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Saul Alexander papers

Identifier: Mss 1030

Collection Overview

Collection includes bound account and inventory ledgers, cancelled checks, check registers, correspondence, photograph, ephemera, and electrocardiograph chart. Collection contains business records (1914-1925) from The Saul Alexander Dry Goods Store in Summerville, South Carolina. Eleven bound volumes include an account ledger (1914-1919) organized by name of vendor; six inventory ledgers (1915-1925), each lists type of merchandise, quantity in stock, and price; expense ledger (1922-1924) details daily expenditures; check registers (1925-1926) from Alexander's accounts with Bank of Summerville; cancelled checks from Bank of Summerville and Bank of Dorchester. Folder of personal papers includes photograph (b/w, ca. 1920s) of unidentified man (taken at Melcher Studios, Charleston, SC), program (1934) from meeting of the Occasional Lodge (Masons) in Charleston, SC, and letter (1937) from Roper Hospital regarding Alexander's cardiogram and x-ray reports; includes electrocardiograph charts.


  • Creation: 1914-1937


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Born in Russia, Saul Alexander immigrated to the United States in 1900. Several years later he settled in Summerville, South Carolina, and eventually opened The Saul Alexander Dry Goods Store. In his will, Alexander, a bachelor, set up The Saul Alexander Foundation which funds religious, educational, charitable, and benevolent projects in the South Carolina Lowcountry.


0.5 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Rosalyn Furchgott Karesh.

Inventory of the Saul Alexander Papers, 1914-1937
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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