A Guide to the Ike Moore Papers, 1850-1867
Author and historian Ike Moore was a state supervisor for the Historical Records Survey in San Antonio, Texas.
Two drafts of the biography, Life and Diary of Reading W. Black, and a letter composes the Ike Moore Papers, 1850-1867, documenting the history of the upper Nueces region and its development by Reading Wood Black, a pioneer settler, land developer, and entrepreneur. The papers describe the establishment of San Antonio and the Republic of Texas, along with political and social affairs, during the 19th century. Additionally, an 1866 copy of a letter to “Jennie” from Black concerns familial matters.
This collection is open for research use.
Ike Moore Papers, 1850-1867, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers