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Isadore Rich papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1034-106

Collection Overview

Collection consists of a letter from Isadore Rich to his wife and children written while he was abroad in Wiesbaden, Germany, seeking treatment for Wright's disease, a page (in German) of the log of the ship Kronprinzessin Cecilie (Crown Princess Cecilie) reporting on Rich's death during his journey back to the United States, and his obituary. Also included is a facsimile of a German Abgangszeugnis, or "leaving certificate"-a document that contains a student's final exam grades-issued to Leopold Block, a relation of the Rich family through the marriage of Isadore's uncle Lipman Rich (1894-1968) to Henrietta Block (1897-1985).

Dates

  • 1910

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English and German

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Isadore Rich (1856-1910) was born to Bertha (1826-1892) and Moritz Rich (1819-1901) in Charleston, South Carolina. His father, Moritz, and uncle Lipman Rich (1815-1881), opened and operated a dry goods and variety shop at 352 King Street. The family joined Berithe Shalom congregation. After the Civil War, the family moved to Orangeburg, South Carolina. Isadore married Reka Brown (1865-1941) and the couple settled in Blackville, South Carolina, where Isadore became a banker. They had six children, Rosa Rich (1885-1931), Harry Asher Rich (1886-1947), Simon Brown Rich (1888-1914), Eva Rich (1890-1941), Bertha Rich Siebenhausen (1893-1974), and Morris Rich (1895-1963). Isadore made regular summer trips to Weisbaden, Germany, to seek treatment for Wright's disease. In July of 1910, on his return from Weisbaden, he died en route from Germany to the United States. His body was brought back to Orangeburg, where he was buried.

Extent

1 folder (4 items)

Abstract

Collection consists of a letter from Isadore Rich to his wife and children written while he was abroad in Wiesbaden, Germany, seeking treatment for Wright's disease, a page (in German) of the log of the ship Kronprinzessin Cecilie (Crown Princess Cecilie) reporting on Rich's death during his journey back to the United States, and his obituary. Also included is a facsimile of a German Abgangszeugnis, or "leaving certificate"-a document that contains a student's final exam grades-issued to Leopold Block, a relation of the Rich family through the marriage of Isadore's uncle Lipman Rich (1894-1968) to Henrietta Block (1897-1985).

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2003 by Reka Rich DeMasi.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Rhetta A. Mendelsohn collection (Mss 1105).

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Lazarus, September 2015.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Isadore Rich Papers, 1910
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Amy Lazarus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amy Lazarus
Date
2015
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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