Scope and Contents
Researchers studying the Harry Silverman Family Papers will gain insight into early Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1862 - 1968
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Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Harry Silverman was a leading cigar dealer and restaurateur of Atlanta. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1861. He moved with his family to Atlanta in 1875. In 1887 he married Sarah Cohen the daughter of Regina Abrahams and Jonas Loeb Cohen. He served his country during the Spanish-American War and later as a member of the National Guard of Georgia. Harry's and Sarah's daughter Helen married Aaron Arthur Wiseberg. Their daughter Harriet married Sidney Greenblatt. Sidney Greenblatt was the son of Samuel and Bertha Greenblatt. Samuel (Sam) was also a veteran of the Spanish American War and returned to Atlanta to run numerous successful businesses including the American Laundry.
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Language of Materials
Harry Silverman was a leading cigar dealer and restaurateur of Atlanta. His papers include correspondence, a bill of sale for a slave named Harriet, 1862, a published biography of Crawford W. Long, photocopies of newspaper articles, genealogies and family histories.
- Harry Silverman Family Papers, Mss 143
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States