Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Consists of two documents from Grave Abendanone, one undated, describing the family relationships and the other consisting of a bequest to Jacob De La Motta; the third document is the oath of American citizenship administered to David Abendanone.
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).
The Mordecai Sheftall collection consists of the family papers and business records of the American Revolution patriot, Mordecai Sheftall, and the Sheftall family of Savannah, Georgia from 1761-1873. This collection includes a American Revolution provision returns (1777-1778), and correspondence for the Continental Army and Navy of Georgia and South Carolina. The collection also includes an original Works Progress Administration Guide to the materials.
The papers of Iyda Hirsh Levitt are composed of two sections: (1) Notes derived from Ms. Hirsh Levitt’s work serving as the secretary for Rev. Dr. David de Sola Pool and (2) genealogical family trees for five families dating back to the colonial period, prior to the Revolutionary War. Dr. Pool served as the spiritual leader for Congregation Shearith Israel-the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York from 1907 till his death in 1970. Ms. Hirsh Levitt worked as his secretary from 1935 till 1945.
This collection contains records of the National Refugee Service (NRS), including committee files, correspondence, publications, and project files organized by partner organization and location. A few case files and a small amount of materials on predecessor organizations, notably the National Coordinating Committee, are also included. The records cover the major functions of the NRS related to migration, resettlement, retraining, employment, and social adjustment of refugees. Other subjects of note include affidavits, deportations, internees and enemy aliens in the United States, the refugee ship SS St. Louis, and the Fort Ontario refugee shelter in Oswego, New York. A few pieces of correspondence with Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Attorney General Francis Biddle are included.