Idora McClellan Moore papers, 1882-1939.

Creator: Moore, Idora McClellan, 1843-1929.
Collection number: 3072
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Abstract: Writer of Talladega County, Ala., who used the pen name “Betsy Hamilton.” Scattered letters, 1882-1927, from editors, readers, and friends, and clippings of her newspaper series, “Backwoods Letters,” and other humorous articles in the dialects of the backwoods of Alabama and of antebellum blacks.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Correspondence and clippings of Idora McClellan Moore of Talladega County, Alabama, writer of dialect articles about the backwoods of Alabama and of antebellum blacks. She wrote under the pen name “Betsy Hamilton. Folder 7 contains information about her articles written under the title “Pen Pictures of the Negro on the Oldtime Plantation and Life in the Southern Backwoods”.