A four-page handwritten letter by Warren Hubert Moise responding to two letters sent by his nephew, Edwin Warren Moise (b. 1889), whom he calls Warren. W. H. Moise writes about his uncle, portrait painter Theodore Sidney Moise (b. 1808), and describes two treasured possessions, a portrait by T. S. Moise of his brother, E. Warren Moise (b. 1810)—Warren Hubert’s father—and a silver bowl given to E. W. Moise by the Louisiana Pilots’ Association in the early 1850s. W. H. Moise writes about his brother—his nephew’s father—also named Theodore Sidney (b. 1862), whom he refers to as Dor.
In this two-page, handwritten letter, Warren Hubert Moise writes to his nephew Edwin Warren Moise (b. 1889) about his concern over Warren’s wife Marion’s illness. Uncle Hubert, as he often signs his letters, remarks on how much he would like his nephew to see the portraits Theodore Sidney Moise (b. 1808) painted of women, noting that the artist "seemed to delight in making them as beautiful as possible without lessening their value as portraits."