Guide to the Microfilm Edition
The field notes of Clarence B. Moore's southeastern
archaeological investigations in the Huntington Free Library are
in 45 notebooks spanning the years 1892-1918. Moore seems to
have developed a system where he recorded his on-site information
in a small notebook, and later transfered the data in a more
polished form to larger notebooks which he then used as the text
for his publications.
The smaller notebooks often contain details which were
eliminated from the larger texts. They have site lists appended,
which have been included in this guide. The large format
notebooks include both site lists and alphabetical indices.
Sites from the large notebooks are not listed in this guide
because they are readily available in Moore's publications. A
daily journal was kept in the large format notebooks, and journal
entry dates and pagination are noted in this guide.
While the microfilm frames are not numbered, individual
notebooks are. Page numbers have been included in this guide
where appropriate to assist researchers in locating desired
information. Total page numbers given for each notebook reflect
the number of pages in the notebook rather than the number of
pages actually used.
Each roll contains a general index to the field notebooks by
date, state, and country. Consult this index to determine which
notebooks are relevant.
C.B. Moore Field Notes
Book Number 1. 1891. Small notebook. 141p. St. John's River,
Florida. Includes the following sites in Volusia, Orange, Putnam,
Brevard, and Lake counties:
Duval Blue Creek
Thursby's Blue Spring
2. 1892. Large notebook. 192p. St. John's River sand mounds in
Florida. Includes sites in Orange, Volusia, Brevard, and Lake
counties. Journal entries January 7, 1892-April 4, 1892.
Excavation write-ups p.1-45; by site, p.51-120. [N.B. These are
a continuation of text from vol. 3, p.179.] Bookkeeping notes,
3. 1892. Large notebook. 179p. St. John's River, Florida.
Includes sites in Orange, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, and Putnam
counties. Entries begin with January 7, 1892. Excavation write-
ups, p.1-179. [N.B. These are continued in vol. 2, starting with
4. 1892-1893. Large notebook. 187p. St. John's River, Florida.
Includes sites in Volusia, Orange, Lake, and Putnam counties.
Entries begin with November 13, 1892, p.1-187. Includes journal
entries, April 12, 1892-April 19, 1892 (1p.). Continues journal
entries November 10, 1892-April 19, 1893, p.188-226.
5. 1893-1894. Large notebook. 118p. St. John's River, Florida,
pt. 2. Includes sites in Putnam, Lake, Duval, Clay, St. John's,
Orange, Lake, and Volusia counties. Entries begin with April 27,
1893, p.1-109. Alphabetical list of individuals and
institutions, p.110-115. Journal entries, September 27, 1893-
April 19, 1894, p.193-228. Includes published letter from Moore
to Dr. L.H. Harris, describing a mound in Harris's orange grove
in St. John's County, p.14-15.
6. 1893-1894. Small notebook. 176p. St. John's River, Florida.
Includes the following sites in St. John's, Putnam, Clay, Duval,
Volusia, Orange, Marion, and Lake counties:
Davenport (Ocklawaha River)
St. Augustine Road
St. John's Bluff
Entries begin September 27, 1893, p.1-106. Miscellaneous notes,
7. 1892-1893. Small notebook. 178p. St. John's River, Florida.
Includes the following sites in Lake, Volusia, Putnam, and Orange
De Leon Springs
Dunn Creek Horse Landing
Duval's Blue Creek
Entries begin November 13, 1892, p.1-137. Miscellaneous notes,
8. 1894-1895. Large notebook. 252p. St. John's River and
Ochlawaha River, Florida. Includes sites in Derval, Putnam,
Marion, and Lake counties. Entries begin November 25, 1894, p.1-
109. Includes journal entries, November 19, 1894-June 16, 1895,
p.228-252. Also has alphabetical listing of topics (i.e.
aboriginal copper) with page references, p.218-227.
9. 1894-1895. Small notebook. 176p. Ocklawaha River and St.
John's River, Florida. Includes the following sites in Putnam,
Marion, Lake, and Duvall counties:
St. John's River
South Grant Mound
Entries begin November 25, 1894, p.1-101; p.169-176.
10. 1895-1896. Large notebook. 179p. Georgia coast. Includes
sites in Camden and McIntosh counties. Entries begin October 22,
1895, p.1-97. Includes journal entries October 17, 1895-April
27, 1886, p.139-179.
11. 1896-1897. Small notebook. 178p. Georgia coast. Includes
the following sites in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties:
Kind New Ground Field
St. Catherine's Island
Entries begin November 25, 1896, p.1-178.
