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Anselm Marum and Sara Marcus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6318

Scope and Content Note

43 original, handwritten letters in Judeo-German, written by Anselm Marum mostly in Sobernheim to Sara Marcus in Kreuznach and in Hüffelsheim during their long courtship, 1829 to 1842. They show her hesitancy and his ardor, but there are also frequent excuses, why he could not come to see her.

There are also some letters from Caroline Wolff.

Also available are some selected transcriptions and English translations.

Dates

  • 1828-1842

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and Judeo-German.

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

On permanent loan, ownership remains with donor.

Biographical Note

Anselm Marum was born Oct. 20, 1805 in Waldböckelheim an der Nahe. He was a travelling salesman for the firm of A. Wolff Jr., owned by Caroline Wolff, the sister of Sara Marcus, who was born June 16, 1816 in Hüffelsheim an der Nahe. After a long courtship Anselm and Sara (“Särchen”) got married on Aug. 28, 1842. The couple had nine children, seven boys and two girls. Eventually, Sara took over the firm from her sister Caroline. When Anselm died on June 12, 1865 in Sobernheim, Sara renamed the company “A. (Anselm) Marum Wwe, Sobernheim” and started to manufacture hosiery. Sara Marum died on Dec. 11, 1902 in Sobernheim.

Extent

3 Folders

Overview

43 original, handwritten letters in Judeo-German, written by Anselm Marum mostly in Sobernheim to Sara Marcus in Kreuznach and in Hüffelsheim during their long courtship, 1829 to 1842.

Related Material

See also a speech about the history of the Marum family's textile company,given on the 95th anniversary of the company's founding.

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
Title
Inventory of the Anselm Marum and Sara Marcus Collection, 1828-1842 AR 6318
Status
In Progress
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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