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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1 Charles B. Moore Diary

Series 2 Correspondence

Series 3 Additional Material

University of North Texas Archives

Charles B. Moore Family Papers



Collection Summary

Creator: Moore, Charles Bingley
Title: Charles B. Moore Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1797-1911
Bulk Dates: 1832-1911
Identification: MSS Charles B. Moore Family Papers
Catalog URL: http://iii.library.unt.edu/search~S12?/aMoore%2C+Charles+B./amoore+charles+b/1%2C3%2C4%2CB/frameset&FF=amoore+charles+b+1822+1901&1%2C%2C2
Quantity: 24 boxes, 1 oversize box

Creator Sketch

Charles Bingley Moore (b.1822) was a millwright and craftsman from Tennessee, who settled in Texas in 1856, on a fork of the Trinity River in Collin County, and established a 361-acre farm near the farms of extended family members. Because he had Unionist sympathies, he left Texas for several years during the Civil War to live and work on an uncle's farm near Jerseyville, Illinois. Moore returned to Texas after the end of the war, bringing more Tennessee family members with him, and resumed work on his farm, which had been looked after by a cousin. Eventually, in 1875, at 52 years of age, he married Mary Ann Dodd from Murfeesboro, Tennessee and brought her home to his farm in Collin County. Mary and Charles Moore were married for twenty-five years and had one child survive to adulthood, a daughter named Linnet. Charles B. Moore died in 1901 at the age of 79.

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Scope and Contents Note

Spanning the years 1797 to 1911, The Charles B. Moore Family Papers include Charles Moore's diary, as well as 650 family letters and some additional materials. The diary spans Moore's life from age 28 (January 1, 1851) until just a few months before his death at seventy-nine (December 31, 1900). The original diary consisted of approximately 34 leather-bound pocket-sized volumes that factually recounted each day's events without additional comment. Generally, Moore summarized each year's events on December 31 and on January 1 gave a personal status report. Returning to Texas after the Civil War, Moore documented Union raids on the local area and farms, as well as other disruptions following the official end of the conflict. The collection of family letters are, in most cases, exchanges between the immediate families of Moore and his wife Mary Dodd Moore. Anxiety over illness and death, and worry about food and crops are balanced by accounts of musical and social events, and successful flower beds and farms. Letters that correspond with Moore's lifetime are from September 5, 1832 to November 16, 1901. The last is from Moore to his daughter, Linnet, just nine days before his death. Some of the letters in the collection include samples of dress fabric, patterns, photographs, and seeds. Correspondents include: Ziza Moore (father); Sabina Rucker (sister); Henry Moore (brother); Elvira Moore (sister); Josephus Moore (brother) who also has a diary in the collection; Elizabeth Moore (sister); Mary Moore (wife); Linnet Moore (daughter); Matilda Dodd (mother-in-law); Bettie Franklin (sister-in-law); and Dinkie McGee (sister-in-law). A small accumulation of additional material in the collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, financial records, photographs (most unidentified), and personal writings (poems, mechanical plans, etc.) The oldest document in the collection is an indenture document, dated 1797.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: 1. Diary of Charles B. Moore; 2. Correspondence; and 3. Additional Materials. Although the folders are not in strict order, physically, within each folder the materials are arranged in chronological order. The box/folder list records which boxes and folders fall under which series, but a careful examination of the list will show that they are not actually physically grouped this way.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

For reproduction of any copyrighted materials, permission must be obtained from the owner of the copyright. This is a responsibility of individual researchers, not the University Archives.

Materials are available for research only in the University of North Texas Archives, during its normal hours of operation. Materials are not loaned out. Depending upon how fragile the materials are, they may or may not be allowed to be photocopied or scanned.

