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

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hendricks Family
Title: Hendricks Family papers
Dates: 1713-1976
Abstract: The Papers consist of material relating to the Hendricks family, pioneers in the American copper industry and prominent members of the Sepharidc Jewish community in New York, and related families. They begin with the import trade of Uriah Hendricks (1737-1798) and his son Harmon (1771-1838), continuing with the manufacture of copper at the mill begun by Harmon at Belleville, New Jersey, and carried on by their descendants under the name Hendricks Brothers. They include business and family papers, including loose correspondence and business records, ledgers and account books, letterbooks, indentures, mortgages, deeds, maps, blueprints, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and ephemera. Among later additions to the collection, the correspondence of Henry Solomon Hendricks (1892-1959), president (parnas) of Congregation Shearith Israel, reveals the daily operations of the oldest synagogue in the United States for the period 1927-1951.
Quantity: 16.52 Linear feet (31 boxes, 25 volumes)
Call Phrase: MS 295

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Historical Note

Chronology of the Hendricks Family Copper Business
1755 Uriah Hendricks arrives in New York City from London to start a mercantile trade in dry goods. The business soon expands to include metals and other materials for the carrying trade with the West Indies and the shipping trade with England.
1792 His 20-year old son, Harmon, completes his apprenticeship and begins working alongside Uriah.
1798 November Uriah Hendricks dies at 61 of yellow fever. Harmon takes over his father's business interests, discontinuing the West Indian trade to focus exclusively on the carrying trade with England and inland trade, particular in copper and other metals.
1803-1814 Because it is harder to obtain English copper during the Napoleonic Wars due to embargoes, duties, and travelling difficulties, the demand from American shipbuilders and craftsmen, prospering during the war, increases. Harmon becomes more interested in the manufacture of American copper, especially with the outbreak of the War of 1812. Works with Paul Revere, Robert Fulton, and other American merchants and manufacturers to find solutions for the shortage and produce quality copper.
1814 May Harmon buys the Soho Copper Works in Belleville, NJ, and invites his brother-in-law and former apprentice and agent, Solomon I. Isaacs to oversee mill operations as his partner. Renamed the Solomon I. Isaacs and Soho Copper Company, the mill begins operation in October.
1815-1824 Harmon recommences trade with England after the war. Soho mill becomes involved primarily in supplying the booming maritime industry, particularly steamboats, engineering companies, merchant vessels, and the Navy - as well as providing for the general consumer. Mill undergoes continuous improvements and expansion, bringing prosperity and employment to Belleville.
1826 Hendricks homestead (summer residence) built near Soho mill.
1827 Harmon's sons Uriah and Henry become full partners and mill name is shortened to Soho Copper Company.
1830 April Partnership among Harmon, his sons, and Isaacs is dissolved. Isaacs establishes new business as copper broker, Harmon retires, and Uriah, Henry, and another son Washington form new partnership: Hendricks & Brothers, with Uriah as senior partner. The reorganized firm finds new success in supplying the growing railroad industry, and adds mining, banking, and brokerage to their business interests.
1838 April Harmon Hendricks dies age 67.
1841 March Washington dies; brother Montague becomes partner.
1861 Spring Henry dies age 47; Uriah's son Joshua becomes partner. Hendricks & Brothers shortens its name to Hendricks Brothers. Wartime demands for copper keep business booming. Brother Edmund joins firm, becoming partner in January 1866.
1869 March Uriah Hendricks dies age 67; Montague retires from firm; Joshua becomes senior partner. Joshua's brothers Edmund and Harmon Washington become his partners and brother Francis joins firm, dissolving a partnership with Thomas Jefferson Tobias in Charleston.
1874 Soho mill renamed Belleville Copper Rolling Mills. Fire destroys much of the mill's machinery, structure, and many records. A new mill built within 8 weeks.
1882 Lull in copper manufacture and trade is relieved with Edison's invention of the lightbulb. Use of copper as a conductive metal provides a new market for Hendricks Brothers.
1884 Montague Hendricks, last member of the original firm of Hendricks & Brothers, dies.
1892 Joshua Hendricks dies; Edmund becomes senior partner. Brothers joined by nephews Edgar, Clifford, and Henry Harmon.
1895 Edgar Hendricks dies age 38. Clifford dies a few years later at 39.
1904 Henry Harmon Hendricks dies age 44.
1905 Edmund Hendricks dies age 45.
1912 Francis Hendricks dies. The remaining partner, Harmon W., retains sole control over the firm's interests. None of the bachelor's many nephews wish to join the family company.
1924 July Harmon W. transfers ownership of the Hendricks homestead at Belleville to the Park Commission of Essex County.
1928 March Harmon W. Hendricks dies age 82.
1938 December Instead of admitting outsiders to its leadership, the Belleville Copper Rolling Mills finally closes after 10 years of gradually reducing its operations.

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Scope and Contents

The Hendricks Family Papers consist of material relating to the Hendricks family, pioneers in the American copper industry and prominent members of the Sephardic Jewish community in New York. The material spans over 250 years, beginning with the import trade of Uriah Hendricks (1737-1798) and his son Harmon (1771-1838), continuing with the manufacture of copper at the mill begun by Harmon at Belleville, New Jersey, and carried on by their descendants under the name Hendricks Brothers. It contains both business and family papers, including loose correspondence and business records, ledgers and account books, letterbooks, indentures, mortgages, deeds, maps, blueprints, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and ephemera. Among later additions to the collection is the correspondence of Henry Solomon Hendricks (1892-1959), president (parnas) of Congregation Shearith Israel, which highlights the day-to-day operations of the oldest synagogue in the United States for the period 1927-1951. Henry Solomon Hendricks married a cousin, Rosalie Gomez Nathan (1894-1986), and through her the collection extends to papers of various interrelations, among them the Gomez, Hays, Levy, Seixas, Solis, and Nathan families.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted in the individual series' notes. Oversized materials have been removed to two oversize (OS) boxes noted in the container lists below.

The Collection is arranged in nine series:

  1. Series I. Uriah Hendricks Papers (1758-1828)
  2. Series II. Harmon Hendricks Papers (1794-1863)
  3. Series III. Hendricks Family and Partnership Businesses (1794-1928)
  4. Series IV. Hendricks Property Records (1794-1911)
  5. Series V. Hendricks and Related Families' Papers (1713-1966)
  6. Series VI. Related Families' Business Records (1821-1869)
  7. Series VII. Printed Material (1796-1875)
  8. Series VIII. Manuscript  Copper for America, by Maxwell Whiteman (1971)
  9. Series IX. Hendricks and Related Families Supplement (1790-1976)

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Hendricks, Harmon, 1771-1838
  • Hendricks, Uriah, 1731?-1798
  • Revere, Paul, 1735-1818
  • Tobias, Charles, 1810-1855
  • Tobias, Henry, 1814-1846
  • Whiteman, Maxwell

Document Type

  • Account books
  • Blueprints (reprographic copies)
  • Certificates
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Deeds
  • Diaries
  • Diplomas
  • Ephemera
  • Genealogies
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Letter books
  • Mortgages
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Stock certificate

Subject Organizations

  • Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N.Y.).
  • Hendricks & Brothers.
  • Ophelia (Ship).

Subject Topics

  • Copper industry and trade
  • Copper mining
  • Metal trade
  • Sephardim--New York (State)--New York.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Acquired by donation from Rosalie Nathan Hendricks (Mrs. Henry S. Hendricks) in 1965, other Hendricks family members, Maxwell Whiteman, and by purchase. The supplemental material in Series IX was donated by Ruth (Hendricks) Schulson (daughter of Rosalie Nathan Hendricks), circa 2001.

Related Archival Materials in Other Collections

The American Jewish Historical Society includes collections of papers from the Hendricks and Tobias families also donated by Hendricks family members.

Related Materials at New-York Historical Society

The N-YHS Library holds one folder of Harmon and Henry Hendricks papers, 1824-1866 ( AHMC - Hendricks, Harmon and Henry), and a letter book of Tobias I. Tobias, 1827-1839 (BV Tobias).

