Guide to the Papers of Jacques Judah Lyons (1813-1877), undated, 1705-1885, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919, 1933, 1950
 
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jacques Judah Lyons
Title: Jacques Judah Lyons papers
Dates:undated, 1705-1885, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919, 1933, 1950
Abstract: Jacques Judah Lyons, hazzan, rabbi and community leader, was born in Surinam and emigrated to Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Minister of the New York Congregation Shearith Israel for 38 years, he gathered extensive materials on early Jewish history in the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His papers include manuscripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, notebooks, photographs and a Sansom ship's log book. Contains material relating to Jews in North and South America generally and more specifically to Congregation Shearith Israel and the Jews in New York, the Touro Synagogue and cemetery and the Jews in Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia and the West Indies. Also contains material relating to Jews in the wars of the United States, correspondence of the Jews with George Washington and items relating to Haym Salomon. Collection consists of manuscript material and five notebooks and three scrapbooks of Lyons. Contains also material not listed in calendar consisting of sermons by Lyons, a manuscript prayer book used in Surinam and a guide for religious ceremonies at Congregation Shearith Israel, as well as letters written during the Civil War period and correspondence relating to the personal life and career of Lyons.
Languages: The collection is in English, Dutch, Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Quantity: 12.05 linear feet (14 manuscript boxes; 3 oversize boxes (11.5 x 18 x 3.25), (16.5 x 20.5 x 3), (23 x 31.5 x 3))
Identification: P-15
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Jacques Judah Lyons (1813-1877)

Jacques Judah Lyons, hazan, rabbi, and community leader, was born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813). His parents, Judah Eleazar and Mary Asser Lyons, had emigrated to Surinam from Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Jacques education was limited to the institutions the Dutch colony could afford; however, he spoke several languages in addition to Dutch, including Hebrew, English, German, and French and possessed a strong understanding of Spanish.

Jacques began his career as a hazan in Surinam in Congregation Nevie Shalom, a synagogue founded by Spanish-Portuguese Jews. In 1836 he left for Philadelphia, his parents' home state, and was hired within a few months by Congregation Beth Shalome of Richmond, Virginia. He served Beth Shalome for two years, winning the high esteem of the congregation. In 1839, following the death of Rev. Isaac B. Mendez Seixas, he was elected Seixas' successor as minister of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City. He married Grace Nathan, daughter of Seixas Nathan and Sarah Mendes Seixas in 1842. Jacques and Grace were blessed with three children: Julius J., Sarah, and Alfred.

During his thirty-eight years of ministry, he became highly active in Jewish welfare and advocating Orthodox Judaism. He served as superintendent of the Shearith Israel's school, Polonies Talmud Torah; president of its benevolent society, Hebra Hased va-Emet; director of the Sampson Simson Jewish Seminary and Scientific Institute; and one of the founders of Jews Hospital, later renamed The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Jacques possessed a deep interest in Jewish history. In 1854, Jacques and Rabbi Abraham de Sola of Montreal collaborated in writing A Jewish Calendar for Fifty Years, a book that contained a comprehensive Jewish calendar, an essay on the Jewish calendar system, as well as historical information concerning Jewish communities in the United States, Canada, and the West Indies. Prior to 1861, and continuing to the end of his life, Jacques painstakingly gathered sources and information on United States Jewish history in the hopes of publishing his findings. He made copies of some of the documents he found, and also obtained papers from old families, such as Naphtali Phillips, Isaac Phillips, Joshua Phillips, Horatio Gomez, Joseph Nones, the Pesoa, and Judah Families. His family later destroyed a portion of his papers; one cannot but think of the treasures that may have been contained therein.

Jacques died at the age of sixty-three on Elul 4, 5638, shortly before Rosh Hashanah (August 15, 1877). His funeral services were held on August 15, 1877 in Shearith Israel, and were conducted by his successor Rev. Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes, Rev. Dr. Abraham De Sola of Montreal, Rev. Samuel M. Isaacs of Congregations Shaarai Tefilla of New York, and Rev. Sabato Morais of Congregation Mikve Israel of Philadelphia. His niece through marriage, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem "Rosh Hashanah, 5638" in his memory. He is buried in the congregation's cemetery in Long Island.

References:
De Sola Pool, David and Tamar. An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel 1654-1954. New York: Columbia University Press, 1955, 178-182.
Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS), vol. 21 (1913), xxiii-xxviii; and vol. 27 (1920), 144-9.
Encyclopaedia Judaica. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1972. vol. 11, 626.

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Scope and Content Note

The Jacques Judah Lyons Collection is a truly valuable source for researchers interested in early American and West Indies Jewish history. The collection primarily consists of material concerning the Shearith Israel Congregation, New York Jewish community, Touro Synagogue, Newport Jewish community, Philadelphia Jewish community, and West Indies Jewish communities. The collection also includes material relating to Jews who served in wars or military missions for the United States, correspondence of the Jewish leaders with George Washington, information concerning Haym Salomon, and a detailed log book of the Ship "Sansom."

The Jacques Judah Lyons Collection is composed of manuscripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, notebooks, log book and photographs. Materials are in fragile condition and must be handled very carefully. Certain items may be restricted from use due to fragility.

The collection is stored in a total of 14 manuscript boxes and three oversize boxes. Manuscripts are organized numerically:

It is believed that the current order of the collection was either specifically organized by the children of Jacques, or by Jacques himself. The reader is strongly urged to refer to the following volumes of the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, which categorize the manuscripts into broad subject areas, and offer summaries of each manuscript along with its reference number. These volumes are located in the reference collection in the reading room (call# E184.J5 A5). The volumes and their table of contents are as follows:

Volume 21 (Part I):

Volume 27 (Part II):

"Containing transcripts and summaries of the manuscripts embraced in the Collection, as well as the most important material selected from notebooks and scrapbooks of the late Rev. J.J. Lyons."

Please note that there are additional items in the collection that are not listed in either of the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society volumes.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Papers of the Seixas Family of Newport and New York, P-60
Papers of the Gomez Family, P-62
Papers of Isaac Leeser, P-20
Papers of Aaron Levy, P-124
Levy family (New York, N.Y.) papers, P-455 Levy family (New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore) papers, P-120Levy family (Newport, New York and New Orleans) papers, P-268
Paper of Judah Eleazer Lyons, P-121
Collection of Moses Haim Montefiore, P-189
Paper of the Moses Family, P-1
Papers of the Nathan Family, P-54
Papers of the Nones Family, P-5
Papers of the Touro Family, P-214
Papers of Uriah Phillips Levy, P-43
Records of Congregation Shearith Israel, I-4
Records of Mount Sinai Hospital, I-37
Records of the Association for the Free Distribution of Matzot to the Poor, I-106
Surinam Jewish Community Collection, I-94

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jacques Judah Lyons papers; P-15; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The Lyons collection was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society in 1908 by Jacques Judah Lyons' children: Julius J. Lyons, Sarah Lyons, and Alfred Lyons.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Manuscripts, undated, 1705, 1709-1880, 1933, 1950

The Series is in English, Dutch, Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese.
3.75 linear feet. Boxes 1-6A.
Scope and Content:

This series contains 341 numbered documents, pertaining to the history of Jewish Americans in the earliest Jewish communities. These documents have been digitized and detailed descriptions are available by clicking the link. The rest of the manuscripts are unnumbered, and are miscellaneous items.

