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Alexander Wylie Moore miscellaneous papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16315

Scope and Contents

Alexander Wylie Moore miscellaneous papers, 1896-1950, 0.012 cubic feet, include correspondence, photographs, documents about Moore's service in World War I, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and printed material. Of note is a letter from Richard E. Byrd (June 30, 1926) and a letter from the Canadian Department of Militia and Defence that lists qualifications required for volunteer service and a list of acceptable medical schools. Topics include World War I, University of Virginia, and Virginia Military Institute.


  • Creation: 1896-1950

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Alexander Wylie Moore was born in 1878 in Chester, South Carolina, to Eli Petyon Moore and Elizabeth Ann Wylie Moore. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1901, and had additional training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He played football for the University of Virginia and also attended Virginia Military Institute. In 1905, he was appointed to the outpatient department at Bellevue's 4th gynecological division and was reported to have performed the first C-sction in the Carolinas in 1909, while visiting Charlotte. He was accepted into the medical corps and served as Captain and sugeron to the aviation section of the army. He returned to Charlotte after the war and became a prominent physicain and surgeon. He was also a pilot and was influential in promoting the arts and aviation in Charlotte. He played the trombone and encouraged music in medical treatment. He practiced surgery and gynecology until his death in 1950. He was married to Esther Maria Lewis who was a descendant of George Washington and Martha Custis Washington. She was also related to Robert E. Lee. She died in 1944. They had no children.


0.012 Cubic Feet (Four folders in a legal document box BW 12.)

Language of Materials



Folder 1 Military papers including a letter from Richard E. Byrd. Folder 2 Newspaper clippings. Folder 3 Photographs. Folder 4 University of Virginia printed items.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift of Edward W. and Michelle Moore to the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on February 3, 2016.

Alexander Wylie Moore miscellaneous papers
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States