United States -- Foreign relations
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Contains the correspondence between Mrs. Augusta Ellis Johnson, a Jewish American citizen living in Lima, Peru, and General Alvin P. Horey, United States Minister to Peru. In this correspondence, Ellis Johnson asks Gen. Horey for help securing the release of her 14 year old son, Joseph who was forcibly baptized on October 27, 1868 by Dr. Jose Jesus Aylbon--curat of St. Marcelo--and abducted by the Spanish friars of the Convent of the Descalzos. The dispensation of the incident is not known.
Contains primarily papers of Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, including: addresses to Constitution Grand Lodge of B'nai B'rith and to YMHA; a letter from Ulysses S. Grant appointing Peixotto as U.S. Consul-General to Romania; correspondence during Peixotto's residency as Consul in Bucharest and Lyons; and the estate papers of Moses Levy Maduro Peixotto.
The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.
In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.
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.
The Herbert Kriedman Collection documents Herbert Kriedman's work as a professor at Nassau Community College. Much of the collection centers on his academic writing and collected research, including copies of reports on German financial institutions in Nazi Germany. In addition, there is some documentation of his early professional career and attempts to have his writing published.
Contains materials from David B. Nones (1783-1837), Benjamin Nones (1757-1826), and Joseph B. Nones (1797-1887). Materials of David Nones are three letters, dated 1810, to his parents, in which David asks for approval of his marriage to a non-Jew, promises her conversion, and describes his cargo's seizure in Cophenhagen; one letter, dated 1825, to David's son, Joseph, offering fatherly advice, two letters, dated 1824, from David's sister Esther and Solomon Jacobs of Richmond, Va., recommending the health spa at Whiter Sulphur Springs; two letters in Spanish, dated 1824 and 1829, from David's brother-in-law, Felix C. Rossi of Cadiz, and a nephew, Chinaud, in Cuba discussing the heavy emigration from Europe to America and their own projected trips to Cuba and the U.S.; and three letters, dated 1829, describing David's settlement of claims against the French from Napoloenic times and U.S. legislation. Materials of Benjamin Nones are three legal documents signed by Nones as a notary public in Philadelphia, and photocopies of letters from Nones to his son, Joseph, and from Joseph to his mother regarding his marriage to Eveline DeLeon. Legal documents are dated 1803-1823; letters are dated 1822-1823. Materials of Joseph Nones include a manuscript biography of experiences in the U.S. Navy during which time Nones served as private secretary to Henry Clay at the negotiations of the Treaty of Ghent. Also includes biographies of Albert Gallatin, Jonathan Russell, and John Lawrence.
This collection contains manuscripts and printed copies of letters and memorials presented by the Jewish community of the United States (including those passed by a convention of Delegates of Israelites held in Baltimore and the Jewish community of Charleston, South Carolina) to President James Buchanan in 1857, protesting the infringement of American Jewish rights in The Treaty signed with The Swiss Confederation in 1850. Also included is a copy of The Treaty and newspaper clippings relating to the protest.