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Box 8


Contains 20 Results:

To Leon Keyserling (Oldest son)                                                                   , 1908-1940

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letters written to Leon when he was a baby and staying with his mother in NY; writes how much he loves him, etc.; asks Leon (and Beth) to stop sucking thumbs and reprimands him for disobeying his mother; praises Leon (at age 4) for this athletic abilities and warns him not to be a bully; advises him to look out for his sisters and explains why his work in Beaufort prevents him from traveling to New York; compliments Leon on his scholastic achievements (1915) and encourages him to do well in...
Dates: 1908-1940

To Leon Keyserling (Oldest son)                                                                   , 1944

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Continued correspondence re. Rosalyn and Milton's marriage and her health; updates Leon on Rosalyn's physical condition (when she was in Beaufort); wonders about Herbert who is in the South Pacific; first mention of Rosalyn's Leukemia diagnosis; discusses financial and estate matters; describes visits with Rosalyn (at a Columbia, SC hospital) and speculates about how she is coping with her diagnosis; informs Leon (April, 1943) that Rosalyn's condition is at a "hopeless" state; discusses...
Dates: 1944

To Leon Keyserling (Oldest son)                                                                   , 1945

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

Discussion of Herbert's new baby, Judy; mention of Joe Rosenfarb's employment situation, troubles at Macdonald Wilkins & Co. and general correspondence about his business ventures; correspondence re. possible construction of an African American community center on St. Helena Island; comments on "the congressional and capitalistic attack on housing" in Washington. NOTE: Some material from this folder has been restricted until 2010.

Dates: 1945

To Leon Keyserling (Oldest son)                                                                   , 1946

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Discusses Beth and Joe Rosenfarb's marriage; mentions financial matters; re. William's efforts to erect a community center at the Port Royal Industrial School using abandoned buildings at the Beaufort Naval Airport; mentions Herbert is looking for new office space and larger living quarters in Beaufort; congratulates Leon on his political accomplishments; describes attending Beth Israel synagogue and his projects there; description of Beth and her daughter Rachel's activities (who were...
Dates: 1946

To Leon Keyserling (Oldest son)                                                                   , 1947-1949

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Re. project to erect a fence around Beth Israel cemetery and Herbert's private medical practice; William's reactions to the idea of Communist subversion in the US (he thinks it is ridiculous); discussion of Leon's work on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal; William's involvement with erection of a Memorial Library for the Alumni Association of the Port Royal Industrial School; mention of health problems and upcoming visits with Leon in Washington; comments on the relationship between Leon...
Dates: 1947-1949

To Beth Keyserling Rosenfarb (Oldest daughter), 1911-1951

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Letters written to Beth during her summers in New York when she was a toddler; [skips from 1915 to 1935]; letter of encouragement re. her teaching career; discussion of her relationship with Leon and his wife Mary; updates on Rosalyn (who is in a Columbia, SC hospital); mentions he is bored in retirement; updates on Beaufort relatives; discusses Beth's marital problems and her husbands career crisis; inquiries about granddaughter, Rachel; updates on Herbert, his medical practice and family;...
Dates: 1911-1951

To Rosalyn Keyserling Schreiber (Youngest daughter), 1911-1944

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Discusses Herbert Hoover and political issues as ideas for Rosalyn's school papers(1928); letters of encouragement and support while she is in college; describes Herbert's hazing at the College of Charleston.

Dates: 1911-1944

To Herbert Keyserling (Youngest son), 1915, 1931-1932, 1935, 1941, 1945

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

Letters sent to Herbert while at the College of Charleston; discusses his possible admittance to US Naval Academy at Annapolis and preparation for the entrance exam; opinions on hazing, financial matters and Herbert's grades; letter re. Dr. Dricsoll's (MUSC) kind condolence letter re. Jennie's death; letter (1945) re. Herbert's desire to be with Harriet for the birth of their first child.

Dates: 1915; 1931-1932; 1935; 1941; 1945