Henriques papers

Scope and Content

The Henriques family papers consist mainly of the papers of Sir Basil and Lady Henriques, 1894-1970s. Genealogical material including copies of the Henriques family tree compiled by Cyril Quixano Henriques and copies of further papers in the possession of C.Q.Henriques; copies of a Henriques family tree and supplementary notes compiled by Lady Henriques; typescript autobiographical notes by Alice Henriques (1854-1921) entitled 'The old lady's book'. Correspondence of Sir Basil and Rose, Lady Henriques, including letters between Sir Basil Henriques and his parents, 1894 onwards, official correspondence, 1894-1970s; personal papers of Sir Basil Henriques and papers relating to organisations; notebooks of lectures attended by Sir Basil Henriques at Harrow, University College, London, and Hythe School of Musquetry, 1906- 16; sermon notes, c.1918-37; notes by Lady Henriques on the life of Sir Basil Henriques; questionnaires sent out in 1947-8 by the Jewish Research Unit under the aegis of the Jewish Fellowship, co-ordinated by Lady Henriques to a cross section of the Jewish community on Jewish interests (covering status, religious outlook, Jewish knowledge, affiliations, communal philanthropy, social work, literary contributions and children); photographs relating to work with youth organisations; family photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Basil Lucas Quixano Henriques (1890-1961), CBE, was the son of David Quixano and Agnes C.Henriques. He was educated at Harrow and University College, Oxford; founded the Oxford and St George's Club in 1914 which developed into Bernhard Baron St George's Jewish Settlement; warden of the Settlement until 1947; Vice Chairman of the National Association of Boys Clubs; President of the London Federation of Boys' Clubs; Chairman of the East London Juvenile Court, 1936-55; President of the British Diabetic Association; knighted in 1955. Married, in 1916, Rose Louise, Lady Henriques; known for her social work and author of a biography of her husband, 50 years in Stepney (London, 1966).

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