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From Leon Keyserling (Oldest son)


Collection Overview

From the Collection:

Part I (Mss 1049a) is the first accession of the Keyserling family papers. It includes Keyserling genealogical information, ephemera and family news clippings; material related to Leon Keyserling's political career (essays, clippings, speeches.) Correspondence includes letters between William Keyserling (WK) and Jennie H. Keyserling (JK) 1903-1935; WK and Leon Keyserling, 1908-1949; WK and Beth Keyserling Rosenfarb, 1911-1951; WK and Rosalyn Keyserling Schreiber, 1911-1944; WK and Herbert Keyserling, 1930-1944; WK and other relatives, 1919-1951. Correspondence between William Keyserling and European relatives who escaped World War II. Letters between Jennie H. Keyserling and Leon Keyserling, 1920-1926; JK and Beth Keyserling Rosenfarb, 1921-1925; JK and Rosalyn Keyserling Schreiber, 1922-1933; JK and Herbert Keyserling, 1926-1935; JK and other relatives and friends, 1903-1935. Misc. includes letters (1961) to Harriet Keyserling from Nahum Astar, which detail the Adolf Eichmann trial. Family photographs (1910s-70s) include images (1920s-30s) of Keyserling home and farms; candid shots from family outings; formal portraits; images of Leon Keyserling at political and economic events and Herbert and Harriet Keyserling's children; friends and relatives (including Hyman and Hirschfeld families); several photo albums (disassembled) contain images of 1930s Beaufort. Jennie Keyserling civic material (1920s-30s) includes records of Beaufort Parent Teacher Association, South Carolina Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, Civic League and Better Homes Campaign. William Keyserling civic material (1919-1951) includes correspondence re. United Jewish Appeal, Beth Israel and Beaufort Rural Rehabilitation program. Financial and business records (1902-1951) include tax documents, property deeds (1899-1937,) Rosa Keyserling estate records, Macdonald Wilkins, Co. documents; correspondence re. farming legislation. Six account ledgers (1910s-1940s) detail farm finances and store credit accounts. Miscellaneous material (1917-1961) includes B'nai Meyer Levit, Inc. information and news clippings re. Adolf Eichmann trial (from Jerusalem Post).


  • Creation: 1890-1980
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1910-1951


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 9.0 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: Yiddish

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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