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Seligman Brothers--Pioneer Jewish entrepreneurs of Santa Fe and the New Mexico Territory

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Photo of 1885 engraving by William G. Ritch. (Photo courtesy of The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, Negative 010672) Photo of 1885 engraving by William G. Ritch. (Photo courtesy of The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, Negative 010672)

Seligman Brothers--Pioneer Jewish entrepreneurs of Santa Fe and the New Mexico Territory 

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Arthur (Seligman) Scott

 

 

Please see my article describing the lives of the three original Seligman Brothers, German Jewish immigrants to Santa Fe. Sigmund immigrated  to Santa Fe in 1849 and entered a wholesale-retail mercantile business a year before New Mexico even became a U. S. Territory and while it was still under US Military rule. The business consisted of buying goods in the east and sending them to Santa Fe by wagon to be sold in Santa Fe. The Seligman Brothers store lasted well over a hundred years on the Santa Fe Plaza.

 

The article is posted on the website of The New Mexico State Historian,  reached by  the following link:  http://www.newmexicohistory.org/people/seligman-brothers-pioneer-jewish-entrepreneurs-of-santa-fe-and-the-new-mexi

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  • Comment Link amy cohen Monday, 15 September 2014 22:42 posted by amy cohen

    Lou, one comment about your comment. Eva came east to go to Swarthmore, not to accompany Arthur. And she met her husband Emanuel (not Stanley) while there in Philadelphia. Arthur later also went to Swarthmore.

  • Comment Link Lou Mahlman Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:57 posted by Lou Mahlman

    I am doing some research for my cousin, Marjorie Cohen, who was born in 1926. Marjorie’s parents were Bessie Craig, my maternal grandfather’s sister and Stanley Cohen who was a son of Eva Seligman eldest child of Bernard Seligman and Frances Nussbaum (originally from a mercantile family in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). Bernard and Frances had four children Eva, Minnie, James, and Arthur.

    Bessie’s mother-in-law, Eva Seligman, had accompanied her younger brother Arthur when he travelled back east to attend college in Philadelphia, where she met and fell in love with Stanley Cohen.

    For fans of the "Boardwalk Empire" series on HBO, Marjorie has a photo of herself (age 6) with her grand Uncle, Governor Seligman taken in 1932 in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel when the Governor was visiting Atlantic City. I presume that Governor Seligman travelled east to visit his sister that summer just before or just after his trip to the Democratic Party’s 1932 convention in Chicago where FDR received his party’s nomination for the Presidenc. Marjorie is currently living in Ventnor, NJ outside of Atlantic City.

  • Comment Link Mike Lord Sunday, 03 August 2014 23:57 posted by Mike Lord

    Way to go, compadre.

  • Comment Link Michael Miller Sunday, 03 August 2014 16:04 posted by Michael Miller

    Good article Pete. Congratulations.

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