Guide to the Mordecai family papers, undated, 1771-1907, 1980

*P-116

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Mordecai family
Title:Mordecai family papers
Dates:undated, 1771-1907, 1980
Abstract:Consists of the papers of the following members of the Mordecai family: Moses Mordecai (1707-1781), a bill of exchange (1771), and letters of administration signed by Elizabeth Mordecai (1744-1804), Isaac Moses, and Barnard Gratz, and inventory of his estate, and the accounts of his administratrix (1781-1782); Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838), a discourse delivered at the consecration of Congregation Beth Shalome, Richmond, Virginia (1822) and a notebook manuscript "The Truth of Divine Revelation"; George Washington Mordecai (1801-1871), a stock certificate signed by him as president of the Bank of North Carolina (1863); Alfred Mordecai (1804-1887), four letters on military matters (1838-1859); Alfred Mordecai, Jr. (1840-1920), a commission as captain in the Ordnance Department, signed by President Abraham Lincoln (1864), and a letter of condolence (1870); Rosa Mordecai (1839-1936), three letters to Rosa Mordecai concerning Rebecca Gratz, who apparently served as the model for the Rebecca in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1898-1905); Laura Mordecai (1837-1927), letters to her sister, Miriam, and brother, Alfred, about the Chicago World's Fair (1892-3); and Miriam Mordecai (1843-1923), letters to her sister, Laura, about a trip to San Francisco and Seattle for the wedding of their niece (1901), and about her trip to Europe (1907). Also includes a letter of recommendation written by Winfield Scott (1786-1866) on behalf of Capt. Alfred Mordecai, who was on his way to Paris on business.
Languages:The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box, 1 oversized folder)
Identification:P-116
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Scope and Content Note

Consists of the papers of the following members of the Mordecai family: Moses Mordecai (1707-1781), a bill of exchange (1771), and letters of administration signed by Elizabeth Mordecai (1744-1804), Isaac Moses, and Barnard Gratz, and inventory of his estate, and the accounts of his administratrix (1781-1782); Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838), a discourse delivered at the consecration of Congregation Beth Shalome, Richmond, Virginia (1822) and a notebook manuscript "The Truth of Divine Revelation"; George Washington Mordecai (1801-1871), a stock certificate signed by him as president of the Bank of North Carolina (1863); Alfred Mordecai (1804-1887), four letters on military matters (1838-1859); Alfred Mordecai, Jr. (1840-1920), a commission as captain in the Ordnance Department, signed by President Abraham Lincoln (1864), and a letter of condolence (1870); Rosa Mordecai (1839-1936), three letters to Rosa Mordecai concerning Rebecca Gratz, who apparently served as the model for the Rebecca in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1898-1905); Laura Mordecai (1837-1927), letters to her sister, Miriam, and brother, Alfred, about the Chicago World's Fair (1892-3); and Miriam Mordecai (1843-1923), letters to her sister, Laura, about a trip to San Francisco and Seattle for the wedding of their niece (1901), and about her trip to Europe (1907). Also includes a letter of recommendation written by Winfield Scott (1786-1866) on behalf of Capt. Alfred Mordecai, who was on his way to Paris on business.

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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

Sarah Ann Hays Mordecai (P-70)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Mordecai family papers; P-116; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Gift, in part, of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation, 1979 & 1982. The Jacob Mordecai notebook was a gift of Dr. Y. H. Yerushalmi, 1980.

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Note

Note

Includes former P-282.

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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.

 

Mordecai family papers, undated, 1771-1907, 1980

English.
.25 linear feet. Box 1 and OS1 folder.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Moses Mordecai (1707-1781) 1771
1 2 Moses Mordecai Estate Papers undated, 1781-1782
1 3 George Washington Mordecai (1801-1871) 1863
1 4 Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838) undated, 1822
BoxFolderTitleDate
14aSupporting correspondence illustrating the authorship of the Jacob Mordecai notebook1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 5 Alfred Mordecai, Jr. [Maj. Gen.] (1840-1920) (see also oversized material) 1870
1 6 Letters of Miriam Gratz Mordecai (1843-1923) [Gift of A.S.W. Rosenbach, 1943] 1901, 1907
1 7 Maj. Alfred Mordecai (1804-1887) Correspondence 1833, 1838, 1847-1848, 1859
1 8 Letters of Laura Mordecai (1837-1927) [Gift of A.S.W. Rosenbach, 1943] undated, 1893
1 9 Correspondence of Rosa Mordecai (1839-1936) 1882, 1898-1899, 1905
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS1 Certificate to Alfred Mordecai from Abraham Lincoln 1864
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