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1 1 Celebration of Ararat Cornerstone Laying (MISSING) 1825
1 2 Noah's Weekly Messenger (oversized, see Box #13) July 23, 1843
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1 3 New York Enquirer, vol. 1, no. 3 (oversized, see Box #13) July 3, 1826
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1 4 Letter from Daniel I.M. Peixotto, regarding fasting August 1, 1832
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1 5 Descendants of Benjamin Seixas 1709-1850
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1 6 Photos of Gomez coat of arms and other Gomez items undated
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1 7 1838-1839 documents relating to J.J. Lyons and his service to K.K. Beth Shalome, Richmond, Virginia (oversized, see Box #14) April 1838-August 1839
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1 8 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser. Containing anecdote regarding Oliver Cromwell and the Jew (oversized, see Box #13) December 12, 1785
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1 9 Seixas family registers 1721-1855
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1 10 Description of Beth Haim, Newport, and copy of deed September 1872
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1 11 Consecration prayer for Mill Street or Crosby Street synagogues 1818 or 1834
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1 12 Letters from N.H. Gould, Newport, regarding several matters. (see Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, vol. 27, p. 190-191) 1854, 1856, and 1872
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1 13 Address to George Clinton December 9, 1783
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1 14 Account of Isaac and Abraham de Peyster vs. Isaac Seixas and other papers (oversized, see Box #14) 1738-1745
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1 15 Correspondence with N.H. Gould, Newport, R.I. 1872-1873
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1 16 Letter of Manuel Josephson to Moses Seixas regarding reading the Torah from a printed book February 4, 1790
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1 17 Letter from Simon Nathan to Mr. Harris, asking him to act temporarily as shochet January 27, 1796
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1 18 Letter to Aaron Levy from trustees K.K.S.I. regarding Beth Haim February 21, 1820
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1 19 Letter to K.K.S.I. from Moses and Simon Content August 19, 1828
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1 20 Payment warrants, K.K.S.I. 1815-1816
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1 21 Promissory note to Aaron Levy January 16, 1817
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1 22 Application to amend K.K.S.I. Constitution July 11, 1833
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1 23 Bill of Joseph Jacobs for baking matzah April 10, 1817
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1 24 Bill for various repairs to K.K.S.I. July 1817
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1 25 Bill for masonry work, K.K.S.I. May 27, 1816
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1 26 Letter from Isaac Mendez Seixas introducing his son Gershom, to Joseph Simon June 20, 1769
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1 27 Order of service for the 50th anniversary, Hebra Hesed V'emet, 1853: Order of service, 3rd anniversary of synagogue, 1821 (Hebrew) 1821, 1853
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1 28 Orders of service for special occasions undated, 1818, 1820, 1829
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1 28a Photocopies of previous file of orders of service undated, 1780, 1818, 1820, 1829
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1 29 Dedication of new synagogue in Surinam (Dutch) May 5, 1837
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1 30 Program of special service on the emancipation of the slaves, Surinam (Dutch, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) July 1, 1863
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1 31 Passport of Judah Lyons July 31, 1805
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1 32 Letter of recommendation for J.J. Lyons from Isaac Leeser February 22, 1838
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1 33 Certificate of J.J. Lyons discharge as hazan in Surinam with translation (Dutch, translation provided) November 5, 1840
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1 34 Application of J.J. Lyons to K.K.S.I. for hazan 1839
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1 35 Resolution appointing J.J. Lyons Superintendent of Polonies Talmud Torah School 1855
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1 36 Recommendation of J.J. Lyons from Surinam (Dutch and English translation) June 16, 1837
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1 37 Resolution of trustees regarding marriage of J.J. Lyons 1842
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1 38 Condition and terms of leasing synagogue seats (in the Rosenbach Rare Book Collection) 1818
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1 39 Call for meeting regarding I.B. Seixas offering himself as hazzan 1831
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1 40 Application to K.K.S.I. by Isaac Gomez for clerk 1801
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1 41 Letter of Anne Seixas acknowledging $200 allowance 1819
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1 42 Resolution of K.K.S.I. trustees regarding Irish famine 1847
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1 43 Resolution of trustees regarding Thanksgiving Day 1848
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1 44 Seixas report regarding the Sepher claimed by Isaac D. Lyons August 1810
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1 45 Offering of Abraham Touro 1819
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1 46 Letter from executors of Miss Pinto regarding legacy to Hebra Hased Va-Emet 1816
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1 47 Statement of the funds of K.K.S.I. (oversized, see Box #14) 1803
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1 48 Petition of A.I. Abrahams undated
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1 49 Order of service arranged after the revolution undated
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1 50 Account of monies received for offerings 1788
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1 51 Letter of K.K. Beth Elohim Charleston, regarding address to George Washington 1790
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1 52 Application of Rachel Hays for a seat May 14, 1797
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1 53 Simon Levy proposal to establish Hebrew school at K.K.S.I. September 3, 1792
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1 54 Letter of David G. Seixas to K.K.S.I. August 16, 1816
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1 55 Letter from Abraham Touro August 31, 1818
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1 56 Blank form of bond used by trustees of K.K.S.I. for house and lot on Mill Street (unsigned) 1772
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1 57 Daniel VII:25 explained fixing time for Messiah. Found among papers of G.M. Seixas 1783
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1 58 Resignation of B. Hart as treasurer and trustee 1797
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1 59 Resolution of K.K.S.I. to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding his visit to Russia (oversized, see Box #13) September 17, 1846
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1 60 Ground Plan-Mill Street Synagogue (oversized, see Box #14) 1829, June 13, 1871
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1 61 Sermons, discourses, and epistolary opinions on religious matters by Gershom Seixas undated
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1 62 Contract with John Moore for building house on Mill Street December 2, 1790
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1 63 Receipt of Jacob Franks for silver from Curaçao towards building synagogue in New York (oversized, see Box #14) 1730
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1 64 Prayer composed in New York after the revolution (Hebrew, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) 1784
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1 65 Subscription by members of K.K.S.I. July 26, 1822
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1 66 Call of meeting regarding shochet and circulars regarding Jacob Abrahams (in the Rosenbach Rare Book Collection) October 1811
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1 67 Request that remains of Mrs. Miriam Levy be buried in New York or Newport 1819
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1 68 Papers relating to the Ladies Benevolent Society undated, 1834, 1842-1866
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1 69 Portion of a manuscript of daily prayers in the handwriting of Abraham Isaacs 1743
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1 70 Resolution regarding 2nd burial ground and consecration of same undated
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2 71 Promissory note of Levi Solomon to Solomon Simson, New York (Not copied) October 8, 177(?)
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2 72 Isaac Levi's application to be shochet August 20, 1794
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2 73 Registry of cases of circumcision by Abraham I. Abrahams in New York June 1756 - February 1781
