Barrett & Dunlap


Columbia, SC


From about 1825 to about 1830, John G. Dunlap (died 1882) and Judah Barrett (died c.1854), relative of South Carolina merchants Isaac (c.1791-1834) and Jacob Barrett (1792-1871), operated Barrett & Dunlap, a general store in Columbia. Until 1827, the store operated in a formal partnership with Charleston general store Isaac Barrett & Co., and Columbia general stores Barrett’s and Judah Barrett & Co. Prior to partnering with Judah Barret, Dunlap worked as an apprentice at Barrett’s with Edwin J. Scott (1803-1884), whose memoir Random Recollections from a Long Life: 1806 to 1876 described that store

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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