2 folders)
  • Various authors. Individual poems arranged alphabetically by author. Includes Kenyon Cox, Rudyard Kipling, and Celia Thaxter
  • Various authors. Poems dedicated to Richard Watson Gilder and Helena de Kay Gilder
  • Various authors. Mostly extracts from articles mentioning Richard Watson Gilder
  • Unknown authors. (3 folders)

III. Artwork. Arranged alphabetically by artist. Dates given where known

Box 19
  • Foote, Mary Hallock. Pencil drawings (7 original and 1 photographic copy)
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay
    • Oil painting on canvas
    • Oil paintings on wood boards (10 and 2 fragments) (3 folders)
    • Pencil drawings. (8 leaves)
    • Watercolors
      • "Sketches in Europe & on the Nile & Syria for Book" 1896 (46)
      • Sketches, "1875–1896?" (61, some with pencil sketches on versos) (2 folders)
Box 20
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay
    • Sketchbooks: 1867; 1896, Beirut, Lebanon; 1896, Egypt; 1897–1898; 11 undated volumes (11 folders)
  • Gilder, Joseph Benson. 2 pen and ink drawings, Winter 1875; 1 undated pen and ink drawing
  • Gilder, William Henry (1838–1900). 14 pencil drawings; 1 pen and ink drawing; 1 watercolor; portion of sketchbook with 2 pencil drawings and 1 small pencil sketch
  • Glenny, Alice. Pencil sketch and small detail of book cover design for RWG's A Book of Music
  • unknown artists. Sketches in pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor (13 leaves)
Box 31: Oversize
  • Photographs, etchings, etc. of artwork. Mostly unarranged. Contains copies of artwork by Helena de Kay Gilder and Cecilia Beaux
Box 36: Oversize
  • Photographs, etchings, etc. of artwork (cont.)

IV. Diaries/Journals. Arranged alphabetically by author.

Box 20
  • Foote, Mary Hallock. 1867?
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay
    • 1861. Dresden. Includes 8 photographs of Dresden, 1 photograph of HdeKG and notes
    • 1864. Commonplace book
    • 1874–1888. Joint diary with RWG, contains sketches and poetry.
Box 21
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay
    • 1874–1888. Joint diary with RWG, contains sketches and poetry. Transcript
    • 1878–1880, 1882–1892, 1894–1901, 1906, 1910–1911. 29 volumes
    • Gilder, Jeanette Leonard. 1868
    • Gilder, John Francis. 1894, 1900. 2 volumes
    • Gilder, Richard Watson. Transcripts of selected pages from diaries, 1884–1906
    • Gilder, William Henry (1812–1864). 1835–1836
    • Gilder, William Henry (1838–1900). 1886
    • McGrew, Dorothea Gilder. 1895–1896, 1898–190 (with some gaps). 7 volumes
Box 22
  • McGrew, Dorothea Gilder. 1904–1909. 6 volumes
  • Nutt, Maria H. 1849, 1852,1853–1868, 1863, 1875–1889. 19 volumes

V. Legal. Organized into three subseries: Estate, Property and Miscellaneous.

  • Estate. Consist of financial papers, wills, legal documents, correspondence and other materials. Arranged by name of person, followed by approximate dates of materials with little to no arrangement within each folder. One folder per subject unless otherwise indicated.
Box 22
  • Bronson, Katharine de Kay. 1927–1928
  • De Kay, Janet Hallock. 1881–1908
  • De Kay, Julia. 1911–1921
  • Gilder, George de Kay. 1928–1932
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay. 1880–1919
  • Gilder, Jeannette Leonard. 1913–1949 (8 folders)
Box 23
  • Gilder, John. 1808–1845, 1903
  • Gilder — Joint (Helena de Kay and Richard Watson Gilder). 1910–1935
  • Gilder, Richard Watson . 1901–1910
  • Gilder, William Henry (1812–1864). 1848–1868, 1934
  • Lyttle, Robert E and Gilder, Sarah M. 1851, 1858
  • Nutt family. 1797–1891
  • Palmer family. 1863–1917
  • Pearson, Arthur Rutledge and Isabella Owsley. 1906–1910
  • Rogers, Samuel. 1802, 1839
  • Property. Consists of deeds, contracts, correspondence and other related materials, such tax and insurance papers. Arranged by city. One folder per address unless otherwise indicated
Box 23
  • Bordentown, New Jersey (3 folders)
  • Flushing, New York. Flushing Female Institute (2 folders)
  • Marion, Massachusetts (3 folders)
  • New York, New York, 24 Gramercy Park, Inc. (4 folders)
  • New York, New York, Gramercy Park Association and Gramercy Neighborhood Associates (2 folders)
  • New York, New York, 13 E. 8th St.
  • Tyringham, Massachusetts. Four Brooks Farm
  • Miscellaneous legal papers, 1795–1915

