Gilder, Jeannette L. (Jeannette Leonard), 1849-1916

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Birth 1849-10-03
Death 1916-01-17

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Journalist, editor, and literary critic for various publications.

From the description of Papers of Jeannette L. Gilder [manuscript], 1879-1909. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810869

Jeannette L. Gilder was an editor, journalist, and critic, best remembered as editor of The Critic, which she co-founded with her brother, Joseph. The Critic was small but respected, and published and encouraged some of the most recognizable names of the day. She continued to contribute after The Critic was absorbed by Scribner's, including her signature column, The Lounger, perhaps the first literary gossip column.

From the description of Jeannette L. Gilder letter to F.W. Halsey, 1913 Jan. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52826344

American author, editor, and playwright; best known as editor of the CRITIC.

From the description of Works and correspondence, 1884-1913, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122640525

Jeannette L. Gilder and her brother, Joseph B. Gilder, were editors of The Critic. Mildred Burrage was a Maine artist.

From the description of Jeannette L. Gilder letter to Mildred Burrage, 1901 Jan. 19. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 727067855

Gilder was a journalist, editor, and literary critic for various publications.

From the description of Papers: 1879-1909. (Waverly Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122471416

From the description of Correspondence, 1877-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155181150

Journalist, critic, and author, Gilder, with her brother Joseph, founded the Critic in New York City in 1881; she edited the publication until 1906.

From the description of Papers, 1865-1917 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122506478

Jeannette Leonard Gilder (1849-1916) was an American newspaper correspondent, editor and critic. She started a literary magazine, The Critic, in 1881.

From the description of Jeannette L. Gilder letters, 1901-1903. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615957

From the guide to the Jeannette L. Gilder letters, 1901-1903, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)


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