Augustus Moore Family Papers

ca. 1791-1919, undated
Manuscript Collection #1216
Creator(s)
Augustus Moore Family
Physical description
4.5 Cubic Feet, 17 archival boxes, consisting of account books, legal records, land records, estate records, correspondence, clippings, autograph books, photographs, photograph albums, Bibles, Books of Common Prayer, Catholic Missals, diplomas, and ephemera
Preferred Citation
Augustus Moore Family Papers (#1216), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1766-2010) consists of items related to the Augustus Moore (June 8, 1803-March 23, 1851) family of Chowan and Halifax Cos., N.C., his children Augustus Minton Moore, William Armistead Moore, Henrietta Moore Sutton, Susan Augustus Moore Righton, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Alfred Moore and John Armistead Moore, and the descendants of John Armistead Moore. Included are account books, legal records, land transactions, estate records, correspondence, clippings, and autograph books (1855, 1865) belonging to family members who attended Miss Willard's Female Seminary in Troy, N.Y., and Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, Maryland. Also included are identified photographs (cartes de visite, tintypes, cased pictures, albums) of the Moore, Gilliam, and Skinner, families, religious books such as Roman Catholic Missals, Episcopal Books of Common Prayer and Bibles, UNC-Chapel Hill diplomas (1824), and items related to the 1878 Exposition in Paris, France.


Biographical/historical information

The Moore family of Chowan County, North Carolina, consists of Augustus Moore (8 June 1803-23 March 1851), his wife Susan Maria Jordan Armistead Moore (23 April 1812-17 October 1884), and their descendants. These descendants include the Rowe family who donated the collection. Augustus and Susan's children were William Armistead Moore (27 July 1831-20 December 1884), Mary Elizabeth Moore (14 November 1833-11 June 1842), Susan Augustus Moore [Righton] (9 January 1836-23 February 1909), Henrietta Moore [Sutton] (30 January 1838-14 February 1861), Sophia Amelia Wright Moore (2 May 1840-26 January 1841), Augustus Minton Moore (7 December 1841-24 April 1902), Mary Elizabeth Moore (second of the same name, 24 April 1844-18 November 1927), John Armistead Moore (28 October 1846-4 February 1888), and Alfred Moore (12 February 1849-10 July 1884).

Charles Moore, the father of Augustus Moore, owned enslaved persons according to the inscription in his family Bible, and it is likely that they were passed on to his descendants. The family sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War, and Henrietta Moore's husband was killed in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia. Several Moore family members joined the Daughters of the Confederacy, including Carrie Helen Moore, Mary Elizabeth Moore, and Mary Righton Moore Matthew. The Moores owned a significant amount of land, including the Poplar Neck plantation in Chowan County, and records of their land deals can be found in this collection.

Augustus Moore was a prominent legal figure in the area, graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1824 and receiving his license to practice law the following year. He presided over numerous cases and distinguished himself enough to be appointed judge of the Superior Court in 1848, only to resign that same year. His son William Armistead Moore followed him into the legal profession, graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1848 and practicing law soon afterward. He practiced until 1861, when he began his military career fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War. After the war, he dabbled in local and state politics until he was appointed judge of the Superior Court in 1871. While serving as a judge, he was chosen by President Rutherford B. Hayes as an Honorary Commissioner to the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris. He never married or had children.

Augustus Minton Moore and his brother John Armistead Moore were also highly respected lawyers in North Carolina. Augustus Minton's first wife, Frances Jones Moore, died of complications due to childbirth after having their second child. He remarried to Elizabeth Margaret Warren Moore, who also died due to childbirth. Augustus Minton then married Mary Bond Moore and had no more children.

Susan Augustus Moore, sister of Augustus Minton Moore and John Armistead Moore married Stark Armistead Wright Righton and they had daughter Mary "Marie" Elizabeth Armistead Moore Righton (November 29, 1870-January 10, 1918). Marie married Patrick Matthew from Scotland.

John Armistead had six children with his wife, Mary Frances Skinner Moore, including John Augustus (December 19, 1878-November 15, 1947), Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" (July 30, 1882-February 2, 1968), and Caroline "Carrie" Helen (February 2, 1885-April 30, 1958), all of whom produced a large number of the papers in this collection. John Augustus Moore, Sr., married Mabel Cannady Vann and they had daughters Elizabeth Vann Moore and Mary Skinner Moore and son John Augustus Moore, Jr. Elizabeth Vann Moore (3 February 1912-1 January 2010) was an accomplished local historian and genealogist in Edenton, NC. Her professional papers, related to her work as a local historian and genealogist, can be found in Manuscript Collection #1215, while most of her personal correspondence is found in this collection. John Augustus Moore, Jr. (16 December 1917-28 August 1982) also features significantly in this collection. He attended the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and served in World War II. He married Margaret McLaurin Parsley Adams and they had a son John Augustus Moore. Mary Skinner Moore (13 July 1913-18 June 2014) married Dr. Carter Redd Rowe (30 August 1906-25 June 2001) and they had son Carter Redd Rowe, Jr., the donor of this collection.

The Moore women were also well-educated. Susan M.J.A. Moore attended the Salem Female Academy in Salem, NC, and her daughters and granddaughters attended the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, Maryland, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York, and Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, NC. The Salem Female Academy was established in 1772. Susan M.J.A. Moore was educated there in the 1820s, after it was strictly associated with the Moravian church and before it began offering college-level courses. It is now known as the Salem Academy and College and is both a boarding high school and a college. The Patapsco Female Institute was open from 1834 to 1891 as a girls' finishing school and later served as a hospital, a private home, and a nursing home. It is now a partially reconstructed historical site. Mary Skinner Moore Rowe (daughter of John Augustus Moore) attended the Patapsco Institute in the late 1860s. The Troy Female Seminary was founded by Emma Willard in 1814 and is still a girls' high school known as the Emma Willard School. Henrietta Moore [Sutton] attended in the late 1850s. Saint Mary's School was founded in 1842 and is associated with the Episcopal Church. It formerly operated as Saint Mary's College, but is now Saint Mary's School again and educates girls at the high school level. Carrie Helen Moore graduated from Saint Mary's in 1904.

Sources:

https://www.findagrave.com

https://www.ncpedia.org/


Scope and arrangement

This collection contains material related to the Moore family of Chowan County, N.C., and allied families including, among others, the Armisteads, Gilliams, Skinners, Rightons, Rowes, Picots, and Matthews. Included are correspondence, land records, legal and estate documents, photographs, a photograph album, autograph books, account books, clippings, personal Bibles, Books of Common Prayer, and Catholic Missals, diplomas, and ephemera.

The earliest items in the collection are an indenture from 1766 between Benjamin Scarbrough of Perquimans County and Joshua Skinner (whose descendants married into the Moore family), having to do with a plot of land in Perquimans County and a document from 1791 announcing the sale of the estate of William Armistead, the grandfather of Susan Maria Jordan Armistead Moore. His estate included enslaved persons, schooners Priscilla, Ostrich and Little-Dick, livestock, herring seines, blacksmith's and joiner's tools, and a variety of goods.

Augustus Moore material includes land records (1819-1842), notes related to ownership of the Poplar Neck Plantation in Chowan County, correspondence, his law license (1827), his will (1847), and photographs. Other material concerns his wife Susan Maria Jordan Armistead Moore and their son William Armistead Moore and includes photographs, correspondence and clippings. In a letter written in 1862 from Poplar Neck Plantation, Susan discusses losses of enslaved persons, crops and animals to privateers and Union men in Gates County, an underground mail system, and the site of gunboats in Edenton. In an undated letter she describes separate 4th of July celebrations held by African Americans and white citizens. William was appointed an Honorary Commissioner by President Rutherford B. Hayes to the 1878 Exposition Universelle Internationale held in Paris and documents and a commemorative medal from the exposition are found here. There is also an 1875-1876 letterpress book belonging to William.

The next section of this collection deals with the Charles Moore, the Rightons, the Matthews, and siblings Henrietta Moore Sutton, Susan Augustus Moore Righton, Augustus Minton Moore (and his second wife Elizabeth Margaret Warren Moore), Alfred Moore and Mary Elizabeth Moore. Photocopies of pages in the "Family Record" portion of Charles Moore's Bible list enslaved persons by name born between 1786 and 1833, photocopies of a page found in the same Bible lists enslaved persons born between 1814 and 1819, and a photocopy of Elizabeth B. Newby's 1854 will (of Perquimans County) mentions enslaved persons by name.

