Samuel T. Moore papers

Samuel T. Moore papers (Collection 3564), circa 1860s-1948, 0.8 linear feet

Samuel T. Moore was born in 1855 near Williamsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, and moved with his parents to Altoona in 1858. He worked as a store clerk, carpenter, railroad car builder, and stenographer before beginning a long professional career as surveyor for the Pennsylvania Department of Forestry. Moore was a prime mover in the preservation of Greenwood Furnace in Huntingdon County, Pa. The collection includes a 1905-1906 letterpress book detailing Moore's survey work, a typed narrative of his life and family history, a typescript on the Greenwood Furnace with related incoming letters and other documents, and various printed ephemera. Photographs, including tintypes and at least one daguerreotype, as well as newspaper clippings are tipped into the typescripts.

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