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Baruch and Lennox families photographs and papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1110

Collection Overview

The collection consists of family photographs and photograph albums, scrapbooks, and assorted papers of the Baruch family of Camden, South Carolina, and New York City, and the Lennox family of Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Materials primarily relate to Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch Sr., stage actor and member of the New York stock exchange, his wife, Arline Lennox Baruch, and their son, Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch Jr. Photographs include images of members of the Baruch family, including Simon and Isabelle W. Baruch; Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch Sr.; Arline Lennox Baruch; Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch Jr.; and Sailing W. Baruch. There are images of Simon Baruch's summer home, the Anchorage, located in Long Branch, New Jersey; Hartwig N. Baruch Jr. with various family members and nurses at the Eagle Point house in Naxera, Virginia, where he was born; Arline L. Baruch with assorted Lennox family members and friends; unidentified Lennox family members at Niagara Falls; and Hartwig N. Baruch Jr. and family at their summerhouse in Elberon, New Jersey, at the Eagle Point plantation in Naxera, Virginia, and wintering in Palm Beach, Florida. Also included in the collection are two scrapbooks, one containing materials relating to Hartwig N. Baruch Sr.'s stage career and the other containing assorted newspaper clippings and ephemera relating to the Baruch and Lennox families. The collection also includes miscellaneous papers and print materials consisting of correspondence; clippings; and Arline L. Baruch's Oxford prayer book and hymnal.

Dates

  • 1889-1976

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Prussian born Simon Baruch (1840-1921) immigrated to America in 1855. Upon his arrival he made his way to Camden, South Carolina, where his sponsor, Mannes Baum, operated a general merchandise store. Simon started work as a bookkeeper in the Baum store but his interest in medicine soon led him to enter the South Carolina Medical College and continue his studies at the Medical College of Virginia, from which he graduated in 1862. During the Civil War Simon served as a surgeon for the Confederate army. Returning to Camden after the war, he established a country practice and married Isabelle Wolfe (1850-1921). Together they had four boys: Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch (1868-1953); Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870-1965); Herman Benjamin Baruch (1872-1953); and Sailing W. Baruch (1874-1962). In 1881 the family moved to New York where Simon campaigned for better hygiene and established the first public baths for the poor. Simon's eldest son, Hartwig N. Baruch, aspired to become an actor and in the 1890s acted with the Boston Stock Company and on Broadway under the stage name of Nathaniel Hartwig. His mother persuaded him to follow his younger brothers Bernard and Sailing to Wall Street. (Bernard would become a successful American financier, presidential advisor, and elder statesman, and Sailing would become a prominent banker and stockbroker.) In 1899 Bernard bought Hartwig a seat on the New York Stock exchange. From 1903 to 1918 Hartwig worked as a partner in the firm of Baruch Brothers and when it merged with Henry Hentz & Co. he became a partner in the new firm. In 1917 he married his second wife, Arline Lennox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Lennox of Rocky Hill, Connecticut. They had one son, Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch Jr. (1918-1997).

Extent

5.0 linear feet (2 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)

Abstract

The collection consists of family photographs and photograph albums, scrapbooks, and assorted papers of the Baruch family of Camden, South Carolina, and New York City, and the Lennox family of Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Materials primarily relate to Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch Sr., stage actor and member of the New York stock exchange, his wife, Arline Lennox Baruch, and their son, Hartwig Nathaniel Baruch Jr.

Collection Arrangement

  1. Photographs and photograph albums, 1890s-1960s
  2. Scrapbooks, 1889-1938
  3. Assorted papers and printed material, 1889-1976, undated

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2012 by Albert Baruch Mercer.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Levenson and Baruch family papers, 1910-1960s (Mss 1034-017), an oral history interview with Sam Levenson, Carolyn Baruch Levenson, and Ella Levenson Schlosburg (Mss 1035-023), and an oral history interview with Carolyne Baruch Levenson and Deborah Baruch Abrams (Mss 1035-195).

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Minor, September 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Baruch and Lennox Families Photographs and Papers, 1889-1976
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Joshua Mnor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
Date
2012
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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