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Solomon family papers

Identifier: Mss 1004

Collection Overview

Correspondence, photographs, photocopies, documents, scrapbooks, daybooks, clippings, ephemera. The papers contain material related to three generations of the Solomon family, including family correspondence from the 1920s to the 1950s (letters, greeting cards, and telegrams), newspaper clippings, engagement and bar mitzvah announcements, invitations, and two daybooks. Notable in the collection is a group of photographs (predominantly from the 1920s but continuing into the 1950s) of Solomon family members and a photo albumn (1920s-1950s), compiled by Florence Solomon Bender, with images of family vacations at Folly Beach and farm trips. Important documents include an original marriage certificate (1918) in English and Hebrew of the nuptials of Isadore Solomon (b. 1897) and Katie Coplan, and miscellaneous World War II-related items such as a 1942 Selective Service Registration certificate and tobacco rationing card.


  • Creation: 1910-1950


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Benjamin Solomon (1879-1947) and his wife Rachael (1876-1932) were born in Poland and immigrated to the United States. They lived in Charleston, South Carolina, and had eight children, several of whom married and lived in the Charleston area. Benjamin Solomon was a charter member of Beth Israel Synagogue and made his living as a furniture dealer.


0.75 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by A. Bernard Solomon



Inventory of the Solomon Family Papers, 1910-1950
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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