Bristol-Moore Stamp Kit
Scope and Content
The collection contains a leather stamp case in a protective cover marked "Moore Brothers"—a store previously located in Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. The stamp case is monogrammed with the initials "I.C.F." The papers in the stamp case have come loose and there are remnants of old stamps stuck inside.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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While no information could be found on this particular stamp kit or the identity of "I.C.F.," the case, labeled "Moore Brothers" with the address "521 State Street, Bristol Va.-Tenn." suggests that this item was purchased between 1854 and 1863. During this period, John H. Moore of Russell County, Virginia, had purchased a lot of land on the southwest corner of present-day State and Lee Streets in Bristol, Virginia, making him the first merchant in the city. This corner lot would have encompassed 521 State Street.
John H. Moore's store proved quite lucrative; however, he returned to Russell County, Virginia, and sold his store to his cousin, A.K. Moore, in 1856. A.K. Moore owned the store until his murder in 1863. E.H. Seneker then purchased the building to establish his own merchantile store, removing the Moore name.
For more information on Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee, during this period, see: Phillips, V. N. Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia: A History, 1852-1900. Johnson City, Tenn: Overmountain Press, 1992.
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The Bristol-Moore Stamp Kit, a leather stamp case, is in a protective cover marked "Moore Brothers"—a store previously located in Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. The stamp case is monogrammed with the initials "I.C.F."
The collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
The Bristol-Moore Stamp Kit was purchased by Special Collections in February 2009.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Bristol-Moore Stamp Kit by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Bristol-Moore Stamp Kit commenced and was completed in May 2009.
- Bristol-Moore Stamp Kit, [c.1854-1863?]
- Lora Settle, Student Assistant
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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