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Gertrude E. Gutman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10078

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.

Dates

  • 1816-1938

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, French and Yiddish.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

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.
Title
Guide to the Gertrude E. Gutman Collection, 1816-1938  AR 10078
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 16, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States