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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - Artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0220
Scope and Content
The collection is divided into five series. The first series contains a copy of Abraham Joseph's diary from the 18th century, transcripts of the diary by Annette Wolff, and original pre-1900 materials pertaining to Abraham Joseph and other members of his family. The second series consists in large …
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - Artefacts.
Scope and Content
The collection is divided into five series. The first series contains a copy of Abraham Joseph's diary from the 18th century, transcripts of the diary by Annette Wolff, and original pre-1900 materials pertaining to Abraham Joseph and other members of his family. The second series consists in large part of correspondence between Martin Wolff and Irene Joseph Wolff, before and after their marriage, and letters to their daughters. The third series consists primarily of correspondence between the Wolff sisters. The fourth series contains correspondence from Annette Wolff to her family and friends, letters received from soldiers during World War II, and documents and memorabilia relating to her education, employment, and travels. The fifth series consists of Wolff and Joseph family photographs. The last series is composed of sound elements. It contains 7 cassette tapes, each 90 minutes in duration, of interviews of Annette Wolff by Eiran
Date
1828-2005.
Fonds No.
P0220
History Biographical
The Joseph family was one of the earliest Jewish families to settle in Quebec. Irene Joseph (1885 1940), a writer and community worker, married Martin Wolff, (1881 1948) engineer and historian, and they had six daughters. The lives and thoughts of all these individuals are reflected in this fonds. The earliest portions of the fonds contains considerable information about the life of Abraham Joseph (1815-1886), a successful businessman involved in numerous commercial enterprises, including leadership roles in the Quebec Board of Trade and the Banque Nationale. The greater part of this portion of the fonds is connected to Abraham Joseph's diaries, which are a valuable early record of Jewish life and material culture in Quebec. Much of the material in the later series of the fonds documents the life of the Wolff family in Montreal and Quebec in the early 20th century until the late 1940s, and includes information about quotidian life and religious and social customs as practiced by a middle-class Jewish family of that era. Though observant Jews, the Wolff family members mixed with and were accepted by the larger community, making this fonds a source of information on many aspects of Canadian society as well as that of Great Britain. The fonds includes a special emphasis on the work and writings of Annette Wolff, who took on the role of family historian. The Joseph and Wolff family fonds contains material of potential interest to historians, students of Jewish life in Canada and women's studies, social scientists, psychologists, journalists, and authors.
Custodial History
The majority of this fonds was donated in increments, over a period of several years, by sisters Annette Wolff, Rosetta Wolff Elkin, and Esther Wolff Blaustein, with the greatest part of the collection coming from Annette Wolff. A small percentage of the material was donated by Rachel Wolff Esar, and a few files were deposited much earlier by Martin Wolff.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABRAHAM JOSEPH DIARIES .

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
1.6 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0220; A
Scope and Content
The series contains a copy of Abraham Joseph's diary from the 18th century. The original is housed at the National Archives of Canada. There are typewritten transcripts of the diary contents by Annette Wolff as well as a bound volume which she titled Bachelor's Hall or Maturing with Canada 1834-187…
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
1.6 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
The series contains a copy of Abraham Joseph's diary from the 18th century. The original is housed at the National Archives of Canada. There are typewritten transcripts of the diary contents by Annette Wolff as well as a bound volume which she titled Bachelor's Hall or Maturing with Canada 1834-1876: Diary of Abraham Joseph of Quebec. Also included is a photocopy of the 1882-1883 diaries of Fanny David Joseph, one of Abraham Joseph's daughters, and original extracts from her 1886 diary on life at Kinkardine Place, Quebec City. Of particular note is The Blue Book, a handwritten newsletter written between 1839 and 1842. The Blue Book was usually written by male members of the Joseph family residing in Montreal. It was the precursor of another extremely long-lived Joseph family newsletter, The Moon. The Blue Book is filled with family and community gossip, with the people and places disguised by droll nicknames. Questions of religious observance and decorum surface frequently, reflecting the concerns of a family that moved in non-Jewish circles while striving to maintain their identity. Similar spoofs are in this series as well: an original issue of The Tattler, handwritten in 1839, and a photocopy of the Gazette of Fashion, November 1835. The series contains an original 1828 school certificate stating that Abraham Joseph was at the head of his class; photocopies of Abraham Joseph's Quebec Light Infantry certificate; property sale deeds from 1815 and 1864, including his Natashquaw property; press clips regarding his Quebec City mayoralty nomination in 1859 as well as copies of his obituary from various newspapers.The series also contains Annette Wolff's research papers on various members of the Joseph, Hart, Judah, David and Pinto families, including family trees, as well as her correspondence with the Public Archives of Canada and academic institutions regarding the publication of Bachelor's Hall.
