Ḥovevei Zion album presented to Moses Montefiore on his 100th birthday
Montefiore, Moses, Sir, 1784-1885
Montefiore, Moses, Sir, 1784-1885 (autograph)
Gordon, Judah Leib, 1830-1892
No place, unknown, or undetermined
friedberg MSS 9-006
mfm dup 00878
Montefiore, Moses, Sir, 1784-1885Hibbat Zion History SourcesJews--Poland--History--SourcesJews--Russia--History--SourcesManuscripts, Hebrew
 leaves : ill.
Manuscript on vellum, written in 1884 by numerous hands. Each leaf was written by a different scribe in a different community, and then was signed by numerous dignitaries, functionaries and communal leaders. All told there are some 1560 signatures. Some of the communities represented are Warsaw, Moscow, Riga, Mitau, Odessa, Bialystok, Karlin, Minsk, Brest-Litovsk, Yekatrinoslav, Mezritch and Vilna.
Dedication page includes a poem by Judah Leib Gordon.
Letter signed by Montefiore included at back.