Noah Society New York, NY 19th Century - Questions about #germany


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I am currently organizing the papers of the Noah Society. This Jewish society
was founded in New York City in 1849. I take for granted that the membership
for the first thirty years was predominantly German speaking and most
probably conducted its affairs, social, benevolent and burial in the
German language as did similar societies until 1880 [including the
Hungarian 1860 Benevolent Society].

I am bogged down on two points before I combine the recent additions
with previous collections. The Noah Society claims to be the first Jewish
society founded in New York City. The second is that one group of
papers is called the Noah Society and the second is titled the Noah
Benevolent Society. I must decide whether these are one organization
or separate groups. [Help appreciated]

J Seligsohn, Volunteer Archivist, New York, NY

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