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Finding Aid to the Benjamin D. Moore Papers MS.645
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  • Biographical note
  • Scope and contents
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access
  • Historial note

  • Title: Benjamin D. Moore Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.645
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1829-1846
    Date (inclusive): 1829-1846, 1960
    Abstract: Benjamin Davies Moore (1810-1846) was a soldier in the United States army who died in the Battle of San Pasqual, California. This collection includes a letter from Benjamin, dated 1846, and a leather-bound notebook shared by Benjamin and his brother Matt Moore. Entries in the journal are dated 1829-1839 and include remarks on board the U.S. Ship Erie, as well as lists of naval statistics, poems, and notes from friends.
    creator: Moore, Benjamin Davies, 1810-1846
    creator: Moore, Matt

    Biographical note

    Benjamin Davies Moore (1810-1846) was a soldier in the United States army who died December 6, 1846 in the Battle of San Pasqual, California. Previous to that, Moore was a midshipman from 1829-1833, a 1st Lieutenant in the Mounted Rangers in 1832, 1st Lieutenant with the 1st Dragoons in 1833, and was made a Captain in 1837.

    Scope and contents

    This collection includes a letter from Benjamin, dated 1846, and a leather-bound notebook shared by Benjamin and his brother Matt Moore. Entries in the journal are dated 1829-1839 and include remarks on board the U.S. Ship Erie beginning in 1829, a list of U.S. ships, a list of deaths in the U.S. Navy in 1828, 1829, and 1830, a list of resignations from 1827-1830, dismissals of 1829, the number of each rank of officer in 1829 and 1830, vessels of war in the U. S. Navy in 1830, estaimate of provisions in 1830, as well as poems, and notes from friends. This collection also includes a newspaper clipping from 1960 regarding the donation of the materials to the Southwest Museum by Moore's descendants.

    Preferred citation

    Benjamin D. Moore Papers, 1829-1846, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.645; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 25, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Donated by Benjamin D. Moore's descendants Ariana Moore, R. E. Moore, Helen Moore Alexander, Bill Alexander, Joan Daly, Marian Rosher, and Vicki Daly, circa 1965.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Historial note

    The Battle of San Pasqual, also spelled San Pascual, was a military encounter that occurred during the Mexican-American War in what is now the San Pasqual Valley community of the city of San Diego, California. On December 6 and December 7, 1846, General Stephen W. Kearny's US Army column, along with a smaller force of Marines, engaged a small contingent of Californios and their Presidial Lancers, led by Capt. Leonardo Cota; eventually joined by Major Andrés Pico. After US reinforcements arrived, Kearny's troops were able to reach San Diego.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence
    Diaries
    Erie (U.S. Ship)
    Mexican War, 1846-1848
    Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns -- California
    Poetry
    United States. Navy