Gilman, Robbins, 1878-1955.
The Gilman family collection includes the papers of several generations. Major family members represented in the collection include:
Nicholas Gilman (1672-1741). Judge, farmer and merchant in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Nicholas Gilman II (1707-1748), son of Nicholas Gilman. Graduate of Harvard (1724); ordained into ministry at Durham, New Hampshire, in 1742 and died there.
Joseph Gilman (1738-1806), son of Nicholas Gilman [II]. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire; was a member of the Board of War of the State of New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War and a merchant in Marietta, Ohio, after 1788. Appointed Judge of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio in 1796; died in Marietta.
Benjamin Ives Gilman (1766-1833), son of Joseph Gilman. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire; merchant at Marietta, Ohio, and by 1813 in Philadelphia; died in Alton, Illinois.
Benjamin Ives Gilman II (1794-1866), son of Benjamin Ives Gilman.
Winthrop Sargent Gilman (1808-1884), son of Benjamin Ives Gilman and brother of Benjamin Ives Gilman II. Born in Marietta, Ohio, merchant at Alton, Illinois by 1829, and later banker in New York; died in Palisades, New York.
Theodore Gilman (1841-1930), son of Winthrop Sargent Gilman. Born in Alton, Illinois, he was graduated from Williams College in 1864. He was a merchant and banker in New York. In 1863, he married Elizabeth (Lilly) Drinker Paxson (1841-1912).
Robbins (Jack) Gilman (1878-1955), son of Theodore and Elizabeth Drinker (Paxson) Gilman. He graduated from Williams College in 1899 and entered the family's New York banking house, Gilman, Son and Company. He also worked with the bond firm of Mason, Lewis and Company and in the New York office of another family business, the North Platte Irrigation and Land Company (Hershey, Nebraska). In 1909 he became head worker at the University Settlement in New York City. After his marriage to Catheryne Cooke, they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they took over the organization that later became the Northeast Neighborhood House, a settlement house with which they were involved until 1948.
Catheryne C. Cooke Gilman (1880-1954), daughter of Jeremiah Amelius and Aditha Vangelia (Cole) Cooke, she was educated at Iowa State Teachers College and University of Chicago. She taught school in Iowa and Illinois. On December 31, 1914, she married Robbins Gilman. In addition to her work with her husband at the Northeast Neighborhood House, Catheryne was instrumental in the organization of the Women's Cooperative Committee, which was incorporated in 1918 as the Women's Cooperative Alliance. The Alliance promoted social welfare activities in the Twin Cities and conducted extensive research into movies, volunteer courts, social hygiene, recreation, public entertainment, sex offenses against women and children, prostitution, venereal diseases, and obscene literature. She organized numerous national associations related to the motion picture industry.
Logan Drinker Gilman (1918-1978), son of Robbins and Catheryne (Cooke) Gilman. He married Rhoda Jean Raasch. Trained as a design engineer, Logan served with the Civilian Public Service during World War II and participated in various medical experiments. He died in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 17, 1978.
Rhoda Raasch Gilman, historian, researcher, and author who retired after a long career as editor and education specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Raasch Gilman, (born 1952), daughter of Logan and Rhoda (Raasch) Gilman. She is a historian and writer.
Carolyn Gilman (born 1954), daughter of Logan and Rhoda (Raasch) Gilman. She is a historian and writer.
Leonard O. Raasch, (1900-1978), father of Rhoda Raasch Gilman.
Rhoda Kimbro Raasch, (1896-1994), mother of Rhoda Raasch Gilman.
From the guide to the Robbins Gilman and family papers., 1699-2009., (Minnesota Historical Society)
|creatorOf||East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.). North East Neighborhood House records, 1889-1961, 2002-2003.||Minnesota Historical Society Library|
|creatorOf||Robbins Gilman and family papers., 1699-2009.||Minnesota Historical Society|
|referencedIn||North East Neighborhood House records., 1889-1961, 2002-2003.||Minnesota Historical Society|
|creatorOf||Robbins Gilman and family papers, 1699-1997||Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Salt Lake City (Utah)|
|Bedford Springs (Pa.).|
|Salt Lake City (Utah)|
|New York--New York|
|Bedford Springs (Pa.)|
|Saint Louis (Mo.)|
|Saint Louis (Mo.)|
|World War, 1914-1918|
|Presbyterian Church--New York|
|Motion picture industry--Social aspects|
|Justice, Administration of|
|World War, 1939-1945|
|Crime and criminals|
|Banks and banking--New York|
|Motion pictures--Moral and ethical aspects|
|Banking law--United States|
|Banks and banking|
|Justice, Administration of--Minnesota|
|Motion picture industry--Moral and ethical aspects|
|Business enterprises--Missouri--Saint Louis|
|Motion pictures--Social aspects|
|Social settlements--New York--New York|