Viva Moffet Papers, 1897-1899
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Brief Description: This collection consists of fifteen pieces of correspondence from Viva to her cousin Laura F. Poole, who was living in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.  Census records indicate that Laura was the daughter of Henry W. Poole.  The dates of the letters range from 1897 to1899, and they detail Viva’s life as a young woman in North Dakota.  The postmarks on Viva’s letters and details within indicate that she lived at two different residences, one in Gardar, North Dakota and one in Barton, North Dakota during this time.  In the letters she mentions siblings Florence, James and William frequently, and she remarks a few times that she is living with her brother James.  She also discusses her eighteenth birthday with her cousin as a significant event.  There are also six creative works in the collection by Viva.
Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1549
Created by: Moffet, Viva (1881-1922)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/00/2007.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Barton, North Dakota
Gardar, North Dakota
Women's History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books and Manuscripts; Acc. #2010-2985
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Viva Moffet Papers.  OGLMC 1549, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in December 2013.