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
A
History Biographical
Abraham Joseph was born at Berthier, Quebec, on November 14, 1815, the son of Henry and Rachel (Solomon) Joseph. After the death of his father, he moved to Quebec City, where he resided until his death, on March 20, 1886. In March 1846 he was married to Sophia, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Hart) David, and had four sons and seven daughters. Abraham Joseph was a successful businessman, and his name was identified with almost every commercial enterprise of his time, in most cases as a director. For a number of years, he was president of the Quebec Board of Trade and later became president of the newly formed Dominion Board of Trade. He was one of the original directors of the Banque Nationale and was a member of the board of that institution which convened for eleven years without change. Mr. Joseph resigned from the directorate of this bank, which office he held until the bank was wound up. He was a member of the Quebec City Council, and at the time was a candidate for the mayoralty, being defeated by a very few votes. For over thirty years he was vice-consul for Belgium. He took a lively interest but no prominent part in politics. During the Papineau Rebellion in 1837-1838, Mr. Joseph served with the Quebec Light Infantry, attaining the rank of major. Intensely proud of his English descent, Mr. Joseph was a life member of the St. George's Society and several times its president. Although in his day there was no organized Jewish community in Quebec, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph maintained a completely Jewish atmosphere in their home and were as highly regarded by their Roman Catholic and Protestant co-residents as by their Jewish neighbours. He was at all times regarded as the leader of his community. He was the founder of the wholesale grocery business, under the name of Joseph & Co. Mr. Joseph was a member of the Stadacona, Garrison, and Tandem Clubs, Quebec. Abraham Joseph's diaries are a valuable early record of Jewish life and material culture in Quebec.
Notes
Abraham Joseph's diary, coupled with Annette Wolff's background papers, provides a wealth of information on the social, economic and religious life in 19th century Quebec. The material is of great value to historians, sociologists, authors, journalists, and teachers and students of Quebec life in the 1800s.
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MARTIN WOLFF; IRENE JOSEPH WOLFF.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0220; B
Scope and Content
The bulk of this series includes correspondence between Martin Wolff and Irene Joseph Wolff, before and after their marriage, and letters to their daughters. Many of the early letters from Martin to Irene were written when he was working as an engineer in remote areas of the Quebec bush. Of interes…
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
The bulk of this series includes correspondence between Martin Wolff and Irene Joseph Wolff, before and after their marriage, and letters to their daughters. Many of the early letters from Martin to Irene were written when he was working as an engineer in remote areas of the Quebec bush. Of interest is a 1939 letter from Irene to her daughters written on the reverse of an oversized war campaign poster. Also included are papers pertaining to Irene Wolff's involvement with the Canadian Authors Association, the Canadian Jewish Review, the Canadian Women's Press Club, the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, the Jewish Chronicle, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Sinai League Reading Circle, and the Spanish & Portuguese Sisterhood. In addition are poems, essays and articles by Irene Wolff as well as two bound copies of A Quebecker Looks at Life: The Diary of Irene Joseph Wolff, a self-published volume by her daughter Rosetta Elkin. Also of interest is a Montreal General Hospital dinner menu from the last days of Irene Wolff's life. Among her personal papers are found correspondence with Dr. Cecil Roth, the noted British historian and author of the popular history book, A History of the Jews. Cecil Roth, when in Montreal, had been a visitor to the Wolff home, a fact noted among Irene Wolff's papers. Correspondence from Irene Joseph Wolff's father, Montefiore Joseph, and her mother, Annette Pinto Joseph, is also included. Of interest are a 1903 letter on Quebec Hockey Club stationery notifying Montefiore Joseph of his election as the Club's honorary president and a 1923 Quebec Board of Trade banquet invitation to the board's past presidents, including Montefiore Joseph.Martin Wolff's British nationality papers, including letters of attestation, are found here, as are correspondence with and submissions to the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Publication Society, the American Jewish Yearbook, The Jewish Tribune, and the Jewish Chronicle of London, England. Many of his essays, speeches, poems and translations are included, as are family trees and correspondence with his mother, Sarah Andrade Wolff. Of particular note is a 1937 letter to Martin Wolff from one C.Q. Henriques of London, England, written on the Jewish Representative Council for the Boycott of German Goods and Services stationery.Also of special interest are the letters between Martin Wolff and Alfred Bader, an Austrian Jewish war refugee who had been interned at a DP camp in southern Quebec and who was sponsored by Martin Wolff and welcomed into the Wolff home as one of the family. It is without doubt due to Martin Wolff's love for and encouragement of the young Bader that the latter prospered academically and professionally. He excelled at Queen's University (having been denied admission to McGill University, presumably because their Jewish quota was full), became a highly successful chemist, and founded the Aldrich Chemical Company, later named the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, one of the largest chemical companies in the United States. He is as well a renowned art collector and generous donor to his alma maters, especially to Queen's University.
