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Jacques Judah Lyons papers

American Jewish Historical Society

Inclusive Date: undated, 1705-1885, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919, 1933, 1950

Jacques Judah Lyons

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))

English

Dutch

Hebrew

Spanish

Portuguese

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.

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Collection Details

The Lyons collection was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society in 1908 by Jacques Judah Lyons' children: Julius J. Lyons, Sarah Lyons, and Alfred Lyons.



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 writing, 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.

De Sola Pool, David and Tamar.. New York: Columbia University Press, 1955, 178-182. , vol. 21 (1913), xxiii-xxviii; and vol. 27 (1920), 144-9. . Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1972. vol. 11, 626.

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 "."

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:

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 the, 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 (). The volumes and their table of contents are as follows:



"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."







The collection is divided into six series as follows:







Collection Access & Use


Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16Street, New York, NY, 10011email:

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Jacques Judah Lyons Collection; P-15; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Newton Centre, MA and New York, NY.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series : Series I: Manuscripts

Inclusive Date: undated, 1705, 1709-1880, 1933, 1950

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.

Box: 1

Folder: 1

Celebration of Ararat Cornerstone Laying (MISSING)

Date: 1825

Box: 1

Folder: 2

Noah's Weekly Messenger

(oversized, see)

Date: July 23, 1843

Box: 1

Folder: 3

New York Enquirer

(oversized, see) , vol. 1, no. 3

Date: July 3, 1826

Box: 1

Folder: 4

Letter from Daniel I.M. Peixotto, regarding fasting

Date: August 1, 1832

Box: 1

Folder: 5

Descendants of Benjamin Seixas

Date: 1709-1850

Box: 1

Folder: 6

Photos of Gomez coat of arms and other Gomez items

Date: undated

Box: 1

Folder: 7

(oversized, see)1838-1839 documents relating to J.J. Lyons and his service to K.K. Beth Shalome, Richmond, Virginia

Date: April 1838-August 1839

Box: 1

Folder: 8

Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser

(oversized, see) . Containing anecdote regarding Oliver Cromwell and the Jew

Date: December 12, 1785

Box: 1

Folder: 9

Seixas family registers

Date: 1721-1855

Box: 1

Folder: 10

Description of Beth Haim, Newport, and copy of deed

Date: September 1872

Box: 1

Folder: 11

Consecration prayer for Mill Street or Crosby Street synagogues

Date: 1818 or 1834

Box: 1

Folder: 12

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letters from N.H. Gould, Newport, regarding several matters. (see, vol. 27, p. 190-191)

Date: 1854, 1856, and 1872

Box: 1

Folder: 13

Address to George Clinton

Date: December 9, 1783

Box: 1

Folder: 14

(oversized, see)Account of Isaac and Abraham de Peyster vs. Isaac Seixas and other papers

Date: 1738-1745

Box: 1

Folder: 15

Correspondence with N.H. Gould, Newport, R.I.

Date: 1872-1873

Box: 1

Folder: 16

Letter of Manuel Josephson to Moses Seixas regarding reading the Torah from a printed book

Date: February 4, 1790

Box: 1

Folder: 17

Letter from Simon Nathan to Mr. Harris, asking him to act temporarily as shochet

Date: January 27, 1796

Box: 1

Folder: 18

Letter to Aaron Levy from trustees K.K.S.I. regarding Beth Haim

Date: February 21, 1820

Box: 1

Folder: 19

Letter to K.K.S.I. from Moses and Simon Content

Date: August 19, 1828

Box: 1

Folder: 20

Payment warrants, K.K.S.I.

Date: 1815-1816

Box: 1

Folder: 21

Promissory note to Aaron Levy

Date: January 16, 1817

Box: 1

Folder: 22

Application to amend K.K.S.I. Constitution

Date: July 11, 1833

Box: 1

Folder: 23

Bill of Joseph Jacobs for baking matzah

Date: April 10, 1817

Box: 1

Folder: 24

Bill for various repairs to K.K.S.I.

Date: July 1817

Box: 1

Folder: 25

Bill for masonry work, K.K.S.I.

Date: May 27, 1816

Box: 1

Folder: 26

Letter from Isaac Mendez Seixas introducing his son Gershom, to Joseph Simon

Date: June 20, 1769

Box: 1

Folder: 27

thOrder of service for the 50anniversary, Hebra Hesed V'emet, 1853: Order of service, 3anniversary of synagogue, 1821 (Hebrew)

Date: 1821, 1853

Box: 1

Folder: 28

Orders of service for special occasions

Date: undated, 1818, 1820, 1829

Box: 1

Folder: 28a

Photocopies of previous file of orders of service

Date: undated, 1780, 1818, 1820, 1829

Box: 1

Folder: 29

Dedication of new synagogue in Surinam (Dutch)

Date: May 5, 1837

Box: 1

Folder: 30

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Program of special service on the emancipation of the slaves, Surinam (Dutch, translation provided from)

Date: July 1, 1863

Box: 1

Folder: 31

Passport of Judah Lyons

Date: July 31, 1805

Box: 1

Folder: 32

Letter of recommendation for J.J. Lyons from Isaac Leeser

Date: February 22, 1838

Box: 1

Folder: 33

Certificate of J.J. Lyons discharge as hazan in Surinam with translation (Dutch, translation provided)

Date: November 5, 1840

Box: 1

Folder: 34

Application of J.J. Lyons to K.K.S.I. for hazan

Date: 1839

Box: 1

Folder: 35

Resolution appointing J.J. Lyons Superintendent of Polonies Talmud Torah School

Date: 1855

Box: 1

Folder: 36

Recommendation of J.J. Lyons from Surinam (Dutch and English translation)

Date: June 16, 1837

Box: 1

Folder: 37

Resolution of trustees regarding marriage of J.J. Lyons

Date: 1842

Box: 1

Folder: 38

Condition and terms of leasing synagogue seats (in the Rosenbach Rare Book Collection)

Date: 1818

Box: 1

Folder: 39

Call for meeting regarding I.B. Seixas offering himself as hazzan

Date: 1831

Box: 1

Folder: 40

Application to K.K.S.I. by Isaac Gomez for clerk

Date: 1801

Box: 1

Folder: 41

Letter of Anne Seixas acknowledging $200 allowance

Date: 1819

Box: 1

Folder: 42

Resolution of K.K.S.I. trustees regarding Irish famine

Date: 1847

Box: 1

Folder: 43

Resolution of trustees regarding Thanksgiving Day

Date: 1848

Box: 1

Folder: 44

Seixas report regarding the Sepher claimed by Isaac D. Lyons

Date: August 1810

Box: 1

Folder: 45

Offering of Abraham Touro

Date: 1819

Box: 1

Folder: 46

Letter from executors of Miss Pinto regarding legacy to Hebra Hased Va-Emet

Date: 1816

Box: 1

Folder: 47

(oversized, see)Statement of the funds of K.K.S.I.

