Lazarus Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains a letter from Rachel Mordecai Lazarus to a friend in Providence, R.I., on personal and family matters (1832); a bill of sale for two slaves owned by Jacob de la Motta and sold by his executor, Benjamin D. Lazarus (1852); and a bond of the Confederate States of America held by Benjamin D. Lazarus (1864).
Also included are documents relating to the legal affairs of Michael Lazarus, a merchant of Charleston, South Carolina, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These include writs of attachment against Lazarus and his brother-in-law Mordechai Cohen (1816) and documents introduced as evidence in the case of Michael Lazarus v. The Commonwealth Insurance Company (19 Pick. (Mass.) 81, concerning indemnification for the loss of Lazarus' steamboat, the Henry Shultz, after placing his assets in a trust for payment of his creditors. Lazarus' assets are listed and evaluated both in his own documents and in the audits of his trustee's books.
- circa 1816-1836, 1852-1864
- Lazarus, Rachel Mordecai, 1788-1838 (Person)
- Lazarus, Benjamin D., 1800-1875 (Person)
- Cohen, Mordechai, 1763-1848 (Person)
- Lazarus family (Family)
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1 Manuscript Boxes
.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This collection contains personal corresponences and legal documents created by and pertaining to the Lazarus family.
Gift of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation 1979
Gift of the Honorable Elijah Adlow, Chief Justice, Boston Municipal Court 1950
Includes former P-76
- Guide to the Lazarus Family Collection, circa 1816-1836, 1852-1864 P-444
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