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Collection Number: 04617

Collection Title: Moore, Blount, and Cowper Family Papers, 1789-1990

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Size 12.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1350 items)
Abstract The Moore, Blount, and Cowper families of North Carolina were active chiefly in Wake, Franklin, and Halifax counties. Moore family members included B.F. Moore, an anti-secessionist lawyer and North Carolina attorney general, 1848-1851; his daughter Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart and sons Bartholomew Figures Moore, Van Boddie Moore, and James Moore; and his grandson Bartholomew Figures Moore, who was married to Olivia Blount Cowper Moore. Other Cowper family members included Olivia's paternal grandparents, Pulaski Cowper and Mary Blount Grimes, and maternal great grandparents, Bryan Grimes and Lucy Olivia Blount. The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, volumes, pictures, family history, and other materials documenting the Moore, Blount, and Cowper families, as well as the Boddie, Coapman, Gatling, Grimes, Keeble, Ruffin, and Williams families of North Carolina. Nineteenth-century correspondence includes family letters, some mother-to-daughter and father-to-daughter, that offer a glimpse into plantation life, including social news, child-rearing, child mortality, epidemic illness, death during childbirth, courtship, and news about slaves, in antebellum North Carolina. Other 19th-century letters support ending the Civil War and discuss business affairs, agriculture, medicine, slavery, and academics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Of particular note are copies of letters exchanged by B.F. Moore and Governor W. W. Holden in 1866 that discuss an 1863 conversation they had with Governor Zebulon Vance regarding further prosecution of the war. Twentieth-century correspondence consists chiefly of a series of Olivia Blount Cowper Moore letters exchanged with a French soldier during World War I; letters from her friend with a children's clothing enterprise during the 1930s; frequent social correspondence, including invitations and greeting cards (bulk 1960s); and sympathy letters. Other 20th-century correspondence concerns business affairs, the Episcopal Church, genealogy, and potential Communist indoctrination at North Carolina State University. Legal materials consist of bonds, deeds, indentures, and cadastral maps regarding land and slaves, chiefly in Wake County, N.C., and in Alabama. There is also an 1852 list of slaves, where they lived, and from whom they were bought; wills and related estate materials for many family members; and account books, scrapbooks, and other volumes that document estate settlements, family life, women's social life and customs, the Civil War, World War I, arts and cultural entertainment, influenza, the Episcopal Church, and various other subjects. Pictures depict family members and others and are primarily black-and-white photographic prints, some card-mounted, but there also are daguerreotypes, tintypes, and other formats. Family history materials include genealogical correspondence, biographical materials, and a record of slave births, circa 1828-1847. Most slave materials relate to North Carolina, but there are also items about slavery in Alabama and Texas. Also included are family bibles, a history of the Boddie family, blueprints for several family houses, a small amount of financial material, miscellaneous writings by family members and others, a mid-19th-century recipe for a medicinal cure for ague and the fever, Civil War pardons, newspaper clippings and other printed material, and World War II ration coupons and inspection records.
Creator Moore family.



Blount family.



Cowper family.
Language English
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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 Moore, Blount, and Cowper Family Papers #4617, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Olivia Blount Cowper Moore of Raleigh, N.C., in June 1992 (Acc. 92077) and from her estate in November 1992 (Acc. 92166).
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The Moore, Blount, and Cowper families lived primarily in Wake and Halifax counties, N.C. Marriages in the 19th and 20th centuries joined these three families, as well as the Boddie, Grimes, Ruffin, and Williams families.

B. F. (Bartholomew Figures) Moore (1801-1878), known as the "father of the bar in North Carolina," was born in Halifax County, N.C., the son of James Moore (1765-1851) and Sally Lowe. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1820 and began practicing law in 1823. Moore moved to Raleigh in 1848 and became attorney general of North Carolina, serving until 1851. As the Civil War approached, Moore, a staunch anti-secessionist, made his views widely known, publishing them in newspapers and other publications. At the war's end, Moore met with President Andrew Johnson to discuss Reconstruction. He believed Reconstruction was unconstitutional and instead lobbied for a state's right to repeal its secession ordinance through its existing conventions and once again restore its relationship with the federal government. After the war, Moore practiced law mainly in the federal courts.

Moore married Louisa Boddie (d. 1829), daughter of George Boddie and Lucy Williams, in 1828. Six years later, he married her sister Lucy Williams Boddie (1816-1887) and with her had eleven children: Mary Louisa (1836-1843); Bartholomew Figures Jr. (1838-1890); Lucy Catherine (1839-1908); George Boddie (1841-1895); Sarah Louisa (1844-1891); Annie Maria (1845-1915); James (1848-1849); Ellen Douglas (1850-1923); Ben Malton (1853-1913); Van Boddie (1855-1917); and James (1858-1938).

Bartholomew Figures Moore Jr. (1838-1890) moved to Lauderdale County, Miss., to farm because his eyesight was too weak for other occupations. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army. He lived in Mississippi until his father's death in 1890, then moved back to North Carolina. All of the other Moore siblings lived in North Carolina. Sarah Louisa Moore married John Thomas Gatling in 1869. Gatling practiced law with his father-in-law, B.F. Moore (1801-1878), forming the law firm Moore & Gatling in 1871. Sarah Louisa and John Thomas had six children. Annie Maria Moore married Dr. Joseph Parker (d. 1888) of Gates County, N.C., in 1876, and had one son. Lucy Catherine (1839-1908) married Dr. Peyton Tunstall Henry in 1866 and later B. A. Capehart. Ellen Douglas Moore married John Pelopidas Leach (1846-1913) of Chatham County, N.C., and with him had seven children. They lived in Halifax County, N.C., and Littleton, N.C. Ben Malton Moore, like his older brother, worked as a farmer due to poor eyesight. Van Boddie Moore studied at Colonel Bingham's School, Davidson College, and the University of North Carolina. In 1889, he married his second cousin Mary Elizabeth Crudup (1860-1947), daughter of Albertine Van Valkenburg and William Crudup of Meridian, Miss. They were the parents of Lucy Catherine (1890-1964), Albertine, and Bartholomew Figures (d. 1985). Lucy Catherine married Samuel Ruffin and with him had Elizabeth ("Betsy") Moore Ruffin. Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985) married Olivia Blount Cowper (d. 1992), who was the daughter of Mary Blount Williams and Thomas Bragg Cowper, in 1925.

