Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Gilder, Richard Watson

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GILDER, RICHARD WATSON, an American editor; born in Bordentown, N. J., Feb. 8, 1844; received a private school education; served with the Union army during the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania in 1863; was connected with the daily newspaper press and monthly periodicals till 1881, when he became editor-in-chief of “The Century.” His publications, chiefly in poetry, include “The New Day”; “The Celestial Passion”; “Lyrics”; “Two Worlds”; “The Great Remembrance”; “In Palestine”; etc. He died Nov. 18, 1909.