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Louis Mayer Rabinowitz collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1044

Scope and Contents

This autograph collection compiled by Louis M. Rabinowitz contains several letters by British and European notables such as Charles Darwin, a number of letters and documents signed by well-known Americans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, such as John C. Calhoun and Roger Sherman, and a Latin handbook of logic from the eigtheenth century, but the bulk of the collection is made up of papers of Henry Blackwell (1851-1928). Included are letters to Blackwell from a variety of individuals from Wales and elsewhere interested in Welsh history and literature, and two copies of Blackwell's bibliography of materials about Wales published in the United States, with a number of newspaper clippings found in the volumes. The letters were for the most part removed from books belonging to Blackwell which Rabinowitz donated to Yale University. The final item in the collection is a reminiscence of Rabinowitz by James T. Babb.

Additional printed and manuscript material has been given to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library by Louis Rabinowitz. For a description of this material, the researcher should speak to the reference staff at the Beinecke Library.

Dates

  • 1676-1957

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Louis M. Rabinowitz, 1940s.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1044

Overview

Correspondence, volumes, and other papers collected by Rabinowitz. Includes autograph letters of Henry Blackwell (1851-1928), Charles Darwin (1809-1882), Samuel Huntington (1731-1796), and Roger Sherman (1721-1793).

Biographical / Historical

Manufacturer and philanthropist; born in Rossane, Lithuania; came to the United States in 1901; founded L.M. Rabinowitz & Co. in 1917 in New York City, served as president from 1917-1957; organized the Lamar Slide Fastener Co. and served as president, 1939-1954; known for his philanthropic gifts; in 1944 he established the Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation; foundation inaugurated a research and publication program in Hebrew lore and literature at Yale.
Title
Guide to the Louis Mayer Rabinowitz Collection
Author
Compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
Date
June 1983
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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