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MS 354 Papers of Leon Locker

Leon Locker

Leon Locker was an early leading figure in the Manchester Poale Zion. 

About the collection 

The collection is made up mainly of correspondence, much of it with members of his family. This correspondence is in Romanian, Hebrew and German, as well as English. There is further material relating to Locker’s involvement in various organisations and his work as a translator, 1910-75. There are photographs, 1925-59; newspaper illustrations, 1897, 1917; notes and writings, 1913-36; “special items” are a telegram from Locker to the Jewish Chronicle sent from Vienna, 1904, describing the funeral of Theodore Herzl, and a letter from Tom Mann, the British trade unionist, 13 Dec 1917.

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Related material is held at Local Studies Unit: Manchester Central Library Archives: Papers of Leon Locker of Manchester including records of Foreign Jews Protection Committee 1917-18, Manchester Jews Comforts and Advisory Committee 1918-19 (ref: M239).



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