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Gilman Family Genealogy and Family Documents, 1714-1911

 Sub-Series

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The papers document Gilman's wide-ranging interests especially his travels in Europe and work as attaché in St. Petersburg (1854-1855), his years (1855-1858) at Yale, and his presidencies of the University of California (1872-1875) and the Johns Hopkins University (1876-1902)

Gilman's correspondence contains a number of letters from prominent, contemporary educators, scientists, politicians, and literary figures. The collection includes a large number of photographs of Gilman's contemporaries.

The collection includes some papers of Gilman's two wives Mary Ketcham Gilman (1838-1869) and Elisabeth Dwight Woolsey Gilman (1839-1910) as well as those of his daughter Alice Gilman Wheeler (born 1863).

The collection also includes genealogical information regarding the entire Gilman family.

Dates

  • 1714-1911

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Extent

From the Collection: 45.9 Cubic Feet (13 letter size document boxes, 73 legal size document boxes, 4 legal half-size document boxes, 1 flat box (20.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 inches), 2 flat boxes (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches), 2 flat boxes (11 x 9 x 3 inches), 2 flat boxes (21 x 17 x 3.5 inches), 2 flat boxes (21 x 17 x 3 inches), 10 pamphlet boxes (7.25 x 4 x 10 inches), 1 telescoping box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA