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Item ID   156848    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.637 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 1992.003 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 1992.003 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Abraham Haas similar items
Title   Abraham Haas correspondence similar items
Filing Title   Haas (Abraham) correspondence similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1885-1886 similar items
Extent and Quantity   1 box (.2 linear feet) similar items
Biographical History   Abraham Haas (1847 -1921) was born in Reckendorf, Bavaria and immigrated to Portland, Oregon at age 16 to work in a grocery store established by his cousins, Charles, Samuel, and Kalman Haas. After a brief stint in Northern California, Abe joined his brother Jacob in Los Angeles in the firm, Hellman, Haas & Company. This successful wholesale enterprise soon became a launching pad for Haas' other business ventures, including the development of hydroelectric and gas power. At 39, already a successful businessman, Haas met 21 year old Fannie Koshland while on one of his buying trips to San Francisco. Within the year they were marrried. Soon a son, Charles, was born, followed by Walter (1889), Ruth (1891), and Eleanor (1900). Relocating to San Francisco just prior to Eleanor's birth, the Haas family soon became involved in the philanthropic, social, and religious affairs of the Jewish community. In 1901, Abe became president of Haas, Baruch, and Co., a position that he held until his death in 1921. similar items
Scope and Content   This collection consists of letters that Abraham Haas, in Los Angeles, wrote to Fanny Koshland, in San Francisco, during their courtship in the 1880s. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156848 similar items
Link to OCLC WorldCat   http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/678151793    
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18301353~S1    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/haas-abraham-correspondence-1885-1886    
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