AUCTION 27 | Tuesday, February 08th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Autographed Letters, Manuscripts, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 272


Autograph Letter Signed, concerning the hiring of a teacher for the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum. One page. May 8th, 1860. * WITH: An Autogaph Letter initialed “M.G.” by Rebecca’s father Michael (1740-1811), to Moses Michael Hays concerning a debt and the danger of his family being evicted. One page. September 5th, 1786


Est: $1,000 - $1,500
An active, energetic social community worker and writer, Rebecca Gratz helped found the Female Hebrew Benefolent Society, the Philadelphia Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum and other organizations. She is reputed to have been the model for Rebecca in Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe