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Moyers Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00099

Content Description

Letters written by and to the Moyers family from 1874 to 1906 sent to New Market, Gainesville, Standardsville, and Cedar Keys, and from Richmond, Gordonsville, and Standardsville. There are three postcards and eight letters between different Moyers family members. The first two letters are from G. W. Moyers to his wife Susie and discuss traveling to visit cousins, the construction of the railroad in Stanton, and his traveling home from North Carolina. Two postcards from G. W. Moyers in Richmond to his brother A. J. Moyers in Standardsville ask him to write more often. A four page letter from J. M. Moyers to his father and siblings asks why they haven't written, talks about sickness, and mentions rising food costs. A brief letter from J. M. Moyers to his brother discusses their father's will, how J. M. "ought to have" $960, and an uncle who was also involved. Another letter from J. M. to his brother continues to ask about their father's will and how it says that J. M. is "to have $260 out of the will to make [him] even with William in advanced already made to him." Two letters from Sallie to brother G. W. Moyer talk about the difficulties of rural life, health problems, and taxes coming due at "between 40 and 45 dollars." A letter to G. W. Moyer from a tax collector asks for payment of the taxes on the Moyers estate which come to $27.72, of which G. W. must pay half.

Dates

  • Other: 1874- 1907

Creator

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Creator

Title
Guide to the Moyers Family Letters
Author
Olivia Weiss, SCRC Apprentice
Date
2018-10-24
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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