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DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham.

Abraham de Sola

Date Range 1846-1882.
Description Level Fonds
Collection DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham.
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Fonds No. P0048
Physical Description 0.16 metres of textual records.
History/Biographical Born in 1825, Alexander Abraham de Sola was the rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation Montreal from 1847 until his death; appointed lecturer in Hebrew and Rabbinical Literature at McGill University in 1848 and raised to professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages five years later; first Jew to be awarded the honourary degrees LL.D. from McGill University in 1858; author of numerous articles on Jewish history, religion, natural history, science. He died in 1882.
Scope & Content Correspondence, sermons, translation, McGill exams, addresses. Published articles on religious matters. The Sanatory Institutions of the Hebrews, Part I, 1861, part of which appeared in Canadian Medical Journal, vol. 1 #12, Montreal, 1852.
Notes MC 13.Books in Archives Library, Shearith Israel records.
Repository Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives

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