Elizabeth Vann Moore Family Papers 1786, circa 1848-1998

Creator
Moore, Elizabeth Vann, 3 February 1912-1 January 2010
Size
40.25 linear feet (41 letter boxes, 15 legal boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 halfbox, 1 oversize flat box, and 1 flat folder)
Call number
MC 00486
Access to materials

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Elizabeth Vann Moore (1912-2010) of Edenton, North Carolina, was born in Henderson, North Carolina, to John A. Moore, Sr., and Mabel Vann Moore. Mabel's father, Samuel Cannady Vann (1852-1924), established Sterling Cotton Mills in 1895. Following the Great Depression, the company went into bankruptcy and was purchased by Mabel at auction. Her husband, John Sr., ran the company alongside her brother, Aldridge H. Vann, until John Sr.'s death in 1947. Elizabeth's brother, John A. Moore, Jr., then took over the company until his death in 1982. An historian and historic preservation activist, Elizabeth collected extensive family history materials, including material related to her family's role in managing Sterling Cotton Mills. She also preserved business correspondence, financial reports, and audits of the company.

The Elizabeth Vann Moore Family Papers contain family history materials as well as extensive records about the day-to-day operations of Sterling Cotton Mills in Franklinton, North Carolina, which several family members managed. Business papers include correspondence, financial reports, and audits documenting Sterling Cotton Mills' founding in 1895, bankruptcy during the Great Depression, and revival in the 1940s and 1950s. Family history materials include correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, and photographs of the Moore and Vann families, which document their experiences from the turn of the twentieth century through World War II and later.

Biographical/historical note

Elizabeth Vann Moore (1912-2010) of Edenton, North Carolina, was born in Henderson, North Carolina, to John A. Moore, Sr., and Mabel Vann Moore. Mabel's father, Samuel Cannady Vann (1852-1924), established Sterling Cotton Mills in 1895. Following the Great Depression, the company went into bankruptcy and was purchased by Mabel at auction. Her husband, John Sr., ran the company alongside her brother, Aldridge H. Vann, until John Sr.'s death in 1947. Elizabeth's brother, John A. Moore, Jr., then took over the company until his death in 1982. An historian and historic preservation activist, Elizabeth collected extensive family history materials, including material related to her family's role in managing Sterling Cotton Mills. She also preserved business correspondence, financial reports, and audits of the company.

Elizabeth Vann Moore attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1929, received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1933 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and earned a Masters of Arts in English in 1938 from Columbia University. For four years after graduating, Elizabeth taught English at All Saints’ School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and later at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia. S she was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. She later returned to Edenton and worked for the American Red Cross at the Edenton Marine Base. Elizabeth became an active member of the Edenton Historical Commission, writing numerous histories of the town, Chowan County, and eastern North Carolina. She received dozens of awards for her research into the Edenton Tea Party and local genealogies, and as an active promoter of historic preservation, prepared many nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for sites in Edenton and Chowan County. Upon her death in 2010, Elizabeth was survived by her sister, Mary Moore (Mrs. Carter) Rowe, and Mary’s three sons: Carter Redd Rowe, Jr.; John Augustus Moore Rowe; and Dr. Richard Worth Rowe.

Elizabeth Vann Moore’s maternal grandparents were Samuel Cannady Vann and Bettie Henley Vann. Samuel Vann (1852-1924) was born in Darlington County, South Carolina, to Alexander Russia and Elizabeth Frances (Cannady) Vann; his father was a physician and plantation owner. Samuel attended Wake Forest College from 1868 to 1871, spent several years working as a clerk in a general store, and then opened his own mercantile business in Franklinton, North Carolina. In 1895, Samuel organized the Sterling Cotton Mills Company in Franklinton to manufacture cotton yarn. He served as president and manager of the company from its inception to the later years of his life. Vann also served as a director of the Citizens National Bank in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a member of the Franklinton School Board for a number of years, and he was involved in numerous philanthropic activities, contributing funds for the building of the Franklinton Methodist Church in 1891, college scholarships for the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh in 1917, and mission playground construction in Korea.

Bettie Blanche Henley Vann (1858-1923) was born in Franklinton, North Carolina, to James Aldridge and Josephine Moore Henley; her father was a leading merchant in the community and in the Methodist church. Bettie (alternately, Bette) attended Greensboro Female College before marrying Samuel C. Vann in 1878. The couple had three children: Mabel, Aldridge Henley (Billy), and Eleanor. Apart from raising their children, Bettie taught Sunday School for decades at the Franklinton Methodist church and was involved in women’s missionary societies, children’s ministries, and the American Red Cross.

Elizabeth Vann Moore’s parents were John Augustus Moore, Sr., and Mabel Vann Moore. John Sr. (1878-1947) was born in Edenton, North Carolina, to John Armistead and Mary Skinner Moore; his father practiced law. John Sr. was the third child of the couple but the eldest surviving one. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from 1896 to 1900 and graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. Working briefly for a bank, a telephone company, and then a supply company, John Sr. was eventually named secretary of the Harriett Cotton Mills of Henderson, North Carolina, in 1901. In 1908, he became secretary of the Henderson Cotton Mills, where he remained until 1915. In that year, he moved to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, to become the president of Patterson Mills Company. After that company was purchased in 1929 by Simmons Company, John Sr. became the treasurer and manager of the Edenton Cotton Mills and in 1933, the president of Sterling Cotton Mills in Franklinton as well. John Sr. held both positions from 1933 until his death in 1947. Throughout his life, John Sr. was active in the Episcopal Church, and he was a member of the American Cotton Manufacturers Association, the North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers Association, and the Roanoke Rapids school board. In 1910, he married Mabel Vann, and the couple had three children: Elizabeth (1912-2010), Mary (b. 1913), and John Jr. (1917-1982).

Mabel Vann Moore (1882-1965) was born in Chowan County, North Carolina, to Samuel C. and Bettie H. Vann. She attended Greensboro Female College in the early 1900s and travelled to California and Europe upon graduating. After marrying John A. Moore, Sr., in 1910, Mabel raised their three children and was active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and other community organizations until her death in 1965.

