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Author Lyons, Jacques J. (Jacques Judah), 1813-1877.

Title Jacques Judah Lyons papers [electronic resource], 1705-1950 1705-1885.

Published [1705-1950]


Location Call No. Status
Series Jewish life in America c1654-1954.
Notes Mss., typescripts.
Title from Personal Collections L-Z page; resource viewed on 5 Sept. 2011.
Summary Papers of Jacques Judah Lyons, hazzan, rabbi and community leader. Lyons was born in Suriname and emigrated to Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Minister of the New York Congregation Shearith Israel for 38 years, he gathered extensive materials on early Jewish history in the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His papers include material relating to Jews in North and South America generally and more specifically to the Congregation Shearith Israel and Jews in New York, the Touro Synagogue and cemetery and Jews in Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia and the West Indies. The papers include mss., newspaper clippings, three scrapbooks, five notebooks, photographs and log book of the ship Sansom. The collection also contains material relating to Jews in the wars of the United States, correspondence of the Jews with George Washington and items relating to Haym Salomon, sermons by Lyons, a ms. prayer book used in Suriname and a guide for religious ceremonies at Congregation Shearith Israel, letters written during the Civil War period and correspondence relating to the personal life and career of Lyons.
Original Version American Jewish Historical Society
Reproduction Electronic reproduction.. Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital. [Chicago, Ill.] : Adam Matthew Education [North American distributor], c2011. (Jewish life in America c1654-1954 : sources from the American Jewish Historical Society, New York)
Other author American Jewish Historical Society.
Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
Adam Matthew Education (Firm)
Subject Lyons, Jacques J. (Jacques Judah), 1813-1877 -- Archives.
Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N.Y.)
Touro Synagogue (Newport, R.I.)
Rabbis -- New York (State) -- New York -- Archives.
Jewish scholars -- New York (State) -- New York -- Archives.
Civic leaders -- New York (State) -- New York -- Archives.
Judaism -- Prayers and devotions.
Jews -- United States -- History.
Jews -- West Indies -- History.
Jews -- United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Jewish.