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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Moore Letters, 1837-1866



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moore, John
Title: Moore, John, Letters
Dates: 1837-1866
Abstract: Composed of a typescript volume of correspondence, the John Moore Letters, 1837-1866, document life in the antebellum South.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Originally educated as a physician, John Moore left his native Massachusetts to establish himself as a merchant in Talladega, Alabama. After losing all his property, Moore moved to Texas in 1855 and settled in Manchaca.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of a typescript volume of correspondence, the John Moore Letters, 1837-1866, document life in the antebellum South. Letters addressed to his sister, Evelina Burleigh, and mother describe his life in Alabama as well as describing the potentialities of Texas, discussing soil, climate, market prices, and the social and educational status of Texans. The letters concern familial affairs, particularly his children’s progress in school.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Moore, John -- Archives
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas
Places
Alabama -- Social life and customs
Texas -- Social life and customs
Texas -- Social conditions
Texas -- Economic conditions

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Moore Letters, 1837-1866, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R120 John Moore Letters, 1837-1866

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