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Ernst D. Moore Papers, 1888-1932

view Ernst D. Moore Papers, 1888-1932 digital asset number 1
Collector:
Moore, Ernst D (importer trader)
Donor:
Sibley, Edith
Author:
Arnold, Cheney & Co
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore President 1858-1919
Pratt, Read and Company
Physical description:
1.6 cu. ft
Type:
Copy photographs
Collection descriptions
Receipts
Photographs
Letters (correspondence)
Diaries
Articles
Account books
Maps
Place:
Africa
Mombasa
Kenya
Deep River (Conn.)
Aden
Mombasa (Kenya)
Zanzibar
Connecticut
Date:
1884
1884-1932
1888-1932
1880-1940
19th century
20th century
1900-1950
1850-1900
Summary:
Papers documenting Moore's work as an ivory trader employed by Arnold, Cheney and Co. Includes copies of his diary entries while working as an ivory trader, financial documents, price lists, his writings on the subject of ivory, articles, a map, and photographs.
The photographs, primarily photographic reproductions of originals still in the possession of Moore's family, document all aspects of the ivory trade from the hunting of elephants to the loading of tusks onto ships bound for New York; includes scenes in Mombasa, Zanzibar, and Aden; a visit from ex-President Theodore Roosevelt to Africa; the Pratt, Read and Co. piano factory in Deep River, Connecticut; and snapshots of Moore's family.
Cite as:
Ernst D. Moore Papers, 1888-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Edith Sibley
Topic:
Family
Elephants
Piano makers
Ivory industry
Imports
Ivory
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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