Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Gilder, Jeannette Leonard

GILDER, JEANNETTE LEONARD, an American literary critic and editor, born in Flushing, L. I., N. Y., 1849. She was first associated with her brother, Richard Watson Gilder, in the editorial management of “Scribner's Monthly,” now known as the “Century Magazine.” Later she also became associated with another brother, Joseph B. Gilder, as editor of “The Critic,” after which, in 1906, she became connected with “Putnam's Magazine.” She wrote “Pen Portraits of Literary Women” (1887); “Essays from The Critic” (1882); “Authors at Home” (1889); “Autobiography of a Tomboy” (1900); “The Tomboy at Work” (1904); and other collections and compilations. In 1909 she established and edited “The Reader,” a guide for book buyers. She died in 1916.