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Weinberg family papers

Identifier: Mss 1002

Collection Overview

Includes photocopies, check stubs, bank statements, bound volumes, loose pages, etc. The collection consists mostly of financial records of Leon Weinberg (1884-1945) and family papers of his brother Julian Weinberg (b. 1882). Leon Weinberg's financial records are mostly check book stubs, cancelled checks, and bank statements (1936-1943), concerning his activities in Manning where he owned a dime (or dry goods) store, a grocery store, a cotton warehouse, and other concerns. Business records (1929-1943) of the mercantile business include two daybooks, showing charges of customers, and income and expenses of the business. There are also deeds, plats, insurance papers and related materials regarding the ownership of various parcels of land and buildings in Manning, South Carolina. The other materials in the collection are photocopies of early records, with the earliest items from the 1850s, including a marriage contract and a receipt for land, and copies of late 19th and 20th century records regarding land ownership in Manning. There are letters, cemetery inscriptions and other materials documenting the Levi, Weinberg, Iseman, and other families, with many certificates and papers (including a copy of the chartering of the Clarendon County United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter, 1922, and Daughters of the American Revolution application genealogy form), relating to Irma McKelvey (1899-1983) who married Julian Weinberg in 1927. Of special interest is a copy of a photograph of the Manning Guards, taken in 1888, with its Jewish and other members identified.


  • Creation: 1890-1980


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Originally named Levi and tracing its roots into Germany in the late 1600s, the family and its members scattered and emigrated to America, settling in Charleston, South Carolina, ca. 1840, and eventually moving to the Manning, South Carolina, area where the family participated in the Civil War and in mercantile and other activities of Clarendon County.


1.75 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Sylvia Weinberg.

Inventory of the Weinberg Family Papers, 1890-1980
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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