Elizabeth Vann Moore's younger brother, John Augustus Moore, Jr., (1917-1982), was born in 1917 to John A. Moore, Sr., and Mabel Vann Moore. John Jr. studied business at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 1939, and he attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1941. John Jr. was drafted early upon the United States’ entry into World War II. He joined the Army Air Force; graduated from Officer Candidate School in Miami Beach, Florida, in 1942; advanced to a Captain in July 1942 at Kearns Army Airfield in Kearns, Utah; and served overseas in the Pacific Theater in 1945. In 1947, John Jr. became the president of Sterling Cotton Mills, a position he held until his death in 1982. In the early 1950s, he married Margaret (Peggy) Parsley Young, and the couple had one son, John Augustus Moore III, in 1956.

Sterling Cotton Mills was established in 1895 by Samuel C. Vann in Franklinton, North Carolina. Samuel Vann died in 1924 and his son, Aldridge H. Vann, took over the mill (by-laws can be found in Box 10, Folder 2; files documenting the construction of the mill can be found in Box 13, Folder 1). In 1933, due to financial problems resulting from the Great Depression, Sterling Cotton Mills was auctioned and bought by Mabel Moore, daughter of Samuel C. Vann. Mabel Moore’s husband, John A. Moore, Sr., and her brother, Aldridge Vann, then ran Sterling Cotton Mills together. John A. Moore, Sr., died in 1947 and his son, John A. Moore, Jr., took over the mill upon his death. John A. Moore, Jr., ran Sterling Cotton Mills until his death in 1982. John A. Moore III took over the company after his father's death and also ran the Sterling Heritage Corporation, which appears to have been a real estate company (Business Prospectus can be found in Box 8, Folder 7). Sterling Cotton Mills closed in 1991.

Scope/content

The Elizabeth Vann Moore Family Papers contain family history materials as well as extensive records about the day-to-day operations of Sterling Cotton Mills in Franklinton, North Carolina, which several family members managed. Business papers include correspondence, financial reports, and audits documenting Sterling Cotton Mills' founding in 1895, bankruptcy during the Great Depression, and revival in the 1940s and 1950s. Family history materials include correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, and photographs of the Moore and Vann families, which document their experiences from the turn of the twentieth century through World War II and later.

Series 1, Business Papers, 1890-1998 contains correspondence, meeting minutes, stockholder agreements, bank statements, financial books, financial notes regarding wages and orders, financial statements, and bank audits. This series is divided into three subseries: Correspondence and Other Administrative Papers (Subseries 1.1); Financial Books (Subseries 1.2); and Financial Statements and Reports (Subseries 1.3).

Series 2, Family Papers, 1848-1986), contains personal correspondence, articles, diaries, estate records, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the Vann and Moore families of eastern North Carolina. The bulk of the material relates to Mabel Vann Moore, Elizabeth Vann Moore’s mother, and John A. Moore, Jr., Elizabeth’s brother. The series is divided into three subseries: Family Correspondence (Subseries 2.1), Diaries and Personal Papers (Subseries 2.2), and Photographs and Scrapbooks (Subseries 2.3).

Family Correspondence, 1891-1986, primarily includes letters between Mabel Vann Moore and her parents, Samuel C. and Bettie H. Vann, while Mabel was at Greensboro Female College in the early 1900s, and condolences that Mabel received when her husband, John Augustus Moore, Sr., died in 1947. Letters sent and received by John Augustus Moore, Jr., make up the rest of this subseries. Letters address John Jr.'s college years at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the 1930s and his service overseas during World War II.

Diaries and Personal Papers, 1848-1982, consists of newspaper articles, journals, expense lists, travel accounts, estate records, and obituaries related to John A. Moore, Sr.; Mabel Vann Moore; and John A. Moore, Jr. Of particular note are John Jr.’s journal pages, which partially cover his overseas service during World War II.

Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1786, 1879-1949, contain formal and informal photographs of Samuel C. Vann; Mabel Vann Moore; John A. Moore, Jr.; and other family members and friends. Of special note is an oversize, undated print of Sterling Cotton Mill. Scrapbooks relate to Samuel C. and Bettie H. Vann; Mabel Vann Moore; and John A. Moore, Jr., and include photographs and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Business Papers, 1899-1983; and Family Papers, 1848-1986.

The Business Papers series is arranged into three subseries: Correspondence and Administrative Papers (Subseries 1.1); Financial Books (Subseries 1.2); and Financial Reports and Statements (Subseries 1.3). Subseries 1.1 is arranged in the order received. Subseries 1.2 and 1.3 are arranged chronologically.

The Family Papers series is arranged into three subseries: Family Correspondence (Subseries 2.1); Diaries and Personal Papers (Subseries 2.2); and Photographs and Scrapbooks (Subseries 2.3). Each subseries is arranged chronologically.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elizabeth Vann Moore Family Papers, MC 00486, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

A. H. Vann Papers, 1920-1925, 1965, MC 00327, North Carolina State University

Elizabeth Vann Moore Papers, 1927-2007, Manuscript Collection #1215, East Carolina University

Augustus Moore Family Papers, circa 1791-1919, undated, Manuscript Collection #1216, East Carolina University

Source of acquisition

Gift of Carter R. Rowe, 2013 (Accession 2013.0128); transfer from East Carolina University, 2013 (Accession 2013.0302)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer, April 2014; machine-readable finding aid created by: Gwynn Thayer, April 2014; finding aid updated by Rose Buchanan and Rachel Jacobson, November 2014

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Business Papers 1890-1998 (MC 00486 Series 1)

This series contains business papers relating to the Sterling Cotton Mill, run by the Vann and Moore families. The business was established in 1895 and ran until 1991. This series spans the entire life of the company, some documents date from 1890 until 1998. The majority of the papers cover the financial concerns, administrative papers, and records from the Sterling Cotton Mill between the mid-1910s until the mid-1970s. The series is divided into three subseries: 1.1. Correspondence and Administrative Papers, 1890-1998; 1.2. Financial Books, 1895-1983; and 1.3. Financial Reports and Statements, 1918-1974. Subseries 1.1 is the largest of the three subseries. It has papers dating from before the Sterling Cotton Mills was established in 1895, and correspondence that dates to after the mill closed in 1991. The series is mostly correspondence. As this was a family business, there is some personal correspondence mixed in with the business correspondence. This is particularly the case in regard to loaning money to family members. Administrative papers include some minutes, bylaws, and pricing packages. Subseries 1.2 is the smallest subseries in the Business Papers series. It consists of the financial books, rather than individual financial documents. The subseries spans from 1895 to 1983. The books have information regarding financial meetings and also bylaws of the company. The series is organized chronologically and the last book in the series dates to when John A. Moore III had a different business idea, the Sterling Heritage Corp. This book includes a financial plan for the business idea. Subseries 1.3 consists of financial reports and statements from 1918 to 1974. The subseries is exclusively Audit reports and monthly statements. All years within the span are at least partially accounted for.

