Gilman, Lawrence.

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American music critic.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 1 December 1934, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1934 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577872

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Geneva, New York, etc., to F.A. Duneka, 1909 Dec. 25-1910 May 26 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589421

Lawrence Gilman, American author and music critic, was born on July 5, 1878 in Flushing, New York to Arthur Coit Gilman and Bessie Lawrence Gilman. His great uncle was the educator Daniel Coit Gilman. He studied at Collins Street Classical School in Hartford, CT, where he exhibited great talent for music theory and proficiency with several instruments. He worked for the New York Herald from 1896 to 1898 and as a music critic for Harper's Weekly, where he advanced to the position of managing editor, which he held from 1901 to 1913. Gilman worked as a general arts critic for the North American Review from 1915 to 1923, and for the Herald Tribune from 1925. On August 1, 1904, he married Elizabeth Wright Walter, with whom he had one child, Elizabeth "Betty" Lawrence Gilman in 1905. Gilman died on September 8, 1939 in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.

From the guide to the Lawrence Gilman papers, 1886-1971, 1913-1939, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Music critic, writer, editor.

From the description of Lawrence Gilman letter to [John O'Hara] Cosgrave [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648019775

Lawrence Gilman was a self-taught and successful arts writer, working as a music critic for Harper's Weekly (1901-1913), music, drama, and literary critic for the North American Review (1915-1923), and music critic of the New York Herald Tribune from 1923 until his death in 1939. His writings were compiled in 1904 in a volume called "Phases of modern music".

From the description of An appreciation of composer Charles Griffes. 1936. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122456317

Music critic (1878-1939).

Wrote for the New York Tribune (later the New York Herald Tribune) from 1923 until his death.

From the description of Music articles from the New York Herald Tribune, 1934-1939. (The Juilliard School). WorldCat record id: 37046147

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referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. Music articles from the New York Herald Tribune, 1934-1939. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 1 December 1934, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1934 Dec. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. The Quincy Porter papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Henry Gilbert Papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Gilbert, Henry F. B. (Henry Franklin Belknap), 1868-1928. The Henry Gilbert papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Sharp, William, 1855-1905. William Sharp collection of papers, [1883?]-1909 bulk (1890-1909). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. An appreciation of composer Charles Griffes. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. The Charles Ives papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Hirschmann, Ira Arthur, 1901-. Papers, 1934-1956 (inclusive). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn William Sharp collection of papers, 1883?]-1909, 1890-1909 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916-1927. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Charles Ives Papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Small Music and Theater Scrapbooks, 1924-1947 Cleveland Public Library
referencedIn Correspondence received, 1902-1939 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. Papers of Sara Teasdale [manuscript], 1888-1934 (bulk 1905-1933). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. Papers of Louise Collier Willcox, 1870-1933. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lawrence Gilman papers, 1886-1971, 1913-1939 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The John Kirkpatrick Papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Harper & Brothers Records, 1817-1929. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Strong, Templeton, 1856-1948. Choral sur un thème de Leo Hassler (1601) : Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden = Quand vient la derniere heure = When our last hour is tolling / Templeton-Strong. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. The John Kirkpatrick papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. Lawrence Gilman letter to [John O'Hara] Cosgrave [manuscript], undated. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Beall, Jack. Correspondence : with Theodore Dreiser, 1926-1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. Autograph letters signed (3) : Geneva, New York, etc., to F.A. Duneka, 1909 Dec. 25-1910 May 26 and undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. The Quincy Porter papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Ira Arthur Hirschmann papers, 1934-1956 (inclusive The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Henry Gilbert Papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957. Correspondence received, 1902-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1920. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939. Correspondence with Leopold Stokowski, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Brenda Putnam Papers, 1915-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Harper & Brothers. Harper & Brothers Records 1817-1929. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gertrude Wolf, papers, undated, 1899-1944 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Quincy Porter Papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Gilbert, Henry F. B. (Henry Franklin Belknap), 1868-1928. The Henry Gilbert papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn John Alden Carpenter Collection, 1891-1961, (bulk 1900-1949) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers, ca.1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1864-1947, person
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associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. person
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associatedWith Lucy Prindle Love and Helen Love Scranton person
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associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
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associatedWith Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. person
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associatedWith Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975 person
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correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
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associatedWith Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. person
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correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
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Music--20th century
Musical criticism--20th century
Composers
Authors, American--20th century
Music critics--20th century
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Birth 1878-07-05

Death 1939-09-08

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