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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
circa 1823-1939
Creator:
Gilchrist Family
Extent: 2 boxes
A small but interesting collection of letters and the diaries of Grace Gilchrist Frend from 1907 to 1939. Family members include Anne Burrows Gilchrist, wife of Alexander Gilchrist and mother of Percy Carlyle Gilchrist (scientist/engineer), Beatrice Carwardine Gilchrist (physician who committed suicide), Herbert Harlakenden Gilchrist (painter who also committed suicide later in life), and Grace Gilchrist Frend (would-be singer). The family were intimates of Thomas Carlyle and many pre-Raphaelite painters. Anne was a champion of Walt Whitman; Alexander researched the life of William Blake (a posthumous publication compiled by Anne).
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Gilchrist Family papers
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Gilchrist Family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 116
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 boxes
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circa 1823-1939
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A small but interesting collection of letters and the diaries of Grace Gilchrist Frend from 1907 to 1939. Family members include Anne Burrows Gilchrist, wife of Alexander Gilchrist and mother of Percy Carlyle Gilchrist (scientist/engineer), Beatrice Carwardine Gilchrist (physician who committed suicide), Herbert Harlakenden Gilchrist (painter who also committed suicide later in life), and Grace Gilchrist Frend (would-be singer). The family were intimates of Thomas Carlyle and many pre-Raphaelite painters. Anne was a champion of Walt Whitman; Alexander researched the life of William Blake (a posthumous publication compiled by Anne).
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English
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Gilchrist Family Gilchrist, Alexander, 1828-1861 Gilchrist, Anne Burrows, 1828-1885 Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, 1857-
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Correspondence Diaries Writings (document genre)