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Charleston (S.C.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Augustus E. Cohen Deed of Sale

 Collection
Identifier: P-424
Abstract This collection contains a deed of sale for a piece of property in Charleston, South Carolina. It is witnessed by Augustus E. Cohen, Notary Public.
Dates: 1863

Board of Delegates of American Israelites Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-2
Abstract The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.

In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.
Dates: 1859-1881, 1887, 1932

Da Costa Family Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P4, Folder: P-145
Identifier: P-145
Abstract Collection consists of a draft of a letter from Emanuel Mendes da Costa of London to Richard Hill Waring of Leeswood, Wales; part of the letter in reply, discussing in part their mutual interest in conchology (1776); an invitation requesting Baruch Judah's presence at a meeting of the Sublime Grand Lodge of Perfection (Order of Freemasons) of Charleston, signed Joseph da Costa, secretary (1788); and a statement of money received and disbursed for M. da Costa Senior, presumably for the binding of books for Congregation Shearith Israel of New York (1873).
Dates: undated, 1776-1952

Franks Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-142
Abstract Originally from England, the Franks family were colonial merchants who settled in New York City in the 1700s. This collection documents parts of their life through correspondence, legal documents, and financial records. The correspondence is primarily written by Abigail Franks in New York to her son, Naphtali, in England. Also included in the collection are the notes and correspondence of Dr. Leo Hershkowitz, who co-edited a book on the letters of the family entitled the Lee Max Friedman Collection of American Jewish Colonial Correspondence: Letters of the Franks Family (1733-1748), written with Isadore S. Meyer in 1968.
Dates: 1711-1821, [1965-1968]

Emanuel de la Motta prayerbook collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P1, Folder: P-68
Identifier: P-68
Abstract Contains two manuscript prayer books entitled: Evening service for the Sabbath festivals, and New Year transcribed by Emanuel De La Motta from David Levi's English translation. The volumes, including instructions for use, were written by De La Motta for his daughters, Clara and Rachel, in 1820 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dates: undated, 1820

Mordecai Sheftall papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-12
Abstract The Mordecai Sheftall collection consists of the family papers and business records of the American Revolution patriot, Mordecai Sheftall, and the Sheftall family of Savannah, Georgia from 1761-1873. This collection includes a American Revolution provision returns (1777-1778), and correspondence for the Continental Army and Navy of Georgia and South Carolina. The collection also includes an original Works Progress Administration Guide to the materials.
Dates: undated, 1761-1867, 1873, 1932, 1941; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1978

Myer S. Isaacs (1841-1904) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-22
Abstract Real estate lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, and philanthropist, Myer S. Isaacs was the eldest son of the second English-speaking Rabbi in the United States, the Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Isaacs (1804-1878). The Isaacs Family were founding members of the New York-based Jewish civil rights organization, the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878), published the Jewish Messenger (1859-1902), and Myer was the first president of the Baron de Hirsch Fund. This Collection contains documents deriving from Myer and Samuel Issacs, and Myer's brothers Abram (1852 or 53-1920) and Isaac Isaacs (1845-1907). Information concerning Myer's children may also be found, including documents from his son Stanley (1882-1962), Manhattan borough President and New York City Councilman. Includes correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, invitations, souvenir and anniversary programs, election campaign materials, obituaries, funeral programs, and citizenship papers.
Dates: undated, 1844, 1851-1925

Swiss Treaty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-35
Abstract This collection contains manuscripts and printed copies of letters and memorials presented by the Jewish community of the United States (including those passed by a convention of Delegates of Israelites held in Baltimore and the Jewish community of Charleston, South Carolina) to President James Buchanan in 1857, protesting the infringement of American Jewish rights in The Treaty signed with The Swiss Confederation in 1850. Also included is a copy of The Treaty and newspaper clippings relating to the protest.
Dates: 1855-1858