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Solomon Lyons (1760-1812) Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Consolidated Box P1, Folder: P-6
Identifier: P-6

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence and various legal and business documents in Yiddish and in English including letters from Solomon Lyons' brother Isaac Solomon in Kremzier (Austria), Lyons' wills (1802, 1804), documents relating to Catherine Gordon of Philadelphia, one of which contains signatures of E. Cohen and Abigail Delyon (1800), a document of protest against Elkin Solomon, a broker in Baltimore (1788), a bond of Barnet Joseph to Lyons (1793), and a document signed by Leonard Jacoby in Philadelphia (1800).

Dates

  • 1788-1804

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Yiddish.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

Prominent Colonial-era banker and financier Solomon Lyons was born in 1760 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was married to Rebecca Sarah Lyons on April 11, 1802 and together they had six children, Rachel Jewell, Benjamin Selwin Lyons, Zaligman Selwin Lyons, Moses Lyons, Henry Augustus Lyons, and Dr. Samuel Thrasher Lyons. In addition to his banking activities, Lyons was lso closely connected with Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia. Solomon Lyons died in 1812 in Philadelphia.

Extent

18 Artifacts

4 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and various legal and business documents in Yiddish and in English including letters from Solomon Lyons' brother Isaac Solomon in Kremzier (Austria), Lyons' wills (1802, 1804), documents relating to Catherine Gordon of Philadelphia, one of which contains signatures of E. Cohen and Abigail Delyon (1800), a document of protest against Elkin Solomon, a broker in Baltimore (1788), a bond of Barnet Joseph to Lyons (1793), and a document signed by Leonard Jacoby in Philadelphia (1800).

Physical Location

Collection Located in Consolidated Box P1.

Acquisition Note

Gift of Judge Mayer Sulzberger of Philadelphia in 1915/16.

Digitization Note

Box OSF1 Folder 1 and Box CB-P1 Folder 1 have been digitized as part of an ongoing digitization-on-demand program at the Center for Jewish History.
Title
Guide to the Solomon Lyons (1760-1812) Papers, 1788-1804 P-6
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2016-09-20: PDF box list converted to dsc. Finding aid encoding revised. Biographical Note added. Rachel S. Harrison
  • November 8, 2017: Updated catalog record and access points by Emily Anna Smith. XML updated by Tanya Elder.
  • March, June 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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