This series has been arranged into three subseries:

  • Subseries 1.1 Correspondence and Administrative Papers;
  • Subseries 1.2 Financial Books;
  • Subseries 1.3 Financial Reports and Statements

Correspondence and Other Administrative Papers 1890-1998 (MC 00486 Series 1.1)

Correspondence and Other Administrative Papers, 1890-1998, includes documents found in the offices of John A. Moore Sr., Jr., and the home office of Elizabeth Vann Moore. Correspondence is often between members of the Moore family and customers or clients of Sterling Cotton Mills, although some personal correspondence between family members also appears intermittently. Other records include financial statements, tax reports, company by-laws and property records, and other administrative papers.

This subseries has been arranged as received.

Filing Cabinet: Cost Analysis 1961
Box 1, Folder 1
Filing Cabinet: 'B' Correspondence 1927-1944
Box 1, Folder 2
Filing Cabinet: 'C' Correspondence 1918-1931
Box 1, Folder 3
Filing Cabinet: Chemical Bank Trust and Company 1925-1942
Box 1, Folder 4
Filing Cabinet: Citizens Bank and Trust 1920-1941
Box 1, Folder 5
Filing Cabinet: 'D' Correspondence 1926-1944
Box 1, Folder 6
Filing Cabinet: 'Debts': Don Johnston's Files of Debtors to Sterling 1933
Box 1, Folder 7
Filing Cabinet: 'F' Correspondence 1931-1947
Box 1, Folder 8
Filing Cabinet: First and Merchants National Bank, Richmond 1921-1939
Box 1, Folder 9
Filing Cabinet: First Merchants and First Citizens Bank and Trust 1946-1967
Box 1, Folder 10
Filing Cabinet: 'G' Correspondence 1931-1946
Box 1, Folder 11
Filing Cabinet: 'H' Correspondence 1913-1941
Box 2, Folder 1
Filing Cabinet: 'I' Correspondence 1934-1945
Box 2, Folder 2
Filing Cabinet: Property Damage Insurance Policy 1973
Box 2, Folder 3
Filing Cabinet: Sterling Reports 1974
Box 2, Folder 4
Filing Cabinet: Sterling tax notice and close-out papers 1973-1974
Box 2, Folder 5
Filing Cabinet: Textile Organizations 1933-1934
Box 2, Folder 6
Filing Cabinet: Textile Organizations 1934-1946
Box 2, Folder 7
Filing Cabinet: United Business Services 1928-1929
Box 2, Folder 8
Filing Cabinet: United Business Services 1929-1933
Box 3, Folder 1
Filing Cabinet: Checks, Receipts, Stocks, Correspondence 1910-1923
Box 3, Folder 2
Filing Cabinet: Checks, Receipts, Stocks, Correspondence 1922-1931
Box 3, Folder 3
Filing Cabinet: 'J' Correspondence 1928-1934
Box 3, Folder 4
Filing Cabinet: J. A. Moore 1920-1946
Box 3, Folder 5
Filing Cabinet: J. A. Moore 1944-1946
Box 3, Folder 6
Filing Cabinet: J. A. Moore, Jr. 1930-1941
Box 3, Folder 7
Filing Cabinet: J. A. Moore, Jr. 1930-1942
Box 3, Folder 8
Filing Cabinet: J. A. Moore, Jr. 1934-1946
Box 3, Folder 9
Filing Cabinet: John Jr.'s Service Records 1945
Box 3, Folder 10
Filing Cabinet: 'N' Correspondence 1932-1945
Box 4, Folder 1
Filing Cabinet: 'M' Correspondence 1922-1928
Box 4, Folder 2
Filing Cabinet: 'L' Correspondence 1929-1941
Box 4, Folder 3
Filing Cabinet: Northumberland Apartments, Inc. 1927-1941
Box 4, Folder 4
Filing Cabinet: Northumberland Apartmetns, Inc. 1942-1943
Box 4, Folder 5
Filing Cabinet: Northumberland Apartments, Inc. 1943-1944
Box 4, Folder 6
Filing Cabinet: 'O' Correspondence 1919-1946
Box 4, Folder 7
Filing Cabinet: 'P' Correspondence 1924-1930
Box 4, Folder 8
Filing Cabinet: Patterson Mills 1915-1946
Box 5, Folder 1
Filing Cabinet: Phillips and Smith 1930
Box 5, Folder 2
Filing Cabinet: 'R' Correspondence 1936-1947
Box 5, Folder 3
Filing Cabinet: 'S' Correspondence 1926-1946
Box 5, Folder 4
Filing Cabinet: 'T' Correspondence 1932-1945
Box 5, Folder 5
Filing Cabinet: 'U' Correspondence 1921-1946
Box 5, Folder 6
Filing Cabinet: 'V' Correspondence 1923-1945
Box 5, Folder 7
Filing Cabinet: 'W' Correspondence 1931-1938
Box 5, Folder 8
Filing Cabinet: 'W' Cotton 1924-1925
Box 5, Folder 9
Filing Cabinet: 'W' Cotton 1925-1929
Box 5, Folder 10
Filing Cabinet: Correspondence with White 1923-1926
Box 6, Folder 1
Filing Cabinet: Correspondence with White 1927-1930
Box 6, Folder 2
Filing Cabinet: Correspondence with White 1931-1939
Box 6, Folder 3
Filing Cabinet: 'Y' Correspondence 1938
Box 6, Folder 4
Filing Cabinet: 'Z' Correspondence 1943
Box 6, Folder 5
Filing Cabinet: Blendspun Inc., Statement 1967
Box 6, Folder 6
Filing Cabinet: Blendspun Inc., Confidential 1965-1967
Box 6, Folder 7
Cash Box: Loose papers 1898-1925
Box 7, Folder 1
Cash Box: J. H. Kearney and Wife 1905-1925
Box 7, Folder 2
Cash Box: W. Haywood Perry 1909
Box 7, Folder 3
Cash Box: J. H. Kearney 1912
Box 7, Folder 4
Cash Box: Copies Pertaining to [Board session] 1913
Box 7, Folder 5
Cash Box: Property Franklinton/Church Papers 1918
Box 7, Folder 6
Cash Box: Charter With Two Amendments August 14, 1917 and May 7, 1925
Box 7, Folder 7
Cash Box: Various Papers to S. C. Vann 1922
Box 7, Folder 8
E. V. Moore Files: S. C. Vann 1899-1910
Box 7, Folder 9
E. V. Moore Files: Documents from First Floor Bedroom 1912-1975
Box 7, Folder 10
E. V. Moore Files: Harriet and Henderson Cotton Mills 1959-1960
Box 7, Folder 11
E. V. Moore Files: Financial Notes and Documents (1 of 2) 1976
Legal box 8, Folder 1
E. V. Moore Files: Financial Notes and Documents (2 of 2) 1976
Legal box 8, Folder 2
E. V. Moore Files: Literary Review 1996
Legal box 8, Folder 3
