Series V. Hendricks and Related Families Personal Papers (1713-1966)
Scope and Contents
This series contains the personal papers of members of several generations of the Hendricks family and other families related to them by marriage, in the form of personal papers, correspondence, wills, marriage contract, and other religious and legal documents, photographs, and memorabilia. It also contains genealogical research and notes, charts, stamps, coats-of-arms, and other background information.
The records describe the Hendricks family's involvement in the social, religious, and economic life of the city. Member of the Hendricks family were leaders of synagogue Shearith Israel, the Jewish Benevolent Society, and the American Jewish Historical Society. Members of several related families, such as Edwin Einstein, husband of Uriah Hendricks's daughter Fanny and candidate for mayor in the early 1900s, became involved in political life. Given the extent of intermarriage with other prominent New York Jewish families and the Hendricks's position as community leaders, the material in this series contains a wealth of information on the New York Jewish community and New York society in general, from the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.
For additional material, see Series IX. Hendricks and Related Families Supplement (1790-1976).
The material is organized into 10 subseries by family, beginning with Harmon and his children, followed by his grandchildren's generation, and then alphabetically by family name and chronologically by birth order within that.
Subseries V.A. Family of Harmon and Frances (Isaacs) Hendricks
Inserted before the folders is a list of the children of Harmon and Frances Isaacs Hendricks.