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Index Terms

Subjects:
Moore, Charles B., 1822-1901. Moore, Charles B., 1822-1901 -- Correspondence. Moore, Charles B., 1822-1901 -- Archives. Moore, Mary Ann Dodd, 1842-1916. Moore, Henry S., 1827-1895. Dodd, Matilda Bratney, 1815-1901. McGee, Adelitia Dodd, 1850-1893. Millwrights -- Tennessee. Millwrights -- Texas. Farmers -- Texas. Reconstruction (U.S. History, 1865-1977). Collin County (Tex.) -- History.
Places:
Murfeesboro, Tennessee. Collin County, Texas. Illinois. Arkansas.
Document Types:
Correspondence, financial documents, memoranda books, printed material, diaries, clippings.
Titles:
"Literature: An Illustrated Weekly Magazine," July 7, 1888. "Literature: An Illustrated Weekly Magazine," September 22, 1888. "Literature: A Weekly Magazine, December 22, 1888. "Salt Lake City: Tourist's Guide," Rio Grande Western Railway, n.d. "Sectarian Influence in Schools, and on the Sabbath and Sunday Mail Question," by J. A. Stewart, 1859. "The Endless Chain: Charles B. Moore: Millwright, Farmer, Diarist," by Larry Bowman, Ph.D., 1978.

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Related Material

Danvers, Rebecca W. "The Charles B. Moore Collection: Interpretation and Annotation." Ph.D diss., University of Texas at Dallas, 1985.

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Administrative Information

Administrative Information: Custodial History

Ruth Moore White, the granddaughter of Charles B. Moore (daughter of Linette Moore and Claude White) donated the collection to the University of North Texas in about 1933. Later, in the early 1980s, she changed her mind about the diary and asked that it be returned to her, a request that was handled through the UNT President's Office. The UNT Archives, therefore, no longer has the handwritten original, but does have a microfilmed copy of the diary and a typewritten transcript, which are included in the collection.

Preferred Citation

Charles B. Moore Family Papers, University of North Texas Archives, Denton, Texas.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1 Charles B. Moore Diary

Box Folder
2077 1 Transcript of C. B. Moore Diary, January 1, 1851 - July 17, 1852
2 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, July 18, 1852 - January 3, 1853
3 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, January 1, 1853 - August 25, 1853
4 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, August 25, 1853 - April 23, 1854
5 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, April 23, 1854 - December 31, 1855
6 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, October 8, 1856 - January 17, 1859
7 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, January 18, 1857 - April 14 - 1861
8 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, April 15, 1861 - December 11, 1862
9 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, December 12, 1862 - January 1, 1865
10 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, January 16, 1865 - November 24, 1866
11 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, January 1, 1867 - April 16, 1868
12 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, April 17, 1868 - July 27, 1869
13 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, May 16, 1870 - September 13, 1871
14 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, September 14, 1871 - June 23, 1873
15 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, January 1, 1875 - September 30, 1878
16 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, February 19, 1876 - May 9, 1877
17 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, August 29, 1883 - August 14, 1884
18 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary, January 1, 1889 - May 13, 1890
Box Folder
2078 1 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary May 14, 1890 - February 13, 1891
2 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary February 14, 1891 - December 31, 1891
3 Transcript of C.B. Moore Diary January 18, 1898 - December 31, 1900
Box Folder
Film L3 r.2 Moore Diary (microfilm) 1851 - 1853
Box Folder
Film L3 r.3 Moore Diary (microfilm) 1854 - 1871
Box Folder
Film L3 r.5 Moore Diary (microfilm) 1872 - 1886
Box Folder
Film L3 r. 7 Moore Diary (microfilm) 1888 - 1896
Box Folder
Film L3 r.8 Moore Diary (microfilm) 1897 - 1900

