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Lot #    17162
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 1:20:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Abraham Jacob Gershon Lesser
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר אברהם יעקב גרשון לעססער
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Chicago
Publication Date    1897
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 280:215 mm., light age staining, creased and split on fold, edges frayed, ink on stationary, beautiful Ashkenazic script, singed and dated.
   Addressed to R. Samuel Salant in Jerusalem with an detailed daollar and cents accounting of funds raised in Chicago on behalf of Erez Israel by R. Abraham Jacob Gershon b. Azriel Meir Lesser (1833-1924). His birthplace was Mir, where he was educated. He later moved to Halnika near Suvalk, to Horodok in Vilna province, to Ludvanov in Suvalk district, to Chicago in 1882, and to Cincinnati in 1898. R. Levin was a founding member of the Agudat Harabonim in America. Several of his scholarly works were printed in Chicago at the turn of the century.
   Anshei Shem (1950) p. 80
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica