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Glick Family Papers

Identifier: P-999

Scope and Content Note

The Glick Family Papers deal almost entirely with the disposal of Joseph Glick’s estate by his son James. One folder contains share warrants from the Jewish Colonial Trust (Juedische Colonialbank), purchased by Joseph Glick in 1901, with correspondence to and from Arthur Ellison, James Glick’s attorney, related to their sale or exchange. Another folder deals similarly with a land agreement certificate issued by American Zion Commonwealth, Inc.

The final folder includes records from probate court, a copy of the invitation to the wedding of Joseph Glick and Annie Cooperstein, and a family tree documenting three generations of Joseph’s and Annie’s descendants. The folders are arranged in chronological order.


  • circa 1898-1993

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Hebrew

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Biographical Note

Joseph Louis Glick (circa 1873-1954) was born in Russia to Jacob and Lina Glaser Glick. Joseph immigrated to the United States sometime in the last decade of the 1800s and was naturalized in 1901. He married Annie Cooperstein (circa 1875-1954) in Boston in 1898. Annie was born in Russia to Isidor and Gettie Glick Cooperstein, and her family immigrated to the United States around 1891.

The Glicks lived in Boston their entire lives. They had eleven children between the years 1899 and 1920: Arthur (1899-1984), Ida (1900-1988), Dinah (1902-?), Gertrude (1904-?), Elizabeth (1906-?), Esther (1908-?), Sarah (1911-?), Bette (1913-?), James (1915-2013), Edward (1918-1998), and Helen (1920-?).

After Joseph’s death, his son James was appointed administrator of his estate. James spent the next several years in probate court and disposing of his father’s investments, which included shares in the Jewish Colonial Trust (Jeudische Colonialbank) and a land agreement through American Zion Commonwealth, Inc. The latter was not resolved until 1993.


  1. Material from the collection.


0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)


Joseph Glick and Annie Cooperstein emigrated from Russia in the early 1900s and married in Boston in 1898. They had eleven children, and upon Joseph’s death, their son James became administrator of Joseph’s estate. The material in the collection primarily documents James’s disposal of his father’s estate, while also including a family tree and copy of Joseph and Annie’s wedding invitation.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by James Glick in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Shannon Struble, 2015.

Guide to the Glick Family Papers, P-999
Processed by Shannon Struble
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Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116 United States