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Samuel H. Auerbach memoir and other papers, [ca.1897-1912].
BANC FILM 2321; BANC MSS 92/758 cp Box 1; BANC MSS 92/758 cp Box 2; BANC MSS 92/758 cp Box 3; ...
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Samuel H. Auerbach memoir and other papers, [ca.1897-1912]


Auerbach, Samuel H., 1847-1920, creator


Auerbach, Herbert S. (Herbert Samuel), 1882-1945


Consists primarily of memoirs of Samuel H. Auerbach, composed late in life, recounting family history, including detailed anecdotal account of youthful experiences in Germany, migration to New York, voyage to California via Panama, and life in La Porte, California, Austin, Nevada and, finally, Salt Lake City. He also recounts travel experiences in the U.S. and elsewhere. The memoir offers detailed observations on business practices and conditions, social conditions, and relations among religious groups, as well as extremely detailed physical descriptions of buildings and businesses in Salt Lake City. His son, Herbert S. Auerbach, expanded on Samuel's memoirs and incorporated a large-scale account of the history of the Mormons in Utah.


1897 (issued)


Auerbach, Eveline Brooks -- 1859-1924
Jews, American -- Utah
Utah -- Biography
Utah -- History
Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History


Copies of Box 1, folders 11-15, Memoir and notebook of Samuel H. Auerbach : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2321.
The Bancroft Library also holds the Eveline Brooks Auerbach memoir and other papers (BANC MSS 92/757 p).
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1992.047--PIC)
Samuel Hillel Auerbach, of Jewish descent, was born in Fordon am der Weichel, Germany, in 1847. In 1862 he migrated to the United States, joining his brothers in business as merchants in the California mining country, and eventually settling in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he carried on a prosperous dry goods business with his brothers.
In English and German.
Memoir edited and published as: Utah pioneer merchant, the memoirs of Samuel H. Auerbach. Berkeley : Bancroft Library, 1998.



Physical Description:

3 boxes.
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2586) and positive.




BANC MSS 92/758 cp Box 1
BANC MSS 92/758 cp Box 2
BANC MSS 92/758 cp Box 3
BANC MSS 92/758 cp