Emily Elliot Daland Papers
Scope and Content of the Collection
Mainly letters from a New England woman, Emily Elliot Daland, to a friend in Italy, Helen Gerard, whose young daughter had inherited a small estate for which Daland was guardian. The letters touch on many subjects that concerned typical Americans during World War I, the 1920s and then the Depression, such as the shortages and hardships, the influenza epidemic, the League of Nations, Prohibition, Hoover’s presidency, labor strikes, and so on. Daland offers much advice to Gerard, who was always in need of money and clothes, and to her daughter who was becoming an unsuccessful artist. Included in the collection is a fragment of a letter from Tucker Daland announcing Emily’s death in 1933, three letters from Gerard to Daland, a small group of family snapshots, and a newspaper clipping regarding an apparent Elliot relative.
- Creation: 1916-1933
- Daland, Emily Elliot, 1854-1933 (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Emily Elliot Daland Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Emily Elliot Daland Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of Emily Elliot Daland
Massachusetts wife and mother, born 1854 and died 1933.
0.1 Linear Feet (4 folders)
Mainly letters from Emily Elliot Daland of Massachusetts to Helen Gerard in Florence, Italy, with a few to Gerard’s daughter Pauline, for whom Daland was acting as guardian of her small estate. Topics in letters include World War I shortages and hardships, the influenza epidemic, Hoover’s presidency, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. Also, three letters from Helen Gerard, a clipping, and a small collection of family snapshots.
Collection Stack Location
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Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.
- Inventory of the Emily Elliot Daland Papers, 1916-1933
- Virginia Hay Smith
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 08/17/2011: Revisions, additions, and updates were made.