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Inventory of the Weinberg and Moses family Papers, 1838-2013

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Photographs, letters, and clippings relating to the Weinberg and Moses families of Manning, South Carolina. The majority of the collection consists of photographs, primarily of the Weinberg family, in particular Flora Moses Weinberg and two of her children, Jacob Albert Weinberg Jr. and Rosalie Virginia Weinberg, and also includes a number of images featuring other members of the extended family. It also contains letters from Andrew Jackson Moses, Perry Moses, and Perry Moses Jr. to various relations, clippings relating to Perry Moses, a Civil War veteran, obituaries, and other materials related to the Moses family.
Title: Weinberg and Moses family papers
Creator: Weinberg family; Moses family
Date(s): 1838-2013    
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
(1 document box)
Repository: Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
Call Number: Mss 1135
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

Jacob Albert Weinberg (1879-1952) was born to Rosa Levi (1855-1923) and Aaron Weinberg (1841-1919). In 1908 he married Flora Moses (1880-1948), daughter of Rosalie Virginia Levy (1845-1930) and Perry Moses (1844-1916). Flora's father, Perry Moses left the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1861 to join the Confederate Army and served throughout the war. He was the son of Octavia Harby and Andrew Jackson Moses of Sumter, South Carolina.

Flora and Jacob Weinberg had three children, Jacob Albert Weinberg Jr. (1909-1989), Rosalie Virginia Weinberg (1912-1990), and Harold P. Weinberg (1915-1977). The family settled in Manning, South Carolina, where Jacob Albert Weinberg had grown up. Jacob Albert Weinberg Jr. served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and married Mary Jane Westheimer in 1936. The couple had two daughters, Carol Ann Weinberg (1940- ) and Wendy Weinberg (1945- ). They divorced in 1951, and in 1954 Jacob married Doris Guhring. Jacob and Doris had two daughters, Barbara Louise Weinberg (1956- ) and Susan Beth Weinberg (1957- ). Rosalie Virginia Weinberg married Robert Steele Middlemas in 1939. Harold P. Weinberg served as 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II, and married Thais Joyce Johnson in 1944. The couple divorced in 1955.

Collection Overview

The largest portion of the collection consists of photographs, primarily of the Weinberg family, in particular Flora Moses Weinberg and two of her children, Jacob Albert Weinberg Jr. and Rosalie Virginia Weinberg. Photographs include a small number of images featuring other members of the Weinberg and Moses families such as Perry Moses, Rosalie Virginia Levy Moses, and Benedict and Fannie Weinberg. Letters from Andrew Jackson Moses, his son Perry Moses, and Perry's son Perry Moses Jr. to various relations range in subject matter from updates on daily life, to travel, to the health of family members, visits to family and friends, and well wishes on special occasions. The collection also contains clippings relating to Perry Moses's Civil War service, as well as the obituaries of members of the Moses and Weinberg families.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder 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.


    • Weinberg, Jacob Albert, 1879-1952
    • Weinberg, Flora Moses, 1880-1948
    • Weinberg Jacob Albert, 1909-1989
    • Weinberg, Rosalie Virginia, 1912-1990
    • Weinberg, Harold P., 1915-1977
    • Weinberg family
    • Moses, Perry J., 1844-1916
    • Moses, Octavia Harby, 1823-1904--Family
    • Moses family


    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Jewish
    • Jews--South Carolina--Manning
    • Jews--South Carolina--Charleston
    • Jewish families--South Carolina--Genealogy


    • Manning (S.C.)--Genealogy

    Types of Material

    • Black-and-white photographs
    • Correspondence
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Ephemera (general)


    Photographs, circa 1890-1963, 1980, undated

    Moses family, circa 1890, 1950, undated   box 1 | folder 1

    Photographs of Flora Moses Weinberg's family, including Rosalie Virginia Levy Moses ("Grandma Moses"), her father Perry Moses, and two of her siblings, Perry Moses Jr., and Rosalie Virginia Moses Phelps.

    Jacob Albert Weinberg Sr., circa 1900   box 1 | folder 2

    Jacob Albert Weinberg Jr., 1910-1933, undated   box 1 | folder 3

    Rosalie Virginia Weinberg, 1924, undated   box 1 | folder 4

    Jacob Albert, Rosalie Virginia, and Harold P. Weinberg group pictures, 1924, 1933, undated   box 1 | folder 5

    Some photographs include Flora Moses Weinberg, mother of the three siblings.

    Flora Moses Weinberg, 1945, undated   box 1 | folder 6

    Jacob Albert Weinberg Jr. wedding, 1954 January 14   box 1 | folder 7

    Pre-marriage party and wedding photographs from the marriage of Jacob Albert Weinberg Jr. to Doris A. Guhring.

    Unidentified, circa 1900, 1932-1963, undated   box 1 | folder 8

    Miscellaneous, 1980, undated   box 1 | folder 9

    Photograph reproductions of portraits of Benedict and Fannie Weinberg, and Moses and Grace Mears Levy (Flora Moses Weinberg's great-grandparents), and photographs of Carolyn Harby and David Schaefer, and Robert Steele Middlemas.

    Correspondence, 1838-1899, 1974, undated   box 1 | folder 10

    Letters of various members of the Moses family, including several letters from Andrew Jackson Moses to Octavia Harby Moses prior to their marriage in February 1839; letters from Perry Moses to his mother, Octavia Harby Moses, and his sisters; and a letter from Perry Moses Jr. to an aunt. Also includes a much later letter from Jacob A. Weinberg Jr. to Mrs. Hornik regarding photostats and photographs of Benedict Weinberg and his wife.

    Clippings, 1927, undated   box 1 | folder 11

    Includes articles publishing selections of letters from Perry Moses to his mother during the Civil War, obituaries, and a marriage announcement. Also includes articles on Isaac Harby as a playwright and Italian Jewry and fascism.

    Printed materials, 1879, 2013   box 1 | folder 12

    Includes an issue of the The Fair Enterprise of Sumter, South Carolina, dated December 17, 1879, and the program of the 2013 Southern Heritage Ball, featuring two descendants of Perry Moses.

    Miscellaneous, circa 1913, undated   box 1 | folder 13

    The Harbie coat of arms, genealogical notes, a typescript summary of Perry Moses's service in the Civil War, and a poem dedicated to the Golden Anniversary of Perry Moses and his wife, Rosalie Virginia Levy Moses.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Weinberg and Moses family papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2013 by Susan Muncey.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Amy Lazarus, October 2015.

    Encoded by Amy Lazarus, November 2015.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Joshua Minor, November 2015.

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