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
B
History Biographical
Martin Wolff, born in Germany in 1881, was raised and educated in England. He immigrated to Canada in 1906 and as a qualified engineer was employed in railway surveys and construction. He worked for various railways, including the Canadian Northern, the National Transcontinental and the Canadian National. In 1915, he was attached to the Department of Militia and Defence in Quebec and in 1916 was employed by the Imperial Munitions Board. Martin Wolff was also a journalist, historian of Montreal Jewry; chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress Archives Committee, a board member of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue (Shearith Israel), and author of History of the Canadian National Railways and History of the Jews in Canada. He married Irene Joseph in 1909, with whom he had six daughters. The marriage was one of sustained respect, love, and devotion. Martin Wolff died in 1948.Irene Wolff, born in 1885 in Quebec City, was a journalist, poet and community worker. She and her husband reared their six daughters in an observant Jewish home. Along with running her household in Westmount and tending to the welfare of her family with wisdom, warmth and often humour, she was the Canadian correspondent for the London, England, newspaper The Jewish Chronicle and, along with her husband, contributed to A.D. Hart's The Jew in Canada, published by the Jewish Publication Limited, 1926. She was a member of the Canadian Authors Association and of the Women's Press Club of Canada. During World War II, she was joint committee chair, with Mrs. Wilder Penfield, of the Montreal branch of the Red Cross and contributed in other significant ways to the war effort. She was also a long-serving member of the Boadicea and Baden-Powell Chapters of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Irene Wolff died in 1940.
Notes
This series depicts the life of a fascinating Jewish family in Montreal from the early 20th century until the late 1940s. Aside from the tenderness, wisdom and humour one finds in the correspondence between the spouses and in the letters to their children, one learns of the religious and social customs practiced by Martin and Irene Wolff and of the quotidian life in this middle-class household. Though observant Jews, Wolff family members mixed with and were accepted by the larger community. Historians, students of Jewish life in Canada during this time period, social scientists, psychologists, women's study professionals, journalists - perhaps all those interested in the dynamics of family life - would find this series of keen interest.
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ESTHER, FANNY, RACHEL, ROSETTA, SARAH WOLFF.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.33 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0220; C
Scope and Content
This series includes the Wolff sisters' correspondence from 1921 to 2006, with the bulk of the correspondence from the 1920s and from the years preceding and during World War II. Wedding invitations and marriage telegrams are found here as well, as is an undated Westmount school report card for Fan…
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.33 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
This series includes the Wolff sisters' correspondence from 1921 to 2006, with the bulk of the correspondence from the 1920s and from the years preceding and during World War II. Wedding invitations and marriage telegrams are found here as well, as is an undated Westmount school report card for Fanny Wolff. Papers and promotional flyers regarding Sarah Wolff Orkin's book Roots and Recollections are included, as are several of her poems, and papers relating to Rosetta Wolff Elkin's involvement with the Spanish & Portuguese Sisterhood and the Shaar Hashomayim scouting committee can also be found in this series. Irene Wolff maintained a close relationship with her sister, Rosetta, and her brother Kenneth, whose correspondence with Irene and the Wolff children is also included, as is that of various other members of the extended Joseph family. Papers concerning Rosetta Joseph's involvement with the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, several of her diary notes, and documents regarding a Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS) vocational bursary plaque erected in her memory are also found here.
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
C
History Biographical
The offspring of Martin and Irene Wolff were: Sarah (Wolff) Orkin (1910 1999), Annette Wolff (1911-2012), Rachel (Wolff) Esar (1913-1995), Rosetta (Wolff) Elkin (1914 - ), Fanny Wolff (1918-1941), and Esther (Wolff) Blaustein (1921-2013). During their formative years, the Wolff sisters attended school in Westmount, Quebec. With the exception of Fanny, who died in early adulthood, they all embarked on professional careers.
