Mailing Address:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Library
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone:
(843) 953-8016

Title: Walter H. Solomon business records

Collection #: Mss 1033

Dates: 1932-1944 (bulk 1932-1999)

Size: 1 linear ft.

Biographical Note: Charleston lawyer, Walter Harris Solomon, worked in the office of Robert McCormick Figg, Jr., solicitor of the Ninth Judicial District of South Carolina, during the 1930s and 1940s. Among other accomplishments, Solomon was the founding director of the Home Federal Savings Bank, original trustee (1947) of the Saul Alexander Foundation, past president of K.K. Beth Elohim, and member of the S.C Mental Health Commission (1965-1982.)

Scope and Content Note:

Collection includes correspondence, photocopies, certificates, business records, financial records, property records, legal documents, pamphlets, booklets, artifacts.

Collection contains legal documents and correspondence related to Walter Solomon's court cases (1932-1944). Majority of legal briefs related to Charleston real estate disputes and transactions, civil cases and transcript from a murder trial prosecuted by Robert Figg. Real estate documents include sale of land (1938) at Ashley and Nunan Streets (Charleston, SC) deed (1940) for land on Sullivan's Island, and land title abstracts (1869, 1894.) Series of check registers (1937-1940) from Citizen's and Southern Bank of South Carolina document Solomon's personal and business transactions.

Two receipt books (1940-1943) contain copies of personal loan checks. Several folders of stock certificates for various businesses (David Solomon Coal Company, Merchant's Wholesale, Charles Realty Co., Wolper Shoe Company) with registers of sale. Misc. material includes United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Speakers Manual (1943), and misc. UJA pamphlets and brochures; correspondence and invoices related to furniture purchases (office and personal); Hebrew Benevolent Society rubber stamp; photocopy of Solomon's 1992 obituary.

Inventory:

     
Box#/Folder#
I.   Business Records-Court Cases    
         
  A. Butler vs. Lee (1932-1933): Legal documents, correspondence, tax receipts, etc. from case of Susie A. Butler vs. Josephine V. Lee; re. dispute of property on Reid Street, Charleston.  
1/1
         
  B. Russell vs. Conner (1937): Legal documents from case of James H. Russell vs. Henry W. Conner; re. dispute of property at No. 46 Mill Street, Charleston.  
1/2
       
  C. State (S.C.) vs. Mohammed (1937): Typescript of courtroom testimony of Ishmael Mohammed, re. the murder of his wife; Robert McC. Figg, Attorney for the State.   
1/3
         
  D. Kilpatrick vs. Kilpatrick (1938): Legal documents and notes from case of Mildred S. Kilpatrick, O. Carlisle Kilpatrick and Jean Lindsay; from Domestic Relations Court, County of Charleston; agreement between parties re. family dispute, separated parents, a girlfriend and a child.  
1/4
         
  E. Fabor/Nussbaum (1941-1942): Legal documents, correspondence, payment receipts, etc. from case of Ella Mae Fabor and Annie B. Nussbaum; re. monetary loans and mortgages pertaining to property at No. 42 Blake St., Charleston.   
1/5
         
  F. A.M. Solomon and Sons vs. Coker (1942): Correspondence and receipts from case of A.M Solomon and Sons vs. A.M. Coker and one automobile; re. failure to properly repair automobile.  
1/6
         
  G. Alef Realty Co. vs. Hoffman (1942): Legal documents, tax receipts, etc. re. case of Alef Realty Company, Inc. vs. Mabel Mildred Hoffman; re. failure of Hoffman to pay taxes and purchase insurance on property (Darlington Ave. in Riverside Park, Charleston) mortgaged by Alef Realty.  
1/7
         
  H. The Fabis Co. vs. Oberman (1943-44): Legal documents, correspondence, cancelled checks, etc. from case of The Fabis Company, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) vs. I. Oberman of Charleston; dispute re. quality/lack of furnishings shipped from Fabis Co. to I. Oberman Household Furniture.  
1/8
         
  I. Misc. Court Cases (1930s): Legal documents from a variety of court cases; most related to Charleston real estate disputes.  
1/9
         
II.   Business Records-Land transactions    
         
  A. Sons of Elijah Lodge No. 2109 to Noah Sokol (1938): Legal documents and correspondence re. sale of lodgeís property on Ashley Ave. and Nunan Street to Mr. Noah Sokol.  
1/10
       
  B. Misc. Land Transactions: Legal documents related to sale of land and property in Charleston, South Carolina; includes "Abstract of Title of Lot South Side of Nunan Street, 1869" and petition (1894) from Charles Graves, Sarah Ann Graves and Thaddius Graves for the partition of Charleston real estate; also misc. deed 
(1940) for land on Humes Plan, Moultrieville, Sullivanís Island.
 
1/11
         
III.   Business Records-Check Registers    
         
  A. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. No. 1 (1937): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions.  
2/1
         
  B. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. No. 2 (1938): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions.  
2/1
         
  C. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. No. 5 (1939): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions.  
2/3
         
  D. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. No. 6 (1939): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions.  
2/4
         
  E. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. No. 7 (1939): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions.  
2/5
         
  F. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. No. 8 (1939): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions.  
2/6
         
  G. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. (1940 #1): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions; cancelled checks have been re-inserted into the checkbook   
2/7
         
  H. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. (1940 #2): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions; cancelled checks have been re-inserted into checkbook  
2/8
         
  I. Citizenís and Southern Bank of S.C. (1940 #3): contains records of checks written for business and personal transactions; cancelled checks have been re-inserted into checkbook  
2/9
         
IV.   Business Records-Receipt Books    
         
  A. Receipt Book (May 1940-June 1941): "Standard Duplicate Money Receipt Book"; carbon copies of personal loan checks written by Walter Solomon.  
3/1
         
  B. Receipt Book (Dec. 1942-Aug. 1943): carbon copies of personal loan checks written by Walter Solomon.  
3/2
         
V.   Business Records-Stock Certificates    
         
  A. David Solomon Coal Company (1938): Register of shares issued; four blank registers and certificates  
3/3
         
  B. Merchantís Wholesale (1939): Register of shares issued; four blank registers and certificates  
3/4
         
  C. Charlesís Realty Company (1939): Register of shares issued; three blank registers and certificates  
3/5
         
  D. Wolper Shoe Company (1940): Register of shares issued; two blank registers and certificates  
3/6
         
VI.   Misc.    
         
  A. United Jewish Appeal (1943): Material related to the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees includes pamphlets, "Rescue for Victory, Rebuild for Peace: Facts on the Wartime Work of the Joint Distribution Committee, United Palestine Appeal, National Refugee Service" and "Bulwark of Freedom," and booklet re. United Nations work with UJA; Speakers Manual and explanatory letter from the UJA (to help prepare Solomon for presentations on behalf of the UJA.)  
3/7
         
  B. Furniture purchases (1937-1942): Correspondence and invoices related to Walter H. Solomonís furniture purchases; from companies such as Gunn Furniture Company and Loeblein Inc; most orders for office furniture; several personal orders; includes fabric samples  
3/8
         
  C. Misc. Personal Papers (1941-1943): Correspondence re. piano purchased by Mrs. Ben Cohen (Solomonís mother-in-law); photocopy of Solomonís obituary from Post and Courier, 1992; rubber stamp from Hebrew Benevolent Society.  
3/9
         
         
    Note: William Solomon, son of Walter Solomon, gave a taped audio interview to the Jewish Heritage Project in 1997