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French Judaica manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1058

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
French Judaica manuscripts
Date:
1640s-1873
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1058
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Language:
English
Language Note:
Materials in French.
Abstract:
Manuscript documents related to Jewish communities in France from the 17th century into the Napoleonic era.
Cite as:
French Judaica manuscripts, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Collection of manuscript documents related to Jewish communities in France from the 17th century into the Napoleonic era. The bulk of the collection comprises 10 documents, housed together, arranged chronologically: copies of late 16th-century legal documents made in the mid-17th century; a deed on parchment dated 1737 in which one party is a rabbi; 18th-century texts of a prayer and a sermon; early 19th-century documents from interactions between the Jewish leaders of Paris and the secular authorities; and a manuscript copy of the song Mogen owos for soprano with musical notation. 5 oversize documents, all from the 19th century, are housed separately: a large table summarizing the steps of studying writing and reading Hebrew, a list of Jews from the Gironde, an official document concerning the Jews of Verdun, a page possibly from a sermon with numerous scriptural citations, and a broadside about raising money for the Temple Portugais de la rue Neuve St. Laurent with extensive notes on the reverse documenting years of interest payments. Jewish communities from Alsace, Avignon, Gironde, Metz, Paris, and Verdun are represented.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 March 17

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Amey A. Hutchins

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joseph T. Moldovan and Susan A. Moldovan in honor of Alfred Moldovan, MD, and Jean Sorkin Moldovan, 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuscripts, French--17th century
  • Manuscripts, French--18th century
  • Manuscripts, French--19th century
  • Notarial documents
Geographic Name(s)
  • France--History--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Jews--France--History--17th century
  • Jews--France--History--18th century
  • Jews--France--History--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Copy of Ratification des contracts, 1578, Avignon, 1640s or later.

1 1

Copy of Accord, 1580, Avignon, 1640s or later.

1 2

Copy of Extrait des articles, sur lesquels les bourgeois de Ribeauville, 1530, late 17th-early 18th century.

1 3

Predication des juifs, late 17th-early 18th century.

1 4

Deed between Hirtz Reinau, rabbi of Soulz, and Benoist Cordner, Colmar (Alsace), 1737.

1 5

Priere ... par les Juifs Avignonois, after 1774.

1 6

Request concerning a cemetery, with signatures, Metz, 1798.

1 7

Consistoire Central des Israelites, Statement to Napoleon, Paris, 1809.

1 8

Consistoire Israelite de la Circonscription de Paris, Tarif de l'inhumation, Paris, 1810.

1 9

Mogen owos (Song), 19th century.

1 10
Drawer Folder

Miscellaneous official and financial documents (Oversize), 1809-1873, 19th century.

50 1