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Pearlstine family papers: real estate and financial documents

Identifier: Mss 1027

Collection Overview

Includes deeds, liens, bonds, mortgages, certificates, legal documents. Collection of real estate documents: mortgages, titles, bonds, liens, and leases for lands bought and sold in Orangeburg, Barnwell, Allendale and Colleton counties (South Carolina). Particular towns include Branchville and Allendale. Majority of land transactions are for lands purchased or sold by Rebecca Pearlstine, Thomas L. Pearlstine, and Fannie Pearlstine. Notable is a 1870s deed for land sold in Orangeburg County by the South Carolina Railroad Company. Collection also contains legal documents related to lawsuits against Pearlstine Karesh & Co. (1887) and Thomas L. Pearlstine (1921) over land in Orangeburg County. Misc. material includes Thomas L. Pearlstine's financial records, Fannie Pearlstine's tax worksheets (1950, 1952), and misc. correspondence re. land transactions. Also Rebecca Pearlstine's life insurance policy (1901) from the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.


  • Creation: 1866-1956


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Thomas (Tanchum) Pearlstine immigrated to the U.S. in 1854. He was a founding member of Brith Sholom in Charleston, South Carolina. His descendents spread throughout South Carolina and owned large amounts of land, particularly in Orangeburg, Barnwell and Allendale counties.


0.25 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Mary Rittenberg.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Rittenberg-Pearlstine Family papers (Mss 1008) and the Ruth Bass Jacobs collection (Mss 1010).

Inventory of the Pearlstine Family Papers : Real Estate and Financial Documents, 1866-1956
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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