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2 74 Letter from Fanny Lazarus regarding seat for her son in the synagogue December 19, 1798
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2 75 Names of boys and girls in the K.K.S.I school, March 8, 1795. Report of the School Committee, February 2, 1794 1794-1795
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2 76 Boys and girls in religious school, handwriting of Rev. Gershom Seixas March 8, 1795
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2 77 Application for assistance from Hanna Louzada, New Brunswick, N.J. November 9, 1761
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2 78 Subscription for building the first Mill Street Synagogue Heshvan 15, 5489 (1728)
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2 79 Bond with list of papers belonging to trustees. Jacob Hart, Treasurer undated
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2 80 Letter to trustees of K.K.S.I. from James Foster, regarding his desire to become a Jew (see Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, v. 27, p. 44 for details) June 5, 1788
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2 81 Hebrew hymns and prayers after an earthquake, during the reign of George II (1727-1760) (Hebrew)
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2 82 Michael Hays' agreement with Alexander Zuntz regarding house owned by the congregation October 22, 1783
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2 83 Petition of Aaron Salom of Jamaica to be hazan (oversized, see Box #14) February 11, 1760
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2 84 Letter of I.M. Gomez declining to act as arbitrator May 4, 1796
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2 85 Memorandum of marriages and births in time of and by Rev. Gershom Seixas principally in his own handwriting. Compared with congregational record and omissions marked by J.J.L. 1804-1816
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2 86 Letter to congregation in Jamaica asking assistance to build a synagogue (Spanish, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) 5489 (1729)
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2 87 Copy of English translation of prayer for peace during the revolution, with note of Rev. Gershom Seixas to Isaac Moses undated
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2 88 Memo regarding loan of £300 made by G.W. Ludlow to the congregation December 3, 1790
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2 89 Moses Costello's resignation as clerk of the trustees September 10, 1794
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2 90 Citizenship certificate of Isaac Hayman (oversized, see Box #14) March 21, 1797
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2 91 List of debts to K.K.S.I. (oversized, see Box #14) 5547 (1787)
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2 92 Permission of Parnas to marry Hart Levy's daughter December 14, 1845
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2 93 Appointment of committee to superintend the baking of matzah January 22, 1843
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2 94 Organization of the Board of Trustees July 1, 1847
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2 95 Shochet's certificate January 7, 1802
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2 96 Opinion on Cohanim, in handwriting of Abraham H. Cohen, son of hazan Cohen of Philadelphia (see Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, v. 27, p. 109) September 1825
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2 97 Certificate of Solomon Gompertz as shochet and bodek (Dutch) July 1800
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2 98 Resolution of the board on the wearing of the tallit 1824-1827
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2 99 Letter from Rev. M.L.M. Peixotto regarding Rabbi Corcos of Curaçao August 12, 1823
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2 100 Resolutions in regarding Harmon Hendricks, Naphtali Judah, Abraham Touro, and Washington Hendricks July 24, 1823
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2 101 Resolution prohibiting the performing of ceremonies at funerals of persons intermarried with Christians 29 Adar I 5603 (1843)
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2 102 Query on the burial of persons married to Gentiles from the trustees answered 1843
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2 103 Resolution directing the hazan not to offer any mitzvot for any individuals but those customary October 27, 1836
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2 104 Letter in Hebrew appointing Haym Levy gabay for Jews in Hebron (Hebrew) 1763
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2 105 Ketubah (Hebrew) [Copy of]: Blank, with directions for filling it in on various occasions. (Original Deaccessioned by NMK in 1987) 5498 (1738)
2 106 Letter from the Parnassim of Curaçao to K.K.S.I. (Portuguese, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) Sivan 5513 (1753)
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2 107 Petition of Benjamin Jacobs to Hayman Levy to marry a non-Jew circa 1775
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2 108 Letter to Abraham Pinto regarding insult to Parnas (oversized, see Box #14) 1796
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2 109 Copy of letter sent to Benjamin Pereira at Jamaica engaging him as teacher in K.K.S.I. December 16, 1760
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2 110 Receipt for a Sefer Torah lent the Philadelphia congregation by Congregation Shearith Israel (Hebrew, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) 1761
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2 111 Report of meeting of K.K.S.I. regarding appointment of trustees June 17, 1784
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2 112 Bills received and collected of Mr. Lazarus (oversized, see Box #14) 1795
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2 113 Sale of men's seats for 3 years August 26, 1792
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2 114 Treasurer's reports of Hayman Levy (oversized, see Box #14) 1787
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2 115 Meeting of congregation for election of 6 trustees and to obtain a new charter June 30, 1805
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2 116 Inventory of K.K.S.I. chest, receipted by Alex. Zuntz, with note by Isaac H. Levy (oversized, see Box #14) July 25, 1784
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2 117 Inventory of real estate on Wall Street undated
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2 118 Petition of Judah de Moseh Aguilar (Portuguese) undated
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2 119 Letter from Mrs. G. Philips regarding her husband's punishment by the congregation April 26, 1796
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2 120 Letter from Haim Mudahy to K.K.S.I. asking for charity (Spanish, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) undated
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2 121 Application of Moses Calo, Curaçao, for the post of hazan at K.K.S.I. August 1765
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2 122 Petition of Michael Jacobs for assistance September 9, 1773
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2 123 Promissory note of M.S. Hays July 20, 1790
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2 124 Opinion of Whitehead Hicks regarding distribution of synagogue seats November 21, 1770
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2 125 Letter to K.K.S.I. from London (Portuguese, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) February 24, 1775
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2 126 Subscription to K.K.S.I. religious school September 7, 1793
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2 127 Synagogue account with Manuel Myers (oversized, see Box #14) 1793-1795
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2 128 Petition of Moses Lazarus, Shochet, for increase in salary July 28, 1771
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2 129 Call for a meeting of the congregation to elect a trustee in place of Isaac Gomez September 13, 1795
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2 130 Petition of Isaac Da Silva for money circa 1766
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2 131 Petition of Levy Michaels, to K.K.S.I. circa 1765
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2 132 Bill of Hayman Levy to K.K.S.I. 1788
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2 133 Letter of trustees to congregation regarding opening of Oliver Street and affect on congregation's property undated
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2 134 Promissory note of Joshua Mendes to K.K.S.I. 1752
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2 135 Warrant to pay John Moore for building house on Mill Street December 4, 1790
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2 136 Promissory note of Alexander Barnet September 21, 1754
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2 137 Report of Gershom Seixas regarding religious school November 1, 1794
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2 138 Letter of Gershom Seixas to trustees December 27, 1809
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2 139 Letter of Gershom Seixas asking for salary increase October 25, 1792
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2 140 Resolution regarding salary of Gershom Seixas March 23, 1784
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2 141 Letter regarding increase in salary from G.M. Seixas August 2, 1795
