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L.C. Sloan collection

Identifier: Mss 1036

Collection Overview

Collection includes business records and photocopies. Collection contains 48 invoices (1894-1933, bulk 1897-1906) from Jewish merchants and businessmen in Georgetown and Charleston, SC. Alphabetical list of businesses included. All other collection materials are photocopies and include: images (ca. 1890s) of Isaac Butler, Herman Schenk, Solomon Emanuel and E.W. Kaminski; also image of Georgetown's Standard Opera House owned by Marks Moses. Notes on Georgetown Jews include research paper (1973) on Abraham C. Meyers, pamphlet, "Georgetown, SC 1902" with illustrations of Jewish businesses and residences. Includes research regarding Marcus Moses and the schooner, "Linah C. Kaminski"; color photocopy of letter (1905) from Bernard M. Baruch to C.L. Ford of Georgetown, SC regarding support of local interests. Also included are research notes compiled for Georgetown's Front Street. Project documenting buildings and businesses, 1916-2000; notes mention Georgetown Jews and Jewish businesses.


  • Creation: 1894-1933
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1897-1906


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Georgetown, South Carolina, has the state's second oldest Hebrew community. In the 1700s, Jewish families were pioneers of Georgetown's mercantile community and by 1800 a strong Jewish contingent was established in the area. Over the years, Jewish businesses grew and prospered and tiny shops became thriving operations. During the late 19th century, a wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants arrived in Georgetown and continued to find success in business, politics, and social assimilation.


0.25 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by L.C. Sloan.

Inventory of the L.C. Sloan collection, 1894-1933 (bulk 1897-1906)
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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