Rivera, Jacob Rodriguez, 1717-1789
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a member of the Converso (converted) community of Portugal. In order to freely practice Judaism, he and his family left Portugal and relocated to British North America, settling in Newport, Rhode Island and later, Massachusetts. He began a successful mercantile business and eventually became a key supplier of the American revolutionary forces.
The collection contains numerous shipping records along with correspondence and accounts with merchants, mercantile families, and firms including Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. The collection contains manifests, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez.
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Robert who was killed in action in World War II during his service in the army; notes, manuscripts, and published and unpublished articles and poetry; art catalogs; legal documents; lantern slides; photographs; correspondence; newspaper clippings; genealogical charts; handwritten sheet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.
- Art -- Catalogs 1
- Articles 1
- Boston (Mass.) 1
- Brigantines 1
- Bronze Star Medal (U.S.) 1
- Commercial correspondence 1
- France 1
- Genealogical tables 1
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- America 1
- Jewish merchants 1
- Jewish soldiers 1
- Jews -- Conversion to Christianity 1
- Jews -- Dietary laws 1
- Jews -- United States -- History 1
- Jews, Portuguese 1
- Lantern slides 1
- Legal documents 1
- Manifests (shipping records) 1
- Manuscripts (documents) 1 + ∧ less