Jacques Judah Lyons papers, undated, 1705-1885, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919, 1933, 1950

Descriptive Summary

Identification
P-15
Repository
American Jewish Historical Society (repository)
Extent
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))
Creator
Jacques Judah Lyons
Languages
The collection is inEnglish,Dutch,Hebrew,Spanish, andPortuguese.
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.

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 writingA 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.

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:

  • Boxes 1-6A contain manuscripts
    Boxes 7-10A, 12 contain scrapbooks, notebooks, and minute books
    Box 11 contains correspondence pertaining to the Lyons Collection Committee.

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 thePublications 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):

  • Earliest Extant Minute book of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1728-1760
  • Minute book of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1760-1786
  • Sketch of Congregation Shearith Israel by Naphtali Phillips (served for many years as clerk for the congregation), circa 1855
  • Address of Mordecai Manuel Noah (given at the laying of the cornerstone of the City of Ararat, 1825)

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."

  • Manuscript Material:
  • Items relating to Congregation Shearith Israel, New York
    • Relating to Gershom Mendes Seixas
    • Relating to Rev. Jacques Judah Lyons
  • Miscellaneous items relating to Jews in New York
  • Items relating to the Seixas Family, New York
  • Items relating to the Jews of Newport
  • Items relating to Correspondence of Jews with George Washington
  • Miscellaneous items relating to Jews of North America
  • Log Book of the ShipSansom
  • Receipt book of Congregation Shearith Israel, New York
  • Excerpts from the Gomez Ledger

  • Notebook Extracts:
  • Items relating to Congregation Shearith Israel, New York
  • Items relating to the Gomez Family, New York
  • Items relating to the Hays Family, New York
  • Items relating to the Moses and Levy Families, New York
  • Items relating to the Seixas Family, New York
  • Items relating to the Simson Family, New York
  • Items relating to the Solomons Family, New York
  • Miscellaneous items relating to Jews in New York
  • Items relating to the Newport Synagogue
  • Items relating to the Newport Cemetery
  • Items relating to masonry in Newport
  • Items relating to the Touro Family, Newport
  • Items relating to the Gould Family and the Jews of Newport
  • Miscellaneous items relating to the Jews of Newport
  • Items relating to Jews in Philadelphia
  • Items relating to Haym Salomon
  • Items relating to Jews in South America and the West Indies
  • Miscellaneous items relating to Jews in North America
  • Items relating to Jews in Wars of the United States and Correspondence with Washington
  • Excerpts from the Scrapbooks of Rev. J.J. Lyons
  • List of Pamphlets in the Collection(Note: These pamphlets are located in the Rosenbach Rare Book Collection, and have not been microfilmed as part of the J.J. Lyons Collection)

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.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series as follows:

  • Series I: Manuscripts, undated, 1705, 1709-1880, 1933, 1950
  • Series II: Notebooks, undated, 1863, 1872
  • Series III: Scrapbooks, 1760-1786, 1812-1885
  • Series IV: Minute Book, undated, 1760-1786
  • Series V: Correspondence, undated, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919
  • Series VI: Books, 1783-1804
  • Oversized Separated Material, 1730, 1738-1745, 1760, 1785, 1787, 1796-1797, 1803, 1817, 1819, 1826, 1829, 1839, 1843, 1846, 1871

Related Material

Controlled Access Headings

Container List

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

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

    Language
    The Series is inEnglish,Dutch,Hebrew,Spanish, andPortuguese.
    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.

    • Celebration of Ararat Cornerstone Laying (MISSING), 1825
      Box
      1
      Folder
      1
    • Noah's Weekly Messenger(oversized, seeBox #13), July 23, 1843
      Box
      1
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      2

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    • New York Enquirer, vol. 1, no. 3(oversized, seeBox #13), July 3, 1826
      Box
      1
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      3

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    • Letter from Daniel I.M. Peixotto, regarding fasting, August 1, 1832
      Box
      1
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      4

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    • Descendants of Benjamin Seixas, 1709-1850
      Box
      1
      Folder
      5

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    • Photos of Gomez coat of arms and other Gomez items, undated
      Box
      1
      Folder
      6

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    • 1838-1839 documents relating to J.J. Lyons and his service to K.K. Beth Shalome, Richmond, Virginia(oversized, seeBox #14), April 1838-August 1839
      Box
      1
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      7

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    • Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser. Containing anecdote regarding Oliver Cromwell and the Jew(oversized, seeBox #13), December 12, 1785
      Box
      1
      Folder
      8

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    • Seixas family registers, 1721-1855
      Box
      1
      Folder
      9

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    • Description of Beth Haim, Newport, and copy of deed, September 1872
      Box
      1
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      10

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    • Consecration prayer for Mill Street or Crosby Street synagogues, 1818 or 1834
      Box
      1
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      11

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    • Letters from N.H. Gould, Newport, regarding several matters. (seePublications of the American Jewish Historical Society, vol. 27, p. 190-191), 1854, 1856, and 1872
      Box
      1
      Folder
      12

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    • Address to George Clinton, December 9, 1783
      Box
      1
      Folder
      13

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    • Account of Isaac and Abraham de Peyster vs. Isaac Seixas and other papers(oversized, seeBox #14), 1738-1745
      Box
      1
      Folder
      14

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    • Correspondence with N.H. Gould, Newport, R.I., 1872-1873
      Box
      1
      Folder
      15

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    • Letter of Manuel Josephson to Moses Seixas regarding reading the Torah from a printed book, February 4, 1790
      Box
      1
      Folder
      16

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    • Letter from Simon Nathan to Mr. Harris, asking him to act temporarily as shochet, January 27, 1796
      Box
      1
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      17

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    • Letter to Aaron Levy from trustees K.K.S.I. regarding Beth Haim, February 21, 1820
      Box
      1
      Folder
      18

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    • Letter to K.K.S.I. from Moses and Simon Content, August 19, 1828
      Box
      1
      Folder
      19

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    • Payment warrants, K.K.S.I., 1815-1816
      Box
      1
      Folder
      20

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    • Promissory note to Aaron Levy, January 16, 1817
      Box
      1
      Folder
      21

