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Inventory of the Moses Family Papers, circa 1855-1981, 2012
Inventory of the Moses Family Papers, circa 1855-1981, 2012
|Abstract:||Photographs, photograph albums, correspondence, genealogical research, and printed materials related to the Moses family of Sumter, South Carolina. Materials primarily document Montgomery Moses, a lawyer and judge, and his descendants, including Altamont Moses, a state representative and senator. The largest portion of the collection consists of cartes de visite, tintypes, cabinet cards, and daguerreotypes of the Moses family, as well as members of the related Cohen, Emanuel, Jennings, and De Ribas families. Also included are genealogical research materials, correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings.|
|Title:||Moses family papers|
|Date(s):||circa 1855-1981, 2012|
|Extent:||3 linear feet
(2 document boxes, 3 flat boxes, 2 photo boxes)
|Repository:||Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
|Call Number:||Mss 1128|
|Language of Material:||Materials in English|
Montgomery Moses (1808-1886) was born to Esther Phillips (1778-1845) and Major Myer Moses (1779-1833) in Charleston, South Carolina. Montgomery married his first cousin Catherine Phillips (1809-1885) in Philadelphia in 1832 and went into law partnership with his brother Franklin I. Moses in Sumter, South Carolina. After the Civil War, Montgomery and Catherine moved to Newberry, South Carolina. In 1871, he was elected circuit judge. He and Catherine had nine children, Myer Buchanan Moses (1833-1889), Zalegman Phillips Moses (1835-1889), Franklin Moses (1837-1907), Arabella Phillips Moses (1839-1927), Henry Claremont Moses (1841-1905), Rebecca Phillips Moses (1843-1848), Altamont Moses (1846-1905), Catherine Esther Moses Werber (1852-1938), and Rachel, who died young.
Altamont Moses served in the Civil War on the Confederate side as a military telegraph operator. After the war, he returned to his hometown of Sumter, South Carolina, and in 1870 married Octavia Cohen. The couple had seven children: Altamont Moses Jr., who died as an infant, Katherine Moses (1874-1954), Herbert Altamont Moses (1876-1969), Vivian Mordaunt Moses (1878-1957), Emile Phillips Moses (1880-1965), Armida Moses Jennings (1884-1933), and Henry Phillips Moses (1886-1945). Altamont Sr. became an established merchant in Sumter, as well as a notable civic and political leader. He served as a delegate of Sumter County at the South Carolina Democratic State Convention in 1868. In 1886-ten years after the end of Reconstruction-he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, then in 1894 to the state senate, and, in 1898, he returned as a representative in the legislature. Besides his political career, he served as master of the Claremont Free and Accepted Mason Lodge and president of the Sumter Hebrew Benevolent Society and Sumter Society of Israelites.
Photographs, photograph albums, correspondence, genealogical research, and printed materials pertaining to the Moses family of Sumter, South Carolina. Materials primarily document Montgomery Moses, a lawyer and judge, and his descendants, including Altamont Moses, a state representative and senator. The largest portion of the collection consists of cartes de visite, tintypes, cabinet cards, and daguerreotypes of the Moses family, as well as members of the related Cohen, Emanuel, Jennings, and De Ribas families. Also included are genealogical research materials, correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings.
Materials arranged at the folder 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.
- Moses, Montgomery, 1808-1886
- Moses, Altamont, 1846-1905
- Moses family
- Cohen family
- Emanuel family
- Jennings family
- Jewish lawyers--South Carolina--Sumter
- Jewish judges--South Carolina--Sumter
- Jewish politicians--South Carolina--Sumter
- Jewish families--South Carolina--Sumter
- Sumter (S.C.)--History
- Sumter (S.C.)--Genealogy
Types of Material
- Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
- Cabinet photographs
- Tintypes (prints)
- Daguerreotypes (photographs)
- Photograph albums
- Genealogical tables
Photographs, circa 1855- 1951, undated
Includes photographs of Armida Moses, Franklin J. Moses, Miriam Brandon Moses, Myer B. Moses, Alice Cohen Moses, Isabelle L. Moses, Joshua Lazarus Moses, Zalegman Phillips Moses, and Claremont Moses.
Includes photographs of Armida Harby Cohen, Caroline Cohen Joachimsen, and Dr. Marx E. Cohen.
Includes photographs of Esther Seixas De Ribas, Clemencia De Ribas, Anita De Ribas, and a Mr. De Ribas.
Includes photographs of Maurice and Mary Eleanor Emanuel on their wedding day, Armida Cohen Emanuel, Charlotte Virginia Emanuel, and "Grandmother Emanuel."
Includes photographs of A. P. Jennings, Katherine Jennings, and Arthur H. Jennings.
Includes photographs of Frank L. Burke, Emily Phillips, Arthur S. Isaacs, Eleanor Cohen Seixas, and John M. Mahon Jr.
Mainly famous historical figures, including Commander Perry, W. H. Seward, Henry A. Wise, General Scott, as well as the Washington Street School in Sumter, South Carolina.
Includes photographs of Katherine Phillips and her niece Ellen, Myer B. Moses, and unidentified individuals.
Photograph albums, circa 1870-1901
Includes photographs of an industrial complex at Bernal Park, in Bernal, Argentina, and images of multiple families including the Garrets, Clutterbucks, and Turners. Also includes photographs of the arrival of President Salles of Brazil in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 1900, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Corso de Palermo, and the Buenos Aires country club.
Includes photographs of Marx E. Harby , Catherine Moses Werber, Herbert Altamont Moses, Armida Moses, Rebecca Moïse Davis and daughter Edna, and Esther Lyon Moïse, as well as unidentified individuals.
Includes photographs of Armida Cohen Emanuel, Lee Cohen Harby, Marx E. Cohen, Armida Harby Cohen, Catherine Esther Moses Werber, Katherine Moses, as well as unidentified individuals.
Genealogical materials, 1968-1981, 2012, undated
Includes "Recollection Narrative by Octavia Harby Moses (aged 80 years) of Sumter, South Carolina," and "Our Home 14 South Washington Street, Sumter, S.C." by Herbert A. Moses.
Printed material, 1903-1969
A copy of Eneas Africanus, a pro-slavery story, The Early Minutes of the Sumter Society of Israelites by Herbert A. Moses, The Cemetery We Rededicate by Thomas J. Tobias, Tombstones That Tell a Story, Charleston's Historic Coming Street Cemetery by Thomas J. Tobias, The Jewish Cemetery at Sumter, S.C. A Transcription of the Names and Dates on the Tombstones 1874-1942 by Harold Moïse, and the Rededication Service Congregation Sinai program.
Belonged to Charlotte E. Moses and includes her handwritten footnotes.
Includes information on arrivals, description of travels and locations visited, invitations to visit, and holiday greetings.
Includes pins for Revolutionary War veterans Marks Lazarus, Myer Moses, Jonas Phillips, and Samuel Mordecai.
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[Identification of item], Moses family papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.
Materials were donated in 2014 by Elizabeth Moses
Processed by Amy Lazarus, September 2015.
Encoded by Amy Lazarus, November 2015.
Reviewed and uploaded by Joshua Minor, November 2015.