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Guide to the
Hendricks Family Papers, 1713-1976
(bulk 1755-1959)
 MS 295

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Meaghan Dwyer, 2000; EAD finding aid prepared by Celia Hartmann, 2010; revisions and additions by Joseph Ditta, June-July 2017

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 21, 2017
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Series IX. Hendricks and Related Families Supplement (1790-1976). 3.77 Linear feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Contents

Like Series V, this supplemental series contains the personal papers of members of several generations of the Hendricks family and other families related to them by marriage, in the form of personal papers, correspondence, wills, marriage contract, and other religious and legal documents, photographs, and memorabilia. It also contains genealogical research and notes, and other background information.

The records describe the Hendricks family's involvement in the social, religious, and economic life of the city. Member of the Hendricks family were leaders of Congregation Shearith Israel, the Jewish Benevolent Society, and the American Jewish Historical Society. Given the extent of intermarriage with other prominent New York Jewish families and the Hendricks's position as community leaders, the material contains a wealth of information on the New York Jewish community and New York society in general, from the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.

For additional material see Series V. Hendricks and Related Families Personal Papers (1713-1966).

Subseries IX.A. Early Hendricks family material

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains miscellaneous letters, receipts, property agreements, and genealogical material relating to various early Hendricks family members.

Arrangement

The documents in Subseries IX.A are in chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Uriah Hendricks [I] (1737–1798): agreement with George Ulshoeffer for a rental property on Nassau Street, Manhattan
1790 February 5
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Uriah Hendricks [I] (1737–1798): genealogical and biographical material

Scope and Contents

Includes typed transcripts of two letters dated 1791 and 1792.

1791–1792
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Harmon [II] and Frances (Isaacs) Hendricks: ketubah (marriage contract)

Scope and Contents

In Hebrew; includes manuscript and typed translations.

1800
Box: 22 Folder : 4 John G. Bogert [?] and Brockholst [?] Livingston: agreement for property at 76 Broad Street, Manhattan.
1804 February 18
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Harmon Hendricks [II] (1771–1838): receipt for tuition of son, Henry

Scope and Contents

With a letter from Rabbi David de Sola Pool (1885–1970) returning the receipt to Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Hendricks, [16?] September 1952.

1816 January 9
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Harmon Hendricks: letter from grandfather, [?] Nathan
1851 July 3
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Hendricks and related families: correspondence and receipts regarding Congregation Shearith Israel
1805–1866
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Joshua and Emma (Brandon) Hendricks: marriage invitation
1857 January 28
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Edgar Hendricks (d. 1894): obituary (newspaper clipping)

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of Joshua and Emma (Brandon) Hendricks.

1894 December 15
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Henry Harmon Hendricks (ca. 1860–1904): obituary (typescript)

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of Joshua and Emma (Brandon) Hendricks.

1904

Subseries IX.B. Lilian (Henry) Hendricks

Scope and Contents

Correspondence (1876-1925) and a travel diary (1901-1924) of Lilian (Henry) Hendricks (1858-1924), widow of Edgar Hendricks (d. 1894) and mother of Henry Solomon Hendricks (1892-1959) [see Subseries IX.C]. She was for many years on the Board of Directors of the Sisterhood of Congregation Shearith Israel, and also served as its treasurer.

Arrangement

Subseries IX.B is largely correspondence, and is arranged chronologically. A travel diary covering 1901-1924 is filed after the sequence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Letters in French, from her school principal; includes rewards of merit.

1876–1910
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1879–1887
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Edgar and Lilian (Henry) Hendricks: marriage invitation
1890 November 5
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Mostly letters from son, Henry Solomon Hendricks (1892–1959). Includes an 1899 U.S. dollar bill silver certificate.

1903–1904, 1907
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1914, 1918
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Notes and letters of congratulation on engagement and marriage of son, Henry Solomon Hendricks (1892–1959) to Rosalie Gomez Nathan (1894–1986).

1915–1916
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Notes and letters of congratulation on birth of granddaughter, Ruth Hendricks (later Mrs. Hyman A. Schulson).

