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E. D. Moore: Receipts, September 1907-February 1911

Want an adventure, help us in transcribing Ernst R. Moore’s papers. Moore worked as an ivory trader employed by Arnold, Cheney & Co., ivory importers of New York City, serving as the firm's agent in Aden, Mombasa, and Zanzibar from 1907 to 1911. In his work, Moore negotiated the purchase of tons of elephant tusks from the Arab traders who brought them from the interior of Africa, and made several trips into the interior himself. Over the course of his four years abroad, Moore is credited as the largest purchaser of Ivory in Africa at the time. He also served briefly as U.S. Consul at Zanzibar in 1911. While in Africa, Moore came in contact with the famous as well as the infamous; ranging from President Teddy Roosevelt when part of the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition, to the notorious slave trader and raider Tippu Tib and American poacher, King James. You can help us in transcribing these wonderful papers, while at the same time following Moore’s adventures.


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Forman H. Craton - 1942 - Diary

This memoir is the autobiography of a man whose entire career from college graduation to retirement was spent working in one of the giants of American industry, the General Electric Company. His life spanned more than three quarters of the twentieth century and the detail in which it has been recorded provides much scattered historical, cultural, social and economic information about the period.


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Scurlock Studio Session Register 1928-1935

Addison Scurlock and his sons spent much of the twentieth century photographing leaders, luminaries, and local Washingtonians. From the original Scurlock Studio on U Street to the Custom Craft Studio and the Capitol School of Photography, the Scurlocks' imagery was viewed and shared by thousands of people. Help the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History make this collection more accessible by transcribing these ledgers which include client numbers and names arranged in broadly alphabetic order.