Lee Cohen Harby papers
Includes correspondence, photographs, photocopies, clippings, scrapbook, typescript. Genealogical information on descendants of Isaac Harby (birth, death and marriage dates); cabinet card (1891) of Lee C. Harby; handwritten letter re. Harby family of Delhi, NY; clippings of Harby poems published in newspapers (Texas, NY and SC); typescript of poem, "The Lesson of Easter"; clippings of essays about Texas; clippings of misc. published essays, topics include: southern plantation life, Jewish holidays and traditions, Jewish women and the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition. Clippings about Harby mention trips taken, publications, papers presented at conferences, efforts to involve Canadian women in the South Carolina Inter State and West Indian Exposition and lobbying to bring United Confederate Veterans reunion (1899) to Charleston. Papers also include scrapbook of clippings about Harby, bulk reference her article "The City of a Prince," published in the Magazine of American History. A story by daughter, Lily Lee Harby, published in the Sabbath Visitor is also included.
- Harby, Lee Cohen, 1849-1918 (Person)
- Hirsch, Mordenai Raisin (Compiler, Person)
- Raisin, Rachel M. (Compiler, Person)
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Poet and author, Lee Cohen Harby (1849-1918) was born and died in Charleston, SC. She was the daughter of South Carolina rice and cotton planter, Marx Edwin Cohen (1810-1882), and granddaughter of Isaac Harby (1788-1828), leader of the American Jewish Reform movement. She married (1869) Jacob DeLaMotta Harby (1848-1916) and had two children, Marx E. Harby (1871-1958) and Lily Lee Harby (1870-1921 During her married life Harby resided in several cities including Galveston and Houston (TX), New York (NY) and Charleston (SC). She published many essays, short stories and poems in newspapers and magazines such as Godey's Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.
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Separated from Raisin-Hirsch family papers (Mss 1018).
Materials donated by Mordenai Raisin Hirsch and Rachel M. Raisin.
- Authors, American -- 19th century
- Harby, Lee Cohen, 1849-1918
- Jewish authors -- 19th century
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Correspondence
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History
- Women poets -- 19th century
- clippings (information artifacts)
- Hirsch, Mordenai Raisin (Donor, Person)
- Raisin, Rachel M. (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Lee Cohen Harby Papers, 1859-1911
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