E. V. Moore Files: Letter Exchange of Mr. Aldridge Vann, Wives 1890-1910
Legal box 8, Folder 4
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Deeds 1946
Legal box 8, Folder 5
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Master Copy 1940-1990
Legal box 8, Folder 6
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Preliminary Business Prospects 1983
Legal box 8, Folder 7
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Meeting Minutes 1983
Legal box 8, Folder 8
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Harrison and Harrison 1984
Legal box 8, Folder 9
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Packages Sent to 1984
Legal box 8, Folder 10
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Responses 1984
Legal box 8, Folder 11
Power Plant: Office Copy 1985
Legal box 8, Folder 12
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Contractors 1985
Legal box 8, Folder 13
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Demographics 1984
Legal box 8, Folder 14
Sterling Heritage Corp.: Expenses and Receipts 1985
Legal box 8, Folder 15
Power Plant: File 1983-1985
Legal box 8, Folder 16
Power Plant: Correspondence re: Power Plant Documentary 1983-1988
Legal box 8, Folder 17
Power Plant: Analysis 1984
Legal box 8, Folder 18
Sterling Cotton Mills Agreement 1907
Legal box 8, Folder 19
Sterling File Box: Schedule 1922
Box 12, Folder 4
Sterling File Box: Mrs. Mabel Vann Moore 1927-1929
Box 12, Folder 5
Sterling File Box: Stockholder Records 1929-1930
Box 12, Folder 6
Sterling File Box: Property Record 1948
Box 12, Folder 7
Sterling File Box: Correspondence 1948-1965
Box 12, Folder 8
Sterling File Box: Amendents 1967
Box 12, Folder 9
Sterling File Box: Accounts Papers and Forms 1967, 1972
Box 12, Folder 10
Sterling File Box: 'B' 1934-1951
Box 12, Folder 11
Sterling File Box: 'D' 1951-1952
Box 12, Folder 12
Sterling File Box: 'E-F' 1950-1968
Box 12, Folder 13
Sterling File Box: 'G' 1950-1951
Box 12, Folder 14
Sterling File Box: 'H-I-J' 1951-1974
Box 12, Folder 15
Sterling File Box: 'M' 1911-1956
Box 12, Folder 16
Sterling File Box: 'P-Q' 1951
Box 12, Folder 17
Sterling File Box: 'W' 1937-1951
Box 12, Folder 18
Sterling Cotton Mills, Inc.: Minutes 1933
Legal box 10, Folder 1
Vann Moore Mills Company 1925
Legal box 9, Folder 10
Vann Moore Mills Company 1925-1928
Legal box 9, Folder 11
Vann Moore Mills Company: Patent 1929-1931
Legal box 9, Folder 12
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1900-1920
Legal box 9, Folder 1
Information: Cotton Pickers 1920-1930
Legal box 9, Folder 7
Scanned Photo April 1913
Legal box 9, Folder 3
Certificate of Appraisal 1918
Legal box 9, Folder 4
Relating to Railroads 1906-1926
Legal box 9, Folder 2
Correspondence 1921-1929
Legal box 9, Folder 5
Financial Records: Sale to A. D. Williams 1923
Legal box 9, Folder 6
Samuel C. Vann: Tax Return 1924
Legal box 9, Folder 9
Correspondence 1912-1929
Legal box 9, Folder 8
Western Union, Notes 1931
Legal box 9, Folder 15
Sales Records 1926-1933
Legal box 9, Folder 14
Vamoco Mills Company 1931-1937
Legal box 9, Folder 13
Deeds and Account Documents 1932-1933
Legal box 9, Folder 17
Sterling Cotton Mills: Stockbook 1933
Box 12, Folder 19
Sterling Cotton Mills, Inc.: By Laws 1933
Legal box 10, Folder 2
Pittman, Bridges, and Hicks 1933-1935
Legal box 10, Folder 3
Yarn Sales and Pricing 1935
Legal box 10, Folder 4
Letter and Information re: Sterling Mills Cotton Co. 1933-1947
Legal box 10, Folder 5
Virginia Trust Co. vs. Vann Moore Mills Co. 1936
Legal box 10, Folder 6
Amendments and Agreements 1937
Legal box 10, Folder 7
History of Sterling Cotton Mills 1925-1944
Legal box 10, Folder 8
History of Sterling Cotton Mills 1941-1944
Legal box 10, Folder 9
Edenton and Other Cotton Mills Interims and Wage Reports 1942-1944
Legal box 10, Folder 10
Correspondence: Whitmer and Vann Moore 1946
Legal box 11, Folder 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1930-1949
Legal box 9, Folder 16
Blank Stationary 1960
Legal box 11, Folder 3
Meeting Notes 1948-1962
Legal box 11, Folder 2
Ralph E. Loper, Confidential 1969-1972
Legal box 11, Folder 5
Amendments and Shareholders 1966-1973
Legal box 11, Folder 4
Tax Reports, Notes, and Assets 1974-1975
Legal box 11, Folder 7
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1970-1979
Legal box 11, Folder 6
Receipts 1978
Legal box 11, Folder 9
Notes and Security Agreement 1976-1979
Legal box 11, Folder 8
Tax Return 1981
Legal box 11, Folder 10
Sterling Cotton Mills: Cotton sample 1960-1983
Box 12, Folder 20
Sterling Cotton Mills: Stockholder 1982
Box 12, Folder 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1980-1989
Box 12, Folder 2
Department of Cultural Resources 1998
Box 12, Folder 3
Financial Books 1895-1983 (MC 00486 Series 1.2)

This sub-series contains Financial Books, 1895-1983. These financial books document Sterling Cotton Mills bills, and meeting minutes, when related to finances. This sub-series is the smallest of the three sub-series within the series Business Series. The series is organized chronologically and the last book in the series dates to when John A. Moore III had a different business idea, the Sterling Heritage Corp. This book includes a financial plan for this different business venture.