Matthew documents include Patrick and Mary's obituaries, a letter and will concerning Euphemia Matthew of Newburgh, Scotland, and extensive information (1892) concerning a trust (1875) left by Miss Nicol of Newburgh to relatives in New Zealand. Information is given about Troy Female Seminary in New York that Henrietta Moore attended, and Elizabeth M. Warren Moore material includes a photograph, land records, and a letter from C. W. Skinner discussing life at Confederate Fort Fisher in North Carolina and mentioning the names of recently exchanged loved ones.

Material related to Augustus Minton Moore includes account books, letters (1879) between him and W. R. Capehart relative to Capehart's threat to kill a woman if she married Moore, correspondence printed in a newspaper (1871) that almost led to a duel with W. D. Pruden, Jr., documents concerning his candidacy for District Attorney and Superior Court judgeship, and his May 1, 1865, statement agreeing not to take up arms against the government.

Mary Elizabeth Moore's material includes correspondence, clippings, land records, an autograph book, obituaries and estate paperwork, and a Missal and Catholic manual of prayers. Two letters (1858-1859) with her papers are written by an earlier M. E. Moore and talk about the Opheleton Institute and possible Edenton sites for one.

Another sibling of Augustus Minton Moore is John Armistead Moore who married Mary Frances Skinner Moore. Their materials include correspondence, record of the sale of Poplar Neck plantation (1904), tax receipts, obituaries and estate records, account books, penmanship course books (1888, undated), Reflection on Life by John A. Moore, 1865 autograph album, artifacts from a laptop desk, and a drawing pad and Book of Common Prayer from Mary's time as a student at Patapsco Institute in 1866. There is a lot of material here related to the life of their daughter Caroline "Carrie" Helen Moore.

Carrie Moore attended St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and there are essays and exams here from her years there (1902-1904) and her 1904 senior class yearbook The Muse. Other material includes correspondence and a history related to St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Littleton, N.C., Milady's Own Book (a cookbook put out by the Women's Auxiliary of the Holy Innocents Church in Henderson, N.C.), estate papers, her personal 1903 edition of the Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal, a circa 1896 Bagster's Teachers' Bible, a 1920 hymnal from St. Alban's Church, and a gold fountain pen. Filed with her papers is an autograph album belonging to a Carrie but with the signatures dating to the 1880s, it probably belonged to Carrie's Aunt Caroline Wood Skinner [Pigot] who was also called "Carrie."

Carrie Moore's sibling John Augustus Moore married Mabel Cannady Vann and they had a son named John Augustus Moore, Jr. There is a large amount of material here documenting John A. Moore Jr.'s life, especially related to his education at UNC-Chapel Hill (1935-1939), post graduate work at Wharton School of Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania (1939-1941), World War II service in the U.S. Army Air Force (1941-1945) continuing into post war 1946, and his service in the U.S. Air Force from December 1950 through January 1953 when he was called up from the Reserves. Included in his materials is correspondence spanning the years 1928 to 1982. A very interesting communication he received in 1928 includes a postcard of the 1925 crash of the rigid airship USS Shenandoah near Caldwell, Ohio, along with a small piece of one of the airship's gas bags. A small number of letters are related to the death of his father John Augustus Moore, Sr., and reference his work in the textile industry with the Henderson and Harriet Cotton Mills, Patterson Mills in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Sterling Cotton Mills of Franklinton, N.C. (where he was president), and Edenton Cotton Mills.

Documents related to John A. Moore, Jr.'s educational life at UNC-Chapel Hill include his involvement in making arrangements for the Glenn Miller band in 1939, commencement programs, newsletters and programs related to the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Order of the Gimghouls; University of Pennsylvania items included commencement program and his 1941 thesis related to minimum wage and carded yarn mills; and North Carolina State University items (1947, 1959) include coursework and certificates.

His military service is documented through his military personnel records, diaries (1942-1945), correspondence, Air Force publications, photographs, and ephemera. Air Force publications include issues of The New Okinawan (1945), Sakugawa Sentinel (1945) published by the 8th Air Force, 8th Air Force Pine Tree Poop (1945-1946), and the Super-Fort News Bulletin (1944-1946) put out by the XX Bomber Command. Materials related to his service in Kashmir and Japan in late 1945 include a ration card, business cards for textile businesses in Srinagar, Kashmir, Japanese yen, and a letter containing yen to be invested in silk. Other military-related items relate to service at HQ Basic Training Center in Kearns, Utah, and Pinetree Army Air Base in Okinawa.

This collection contains a lot of material related to the life of Elizabeth Vann Moore, sister of John Augustus Moore, Jr., and Mary Skinner Moore Rowe. She was a noted local historian and genealogist living in Edenton, N.C. and her voluminous research material can be accessed in manuscript collection #1215 in this repository. The material found here concerns her personal life and relationships with her family. Her voluminous correspondence covers the 1910s to 2009 and begins with her childhood. Elizabeth Vann Moore's correspondence consists of greeting cards and letters from her early life, school days, years teaching, and life in Edenton, N.C. Topics are primarily related to daily life such as news regarding other family members and friends, progress in school, activities at Chunn's Cove Camp for Girls in Asheville, N.C.; life while a student at Sweet Briar College and at UNC-Chapel Hill where she received a BA in English in 1933; teaching at All Saints College in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and at St. Catherine's School in Westhampton in Richmond, Virginia; and completing her MA at Columbia University in 1938. Other topics include payment of bills, Christmas, planning visits, descriptions of life during World War II, descriptions of vacations, updates on religious events and funds, memories of school days, and the Sterling Cotton Mill (in which John Augustus Moore, Jr. was heavily involved). Senders or recipients of Elizabeth's letters are often family members, especially her mother Mabel Vann Moore, father John Augustus Moore, and her brother and sister. Others represented or mentioned include brother-in-law Carter Redd Rowe, nephews John, Carter Jr., and Richard Rowe, Martha Jane Griffin, Virginia Griffin, Lily Brooke Powell, A.D. Williams, David Warren, Jr., Mrs. G. DeWitt Williamson, Eleanor Vann Rose, Dr. Martin, Emily Gary, George B. Holmes (rector, St. Paul's Episcopal in Edenton), the Picot family, and Miss H. F. Washington. World War II correspondence from Dr. Carter Rowe, Sr., documents his service at HQ Basic Training Center in Kearns, Utah, a hospital in Australia, and in a hospital on the equator with patients being flown in aboard C54 ambulance planes.

Post-WWII correspondence includes a January 1, 1950, letter describing being stuck on a train that got trapped by snow slides for two and a half days in the Frasier River Canyon near Yale in British Columbia. A June 7, 1955 letter describes a female friend's solo seven week trek through Mexico and the people she encountered and the celebration of Easter in Guadalajara. Other letters of interest include one containing November 14-18, 1963, clippings from The Boston Herald chronicling the anti-segregation protest in Williamston, N.C., led by twelve clergymen from Boston, MA; several (1965-1967) from Junius H. Rose when he was Superintendent of Greenville City Schools and later Director of Pitt County Civil Defense Council; one (1981) containing notes on the founding of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Littleton, N.C.; and letters (1968) from her nephew John Rowe while at Davidson College, and while running a day camp with other American young people in Roddickton, Newfoundland, about which he comments on the local lumber economy. John also comments on hippies in Boston. In a May 22, 1969, letter from Chestnut Hill, MA, the writer fears that people are arming themselves in Roxbury and quotes from a Dean Munro graduation speech.

This collection contains numerous photographs and a few negatives. Most images are black and white, but a few are in color. The oldest photographs found here are the daguerrotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, many of which are in cases. Other types of photographs represented here are cyanotypes, and cartes de visite, as well as modern 20th century snapshots. The topics of the images are usually family and friends and sometimes favorite teachers, but some are of houses such as the Moore home in Edenton, the Brodie house in Henderson, N.C., and the Moore home in Littleton. Many of the tintypes and cartes de visite came from a photograph album dated 1907 that belonged to Mary Frances Skinner Moore. Several of the images (including one tintype) are of Mary's classmates from her time at Patapsco Institute in 1865-1866, Sophia and Iriene Worrell (or Norrell) of New York and "Pinky" Worrell (or Norrell). There are three pictures of men in Confederate uniform including Augustus Minton Moore (cased ambrotype) and Jule Gilliam or Judge Henry A. Gilliam. Three pictures include African American women who are referred to as "nurses." A tintype of three Moore and Gilliam children taken in the yard of the courthouse in Halifax also include "Pocahontas the nurse," another photograph includes Carrie Helen Moore and Bettie Moore and Cilla who "nursed C. H." and a third photograph (1941) is of Samuel Thome (or Thorne) Patterson, Jr., at age 4 with a nurse.

The Moore family appears to have been a very religious family--mostly Episcopal except for some Roman Catholic relatives who had married into the family. This collection contains numerous Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals, many of which are inscribed with the names of the owners. In particular, Carrie Helen Moore and Mary Elizabeth Moore were very active members of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Littleton NC. There are photographs of St. Alban's Church plus correspondence, bulletins, and clippings. Topics include a history of the church, the dedication of the organ, a surprise party held for Mary Elizabeth Moore, an obituary for Rev. Francis Joyner, and a clipping titled "'Live Right' is belief of Littleton Negro Pastor and Ex-Bricklayer."

The collection contains many postcards, most dating between 1905 and 1917, which come from other countries as well as the United States. Domestic locations include Florida, New York, coastal North Carolina, Kittrell NC, Virginia, Baltimore, Delaware, Tennessee, New Orleans, Hampton VA, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Corpus Christi in Texas, and Columbia SC. More exotic places are also represented, such as Edinburgh, Rome, and Rio de Janiero. The majority of these postcards were written by Moore family members to relatives or friends describing vacations or business trips. A few are for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Easter, although most of the greeting cards can be found in correspondence folders.

Among many artifacts in this collection are a number of gold pens and pencils, items related to the 1878 Universal Exposition in Paris including a brass commemorative medal, a rosary, an autograph book owned by Henrietta Moore in 1855 when she attended Troy (Willard) Female Seminary in New York, and a glass and metal soldier's canteen (1861?).

A box of oversize materials contains the aforementioned 1766 indenture between Benjamin Scarbrough and Joshua Skinner, Augustus Moore's 1825 application to practice law in N.C., applications by William A. Moore to practice law in N.C. (1850s) and his appointment as a Superior Court judge in 1871, document with presidential seal for William A. Moore's appointment as a commissioner at the Exposition in Paris (1878), and documents written by William A. Moore and Henry De Berniere Hooper of Edenton during a public feud they were involved in (1880-1881). Also included are many formerly framed diplomas for Carrie Helen Moore (1904) from St. Mary's School, and for William A. Moore (1848) and Augustus Moore (1824) from the University of North Carolina. There is also a very interesting 1843 letter from Augustus Minton Moore in Edenton written to his wife at Nags Head where she and family members were vacationing. He discusses his travels by packet boat, stage coach, and horseback to get home from Nags Head, describes recent wheat sales in Baltimore and what affected the lower prices he received, and mentions some "servants" (probably enslaved persons) by name who had been recently ill.

More oversize documents can be found in two oversize folders. One folder contains deeds, a blueprint with revisions (1921) for a house in Littleton, N.C., belonging to Mrs. M. S. Moore, NS an 1882 issue of The Albemarle Enquirer newspaper. Articles written by William Armistead Moore are found in an 1878 issue of The Carthaginian newspaper of Carthage, N.C., and an 1877 issue of the Raleigh, N.C, newspaper The Observer, plus there is a clipping of an 1880 speech he made upon becoming president of the Republican State Convention. A non-family item in this folder is a service record for a Japanese sailor that was found in New Guinea in April 1943 and was transcribed at BTC #5 at Kearns, Utah.

The other oversize folder contains Carrie Helen Moore's 1904 certificate of completion of a piano course at St. Mary's School and a 1913 certificate of her election to the United Daughters of the Confederacy which includes information on the Confederate service of John Armistead Moore. Also found here are World War II era military publications including Pacific Stars and Stripes (January and December issues in 1945, and January 1946 issues), a July 12, 1945 issue of Roundup (published in Delhi, India), a Yank magazine May 25, 1945 issue (Western Pacific edition published in Saipan) and a Yank October 10, 1945 issue published in South Japan.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 11, 2014, 4.5 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1791-1919) consists of items related to the Augustus Moore (June 8, 1803-March 23, 1851) family of Chowan and Halifax Cos., N.C., his children Augustus Minton Moore, William Armistead Moore, Henrietta Moore Sutton, Susan Augustus Moore Righton, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Alfred Moore and John Armistead Moore, and the descendants of John Armistead Moore. Included are account books, legal records, land transactions, estate records, correspondence, clippings, and autograph books (1855, 1865) belonging to family members who attended Miss Willard's Female Seminary in Troy, N.Y., and Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, Maryland. Also included are identified photographs (cartes de visite, tintypes, cased pictures, albums) of the Moore, Gilliam, Skinner, and Hall families, religious books such as Roman Catholic Missals, Episcopal Books of Common Prayer and Bibles, UNC-Chapel Hill diplomas (1824), and items related to the 1878 Exposition in Paris, France. All of these materials were in the home of Elizabeth Vann Moore (February 3, 1912-January 1, 2010) of Edenton, N.C. Gift of Carter R. Rowe, Jr.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Carter R. Rowe, Jr.

Processing information

Processing completed by Emily DiBiase on November 4, 2019. Revised by Martha Elmore November 2020.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Related material

Elizabeth Vann Moore Papers (#1215) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Elizabeth Vann Moore Family Papers, MC 00486, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC


Key terms
Personal Names
Moore, Augustus, 1803-1851--Family
Moore, Elizabeth Vann
Family Names
Gilliam family
Hall family
Moore family
Skinner family
Corporate Names
Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions
Episcopal Church--Prayers and devotions
Places
Chowan County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Halifax County (N.C.)--Genealogy

