William H. Moore papers

William H. Moore papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Moore, William Harry, b. 1884
Title: William H. Moore papers
Dates: 1912-1919
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms3292

Biographical/Historical Note

William Harry (Mex) Moore (b. 1884) was an American serving in the 4th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Reserve Artillery/Branch Expeditionary Force during World War I.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from William H. Moore to Cora McLean from 1917-1919. Moore writes from Milford Camp in England, La Belle, France, Sieglar, Germany, Jemappes, Belgium, Witley Camp, and Vancouver. Letters regard studying signaling, camp life, fellow soldiers, and his thoughts regarding local people. Moore's later letters regard working as a motion picture operator in Tacoma, Washington, his declined health, and trouble finding work as an electrician. The collection also includes a few correspondences to Cora McLean from other correspondents (1912-1918), and cartoon drawings of army life.


Index Terms

Army life--Caricatures and cartoons.
Correspondence.
Royal Regiment of Artillery. Branch Expeditionary Force. -- Military life
Soldiers--Canada--Correspondence.
World War, 1914-1918--Communications.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William H. Moore papers, ms 3292, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence to Cora from William, 1917
 
2Correspondence to Cora from William, 1918 January-May
 
3Correspondence to Cora from William, 1918 June-December
 
4Correspondence to Cora from William, 1919 January
 
5Correspondence to Cora from William, 1919 February
 
6Correspondence to Cora from William, 1919 March
 
7Correspondence to Cora from William, 1919 April-May
 
8Correspondence to Cora from William, 1919 June-November
 
9Correspondence to Cora McLeon from others, 1912-1918
 
10Cartoon drawings