Scope and Content Note
The Schuster-Ettlinger Collection mostly consists of correspondence between Ignaz Schuster and his then-fiancée, Amélie Ettlinger. There are also a few letters Ignaz wrote to a woman named Jenny (whom he sometimes addressed as sister). Furthermore, this collection includes Amélie Bonn’s diaries with notes and reflections, which are to be found in Series II.
- Bonn, Amélie (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and Italian.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Ignaz (sometimes spelled Ignatz) Schuster was born on February 1, 1840 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). He was the son of Lazarus (Louis) Beer Schuster and Sarah Schuster (née Bonn) and worked for the Frankfurt bank Speyer & Co. Ignaz Schuster was married to Amélie Schuster (née Ettlinger), who was born on November 2, 1857 in Turin (Italy). They had four children. Ignaz Schuster was a frequent traveler to Europe, the United States and Canada. He died on January 1, 1889 in Frankfurt am Main and is buried in the Schuster family plot in the Jewish cemetery on Rat-Beil-Strasse, Frankfurt am Main. After Ignaz Schuster’s death, his widow Amélie married his cousin, the banker Wilhelm Bonn, also widowed. They lived in the "Villa Bonn," an upper-class Gruenderzeit palace in the Westend area of Frankfurt am Main, built in 1895-1897 for Wilhelm Bonn. Amélie Bonn died on March 21, 1935 in Frankfurt am Main.
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Correspondence between Ignaz Schuster and his then-fiancée, Amélie Ettlinger. Also included are diaries of Amélie Bonn.
The collection is arranged in two series:
During processing, the collection was organized into series. Correspondence was organized alphabetically by correspondent.
- Guide to the Papers of the Schuster-Ettlinger Collection 1869-1925 AR 25613
- Processed by Verena Blatt
- © 2015
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Edition statement
- This version was derived from Schuster-Ettlinger.xml
- June 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.
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