Date: 1803

Box: 1

Folder: 48

Petition of A.I. Abrahams

Date: undated

Box: 1

Folder: 49

Order of service arranged after the revolution

Date: undated

Box: 1

Folder: 50

Account of monies received for offerings

Date: 1788

Box: 1

Folder: 51

Letter of K.K. Beth Elohim Charleston, regarding address to George Washington

Date: 1790

Box: 1

Folder: 52

Application of Rachel Hays for a seat

Date: May 14, 1797

Box: 1

Folder: 53

Simon Levy proposal to establish Hebrew school at K.K.S.I.

Date: September 3, 1792

Box: 1

Folder: 54

Letter of David G. Seixas to K.K.S.I.

Date: August 16, 1816

Box: 1

Folder: 55

Letter from Abraham Touro

Date: August 31, 1818

Box: 1

Folder: 56

Blank form of bond used by trustees of K.K.S.I. for house and lot on Mill Street (unsigned)

Date: 1772

Box: 1

Folder: 57

Daniel VII:25 explained fixing time for Messiah. Found among papers of G.M. Seixas

Date: 1783

Box: 1

Folder: 58

Resignation of B. Hart as treasurer and trustee

Date: 1797

Box: 1

Folder: 59

(oversized, see)Resolution of K.K.S.I. to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding his visit to Russia

Date: September 17, 1846

Box: 1

Folder: 60

(oversized, see)Ground Plan-Mill Street Synagogue

Date: 1829, June 13, 1871

Box: 1

Folder: 61

Sermons, discourses, and epistolary opinions on religious matters by Gershom Seixas

Date: undated

Box: 1

Folder: 62

Contract with John Moore for building house on Mill Street

Date: December 2, 1790

Box: 1

Folder: 63

(oversized, see)Receipt of Jacob Franks for silver from Curaçao towards building synagogue in New York

Date: 1730

Box: 1

Folder: 64

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Prayer composed in New York after the revolution (Hebrew, translation provided from)

Date: 1784

Box: 1

Folder: 65

Subscription by members of K.K.S.I.

Date: July 26, 1822

Box: 1

Folder: 66

Call of meeting regarding shochet and circulars regarding Jacob Abrahams (in the Rosenbach Rare Book Collection)

Date: October 1811

Box: 1

Folder: 67

Request that remains of Mrs. Miriam Levy be buried in New York or Newport

Date: 1819

Box: 1

Folder: 68

Papers relating to the Ladies Benevolent Society

Date: undated, 1834, 1842-1866

Box: 1

Folder: 69

Portion of a manuscript of daily prayers in the handwriting of Abraham Isaacs

Date: 1743

Box: 1

Folder: 70

ndResolution regarding 2burial ground and consecration of same

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 71

Promissory note of Levi Solomon to Solomon Simson, New York (Not copied)

Date: October 8, 177(?)

Box: 2

Folder: 72

Isaac Levi's application to be shochet

Date: August 20, 1794

Box: 2

Folder: 73

Registry of cases of circumcision by Abraham I. Abrahams in New York

Date: June 1756 - February 1781

Box: 2

Folder: 74

Letter from Fanny Lazarus regarding seat for her son in the synagogue

Date: December 19, 1798

Box: 2

Folder: 75

Names of boys and girls in the K.K.S.I school, March 8, 1795. Report of the School Committee, February 2, 1794

Date: 1794-1795

Box: 2

Folder: 76

Boys and girls in religious school, handwriting of Rev. Gershom Seixas

Date: March 8, 1795

Box: 2

Folder: 77

Application for assistance from Hanna Louzada, New Brunswick, N.J.

Date: November 9, 1761

Box: 2

Folder: 78

Subscription for building the first Mill Street Synagogue

Date: Heshvan 15, 5489 (1728)

Box: 2

Folder: 79

Bond with list of papers belonging to trustees. Jacob Hart, Treasurer

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 80

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letter to trustees of K.K.S.I. from James Foster, regarding his desire to become a Jew (see, v. 27, p. 44 for details)

Date: June 5, 1788

Box: 2

Folder: 81

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

Date:

Box: 2

Folder: 82

Michael Hays' agreement with Alexander Zuntz regarding house owned by the congregation

Date: October 22, 1783

Box: 2

Folder: 83

(oversized, see)Petition of Aaron Salom of Jamaica to be hazan

Date: February 11, 1760

Box: 2

Folder: 84

Letter of I.M. Gomez declining to act as arbitrator

Date: May 4, 1796

Box: 2

Folder: 85

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.

Date: 1804-1816

Box: 2

Folder: 86

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letter to congregation in Jamaica asking assistance to build a synagogue (Spanish, translation provided from)

Date: 5489 (1729)

Box: 2

Folder: 87

Copy of English translation of prayer for peace during the revolution, with note of Rev. Gershom Seixas to Isaac Moses

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 88

Memo regarding loan of £300 made by G.W. Ludlow to the congregation

Date: December 3, 1790

Box: 2

Folder: 89

Moses Costello's resignation as clerk of the trustees

Date: September 10, 1794

Box: 2

Folder: 90

(oversized, see)Citizenship certificate of Isaac Hayman

Date: March 21, 1797

Box: 2

Folder: 91

(oversized, see)List of debts to K.K.S.I.

Date: 5547 (1787)

Box: 2

Folder: 92

Permission of Parnas to marry Hart Levy's daughter

Date: December 14, 1845

Box: 2

Folder: 93

Appointment of committee to superintend the baking of matzah

Date: January 22, 1843

Box: 2

Folder: 94

Organization of the Board of Trustees

Date: July 1, 1847

Box: 2

Folder: 95

Shochet's certificate

Date: January 7, 1802

Box: 2

Folder: 96

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Opinion on Cohanim, in handwriting of Abraham H. Cohen, son of hazan Cohen of Philadelphia (see, v. 27, p. 109)

Date: September 1825

Box: 2

Folder: 97

Certificate of Solomon Gompertz as shochet and bodek (Dutch)

Date: July 1800

Box: 2

Folder: 98

Resolution of the board on the wearing of the tallit

Date: 1824-1827

Box: 2

Folder: 99

Letter from Rev. M.L.M. Peixotto regarding Rabbi Corcos of Curaçao

Date: August 12, 1823

Box: 2

Folder: 100

Resolutions in regarding Harmon Hendricks, Naphtali Judah, Abraham Touro, and Washington Hendricks

Date: July 24, 1823

Box: 2

Folder: 101

Resolution prohibiting the performing of ceremonies at funerals of persons intermarried with Christians

Date: 29 Adar I 5603 (1843)

Box: 2

Folder: 102

Query on the burial of persons married to Gentiles from the trustees answered

Date: 1843

Box: 2

Folder: 103

Resolution directing the hazan not to offer any mitzvot for any individuals but those customary

Date: October 27, 1836

Box: 2

Folder: 104

Letter in Hebrew appointing Haym Levy gabay for Jews in Hebron (Hebrew)

Date: 1763

Box: 2

Folder: 105

Ketubah (Hebrew) [Copy of]: Blank, with directions for filling it in on various occasions. (Original Deaccessioned by NMK in 1987)

Date: 5498 (1738)

Box: 2

Folder: 106

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letter from the Parnassim of Curaçao to K.K.S.I. (Portuguese, translation provided from)

Date: Sivan 5513 (1753)

Box: 2

Folder: 107

Petition of Benjamin Jacobs to Hayman Levy to marry a non-Jew

Date: circa 1775

Box: 2

Folder: 108

(oversized, see)Letter to Abraham Pinto regarding insult to Parnas

Date: 1796

Box: 2

Folder: 109

Copy of letter sent to Benjamin Pereira at Jamaica engaging him as teacher in K.K.S.I.

