Joseph M. Solomons letter
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Joseph M. Solomons letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Solomons, Joseph M., 1825-1921.
Title: Joseph M. Solomons letter
Dates: 1865 April 6
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet 1 folder
Identification: MS 2042

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph M. Solomons (1825-1921) was born in South Carolina, resided in Savannah, and was in Augusta at the end of the Civil War. He was a wholesale and retail druggist.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter on fabric written from Joseph M. Solomons to his wife, Zipporah, on April 6, 1865. According to information from the donor, the letter was part of a dress worn by a family member crossing United States /Confederate lines to visit Joseph Solomons in Augusta, Georgia. Once the letter was written, the family member sewed the fabric back onto her dress and carried it back to Zipporah Solomons in Savannah.

Index Terms

Solomons family.
Solomons, Zipporah, b. 1830.
Textile fabrics.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

Joseph M. Solomons letter, MS 2042, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Werner Regill, 1981.


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.


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