Hayman Levy


Camden, SC


As early as 1818, New York native Hayman Levy (c.1795-undetermined) was working as a merchant in Camden, SC.1 Advertisements from the 1830s and 1840s show Levy importing large quantities of foreign and domestic products to Camden for sale to the local population. These imports included a wide variety of goods, everything from clothing and fabric to groceries and alcohol.


1 Thomas J. Kirkland and Robert MacMillan Kennedy, Historic Camden: Nineteenth Century (Columbia: The State Company, 1926).

Main Image: An advertisement printed in The Camden Journal on January 18, 1840, by Hayman Levy.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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