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Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams collection
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CA JHS A.2014.007
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1911, 1920-1921 (Creation)
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56 cm of textual records
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Morris Soskin (son of Abraham Soskin and Annie Hankin) was born on November 21, 1889 or 1890 in England. He passed away November 11, 1940 in Vancouver, BC and he is buried in the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery.
Rose Soskin (née Hyams) was born on April 5, 1896. She passed away April 24, 1987, in Vancouver, BC and she is buried in the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery.
At the end of 1920 or the beginning of 1921 Morris Soskin went to Montreal to attend a Zionist meeting. At this event he met Rose Hyams and a love-affair for the ages began. Only a few days later in Montreal Morris proposed to Rose, which she happily accepted. However, Morris had to return to Vancouver, so they decided that they would continue a courtship by writing letters. With little money, they agreed that the only gifts they would buy for each other would be books. So they often mailed books to each other as well.
Their plan was to remain engaged until Morris was financially ready to be married. However, due to the stress of the situation and Rose suffering from a bought of depression, they didn't wait as long as they had originally planned and they were married in Montreal July 21, 1921. Soon after the wedding, they moved to Vancouver. Rose went through another period of depression and separation anxiety which Morris helped see her through.
Morris and Rose had two children, both born in Vancouver: Theodore Samuel Soskin (March 7, 1926 - 1985) and Helen Coleman (née Soskin) (June 10, 1929 - ).
Morris had a very successful law practice. For a short time he had a partner, Soskin and Levin, but for the most part he work independently as Morris Soskin.
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The fonds consists of a series of love-letters written between Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams. These letters were written in 1921 between Vancouver (where Morris lived) and Montreal (where Rose lived).
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Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia / Nemetz Jewish Community Archives
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Created July 14, 2014
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