The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Gilder, William Henry
GILDER, William Henry, American journalist and Arctic explorer: b. Philadelphia, 16 Aug. 1838; d. 1900. He served in the Civil War and was brevetted a major at its close. He accompanied Lieutenant Schwatka in 1878 on a polar expedition and in 1881 was a member of the Rodgers expedition as a correspondent of the New York Herald. His chief works are ‘Schwatka's Search’ (1881); ‘Ice Pack and Tundra’ (1883).