The Museum's collections include portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Hendricks, Mrs. Alfred Tobias, and Mrs. Tobias I. Tobias.

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Container List

Series I. Uriah Hendricks Papers (1758-1828), 1755-1798

Scope and Contents

The series includes material on the career and personal life of Uriah Hendricks, who established a successful import trade with England and the West Indies. His correspondence and business records reflect association with some of the leading English exporters of copper, lead, and spelter, including Pieschell and Brogden and John F. Freeman and Company. He also dealt with other prominent London merchants including the Oppenheim family, into which his sister had married. In the West Indies, his contacts included such notable merchants as Isaac Gabay, David P. Mendez, and the De Leon family. The series contains loose correspondence, inventories, indentures, letterbooks, ledgers, and account books, marriage contracts, and estate records.

Biographical Note

Uriah Hendricks (1737-1798) came to New York from London in 1755 to set up as a shopkeeper. His father, Aaron Hendricks, was a prominent London merchant with connections both in England and the colonies. Through his connections, and his own good business sense, Uriah was able to expand fairly quickly from a small-time dry goods shopkeeper to a successful merchant importer involved in the carrying trade with England and the West Indies. On the road to making his fortune, Uriah married Eve Esther Gomez, daughter of a second-generation colonial, in 1762. Together the couple had eleven children, eight of whom survived to adulthood. Uriah took an active role in the Jewish community in New York. He was a member and President of synagogue Shearith Israel and a regular contributor to charity and cemetery funds. A devoted father, he made certain his children learned Hebrew and received a proper Jewish education. He was a fixture in the economic life of the city as well, becoming one of the richest merchants in New York while still a young man. Wishing to maintain the safety of his family and his business, Uriah was not as active in the political life of the city or the country, but did profit by supplying the military during both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letterbook
1758-1759
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence and records
1758-1782
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Marriage contracts
1763, 1787
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Diary fragment relating to estate of father, Aaron Hendricks
1771
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence and business records
1790-1798
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Receipt book
1792-1831
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Account book
1795-1803
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letterbook 1797-1801
1797-1801
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Claims for release on estate 1798-1801
1798-1801
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 1 Letter/invoice
1791 November 24
Volume: 1 Ledger
1797-1799
Volume: 2 Ledger fragments and index
1797-1813

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Series II. Harmon Hendricks Papers (1794-1863), 1797-1863

Scope and Contents

The series contains papers of Harmon Hendricks relating to his importing business, trade in copper, and growing interest finding American sources of copper manufacture. It includes loose correspondence, inventories and other business records, letterbooks, ledgers and account books, indentures, and mortgages. It is arguably the most historically important of the collection and one of the richest pertaining to a New York merchant in the carrying trade who subsequently helped to build one of America's basic industries. Notable are Harmon's correspondence with Paul Revere & Son (Subseries II.C) and records regarding his ship, Ophelia.

Biographical Note

Harmon Hendricks (1771-1838), Uriah's only surviving son, began working in his father's business as an apprentice, becoming a partner in 1792 at age twenty. Harmon was especially interested in the metals trade in which Uriah had recently become involved. After Uriah's death six years later, Harmon took over completely, discontinuing the West Indian trade to focus exclusively on the carrying trade with England and trade in America, particularly in copper and other metals.

Arrangement

The business correspondence is ordered chronologically and then by person or subject. Some of the correspondence in Subseries B includes annotations and transcriptions as well as original materials. The personal papers, household expense records, and estate papers are ordered chronologically by subject.

