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Walter H. Solomon business records

Identifier: Mss 1033

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, photocopies, certificates, business records, financial records, property records, legal documents, pamphlets, booklets, artifacts. Collection contains legal documents and correspondence related to Walter Solomon's court cases (1932-1944). Majority of legal briefs related to Charleston real estate disputes and transactions, civil cases and transcript from a murder trial prosecuted by Robert Figg. Real estate documents include sale of land (1938) at Ashley and Nunan Streets (Charleston, SC) deed (1940) for land on Sullivan's Island, and land title abstracts (1869, 1894.) Series of check registers (1937-1940) from Citizen's and Southern Bank of South Carolina document Solomon's personal and business transactions. Two receipt books (1940-1943) contain copies of personal loan checks. Several folders of stock certificates for various businesses (David Solomon Coal Company, Merchant's Wholesale, Charles Realty Co., Wolper Shoe Company) with registers of sale. Misc. material includes United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Speakers Manual (1943), and misc. UJA pamphlets and brochures; correspondence and invoices related to furniture purchases (office and personal); Hebrew Benevolent Society rubber stamp; photocopy of Solomon's 1992 obituary.


  • Creation: 1869-1944


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Charleston lawyer, Walter Harris Solomon, worked in the office of Robert McCormick Figg, Jr., solicitor of the Ninth Judicial District of South Carolina, during the 1930s and 1940s. Among other accomplishments, Solomon was the founding director of the Home Federal Savings Bank, original trustee (1947) of the Saul Alexander Foundation, past president of K.K. Beth Elohim, and member of the S.C Mental Health Commission (1965-1982).


1.0 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Gerald Esch.



Inventory of the Walter H. Solomon Business Records, 1932-1944 (bulk 1932-1999)
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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