Solomons (Lucius Levy) family papers, 1745-1963

Lucius Levy Solomons was an attorney, orator, and writer, based in San Francisco; also an officer in B'nai B'rith and the Romanian Relief Society; he married Helen B. Frank in 1896.

Genealogies of the Seixas and Solomons families; articles and speeches by Lucius Levy Solomons on such topics as the meaning of Judaism, the Jew in the Diaspora, anti-Semitism, Palestine, immigration, philanthropy, Jewish character, fraternalism and brotherhood, spiritual nationality, political Zionism, assimilation, altruism, justice, the Jewish soul, and the prophetic idea in Judaism; family correspondence (which consists entirely of photocopies from the Solomons family papers at the American Jewish Archives); accounts and documents about the Solomons family and members of the Seixas, Green, Frank, Franks, Sloss, Lilienthal, Dorfman, and Spitzler families from Rhode Island, New York, Jamaica, and London; and a small number of photographs. Also contains the 1896 marriage license of Lucius L. Solomons and Helen B. Frank, signed by Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger and a handwritten document entitled "Dinim/Rules to be observed in Killing," which lays out the rules for kosher slaughter (this document is undated, though it appears to date to the early nineteenth century, and written in English).

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Solomons, Lucius Levy, 1863-1940
Size: 
1 box (.2 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/625
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