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Moore Family Ancestors: 1805 letter from Sarah Jordan Armistead to her son John Armistead; broadside announcing estate sale for William Armistead in 1791 (including schooners Priscilla, Ostrich, and Little-Dick). Also includes notes on the genealogy of Charles Moore of Perquimans County, NC.
Box 1 Folder b Augustus Moore Land Transactions in Chowan County, 1819-1845; also includes notes on the Blount Grants (1680s-1710s) and on the ownership of the Poplar Neck Plantation (1816-1842).
Box 1 Folder c Augustus Moore Articles, Letters, Records 1826-1858, undated: includes law license (1827), his will (1847), account with the Roanoke Fishery (1840s), and genealogical information.
Box 1 Folder d Photographs of Augustus Moore, 1848 image probably made at the time he was appointed judge on June 10, 1848.
Box 1 Folder e Susan Maria Jordan Armistead Moore, 1862, undated: 1862 letter from Poplar Neck Plantation in Chowan County discusses loss of animals, crops, and enslaved persons to privateers and Union men of Roanoke in Gates County, the use of an underground mail system, and the site of gunboats at Edenton; undated letter describes the separate 4th of July celebrations by whites and African Americans.
Box 1 Folder f Photographs of Susan Maria Jordan Armistead Moore. Also includes a cased Daguerreotype.
Box 1 Folder g Armistead and William Armistead Moore Land Records, 1814-1889, for Beaufort and Washington Cos., NC
Box 1 Folder h Armistead and William Armistead Moore Land Records, 1890-1892, for Beaufort and Washington Cos., NC
Box 1 Folder i William Armistead Moore Land Records and accompanying documents, Chowan County, 1805-1921.
Box 1 Folder j William Armistead Moore Articles, 1877-1895, undated: published articles related to a dispute between Judge W. A. Moore and Henry De Berniere Hooper of Edenton. [See also 1216.23.c for Moore's "To the Public" (1880) and Hooper's handwritten response (1881) "A Dilemma, A Village Fight or a City Farce, Which? How Col. Bully chose the latter!"] Also includes an April 1895 article in North Carolina University Magazine mentioning Augustus Moore and William A. Moore. [See 1216.3 for a letterpress book (1875-1876) belonging to William Armistead Moore.]
Box 1 Folder k William Armistead Moore Correspondence re estates handled by Moore, 1859-1866, other Moore correspondence (1866-1876), 1897 estate account for William Moore's estate and a 1990 appraisal of James P. Whedbee Papers (1854-1882) to donate to N.C. Division of Archives and History.
Box 1 Folder l William Armistead Moore Photograph (1877), and Passenger Lists for "City of Berlin" (1878) and "City of Brussels" (1879) traveling from New York to Liverpool, England, on which Moore was a passenger. Moore traveled on the "City of Berlin" as part of his trip to Paris to represent the United States as an Honorary Commissioner at the 1878 Exposition Universelle Internationale. [See also Box 21 for the commemorative medal Judge Moore received there.] Also includes 1879 document written in French from Consul General at Rome Charles McMillan certifying that Moore is a U.S. citizen traveling to Liverpool.
Box 1 Folder m Documents related to Wm. A. Moore's appointment as an Honorary Commissioner by President Rutherford B. Hayes to the Exposition Universelle (aka International Industrial Exposition) in Paris in 1878. 1878-1881.
Box 1 Folder n Righton and Matthew Correspondence, 1904-1906, 1921, undated: undated letter describes the short life of Sue Armistead Righton (1862-1866) and also describes the relationship with their enslaved persons during the Civil War.
Box 2 Folder a Righton and Matthew Wills and Obituaries, 1892, 1910s-1920s: obituary and trust information for Mary Righton Matthew (1918), Patrick Matthew obituary (1922), letter and will concerning Euphemia Matthew of Newburgh, Scotland (1914-1915), extensive information (1892) re trust left by Miss Nicol (died 1875) of Newburgh, Scotland, to relatives in New Zealand. Also includes an 1880 membership in the Metropolitan Anglo-Israel Association for Miss Agnes Nicol.
Box 2 Folder b Righton and Matthew Property Documents, 1888-1918: includes among other documents a 1888 estate document for Stark A. W. Righton listing the enslaved persons he had owned due to marrying the widow of Augustus Moore who died in 1851.
Box 2 Folder c Righton and Matthew Donation Receipts, Advertisements, and Applications, 1889-1918, undated: includes receipts for donations of coins to the NC Historical Commission and to the Smithsonian Institution, applications to Colonial Dames and Daughters of the Confederacy, catalogue for Housekeeping Linens and Dry Goods for James McCutcheon and Co.
Box 2 Folder d Henrietta Moore, undated: letter and folder containing information on the school she attended--Troy Female Seminary--and its founder Emma Willard.
Box 2 Folder e Augustus Minton Moore, 1859-1909: includes a series of letters (1879) between A. M. Moore and W. R. Capehart re Capehart's statement to a woman that he would kill her and himself if she married Moore; correspondence printed in a newspaper (1871) between Moore and W. D. Pruden, Jr. over a misunderstanding of comments that almost led to a duel; documents announcing Moore's candidacy for District Attorney and for NC Superior Court judgeship; and Moore's May 1, 1865, statement obligating him not to take up arms against the government.
Box 2 Folder f Augustus Minton Moore Account Book, 1875-1879
Box 2 Folder g Augustus Minton Moore Account Book, 1865-1883.
Box 2 Folder h Alfred M. Moore and John Alfred Moore, 1884, 1934: includes obituaries; nameplate for Alfred Moore.
Box 2 Folder i Elizabeth Margaret Warren Moore, 1825-1864, undated: Includes photograph, a March 10, 1864, letter from C.W. Skinner discussing life at Confederate Civil War Fort Fisher and mentioning recently exchanged loved ones; and Chowan County land records for E.M.W. Moore and James and Josiah Coffield. See oversize folder 1 (1216.os1) for 1800 deed to John Coffield and 1835 indenture of Sarah Knox's land to James Coffield of Chowan Co., N.C.
Box 2 Folder j Deeds, Will, Bible Records, Photograph and other items, 1786-1906: photocopies of a page listing enslaved persons (born 1814 to 1819) and the Family Record listing the births of enslaved persons between 1786 and 1833 found in the Charles Moore Bible and of a will for Elizabeth B. Newby (October 24, 1854) of Perquimans County mentioning enslaved persons by name; statement of a man who died at age 23 on January 5, 1905, of "Palestine fever;" copy of a cyanotype of people at a racetrack; and 2 deeds (1906 to Frank Moore, 1888 for land involving Page, Bond, and Leary families).
Box 2 Folder k Mary Elizabeth Moore Estate, 1924-1938: 1928 estate paperwork, 1938 copy of Mary Elizabeth Moore's will, newspaper clippings re Miss Moore's 80th Birthday (April 25, 1924) and her obituary (November 18, 1927).
Box 2 Folder l Mary Elizabeth Moore Land Records and Correspondence, 1858-1927: especially of interest among the correspondence (1858-1922) is two letters [that are probably from a different M. (E. or L.) Moore known as "Hibbie"] (1858, 1859) concerning Opheleton Institute and possible Edenton sites; land records related to Moore, Matthew, and Vann families; obituary for M. E. Moore and Resolutions of Respect for her from the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Box 3 Folder a The Catholic's Pocket Manual of Prayers, 1914, belonging to M.E. Moore.
Box 3 Folder b The Roman Missal, 1851, inscribed, "M. E. Moore Nov. 12th 1866"
Box 3 Folder c Letterpress book, 1875-1876, belonging to William Armistead Moore.
Box 4 Folder a Protestant Episcopal Church Hymnal, 1920 edition, owned by Mary Elizabeth Moore.
Box 4 Folder b Autograph book, undated, given to Mary Elizabeth Moore by her Aunt Mary Elizabeth Moore.
Box 5 Folder a Mary Elizabeth Moore Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, and Estate Documents,1950s-1960s, undated: clippings about her life, correspondence about a house sale in 1955 and notes on other family holdings, inventory of Littleton property, photocopy of her will, 1968 obituary, sympathy notes upon her death.
Box 4 Folder c Autograph album, "The Sunbeam," given to Mary F. Skinner by her cousin M. Wood at Patapsco Institute, Dec. 23, 1865
Box 4 Folder d Book of Common Prayer, 1864, Inscription on 1st page "Mary Skinner From _______ Patapsco Institute, April 18th, 1866."
Box 4 Folder e Book of Common Prayer, 1907, with Mary Skinner Moore's name on the front cover.
Box 4 Folder f Small leather memorandum book with inscription on the cover, "Hornthal & Bro., Plymouth N.C.," 1878
Box 4 Folder g Small blue book of receipts, 1917-1919
Box 4 Folder h M. S. Moore nameplate
Box 4 Folder i Fountain pen and ink dropper in leather case
Box 5 Folder b Mary Frances Skinner Moore and John Armistead Moore Obituaries and Estates, 1888, 1928: obituaries for Mary F. S. Moore (1928) and John A. Moore (1888) and life insurance policy for John A. Moore (1871).
Box 5 Folder c Mary Frances Skinner Moore Financial Paperwork, 1890-1912: receipts and invoices, 1912 purchase order for electric wiring to be installed in a house.
Box 5 Folder d Mary Frances Skinner Moore Contents of Laptop Desk, 1895-1910s, undated: Ribbon from Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta 1895, bank book (1917-1918), memorandum and account book (1908-1909),children's drawing books.
