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Sheldon Moore papers

Call Number: MS 992

Scope and Contents

These papers consist of letters and notebooks belonging to Sheldon Moore of Southington, Connecticut. Among the letters are one from Moore to his wife and one to friends and family in Southington, one to Moore from his father, one from a brother, and two from his wife. There is also one letter from Moore's wife to their son John, and one to her from an unidentified person. All of these letters deal with the family's health and daily activities. There are, in addition, three letters to Moore from friends and business acquaintances.

Of Moore's five notebooks, two are diary and expense books covering the years 1815-1816 and 1819-1822, one is a commonplace book, one contains short essays, notes on marriages and deaths in Southington, and lists of books, and the last volume contains notes on Euclidian geometry and dates from Moore's study at Yale College. The final item in the collection is a chart comparing the size, population, government, and other aspects of the states of the Union, probably made while Moore was a student.


  • 1815-1846


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1956.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of correspondence and notebooks relating to Sheldon Moore's family in Southington, Connecticut, and his studies at Yale University.

Biographical / Historical

Sheldon Moore was born in Southington, Connecticut, on October 17, 1798. He was the son of Roswell and Lovina (Phillips) Moore, and was born in Southington, Conn., Oct. 17, 1798. He graduated from Yale in 1818. After his graduation he taught for some time in Virginia and in Connecticut. He afterwards studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but did not make it his profession. He was engaged in business from which he retired about twenty-five years ago, on account of a failure of health. Sheldon Moore died in Kensington, Conn., March 20, 1866, aged 67 years.

(Taken from Yale Obituary Record, 1860-70, p. 202).

Guide to the Sheldon Moore Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
July 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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