The Cowper family descended from the Grimes, Blount, and Williams families, beginning with Bryan Grimes Sr. (1793-1860), who lived in Pitt County, N.C., roughly eight miles west of Washington, N.C., on his family plantation called Grimesland. He married Nancy Grist with whom he had three children who survived to adulthood: Susan, William, and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). Upon his wife's death, Grimes Sr. married Lucy Olivia Blount (1799-1854) with whom he had four additional children: John Grey, Anne, Olivia Blount (d. 1866), and Mary Blount (fl. 1832-1917).

Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880) attended the University of North Carolina and graduated in 1848. The following year, Bryan Grimes Sr. gave Grimesland to his son along with approximately 100 slaves. Bryan Grimes Jr. lived the life of a successful agriculturist until the eve of the Civil War in 1861. He then attended North Carolina's state convention and took a stand as a firm secessionist, signing North Carolina's Ordinance of Secession. He went on to become a major in the 4th Regiment of North Carolina State Troops, turning down appointments of higher rank in order to gain what he deemed was needed experience. He fought for the Confederate cause from May 1861 until the war's end, working his way through the ranks as colonel, brigadier commander, brigadier general, and major general, taking active roles in well-known battles, such as the Battle of First Manassas, the Battle of Seven Pines, the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. His fighting ended at Appomattox Courthouse when General Lee ordered him to fall back in preparation for the Confederate surrender.

Grimes Jr. returned to Grimesland and worked as a planter until his assassination in August 1880. Grimes Jr. married his first wife, Elizabeth Hilliard Davis, in 1851. They were the parents of Bryan, who died in infancy; Bettie; Nancy; and Bryan (1860-1920). Elizabeth Hilliard Davis died in 1857, and Grimes went on to marry Charlotte Emily Bryan in 1863. They were the parents of Bryan, who died in infancy; Alston; John Bryan; Charlotte Bryan; Mary Bryan; Susan Penelope; William Demsie; George Frederick; Junius Daniel; and Theodora Bryan.

Less is known about Bryan Grimes Sr.'s other children. John Grey Blount Grimes married Helen Manly, whose father was Charles Manly, the governor of North Carolina from 1848 to 1851. They had one daughter, Olivia Blount Grimes, who died in 1948. Anne Blount Grimes married John Stickney in Washington, N.C., and had three children: Lucy Olivia Blount (d. 1863), Mary Helen (d. 1866), and Charles. Olivia Blount Grimes may have had a daughter named Marcia. Mary Blount Grimes (fl. 1832-1917) married Pulaski Cowper (1832-1902) in 1857. Pulaski Cowper studied law under Governor Thomas Bragg and also served as private secretary to both Governor Bragg and Governor Clark. He went on to become president of the North Carolina Home Insurance Company. Pulaski and Mary Blount were the parents of Willie, who died as a child; Olivia Blount (d. 1896); Mary ("Mamie") Pulaski (d. before 1917); Margaret ("Meggie") Iredell (fl. 1869-1947), who married a Hall; Bryan Grimes (1860-1920); and Thomas Bragg.

Bryan Grimes Cowper (1860-1920), born in Washington, N.C., married Minnie Heck (1864-1907) of Raleigh, N.C., the daughter of Colonel J. M. Heck and Mattie Heck, in 1885. They had two children, Bryan Grimes Cowper Jr. (1890-1947) and Mary Blount Grimes Cowper, who married Currin Greaves Keeble 1924. Olivia Blount Cowper (d. 1896) married Richard Beverly Raney (1860-1909) around 1894. Raney was employed as an insurance agent and also served as president of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and as the proprietor of Yarbourough House, a hotel on Fayetteville Street in North Carolina. After his wife died, Raney wanted to contribute to her legacy, and, in 1899, the Olivia Raney Memorial Library was chartered in Raleigh. Thomas Bragg Cowper married Mary Blount Williams (d. 1960), the daughter of J. Ruffin Williams, and with her had three children: Olivia Blount (d. 1992), who married Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985) in 1925; Margaret; and Lucy Catherine.

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The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, volumes, pictures, family history, and other materials documenting the Moore, Blount, and Cowper families, as well as the Boddie, Coapman, Gatling, Grimes, Keeble, Ruffin, and Williams families of North Carolina. Note that materials relating to slavery appear throughout the collection.

Correspondence includes letters, greeting cards, and invitations exchanged by Moore, Blount, Cowper and Grimes family members from the mid-19th through late 20th centuries. Grimes family correspondence begins in 1836 and includes mother-to-daughter letters that offer a glimpse into the life of a plantation mistress's domestic and social concerns in antebellum North Carolina. Topics include family news, the smoking of meat, gardening, knitting, child-rearing, child mortality, epidemic illness, and news about slaves at Grimesland, at neighboring plantations, and in town.

Moore family correspondence includes letters written by B.F. Moore to various correspondents arguing his pro-Union support before and during the Civil War. Of particular note are copies of letters exchanged by B.F. Moore and Governor W. W. Holden in 1866 that discuss an 1863 conversation they had with Governor Zebulon Vance regarding further prosecution of the war. There are also a few letters from Moore's legal clients and John Gatling, his son-in-law and partner in the Moore and Gatling law firm. Correspondence of Bartholomew Figures Moore (1838-1890) includes an 1863 letter he wrote to his father while serving in the Confederate Army, in which he discussed the purchase of slaves in Alabama and the issue of runaway slaves during the Civil War. Other Moore family correspondence discusses social news, business affairs, agriculture, medicine, and academics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. There also is a series of love letters and poetry from an unidentified female correspondent. Twentieth-century Moore family correspondence includes letters of Bartholomew Figures Moore (d.1985) in which he chiefly discussed business and the Episcopal Church. Early 1970s letters voice his concern over potential Communist indoctrination at North Carolina State University to Chancellor John Caldwell and Jesse Helms.