The financial business books are arranged chronologically.

Letter Book: Construction of Sterling Cotton Mills 1895-1896
Legal box 13, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Appraisal Report June 30, 1928
Legal box 13, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Bylaws and Minutes 1929-1930
Legal box 13, Folder 3
Sterling Cotton Mills: Day-Book (blank) 1933
Legal box 13, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Stockholder Meetings 1933-1941
Legal box 14, Folder 1
Order Book 1941
Legal box 14, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Stockbook 1933-1957
Legal box 14, Folder 3
Ledger Book 'A' 1948-1953
Legal box 14, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Stockbook 1957-1973
Legal box 15, Folder 1
John A. Moore III: Sterling Heritage Corp. 1983
Legal box 15, Folder 2
Financial Reports and Statements 1918-1974 (MC 00486 Series 1.3)

This subseries consists of financial reports and statements from 1918 to 1974. The subseries is exclusively audit reports and monthly statements. All years within the span are at least partially accounted for. There are, however, no records beyond 1974, although the mill operated until 1991.

These reports and statements are arranged chronologically.

Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1918
Legal box 16, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1919
Legal box 16, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1920
Legal box 16, Folder 3
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1921
Legal box 16, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1922
Legal box 16, Folder 5
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1923
Legal box 16, Folder 6
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1924
Legal box 16, Folder 7
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1925
Legal box 16, Folder 8
Vann Moore Mills Co.: Audit Report 1926
Legal box 16, Folder 9
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1926
Legal box 16, Folder 10
Vann Moore Mills Co.: Audit Report 1927
Legal box 16, Folder 11
Vann Moore Mills Co.: Audit Report 1928
Legal box 16, Folder 12
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1928
Legal box 16, Folder 13
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements 1928
Legal box 16, Folder 14
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1929
Legal box 16, Folder 15
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements and Reports 1929
Legal box 16, Folder 16
Vann Moore Mills Co.: Audit Report 1929
Legal box 16, Folder 17
Vann Moore Mills Co.: Audit Report 1930
Legal box 16, Folder 18
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Reports 1930
Legal box 17, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements and Reports 1930
Legal box 17, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements 1930
Legal box 17, Folder 3
Town of Franklinton, North Carolina: Audit Reports 1930-1931
Legal box 17, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1931
Legal box 17, Folder 5
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements 1931
Legal box 17, Folder 6
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements, Reports, and Notes 1931-1932
Legal box 17, Folder 7
Vann Moore Mills Co.: Audit Report 1932
Legal box 17, Folder 8
Sterling Cotton Mils: Audit Reports 1932
Legal box 17, Folder 9
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1933-1934
Legal box 18, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1934-1935
Legal box 18, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1935-1936
Legal box 18, Folder 3
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements, Reports, and Financial Notes 1900-1940
Legal box 18, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements 1942-1945
Legal box 18, Folder 5
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1936-1937
Legal box 18, Folder 6
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1937-1938
Legal box 18, Folder 7
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1938-1939
Legal box 18, Folder 8
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1939-1940
Legal box 18, Folder 9
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1940-1941
Legal box 18, Folder 10
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1941-1942
Legal box 18, Folder 11
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1942-1943
Legal box 18, Folder 12
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1944
Legal box 18, Folder 13
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1944-1945
Legal box 18, Folder 14
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1945
Legal box 18, Folder 15
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1945-1946
Legal box 18, Folder 16
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1946
Legal box 19, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1946-1947
Legal box 19, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1947
Legal box 19, Folder 3
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1947-1948
Legal box 19, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1948
Legal box 19, Folder 5
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1948-1949
Legal box 19, Folder 6
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1949
Legal box 19, Folder 7
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1949-1950
Legal box 19, Folder 8
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1950
Legal box 19, Folder 9
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1950-1951
Legal box 19, Folder 10
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1951
Legal box 19, Folder 11
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1951-1952
Legal box 19, Folder 12
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1952
Legal box 19, Folder 13
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1952-1953
Legal box 19, Folder 14
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1953
Legal box 19, Folder 15
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1953-1954
Legal box 20, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1954
Legal box 20, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1954-1955
Legal box 20, Folder 3
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1955
Legal box 20, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1955-1956
Legal box 20, Folder 5
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1956-1957
Legal box 20, Folder 7
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1957
Legal box 20, Folder 8
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1957-1958
Legal box 20, Folder 9
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1958
Legal box 20, Folder 10
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1958-1959
Legal box 20, Folder 11
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1959
Legal box 20, Folder 12
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1959-1960
Legal box 20, Folder 13
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1960
Legal box 20, Folder 14
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1960-1961
Legal box 20, Folder 15
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1961
Legal box 21, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1956
Legal box 20, Folder 6
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1961-1962
Legal box 21, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1962
Legal box 21, Folder 3
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1962-1963
Legal box 21, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1963
Legal box 21, Folder 5
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1963-1964
Legal box 21, Folder 6
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1964
Legal box 21, Folder 7
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1964-1965
Legal box 21, Folder 8
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1965
Legal box 21, Folder 9
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1966
Legal box 21, Folder 10
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1966
Legal box 21, Folder 11
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1966-1967
Legal box 21, Folder 12
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1967
Legal box 21, Folder 13
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1967-1968
Legal box 21, Folder 14
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1968
Legal box 21, Folder 15
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1968-1969
Legal box 21, Folder 16
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements 1969
Legal box 22, Folder 1
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1969-1970
Legal box 22, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1970
Legal box 22, Folder 3
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1970-1971
Legal box 22, Folder 4
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statements 1971
Legal box 22, Folder 5
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1971-1972
Legal box 22, Folder 6
Sterling Cottom Mills: Audit Reports 1972-1973
Legal box 22, Folder 7
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1972
Legal box 22, Folder 8
Sterling Cotton Mills: Monthly Statement 1973
Legal box 22, Folder 9
Sterling Cotton Mills: Audit Report 1974
Legal box 22, Folder 10
Family Papers 1786, 1848-1986 (MC 00486 Series 2)
Family Correspondence 1891-1986

Family Correspondence, 1891-1986, primarily includes letters between Mabel Vann Moore and her parents, Samuel C. and Bettie H. Vann, while Mabel was at Greensboro Female College in 1903 and while she traveled to Europe in 1906-1907. Also included are the numerous condolences that Mabel received when her husband, John Augustus Moore, Sr., died in 1947. Letters sent and received by John Augustus Moore, Jr., make up the rest of this subseries. The bulk of these letters cover John Jr.’s college years at UNC-Chapel Hill in the 1930s and his service overseas during World War II. Other correspondents included in this subseries are John A. Moore, Sr.; Aldridge H. Vann; and John A. Moore III.

