Jewish Historical Society Acquires Papers of Red-cross Co-founder
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Jewish Historical Society Acquires Papers of Red-cross Co-founder

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The American Jewish Historical Society announced it had acquired several hundred papers of Adolphus A. Solomons, the Jewish co-founder of the American Red Cross. The collection was presented to the Society by its president, Dr. Leon J. Obermayer of Philadelphia, to mark his 40th birthday.

The material consists of handwritten letters from Clara Barton, who founded the Red Cross, to Solomons, who was Miss Barton’s vice-president. The letters deal with Miss Barton’s problems in the organization of the Red Cross and on her efforts to raise funds for the organization.

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