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Inventory of the Tybee Bogeslov Levy Papers, circa 1908-circa 1946

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Photographs and papers of Tybee Bogeslov Levy, a Russian immigrant who settled in Walterboro, South Carolina. Photographs include black and white portraits of Levy and her family. Also included is an obituary of Bernhard Levy, Tybee's husband, who owned a store in Walterboro and was Postmaster General of Colleton County.
Title: Tybee Bogeslov Levy papers
Creator: Levy, Tybee Bogeslov
Date(s): circa 1908-circa 1946  
Extent: 2 folders
(4 items)
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
Call Number: Mss 1034-080
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

Tybee "Tillie" Bogeslov Levy was born in Walkowski, Russia, and after the death of her first husband, she and her four sons (and pregnant with her fifth, Albert) immigrated to the United States in 1903 and settled in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Tybee Bogeslov supported her family by making and selling women's hats until they relocated to Walterboro, South Carolina, where Bogeslov's sister lived. In 1911, Bogeslov married Bernhard Levy (1851-1921), the Postmaster General of Colleton County. Born in the Kovna Province of Russia, Levy immigrated to the United States around 1880, and moved to Walterboro in 1891, where he owned and operated a store.

Collection Overview

Photographs and papers of Tybee Bogeslov Levy, a Russian immigrant who lived in New York City and later moved to Walterboro, South Carolina. Photographs include a black and white portrait of Tybee Levy with her five sons, circa 1908; and a black and white photograph of Tybee Levy with her second husband, Bernhard Levy, and son Albert in front of Bernhard's store in Walterboro, circa 1916. Also included are photocopies of Tybee and Bernhard Levy's obituaries and a brief biography of Tybee Bogeslov Levy written by Roslyn Jacobson, Tybee's granddaughter.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.


    • Levy, Tybee Bogeslov
    • Levy, Bernhard, 1851-1921


    • Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Walterboro--History
    • Jews--South Carolina--Walterboro--History
    • Postmasters general--South Carolina--Colleton County


    • Walterboro (S.C.)

    Types of Material

    • Photocopies
    • Photographs
    • Obituaries


    Portrait photograph of Tybee Bogeslov and her five sons, circa 1908
    (JHC oversize box 3 | 1 oversize folder)
    Photograph of Tybee Bogeslov Levy, Bernhard Levy, and Julius Bogeslov in front of Bernhard Levy's store in Walterboro, South Carolina, circa 1916
    Bernhard Levy's obituary, 1921 November 16
    Tybee B. Levy's obituary, circa 1946
    Brief biography of Tybee Bogeslov Levy by Roslyn Jacobson, undated

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tybee Bogeslov Levy papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2011 by Roslyn B. Jacobson.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sarah Dorpinghaus, March 2011.

    Encoded by Sarah Dorpinghaus, August 2011.

    Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

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