A Guide to the Moor Family Collection, 1859-1885, n.d. Moor Family Collection Ms2011-033

A Guide to the Moor Family Collection, 1859-1885, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-033


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-033
Title
Moor Family Collection, 1859-1885, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Moor family
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains 24 letters, 2 stamped envelopes, 2 cent stamps, 1 baby photo, a Victorian valentine, newspaper clippings, a photo of an unidentified infant, and a decorated box.

Adminstrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Moor Family Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Moor Family Collection, Ms2011-033, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Moor Family Collection was donated to Special Collection in 2004 as a gift from the Family of Lelia Reitzel Vanderscoff.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Moor Family Collection was completed in March 2011.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 24 letters, 2 stamped envelopes, 2 cent stamps, 1 baby photo, a Victorian valentine, newspaper clippings, a photo of an unidentified infant, and a decorated box.

The correspondence is mostly between family and friends and contains news of day-to-day life. A majority of the letters are by Charles Moor and include some Civil War content, such as an 1862 description of a "grand review." In addition, there is a letter from someone wanting to be fixed up with the sister of Charles F. Moor, after seeing her picture. Other correspondence is to and from Charles Moor's mother, Emily Moor. There is a letter of condolence to Mr. and Mrs. Crane in Massachusetts, following the death of their daughter, related to a small newspaper clipping in the collection.

Arrangement

The correspondence is in chronological order. Additional items are arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Moor, Charles H.
  • Moor, Emily
  • Family Names:

  • Moor family
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, clippings, and images.