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Moses Henry Nathan collection

Identifier: Mss 1071

Collection Overview

This collection consists of information on Moses Henry Nathan (1821-1875) together with photocopied annual reports of the City of Charleston Fire Department, 1859-1861, 1866-1872 which were delivered to the Charleston Board of Fire Masters. The original annual reports are bound into a volume titled on the spine "Annual reports of the Chief of the Fire Department of Charleston, 1859-1872" and impressed on the front cover "M.H. Nathan." The collection also includes a photograph of Chief M.H. Nathan taken duing the Civil War, Nathan's brief, handwritten account of the 1861 Charleston fire, and another account of the fire written in a book found on Hayne Street.


  • Creation: 1855, 2002, 2009, undated


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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0.5 linear feet (1 document box)

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

  • Bound volume titled "Annual reports of the Chief of the Fire Department of Charleston, 1859-1872."
Inventory of the Moses Henry Nathan Collection, 1855, 2002, 2009, undated
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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