12. 1896-1897. Large notebook. 240p. Georgia coast. Includes
sites in McIntosh, Belleville, Chatham, Bryan, and Liberty
counties. Beginning entry, Ossabow Island, undated. p.1-215.
Includes journal entries November 20, 1896-April 26, 1897, p.216-
13. 1897-1898. Large notebook. 288p. South Carolina coast,
including Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Includes sites in
Beaufort, Chatham, Screven, Barnwell, Burke, Wayne, Liberty,
Tattnall, and Appling counties. Beginning entry, Bull Island,
undated. p.1-69. Includes journal entries November 15, 1897-
April 27, 1898 and November 24, 1898-December 16, 1898, p.252-
14. 1897-1898. Small notebook. 68p. South Carolina, Savannah
River, and Altahama. Includes the following sites in South
Carolina and Georgia sites in Beaufort, Chatham, Screven,
Barnwell, Liberty (South Carolina and Georgia), Wayne, Tatnall,
and Appling counties:
Burton Hill, Port Royal Island
Indian Hill, St. Helena Island
Pipe Makers Creek
Matlock's Water Pond
Beginning entry, Indian Hill, undated. p.1-68.
15. 1899. Small notebook. 155p. Mobile River, Alabama.
Includes the following sites in Mobile, Wilcox, Montgomery,
Dallas, Monroe, and Elmore counties:
Big Eddy Landing
Charlotte Thompson's Place
Little River Mound
Taloosa and Coosa River
Twenty-one Mile Landing
Entries begin with February 8, 1899, p.1-85. Expedition
accounts, p.86-94, 154-155.
16. 1899. Large notebook. 200p. Alabama and Mobile Rivers.
Includes sites in Wilcox, Montgomery, Elmore, Dallas, and Monroe
counties. Beginning entry, Twenty-one Mile Bluff, undated. p.11-
108. Accounting entries p.111-115. Includes journal entries
February 6, 1899-April 22, 1899, p.183-200.
17. 1900. Large notebook. 202p. Florida west coast. Includes
sites in Hillsboro, Lee, Monroe, and Manatee counties. Beginning
entry, mound near Riverview, undated. p.1-47. Includes journal
entries January 12, 1900-April 27, 1900, p.178-202.
18. 1901. Small notebook. 134p. Northwest coast of Florida,
Alabama, and Mississippi. Includes the following sites in
Marengo, Baldwin, Pickens, Greene, and Sumter counties, Alabama;
Washington, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties, Florida; and Pickens
and Lowndes counties, Mississippi:
Beginning entry, Butler's Gin, undated. p.1-134.\
19. 1901. Large notebook. 251p. Tombigbee River, Mississippi
and Alabama. Includes sites in Lowndes, Pickens, Greene, Sumter,
Marengo, Baldwin, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington counties.
Pages of possible site locations, through p.10. Beginning entry,
mound at Butler's Gin, undated. p.22-126. Correspondence
attached p.252-253. Includes journal entries January 16, 1901-
April 25, 1901, p.232-251.
20. 1902. Large notebook. 299p. Northwest coast of Florida.
Includes sites in Franklin, Cahoun, Washington, Lafayette, Levy,
Wakulla, and Taylor counties. Pages of possible site locations
through p.2. Beginning entry, Cool Spring Mound, undated. p.8-
230. Enclosures. Includes journal entries January 14, 1902-May
13, 1902, p.276-299.
21. 1902. Small notebook. 110p. Northwest coast of Florida.
Includes the following sites in Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor,
Lafayette, and Levy counties:
Goodson's Fish Camp
22. 1902. Small notebook. 176p. Apalachicola River, northwest
Florida. Includes the following sites in Franklin, Bay, and
Burnt Mill Creek
Carabelle R. Mound
Cool Springs Mound
Indian Pass Point
Beginning entry, Cool Spring Mound, undated. p.1-176.\
23. 1903. Small notebook. 146p. Suwannee River, Apalachicola
River, and Gulf Coast, Florida. Includes the following sites in
Levy, Lafayette, Liberty, Calhoun, Gadsden, Jackson, Hernando,
Pasco, Hillsboro, and Citrus counties:
Entries begin with mound near the Brickyard. p.1-146.
24. 1903. Large notebook. 300p. Suwannee River and
Apalachicola Rivers, Florida. Includes sites in Franklin, Calhoun,
Liberty, Gadsden, Jackson, Lafayette, Levy, Hillsboro,
Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. Notes and listing of
possible sites through p.3. Entries begin with mound on Brickyard
Creek. p.11-132. Includes journal entries January 13, 1903-April
18, 1903. p.281-300.
