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A. L. Florence fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/fr/permalink/cjhn80363
Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Niveau de description
Fonds
Genre de document
multiple media
Collation
2 artifacts, 4 photographs : b&w
No du fonds
I0001
Portée et contenu
Fonds consists of an obituary, photographs of the Sussex Drive home, portriats of Avram and Lena Florence, and a presentation key with an inscription that reads: “Presented by the Congregation of Agudath Achim to President A. L. Florence, 5673 (1912)". (1-955).
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Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Niveau de description
Fonds
Genre de document
multiple media
Collation
2 artifacts, 4 photographs : b&w
Portée et contenu
Fonds consists of an obituary, photographs of the Sussex Drive home, portriats of Avram and Lena Florence, and a presentation key with an inscription that reads: “Presented by the Congregation of Agudath Achim to President A. L. Florence, 5673 (1912)". (1-955).
Dates ultimes
1912 - 1936
No du fonds
I0001
Notice biographique / histoire administrative
Avram (Abraham) Lazarus Florence (1875-1936) was one of Ottawa’s best known Jewish businessmen in his day. Born at Zadik, Lithuania A. L. Florence came to Canada in his early teens. For several years he lived in Hamilton then moved to Ottawa around 1900. Initially he was listed as a junk dealer in the Ottawa City Directory, living at 107 Dalhousie Street and operated his business at 75-77 Dalhousie. Eventually he specialized in supplying paper mills with used paper. The Government of Canada was a major client for the Florence Paper Company Ltd. In his obituary it was wrtten that the "paper industry is a tribute to Mr. Florence’s industry and enterprise, and one of the chief businesses in the factory district around Botelier Street on which the warehouses are located.” At one time the business was located on King Edward Street. Mr. Florence was a past president of the Agudath Achim Congregation, and was one of the prominent members of the congregation associated with the building of the Rideau Street Synagogue in 1912. He was also a strong supporter of the Hebrew Benevolent Society and the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board. He married Lena Pullan who died at the age of 45 in 1925. Ottawa Hadassah named a Lena Florence Chapter for her. They had three sons; Frank, Harry and Jack, and four daughters; Esther (married J. Smith), Rose (married Moses Doctor), Molly (married Alex Betcherman) and Freda. The three sons continued the business with Esther and Rose working in the office. Esther’s son, Avram Smith, also worked in the business. The Florences built a large home overlooking the Ottawa River near Earnscliffe, which was later sold to the Francisans who converted the home into a monastery. In 1985, the paper company was bought by Laidlaw Company.
Source de l'acquisition
Avram and Lena Florence photographs donated by their grandson, Avram Smith.
Notes
Biographical information from obituary, Ottawa Morning Journal, January 2, 1936 pages 1 - 2, “A. L. Florence dies in hospital after long illness.”
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Dépôt d'archives
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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ALTER FAMILY = Shanghai Jewish Community.

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Collection
ALTER FAMILY = Shanghai Jewish Community.
Niveau de description
Fonds
Collation
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - Env. 438 photographs.
No du fonds
P0203
Portée et contenu
This collection has rare images of the Jewish population of Shanghai during and after World War II, as well as immigration documents of visual and historical interest, and also documents from various Montreal Protestant Schools & Jewish neighborhoods. It consists primarily of photographs of a Russi…
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Collection
ALTER FAMILY = Shanghai Jewish Community.
Niveau de description
Fonds
Collation
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - Env. 438 photographs.
Portée et contenu
This collection has rare images of the Jewish population of Shanghai during and after World War II, as well as immigration documents of visual and historical interest, and also documents from various Montreal Protestant Schools & Jewish neighborhoods. It consists primarily of photographs of a Russian Jewish family and their friends, mostly other refugee Jews in China, between 1938-1952. There are also photos taken in France before the war and in Montreal and USA after the family's immigration to Canada. Most of the Shanghai photos are in albums. The identity documents include a passport, and school documents for the father in Lille, France, and the daughter Isabelle in Shanghai & Montreal.
Dates ultimes
1920-1975c.
No du fonds
P0203
Notice biographique / histoire administrative
Isabelle Alter was born in Shanghai in 1940, the only daughter of Isaac and Maria (nee Gloos) Alter. The Alters left Russia for Shanghai c.1938 after Isaac had studied chemistry and tanning in France. He taught science in China. Isabelle came to Montreal in 1952, later studied physiological psychology. She moved to New York to complete her studies and eventually became a Freudian analyst. She died in 1995. Her mother was a dress designer in China. The family came to Canada after the revolution had made life in Shanghai too risky. Maria Alter became Maria Levitan after her second marriage. Isaac Alter died in (circa) 1954 and Maria in (circa) 1994.
Histoire de la conservation
The collection was donated on July 13, 2005 by Ruth Portner, a close friend of Isabelle Alter
Notes
Physical condition :Some documents are in fragile condition. One photo album was disassembled due to water damage.Alpha-numeric designations :P05/10.Language :Mostly English, with some Russian, Yiddish, and Chinese.Related groups of records :Mrs. Portner donated poems and other writings by Isabelle Alter at McGill University to McGill's Rare Book Department. She donated architectual drawings by Bruno Levitan, Isabelle's stepfather's family, to the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
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Dépôt d'archives
Canadian Jewish Archives
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