Box 5 Folder e Mary Frances Skinner Moore Correspondence and Miscellaneous Items, 1872-1915, undated: Record of sale in 1904 of Poplar Neck plantation after the death of John A. Moore, 2 penmanship course books (1888, undated), Reflection on Life by John Armistead Moore (undated), description of a beach cottage in Nags Head around Christmas, and other family letters. See oversize folder (1216.os1) for an 1894 deed to Poplar Neck plantation.
Box 5 Folder f Mary Frances Skinner Moore's Drawing Pad while attending Patapsco Institute, 1866.
Box 5 Folder g Mary Frances Skinner Moore's Tax Receipts, 1887-1900.
Box 5 Folder h Halifax County Deeds and Documents re R. P. Spiers and C. P. Tillery, 1874-1876. [See also oversize folder 1216.os1 for 1875 deed from Sheriff Reid to McIlwain and Spiers.]
Box 5 Folder i Documents found in John A. Moore's (?) Wallet, 1870-1927, undated: checks and receipts 1880s-1900s and 1927, 1911 account book, birth announcement for Elizabeth Vann Moore, letters, land sale information from Charles Skinner, 1870 copy of John A. Moore's 1869 will.
Box 5 Folder j A Man's Wallet (John A. Moore's ?): documents found in wallet are in 1216.5.i.
Box 6 Folder a John Augustus Moore, Jr.- Correspondence 1928, 1947: a postcard of the USS Shenandoah (first US Navy rigid airship) where it crashed in a field near Caldwell, Ohio, on September 2, 1925, which was sent to John A. Moore, Jr. 3 years later with a small piece of one of the gas bags attached; correspondence related to the death of John Augustus Moore, Sr.
Box 6 Folder b John Augustus Moore, Jr.-Correspondence, 1947-1948: related to the death of John Augustus Moore, Sr. including one letter from The Cotton-Textile Institute Board of Directors that gives a summary of his work in the textile industry.
Box 6 Folder c John Augustus Moore, Jr.- Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1939, 1964, 1971: 1971 letter to George T. Simon (Glenn Miller bands biographer) from John A. Moore, Jr. including clippings re Moore's involvement in making arrangements for the Glenn Miller band to play for the German Club Mid-Winter Dance at UNC-Chapel Hill in February 1939.
Box 6 Folder d John Augustus Moore, Jr.- Newspaper Clippings, Business Trip, and Family Documents, 1917-1969: schedule, budgets, and accounts for business trips to Canada (1941) and New York (1948); birth certificate (1917) and wedding invitation (1954) for John A. Moore, Jr.; documents related to Turner W. Battle scholarship at Rocky Mount Academy.
Box 6 Folder e John Augustus Moore, Jr.-Notebooks and Wallet, 1949-1953: notebook containing notes on business trip and car expenses, notebook containing business notes and addresses, personal wallet.
Box 6 Folder f John Augustus Moore, Jr.- Correspondence and Estate, 1982: papers describing size and lettering on Moore family monuments, donation record to orphanage in Moore's name, sympathy correspondence related to Moore's death.
Box 6 Folder g John Augustus Moore, Jr.-Correspondence, 1982: related to the death of John Augustus Moore, Jr.
Box 6 Folder h John Augustus Moore, Sr.- Correspondence 1903, 1910-1948: 1903 theater advertisement, correspondence.
Box 7 Folder a Air Force Personnel File, December 27, 1950-January 9, 1953: official documentation related to Moore being called from the Reserves to active duty and serving at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and then at Headquarters for 14th Air Force at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
Box 7 Folder b Army Air Forces Personnel File, December 20, 1944-September 2, 1946: orders, citations, medical records, insurance paperwork, separation papers, etc.
Box 7 Folder c Army Air Forces Personnel File, February 1, 1942-October 30, 1944: orders, citations, medical records, insurance paperwork, etc.
Box 7 Folder d Army Air Forces Personnel File, 1941-1943: Loose items related to induction at Fort Bragg, time served at Eglin Field in Florida, being sent to Officers Candidate School, Moore's biographical info. through Aug. 1943.
Box 7 Folder e Diary kept during military service, August 6, 1942-October 31, 1942.
Box 7 Folder f Diary kept during military service, November 4, 1942-October 31, 1943.
Box 7 Folder g Diary kept during military service, November 1, 1943-May 18, 1944.
Box 7 Folder h Material related to military service, 1941-1945, undated: correspondence including a January 24, 1945 letter implying that he will soon be going overseas, newspaper clippings, expense accounts, and a diary kept during military service for July 23, 1941 through April 6, 1942.
Box 7 Folder i Material related to military service, 1944-1945, 1951-1953: diary kept during military service for October 7, 1944 through February 17, 1945, and correspondence (1951-1953).
Box 8 Folder a University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1937-1958: commencement programs (1938-1939), programs for events (1937-1939), Order of the Grail Banquet program (1939), The Beta Deke newsletter for the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon (1939, 1942), Tar Heel Topics newsletter (vol. VII, no. 9; vol. IX, no. 5), and clippings (1937, 1958).
Box 8 Folder b Invitations and programs for Order of the Gimghouls, 1939, undated
Box 8 Folder c University of Pennsylvania, 1940-1941: commencement program, clipping, registration record with U. of Pennsylvania placement service.
Box 8 Folder d University of Pennsylvania, 1941: Master's thesis "The Effect of Minimum Wage Legislation on Wage Differentials in Five Selected Carded Yarn Mills," by John Augustus Moore, Jr.
Box 8 Folder e North Carolina State University, 1947, 1959: Textile School coursework, Phi Psi membership certificate, course certificate (1959).
Box 8 Folder f Pre-College Alma Maters, 1938-1975: material related to Virginia Episcopal School as an alumnus and board member including correspondence (1974-1975), 1974 clipping , biographical information (1964), and The Meteor newsletter (Nov. 4, 1938); material related to Franklinton High School including commencement programs (1961, 1964).
Box 9 Folder a US Army Air Forces publications: "Flying" Special Issue re U.S. Army Air Forces at War (October 1943), and Air Reserve Forces Review (June 1951).
Box 9 Folder b The New Okinawan, 13 issues from July and August, 1945, published by Army Service Command I.
Box 9 Folder c Sakugawa Sentinel, Vol. 1, Nos. 2-6, 9, 17, 1945, published by the 8th Air Force.
Box 9 Folder d 8th Air Force Pine Tree Poop, Vol. 1, Nos. 126, 129, 143, 144, 146, 147, and 151, 1945-1946.
Box 9 Folder e Super-Fort News Bulletin put out by XX Bomber Command, issues from November 1944, August-December 1945, and January 1946 published by 8th Air Force Headquarters.
Box 9 Folder f Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1945-1946, undated: clippings re John A. Moore, Jr.'s career, "Maytalk" (published by GHQ, Army Forces, Pacific) dated January 9, 1946
Box 9 Folder g Materials related to service in Kashmir and Japan, 1945, undated: ration card, business cards for textile businesses in Srinagar, Kashmir, Japanese yen, and a letter (from John A. Moore, Jr. ?) containing yen to be invested in silk.
Box 9 Folder h Photographs and Printed Materials related to WWII Military Service, 1945-1946, undated: 2 photographs of John A. Moore, Jr., memos on censorship and survival hints, 1945 concert program for "The Foxhole Ballet," writing paper containing a sketch of a house and road labelled "Sakugawa, Okinawa," and May 15, 1946, separation certificate of service for Moore.
Box 9 Folder i Printed Material Related to WWII Military Service, 1943-1946: song lyrics (many related to Army Air Corps), Vol. 2, no. 41 issue of "brief" magazine published for the Men of the U.S. Army Strategic Air Forces (USASTAF), paper "Operation 'Iceberg' and the Battle of Okinawa" by Sgt. Howard Goodhew, Army Air Force List of Stations (January 15, 1944), a painting of the Emblem for the XX Bomber Command painted and signed by designer Col. C. J.(?) Bondley, Jr., September 9, 1944, and the March 11, 1944, issue of the "Chowan Leatherneck" newsletter put out by the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Edenton, N.C.
Box 9 Folder j Material Related to Pinetree Army Air Base in Okinawa and HQ Basic Training Center at Kearns, Utah, 1942-1945: photograph of Maj. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, organization chart of HQ XX Bomber Command and Telephone Traffic Diagram (April 15, 1945), Welcome to Okinawa: Informational Guide to Pinetree Army Air Base including a diagram of the base also, handwritten field order (undated) marked Secret and not to be taken into the Air on Combat mission, memos about selection of overseas officers (1943) and furloughs and discharges (1942), The Kearns' Creed, the Daily Bulletin (September 9, 1942), Sequence of events and action taken by Staff Officer of the Day (June 8-9, 1943) and personal history of John A. Moore, Jr., as of September 18, 1943.
Box 10 Folder a Identified photographs of John Augustus Moore, Jr., in WWII uniform, John Miller Horton (later a minister at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Edenton) in WWI uniform, members of the Rowe family (David, Stuart, John, Lauren, Carter, Richard), Elizabeth Vann Moore, John Augustus Moore, and All Saints Episcopal Church in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; unidentified photographs.
Box 10 Folder b Bookmarks, religious ephemera, clippings removed from John Augustus Moore III's 1952 Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal.
Box 10 Folder c Material removed from a 1972 New English Bible: Augustus Minton Moore's Baptism Certificate, Certificate for Elizabeth Moore as a Godparent for John A. Moore III at his baptism, clippings re Samuel Dixon (Edenton lawyer), and clippings related to the Anglican Church.