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    • Application to amend K.K.S.I. Constitution, July 11, 1833
      Box
      1
      Folder
      22

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    • Bill of Joseph Jacobs for baking matzah, April 10, 1817
      Box
      1
      Folder
      23

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    • Bill for various repairs to K.K.S.I., July 1817
      Box
      1
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      24

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    • Bill for masonry work, K.K.S.I., May 27, 1816
      Box
      1
      Folder
      25

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    • Letter from Isaac Mendez Seixas introducing his son Gershom, to Joseph Simon, June 20, 1769
      Box
      1
      Folder
      26

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    • Order of service for the 50thanniversary, Hebra Hesed V'emet, 1853: Order of service, 3rdanniversary of synagogue, 1821 (Hebrew), 1821, 1853
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      1
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      27

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    • Orders of service for special occasions, undated, 1818, 1820, 1829
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      1
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      28

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    • Photocopies of previous file of orders of service, undated, 1780, 1818, 1820, 1829
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      1
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      28a

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    • Dedication of new synagogue in Surinam (Dutch), May 5, 1837
      Box
      1
      Folder
      29

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    • Program of special service on the emancipation of the slaves, Surinam (Dutch, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), July 1, 1863
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      1
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      30

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    • Passport of Judah Lyons, July 31, 1805
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      1
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      31

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    • Letter of recommendation for J.J. Lyons from Isaac Leeser, February 22, 1838
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      1
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      32

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    • Certificate of J.J. Lyons discharge as hazan in Surinam with translation (Dutch, translation provided), November 5, 1840
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      1
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      33

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    • Application of J.J. Lyons to K.K.S.I. for hazan, 1839
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      1
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      34

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    • Resolution appointing J.J. Lyons Superintendent of Polonies Talmud Torah School, 1855
      Box
      1
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      35

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    • Recommendation of J.J. Lyons from Surinam (Dutch and English translation), June 16, 1837
      Box
      1
      Folder
      36

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    • Resolution of trustees regarding marriage of J.J. Lyons, 1842
      Box
      1
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      37

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    • Condition and terms of leasing synagogue seats (in the Rosenbach Rare Book Collection), 1818
      Box
      1
      Folder
      38

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    • Call for meeting regarding I.B. Seixas offering himself as hazzan, 1831
      Box
      1
      Folder
      39

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    • Application to K.K.S.I. by Isaac Gomez for clerk, 1801
      Box
      1
      Folder
      40

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    • Letter of Anne Seixas acknowledging $200 allowance, 1819
      Box
      1
      Folder
      41

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    • Resolution of K.K.S.I. trustees regarding Irish famine, 1847
      Box
      1
      Folder
      42

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    • Resolution of trustees regarding Thanksgiving Day, 1848
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      1
      Folder
      43

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    • Seixas report regarding the Sepher claimed by Isaac D. Lyons, August 1810
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      1
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      44

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    • Offering of Abraham Touro, 1819
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      1
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      45

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    • Letter from executors of Miss Pinto regarding legacy to Hebra Hased Va-Emet, 1816
      Box
      1
      Folder
      46

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    • Statement of the funds of K.K.S.I.(oversized, seeBox #14), 1803
      Box
      1
      Folder
      47

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    • Petition of A.I. Abrahams, undated
      Box
      1
      Folder
      48

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    • Order of service arranged after the revolution, undated
      Box
      1
      Folder
      49

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    • Account of monies received for offerings, 1788
      Box
      1
      Folder
      50

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    • Letter of K.K. Beth Elohim Charleston, regarding address to George Washington, 1790
      Box
      1
      Folder
      51

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    • Application of Rachel Hays for a seat, May 14, 1797
      Box
      1
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      52

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    • Simon Levy proposal to establish Hebrew school at K.K.S.I., September 3, 1792
      Box
      1
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      53

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    • Letter of David G. Seixas to K.K.S.I., August 16, 1816
      Box
      1
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      54

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    • Letter from Abraham Touro, August 31, 1818
      Box
      1
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      55

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    • 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
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      56

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    • Daniel VII:25 explained fixing time for Messiah. Found among papers of G.M. Seixas, 1783
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      1
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      57

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    • Resignation of B. Hart as treasurer and trustee, 1797
      Box
      1
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      58

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    • Resolution of K.K.S.I. to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding his visit to Russia(oversized, seeBox #13), September 17, 1846
      Box
      1
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      59

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    • Ground Plan-Mill Street Synagogue(oversized, seeBox #14), 1829, June 13, 1871
      Box
      1
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      60

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    • Sermons, discourses, and epistolary opinions on religious matters by Gershom Seixas, undated
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      1
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      61

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    • Contract with John Moore for building house on Mill Street, December 2, 1790
      Box
      1
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      62

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    • Receipt of Jacob Franks for silver from Curaçao towards building synagogue in New York(oversized, seeBox #14), 1730
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      1
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      63

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    • Prayer composed in New York after the revolution (Hebrew, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), 1784
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      1
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      64

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    • Subscription by members of K.K.S.I., July 26, 1822
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      1
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      65

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    • Call of meeting regarding shochet and circulars regarding Jacob Abrahams (in the Rosenbach Rare Book Collection), October 1811
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      1
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      66

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    • Request that remains of Mrs. Miriam Levy be buried in New York or Newport, 1819
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      1
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      67

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    • Papers relating to the Ladies Benevolent Society, undated, 1834, 1842-1866
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      1
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      68

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    • Portion of a manuscript of daily prayers in the handwriting of Abraham Isaacs, 1743
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      1
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      69

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    • Resolution regarding 2ndburial ground and consecration of same, undated
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      1
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      70

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    • Promissory note of Levi Solomon to Solomon Simson, New York (Not copied), October 8, 177(?)
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      2
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      71

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    • Isaac Levi's application to be shochet, August 20, 1794
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      2
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      72

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    • Registry of cases of circumcision by Abraham I. Abrahams in New York, June 1756 - February 1781
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      2
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      73

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    • Letter from Fanny Lazarus regarding seat for her son in the synagogue, December 19, 1798
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      2
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      74

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    • 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
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      75

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    • Boys and girls in religious school, handwriting of Rev. Gershom Seixas, March 8, 1795
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      2
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      76

