Gardiner, Edward Carey, approximately 1879-1945

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Edward Carey Gardiner was born in Philadelphia, November 14, 1878, to William Howard Gardiner (1851-1906), a military historian, and Helena Lawrence Baird (1852- 1906), the only child of Henry Carey Baird (1825-1912), a noted Philadelphia publisher. Even though Edward had been educated overseas with tutors and in schools in Italy, Switzerland, and France, he lived most of his life in Philadelphia, as a bachelor and, like many of his ancestors, as a publisher. He joined his grandfather's publishing firm of Henry C. Baird & Co. in 1904. In 1917, shortly after the United States declared war on Germany, Edward decided to retire from publishing and enter the military. He served at Quantico, Virginia, joined the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged in 1919. After his military stint, Edward pursued more civic and leisure opportunities, including travel. Edward Carey Gardiner died in 1945.

From the description of Edward Carey Gardiner collection, 1673-1949, bulk 1787-1885. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 297184411

Carey, Baird and Pennington families were prominent in publishing, politics, and cultural and economic affairs of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Selected papers from the Edward Carey Gardiner Collection, 1794-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502909

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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Baird family. family
associatedWith Baird, Henry Carey, 1825-1912. person
associatedWith Baird, Thomas James, 1795-1842. person
associatedWith Bowen, Martha Powell, d. 1827. person
associatedWith Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845. person
associatedWith Carey family. family
associatedWith Carey & Hart. corporateBody
associatedWith Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. person
associatedWith Carey & Lea. corporateBody
associatedWith Carey, Lea & Blanchard. corporateBody
associatedWith Carey, Lea & Carey. corporateBody
associatedWith Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839. person
associatedWith Coates, Thomas, 1746-1774. person
associatedWith Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Duval, Peter S., 1804 or 5-1886. person
associatedWith Gardiner, John, 1737-1793. person
associatedWith Gardiner, John Sylvester John, 1765-1830. person
associatedWith Gardiner, Sylvester, 1708-1786. person
associatedWith Gardiner, William Howard, 1875-1952. person
associatedWith Gardner family. family
associatedWith Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877. person
associatedWith Hennessey, Michael. person
associatedWith Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906. person
associatedWith Lea, Arthur Henry, 1859-1938. person
associatedWith Lea & Blanchard. corporateBody
associatedWith Lea & Febiger. corporateBody
associatedWith Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886. person
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859. person
associatedWith Mason, William, fl. 1808-1844. person
associatedWith Mathew Carey and Co. corporateBody
associatedWith M. Carey & Son. corporateBody
associatedWith M. Carey & Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, William, 1811-1885. person
associatedWith Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Penington, Edward, 1667-1701. person
associatedWith Penington, Edward, 1726-1796. person
associatedWith Penington, Edward, 1766-1834. person
associatedWith Penington, Henry, 1807-1850. person
associatedWith Penington, Isaac, 1616-1679. person
associatedWith Penington, John, 1768-1793. person
associatedWith Penington, John, 1799-1867. person
associatedWith Pennington family. family
associatedWith Pennington family. family
associatedWith Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. person
associatedWith Sartain, John, 1808-1897. person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872. person
associatedWith Tanner, Benjamin, 1775-1848. person
associatedWith Thorpe, Thomas Bangs, 1815-1878. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States
Pennsylvania--Schuylkill County
Books and reading--19th century
Publishers and Publishing
Booksellers and bookselling--19th century
Antiquarian booksellers--19th century
Booksellers and bookselling--Pennsylvania
Publishers and publishing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia


Birth 1879

Death 1945



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SNAC ID: 12402900