LOUISE M. ROTHSCHILD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 100131
LOUISE M. ROTHSCHILD Leading female philanthropist for Jewish communities in Victorian England discusses politics and weather with a friend, signs her name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Very truly yours/ Louise M. Rothschild" in faded black ink.
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LOUISE M. ROTHSCHILD
Leading female philanthropist for Jewish communities in Victorian England discusses politics and weather with a friend, signs her name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "Very truly yours/ Louise M. Rothschild" in faded black ink. 1 page front and verso, 5¼x8¼ folded, 10½x8¼ flat. Written on personalized letterhead with "LR" in upper left corner and Grosvenor address in upper right corner. In part: "My dear Mrs. Lloyd, Enclosed is my proxy for the approaching election of patients for the Royal Hospital. I hope your candidate may be successful. What hot weather - we seem to have jumped over Spring this year and...at once bounced into Summer". Louise M. Rothschild (1821-1910) was born Louise Montefiore, and already a member of the Rothschild family on her mother's side when she married Anthony Nathan de Rothschild in 1840. Already an important member of the Anglo-Jewish community, Louise Rothschild would do much in her life time to become an outstanding figure in Anglo-Jewish history. With a talent for several languages, drawing, painting and reading, Rothschild used her skills to develop projects similar to a Christian women's philanthropic model, but within a Jewish framework. She became president of the Jewish Ladies' Benevolent Loan and Visiting Society, during which she established and funded a convalescent home; furthermore she founded the London Jews' Free School of which she oversaw the direction of the education of the girls. Rothschild also initiated and finance programs for immigrant girls after thousands of East European immigrant Jews flooded England from 1881, when in 1885 she established the West Central Friday Night Club which developed a variety of social, educational and recreational programs for Jewish working girls. Normal mailing folds. Small stains throughout. Small adhesive stain on verso. Toned. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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