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Touro, Judah, 1775-1854


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Papers of Hannah Ruth London

Identifier: P-347

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Robert who was killed in action in World War II during his service in the army; notes, manuscripts, and published and unpublished articles and poetry; art catalogs; legal documents; lantern slides; photographs; correspondence; newspaper clippings; genealogical charts; handwritten sheet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.

Dates: 1919-1990; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1980

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

Moses Haim Montefiore collection

 Collection — Box CB-P5, Folder: P-189
Identifier: P-189

Contains a letter written by Montefiore to Gershom Kursheedt after Montefiore's return from a trip abroad, expressing his best wishes to Kursheedt, and asking that he come to England for a few months to discuss the final plans for the Judah Touro bequest for Palestine, administered by Montefiore. Also includes a letter by Montefiore to Mr. Kosch of Khebrat Sha'arey Beenah; a letter to Montefiore from Henry A. Henry about Hyman Moses; tributes for Montefiore's 99th and 100th birthdays; and a newsclipping on the Mortara Affair.

Dates: undated, 1849-1911