Joseph and Mary Fels papers

Joseph Fels, Philadelphia-London soap manufacturer, was a leader in the Single Tax movement. After his death in 1914, the Single Tax was carried on by the Joseph Fels Fund Commission. Correspondence discussing economic and political reform in the United States, Europe, South American, and China, i...

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Main Author: Fels, Joseph, 1854-1914 and Mary Fels (Creator)
Collection:Joseph and Mary Fels Papers
Collection Number:1953
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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100 1 |a Fels, Joseph, 1854-1914 and Mary Fels  |e creator 
245 1 |a Joseph and Mary Fels papers  |f 1840-1966 
300 |a 5.4 Linear feet  |f 11 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 flat files 
520 |a Joseph Fels, Philadelphia-London soap manufacturer, was a leader in the Single Tax movement. After his death in 1914, the Single Tax was carried on by the Joseph Fels Fund Commission. Correspondence discussing economic and political reform in the United States, Europe, South American, and China, includes letters of Antonio Albenden, Earl Barnes, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, James Ludwig Hardie, Peter Kropotkin, William Hesketh Lever, Meyer Lissner, Wilhelm Ludwig Schrameier, and Samuel Fels, his brother and partner in Fels and Company, manufacturers of Fels-Naptha Soap. Copies of letters, 1899, 1906-1909, on the Fairhope Single Tax Colony in Alabama. Correspondence, 1906-1914, with Israel Zangwill, and others, on the establishment of Jewish Agricultural Settlements by the Jewish Territorial Organization (I.T.O.). Miscellaneous speeches and articles by and about Joseph Fels. There is also correspondence, 1915-1918, of Daniel Kiefer, the Chairman of the Joseph Fels Fund Commission. Papers, 1907-1952, of Fels' wife, Mary Fels include: discussions of women's politics, Zionism, business, financial, and personal matters. Correspondents include: Rifka Aaronsohn, Newton Diehl Baker, Anna Barnes, Walter Coates, "Gypsy Bill" Cortez, and Frank Smith. Letters, reviews, and clippings about her writings including a typescript with notes of The Life of Joseph Fels. Scrapbooks with clippings about Joseph Fels, on his death, including In Memorium. Guest book, 1906-1908, of Fels' home in Bickley, Kent. Correspondence, 1953-1956, and notes, clippings, and printed material of Arthur Power Dudden, relating to his research for Joseph Fels and the single tax movement, 1971. In Memorium in Danish and Swedish with English translations. 
541 1 |a Gift of Arthur Power Dudden.; 1968 acquired 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
650 7 |a Economic Reform  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Single Tax Movement  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Social Welfare--Land Development  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Women's History--Humanitarianism  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Joseph and Mary Fels Papers  |l 1953 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/findingaid1953fels.pdf