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Guide to the Moses family papers, 1859-1951

Summary

Family originally from Savannah, Georgia, and residents of New York City, whose members included drama critic Montrose J. Moses, his wife Dorothy Herne and other Herne sisters, and his sister, author Belle Moses. The collection primarily consists of manuscripts written by Belle Moses. The personal correspondence, clippings, and notes of Belle Moses, Montrose J. Moses, and Dorothy Herne also represent a substantial portion. There are also five scrapbooks assembled by the Herne sisters. Also included are photographs, negatives, diaries, doctor's visiting books (from Belle's father, M.J. Moses), and memorabilia such as pins, calling cards, programs, and other keepsakes. Print materials include literature, poetry, and textbooks published around the turn of the century.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00916
Title
Moses family papers
Date
1859-1951
Extent
13.5 Linear Feet, 10,125 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection primarily consists of manuscripts written by Belle Moses. The personal correspondence, clippings, and notes of Belle Moses, Montrose J. Moses, and Dorothy Herne also represent a substantial portion. There are also five scrapbooks assembled by the Herne sisters. Also included are photographs, diaries, doctor's visiting books, and memorabilia, such as pins, calling cards, programs, and other keepsakes. Print materials include literature, poetry, and textbooks published around the turn of the century.

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[Identification of item], Moses family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Moses Family papers, 1859-1951

9 boxes

[Collection has been given minimal processing; staff may need to process materials further before use.]

Dorothy Herne Moses personal letters
Box 1
Diary, 1864
Box 1
Photographs
Box 1
Memorabilia
Box 1
Dr. M.J. Moses physician's visiting books, 1869, 1874

Probably Belle Moses's father, Monefiore J. Moses.

Box 1
Belle Moses manuscript, 1924
Box 1
Montrose J. Moses correspondence, 1921-1928
Box 1
Photographs
Box 2
Katherine Chrystal Herne scrapbooks, 1892
Box 2
Dorothy Herne scrapbook, 1902
Box 2
Julie A. Herne scrapbooks, 1896-1898
Box 2
Print materials
Box 2
Photographs
Box 3
Belle Moses manuscripts, 1905
Box 3
Montrose J. Moses ledgers, 1923-1934
Box 3
"Papa's poems," 1864
Box 3
Correspondence, programs, clippings, class notes 1899-1924
Box 3
Print materials
Box 3
Rose J. Moses correspondence, 1900-1916

Belle Moses's mother.

Box 3
Montrose J. Moses correspondence, 1900-1906
Box 3
Correspondence, 1860-1870
Box 4
Belle Moses manuscripts
Box 4
Belle Moses correspondence, address books, receipts, 1860-1940
Box 4
Print Materials
Box 4
Montrose J. Moses correspondence, 1890-1920
Box 5
Dorothy Herne correspondence and diary, 1903
Box 5
Photographs
Box 5
Negatives
Box 5
Mrs. Moses medical receipts
Box 5
Belle Moses manuscripts and notes, 1890s
Box 5
Belle Moses manuscripts, clippings, notes, 1900-1930
Box 6
Print materials
Box 6
Belle Moses manuscripts, 1890-1900
Box 7
Belle Moses correspondence, clippings, notes, diary, 1900-1937
Box 7
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Minute Man of '33, by Belle Moses
Box 7
Belle Moses manuscripts
Box 8
Belle Moses correspondence, notes, book lists, clippings, 1892-1940
Box 8
Photographs
Box 8
Card catalog
Box 9
Belle Moses manuscripts
Box 9
Belle Moses correspondence, notes, clippings, 1930s
Box 9
 

Historical Note

Montrose Jonas Moses (1878-1933) was a drama critic, journalist, and author of works on American and European drama and on children's literature. He was married to Dorothy Herne. His sister, Belle Moses, was the author of approximately thirty works written for children and adults on figures such as Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, and Paul Revere.

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Provenance

The Moses family papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a deposit in 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1986

Encoded by Paula Jeannet and Elizabeth Shesko, June 2011

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.