The New International Encyclopædia/Gilder, Jeannette Leonard

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GILDER, gĭl'dẽr, Jeannette Leonard (1849— ). An American journalist and critic. She was born at Flushing, N. Y., October 3, 1849; was connected from 1869 with various newspapers in Newark and New York, was associated with her brother, Richard Watson Gilder, in the editorship of Scribner's Monthly, now the Century, and since 1881 has been joint editor with her brother, Joseph B. Gilder, of the Critic. She has also served as literary correspondent for American and English journals, and written several books: Representative Poems of Living Poets; Pen Portraits of Literary Women (with Helen G. Cone); Essays from the Critic (with Joseph B. Gilder); Authors at Home; The Autobiography of a Tomboy; and Taken by Siege. She has also done original work in the drama and in fiction.