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ISAACS, JACOB – American inventor of the colonial and revolutionary period; died 1798. He was resident in Newport in 1755 ("Publications Am. Jew. Hist. Soc." v. 199), and on Feb. 17, 1758, he carried a law-case before the king in council,...
ISAACS, MYER SAMUEL – American lawyer; born in New York city May 8, 1841; educated at the University of New York. He was admitted to the bar of New York in 1862, and in 1880 became a judge of the Marine Court of New York. Isaacs has always been...
ISAACS, NATHANIEL – African traveler; born in England 1808; died after 1840. He left England in 1822 for St. Helena, where his uncle was consul for France and Holland. In 1825 he accompanied Lieut. King, R.N., to the Cape of Good Hope and thence to...
ISAACS, REBECCA – English actress and singer; born in London June 26, 1828; died there April 21, 1877. Her father, John Isaacs, an actor and singer of Covent Garden Theater, trained her for the stage, on which she first appeared March 17, 1835....
ISAACS, SAMUEL HILLEL – American calendarer; born 1825 at Raczek, Poland; educated under Judah Bacharach, Moses Leib of Kutna, and others; emigrated to New York on June 30, 1847. During 1886 and 1887 he was principal of the Talmud Torah in New York....
ISAACS, SAMUEL MYER – Rabbi and journalist; born at Leeuwarden, Holland, Jan. 4, 1804; died in New York city May 19, 1878. His father, on the approach of the French army of occupation, removed with his family to London. For a time Isaacs was...
ISABELLA I – See Ferdinand and Isabella.