SCARCE LETTER OF SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE, — THE BRITISH-JEWISH PHILANTHROPIST
MONTEFIORE, SIR MOSES. (1784-1885). British philanthropist, banker and financier of Italian-Jewish lineage; his promotion of industry and economic development in the Levant, and his relations with the British consul in Damascus, Charles Henry Churchill, was pivotal to the development of Proto-Zionism. Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “Moses Montefiore”, on his imprinted East Cliff Lodge, Ramsgate black-bordered mourning stationery. One full page, octavo. Ramsgate, May 9, 1881.