Franks, Abigaill, 1696-1756
- Existence: 1696-11-26 - 1756-05-15
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection consists of research notes, transcriptions, photostats, correspondence, and similar materials compiled by Friedman during the course of his research on the Franks family of London, New York, and Philadelphia.
Collection contains research notes and writings relating to London's works on early American Jewish portraits, miniatures, and silhouettes; this includes family histories of the subjects of the artwork, biographical information on the artists, and information about the works themselves. Also includes items relating to London's personal life, such as her genealogy and a notebook of letters written by her son Robert who was killed in action in World War II during his service in the army; notes, manuscripts, and published and unpublished articles and poetry; art catalogs; legal documents; lantern slides; photographs; correspondence; newspaper clippings; genealogical charts; handwritten sheet music; military medals; sound recordings; a theater program; and a scrapbook.
Correspondence relates to the research and publication of The Lee Max Friedman collection of American Jewish colonial correspondence : letters of the Franks family, 1733-1748, edited by Leo Hershkowitz and Isidore S. Meyer. The work was published by the American Jewish Historical Society in 1968. Collection also includes research articles, notes, and summaries; and minutes of the American Jewish Historical Society's Publication Committee.