1921 May–June
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Includes what appears to be her final letter to her son, Henry Solomon Hendricks (1892–1959), dated 18 June 1925, and an obituary.

1925
Box: 22 Folder : 19 Travel diary
1901–1924

Subseries IX.C. Henry Solomon Hendricks

Scope and Contents

Henry Solomon Hendricks (1892-1959), son of Edgar and Lilian (Henry) Hendricks, was an attorney who served on the boards of a number of Jewish social and philanthropic organizations, among them the American Jewish Historical Society and Jewish Family Service Association. A lifelong member of Congregation Shearith Israel (as were his ancestors back to the founding of the synagogue), he served it as a trustee from 1923 until his death, and as president (parnas) in 1927-1930, 1934-1935, and 1939-1951, and honorary president from 1952.

This subseries includes Henry's general correspondence (1895-1958) and travel diaries (1901, 1914), as well as papers relating to his time as ensign in the United States Navy (1917-1918) and United States Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary.

The bulk of the subseries contains files from his roles as trustee and president of Congregation Shearith Israel (1919-1953).

Arrangement

The material in Subseries IX.C is arranged chronologically by format, with general correspondence and travel diaries preceding military papers, and Congregation Shearith Israel files following.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Correspondence: general
1895–1931 September
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Correspondence: general
1931 October–1947 March
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Correspondence: general
1947 May–1958
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Congregation Shearith Israel donations
1925–1944
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Biographical information and obituaries
1953–1959
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Notes and ephemera
n.d.
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Travel diary
1901
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Travel diary
1914
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Navy papers
1917–1939
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Navy identification tags (3 items)
n.d.
Box: 23 Folder : 11 U.S. Coast Guard Reserve & Auxiliary papers
1941–1948
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Congregation Shearith Israel files

Scope and Contents

Includes a letter from Rabbi H. Pereira Mendes on the prohibition of dancing in the synagogue basement, 19 January 1920.

1916, 1919–1923
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Congregation Shearith Israel files
1924–1926
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Congregation Shearith Israel files
1927
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Congregation Shearith Israel files
1928–1929
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Congregation Shearith Israel files
1930–1931
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Congregation Shearith Israel files
1932–1934
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Congregation Shearith Israel files
1935–1937, 1939, 1941
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Congregation Shearith Israel files
1946–1948
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Congregation Shearith Israel financial reports
1945–1953
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Congregation Shearith Israel, 70th Street Holding Corporation reports
1946–1949

Subseries IX.D. Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks

Scope and Contents

Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks (1894-1986) was the daughter of Edgar J. Nathan Sr. and Sara (Solis) Nathan [see Subseries IX.G], and the wife of Henry Solomon Hendricks [see Subseries IX.C]. She donated the original Hendricks Papers to the New-York Historical Society in 1965. This subseries includes her personal correspondence, genealogical research, miscellaneous notes and speeches.

Arrangement

The material is sorted chronologically by format.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Correspondence: general
1916–1940
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Correspondence: general
1946–1967
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Correspondence re: portrait of Gershom Mendes Seixas commissioned for Columbia University
1929–1930
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Correspondence and papers re: donation of Hendricks Family Papers to New-York Historical Society
1954–1976
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Addresses, articles, notes, speeches
1927–1967
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Genealogical material on Gomez, Hendricks, Levy, Nathan, Seixas, and related families
n.d.
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Genealogical material on the link(s) between poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) and the Nathan family
n.d.
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Research and article on Rebecca Gratz (1781–1869)

Scope and Contents

Includes Rosalie (Nathan) Hendricks's “Jewish Daughters of the American Revolution,” Women’s League Outlook, vol. 3, no. 4 (May 1933), 2.

1881-1933
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Henrietta Szold research: correspondence
1897–1938
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Henrietta Szold research: printed material
1892–1945
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Focused on tercentenary celebrations of Congregation Shearith Israel.

1954–1956
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Scrapbook
1957–1959
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Ephemera
1902–1927, n.d.
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Photographs

Scope and Contents

Includes exterior and interior views of Congregation Shearith Israel, Central Park West and West 70th Street.

n.d.