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2 142 Letter from Gershom Seixas to Manuel Myers regarding increase in salary September 8, 1795
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2 143 Letter from Gershom Seixas to K.K.S.I. regarding his house August 18, 1794
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2 144 Report of committee regarding house for G. Seixas September 5, 1794
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2 145 Letter to K.K.S.I. from Gershom Seixas regarding his contract August 21, 1794
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2 146 Fragment of Manuscript Minutes of Congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston, S.C. January 27, 1775
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2 147 Contract between K.K.S.I. and Gershom Seixas regarding school (oversized, see Box #14) July 1793
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2 148 Letters to Rev. Peixotto announcing election of Naphtali Phillips as Parnas 1819-1821
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2 149 Letter announcing election of Aaron Levy as trustee of K.K.S.I. May 13, 1804
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2 150 Begging letter from Joseph Ben Joshua Netef Salit. Application from minutes of trustees (Hebrew) August 21, 1815
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2 151 Letter to M.L.M. Peixotto to place Mrs. Brandley Isaacs on list of perpetual escaboth January 15, 1826
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2 152 Letter from D.G. Seixas to M.L.M. Peixotto regarding Hebrew name of Mr. Solomons June 29, 1823
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2 153 Judah Zuntz's application for clerk April 12, 1801
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2 154 Letters to Aaron Levy from Isaac M. Gomez asking for certificate of incorporation for meeting of new trustees July 8, 1805
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2 155 Conversion certificate of Jacob Bar Abraham Abinu, copy made January 3, 1820 (see Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, v. 27, p. 231-2) January 3, 1820
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2 156 Expenses of the congregation regarding real estate 1819-1820, 1824
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2 157 Letter of thanks to J.J. Lyons September 14, 1841
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2 158 Letter and reply to Mrs. De Leon regarding seat undated
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2 159 Letter regarding resignation of Haym M. Salomon as trustee May 8, 1825
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2 160 Offers to the tsedaka (oversized, see Box #13) 1811, 1815, 1819
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3 161 List of offerings of Eleazer Lyons on the Bar Mitzvah of his son 1818
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3 162 Book listing seats leased in synagogue 1820
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3 163 Shtar Halitsah given by Edward and Henry Morrison January 15, 1851
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3 164 Permit to K.K.S.I. from city to move remains from Oliver Street to 21st Street November 15, 1855
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3 165 Map of New Bowry and 21st Street Cemeteries, and list undated
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3 166 Duties to the dead and dying circa 1811
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3 167 Request of Simeon Levy to K.K.S.I. for matzoth March 19, 1805
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3 168 Letter of Gershom Seixas regarding services to K.K.S.I. November 22, 1801
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3 169 Copy of bill of exchange of Haym Salomon, and letter regarding the same 1872
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3 170 Letter from Manuel Josephson to K.K.S.I. regarding joint letter to George Washington December 14, 1790
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3 171 Letter to Gov. Clinton from K.K.S.I. 1783
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3 172 Copy of letter of K.K.S.I. to London regarding selection of a hazan (oversized, see Box #14) March 13, 1758
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3 173 Letter from Newport to K.K.S.I. regarding Abraham and Mathias Cohen, two poor men May 26, 1761
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3 174 Draft of letter from M. Seixas, Newport to K.K.S.I. regarding letter to Pres. Washington July 2, 1790
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3 175 Letter of trustees of K.K.S.I. to Newport congregation regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington (oversized, see Box #14) June 20, 1790
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3 176 Letter from Moses Seixas, Newport, regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington July 2, 1790
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3 177 Copy of letter from K.K.S.I. regarding sending money to Newport to help them build a synagogue circa 1759
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3 178 Letter sent by 10 members of Newport congregation thanking K.K.S.I. for contribution for synagogue May 28, 1759
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3 179 Note of Naphtali Hart promising to pay the trustees of Newport synagogue the money given by K.K.S.I. July 13, 1759
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3 180 Letter from congregation in Newport asking K.K.S.I. for help in building a synagogue (oversized, see Box #14) March 21, 1759
3 181 Letter from Naphtali Hart, Newport, to K.K.S.I. asking for more help to finish synagogue April 5, 1761
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3 182 Letter of Moses Lopez, Newport regarding subscription of New York members for furniture etc. July 25, 1762
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3 183 Letter from Moses Levy regarding New York congregation's agreement to pay ½ cost for return of Rev. H.H. Samuel Cohen September 4, 1775
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3 184 Certificate of kosher beef sent from Newport to Surinam (Spanish) September 6, 1787
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3 185 Moses Seixas' accounts for Newport Congregation (oversized, see Box #14) 1784-1790
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3 186 Papers pertaining to burying ground (MISSING) 1728
3 187 Report of committee of K.K.S.I. on several matters (oversized, see Box #14) July 24, 1791
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3 188 Copy of letter from Portuguese congregation, London, to K.K.S.I. regarding re-burial of dead April 6, 1791
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3 189 Letter from J.J. Lyons to trustees of K.K.S.I. regarding establishment of permanent minyan June 6, 1844
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3 190 Circular by committee of Hebra Hased V'Amet regarding establishment of women's Hebra June 23, 1830
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3 191 Eulogy on Gershom Seixas by Naphtali Phillips 1816
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3 192 List of names of some of the remains disinterred from Oliver Street and reburied in the 21st Street cemetery 1855
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3 193 Resignation of Simon Nathan as trustee undated
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3 194 Address to K.K.S.I. regarding Polonies Talmud Torah (oversized, see Box #14) 1804
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3 195 Hebrew poem on the 78th anniversary of the consecration of the 1st Mill Street synagogue (Hebrew) 1808
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3 196 Receipt for $175. Collected for poor in Ireland 1847
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3 197 Women in the congregation in the days of Hazan I.B. Seixas (oversized, see Box #14) undated
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3 198 Letter to K.K.S.I. from K.K. B'nai Jeshurun, asking to borrow seforim and ornaments for the consecration of the synagogue (oversized, see Box #14) June 27, 1827
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3 199 Poll of an election held May 17, 1801
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3 200 Letter of Rev. Joseph J. Pinto to K.K.S.I. announcing his intention to return to Europe (oversized, see Box #14) December 22, 1765
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3 201 Letter of Joseph J. Pinto (Hebrew, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) (oversized, see Box #14) July 11, 1759
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3 202 Letter from Moses Gomez who wishes to change his seat in synagogue June 19, 1796
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3 203 Letter of B.S. Judah, presenting Tebah cloth, etc. for escaba for his grandfather June 10, 1794
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3 204 Application of Alexander Harris to be shochet at $5 per week January 27, 1796
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3 205 Hebrew Prayer at the time of revolt of the Negroes, probably in Surinam (Hebrew, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) undated
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3 206 Marriage contract of Haym Myers and Rachel Louzada (Copy of. Original sold by NMK March 26, 1987. Hebrew) 1751
3 207 Letter from Jeoshua His DeCordova regarding kosher meat (Portuguese, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) April 8, 1758
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3 208 Letter from B.S. Judah, declining to act as hatan bereshit September 9, 1794