Notes
General note: As this series' documents are predominantly from the 1920s, 1930s and the war and post-war years, the changing lifestyles, social customs and concerns are reflected in the various letters and documents of both the Wolff and Joseph families. As such, they are relevant to historians of the Montreal and Quebec City middle class during these time periods as well as to sociologists, teachers, journalists, and authors.
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ANNETTE WOLFF.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - Artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0220; D
Scope and Content
This series includes Annette's letters to family members from 1919 to 1991 as well as correspondence from friends worldwide. Diary and travel calendars span the years 1929 to 2005, and there is also extensive travel memorabilia, among them luggage tags and ships' stationery and newsletters. Mostly …
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - Artefacts.
Scope and Content
This series includes Annette's letters to family members from 1919 to 1991 as well as correspondence from friends worldwide. Diary and travel calendars span the years 1929 to 2005, and there is also extensive travel memorabilia, among them luggage tags and ships' stationery and newsletters. Mostly undated farewell cards, greeting cards and birthday cards to her are among the series, which includes a 75th birthday certificate signed by Brian Mulroney, then Canada's Prime Minister. The series also includes items from Annette's early years, such as Westmount elementary and high school report cards, her vaccination certificate, school notebooks and drawings, as well as letters from the Joseph and Wolff summer vacation home in St. Patrick, Quebec. One finds correspondence concerning her work as a counsellor at the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) fresh air camp in 1932. Included in this file are a camper's licence test and a 1926 Canadian National Railway camp craft booklet. Annette's leadership of the Shaar Hashomayim girl guide troop is also recorded here. The series contains a 1938 Girl Guides rally brochure, a sea ranger test card, and a Scout and Guide memorial service brochure for Baden-Powell. Annette Wolff's employment correspondence is collected here, as are numerous press clips on her life and accomplishments. For example, an article appeared on Annette Wolff in the 1992 "Dental Practice" entitled "Was she the first [dental] hygienist in U.K.?"During World War II, Annette maintained correspondence with soldiers overseas. Their letters are here included along with several POW envelopes. Of further interest are Annette Wolff's World War II ration book, an army mailing label, and materials pertaining to the Jewish branch of the Canadian Red Cross. One also finds war-time correspondence from Mina Kocherthaler, a young German-Jewish refugee who was brought to England under the sponsorship of Annette and Sarah Wolff, who were living in England during the war.An original 1930 edition of the Joseph family's annual Purim newsletter The Moon is included, as are Annette's yearly contributions to the newsletter which are often humorous and always informative as to the Joseph family history. Her numerous plays, essays, poems and speeches are here included as well. Various papers on Canadiana and the Commonwealth's royal family - both of keen interest to Annette - can be found in this series. Correspondence, press and window display information for the Bicentenary of Canadian Jewry are here found, as Annette was involved in the preparations and planning for the 1959 event. Other papers relate to Annette's involvement with the Canadian Jewish Congress Canadian Jewish Historical Society, the German Benevolent Society, the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, England's Jewish Historical Society, the Last Post Fund, the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogues in London, Montreal and New York, and the World Ship Society.Also included in this series are envelopes and cancelled stamps from the 1930s to 1984.
Date
1919-1991.
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
D
History Biographical
Annette Wolff (born 1911) graduated as a dental hygienist from the Forsyth Dental Infirmary in Boston in 1931. She was employed in a variety of capacities in her adult life, including work for the telephone exchange in London, England; the Inspection Board of the U.K. and Canada; and the Canadian National Research Council Atomic Energy Research Lab. Annette was deeply interested in documenting the history of her family and synagogue, the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue (Shearith Israel) of Montreal. Notably, she devoted considerable attention to transcribing and researching the Abraham Joseph diary. She also wrote extensively on other historical topics and was often called upon to speak to various organizations about her research. She was a prolific writer of letters, essays, poems and plays. Annette Wolff was a lover of all things naval, travelling extensively by ship to Europe and Bermuda, and was the founding member of the Montreal branch of the World Ship Society. Annette was the quintessential chronicler and keeper of all things large and small, which has resulted in a broad array of collected papers. She died in November 2012.
Notes
General note: This series is of great value to historians in numerous fields, journalists, authors, philatelists, and ship travel aficionados.
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PHOTOGRAPHS.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 300 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0220; E
Scope and Content
This series comprises the diverse photographs from each of the above series. It includes Abraham Joseph family photos from the 1800s as well as some photos taken by Martin Wolff during his forestry work in Quebec prior to World War I.
