Moore family papers, 1835-1962, 1835-1916 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Moore family papers, 1835-1962, 1835-1916 (bulk dates)
Creator
Moore family.
Extent
1 volume, 600 pieces (ca.)
Subjects
Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925.
Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893.
Brent, J. Chambers.
Brent, Mary Moore.
Brent family.
Cate, J. B.
Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Howe, Timothy Otis, 1816-1883.
Mentelle, Charlotte Victorie LeClere.
Moore, Charles C. (Charles Chilton), 1837-1906.
Moore family.
Morris, Mary B.
Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910.
Rankin, A. W. (Albert William), 1852-1941.
Sherman, John, 1823-1900.
Wallace, Richard C.
Windom, William, 1827-1891.
Blue-grass blade.
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Missouri--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Middle East--Description and travel.
Clippings.
Kentucky author
Arrangement
Arrangement is primarily chronological, with miscellaneous materials arranged by subject at the end of the collection.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The best-known member of the Moore family was probably Charles Chilton Moore, one of the grandsons of Barton W. Stone, founder of the Disciples of Christ. At one time a minister, Moore later promoted atheism and free thought. He published the BLUE GRASS BLADE in Lexington, Ky., and in 1899 served five months in the federal prison in Columbus, Ohio for blasphemy and the advocacy of "free love." He was pardoned by President William McKinley. Moore wrote three books: THE RATIONAL VIEW proclaimed his opinions on religion and free thought; BEHIND THE BARS 31498 was a memoir of his imprisonment; and DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT described Moore's travels late in life in Europe, Egypt and the Holy Land. He had a sister, Mary Moore Brent.
Scope and Content
This is a collection of correspondence and other papers of the Moore and Brent families of central Kentucky. Most of the letters concern family members and were addressed to Mary Moore Brent. Some letters date from the era of the Civil War and describe living conditions and politics in Kentucky and Missouri. There are a few letters written by or to Charles Chilton Moore and some business and personal letters to other family members. Letter writers include James Lane Allen and the future President James A. Garfield. A copy of DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT is in the collection, as are some clippings concerning the discovery of the papers in 1961.

Restrictions on Access and Use

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