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Records of the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, S.C.)

 Collection
Identifier: I-107

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter (undated, but of the year 1790), signed by Philip Hart and Jacob Cohen, officers of the Congregation, congratulating George Washington on assuming the office of President of the U.S. The letter was probably sent to Cong. Shearith Israel in New York in an effort to submit a joint communication on behalf of the six Jewish congregations in the United States at the time, but it was not the one eventually presented to Washington.

The letter, with minor emendations, was published in the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, v. 12, and The Occident, v. 1.

Contains also a photostatic copy of a financial ledger maintained by Israel De Lieben, gabbai of the Congregation, dated 1800. The original is located in the Congregation's archives.

The collection also contains printed material dealing primarily with the Congregation's 200th anniversary in 1950.

Dates

  • 1790-1950

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Extent

1 Manuscript Boxes

.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains a letter (undated, but of the year 1790), signed by Philip Hart and Jacob Cohen, officers of the Congregation, congratulating George Washington on assuming the office of President of the U.S. The letter was probably sent to Cong. Shearith Israel in New York in an effort to submit a joint communication on behalf of the six Jewish congregations in the United States at the time, but it was not the one eventually presented to Washington.

Acquisition Note

The letter is a gift of the Misses Mordecai of Philadelphia

The photostat is a gift of H.A. Alexander of Atlanta, Georgia
Title
Guide to the Records of the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, S.C.), 1790-1950
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • February 2021: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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