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 300 photographs.
Scope and Content
This series comprises the diverse photographs from each of the above series. It includes Abraham Joseph family photos from the 1800s as well as some photos taken by Martin Wolff during his forestry work in Quebec prior to World War I.
Date
[1800-1998].
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
E
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ANNETTE WOLFF : Biographical interviews.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
7 sound elements.
Fonds No.
P0220; F
Scope and Content
The collection contains 7 cassette tapes, each 90 minutes in duration, of interviews of Annette Wolff by Eiran Harris. In Tape 1, Annette Wolff discusses the disposal of the De Sola papers, the destruction of David David diaries, Meldola de Sola's son's pawning of the De Sola papers, and a biograph…
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
7 sound elements.
Scope and Content
The collection contains 7 cassette tapes, each 90 minutes in duration, of interviews of Annette Wolff by Eiran Harris. In Tape 1, Annette Wolff discusses the disposal of the De Sola papers, the destruction of David David diaries, Meldola de Sola's son's pawning of the De Sola papers, and a biographical narrative of the Wolff family. Tape 2 concerns home life while growing up, social activities, games, music, art, and communal work, as well as Annette Wolff's biography. In Tape 3, we learn of the Wolff family history in Montreal and of Isaac de la Penha's death. In Tape 4, Annette Wolff continues her parents' biographies and the beginning of her own biography. In Tape 5, Annettte discusses her war years in the U.K. and Canada and her secret work in the civil service. In Tape 6, Annette Wolff's biographical recollections are continued. Tape 7 records further recollections of her parents.
Date
1999.
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
F
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Annette Wolff and Eiran Harris.
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WOLFF, Annette = Additions from Rosetta Elkin.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - 129 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0220; G
Scope and Content
Articles and journals by Annette Wolff, news clippings, photos, material about ship industry. Also 4 signed copies of Rosetta Elkin's just-published illustrated booklet about the life of her father, Martin Wolff, building on research done by her sister Annette. One additional folder added Nov. 24 c…
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - 129 photographs.
Scope and Content
Articles and journals by Annette Wolff, news clippings, photos, material about ship industry. Also 4 signed copies of Rosetta Elkin's just-published illustrated booklet about the life of her father, Martin Wolff, building on research done by her sister Annette. One additional folder added Nov. 24 containing small Annette Bermuda photo album 1969, 2 or 3 additional old family photos (Joseph family) 2 ephemeral items from 1880s, and documentation relating to Rosetta Elkin setting up JIAS fund in honour of Rosetta Joseph.
Date
1920s-2008.
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
G
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Rosetta Elkin for Annette Wolff on Nov. 10 and Nov 24, 2008
Notes
P08/19.
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ELKIN, Rosetta : Additions.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records. - 6 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0220; H
Scope and Content
This series includes an autobiography written by Rosetta Elkin in draft form, typed, of approximately 45 pages, with some accompanying original documents. The donor has an additional folder of original documents pertaining to this manuscript. There is a fragile scrapbook format binder and associate…
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THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records. - 6 photographs.
Scope and Content
This series includes an autobiography written by Rosetta Elkin in draft form, typed, of approximately 45 pages, with some accompanying original documents. The donor has an additional folder of original documents pertaining to this manuscript. There is a fragile scrapbook format binder and associated loose correspondence and clippings pertaining to the Israel Emergency Campaign of 1967-1968. Additional documents attest to Rosetta's leadership roles in Women's Federation campaigns, the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue sisterhood, and Canadian Jewish Congress, including thank you letters from prominent Jewish Canadians. 6 photographs of Rosetta Elkin and family members. Laser photoceopy of an old Joseph family document from the 1890s. Donated Dec. 2009: Draft chapters of the book by Annette Wolff about Abraham Joseph diary (see Series A) and portions of Abraham Joseph's diary, photocopied (these appear to be duplicates of pages in earlier donations, described in Series A.) Also 3 or 4 small books about Sephardic history as it pertains to the Joseph family
Date
[1850 - copies] - [2003].
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
H
History Biographical
Rosetta Elkin was a community leader in many areas of the Montreal Jewish community. She has been involved in women's groups, synagogue groups, community fundraising, and language issues
Custodial History
This portion of the fonds was donated by Rosetta Elkin, via her son-in-law Stephen Lipper, on Dec. 9, 2009, and January 28, 2010. The accession code for both portions is P10/04
Notes
P10/04.
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