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Mrs. M. Wise

 Collection — Box: CB-P4, Folder: P-132
Identifier: P-132

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Mrs. M. Wise of New York contain two letters about this woman who is otherwise lost to history. The first is from the Assistant Secretary of the Headquarters of the New York Medical Association (May 10, 1861), thanking Mrs. Wise and the "Ladies Connected with the Jewish Orphan Asylum" for their donation of $100 for hospital use for the Union Army. On the reverse of the letter is a list of items bought with the $100. The second letter is from a Jewish Union soldier thanking Mrs. Wise for her donation of various items to himself and fellow Jewish soldiers.

The collection is valuable to researchers studying Jewish women's organizations in the 1860s, and Jews and the Civil War.


  • 1861


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

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1 Folders


Contains 2 letters from the officers of the DeKalb Regiment in New York City and the New York Medical Association, dated May 10, 1861 and June 27, 1861, requesting help and supplies provided by the "Ladies Connected with the Jewish Orphan Asylum."

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P4.

Acquisition Note

Gift of The Emanu-El Brotherhood, New York City, 1950.

Guide to the Correspondence of Mrs. M. Wise, 1861 *P-132
Processed by Felicia Herman
© 2009
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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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