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Archive - Marcus Nathan Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-4

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with brother Hermann Adler, father Nathan Marcus Adler, Joseph Sebag Montefiore, and others; (alphabetical), 1872-1897. Also includes a wedding invitation (1867) and the minutes of the Committee for an Expedition to the Jews in China, Abyssinia, and the East (1864).


  • Creation: 1864–1897 (bulk 1872-1897)


Other Language or Scripts Used

In English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German.


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Son of Nathan Marcus Adler, chief rabbi of Britain. An actuary and Jewish scholar, he authored works on archaeology, Jewish history, life insurance, and political economics. He prepared the critical text, translation, and commentary of The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (New York: Phillip Feldheim, Inc., 1907). Adler served as secretary of the committee, organized to raise funds to send the traveler, J. J. Benjamin II (real name--Israel Joseph Benjamin) to Asia and Africa.


0.21 Linear Feet (in one half document case.)


Miscellaneous correspondence received by Marcus N. Adler and the minute book of the committee for an Expedition to the Jews in China, Abyssinia and the East (1864).

Collection Arrangement

The collection consists of a book of minutes and eleven folders of correspondence in alphabetical order.

Location Note

Materials are available by appointment only at The Special Collections Reading Room, The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Email

Source of Acquisition

Received with the Elkan N. Adler Library, purchased in 1923.

Related Archival Materials Note

ARC 005 - Nathan Marcus Adler Papers
ARC 002 - Elkan Nathan Adler Papers
ARC 003 - Hermann Adler Papers

Consult the JTS catalog for additional Adler family items.

Guide to the Marcus Nathan Adler Papers
Daniel Soyer.
October 1986
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Funding for retrospective conversion of original documents to produce this guide using Archivists’ Toolkit was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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2nd Edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary Repository

3080 Broadway
New York N.Y. 10027 USA