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John More Association Archives

New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY

FINDING AID

(issued July 14, 2002)
updated 2009

GUIDE TO THE
JOHN MORE ASSOCIATION RECORDS
1827-1999

New York State Historical Association - Library
Special Collections
Cooperstown, New York 13326

COLLECTION INFORMATION

Repository:

New York State Historical Association Library
Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, Lake Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-1478

Collection: John More Association Records

Collection Number: 409

Accession Number: NM-024.00

Extent of Collection: 9 cu. ft.

Box Listing

409.1 Reunions and pageants, 1890-; song sheets; correspondence re More publications, 1890-1999

409.2 Correspondence, 1862-1973

409.3 Land indentures; Stonehouse (John More Farm); Jonas More house; military info; JMA forms & financial records; Catskill Mountain Chapter; newspaper clippings; obituaries; biographies; a few photographs (Alex line 1 photo); and genealogies, 1827-1976

409.4 Photograph album, 1880's

409.5 Photographs, 1882-1990

409.6 Photographs, 1890-1990

409.7 Photographs & photo album, 1915-1950

409.8 Ephemera, 1890-1965

409.9 Crockery & artifacts from Johbn More's Farm, Harpersfield, NY

409.10 Six copper plat blocks; a faded print; 1965 souvenir plate

409.11 Duplicate More publications

Volumes:

409.v1 Family Bible
409.v2 Reunion Pledge, 1889-1890
409.v3 Record Book, 1890
409.v4 Register, 1890
409.v5 Account Book, 1892-1894
409.v6 "Allied Members," 1893
409.v7 Account Book, 1893-1900
409.v8 Register, 1895-1900
409.v9 "Dues," 1895-1951
409.v10 Expense Account, 1900-1912
409.v11 Reunion 1905
409.v12 Register, 1909-1940
409.v13 Scrapbook, 1909-1961
409.v14 Reunion 1910-1930
409.v15 Treasurer's Book, 1910-1950
409.v16 Scrapbook, 1915-1916
409.v17 Reunion 1925
409.v18 Account Book, 1925-1951
409.v19 Reunion 1930
409.v20 Reunion 1935
409.v21 Reunion 1950
409.v22 "Dues," 1953-1957
409.v23 Account Book
409.v24 Board of Directors Annual Meeting Minutes 1998
409.v25 Reunion Records
409.v26 Names and Addresses

Oversize Folder Listing:

409.01 Genealogy of the More family (50 pages,) maps and misc. printed material

Oversize+ Folder Listing:

409.001 Photographs (Reunion and Pageant), Certificates and Family Tree, 1852-1940

Oversize++ Listing:

409p Panoramic Photographs (2), 1925 Reunion
Located on top of compact shelving above numbered collection boxes.

J.M.A. OVS+ Photographs and Certificates

409.001

Photographs

1915 Pageant
1915 Reunion
1925 Reunion (2)
1930 Reunion
1932 Convention N.Y. Historical Society
1935 Reunion (2)
1940 Reunion

1852 More Family Genealogical Tree

Certificates:

1903 Betty Taylor More school certificate
1909 Betty Taylor More Wellesleianni certificate

Library Shelves, Genealogy Section:

Manuscript Collection #409
Library Collection (929.2/M821)

Historical Journals of the More Family:

1892 vol 1, no. 1
1893 vol 1, no. 2
1895 vol 1, no. 3
1897 vol. 1, no. 4
1898 vol 1, no. 5
Index vol 1, no. 19

Bound vol. 1899-1917:

1899 vol 1, no. 6
1900 vol 1, no. 7
1901 vol 1, no. 8
1902 vol 1, no. 9
1904 vol1, no. 10
1905 vol 1, no. 11 & 12
1906 vol 1, n.o 13
1908 vol 1, no. 14
1910 vol 1, no. 16
1910 vol 1, no. 15
1911 vol 1, no. 17
1912 vol 1, no. 18
1913 vol 1, no. 1
1915 vol 2, no. 2
1916 vol 2, no. 4
1917 vol 2, no. 5

Vol 2, 1913-1931:

1915 vol 2, no. 3
1920 vol 2, no. 6 & [7]
1921 vol 2, no. 8
1925 vol 2, no. 9, 10, 11
1926 vol 2, no. 12
1927 vol 2, no. 13
1928 vol 2, no. 14
1929 vol 2, no. 15
1930 vol 2, no. 16, 17, 18
1931 vol 2, no. 19
Index vol 2, no. 20

1965 vol 5, no. 3
1980-81 vol 6, no. 1
1982 vol 6,no. 4
1983 vol 6, no. 5, 6
1984 vol 6, no. 7,8
1985 vol 7, no.1
1986 vol 7, no. 3
1987 vol 7, no. 4
1988 vol 7, no. 6, 7
1989 vol 7, no. 8, 7
2000 vol 10, no. 1
2001 Spring
2006 Fall
2007 Spring
2007 Fall
2008 Spring

Other Publications:

"Romance of Niagara and Other Poems with some Wisdom in Prose," by William More Decker, 1923

"Scotch Thistles: Poems,: by Anne More, 1924

"The History of the More Family and an Account of their Reunion in 1890," by David Fellows More, 18

John More Association 1983 Directory

John and Betty Stories by Grace Van Dyke More, 1930

Special Collections Newspapers:

"The Roxbury Times" of Sept 4, 1890; Sept 3, 1910; Aug 21, 1915; Sept 4, 1915; Sept 4, 1920; Aug 30, 1930; Aug 10 1940

"Ulster County Gazette" (Kingston of Jan 4, 1800 (reprint)

Photographs:

409.4p2:

1890 - Daniel More (tied w/ribbon)
1910 - Reunion
nd (no date)- Mrs. Daniel (Abigail) More

1930's - 2 reunions
1935 Bruce Fredericks
nd - Mrs. Taylor More Sr. postcard

nd - Coville, Zophar w. Moe, Capt. H. Knickerbocker, tied w/ribbon

nd - Leonard Walker; Jane M. Waller, tied w/ribbon

loose:
1936 - postcard
nd - A. Palen & H. Gould; James More; William Wallace More; Mrs. Ed (Ellen) Seacord; Claron S. Wagar; Jonas More; William Seacord; monument; unidentified; reunion

tied w/ribbon:
1931 - postcard
1960 - C. Woodbury family
1960 - Reunion (6)
nd - Amasa J. Smith; Chester & Boynton Woodburn; C. Woobury family; Helen & Dorothy Gould; reunion (2); unidentified

nd - Mary G. More Clark; Samuel More; Mr/Mrs. John H. Clark; Dr. James H. More; Mrs. Abigail M. More

tied w/ribbon:
1915 - Letter
1930 Unidentified (3)
1930 Reunion (2)
nd - Charles More; John & Dorothy Wood; Old Stone House; Moresville House; unidentified (4)

loose:
nd - William H. More; Mrs. William H. More

tied w/ribbon:
nd - Mrs. David (Elizabeth) More; David More

loose:
1890 - John C. More & Betty T. More
1895 - Clinton More
nd - Mrs. Stockwell; Elizabeth S; Clinton More; Susan A. More Roberts; Charles H. More; William L. More; Mrs. David Vanzandt; Richard More; Irwin D. More; David L. More & Homer M. Hadley; John C. More & Betty T. More; Frederic Keator; Lucius C.Merry; Edward M. Waller; Mrs. J. More Preston

409.4p3

loose:
nd - Mrs. Elizabeth M. Cummings; Mrs. William C. More; Edward L. More; James E. More; George C. Preston; Otis M. Preton; Mrs. Ellen M. Preton; Edward L. More anda glass negative; Helen M. Seacord; George F. More; Zophar W. More; Richard C. More; Maria M. Seacord; D. Waller; John P. More; Jacob & Otis More; pageant; postcard; reunion (5); unidentified (2)

tied w/ribbon:
nd - Grandma More; Grandpa More

loose:
1907 - Zophar More
1918 - Owen W. More
1930 - Water sports
1930 - Reunion
nd - Mary S. White; Kathryn More; John Seacord; Arthur More; George O. More; Mrs. Henry F. More; Fred More; Carrie More; L. P. More; Charles H. More; Elmer & Mary Seacord White; monument postcards (2); reunion Jonas line; unidentified

tied w/ribbon:
1930 - Reunion (4)
nd - More settlement; Moresville house; landscape, unidentified

