About the Collection

The Moses Family Papers collection is composed of photographs and narratives related to and created by members of the Moses Family, a prominent Jewish family in South Carolina. Notable in the collection is a typescript narrative given by Octavia Harby Moses, daughter of the prominent Jewish reformer and founder of Harby’s Acadamy, Isaac Harby, which describes her family’s experience throughout the American Civil War. The collection also includes several 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. Included in the physical collection are genealogical research materials, correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings related to the Moses Family. A related collection is the Cohen, Emanuel, Moses, Seixas Family Papers collection.

Finding Aid

This collection was digitized and made freely available online through the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources.

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