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Moritz von Cohn Collection

Identifier: AR 1120 / AR 1120 / MF 527 / MF 172

Scope and Content Note

Financial and personal correspondence of Cohn, along with supporting documents, including letters from German nobles and court officials.

Clippings, programs, and memorabilia from Cohn's life, including posters from the Revolution of 1848, and issues of Kladderadatsch, 1855-1856.

Papers of Moritz von Cohn's daughter, Julie von Oppenheim, and his father, Itzig Hirsch Cohn, including personal and business correspondence, in particular with the dukes of Anhalt-Coethen-Dessau, photos, awards, and honors.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection:

Bleichroeder, Samuel; Clodwig, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst; Cohn, Itzig Hirsch; Cohn, Moritz von; Ernst II, Duke of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha; Friedrich I, Duke of Anhalt; Friedrich II, Grand Duke of Baden; Friedrich III, German Emperor; Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia; Geiling, Carl Christian Ferdinand; Wilhelm II, German Emperor; Wilhelm III, German Emperor


  • 1810-1902


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Collection is microfilmed, use MF 527.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

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


Biographical Note

Born in Dessau on September 19, 1812, Cohn entered the family banking business and served as court banker and financial advisor to the kings of Prussia, later the German emperors, the grand duke of Baden, and other members of the German nobility. He died in Dessau on April 30, 1900.


1 Linear Feet


Financial and personal correspondence of Cohn, along with supporting documents, including letters from German nobles and court officials.

Other Finding Aid

26-page inventory.


Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 527). There is also some material on MF 172.

  1. MF 527 Reel 1: 1/1-1/12
  2. MF 527 Reel 2: 1/13-1/15
Guide to the Moritz von Cohn Collection, 1810-1902 AR 1120 / MF 527 / MF 172
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2010
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • June 04, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States