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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

B'nai B'rith Philatelic collection

Identifier: I-427

Collection consists of first day of issue stamps issued by the U.S. Post office. Included with each stamp is a biographical or historical sketch of Jewish history as it relates to the stamp's theme. Sketches are organized alphabetically by subject.

Dates: 1957-1994

Gratz family (Philadelphia) papers

Identifier: P-8

This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and miscellaneous items concerning the personal lives and business interests of brothers Barnard (1738-1801) and Michael Gratz (1740-1811). It also contains the correspondence of Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), Michael Gratz's daughter.

Dates: undated, 1753-1916

Martin Van Buren papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P4, Folder: P-131
Identifier: P-131

Collection contains the resolution and the letter of thanks of the Israelites of Virginia, dated September 4, 1840, to Van Buren for intervening on behalf of the Jews being persecuted in Damascus. Appearing on both documents is the name A.H. Cohen. Also includes a letter from D. Peterkin to Van Buren requesting an appointment for his son.

Dates: 1839-1840

Touro family (Newport, R.I.), Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P6, Folder: P-214
Identifier: P-214

The collection contains correspondence, personal, and business papers of the following members of the Touro family: Abraham (1777/78-1822), Judah (1775-1854), and Rebecca (1779-1833) Touro of Newport, Rhode Island. Documents include an insurance policy, correspondence, and wills.

Dates: late 1700s-1849