VI. PHOTOGRAPHS. The photographs are arranged by persons, places, scrapbooks and miscellaneous. The persons subseries is generally portraits, either cabinet or calling cards. Individuals also appear in the places subseries and in the scrapbooks, though they are not identified in this list. The number of images is given after the name or place, if there is more than one. The number may include duplicates. Mostly undated. Date given where known.

Box 23
  • Persons. Arranged alphabetically. See also: Boxes 32, 35 and 36
  • Alden, Henry Mills, 1906
  • Allen, Joe
  • Allen, Mary
  • Ashe, Elizabeth, 1918
  • Aus der Ohe, Adèle. 2
  • Beaux, Cecilia. 11, and 37 negatives "R.G.& C. Beaux Paris 1921?"
  • Boissière, Térèse. 2
  • Bronson, Kate C. de Kay, 1864, 1874. 4
  • Brooks, Charles J., 1866
  • Brooks, Phillips. 2
  • Brown, John (1810–1882)
  • Browning, Robert, 1872
  • Bryant, William Cullen
  • Burnell, Kate Mapes
  • Burling, W.R.
  • Burlingham, Dick, 1942
  • Burnett, Lionel, 1878
  • Burnett, Vivian, 1878
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1872
  • Burroughs, John. 1, and 7 snapshots, some with RWG taken near Slabsides, Milton, NY, ca. 1900
  • Charnley, Catharine
  • Choate, Joseph Hodges
  • Cholmeley–Jones, Richard Gilder, 1915. 2, and 2 photographs "Headquarters base Sec. #2, Bordeaux, Gironde, France"
  • Clarke, Capt. John, 1862
  • Clemens, Clara, 1904, 1906. 3, and 5 snapshots of her wedding, 1909, some with her husband Ossip Gabrilowitz and her father Samuel L. Clemens and 2 negatives
  • Cleveland, Frances Foote, 1887, 1888. 12 portraits including one with her mother and her children, and 13 snapshots, and one photograph of the White House
  • Cleveland, Grover. 11 snapshots of GC, et al. "Trip to Otis mill," in 1901, 11 snapshots of GC fishing with RWG, 1 group snapshot with GC, RWG, Joseph and Charlie Jefferson
  • Cleveland, Richard, 1900. 2
  • Cleveland, Ruth, 1895.
  • Clymer, Ella Dietz, 1873. 5, and 1 of Edward Manuel Clymer
  • Condit, Alice. 1 and 1 of her unnamed sister
  • Cromwell, E.G.
Box 24
  • Persons, cont.
  • De Kay, Adrian, 1896
  • De Kay, Charles, 1876
  • De Kay, Drake. 2
  • De Kay, Edwalyn. 2
  • De Kay, George C., 1862
  • De Kay, Commodore George Coleman
  • De Kay, Janet Hallock Drake, 1865. 10
  • De Kay, Sidney, 1885. 2
  • De Rosales, Louise Bagg. 4
  • Dix, John Adams
  • Douglas, David
  • Drinker, Ernesta, 1907. 3
  • Dufous, Bessie
  • Eaton, Wyatt
  • Egan, General
  • Egan, Maurice Francis, 1889
  • Eggleston, Edward
  • Elliott, Maud Howe
  • Eugénie de Montijo, empress, with the Prince Imperiale
  • Farley, Pvt. Morgan, 1942. 2
  • Field, Kate
  • Foote, Mary Hallock and family, 1877–1901. 17
  • Foxcroft, Frank
  • Gamble, Jan, 1953
  • Garland, Hamlin
  • Gelston, Clain, 1916–1919. 5
