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Miscellaneous, 1714-1908 November 9


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.


  • 1714-1908 November 9

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.


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

Processing Information note

The materials in this series were formerly referred to as Series 15. The former Series 14 was removed to form MS.0235 - The Elisabeth Gilman Papers, and the former Series 15 was renumbered as the current Series 14. See collection level notes for more information.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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