Date: December 16, 1760

Box: 2

Folder: 110

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Receipt for a Sefer Torah lent the Philadelphia congregation by Congregation Shearith Israel (Hebrew, translation provided from)

Date: 1761

Box: 2

Folder: 111

Report of meeting of K.K.S.I. regarding appointment of trustees

Date: June 17, 1784

Box: 2

Folder: 112

(oversized, see)Bills received and collected of Mr. Lazarus

Date: 1795

Box: 2

Folder: 113

Sale of men's seats for 3 years

Date: August 26, 1792

Box: 2

Folder: 114

(oversized, see)Treasurer's reports of Hayman Levy

Date: 1787

Box: 2

Folder: 115

Meeting of congregation for election of 6 trustees and to obtain a new charter

Date: June 30, 1805

Box: 2

Folder: 116

(oversized, see)Inventory of K.K.S.I. chest, receipted by Alex. Zuntz, with note by Isaac H. Levy

Date: July 25, 1784

Box: 2

Folder: 117

Inventory of real estate on Wall Street

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 118

Petition of Judah de Moseh Aguilar (Portuguese)

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 119

Letter from Mrs. G. Philips regarding her husband's punishment by the congregation

Date: April 26, 1796

Box: 2

Folder: 120

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letter from Haim Mudahy to K.K.S.I. asking for charity (Spanish, translation provided from)

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 121

Application of Moses Calo, Curaçao, for the post of hazan at K.K.S.I.

Date: August 1765

Box: 2

Folder: 122

Petition of Michael Jacobs for assistance

Date: September 9, 1773

Box: 2

Folder: 123

Promissory note of M.S. Hays

Date: July 20, 1790

Box: 2

Folder: 124

Opinion of Whitehead Hicks regarding distribution of synagogue seats

Date: November 21, 1770

Box: 2

Folder: 125

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letter to K.K.S.I. from London (Portuguese, translation provided from)

Date: February 24, 1775

Box: 2

Folder: 126

Subscription to K.K.S.I. religious school

Date: September 7, 1793

Box: 2

Folder: 127

(oversized, see)Synagogue account with Manuel Myers

Date: 1793-1795

Box: 2

Folder: 128

Petition of Moses Lazarus, Shochet, for increase in salary

Date: July 28, 1771

Box: 2

Folder: 129

Call for a meeting of the congregation to elect a trustee in place of Isaac Gomez

Date: September 13, 1795

Box: 2

Folder: 130

Petition of Isaac Da Silva for money

Date: circa 1766

Box: 2

Folder: 131

Petition of Levy Michaels, to K.K.S.I.

Date: circa 1765

Box: 2

Folder: 132

Bill of Hayman Levy to K.K.S.I.

Date: 1788

Box: 2

Folder: 133

Letter of trustees to congregation regarding opening of Oliver Street and affect on congregation's property

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 134

Promissory note of Joshua Mendes to K.K.S.I.

Date: 1752

Box: 2

Folder: 135

Warrant to pay John Moore for building house on Mill Street

Date: December 4, 1790

Box: 2

Folder: 136

Promissory note of Alexander Barnet

Date: September 21, 1754

Box: 2

Folder: 137

Report of Gershom Seixas regarding religious school

Date: November 1, 1794

Box: 2

Folder: 138

Letter of Gershom Seixas to trustees

Date: December 27, 1809

Box: 2

Folder: 139

Letter of Gershom Seixas asking for salary increase

Date: October 25, 1792

Box: 2

Folder: 140

Resolution regarding salary of Gershom Seixas

Date: March 23, 1784

Box: 2

Folder: 141

Letter regarding increase in salary from G.M. Seixas

Date: August 2, 1795

Box: 2

Folder: 142

Letter from Gershom Seixas to Manuel Myers regarding increase in salary

Date: September 8, 1795

Box: 2

Folder: 143

Letter from Gershom Seixas to K.K.S.I. regarding his house

Date: August 18, 1794

Box: 2

Folder: 144

Report of committee regarding house for G. Seixas

Date: September 5, 1794

Box: 2

Folder: 145

Letter to K.K.S.I. from Gershom Seixas regarding his contract

Date: August 21, 1794

Box: 2

Folder: 146

Fragment of Manuscript Minutes of Congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston, S.C.

Date: January 27, 1775

Box: 2

Folder: 147

(oversized, see)Contract between K.K.S.I. and Gershom Seixas regarding school

Date: July 1793

Box: 2

Folder: 148

Letters to Rev. Peixotto announcing election of Naphtali Phillips as Parnas

Date: 1819-1821

Box: 2

Folder: 149

Letter announcing election of Aaron Levy as trustee of K.K.S.I.

Date: May 13, 1804

Box: 2

Folder: 150

Begging letter from Joseph Ben Joshua Netef Salit. Application from minutes of trustees (Hebrew)

Date: August 21, 1815

Box: 2

Folder: 151

Letter to M.L.M. Peixotto to place Mrs. Brandley Isaacs on list of perpetual escaboth

Date: January 15, 1826

Box: 2

Folder: 152

Letter from D.G. Seixas to M.L.M. Peixotto regarding Hebrew name of Mr. Solomons

Date: June 29, 1823

Box: 2

Folder: 153

Judah Zuntz's application for clerk

Date: April 12, 1801

Box: 2

Folder: 154

Letters to Aaron Levy from Isaac M. Gomez asking for certificate of incorporation for meeting of new trustees

Date: July 8, 1805

Box: 2

Folder: 155

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Conversion certificate of Jacob Bar Abraham Abinu, copy made January 3, 1820 (see, v. 27, p. 231-2)

Date: January 3, 1820

Box: 2

Folder: 156

Expenses of the congregation regarding real estate

Date: 1819-1820, 1824

Box: 2

Folder: 157

Letter of thanks to J.J. Lyons

Date: September 14, 1841

Box: 2

Folder: 158

Letter and reply to Mrs. De Leon regarding seat

Date: undated

Box: 2

Folder: 159

Letter regarding resignation of Haym M. Salomon as trustee

Date: May 8, 1825

Box: 2

Folder: 160

(oversized, see)Offers to the tsedaka

Date: 1811, 1815, 1819

Box: 3

Folder: 161

List of offerings of Eleazer Lyons on the Bar Mitzvah of his son

Date: 1818

Box: 3

Folder: 162

Book listing seats leased in synagogue

Date: 1820

Box: 3

Folder: 163

Shtar Halitsah given by Edward and Henry Morrison

Date: January 15, 1851

Box: 3

Folder: 164

stPermit to K.K.S.I. from city to move remains from Oliver Street to 21Street

Date: November 15, 1855

Box: 3

Folder: 165

stMap of New Bowry and 21Street Cemeteries, and list

Date: undated

Box: 3

Folder: 166

Duties to the dead and dying

Date: circa 1811

Box: 3

Folder: 167

Request of Simeon Levy to K.K.S.I. for matzoth

Date: March 19, 1805

Box: 3

Folder: 168

Letter of Gershom Seixas regarding services to K.K.S.I.

