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Lot #    12505
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:19:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by Sir Moses Montefiore
Author    [Ms.] Dr. L. Loewe
City    London
Publication Date    1899
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 246:194 mm., light age staining, ink on printed stationary, signed and dated, bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Preprinted award letter, completed and signed by Sir Moses' personal secretary and biographer. A 2 pound gift is acknowledged from Oakland California for distribution to the poor of the four holy cities Jerusalem, Hebron, Tiberias, and Safed. Sir Moses is best described by Dr. Loewe in the final paragraph of the Sir and Lady's diaries. He sums up the importance and achievments of this historical Jewish couple's efforts for their brethen over the span of the 19th century: "The impartial reader of these Memoirs, in closing the book, and recalling to his mind the varied scenes portraying the life and work of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, and the moral to be derived therefrom, will acknowledge that the practice of justice, truth, and virtue towards his fellow-beings, and staunch loyalty to the Sovereign, will ensure an ample reward. At the same time, he cannot fail to contemplate with intense admiration the life's work of the hero of a hundred years, who fought so sturdily in youth the battle of life, and who afterwards devoted himself with such unwearying ardour to the task of combating hatred, persecution, and fanaticism, of severing the bonds of physical and moral slavery, and of aiding in the establishment of religious toleration all over the world. His unparalleled devotion to the sacred cause of humanity in general, and the unclouded halo of a spotless integrity which encircles his name, will ever afford a splendid example for emulation no less than the dauntless courage with which he set to work for the rescue of the suffering and the oppressed, whilst the bright guiding stars which lighted all his actions were the fear of G-d on high and deeds of charity and loving kindness on earth."
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica