Henry M. Buckley collection on the Solomon family
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Henry M. Buckley collection on the Solomon family

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Buckley, Henry M., d. approximately 1980.
Title: Henry M. Buckley collection on the Solomon family
Dates: 1907-1956
Extent: 4.6 cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 1663

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information on Henry M. Buckley is available.

Alexander Perry Solomon, Sr. (fl. 1869-1932) was a stationer, printer, and wholesale paper dealer in Savannah, Georgia, during the 1880s. He later became president and treasurer of the Tybee Artesian Water, Ice, and Lighting Co. at Lovell's Station on Tybee Island. He owned a significant amount of residential and commercial real estate rental properties in Savannah and Tybee Island. He was a member of several organizations, including the Amphion Mandolin and Guitar Club, the country Club of Savannah, the English Speaking Union, the Jewish Education Alliance, and Congregation Mickve Israel. He also held several offices, including the Board of Directors for the Savannah Audubon Society, president of the YMHA in 1894, and a foreman of the June 1926 term superior court grand jury. His residence was at Liberty hall, on the Isle of Hope; he also had a country home (originally owned by Arthur Wesley, Sr.) called Wellesley Manor on Grimble Point. His parents were Henry and Sarah Alexander Solomon; sisters Georgia B. Oppenheimer of Savannah, Mrs. Adolph Berg, and Mrs. Fred A. Davis of New York; and brother, Fred Solomon of Savannah. His wife was Carrie Solmon, their daughter was Mrs. I.H. Friedman of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and their son was Alexander Perry Solomon, Jr.

Alexander Perry Solomon, Jr. (fl. 1905-1906) operated a building and repair company called Tybee Contracting Co., on Tybee Island. In 1956, he was the owner of Sea Coast Building Supply Co. at 2nd and Butler Avenue, Savannah Beach. He was also the Chief of the Savannah Beach Fire Department. His first wife, Mary R. Solomon, died on August 20, 1921; his second wife was Blanche Solomon. He had a son named Edmund Solomon and a daughter named Anne Solomon.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials on the Alexander Perry Solomon family, collected by Henry M. Buckley. Included are personal and business information for both A.P. Solmon, Sr. and Jr., and is divided into three series: the A.P. Solomon, Sr. papers, 1916-1933; and the A.P. Solomon, Jr. papers, 1907-1956; and photograph album, 1933. The folder containing the photograph album is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

This collection was originally part of a larger group of materials accumulated by Henry M. Buckley, found in his house after his death. It is not known how or why he accumulated the papers.

Index Terms

Address books.
Buckley, Henry M., d. approximately 1980.
Business letters.
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago--Exhibitions--20th century.
Fire departments.
Isle of Hope (Ga.)
Ledgers (account books)
Letters (correspondence)
Photograph albums.
Savannah Beach (Ga.)
Sea Coast Building Supply Company (Tybee Island, Ga.)
Solomon family.
Solomon, Alexander Perry, active 1869-1932.
Solomon, Alexander Perry, active 1905-1951.
Tybee Contracting Company (Ga.)
Tybee Island (Ga.)--History.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was found in the Wylly family home, previously owned by Henry M. Buckley.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Henry M. Buckley collection on the Solomon family, MS 1663, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wylly family, 1984.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List


SERIES 1:: Alexander Perry Solomon, Sr. papers, 1916-1933

This series contains both personal and business information, including address books, day books (including work reports, visitors, weather, newspaper clippings, receipts, greeting cards, invitations); ledgers (water and property rentals and other financial information); scrapbooks (newspaper articles, invitations, cards); miscellaneous loose documents; and two books entitled "Layne Pump Record for Pump No. 9363, Installation Plan," 1939.



11-3Address books, 1916, 1919, undated
4-8Day books, 1916-1920



21-5Day books, 1920-1922
1Papers removed from day book, 1922, (vol. 5)
6-8Day books, 1923-1924



31-5Day books, 1924-1927



41-6Day books, 1927-1930



51-6Day books, 1930-1933



61-3Rent, 1917-1932
4-8Water and plumbing, 1917-1928
1Papers removed from water and plumbing ledger, 1927-1929, (vol. 8)
2Indenture, property sale, 1923



4-5Layne pump record for Pump No. 9363, Installation plan, 1939

SERIES 2:: Alexander Perry Solomon, Jr. papers, 1907-1956

This series contains both personal and business information, including day books (work reports, newspaper articles); and ledgers (financial records).



81-2Day books, 1921, 1939
3Ledgers, 1907-1919
1Papers removed from ledger, 1907-1919, (vol. 3)
4-8Ledgers, 1910-1936



91Ledgers, 1931-1936
1Papers removed from ledger, 1931-1936, (vol. 1)
2Ledgers, 1932
2Papers removed from ledger, 1932, (vol. 2)
3-5Ledgers, 1936-1939, 1946, 1949
3Papers removed from ledger, 1949, (vol. 5)
6Ledgers, 1956

SERIES 3:: Photograph album, 1933

This series contains a photograph album composed of photographs taken by Carrie Solomon, postcards, and newspaper clippings.


1Photograph album, 1933