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Daniel Coit Gilman papers

Call Number: MS 582
Scope and Contents
The Daniel Coit Gilman Collection is divided into three series: I. Correspondence. II. Writings. III. Special Files.
SERIES I, CORRESPONDENCE is arranged alphabetically by the name of the writer of the letter; letters written by Gilman are filed under the name of the person to whom they are addressed. Among the notable correspondents are: Charles M. Andrews, James Dwight Dana, William Henry Brewer, Timothy Dwight, Benjamin Silliman, Elisha Mulford, Moses Coit Tyler, Theodore Dwight Woolsey, Justin Smith Morrill, Josiah Gibbs, and Andrew Dickson White. Of special interest are those letters he wrote, mostly to his sister, Maria P. (Mollie) Gilman, during his travels in Europe from 1853 to 1855. In addition, there are a number of letters addressed to Gilman as the representative from Connecticut to the Universal Exposition at Paris in 1855.

SERIES II, WRITINGS contains both manuscript and printed articles, notes, and addresses pertaining to industrial, agricultural, and general themes in education, as well as materials relating to the history of higher education, both European and American. Of special interest is a series of lectures he gave at the University of California at Berkeley in 1883. There are also a number of biographical sketches of philosophers and scientists, and some material relating to Gilman's activities in behalf of the Yale Library and the Sheffield Scientific School.

SERIES III, SPECIAL FILES contains both manuscript and printed materials pertaining to the Sheffield Scientific School, the Winchester Observatory, the Yale Corporation, as well as newspaper articles written by Gilman as a means of defraying a part of his expenses during his European excursion of 1854-1855.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Elizabeth L. Anderson in 1943.
Arranged in three series: I. Correspondence. II. Writings. III. Special Files.
3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Related Names
Gilman, Daniel C. (Daniel Coit), 1831-1908
Language of Materials