Contains 8 Results:
Summaries of Correspondence Between William and Jennie Keyserling
File — Box: 10, Folder: 1
Collection Overview From the Collection: Part I (Mss 1049a) is the first accession of the Keyserling family papers. It includes Keyserling genealogical information, ephemera and family news clippings; material related to Leon Keyserling's political career (essays, clippings, speeches.) Correspondence includes letters between William Keyserling (WK) and Jennie H. Keyserling (JK) 1903-1935; WK and Leon Keyserling, 1908-1949; WK and Beth Keyserling Rosenfarb, 1911-1951; WK and Rosalyn Keyserling Schreiber, 1911-1944; WK and Herbert...
Dates: 1890-1980; Majority of material found within 1910-1951
From William Keyserling , 1903-1909
File — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Letters written to Jennie (in New York) while she and William were courting; several mention her family's misgivings about their marriage due to his religious practices and remote SC location; discusses religious barriers between them and says he will not change to appease her family; mentions his family and business ventures in Beaufort; frequently asks Jennie to visit; (most correspondence on WK's personal stationary and some on Coosaw Farms letterhead); mentions helping a cousin, Abel...
From William Keyserling , 1910-1915
File — Box: 10, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Most letters sent from Frogmore or Beaufort to New York; description of WK's taxing work schedule and his physical exhaustion; discusses the cotton business; mentions a new plant, store and boat for MacDonald, Wilkins, and Co.; describes lot he purchased for a new home; re. construction of his ginnery on the wharf; talks about his boat, "The Beth" and relatives in Beaufort (and surrounding islands); discusses marriage of Charlie Hyman and Rosa Segel; comments about inclement weather that is...
From William Keyserling , 1917-1919
File — Box: 10, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents WK is considering starting a stock company; mentions railroad is planning to put a spur through Coosaw farm; description of his businesses; letter re. St. Helena Relief Fund Committee (Red Cross letterhead-William Keyserling, Chairman); mentions the "small house" is almost ready for family to move in, but "palace" (1705 Bay St.) will take some time; describes his exhaustion from work and efforts to consolidate some of his projects; describes an automobile ride from Columbia to Walterboro...
From William Keyserling , 1920-1923
File — Box: 10, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Description of train travel from Washington DC to SC; expresses concern over Jennie's health (she is in a sanitarium); correspondence about Leon's schooling and updates on the other children; comments on the League of Nations and national politics; mentions his businesses and that the KKK are making their presence known in Beaufort; news about Beaufort friends and relatives; mentions possibility of a post office in Frogmore; discusses family finances and excursions with the children;...
From William Keyserling , 1926-1929
File — Box: 10, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Jennie is in a sanitarium (1926) for health problems; correspondence re. continuing education of the Keyserling children; mentions that Coosaw and Dale farms are being used to test new fertilizer from the American Agricultural Company; discusses Leon's lack of involvement with his fraternity (at Columbia); speculates that perhaps the "peculiarly Jewish traits" of other boys in the frat may jar upon Leon; worries Leon is a bit of a loner and not very communicative; inquires about Jennie's...
From William Keyserling , 1930-1935
File — Box: 10, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Updates Jennie (who is in Bartonsville, PA) about the children, farms, cotton crops and Beaufort relatives; mentions Leon and Herbert's cross country automobile trip; discusses Beth's future; talks about his house servants and contemplates having a live-in cook; informs Jennie that business will once again make it impossible for him to join her in NY; description of Herbert's life as a teenager in Beaufort (boat races, boxing bouts and street dances); discusses Herbert preparation for...
From William Keyserling , undated
File — Box: 10, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous news about the farm, crops and inquiries about her health.