Britton and Moore family papers, 1782-1890.

Creator: Britton and Moore family.
Collection number: 4136
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Abstract: Financial and legal papers, and family correspondence chiefly 1850-1889, of the Blodgett, Britton, and Moore families of Philadelphia, Pa., Northampton County, N.C., and New Orleans, La. Included are correspondence and legal items relating to land transactions in Philadelphia, the “Blodgett Claim” to land in central Washington, D.C., and various family estates; letters about life in New Orleans and rice production in Louisiana, 1845-1860; letters regarding community affairs in Philadelphia and in Warrenton, Va., 1871-1890, and J. Blodgett Britton’s work as an industrial chemist in the late nineteenth century; and account books of Cornelius Godwin Cotten Moore (d. 1888), physician of Northampton County.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Correspondence includes two letters in 1877 to Ellen (Britton) Moore from Howard Moore, the son of a former Moore slave, concerning his progress in a Raleigh, North Carolina, school (See Folder 10)

Financial papers contain records of the hiring of slaves in 1854 and 1855 (See Folder 6) and the purchase of an enslaved woman named Pleasant in 1850 (See Folder 13).