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Wise, Isaac Mayer, 1819-1900



  • Existence: 1819-03-29 - 1900-03-26

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Isaac Leeser, papers

Identifier: P-20

Contains letters and articles in manuscript to Leeser pertaining to: his work as editor of The Occident, his translation of the Bible and his other literary works; discussions concerning Jewish law, the Reform movement in the United States and in Curaçao; Reform and Orthodox Judaism in Albany, N.Y., Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson's anti-Semitic comments in the United States Congress; the founding of a synagogue in San Francisco; the condition of Jews and Jewish education in America and in England; equal rights for Jews in Massachusetts and North Carolina; the controversy over the Touro Monument; slavery and the Civil War; and converts to Judaism. Also includes information on Israel Joseph Benjamin's trip in the U.S., 1859-1862; Isaac Mayer Wise; Sabato Morais; a manuscript guidebook on Jewish ritual slaughter written by Moses Julian in Barbados in 1820; Moses Montefiore's report on his mission to Rome on behalf of the Edgardo Mortara affair; articles discussing Christian theology; the Jews in Cochin, India and in China; a Latin preface to Leeser's Hebrew Bible; a Portuguese prayer against the evil eye; and poems on topics of Jewish interest.

Dates: undated, 1811-1919

Schwarz-Lewi family papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P19, Folder: P-662
Identifier: P-662

Collection consists of personal documents (i.e., birth records), newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the origins and history of the Schwarz-Lewi family in Germany and North America.

Dates: undated, 1818-1934