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Inventory of the Isadore Rich Papers, 1910
Inventory of the Isadore Rich Papers, 1910
|Abstract:||Collection consists of a letter from Isadore Rich to his wife and children written while he was abroad in Wiesbaden, Germany, seeking treatment for Wright's disease, a page (in German) of the log of the ship Kronprinzessin Cecilie (Crown Princess Cecilie) reporting on Rich's death during his journey back to the United States, and his obituary. Also included is a facsimile of a German Abgangszeugnis, or "leaving certificate"-a document that contains a student's final exam grades-issued to Leopold Block, a relation of the Rich family through the marriage of Isadore's uncle Lipman Rich (1894-1968) to Henrietta Block (1897-1985).|
|Title:||Isadore Rich papers|
|Creator:||Rich, Isadore, 1856-1910|
|Repository:||Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
|Call Number:||Mss 1034-106|
|Language of Material:||Materials in English and German|
Isadore Rich (1856-1910) was born to Bertha (1826-1892) and Moritz Rich (1819-1901) in Charleston, South Carolina. His father, Moritz, and uncle Lipman Rich (1815-1881), opened and operated a dry goods and variety shop at 352 King Street. The family joined Berithe Shalom congregation. After the Civil War, the family moved to Orangeburg, South Carolina. Isadore married Reka Brown (1865-1941) and the couple settled in Blackville, South Carolina, where Isadore became a banker. They had six children, Rosa Rich (1885-1931), Harry Asher Rich (1886-1947), Simon Brown Rich (1888-1914), Eva Rich (1890-1941), Bertha Rich Siebenhausen (1893-1974), and Morris Rich (1895-1963). Isadore made regular summer trips to Weisbaden, Germany, to seek treatment for Wright's disease. In July of 1910, on his return from Weisbaden, he died en route from Germany to the United States. His body was brought back to Orangeburg, where he was buried.
Collection consists of a letter from Isadore Rich to his wife and children written while he was abroad in Wiesbaden, Germany, seeking treatment for Wright's disease, a page (in German) of the log of the ship Kronprinzessin Cecilie (Crown Princess Cecilie) reporting on Rich's death during his journey back to the United States, and his obituary. Also included is a facsimile of a German Abgangszeugnis, or "leaving certificate"-a document that contains a student's final exam grades-issued to Leopold Block, a relation of the Rich family through the marriage of Isadore's uncle Lipman Rich (1894-1968) to Henrietta Block (1897-1985).
Materials are described at the item level.
Search TermsThe 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.
- Rich, Isadore, 1856-1910
- Kronprinzessin Cecilie (Ship)
- Block, Leopold
- Jews--South Carolina--Orangeburg
- Wiesbaden (Germany)--Description and travel
- Orangeburg (S.C.)--Genealogy
Types of Material
- Ships' logs
- School records
Related materials in Special Collections include the Rhetta A. Mendelsohn collection (Mss 1105).
Written while he is in Germany to his family back in the United States describing his meetings with doctors, his ailments, preferred treatment plans, and the beauty and scenery of the city of Wiesbaden.
Includes a report on Isadore's death onboard during his journey back to the United States.
Facsimile of Leopold Block's German Abgangszeugnis, or "leaving certificate," reporting grades from his final examinations.
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[Identification of item], Isadore Rich papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.
Materials were donated in 2003 by Reka Rich DeMasi.
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