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Bidding Information
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
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 280:215 mm., light age staining, creased and split on fold, edges frayed, ink on stationary, beautiful Ashkenazic script, singed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   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.
          
Reference
Description
   Anshei Shem (1950) p. 80
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica