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Wolk Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-643

Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence, in the form of postal cards, between family members in Vilna, London, New York City and Boston at the turn of the 20th century. Corresponding members of the family include D. (David) Wolk in London and Boston, J. Wolk in London, S. (Sam or Salomon) Wolk in Boston, New York and Malden, Massachusetts and B. Wolk in Cambridge and Malden, Massachusetts, as well as P. Fine in Boston, with whom D. Wolk and S. Wolk temporarily resided. The collection also includes correspondence with members of the Schwartz family.

Dates

  • 1902-1906, 1953

Language of Materials

The collection is in English, Yiddish, and Russian.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical Note

The expansive Wolk family originated in Russia and Lithuania, and members of the family resided in New York City, Boston, London and Malden, Massachusetts. David Wolk was born in Russia in 1896 and lived in London and Boston. Sam Wolk was born in Russia in 1888, and resided in the Bronx, Boston and Malden, Massachusetts. J (Joseph) Wolk was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1909 and died in 1984.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. United States 1920 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016. (Original index: United States Census, 1920. FamilySearch, 2014.)

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

Consists of correspondence, in the form of postal cards, between family members in Vilna, London, New York City and Boston at the turn of the century. Corresponding members of the family include D. [David] Wolk in London and Boston, J. Wolk in London, S. [Sam or Salomon] Wolk in Boston, New York and Malden, Massachusetts and B. Wolk in Cambridge and Malden, Massachusetts, as well as P. Fine in Boston, with whom D. Wolk and S. Wolk temporarily resided.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Harvey Fenton in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Hannah Yetwin, 2017
Title
Guide to the Wolk Family Papers, P-643
Author
Reprocessed by Hannah Yetwin
Date
2017

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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