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3 209 Report of committee to inspect Hebrew school 1794
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3 210 FOLDER MISSING
3 211 Facsimile of Jonas Phillips' citizenship certificates 1759
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3 212 Order to pay G. Seixas for keeping school December 9, 1793
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3 213 Letter of Simeon Levy regarding school October 22, 1793
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3 214 Bills and receipts of Dr. Andrew Judah for attendance on poor of K.K.S.I. 1761-1762
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3 215 Letter introducing Mark Solomons, shochet, from Philadelphia February 8, 1796
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3 216 Copy of letter to Moses Franks regarding hazan for K.K.S.I. (see also Item #172, March 13, 1758)
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3 217 Papers of Ladies Army Relief Association 1861
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3 218a Receipts and Bills of K.K.S.I.-General and unspecified, and others (oversized, see Box #14) 1770-1793
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3 218b Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Membership, debts, bonds and interest (oversized, see Box #14)
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3 218c Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Building maintenance and repair
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3 218d Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Tzedaka Fund (oversized, see Box #14 (items 34a and 34b))
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3 218e Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Salaries 1795-1807
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3 219 Papers regarding workhouse, 1855, and constitution of the American Hebrew Agricultural Association undated, 1855-1856
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3 220 Memo of manuscripts and articles deposited in the cornerstone of 19th street synagogue of K.K.S.I.-Papers, Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society undated, 1843-1859
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3 221 Diary on Damascus persecution 1840
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3 222 Letter from Palestine asking for assistance (Hebrew) 1770?
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3 223 Traces of settlement in Bound Brook, N.J. 1840
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3 224 Oath of allegiance to George II by Jews in American colonies (oversized, see Box #14) 1741
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3 225 Letter of Jews of Amsterdam to Jews of Baltimore, regarding Jews of the Holy Land (oversized, see Box #14) 1823
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3 226 Petition to legislature regarding religion in free schools (oversized, see Box #14) January 7, 1813
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3 227 Impression from copper plate deposited in cornerstone of 2nd Mill Street synagogue (Hebrew) 5577 (1817)
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3 228 Appeal for the persecuted cretans, issued by the clergy of New York January 14, 1859
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3 229 Letter from A.H. Cohen regarding dedication of synagogue undated
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3 230 Order to pay Aaron Levy, regarding K.K. Mikve Israel April 30, 1804
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4 231 Composition in Hebrew by Rabbi Dob Pique Sung at consecration of synagogue (Hebrew) 1818
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4 232 Article from Harper's Monthly Magazine regarding Newport Burying Ground August 1869
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4 233 Discourse on the Centennial of Neve Shalome, Surinam, by Judah A. Devries (Dutch, translation provided) 1785
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4 234 Part of order of service and Hebrew prayer, recommended during the revolution (Hebrew) 1776
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4 235 Letter from Isaac Seixas to Hayman Levy on proposed marriage of Benjamin Seixas to Zipporah Levy November 13, 1778
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4 236 Form of election notice for trustees in time of Gershom Seixas undated
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4 237 Financial statement, Hebra Hased Ve-Amet 1860
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4 238 Hebrew prayer for the consecration of the cemetery, Long Island (Hebrew) August 3, 1851
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4 239 Inventory of property of K.K.S.I. 1821
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4 239a Early bills of K.K.S.I. 1797-1799, 1806
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4 240 Letters from Moise and Jacob Seixas to K.K.S.I. regarding reduction in seat costs because they are refugees (French) (French, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) May 6, 1794
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4 241 Copy of English address given by G. Seixas after his return to New York City 1784
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4 242 Resolution of Trustees, K.K.S.I. to buy ground in Beaver Street, in rear of Mill Street synagogue (oversized, see Box #14) March 21, 1797
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4 243 Copy of deed for land of Newport synagogue 1760
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4 244 Judah Zuntz's report on the Beth Haim March 27, 1814
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4 245 Clerk's list of offerings, 4th quarter (oversized, see Box #14) 1804
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4 246 Report of committee to make arrangements for matzah baking (oversized, see Box #14) 1819
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4 247 Poll of an election March 7, 1802
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4 248 Poll of an election May 16, 1802
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4 249 Committee report June 20, 1819
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4 250 Congregational account (oversized, see Box #14) October 24, 1809
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4 251 Letter to J.J. Lyons from trustees, not permitting him to officiate at funeral of Bernheimer child 1853
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4 252 Circular regarding Richmond congregation on Rev. Ellis Lyons 1840
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4 253 Receipts and accounts of congregation 1797-1799
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4 254 Notice to change constitution of K.K.S.I. July 11, 1833
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4 255 Letter regarding prohibition of P.J. Joachimsen from receiving mitzvah September 19, 1860
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4 256 Resolution asking hazan to prepare inventory of property 1861
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4 257 Letter from Thomas Hope, architect, regarding drawings for ark of new synagogue. Also includes wash drawing of canopy for ark (oversized, see Box #14) January 10, 1818
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4 258 Bills for congregation house 1797-1798
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4 259 List of offerings 1805
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4 260 Fragment of resolution regarding sale of seats undated
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4 261 Letters and receipts from Sir Moses Montefiore 1850-1862
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4 262 Copy of letter and agreement with Mr. Solomons, shochet undated
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4 263 Letter of Jacob Abrahams, shochet November 1804
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4 264 Sale of ship "Farmer" to Isaac M. Gomez by Joao Jose Da Silva (oversized, see Box #14) October 21, 1794
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4 265 Minutes of the congregation June 11, 1820
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4 266 Minutes of the congregation November 15, 1820
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4 267 List of offerings (oversized, see Boxes #13 and #14 (Item #s 6, 44a-44j)) 1812, 1815, 1819-1820
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4 268 Pensions paid by K.K.S.I. 1819-1821
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4 269 Debts of the congregation circa 1801
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4 270 Letters from Curaçao to K.K.S.I. 1818-1819
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4 271 Minutes of trustees meetings 1801-1802
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4 272 Various bills and statements (oversized, see Box #14) 1803, 1819, 1823
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4 273 Letter of Ephraim Hart, declining to serve as trustee 1801
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4 274 Letter and resolution of the trustees October 18, 1833
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4 275 Notice of election of Benjamin Nathan 1852
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4 276 Questions by trustees regarding rights of Cohanim 1845
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4 277 List of bills for offerings 1839
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4 278 Certificate of election of Isaac Moses as trustee 1807
