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Cornelius C. Moore papers

Inventory


Series Series I. Correspondence
This series contains the correspondence between Mr. Cornelius C. Moore and art and antique dealers he worked with. The correspondence details the work of the dealers in locating pieces that were of historical and artistic interest to Moore, as well as the financial transactions behind each purchase.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Akre, Anne B. - Moore, Cornelius C.
1970
Box 1, Folder 2 Babcock, Adelaide C. - Moore, Cornelius C.
1952-1958
Box 1, Folder 3 Buhler, Mrs. Yves Henry - Moore, Cornelius C.
1961-1965
Box 1, Folder 4 Bunce, Dorothy Clarke - Moore, Cornelius C.
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Box 1, Folder 5 Cohon, Morris - Moore, Cornelius C.
1954-1969
Box 1, Folder 6 Considine, George - Moore, Cornelius C.
1957
Box 1, Folder 7 Cooper, Joseph D. - Moore, Cornelius C.
1949
Box 1, Folder 8 Dennis, Jr., William Engs - Moore, Cornelius C.
1946
Box 1, Folder 9 Gannon, W. McKinley - Moore, Cornelius C.
1965
Box 1, Folder 10 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Thornton, J. Wingagte
1927 Dec 18
Box 1, Folder 11 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Sack, Israel
1948 Jul 20
Box 1, Folder 12 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1950
Box 1, Folder 13 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1951
Box 1, Folder 14 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1952
Box 1, Folder 15 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1953
Box 1, Folder 16 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1954
Box 1, Folder 17 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1955
Box 1, Folder 18 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1956
Box 1, Folder 19 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1957
Box 1, Folder 20 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1958
Box 1, Folder 21 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1959
Box 1, Folder 22 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1960
Box 1, Folder 23 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1961
Box 1, Folder 24 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1962
Box 1, Folder 25 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1963
Box 1, Folder 26 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1964
Box 1, Folder 27 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1965
Box 1, Folder 28 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1966
Box 1, Folder 29 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1967
Box 1, Folder 30 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1968
Box 1, Folder 31 Gebelein, J. Herbert - Moore, Cornelius C.
1970
Box 1, Folder 32 Hyman, Ralph - Moore, Cornelius C.
1953-1964
Box 1, Folder 33 Liverant, Nathan - Moore, Cornelius C.
1953-1955
Box 1, Folder 34 Phillips, J.M. - Moore, Cornelius C.
1951
Box 1, Folder 35 Sacks, Israel - Moore, Cornelius C.
1955

Series Series II. Photographs
This series contains photographs of individual pieces from Cornelius C. Moore's larger silver collection, as well as photographs of different displays that featured the silver. Moore intended on creating a catalog of the objects for educative purposes and commissioned Brian Pelletier to photograph the pieces.

The work of several prominent silversmiths are included such as Jonathan Otis, Benjamin Brenton, Samuel Vernon, Samuel Casey, Moody Russell, John Edwards, Samuel Edwards, Andrew Oliver, Paul Revere, Myer Myers, Benjamin Burt, and Simeon Soumaire. Many of these photographs were incorporated into the publication American Silver 1670-1830: The Moore Collection at Providence College.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 36 Rhode Island Silver Early 18th Century: #1-16
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Box 1, Folder 37 Rhode Island Silver Late 18th Century: #17-26
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Box 2, Folder 1 Massachusetts Silver Early 18th Century: #27-41
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Box 2, Folder 2 Massachusetts Silver Mid 18th Century: #42-66
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Box 2, Folder 3 Massachusetts Silver Late 18th Century: #67-75
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Box 2, Folder 4 New York Silver: #76-86
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Box 2, Folder 5 Pennsylvania Silver: #87-90
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Box 2, Folder 6 Caster - Burt, Benjamin
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Box 2, Folder 7 Caster - Stamped "PY"
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Box 2, Folder 8 Caster
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Box 2, Folder 9 Cream Jug - Revere, Paul -Engraved with "CED"
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Box 2, Folder 10 Cup
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Box 2, Folder 11 Bowl - Hiller, Benjamin
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Box 2, Folder 12 Breakfront Bookcase
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Box 2, Folder 13 Display - unknown location
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Box 2, Folder 14 Display - unknown location
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Box 2, Folder 15 Gravy Bowl - Engraved with "TEC" - 1762 Aug 24
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Box 2, Folder 16 Mug
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Box 2, Folder 17 Mug
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Box 2, Folder 18 Mug
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Box 2, Folder 19 Mug
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Box 2, Folder 20 Mug
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Box 2, Folder 21 Mug - Soumaire, Simeon
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Box 2, Folder 22 Porringer
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Box 2, Folder 23 Salver - Wishart
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Box 2, Folder 24 Serving Dishes
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Box 2, Folder 25 Snuff Box - Anthony, Isaac - Engraved with "AS"
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Box 2, Folder 26 Snuff Box - Eyck, J. Ten - Albany 1706
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Box 2, Folder 27 Snuff Box - Vernon, Samuel
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Box 3, Folder 1 Spout Cup - Russell, Moody
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Box 3, Folder 2 Sugar Bowls/cream pitchers
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Box 3, Folder 3 Sugar Bowls - Lownes, Joseph
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Box 3, Folder 4 Tablespoons - Revere, Paul
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Box 3, Folder 5 Tankard/cream pitcher
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Box 3, Folder 6 Tankard with hinged lid
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Box 3, Folder 7 Tankard with hinged lid
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Box 3, Folder 8 Tankard with hinged lid
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Box 3, Folder 9 Tankard with hinged lid - engraved "BL"
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Box 3, Folder 10 Tankard with hinged lid - Edwards, John
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Box 3, Folder 11 Tankard with hinged lid - La Rouk, Charles
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Box 3, Folder 12 Tankard with hinged lid - Russell, Daniel
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Box 3, Folder 13 Tea Caddy
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Box 3, Folder 14 Tea Caddy - Van Dyke, Peter
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Box 3, Folder 15 Tea Pot
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Box 3, Folder 16 Tea Service
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Box 3, Folder 17 Tea Tray
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Series Series III. Subject Files
As an avid collector, Moore undertook extensive research of both the silversmiths and the pieces they designed prior to purchasing any one particular piece. The series contains the research materials used by Moore to verify the authenticity and history of each item purchased. Also included are auction itineraries and catalogs, appraisals, and receipts generated by Moore's purchases.

Additional documentation pertains to exhibitions of Moore's silver collection hosted by Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Point Association of Newport, the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, and Salve Regina College.

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder 18 Examples of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Deomestic Silver - Reprint of article by Sargent, Irene and Gebelein, George C.
1922
Box 3, Folder 19 Gebelein Silversmith Advertisements -reprints
1930-1950
Box 3, Folder 20 Boston Evening Transcript - Colonial Tradition of Boston's 18th Century: Silversmiths has its Counterparts Today
1937 Oct 9
Box 3, Folder 21 Parke - Bernet Galleries, Inc.
1946-1955
Box 3, Folder 22 How of Edinburgh, Limited - Receipt
1948
Box 3, Folder 23 Gebelein - Edwards Collection
1950
Box 3, Folder 24 Israel Sack - A Record of Service, 1903-1953 - Compiled by Albert Sack
1953
Box 3, Folder 25 Shreve, Crump, and Low Company - receipt
1957
Box 3, Folder 26 Winter Antique Show - List of Exhibitors
1959
Box 3, Folder 27 Bulletin of Rhode Island School of Design - Museum Notes
1961 May
Box 3, Folder 28 Ginsburg and Levy, Inc. - receipt
1961
Box 3, Folder 29 Rhode Island Historical Society
1961
Box 3, Folder 30 Point Association of Newport - Exhibition
1962
Box 3, Folder 31 Newton College of the Sacred Heart - Exhibition
1963
Box 3, Folder 32 Rhode Island Historical Society - Exhibition
1964
Box 3, Folder 33 Rhode Island School of Design - Exhibition
1964
Box 3, Folder 34 Salve Regina College - Exhibition
1964
Box 3, Folder 35 Pewter Collector's Club of America
1966
Box 3, Folder 36 St. Julia's Women's Club - Exhibition
1966
Box 3, Folder 37 Carl and Celia Jacobs Antiques, Inc.
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Box 3, Folder 38 Newport Silversmiths - Histories
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