Box 10 Folder d Ephemera found with the Bibles: Valentine's Day card, embroidery patterns for initials EVM, information related to Elizabeth Vann Moore's baptism at Franklinton Methodist Church, "On Strife" pamphlet by Dr. William deBorniere MacNider (professor of Pharmacology at UNC-Chapel Hill) along with clippings related to MacNider's death, and clippings.
Box 11 Folder a Obituary (January 6, 2010) for Elizabeth Vann Moore and February 17, 2010, Letter to the Editor re Elizabeth V. Moore's death by H. G. Jones (secretary of The North Caroliniana Society); undated obituary draft re Mabel V. Moore.
Box 11 Folder b Correspondence (2010) containing condolences, memorials, and donations in memory of Elizabeth Vann Moore.
Box 11 Folder c Materials re Elizabeth Vann Moore's funeral: Sign-in book, laminated obituary cards, service program, food and donation log, floral offerings list, 2010.
Box 11 Folder d Elizabeth Vann Moore undated correspondence includes Valentines, Christmas cards, letters from Elizabeth's mother Mabel V. Moore, letters written by Elizabeth as a child to Santa Claus and to family members.
Box 11 Folder e Letters written by Elizabeth Vann Moore as a child to Santa Claus and to family members and letters written by her mother Mabel V. Moore to her, 1910s, 1920s, undated. A program for Cornerstone Day at Franklinton Public Schools is enclosed in a 1923 letter and a 1925 letter describes life at the Manor (a social center for the area) in Albemarle Park in Asheville.
Box 11 Folder f Letters written by sisters Elizabeth and Mary Moore to family members while attending Chunn's Cove Camp for Girls in Asheville, N.C., June 29-July 24, 1927.
Box 11 Folder g Letters written by sisters Elizabeth and Mary Moore to family members while attending Chunn's Cove Camp for Girls in Asheville, N.C., July 26-August 22, 1927.
Box 12 Folder a Letters written by sisters Elizabeth and Mary Moore to family members while attending Chunn's Cove Camp for Girls in Asheville, N.C., 1928. A July 11 letter includes a photograph of Elizabeth Vann Moore on Little Pisgah.
Box 12 Folder b Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1930-1933. These letters cover the period when Elizabeth attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1933 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A 1933 letter goes into great depth as to her finances while at Chapel Hill.
Box 12 Folder c Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1934-1936. During this period Elizabeth is teaching at All Saints College in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and writing home about her experience. She mentions seeing the Hindenburg Airship flying above her residence in an October 12, 1936, letter.
Box 12 Folder d Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1937. During this period she is living in New York City while working on her Master's at Columbia University.
Box 12 Folder e Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1938. She finished her Master's in early 1938 and moved back to Edenton, N.C., and then back to Mississippi to continue teaching at All Saints College.
Box 12 Folder f Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1939. In May, she accepts a job teaching at St. Catherine's School in Westhampton, Richmond, Va., and her correspondence reflects her concerns with making a job change.
Box 12 Folder g Correspondence saved by Elizabeth's mother to give to her, 1919-1932, undated.
Box 12 Folder h Material concerning Kenan Professor of English and Department Head at UNC-Chapel Hill Dr. George Raleigh Coffman. Coffman recommended Moore for a teaching fellowship at Tufts College in 1934 and they stayed in contact until his death. 1934-1958
Box 13 Folder a Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1940-1941. Family and friends discuss travels, jobs, and university studies. An April 26, 1940, letter from brother John describes hearing a lecture on UNC-Chapel Hill campus by Archduke Felix of Austria; a July 8, 1940, letter discusses in-depth the process of hiring new teachers at Old Saints College in Vicksburg, Mississippi, including that of a German refugee couple; and an October 22, 1940, letter from brother John mentions seeing blind African American piano player Art Tatum at the fair in New York City.
Box 13 Folder b Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1942-1943. A May 24, 1942, letter from a friend describes life in New York City with sugar and gas rationing and blackout tests. A November 8, 1942, letter indicates that Dr. Carter Rowe, Sr., is stationed at HQ Basic Training Center at Kearns, Utah. Subsequent letters in February, May, and November 1943 indicate that Dr. Rowe is serving in a hospital in Australia.
Box 13 Folder c Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1944-1945. An April 2, 1945, letter from Dr. Carter Rowe, Sr., indicates that he is working in a hospital on the equator with patients being flown in by C54 ambulance planes.
Box 13 Folder d Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1946. Letters discuss Elizabeth's sister Mary's pregnancy and birth of her first child Carter R. Rowe, Jr. Mary is married to Dr. Carter R. Rowe, Sr.
Box 13 Folder e Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence January-February 1947
Box 13 Folder f Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence March-November 1947
Box 13 Folder g Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1948-1949
Box 14 Folder a Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1950-1951. January 1, 1950, letter describes being on a train that gets trapped for two and a half days by snow slides in front and in back of it at Yale in the Frasier River Canyon in British Columbia.
Box 14 Folder b Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1952-1953
Box 14 Folder c Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1954-1955. June 7, 1955, letter describes a female friend's solo seven week trek through Mexico including her friendly encounters with Mexican women, American women teaching in Mexico, and a couple connected with the American embassy. She gives a good description of Easter celebrations in Guadalajara.
Box 14 Folder d Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1956
Box 14 Folder e Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1957
Box 14 Folder f Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1958-1959
Box 15 Folder a Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1960-1961
Box 15 Folder b Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1962
Box 15 Folder c Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1963: An envelope of clippings (November 14-18, 1963) from The Boston Herald chronicle the anti-segregation protest on November 14, 1963, in Williamston, NC, led by 12 clergymen from Boston, Massachusetts.
Box 15 Folder d Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1964-1965: Includes a letter ( December 31, 1965) from Superintendent of Greenville City Schools Junius H. Rose.
Box 15 Folder e Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1966-1967: Correspondence from Junius H. Rose as Superintendent of Greenville City Schools (December 22, 1966) includes his Christmas letter to the schoolteachers and a newspaper clipping re his forthcoming retirement, and later from Rose as Director of Pitt County Civil Defense Council which includes a clipping and a program re June Rose Appreciation Night (June 15, 1967) and a Sunday feature clipping (June 25, 1967) re his life.
Box 15 Folder f Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1968-1969: 1968 correspondence from John A. M. Rowe while a student at Davidson College mentions allowing drinking on campus and starting up a Free University (take non-credit courses); describes running a day camp with 5 other American young people in Roddickton, Newfoundland (gives good description of local lumber economy, prices, and wages); and comments on hippies in Boston. May 22, 1969, letter writer from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, fears that people are arming themselves in Roxbury and quotes Dean Munro graduation speech.
Box 15 Folder g Elizabeth Vann Moore Correspondence 1970-2009, undated: May 19, 1981, letter includes notes on the founding of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Littleton, N.C.
Box 16 Folder a Photographs of Carrie Helen Moore, daughter of John Armistead Moore and Mary Skinner Moore, 1901-1904, undated: candid shots, graduation from St. Mary's (26 May 1904).
Box 16 Folder b Photographs of Augustus Minton Moore, undated. See also Box 17 containing 2 cased photographs.
Box 16 Folder c John Armistead Moore Photographs, 1872.
Box 16 Folder d John Augustus Moore Jr. Photographs, as a baby (1917), and as a teenager (1930s). Attached to the back of the mat of the 1930s photograph was a picture of an unknown child in a sailor outfit.
Box 16 Folder e Mary "Marie" Elizabeth Armistead Moore Righton [Matthew] Photographs, undated.
Box 16 Folder f Mary Elizabeth Moore (daughter of Augustus and Susan Armistead Moore) in 1891 and as an old woman; and Mary Elizabeth Moore (daughter of John Armistead Moore and Mary Skinner Moore) in 1964. Photographs, 1891-1964, undated.
Box 16 Folder g Mary Frances Skinner Moore Photographs, undated. Also pictured with Carrie Helen Moore and Elizabeth Moore.
Box 16 Folder h Susan Augustus Moore [Righton] Photograph, undated.