The majority of the Cowper family correspondence relates to Olivia Blount Cowper (d. 1992). Her correspondence includes a series of letters exchanged with a French soldier during World War I; letters from a female friend with a children's clothing enterprise during the 1930s; frequent social correspondence, including invitations and greeting cards, spanning the 1940s to 1990s (bulk 1960s); and sympathy letters she and her husband received upon the deaths of her mother and her sister-in-law. Other Cowper family materials include various letters to Minnie Heck Cowper (1864-1907), with love poetry written by suitors; tuition receipts for Olivia Blount Cowper Raney (d. 1896) and news of her death in childbirth; and other family correspondence concerning the genealogical interests of various Cowper relations. There is a small amount of scattered family letters, social correspondence, thank you notes, and letter fragments by identified and unidentified authors.

Legal materials chiefly consist of deeds, indentures, and cadastral maps concerning land and slaves of the Blount, Boddie, Gatling, Grimes, and Moore families in Wake County, Franklin County, and Beaufort County, N.C., Fayette County, Tex., and in Alabama. The records relating to slavery also include an 1843 bond requiring payment for slaves; and an 1852 list of slaves, where they lived and from whom they were bought. There also are wills and related estate materials for many family members.

Volumes consist of account books, commonplace books, diaries, scrapbooks, and other collected materials documenting estate settlements, family life, women's social life and customs, the Civil War, World War I, arts and cultural entertainment, influenza, the Episcopal church, and various other subjects. Many of the volumes contain letters.

Pictures depict Moore, Blount, Cowper, Coapman, Keeble, Ruffin, and Williams family members and others. Images are primarily black-and-white photographic prints, some card-mounted, but there also are daguerreotypes, tintypes, and other formats.

Family history materials include genealogical correspondence, wedding books, obituaries, and other biographical materials chiefly related to the Moore, Blount, and Cowper families, but other families are also represented. There also is a record of slave births, circa 1828-1847.

Other materials include chiefly published items, such as family bibles, common prayer books, and family history/genealogical volumes, but there are also blueprints for several family houses; a small amount of financial materials; miscellaneous writings by family members and others; a recipe for a medicinal cure for ague and the fever; newspaper clippings; Civil War pardons; miscellaneous printed church and tourism material; and World War II ration coupons and inspection records.

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About 700 items.

Correspondence includes letters, greeting cards, and invitations exchanged by the Moore, Blount, Cowper and Grimes families from the mid-19th through late 20th centuries. Grimes family correspondence begins in 1836 and includes letters written to Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) and his wife Lucy Olivia Blount Grimes (1799-1854) at Grimesland plantation, and letters to their daughter Mary Blount Grimes (fl. 1832-1917). The mother-to-daughter letters offer a glimpse into the life of a plantation mistress' domestic and social concerns in antebellum North Carolina. Topics include the smoking of meat, gardening, knitting, child-rearing, and news about slaves at neighboring plantations and in town.

Mary Blount Grimes’s marriage to Pulaski Cowper in 1857 connects the Grimes and Cowper families. Her correspondence, 1873-1893, chiefly concerns motherhood and family life and includes an undated letter discussing the death of Mary’s young child, Willie. Other topics include epidemic illness and relations with slaves.

The Moore family is also documented in the mid to late 19th-century correspondence. Letters written by B.F. Moore (1801-1878) to various correspondents, including a copy of an 1860 letter published in the Raleigh Register, argue his pro-Union support before and during the Civil War. In these letters, Moore described the economic and global ramifications of a divided United States and questioned the Confederate cause and an economy based on slave labor. There are also copies of letters exchanged by B.F. Moore and Governor W. W. Holden in 1866 that discuss an 1863 conversation they had with Governor Zebulon Vance regarding further prosecution of the war. Also included are letters from Moore's legal clients and John Gatling, his son-in-law and partner in the Moore & Gatling law firm.

Correspondence of the junior Bartholomew Figures Moore (1838-1890) includes an 1863 letter he wrote to his father, B.F. Moore (1801-1878), while serving in the Confederate Army, in which he discussed the purchase of slaves in Alabama and the issue of runaway slaves during the Civil War. Letters from father to son concern property and mortgage matters.

Other Moore family members represented in the correspondence are Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart (1839-1908) and James Moore (1858-1938), children of B.F. Moore (1801-1878). Correspondence with Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart consists of social letters from 1858 and an 1868 letter to her father about family business affairs, agriculture, and medicine. Correspondence with James Moore between the years 1866 and 1890 includes letters from his father and brother addressing his academics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, social correspondence, and a series of love letters and poetry from an unidentified female correspondent.

Twentieth-century Moore family correspondence includes letters of Bartholomew Figures Moore (d.1985) in which he chiefly discussed business and the Episcopal Church. Between 1970 and 1972, Moore's letters to Chancellor John Caldwell and Jesse Helms, then of WRAL, reflect his concern over potential Communist indoctrination at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Also included are letters from his niece, Elizabeth ("Betsy") Moore Ruffin, concerning family history.

The remaining correspondence in Series 1 documents the Cowper family; it relates chiefly to Olivia Blount Cowper (d. 1992), who was married to Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985) in 1925. Her correspondence includes a series of letters exchanged with Aspirant Laguerre, a French soldier during World War I; letters from a female friend with a children's clothing enterprise during the 1930s; and frequent social correspondence, including invitations and greeting cards, spanning the 1940s to 1990s (bulk 1960s). There are also sympathy letters she and her husband received upon the death of her mother, Mary Blount Williams Cowper (d. 1960), and her sister-in-law, Lucy Catherine Moore Ruffin (1890-1964).

Other Cowper family materials include various letters to Minnie Heck Cowper (1864-1907), with love poetry written by suitors R. L. Cowper and Bryan Grimes Cowper (1860-1920), the latter of whom she would marry in 1885; tuition receipts for Olivia Blount Cowper Raney (d. 1896) and news of her death in childbirth; and other family correspondence concerning the genealogical interests of various Cowper relations.

There is a small amount of scattered family letters, social correspondence, thank you notes, and letter fragments by identified and unidentified authors.

See also additional correspondence in Series 3. Volumes.

Folder 1

Grimes family, 1836-1893 and undated #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 1

Includes correspondence of Bryan Grimes (1793-1860), Lucy Olivia Blount Grimes, Mary Blount Grimes Cowper, and other Grimes family members.

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Folder 5

Moore family, 1849-1979 #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 2-5

Includes correspondence of B.F. Moore (1801-1878), Bartholomew Figures Moore (1838-1890), Bartholomew Figures Moore (d.1985), Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart, James Moore, and others.

