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Emily Phillips, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-202

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Emily Phillips include material pertaining to the philanthropic activities of this daughter of Zalegman and Arabella Solomons Phillips. Included is: interesting correspondence (form letters soliciting funds, mostly) from the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Palestine; flyers soliciting funds for the Sephardim in Palestine, including pre-addressed reply envelopes, and letters from various private institutions soliciting funds; and correspondence, including a printed New Year's Greeting Card from Palestine.

The collection is valuable to researchers studying American Jewish philanthropy in the 19th century, Sephardic Jews in Palestine in the 19th century, and New Year's greeting cards.

Of special interest is the printed announcement of the investiture of Jacob Saul ben Eliezer Elyasher as Haham Bashi, and a series of letters in which Simon Muhr, acting on Phillips's behalf, undertook to discover, through Lazard Freres, France, whether the claims of a petitioner were correct. Also interesting is a printed New Year's greeting signed by a petitioner.

The collection contains printed and manuscript letters and flyers, correspondence, and a printed New Year's greeting card.

The documents are in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, French and German.

Dates

  • undated, 1893

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English, with French, German, Hebrew, Italian, 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

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 one-half manuscript box)

Abstract

Contains printed and manuscript letters, written in English, Yiddish and Hebrew, requesting funds, addressed to Emily Phillips from the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, private individuals and private institutions.

Of special interest are a printed announcement of the investiture of Jacob Saul ben Eliezer Elyasher as Haham Bashi, and a series of letters in which Simon Muhr, acting on Miss Phillips' behalf, undertook to discover, through inquiries of Lazard Freres, France, whether the claims of a petitioner were correct. Includes also a printed New Year's greeting to Miss Phillips signed by a petitioner.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into a single series.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Emily Phillips (1822-1909), undated, 1893 *P-202
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Felicia Herman
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

  • May, September 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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