Borden Family Collection
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
ACCESION AND PROVENANCE
The Borden Family Collection was donated to the Jewish Museum of Maryland by Neal Borden in 2009 as accession 2009.051. Jennifer Vess processed the collection in March 2012.
Access to the collection is unrestricted and is available to researchers at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the Jewish Museum of Maryland before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual procedures.
Nathan Bordensky (also spelled Bordenski) was born July 15, 1885 (or possibly 1887) in Eastern Europe (possibly Polandor, Ukraine). He graduated from the Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons (later merged with the University of Maryland Medical School) in 1907. Bordensky practiced in southwest Baltimore at offices on Pulaski Highway and Wilkens Ave. In 1911 he married Sadie Nachlas, born in Maryland in July 1893. Their oldest son, Melvin was born June 16, 1913 and a second son, Jesse, followed about three years later. Nathan died in 1926. After he died the family changed the name from Bordesnky to Borden and for a time lived with Sadie’s mother, Rose. Sadie died in 1976.
Sadie’s father Harris Nachlas (born 1867) and mother Rose (born c. 1877) immigrated to the United States from Russia some time before October of 1892. Harris and Rose had several children and Sadie may have been the oldest.
Melvin Borden married Edith Silberg (born c. 1915), the daughter of Abraham Silberg (a tailor born c. 1884 in Russia) and Lena Silver Silberg (born c. 1888 inRussia). Melvin became a doctor and the couple had two sons Neal D. Borden and John S. Borden. Melvin served in the military during World War II. He died in 1984 and Edith died in 2003.
Sources: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 – http://www.mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/index.cfm?action=search; US Census 1900-1930
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Borden Family Collection consists of documents, photographs and objects related to multiple generations and branches of the Borden family. The archival collection consists of certificates, diplomas, books, booklets, etc. related to Harris Nachlas, Nathan Bordensky, Sadie Nachlas Bordensky (Borden), Melvin Borden, and Edith Silberg Borden. The documents are organized chronologically.