William H. Moore papers

William H. Moore papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Moore, William Harry, b. 1884
Title: William H. Moore papers
Dates: 1912-1919
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet (10 folders)
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.
Royal Regiment of Artillery. Branch Expeditionary Force. -- Military life
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

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