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Series 2 Correspondence

Box Folder
1687 1 Letters, March 20, 1823 - July 20, 1907, n.d.
6 Envelopes, 1825 - 1916
Box Folder
2078 4 Correspondence of Charles B. Moore, List and Summary, Reel 1, 1832 - 1886
5 Correspondence of Charles B. Moore, List and Summary, Reel 6, 1887 - 1900
6 Correspondence of Charles B. Moore, List and Summary, Reel 9, 1901
Box Folder
2079 1 Correspondence, 1832
2 Correspondence, 1844
3 Correspondence, 1845
4 Correspondence, November 19, 1945
5 Correspondence, February 8 - July 7, 1850
6 Correspondence, July 6 - August 5, 1853
7 Correspondence, August 18 - October 13, 1856
8 Correspondence, February 15 - November 18, 1857
9 Correspondence, March 5 - October 23, 1858
10 Correspondence, January 6 - December 18, 1859
11 Correspondence, January 17 - March 18, 1860
12 Correspondence, April 1 - December 23, 1860
13 Correspondence, January 2 - December 26, 1861
14 Correspondence, January 1 - March 25, 1862
15 Correspondence, April 20 - August 10, 1863
16 Correspondence, September 10 - December 20, 1863
17 Correspondence, February 18 - July 10, 1864
18 Correspondence, July - November 20, 1864
19 Correspondence, January 14 - April 23, 1865
20 Correspondence, May 12 - December 10, 1865
21 Correspondence, (some moved to oversize box) 1866
Box Folder
2080 1 Correspondence, February 5 - October 29, 1870
2 Correspondence, January 21 - December 20, 1871
3 Correspondence, January 3 - July 28, 1872
4 Correspondence, June 16 - November 4, 1873
5 Correspondence, May 3 - December 29, 1874
6 Correspondence, January 6 - February 18, 1875
7 Correspondence, April 27 - July 22, 1875
8 Correspondence, July 25 - December 19, 1875
9 Correspondence, January 1 - May 21, 1876
10 Correspondence, May 27 - December 10, 1876
11 Correspondence, January 1 - February 21, 1877
12 Correspondence, April 5 - July 16, 1877
13 Correspondence, July 22 - November 19, 1877
Box Folder
2081 1 Correspondence, January 13 - November 19, 1878
2 Correspondence, January 17 - December 5, 1879
3 Correspondence, January 1 - April 30, 1880
4 Correspondence, August 11 - December 19, 1880
5 Correspondence, February 25 - December 11, 1881
6 Correspondence, January 20 - July 30, 1882
7 Correspondence, September 25, 1882
8 Correspondence, August 19 - December 31, 1882
9 Correspondence, February 4 - April 8, 1883
10 Correspondence, May 26 - December 9, 1883
11 Correspondence, December 10 - December 28, 1883
12 Correspondence, January 11 - August 22, 1884
13 Correspondence, September 17 - December 21, 1884
14 Correspondence, january 9 - May 31, 1885
15 Correspondence, June 23 - September 25, 1885
Box Folder
2082 1 Correspondence, October 2 - December 21, 1885
2 Correspondence, March 27 - December 14, 1887
3 Correspondence, May 24 - December 3, 1888
4 Correspondence, January 1 - March 25, 1888
5 Correspondence, February 1 - August 11, 1889
6 Correspondence, August 16 - December 28, 1889
7 Correspondence, January - March, 1890
8 Correspondence, April - June, 1890
9 Correspondence, July - October, 1890
10 Correspondence, March 1 - December 6, 1891
11 Correspondence, 1890 - 1891, n.d.
Box Folder
2083 1 Correspondence, January 1 - December 24, 1892
2 Correspondence, March 3 - August 27, 1893
3 Correspondence, September 4 - October 30, 1893
4 Correspondence, May 11 - September 26, 1894
5 Correspondence, May 17 - December 19, 1895
6 Correspondence, March 26 - November 3, 1896, n.d.
7 Correspondence, January 7 - October, 1897
8 Correspondence, October 29 - December 2, 1897
9 Correspondence, November 12, 1897
Box Folder
2084 1 Correspondence, January 20 - April 9, 1898
2 Correspondence, April 22 - Setpember 9, 1898
3 Correspondence, September 13 - October 17, 1898
4 Correspondence, October 22 - December 31, 1898
5 Correspondence, January 10 - 29, 1899
6 Correspondence, February 8 - 23, 1899
7 Correspondence, February 28 - March 21, 1899
8 Correspondence, April 3 - May 3, 1899