Subseries IX.E. Hays and Solis families

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains miscellaneous papers and genealogical material relating to the intermarried Hays and Solis families, from whom Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks [see Subseries IX.D] descended.

Arrangement

Hays family material precedes Solis family material. Each folder is sorted chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Esther Ellen (—?—) Hays: linen swatches

Biographical/Historical Note

Wife of David Hays.

n.d.
Box: 26 Folder : 10 David Hays Solis (1822–1882): obituary

Biographical/Historical Note

Husband of Elvira (Nathan) Solis (1826-1912).

1882
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Elvira (Nathan) Solis (1826–1912) [mother]: miscellaneous papers

Biographical/Historical Note

Wife of David Hays Solis (1822-1882).

1852–1912
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Elvira Nathan Solis (1860s–1953) [daughter]: correspondence

Biographical/Historical Note

Daughter of David Hays and Elivra (Nathan) Solis.

1892–1913
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Solomon Solis-Cohen (1857–1948): printed material

Biographical/Historical Note

Husband of Emily Grace (Solis) Solis-Cohen.

Scope and Contents

  1. A System of Physiologic Therapeutics (1902)
  2. The Relation of the Pharmacopoeia to the Practice of Medicine (1911) [version published in  Bulletin of the American Pharmaceutical Association (September 1911)]
  3. The Relation of the Pharmacopoeia to the Practice of Medicine (1911)
  4. "Some Useful Household Medicaments," New York Medical Journal (17 February 1912)
  5. Brief Notes on Vasomotor Ataxia (1912)
  6. "Love Called Me Not Away" [poem; undated typescript]
1902, 1911–1912
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Emily Grace (Solis) Solis-Cohen (1859–1936): poems (2 items)

Biographical/Historical Note

Daughter of David Hays and Elvira (Nathan) Solis; wife of Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen.

1910, n.d.
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Emily Solis-Cohen Jr. [born Emily Elvira Solis-Cohen] (1886–1969): miscellaneous papers

Biographical/Historical Note

Daughter of Solomon and Emily Grace (Solis) Solis-Cohen.

1915, 1932
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Isaac N. Solis (1857–1909): correspondence

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of David Hays and Elvira (Nathan) Solis.

1890–1909
Box: 27 Folder : 5-6 Isaac N. Solis (1857–1909): obituaries (2 folders)

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of David Hays and Elvira (Nathan) Solis.

1909

Subseries IX.F. Nathan family

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains miscellaneous papers and genealogical material relating to the Nathan family, from which Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks [see Subseries IX.D] descended.

Arrangement

Material is sorted chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Letter to Seixas Nathan[?].
1821 October 1
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Gershom Nathan (1821–1864): Diary

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of Seixas and Sarah (Seixas) Nathan; husband of Rosalie (Gomez) Nathan.

1843
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Gershom Nathan (1821–1864): Diaries

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of Seixas and Sarah (Seixas) Nathan; husband of Rosalie (Gomez) Nathan.

1858, 1860
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Gershom Nathan (1821–1864): Papers

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of Seixas and Sarah (Seixas) Nathan; husband of Rosalie (Gomez) Nathan.

various
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Rosalie (Gomez) Nathan (1825–1890): Correspondence, valentines

Biographical/Historical Note

Daughter of Aaron Lopez and Esther (Hendricks) Gomez; wife of Gershom Nathan.

1840s-1870
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Clarence Seixas Nathan (1856–1924): Genealogical and biographical material

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of Gershom and Rosalie (Gomez) Nathan; husband of Esther (Solis) Nathan.

1910–1924
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Esther (Solis) Nathan (d. 1950): Genealogical and biographical material

Biographical/Historical Note

Daughter of David Hays and Elvira (Nathan) Solis; wife of Clarence Seixas Nathan.

1903–1950
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Frederick Nathan (1844–1918): Memorial

Biographical/Historical Note

Son of Benjamin and Emily G. (Hendricks) Nathan; husband of Maud (Nathan) Nathan.

