Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Includes the family bible of Jonas Altamont Phillips in which is recorded his birth, marriage, and death, and the same information for his children. Also included are two listings, in two different hands, of the births of the children of Jonas and Rebecca Machado Phillips - grandparents of Jonas Altamont Phillips. Newspaper clippings describing the marriage of Ellen Phillips, a daughter of Jonas A. Phillips, are also included.
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.
This Collection contains personal papers, correspondence, and other material relating to the Phillips family, 1733-1954. The majority of the materials are in regard to the following family members: Jonas Phillips (1733-1802), Naphtali Phillips (1815-1868), Joseph Phillips (1811), Rebecca Hart Phillips (1812), Joshua Phillips (1852-1858), Isaac Phillips (1830-1884), Roslie Solomons Phillips (1872-1945), Naphtali Taylor Phillips (1895-1954).
Notable objects in this collection include Jonas Phillips' copy of a book on the laws and practice of shehita, printed in Wandsbeck, Germany, in 1733; Naphtali Phillips' letters regarding Congregation Shearith Israel; Isaac Phillips' correspondence relating to his position as Appraiser of Merchandise for the Port of New York; Roslie Solomons Phillips' letters from Eleanor Roosevelt; and Naphtali Taylor Phillips' correspondence relating to Congregation Shearith Israel, the Touro Synagogue, the Federation of American Zionists, the National Conference of Jewish Charities (Committee on Palestinian Charities), and Adolphus S. Solomons. Collection also contains published Masonic materials, political memorabilia, and a letter from George Mifflin Dallas to an unidentified member of the Phillips family, 1856.
Collection consists of genealogies of several families: the Phillips family, descended from Phineas (Pinchas) Phillips of Bohemia; the Moss-Harris family of Samuel Lyons Moss and his wife Isabelle (Harris) Moss; the Nathan family, descended from Nathan Nathan of Amsterdam; the Samuel family (an expansion based on an original 1912 volume by J. Bunford Samuel called Records of the Samuel family); the Lopez-Moses family, descended from David Lopez and Priscilla Moses; and the De Leon-Hendricks family, descended from Jacob De Leon and Hannah Hendricks.