Date: November 22, 1801

Box: 3

Folder: 169

Copy of bill of exchange of Haym Salomon, and letter regarding the same

Date: 1872

Box: 3

Folder: 170

Letter from Manuel Josephson to K.K.S.I. regarding joint letter to George Washington

Date: December 14, 1790

Box: 3

Folder: 171

Letter to Gov. Clinton from K.K.S.I.

Date: 1783

Box: 3

Folder: 172

(oversized, see)Copy of letter of K.K.S.I. to London regarding selection of a hazan

Date: March 13, 1758

Box: 3

Folder: 173

Letter from Newport to K.K.S.I. regarding Abraham and Mathias Cohen, two poor men

Date: May 26, 1761

Box: 3

Folder: 174

Draft of letter from M. Seixas, Newport to K.K.S.I. regarding letter to Pres. Washington

Date: July 2, 1790

Box: 3

Folder: 175

(oversized, see)Letter of trustees of K.K.S.I. to Newport congregation regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington

Date: June 20, 1790

Box: 3

Folder: 176

Letter from Moses Seixas, Newport, regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington

Date: July 2, 1790

Box: 3

Folder: 177

Copy of letter from K.K.S.I. regarding sending money to Newport to help them build a synagogue

Date: circa 1759

Box: 3

Folder: 178

Letter sent by 10 members of Newport congregation thanking K.K.S.I. for contribution for synagogue

Date: May 28, 1759

Box: 3

Folder: 179

Note of Naphtali Hart promising to pay the trustees of Newport synagogue the money given by K.K.S.I.

Date: July 13, 1759

Box: 3

Folder: 180

(oversized, see)Letter from congregation in Newport asking K.K.S.I. for help in building a synagogue

Date: March 21, 1759

Box: 3

Folder: 181

Letter from Naphtali Hart, Newport, to K.K.S.I. asking for more help to finish synagogue

Date: April 5, 1761

Box: 3

Folder: 182

Letter of Moses Lopez, Newport regarding subscription of New York members for furniture etc.

Date: July 25, 1762

Box: 3

Folder: 183

Letter from Moses Levy regarding New York congregation's agreement to pay ½ cost for return of Rev. H.H. Samuel Cohen

Date: September 4, 1775

Box: 3

Folder: 184

Certificate of kosher beef sent from Newport to Surinam (Spanish)

Date: September 6, 1787

Box: 3

Folder: 185

(oversized, see)Moses Seixas' accounts for Newport Congregation

Date: 1784-1790

Box: 3

Folder: 186

Papers pertaining to burying ground (MISSING)

Date: 1728

Box: 3

Folder: 187

(oversized, see)Report of committee of K.K.S.I. on several matters

Date: July 24, 1791

Box: 3

Folder: 188

Copy of letter from Portuguese congregation, London, to K.K.S.I. regarding re-burial of dead

Date: April 6, 1791

Box: 3

Folder: 189

Letter from J.J. Lyons to trustees of K.K.S.I. regarding establishment of permanent minyan

Date: June 6, 1844

Box: 3

Folder: 190

Circular by committee of Hebra Hased V'Amet regarding establishment of women's Hebra

Date: June 23, 1830

Box: 3

Folder: 191

Eulogy on Gershom Seixas by Naphtali Phillips

Date: 1816

Box: 3

Folder: 192

stList of names of some of the remains disinterred from Oliver Street and reburied in the 21Street cemetery

Date: 1855

Box: 3

Folder: 193

Resignation of Simon Nathan as trustee

Date: undated

Box: 3

Folder: 194

(oversized, see)Address to K.K.S.I. regarding Polonies Talmud Torah

Date: 1804

Box: 3

Folder: 195

thHebrew poem on the 78anniversary of the consecration of the 1Mill Street synagogue (Hebrew)

Date: 1808

Box: 3

Folder: 196

Receipt for $175. Collected for poor in Ireland

Date: 1847

Box: 3

Folder: 197

(oversized, see)Women in the congregation in the days of Hazan I.B. Seixas

Date: undated

Box: 3

Folder: 198

(oversized, see)Letter to K.K.S.I. from K.K. B'nai Jeshurun, asking to borrow seforim and ornaments for the consecration of the synagogue

Date: June 27, 1827

Box: 3

Folder: 199

Poll of an election held May 17, 1801

Date:

Box: 3

Folder: 200

(oversized, see)Letter of Rev. Joseph J. Pinto to K.K.S.I. announcing his intention to return to Europe

Date: December 22, 1765

Box: 3

Folder: 201

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

(oversized, see)Letter of Joseph J. Pinto (Hebrew, translation provided from)

Date: July 11, 1759

Box: 3

Folder: 202

Letter from Moses Gomez who wishes to change his seat in synagogue

Date: June 19, 1796

Box: 3

Folder: 203

Letter of B.S. Judah, presenting Tebah cloth, etc. for escaba for his grandfather

Date: June 10, 1794

Box: 3

Folder: 204

Application of Alexander Harris to be shochet at $5 per week

Date: January 27, 1796

Box: 3

Folder: 205

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Hebrew Prayer at the time of revolt of the Negroes, probably in Surinam (Hebrew, translation provided from)

Date: undated

Box: 3

Folder: 206

Marriage contract of Haym Myers and Rachel Louzada (Copy of. Original sold by NMK March 26, 1987. Hebrew)

Date: 1751

Box: 3

Folder: 207

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letter from Jeoshua His DeCordova regarding kosher meat (Portuguese, translation provided from)

Date: April 8, 1758

Box: 3

Folder: 208

Letter from B.S. Judah, declining to act as hatan bereshit

Date: September 9, 1794

Box: 3

Folder: 209

Report of committee to inspect Hebrew school

Date: 1794

Box: 3

Folder: 210

FOLDER MISSING

Date:

Box: 3

Folder: 211

Facsimile of Jonas Phillips' citizenship certificates

Date: 1759

Box: 3

Folder: 212

Order to pay G. Seixas for keeping school

Date: December 9, 1793

Box: 3

Folder: 213

Letter of Simeon Levy regarding school

Date: October 22, 1793

Box: 3

Folder: 214

Bills and receipts of Dr. Andrew Judah for attendance on poor of K.K.S.I.