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    • Application for assistance from Hanna Louzada, New Brunswick, N.J., November 9, 1761
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      2
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      77

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    • Subscription for building the first Mill Street Synagogue, Heshvan 15, 5489 (1728)
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      2
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      78

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    • Bond with list of papers belonging to trustees. Jacob Hart, Treasurer, undated
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      2
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      79

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    • Letter to trustees of K.K.S.I. from James Foster, regarding his desire to become a Jew (seePublications of the American Jewish Historical Society, v. 27, p. 44 for details), June 5, 1788
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      2
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      80

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    • Hebrew hymns and prayers after an earthquake, during the reign of George II (1727-1760) (Hebrew),
      Box
      2
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      81

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    • Michael Hays' agreement with Alexander Zuntz regarding house owned by the congregation, October 22, 1783
      Box
      2
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      82

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    • Petition of Aaron Salom of Jamaica to be hazan(oversized, seeBox #14), February 11, 1760
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      2
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      83

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    • Letter of I.M. Gomez declining to act as arbitrator, May 4, 1796
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      2
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      84

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    • 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
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      85

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    • Letter to congregation in Jamaica asking assistance to build a synagogue (Spanish, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), 5489 (1729)
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      2
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      86

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    • 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
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      87

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    • Memo regarding loan of £300 made by G.W. Ludlow to the congregation, December 3, 1790
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      2
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      88

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    • Moses Costello's resignation as clerk of the trustees, September 10, 1794
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      2
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      89

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    • Citizenship certificate of Isaac Hayman(oversized, seeBox #14), March 21, 1797
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      90

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    • List of debts to K.K.S.I.(oversized, seeBox #14), 5547 (1787)
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      2
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      91

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    • Permission of Parnas to marry Hart Levy's daughter, December 14, 1845
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      92

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    • Appointment of committee to superintend the baking of matzah, January 22, 1843
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      2
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      93

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    • Organization of the Board of Trustees, July 1, 1847
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      2
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      94

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    • Shochet's certificate, January 7, 1802
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      95

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    • Opinion on Cohanim, in handwriting of Abraham H. Cohen, son of hazan Cohen of Philadelphia (seePublications of the American Jewish Historical Society, v. 27, p. 109), September 1825
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      2
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      96

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    • Certificate of Solomon Gompertz as shochet and bodek (Dutch), July 1800
      Box
      2
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      97

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    • Resolution of the board on the wearing of the tallit, 1824-1827
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      2
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      98

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    • Letter from Rev. M.L.M. Peixotto regarding Rabbi Corcos of Curaçao, August 12, 1823
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      2
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      99

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    • Resolutions in regarding Harmon Hendricks, Naphtali Judah, Abraham Touro, and Washington Hendricks, July 24, 1823
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      100

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    • Resolution prohibiting the performing of ceremonies at funerals of persons intermarried with Christians, 29 Adar I 5603 (1843)
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      2
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      101

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    • Query on the burial of persons married to Gentiles from the trustees answered, 1843
      Box
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      102

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    • Resolution directing the hazan not to offer any mitzvot for any individuals but those customary, October 27, 1836
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      103

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    • Letter in Hebrew appointing Haym Levy gabay for Jews in Hebron (Hebrew), 1763
      Box
      2
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      104

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    • Ketubah (Hebrew) [Copy of]: Blank, with directions for filling it in on various occasions. (Original Deaccessioned by NMK in 1987), 5498 (1738)
      Box
      2
      Folder
      105
    • Letter from the Parnassim of Curaçao to K.K.S.I. (Portuguese, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), Sivan 5513 (1753)
      Box
      2
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      106

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    • Petition of Benjamin Jacobs to Hayman Levy to marry a non-Jew, circa 1775
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      2
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      107

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    • Letter to Abraham Pinto regarding insult to Parnas(oversized, seeBox #14), 1796
      Box
      2
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      108

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    • Copy of letter sent to Benjamin Pereira at Jamaica engaging him as teacher in K.K.S.I., December 16, 1760
      Box
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      109

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    • Receipt for a Sefer Torah lent the Philadelphia congregation by Congregation Shearith Israel (Hebrew, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), 1761
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      2
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      110

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    • Report of meeting of K.K.S.I. regarding appointment of trustees, June 17, 1784
      Box
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      111

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    • Bills received and collected of Mr. Lazarus(oversized, seeBox #14), 1795
      Box
      2
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      112

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    • Sale of men's seats for 3 years, August 26, 1792
      Box
      2
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      113

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    • Treasurer's reports of Hayman Levy(oversized, seeBox #14), 1787
      Box
      2
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      114

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    • Meeting of congregation for election of 6 trustees and to obtain a new charter, June 30, 1805
      Box
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      115

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    • Inventory of K.K.S.I. chest, receipted by Alex. Zuntz, with note by Isaac H. Levy(oversized, seeBox #14), July 25, 1784
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      2
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      116

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    • Inventory of real estate on Wall Street, undated
      Box
      2
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      117

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    • Petition of Judah de Moseh Aguilar (Portuguese), undated
      Box
      2
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      118

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    • Letter from Mrs. G. Philips regarding her husband's punishment by the congregation, April 26, 1796
      Box
      2
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      119

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    • Letter from Haim Mudahy to K.K.S.I. asking for charity (Spanish, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), undated
      Box
      2
      Folder
      120

      Images

    • Application of Moses Calo, Curaçao, for the post of hazan at K.K.S.I., August 1765
      Box
      2
      Folder
      121

      Images

    • Petition of Michael Jacobs for assistance, September 9, 1773
      Box
      2
      Folder
      122

      Images

    • Promissory note of M.S. Hays, July 20, 1790
      Box
      2
      Folder
      123

      Images

    • Opinion of Whitehead Hicks regarding distribution of synagogue seats, November 21, 1770
      Box
      2
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      124

      Images

    • Letter to K.K.S.I. from London (Portuguese, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), February 24, 1775
      Box
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      125

      Images

    • Subscription to K.K.S.I. religious school, September 7, 1793
      Box
      2
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      126

