Belle W. Baruch

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Belle Wilcox Baruch (August 16, 1899[1] - 1964) was the daughter of financier Bernard Mannes Baruch.

Her legacy is preserved in the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences (University of South Carolina) and the Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest Science (Clemson University) both established on Hobcaw Barony, a former rice plantation purchased by her father. Upon her death in 1964, the property was transferred to the Belle W. Baruch Foundation for the creation a nature and research preserve. Hobcaw Barony is located on Waccamaw Neck in Georgetown County, South Carolina.


  1. ^ Miller, Mary E. (2006). Baroness of Hobcaw: The Life of Belle W. Baruch. The University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-61117-211-9

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