25. 1904, 1905, 1906. Large notebook. 300p. Florida,
Mississippi, Alabama. Includes sites in Hale, Greene,
Tuscaloosa, Clark, Washington, Choctaw, Marengo, Baldwin, and
Mobile counties, Alabama; Jackson county, Mississippi; and
Osceola, DeSoto, and Lee counties, Florida. Entries begin with
Lauier mound. p.9-199. Includes journal entries, January 11,
1904-April 21, 1904; December 29, 1904-April 25, 1905; January
25, 1906-April 18, 1906. p.249-300.
26. 1905. Small notebook. 181p. Lake Tohopekaliga, and
Charlotte Harbor, Florida; Mobile Bay, Alabama; Mississippi
Sound, Mississippi; Lower Tombigbee, Alabama. Includes the
following sites in Osceola and Lee counties, Florida; Baldwin,
Choctaw, Marengo, Hale, Greene, Tuscaloosa, Clark, and
Washington counties, Alabama; and Jackson and Harrison
Lake Tohopekaliga and Charlotte Harbor
St. Elmo Landing
Mobile Bay and Simpson Island
Bon Secours River
Three River Landing
Entries begin January 11, 1905. p.1-181.\
27. 1905. Small notebook. 77p. Flint River, Chattahoochee
River, and Moundville. Includes the following sites in Decatur,
Clay, and Quitmon counties, Georgia; Jackson county, Florida,
and Early, Houston, Henry, and Russell counties, Alabama:
Fullmore's Upper Landing
Old Rambo Landing
Starke's Clay Landing
28. 1906. Small notebook. 88p. Moundville Revisited. Crystal
River. Entries begin with Crystal River revisited. p.1-88.
29. 1905-1906. Large Notebook. 252p. Chattahoochee River and
Flint River. Includes sites in Jackson county, Florida; Decatur,
Early, Clay, Quitman, Chattahoochee, Russell, and Muscogee
counties, Georgia; and Houston, Henry, and Barbour counties,
Alabama. Entries begin with mound near Kerr's Landing. p.5-62.
Includes journal entries November 7, 1905-December 10, 1905,
30. 1907-1908. Large notebook. 198p. Yazoo, Sunflower, and
Arkansas Rivers. Includes sites in Washington, Warren,
Issaquenna, Sharkey, Yazoo, Holmes, and Leflore counties,
Mississippi; and Arkansas, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties,
Arkansas. Entries begin with Blum mounds. p.1-112. Includes
journal entries January 13, 1907-April 19, 1908, p.146-198.
31. 1908-1909. Large notebook. 198p. Ouachita Valley, Little
River, Bayou Bartholomew. Includes sites in Catahoula, Caldwell,
Ouachita, Grant, Franklin, and Morehouse parishes, Louisiana;
and Ashley, Bradley, Union, and Calhoun counties, Arkansas.
Entries begin November 18, 1908. p.7-165. Includes journal
entries November 6, 1908-April 26, 1909, p.171-198.
32. 1908. Small notebook. 163p. Mississippi and Arkansas.
Includes the following sites in Sharkey, Yazoo, Holmes,
Washington, Leflore, Issaquenna, and Warren counties,
Mississippi; Arkansas, Lincoln, and Jefferson counties,
Spanish Fort Landing
Carey Middleton Gin Landing
Silent Shade Landing
Welsh Camp Landing
Old River Landing
Entries begin with Blum Mounds. p.1-163.\
33. 1909-1910. Small notebook. 151p. White River,Black River,
and St. Francis River, Arkansas. Includes the following sites in
Prairie, Arkansas, White, Woodruff, Jackson, Lawrence,
Randolph, beeh, St. Francis, Independence, Cross, and Poinsetta
Little Turkey Hill
Mitchell's Log Camp Landing
Upper Hovey Place
St. Francis River
Entries begin with mound near Mt. Adams. p.1-151.\
34. 1910-1911. Small notebook. 134p. Mississippi River.
Includes the following sites in Mississippi, Crittenden, Lee,
Tunica, Phillye's, Bolivar, Desha, Washington, and Warren
counties; and Concordia and Pointe Coupee parishes:
Middle Mississippi Valley
Lower Mississippi Valley
Entries begin November 10, 1910, p.1-134.\
35. 1909-1910. Large notebook. 200p. St. Frances River, White
River, Black River, Arkansas. Includes sites in Lee, St.
Francis, Poinsett, Monroe, Arkansas, Prairie, White, Woodruff,
Jackson, Independence, Lawrence, and Randolph counties.
