Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861–1946

Name Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861–1946.
Special Call Number ARC 2
Title Papers, 1927–1942 [Papers of Elkan Nathan Adler]
Physical Description 7.6 linear ft.
Biographical Note Anglo-Jewish bibliophile, collector, author.
Collection Summary Correspondence and other material, 1827–1944, concerning Adler's work with Jewish organizations including Chovevi Zion Association, Union of Jewish Literary Societies and its local affiliates, Sir Moses Montefiore Testimonial Fund, Federation of Ukrainian Jews, and Fund for the Jewish Victims of the War, 1915–1923; correspondence with book dealers, libraries, and publishers, 1889–1923; family correspondence and other material, 1850–ca. 1917, including correspondence with brother Hermann, and father, Nathan Marcus, both chief rabbis of England; correspondence, annual reports, meeting notes, and financial statements regarding the Anglo-Jewish Association, 1888–1921; articles, speeches, and notes by Adler on Zionism, book collecting, and other subjects; journals of trips to Palestine and the Middle East, n.d., and Russia, 1916; minutes of the Committee on Scripture Reading at the West End Synagogue, 1912; and miscellaneous material.
Language Some material in German, French, Hebrew, and Yiddish
Inventory Note The most current general and box level inventory is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (Guide to the JTS Archival Collections).
Selected Search Terms


Union of Jewish Literary Societies.
Sir Moses Montefiore Testimonial Fund.
Federation of Ukrainian Jews.
Fund for the Jewish Victims of the War.
West End Synagogue (London, England). Committee on Scripture Reading.
Anglo-Jewish Association.


Chief Rabbinate England.
Book collecting.
Booksellers and bookselling.
Publishers and publishing.
Rabbis England.
Jews England Societies, etc.
Jews Charities.
Jews Ukraine.
World War, 1914-1918 Civilian relief.
International relief Europe.

Geographical Terms

London (England) Religious life and customs.
London (England) Religious and ecclesiastical institutions.
Palestine Description and travel.
Middle East Description and travel.
Soviet Union Description and travel.
Genre Diaries.
Occupation Jewish authors.
Book collectors
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.
Record ID# 0246444
Preliminary Box Level  
2-1 Adler Family Correspondence. Misc. family material. Geneaology. Bibliography and biography. Misc. personal material. Correspondence Abbott Allatini Bros.
2-2 Correspondence: Alliance Israelite Universelle–Birmingham Jewish Young Men=s Assn.
2-3 Correspondence: B1ackmore–Cox.
2-4 Correspondence: Dalston Jewish Social and Literary Society–Franklin
2-5 Correspondence: Freiman–Rayon
2-6 Correspondence: Hebrew University–League of Mercy.
2-7 Correspondence: Lenz–Montagu
2-8 Correspondence: Montefiore–Moore
2-9 Correspondence: Moppes–Ricket, Smith & Co.
2-10 Correspondence: Rosengarten–Sebag Montefiore.
2-11 Correspondence: Segnitz–Utero.
2-12 Correspondence: Valero–Unidentified.
2-13 Correspondence: Book and Manuscript dealers; Publishers; Libraries. Organizations: Adath Israel Evelina de Rothschild School.
2-14 Organizations: Far West League of Patriots. Young Jewish National League. New West End Synagogue Minutes 1912.
2-15 Subjects: travel.
2-16 Articles and addresses. Notes.
2-17 Clippings and offprints. Calling cards and business cards. Postcards. Envelopes
2-18 Misc. material collected by ENA, mainly 19th century.
2-19 Periodicals and pamphlets collected by Adler.