The series is organized into four subseries:

Subseries II.A. Ledgers and letterbooks

Subseries II.B. Correspondence

Subseries II.C. Material on Paul Revere

Subseries II.D. Estate-related papers

Subseries II.A. Ledgers and letterbooks

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letterbooks
1794-1795
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Account book: 16 loose pages and A-Z index through Feb 28, A. Cohen
1795
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Ledger
1795-1807
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Ledger and index: estate of Uriah Hendricks
1797-1800
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Ledger, including some fragments
1799-1804; 1813
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Letterbook
1802-1809
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Ledger
1803 November - December
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Two Blotters
1804
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Ledger
1806-1808
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Ledger and index
1827-1830
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Unidentified ledger index
Undated
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 1 Newspaper advertisements (2), Thomas Holmes invoices (3), United Insurance Company ship insurance policy, memorial and petition, records of copper and tin sale, petitions to government
1799-1807
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 2 Ledger book fragments
1799 January - 1804 January
Volume: 3 Ledger: Uriah Hendricks estate
1797-1800
Volume: 4 Ledger
1799-1832
Volume: 5 Wastebook and ledger: copper transactions
1800-1829
Volume: 6 Ledger
1803-1831
Volume: 7 Cash accounts
1808-1817
Volume: 8 Letterbook
1809-1827
Volume: 9 Ledger
1827-1830

Subseries II.B. Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Coen, Barnes, Oppenheim, Pesoa, and others
1798
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Boldero-Freeman
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Freeman (invoices)- Levy
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Oppenheim-Pesoa
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Pieschell-Ward
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Berenberg-Freeman
1800
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Gabay-Oppenheim
1800
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Pieschell-Ward
1800
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Bulmer-Isaacs
1801
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Judah-Phelps
1801
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Pieschell-Ward
1801
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Manuscript list and typed transcripts
1801-1809
Box: 4 Folder : 7 DaCosta -Freeman
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Gabay-Henriques
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Holmes-Oppenheim
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Phelan-Sims
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Stafford-Ward
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Atkins-DeLeon
1803
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Freeman-Hartford
1803
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Hendricks-Holmes
1803
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Lansing-Phelan
1803
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Pieschell-Ward
1803
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Beck-DeLeon
1804
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Freeman-Hendricks
1804
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Holmes-Ship
1804
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Atkins-Dick
1805
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Freeman-George
1805
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Harfords-Hendricks
1805
Box: 7 Folder : 2 McCauley-Ward
1805
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Atkins-Freeman
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 4 George-Holmes
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Isaacs-Peck
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Pieschell-Ship
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Beck-Freeman
1807
Box: 8 Folder : 1 George-Hendricks
1807
Box: 8 Folder : 2 McCauley-Ward
1807
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Ship Ophelia
1806 August-December
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Ship Ophelia : disbursement ledgers
1806-1808
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Ship Ophelia
1807 January-February
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Ship Ophelia
1807 March-May
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Ship Ophelia
1807 June-December
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Suit against J. Franklin and Robinson & Co., notes held by N. Judah (1 of 2)
1807-1819
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Suit against J. Franklin and Robinson & Co., notes held by N. Judah (2 of 2)
1807-1819
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Freeman-Ward
1808
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Freeman-Hendricks
1809
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Isaacs-Ward
1809
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Correspondence and business records
1810-1816
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Correspondence and business records
1817-1819
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Correspondence and business records
1820
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Correspondence and business records
1821
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Correspondence and business records
1822-1823
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Correspondence and business records
1824-1825
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Correspondence and business records
1826-1828
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Correspondence and business records
1829-1833, undated
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 3 Ship Ophelia manifest, seamen's agreements (2), duties on copper, United Insurance policy for ship  Consolation
1806-1831

Subseries II.C. Material on Paul Revere

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1803-1805
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1806-1815
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Efforts by Henry S. Hendricks to authenticate documents
1933

Subseries II.D. Estate-related papers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Court decisions: property of mother Eve Gomez Hendricks
1801-1802
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Family and household expenses
1812-1838
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Administration
1838-1844
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Expenses
1838-1839
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Expenses
1840-1842
Box: 11 Folder : 9 In account with Hendricks Brothers
1844-1846
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Brochures and maps of lots to be sold
1846
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Deeds, maps, mortages, and other documents
1846-1863
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 4 Frances Hendricks release, catalog of alabaster urns, indentures
1840s
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 5 Maps, commercial notices of lots to be sold
1830s-1840s

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Series III. Hendricks Family and Partnership Business Records (1794-1928)

Scope and Contents

The series includes records of businesses owned by the Hendricks family, wholly or in partnership.

