Monday, April 21, 2008


The Colonial Letters of Abigail Levy Franks

"While the HBO miniseries on the lives of John and Abigail Adams has revived interest in colonial American history, we thought it timely to bring to readers of "American Jewish History in Images" an account of colonial American Jewry's own Abigail - Abigail Levy Franks. The AJHS owns 32 letters penned by Abigail to her son Naphtali between 1733 and 1748. The letters provide the most complete picture of daily life for New York's Jews during this period. A grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), has enabled the AJHS to digitize these letters and make them available both in their original form and re-formatted into typeface on the AJHS website."
You can read the story about Abigail Levy Franks and then click on the link at the end of the story to read her letters in their original form if you go here: from:

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