      Images

    • Synagogue account with Manuel Myers(oversized, seeBox #14), 1793-1795
      Box
      2
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      127

      Images

    • Petition of Moses Lazarus, Shochet, for increase in salary, July 28, 1771
      Box
      2
      Folder
      128

      Images

    • Call for a meeting of the congregation to elect a trustee in place of Isaac Gomez, September 13, 1795
      Box
      2
      Folder
      129

      Images

    • Petition of Isaac Da Silva for money, circa 1766
      Box
      2
      Folder
      130

      Images

    • Petition of Levy Michaels, to K.K.S.I., circa 1765
      Box
      2
      Folder
      131

      Images

    • Bill of Hayman Levy to K.K.S.I., 1788
      Box
      2
      Folder
      132

      Images

    • Letter of trustees to congregation regarding opening of Oliver Street and affect on congregation's property, undated
      Box
      2
      Folder
      133

      Images

    • Promissory note of Joshua Mendes to K.K.S.I., 1752
      Box
      2
      Folder
      134

      Images

    • Warrant to pay John Moore for building house on Mill Street, December 4, 1790
      Box
      2
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      135

      Images

    • Promissory note of Alexander Barnet, September 21, 1754
      Box
      2
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      136

      Images

    • Report of Gershom Seixas regarding religious school, November 1, 1794
      Box
      2
      Folder
      137

      Images

    • Letter of Gershom Seixas to trustees, December 27, 1809
      Box
      2
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      138

      Images

    • Letter of Gershom Seixas asking for salary increase, October 25, 1792
      Box
      2
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      139

      Images

    • Resolution regarding salary of Gershom Seixas, March 23, 1784
      Box
      2
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      140

      Images

    • Letter regarding increase in salary from G.M. Seixas, August 2, 1795
      Box
      2
      Folder
      141

      Images

    • Letter from Gershom Seixas to Manuel Myers regarding increase in salary, September 8, 1795
      Box
      2
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      142

      Images

    • Letter from Gershom Seixas to K.K.S.I. regarding his house, August 18, 1794
      Box
      2
      Folder
      143

      Images

    • Report of committee regarding house for G. Seixas, September 5, 1794
      Box
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      Folder
      144

      Images

    • Letter to K.K.S.I. from Gershom Seixas regarding his contract, August 21, 1794
      Box
      2
      Folder
      145

      Images

    • Fragment of Manuscript Minutes of Congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston, S.C., January 27, 1775
      Box
      2
      Folder
      146

      Images

    • Contract between K.K.S.I. and Gershom Seixas regarding school(oversized, seeBox #14), July 1793
      Box
      2
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      147

      Images

    • Letters to Rev. Peixotto announcing election of Naphtali Phillips as Parnas, 1819-1821
      Box
      2
      Folder
      148

      Images

    • Letter announcing election of Aaron Levy as trustee of K.K.S.I., May 13, 1804
      Box
      2
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      149

      Images

    • Begging letter from Joseph Ben Joshua Netef Salit. Application from minutes of trustees (Hebrew), August 21, 1815
      Box
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      150

      Images

    • Letter to M.L.M. Peixotto to place Mrs. Brandley Isaacs on list of perpetual escaboth, January 15, 1826
      Box
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      151

      Images

    • Letter from D.G. Seixas to M.L.M. Peixotto regarding Hebrew name of Mr. Solomons, June 29, 1823
      Box
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      152

      Images

    • Judah Zuntz's application for clerk, April 12, 1801
      Box
      2
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      153

      Images

    • Letters to Aaron Levy from Isaac M. Gomez asking for certificate of incorporation for meeting of new trustees, July 8, 1805
      Box
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      154

      Images

    • Conversion certificate of Jacob Bar Abraham Abinu, copy made January 3, 1820 (seePublications of the American Jewish Historical Society, v. 27, p. 231-2), January 3, 1820
      Box
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      Folder
      155

      Images

    • Expenses of the congregation regarding real estate, 1819-1820, 1824
      Box
      2
      Folder
      156

      Images

    • Letter of thanks to J.J. Lyons, September 14, 1841
      Box
      2
      Folder
      157

      Images

    • Letter and reply to Mrs. De Leon regarding seat, undated
      Box
      2
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      158

      Images

    • Letter regarding resignation of Haym M. Salomon as trustee, May 8, 1825
      Box
      2
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      159

      Images

    • Offers to the tsedaka(oversized, seeBox #13), 1811, 1815, 1819
      Box
      2
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      160

      Images

    • List of offerings of Eleazer Lyons on the Bar Mitzvah of his son, 1818
      Box
      3
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      161

      Images

    • Book listing seats leased in synagogue, 1820
      Box
      3
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      162

      Images

    • Shtar Halitsahgiven by Edward and Henry Morrison, January 15, 1851
      Box
      3
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      163

      Images

    • Permit to K.K.S.I. from city to move remains from Oliver Street to 21stStreet, November 15, 1855
      Box
      3
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      164

      Images

    • Map of New Bowry and 21stStreet Cemeteries, and list, undated
      Box
      3
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      165

      Images

    • Duties to the dead and dying, circa 1811
      Box
      3
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      166

      Images

    • Request of Simeon Levy to K.K.S.I. for matzoth, March 19, 1805
      Box
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      167

      Images

    • Letter of Gershom Seixas regarding services to K.K.S.I., November 22, 1801
      Box
      3
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      168

      Images

    • Copy of bill of exchange of Haym Salomon, and letter regarding the same, 1872
      Box
      3
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      169

      Images

    • Letter from Manuel Josephson to K.K.S.I. regarding joint letter to George Washington, December 14, 1790
      Box
      3
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      170

      Images

    • Letter to Gov. Clinton from K.K.S.I., 1783
      Box
      3
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      171

      Images

    • Copy of letter of K.K.S.I. to London regarding selection of a hazan(oversized, seeBox #14), March 13, 1758
      Box
      3
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      172

      Images

    • Letter from Newport to K.K.S.I. regarding Abraham and Mathias Cohen, two poor men, May 26, 1761
      Box
      3
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      173

      Images

    • Draft of letter from M. Seixas, Newport to K.K.S.I. regarding letter to Pres. Washington, July 2, 1790
      Box
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      174

      Images

    • Letter of trustees of K.K.S.I. to Newport congregation regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington(oversized, seeBox #14), June 20, 1790
      Box
      3
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      175

      Images

    • Letter from Moses Seixas, Newport, regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington, July 2, 1790
      Box
      3
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      176

      Images

    • Copy of letter from K.K.S.I. regarding sending money to Newport to help them build a synagogue, circa 1759
      Box
      3
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      177

      Images

    • Letter sent by 10 members of Newport congregation thanking K.K.S.I. for contribution for synagogue, May 28, 1759
      Box
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      178

      Images

    • Note of Naphtali Hart promising to pay the trustees of Newport synagogue the money given by K.K.S.I., July 13, 1759
      Box
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      179

      Images

    • Letter from congregation in Newport asking K.K.S.I. for help in building a synagogue(oversized, seeBox #14), March 21, 1759
      Box
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      180
    • Letter from Naphtali Hart, Newport, to K.K.S.I. asking for more help to finish synagogue, April 5, 1761
      Box
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      181

      Images

    • Letter of Moses Lopez, Newport regarding subscription of New York members for furniture etc., July 25, 1762
      Box
      3
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      182

      Images

    • 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
      Box
      3
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      183

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    • Certificate of kosher beef sent from Newport to Surinam (Spanish), September 6, 1787
      Box
      3
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      184

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    • Moses Seixas' accounts for Newport Congregation(oversized, seeBox #14), 1784-1790
      Box
      3
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      185

      Images

    • Papers pertaining to burying ground (MISSING), 1728
      Box
      3
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      186
    • Report of committee of K.K.S.I. on several matters(oversized, seeBox #14), July 24, 1791
      Box
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      187

      Images

    • Copy of letter from Portuguese congregation, London, to K.K.S.I. regarding re-burial of dead, April 6, 1791
      Box
      3
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      188

      Images

    • Letter from J.J. Lyons to trustees of K.K.S.I. regarding establishment of permanent minyan, June 6, 1844
      Box
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      189

      Images

    • Circular by committee of Hebra Hased V'Amet regarding establishment of women's Hebra, June 23, 1830
      Box
      3
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      190

      Images

    • Eulogy on Gershom Seixas by Naphtali Phillips, 1816
      Box
      3
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      191

      Images

    • List of names of some of the remains disinterred from Oliver Street and reburied in the 21stStreet cemetery, 1855
      Box
      3
      Folder
      192

      Images

    • Resignation of Simon Nathan as trustee, undated
      Box
      3
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      193

      Images

    • Address to K.K.S.I. regarding Polonies Talmud Torah(oversized, seeBox #14), 1804
      Box
      3
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      194

      Images

    • Hebrew poem on the 78thanniversary of the consecration of the 1stMill Street synagogue (Hebrew), 1808
      Box
      3
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      195

      Images

    • Receipt for $175. Collected for poor in Ireland, 1847
      Box
      3
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      196

      Images

    • Women in the congregation in the days of Hazan I.B. Seixas(oversized, seeBox #14), undated
      Box
      3
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      197

      Images

    • 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, seeBox #14), June 27, 1827
      Box
      3
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      198

      Images

    • Poll of an election held May 17, 1801,
      Box
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      199

      Images

    • Letter of Rev. Joseph J. Pinto to K.K.S.I. announcing his intention to return to Europe(oversized, seeBox #14), December 22, 1765
      Box
      3
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      200

      Images

    • Letter of Joseph J. Pinto (Hebrew, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society)(oversized, seeBox #14), July 11, 1759
      Box
      3
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      201

      Images

    • Letter from Moses Gomez who wishes to change his seat in synagogue, June 19, 1796
      Box
      3
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      202

      Images

    • Letter of B.S. Judah, presenting Tebah cloth, etc. for escaba for his grandfather, June 10, 1794
      Box
      3
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      203

      Images

    • Application of Alexander Harris to be shochet at $5 per week, January 27, 1796
      Box
      3
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      204

      Images

    • Hebrew Prayer at the time of revolt of the Negroes, probably in Surinam (Hebrew, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), undated
      Box
      3
      Folder
      205

      Images

    • Marriage contract of Haym Myers and Rachel Louzada (Copy of. Original sold by NMK March 26, 1987. Hebrew), 1751
      Box
      3
      Folder
      206
    • Letter from Jeoshua His DeCordova regarding kosher meat (Portuguese, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), April 8, 1758
      Box
      3
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      207

      Images

    • Letter from B.S. Judah, declining to act as hatan bereshit, September 9, 1794
      Box
      3
      Folder
      208

      Images

    • Report of committee to inspect Hebrew school, 1794
      Box
      3
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      209

      Images

    • FOLDER MISSING,
      Box
      3
      Folder
      210
    • Facsimile of Jonas Phillips' citizenship certificates, 1759
      Box
      3
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      211

      Images

    • Order to pay G. Seixas for keeping school, December 9, 1793
      Box
      3
      Folder
      212

      Images

    • Letter of Simeon Levy regarding school, October 22, 1793
      Box
      3
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      213

      Images

    • Bills and receipts of Dr. Andrew Judah for attendance on poor of K.K.S.I., 1761-1762
      Box
      3
      Folder
      214

      Images

    • Letter introducing Mark Solomons, shochet, from Philadelphia, February 8, 1796
      Box
      3
      Folder
      215

      Images

    • Copy of letter to Moses Franks regarding hazan for K.K.S.I. (see alsoItem #172, March 13, 1758),
      Box
      3
      Folder
      216

      Images

    • Papers of Ladies Army Relief Association, 1861
      Box
      3
      Folder
      217

      Images

    • Receipts and Bills of K.K.S.I.-General and unspecified, and others(oversized, seeBox #14), 1770-1793
      Box
      3
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      218a

      Images

    • Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Membership, debts, bonds and interest(oversized, seeBox #14),
      Box
      3
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      218b

      Images

    • Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Building maintenance and repair,
      Box
      3
      Folder
      218c

      Images

    • Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Tzedaka Fund(oversized, see Box #14 (items34aand34b)),
      Box
      3
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      218d

