Nebraska Authors

Mariel Clapham Gere

Born 1874-06-02 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1960-04-13
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Mariel Clapham Gere was the daughter of Charles H. Gere of Lincoln. Charles Henry Gere, a very important local political figure, scholar, and founding editor of the Nebraska State Journal, was an important early patron and correspondent of Willa Cather. Mariel was also a member of the Lincoln City Library Board. The Gere family papers are in the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Chemistry; Science Education


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1895, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree, 1898, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Chemistry Teacher, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1901-1941

Places Worked

Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1901-1941


Friends with Willa Cather

Sigma Xi
National Geographic Society
Chemistry Society
Kappa Kappa Gamma, President 1895


Outlines of Elementary Chemistry for Use in the Lincoln High School. 1907.

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