Portuguese Brit Milah and Shechita record book
Portuguese Brit Milah and Shechita record book spanning the years 1700 to 1842 though probably created at multiple dates by multiple individuals. Book contains birth and death records, rules about Shechita, and circumcision records of a Sephardic community in the West Indies, most likely Curaçao. Other locations mentioned in the book include Charlestown (unclear if this is Charleston, South Carolina, or Charlestown, Nevis), St. Thomas and New York. Includes some loose papers written in English that also show birth records.
Language of Material
Materials predominantly in Portuguese; some materials in English.
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0.25 linear feet (1 small flat box)
Portuguese Brit Milah and Shechita record book spanning the years 1700 to 1842 though probably created at multiple dates by multiple individuals. Book contains birth and death records, rules about Shechita, and circumcision records of a Sephardic community in the West Indies, most likely Curaçao.
Materials are described at the item level.
The book was given to donor Marty Lehder Jackson by original owner, Ruth Nathan Hornik, in 2008.
Materials donated 2015 by Marty Jackson.
Processed by Lauren Bickel, August 2022.
- Jackson, Marty (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Portuguese Brit Milah and Shechita record book, 1700-1842
- Lauren Bickel
- Description rules
- Language of description
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