Small Jewish Collections

Scope and Content

The collections include: MS 217/1, photographs of liberated concentration camps, including Belsen, n.d. c.1945; MS 217/4, Jewish soldiers in the German army in World War I, including issues of Judische Volkszeitung (Breslau), 1914; Adressenliste des K.J.V., of Jewish soldiers in German service, Feb 1918; copies of Der RJF Schild: Zeitschrift des reichsbundes judischer Frontsoldaten, with lists of Jewish soldiers killed while serving in the German army during World War I, 1928-9; MS 217/5, photographs of Southampton synagogue and Jewish cemetery, 1990s; MS 217/7, correspondence, 1844-1982, including a letter from James Richardson to [Jacob A. Franklin], the editor of the Voice of Jacob, 8 Apr 1844; 7 letters from Revd Charles Voysey to Jacob A. Franklin, Oct 1873; a letter from Chief Rabbi Hermann Adler to Dr L. W. Barnett on the Jewish Literary Union, 6 May 1909; a letter from Redcliffe N. Salaman to Mr Fergusson, 3 Sep 1912; notes on social ethics, from Jewish sources; photographs of Jewish servicemen and others at Knockaloe Camp, 1915; photographs of the Bergtheil family grave at Pietermaritzburg, ante 1939; MS 217/8, papers relating to disused Jewish cemeteries, including a letter from Simon Halford to John Emmanuel informing him that the Hyam family are buried at Ipswich and the De Pass family at Yarmouth, 10 May 1893; correspondence between the Colonial Office and the Board of Deputies, relating to W. S. Samuel's research into the Jewish cemeteries of the West Indies, particularly relating to St Kitts-Nevis, together with a photograph, plan and map of Nevis cemetery, Leeward Islands, 1928-37; report on the title to Penzance burial ground and funds for its maintenance, 1929; MS 217/10 and MS 217/12, copies of documents relating to the Penzance Jewish cemetery, 29 Sep 1844, and the Penzance Hebrew Congregation, 1808-92, including revised regulations, 1844, a minute book, 1864-92, a circumcision register, 1821-47; transcripts of deeds, 1744-1880; MS 217/13, postcards from Dr [Maurice?] Ettinghausen, who was interned in Spandau, Germany, to Mrs Maurice Ettinghausen, c.1915-16; MS 217/19, part of a letter addressed to Lazarus Griver describing the disturbances in Jerusalem, 23 Sep 1929; MS 217/20, a small collection of Jewish papers, encompassing correspondence, literary work, newspaper cuttings and general papers, c.1843-1975, with correspondence between Oswald John Simon and Mrs E. A. Finn, 1895, and copies of correspondence of Mr and Mrs S. Cohen, 1843-51; typescripts of writings and short stories by Hilda Brighten, together with correspondence with the BBC, 1975; MS 217/22, working papers on Jewish history, including letters to the editor of the Voice of Jacob, 1844-5, with transcripts, c.1940; `Historical account of the first settlement of Jews in Savannah, Georgia' with later transcription; The Gibraltar Almanack, 1845; correspondence of Wilfred Samuel, Joseph and Eric Nabarro and Albert Montefiore Hyamson, 1947-8; letter from Joseph Nabarro from W. S. Jessop sending transcriptions of two letters on behalf of William IV and Queen Adelaide to Joseph Joseph of Plymouth, 1948; MS 217/26, copies of papers relating to the Manchester Jewish community, with papers of the Manchester Council for Soviet Jewry, 1980-96; copy of a chapter of Bill Williams' biography of Sidney Hamburger, relating to Hillel House, together with copies of minutes, correspondence, plans of the Manchester New Hillel Building Committee of which Sidney Hamburger was chairman, and notes on the history of Hillel House, 1977-81; MS 217/27, correspondence of Professor Sidney Smith (1889-1979), Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of London, 1938-46: three letters, 1948, relating to a typescript by Aage Bentzen and C. R. North's The suffering servant in Deutero-Isaiah: an historical and critical study (London, 1948), 1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

Small collections of Jewish interest.

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Compiled by Gwennyth Anderson

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