  • Geylin, Peggy Marks, 1915
  • Gilder, George de Kay. 2
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay, 1862–1908. 25
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay and Richard Watson Gilder. 5
  • Gilder, Jane Nutt and sister Maria Nutt.
  • Gilder, Jeannette Leonard, 1874. 3
  • Gilder, John Francis, 1856. 9
  • Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1848–1909.
  • Gilder, Richard Watson. 26
  • Gilder, Robert Fletcher. 2
  • Gilder, Rodman Drake, 1879–1899. 4
  • Gilder, Rosamond, 1966, 1975. 4, and 3 related snapshots
  • Gilder, William Henry (1838–1900). 5, and 3portraits taken with an Eskimo female, 1of an Eskimo child, 5 calling or cabinet cards of 5 men given to WHG during his 1883 trip to the far east, including 1 from Col. Carreau taken in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Greely, Adolphus and family
  • Gréville, H.
  • Guiney, Louise Imogen
  • Guizot, [François?]
  • Harwood family. 8, including 3 of RWG and Elizabeth F. Harwood
  • Hazard, Caroline, 1903
  • Herter, Polly, 1917–1918. 3
  • Howarth, E.C. (aka Clementine). 3
  • Holland, Dr. J.G.
  • Hughes, Arthur
  • Hunt family of Bordentown, NJ. 4
  • Ingersoll, Nan
  • James, William and family
  • Janvier, Catharine A.
  • Janvier, Thomas A.
  • Jefferson, Joseph, 1889.
  • Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1902
  • Kammerer, Olivia
  • Lansdale family, 1899–1909. 6, including two with RWG
  • Lazarus, Sarah
  • Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1865.
  • Liszt, Franz
  • Logan, Sidney
  • Lowell, James Russell, 1882, 1889. 5
  • Loyson, M. Hyacinthe
  • Lucas, June (Richardson), 1912, 1923. 4, includes 1 with her nephew Harold Richardson
  • Lucas, W.P., 1923
  • Lyttle, Sarah M. Gilder, 1898. 4
  • McDonald, George
  • McGrew, Dorothea Gilder. 8
  • Maillard, Louise. 2
  • Marryat, Florence
  • Mason, McDonell
  • Miller, May, 1862
  • Mitchell, Weir
  • Modjeska, Helena
  • Moore, Mrs. Lucien B.
  • Moore, Nellie Nelson and Richard
  • Morse, A.G.
  • Murphy, Alec
  • Murphy, J.B.
  • Nicholls, Francis F.
  • Nicholls, Frank N.
  • Nickerson, Albert
  • North, Marjorie
  • Paderewski, Ignacy Jan
  • Palmer, Francesca de Kay Gilder
  • Palmer, George W. 2
  • Puron, Martina Pintard Gilder. 2
  • Pearson, Elizabeth Borden. 2
  • Perkins, Louise
  • Reid family — Doris and Dorian. 6
  • Roumanille, Joseph. 2
  • Rucellai family and residences, 1885–1951. 22
  • Saint–Gaudens, Augustus, 1901
  • Sand, George
  • Smith, Roswell
  • Stedman, Edmund Clarence
  • Stickney, Elizabeth W.
  • Stillman family
  • Sully, Thomas. 2
  • Thaxter, Celia
  • Thayer, Mary, 1870
  • Thayer, Abbott
  • Turner, Hetty
  • van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold (Mrs. Schuyler). 2