      Images

    • Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Salaries, 1795-1807
      Box
      3
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      218e

      Images

    • Papers regarding workhouse, 1855, and constitution of the American Hebrew Agricultural Association, undated, 1855-1856
      Box
      3
      Folder
      219

      Images

    • Memo of manuscripts and articles deposited in the cornerstone of 19thstreet synagogue of K.K.S.I.-Papers, Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, undated, 1843-1859
      Box
      3
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      220

      Images

    • Diary on Damascus persecution, 1840
      Box
      3
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      221

      Images

    • Letter from Palestine asking for assistance (Hebrew), 1770?
      Box
      3
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      222

      Images

    • Traces of settlement in Bound Brook, N.J., 1840
      Box
      3
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      223

      Images

    • Oath of allegiance to George II by Jews in American colonies(oversized, seeBox #14), 1741
      Box
      3
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      224

      Images

    • Letter of Jews of Amsterdam to Jews of Baltimore, regarding Jews of the Holy Land(oversized, seeBox #14), 1823
      Box
      3
      Folder
      225

      Images

    • Petition to legislature regarding religion in free schools(oversized, seeBox #14), January 7, 1813
      Box
      3
      Folder
      226

      Images

    • Impression from copper plate deposited in cornerstone of 2ndMill Street synagogue (Hebrew), 5577 (1817)
      Box
      3
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      227

      Images

    • Appeal for the persecuted cretans, issued by the clergy of New York, January 14, 1859
      Box
      3
      Folder
      228

      Images

    • Letter from A.H. Cohen regarding dedication of synagogue, undated
      Box
      3
      Folder
      229

      Images

    • Order to pay Aaron Levy, regarding K.K. Mikve Israel, April 30, 1804
      Box
      3
      Folder
      230

      Images

    • Composition in Hebrew by Rabbi Dob Pique Sung at consecration of synagogue (Hebrew), 1818
      Box
      4
      Folder
      231

      Images

    • Article fromHarper's Monthly Magazineregarding Newport Burying Ground, August 1869
      Box
      4
      Folder
      232

      Images

    • Discourse on the Centennial of Neve Shalome, Surinam, by Judah A. Devries (Dutch, translation provided), 1785
      Box
      4
      Folder
      233

      Images

    • Part of order of service and Hebrew prayer, recommended during the revolution (Hebrew), 1776
      Box
      4
      Folder
      234

      Images

    • Letter from Isaac Seixas to Hayman Levy on proposed marriage of Benjamin Seixas to Zipporah Levy, November 13, 1778
      Box
      4
      Folder
      235

      Images

    • Form of election notice for trustees in time of Gershom Seixas, undated
      Box
      4
      Folder
      236

      Images

    • Financial statement, Hebra Hased Ve-Amet, 1860
      Box
      4
      Folder
      237

      Images

    • Hebrew prayer for the consecration of the cemetery, Long Island (Hebrew), August 3, 1851
      Box
      4
      Folder
      238

      Images

    • Inventory of property of K.K.S.I., 1821
      Box
      4
      Folder
      239

      Images

    • Early bills of K.K.S.I., 1797-1799, 1806
      Box
      4
      Folder
      239a

      Images

    • Letters from Moise and Jacob Seixas to K.K.S.I. regarding reduction in seat costs because they are refugees (French) (French, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), May 6, 1794
      Box
      4
      Folder
      240

      Images

    • Copy of English address given by G. Seixas after his return to New York City, 1784
      Box
      4
      Folder
      241

      Images

    • Resolution of Trustees, K.K.S.I. to buy ground in Beaver Street, in rear of Mill Street synagogue(oversized, seeBox #14), March 21, 1797
      Box
      4
      Folder
      242

      Images

    • Copy of deed for land of Newport synagogue, 1760
      Box
      4
      Folder
      243

      Images

    • Judah Zuntz's report on the Beth Haim, March 27, 1814
      Box
      4
      Folder
      244

      Images

    • Clerk's list of offerings, 4thquarter(oversized, seeBox #14), 1804
      Box
      4
      Folder
      245

      Images

    • Report of committee to make arrangements for matzah baking(oversized, seeBox #14), 1819
      Box
      4
      Folder
      246

      Images

    • Poll of an election, March 7, 1802
      Box
      4
      Folder
      247

      Images

    • Poll of an election, May 16, 1802
      Box
      4
      Folder
      248

      Images

    • Committee report, June 20, 1819
      Box
      4
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      249

      Images

    • Congregational account(oversized, seeBox #14), October 24, 1809
      Box
      4
      Folder
      250

      Images

    • Letter to J.J. Lyons from trustees, not permitting him to officiate at funeral of Bernheimer child, 1853
      Box
      4
      Folder
      251

      Images

    • Circular regarding Richmond congregation on Rev. Ellis Lyons, 1840
      Box
      4
      Folder
      252

      Images

    • Receipts and accounts of congregation, 1797-1799
      Box
      4
      Folder
      253

      Images

    • Notice to change constitution of K.K.S.I., July 11, 1833
      Box
      4
      Folder
      254

      Images

    • Letter regarding prohibition of P.J. Joachimsen from receiving mitzvah, September 19, 1860
      Box
      4
      Folder
      255

      Images

    • Resolution asking hazan to prepare inventory of property, 1861
      Box
      4
      Folder
      256

      Images

    • Letter from Thomas Hope, architect, regarding drawings for ark of new synagogue. Also includes wash drawing of canopy for ark(oversized, seeBox #14), January 10, 1818
      Box
      4
      Folder
      257

      Images

    • Bills for congregation house, 1797-1798
      Box
      4
      Folder
      258

      Images

    • List of offerings, 1805
      Box
      4
      Folder
      259

      Images

    • Fragment of resolution regarding sale of seats, undated
      Box
      4
      Folder
      260

      Images

    • Letters and receipts from Sir Moses Montefiore, 1850-1862
      Box
      4
      Folder
      261

      Images

    • Copy of letter and agreement with Mr. Solomons, shochet, undated
      Box
      4
      Folder
      262

      Images

    • Letter of Jacob Abrahams, shochet, November 1804
      Box
      4
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      263