409.5p1

loose:
1882 - Anna & Rufus Palen
1890 - portrait
1893 - portrait
1894 - family portrait
1896? - portrait
1899 - Anna Palen
1902 - Main Street
1902 - J. Bouten
1910 - Reunion (2)
1915 Indian pageant
1915 - Reunion
1920 Reunion
1925 - Reunion
1935 - J. Gould house
1935 - Olivia Shepard Burr
1953 - Bobby Williams
1955 - Reunion
1960 - Reunion
1970 - Reunion
nd - Gilbert Palen; Anna Palen: Charles G. Keator; Calvin W. Cochran; Moncellus L. More; Dowie A. Shrewsbury; Alexander More; John T. & Betty T. More burial; Gould's gravestone; Alexander T. More gravestone; Moresville landscape; Lyndhurst; J. Gould birthplace; Palen's house; Edward line portrait; Frederic Keator; Mrs. Catherine (George) Graham Decker; More portrait; Charles A. Rose, Jr.; unidentified (13); reunion (10); pageant (2); Old Stone House (2); monument (2) & negatives (2); ruins of Old Stone House [? this is probably the cabin ruins]; landsape (2); ariel view (2); coach

tied w/ribbon:
1919 - A. Luzerne Coville
1930 - Reunion
1935 - unidentified
1935 - Eleanor Rich
1935 - Helen A. Shepard
1935 - Ruth Allaben
1955 - Reunion (2)
1960 - Reunion
1975 - Reunion
nd - Abram Crosby; site of old stone house [probably cabin ruins]; Thomas Harey gravestone; Nancy H. More gravestone; Forres, Scotland; postcard of pageant; unidentified (6); postcard; postcard landscape

409.6p1

1890 - Reunion
1892? - Charles H. More
1899 - C. N. More
1900 - Christina R. Graves
1905 - Reunion
1912 - Edmund More, Sr.
1915 - Pageant (2)
1915 - Julia D. More
1920 - Reunion
1949 - Miss Sammy Ives
nd - Keator family; Edward Burhans & Liberty Preston More; Moncellus L. More; Mary Mary; Henry F. More; Otto Lambert; Frank T. More; John [Lioeedre?]; Edmund More Jr.; David More; unidentified (3); reunion; stone house; glass negative Edward L. More (?)

tied w/ribbon:
1890 - Monument
1930 - unidentified
nd - family; unidentified; reunion (3)

tied w/ribbon:
1914 - Frederick L. Cone
1935 - Parade of Brides
nd - Fannie O. Preston; More & Shepard; unidentified, reunion (6)

tied w/ribbon:
nd - Rev. Jay Seacord; reunion (2)

loose:
1894 - Mary More Rouse
1930 - Reunion
nd - Frederick V. Coville; Sylvester Rouse; Maria More; Ella K. More; Lyman More; Betty T. More; Jennie W. Kendall; Samuel J. Keator; Louisa M. Skellie; Gould Memorial Church; unidentified

tied w/ribbon:
1895 - Louise M. Burgess
nd - Louise M. Burgess (3); dancers

tied w/ribbon:
1960 - C. Woodbury family
1960 - Reunion (6)
nd - Dr. J. Bruce Smith; Myrtle I. Frisbee; Betsy M. Preston, unidentified

loose:
1907 - Mr/Mrs James H. More
nd - Edward M. Seacord

tied w/ribbon:
nd - Isaac More (2)

tied w/ribbon:
nd - unidentified (5); landscape; reunion; postcard

409.7

loose:
1915 - Finley J. Shepard
1915 - Photo album pageant
1940 - Cousin Clara
1950 - Carl Johnson's children
nd - Donald Brasted; Robert W. More; Florence M. Fish; Shepard; Debbie McLaughlin; John Meloney; Luzerne Coville; Maria M. Seacord; Mrs. Jonas More in case; David Serville in frame; Deborah C. MacLaughlin; Rev. Alva J. Brasted; tintypes (2); unidentified (2); In case (3); unidentified in frame (3); bound photo album

tied w/ribbon:
nd - Portrait (3)
nd - Portrait (2)
nd - postcards (46)