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Collection Number: 04917-z

Collection Title: Ben M. Moore Papers, 1866-1916

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Abstract Ben M. Moore (circa 1850-1913) was a prosperous farmer and Raleigh landlord. He grew cotton on his farms in Youngsville Township and St. Matthew's Township and owned stock in cotton mills. He owned many pieces of property in Raleigh and where he lived on Hillsboro Street. Four personal letters, contracting bids, and estate settlement papers of Ben M. Moore. Three of the letters are from Moore to his sister. One letter was written by Moore to his sister while he was a student at Trinity College, N.C. (later Duke University). In the letter, Moore told her not to worry about his being subject to temptation for "there is not a Grog shop in five miles of the place..." and of the worst boys: "several of them have confessed religion." Another letter is concerned with the gift of some game that Moore sent to a friend. In another letter to his sister, Moore announced his engagement and detailed wedding plans. There are five bids, dated 1912, from contractors offering to build Moore's house on Hillsboro street in Raleigh. Also included are papers related to Moore's estate, including the report of the appraiser on inheritance taxes, an estate, and the final accounting of the estate.
Creator Moore, Ben M., d. 1913.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Ben M. Moore Papers #4917-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from J. Douglas Mattox in March 1998 (Acc. 98046).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Ben M. Moore (circa 1850-1913) was a prosperous farmer and Raleigh landlord. He grew cotton on his farms in Youngsville Township and St. Matthew's Township and owned stock in cotton mills. He owned many pieces of property in Raleigh and where he lived on Hillsboro Street.

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Four personal letters, contracting bids, and estate settlement papers of Ben M. Moore. Three of the letters are from Moore to his sister. One letter was written by Moore to his sister while he was a student at Trinity College, N.C. (later Duke University). In the letter, Moore told her not to worry about his being subject to temptation for "there is not a Grog shop in five miles of the place..." and of the worst boys: "several of them have confessed religion."

Another letter is concerned with the gift of some game that Moore sent to a friend. In another letter to his sister, Moore announced his engagement and detailed wedding plans. There are five bids, dated 1912, from contractors offering to build Moore's house on Hillsboro street in Raleigh. Also included are papers related to Moore's estate, including the report of the appraiser on inheritance taxes, an estate, and the final accounting of the estate.

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