Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (1860 – 1935)

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

3 July 1860 – 17 August 1935

Image Information:

Source: NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

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Pertinent Archives:

Autry National Center/Southwest Museum Braun Research Library (letters to Lummis and to Grace Ellery Channing Stetson) (

Cornell University, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives (correspondence) (

Fruitlands Museums (letter to George Willis Cooke) (

Huntington Library (letters to various people, such as Lummis and Caroline Severance) (

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (correspondence) (

Rhode Island Historical Society Library (personal letters that Gilman wrote from Rhode Island and California to her sister Martha Lane) (

Schlesinger Library (correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts, articles, clippings, photos, and drawings) (

Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection (correspondence with Hale family and Madeleine Zabriskie Doty) (

Stowe-Day Library (correspondence, typescripts of “A Study in Ethics” and a poem entitled “Hyenas,” and other papers) (

University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library, Manuscripts Division (correspondence with Mabel Vernon) (

University of Rochester Library (letters) (

Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, San Diego (letters to Alice Locke Park and others; other ephemera and clippings) (



Legacy References:


Baimonte, Gloria A. “‘…there is a story, if we could only find it’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Giant Wistaria.” Legacy 5.2 (1988): 33-38.

Bauer, Dale M. “Review of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Unpunished: A Mystery.” Legacy 15.2 (1998): 226. [GW] [LION]

Biamonte, Gloria A. “Review of Ann J. Lane’s To “Herland” and Beyond: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Legacy 9.2 (1992): 155-56.

Cutter, Martha J. “In Short: New Approaches to the Study of American Women’s Writing.” Legacy 16.2 (1999): 211-12. [GW] [LION]

Davis, Cynthia J. “Review of Jane F. Thrailkill’s Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism.” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 175-76. [MUSE] [GW] [LION]

DeLamotte, Eugenia C. “Male and Female Mysteries in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.'” Legacy 5.1 (1988): 3-14.

Edelstein, Sari. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Yellow Newspaper.” Legacy 24.1 (2007): 72-92. [MUSE] [LION]

Egan, Maureen L. “Review of Polly Wynn Allen’s Building Domestic Liberty: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Architectural Feminism.”Legacy 6.2 (1989): 65-66.

Frost, Linda. “Review of eds. Aleta Feinsod Cane and Susan Alves’s The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers & the Periodical, 1837-1916.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 214-15. [GW] [LION]

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Legacy Reprint: “The Giant Wistaria.” [New England Magazine, June 1891] Legacy 5.2 (1988): 39-43.

Hedges, Elaine. “Review of ed. Sheryl L. Meyering’s Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Woman and Her Work.” Legacy 6.2 (1989): 63-64.

Hume, Beverly A. “Review of eds. Cynthia J. Davis and Denise D. Knight’s Approaches to Teaching Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper andHerland and eds. Cynthia J. Davis and Denise D. Knight’s Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries: Literary and Intellectual Contexts.” Legacy 22.1 (2005): 86-7. [LION]

Jones, Anne Goodwyn. “Review of Mary Kelley’s Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth Century America.”Legacy 2.2 (1985): 74-75.

Karpinski, Joanne B. “Review of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Legacy 8.2 (1991): 157-58.

Kent, Holly M. “Review of ed. Janet Badia and Jennifer Phegley’s Reading Women: Literary Figures and Cultural Icons from the Victorian Age to the Present.” Legacy 25.1 (2008): 175-77. [LION]

Knight, Denise. “Review of Bess Streeter Aldrich’s A Lantern in Her Hand, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Benigna Machiavelli, and Catharine Williams and Patricia Caldwell’s Fall River: An Authentic Narrative.” Legacy 14.2 (1997): 160-62. [GW] [LION]

McCullough, Kate. “Review of Laura L. Behling’s The Masculine Woman in America, 1890-1935.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 209-10.[MUSE] [GW] [LION]

Price Herndl, Diane. “Review of Nina Baym’s American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences: Styles of Affiliation, Susan Wells’s Out of the Dead House: Nineteenth-Century Women Physicians and the Writing of Medicine, and Cynthia J. Davis’sBodily and Narrative Forms: The Influence of Medicine on American Literature, 1845-1915.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 217. [GW] [LION]

Putzi, Jennifer. “Review of Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt’s introduction to The Power and the Glory and other reprints.” Legacy 22.1 (2005): 90. [LION]

Scharnhorst, Gary. “Review of eds. Jill Rudd and Val Gough Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Optimist Reformer.” Legacy 18.1 (2001): 115.[GW] [LION]

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