Waley family papers

Scope and Content

Eighteenth century material: two copies of the will of Philip Salomons, 17 Jun 1780; a birth certificate of Solomon Jacob Levi, 14 Nov 1791; a ketubah of the marriage of Joseph and Hendelah Salomons, 26 Nov 1794; a shetar halitsah, in Hebrew, releasing Judah Philip Salomons from marrying his sister-in- law, Hendelah Salomons, 26 Nov 1794; and the probate will of Joseph Salomons, 10 May 1797.

Nineteenth century: wills, marriage certificates and legal documents. Literary papers: including a manuscript copy of Moses Mendelsohn's reply to Lavater, [watermark 1834]; a printed poem From the high and mighty Caesar to Augusta by 'Wilhelm' and inscribed 'My mother's little poem of the German Emperor's views during the Franco-Prussian [war] 1870/1'; manuscript poetry and compositions by Mrs Rachel Waley (ne Hort) and eight volumes of verse, translations of poetry and prose by Rachel Hort, dedicated to her brother Abraham, 1808-36; letters of condolence to Mrs Waley on the death of her husband, Simon, 1876, and other correspondence; newspaper cuttings of articles and letters by Simon Waley, 1858-74; obituary notice of Mrs Waley from the Jewish Chronicle, 11 Aug 1899.

Twentieth century papers: including appointments of trustees for the will of Cecilia Salomons, 9 Jan 1900, and for the marriage settlement of Captain and Mrs De Saisset, 10 Oct 1904; orders of service for the wedding of Frank Waley and Olga Wilenkin, 1923, for memorial services and services of dedication; concert programmes, table plan of the dinner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, 1936, and invitation cards to the official opening of the exhibition of Anglo-Jewish art and history, 1956; article on the Levi family of Portsmouth; photographs, including one of Philip S.Waley; letters and papers relating to Isaac Rosenberg. History of the Waley family by Philip S.Waley, together with a history of his wife's family, the Melchior family.

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers of the Waley family from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

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