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Moses Wahrhaftig papers, 1848-1967.
BANC MSS 2010/677 carton 1; BANC MSS 2010/677 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/677
Collection Overview

Title:

Moses Wahrhaftig papers, 1848-1967

Creator/Contributor:

Wahrhaftig, Moses, 1857-1930, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Stern, Norton B.

Creator/Contributor:

Wahrhaftig, Felix S.

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 282.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1969.030.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Volumes of professional correspondence (1903-1906), including letters to Jacob Voorsanger, Jacob Nieto, Samuel Dinkelspiel, and others concerning the successes and failures of the agricultural settlement of Jews from Kishinev near Colusa, Calif; land deeds and titles; photographs of Moses and Irma Wahrhaftig; a history of Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento; a book of caricatures of Sacramento personalities; and the transcript of an interview between Felix S. Wahrhaftig and Norton Stern, which took place on 22 July 1967.

Date:

1848 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- e-mv---
Wahrhaftig, Moses -- 1857-1930 -- Archives
Dinkelspiel, Samuel -- Correspondence
Nieto, Jacob -- 1863-1930 -- Correspondence
Voorsanger, Jacob -- 1852-1908 -- Correspondence
Mosaic Law Congregation (Sacramento, Calif.)
Agriculture -- California -- Colusa
Jews -- California -- Sacramento
Jews -- Moldova -- Chișinău
Jews, Moldovan -- California -- Colusa
Jewish farmers -- California -- Colusa
Jewish lawyers -- California -- Sacramento -- Biography
Real property -- California
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Genealogy
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Jewish lawyers

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 282.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1969.030.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Moses Wahrhaftig papers, BANC MSS 2010/677, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
In 1882, Moses Wahrhaftig emigrated to the United States from Russia. He worked as a printer in California and Oregon, before being admitted to the California bar in 1897. He was the first Russian Jew to become an attorney on the West Coast and he practiced law in Sacramento. He also helped found the Mosaic Law Congregation and he served as a secretary-treasurer of Sacramento's Hebrew Free Loan Society. In addition, the Wahrhaftig family had strong ties, through friendship and marriage, to David Lubin.
Materials in English.

Type:

Caricatures and cartoons-California-Sacramento.
Correspondence-California.
Deeds-California.
Interviews.
Land titles-California.
Property records-California.

Physical Description:

1 carton and 1 box (1.4 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

2006585250
BANC MSS 2010/677 carton 1
BANC MSS 2010/677 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/677

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.