Folder 6

Cowper family, 1880-1939 and undated #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 6

Includes correspondence and other materials of Minnie Heck Cowper, Olivia Blount Cowper Raney, and other Cowper family members.

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Folder 19

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper, 1912-1990 (bulk 1960s) #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 7-19

Includes photographic postcards.

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Folder 28

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper: Greeting cards and invitations, 1918-1986 #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 20-28

Includes Valentines, Easter cards, Christmas cards, birthday cards, anniversary cards, and invitations.

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Folder 31

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper and Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985): Sympathy Letters, 1960 #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 29-31

Relating to the death of her mother, Mary Blount Williams Cowper.

Folder 32-33

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Folder 33

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper and Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985): Sympathy Letters, 1964 #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 32-33

Relating to the death of her sister-in-law, Lucy Catherine Moore Ruffin.

Folder 34

Other correspondence, 1876, 1912, 1922-1925, undated #04617, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1836-1990." Folder 34

Includes identified and unidentified authors of family letters, social correspondence, thank you notes, and letter fragments.

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About 100 items.

Legal materials chiefly consist of deeds, indentures, and cadastral maps concerning land and slaves of the Blount, Boddie, Gatling, Grimes, and Moore families in Wake County, Franklin County, and Beaufort County, N.C., Fayette County, Tex., and in Alabama. The slave records relate to the Boddie, Grimes, and Moore families and include deeds, 1836, 1845, and 1853; an 1843 bond requiring payment for slaves; and an 1852 list of slaves, where they lived and from whom they were bought. There also are wills and related estate materials for many family members, including B.F. Moore (1801-1878), Bartholomew Figures Moore (1838-1890), Van Boddie Moore, Ben Malton Moore (1853-1913), George Boddie Moore (1841-1895), James Moore (1858-1938), Lucy Williams Boddie Moore, Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart (1839-1908), Margaret Iredell Cowper Hall (fl. 1869-1947), Mary Blount Williams Cowper, and Mary Blount Grimes Cowper. Other legal materials include receipts for mortgage and interest payments on May E. Dickson's inheritance from Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart; Dickson's accompanying letters mention boarding at a church home and infirmary in Baltimore, Md., and her declining health and forgetfulness.

Folder 35

1825-1877 and undated #04617, Series: "2. Legal Materials, 1825-1955." Folder 35

Folder 36

1878-1889 #04617, Series: "2. Legal Materials, 1825-1955." Folder 36

Folder 37

1892-1901 #04617, Series: "2. Legal Materials, 1825-1955." Folder 37

Folder 38

1906-1917 #04617, Series: "2. Legal Materials, 1825-1955." Folder 38

Folder 39

1926-1945 and undated #04617, Series: "2. Legal Materials, 1825-1955." Folder 39

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Cadastral maps, 1872, 1929, 1949, 1955 #04617, Series: "2. Legal Materials, 1825-1955." XOPF-4617/1

Records of land and property ownership of H.E. Billings, Bessie C. Moore, Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985), Elizabeth Crudup Moore, and W. A. Cooper. Also included is a map of lots of land in Wake County, N.C., and Franklin County, N.C., to be sold at public auction on 23 November 1872, with instructions to direct questions to Moore & Gatling.

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27 items.

Account books, commonplace books, diaries, scrapbooks, and other collected materials documenting estate settlements, family life, women's social life and customs, Civil War, World War I, arts and cultural entertainment, influenza, the Episcopal Church, and various other subjects. A few volumes contain correspondence and photographs.

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Folder 41

Account books, 1841-1844, 1846, 1851, 1852: Lucy Olivia Blount Grimes #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 40-41

Record of money received and expenditures for various household goods and activities for Lucy Olivia Grimes, her children, and slaves. Also included are recipes, medical remedies, genealogical information for the Cowper family, and an account of travels from Raleigh, N.C., to Buncombe County, N.C.

Folder 42

Account books, 1878, 1879-1883, 1891-1897, 1909-1912: Moore family #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 42

Interest calculations on mortgage notes relating to the estate of B.F. Moore and bank books of James Moore (1858-1938) and Van Boddie Moore.

Oversize Volume SV-4617/1

Account book, 1879-1919: Olivia Blount Cowper Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." SV-4617/1

Inventory of the estate of Lucy Williams Boddie Moore, schedule of bonds belonging to B.F. Moore, inventory of the estate of B.F. Moore, letters to B.F. Moore on financial matters, newspaper articles on currency and state debt, and obituaries.

Folder 43-44

Folder 43

Folder 44

Account book, 1947-1949: Bessie C. Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 43-44

Financial accounts related to her estate.

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Folder 45

Folder 46

Account book, 1951-1986: Ida Craven (?) #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 45-46

Financial and legal material related to estate of William Lois Craven, who died in 1944.

Folder 47

Address book, undated #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Commonplace book, 1832-1835 #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 48

Appears to have belonged to a man whose affiliation with the Blount, Cowper, and Moore families is unclear. Includes medical remedies, poems, hymns, journal entries, Bible verses, and newspaper clippings. Also included are copies of letters from Reverend Benjamin Huntoon regarding Savannah, Ga., and a letter to Francis Alexander from Maria Duvis. Many writings relate to Christianity and spiritual life.

Folder 49-50

Folder 49

Folder 50

Commonplace book, 1852-1866: Anne Blount Grimes Stickney #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 49-50

Includes poems, flowers and leaves collected from various trips (removed during processing), personal reflections on the deaths of her children and mother, a letter from her sister, a photograph of Lucy Olivia Blount Grimes, and newspaper clippings of poems, obituaries, and articles about the Civil War.

Folder 51

Date books, 1930, undated #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 51

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Folder 53

Diary, 1880: Minnie Heck Cowper #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 52-53

Record of her "doings" for the month of July 1880; much of her activity consisted of reading and riding. Enclosures, 1884, circa 1907, and undated, include a photograph of a child; church booklets belonging to Margaret Iredell Cowper Hall; and a letter from Minnie Heck Cowper to her husband that seems to have been written on the eve of her death, detailing what to do about her funeral, housekeeping arrangments, and instructions for their children.

Folder 54

Diary of bird sightings, 1929 #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 54

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

Letterbook, 1851-1877, 1882, 1887, and undated: B.F. Moore (1801-1878) #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 55-56

Letters written from B.F. Moore to his daughter Lucy Catherine Moore Capehart Henry (also known as Kate Moore), concerning duties of the eldest daughter, various instructions, family and travel news, anti-secession sentiments and predictions regarding secession, and reflections on his childhood. Other letters to Lucy Catherine are from her mother and aunt and discuss the purchase of slaves, family news, a yellow fever epidemic, and the life of a planter. The book also contains letters to Dr. Henry; an image of an enslaved man, Isaac B.F. Moore; and Lucy Catherine's April 1857 report card from St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 57

List of books, 1896 #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

Memoir book, 1901: Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 58

Notes from family members

Folder 59-60

Folder 59

Folder 60

Postcard book, circa 1910s-1960s #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 59-60

Some blank, some made out to James Moore (1858-1938), Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985), and Olivia Blount Cowper Moore, chiefly depicting locations in the southern and eastern United States.

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

Quotation book, circa 1851-1872: Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 61-62

Also includes information regarding various books, newspaper clippings, family obituaries, and love letters.

Folder 63

Quotation book, circa 1934: Margaret ("Meggie") Iredell Cowper Hall #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

Recipe book, circa 1870s-1890s #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 64

Folder 65-66

Folder 65

Folder 66

Scrapbook, 1850s-1870s, 1903, 1928-1929, and undated: B.F. Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 65-66

Printed letters and transcripts of speeches given by B.F. Moore that appeared in newspapers and other publications; a handwritten document by B.F. Moore regarding secession, the Constitution, and the end of the Civil War; postcards to James Moore (1858-1938), newspaper clippings; and a life-size drawing of a fish (OPF-4617/2).

Folder 67-68

Folder 67

Folder 68

Scrapbook, 1861-circa 1900: Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 67-68

Sabbath School book of Christ Church in Raleigh, N.C.; pasted over the pages are handwritten letters from Governor Zebulon Baird Vance, the United States Senate Chamber, and her sister Mary; legal documents from North Carolina courts; newspaper clippings; and a typewritten reflection on her childhood, in which she comments on slave life.

Folder 69-72

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Scrapbook 1894-1939: Lucy Catherine Moore Henry Capehart #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 69-72

Unassembled scrapbook containing flowers; greeting cards; and newspaper clippings on the following subjects: World War I, music and theater performances, noted homes and estates in North Carolina, obituaries of family members and prominent citizens of both North Carolina and the United States, and a 1927 snowstorm.

Folder 73-76

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

Scrapbook, 1899-1947: Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble (?) #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 73-76

Unassembled scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of family obituaries and social events; letters from various family members, chiefly to Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble regarding family and social news, but also to Bryan Grimes Cowper (1860-1920), Bryan Grimes Cowper (1890-1947), Mary Blount Grimes Cowper (fl. 1832-1917), and Richard Beverly Raney (1860-1909); and other papers, including an American Red Cross First Aid Certificate from 1917, visiting cards, school exercises, a memorial to Bryan Grimes Cowper (1860-1920), and a story written by Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble at age eleven. There are photographs of Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Warren in Rawley Springs, Va.; Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble at age six months; Minnie Heck Cowper with Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble and Bryan Grimes Cowper Jr.; portraits of Mary Grimes Cowper Keeble, Mary Blount Grimes Cowper, and Margaret Iredell Cowper Hall; and unidentified photographs of men, women, and children.

Folder 77-82

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Scrapbook, bulk 1910s-1920s, 1943, undated: Olivia Blount Cowper Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 77-82

Three pages are decorated with newspaper clippings chiefly related to World War I, but the scrapbook is otherwise unassembled. Unassembled contents include additional newspaper clippings related to World War I, wedding announcements, religious articles, and poems, letters, and other materials. The bulk of the letters are dated from 1913 to 1919, and most are written by Meta D. Huger, the former Sunday School teacher of Olivia Blount Cowper Moore, but other friends and acquaintances are also represented. Subject matter is chiefly family and social news, influenza in 1919, World War I, and Olivia Blount Cowper Moore's "godson" (Aspirant Laguerre). Other materials include brochures, pamphlets, music and theater performance programs, poems, a Red Cross certification card, a class list, visiting cards, an unidentified photograph, and materials from the Valle Crucis Industrial School and Meta D. Huger School.

Folder 83

Scrapbook, circa 1917 #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 83

Newspaper clippings of poems and articles about World War I and other printed material.

Folder 84

Scrapbook, 1920s-1930s, 1945, 1960s-1970s: Olivia Blount Cowper Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 84

Unassembled scrapbook containing newsletters; church pamphlets; greeting cards; letters from friends and relatives; five photographs of Mary Blount Williams Cowper and four others, circa 1920s-1930s; and newspaper clippings relating to the Episcopal Church, Christmas, and Armistad Maupin.

Folder 85

Scrapbook, 1934-1955: Olivia Blount Cowper Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 85

Unassembled scrapbook comprised of newspaper clippings about Dr. R. Beverly Raney's (1906-1991) appointment as the first chief of orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina Medical School, an Historic Charleston sightseeing brochure, family obituaries, notes from Olivia Blount Cowper Moore to her father, and printed material related to Christ Episcopal Church.

Folder 86

Scrapbook, undated: Olivia Blount Grimes (d. 1866) (?) #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 86

Pen and ink drawn book plates and portraits; some are original to the volume while others have been pasted in.

Oversize Volume SV-4617/3

Scrapbook, 1865-1919: Mary Blount Grimes Cowper (fl. 1832-1917) #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." SV-4617/3

General Lee's farewell address in 1865; pressed leaves with locations annotated; family obituaries; postcards; letters to Mary ("Mamie") Pulaski Cowper and Mary Blount Grimes Cowper; a wax sealer; poems by Olivia Blount Cowper Moore; and newspaper clippings with Civil War tributes, church and religion news, and poems, largely about women.

Oversize Volume SV-4617/4

Scrapbook, 1907-1914: Olivia Blount Cowper Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." SV-4617/4

Music and theater performance programs, news, and advertisements; greeting cards; newspaper and magazine clippings; church materials; sketches; letters; a child's dress; a notebook with magazine clippings of various furniture; and material about and letters from film stars Vera Sisson and J. Warren Kerrigan.