1918
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Maud (Nathan) Nathan (1862-1946): Working Women and the Ballot [pamphlet]

Biographical/Historical Note

Wife of Frederick Nathan.

circa 1910
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Frances Nathan (1863–?): Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Includes a rejection letter from famed theatrical producer David Belasco (1853–1931), 12 January 1904.

1904–1924

Subseries IX.G. Edgar Joshua Nathan Sr. and family

Scope and Contents

Edgar Joshua Nathan Sr. (1860-1929) was the son of Gershom and Rosalie (Gomez) Nathan. He was the husband of Sara (Solis) Nathan and father of Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks and Edgar Joshua Nathan Jr. Edgar Sr. was an attorney active in legal and philanthropic organizations, as well as Congregation Shearith Israel. Most of this subseries is comprised of condolence letters sent to his family and law partner on his death in 1929.

Arrangement

The material is sorted chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Correspondence and papers
1887–1925
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Correspondence and papers re: Cyrus L. Sulzberger campaign

Scope and Contents

Cyrus Leo Sulzberger (1858-1932) was the unsuccessful Fusion Party candidate for Manhattan Borough President in 1903.

1903
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous papers
n.d.
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Condolence letters
1929 June 18–21
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Condolence letters
1929 June 22–[December?], n.d.
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Condolence telegrams
1929 June–July
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Condolence letters sent to law partner, Michael H. Cardozo
1929 June 18–22
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Condolence list
[1929]
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Correspondence re: establishment of a Jewish Theological Seminary scholarship in his honor
1929–1930
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Obituaries and memorials
1929
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Edgar Joshua and Sara (Solis) Nathan Sr.: marriage invitation
1890 June 4
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Sara (Solis) Nathan (d. 1937): Obituaries

Biographical/Historical Note

Daughter of David Hays and Elvira (Nathan) Solis; wife of Edgar Joshua Nathan Sr.; mother of Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks and Edgar Joshua Nathan Jr.

1937
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Edgar Joshua Nathan Jr. (1891–1965): Correspondence and obituaries

Scope and Contents

Son of Edgar Joshua Nathan Sr. and Sara (Solis) Nathan. Edgar Jr. was Manhattan Borough President, 1942-1945.

1937, 1953, 1965

Subseries IX.H. Printed material

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes published pamphlets, periodicals, and books on Jewish life and religion, politics, biography, and social services.

Arrangement

The material is divided by topic and/or publishing body (e.g., Jewish Theological Seminary) and then arranged chronologically. Note that the newspaper clippings in box 31, folders 3-4 are too brittle for use.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 9 American Jewish Historical Society meeting notices and programs
1892–1903
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Jewish Theological Seminary publications (folder 1 of 3)

Scope and Contents

  1. List of Members (1 February 1908)
  2. S. Schechter, Abraham Lincoln (1909)
  3. Louis Finkelstein, The Pharisees: Their Origin and Their Philosophy (1929)
  4. Dedication of New Buildings Programme (1930)
  5. Herbert H. Lehman, The Problems of Present Day Civilization (1936)
1908-1936
Box: 29 Folder : 11 Jewish Theological Seminary publications (folder 2 of 3)

Scope and Contents

  1. James Bryant Conant, Learning's Necessity for an Able Minister (1937) [2 copies]
  2. Cyrus Adler, The Semi-Centennial of the Seminary (1937)
  3. Louis Finkelstein, Tradition in the Making: The Seminary's Interpretation of Judaism (1937)
1937
Box: 29 Folder : 12 Jewish Theological Seminary publications (folder 3 of 3)

Scope and Contents

  1. Heritage: 1887, 1937, 1987 (1937)
  2. Arthur H. Compton, The Religion of a Scientist (1938)
  3. Cyrus Adler: Addresses by Professor Louis Ginzberg, Sol M. Stroock, Esq., Professor Louis Finkelstein (1940)
1937-1940
Box: 29 Folder : 13 Jewish institutions and social services