  • von Schweden, Max Stricky, 1861
  • von Seckendorff, Adolf, 1861
  • von Stosch, Leonora. 2
  • Walker, Almira
  • Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1892
  • Ward, Olivia Sullivan. 2
  • Waugh, Ida
  • Waugh, Samuel Bell
  • Weiss, Henri, Marie–Claude and wife, 1932. 2
  • West, Fanny
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf
  • Wilkins, Mary E.
  • Wilson, Robert Burns
  • Withington, Paul, 1918
  • Unidentified persons (3 folders)
Box 25
  • Groups. Includes family and friends. 37
Box 32: Oversize
  • Alden, Henry Mills
  • Cleveland, Grover. Miscellaneous, including photograph of house, will, and plaque from room where GC was born. 5
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay. 2
  • Gilder, Richard. 2
  • Harwood, Elizabeth
  • McGrew, Dorothea Gilder. 6 formal wedding photographs
  • Nadal, E.S.
  • Palmer, Francesca Gilder
  • Reid, Doris
  • Speyer, Leonora and family
  • Groups. Including one of RWG, Stanford White and William Stewart atop the Washington Memorial Arch in New York City. 3
  • Unidentified. 2
Box 35: Oversize
  • Cleveland, Grover. Framed portrait with signature
Box 36: Folio
  • Mitchell, Weir
Box 25
  • Places. Arranged alphabetically. See also: Box 34
  • Avignon, France. Felix Gras, et al. 12
  • Bordentown, New Jersey. Mostly of Belle Vue, includes 2 of Natale, RWG manservant. 12
  • Bordentown, New Jersey. Belle Vue . 10
  • Bordentown, New Jersey. Belle Vue. 4
  • Bordentown, New Jersey. Gravestones of RWG and Dorothea Gilder McGrew. 11
  • England and Paris, France. Includes snapshots of George Darwin's family and Paris Exposition. 1910. 61
  • Europe. 1910. 38
  • Europe. RWG, HdeKG and children. 41
  • Hickory Farm, Tyringham, Massachusetts. 7
  • Marion, Massachusetts. (5 folders)
  • New York City, New York. No. 55 Clinton Place (13 E. 8th St.). 4
  • New York City, New York. 103 E. 15th St. Gilder residence. 9
  • New York City, New York. View from Century Office (33 E. 17th St.). 2
  • New York City, New York. Washington Memorial Arch. 2
  • Pine Hill, New Jersey. 14
  • Redding Center, Connecticut. Methodist Federation Church. 4
  • Tyringham, Massachusetts. Hickory Farm. 7
  • Venice, Italy. Venetian infant asylum. 5
  • Miscellaneous. 14
Box 25
  • Scrapbooks
  • "Dorothea Gilder Her Book" Dismantled scrapbook
  • "Photographs" Probably put together by Dorothea Gilder McGrew. Some loose photographs inserted
Box 34
  • New York City, New York. No. 55 Clinton Place (13 E. 8th St.). Large scrapbook of photographs: family portraits, rooms, copies of paintings, etc.
Box 25
  • Miscellaneous. Includes photographs of monuments, scenery, interiors, etc. 7, and 5 negatives
Box 32: Oversize
  • "Stage for Memorial Meeting for R.W. Gilder"
Box 33
  • Glass negatives. Various subjects. 18

