RICHARD WATSON GILDER (1844-1909), American editor and poet, was born in Bordentown, New Jersey, on the 8th of February 1844, a brother of Willia.m Henry Gilder (1838-1900), the Arctic explorer.
Friis, professor of Lapp in the university of Christiania, has published Lappiske Sprogprover: en samling Lapp. eventyr, ordsprog, og gilder (Christiania, 1856), and Lappisk mythologi eventyr og folkesagn (Christiania, 1871).
Mr. Gilder told me about his moonlight journeys across the vast desert to the Pyramids, and in a letter he wrote me he made his mark under his signature deep in the paper so that I could feel it.
He was educated at Bellevue Seminary, an institution conducted by his father, the Rev. William Henry Gilder (1812-1864), in Flushing, Long Island.
I also met Mr. Richard Watson Gilder and Mr. Edmund Clarence Stedman.