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Date: 1897
This 1897 Financial Report of the Syrian Society of the City of New York was the first such document in four years, a gap explained by the society's financial struggles. The report begins with an introduction by Ameen Haddad, who gives a description…
SyrianSocietyofNY_Financial_Report_OCRwm.pdf

Date: 1899
خزانة الأيام في تراجم الزمان, contains essays written by Joseph N. Maloof and originally published in the newspaper Al-Ayyam. This collection is comprised of biographical sketches and short histories. Chapters one and two focus primarily on European…
Maloof_1899_Bio of Luminaries_OCR_wm.pdf

Date: 1902
A certifcate in Turkish (Ottoman) record/certifcate of identification, dated from 1902. The owner is unknown, but the year of birth is 1895.
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Date: 1904
From Trey Matthews: "Passport Application for George Joseph Safy dated 6 Aug 1904. Birth date listed as 4 Jan 1877 in Syria. Year of arrival listed as 1894. Witnessed by Salim B. Nofal."
U.S. PassportApplication - George J Safy - 1904_wm.jpg

Date: 1904
القلوب المتحدة في الولايات المتحدة, or al-Qulub al-mutahidah fi al-wilayat al-mutahidah [United Hearts in the United States], is by Salim Shahin Sarkis [سليم شاهين سركيس]. It is "the history of Spiridon J. Jeha from Syria and Elizabeth B. Phillips…
1904_Sarkis_United Hearts in the United States.pdf

Date: 1904
A birth record for Gabriel Joseph, date of birth December 3, 1904, place of birth, Waterville, Maine. It lists the father's name as Abraham Joseph and occupation as Merchant, and the mother's maiden name as Raphael Joseph.
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Date: 1905
A Certificate of Birth issued in Manchester, New Hampshire, certifying Karam Baider's date of birth as October 2, 1905. It lists Karam's father as Alexander Baider and mother as Mary Haaan. It is signed by William J. O'Brien, City Clerk.
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Date: 1905
A baptismal record for Elias Shaia, certifying his date of birth as January 14, 1905 and date of baptism as February 20, 1905. It lists his father's name as Mikle Shaia and mother's name as Habouba Hable and their address as 323 Elm St. His godfather…
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Date: 1905-1915
Handwritten diary entries of Maron Domit Barkett providing an account of the early years following immigration of to America, arranged chronologically by date (7 pgs). Subjects include the birth of his children, health of his family, and his search…
Barkett_1905-1915_diaryP.pdf

Date: 1906
Caption from donor: "Postcard of the Adriatic, the ship on which Jim Angelo’s family arrived at Ellis Island."
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Date: 1906
A baptismal record certifying that Tufic B. John was born August 9, 1906 and baptized on September 11, 1906. It lists his father's name as Peter John and mother's name as Masowda B. John and their address as 377 Elm St. Tufic's godfather is listed as…
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Date: 1907
Caption from Trey Matthews: "Passenger list for the S.S. Majestic, departing Chergourg, [sic] France, arriving in New York 21 Aug 1907. Listed are George and Soosan (Susie) Safy."
Passenger List - George and Susie Safy - 1907_wm.jpg

Date: 1907
A certificate in Turkish (Ottoman). ID Certificate/record, year of birth 1895, Halab, Syria. Issued in 1907.
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Date: 1908
A photo of Salloum and Helen Mokarzel on their wedding day. The caption on the back reads "mother and dad." (Folder 2-1-1-1)
Mokarzel 2-1-1-1 Wedding_WM.jpg

Date: 1908
This self-published volume is a combined travelogue and business directory. It is bilingual, with entries and sections in both Arabic and English. Abdou collected business names and addresses for the directory in his travels and through solicitation.…
AS_PO57683_Dr_Abdous_Travels_In_America_OCR_WM.pdf

Date: 1908
Fāṭima al-Badawiyya [Fatima the Bedouin] is the second novel by 'Afifa Karam. It was publishedin New York City in 1908.
Karam_Fatimah al-Badawiyya_SM.pdf

Date: 1908-1909
A fully-searchable pdf version of the original print version of The Syrian Businses Directory.
Syrian-American Business Directory 1908-1909_ocr_wm.pdf

Date: 1909
Diwan al-Ghareeb fi al-Gharb Part 2, or (ديوان الغريب في الغرب (الجزء الثاني, is a 1909 reprint of Kitab al-Ghareeb fi al-Gharb [Strangers in the West]. This pdf contains only part two of the work, an addendum that includes some text but primarily…
Diwan al-Ghareeb fi al-Gharb 1909 Volume 2wm.pdf

Date: 1909
A letter in Arabic handwritten by Father Khouri Boutrus Najah Boutrus on July 5, 1909. It confirms the baptism of Beshara, son of (first name not clear) Elias Aboud in Saydet El Maounet Church on February 5, 1894. Beshara's godfather was his paternal…
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