Papers of Lord Swaythling

Scope and Content

Volumes of newspaper cuttings, including letters, printed addresses to constituents, posters, etc., 1884-1906; illuminated address accompanying a presentation by the officers of the Board of Shechita, on the occasion of Lord Swaythling's silver wedding, 5 Mar 1887; addresses by the President and Committee of the Poor Jews Temporary Shelter and by the Wardens of the Spital Square Synagogue on the same occasion; copy of the trust deed constituting the Talmud Torah Trust, 21 Jul 1905; an address on the formal opening of the Manchester Talmud Torah Hebrew School, 27 Jan 1895; an address by the Board of Shechita, signed by members of the board and ecclesiastical authorities, on Montagu's elevation to the peerage, 18 Jul 1907; copies of tributes in the Bankers' magazine, 1888 (?), 1909, 1911; photographs; three volumes of newspaper cuttings on the death of Lord Swaythling, 1911; and two letters from Lord Rothschild referring to the Federation of Synagogues, 8 Dec 1911 and 1 Feb 1912.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling (1832-1911), JP, DL, FSA, was educated at the Liverpool Institution and privately. In 1853 he established and became head of the banking firm Samuel Montagu and Company, London. He was a member of the Gold and Silver Commission, 1887-90. Montagu was Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Whitechapel Division, Tower Hamlets, 1895-1900 and contested central Leeds, 1900.

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