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Papers of William Aronsberg, J.P.
Papers of William Aronsberg, J.P.
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Address presented to R. Aronsberg, Esq, by the Country. Volume compromising holograph letter and autographed copies of a printed address. 1876. (fly leaf and title page removed).Letter from Alderman Joseph Bickerton of Oldham, Honorary Secretary of the Committee for the Promosion of a Testimonial, as recognition of the services of William Aronsberg. Oct 1876. Informs W.A. that the above address is to be presented to him by the Mayor of Manchester in the Town Hall on 27 Oct 1876. '260 of the highest in the land (from Cabinet Ministers to the Magistracy of your locality, including Earls, Bishops, Lords, Judges, Baronets, Knights, MPs, Mayors, Alderman, Deans, Canons and Magistrates) have signified in the warmest terms their high appreciation of your beneficence...'Illuminated address presented to William Aronsberg, Esq, J.P. from the Jewish Working Men of Manchester and Salford (1879). Contains approximately 450 signatures in English, German, Russian, Hebrew and Polish in recognition of his philanthropy and public service.Illuminated address to W. Aronsberg, Esq., J.P., Life President of the Manchester New Synagogue and Beth Hamidrash, from members of the Congregation, 9 July 1899 - 5,659. Welcomes him back after long absence abroad.Place:/Manchester/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Papers of William Aronsberg, J.P.
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Born in Courland, Russia in 1835. He came to England in 1850 and commenced business in Manchester as an optician and mathematical instrument maker. He donated spectacles to the Boards of Guardians in Lancashire and Cheshire, for aged paupers. Keen to promote knowledge in children of science and the arts , he offered prizes and donated instruments to schools and institutions. He was well known for his philantrophy and was founder and Life President of the Manchester New Synagogue and Beth Hamidrash. He died in Southport, 13th August 1908
This archives was donated in August 1978 by John F. Dinsley, great grandson of William Aronsberg
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