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Bidding Information
Lot #    17022
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:10:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Recommendation letter for a widower
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב תעודה לאלמן
Author    [Community - Ms.]
City    Vaarosvar
Publication Date    1804
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 390:245 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic script, signed, sealed in wax, and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Reference letter for R. Abraham Gershon Katz, widower in need of a new wife. The letter signed by three representatives of the community, R. Sussman Segal, R. Isaac, and R. Gabriel Katz, extols the prospective groom's fine qualities and recommends him highly as a pious man who will make a fine husband and father. It may well be imaged the lonesome gent over 200 years ago, letter in hand, wandering from town to town in search of a bride.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica