StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/66
TitleSociety for Assisting Widows and Orphans
DescriptionRegulations and minutes of the Society for Assisting Widows and Orphans (Hevra kadisha sipuke almanot vitomim).
Extent1 volume containing 29 folios
AdminHistoryA mutual aid society for the benefit of widows and orphans, founded 1788; its secretary was Menahem b. Sanvel Segal, Rabbi of the Hevrah Kadisha Talmud Torah; founder members included Abraham ben Yisrael Ger (possibly Yisrael ben Abraham, ie Lord George Gordon) and various members of the Ashkenazi community.
CustodialHistoryFrom the Asher Myers collection. 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.
PublnNoteThis manuscript is described in Siegfried Stein, 'Some Ashkenazi Charities in London at the End of the Eighteenth and the Beginning of the Nineteenth Centuries', Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England 20 (1964), p. 63-81.
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