Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Collection contains a copy of the published memorial book and its English translation. The first generation described in the book is Rabbi Yehuda, the son of Rabbi Eliezer Halevi Mintz, the Askenazi Rabbi in the city of Padua, Italy, who died in the Hebrew year 5269 . The book, which covers the years 1461-1920, was translated from Hebrew by S.J. Sacks.
Contains invoice for items imported by Henry Cohen from England; letter of recommendation for Solomon L. Cohen by William Henry Seward; power of attorney given by Barnet Solomon Cohen to Morris Tobias Levitt, and Levitt's transfer of the power of attorney to Henry Cohen, brother of Barnet Cohen; and Charles Joseph Cohen's collection of pressed flowers from Europe.
Collection contains the following items, relating primarily to Benjamin Phillips Owens Cohen, a mulatto son of Barnet Cohen: an assignment of land by Patty Blunt to Barnet Cohen (1809); an original and copy of a certificate, signed by Benjamin Sheftall, Levi S. DeLyon, and Israel Abrahams, among others, certifying that Catherine Owens and her children, Barnet O. Cohen and Benjamin P.O. Cohen, were known and recognized in the neighborhood as free persons of color (1810); a bill of sale to Barnet A. Cohen on behalf of Benjamin P.O. Cohen, for a Negro woman, Sarah, and her child, Lina (1822); a bill of sale to Benjamin P.O. Cohen for a Negro infant, Alonzo, presumably his own son (1833); a letter from an attorney to Benjamin P.O. Cohen informing him that slaves can be set free only by an act of the South Carolina legislature on a petition (1840); a legal opinion given to Benjamin P.O. Cohen regarding the freeing of slaves (1844); a copy of an act of South Carolina designed to prevent the freeing of slaves in a will (n.d.); a draft of the will of Benjamin P.O. Cohen in which he leaves to Samuel Cohen, his step-brother, his wife and children who were legally his slaves (1850); a deed of sale to Benjamin P.O. Cohen for a piece of land, approved by his guardian, Moses A. Cohen (1837); a stock certificate signed by M.A. Cohen as treasurer (1866).
Collection contains photographs from the 1930s and 1940s of Woodbourne Sky House, a family-style hotel located in the Catskills region of New York.
Contains primarily correspondence and some business and official papers of the Cohen Family of Baltimore and Richmond. Papers center around the following members of the family: Jacob I. Cohen (1784-1822), the firm of Cohen & Isaacs of Richmond, Mrs. Edmund Randolph, Carter Braxton (1794), and James Monroe, Governor of Virginia.
Contains material relating to Solomon A. Cohen in particular, and the Cohen family in general. The former consists of the Confederate passport of Solomon A. Cohen (1863); a letter from James Sloan to Gov. Zebulon B. Vance (1863); a letter of introduction of S.A. Cohen to George Eustis, Secretary of Legation of the Confederate Embassy in Paris (1864); three documents signed by William H. Seward, Secretary of State, and President Andrew Johnson granting Cohen an official pardon. The latter consists of the citizenship papers of Aaron N. Cohen (1841) and David Elias (1848); a letter from S. Elias Price (1913) contains a genealogy of the Cohen family. In addition, the collection contains Confederate Bonds and other personal items.
The bulk of the collection contains family correspondence mainly in typescript. The most extensive part are the letters from Olga Cohen to her son Max from 1882 to 1893. The collection also contains a manuscript with notes of conversations Eduard Cohen had with Otto von Bismarck as well as a letter of condolence from Bismarck to Eduard Cohen's children. In addition, there are miscellaneous letters, memorabilia, and genealogical notes.
Contains the personal papers, including correspondence and documents, of Elijah Etting, his sons, Solomon and Reuben, and his three grandchildren, Samuel Etting, Kitty (Etting) Cohen, and Elijah Gratz Etting (frequently referred to as Gratz Etting).
This collection consists of twelve items, mainly card photographs from the late nineteenth century of Donald Garber’s grandparents Lena and Harris Singer, and Lena’s sisters Mamie and Rachel. The photographs include wedding portraits of Lena and Harris Singer, Rachel and her husband Sholom Schaefer and Mamie and Leopold Schwartz.
Contains items pertaining to two members of the Cohen family: Elkah (1785-1875), a letter written to her by Joseph Hutchins of Barbados, mentioning the new Mikveh Israel Synagogue in Philadelphia (1819); and Joseph Simon Cohen (1791-1858), manuscript of a sermon given by him at Congregation Mikveh Israel on the day of Thanksgiving called at the end of the War of 1812 (1815). Also contains Passover Hagadah of Bilah Simon, and the Ketubah of Bilah Simon and Solomon Myers-Cohen.
The papers of Iyda Hirsh Levitt are composed of two sections: (1) Notes derived from Ms. Hirsh Levitt’s work serving as the secretary for Rev. Dr. David de Sola Pool and (2) genealogical family trees for five families dating back to the colonial period, prior to the Revolutionary War. Dr. Pool served as the spiritual leader for Congregation Shearith Israel-the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York from 1907 till his death in 1970. Ms. Hirsh Levitt worked as his secretary from 1935 till 1945.