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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1809-02-12-1865-04-15-

Biographical / Historical

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was a lawyer and politician from Illinois. He served as the 16th president of the United States between 1861 and 1865.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Board of Delegates of American Israelites Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-2
Abstract The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.

In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.
Dates: 1859-1881, 1887, 1932

Sabato Morais papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-55
Abstract This collection contains primarily copies of Morais' sermons and addresses, both in published and manuscript form, the majority of the latter written in shorthand. Collection also contains the manuscript copy of his unpublished translation of the Book of Jeremiah (67 pages), a brief resume and explanation of the Laws of Shechita in manuscript form, a manuscript copy of a Contract of marriage at which he officiated (1862), a manuscript poem in Hebrew on the assasination of President Lincoln, a letter of condolence to Lucien Moss (1872), and clippings from the Jewish Messenger of a series of articles by Morais. Included with collection are 33 unidentified manuscript items, mostly in shorthand.
Dates: undated, 1851-1893