Oversize Volume SV-4617/2

Scrapbook, 1908, 1915-1918, circa 1937: Olivia Blount Cowper Moore #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." SV-4617/2

Greeting cards; church materials; brochures and mementos from travels; letters from friends; postcards; invitations; railroad passes; childhood photographs of parents, Mary Blount Williams Cowper and Thomas Bragg Cowper; a letter from the United States Food Administration regarding her service as a food campaign worker; and newspaper clippings relating to World War I, poems, passenger trains, President Woodrow Wilson's upcoming nuptials, and the marriage of her parents. Entertainment is a strong focus of the scrapbook, with performance programs (including Birth of a Nation); printed material about actor J. Warren Kerrigan; pictures of silent film stars Helen Holmes, Ella Hall, Ford Sterling, Francelia Billington, and J. Warren Kerrigan; and newspaper clippings about Redpath Chautauqua, a weeklong entertainment program.

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Sketchbook, undated #04617, Series: "3. Volumes, 1832-1986, undated." Folder 87-88

Poems and sketches for Margaret Iredell Cowper Hall, perhaps by Mary Pulaski Cowper.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Pictures, circa 1840s-1988.

About 330 items.

Images of Moore, Blount, Cowper, Coapman, Keeble, Ruffin, and Williams family members and others. Images are primarily black-and-white photographic prints, some card-mounted, but there also are daguerreotypes, tintypes, and other formats. Note that there are also some photographic materials in Series 1. Correspondence and Series 3. Volumes.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988.

About 300 items.

Oversize Image OP-P-4617/1-2

OP-P-4617/1

OP-P-4617/2

Bingham School football and baseball teams, circa 1900 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." OP-P-4617/1-2

Image Folder P-4617/1

Cowper, Bryan Grimes (1860-1920), circa 1877-1900s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/1

Portraits from childhood through adulthood.

Image Folder P-4617/2

Cowper, Bryan Grimes (1890-1947), circa 1888-1910s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/2

Portraits from childhood, including one with sister Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble; also includes college class and World War I military uniform portraits.

Image Folder P-4617/3

Cowper (fl. 1832-1917), Mary Blount Grimes, circa 1890s-1920s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/3

Portraits and snapshots, including a picture with granddaughter Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble.

Image Folder P-4617/4

Cowper, Pulaski, circa 1870-1885 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/4

Portraits as a middle-aged adult; also includes a sepia photograph circa 1870 with son Bryan Grimes Cowper (1860-1920) as a boy.

Image Folder P-4617/5

Cowper, Thomas Bragg, circa 1880s, 1930s-1940s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/5

Portraits, circa 1880s, and photographs, 1930s-1940s, of Thomas Bragg Cowper at work in his office, including one of Olivia Blount Cowper Moore working alongside her father.

Image Folder P-4617/6

Keeble, Currin Greaves, circa 1935 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/6

Portrait during middle age.

Image Folder P-4617/7

Keeble, Mary Blount Grimes Cowper, circa 1890s-1960s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/7

Portraits and snapshots as a child and adult, including a picture of Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble, Bryan Grimes Cowper (1890-1947), and an African American woman who may have been a family servant; a family portrait of Minnie Heck Cowper, Bryan Grimes Cowper (1860-1920), Bryan Grimes Cowper (1890-1947), and Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble; and a hand-colored wedding portrait.

Image Folder P-4617/8

Cowper, Mary Blount Williams, circa 1880s-1960 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/8

Portraits and snapshots as a child and adult, with an unidentified infant, and on her 83rd birthday with Olivia Blount Cowper Moore.

Image Folder P-4617/9

Cowper, Mary Blount Williams: Photograph Album, 1952 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/9

Color snapshots as an older adult.

Image Folder P-4617/10

Cowper, Minnie Heck, circa 1890s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/10

Card mounted portraits and photographs with an unidentified woman.

Image Folder P-4617/11

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper, circa 1890s-1980s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/11

Portraits during infancy and childhood; photograph with her mother, Mary Blount Williams Cowper; and other snapshots during adulthood and old age.

Image Folder P-4617/12

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper: Photograph album, 1908-1913 and undated #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/12

Chiefly photographs of women and children (some identified); there are also images of houses, landscapes, and farm life.

Image Folder P-4617/13-15

P-4617/13

P-4617/14

P-4617/15

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper: Photograph album, 1915-1934 and undated #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/13-15

Photographs of Mary Blount Grimes Cowper Keeble, Mr. Foraker, Gatchell family members, Coapman family members, Dick Reeves Jr., Tracey Edith Long, and Mary Blount Grimes Cowper (fl. 1832-1917); locations including Charleston, S.C., the Blue Ridge Mountains, Goose Creek, Graphiteville, N.C., and Washington, D.C.; and topics including beaches, social life, men, women, school children, infants, landscapes, houses, pets, and buildings.

Image Folder P-4617/16

Raney, Olivia Blount Cowper, circa 1890s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/16

Portraits.

Oversize Image OP-P-4617/3

Reid, Harriet McGee, 1890s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." OP-P-4617/3

Image Folder P-4617/17

Moore, B. F. (1801-1878), undated #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/17

Lithographs with signature.

Image Folder P-4617/18

Moore, Bartholomew Figures (d. 1985), circa 1900-1985 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/18

Portraits as an infant and adult and snapshots of young adulthood, with Olivia Blount Cowper Moore, and with unidentified people and animals.

Image Folder P-4617/19

Coapman family, circa 1890s-1930s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/19

Portraits and snapshots of family members.

Image Folder P-4617/20

Cowper family, circa 1890s-1910s, 1960 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/20

Portraits of Mary Pulaski Cowper, Margaret Iredell Cowper Hall, and Mary Lee Cowper Cunningham, and group photographs of Olivia Blount Cowper Moore with Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985) and parents Mary Blount Williams Cowper and Thomas Bragg Cowper.

Image Folder P-4617/21

Grimes family, 1850s-1860s, circa 1910 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/21

Portraits of Olivia Blount Grimes (d.1866), Anne Blount Grimes Stickney, and possibly a young Mary Blount Grimes Cowper (fl. 1832-1917); also included is a photograph of an African American woman with two African American men and an ox drawn cart in front of the home of Lucy Olivia Blount Grimes and Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, N.C. Attached to the back of the photograph are several typewritten poems, including a commemoration of the Confederate dead.

