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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1137

Charles Moore letters to Dora Neill Raymond


Letters written by Charles Moore, the chairman of the National Commission of Fine Arts, to history professor Dora Raymond concerning Moore's involvement in cultural affairs and his social activities.


  • Creation: 1923-1942

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Consists of 255 letters written by Moore to Dora Neill Raymond, professor of history at Sweet Briar College. The letters concern Moore's involvement in cultural affairs and his social activities in the 1920s and 1930s.

Biographical / Historical

Moore was chairman of the National Commission of Fine Arts (1915-1937), served as overseer at Harvard University, and was author of works about George Washington.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*49M-2, *44M-316, *45M-495. Gift of Dora Neill Raymond, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va.; received: 1944 Dec. 11; 1945 Nov. 12; and 1949 July 15.

Moore, Charles, 1855-1942. Charles Moore letters to Dora Neill Raymond, 1923-1942: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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