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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 William Moore Papers, 1721-1844



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moore, William, 1808-1842
Title: Moore, William, Papers
Dates: 1721-1844
Abstract: Composed of a will, family history, and correspondence the William Moore Papers, 1721-1844 chronicle familial affairs of William Moore’s family.
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in 1674, Richard Colegate served as a Land Commissioner and was a major landholder in colonial Maryland. Born in 1800, William Moore married Charcila Cassandra Van Pradelles in 1835 before moving to Texas where his wife died, after which Moore married his deceased wife’s sister, Colgate Van Pradelles Donaldson before they both died in the mid-1840s.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of a will, family history, and correspondence the William Moore Papers, 1721-1844 chronicle familial affairs of William Moore’s family. The will of Richard Colegate is dated 1721. Correspondence between William Moore and family members document familial affair in the mid-19th century, including letters from Colgate Donaldson to her father-in-law that describe her experiences during the Runaway Scrape in 1836. Additionally, an affidavit provides a basic overview of Moore family members between 1800 and 1846.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Colegate, Richard, 1674-1722 -- Archives
Moore, William, 1808-1842 -- Archives
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas
Places
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836
Baltimore (Md.) -- History

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Moore Papers, 1721-1844, 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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2F58 William Moore Papers, 1721-1844

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