Subseries III.A. Partnership with Solomon I. Isaacs in Soho Copper Company

Scope and Content

The subseries contains records of the partnership between Harmon Hendricks and Solomon I. Isaacs to manufacture copper at the Soho Copper Company. It consists of loose correspondence, inventories, indentures, contracts, ledgers and account books, and other records organized chronologically by subject, detailing the company's early attempts to succeed and establish clientele.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Articles of co-partnership and other legal agreements
1814-1831
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Advertisement in NY Gazette and General Advertiser
1815 February 13
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Correspondence and business records
1815-1821
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Correspondence and business records
1816-1837
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 6 Partnership and other legal documents
1813-1853
Volume: 10 Folder : Account book
1827 April 1-1828 February 29

Subseries III.B. Hendricks Brothers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 General correspondence and records
1831-1842
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Correspondence and records: Brainard-Harley
1834-1850
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Correspondence and business records: Merrick-Trotter
1834-1850
Box: 12 Folder : 4 General correspondence and business records
1840-1849
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Correspondence and business records
1850-1859
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Pressbook of Uriah Hendricks, II
1859-1869
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Correspondence and business records
1860-1869
Box: 13 Folder : 1 General correspondence and records
1870-1912
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Articles of co-partnership and related documents
1893-1911
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Mill history, and newspaper clippings
1908, 1922, 1928
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Stocks and bonds, miscellaneous 1879-1899
1879-1899
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Bonds: California-Maine
1867-1892
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Bonds: Maryland-New Jersey
1864-1891
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Bonds: New York
1850-1903
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Bonds: North Carolina-West Virginia
1882-1903
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Postcards and photographs of mill
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Hendricks homestead photographs
Undated
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 6 Brooklyn Navy Yard order form for tin and copper; NJ Oil vs Hendricks Brothers case
1851, 1853
Volume: 11 Account book
1831 April-1832 January
Volume: 12 Account payable and receivable
1832-1835
Volume: 13 Ledger
1833-1835
Volume: 14 "The Revenue Book"
1846
Volume: 15 Letterbook of Joshua Hendricks
1856-1886

Subseries III.C. Soho Copper Company and Belleville Copper Rolling Mill Business and Property Records

Scope and Content

The subseries contains deeds, mortgages, indentures, contracts, maps, blueprints, photographs, and other records from the Belleville mill and property and is organized chronologically by subject and form.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Deeds, mortgages, indentures 1794-1861
1794-1861
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Deeds, mortgages, indentures
1876-1912
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Deeds and agreements: mining and cotton mill
1807-1874
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Maps, blueprints, descriptions
1809-1911
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Belleville homestead: deeds, maps, mortgages
1820-1911
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Belleville Lead Company: deeds, maps, mortgages, and related documents
[1847-1862]
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Property appraisal
1905
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 7 Deeds, indentures, mortgages, mining agreements
1794-1848
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 8 Deeds, maps, mortgages, blueprints
1794-1890s
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Henricks 9 Photographs, including homestead
Undated
Drawer: Unfiled Mounted photograph
Undated

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Series IV. Hendricks Properties Records (1794-1911), 1794-1911

Scope and Contents

The series contains deeds, mortgages, indentures, contracts, maps, and blueprints for various properties owned by members of the Hendricks family in New York City and New Jersey, excluding Belleville. The material is organized chronologically and by individual property, whenever possible.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Various Hendricks properties
1774-1864
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Specific properties
1802-1902
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Abstracts, contracts, title papers
1837-1840s
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 10 Homestead deeds, mortgages, indentures
1816-1847
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 11 Deeds, mortgages, leases
1815-1861
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 12 Deeds, mortgages, survey/map
1803-1863
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 13 Deeds, maps, mortgages
1807-1827

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Series V. Hendricks and Related Families Personal Papers (1713-1966)

Scope and Contents

This 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, charts, stamps, coats-of-arms, 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 synagogue Shearith Israel, the Jewish Benevolent Society, and the American Jewish Historical Society. Members of several related families, such as Edwin Einstein, husband of Uriah Hendricks's daughter Fanny and candidate for mayor in the early 1900s, became involved in political life. Given the extent of intermarriage with other prominent New York Jewish families and the Hendricks's position as community leaders, the material in this series 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 IX. Hendricks and Related Families Supplement (1790-1976).

