Joseph Henry Gilmore Papers

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Joseph Henry Gilmore Papers
Creator: Gilmore, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1834-1918
Call Number: A.G48
Dates: 1834-1918
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: American literature lectures
Subseries I: General survey
Subseries II: American authors
Series II: English literature lectures
Subseries I: General survey
Subseries II: Browning
Subseries III: Shakespeare
Subseries IV: Analysis of Shakespeare's plays
Series III: Religion lectures
Series IV: University of Rochester
Series V: Personal papers and miscellaneous materials
Collection Overview
Title: Joseph Henry Gilmore Papers
Creator: Gilmore, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1834-1918
Call Number: A.G48
Dates: 1834-1918
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Joseph Henry Gilmore was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 29, 1834. He graduated from Phillips-Andover Academy in 1854. In 1858 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1861 a Master of Arts degree from Brown University. He attended Newton Theological Institution in 1861. After being ordained in the Baptist ministry in 1862, he became Pastor of a church in Fisherville, New Hampshire. Later he was private secretary for his father, who was the governor of New Hampshire, editor of the Daily Monitor in Concord, New Hampshire (1864-1865), pastor of a church in Rochester until 1867, and then professor of Hebrew at Rochester Theological Seminary. In 1868 he became professor of rhetoric, logic and English at the University of Rochester, a position he held until 1908. Professor Gilmore died in 1918.

Scope and Content
The Papers are mainly Professor Gilmore's lectures on literature and English. There also are papers relating to the University of Rochester, including correspondence to Professor Gilmore, and manuscript copies of the hymn "He Leadeth Me," written by Professor Gilmore in 1862.