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4 279 Letter of trustees of Portuguese congregation, London, to K.K.S.I. regarding choosing a hazan for K.K.S.I. October 28, 1757
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4 280a-e Various notes on Newport by J.J.L. (Note: Only one folder) undated, 1873, 1877
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4 281 Sermons by Gershom Mendes Seixas undated, 1799, 1805, 1807
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4A 281F Charity Sermon by Gershom Mendes Seixas 1807
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5 282 Papers of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Scientific Institute undated, 1852-1877
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5 283 Minutes of Committee on Accounts July 6, 1820
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5 284 Notice of election of B. Nathan & S. Lazarus 1854
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5 285 Bill for work done on synagogue June 25, 1798
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5 286 Bills of Mark Solomons, shochet 1797
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5 287 Bill of Israel Joel for Israel Israel September 25, 1798
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5 288 Various synagogue bills 1797-1799
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5 289 Poll of election June 21, 1807
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5 290 Conditions and terms of leasing seats 1832
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5 291 Notice concerning shochet 1803
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5 292 Bills for offerings 1789-1799
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5 293 Poll of an election to replace a trustee 1806
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5 294 Election notices 1850-1852, 1860
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5 295 List of offerings of M.L. Moses 1820
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5 296 Ketubah of Hayman Levy and Sloe Myers [Copy of] (Oversized, see Box #14) May 15, 1751
5 297 Various bills, warrants, etc. 1807, 1812-1813, 1815, 1817-1818
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5 298 Minutes of meeting regarding purchase of property in Beaver Street February 26, 1797
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5 299 Exercises at Polonies Talmud Torah School 1843
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5 300.1 Letter (Ladino/Spanish) (oversized, see Box #14) 1763
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5 300.2 Letter to M.L.M. Peixotto, May 9, 1824 and Rachel Pinto's tombstone inscription undated, 1824
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5 301 Service for the dedication of the new synagogue on 19th Street (Hebrew) September 12, 1860
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5 302 Miscellaneous materials regarding Newport undated, 1872
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5 303 Prayer for adverting Cholera (Dutch) undated
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5 304 Letter to Rodriques Pacheco and Daniel Gomez circa 1729
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5 305 Copy of 1794 bill of sale of the ship "Farmer" (see Item #264) undated
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5 306 (FOLDER MISSING)
5 307 Letter from London regarding Haham Haim Mudahy (Portuguese, translation provided from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society) February 1765
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5 308 Report on statement made to mayor regarding congregation's property and revenue undated
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5 309 Tabulation of total marriages, births, deaths, bar mitzvahs 1840-1864
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5 310 Ticket to an exhibition 1792
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5 311 Notice to K.K.S.I. regarding subscription for Lincoln monument undated
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5 312 Petition and remonstrance of G.M. Seixas 1801
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5 313 Copies of letters regarding various ketubot 1811, 1831
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5 314 Rhode Island Act of Disability [copy] undated, 1766
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5 315 Letters regarding election of trustees 1840-1861
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5 316 Various congregational resolutions 1850, 1855
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5 317 Copy of resolution regarding donation of N. Judah, H. Henricks and A. Touro to building of shul 1818
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5 318 Correspondence with Mr. Joseph regarding organization of board 1845
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5 319 Resolution regarding relief of sufferers of fire in Hague Street 1850
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5 320 Certificate regarding J.J. Lyons (Dutch) February 19, 1836
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5 321 (ITEM MISSING, NO DESCRIPTION)
5 322 Congregational birth certificate of J.J. Lyons (Dutch) 1813
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5 323 Copy of birth certificate of J.J. Lyons (Dutch) 1813
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5 324 Manuscript Notebook of Lyons, containing notes on the Jews of Newport and Arnold's History of Rhode Island (Book no. 2. See Box 7. Very fragile.) circa 1870-1880
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5 325 (ITEM MISSING, NO DESCRIPTION)
5 326 Service for Thanksgiving Day December 22, 1819
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5 327 Draft of letter to Sir Moses Montefiore on the death of his wife November 22, 1862
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5 328 Acknowledgement of Lyons' letter by Sir Moses Montefiore December 9, 1862
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5 329 Draft of letter by J.J. Lyons to Sir Moses Montefiore, sending him £15 for the Jews of Palestine, and acknowledgement 1854
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5 330 Copy of bill of costs for Louis Gomez's denization 1705
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5 331 Abstract of subject index of N.Y. State Library, Part 1 1872
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6 332 Service in Hebrew on the occasion of the visit of (Gov?) Abraham Defehr of Surinam to the synagogue. Arranged by Tobia B. Abraham Mordecai (Hebrew) 1823
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6 333 Unsigned appeal for funds for Beth Shalome synagogue, Richmond March 1822
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6 334 Copy of letter from J.J. Lyons to Sir Moses Montefiore enclosing bill of exchange for Palestinian Jews 1854
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6 335 Ketubah of Sabato Morais and Esther Weil (Hebrew) 1855
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6 336 Newspaper clippings on various subjects undated, 1860
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6 337 Newspaper clipping regarding presentation of flag by Mrs. Commodore Levy circa 1862
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6 338 Lecture by J.J. Lyons on the history of the Jews, given before the Hebrew Religious and Literary Library Association undated
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6 339 Calendar of events taken from the Occident, Asmonean, and Stein's Chronological Handbuch undated
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6 340 Prayer on the death of Lincoln April 19, 1865
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6 341 Sermon by J.J. Lyons on the death of Pres. William Henry Harrison circa 1841
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6 Book of Selichot by J. J. Lyons written in Surinam (Hebrew) undated
6 Manual containing calendar and instructions for various occasions undated
6 Letter to Lyons and notes on Hebrew grammar by Joshua Seixas undated
6 Manuscript Items relating to the Civil War, including letters 1861-1865
6 Various letters to J.J. Lyons: 1839 from M. Lyons, 1865 from B'nai Jeshurun, NYC, 1848, 1860 from J.P. Levy, 1876 from E. Judah? 1839, 1848, 1860, 1865, 1876
6 Hebrew salutatory at a graduation by Miss Regina Noe (Hebrew) undated
6 Hebrew epitaph of Isaac Abraham Adolphus (d. 1774) copied by Lyons (Hebrew) undated
6 Various resolutions, notes, etc. regarding K.K.S.I. undated, 1839, 1859
6 Notes on J.J. Lyons taken from the archives in Paramaribo 1950
6 Eulogy on the death of Naphtali Phillips 1870
6 Newspaper clipping of speech of Lyons at end of Civil War 1865
6 Sermon for Thanksgiving Day after Civil War October 1865
6 Two prayers on the death of Abraham Lincoln 1865
6 Speech by Lyons urging support of U.S. Sanitary Commission undated
6 Speech by Lyons at exercises at Polonies Talmud Torah 1876
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6A Miscellaneous notes, etc., made by J.J. Lyons (Hebrew, Dutch) undated
6A Fragment of sermon by Lyons (?) undated
6A Sermon by Lyons given on the centennial of the USA 1876
6A Sermon given in Surinam by J.J. Lyons (Dutch) 1835
6A Curriculum guide for Passover undated
6A Miscellaneous notes, etc. by Lyons (Hebrew, Portuguese) undated, 1855, 1871, 1883, 1933
6A Manuscript prayer for the dedication of a synagogue (Hebrew) undated
6A Miscellaneous booklet of prayers, written during the Civil War (Hebrew and English translation) circa 1860s
6A Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books (oversized, see Box #14 (items 48a-48g)) undated, 1727, 1739-1753
6A Sketch by Naphtali Phillips (book) 1863
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Series II: Notebooks, undated, 1863, 1872

The Series is in English.
.5 linear feet. Box 7.
Scope and Content:

This series is composed of four notebooks and contains an address by Charles P. Daly at the Hebrew Benevolent Society of New York entitled "The Settlement of the Jews in North America."

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7 Book no. 1 as per catalogue undated
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(Book no. 2 is located in Box 5, Item #324)
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7 Book no. 3 as per catalogue undated
7 Book no. 4 as per catalogue undated
7 Book no. 5 as per catalogue undated
7 Sketch by Naphtali Phillips (book) 1863
7 "The Settlement of the Jews in North America", by Charles P. Daly. Address at the 50th anniversary of the Hebrew Benevolent Society of New York (article pasted in book) April 11, 1872
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Series III: Scrapbooks, 1760-1786, 1812-1885

The Series is in English, Dutch, and Hebrew.
1.5 linear feet. Boxes 8-10.
Scope and Content:

This series has scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and notices as well as a watercolor of the first Bnai Jeshrun and a watercolor of Grand Island.

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8 Scrapbook I (5f) (Dutch, English, Hebrew) (oversized, see Box #14 (items 49a-50) and Cabinet 16) 1812-1859
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9 Scrapbook I, [Copy of] (5f)
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10 Scrapbook II 1837-1885
10 Scrapbook III 1816, 1822, 1824, 1830, 1833-1858
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Series IV: Minute Book, undated, 1760-1786

The Series is in English.
.25 linear feet. Box 10A.
Scope and Content:

This series contains a minute book with meeting minutes belonging to Congregation Shearith Israel and Lyons' notes.

BoxFolderTitleDate
10A Minute Book, Congregation Shearith Israel 1760-1786
10A Cover to Minute Book, Congregation Shearith Israel 1760-1786
10A Lyons: Notebook of Shearith Israel undated
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Series V: Correspondence, undated, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919

The Series is in English.
.25 linear feet. Box 11.
Scope and Content:

The series consists of letters to Julius J. Lyons, both business and about his father's memorial and the Lyons Collection.

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11 Correspondence of Lyons Collection Committee (not microfilmed) 1908, 1912-1914, 1919
11 Papers of Lyons Collection Committee (not microfilmed) undated, 1911, 1917-1919
11 Papers etc. of Lyons Collection Committee (not microfilmed) undated, 1911
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Series VI: Books, 1783-1804

The Series is in English.
1.5 linear feet. Box 12 (OS3).
Scope and Content:

This series contains one oversized box that consists of a synagogue subscription list and ship log.

BoxFolderTitleDate
12(OS3) Log book of the ship "Sansom" January 31, 1798
12(OS3) Record of subscriptions to Shearith Israel 1783-1804
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Oversized Separated Material, 1730, 1738-1745, 1760, 1785, 1787, 1796-1797, 1803, 1817, 1819, 1826, 1829, 1839, 1843, 1846, 1871