Subseries V.A. Family of Harmon and Frances (Isaacs) Hendricks

Arrangement

Inserted before the folders is a list of the children of Harmon and Frances Isaacs Hendricks.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Sally Hendricks (sister of Harmon)
1805
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Frances (Isaacs) Hendricks (wife of Harmon)
1806-1844
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Henrietta "Hetty" and Aaron Gomez (daughter and son-in-law)
1820-1865
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Uriah Hendricks, II (son)
1828-1869
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Uriah Hendricks, II (son): letterbook for estate of mother
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Fanny (Tobias) Hendricks (wife of Uriah II)
1869-1881
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Henry Hendricks (son) 1839-1887
1839-1887
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Harriet (Tobias) Hendricks (wife of Henry)
1868-1929
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Washington Hendricks (son)
1810, 1841
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Montague Hendricks (son)
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Emma (or Emily) (Hendricks) Nathan (daughter; wife of Benjamin)
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Hannah (Hendricks) Hart (daughter; wife of Benjamin)
1840
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Rosalie (Hendricks) Tobias (daughter) 1839-1844
1839-1844
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Selina Hendricks (daughter) 1839-1887
1839-1887
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 14 Uriah II deeds; Washington items; Rosalie items
1837-1911
Volume: 16 Uriah Hendricks, II, estate: account book
1869-1881
Volume: 17 Rosalie Hendricks: composition book
1834 September

Subseries V.B. Family of Uriah II and Fanny (Tobias) Hendricks

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Joshua Hendricks (son)
1840-1879
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Uriah II: group photograph of his 11 daughters
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Joshua Hendricks (son) 1880-1904
1880-1904
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Joshua Hendricks (son): photos and ephemera
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Emma (Brandon) Hendricks (wife of Joshua)

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.A. Early Hendricks family material.

1904
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Edmund Hendricks (son)
1861-1907
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Francis Hendricks (son)
1856-1902
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Helen Ida Hendricks (daughter)
1915
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Harmon W. Hendricks (son)
1869-1928
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Edith Hendricks (daughter)
1920
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Fanny (Hendricks) Einstein (daughter; wife of Edwin)
1903
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Isabel Emily (Hendricks) Brush (daughter)
1906, 1915
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Blanche (Hendricks) Hendricks (daughter; wife of Harmon II)
1877-1913
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 14 Francis Hendricks diploma; Harmon Hendricks SPCA certificate; Edmund item; Francis item
1861, 1912, undated
Volume: 18 Folder : Blanche Hendricks: composition book
1866-1868

Subseries V.C. Family of Henry and Harriet (Tobias) Hendricks

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Isaac Hendricks (son)
1870-1887
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Justina L. (Hendricks) Henry (daughter)
1856
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Eleanor Hendricks (daughter)
1886, 1909
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Rosalie (Hendricks) Allen (daughter; wife of Henry S.)
1875, 1887
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Arthur Tobias Hendricks (son)
1861, 1890
Box: 16 Folder : 18 Irene (Hendricks) Henriques (daughter; wife of Clarence)
1870-1922

Subseries V.D. Family of Montague and Rachel (Brandon) Hendricks

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 19 Mortimer Hendricks (son)
1865
Box: 16 Folder : 20 Harmon Hendricks, II (son)
1877, 1894

Subseries V.E. Hendricks Grandchildren Generation

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 21 Ethel Hendricks (daughter of Harmon II and Blanche)
1911
Box: 16 Folder : 22 Edgar Hendricks (son of Joshua and Emma)

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.A. Early Hendricks family material.

1873-1894
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Lillian (Henry) Hendricks (wife of Edgar)

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.B. Lilian (Henry) Hendricks.

1928
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Henry H. Hendricks (son of Joshua and Emma)

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.A. Early Hendricks family material.