Subject(s):
American literature
English literature
Lectures
Scrapbooks
Gilmore, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1834-1918
University of Rochester -- Faculty
Access
The Joseph Henry Gilmore Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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Content List
Series I: American literature lectures
Subseries I: General survey
Box 1, Folder 1The beginnings of American fiction
Box 1, Folder 2The development of a national spirit in American literature
Box 1, Folder 3An evening with our American humorists
Box 1, Folder 4The harbingers of a new school of American poetry
Box 1, Folder 5Our colonial and Revolutionary poetry
Box 1, Folder 6Preliminary survey of American literature
Box 1, Folder 7Who reads an American book?
Subseries II: American authors
Box 1, Folder 8Bryant
Box 1, Folder 9Emerson
Box 1, Folder 10Hawthorne
Box 1, Folder 11Holmes
Box 1, Folder 12Lanier
Box 1, Folder 13Longfellow
Box 1, Folder 14Lowell
Box 1, Folder 15Lowell's cathedral
Box 1, Folder 16Lowell's "The Biglow papers"
Box 1, Folder 17Whitman: The new appreciation of Walt Whitman
Box 1, Folder 18Whittier
Series II: English literature lectures
Subseries I: General survey
Box 2, Folder 1The age of queen Anne
Box 2, Folder 2A bird's eye view of English poetry from Chaucer to Burns
Box 2, Folder 3A bird's eye view of recent English poetry
Box 2, Folder 4The development of English drama
Box 2, Folder 5The development of English prose
Box 2, Folder 6English literature prior to Chaucer
Box 2, Folder 7The English Romantic movement
Box 2, Folder 8From Chaucer to Spenser
Box 2, Folder 9General survey of English literature: Contemporaries of Chaucer
Box 2, Folder 10The literature of the Elizabethan Age
Box 2, Folder 11Milton
Box 2, Folder 12The origin and affinities of the English language
Box 2, Folder 13The recent period in English literature
Box 2, Folder 14The Scottish dialect
Box 2, Folder 15Shelley and Keats
Box 2, Folder 16Tennyson
Box 2, Folder 17What is literature?
Box 2, Folder 18What is poetry?
Box 2, Folder 19Wordsworth's "Imitation of immortality"
Box 2, Folder 20Notebook on Chaucer
Subseries II: Browning
Box 3, Folder 1The Brownings
Box 3, Folder 2Robert Browning
Box 3, Folder 3Robert Browning: the man and his works
Box 3, Folder 4Robert Browning: his excellence and his defects
Box 3, Folder 5Robert Browning and the poetry of the future
Box 3, Folder 6Robert Browning: an estimate and an outlook
Subseries III: Shakespeare
Box 3, Folder 7Shakespeare's final attitude toward life
Box 3, Folder 8Shakespeare: the man, his works, and an estimate of his genius
Box 3, Folder 9The plays of Shakespeare's closing period
Subseries IV: Analysis of Shakespeare's plays
Box 3, Folder 10As You Like It
Box 3, Folder 11Hamlet
Box 3, Folder 12Julius Caesar
Box 3, Folder 13King Lear
Box 3, Folder 14Macbeth
Box 3, Folder 15Merchant of Venice
Box 3, Folder 16A Midsummer Night's Dream
Box 3, Folder 17Richard III
Box 3, Folder 18The Tempest
Series III: Religion lectures
Box 4, Folder 1Biblical literature
Box 4, Folder 2The Book of Job
Box 4, Folder 3The Gospel of the Kingdom
Box 4, Folder 4Introduction to the study of the Old Testament
Box 4, Folder 5The names Jehovah and Jesus
Box 4, Folder 6The poetry of the Hebrews
Box 4, Folder 7The theophanies of the Old Testament
Box 4, Folder 8The three great arguments for the truth of Christianity
Box 4, Folder 9Was the institution of domestic slavery endorsed as right by the Mosaic economy?
Box 4, Folder 10Where we got our English Bible
Series IV: University of Rochester
Box 4, Folder 11Correspondence, 1871-1889
Box 4, Folder 12Martin Brewer Anderson material
Box 4, Folder 13Miscellaneous University of Rochester material
Box 4, Folder 14Cheating - recommendations made by Dr. Gilmore to control cheating at the University of Rochester
Box 4, Folder 15Prizes - list of prize winners for 1873
Box 4, Folder 16Report of the Committee on the Catalog with proposed changes, undated
Box 4, Folder 17Statement of student tuition account, 1871
Box 4, Folder 18Rejected material from "An Outline History of the University of Rochester"
Box 4, Folder 19Manuscript notebook kept by C. Richard Williams, U of R '75, January 1872, of "The Art of Expression" and other lectures by J.H. Gilmore
Box 7, Volume 1-4Scrapbooks
Contain clippings and U of R programs, etc., circa 1860's, 1890's.

Series V: Personal papers and miscellaneous materials
Box 5, Folder 1-2Articles from The Examiner and other publications
Box 5, Folder 3"Conversation," essay written by Professor Gilmore
Box 5, Folder 4Lectures from the Normal Class lessons
Box 5, Folder 5Lectures on anthropology, pages 1-100
Box 5, Folder 6Lectures on anthropology, pages 101-200
Box 5, Folder 7Marriage license of Charles M. Booth and Mary Augusta Baker, dated December 25, 1867
Marriage officiated by Professor Gilmore, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Rochester, New York

Box 5, Folder 8"Sixty years as a student of English," manuscript written by Professor Gilmore
Box 5, Folder 9"The unrecognized power of character, an oration with the valedictory address, September 1, 1858."
Box 5, Folder 10Photograph of Professor Gilmore
Box 6Original manuscript copy of the hymn, "He Leadeth Me"
"He Leadeth Me" is a hymn written by Professor Gilmore on March 26, 1862
Gift of the estate of The Very Reverend Milo H. Gates.

Box 6Framed copy of a holograph manuscript of the hymn which Professor Gilmore inscribed to Joseph P. O'Hern, Class of 1892
"He Leadeth Me" is a hymn written by Professor Gilmore on March 26, 1862

Box 6Printed ephemera related to "He Leadeth Me"
"He Leadeth Me" is a hymn written by Professor Gilmore on March 26, 1862
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