StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/64
TitleAbraham De Sola sermons
Date19th century
DescriptionSermons, notes and cuttings [by Abraham de Sola?]
Extent1 volume containing 133 pages.
AdminHistoryBorn London, sixth child of the renowned Dutch cantor David Aaron de Sola , leader of the English Sephardim, 1825; studied at Jews College; moved to Canada, 1847; minister, Sheerith Israel congregation, Montreal, 1847-1882; Hebrew lecturer, McGill University, 1848, professor of Hebrew and Oriental Literature, 1853, honorary doctor of laws, 1858; combined modernism with uncompromising Orthodoxy; died New York, 1882. Publications include a series of Sephardic prayer books; 'A Jewish Calendar for Fifty Years: Montreal' (1854, with Jacques J. Lyons); 'The Sanatory Institutions of the Hebrews as Exhibited in the Scriptures and Rabbinical Writings and as Bearing upon Modern Sanatory Regulations' (1861).
CustodialHistoryFormerly 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 MaterialThe Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives holds correspondence, sermons, translations, McGill exams, addresses, and published articles on religious matters by Abraham de Sola (Ref: P0048)
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