Bryan, Carson, Moses, and Werber family papers
Papers, correspondence, photographs/daguerreotypes, and artifacts of the Bryan, Carson, Moses, and Werber families of Sumter County, South Carolina. Documents include letters between members of the family of G. Werber Bryan; records from extensive genealogy searches; a travel diary by Susan Carson Bryan; newspaper clippings related to the Bryan family; and a marriage contract between Henry Claremont Moses and Andrena Werber from 1878. Photographs are mostly portraits of family members dating from the 1840s through the 1990s and are accompanied by daguerreotypes and scrapbook/photograph albums. Artifacts include items of jewelry (particularly pins), a hat, a handkerchief, and a book owned by H.C. Moses dated 1857.
- approximately 1840s-2011
- Majority of material found within 1911-1984
- Bryan (Family : Sumter County, S.C.) (Family)
Language of Material
Materials in English.
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The Bryan, Carson, Moses, and Werber families of Sumter County, South Carolina, represent the relationships between Jewish and Christian families in 19th century South Carolina. Henry Claremont Moses, of a prominent Jewish family, married Andrena Werber, of a Christian family, in 1878; their daughter Catherine married William Alfred Bryan.
12.26 linear feet (2 cartons, 1 document box, 3 large flat boxes, 3 medium flat boxes, 2 small flat boxes)
The Bryan, Carson, Moses, and Werber families of Sumter County, South Carolina, represent the relationships between Jewish and Christian families in 19th century South Carolina. Henry Claremont Moses, of a prominent Jewish family, married Andrena Werber, of a Christian family, in 1878; their daughter Catherine married William Alfred Bryan. This collection contains papers, correspondence, photographs/daguerreotypes, genealogical records, and artifacts from the Bryan branch of the family. A highlight of the collection is the marriage contract between H.C. Moses and Andrena Werber.
Materials are described at the folder level.
- Genealogy, clippings, and other records
- Photographs, scrapbooks, and other artificats
Materials donated 2012 by Susan Carson Bryan and Andrena Bryan Miguez; 2014 by Sue A. Pitts; 2015 by Andrena Bryan Miguez; 2019 by Susan Carson Bryan; and 2021 by Cornelia Bryan Zell.
Published book originally with the collection has been removed and cataloged separately.
Processed 2022 by Lauren Bickel.
- Bryant family
- Carson family
- Interfaith families -- South Carolina
- Jewish families -- South Carolina -- Genealogy
- Jewish families -- South Carolina -- Sumter County
- Moses family
- Sumter County (S.C.) -- Genealogy
- Werber family
- clippings (information artifacts)
- daguerreotypes (photographs)
- family papers
- genealogies (histories)
- pins (jewelry)
- Inventory of the Bryan, Carson, Moses, and Werber Family Papers, approximately 1840s-2011 (bulk 1911-1984)
- Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
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