Image Folder P-4617/22

Moore family, circa 1850s-1970s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/22

Photographs and color lithographs of Van B. Moore and Bessie Moore; group photographs of the Moore family, circa 1950s-1970s, include Bessie Moore, Albertine Moore, Bartholomew Figures Moore (d.1985), and Olivia Blount Cowper Moore engaged in family and home activities.

Image Folder P-4617/23

Moore family: Photograph album, 1870s-1900s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/23

Includes portraits of Bartholomew Figures Moore (1838-1890), Ben M. Moore, and unidentified men, women, teenagers and children, and a photograph of a painting of B.F. Moore (1801-1878).

Image Folder P-4617/24

Ruffin family, circa 1910s-1960s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/24

Portraits and snapshots of Lucy Moore Ruffin and Elizabeth ("Betsy") Moore Ruffin during infancy and childhood, with Olivia Blount Cowper Moore, and with unidentified adults and children.

Image Folder P-4617/25

Williams family, circa 1870s to 1910s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/25

Portraits of Laura Williams Williamson, John Ruffin Williams, and Robert Williams.

Image Folder P-4617/26

Cowper, Grimes, and Blount families: Photograph album, circa 1840s-1860s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/26

Portraits of Pulaski Cowper, Bryan Grimes Cowper (1860-1920), Lucy Olivia Blount Cowper, Margaret Iredell Cowper Hall, Charles Stickney, Patsy Blount, Anne Blount Grimes Stickney, and Lucy Olivia Blount Grimes (1799-1854).

Image Folder P-4617/27-28

P-4617/27

P-4617/28

Identified men, circa 1860s-1900s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/27-28

Engraved lithograph, portraits, and snapshots of identified men, some with unidentified children.

Image Folder P-4617/29

Identified women, circa 1880s-1930s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/29

Portraits and snapshots of identified women individually and in groups.

Image Folder P-4617/30

Identified children, circa 1890s-1988 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/30

Portraits and snapshots of identified infants and children, individually and with various unidentified children and adults.

Image Folder P-4617/31

Identified groups, circa 1900s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/31

Photographs of Annie Miller, Alex Miller, and Austin, who possibly worked as servants for the Moore family.

Image Folder P-4617/32-33

P-4617/32

P-4617/33

Unidentified men, circa 1860s-1900s, 1910s-1940s, 1980s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/32-33

Portraits, photographs of painted portraits, photographs of clergy, and snapshots of unidentified men in the military, in work environments, and with children and animals.

Image Folder P-4617/34-35

P-4617/34

P-4617/35

Unidentified women, circa 1860s-1890s, 1910s-1940s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/34-35

Portraits and other photographs of women nurses and other unidentified women in groups and outdoors.

Image Folder P-4617/36

Unidentified infants and children, circa 1890s-1960s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/36

Image Folder P-4617/37

Unidentified schoolchildren, circa 1890s-1943 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/37

Includes a schoolhouse portrait circa 1890s, classroom photos circa 1910s, individual portraits, and various schoolhouse scenes.

Image Folder P-4617/38

Unidentified groups, circa 1890s-1950s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/38

Image Folder P-4617/39

Pets and animals, circa 1910s-1950s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/39

Snapshots of cattle, dogs, birds, squirrel, and unidentified people with various animals.

Image Folder P-4617/40

Greeting cards, circa 1945-1975 #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/40

Christmas greeting cards with photographs of children, couples, families and houses.

Image Folder P-4617/41

Miscellaneous, circa 1900s-1960s #04617, Subseries: "4.1. Photographs, 1840s-1988." P-4617/41

Snapshots of identified and unidentified landscapes, homes, railways, architectural structures and waterways.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s.

29 items.

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/1

Grimes, Lucy Olivia Blount: Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/1

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/2

Grimes, Olivia Blount, 9 July 1867, New Orleans, La.: Photograph on white glass #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/2

Tape on the frame reads: "Grimes, Lucile Olivia"

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/3

Keeble, Mary Grimes Cowper: Photograph with hard shell covering #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/3

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/4

Moore, B. F. (1801-1878): Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/4

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/5

Moore, B. F. (1801-1878): Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/5

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/6

Raney, Olivia Blount Cowper: Photograph on white glass #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/6

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/7

Unidentified woman: Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/7

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/8

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper: Tintype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/8

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/9

Unidentified young woman: Tintype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/9

Paper case has the annotation: "Very respectfully A. Beauford."

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/10

Two unidentified women: Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/10

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/11

Two unidentified young women: Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/11

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/12

Unidentified woman and child: Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/12

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/13

Unidentified man: Tintype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/13

Case has the label of Turner and Lohen Photograph and Fine Art Gallery, New Orleans, La.

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/14-15

SF-P-4617/14

SF-P-4617/15

Unidentified men: Tintypes #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/14-15

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/16-18

SF-P-4617/16

SF-P-4617/17

SF-P-4617/18

Unidentified men: Daguerreotypes #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/16-18

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/19

Two unidentified men: Daguerreotype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/19

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/20

Unidentified young boy: Tintype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/20

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/21-22

SF-P-4617/21

SF-P-4617/22

Unidentified boy and girl: Daguerreotypes #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/21-22

Possibly Grimes or Cowper children.

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/23-24

SF-P-4617/23

SF-P-4617/24

Unidentified young man and woman: Tintype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/23-24

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/25-26

SF-P-4617/25

SF-P-4617/26

Unidentified man and woman: Daguerreotypes #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/25-26

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/27

Cowper, Bryan Grimes (1860-1920): Tintype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/27

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/28

Cowan, Henry and an unidentified woman and child posing in a boat: Tintype #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/28

Special Format Image SF-P-4617/29

Cowper, William Grimes: Miniature portrait #04617, Subseries: "4.2. Special format images, 1860s-1890s." SF-P-4617/29

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989.

100 items.

Printed material, correspondence, wedding books, genealogy, certificates and awards, obituaries, and other materials chiefly related to the Moore, Blount, and Cowper families, but other families are also represented. There also is a record of slave births, circa 1828-1847.

