StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/28
TitleAutobiography of Abraham ben Mordecai Leipnicker
DescriptionManuscript autobiography of Abraham ben Mordecai Leipnicker of Temesvar (Abraham Broda).
Extent1 volume containing 14 folios
AdminHistoryAbraham Broda (Leipniker Lwy), born Timisoara, Rumania, c1690; dayan of the Jewish community of Usov, Moravia and a respected merchant; succeeded in obtaining permission to build two prayer houses, 1753, and recorded the proceedings in his 'Megilat Sedarim', to be read yearly on Simhat Torah (published in 1895 by Emanuel M. Baumgarten).
CustodialHistoryPresented by Mrs Ernest Lowy. Formerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.
AcquisitionTransferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Related MaterialUniversity College London Special Collections holds other works by Abraham Broda (Ref: MS MOCATTA 11, 13, 24)
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