About the Collection

The digitized portion of the Warren Hubert Moise Letters, 1933-1939 collection consists of fifteen letters written by Warren Hubert Moïse to his nephew, Edwin Warren Moïse (1889-1961).

In his letters, Warren Hubert seeks to pass on knowledge about the family to his nephew and foster their relationship, though the two never met. Letters relate information about Warren Hubert’s father Edwin Warren Moïse (1810-1868), focusing primarily on his career as an attorney and judge in Louisiana, especially during the Civil War when he served as a Confederate district judge. Warren Hubert describes the family’s struggles to earn a living after the war, discusses his uncle, the painter Theodore Sidney Moïse (1808-1885), and shares genealogical information and personal reminiscences about the extended Moïse family. Letters also include information on the families of the second wives of his father and uncle, Edwin Warren Moïse and Theodore Sidney Moïse, who were both Catholic.

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