Date: 1761-1762

Box: 3

Folder: 215

Letter introducing Mark Solomons, shochet, from Philadelphia

Date: February 8, 1796

Box: 3

Folder: 216

Copy of letter to Moses Franks regarding hazan for K.K.S.I. (see also, March 13, 1758)

Date:

Box: 3

Folder: 217

Papers of Ladies Army Relief Association

Date: 1861

Box: 3

Folder: 218a

(oversized, see)Receipts and Bills of K.K.S.I.-General and unspecified, and others

Date: 1770-1793

Box: 3

Folder: 218b

(oversized, see)Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Membership, debts, bonds and interest

Date:

Box: 3

Folder: 218c

Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Building maintenance and repair

Date:

Box: 3

Folder: 218d

(oversized, see Box #14 (itemsand))Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Tzedaka Fund

Date:

Box: 3

Folder: 218e

Accounts of K.K.S.I.-Salaries

Date: 1795-1807

Box: 3

Folder: 219

Papers regarding workhouse, 1855, and constitution of the American Hebrew Agricultural Association

Date: undated, 1855-1856

Box: 3

Folder: 220

thMemo of manuscripts and articles deposited in the cornerstone of 19street synagogue of K.K.S.I.-Papers, Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society

Date: undated, 1843-1859

Box: 3

Folder: 221

Diary on Damascus persecution

Date: 1840

Box: 3

Folder: 222

Letter from Palestine asking for assistance (Hebrew)

Date: 1770?

Box: 3

Folder: 223

Traces of settlement in Bound Brook, N.J.

Date: 1840

Box: 3

Folder: 224

(oversized, see)Oath of allegiance to George II by Jews in American colonies

Date: 1741

Box: 3

Folder: 225

(oversized, see)Letter of Jews of Amsterdam to Jews of Baltimore, regarding Jews of the Holy Land

Date: 1823

Box: 3

Folder: 226

(oversized, see)Petition to legislature regarding religion in free schools

Date: January 7, 1813

Box: 3

Folder: 227

ndImpression from copper plate deposited in cornerstone of 2Mill Street synagogue (Hebrew)

Date: 5577 (1817)

Box: 3

Folder: 228

Appeal for the persecuted cretans, issued by the clergy of New York

Date: January 14, 1859

Box: 3

Folder: 229

Letter from A.H. Cohen regarding dedication of synagogue

Date: undated

Box: 3

Folder: 230

Order to pay Aaron Levy, regarding K.K. Mikve Israel

Date: April 30, 1804

Box: 4

Folder: 231

Composition in Hebrew by Rabbi Dob Pique Sung at consecration of synagogue (Hebrew)

Date: 1818

Box: 4

Folder: 232

Harper's Monthly Magazine

Article fromregarding Newport Burying Ground

Date: August 1869

Box: 4

Folder: 233

Discourse on the Centennial of Neve Shalome, Surinam, by Judah A. Devries (Dutch, translation provided)

Date: 1785

Box: 4

Folder: 234

Part of order of service and Hebrew prayer, recommended during the revolution (Hebrew)

Date: 1776

Box: 4

Folder: 235

Letter from Isaac Seixas to Hayman Levy on proposed marriage of Benjamin Seixas to Zipporah Levy

Date: November 13, 1778

Box: 4

Folder: 236

Form of election notice for trustees in time of Gershom Seixas

Date: undated

Box: 4

Folder: 237

Financial statement, Hebra Hased Ve-Amet

Date: 1860

Box: 4

Folder: 238

Hebrew prayer for the consecration of the cemetery, Long Island (Hebrew)

Date: August 3, 1851

Box: 4

Folder: 239

Inventory of property of K.K.S.I.

Date: 1821

Box: 4

Folder: 239a

Early bills of K.K.S.I.

Date: 1797-1799, 1806

Box: 4

Folder: 240

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letters from Moise and Jacob Seixas to K.K.S.I. regarding reduction in seat costs because they are refugees (French) (French, translation provided from)

Date: May 6, 1794

Box: 4

Folder: 241

Copy of English address given by G. Seixas after his return to New York City

Date: 1784

Box: 4

Folder: 242

(oversized, see)Resolution of Trustees, K.K.S.I. to buy ground in Beaver Street, in rear of Mill Street synagogue

Date: March 21, 1797

Box: 4

Folder: 243

Copy of deed for land of Newport synagogue

Date: 1760

Box: 4

Folder: 244

Judah Zuntz's report on the Beth Haim

Date: March 27, 1814

Box: 4

Folder: 245

thClerk's list of offerings, 4quarter

Date: 1804

Box: 4

Folder: 246

(oversized, see)Report of committee to make arrangements for matzah baking

Date: 1819

Box: 4

Folder: 247

Poll of an election

Date: March 7, 1802

Box: 4

Folder: 248

Poll of an election

Date: May 16, 1802

Box: 4

Folder: 249

Committee report

Date: June 20, 1819

Box: 4

Folder: 250

(oversized, see)Congregational account

Date: October 24, 1809

Box: 4

Folder: 251

Letter to J.J. Lyons from trustees, not permitting him to officiate at funeral of Bernheimer child

Date: 1853

Box: 4

Folder: 252

Circular regarding Richmond congregation on Rev. Ellis Lyons

Date: 1840

Box: 4

Folder: 253

Receipts and accounts of congregation

Date: 1797-1799

Box: 4

Folder: 254

Notice to change constitution of K.K.S.I.

Date: July 11, 1833

Box: 4

Folder: 255

Letter regarding prohibition of P.J. Joachimsen from receiving mitzvah

Date: September 19, 1860

Box: 4

Folder: 256

Resolution asking hazan to prepare inventory of property

Date: 1861

Box: 4

Folder: 257

(oversized, see)Letter from Thomas Hope, architect, regarding drawings for ark of new synagogue. Also includes wash drawing of canopy for ark

Date: January 10, 1818

Box: 4

Folder: 258

Bills for congregation house

Date: 1797-1798

Box: 4

Folder: 259

List of offerings

Date: 1805

Box: 4

Folder: 260

Fragment of resolution regarding sale of seats

Date: undated

Box: 4

Folder: 261

Letters and receipts from Sir Moses Montefiore

Date: 1850-1862

Box: 4

Folder: 262

Copy of letter and agreement with Mr. Solomons, shochet

Date: undated

Box: 4

Folder: 263

Letter of Jacob Abrahams, shochet

Date: November 1804

Box: 4

Folder: 264

(oversized, see)Sale of ship "Farmer" to Isaac M. Gomez by Joao Jose Da Silva

Date: October 21, 1794

Box: 4

Folder: 265

Minutes of the congregation

Date: June 11, 1820

Box: 4

Folder: 266

Minutes of the congregation

Date: November 15, 1820

Box: 4

Folder: 267

(oversized, see Boxes #13 and #14 (Item #s,-))List of offerings

Date: 1812, 1815, 1819-1820

Box: 4

Folder: 268

Pensions paid by K.K.S.I.

Date: 1819-1821

Box: 4

Folder: 269

Debts of the congregation

Date: circa 1801

Box: 4

Folder: 270

Letters from Curaçao to K.K.S.I.

Date: 1818-1819

Box: 4

Folder: 271

Minutes of trustees meetings

Date: 1801-1802

Box: 4

Folder: 272

(oversized, see)Various bills and statements

Date: 1803, 1819, 1823

Box: 4

Folder: 273

Letter of Ephraim Hart, declining to serve as trustee

Date: 1801

Box: 4

Folder: 274

Letter and resolution of the trustees

Date: October 18, 1833

Box: 4

Folder: 275

Notice of election of Benjamin Nathan

Date: 1852

Box: 4

Folder: 276

Questions by trustees regarding rights of Cohanim

Date: 1845

Box: 4

Folder: 277

List of bills for offerings

Date: 1839

Box: 4

Folder: 278

Certificate of election of Isaac Moses as trustee

Date: 1807

Box: 4

Folder: 279

Letter of trustees of Portuguese congregation, London, to K.K.S.I. regarding choosing a hazan for K.K.S.I.

Date: October 28, 1757

Box: 4

Folder: 280a-e

Various notes on Newport by J.J.L. (Note: Only one folder)

Date: undated, 1873, 1877

Box: 4

Folder: 281

Sermons by Gershom Mendes Seixas

Date: undated, 1799, 1805, 1807

Box: 4A

Folder: 281F

Charity Sermon by Gershom Mendes Seixas

Date: 1807

Box: 5

Folder: 282

Papers of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Scientific Institute

Date: undated, 1852-1877

Box: 5

Folder: 283

Minutes of Committee on Accounts

Date: July 6, 1820

Box: 5

Folder: 284

Notice of election of B. Nathan & S. Lazarus

Date: 1854

Box: 5

Folder: 285

Bill for work done on synagogue

Date: June 25, 1798

Box: 5

Folder: 286

Bills of Mark Solomons, shochet

Date: 1797

Box: 5

Folder: 287

Bill of Israel Joel for Israel Israel

Date: September 25, 1798

Box: 5

Folder: 288

Various synagogue bills

Date: 1797-1799

Box: 5

Folder: 289

Poll of election

Date: June 21, 1807

Box: 5

Folder: 290

Conditions and terms of leasing seats

Date: 1832

Box: 5

Folder: 291

Notice concerning shochet

Date: 1803

Box: 5

Folder: 292

Bills for offerings

Date: 1789-1799

Box: 5

Folder: 293

Poll of an election to replace a trustee

Date: 1806

Box: 5

Folder: 294

Election notices

Date: 1850-1852, 1860

Box: 5

Folder: 295

List of offerings of M.L. Moses

Date: 1820

Box: 5

Folder: 296

(Oversized, see)Ketubah of Hayman Levy and Sloe Myers [Copy of]

Date: May 15, 1751

Box: 5

Folder: 297

Various bills, warrants, etc.

Date: 1807, 1812-1813, 1815, 1817-1818

Box: 5

Folder: 298

Minutes of meeting regarding purchase of property in Beaver Street

Date: February 26, 1797

Box: 5

Folder: 299

Exercises at Polonies Talmud Torah School

Date: 1843

Box: 5

Folder: 300.1

(oversized, see)Letter (Ladino/Spanish)

Date: 1763

Box: 5

Folder: 300.2

Letter to M.L.M. Peixotto, May 9, 1824 and Rachel Pinto's tombstone inscription

Date: undated, 1824

Box: 5

Folder: 301

thService for the dedication of the new synagogue on 19Street (Hebrew)

Date: September 12, 1860

Box: 5

Folder: 302

Miscellaneous materials regarding Newport

Date: undated, 1872

Box: 5

Folder: 303

Prayer for adverting Cholera (Dutch)

Date: undated

Box: 5

Folder: 304

Letter to Rodriques Pacheco and Daniel Gomez

Date: circa 1729

Box: 5

Folder: 305

(see)Copy of 1794 bill of sale of the ship "Farmer"

Date: undated

Box: 5

Folder: 306

(FOLDER MISSING)

Date:

Box: 5

Folder: 307

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society

Letter from London regarding Haham Haim Mudahy (Portuguese, translation provided from)

Date: February 1765

Box: 5

Folder: 308

Report on statement made to mayor regarding congregation's property and revenue

Date: undated

Box: 5

Folder: 309

Tabulation of total marriages, births, deaths, bar mitzvahs

Date: 1840-1864

Box: 5

Folder: 310

Ticket to an exhibition

Date: 1792

Box: 5

Folder: 311

Notice to K.K.S.I. regarding subscription for Lincoln monument

Date: undated

Box: 5

Folder: 312

Petition and remonstrance of G.M. Seixas

Date: 1801

Box: 5

Folder: 313

Copies of letters regarding various ketubot

Date: 1811, 1831

Box: 5

Folder: 314

Rhode Island Act of Disability [copy]

Date: undated, 1766

Box: 5

Folder: 315

Letters regarding election of trustees

Date: 1840-1861

Box: 5

Folder: 316

Various congregational resolutions

Date: 1850, 1855

Box: 5

Folder: 317

Copy of resolution regarding donation of N. Judah, H. Henricks and A. Touro to building of shul

Date: 1818

Box: 5

Folder: 318

Correspondence with Mr. Joseph regarding organization of board

Date: 1845

Box: 5

Folder: 319

Resolution regarding relief of sufferers of fire in Hague Street

Date: 1850

Box: 5

Folder: 320

Certificate regarding J.J. Lyons (Dutch)

Date: February 19, 1836

Box: 5

Folder: 321

(ITEM MISSING, NO DESCRIPTION)

Date:

Box: 5

Folder: 322

Congregational birth certificate of J.J. Lyons (Dutch)

Date: 1813

Box: 5

Folder: 323

Copy of birth certificate of J.J. Lyons (Dutch)

Date: 1813

Box: 5

Folder: 324

History of Rhode Island

Manuscript Notebook of Lyons, containing notes on the Jews of Newport and Arnold's(Book no. 2. See. Very fragile.)

