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- Private ledger / R. Sidenberg, 1880-1891.
- Jewish merchants -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century.; Account books -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century -- Specimens.
- A leather bound volume comprising the personal accounts of Richard Sidenberg spanning the years from 1880 to 1891. Preceding the 311 numbered pages is tabbed alphabetical index. The index consists chiefly of company names. The ledger records Sidenberg's accounts, banking transactions, bonds, deposits, and dividends. The ledger is divided into several sections indicated by a heading at the top of each page. The sections include cash account, inventory account, income or profit and loss account, properties by addresses, individual railroad accounts, banks, and insurance companies. Toward the end of the volume are recorded monthly profits and expenses of the G. Sidenberg Co. There are small accounts regarding individuals of the Sidenberg family including his wife and children. There are several notations and items crossed out in the volume. Title is stamped in gold on cover. A metal, locking closure is attached to the covers. Pages 304-311 are blank.
- Personal Name:
- Born in Breslau, Germany to Wilhelm and Henriette Bruck Sidenberg. The Sidenberg family immigrated to the United States in 1853 eventually settling in New York City. Sidenberg and his brothers, Gustavus and Henry, owned and operated the family business G. Sidenberg & Co. The company was a manufacturer and importer of collars, cuffs, ruffings, sleeves, and veils specializing in linens and lace for ladies. Richard was a lace merchant for the company. Additionally, Sidenberg owned several properties in Manhattan and a multitude of shares in other companies. He became a naturalized citizen in 1872. Sidenberg was a prominent member of Congregation Emanu-El in Manhattan and the Harmonie Club. He donated generously to Jewish charities and local hospitals. Sidenberg married Matilda Schafer in 1875. They had seven children: Florence Hattie, Minnie, Elsa, William, Alice, Claire, and Arthur.
- Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)
- Call Number:
- MS 56, Codex 017.1