Box 16 Folder i Photographs, Moore Family, 1950s, undated: includes Carrie Helen Moore, Bettie Moore, Cilla (an African American who "nursed C. H."), Uncle Tilman posing with machinery at Panacea Springs NC, Dr. L. J. Picot ("Cousin Louis"), Aunt Lizzie and Elizabeth Garland, a 1957 shot of several identified people in Frances Picot's yard, and a ca. 1950's shot of several identified people at Nag's Head NC.
Box 16 Folder j Moore Family Women and Friends, undated: including many candid shots of Carrie Helen and identified friends, and pictures of Bettie Moore, Edward Walton,"Bar," Carrie, Liz, and Pat Matthew at the old house in Edenton, NC.
Box 16 Folder k Family Friends, 1901, undated: including Sarah Miller Hoftalling (?), John Miller Horton, and Miss Sutton (1901).
Box 16 Folder l Photographs of Friends of Sisters Carrie Helen Moore and Mary Elizabeth Moore of Littleton, NC, 1900s, 1950s, undated: including, among others, Annie Land Oberry and Margaret Gray Stedman (Alpha Kappa Psi member), and also a picture of the Brodie home in Henderson, NC.
Box 16 Folder m Photographs of Friends of Sisters Carrie Helen Moore and Mary Elizabeth Moore of Littleton, NC, 1900s, 1950s, undated: including Hepsey (1904) in Corpus Christi, Texas, Charlotte Northrope, Elise Gregory, Marie Williams, Mrs. Joe Norman and Elineen Checkley (history teacher at St. Mary's School).
Box 17 Folder a Cased tintype of Mary Elizabeth Moore (dau. of Augustus and Susan Moore) holding her niece Elizabeth Margaret Warren Moore (dau. of Augustus Minton Moore and Elizabeth Margaret Warren Moore).
Box 17 Folder b Cased daguerreotype of Fannie Jones (?), first wife of Augustus Minton Moore.
Box 17 Folder c Cased tintype of of Susan Moore, daughter of Augustus and Susan Moore.
Box 17 Folder d Cased ambrotoype of Augustus Minton Moore in Confederate uniform. Case is gutta-percha.
Box 17 Folder e Tintype, in half of a case, of Augustus Minton Moore.
Box 17 Folder f 5" x 6" Daguerreotype, in a half case, of a cemetery monument. Photographer was Washington Lafayette Germon of Philadelphia. Was donated with material related to St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Littleton, NC.
Box 17 Folder g Tintype of a boy, dated ca. 1866 or 1876. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder h Tintype of Edward Gilliam, son of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen Gilliam. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder i Tintype of a seated woman (possibly African American). Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder j Tintype of a little boy seated on a chair. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder k Tintype of a standing woman. Contains some color tinting. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder l Tintype of two sitting young men. Gold coloring added to jewelry. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder m Tintype of standing young girls Susan and Antoinette Gilliam, daughters of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen Gilliam. Some tinting on their cheeks. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder n Tintype of a young man. Tinting added to cheeks. Tintype trimmed into oval shape. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder o Tintype of standing boy, likely George Gilliam Skinner. Labeled as Uncle John Gilliam, ca. 1876. Tintype has tinted cheeks and gold buttons. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder p Tintype of a girl. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 17 Folder q Tintype of a boy on a tricycle. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 18 Folder a Photographs of Henderson and Littleton, NC, undated: includes 6 cyanotypes and 3 other photographs of the Brodie home in Henderson with Carrie, Gus, George Gilliam, Jim Brodie, Edmund Taylor, and Mary Andrews; 5 cyanotypes of the old home in Littleton with several of the people mentioned above plus Uncle Tilman, Dick Morris, Aunt Carrie, John Leach, and Margaret Stedman; and the Moore home in Littleton.
Box 18 Folder b Photographs of Moore and Walker Families Members, 1962, undated: includes photograph of Benjamin Maitland Walker in a [military school ?] uniform and an obituary for him, John Augustus "Gus" Moore of Littleton NC, Cornelia Coleman "Kitty" of Macon GA, Aunt Lizzie Walker, Cousin Hattie Walker, Samuel May (1872-1900), Mary Elizabeth Moore (1960), Frances and John Picot (1962) in DeLand, Florida, Helen Lavender, and Liz Anne Alexander.
Box 18 Folder c Negatives, undated of a woman on the steps of a house and a woman in the yard (possibly Carrie).
Box 18 Folder d Moore Home, 1935, undated: Moore Home in Edenton and the house across the street where "grandmother" lived after the fire (May 3, 1935).
Box 18 Folder e Photographs and negatives of the Moore Home and Dr. Campbell, undated: 26 proof shots of Dr. Campbell and his dog Bo; 4 proof shots of "Mother" in the swing, Moore home in Edenton negatives, Brodie House in Henderson, and negative of 3 women.
Box 18 Folder f Photographs of Carrie Helen Moore and Elizabeth Moore with school children (some identified), undated
Box 18 Folder g St. Mary's Piano Teacher Genevieve E. Schutt, 1903
Box 18 Folder h Photograph of Mary Skinner Moore Rowe, her sons John Augustus Moore Rowe and Carter Redd Rowe, Jr., John Augustus Moore, Jr., and Elizabeth Vann Moore at the Frazer Welch Cottage at Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, 1951.
Box 18 Folder i Photographs, Christmas Cards with Photographs, and an engraving, ca. 1840s, 1919-1950, majority undated: includes ca. 1840s W. L. Ormsby engraving of Troy Female Seminary in New York, Littleton NC school concert program (December 18, 1919), photographs of Agnes Thorne, Billy Tarry's horse, May (or Mary) Wood Winslow, Samuel Thorne (or Thome) Patterson, Jr., and nurse (African American) in Littleton NC (1941), and Al Quarles House.
Box 18 Folder j Photographs (and some ephemera) from the 1907 Album of Mary Skinner Moore, Part 1, undated: includes programs for May 10, 1907, Memorial Services by UDC and a service in honor of Col. F. M. Parker of the 30th Regiment N.C. Troops CSA on February 5, 1907; unidentified pictures; Peter Picot, Tilman V. Picot, Daughter of Peter Picot who later burned to death, Kate Gilliam, George Gilliam and Judge Henry A. Gilliam, Henry Gilliam's wife Elizabeth Creecy Wood Gilliam, Julian Gilliam with a wagon (son of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen Gilliam), and 2 photographs of men in Confederate Officer uniforms identified as possibly Jule Gilliam or Judge Henry A. Gilliam.
Box 18 Folder k Photographs from 1907 Album of Mary Skinner Moore, Part 2, 1860s, undated: Emily Skinner's husband Charles Earl Johnson, Ed Taylor and Liz Meredith, Dr. Moucum, Dr. Smith (first rector in Littleton before the church was built), Rev. Angelo Aimes Benton (rector of St. Paul's Church, Edenton), Ave Clifton, tintype of Lucy Clifton, Betty Wood Coke (?), Cousin Annie Pruden, tintype of Fanny (ca. 1878) daughter of Mary Skinner and John Armistead Moore, friends from Patapsco Institute (Sophia, Iriene, and "Pinky" Worrell or Norrell of NY), "Pinky's" is a tintype, Gavin Hyman, Clary Mullen (tintype), Bob Mullen, Rev. John Avery, John Armistead Moore, and Mr. and Mrs. Moore of Littleton NC.
Box 18 Folder l Tintype of 2 young men, 2 tintypes of children Emily Gilliam, Fannie Jordan Moore and Jilian Gilliam in the yard at courthouse in Halifax and Pocahontas the nurse (possibly African American) is in one of those tintypes of the 3 children. Originally part of Mary Skinner Moore's photograph album.
Box 19 Folder a Correspondence, Bulletins, and Newspaper Clippings, 1936-1984, undated. Topics include history of the church, 1984 dedication of the organ, 1981 bulletin including reprint of clipping (undated, perhaps between 1958 and 1962) titled "Miss Moore Feted at Surprise Party" referring to Elizabeth Moore who was daughter of John A. Moore and Mary Skinner Moore, 1942 obituary for Rev. Francis Joyner, and 1957 clipping titled "'Live Right' is belief of Littleton Negro Pastor and Ex-Bricklayer." Also includes May 1, 1936, issue of The North Carolina Churchman newsletter.
Box 19 Folder b Photographs of the Church Building and Staff, 1950, undated. Includes exterior and interior shots, choir posed inside the building (1950), and portrait of Rev. Francis Joyner.
Box 19 Folder c Photographs of the Church Building and the Sunday School, 1940s-1950s. 1950s shots depict the Church exterior, the choir, and Paster Mr. Pulley; and a December 29, 1940, shot is of the Sunday School with identifications.
Box 19 Folder d Color Photographs of the Building, and Unidentified People, 1953,1960s.
Box 19 Folder e "The Stars and Bars" booklets put out by the Confederated Southern Memorial Association in 1915 and the Veterans United Confederate Tulsa Reunion in 1918 confirming Major Orren Randolph Smith of Louisburg, N.C., as the flag designer; and clippings about a 1961 celebration of "Louisburg's Original Confederate Flag," the eulogy at Robert E. Lee's funeral, and a monument at the Battlefield of Bethel. 1903-1961.
Box 20 Folder a Moore Family Postcards, 1905-1906. including humorous, romantic, Valentines, Christmas, places visited (Baltimore, Richmond, D.C., VA, and N.C.), 4 Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield scenes, and a Jacksonville Florida racing ostrich.
Box 20 Folder b Postcards, 1906-1907, 1915, undated including Easter, Christmas, Edinburgh (Scotland) and New York (Hudson, Mellenville).
