Klein-Cohn Family Collection
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Fanni Blatny, née Klein in England to her niece Alice Jaffé, née Rice in Maryland. Also included are correspondence and immigration documents pertaining to the extended Klein family. There are explanatory notes by Alice Jaffé throughout the collection.
- 1938-1950, 1990
- Majority of material found within 1945-1949
- Jaffe, Alice Rice (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English and some German.
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Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Alice R. Jaffé’s maternal grandfather Rudolph Siegmund Kohn (later Cohn), born 1846, was brought from Bohemia to the US in 1865 by his eldest brother, the entrepreneur Edward Nathan Cohn. In the US, the brothers became active Protestants. Rudolph Cohn and his wife settled in Princess Anne, Maryland, where they had seven children, Mary Rice, the mother of Alice R. Jaffé, being the oldest.
Rudolph Cohn’s sister Karoline Klein in Bohemia had ten children; one of them was Fanni Blatny (1873-1949), who was a prominent socialist politician in Czechoslovakia and then in Great Britain.
0.5 Linear Feet
During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
- Archival materials
- Blatny, Fanni, 1873-1949
- Cohn family
- Emigration and immigration
- Genealogical tables
- Great Britain
- Jews -- Germany -- Genealogy
- Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
- Klein family
- Klein, Friedrich
- Klein, Ida
- Klein, Joseph
- Klein, Louis
- Kohn family
- Prague (Czech Republic)
- United States -- Emigration and immigration
- Women -- Political activity
- Inventory of the Klein-Cohn Family Collection, 1938-1950, 1990 (Bulk dates: 1945-1949) AR 6217
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States