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Bryan, Carson, Moses, and Werber family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1152

Collection Overview

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.

Dates

  • approximately 1840s-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1911-1984

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection has been minimally processed, but is open for research. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, please contact Special Collections at least 3 business days prior to your appointment.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

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.

Extent

12.26 linear feet (2 cartons, 1 document box, 3 large flat boxes, 3 medium flat boxes, 2 small flat boxes)

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Series

  1. Correspondence
  2. Genealogy, clippings, and other records
  3. Photographs, scrapbooks, and other artificats

Acquisitions Information

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.

Separated Material

Published book originally with the collection has been removed and cataloged separately.

Processing Information

Processed 2022 by Lauren Bickel.

Source

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Bryan, Carson, Moses, and Werber Family Papers, approximately 1840s-2011 (bulk 1911-1984)
Author
Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
Date
2022
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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