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Emily O. Gibbes Papers

Identifier: BC24-01

Collection Scope and Content Summary

These records consist of legal documents including civil actions and lists of property related to the administration of the will of Emily O. Gibbes and her gifts and bequests to Barnard College.


  • Creation: 1825-1916



These records have no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


Emily O. (Oliver) Gibbes was the granddaughter of Robert Oliver, merchant of Baltimore, Maryland. His biography, written by Stuart Weems Bruchey, was published by Johns Hopkins Press in 1956. He had two children: Margaret Oliver Colt and Emily Oliver Gibbes. Emily Oliver Gibbes had a daughter of the same name. The younger Emily Gibbes was a resident of Newport, Rhode Island. An early supporter of Barnard, she was introduced to the school by Annie Nathan Meyer. In 1907, upon her death, the bulk of her estate was left to Barnard.


2.54 Linear Feet (4 boxes)




These papers contain the will of Emily O. Gibbes and document her gifts and bequests to Barnard College.

Collection Arrangement

The papers are arranged by document type.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

The acquisition date and source is unknown.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Hilary Price in July 2015.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.



Guide to the Emily O. Gibbes Papers
In Progress
Hilary Price
© 2015
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States