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M.S. Polack collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Consolidated Box P2, Folder: P-72
Identifier: P-72

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscript listings of 910 circumcisions performed in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and the District of Columbia from 1836-1862. Among the entries, which include 47 geographic locations, are 739 for Baltimore, 51 for Washington, D.C., 19 for Alexandria, VA, 12 for Frederick, MD, 11 for Hanover, PA, and 10 for Hagerstown, MD. Also includes an article about the book from 1889, and a letter from 1831 from Michael Samuel Rosenberg to the Jewish community of Baltimore, certifying that the meat being shipped to them was kosher. The letter was found pinned in back of the record book.

Dates

  • 1831-1862, 1989

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

1 Manuscript Boxes

.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Contains manuscript listings of 910 circumcisions performed in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and the District of Columbia from 1836-1862. Among the entries, which include 47 geographic locations, are 739 for Baltimore, 51 for Washington, D.C., 19 for Alexandria, VA, 12 for Frederick, MD, 11 for Hanover, PA, and 10 for Hagerstown, MD. Also includes an article about the book from 1889, and a letter from 1831 from Michael Samuel Rosenberg to the Jewish community of Baltimore, certifying that the meat being shipped to them was kosher. The letter was found pinned in back of the record book.

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P2.

Note

Includes former P-291
Title
Guide to the M.S. Polack collection, 1831-1862, 1989 P-72
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

  • April, June 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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