Guide to the Arthur H. Gardner Papers, 1864-1923

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
Arthur H. Gardner Papers
Gardner, Arthur H., 1854-1924
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Arthur H. Gardner Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Miss Grace Brown Gardner in 1973 (Acc. 1973.4 and 1973.10).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

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Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Gardner, Arthur H., 1854-1924.
  • Genre Term
    • Journals (Diaries).

Biographical Information

Arthur H. Gardner (1854-1924) was born to William B. Gardner and Charlotte Coffin. He married Mary M. Brown (1855-), daughter of George F. Brown and Sarah M. Nerboth. The couple had two children.

Arthur H. Gardner was an editor for the Nantucket Journal and a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature from 1891 to 1892 and again from 1900 to 1904. He was also a member of the Legislative Committee on Education from 1901 to 1902, a Representative in the General Court, Registrar of Deeds in Nantucket, and Moderator at Nantucket’s Town Meetings.

Scope and Content

The Arthur H. Gardner papers include a diary, scrapbook, clippings, and correspondence regarding local events, shipwrecks; Boston, Mass.; and summer life in ‘Sconset, Mass.


Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff. Finding aid by Abbie Minard and Amelia Holmes, July 2018.

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