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Phillip Jacobs collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-10

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, receipt books, business records, insurance policies, the will of Henry Whiteman, Jacobs' father-in-law, records pertaining to the settlement of Whiteman's estate, Jacobs' will, and material relating to the settlement of Jacobs' estate by Peter McCartee, Richard Cunningham, and Richard Ellis.

Among the business records are accounts and receipts for household items, a bill of sale for a slave, and records of accounts with Trinity Church of New York City and the Protestant Reform Church in Rhynbeck, New York. Also included are documents pertaining to the sale and/or rental of land and houses in New York City, and extensive correspondence and court records dealing with a dispute over Jacobs' will by the Orphans Asylum of New York City and Jacobs' widow, Elizabeth Teller.

The personal correspondence includes a letter written in German (with English translation) by Jacobs to his sister, Esther Simson, in Dettlebach, Germany, and one in Yiddish from his brother, Simon Jacobs, in London.

Included in this collection are a deed for the sale of land in Elizabeth, New Jersey by Caleb Jefferys to J. Hampton, accounts of Peter McCartee, and a legal document of Richard Cunningham and Hugh McCormick.

Dates

  • undated, 1760-1832

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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

Extent

.75 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box, 11 oversized folders, 1 MAP folder)

Abstract

Contains correspondence, receipt books, business records, insurance policies, the will of Henry Whiteman, Jacobs' father-in-law, records pertaining to the settlement of Whiteman's estate, Jacobs' will, and material relating to the settlement of Jacobs' estate by Peter McCartee, Richard Cunningham, and Richard Ellis.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Digitization Note

Collection was digitized in its entirety by Adam Matthew Digital in 2010. The digitized material has been made available for research by the American Jewish Historical Society, on the folder level, in 2016.
Title
Guide to the Phillip Jacobs (d. 1818) collection, undated, 1760-1832 *P-10
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Marvin Rusinek
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

  • September 2016: Added dao links by Eric Fritzler.
  • March, June 2020: EHyman-post-ASpace migration cleanup

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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