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Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924, 1873

Part of Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924

kukm1m87m49Guide to the Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924Collection number: 1M87M49, AAP2823LMContact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-19241M87M49, AAP2823LMKaufman, Moses, 1843-1924.1M51M38: 1.6 cubic ft, 1M87M49: 1 volume, 1M87M49: 2.2 cubic ft.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 405061M51M38: Kaufman, Phil L., Chicago, Ill. Gift, August 1951; and 1M87M49: Schwab, Sara K., Denver, Co. Gift, May, 1956.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924, 1M87M49, AAP2823LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Businessman, Rabbi, historian. Moses Kaufman was a native of Bavaria who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio before coming to Lexington, Ky. in 1869. He founded the Kaufman Clothing Company and at various times served as Lexington city councilman, postmaster, city treasurer, city auditor and trustee of the Julius Marks Sanitorium. He was once a candidate for mayor and represented Lexington in the General Assembly in 1896. In addition, he was instrumental in the establishment of the city's water works. Kaufman was known as a philanthropist and Hebrew scholar.The Kaufman papers consist of scrapbooks and printed material relating to the career of Moses Kaufman. Clippings, which comprise most of the collection, deal primarily with the Lexington city council and its activities in the last quarter of the 19th century, articles on Jewish history and customs, Hebrew lore and biographical information on Kaufman. Obituaries and articles on Kaufman are included as well as many articles that he wrote for the newspaper notably his "Reminiscences" and "The Soul" which were reprinted as booklets.Kaufman's frequent and eloquent correspondence with friends and colleagues, reflecting his social and philosophical beliefs, is present, with such correspondents as Irvin S. Cobb, J. C. W. Beckham, Samuel M. Wilson, Cotton Noe, Charles Kerr, James C. Cantrill, Johnson Camden, May Collins, Helen R. Gutman and Ollie M. James. Correspondence with Cotton Noe and poems by Noe comprise a separate folder of material as well as one with miscellaneous materials and correspondence relating to Kaufman's years as Postmaster of Lexington. A typewritten history of the post office and postal service is included in the postmaster folder.Organized by scrapbooks, correspondence and subjects. Arrangement thereunder: Scrapbooks - chronological; Correspondence - by subject and date; Subjects - alphabetically and by date.Kaufman, Moses, 1843-1924.Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944.Beckham, J. C. W. (John Crepps Wickliffe), 1869-1940.Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.Kerr, Charles.Cantrill, James C. (James Campbell), 1870-1923.James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918.Camden, Johnson, 1865-1942.Collins, May.Gutman, Helen R.United States Postal Service.Lexington Hydraulic and Manufacturing Company (Ky.)Jewish historians--Kentucky.Jews--History.Postal service--Postmasters.Municipal government--Kentucky--Lexington.Water-supply--Kentucky--Bluegrass Region.Postal service--Kentucky--Lexington.Postal service--Kentucky--History--19th century.Businessmen.Historians.Politicians.Lexington (Ky.)--Politics and government.Clippings.Correspondence.Noe, James Thomas Cotton, 1864-1953Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924