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Levy Family Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6330

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 19th business and legal documents of Leon and Johanna Levy. Of interest to researchers are the detailed tax and mortgage documents as well as the extensive formal marriage contract. There are few documents outlining the family's genealogical background; most of the contents is business related.

Dates

  • 1781-1920

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and French.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Copies only for reference purposes.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

Publication requires permission by donor.

For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Leon Levy was born in 1807 (according to some documents in 1810) and worked as a merchant and possibly a money-lender in the Landau region, up to Frankfurt and east to Aschaffenburg. He married Hannchen Auerbach of Karlsruhe in 1831. They had two sons, Maximilian (1849-1925) and Carl (1843-1896), as well as three daughters - Julie (1847 - ?), Charlotte (Lottchen, 1845-1863) and Isabella (Bella, 1832-1857). Leon Levy died in 1855. His son Maximilian married Eugenie Schwabacher in 1878; they had three children: Richard, Erich and Elisabeth.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains 19th business and legal documents of Leon and Johanna Levy. Of interest to researchers are the detailed tax and mortgage documents as well as the extensive formal marriage contract.

Other Finding Aid

Item-level inventory is in folder 1.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Levy Family Collection, 1781-1920  AR 6330
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Julie Dawson
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 16, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States