More (John) Association Records. 1827-1999.

Summary Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
John More Association Records
Coll. No. 409
Date [inclusive]
6.5 cubic feet + 26 volumes + 3 oversize folders (OVS, OVS+, and OVS++)
Funding Source
The processing and cataloging of this collection were made possible by a grant from the O’Connor Foundation, Delhi, N.Y. The finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Biographical/Historical Note

According to its website, “The John More Association, Inc is an association of descendants of one couple, John and Betty Taylor More, who immigrated from Rothiemurchus, Scotland, in 1772 and were one of the first European settlers of Delaware County, NY.” [, accessed March 28, 2014].

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General Note

In 1998 the Jonas More house was relocated from Roxbury, Delaware County, N.Y. to the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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Scope and Content Note

Records of the John More Association (JMA) include items related to the administration and activities of the group, such as photographs, correspondence, account books, genealogies, reunion proceedings and registers, publications, ephemera, membership information, scrapbooks, and a VHS videotape copy of the 1915 reunion. Includes correspondence of former JMA presidents Taylor More and Frederick Coville Woodburn. Also contains deeds, mortgage documents, agreements, photocopies of Samuel Ives Moore Civil War records, and other family papers from 1852 to 1915.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1470


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Accession Numbers

NM-024.00, NM-019.03, NM-013.06, NM-014.06, NM-015.06, NM-5.2010, NM-29.2011

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Collection Inventory

Box Listing
 409.1 – Box 1
Reunions and pageants, 1890- ; songs sheets; correspondence regarding More family publications, 1890-1999.
 409.2 – Box 2
Correspondence. 1862-1873.
 409.3 – Box 3
Land indentures; Stonehouse (John More Farm); Jonas More house; military information; JMA forms and financial records; Catksill Mountain Chapter; newspaper clippings; obituaries; biographies; and a few photographs and genealogies. 1827-1976.
 409.4 – Box 4
Photograph album. 1880s.
 409.5 – Box 5
Photographs. 1882-1980.
 409.6 – Box 6
Photographs. 1890-1990.
 409.7 – Box 7
Photographs and photograph album. 1915-1950.
 409.8 – Box 8
Ephemera. 1890-1965.
 409.9 – Box 9
Crockery and artifacts from John More’s Farm, Harpersfield, N.Y.
 409.10 – Box 10
Copper plate blocks (6), a faded print, and a 1965 souvenir plate.
 409.11 – Box 11
More family publications — duplicates.
 409.12 – Box 12
Correspondence, minutes of annual meetings, annual reports, and reunion materials. 1975-1997.
 409.13 – Box 13
Accessions NM-019.03 – NM-5.2010.
 409.v1 — Family Bible.
 409.v2 — Reunion Pledge. 1889-1890.
 409.v3 — Record Book. 1890.
 409.v4 — Register. 1890.
 409.v5 — Account Book. 1892-1894.
 409.v6 — “Allied Members.” 1893.
 409.v7 — Account Book. 1893-1900.
 409.v8 — Register. 1895-1900.
 409.v9 — “Dues.” 1895-1951.
 409.v10 — Expense Account. 1900-1912.
 409.v11 — Reunion. 1905.
 409.v12 — Register. 1909-1940.
 409.v13 — Scrapbook. 1909-1961.
 409.v14 — Reunion. 1910-1930.
 409.v15 — Treasurer’s Book. 1910-1950.
 409.v16 — Scrapbook. 1915-1916.
 409.v17 — Reunion. 1925.
 409.v18 — Account Book. 1925-1951.
 409.v19 — Reunion. 1930.
 409.v20 — Reunion. 1935.
 409.v21 — Reunion. 1950.
 409.v22 — “Dues.” 1953-1957.
 409.v23 — Account Book.
 409.v24 — Board of Directors Annual Meeting Minutes. 1998.
 409.v25 — Reunion Records.
 409.v26 — Names and Addresses.
Oversize Folders
 409.01 (OVS) — Genealogy of the More family (50 pages), maps, and assorted printed material.
 409.02 (OVS) — Photographs of reunions and the George More home (4).
 409.001 (OVS+) — Photographs (reunion and pageant), certificates, and family tree. 1852-1940.
 409p (OVS++) — Panoramic photographs (2); 1925 reunion. Located on top of compact shelving above numbered collection boxes.

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