Guide to the Papers of Moses M. Sargeant, 1895 - 1897Manuscript MS-963

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Guide to the Papers of Moses M. Sargeant, 1895 - 1897

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-963

Collection Dates:

1895 - 1897

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


The Papers of Moses Motley Sargeant (DC Class of 1899) contain correspondence between Sargeant and his uncle Cyrus Sargeant, as well as transcripts of the letters, which contain life advice.

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Introduction to the Collection

Papers of Moses Motley Sargeant (DC Class of 1899) contains correspondences between Moses Motley Sargeant and his uncle Cyrus Sargeant, Sargeant and his undergraduate roommate Walter Sydney "Pete" Adams (DC Class of 1898), as well as transcripts of each. These letters offer life advice to the undergraduate Sargeant, and those of Cyrus at one time contained checks for his Dartmouth tuition.


Moses Motley Sargeant was born in Candia, NH, on October 3, 1876. He attended the public schools of Candia and Manchester, and entered Dartmouth College immediately after his graduation from Manchester Central High School in 1895. At Dartmouth, he was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa and Sphinx and roomed with Walter Sydney "Pete" Adams, with whom he would maintain a lifelong friendship. Upon his Dartmouth graduation Sargeant was associated with the Burbank brokerage and real estate firm in Boston, MA. He also worked for Glaeser, Thompson Company and Edgerly & Crocker in Boston, before moving to New York City to represent the latter. In New York City he was engaged principally in stock brokerage and was associated with the firms Shoemaker & Company; Hollister, Lyon, and Walton; and Francis Marden. In 1909, he married Grace Edgerton Howland of New Bedford, MA, and moved to New Bedford with her and their three children in 1918. Here, he became an active member of the Pilgrim Church of New Bedford and the proprietor of Paisler & Willis, dealers in building materials and masons' supplies, until his retirement in 1942. Sargeant was a member of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society. He died in New Bedford on February 26, 1946.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1895-1898

Handwritten letters and accompanying envelopes to Moses Motley Sargeant from his uncle, Cyrus Sargeant, and Dartmouth roommate Walter Sydney "Pete" Adams (Dartmouth College 1898), as well as transcripts of these letters.

Box Contents

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