Guide to the Papers of Simon Wolf (1836-1923), undated, 1868-1925

*P-25

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Simon Wolf (1836-1923)
Title:Simon Wolf, papers
Dates:undated, 1868-1925
Abstract:Primarily correspondence with members of Congress and government officials concerning anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad and the treaty with Russia. Includes also correspondence with prominent American Jews, among which are Benjamin F. Peixotto, Jacob Henry Schiff, Oscar Solomon Straus, and Leo N. Levi, and manuscript copies of speeches and articles, published in revised form in Selected addresses and papers (Cincinnati : Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1926).
Languages:The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Identification:P-25
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

"American jurist, publicist, and philanthropist; born at Hinzweiler, Bavaria, October 28, 1836; emigrated to the United States in 1848 and settled as a merchant at Ulrichsville, Ohio. He studied law at the Ohio Law College, Cleveland, and was admitted to the bar at Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1861. He practised law at New Philadelphia, in the same state, for a year, and then moved to Washington, where he opened an office. From 1869 to 1878 he was recorder of the District of Columbia. President Hayes appointed him one of the civil judges at Washington, but he resigned in 1881 to accept the appointment of consul-general of the United States to Egypt, from which office he retired the following year. He was appointed and reappointed member of the Board of Charities for the District of Columbia, and at present practises law in Washington. Wolf has been for many years chairman of the Board of Delegates of Civil and Religious Rights, and in that capacity has had many occasions for submitting to the federal government grave questions of Jewish interest. He has been very active in the Independent Order B'nai B'rith, of which he was president from 1903 to 1905. He was the founder and president of the Hebrew Orphans' Home at Atlanta, Ga., and is president of the Board of Children's Guardians, Washington. He is a prominent freemason, an able lecturer, and a recognized orator who has devoted much time to philanthropic work among all classes. Wolf is the author of "The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier, and Citizen" (Philadelphia, 1895) and of biographies of M. M. Noah and Com. U. P. Levy."

Source: The Jewish Encyclopedia

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Scope and Content Note

Primarily correspondence with members of Congress and government officials concerning anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad and the treaty with Russia. Includes also correspondence with prominent American Jews, among which are Benjamin F. Peixotto, Jacob Henry Schiff, Oscar Solomon Straus, and Leo N. Levi, and manuscript copies of speeches and articles, published in revised form in Selected addresses and papers (Cincinnati : Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1926).

Also includes personal correspondence on a variety of subjects.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into a single series.

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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

Board of Delegates of American Israelites records, I-2
National Jewish Immigration Council records, I-85
Benjamin Franklin Peixotto family papers, P-195
Philip Cowen papers, P-19

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Simon Wolf, papers; P-25; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Note

Gift, in part of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation, 1979.

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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.

 

Papers of Simon Wolf, undated, 1868-1925

English.
Boxes 1-2.
Scope and Content:

See collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Correspondence with B’nai B’rith 1875-1923
1 2 Correspondence with Foreign Legations 1881-1922
1 3 Correspondence –Government-Miscellaneous Departments 1877-1919
1 4 Correspondence with Department of Labor 1900-1922
1 5 Letters to the Editor (Various Publications) 1876-1922
1 6 Correspondence with Benjamin Franklin Peixotto 1869-1890
1 7 Personal Correspondence 1869-1923
1 8 Professional Correspondence 1868-1925
1 9 Correspondence with Jacob Schiff 1912-1920
1 10 Correspondence with Department of State 1872-1923
1 11 Correspondence with Oscar Strauss 1891-1922
1 12 Correspondence with War Department 1868-1921
1 13 Correspondence with White House 1903-1918
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Birthday Tributes & Other Testimonials undated, 1861, 1878, 1906, 1916, 1921-1923
2 2 On the Civil War undated, 1865, 1922
2 3 Congress 1866-1927
2 4 On Egypt undated, 1914
2 5 On German-American Themes undated, 1905, 1908
2 6 On Immigration undated, 1908, 1918
2 7 Speeches to Jewish Organizations (YMHA, B’nai B’rith, Union of American Hebrew Cong.) undated, 1878, 1893, 1898, 1903, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1925
2 8 On Jewish Themes undated, 1895, 1905, 1917-1919, 1922
2 9 On Prejudice & Assimilation undated, 1892, 1906, 1916
2 10 On Presidents of the United States (Lincoln, Grant, Garfield, other political figures) undated, 1861, 1881, 1898, 1912, 1915, 1920-1921
2 11 Reminiscences (miscellaneous) undated, 1881, 1898, 1904, 1906, 1917
2 12 Speeches & Handwritten Notes, miscellaneous undated, 1863, 1868, 1915, 1917-1919, 1921, 1923
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