Scope and Contents

  1. Jewish Family Service of New York, 80 Years: A Report (ca. 1955)
  2. Fifty Years of Social Service: The History of the United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York, Now the Jewish Social Service Association, Inc. (ca. 1926)
  3. The Story of the Mount Sinai Hospital: The Formative Years, 1852-1872 (1942)
  4. The Story of the First Fifty Years of the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, 1852-1902 (1944)
1926–1955
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Jewish life and religion (folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

  1. Mordecai M. Noah, Discourse, Delivered at the Consecration of the Synagogue . . . (1818)
  2. S. H. Jackson, ed., The Jew: Being a Defence of Judaism (1824)
  3. How the Roman Bishops Take Pity on the Jews (1870)
  4. Max J. Kohler, Rebecca Franks: An American Jewish Belle of the Last Century (1894)
  5. Constitution and the Rights Appertaining to Members and Rules and Regulations, of the Hebra Hased Va-Amet of the Congregation Shearith Israel (1901)
  6. Emil Cohn, Some Problems of Modern Jewry (1907)
  7. Harry Friedenwald, The Attitude of the American Zionist: Two Addresses (1907)
  8. Maurice Fishberg, The Jews: A Study of Race and Environment (1911)
  9. Report of the Special Committee of Seven on Religious Educational Societies Made to the Organization Committee of the Federation For the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City (1917)
  10. David Werner Amram, A Jewish State in Palestine (1918)
  11. Martin Feinstein, Verses from the Trenches (1918)
  12. Jewish War Relief 1918 Campaign materials (1918)
1818–1918
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Jewish life and religion (folder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

  1. M. W. Norwalk, The Economic Basis of the New Jewish State (1919)
  2. Israel Friedlaender, Zionism and the World Peace (1919)
  3. Little Studies in Judaism I: Rosh Ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur (1920)
  4. Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City, Annual Report of the Treasurer for the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1920 (1921)
  5. The "Protocols" Bolshevism and the Jews (1920/21)
  6. NEHILAH OU ENCERRAMENTO DE KIPUR (SEGUNDO O RITO PORTUGUES) (1929)
  7. [publication in Judaeo-Spanish and Hebrew] (1929)
  8. Opinion: A Journal of Jewish Life and Letters (21 March 1932)
  9. Louis Finkelstein, Israel Davidson (1939)
  10. The Congregation Shearith Israel in the City of New York, Founded 1655 (1940)
  11. Simon H. Rifkin, The Responsibilities of the Jewish Laity (1949)
  12. The Jewish Museum, Jewish Experience in the Art of the Twentieth Century (1976)
1919–1976
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Congressional Record

Scope and Contents

Includes issues of 2–9 April 1917 and 3 September 1918.

1917–1918
Bin: 30 Folder : 4 Miscellaneous topics (folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

  1. P. Lorillard & Co., Puffs of Wisdom (1880)
  2. Address of the Rt. Rev. Henry C. Potter, D.D., at the Centennial Commemoration Service of Washington's Inauguration . . . (1889)
  3. Edward G. Riggs, "Wall Street," Munsey's Magazine, vol. 10 (Oct. 1893-March 1894)
  4. President McKinley's Last Speech (1901)
  5. Facts for New York Parents (1901)
  6. The Raines Law Hotel and the Social Evil (1905)
1880–1905
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous topics (folder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

  1. The Outlook, vol. 91, no. 11 (13 March 1909)
  2. David J. Brewer, The Mission of the United States of America in the Cause of Peace (1909)
  3. Termination of Treaty Between the United States and Russia (1911)
  4. The Passport Question: Remarks by Louis Marshall, Esq., and Replies of Senator James A. O'Gorman and Senator Elihu Root (1911)
  5. The Russian Passport Question. Speech of Hon. William Sulzer, of New York, in the House of Representatives (1911)
  6. Frank Barkley Copley, The Impeachment of President Israels: A Story of War and Peace (1913)
  7. James E. Martine, Article on Woman Suffrage Introduced in the United States Senate (1915)
1909–1915
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Newspaper clippings
1840s-1946
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Newspaper clippings, undated
n.d.
Box: 31 Folder : 3-4 Newspaper clippings [RESTRICTED] (2 folders)

Use Restrictions

Too brittle to use.

1883–1936

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