1869-1904
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Clifford B. Hendricks (son of Joshua and Emma)
1890-1901
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Henry S. Hendricks (son of Edgar and Lillian)

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.C. Henry Solomon Hendricks.

1949-1959
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Henry S. and Rosalie (Nathan) Hendricks: genealogical research and notes

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.D. Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks.

1931-1966
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Aaron and Sarah Correa (parents of Rachel Brandon, grandparents of Emma Brandon Hendricks)
1818-1838
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Joseph Brandon
1864-1905
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Joseph and Rachel (Correa) Brandon (parents of Emma Brandon Hendricks)
1829-1884
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Alice (Hendricks) Brandon (daughter of Uriah II and Fanny, wife of Harmon II, wife of Edward)
1884
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Brandon family
1846-1935
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Brandon family: genealogical research and notes
1931
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Edwin Einstein (husband of Fanny Hendricks Einstein): correspondence and business records
1880-1903
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Edwin Einstein: correspondence and business records
1892
Box: 17 Folder : 14 Edwin Einstein: correspondence and business records
1896-1897
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Edwin Einstein: newspaper clippings
1890s
Box: 18 Folder : 3 J.L. Florance
1851, 1867
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Edwin Einstein: newspaper clippings
1890s
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 14 Ethel Hendricks: DAR certificate
1911
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 15 Joseph and Rachel Brandon items
1836, 1836, 1884
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 15 Henry S. and Rosalie Nathan Hendricks ancestry (original and photostat); Ethel Hendricks diplomas

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.D. Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks.

1905, 1907; 1920s
Volume: 19 Emma Brandon: notebook
1846 September - 1847
Volume: 20 Emma Brandon: notebook
1847 September - 1848 March
Volume: 21 Joseph Brandon: ledger re estate
1890-1905
Volume: 22 Joseph Brandon: notebook
Undated

Subseries V.F. Gomez Family

Related Archival Materials

For additional Gomez family material see Subseries IX.D. Rosalie Gomez (Nathan) Hendricks.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Aaron Lopez Gomez
1829
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Charlotte (Hendricks) Gomez (sister of Harmon Hendricks, wife of Benjamin)
1838-1839
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Hetty Matilda Gomez (daughter of Benjamin and Charlotte)
1893-1895
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Isaac Gomez
1815, 1909
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 15 Letter to Aaron Lopez Gomez
1829
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 16 Indentures
1809

Subseries V.G. Families H-L

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Zipporah Hart (daughter of Bernard and Catherine [Brett] Hart)
1854-1859
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Henry S. Hendricks
1891
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Justina L. (Hendricks): will
1906
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Henry, deCordova & Hendricks Co.: articles of co-partnership
1859
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Isaacs family (Joshua and Solomon): copies of correspondence
1744-1845
Box: 18 Folder : 13 David Judah
1827
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Amelia B. Lazarus (daughter of Tobias I. Tobias; sister of Uriah Hendricks, II; wife of Jacob)
1892-1897
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Isaac Leeser
1838-1840, 1917
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 16 Benjamin Jacobs: will
Undated

Subseries V.H. Nathan Family

Related Archival Materials

For additional Nathan family material see Subseries IX.F. Nathan family.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 16 Seixas Nathan
1836
Box: 18 Folder : 17 Gershom Nathan: notebook

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.F. Nathan family.

1840s
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Gershom Nathan: scrapbook & ledger

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.F. Nathan family.

1840-1841
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Edgar J. Nathan

Related Archival Materials

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

1882-1952
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Rosalie (Gomez) Nathan

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.F. Nathan family.

1851-1853
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Benjamin Nathan
1870
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Miriam (Hendricks) Nathan (daughter of Henry and Harriet, wife of Gratz)
1877
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Clarence S. Nathan

Related Archival Materials

For additional material see Subseries IX.F. Nathan family.

1924
Volume: 23 Gershom Nathan: notebook

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.F. Nathan family.

