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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.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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
Related Names
Moore, Sheldon, 1798-1866
Language of Materials