Ira Moore papers, 1848-1856


Date: 1848-1856 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet


These papers include letters from relatives, friends, and former students, chiefly on family affairs, social events, and schools in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Also included are receipts for personal expenditures, and letters of recommendation for teaching positions and from J. P. Lesley for admission to Yale College, where Moore received the Ph.B. degree in 1855. Moore was Lesley's assistant in preparing the Pennsylvania Railroad maps of western Pennsylvania.

Background note

Ira Moore was a teacher, surveyor, and engineer.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 250 items.


Acquired, 1900; provenance unknown.

Early American History Note

This assortment of letters and other material primarily discuss the social life of Ira Moore, a nineteenth century teacher and surveyor. Letters discuss his circle of friends and family in Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut. Many of the letters were written by Moore from southeastern Massachusetts. Also included are various notes and receipts. There is some record of his time at Yale included in the documents, including a ticket to attend "The Burial of Euclid."

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Yale College (1718-1887)


  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Family Correspondence
  • General Correspondence
  • Receipts.

Personal Name(s)

  • Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903
  • Moore, Ira.


  • Education
  • Schools -- Connecticut.
  • Schools -- Maine.
  • Schools -- Massachusetts.
  • Social Life and Custom