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Albert Ladenburg Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25373

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials relating to the Ladenburg family of Mannheim, primarily chemist Albert Ladenburg. It includes clippings and articles, diaries, personal ephemera, and a collection of bills and Notgeld from the Weimar-era hyperinflation.

The Ladenburg family material includes short bios, clippings, and articles about various family members and activities, primarily the bank W. H. Ladenburg und Söhne; letters, birthday cards, poems, plays, and ephemera; a family tree; and Rudolph Ladenburg's copy of the constitution of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of the Sciences (Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften).

Materials relating to Albert Ladenburg include a copy of a photo of his gravestone; articles by and about him (some photocopies); diplomas, appointments, and proclamations about his education and honorary positions in various societies; residence permits and a marriage license; and a last will and testament.

The collection also includes the June 1834 diary of Leopold Ladenburg, written while in England, and the diary of Eric Ladenburg, who tended to write one very long entry every few years. It also contains Weimar-era money and stamps, including Notgeld from various municipalities in Germany and Austria; postage stamps and ephemera; and German and Austrian bills and bonds, denominated from 5 marks to 20 billion marks.

Dates

  • 1834-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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Albert Ladenburg (1842-1911) was born into a prominent Jewish family in Mannheim. He was a noted professor of chemistry in Kiel (1873-1889) and later in Breslau (1889-1909). In 1905, he won the Royal Society's Davy Medal. He was married to Margarete née Pringsheim, and their children were Rudolph Ladenburg (1882-1952) and Eric Ladenburg (1878-1908).

Albert Ladenburg's father was jurist Leopold Ladenburg (1809-1899), and his grandfather was Wolf Hajum Ladenburg (1766-1851), who founded the private bank W.H. Ladenburg and Söhne in Mannheim in 1785.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection contains materials relating to the Ladenburg family of Mannheim, primarily chemist Albert Ladenburg. It includes clippings and articles, diaries, personal ephemera, and a collection of bills and Notgeld from the Weimar-era hyperinflation.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

The LBI Library holds a book about the Ladenburg bank, "W. H. Ladenburg & Soehne; aus der Geschichte eines Mannheimer Privatbankhauses" (HG 3060 M24 L28). LBI partner institution YIVO holds a copy of Albert Ladenburg's memoirs, Lebenserinnerungen (000028702). The LBI Library and Archives also hold general material about the Jews of Mannheim and Ladenburg.

Processing Information

Materials were refoldered. Sticky notes were copied to acid-free paper.
Title
Guide to the Albert Ladenburg Family Collection undated, 1834-1972 AR 25373
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Described, encoded, and digitized as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Revision Statements

  • October 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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