Letters Received by Samuel C. Vann and Bettie H. Vann (1 of 2) 1891-1924
Box 23, Folder 1
Letters Received by Samuel C. Vann and Bettie H. Vann (2 of 2) 1891-1924
Box 23, Folder 2
Bettie H. Vann to Aldridge H. Vann (transcriptions) 1898-1903
Box 23, Folder 3
Mabel Vann Moore to Samuel C. Vann and Bettie H. Vann (1 of 2) 1903
Box 23, Folder 4
Mabel Vann Moore to Samuel C. Vann and Bettie H. Vann (2 of 2) 1903
Box 23, Folder 5
Correspondence re: Vann and Henley families 1903-1925
Box 23, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Sr. 1905-1947
Box 23, Folder 7
Letters Sent by Mabel Vann Moore during trip to Europe (1 of 2) 1906-1907
Box 24, Folder 1
Letters Sent by Mabel Vann Moore during trip to Europe (2 of 2) 1906-1907
Box 24, Folder 2
Mabel Vann Moore to John A. Moore, Sr. 1912-1928
Box 24, Folder 3
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore (1 of 2) 1905-1959
Box 24, Folder 4
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore (2 of 2) 1905-1959
Box 24, Folder 5
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore re: amnesia patient found in Halifax, North Carolina 1924
Box 24, Folder 6
Mabel Vann Moore - Correspondence with missionaries in China 1925-1933
Box 24, Folder 7
Mabel Vann Moore to John A. Moore, Sr. (1 of 2) 1930-1932
Box 25, Folder 1
Mabel Vann Moore to John A. Moore, Sr. (2 of 2) 1930-1932
Box 25, Folder 2
John A. Moore, Sr., to Elizabeth Vann Moore 1930-1947
Box 25, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Sr., when he was hospitalized with appendicitis Jan.-Feb. 1938
Box 25, Folder 4
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (1 of 19) November 1947
Box 25, Folder 5
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (2 of 19) November 1947
Box 25, Folder 6
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (3 of 19) November 1947
Box 25, Folder 7
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (4 of 19) November 1947
Box 25, Folder 8
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (5 of 19) November 1947
Box 25, Folder 9
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (6 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 1
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (7 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 2
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (8 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 3
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (9 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 4
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (10 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 5
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (11 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 6
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (12 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 7
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (13 of 19) November 1947
Box 26, Folder 8
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (14 of 19) November 1947
Box 27, Folder 1
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (15 of 19) November 1947
Box 27, Folder 2
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (16 of 19) November 1947
Box 27, Folder 3
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (17 of 19) November 1947
Box 27, Folder 4
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (18 of 19) November 1947
Box 27, Folder 5
Letters Received by Mabel Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. (19 of 19) November 1947
Box 27, Folder 6
Letters Received by Elizabeth Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Sr. Nov.-Dec. 1947
Box 27, Folder 7
Letters Received by Elizabeth Vann Moore upon the death of Mabel Vann Moore (1 of 2) November 1965
Box 28, Folder 1
Letters Received by Elizabeth Vann Moore upon the death of Mabel Vann Moore (2 of 2) November 1965
Box 28, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr., upon the death of Mabel Vann Moore (1 of 2) November 1965
Box 28, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr., upon the death of Mabel Vann Moore (2 of 2) November 1965
Box 28, Folder 4
John A. Moore III to Elizabeth Vann Moore 1978-1985
Box 28, Folder 5
Letters Received by Elizabeth Vann Moore upon the death of John A. Moore, Jr. 1986
Box 28, Folder 6
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1920s
Box 29, Folder 1
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1931-1935
Box 29, Folder 2
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1936-1938
Box 29, Folder 3
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1939-June 1940
Box 29, Folder 4
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. July 1940-June 1941
Box 29, Folder 5
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. July 1941-Sept. 1941
Box 29, Folder 6
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. Oct. 1941-Dec. 1941
Box 29, Folder 7
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. Jan. 1942-June 1942
Box 29, Folder 8
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. July 1942-Oct. 1942
Box 30, Folder 1
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. Nov. 1942-July 1943
Box 30, Folder 2
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. Aug. 1943-Nov. 1943
Box 30, Folder 3
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. Dec. 1943-June 1944
Box 30, Folder 4
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. July 1944-Jan. 1945
Box 30, Folder 5
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. Feb. 1945-March 1945
Box 30, Folder 6
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. May 1945
Box 31, Folder 1
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. June 1945-Oct. 1945
Box 31, Folder 2
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. Nov. 1945-Dec. 1946
Box 31, Folder 3
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1947
Box 31, Folder 4
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1948-1949
Box 31, Folder 5
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1950-1953
Box 31, Folder 6
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1954
Box 32, Folder 1
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1955
Box 32, Folder 2
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1956-1959
Box 32, Folder 3
Letters Sent by John A. Moore, Jr. 1960-1963
Box 32, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1920s
Box 32, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1930-1933
Box 32, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1934
Box 32, Folder 7
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1934
Box 32, Folder 8
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1935
Box 33, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1935
Box 33, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) 1936
Box 33, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) 1936
Box 33, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) 1936
Box 33, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1937
Box 33, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1937
Box 33, Folder 7
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) 1938
Box 34, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) 1938
Box 34, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) 1938
Box 34, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) 1939
Box 34, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) 1939
Box 34, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) 1939
Box 34, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) Jan.-June 1940
Box 35, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) Jan.-June 1940
Box 35, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) July-Dec. 1940
Box 35, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) July-Dec. 1940
Box 35, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) Jan.-June 1941
Box 35, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) Jan.-June 1941
Box 35, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) July-Dec. 1941
Box 36, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) July-Dec. 1941
Box 36, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) July-Dec. 1941
Box 36, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) Jan.-June 1942
Box 36, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) Jan.-June 1942
Box 36, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) July-Dec. 1942
Box 36, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) July-Dec. 1942
Box 37, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) July-Dec. 1942
Box 37, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) Jan.-June 1943
Box 37, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) Jan.-June 1943
Box 37, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) July-Dec. 1943
Box 37, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) July-Dec. 1943
Box 37, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) July-Dec. 1943
Box 37, Folder 7
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) Jan.-June 1944
Box 38, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) Jan.-June 1944
Box 38, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) Jan.-June 1944
Box 38, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) July-Dec. 1944
Box 38, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) July-Dec. 1944
Box 38, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) July-Dec. 1944
Box 38, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) Jan.-June 1945
Box 38, Folder 7
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) Jan.-June 1945
Box 39, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) Jan.-June 1945
Box 39, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) July-Dec. 1945
Box 39, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) July-Dec. 1945
Box 39, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) July-Dec. 1945
Box 39, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1946
Box 40, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1947
Box 40, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1948
Box 40, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1948
Box 40, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1949
Box 40, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1949
Box 40, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1950
Box 41, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1950
Box 41, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1951
Box 41, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1951
Box 41, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1952
Box 41, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 2) 1953
Box 41, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 2) 1953
Box 42, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (1 of 3) 1954
Box 42, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (2 of 3) 1954
Box 42, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. (3 of 3) 1954
Box 42, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1955
Box 42, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1956
Box 42, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1957
Box 42, Folder 7
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1958
Box 42, Folder 8
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1959
Box 43, Folder 1
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1960
Box 43, Folder 2
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1961-1965
Box 43, Folder 3
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1966-1969
Box 43, Folder 4
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1970s
Box 43, Folder 5
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. 1980s
Box 43, Folder 6
Letters Received by John A. Moore, Jr. undated
Box 43, Folder 7
Diaries and Personal Papers 1848, 1887-1982