The Series is in English.
4.3 linear feet. Boxes 13 (OS6) and 14 (OS1).
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13(OS6) 1 Noah's Weekly Messenger (separated from Box 1, Item #2) July 23, 1843
13(OS6) 2 New York Enquirer, vol. 1, no. 3 (separated from Box 1, Item #3) July 3, 1826
13(OS6) 3 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser. Containing anecdote regarding Oliver Cromwell and the Jew (separated from Box 1, Item #8) December 12, 1785
13(OS6) 4 Resolution of K.K.S.I. to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding his visit to Russia (separated from Box 1, Item #59) September 17, 1846
13(OS6) 5 Copy of offerings rendered for the 3rd Quarter 5579, ending June 19, 1819; copy of offerings of 4th Quarter 5579, ending September 18, 1819 (separated from Box 2, Item #160) 1819
13(OS6) 6 List of offerings for 4th Quarter 5577-1817 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) 1817
13(OS6) 7 Exterior Beth Elohim (separated from Box 8, J.J. Lyons Scrapbook)
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14(OS1) 8 Recommendation letter for Rev. J.J. Lyons, written by members of K.K. Beth Shalom (separated from Box 1, Item #7) 1839
14(OS1) 9 Account of Isaac K. Abraham De Peyster to Estate of Miguel Pacheco DaSilva (separated from Box 1, Item #14) 1738-1745
14(OS1) 10 Statement of the funds of K.K.S.I. (separated from Box 1, Item #47) 1803
14(OS1) 11 Ground Plan-Mill Street Synagogue (separated from Box 1, Item #60) 1829, June 13, 1871
14(OS1) 12 Receipt of Jacob Franks for silver from Curaçao towards building synagogue in New York (separated from Box 1, Item #63) 1730
14(OS1) 13 Petition of Aaron Salom of Jamaica to be hazan (separated from Box 2, Item #83) February 11, 1760
14(OS1) 14 Citizenship certificate of Isaac Hayman (separated from Box 2, Item #90) March 21, 1797
14(OS1) 15 List of debts to K.K.S.I. (separated from Box 2, Item #91) 5547 (1787)
14(OS1) 16 Letter to Abraham Pinto regarding insult to Parnas (separated from Box 2, Item #108) 1796
14(OS1) 17 Bills received and collected of Mr. Lazarus (separated from Box 2, Item #112) 1795
14(OS1) 18 Treasurer's reports of Hayman Levy (separated from Box 2, Item #114) 1787
14(OS1) 19 Inventory of K.K.S.I. chest, receipted by Alex. Zuntz, with note by Isaac H. Levy (separated from Box 2, Item #116) July 25, 1784
14(OS1) 20 Synagogue account with Manuel Myers (separated from Box 2, Item #127) 1793-1795
14(OS1) 21 Contract between K.K.S.I and Gershom Seixas regarding school (separated from Box 2, Item #147) July 1793
14(OS1) 22 Copy of letter of K.K.S.I. to London regarding selection of a hazan (separated from Box 3, Item #172) March 13, 1758
14(OS1) 23 Letter of trustees of K.K.S.I. to Newport congregation regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington (separated from Box 3, Item #175) June 20, 1790
14(OS1) 24 Letter from congregation in Newport asking K.K.S.I. for help in building a synagogue (separated from Box 3, Item #180) March 21, 1759
14(OS1) 25 Moses Seixas' accounts for Newport Congregation (separated from Box 3, Item #185) 1784-1790
14(OS1) 26 Report of committee of K.K.S.I. on several matters (separated from Box 3, Item #187) July 24, 1791
14(OS1) 27 Address to K.K.S.I. regarding Polonies Talmud Torah (separated from Box 3, Item #194) 1804
14(OS1) 28 Women in the congregation in the days of Hazan I.B. Seixas (separated from Box 3, Item #197) undated
14(OS1) 29 Letter to K.K.S.I. from K.K. B'nai Jeshurun, asking to borrow seforim and ornaments for the consecration of the synagogue (separated from Box 3, Item #198) June 27, 1827
14(OS1) 30 Letter of Rev. Joseph J. Pinto to K.K.S.I. announcing his intention to return to Europe (separated from Box 3, Item #200) December 22, 1765
14(OS1) 31 Letter of Joseph J. Pinto (separated from Box 3, Item #201) July 11, 1759
14(OS1) 32 Lists of Notes remaining unpaid, Shearith Israel, no. 11; Treasurer, July Balance dues by the Congregation; Sundry account of the Congregation of K.K., August 11, 1795; Account, 1815, 1819 (separated from Box 3, Item #218a)
14(OS1) 33 List of debts due the Congregation Shearith Israel as per Ledger C, 2 mylar sleeves (separated from Box 3, Item #218b) undated
14(OS1) 34a Five receipts (separated from Box 3, Item #218d) November-December 1806
14(OS1) 34b Pension (separated from Box 3, Item #218d) 1815
14(OS1) 35 Oath of allegiance to George II by Jews in American colonies (separated from Box 3, Item #224) 1741
14(OS1) 36 Letter of Jews of Amsterdam to Jews of Baltimore, regarding Jews of the Holy Land (separated from Box 3, Item #225) 1823
14(OS1) 37 Petition to legislature regarding religion in free schools (separated from Box 3, Item #226) January 7, 1813
14(OS1) 38 Resolution of Trustees, K.K.S.I. to buy ground in Beaver Street, in rear of Mill Street synagogue (separated from Box 4, Item #242) March 21, 1797
14(OS1) 39 Clerk's list of offerings, 4th quarter (separated from Box 4, Item #245) 1804
14(OS1) 40 Report of committee to make arrangements for matzah baking (separated from Box 4, Item #246) 1819
14(OS1) 41 Congregational account (separated from Box 4, Item #250) October 24, 1809
14(OS1) 42 Letter from Thomas Hope, architect, regarding drawings for ark of new synagogue. Also includes wash drawing of canopy for ark (separated from Box 4, Item #257) January 10, 1818
14(OS1) 43 Sale of ship "Farmer" to Isaac M. Gomez by Joao Jose Da Silva (separated from Box 4, Item #264) October 21, 1794
14(OS1) 44a Supposed balance of the year 5555 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) 5555
14(OS1) 44b List for 4th Quarter 5564 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) 5564
14(OS1) 44c 2nd Quarter 5565 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) 5565
14(OS1) 44d Return of offerings to the Sedaka and Poor Fund for the First Quarter 5576 (separated from Box 4, Item #267)
14(OS1) 44e J.H. Levy's List of offerings for 4th Quarter 5577-1817 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) 5577 (1817)
14(OS1) 44f Offerings 2nd Quarter 5579 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) 5579
14(OS1) 44g Offerings 1st Quarter 5580 Commenced 20 September 1819 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) September 20, 1819
14(OS1) 44h Return offerings 2nd Quarter Ending 11 March 1820 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) March 11, 1820
14(OS1) 44i 3rd Quarter 5580 (separated from Box 4, Item #267) 5580 (1820)
14(OS1) 44j Evening Service Anniversary Consecration (separated from Box 4, Item #267) undated
14(OS1) 45 Financial statement for K.K.S.I. (separated from Box 4, Item #272) 1803
14(OS1) 46 Ketubah of Hayman Levy and Sloe Myers [Copy of] (separated from Box 5, Item #296) May 15, 1751
14(OS1) 47 Letter (Ladino/Spanish) (separated from Box 5, Item #300.1) 1763
14(OS1) 48a [#5]: Daniel Gomez and Barbados account with Isaac and Benjamin Gomez (separated from Box 6, Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books) 1747-1749
14(OS1) 48b [#9]: Mr. Daniel Gomez…Account current with Gonsales and Mendes DaCosta…February 1754 (separated from Box 6, Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books) 1753-1754
14(OS1) 48c [#10]: (Mr.?) Lyon Lepmon to Dan? Gomez (separated from Box 6, Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books) 1739-1742
14(OS1) 48d [#11]: Mr. Levy Samuel to Daniel Gomez (separated from Box 6, Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books) 1741-1742
14(OS1) 48e [#16]: Account with John Morrey (separated from Box 6, Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books) 1744-1746
14(OS1) 48f [#21]: Misters Daniel and Moses Gomez…August 1749 (separated from Box 6, Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books) 1748-1749
14(OS1) 48g [#37]: notes of sale of pork in Jamaica and other misc. (separated from Box 6, Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books) undated
14(OS1) 49a Watercolor of first Bnai Jeshrun, Watercolor of Grand Island, Interior Beth Elohim, Charleston (separated from Box 8, J.J. Lyons Scrapbook)
14(OS1) 49b Newspaper clippings, notices (separated from Box 8, J.J. Lyons Scrapbook) July 23, 1853
14(OS1) 50 Passover Groceries at D. Behrman's 72 Bowery, 1848; Attached to the item is "The Gates of Prayer, Trustee-Room, November 7, 5608"-Conditions for obtaining seats in the new Synagogue in Wooster Street (separated from Box 8, J.J. Lyons Scrapbook)
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