University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas C. Moore Diary, 1846



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moore, Thomas C., ca. 1816-1897
Title: Moore, Thomas C., Moore
Dates: 1846
Abstract: One volume composes the Thomas C. Moore Diary, 1846, documenting Moore’s overland trip from the Mississippi River to Texas.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Tennessee, Thomas C. Moore (ca. 1816-1897) immigrated to Alabama at a young age, and was educated in La Grange, Kentucky. Around 1834, he married Martha Hollis, with whom he had nine children. After living briefly in Mississippi, Moore traveled through Texas in 1846, moving five years later to Bastrop, where he worked as a merchant and a planter. A short time later, he acquired substantial landholding in West Point and purchased thirty-five slaves. Following his appointment to the Secession Convention in 1861, Moore enlisted in Battalion A of the 22nd Texas Brigade and was blinded in action.

Source:

"Moore, Thomas C."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 18, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmo37.


Scope and Contents

One volume composes the Thomas C. Moore Diary, 1846, documenting Moore’s overland trip from the Mississippi River to Texas. The diary describes the landscape, travel conditions, as well as flora and fauna in Louisiana and Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Moore, Thomas C., ca. 1816-1897 -- Archives.
Places
Louisiana -- Description and travel.
Texas -- Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas C. Moore Diary, 1846, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F58 Diary, 1846