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Immanuel Wohlwill Family Collection

Identifier: AR 2671

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials related to Immanuel Wohlwill and his family, divided into series by family member. The largest group of materials pertains to Immanuel Wohlwill, and prominently features a handful of letters from Leopold Zunz and over 50 letters from Moses Moser. Correspondence with the latter was bound into a volume by a later custodian of these materials. Immanuel Wohlwill's papers also include a few manuscripts of varying lengths, some papers relating to the Jacobsonschule in Seesen, as well as a family tree added at a later date. The second largest group of materials documents Immanuel's grandson Friedrich Wohlwill, and contains vital documents, offprints of F. Wohlwill's articles, a curriculum vitae, bibliography, school papers, as well as personal and progessional correspondence, including with the Julius Springer publishing house concerning F. Wohlwill's book projects. Among the professional correspondence are letters documenting F. Wohlwill's termination from his position at the University of Hamburg and at St. George's Hospital (Krankenhaus St. Georg) in 1933. The series on Anna Wohlwill consists of a transcribed article. The final series contains a few items concerning John R. Warburg, Immanuel Wohlwill's brother-in-law, including a brochure about the Vaterstädtische Stiftung und memorial poems.


  • 1812-1965


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.

Access Information

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

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

Immanuel Wohlwill (1799-1847) was an a teacher at the Israelitische Stiftungsschule in Hamburg and later became the head of the Jacobsonschule in Seesen. Together with Leopold Zunz, Eduard Gans and Moses Moser, he was a member of the Verein für Cultur und Wissenschaft der Juden. His grandson Friedrich Wohlwill (born Joaquim Friedrich Wohlwill 1881-1958) was a well-known neuro-pathologist.


0.5 Linear Feet


The collection contains correspondence, including several letters from Leopold Zunz and Moses Moser, documents, and family trees related to the teacher Immanuel Wohlwill, the neurologist Friederich Wohlwill, and other Wohlwill family members.

Other Finding Aid

Original inventory is available in Folder 1

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to Photograph Collection

Folder 6 on Paul Wohlwill has been moved to the Immanuel Wohlwill Family clippings collection, call number AR 2671 C.

Publications Note

Selections from the Moser-Wohlwill correspondence were published in the Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, 1966 November.
Guide to the Immanuel Wohlwill Family Collection, 1812-1965  AR 2671
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 04, 2011 : 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