VII. Miscellaneous. Arranged alphabetically by person or subject, followed by the scrapbooks and oversize materials. One folder per person or subject unless otherwise indicated.

Box 25
  • Addresses. One volume and additional lists of names and addresses
  • Art and artists. Tear sheets concerning art and artists
  • The Art Students League. Exhibition catalogue, 1925
  • Autographs. Aldine Club, May 20, 1895 program signed by attendees (2 copies) and additional lists of names
  • Beaux, Cecilia. Includes materials pertaining to exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977; exhibition catalogs (2 folders)
  • Belle Vue. Book plates, guest book, "Bellevue Log, 1905–1911" (4 folders)
Box 26
  • Calendars (wall). 1897–1909 (8 folders)
  • Calling cards
  • Cholmeley–Jones, Nigel. Clippings about NC–J
  • Cholmeley–Jones, Richard Gilder. Includes program for banquet in his honor, Mar. 3, 1921; biographical; materials related to The War Risk Insurance Bureau; clippings
  • Civil War. Clippings from The New York Times, Jan. 17, 1861 concerning secession
  • Clemens, Clara. Invitation and programs for her various recitals; clippings
  • Cleveland, Grover. Steel engraving of the White House, 3 copies; reprints of various speeches; tear sheet from George F. Parker's A Life of Grover Cleveland
  • Clubs, societies, etc. Including member list for the Thursday Evening Club, 1884, 1890–1891, 1893; programs for The Fortnightly Club
  • De Kay, Charles Augustus. Program for dinner in his honor, Aug. 30, 1894; materials concerning The National Arts Club; biographical; copies of clippings
  • De Kay, George C. "School of the Air of the Americas..." Script, aired on CBS, Mar. 19, 1942; "...pocketbook used during the war" (2 folders)
  • Drake, Joseph Rodman. Program for a memorial celebration for JRD; clippings concerning JRD
  • Drake Park. Materials concerning renovation of Joseph Rodman Drake Monument, 1891–1909
  • Foote, Mary Hallock. Articles by and about MHF
  • Friday Evening Club. Guests lists, 1899–1905
  • Genealogy. Includes correspondence; charts for Gilder and De Kay families; Gilder children birth and christening record; Palmer–Walker family, including 49th Massachusetts regiment re–union ribbons, 1893, 1902, 1904, 1912; Pintard–Gambault family; Rucellai–Bronson family (14 folders)
Box 27
  • Genealogy. Miscellany (3 folders)
  • Gilder, George de Kay. Includes school grades from Milton Academy; stationery
  • Gilder, Gwendolyn. Clippings of articles by GG
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay. American Art Association minutes, June 1 and 7, 1877; dried flowers, including those from her wedding bouquet; engagement book, 1879–1880s; lock of hair; notebooks; "Notes on Art Anatomy Lectures..." ; tombstone memorial; clippings by and about HdeKG; miscellany (10 folders)
  • Gilder, Jeannette Leonard. Playbill for "Quits" comedy written by JLG, clippings
  • Gilder, John Francis. Address book; programs for various concerts; medical procedure description; clippings
  • Gilder, Joseph Benson. Plan to increase circulation of a Sunday newspaper; clippings by and about JBG
  • Gilder, Joseph Rodman Drake. Leaves collected from Bull Run battlefield, Oct. 21, 1863
  • Gilder, Reuben. Report of RG as surgeon to Headquarters, Hicks Creek, Jan. 24, 1781 concerning the Battle of Cowpens; membership certificate for medical society of Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1784; papers concerning induction into the Society of the Cincinnati (2 folders)
  • Gilder, Richard Watson. Book s – advertisements, book jacket, clippings; calling cards; childhood — writing copy books, temperance pledge, missionary book; Citizen's Union, 1897; Civil War – discharge document and Army of the Potomac certificate; Committee of the City Club on the Preservation of the City Hall, 1894; Committee on the Erection of the Washington Memorial; death – obituary copy, etc.; financial — accounts, 1874, 1899–1909 and cancelled checks, 1906–1909; New York Kindergarten Association, 1889–1895; Newark Morning Register and Gilder & Crane firm; programs, menus etc. for tribute dinners, events, speaking engagements, memorial; Tyringham, Mass. — social service examinations; poetry and writings – clippings and tear sheets by and about RWG; miscellany (31 folders) (see also: Scrapbooks)
Box 28
  • Gilder, Robert Fletcher. Biographical; clippings (2 folders)
