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Hymes Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25172

Scope and Content Note

The Hymes Family Collection contains documents regarding the personal lives of those in the family. These documents include: a last will and testament, stock certificates, thank-you letters, a scrap album, and an autograph album containing sayings and signatures from acquaintances.


  • 1879-1950


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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


Biographical Note

Isidor Hymes was born circa 1839 in Germany. He married Elizabeth in 1870 and they immigrated to the United States in 1871. They had three daughters: Birdie, Blance, and Gussie. In Birdie Hymes' last will and testament in 1950 she bequeathed her estate to her sister, Blance. The will stated that if her sister died before her, Birdie Hymes' estate would be split between Alvah Levi and Aimée Levi, who she also appointed to be executers of her will. A sum of one-hundred dollars would be given to Lulu Hymes.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection contains documents regarding the lives of those in the Hymes Family.


The collection comprises two series:

Processing Information

The collection has been rearranged so that the folders in the newly created series are together chronologically.

Guide to the Papers of the Hymes Family 1879-1950 AR 25172
Processed by Isabelle Ostertag
© 2012
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from HymesFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • October 24, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States