[Tel Aviv]. 2 autograph letters signed, 2 typescript letters sigend and 1 printed document, all in Hebrew.

Tel Aviv, 1920s and 1930s.

Altogether 7 pp. on 1 bifolium and 6 single sheets. 4to, 8vo and 12mo.


Interesting archive related to the early history of Tel Aviv, mainly discussing construction projects and the finances needed for their realisation, as well as objections to these plans. Records comprise:

2 TLS by Meir Dizengoff, first mayor of Tel Aviv, one to Professor I. L. Magnes, asking for financial support for the expansion of the Mossinson town house, the other to Mr Horowitz, also about Mossinson House. On headed stationery of Mossinson House (27 Feb. and 20 April 1930).

ALS by the writer Chaim Nahman Bialik, to Tel Aviv City Council, supporting the objection of homeowners to the enlargement of Bialik Street in Tel Aviv, also signed by others [5 June 1927].

2 TLS by Israel Rokach, fourth mayor of Tel Aviv, to S. Pachter, on construction projects. On headed stationery of the Tel Aviv Municipal Corporation (14 Aug. 1940 and 22 Sept. 1943).

ALS by A. Z. Ben-Yishai, to Professor H. Sheveh of the Sha'ar Zion Hebrew Library, on the publication of a pamphlet on the library. On headed stationery of the News Network of Tel Aviv City Council (22 March [ca. 1931/32]).

Bearer debenture for a loan, Tel Aviv municipality (1957).

Several letters perforated. 2 somewhat creased, with marginal tears. All in all a well-preserved collection documenting the city's growth in the first decades of the 20th century.

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