  • Gilder, Rodman Drake. Death — biographical, sympathy letters to Rosamond Gilder, prayer at memorial service; financial — account book, 1904 and receipts, 1896–1899; Harvard University — programs for Hasty Pudding Club theatricals, stage directions for Hasty Pudding Club initiation, 1931, notes for Fine Arts 4; clippings of articles by and about RDG; miscellany (8 folders)
  • Gilder, Rosamond. Articles about RG, theatre program (see also: Scrapbooks)
  • Gilder, William Henry (1812–1864). Biographical – letters from acquaintances; Belle–vue Female Seminary and Flushing Female College – catalog, brochure, etc.; Civil War — passes, leave of absence, letters retrieved from various battlefields; sundial at William and Mary College dedicated to WHG; miscellany (5 folders) (see also: Scrapbooks)
  • Gilder, William Henry (1838–1900). Arctic exploration (Franklin expedition search party, 1879 and discovery of north magnetic pole, 1890) — list of provisions, list of backers, cost estimates, map, copies of letters backing 1890 expedition, printed, clippings; military service — special orders, correspondence concerning reimbursement for horse killed on Petersburg battlefield in 1864, veterans' associations materials (5 folders)
  • Gilder family. Clippings
  • Gilder homes. Clippings
  • Invitations. For dinners, receptions, etc.
  • Keats, John. Dried flowers from grave, picked Apr. 19, 1884
  • McGrew, Dallas. Application for construction or engineering position in tropics, miscellaneous receipts
  • McGrew, Dorothea Gilder. Medical records, letters, etc. concerning birth of Helena Dorothea McGrew; theatrical performances — programs, playbills, contract, clippings; trip to Orient with Dallas McGrew, 1917–1918 – printed ship brochure/agenda, menus, receipts, clippings; wedding — invitation, list of gifts, calling cards, letters, clippings; copper plate of invitation designed by Tiffany & Co. (6 folders)
  • Maps. Various parts of the world, including the Arctic, Antarctic. U.S. maps, mostly for New England and specifically Massachusetts, including geological surveys (5 folders)
Box 29
  • Maps, cont. (15 folders)
  • Menus. For formal dinners
  • Music and theatre. Mostly programs (2 folders)
  • The Music Club. Invitation to join, invitations to events, programs
  • Nutt, Maria H. Financial — notebooks of expenses, including letters sent, 1872, 1873, 1880, 1886; receipts, ledger page; realia — pressed leaf, hair, "3 hairs from Araby's [horse] tail"; printed; miscellany (6 folders)
  • Obituaries. Clippings, concerning family members
  • Pintard, John. Ship manifest for "Sche Thorne," June 21, 1815
  • Rucellai family. Poetry; reprint "Le Cappelle Rucellai in San Pancrazio" 1899
  • Travel. Europe, 1879–1880. Museum and gallery passes, concert program, menu for dinner in honor of Richard Watson Gilder
  • Volk, Leonard W. Materials concerning molds of life mask and hands of Abraham Lincoln, including letter from son Douglas Volk, 1891
  • Whitman, Walt. Pencil used by WW, received from John Burroughs, 1 April 1892
  • Women's suffrage. Pamphlets and writings
  • Miscellany. Clippings, tear sheets, pamphlets, catalogs, etc. (4 folders)
Box 30: Scrapbooks
  • Gilder, Richard Watson
    • "Public Speeches, Poems, etc. 1877–1903" Mostly clippings, contains one pamphlet written 1904
    • "Speeches & Poems" Printed: clippings, pamphlets, reprints, etc. Loose items removed to separate folder
    • untitled scrapbook. Letters and poems dedicated to RWG, 1909–1910. All items removed to separate folder
  • Gilder, Rosamond
    • "The Literary Career of Rosamond Gilder, 1916 to started Sept. 1916 by Rodman Gilder" Spine: "Letter of R.W.G..." Mostly clippings, 1916–1925. Loose items removed to separate folder
  • Gilder, William Henry (1812–1864)
    • Untitled scrapbook. Mostly clippings concerning Flushing Female College, 1838–1858. Loose items removed to separate folder
Box 36: Oversize
  • Gilder, Richard Watson (2 folders)
    • Certificate: Representative at the National Conference on Trusts and Combinations in Chicago, Illinois, beginning Oct. 22, 1907, appointed by Governor Charles E. Hughes of New York
    • Certificate: Member of the Tenement Investigation Committee by state of New York, appointed May 4, 1894
    • U.S. passports, two issued May 24, 1895 and Feb. 20, 1879
    • Sketch of tombstone inscription
    • Poetry and writings: clipping and tear sheets by and about RWG
  • Miscellany. Mostly copies of certificates, theatre poster
Box 37: Folio
  • Gilder, William Henry (1838–1900)
    • Certificate: Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, Oct. 7, 1864, presidential appointment signed by Andrew Johnson

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