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Guide to the Emma C. Juliand Papers
1897-1905 (bulk 1903 - 1905)
 MS 335

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 25, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emma C. Juliand
Title: Emma C. Juliand Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1807-1905 (Bulk 1903-1905)
Abstract: The Emma C. Juliand papers contain correspondence and business papers related to Emma Juliand's real estate business in New York City in the early 20th century. Also included in the collection is correspondence relating to her attempts to secure a widow's pension for Sarah J. Copeland. Other notes and ephemera are included.
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 335

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Biographical Note

1848 Emma C. Juliand born.
1903 She becomes a real estate broker in New York City.
1903 Juliand begins letter writing campaign on behalf of Mrs. Sarah J. Copeland.
1920 Emma C. Juliand dies in New York City.

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Scope and Content Note

Emma C. Juliand was an unmarried woman working as a real estate broker at the beginning of the twentieth century. This collection covers the period 1897-1905, the bulk dates from 1903-1905, and primarily contains correspondence concerning various properties offered by Miss Juliand in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut. Almost all the correspondence includes comments written by Miss Juliand noting the date each letter was written or received, and any action taken regarding the letter.

Also included is a series of correspondence regarding Miss Juliand's efforts to aid family friend Sarah J. Copeland. Mrs. Copeland was the widow of Martin Copeland, a New York City policeman between 1876 and 1896. Sarah Copeland was paralyzed by typhoid fever, but upon Martin Copeland's death in 1902, she was denied a widow's pension by the Police Commissioner. Miss Juliand undertook a letter writing campaign to appeal the decision, including writing to President Theodore Roosevelt. However, it appears that her campaign was unsuccessful.

Another folder contains Miss Juliand's business card, miscellaneous ephemera such as church bulletins and dividend reports, undated personal and business notes, undated letter fragments, and instructions for various art projects including candle painting and paint mixing.

This collection documents the day-to-day operations of an independent real estate business at the turn of the century, as well offering an image of the life of an unmarried, self-employed businesswoman during this time.


Items in the collection are arranged chronologically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Copeland, Martin
  • Copeland, Sarah J.
  • Juliand, Emma C.

Document Type

  • Bills
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera

Subject Topics

  • New York (N.Y.) - Police Department
  • New York (N.Y.) - Social Life and Customs - 20th Century
  • Pensions
  • Women
  • Women -- Employment
  • Women Real Estate Agents

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Administrative Information


Donated 2003.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

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Use Restrictions

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Library Director
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Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as The Emma C. Juliand Papers, The New-York Historical Society.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1897 - 1902
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence regarding Sarah J. Copeland
1903 - 1904
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous Notes and Fragments
1903 - 1905, ND

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