Guide to the Haym Salomon (1740-1785) collection, undated, 1777-1982

*P-41

Finding aid created by Marvin Rusinek

American Jewish Historical Society

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on April 15, 2010. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Salomon, Haym
Title:Haym Salomon collection
Dates:undated, 1777-1982
Abstract:Contains a number of original manuscripts of Haym Salomon including his marriage contract with Rachel Franks (1777), a bank note signed by Francis Hopkinson, Treasurer of Loans (1780), 2 bank drafts in French (1784), a letter book containing both personal and business correspondence (1781-1783), a letter from Abraham I. Abrahams (1783), documents relating to estate of Barnet Levy (1784) and several sales lists (1784). Also contains a family record kept by his son, Haym Moses Salomon; a set of Bibles sold to H.M. Salomon by Ephraim Hart, and given to his son David Salomon, which contains family records and lists of children of Haym Salomon and Haym M. Salomon; several prayer books belonging to the Salomon family; several letters of Ezekiel Salomon (1819) and a petition of Rachel Helborne, widow of Haym Salomon, to Orphan's Court, Philadelphia (1787), requesting appointment of guardians for children.
Languages:The collection is in English and French.
Quantity:2.5 linear feet (5 manuscript boxes, 2 oversized folders)
Identification:P-41
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Scope and Content Note

Contains a number of original manuscripts of Haym Salomon including his marriage contract with Rachel Franks (1777), a bank note signed by Francis Hopkinson, Treasurer of Loans (1780), 2 bank drafts in French (1784), a letter book containing both personal and business correspondence (1781-1783), a letter from Abraham I. Abrahams (1783), documents relating to estate of Barnet Levy (1784) and several sales lists (1784). Also contains a family record kept by his son, Haym Moses Salomon; a set of Bibles sold to H.M. Salomon by Ephraim Hart, and given to his son David Salomon, which contains family records and lists of children of Haym Salomon and Haym M. Salomon; several prayer books belonging to the Salomon family; several letters of Ezekiel Salomon (1819) and a petition of Rachel Helborne, widow of Haym Salomon, to Orphan's Court, Philadelphia (1787), requesting appointment of guardians for children.

Collection also contains correspondence, printed material and data relating to Haym Salomon, particularly to his financial role in the Revolutionary War and the validity of his descendants' claims for reimbursement, and to the controversy over the erection of a Haym Salomon monument in Madison Square in New York City, including a report and related material by Samuel Oppenheim (1926) and a report and letters of Ruth L. Benjamin (1927) to a sub-committee composed of Max J. Kohler, Leon Hühner and Albert M. Friedenberg and reports by the overall committee organized by Judge Grossman (1925-1927) relating to Salomon's role in the Revolution; a report of a sub-committee of the New York City ... Commission (1925); material ... pertaining to the work of the Haym Salomon Monument Committee of the Federation of Polish Jews in America; correspondence of Kohler and a typed bibliography with transcriptions of various documents prepared by Laura L. Nichols of the Library of Congress.

The collection was compiled by a number of people including: Francis Hopkinson, Abraham Isaac Abrahams, Max James Kohler, Ruth L. Benjamin, Albert Marx Friedenberg, Leon Hühner, Samuel Oppenheim, and Moses H. Grossman.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged 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
E-mail: reference@ajhs.org

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Container List

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

 

Haym Salomon collection, undated, 1777-1982

English, French.
2.5 linear feet (5 manuscript boxes), 2 oversized folders
Scope and Content:

See collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 18th century materials 1777-1787, 1979-1982
1 Oppenheim Report and related materials undated, 1918-1926
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 Oppenheim Report and related materials undated, 1918-1926
2 Report and Letters of Ruth L. Benjamin 1927
2 Reports of Committee organized by Judge Crossman 1925-1927
2 Haym Salomon Monument Committee 1925-1927
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 19th and 20th century materials undated, 1860-1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
4-5 Family prayerbooks and bibles undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS1F1Inventory of the Salomon (1786) Gift; Barnet Levy Documents (1784)1784, 1786
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS2F1Ketubah - marriage to Rachel Franks1777
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