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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #11292

Title: Emma Ghering Gibson
Dates: 1895-1973

Collection Number: MSS 11292

Quantity: .5 foot.

Abstract: Consists of diaries, daybooks, autograph books, friend books and a self-published book about pioneer women of Haddonfield, N.J. written by Emma Ghering Gibson of Larimore (N.D.).

Provenance: The Emma Ghering Gibson papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by the Historical Society of Haddonfield on August 4, 2016. 

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.  Permission to use any radio or television broadcast portions of the collection must be sought from the creator.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer: Gibson's self-published book: "Pioneer Women of Historic Haddonfield," 1973, was transferred to the State Archives Publications in August 2016.


Emma Ghering Gibson was born to William and Ida Ghering on March 4, 1889. In 1900, she lived with her family Larimore (N.D.). By 1910, she was working as a grade school teacher in Chisholm (Minn.), and by 1920 she had married Thomas Gibson and had moved to Philadelphia. She and Thomas had two children, Ida and Thomas. Gibson lived in Haddonfield, N.J. until her death in 1980.

1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 United States censuses


Box 1:
1 Diary, 1895: six year old Ghering discusses going to school, the weather, etc.
Daybook, 1896
2 Diary, 1900-1902
Autograph book signed by a variety of young people from Larimore, 1900-1905
3 Birthday book, ca. 1906
4 Friend book, ca. 1913
Diary, 1915-1919: captures Ghering's time working as a teacher in Duluth and Omaha. Her family is still living in Larimore (N.D.)

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