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Jews -- Conversion to Christianity

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Lopez Papers

Identifier: P-11

Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a member of the Converso (converted) community of Portugal. In order to freely practice Judaism, he and his family left Portugal and relocated to British North America, settling in Newport, Rhode Island and later, Massachusetts. He began a successful mercantile business and eventually became a key supplier of the American revolutionary forces.

The collection contains numerous shipping records along with correspondence and accounts with merchants, mercantile families, and firms including Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. The collection contains manifests, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez.

Dates: 1752-1994, 1846, 1852, 1953

Joseph Wolff Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P16, Folder: P-602
Identifier: P-602

Contains letters relating to various topics, including a letter to his tutor, Rev. Edwin Jacob, describing his eagerness to convert the Jewish people. Also includes a photographic copy of a portrait of Joseph Wolff.

Dates: undated, 1823-1857