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MS 132 Henriques papers

Henriques family

Henriques family papers, mainly papers of Sir Basil and Lady Henriques, 1894-1970s.  Sir Basil Lucas Quixano Henriques (1890-1961), CBE, son of David Quixano and Agnes C.Henriques; educated at Harrow and University College, Oxford; founded the Oxford and St George's Club in 1914 which developed into Bernhard Baron St George's Jewish Settlement; warden of the Settlement until 1947; Vice Chairman of the National Association of Boys Clubs; President of the London Federation of Boys' Clubs; Chairman of the East London Juvenile Court, 1936-55; President of the British Diabetic Association; knighted in 1955. Married, in 1916, Rose Louise, Lady Henriques; known for her social work and author of a biography of her husband, 50 years in Stepney (London, 1966).

About the collection

Genealogical material including copies of the Henriques family tree compiled by Cyril Quixano Henriques and copies of further papers in the possession of C.Q.Henriques; copies of a Henriques family tree and supplementary notes compiled by Lady Henriques; typescript autobiographical notes by Alice Henriques (1854-1921) entitled `The old lady's book'.

Correspondence of Sir Basil and Rose, Lady Henriques, including letters between Sir Basil Henriques and his parents, 1894 onwards, official correspondence, 1894-1970s; personal papers of Sir Basil Henriques and papers relating to organisations; notebooks of lectures attended by Sir Basil Henriques at Harrow, University College, London, and Hythe School of Musquetry, 1906- 16; sermon notes, c.1918-37; notes by Lady Henriques on the life of Sir

Basil Henriques; questionnaires sent out in 1947-8 by the Jewish Research Unit under the aegis of the Jewish Fellowship, co-ordinated by Lady Henriques to a cross section of the Jewish community on Jewish interests (covering status, religious outlook, Jewish knowledge, affiliations, communal philanthropy, social work, literary contributions and children); photographs relating to work with youth organisations; family photographs.

Date range:

1854, 1894-1970s

Former references:

AJ 30, AJ 39, AJ 111, AJ 195, AJ 220, AJ 322, AJ 343 and AJ 344

Size:

78 boxes

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