Diaries and Personal Papers, 1848-1982, consists of newspaper articles, journals, expense lists, travel accounts, estate records, and obituaries related to John A. Moore, Sr.; Mabel Vann Moore; and John A. Moore, Jr. The expense lists, newspaper write-ups, and publications related to John Sr. primarily pertain to his business dealings and philanthropy. Journals associated with Mabel Vann Moore cover her trips to California and Europe; also included are Mabel’s household expense lists and genealogical notes on the Lanier and Washington families. John Jr.’s journal pages from 1944 through the 1980s make up the majority of the rest of the subseries. Childhood mementos and diplomas related to John Jr.’s son, John A. Moore III, appear last.

Methodist Orphanage 1848, 1978
Legal box 57, Folder 1
James A. Henley and Josephine Harriet Moore Henley 1887-1910
Box 43, Folder 8
Franklinton United Methodist Church 1897-1973
Box 43, Folder 9
Samuel C. Vann: Obituaries 1923-1924
Box 43, Folder 11
Franklinton High School 1925-1975
Legal box 57, Folder 2
Samuel C. Vann: Estate 1934
Legal box 57, Folder 3
Samuel C. Vann: National Cyclopedia of American Biography 1957-1961
Box 44, Folder 1
Samuel C. Vann: Civic Life Contribution undated
Box 43, Folder 10
Aldridge Henley Vann: Clippings and Articles 1909-1945
Box 44, Folder 2
Bettie H. Vann: Diary 1913-1920
Box 44, Folder 3
Bettie H. Vann: Obituaries 1923
Box 44, Folder 4
Bettie H. Vann: Estate 1937
Legal box 57, Folder 4
Vann home, Franklinton, North Carolina: Record of Visitors undated
Box 44, Folder 5
John A. Moore, Sr.: UNC Education 1898, 1900
Box 44, Folder 6
John A. Moore, Sr.: Travel expense lists (2 of 2) 1896-1934
Box 44, Folder 8
John A. Moore, Sr.: Cotton Manufacturers Associations (1 of 2) 1906-1956
Box 45, Folder 3
John A. Moore, Sr.: Cotton Manufacturers Associations (2 of 2) 1906-1956
Box 45, Folder 4
John A. Moore, Sr.: Engagement and Marriage to Mabel Vann Moore 1910
Box 44, Folder 9
Cotton Clippings and Pamphlets 1931-1945
Box 45, Folder 1
John A. Moore, Sr.: Newspaper Write-Ups 1940s
Box 45, Folder 2
John A. Moore, Sr.: Trip expenses for family, New York City 1947
Box 45, Folder 5
John A. Moore, Sr.: Obituaries 1947
Box 45, Folder 6
John A. Moore, Sr.: Estate (1 of 2) 1947-1951
Box 45, Folder 7
John A. Moore, Sr.: Estate (2 of 2) 1947-1951
Box 45, Folder 8
John A. Moore, Sr.: Biographies undated
Box 45, Folder 9
John A. Moore, Sr.: Patterson Mills undated
Box 44, Folder 10
Mabel Vann Moore: Childhood documents 1890s
Box 46, Folder 1
Mabel Vann Moore: Newspaper clippings 1900-1944
Box 46, Folder 2
Mabel Vann Moore: Greensboro Female College Annual Catalog 1900-1901
Box 46, Folder 4
Mabel Vann Moore: Greensboro Female College 1901-1904
Box 46, Folder 3
Mabel Vann's Diploma, Greensboro Female College 1901
Flat file 19
Mabel Vann Moore: Journal, Trip to California 1903
Box 46, Folder 5
Mabel Vann Moore: Journal, Trip to Europe (1 of 2) 1906-1907
Box 46, Folder 6
Mabel Vann Moore: Journal, Trip to Europe (2 of 2) 1906-1907
Box 46, Folder 7
Mabel Vann Moore: Household Expense Book, Groceries 1911-1945
Box 46, Folder 8
Mabel Vann Moore: Assorted documents kept in bedroom chest of drawers 1914-1933, undated
Box 50, Folder 1
Mabel Vann Moore: Household Expense Book, Groceries 1917-1948
Box 47, Folder 1
Mabel Vann Moore: Christmas Lists 1922-1960
Box 47, Folder 2
Mabel Vann Moore: Household Expenses, Nags Head Cottage 1933-1955
Box 47, Folder 3
Mabel Vann Moore: Journal 1935
Box 47, Folder 4
Mabel Vann Moore: Household Expense Book, Groceries 1936-1938
Box 47, Folder 5
Mabel Vann Moore: Household Expense Book, General 1938-1943
Box 47, Folder 6
Mabel Vann Moore: Organizations and Philanthropy 1945-1946
Legal box 57, Folder 5
Mabel Vann Moore: Trip expense lists 1952-1958
Box 48, Folder 1
Mabel Vann Moore: Household Expense Book, General 1950s
Box 47, Folder 7
Mabel Vann Moore: The Study Club 1950s
Box 48, Folder 2
Mabel Vann Moore: Estate Papers, John A. Moore, Jr., Executive (1 of 3) 1964-1968
Box 48, Folder 5
Mabel Vann Moore: Estate Papers, John A. Moore, Jr., Executive (2 of 3) 1964-1968
Box 48, Folder 6
Mabel Vann Moore: Estate Papers, John A. Moore, Jr., Executive (3 of 3) 1964-1968
Box 48, Folder 7
Mabel Vann Moore: Obituaries and Burial Services Nov. 1965
Box 48, Folder 4
Mabel Vann Moore: Tombstone Inscriptions, Genealogy undated
Box 49, Folder 1
Mabel Vann Moore: Gardening notes undated
Box 48, Folder 8
Mabel Vann Moore: Lanier Washington Genealogy (1 of 7) undated
Box 49, Folder 2
Mabel Vann Moore: Lanier Washington Genealogy (2 of 7) undated
Box 49, Folder 3
Mabel Vann Moore: Lanier Washington Genealogy (3 of 7) undated
Box 49, Folder 4
John A. Moore, Jr.: Childhood mementos undated
Box 50, Folder 3
Moore Family: World War II ration books circa 1940s
Box 50, Folder 7
Elizabeth Vann Moore: World War II articles 1941, undated
Box 50, Folder 2
John A. Moore, Jr.: Announcement of military advancement circa 1942
Box 50, Folder 4
John A. Moore, Jr.: Britain at War by J. B. Priestley 1942
Box 50, Folder 5
John A. Moore, Jr.: Official Guide to the Army Air Forces, World War II 1944
Box 50, Folder 6
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1944-1947
Box 50, Folder 8
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1947
Box 50, Folder 9
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1949
Box 51, Folder 1
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1950
Box 51, Folder 2
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1952
Box 51, Folder 3
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1953
Box 51, Folder 4
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1954
Box 51, Folder 5
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1955
Box 51, Folder 6
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1956-1961
Box 51, Folder 7
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1960
Box 51, Folder 8
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages (1 of 2) 1961
Box 51, Folder 9
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages (2 of 2) 1961
Box 52, Folder 1
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1966-1967
Box 52, Folder 2
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1968
Box 52, Folder 3
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages (1 of 2) 1969-1970
Box 52, Folder 4
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages (2 of 2) 1969-1970
Box 52, Folder 5
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1972
Box 52, Folder 6
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1973-1975
Box 52, Folder 7
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1976
Box 52, Folder 8
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1977
Box 52, Folder 9
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1978
Box 52, Folder 10
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1979
Box 52, Folder 11
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1980
Box 53, Folder 1
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1981-1982
Box 53, Folder 2
John A. Moore, Jr.: Journal Pages 1982
Box 53, Folder 3
John A. Moore III: Childhood mementos undated
Box 53, Folder 4
John A. Moore III: Diploma 1974
Box 53, Folder 5
Photographs and Scrapbooks 1786, 1879-1949

Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1786, 1879-1949, contain formal and informal photographs of Samuel C. Vann; Mabel Vann Moore; John A. Moore, Jr.; and other family members and friends. Also included are a number of postcards of Florida and Cuba collected by Bettie H. Vann before 1910, and numerous undated photographs of buildings and landscapes in eastern North Carolina and elsewhere. Of special note is an oversize, undated print of Sterling Cotton Mill. Scrapbooks relate to Samuel C. and Bettie H. Vann; Mabel Vann Moore; and John A. Moore, Jr., and include photographs and newspaper clippings.

Samuel C. Vann: UNC-Chapel Hill, Class of 1879 1879
Box 53, Folder 6
Samuel C. Vann and Bettie H. Vann family home: Franklinton, North Carolina 1886-1887
Box 53, Folder 7
Bettie H. Vann: Photographs and postcards of Florida and Cuba pre-1910
Box 55, Folder 1
Samuel C. Vann and Bettie H. Vann Scrapbook (brown) undated
Box 55, Folder 2
Samuel C. Vann: Photographs removed from page 41 of brown scrapbook 1923
Box 53, Folder 8
Samuel C. Vann: "Copy of cut for article on Samuel C. Vann in National Cyclopedia of American Biography" undated
Legal box 57, Folder 6
Sam Boewen: Watchman at Sterling Cotton Mills for many years undated
Box 53, Folder 9
Eleanor Vann Rose 1911, 1917
Box 53, Folder 10
James Harvey Budgins [?] undated
Box 53, Folder 11
John A. Moore, Sr. 1880-1900
Box 53, Folder 12
Photocopy Album of William Hendley's Bible; owned by Eleanor Vann Rose 1786, 1949
Oversize flat box 60, Item 1
Mabel Vann Moore (1 of 2) 1896-1906
Legal box 57, Folder 7
Mabel Vann Moore (2 of 2) 1896-1906
Legal box 57, Folder 8
Mabel Vann Moore: Photograph Album, California Trip Oct. 13-Nov. 5, 1903
Flat box 58, Item 1
Mabel Vann Moore in her Wedding Dress (1 of 3) 1911
Flat box 59, Item 1
Mabel Vann Moore in her Wedding Dress (2 of 3) 1911
Flat box 59, Item 2
Mabel Vann Moore in her Wedding Dress (3 of 3) 1911
Flat box 59, Item 3
Mabel Vann Moore: Photograph Album undated
Box 54, Folder 5
John A. Moore, Jr., Scrapbook
Flat box 59, Item 4
Bankers' Special Train Snapshots 1903
Box 54, Folder 3
Papers removed from the inside front cover of Bankers' Special Train Snapshots 1903
Box 54, Folder 4
Franklinton, North Carolina Scrapbook undated
Box 55, Folder 3
Buildings and Monuments undated
Box 53, Folder 13
Negatives (1 of 2) undated
Half box 56, Folder 1
Negatives (2 of 2) undated
Half box 56, Folder 2
Landscapes undated
Box 54, Folder 1
Scanned Photographs - Buildings undated
Box 54, Folder 2
Sterling Cotton Mill Print undated
Flat folder 16
World War II Military Aircraft, Pacific Theater (?) 1945
Flat folder 17
World War II, Inspector General Department, Air Inspector (?), Officer's Club, Pacific Theater (?), 5 photographs 1945
Flat file 18

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