Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

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…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
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.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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