Eliyahu Guttmacher
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Brief Description: The bulk of the collection consists of several thousand *kvitlekh* (written requests to a rabbi asking for a blessing or advice), arranged in alphabetical order by name of town or city. The *kvitlekh*  were received from Jews residing in Poland and other, mostly European, countries. They reflect the social history of European Jews in the mid- 19th century and relate to financial, medical and family problems.      In addition, the collection includes the following:      General correspondence, including inquiries relating to religious matters.  Family correspondence, legal documents such as court and government papers, bills.  Certifications by unidentified authors.  Discussions on Jewish law by unknown authors.  Amulet.  Business documents.  Receipts for contributions to charitable institutions in Palestine.
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YIVO Online Guide
Record Series Number: RG 27 /RG 27 
Created by: Guttmacher, Eliyahu (1796-1874)
Volume: 0.0

Organization: Boxes 1-16 are arranged alphabetically by first letter of towns

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in 3 series: I) Kvitlekh (boxes 1-17); II) Correspondence (18-20); III) Financial Documents (21)

Subject Index
Charitable Activities
Customs, Jewish
Economic Life
Everyday Life
Folklore and Ethnography
Guttmacher, Eliyahu
Health and Health Care
Military service
Religious Life
United States
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Papers
Finding Aid Revisions: 1994/05/31 ; 1999/02/22 ; y.a.t.
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