9 Correspondence, May 8 - June 15, 1899
10 Correspondence, July 8 - October 27, 1899
11 Correspondence, November 4 - December 28, 1899
Box Folder
2085 1 Correspondence, 1900
2 Correspondence, January 1 - January 11, 1900
3 Correspondence, January 12 - March 12, 1900
4 Correspondence, March 5 - April 8, 1900
5 Correspondence, April 15 - July 13, 1900
6 Correspondence, July 22 - October 29, 1900
7 Correspondence, November 12 - December 4, 1900
8 Correspondence, December 16 - December 28, 1900, n.d.
9 Correspondence, n.d. [possibly 1900. Pages missing]
10 Correspondence, January 3 - March 8, 1901
11 Correspondence, March 19 - May 19, 1901
Box Folder
2086 1 Correspondence, May 23 - June 23, 1901
2 Correspondence, June 26 - September 30, 1901
3 Correspondence, October 8 - 27, 1901
4 Correspondence, October 30 - November 30, 1901, n.d.
5 Correspondence, November, 1902
6 Correspondence, May 17 - October 1, 1903
7 Correspondence, January 31 - September 15, 1904
8 Correspondence, February 26 - November 27, 1905
9 Correspondence, January 21 - May 20, 1906
10 Correspondence, May 20 - December 30, 1906
11 Correspondence, January 10 - May 12, 1907
12 Correspondence, May 24 - September 12, 1907
Box Folder
2087 1 Correspondence, November 20 - December 16, 1907
2 Correspondence, February 15 - December 16, 1908
3 Correspondence, April 6 - June 7, 1909
4 Correspondence, February 1 - March 1, 1909
5 Correspondence, June 10 - July 27, 1909
6 Correspondence, August 2 - August 31, 1909
7 Correspondence, September 6 - September 28, 1909
8 Correspondence, October 3 - October 16, 1909
9 Correspondence, November 14 - December 12, 1909
10 Correspondence, January 10, 1910
11 Correspondence, February 14 - April 21, 1910
12 Correspondence, May 29 - November 19, 1910
13 Correspondence, February 12 - April 17, 1911
14 Correspondence, April 18 - June 21, 1911
15 Correspondence, January 7 - October 23, 1912
16 Correspondence, June 5 - December, 1913
Box Folder
2088 1 Correspondence, January 9 - February 25, 1914
2 Correspondence, February 26 - April 15, 1914
3 Correspondence, July 15 - December 19, 1914, n.d.
4 Correspondence, January 1 - March 2, 1915
5 Correspondence, April 12 - December 24, 1915
6 Correspondence, January 1 - May 4, 1916
7 Correspondence, May 8 - September 27, 1916
8 Correspondence, October 18 - December 12, 1916
9 Correspondence, December 16 - December 27, 1916
10 Correspondence, January 8 - March 30, 1917
11 Correspondence, April 13 - May 22, 1917
12 Correspondence, June 24, 1917
13 Correspondence, August 1 - August 10, 1917
14 Correspondence, August 11 - September 3, 1917
15 Correspondence, September 12 - November 9, 1917
Box Folder
2089 1 Correspondence, [poor condition] January 4, 1886
2 Correspondence, [poor condition] August 1910
3 Correspondence, [envelopes] c. 1860-1919, n.d.
4 Correspondence, 1910s
5 Correspondence, n.d.
6 Correspondence, n.d.
7 Correspondence, n.d.
8 Correspondence, n.d.
9 Correspondence, n.d.
10 Correspondence, n.d.
11 Correspondence, n.d.
12 Correspondence, n.d.
Box Folder
2090 8 Correspondence, "A Letter from the Rockies" 1898
Box Folder
2092 1 Correspondence, August 20, 1865
2 Correspondence, October 1, 1870
3 Correspondence, October 30, 1870
5 Correspondence, April 25, 1875 - June 6, 1875
6 Correspondence, February 17, 1876
7 Correspondence, June 15 - November 19, 1897
8 Correspondence, January 1 - March 7, 1880
9 Correspondence, March 25, 1881
10 Correspondence, August 1891
11 Correspondence, February 5, 1899
12 Correspondence, June 25, 1900
13 Correspondence, July 4, 1900
Box Folder
Film L3 r.1 Correspondence, [microfilm] 1832-1886
Box Folder
Film L3 r.4 Moore Diaries [believed to be correspondence] [microfilm] 1856-1901 [dates believed to be incorrect for this film]
Box Folder
Film L3 r.6 Correspondence, [microfilm] 1887-1900
Box Folder
Film L3 r.9 Correspondence, [microfilm] 1901-1901 [end date possibly incorrect for this film]

