Gilder, Richard Watson
- Herbert F. Smith
Gilder, Richard Watson (08 February 1844–18 November 1909), editor and writer, was born in Bordentown, New Jersey, the son of the Reverend William Henry Gilder, a Methodist minister and headmaster of a “Female Seminary,” and Jane Nutt. Most of Gilder’s early education took place in another school for girls run by his family in Flushing, New York, but all the evidence suggests a normal and happy boyhood, which included precocious interests in things literary. When only twelve, he frequented the offices of the Flushing ...