A collection of business and personal papers of three generations of the prominent Philadelphia Jewish family from 1750-1974. Business records include trade and land transactions (some in Yiddish) of the Gratz brothers, Barnard and Michael (1750-1804) with the business continued by Michael's sons: Simon, Hyman, Joseph, Jacob, and Benjamin (1791-1861). Personal correspondence are primarily letters to Rebecca Gratz from her sisters Rachel and Sarah (1795-1867) with later correspondence to Rachel's children: Horace and Sara Moses (1832-1879). Contains a small group of French letters related to Napoleon III, collected by family member Miriam Fox, and some heirloom artifacts.
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American Revolution | Art | Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848 | Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 | Business Records and Accounts | Business and Skilled Trades | Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 | Colonial Politics | Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Correspondence. | Croghan, George | Early National Politics | Etting, Frances Gratz, 1771-1852 | Eugénie, Empress, consort of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1826-1920 | Family Correspondence | Female Hebrew Benevolent Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Fenno, Maria | Franks, David | General Correspondence | Gratz, Barnard, 1738-1801 | Gratz, Benjamin, 1792-1884 | Gratz, Hyman, 1776-1857 | Gratz, Jacob, 1789-1856 | Gratz, Joseph, 1785-1858 | Gratz, Michael, 1740-1811 | Gratz, Miriam Simon, 1749-1808 | Gratz, Rebecca, 1781-1869 | Gratz, Sarah, 1779-1817 | Gratz, Simon, 1773-1839 | Hays, Richea Gratz, 1774-1858 | Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia (Pa.) | International Trade. | Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 | Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 | Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844 | Joseph, Sarah Gratz Moses | Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893 | Land and Speculation | Land speculation | Legal Records | Literature | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Marriage and Family Life | Moses, Horace, 1820-1893 | Moses, Isaac, 1742-1818 | Moses, Rachel Gratz, 1783-1823 | Moses, Solomon, 1774-1857 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873 | Nathan, Rebecca Gratz Moses, 1810-1891 | Official Government Documents and Records | Orphan Society of Philadelphia (Pa.) | Pennsylvania History | Philanthropy | Political Correspondence | Religion | Rodman, Harriet Fenno, 1782-1808 | Simon, Joseph | Simon, Joseph, 1785-1858 | Sketchbooks | Social Life and Custom | Surveying and Maps | Trade | Travel | Travel Narratives and Journals | Women's History