Mendes, Henry Pereira

Mendes, Henry Pereira, 1852–1937

Name Mendes, Henry Pereira, 1852–1937.
Special Call Number ARC 82
Physical Description 0.6 linear ft. [Papers of Henry Pereira Mendes]
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Biographical Note Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel, New York City; Orthodox and Zionist leader; co-founder of Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Collection Summary Correspondence, 1878–1937, with Mayer Sulzberger, Cyrus Adler, and others concerning relationship between Conservatism and Orthodoxy, and other matters; sermons and speeches; manuscripts and notes for "Bible for Homes and Schools," edited by Mendes; passenger list of ship on which he came to U.S., 1877; and miscellaneous certificates, clippings, obituaries, and other material.
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Selected Search Terms


Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N.Y.)
Jewish Theological Seminary of America.


Jews New York (N.Y.)
Rabbinical seminaries New York (N.Y.)
Orthodox Judaism.
Conservative Judaism.
Jewish sermons, American.
Ships Passenger lists.

Geographical Terms

United States Emigration and immigration.
New York (N.Y.) Religious life and customs.
Genre Sermons.
Occupation Rabbis.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246553
Preliminary Box Level  
82-1 Manuscripts
82-2 Sermons, addresses.