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Negro-Jewish relations

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Cohen Family (Kings Creek, S.C.) Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P11, Folder: P-375
Identifier: P-375

Collection contains the following items, relating primarily to Benjamin Phillips Owens Cohen, a mulatto son of Barnet Cohen: an assignment of land by Patty Blunt to Barnet Cohen (1809); an original and copy of a certificate, signed by Benjamin Sheftall, Levi S. DeLyon, and Israel Abrahams, among others, certifying that Catherine Owens and her children, Barnet O. Cohen and Benjamin P.O. Cohen, were known and recognized in the neighborhood as free persons of color (1810); a bill of sale to Barnet A. Cohen on behalf of Benjamin P.O. Cohen, for a Negro woman, Sarah, and her child, Lina (1822); a bill of sale to Benjamin P.O. Cohen for a Negro infant, Alonzo, presumably his own son (1833); a letter from an attorney to Benjamin P.O. Cohen informing him that slaves can be set free only by an act of the South Carolina legislature on a petition (1840); a legal opinion given to Benjamin P.O. Cohen regarding the freeing of slaves (1844); a copy of an act of South Carolina designed to prevent the freeing of slaves in a will (n.d.); a draft of the will of Benjamin P.O. Cohen in which he leaves to Samuel Cohen, his step-brother, his wife and children who were legally his slaves (1850); a deed of sale to Benjamin P.O. Cohen for a piece of land, approved by his guardian, Moses A. Cohen (1837); a stock certificate signed by M.A. Cohen as treasurer (1866).

Dates: 1810-1888, 1954, 1960

DeLeon family papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P12, Folder: P-405
Identifier: P-405

The collection contains a deed of gift signed by Jacob DeLeon giving his daughter, Louisa, a mulatto slave (1813); and a circular signed by David Camden DeLeon as Acting Surgeon General of the Confederate States of America (1861). This letter was published in PAJHS, vol. 50, p. 331.

Dates: 1813, 1861

Henry E. Solomon mortgage of personal property

 Collection — Consolidated Box P12, Folder: P-400
Identifier: P-400

A legal agreement between Solomon and Morton Waring of South Carolina, in which Solomon used six slaves as collateral on a debt owed to Waring.

Dates: 1825

Lazarus Family Collection

Identifier: P-444

This collection contains personal corresponences and legal documents created by and pertaining to the Lazarus family.

Dates: circa 1816-1836, 1852-1864

Michael Hahn letter

 Collection — Consolidated Box P12, Folder: P-413
Identifier: P-413

A letter to Abraham Lincoln recommending an individual as commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau of Louisiana. Also contains a photograph of a newspaper engraving of Hahn.

Dates: 1865

New York City Committee on Jewish Affairs records

Identifier: I-190

Contains minutes of meetings (1960-1961), correspondence and reports pertaining to its activities. Among the latter were matters pertaining to open enrollment in the public schools, Negro-Jewish relations, Sabbath legislation and kosher slaughtering.

Dates: undated, 1958-1975

Nunes-Ribeiro family (Savannah, New York, Philadalphia) papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P13, Folder: P-468
Identifier: P-468

Contains 1820 will of Rachel Jacobs Polock Cohen (1754-1820). The legal documents pertain to the suit of Samuel Nunez against Mordecai Sheftall for recovery of a slave. Included are the original petition, a depostition from Moses Nunez, and a subpoena for Mordecai Sheftall. The collection is digitized and available in the Center's shared digital asset and preservation management system, please see

Dates: 1784-1820

Solomon Cohen bill of sale

 Collection — Consolidated Box P12, Folder: P-402
Identifier: P-402

A bill of sale for an enslaved man named Warren, sold by S. Cohen of Augusta, Georgia. This receipt was illustrated in PAJHS, vol. 50, p. 182.

Dates: 1864