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Benjamin and Mary Solomon papers

Identifier: Mss 1034-018

Collection Overview

Collection includes Benjamin and Mary Solomon's official United States of America Certificates of Naturalization (1942, 1945) with photo identifications. On reverse of Benjamin Solomon's certificate is typed notation (signed by N.P. deSaussure, Deputy Clerk of U.S. District Court) that Solomon's name was changed from Berall Lozer Charchewsky, as part of the naturalization. Also included is an abstract of Benjamin and Mary Solomon's marriage license from the Register of Marriages (Poughkeepsie, New York) with embossed Court of Poughkeepsie seal. Papers also include illustrated stock certificate (1919) for three shares of Jewish Colonial Trust (later known as Otzar Hityashvuth Hayehudim Jewish Colonial Trust) with letter and report (1957) from Chase Manhattan Bank (New York) regarding history and value of stock.


  • Creation: 1917-1957

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Russian immigrants Benjamin Louis Solomon and Mary Rosen were married on May 10, 1917, in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Solomons moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where Benjamin worked as a tailor and dry goods clerk. They later moved to Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Benjamin Solomon officially changed his name from Berall Lozer Charchewsky to Benjamin Louis Solomon when he received U.S. citizenship in 1942.


1 folder (16 items) ; 9-30 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Sydney Solomon Richman.

Inventory of the Benjamin and Mary Solomon Papers, 1917-1957
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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