Date: circa 1870-1880

Box: 5

Folder: 325

(ITEM MISSING, NO DESCRIPTION)

Date:

Box: 5

Folder: 326

Service for Thanksgiving Day

Date: December 22, 1819

Box: 5

Folder: 327

Draft of letter to Sir Moses Montefiore on the death of his wife

Date: November 22, 1862

Box: 5

Folder: 328

Acknowledgement of Lyons' letter by Sir Moses Montefiore

Date: December 9, 1862

Box: 5

Folder: 329

Draft of letter by J.J. Lyons to Sir Moses Montefiore, sending him £15 for the Jews of Palestine, and acknowledgement

Date: 1854

Box: 5

Folder: 330

Copy of bill of costs for Louis Gomez's denization

Date: 1705

Box: 5

Folder: 331

Abstract of subject index of N.Y. State Library, Part 1

Date: 1872

Box: 6

Folder: 332

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)

Date: 1823

Box: 6

Folder: 333

Unsigned appeal for funds for Beth Shalome synagogue, Richmond

Date: March 1822

Box: 6

Folder: 334

Copy of letter from J.J. Lyons to Sir Moses Montefiore enclosing bill of exchange for Palestinian Jews

Date: 1854

Box: 6

Folder: 335

Ketubah of Sabato Morais and Esther Weil (Hebrew)

Date: 1855

Box: 6

Folder: 336

Newspaper clippings on various subjects

Date: undated, 1860

Box: 6

Folder: 337

Newspaper clipping regarding presentation of flag by Mrs. Commodore Levy

Date: circa 1862

Box: 6

Folder: 338

Lecture by J.J. Lyons on the history of the Jews, given before the Hebrew Religious and Literary Library Association

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder: 339

Occident

Calendar of events taken from the,, and

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder: 340

Prayer on the death of Lincoln

Date: April 19, 1865

Box: 6

Folder: 341

Sermon by J.J. Lyons on the death of Pres. William Henry Harrison

Date: circa 1841

Box: 6

Folder:

Book of Selichot by J. J. Lyons written in Surinam (Hebrew)

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder:

Manual containing calendar and instructions for various occasions

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder:

Letter to Lyons and notes on Hebrew grammar by Joshua Seixas

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder:

Manuscript Items relating to the Civil War, including letters

Date: 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?

Date: 1839, 1848, 1860, 1865, 1876

Box: 6

Folder:

Hebrew salutatory at a graduation by Miss Regina Noe (Hebrew)

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder:

Hebrew epitaph of Isaac Abraham Adolphus (d. 1774) copied by Lyons (Hebrew)

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder:

Various resolutions, notes, etc. regarding K.K.S.I.

Date: undated, 1839, 1859

Box: 6

Folder:

Notes on J.J. Lyons taken from the archives in Paramaribo

Date: 1950

Box: 6

Folder:

Eulogy on the death of Naphtali Phillips

Date: 1870

Box: 6

Folder:

Newspaper clipping of speech of Lyons at end of Civil War

Date: 1865

Box: 6

Folder:

Sermon for Thanksgiving Day after Civil War

Date: October 1865

Box: 6

Folder:

Two prayers on the death of Abraham Lincoln

Date: 1865

Box: 6

Folder:

Speech by Lyons urging support of U.S. Sanitary Commission

Date: undated

Box: 6

Folder:

Speech by Lyons at exercises at Polonies Talmud Torah

Date: 1876

Box: 6A

Folder:

Miscellaneous notes, etc., made by J.J. Lyons (Hebrew, Dutch)

Date: undated

Box: 6A

Folder:

Fragment of sermon by Lyons (?)

Date: undated

Box: 6A

Folder:

Sermon by Lyons given on the centennial of the USA

Date: 1876

Box: 6A

Folder:

Sermon given in Surinam by J.J. Lyons (Dutch)

Date: 1835

Box: 6A

Folder:

Curriculum guide for Passover

Date: undated

Box: 6A

Folder:

Miscellaneous notes, etc. by Lyons (Hebrew, Portuguese)

Date: undated, 1855, 1871, 1883, 1933

Box: 6A

Folder:

Manuscript prayer for the dedication of a synagogue (Hebrew)

Date: undated

Box: 6A

Folder:

Miscellaneous booklet of prayers, written during the Civil War (Hebrew and English translation)

Date: circa 1860s

Box: 6A

Folder:

(oversized, see Box #14 (items-))Fragments of the Daniel Gomez ledger books

Date: undated, 1727, 1739-1753

Box: 6A

Folder:

Sketch by Naphtali Phillips (book)

Date: 1863

Series : Series II: Notebooks

Date: undated, 1863, 1872

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."

Box: 7

Folder:

Book no. 1 as per catalogue

Date: undated

Box:

Folder:

(Book no. 2 is located in)

Date:

Box: 7

Folder:

Book no. 3 as per catalogue

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder:

Book no. 4 as per catalogue

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder:

Book no. 5 as per catalogue

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder:

Sketch by Naphtali Phillips (book)

Date: 1863

Box: 7

Folder:

th"The Settlement of the Jews in North America", by Charles P. Daly. Address at the 50anniversary of the Hebrew Benevolent Society of New York (article pasted in book)

Date: April 11, 1872

Series : Series III: Scrapbooks

Inclusive Date: 1760-1786, 1812-1885

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.

Box: 8

Folder:

(oversized, see Box #14 (items-) and Cabinet 16)Scrapbook I (5f) (Dutch, English, Hebrew)

Date: 1812-1859

Box: 9

Folder:

Scrapbook I, [Copy of] (5f)

Date:

Box: 10

Folder:

Scrapbook II

Date: 1837-1885

Box: 10

Folder:

Scrapbook III

Date: 1816, 1822, 1824, 1830, 1833-1858

Series : Series IV: Minute Book

Inclusive Date: undated, 1760-1786

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

Box: 10A

Folder:

Minute Book, Congregation Shearith Israel

Date: 1760-1786

Box: 10A

Folder:

Cover to Minute Book, Congregation Shearith Israel

Date: 1760-1786

Box: 10A

Folder:

Lyons: Notebook of Shearith Israel

Date: undated

Series : Series V: Correspondence

Inclusive Date: undated, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919

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

Box: 11

Folder:

(not microfilmed)Correspondence of Lyons Collection Committee

Date: 1908, 1912-1914, 1919

Box: 11

Folder:

(not microfilmed)Papers of Lyons Collection Committee

Date: undated, 1911, 1917-1919

Box: 11

Folder:

(not microfilmed)Papers etc. of Lyons Collection Committee

Date: undated, 1911

Series : Series VI: Books

Inclusive Date: 1783-1804

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

Box: 12(OS3)

Folder:

Log book of the ship "Sansom"

Date: January 31, 1798

Box: 12(OS3)

Folder:

Record of subscriptions to Shearith Israel

Date: 1783-1804

Series : Oversized Separated Material

Inclusive Date: 1730, 1738-1745, 1760, 1785, 1787, 1796-1797, 1803, 1817, 1819, 1826, 1829, 1839, 1843, 1846, 1871

Box: 13(OS6)

Folder: 1

Noah's Weekly Messenger

(separated from)

Date: July 23, 1843

Box: 13(OS6)

Folder: 2

New York Enquirer

(separated from) , vol. 1, no. 3

Date: July 3, 1826

Box: 13(OS6)

Folder: 3

Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser

(separated from) . Containing anecdote regarding Oliver Cromwell and the Jew

Date: December 12, 1785

Box: 13(OS6)

Folder: 4

(separated from)Resolution of K.K.S.I. to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding his visit to Russia

Date: September 17, 1846

Box: 13(OS6)

Folder: 5

rdCopy of offerings rendered for the 3Quarter 5579, ending June 19, 1819; copy of offerings of 4Quarter 5579, ending September 18, 1819

Date: 1819

Box: 13(OS6)

Folder: 6

thList of offerings for 4Quarter 5577-1817

Date: 1817

Box: 13(OS6)

Folder: 7

(separated from)Exterior Beth Elohim

Date:

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 8

(separated from)Recommendation letter for Rev. J.J. Lyons, written by members of K.K. Beth Shalom

Date: 1839

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 9

(separated from)Account of Isaac K. Abraham De Peyster to Estate of Miguel Pacheco DaSilva

Date: 1738-1745

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 10

(separated from)Statement of the funds of K.K.S.I.

