Rabbi Moshe Ottolenghi Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0952

Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 175 items from the personal papers of Rabbi Moshe Ottolenghi of Thessaloniki, Greece. This includes correspondence, sermons, eulogies, songs, poems, printed broadsides, and handwritten notebooks (primarily in Ladino, Hebrew, and Italian) that primarily date to the late 19th century.

There are four binders containing numbered items. These binders each have "254" on them in addition to unique Hebrew characters on each. They are each numbered 11-14 in Hebrew.

This initial inventory is from the vendor.

Dates

  • 1792 - 1945
  • Majority of material found within 1885 - 1899

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Ottolenghi (given name Moise G. Ottolenghi) was born on September 10, 1840 in Livorno, Italy and died in December 12, 1900 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Ottolenghi was the Talmud Torah principal of Livorno until 1880, when he was brought to Thessaloniki to supervise and run the Talmud Torah there.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (2 Flat boxes containing 4 binders total.)

Language of Materials

Hebrew

Abstract

This collection contains approximately 175 items from the personal papers of Rabbi Moshe Ottolenghi of Thessaloniki, Greece. This includes correspondence, sermons, eulogies, songs, poems, printed broadsides, and handwritten notebooks (primarily in Ladino, Hebrew, and Italian) that primarily date to the late 19th century.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Rabbi Moshe Ottolenghi Papers
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Zach Johnson
Date
January 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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