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William E. Moser Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-024

Scope and Content

Collected by William E. Moser, this collection contains a large number of personal letters sent to Anderson Alley from 1849 to 1885. Most of the letters were sent to Alley from his family members that were living in different parts of Virginia and Tennessee. This collection also contains the roster for Company F of the 11th Virginia Cavalry and several merchant bills.

Dates

  • 1849 - 1899

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction.

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Biographical Note - William E. Moser

The collector of this colletion may be William Edward Moser (1945-2016) who served in the Roanoke City Police Department from 1972 until 1991, when he had to retire because of a line-of-duty injury. Moser died February 18, 2016, and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Sources:

William E. Moser Obituary, Legacy.com, accessed June 28, 2022.

"William Edward Moser" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158409624/william-edward-moser, accessed June 28, 2022.

Biographical Note - Anderson Alley

Anderson Alley was born January 6, 1822, in Kentucky, and died April 26, 1878, in Floyd County, Virginia. Anderson Alley was married to Rachael Alley. Alley is currently buried in Alley Cemetery which is located in Floyd County, Virginia.

Source:

"Anderson Alley" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/213961724/anderson-alley, accessed June 28, 2022.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Collected by William E. Moser (1945-2016), this collection contains a large number of personal letters sent to Anderson Alley from 1849 to 1885. This collection also contains the roster for Company F of the 11th Virginia Cavalry and several merchant bills.

Source of Acquisition

The William E. Moser Papers were acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2012.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the William E. Moser Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the William E. Moser Collection was completed in June 2022.

Creator

Title
William E. Moser Collection, 1849-1899
Status
Completed
Author
Tyler Williams, Student Worker
Date
2022 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308