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Samuel Moore papers

Identifier: L110

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the business and personal papers and correspondence of Samuel Moore ranging from 1823 to 1953. The papers include information on Moore’s dry goods store, indentures, deeds, transportation expenses for goods, stock certificates, and investment papers. Also included, are family correspondence, a diary, correspondence regarding state and national politics, the Whig Party, and the work of the Indiana legislature.

Correspondents include Hervey Bates, 19 June 1843, 19 Apr. 1845, 31 Mar. 1850, 14 Apr. 1851, 26 Apr. 1851, and 29 Aug. 1851, Thomas H. Blake, 4 Feb. 1829, Jesse D. Bright, 9 Nov. 1843, James F.D. Lanier, 17 Jan. 1845, Nicholas McCarty, 24 Aug. 1842, Joseph Moore, 28 Dec. 1872 and 16 Oct. 1885, and David Wallace, 7 July 1841.


  • 1823-1953


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Samuel Moore was born in Albemarle Sound, Perquimans County, North Carolina on January 21, 1799. He came to Indiana in 1818 and founded the town of Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana in 1824. Moore married Eliza Worthington in 1828. He was the owner of a dry goods store, was involved in pork packing and shipment of agricultural products to Cincinnati and New Orleans; he also operated a grist mill near Mooresville. Samuel Moore died March 1, 1889.


4 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 14 volumes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ida Fogleman on 1917/05/01; 1918/06/19; 1945/11/13, and 1954.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Barbara Hilderbrand during April 2007. Finding aid revised by Laura Eliason on 2015/11/04.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.