1840-1841

Subseries V.I. Families S-W

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Seixas family: copies of historical notes
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Tobias family: wills and miscellaneous genealogical material
1857-1938
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Rachel Waag (aunt of Harmon Hendricks, wife of Abraham)
1803-1809
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Various Hendricks-related families: miscellaneous wills and other documents
1713-1814
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 16 Rachel Waag, Power of Attorney
1803 February

Subseries V.J. Notes, Clippings, Correspondence, and Visual Material

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Hendricks family correspondence with Shearith Israel

Related Archival Materials

See Subseries IX.A. Early Hendricks family material.

1825-1838
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Hendricks family cemetery plots at Shearith Israel
1928
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Newspaper clippings
late 1800s-1967
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Genealogical research and notes, charts, and coat-of-arms
1894-1932, undated
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Newspaper clippings culled from the collection
1806-1928
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Gomez, DaCosta, Brandon, de Leon Hayes, Solis, Fonseca families: genealogical information
1883-1931, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Three unidentified images: daguerreotype of girl aged approx. 5 years, two ambrotypes of one girl aged approx. 10 years
[1850s]
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 16 Samuel Brouwer, Bernard Hart, Aaron Henry indentures; Aaron Hendricks genealogy
1797,1815, 1816, 1931

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Series VI. Related Families Business Records (1821-1869), 1821-1869

Subseries VI.A. Tobias Brothers, Merchants (1821-1859)

Scope and Content

The subseries contains material relating to the watch and wine trade of Tobias I. Tobias and his sons, Henry and Charles, who were the father and brothers, respectively, of Fanny Tobias Hendricks, wife of Uriah Hendricks, II. It includes loose correspondence, invoices, and other business records organized chronologically by person and subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Henry Tobias: cloth orders
1821-1856
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Henry and Charles Tobias: business correspondence
1831-1853
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Tobias I. Tobias: wine orders
1832-1859
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Henry and Charles Tobias: watch orders (folder 1 of 2)
1839-1846
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Henry and Charles Tobias: watch orders (folder 2 of 2)
1839-1846
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Henry and Charles Tobias: invoices received, other items
1839-1856
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 16 Invoices, business records
1838-1839

Subseries VI.B. Tobias, Hendricks and Company (1859-1869)

Scope and Content

The subseries contains material relating to the mercantile trade of Tobias, Hendricks and Company, a partnership between Thomas Jefferson Tobias and Francis Hendricks, son of Uriah Hendricks, II. It includes loose correspondence and invoices organized chronologically, and a letterbook containing 465 letters

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Correspondence and business records
1859-1868
Volume: 24 Letterbook
1865-1866

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Series VII. Printed Material (1796-1875), 1796-1895

Scope and Contents

The series includes newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, advertisements, invoices, and other printed material, organized chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Tontine Coffee House constitution
1796
Box: 20 Folder : 10 New-York Price-Current
1803-1812
Box: 20 Folder : 11 New-York City-Hall Recorder
1817-1818
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Advertisements and booklets for non-Hendricks businesses
1817-1866
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Daily Whig,   Examiner,  The Hornet
1823-1846
Box: 21 Folder : 3 "Proceedings of the General Convention of Agriculturists and Manufacturers and Others"
1827 July 30
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Invoices for non-Hendricks businesses
1835-1869
Box: 21 Folder : 5 School geography atlas
1838
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Oration by William B. Reed, Philadelphia
1849
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Life insurance policy, Francis W. Gardner
1871
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Brochure: "Incidents in the emigration work of the Children’s Aid Society"
1875

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Series VIII. Manuscript, Copper for America, by Maxwell Whiteman (1971), 1971

Scope and Contents

The series contains several drafts and the finished manuscript for Maxwell Whiteman’s 1971 book, Copper for America, on the Hendricks family and its role in the American copper industry. The N-YHS Library also holds the published book,  Copper for America: The Hendricks Family and a National Industry, 1755-1939, under call number HD9539.C7 U58.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Draft, pages 157-236
Published 1971
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Draft, Chapters 1 and 2
Published 1971
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Draft, Chapter 3
Published 1971
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Draft, Chapter 4
Published 1971
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Draft, Chapter 5 and Epilogue
Published 1971
Volume: 25 Edited manuscript, pp. 1-177
Published 1971

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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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