99 printed pages, bound in marbled cover with snap closure. Manuscript is divided in 2 parts named Book 1 and 2. Book 1: 1897-1905, 35 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in a Polish ghetto. Leaving Poland for England”. Book 2: 1905-1918, 63 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in an English town. The First World War”. Narrative: Edith Webber left the shtetl of Tomaszów with her parents to live in England. Because of her husband's heart condition, they moved from London to Leeds at the beginning of World War 2. They had three daughters: Jeannie Berger, Sandra "Sandy" Kaye and Joyce Denning. Out of Edith's family who stayed in Poland, only one person survived (Ithzak Werber). He was deported, jumped out of a train through floor boards, was shot at, but escaped through the forest and got to Palestine during World War 2.
Letter of introduction; sale of ICA farms to non-Jews; map of sub-divisions; ICA losses; colonist ledger sheets; operation expenses; twine loan; special education for colonist child; crop share payments; land sales; real estate sale and rental ledger sheets; tax payments; exchange of land; statement of accounts by lot within colony, also by colony; revaluation of assets.
Immigration and correspondence between: ICA and Canadian government, ICA Polish Committee and ICA Canadian Committee, JIAS and ICA Canadian Committee, JIAS and Canadian government; request from ICA Canada to experimental farm in Ottawa concerning Garnet wheat; potential immigrant; needs of colony for religious personnel and ICA attempt to provide them with competent immigrant; immigration assistance including unfruitful efforts; location assistance to relative who remained in Poland, request to ICA for assistance in disposition of property in Poland.
L-R: Faige Blair, Ellen (Chiah) Blair, Sam (Simche) Blair, Hanna Blair, Chanah Blair, Moshe Blair.
(All members of the family, except for Sam and Ellen (Mrs. Irving Lithwick), perished in the Holocaust.)