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Moses A. Dropsie Legal Papers

Collection ID

SCRC 460

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary 



Moses A. Dropsie Legal Papers






Dropsie, Moses A. (Moses Aaron), 1821-1905

Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923


Collection ID

SCRC 460



0.2 linear feet (1 box)



Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries



Materials in English.



Detailed Collection Information 


Description of Collection 

The collection consists of legal briefs, correspondence, juror lists, summons, printed arguments, and related documents for cases handled by Moses Dropsie in the Orphans’ Court and Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. Cases are primarily related to estates, but also small claims, bankruptcy, and breach of contract. There are a few cases handled by other attorneys including Mayer Sulzberger and some that post-date Dropsie's death.



Patron Information 


Catalog Record 

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037731407703811


Research Access 

Collection is open for research. 


Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 


Publication and Copyright Information 

The Moses A. Dropsie Legal Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creator has not assigned his rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.


Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Moses A. Dropsie Legal Papers, SCRC 460, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



Administrative Information 


Acquisition Information

Donated by Edwin Wolf in March 1984, Maurice H. Orodenker in July 1984, and the Balch Institute in November 1986. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.


Processing Information 

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in September 2020 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.



Index Terms 


The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:


Corporate Names: 

Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)

Pennsylvania. Orphans’ Court (Philadelphia County)



Inventories of decedents’ estates

Jewish lawyers

Probate law and practice



Philadelphia (Pa.)


Material Types: 


Legal documents