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Catalog Number MS051
Title Temple Israel (Portsmouth, N.H.) Records, 1828-1989 (Ms. #51).
Object Name Records
Scope & Content Scope and Content

Articles of association, by-laws, minutes, lists of bills and donations, notes, deeds, subscription papers, certificates, and other records, chiefly relating to the purchase of land and building owned by the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Portsmouth; newspaper clippings (1901-1989) relating to the temple; and report and notes on an oral history project about the history of Jews in Portsmouth. Includes deeds (1828) from Nathaniel B. March and James Smith III to the church for land on State Street; and mortgage (1921) granted the temple from Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company.

Folder List

Folder 1 Record Book, 1910-1914 Contains typed articles of association and by-laws, with names of original members, and handwritten meeting minutes in Yiddish

Folder 2 Record Books, 1917-1922 Contains lists of bills, lists of members and donations made weekly, and meeting minutes. Everything is in Yiddish

Folder 3 Notes and loose papers found in record book (1917-1922)

Folder 4 Deed from Nathaniel B. March to First Methodist Episcopal Society for State Street land, 1828

Folder 5 Deed from James Smith III to First Methodist Episcopal Society for State Street Land, 1828

Folder 6 Agreement to sell from First Methodist Episcopal Church to Temple of Israel for State Street church and land, 1911

Folder 7 Deed from First Methodist Episcopal Church to Temple of Israel for State Street church and land, 1912

Folder 8 Subscription papers to help the Temple of Israel purchase the State Street church and land, ca. 1911 (very poor condition)

Folder 9 Agreement that the First Methodist Episcopal Society may remove its bell from the church building sold to the Temple of Israel, 1912

Folder 10 Mortgage from the Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company to the Temple of Israel, 1921

Folder 11 Certificate in Yiddish, no date

Folder 12 Newspaper clippings about the Temple and Jewish population in Portsmouth, 1901-1989

Folder 13 Report and notes on oral history project about the history of Jewish people in Portsmouth
Creator Temple Israel (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Collection Temple Israel Records
People March, Nathaniel B., 1782-1862
Smith, James
Search Terms Temple Israel
Subjects Jews -- New Hampshire -- Portsmouth -- History -- Sources.
Synagogues -- New Hampshire -- Portsmouth.
Real property -- New Hampshire -- Portsmouth.
Methodist Church -- New Hampshire -- Portsmouth.
Date 1828-1989 , bulk date (bulk 1910-1929).