Guide to the Jakob Freimann Collection, 1827-1937 

AR 3489

Processed by Ilse Turnheim

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, N.Y. 10011

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Center for Jewish History, Publisher.
Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2011-12-06. Finding aid written in English.
March 2012 Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Freimann, Jakob, 1866-1937
Title:Jakob Freimann Collection
Abstract:This collections contains letters and cards from 57 correspondents, including Marcus Benedict, Martin Buber, Heinrich Graetz, Paul Heyse, and others.
Languages:This collection is in German and Hebrew.
Quantity:0.25 linear feet
Identification:AR 3489
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Born in Cracow, Austria-Hungary (now Poland), on October 1, 1866, Rabbi Jakob Freimann died in Berlin on December 24, 1937.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 51 letters and 48 cards written by 57 senders between 1865 and 1937. 13 letters and 5 cards from 16 senders were not written to rabbi Jakob Freimann; some of these were addressed to rabbi Wolf Feilchenfeld, Freimann's predecessor in Posen. The letters and cards come from several countries and are written by well known rabbis, historians, philosophers and orientalists, including Marcus Benedict, Martin Buber, Heinrich Graetz, Paul Heyse, and others.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Jakob Freimann Collection; AR 3489; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 0.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.Follow the links to access the digitized materials.


Container list:

11Correspondence A - L1865-1923

  • Salomon Bamberger (1916)
  • Jacob Barth (1890-1892)
  • Abraham Berliner (1902-1908)
  • Philipp Bloch (1893)
  • D.S. Blondheim (1923)
  • Jonas Bondi (1922)
  • Markus Brann (1901, 1911-1912)
  • A. Breitenbacher (1923)
  • Salomon Breuer (1898)
  • Martin Buber (1921)
  • Paul Buchholz (1889)
  • Adolf Büchler (1913)
  • Eljakim Carmoly (1869)
  • Hirsch Perez Chajes (1865)
  • Gotthart Deutsch (1891)
  • S. Eppenstein (undated)
  • Wolf Feilchenfeld (1892)
  • David Feuchtwang (1906)
  • Heinrich Graetz (1876-1887)
  • Max Grunwald (1892-1905)
  • Moritz Guedemann (1892-1905)
  • Paul Heyse (1910)
  • Hirsch Hildesheimer (1895)
  • Hartwig Hirschfeld (1893-1909)
  • David Hoffmann (1901)
  • Marcus Horovitz (undated)
  • Adolph Jaraczewsky (1876)
  • David Kaufmann (1879)
  • Heimann Kottek (1890)
  • Samuel Krauss (1907)
  • Abraham Lewinski (1904)
  • Immanuel Loew (1914)
  • Leopold Loewenstein (1905-1914)

12Correspondence M - Z1889-1937

  • Sigmund Maybaum (1896)
  • Eugen Mittwoch (1937)
  • Joel Müller (1888)
  • Theodor Nöldeke (1893)
  • David Oppenheim (1872)
  • Felix Perles (1928)
  • Joseph Perles (1892)
  • Martin Philippson (1896)
  • Samuel Poznanski(1914-1918)
  • Siegmund Salfeld (1912)
  • Franz Schnürer (1893)
  • Sigmund Seeligmann (1909-1924)
  • Christoph Sigwart (1889-1890)
  • Rosa Silva (1913)
  • David Simonsen (1912-1916)
  • Isidore Singer (1903)
  • Julius Theodor (1900-1919)
  • Chajim Tykocinski (1912)
  • Rabbi Wellesz (1909)
  • Moses Samuel Zuckermandel (undated)

13Varia1827, 1939

  • Certificate for Rabbi Joseph Feilbogen, rabbi in Grossmeseritz by Marcus Benedikt

  • Call for a collection of Hebrew books for Talmudic schools
  • Photoreproductions of a couple of Hebrew manuscript pages

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