Cohen Civil War Scrapbooks 1861-1865, MS. 251.1 - MS 251.4


 

MS 251.1

MS 251.2- Etting Albums 1826-1832

MS 251.3- Mendes I. Cohen Letters, 1829-1835

MS 251.4

Contact Information:
Manuscripts Department
Maryland Historical Society Library
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore MD 21201-4674
410.685.3750
Fax: 410.385.2105
library@mdhs.org
www.mdhs.org

 


Descriptive Summary

Cohen Civil War Scrapbooks 1861-1865

MS 251.1

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content Note

Newsclippings collected by Dr. Joshua I. Cohen covering the years 1861-1865. Contains clippings on all phases of the Civil War including major battles, editorials dealing with the crisis, printed speeches of the President, Congressmen and Senators, articles of local Baltimore interest especially the arrest of Southern sympathizers.

VOLUME I

1861 - 1865

Box 2

VOLUME II

1862

Box 1

VOLUME III

1863

Box 2

2 boxes

Etting Albums 1826-1832
Maryland Historical Society


 


Descriptive Summary

Etting Albums 1826-1832

MS 251.2

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of 2 volumes owned by Richa Gratz Etting both containing poetry, notes, quotations, mementoes, and pictures. Volume I also contains some pen and ink and pencil sketches possibly done by A.J. Volck, and a number of silhouettes of family members. Volume II contains an addition to the poems, a small pencil and wash drawing of Shinah Solomon Etting.

 


Container List

Box 1

Miscellany

Box 2

2 volumes

Mendes I. Cohen Letters 1829-1835
Maryland Historical Society
 

 


Descriptive Summary

Mendes I. Cohen Letters 1829-1835

MS 251.3

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content Notes

Collection consists mainly of correspondence written by Mendes I. Cohen (1796-1879) while on his protracted travels to Great Britain, Europe, Asia Minor, the Middle East, and Norther Africa. The letters, dating from October 1829 through August 1835, are directed to family members -- mainly his mother Judith Solomon Cohen, and his brothers David, Jacob and Benjamin. The letters present an in-depth account of the countries and cities visited by Cohen. As an astute observer, Cohen described his daily travels, his encounters with people, his opinions on architecture, the roads the seas, and his thoughts on the political, social and economic climate of the areas in which he lived. His travels took him to cities such as Liverpool, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Geneva, Hamburg, Berlin, Rome, Florence, Athens, Constantinople, Smyina, Beirut, Cairo, Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Brussels.

The collection also includes journals kept by Mendes I. Cohen dating from 1829-1833. Some of them contain lists of arrival and departure dates and places visited. Others are language journals listing important words and phrases in English with their foreign counterparts. The 1832 journal is an account of Cohen's trip up the Nile and his journey back to Cairo. [Also includes a catalog of Egyptian antiquities owned and collected by Cohen.]

To be found at Johns Hopkins University along with an [UNK] as the trip included are [UNK] as the nile (1832)

 


Container List

BOX 1

Map of Greece with marginal notes by M. I. Cohen

1829

Correspondence

1829 Oct 15 - 1830 May 10

BOX 2

Correspondence

1830 May 23 - 1832 Dec 8

BOX 3

Correspondence

1832 Dec 13 - 1835 Feb 16

BOX 4

Correspondence

1835 Feb 22 - 1835 Aug 24

J. J. Cohen, Jr. to M. M. Noah

1819 Feb 2

Misc. items not relating to Cohen's trip

c. 1820 - 1920

Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities

c. 1832

Journeys of M. I. Cohen

1829-33

Journal

1831

Journal

1832

Notes on journeys

1833

Journal

1834

Newspaper clippings

Items relating to M. I. Cohen's trip

n.d.

 

Cohen Collection 1818-1945
Maryland Historical Society
 

 


Descriptive Summary

Cohen Collection 1818-1945

MS 251.4

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content Notes

Collection contains correspondence of Eleanor S. Cohen, Jacob I. Cohen, Dr. Joshua I. Cohen, Mendes Cohen, and Mendes I. Cohen. Includes information relating to civil right of Jews in Maryland; Cohen family genealogical material; Col. Mendes I. Cohen reminiscences of the bombardment of Ft. McHenry; material to Mendes Cohen's position as Chairman of the Committee on Car Fenders in Baltimore, 1894; poem entitled Address to the Children of Israel in Maryland; receipts, certificates, newsclippings; some assorted material relating to the Maryland Historical Society ca. 1910.

 


Container List

BOX 1

F. B. Mayer sketch, n.d.

Cohen Family correspondence

Eleanor S. Cohen

The Travellers Return - J[acob] I. Cohen

[Mendes I. Cohen] correspondence

Report on car fenders, 1894

letters re: position as reference librarian at Pratt Library

The Gratz papers, 1916

Jacob I. Cohen, 1181, 1856

Certificate, tickets - Israel Cohen

Reminiscences of the Bombardment of Ft. McHenry - Mendes I. Cohen

Mendes Cohen correspondence

BOX 2

Newspaper clippings

Jews in America

Dr. Joshua I. Cohen correspondence, 1844-59

Maryland Historical Society materials

Miscellaneous unrelated materials

Cohen Family genealogical notes

Receipts, stock certificates

Undated materials

Address to the Children of Israel in Maryland, 1819

Undated notes on the Jew Bill

Newspaper clippings