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At a Glance
Material is arranged into four series.
Scope and Content
Personal, professional, and family papers of the journalist and writer Wilbertine Teters Worden (1866-1949). Some of the files concern her father, Colonel Wilbert Barton Teters (1836-1923) a Civil War veteran, his military reunions, and his gold mining interests in Colorado. Wilbertine Teters Worden's own manuscripts include both fiction (short stories and poetry) and non-fiction (she often wrote love stories from early American history). The collection also includes her diaries dating from 1885 through 1948. There does not appear to be much in the collection related to Worden's novel, The Snows of Yester-year" (Boston, Arena Publishing Company, 1895).
The cataloged correspondents are: Champ Clark (3), John Erskine (1), James A. Farley (1), Simon Guggenheim (1), and Charles Henry Hart (2).
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
The following boxes are located off-site: 2-31. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wilbertine Teters Worden papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Luellen Teters Bussenius papers: papers of Worden's sister, also a journalist and editor of The Delineator. At the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
Helen Worden Erskine papers: papers of Wilbertine Teters Worden's daughter, the journalist, biographer, and advice columnist Helen Worden. At the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Linda Bradley Cranmer, 1986.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Cranmer, Linda Bradley. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--05/23/1986. Accession number--M-86-05-23.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed HR 04/05/1988.
2009-06-26 File created.
2013-04-09 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2022-10-17 Front matter updated by CLB
History / Biographical Note
Wilbertine Nesselrode Teters Worden (1867-1949) was a journalist, writer, editor of J. G. Mitchell Trade Publications in New York City, and a contributor to many periodicals. Her short stories were published in Ainslie's, Everybody's, and McClure's magazines, as well as the New York Daily News. She also published a novel, Snows of Yester-year (1895).
Wilbertine Nesselrode Teters was born in 1866 in Caldwell, Ohio, to Colonel Wilbert Barton and Margaret Young Teters. Her father was a veteran of the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War who operated gold mines in Colorado, where the family moved during Wilbertine's childhood. She was a graduate of the University of Colorado and lived in Colorado and New York City as an adult.
Her first husband, Charles George Worden (1870-1897), a lawyer and publisher, died young. They had one daughter, Helen. Worden had a brief second marriage to Harry Leon Wilson (1867-1939), author and editor of Puck magazine, which ended in divorce in 1900. Her sister, Luellen Teters Bussenius, and her daughter Helen Worden were also both journalists. Wilbertine Teters Worden died in New York City on April 26, 1949.