Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

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Birth 1844-02-08
Death 1909-11-19
English

Biographical notes:

Gilder authored the book, THE NEW DAY, A POEM IN SONGS AND SONNETS... (New York : Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1876) in which this is tipped in. It contains the bookplate of Brainerd.

From the description of Autograph letter signed to Ira Hutchinson Brainerd, [1876?] Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398276

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.

From the guide to the Richard Watson Gilder papers, 1855-1916, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Richard Watson Gilder was a respected poet and influential editor. He published numerous volumes of poetry, but is perhaps best remembered as editor of Scribner's, later The Century. As editor he supported the careers of virtually every major American author of the period, from Twain and James to Jack London and Joel Chandler Harris, even extending to Walt Whitman the courtesy of publishing his works without any editing.

From the description of Richard Watson Gilder letters and poem, 1879-1893. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52826350

Richard Watson Gilder was a respected poet and influential editor. He published numerous volumes of poetry, but is perhaps best remembered as editor of Scribner's, later The century. As editor, he supported the careers of virtually every major American author of the period, from Twain and James to Jack London and Joel Chandler Harris, even extending to Walt Whitman the courtesy of publishing his works without any editing.

From the description of Richard Watson Gilder letters and poems, 1901-1907. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60573844

American editor and writer.

From the description of Autograph poem signed : [Marion, Mass.], [1884 Aug. 23]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644575172

Richard Gilder was a poet and editor of Century magazine from 1881 until his death in 1909.

From the description of Correspondence of Richard Watson Gilder, 1887-1931. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122570646

Poet and editor of The Critic and The Century.

From the description of Letters, 1887-1904, to Helen Fairchild Smith. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145430263

From the description of Letters, 1880-1906. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122586690

Editor of the Century magazine.

From the description of TLS : New York, to Charles Henry Webb, 1889 May 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690130

From the description of ALS : New York, to Charles Henry Webb, 1892 Mar. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591816

Gilder was editor of The Century magazine, 1881-1909. and an American poet.

From the description of [Letter] 1908 May 27 [to] M. Choate / R. W. Gilder. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 227036785

Author and editor. Among Gilder's books of poetry are The New Day (1875), Poems and Inscriptions (1901), and A Book of Music (1906). With Newton Crane, he founded the Newark Register and he edited Scribner's Monthly (later The Century Magazine), a post he held until his death. His brother William Henry Gilder was managing editor of the Register, but is most well-known for his Arctic expeditions. He was second in command on the Eothen in search of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition to discover the North Pole and wrote several books about the Arctic. In 1883 he was a war correspondent in Tonking during the French-Annamese War. Richard's sister Jeannette Leonard Gilder was co-founder and joint editor with another brother Joseph Benson Gilder of The Critic, a literary magazine. His wife, Helena de Kay Gilder, 1846-1916, was born in New York City. She was a painter, founder of the Art Students league and co-founder of the Society of American Artists. She studied with Winslow Homer and John La Farge, as well as at the Cooper Union Institute and the National Academy of Design. Together Richard and Helena had seven children. Their son Rodman was an author and married Comfort Tiffany, daughter of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Their daughter Dorothea had a brief stage career, while Rosamond, the youngest, also became a writer. She was the author of Enter the Actress: the First Woman in the Theatre and the editor of Letters of Richard Watson Gilder and an unpublished volume of letters between her mother and Mary Hallock Foote, tentatively titled Dialogue.

From the description of Papers, 1781-1984. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 436041417

Editor, Scribner's Monthly, 1870-1881, and Century Magazine, 1881-1909; poet.

From the description of On the life-mask of Abraham Lincoln, [19]07 Nov. 16. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 31156804

American poet and editor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to , 1889 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772524246

American poet and journalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Foord of Harper & Brothers, 1890 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577105

Richard Watson Gilder was a poet and editor of the periodicals Scribner's and Century. Helena de Kay ("H. de K.G." and: deKay, De Kay, DeKay) Gilder was a portrait, still-life, ideal figure, and flower painter, and writer; born 1846 or 8; died 1916.

Helena Gilder studied art with John La Farge and Winslow Homer. Professionally, she is often referred to by her maiden name. The Gilders played a central role in the founding of the Society of American Artists. Charles de Kay, an art writer, and founder of the National Sculpture Society and National Arts Club, is Helena de Kay Gilder's brother.

From the description of Richard Watson and Helena de Kay Gilder papers, 1874-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78938493

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.

From the description of Richard Watson Gilder papers, 1855-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122615862

Richard Watson Gilder, 1844–1909, was born in Bordentown, New Jersey. Among Richard Gilder's books of poetry are The New Day (1875), Poems and Inscriptions (1901), and A Book of Music (1906). With Newton Crane, he founded the Newark Register and he edited Scribner's Monthly (later The Century Magazine ), a post he held until his death. His brother William Henry Gilder was managing editor of the Register, but is most well–known for his Arctic expeditions. He was second in command on the Eothen in search of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition to discover the North Pole and wrote several books about the Arctic. In 1883 he was a war correspondent in Tonking during the French–Annamese War. Richard's sister Jeannette Leonard Gilder was co–founder and joint editor with another brother Joseph Benson Gilder of The Critic, a literary magazine.

His wife, Helena, 1846–1916, was born in New York City. She was a painter, founder of the Art Students league and co–founder of the Society of American Artists. She studied with Winslow Homer and John La Farge, as well as at the Cooper Union Institute and the National Academy of Design. Together Richard and Helena had seven children. Their son Rodman was an author and married Comfort Tiffany, daughter of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Their daughter Dorothea had a brief stage career, while Rosamond, the youngest, also became a writer. She was the author of Enter the Actress: the First Woman in the Theatre and the editor of Letters of Richard Watson Gilder and an unpublished volume of letters between her mother and Mary Hallock Foote, tentatively titled Dialogue .

From the guide to the Gilder mss., 1781-1984, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly)

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