Finding Aid to the Cohen Family Papers Collection, 1773-1876, MS 3132

Finding Aid to the Cohen Family Papers Collection, 1773-1876, MS 3132

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Cohen Family Papers Collection

Creator

Cohen, Margaret

Call number

MS 3132

Inclusive dates

1773-1876

Bulk dates

1777-1845

Extent

1 box, 8 folders

Abstract

The collection consists of documents relating to several members of the Cohen family collected by Margaret Cohen. It includes material connected to Jacob I., Israel I., Colonel Mendes, Joshua I., Harriett, and Catharine Cohen.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Unknown

Accession number

2012-UNK-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, October, 2013


Biographical Note

The Cohen family was prominent in East Coast society. Family members were active in politics and business in Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., and Charleston, SC. For more information on the Cohen family, see related collections.

Related Collections:

Cohen Collection, 1773-1945, MS 251

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

 

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to various members of the Cohen family. Most of the items document Jacob I. Cohen’s service in the Revolutionary War, including travel passes and signed Oaths of Fidelity. Several of the items throughout the collection have been annotated by Margaret Cohen, daughter of David I. and Harriett Cohen. Also of interest may be a bank note issued by J. I. Cohen Jr. & Brothers’ Banking House and appointment documents for Colonel Mendes Cohen.

The documents are grouped by person and arranged chronologically.

Container List

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

Materials relating to Cohen, Jacob I.

No date; 1773-1824

1

1

Materials relating to Cohen, Israel I.

1789-1803

1

2

Materials relating to Cohen, Colonel Mendes

1818-1836

1

3

Cohen, Joshua I. character book

1817

1

4

“An aide-memoire to the names of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence,” by Cohen, Harriett

1876

1

5

Letter to Cohen, Catharine

1845

1

6

Materials relating to Cohen, I. or J.

1856-1861

1

7

Miscellaneous

No date; 1839

1

8

 

 

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