Date: 1803

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 11

(separated from)Ground Plan-Mill Street Synagogue

Date: 1829, June 13, 1871

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 12

(separated from)Receipt of Jacob Franks for silver from Curaçao towards building synagogue in New York

Date: 1730

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 13

(separated from)Petition of Aaron Salom of Jamaica to be hazan

Date: February 11, 1760

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 14

(separated from)Citizenship certificate of Isaac Hayman

Date: March 21, 1797

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 15

(separated from)List of debts to K.K.S.I.

Date: 5547 (1787)

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 16

(separated from)Letter to Abraham Pinto regarding insult to Parnas

Date: 1796

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 17

(separated from)Bills received and collected of Mr. Lazarus

Date: 1795

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 18

(separated from)Treasurer's reports of Hayman Levy

Date: 1787

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 19

(separated from)Inventory of K.K.S.I. chest, receipted by Alex. Zuntz, with note by Isaac H. Levy

Date: July 25, 1784

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 20

(separated from)Synagogue account with Manuel Myers

Date: 1793-1795

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 21

(separated from)Contract between K.K.S.I and Gershom Seixas regarding school

Date: July 1793

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 22

(separated from)Copy of letter of K.K.S.I. to London regarding selection of a hazan

Date: March 13, 1758

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 23

(separated from)Letter of trustees of K.K.S.I. to Newport congregation regarding joint letter to Pres. Washington

Date: June 20, 1790

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 24

(separated from)Letter from congregation in Newport asking K.K.S.I. for help in building a synagogue

Date: March 21, 1759

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 25

(separated from)Moses Seixas' accounts for Newport Congregation

Date: 1784-1790

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 26

(separated from)Report of committee of K.K.S.I. on several matters

Date: July 24, 1791

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 27

(separated from)Address to K.K.S.I. regarding Polonies Talmud Torah

Date: 1804

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 28

(separated from)Women in the congregation in the days of Hazan I.B. Seixas

Date: undated

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 29

(separated from)Letter to K.K.S.I. from K.K. B'nai Jeshurun, asking to borrow seforim and ornaments for the consecration of the synagogue

Date: June 27, 1827

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 30

(separated from)Letter of Rev. Joseph J. Pinto to K.K.S.I. announcing his intention to return to Europe

Date: December 22, 1765

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 31

(separated from)Letter of Joseph J. Pinto

Date: July 11, 1759

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 32

(separated from)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

Date:

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 33

(separated from)List of debts due the Congregation Shearith Israel as per Ledger C, 2 mylar sleeves

Date: undated

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 34a

(separated from)Five receipts

Date: November-December 1806

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 34b

(separated from)Pension

Date: 1815

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 35

(separated from)Oath of allegiance to George II by Jews in American colonies

Date: 1741

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 36

(separated from)Letter of Jews of Amsterdam to Jews of Baltimore, regarding Jews of the Holy Land

Date: 1823

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 37

(separated from)Petition to legislature regarding religion in free schools

Date: January 7, 1813

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 38

(separated from)Resolution of Trustees, K.K.S.I. to buy ground in Beaver Street, in rear of Mill Street synagogue

Date: March 21, 1797

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 39

thClerk's list of offerings, 4quarter

Date: 1804

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 40

(separated from)Report of committee to make arrangements for matzah baking

Date: 1819

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 41

(separated from)Congregational account

Date: October 24, 1809

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 42

(separated from)Letter from Thomas Hope, architect, regarding drawings for ark of new synagogue. Also includes wash drawing of canopy for ark

Date: January 10, 1818

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 43

(separated from)Sale of ship "Farmer" to Isaac M. Gomez by Joao Jose Da Silva

Date: October 21, 1794

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44a

(separated from)Supposed balance of the year 5555

Date: 5555

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44b

thList for 4Quarter 5564

Date: 5564

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44c

nd2Quarter 5565

Date: 5565

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44d

(separated from)Return of offerings to the Sedaka and Poor Fund for the First Quarter 5576

Date:

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44e

thJ.H. Levy's List of offerings for 4Quarter 5577-1817

Date: 5577 (1817)

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44f

ndOfferings 2Quarter 5579 (separated from)

Date: 5579

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44g

stOfferings 1Quarter 5580 Commenced 20 September 1819

Date: September 20, 1819

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44h

ndReturn offerings 2Quarter Ending 11 March 1820

Date: March 11, 1820

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44i

rd3Quarter 5580

Date: 5580 (1820)

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 44j

(separated from)Evening Service Anniversary Consecration

Date: undated

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 45

(separated from)Financial statement for K.K.S.I.

Date: 1803

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 46

(separated from)Ketubah of Hayman Levy and Sloe Myers [Copy of]

Date: May 15, 1751

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 47

(separated from)Letter (Ladino/Spanish)

Date: 1763

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 48a

(separated from)[#5]: Daniel Gomez and Barbados account with Isaac and Benjamin Gomez

Date: 1747-1749

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 48b

(separated from)[#9]: Mr. Daniel Gomez…Account current with Gonsales and Mendes DaCosta…February 1754

Date: 1753-1754

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 48c

(separated from)[#10]: (Mr.?) Lyon Lepmon to Dan? Gomez

Date: 1739-1742

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 48d

(separated from)[#11]: Mr. Levy Samuel to Daniel Gomez

Date: 1741-1742

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 48e

(separated from)[#16]: Account with John Morrey

Date: 1744-1746

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 48f

(separated from)[#21]: Misters Daniel and Moses Gomez…August 1749

Date: 1748-1749

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 48g

(separated from)[#37]: notes of sale of pork in Jamaica and other misc.

Date: undated

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 49a

(separated from)Watercolor of first Bnai Jeshrun, Watercolor of Grand Island, Interior Beth Elohim, Charleston

Date:

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 49b

(separated from)Newspaper clippings, notices

Date: July 23, 1853

Box: 14(OS1)

Folder: 50

(separated from)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

Date: