Gapen-Moore Family

Gapen-Moore Family Papers
1777 – 1934
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Alison Smith, 2007
Finding Aid by: Brent Abercrombie, March 2012

Biographical Note:

Information regarding the genealogy of the Gapen (1777 – 1934), Moore (1788 – 1917), and Davis (1831 – 1926) families are located within the collection.


Information found within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection primarily consists of the correspondence and genealogy of the Gapen, Moore, and Davis families.  Topics covered within the collection include family matters, person dealings, business and retail matters, and the Civil War (Henry C. Gapen – 5th IN Cavalry, Charles D. Davis – 9th IN Regiment Company K). The collection also contains a pamphlet of the 5th Indiana Cavalry in East Tennessee by G.H. Russell (1864) with a short biography of Henry Clay Gapen.

Additionally, the collection includes photographs of the Gapen family: Frances J. Davis, Civil War Period (1860 – 1864?), taken in Logansport, Indiana, Frances J. Davis with Great Grandchild (postcard photograph), taken April 12, 1911, Henry Clinton Gapen (photograph), taken ca. 1892, and the Gapen sisters (photograph), taken ca. 1904 or 1905.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. Family Correspondence, 1838 – 1849
2. Family Correspondence, 1850
3. Family Correspondence, 1851 – 1864
4. Gapen Family History and Photographs, 1777 – 1934
5. Moore Family History, 1788 – 1917
6. Davis Family History, 1831 – 1926

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 6 folders
Collection Dates: 1777 – 1934
Provenance: Bancroft Library, University of California Berkley 1965; Mr. Francis Haines, Ashland, Oregon, December 8, 1964
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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