Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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 contains correspondence, legal documents, and miscellaneous items concerning the personal lives and business interests of brothers Barnard (1738-1801) and Michael Gratz (1740-1811). It also contains the correspondence of Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), Michael Gratz's daughter.
Collection includes: Simon G. Moses' handwritten diary, kept during his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and containing his observations of daily life, Jewish life on the frontier, his family, and insights into the practice of medicine in the early and mid-nineteenth century; loose letters written by a family member (undated), and Simon G. Gratz in Savannah, GA (1864); and a newspaper clipping of his obituary and funeral hymn.
Rare documents relating to the following: Inquisition in Salamanca, Spain, 1482. Jewish community of Prague, 1752. Business records of a German-Jewish merchant, 1849. Correspondence from American Jews including Mordecai Manuel Noah, the Gratz family, Henry Solomon, Samuel Hays and Simon Etting, 1784-1838. Records of benevolent societies affiliated with the N.Y. Uptown Talmud Torah, 1928-1935. Records of the Hirsch family hotel in Prague, 1926-1939.