Fonds BC1063 - Rabbi Mirvish Papers

Reference code

ZA UCT BC1063

Title

Rabbi Mirvish Papers

Date(s)

  • 1908-1950 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

6 archive boxes, one of which contains copies of material in the collection

Name of creator

(1872-1947)

Biographical history

Minister of the Cape Town Orthodox Hebrew Congregation (the Beth Hamedrash HaChodesh), then sited in the Constitution Street Synagogue in District Six, from 1908. He was the first fully qualified rabbi (with Smicha) in the Cape Colony.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs Gillian Cress, granddaughter of Rabbi Mirvish.

Scope and content

Consists mainly of correspondence: family, personal and rabbinical correspondence, especially with Rabbi AI Kook; Local Jewish Communal papers.

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With the exception of A4.2, no restrictions apply.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2013

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  • English

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