      Images

    • Sale of ship "Farmer" to Isaac M. Gomez by Joao Jose Da Silva(oversized, seeBox #14), October 21, 1794
      Box
      4
      Folder
      264

      Images

    • Minutes of the congregation, June 11, 1820
      Box
      4
      Folder
      265

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    • Minutes of the congregation, November 15, 1820
      Box
      4
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      266

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    • List of offerings(oversized, see Boxes #13 and #14 (Item #s6,44a-44j)), 1812, 1815, 1819-1820
      Box
      4
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      267

      Images

    • Pensions paid by K.K.S.I., 1819-1821
      Box
      4
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      268

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    • Debts of the congregation, circa 1801
      Box
      4
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      269

      Images

    • Letters from Curaçao to K.K.S.I., 1818-1819
      Box
      4
      Folder
      270

      Images

    • Minutes of trustees meetings, 1801-1802
      Box
      4
      Folder
      271

      Images

    • Various bills and statements(oversized, seeBox #14), 1803, 1819, 1823
      Box
      4
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      272

      Images

    • Letter of Ephraim Hart, declining to serve as trustee, 1801
      Box
      4
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      273

      Images

    • Letter and resolution of the trustees, October 18, 1833
      Box
      4
      Folder
      274

      Images

    • Notice of election of Benjamin Nathan, 1852
      Box
      4
      Folder
      275

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    • Questions by trustees regarding rights of Cohanim, 1845
      Box
      4
      Folder
      276

      Images

    • List of bills for offerings, 1839
      Box
      4
      Folder
      277

      Images

    • Certificate of election of Isaac Moses as trustee, 1807
      Box
      4
      Folder
      278

      Images

    • Letter of trustees of Portuguese congregation, London, to K.K.S.I. regarding choosing a hazan for K.K.S.I., October 28, 1757
      Box
      4
      Folder
      279

      Images

    • Various notes on Newport by J.J.L. (Note: Only one folder), undated, 1873, 1877
      Box
      4
      Folder
      280a-e

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    • Sermons by Gershom Mendes Seixas, undated, 1799, 1805, 1807
      Box
      4
      Folder
      281

      Images

    • Charity Sermon by Gershom Mendes Seixas, 1807
      Box
      4A
      Folder
      281F
    • Papers of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Scientific Institute, undated, 1852-1877
      Box
      5
      Folder
      282

      Images

    • Minutes of Committee on Accounts, July 6, 1820
      Box
      5
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      283

      Images

    • Notice of election of B. Nathan & S. Lazarus, 1854
      Box
      5
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      284

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    • Bill for work done on synagogue, June 25, 1798
      Box
      5
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      285

      Images

    • Bills of Mark Solomons, shochet, 1797
      Box
      5
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      286

      Images

    • Bill of Israel Joel for Israel Israel, September 25, 1798
      Box
      5
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      287

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    • Various synagogue bills, 1797-1799
      Box
      5
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      288

      Images

    • Poll of election, June 21, 1807
      Box
      5
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      289

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    • Conditions and terms of leasing seats, 1832
      Box
      5
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      290

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    • Notice concerning shochet, 1803
      Box
      5
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      291

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    • Bills for offerings, 1789-1799
      Box
      5
      Folder
      292

      Images

    • Poll of an election to replace a trustee, 1806
      Box
      5
      Folder
      293

      Images

    • Election notices, 1850-1852, 1860
      Box
      5
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      294

      Images

    • List of offerings of M.L. Moses, 1820
      Box
      5
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      295

      Images

    • Ketubah of Hayman Levy and Sloe Myers [Copy of](Oversized, seeBox #14), May 15, 1751
      Box
      5
      Folder
      296
    • Various bills, warrants, etc., 1807, 1812-1813, 1815, 1817-1818
      Box
      5
      Folder
      297

      Images

    • Minutes of meeting regarding purchase of property in Beaver Street, February 26, 1797
      Box
      5
      Folder
      298

      Images

    • Exercises at Polonies Talmud Torah School, 1843
      Box
      5
      Folder
      299

      Images

    • Letter (Ladino/Spanish)(oversized, seeBox #14), 1763
      Box
      5
      Folder
      300.1

      Images

    • Letter to M.L.M. Peixotto, May 9, 1824 and Rachel Pinto's tombstone inscription, undated, 1824
      Box
      5
      Folder
      300.2

      Images

    • Service for the dedication of the new synagogue on 19thStreet (Hebrew), September 12, 1860
      Box
      5
      Folder
      301

      Images

    • Miscellaneous materials regarding Newport, undated, 1872
      Box
      5
      Folder
      302

      Images

    • Prayer for adverting Cholera (Dutch), undated
      Box
      5
      Folder
      303

      Images

    • Letter to Rodriques Pacheco and Daniel Gomez, circa 1729
      Box
      5
      Folder
      304

      Images

    • Copy of 1794 bill of sale of the ship "Farmer"(seeItem #264), undated
      Box
      5
      Folder
      305

      Images

    • (FOLDER MISSING),
      Box
      5
      Folder
      306
    • Letter from London regarding Haham Haim Mudahy (Portuguese, translation provided fromPublications of the American Jewish Historical Society), February 1765
      Box
      5
      Folder
      307

      Images

    • Report on statement made to mayor regarding congregation's property and revenue, undated
      Box
      5
      Folder
      308

      Images

    • Tabulation of total marriages, births, deaths, bar mitzvahs, 1840-1864
      Box
      5
      Folder
      309

      Images

    • Ticket to an exhibition, 1792
      Box
      5
      Folder
      310

      Images

    • Notice to K.K.S.I. regarding subscription for Lincoln monument, undated
      Box
      5
      Folder
      311

      Images

    • Petition and remonstrance of G.M. Seixas, 1801
      Box
      5
      Folder
      312

      Images

    • Copies of letters regarding various ketubot, 1811, 1831
      Box
      5
      Folder
      313

      Images

    • Rhode Island Act of Disability [copy], undated, 1766
      Box
      5
      Folder
      314

      Images

    • Letters regarding election of trustees, 1840-1861
      Box
      5
      Folder
      315

      Images

    • Various congregational resolutions, 1850, 1855
      Box
      5
      Folder
      316

