Friedman, Lee M. (Lee Max), 1871-1957

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Lee Max Friedman (1871–1957), U.S. lawyer, historian, and patron of learning. Friedman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, of German Jewish descent. He became a noted trial attorney in Boston and a teacher and scholar of law. He was vice president and professor of law at Portia Law School, Boston, contributing learned articles to law journals. Friedman was deeply interested in American Jewish history, and in 1903 he began his association with the American Jewish Historical Society, eventually serving as president (1948–53) and honorary president (1953–57). In 1905 he was chairman of the celebration in Boston of the 250th anniversary of Jewish settlement in the United States, and half a century later he was the main speaker at Symphony Hall, Boston, on the occasion of the tercentenary. As a historian, Friedman contributed many articles and notes to the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, covering a wide range of subjects that included Judah Monis, Cotton Mather, and Aaron Lopez. The volumes he published in the field of Jewish history included some of European Jewish interest: Robert Grosseteste and the Jews (1934), and Zola and the Dreyfus Case: His Defense of Liberty and Its Enduring Significance (1937); and others on American Jewish themes: Early American Jews (1934), Rabbi Haim Isaac Carigal: His Newport Sermon and His Yale Portrait (1940), Jewish Pioneers and Patriots (1942), and Pilgrims in a New Land (1948). He presented books and manuscripts to the American Jewish Historical Society, and a bequest in his will enabled the Society to establish its own headquarters adjoining Brandeis University.
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referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Isidore Meyer Papers, 1848-1992 (bulk 1925-1980) American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library
referencedIn Fanny Goldstein Papers., 1926-1961. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Friedman, Lee Max, 1871-1957, collector. Lee Max Friedman collection of manuscripts in Hebrew Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
creatorOf Early charters and documents, 1170-1495. Houghton Library
referencedIn Scott, Austin Wakeman. Austin Wakeman Scott papers. 1906-1979. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Congregation Adath Israel (Boston, Mass.). To Lee M. Friedman on the occasion of the conclusion of twenty-five years of active official service of Temple Israel : manuscript, [19--] Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, Z, 1735-1964. Houghton Library
referencedIn Eastman, Max Forrester, 1883-1969. Eastman mss. 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Franks Family Papers, 1711-1821, [1965-1968] American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron papers, 1851-1979 (bulk 1930-1950) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Friedman, Lee M. 1871-1957. Lee M. Friedman collection of documents and photostats on Judaica, 1600-1900 Houghton Library
referencedIn Crowell and Thurlow Steamship Company. Records, 1912-1934 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
creatorOf Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926. Letter, 1906 Nov. 7, New York, to Lee M. Friedman, Boston. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library
creatorOf Cave, George, 1856-1928. Letter to Lee Max Friedman, 25 November 1924. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Friedman, Lee Max, 1871-1957,. Early charters and documents, 1170-1495. Houghton Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
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associatedWith Artusius de Dalesmanini person
associatedWith Castanea de Basingstoke person
associatedWith Catholic Church. Pope (1370-1378 : Gregory XI) corporateBody
associatedWith Cave, George, 1856-1928. person
associatedWith Comisarios de los bienes de los Judios corporateBody
associatedWith Congregation Adath Israel (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Conseil du Roi corporateBody
associatedWith Crowell and Thurlow Steamship Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Dalmacius Brontinelli person
associatedWith Dru de Betteville person
associatedWith Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith France. Conseil du roi. corporateBody
associatedWith France. Sovereign (1380-1422 : Charles VI) corporateBody
associatedWith Franks Family family
associatedWith Geoffrey de Mandeville person
associatedWith Gerardus d'Ognisanti person
correspondedWith Goldstein, Fanny, d. 1961 person
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Johannes, Bonus person
associatedWith Johannes Raynaudus. person
correspondedWith Lazaron, Morris Samuel person
associatedWith Lumbardus person
associatedWith Mandevill, Galdfridus de. person
associatedWith Manfredus. person
associatedWith Meyer, Isidore S. person
associatedWith Nicholaus Maximinus. person
associatedWith Orgerii, Nathan. person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Petrus Bonus person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Salamonis, Bonefant. person
associatedWith Salvan de Vinarys person
associatedWith Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981 person
associatedWith Soliman of Padua. person
associatedWith Spain. Sovereign (1504-1516 : Ferdinand V) corporateBody
associatedWith Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926. person
associatedWith Thomas of Estone person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Willelmus. person
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Europe
France
England
Subject
Jews--Relations--Catholic Church
Jews--History--To 1500
Jews--History--13th century
Jews--Legal status, laws, etc
Jews--History--12th century
Jewish property--History
Occupation
Lawyers
Historians
Collector
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Birth 1871

Death 1957

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Latin,

English,

French,

Spanish; Castilian

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