Guide to the Jonas Phillips Levy papers,
undated, 1851-1882

P-412

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Levy, Jonas Phillips
Title: Jonas Phillips Levy papers
Dates:undated, 1851-1882
Abstract: Contains papers and documents dealing with Levy's involvement in the disposition of Monticello, owned by his brother, Uriah P. Levy, Jonas P. Levy's claims against the U.S. government for losses suffered during the war with Mexico, 1843-1846, and two items relating to the Civil War.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
Identification: P-412
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Scope and Content Note

Contains papers and documents dealing with Levy's involvement in the disposition of Monticello, owned by his brother, Uriah P. Levy, Jonas P. Levy's claims against the U.S. government for losses suffered during the war with Mexico, 1843-1846, and two items relating to the Civil War.

The papers concerning Monticello deal primarily with Levy's efforts to close his brother's estate by selling Monticello at auction. The majority of letters are from William J. Robertson, Levy's lawyer in Richmond, and George Carr, the court-appointed commissioner of the estate, along with Levy's handwritten copies of some his letters to them. Also included is miscellaneous correspondence dealing with Monticello, and a letter dealing with another portion of Uriah P. Levy's estate.

The papers concerning Levy's claims against the U.S. government consist primarily of correspondence with various U.S. and Mexican officials, printed petitions to Congress regarding the claim, and various undated supporting documents for his claim.

The Civil War items deal with payment for goods bought from Jonas P. Levy by the War Department in Wilmington, N.C. (1865).

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Arrangement

This collection is intellectually arranged into two series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

AJHS also houses several daguerreotypes of Jonas Phillips Levy and his wife Frances Mitchell Levy as well as the papers of Jonas P. Levy's older brother Uriah P. Levy: Guide to the Uriah P. Levy (1792-1862) Collection.

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Digitization Note

This collection was digitized by Adam Matthew Digital and the Crowley Company in 2010. Digital images were made available in their entirety in 2017.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jonas Phillips Levy papers; P-412; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Note

Gift of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation 1979 & 1982.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Correspondence, undated, 1851-1882

In English.
Box 1, Folders 1, 2, 4, 5.
Arrangement:

Items in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content:

Documents include correspondence with specific individuals and concerning general topics such as Monticello and Mexico.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Carr, Georgeundated, 1868-1875
  

Correspondence and papers.

 
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14Claim vs. Mexico1851-1859, 1868-1882
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12Monticelloundated, 1869-1874
  

Miscellaneous correspondence.

 
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15Robertson, William J.1867-1875
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Series II: Miscellaneous documents, undated, 1856-1882

In English.
Box 1, Folders 3, 6-8.
Arrangement:

Items in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content:

Documents include claim issues with Mexico, petitions to Congress, and estate contracts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18Claims during Civil Warundated
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16Claims vs. Mexicoundated
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17Estate of Uriah P. Levy1867
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13Printed Petitions to Congressundated, 1856, 1882
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