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Series 3 Additional Material

Box Folder
1687 2 Notebook, 1892
3 Legal Documents, 1857-1907
4 Announcements, Invitations, and Political Ballots, 1820-1917
5 Genealogy, Clippings, Death Notice, Advertisements, Circulars, 1904, n.d.
Box Folder
2078 7 Transcript of J. C. Moore's Journal, May 20, 1861-November 24, 1866
Box Folder
2089 13 Typed Transcript of Ziza Moore's Family Expenses, 1867-1868
14 Typed Transcript of "Letters Written" Notebook, 1862-1863
Box Folder
2090 1 Map, n.d.
2 Publications, 1888
3 Program: "Our Graduation Class," McKinney College, 1897
4 Personal and Business Cards, n.d.
5 Publications, 1859, 1888, n.d.
6 Clippings, c.1861-1865
7 Clippings (weather-related), Printed Material, 1853-1875, 1876
8 Clippings, Obituaries n.d.
10 Clippings, n.d.
11 Clippings, n.d.
12 Printed Material, Clipping, Advertisement, Program 1905, n.d.
13 Printed Material, Political Leaflets, Bill, Advertisements, 1844, c.1850, 1878, 1889, 1894, 1896, n.d.
14 Building Plan, n.d.
15 Map, n.d.
16 Publication, "Endless Chain," 1978
Box Folder
2091 1 Genealogyn.d.
2 Personal Notes on Making a Loom, List, n.d.
3 Personal Notes, 189_, n.d.
4 Personal Notes, "Roll of Captain Webbs [sic.] Company," n.d.
5 Financial Notes, n.d.
6 Financial Documents, 1870, 1880, 1884, 1886, 1889, 1894 - 1897, n.d.
7 Financial and Legal Documents, 1841-1871
8 Financial and Legal Documents, December 24, 1873 - December 15, 1879
9 Typed Transcripts of Financial and Legal Documents, 1861 - 1868, n.d.
10 H. S. Moore's Legal and Financial Documents, 1859 - December 21, 1895
11 Claude White's Financial and Legal Documents, 1909-1911
12 Claude White's Financial and Legal Documents, 1910
13 Ziza Moore's Legal and Financial Documents, 1870, 1874, 1875
14 Ziza Moore's Legal Documents, 1863, 1865, 1866
15 Petition for School, Northumberland City, Virginia, 1818
16 Legal Document, n.d.
17 Literary Productions, n.d.
18 Literary Productions, Poetry, n.d.
19 Literary Productions, Ruth White Poetry and Essays, n.d.
20 Literary Productions, Poems and Essays, 1845, n.d.
21 Literary Productions, Poems, Essays, and Notes, 1874, 1897, n.d.
22 Publication - "Narrative of Early Settlers," n.d.
23 Letter Books and Personal Notes, 1864-1865, 1888-1892
24 J. C. Moore Diary, May 20, 1861 - September 2, 1862
Box Folder
2092 4 Legal Document - Certificate of Redemption, 1871
14 Note, Diary Entries, Envelope, 1860, 1895?, n.d.
Box Folder
2093A [Photos not in folders but housed on acid free board with Melinex covers] Moore Family Photographs, n.d.
Box Folder
2093B [Photos not in folders but housed on acid free board with Melinex covers] Moore Family Photographs, n.d.
Box Folder
2094 [oversized materials not in folders] Legal Documents, Correspondence, Clippings, Advertisement, 1797, 1824, 1832, 1850, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1875
Box Folder
Map Case 1 Newspaper pages from the St. Louis Weekly Globe Democrat and the Courier-Journal, Louisville, 1893

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