Charles W. Moores, Sr. Letter
3 June 1855
1 folder

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Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006

Biographical Note:

Charles W. Moores was born on November 2, 1828, in Vermillion County, Illinois. After graduating from Wabash College in 1852, he moved to Indianapolis to teach at the State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. He married Julia Dumont Merrill with whom he had two sons, Merrill and Charles W., Jr.. He and his brother-in-law, Samuel Merrill, started a book store and publishing business that became the Bobbs-Merrill Company. His poor health had kept him from military service until the Civil War. In 1864, he enlisted in the 132nd Indiana Infantry and died a short time later in Stevenson, Alabama.

Dunn, Jacob Piatt. Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood, Volume III. Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1919.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains two copies of a letter written by Charles W. Moores as Corresponding Secretary of the YMCA of Indianapolis. The letter gives information about the YMCA of Indianapolis.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.  
1855 June 3 Moores, Charles W. to unknown recipient, typescript, 3 p.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder, 2 copies of one item

Collection Dates:

3 June 1855



Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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Related Holdings:

 S982, Charles W. Moores, Jr. speeches



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