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Autograph letters with some typed copies, manuscripts and documents of the Goldmark family in Europe and America. These are primarily family letters, often descriptive of places visited and of current events. The bulk of the material concerns Joseph Goldmark. Also included are a few letters from his brother Carl, manuscripts of some of Pauline's horticultural works, and genealogical material about the Goldmark family.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Goldmark family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Collections related by provenance: Felix Adler Papers.
Collections related by provenance: The Papers of Josephine and Pauline Goldmark at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gutmann, Ruth Adler Friess. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1977. Accession number--M-77.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2020-04-08 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Goldmark (1818-1881), Hungarian-born physician whose hobby was chemistry, came to America in 1849, shortly after presenting his discovery of red phosphorous to the Convention of Hungarian Physicians and Naturalists. A revolutionist in his youth, his political opinions forced Goldmark to leave his country with Louis Kossuth. While developing the Brooklyn factory of Goldmark and Conried, he continued to be active in politics during the rest of his life. He amassed a great deal of property to leave to his large family, which included daughters Helen (wife of Felix Adler, founder and Director of the Society for Ethical Culture), Pauline (early feminist and horticultural scholar), and Alice (wife of Judge Louis Brandeis). Joseph Goldmark's brother Carl Goldmark was a composer and music teacher in Vienna.