Gertrude E. Gutman Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains family and business papers pertaining to the ancestors of Gertrude Gutman in the Levi, Gutmann, and Adler families of Württemberg.
The first folder contains papers primarily concerning Seligmann Levi, watchmaker in Stuttgart, and his descendants in the Levi and Adler families. The majority of these materials consist of Levi's correspondence and speeches delivered on family events, such as wedding anniversaries and funerals. There is also an extensive family tree and some professional materials, including the Seligmann Levi's journeybook (Wanderbook) from his years learning the watchmaking profession; also in this folder is a long letter in Yiddish, dated 1819.
The second folder focuses on the Gutmann family, who ran a textile factory in Göppingen. A few items, including an announcement regarding the transfer of firm ownership in 1938, relate to the family business. The rest of the materials consist of family papers and documents, such as wedding contracts, correspondence, and eulogies.
- Gutman, Gertrude E. (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, French 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
This collection contains family and business papers pertaining to the ancestors of Gertrude Gutman in the Levi, Gutmann, and Adler families of Württemberg, who were involved in the watchmaking and textile trades.
- Guide to the Gertrude E. Gutman Collection, 1816-1938 AR 10078
- In Progress
- Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2012
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- July 16, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.