Gilman, Caroline Howard, 1794-1888

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Birth 1794
Death 1888

Biographical notes:

Successful author and editor who settled in Charleston, S.C., ca. 1819; native of Boston, Mass.; ca. 1833, Gilman began publishing a literary magazine at various times known as Rose Bud, Youth's Gazette, Southern Rose Bud, and Southern Rose; wife of Samuel Gilman (1791-1858), minister of Charleston's Unitarian Church, 1819 to 1858. She lived in Charleston until 1870, when she returned to Cambridge, Mass. She died, 1888, in Washington, D.C.

From the description of Caroline Howard Gilman papers, 1830-1934 (bulk 1853-1878). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40743115

American author.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Tiverton, Rhode Island, to Mrs. Thomas P. James, 1875 April 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806168

American poet, editor, memoirist.

From the description of Letters to D.H. Williams [manuscript], 1841-1849. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805763

Author, editor, and wife of the Rev. Samuel Gilman, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

From the description of Caroline Howard Gilman papers, 1810-1880. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144046


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  • Periodicals--Publishing
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Freedmen
  • Women editors
  • Secession
  • Women authors, American
  • Slaves--Emancipation
  • American poetry
  • Authors and publishers
  • Unitarian churches
  • Nullification (States' rights)
  • American literature


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  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)