Harold Keyserling


Beaufort, SC

FAMILIES: Keyserling

Harold Keyserling (1901-1966) worked as a merchant for the MacDonald-Wilkins Company. Keyserling ran the Company’s wholesale grocery warehouse, which stood on the water near the west side foot of the original bridge that connected downtown Beaufort with Ladys Island. Also, Keyserling worked as a tank wagon salesman and operated a cigarette vending machine.

Main Image: Portrait of Harold Keyserling and his wife, Theodora Geurard Huguenin Keyserling (1919-2009) (c.1960).
Courtesy of Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries


Above: The MacDonald-Wilkins Company’s cotton ginnery and warehouse, which Harold Keyserling ran.
Courtesy of Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries

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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