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Edward Roger Levy papers, 1868-1928.
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Edward Roger Levy papers, 1868-1928


Levy, Edward Roger, 1839-, creator


Levy, Lotta Leona.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1969.033.


Bancroft Library, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.


Online Archive of California


The collection consists of material relating to E.R. Levy of Folsom, California and his family. Included are biographical materials, business correspondence, legal documents regarding Levy's business and real estate, legal documents pertaining to the settlement of Levy's estate in 1927-1928, a business ledger (1908-1915), a real estate ledger for the Klumpp Building (1878-1914), the diary of E.R. Levy's daughter Lotta Leona Levy, and photographs. The land deeds date from between the 1860s and 1914. The photographs include some of E.R. Levy and his store in Folsom, a photograph of Ike Fiel of Folsom, Calif., a faded photograph of Hobart Mills, California in 1906, a 1911 photograph of women in front of the Folsom branch of the Sacramento County Library.


1868 (issued)


Jews -- California -- Folsom
Jews, Polish -- California -- Folsom
Jewish women -- California -- Folsom -- Diaries
Liquor stores -- California -- Folsom
Real property -- California -- Folsom
Specialty stores -- California -- Folsom
Public libraries -- California -- Folsom
Jewish women
Jews, Polish
Liquor stores
Public libraries
Real property
Specialty stores
Folsom (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Hobart Mills (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
California -- Folsom
Levy, Edward Roger -- 1839- -- Archives
Levy family
Levy (Famille)
Levy family
Jewish merchants


Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1969.033.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Pressed flower book transferred to the museum holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life for separate handling and cataloging.
Edward Roger Levy was born in Poland in 1839. He came to San Francisco in the late 1850s or early 1860s, stayed a short while, and then relocated to Folsom, California, where he lived until his death in 1927. E.R. Levy owned a liquor and tobacco store on Folsom's main commercial street, Sutter Street. Levy married Auguste Golde in 1869 at the residence of Ike Fiel, one of Folsom's long-time Jewish residents, and the couple had three daughters, Hattie (1872-1960), Irma Ruth (1874-1958), and Lotta Leona (1882-1955). In 1873, Levy built a home for his family on the corner of Scott and Figueroa Streets. Irma Levy married Moses S. Wahrhaftig in 1908 in Folsom. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rabbi Michael Fried of B'nai Israel in Sacramento. Hattie married Ward Morrison of Boston and Lotta never married. Both Hattie and Lotta served as Folsom's librarians, the former between 1906 and 1920 and the latter between 1920 and 1955.
Preferred citation: Edward Roger Levy papers, BANC MSS 2010/608, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Materials in English.


legal documents.
Pictorial works.
Journaux intimes.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear ft.)







Copyright Note:

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