This one-page, handwritten ruling is the reply to a request submitted in 1892 by then 21-year-old Hans Julius Oppenheim. He had asked permission to use the family name Lübbert-Oppenheim instead of Oppenheim, his last name until then. The senate approved his name change, but not in the form he requested: his family name was to be Oppenheim-Lübbert instead. The ruling was written on a stamped form issued by the Hamburg senate and bearing the city seal.
This document (No. A I 11.1) is in the collection of the Oppenheim-Lübbert family archive, which is housed in the Hamburg State Archive, call number StAHH collection 622-1/533 Oppenheim-Lübbert.
First Senate Ruling of February 10, 1892 Approving the Petitioner’s “Application to Change His Name” (translated by Insa Kummer), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <https://dx.doi.org/10.23691/jgo:source-107.en.v1> [September 25, 2017].