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Schuster-Ettlinger Collection

Identifier: AR 25613

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.


  • 1869-1925


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and Italian.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

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:

Related Material

See also the family tree of the Schuster family by Berthold Baer, Stammtafel der Familie Schuster, in the LBI Archives (AR 5460).

Processing Information

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

Revision Statements

  • June 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States