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Emily Elliot Daland Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-155

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



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

1 1 2


Donor unknown.

Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.

Inventory of the Emily Elliot Daland Papers, 1916-1933
Virginia Hay Smith
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 08/17/2011: Revisions, additions, and updates were made.

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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