Box 20 Folder c Postcards removed from an album, 1906, including Baltimore, North Carolina scenes, Mellenville NY, Virginia, Rome (Italy), Wilmington (Delaware), Morristown (Tennessee), Williamstown (Massachusetts), New Orleans, Fort Sumter (South Carolina), and Cuba. Also includes the postcard album cover and a photocopy of the original order of the postcards in the album.
Box 20 Folder d Moore Family Postcards, 1907-1908, 1916-1917, 1944. Includes humor, dogs, scenes in North Carolina and New York, Jamestown 300th Anniversary Exposition, Hampton (Virginia), Rio de Janeiro, U.S. troops in Texas on the Mexican border (1916), Chattanooga (Tennessee), Ely Cathedral (1944), denigrating views of African Americans, and a leather card.
Box 20 Folder e Moore Family Postcards, undated, including Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Rio de Janeiro, El Capitan, Confederate monument in Portsmouth (Virginia), Corpus Christi (Texas), and Tower of La Fuerza (oldest fort in Cuba).
Box 21 Includes 4 gold telescoping mechanical pencils and pens (one has W. A. Moore etched on it), a soldier's canteen purported to have been used in 1861 (it's glass with a metal cup on the bottom and rattan-like material wrapped around the top of it; a screw cap is missing), and the (probably brass) commemorative medal presented to Moore for being an Honorary Commissioner to the 1878 Exposition Universelle Internationale held in Paris.
Box 22 Rosary, tortoise-shell pattern locket with ragged pieces of paper inside (can only read the word "Matthew") which belonged to Mary Armistead Moore Righton Matthew, 1901 Handbook of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew in the United States, The Apocrypha inscribed on the front cover M.A.M.M, and an autograph book owned by Henrietta Moore (later Mrs. Stark A. Sutton) in 1855 when she attended Troy (Willard) Female Seminary in New York.
Box 23 Folder a Photocopies of heavily moldy letters which are mostly illegible. Another set of mostly illegible original letters whose mold has been cleaned. A final crossed letter (date illegible) which contains two separate sets of writing, one written over the other at right-angles.
Box 23 Item 1 Indenture, between Benjamin Scarbrough of Perquimans County and Joshua Skinner, has to do with a plot of land in Perquimans, 1 Oct 1766
Box 23 Item 2 Law license for Augustus Moore (December 30, 1825).
Box 23 Item 3 Letter from Augustus Minton Moore in Edenton, N.C., to his wife in Nags Head, N.C., 8 Sept 1843. Discusses his recent travels by packet boat, stage coach, and horseback from Nag's Head to Elizabeth City and to Edenton; discusses the recent sale of his wheat in Baltimore and how the prices he got were affected by delays in delivery due to heat and calm seas; and mentions a few "servants" (probably enslaved persons) by name who had been recently ill.
Box 23 Item 4 Application to practice law for William A. Moore, 14 June 1852.
Box 23 Item 5 Application to practice law in superior courts for William A. Moore, 31 Dec 1853.
Box 23 Item 6 Appointment of William A. Moore as a judge for Superior Courts in the Second District, by the governor of North Carolina, Tod R. Caldwell, 19 April 1871.
Box 23 Item 7 Document from the Secretary of State William Evarts, with presidential seal. President Rutherford B. Hayes appoints William A. Moore to be a Commissioner for the Universal Exposition of 1878 in Paris. 14 Mar 1878.
Box 23 Item 1 A Dilemma, A Village Fight or a City Farce, Which? How Col. Bully chose the latter! by Henry De Berniere Hooper of Edenton (January 12, 1881), "To The Public" by William Armistead Moore (1880).
Box 23 Item 2 Newspaper Clippings related to William Armistead Moore's death (December 20, 1884), unveiling of a tablet at Edenton Courthouse inscribed with judges' names, St. Mary's Hall (1886) which mentions Mary Righton, and address by Hon. Thomas S. Armistead of Plymouth.
Box 23 Item 3 Drawing titled "Aircrush Al, Thorn-in-the-Side of the 20th Air Force" (undated).
Box 23 Item 4 Deed (May 2, 1874) from Sheriff Reid of Halifax Co., N.C., to A. G. McIlwain of Petersburg, Virginia, and R. P. Spiers of Halifax Co., N.C.
Box 23 Folder d Carrie Helen Moore's St. Mary's School in Raleigh, NC, diploma in The Classical Course, May 28, 1904.
Box 23 Folder e William A. Moore's University of North Carolina BA diploma, August 18, 1848.
Box 23 Item 1 Augustus Moore's University of North Carolina BA diploma, June 9, 1824.
Box 23 Item 2 Augustus Moore's Diploma, June 10, 1824.
Box 23 Item 3 Augustus Moore's Certificate of Appointment as a Judge of Superior Courts, June 10, 1848. Signed by N.C. Governor William A. Graham.
Box 24 Folder a Estate Items, 1951-1968. Includes certified copies of her will dated Oct. 23, 1951, with a June 3, 1953 codicil, 1959, and 1968; federal and state income tax returns for the estate (1965-1968); and undated obituary and burial service clippings (1958).
Box 24 Folder b Items related to St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Littleton, N.C., 1945-1956. Includes a history of the church written in 1956 by Elizabeth and Carrie Helen Moore; and correspondence with Bishop Rev. Edwin A. Penick and Charles E. Foster related to the offer by the 2 Moore sisters and their brother Gus to pay for construction of an additional three more rooms onto the rear of the church.
Box 24 Folder c Miscellaneous Items, 1904-1962, including undated draft of a speech conferring an achievement award, 1946 letter written to her brother Gus, postcard of Presbyterian College for Young Women in Columbia, S.C., 1906 postcard of St. James Episcopal Church in Kittrell, N.C., 1962 clipping "Local Citizen Recalls Old Days in Littleton" from The Littleton Observer , 1946 document appointing Miss Moore to handle paying bills for Lucy Leach, and "Milady's Own Book" which is a cookbook put out by the Women's Auxiliary of the Holy Innocents Church in Henderson, N.C. (1913 ?). See also oversize folder (1216.os2) for more items related to Miss Moore.
Box 24 Folder d Essays and exams by Miss Moore while attending St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., 1902.
Box 24 Folder e Essays and exams by Miss Moore while attending St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., 1903.
Box 24 Folder f Essay on church music by Miss Moore while attending St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., 1904.
Box 24 Folder g Gold fountain pen inscribed "Helen."
Box 24 Folder h 1910 "A Daily Reminder for Important Matters" booklet with J. A. Moore stamped on the front, but used by Miss Moore in 1914 and also contained a loose sheet of 1946 budget information for a church (St. Alban's ?).
Box 24 Folder i Autograph album belonging to Carrie but with the dates of signatures being 1882-1886 it probably belonged to Caroline Wood Skinner [Pigot] who was also called "Carrie." Mrs. Pigot was Caroline "Carrie" Helen Moore's aunt.
Box 24 Folder j 1908 edition Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal with "Carrie Helen" stamped on the front cover; it was given to her by Mr. Joyner at Easter 1913.
Box 25 Item 1 Miss Moore's 1904 senior class yearbook The Muse for St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C. Also includes a poem entitled "Words to C. H.'s Class Motto--'Vita Vocat'" on a loose sheet of paper.
Box 25 Item 2 Teachers' Bible published by S. Bagster and Sons, Limited. The maps in it have copyright dates of 1896.
Box 25 Item 3 1920 edition of the Hymnal for the Episcopal Church. Inside cover stamped with: St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Littleton, N.C.
Box 26 Empty Photograph album of Mary Skinner Moore. See Box 17, images listed as folders g, h, I, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, and q; and Box 18, folders j, k, and l for images that were in the album.
Oversize Folder os1 Deed for Poplar Neck Plantation from the state to Mary Frances Skinner Moore, widow of John Armistead Moore (May 8, 1894) signed by Governor Elias Carr; 1835 indenture of Sarah Knox's land to James Coffield in Chowan Co., N.C. and 1800 deed (partial document due to fire damage) from Joseph Small and Job Coffield to John Coffield; blueprint with revisions (November 5, 1921) for a house belonging to Mrs. M.S. Moore of Littleton, N.C.; service record for a Japanese sailor that was found in New Guinea in April 1943 and was transcribed and photocopied at BTC #5 at Kearns, Utah; The Carthaginian newspaper of Carthage, N.C., for March 14, 1878, and The Observer newspaper of Raleigh, N.C., for October 13, 1877, containing articles by William Armistead Moore; newspaper clipping containing William A. Moore's speech presented July 7, 1880, in Raleigh, N.C., when becoming president of the Republican State Convention; and September 22, 1882, issue of newspaper The Albemarle Enquirer.
Oversize Folder os2 Pacific Stars and Stripes (published in Tokyo for U.S. forces in Japan and China) issues from January 1945, December 1945, and January 1946; July 12, 1945, issue of Roundup (published in Delhi); Yank magazine (Western Pacific edition) May 25,1945, issue published in Saipan and October 10, 1945, issue published in South Japan; originally folded up and addressed to Miss C. H. Moore is a page from Real Pen Work (using Mineraline Writing Inks) Penmanship Self-Instruction Manual; Carrie Helen Moore's 1904 certificate of completion of a piano course at St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C.; and Carrie Helen Moore's 1913 Certificate of Election to the United Daughters of the Confederacy which includes information on the service of John Armistead Moore.