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

(843) 953-8016

Title: Ehrich family papers

Collection #: Mss 1054

Dates: 1907-1960

Size: 38 items

Biographical Note: Dr. William Seigman Ehrich was born in South Carolina and lived in Georgetown, South Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Evansville, Indiana; and finally Manning, South Carolina. Ehrich was a surgeon at Evansville State Hospital for most of his career. He had a brother, Arthur Ehrich, and a sister, Cornelia Ehrich Weinberg.

Scope and Content Note: Majority of collection is candid photographs (1907-1950) of the Ehrich family. Most are unidentified. Includes several images (1915) of Pawley's Island, SC, and a 1937 flood in Evansville, IN. Several photographs (1951) of Dr. William S. Ehrich and his brother, Arthur, fishing near Manning, SC. Also includes a speech (handwritten) Ehrich presented to a medical group in Evansville, IN.


I.   Photographs    
  A. Ehrich Family (1900s-1950s): majority of images are unidentified and include photographs of a farm and an automobile accident ca. 1920s; several group images; photo of a man beside a horse with caption, "Doctor William S. Ehrich/For my doctor: From his father/Georgetown, SC, Nov. 11, 1907"; two images of William and Arthur Ehrich fishing, 1951.  
  B. Pawley’s Island (ca. 1915): images of beach and beach house; group photograph (Ehrichs?)  
  C. Flood, Evansville, IN (1937): four photographs of William Ehrich’s flooded home (exterior) in Evansville, IN; includes scenes of flooded streets.  
  D. Unidentified (1930s-1950s): several images of unidentified man (William Ehrich?) with a little girl, ca. 1940s?; misc. images of children including, "Lena’s grandchildren, Connie and Martha Thomas" and "Ruth and Judith Starks"; two images of the same woman (1920s, 1945) who may be an Ehrich or Dr. Ehrich’s wife?  
II.   Papers  
  A. Speech (ca. 1930s-1950s): handwritten on seven sheets of "Dr. W.S. Ehrich" stationary; probably presented at a medical gathering; topic is about breeding and genes.  
  B. Miscellaneous: booklet, "Evansville Indiana Rotary Club/Organization and Committees for 1959-1960 and Membership Roster," Dr. William Ehrich pictured on p. 22; envelope with printed return of address of "Mrs. William Seigman Ehrich" Evansville, IN.