|Access and Provenance||
A Finding Aid to the
Phearson Family Collection
Manuscript Collection No. 733
1909-1922. 0.8 Linear ft.
ACCESS AND PROVENANCE
The Phearson Family Collection was donated to the American Jewish Archives by Nancy Phearson of Tustin, California in April of 2005. The papers were found in the home of Daniel and Victoria Phearson, and are donated in their honor. Nancy Phearson, by the act of donating the Phearson Family Collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned the property rights to the American Jewish Archives. All literary rights to material authored by Max and Becky Cantor are held by the Phearson heirs. Literary rights to materials authored by others are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. The papers are available to researchers in the reading room of the Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE top
The Phearson Family Collection consists of letters written to Max Cantor and Becky Freedland Cantor between the years 1909 and 1922. The collection is comprised of correspondence between Max and Becky, Max and various family members, Becky and Sam Selmanoff, Becky and family members, and Maxs business correspondence. Because the vast majority of letters are not written in English, information regarding the correspondents and date of the letter are taken from the envelope in which the letter was sent. The majority of the correspondence is written in Yiddish. The collection also includes some correspondence written in an unidentified East European language and in English. Max wrote letters in all three languages, while Becky wrote letters primarily in Yiddish. Also included in the collection are cards of various types. Of particular interest are the tiny Jewish New Years cards, and the Suffragette Madonna postcard.
The Cantors were well-traveled, before and after their marriage. Addresses found on the envelopes within the collection include Kansas City, Kansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; and, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For a time, Beckys address was London, England. Maxs family lived in New York City.
Please see the Box and Folder List for details.
BOX AND FOLDER LISTING topBox Folder Contents1 1 Letters to Max Cantor from Becky Freedland (in Yiddish). 1913-1914. 2 Letters to Max Cantor from Becky Freedland (Cantor) (in Yiddish). 1915-1920. 3 Letters from Max Cantor to Becky Freedland (in Yiddish). 1913. 4 Letters from Max Cantor to Becky Freedland (in Yiddish). 1914. 5 Letters from Max Cantor to Becky Freedland (in Yiddish). 1915. 6 Letters from Max Cantor to Becky Freedland (in Yiddish). 1917. 7 Letters from Max Cantor to Celia Cantor. 1912-1913. 2 1 Correspondence with Max Cantor (various languages). 1911-1914. 2 Correspondence with Max Cantor (various languages). 1915-1919, n.d. 3 Correspondence with Becky Freedland (in Yiddish and English). 1916. 4 Correspondence with Becky Freedland Cantor (in Yiddish). 1917-1922. 5 Letters to Becky Freedland from Sam Selmanoff (in Yiddish). 1909-1915. 6 New Years Cards, Postcards, etc. 1910-1922. 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence (various languages). 1914-1918. 8 Unidentified Correspondence (in Yiddish). 1912-1918.top
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