Rebecca Gratz Digital Collection
The Rebecca Gratz Digital Collection features the correspondence of Rebecca Gratz with family and friends beginning in 1799 until her death in 1869. As a Jewish American living in Philadelphia, she observed major events as the Republic took shape, such as the War of 1812 and, towards the end of her life, as it was tested in the US Civil War. A well-educated woman, Gratz was an avid reader and writer who left a significant amount of letters that detail not only her family life and concerns, but also her philanthropic work.
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