Folder 89

Blount family: Genealogical correspondence and related materials, 1931, 1971, and undated #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 89

Includes a hand drawn chart (OPF-4617/2).

Folder 90

Blount, Moore, Harvey, and Gray families: Genealogical correspondence and related materials, 1833, 1840, 1878, and undated #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 90

Folder 91

Boddie family: See Boddie and Allied Families in Series 6. #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 91

Capehart House history #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 91

Folder 92

Certificates and awards #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 92

A 1916 certificate stating that Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985) had been appointed corporal in the Corps of Cadets of the Bingham School (OPF-4617/2).

Folder 93

Cowper, Bryan Grimes (1860-1920) and Minnie Heck Cowper: Wedding vow book, 1885 #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 93

Folder 94

"The Cowper Family," circa 1980s #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 94

Printed book of family information written by Albert Wallace Cowper. Also contains letters from Albert Wallace Cowper to Olivia Blount Cowper Moore and newspaper clippings about him.

Folder 95

Grimes, Moore, and Cowper families: Genealogical correspondence and related materials, 1924, 1938, 1989, and undated #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 95

Folder 96

"Genealogy of the Family of B.F. Moore," 1791-1899 #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 96

Contains a biographical sketch written by James Moore, the grandfather of B.F. Moore (1801-1878), about his involvement in the Revolutionary War, as well as an extended family record of the Moore and Boddie families. Both handwritten and typed copies are included.

Folder 97-98

Folder 97

Folder 98

"Just a Kind Memento,"1910 #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 97-98

Printed book by "Grandma," with writings on the Moore family, sketches, diary entries, letters, and miscellaneous. Also included are three photographs of "Grandma" at ages 5, 40, and 55.

Folder 99-100

Folder 99

Folder 100

Moore, Olivia Blount Cowper: "Wedding Memories," 1925 #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 99-100

Includes congratulatory letters from friends; souvenirs, possibly from her honeymoon; newspaper clippings announcing the wedding; and a wedding invitation.

Folder 101-103

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Moore family: Genealogical correspondence and related materials, 1867, 1886, 1929, 1957-1958, and undated #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 101-103

Includes two printed books from J. Montgomery Seavers.

Folder 104

Moore, B. F. (1801-1878): Newspaper clippings #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 104

Folder 105

Obituaries and tributes #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 105

Includes a 1789 obituary for Jacob Blount; an address by Jonathan Daniels for the dedication of the Olivia Raney Public Library, 1963; and other obituaries and tributes.

Folder 106

Record of slave births, circa 1828-1847 #04617, Series: "5. Family History Materials, 1789-1989." Folder 106

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100 items.

Chiefly published items, including family bibles, common prayer books, and family history/genealogical volumes. Other materials include blueprints for several family houses; a small amount of financial material; handwritten copies of funeral orations for John Adams and Thomas Jefferson; a mid 19th-century recipe for a medicinal cure for ague and the fever; miscellaneous writings by family members and others; newspaper clippings; Civil War pardons; miscellaneous printed church and tourism material; and World War II ration coupons and inspection records.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-4617/1

Blueprints, 1864, 1916, undated #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." OPF-4617/1

Blueprints of various houses, including a cottage for Van Boddie Moore.

Folder 107

Financial materials, 1868, 1869, undated #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 107

Contains an advertisement for land and mules as well as monetary transactions of the Moore family.

Folder 108

"From Me to You,"1923 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 108

Book of quotes.

Folder 109

Funeral oration of John Adams, 1826 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 109

Folder 110

Funeral oration of Thomas Jefferson, 1826 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 110

Folder 111

Gatling, William L.: Sermon, 1950 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 111

Regarding Christian denominations, delivered at Christ Church, Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 112

"Henry Groves Connor," 1929 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 112

Address by Josiah W. Bailey upon the presentation of Henry Groves Connor's portrait to the District Court of the United States at Raleigh.

Folder 113

Miscellaneous notes #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 113

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Folder 120

Newspaper clippings, 1821-1980s #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 114-120

Includes obituaries; marriage announcements; Christmas materials; historic homes; articles relating to family history, southern history, and local North Carolina history; Episcopal Church news; poetry; and Raleigh Times "Victory in Europe Edition," 8 May 1945. Also includes a page from The North Carolina Standard from 20 April 1864 that features a speech of Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States of America (OPF-4617/2).

Folder 121

Pardons, 1865 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 121

For Pulaski Cowper and B.F. Moore (1801-1878).

Folder 122

Printed material #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 122

Church newsletters, tourism pamphlets, poetry reflections, and other materials.

Folder 123

Recipe to cure the ague and fever, circa 1830s-1850s #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 123

Folder 124

"Sketch of the Life of Governor Thomas Bragg," by Pulaski Cowper, 1891 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 124

Folder 125

Vance County, N.C.: Essay entitled "De Center of de Wurl" #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 125

Folder 126

World War II ration coupons and inspection records #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 126

Box 16

Bibles, 1870-1952 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

Belonging to Olivia Blount Cowper Raney, Thomas Bragg Cowper, Mary A. Williams, Ben M. Moore, and Bartholomew Figures Moore (d. 1985)

Book of devotions, 1857 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

Common prayer books, 1893-1894 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

Belonging to Mary Blount Grimes Cowper and Olivia Blount Cowper Moore ("Livy").

Folder 127

Common prayer books: Enclosures #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Folder 127

Box 16

History of Hartford County, N.C., undated #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

Historical Southern Families, Volume III, by John Bennett Boddie, 1959 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

The Rose Manual, by Robert Buist, 1847 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

Boddie and Allied Families, by John Thomas Boddie and John Bennett Boddie, 1918 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

The Philopenia, or Poetry of Affections, edited by Rufus W. Griswold, 1850 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

"Sacred Poems," by N.P. Willis, 1857 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

The Prayer Book, by the Reverend George W. Shinn, 1889 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

A Dog of Flanders and the Nurnberg Stove, by Louise de la Ramee, 1902 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

The State: A Weekly Survey of North Carolina, 1941, 1943, 1945-1946 #04617, Series: "6. Other Materials, 1821-1959." Box 16

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, 1993, Benjamin Bromley, Nancy Kaiser, Jessica Mlotkowski, and Kiley Orchard, June 2009

Encoded by: Benjamin Bromley, June 2009

This collection was reprocessed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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