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Biographical/Historical Information

Abraham Mendelssohn (1776-1835) was a son of Moses Mendelssohn. Abraham and his brother Joseph were the directors of the banking firm ‘Bankhaus Mendelssohn’. In 1822, Abraham Mendelssohn and his wife Lea née Salomon converted to Protestantism and took on the surname Bartholdy. They had four children, amongst them the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, the musician Fanny Hensel, and the banker Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

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Abraham Mendelssohn-Bartholdy : drawing with inscription / by Wilhelm Hensel, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2801F.