Ernst Wolf Collection
Scope and Content Note
Family trees comprise the bulk of the first series, and the second series, documents and correspondence, contains family correspondence and the papers of the Wolf family, including letters of protection, patents, vital documents, school certificates, and business records. Within the correspondence folder are a number of announcements for weddings, graduations, funerals, engagements, and similar occasions. There are also several documents originating from the Saxon court at Dresden, of which a small but considerable number are facsimiles created in calligraphic handwriting by Albert Wolf in the 1880s and 1890s. Most of the documents are, however, originals, with intact wax seals and signatures of important officials in Saxony/Poland, including of the King Frederick Augustus I and the regent Maria Antonia. Within this subgroup of official documents are decrees, letters of protection (Schutzbriefe), licenses (Patente), passports, marriage permits, taxation documents, and vouchers of good character (Führungszeugnisse).
- Wolf, Ernst, 1874-1960 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
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
Born in Dresden on May 21, 1874, Ernst Wolf emigrated to the United States in 1892 and died in New York City on January 15, 1960. He was a chemist and worked on both the East and West Coasts. The documents in this collection that he is descended from family of Lazarus Wolf (Wolff Lazarus), a court Jew (Hofjude) associated with the Saxon court at Dresden.
0.5 Linear Feet
This collection consists of a variety of documents, including family correspondence and the papers of the Wolf family, letters of protection, patents, vital documents, school certificates, and business records, some of which originate from the Saxon court in Dresden in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Other Finding Aid
A 5-page German-language inventory available in Folder 1.
Photographs have been removed to the Photograph Collection
- Augustus, King of Poland, II, 1670-1733
- Augustus, King of Poland, III, 1696-1763
- Bacher family
- Bacher, Elias
- Black-and-white photographs
- Court Jews
- Draft -- Germany
- Dresden (Germany)
- Economic history
- Family papers
- Genealogical tables
- Legal documents
- Maria Antonia Walpurgis, Electress, consort of Friedrich Christian, Elector of Saxony, 1724-1780
- Marriage records
- Official documents
- Postoloprty (Czech Republic)
- Prague (Czech Republic)
- Schie family
- Schutzbriefe (letters of protection)
- Vital statistics records
- Wolf family
- Wolf, Albert
- Wolf, Ernst, 1874-1960
- Wolf, Ludwig
- Guide to the Ernst Wolf Collection, 1724-1960 AR 1113
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- October 17, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
- March 22, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States