      Images

    • Copy of resolution regarding donation of N. Judah, H. Henricks and A. Touro to building of shul, 1818
      Box
      5
      Folder
      317

      Images

    • Correspondence with Mr. Joseph regarding organization of board, 1845
      Box
      5
      Folder
      318

      Images

    • Resolution regarding relief of sufferers of fire in Hague Street, 1850
      Box
      5
      Folder
      319

      Images

    • Certificate regarding J.J. Lyons (Dutch), February 19, 1836
      Box
      5
      Folder
      320

      Images

    • (ITEM MISSING, NO DESCRIPTION),
      Box
      5
      Folder
      321
    • Congregational birth certificate of J.J. Lyons (Dutch), 1813
      Box
      5
      Folder
      322

      Images

    • Copy of birth certificate of J.J. Lyons (Dutch), 1813
      Box
      5
      Folder
      323

      Images

    • Manuscript Notebook of Lyons, containing notes on the Jews of Newport and Arnold'sHistory of Rhode Island(Book no. 2. SeeBox 7. Very fragile.), circa 1870-1880
      Box
      5
      Folder
      324

      Images

    • (ITEM MISSING, NO DESCRIPTION),
      Box
      5
      Folder
      325
    • Service for Thanksgiving Day, December 22, 1819
      Box
      5
      Folder
      326

      Images

    • Draft of letter to Sir Moses Montefiore on the death of his wife, November 22, 1862
      Box
      5
      Folder
      327

      Images

    • Acknowledgement of Lyons' letter by Sir Moses Montefiore, December 9, 1862
      Box
      5
      Folder
      328

      Images

    • Draft of letter by J.J. Lyons to Sir Moses Montefiore, sending him £15 for the Jews of Palestine, and acknowledgement, 1854
      Box
      5
      Folder
      329

      Images

    • Copy of bill of costs for Louis Gomez's denization, 1705
      Box
      5
      Folder
      330

      Images

    • Abstract of subject index of N.Y. State Library, Part 1, 1872
      Box
      5
      Folder
      331

      Images

    • 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
      Box
      6
      Folder
      332

      Images

    • Unsigned appeal for funds for Beth Shalome synagogue, Richmond, March 1822
      Box
      6
      Folder
      333

      Images

    • Copy of letter from J.J. Lyons to Sir Moses Montefiore enclosing bill of exchange for Palestinian Jews, 1854
      Box
      6
      Folder
      334

      Images

    • Ketubah of Sabato Morais and Esther Weil (Hebrew), 1855
      Box
      6
      Folder
      335

      Images

    • Newspaper clippings on various subjects, undated, 1860
      Box
      6
      Folder
      336

      Images

    • Newspaper clipping regarding presentation of flag by Mrs. Commodore Levy, circa 1862
      Box
      6
      Folder
      337

      Images

    • Lecture by J.J. Lyons on the history of the Jews, given before the Hebrew Religious and Literary Library Association, undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
      338

      Images

    • Calendar of events taken from theOccident,Asmonean, andStein's Chronological Handbuch, undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
      339

      Images

    • Prayer on the death of Lincoln, April 19, 1865
      Box
      6
      Folder
      340

      Images

    • Sermon by J.J. Lyons on the death of Pres. William Henry Harrison, circa 1841
      Box
      6
      Folder
      341

      Images

    • Book of Selichot by J. J. Lyons written in Surinam (Hebrew), undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Manual containing calendar and instructions for various occasions, undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Letter to Lyons and notes on Hebrew grammar by Joshua Seixas, undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Manuscript Items relating to the Civil War, including letters, 1861-1865
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • 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
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Hebrew salutatory at a graduation by Miss Regina Noe (Hebrew), undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Hebrew epitaph of Isaac Abraham Adolphus (d. 1774) copied by Lyons (Hebrew), undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Various resolutions, notes, etc. regarding K.K.S.I., undated, 1839, 1859
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Notes on J.J. Lyons taken from the archives in Paramaribo, 1950
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Eulogy on the death of Naphtali Phillips, 1870
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Newspaper clipping of speech of Lyons at end of Civil War, 1865
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Sermon for Thanksgiving Day after Civil War, October 1865
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Two prayers on the death of Abraham Lincoln, 1865
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Speech by Lyons urging support of U.S. Sanitary Commission, undated
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Speech by Lyons at exercises at Polonies Talmud Torah, 1876
      Box
      6
      Folder
    • Miscellaneous notes, etc., made by J.J. Lyons (Hebrew, Dutch), undated
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Fragment of sermon by Lyons (?), undated
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Sermon by Lyons given on the centennial of the USA, 1876
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Sermon given in Surinam by J.J. Lyons (Dutch), 1835
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Curriculum guide for Passover, undated
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Miscellaneous notes, etc. by Lyons (Hebrew, Portuguese), undated, 1855, 1871, 1883, 1933
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Manuscript prayer for the dedication of a synagogue (Hebrew), undated
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Miscellaneous booklet of prayers, written during the Civil War (Hebrew and English translation), circa 1860s
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books(oversized, see Box #14 (items48a-48g)), undated, 1727, 1739-1753
      Box
      6A
      Folder
    • Sketch by Naphtali Phillips (book), 1863
      Box
      6A
      Folder
  • Series II: Notebooks, undated, 1863, 1872

    Language
    The Series is inEnglish.
    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."

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

    Language
    The Series is inEnglish,Dutch, andHebrew.
    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.

    • Scrapbook I (5f) (Dutch, English, Hebrew)(oversized, see Box #14 (items49a-50) and Cabinet 16), 1812-1859
      Box
      8
      Folder
    • Scrapbook I, [Copy of] (5f),
      Box
      9
      Folder
    • Scrapbook II, 1837-1885
      Box
      10
      Folder
    • Scrapbook III, 1816, 1822, 1824, 1830, 1833-1858
      Box
      10
      Folder
  • Series IV: Minute Book, undated, 1760-1786

    Language
    The Series is inEnglish.
    Scope and Content:

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

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

    Language
    The Series is inEnglish.
    Scope and Content:

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

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

    Language
    The Series is inEnglish.
    Scope and Content:

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

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

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