Enclosure lists counties in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.
Entries begin with White River. p.7-133. Includes journal
entries November 9, 1909-April 25, 1910, p.178-200.
36. 1910-1911. Large notebook. 200p. Mississippi River Valley,
Lower Mississippi, Red River. Includes sites in Phillips, Lee,
Crittenden, Mississippi, and Desha counties, Arkansas; Tunica,
Adams, Bolevar, and Washington counties, Mississippi; and
Pointe Coupee and Avoyelles parishes, Louisiana. Entries begin
March 21, 1911. p.7-127. Includes journal entries November 7,
1910-April 24, 1911, p.177-200.
37. 1911-1912. Large notebook. 200p. Red River, Arkansas and
Louisiana. Includes sites in Miller, Lafayette, Hempstead, and
Bowie counties, Arkansas; Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles, Rapides,
Grant, Red River, Bossier, and Caddo parishes, Louisiana.
Entries begin with notes. p.7-174. Includes journal entries
November 6, 1911-April 26, 1912, p.177-200.
38. 1911-1912. Small notebook. 179p. Red River. Includes the
following sites in Pointe Coupee, Avoyelle, Rapides, Grant, Red
River, and Bossier parishes, Louisiana; and Miller, Lafayette,
and Hempsted counties, Arkansas:
L'Eau Noire Bayou
Entries begin with Keller Place. p.1-118. Sketch on p.179.\
39. 1912-1913. Small notebook. 180p. Ouachita Valley, Louisiana
and Saline River, Arkansas. Includes the following sites in
Catahoula, Tensas, West Carroll, East, Franklin, Madison, and
Louisiana parishes; and Bradley county, Arkansas:
Lower Jackson Place
Turkey Point Landing
Wire Fence Landing
Entries begin with Pritchard's Landing. p.1-85; p.180 has
40. 1912-1913. Large notebook. 200p. Saline River, Arkansas;
Bayou d'Arbonne, Atchafalaya River, and Tensas River,
Louisiana. Includes sites in Ashley and Bradley counties,
Arkansas; and Union, Assumption, Ibeia, Iberville, St. Landry,
Concordia, Catahoula, Tensa, Madison, Franklin, East Carroll,
and West Carroll parishes, Louisiana. Entries begin with Goulett
Island. p.9-158. Includes journal entries November 9, 1912-
April 23,1913, p.174-200.
41. 1913-1914. Large notebook. 298p. Tennessee River, Eastern
Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. Includes sites in Hamilton,
James, Meigs, Rhea, Roane, Loudon, Blount, Knox, Livingston,
Lyon, Marshall, Stewart, Henry, Benton, Humphrey, Decatur,
Wayne, and Hardin counties, Tennessee; Tishomingo county,
Mississippi; and Lauderdale and Colbert counties, Alabama.
Tennessee River entries p.7-238. Includes journal entries
November 3, 1913-April 29, 1914, p.268-298.
42. 1914. Small notebook. 101p. Includes the following sites in
Rhea, Meigs, Loudon, Blount, Knox, Roane, Stewart, Henry,
Benton, Wayne, Hardin, Harniston, Hamilton, and James
counties,Tennessee; and Marshall county, Kentucky:
Little River Shoals
North Carolina Landing
43. 1914-1915. Large notebook. 300p. Tennessee River. Includes
sites in Stewart, Humphreys, Benton, Marion, and Hamilton
counties, Tennessee; and Decatur, Lauderdale, Colbert,
Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, Alabama, Marshall, and Jackson
counties, Alabama. Notes p.7. Entries p.9-273. Includes journal
entries November 4, 1914-April 28, 1915, p.275-300.
44. 1914-1915. Small notebook. 148p. Citico revisited,
Tennessee. Includes Citico mound and Williams Landing,
Hamilton County, Tennessee. Index, p.1. Entries p.3-148.
45. 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. Large notebook. 300p. Ohio River,
Green River, Mississippi River. Includes sites in Ballard,
Livingston, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Butler, Edmonson. Fulton,
and Hickman counties, Kentucky; Massac and Pope counties,
Illinois; Posey county, Indiana; Lauderdale county, Tennessee;
New Madrid and Mississippi counties, Missouri. Notes, p.7.
Entries p.9-208. Includes journal entries November 4, 1915-April
26, 1916; November 8, 1916-April 23, 1917; September 25, 1917-
April 26, 1918, p.218-300.
Other C.B. Moore Material
Unnumbered notebook. Contains Cruise of the Osceola, p.1-77.
Entries from January 21-February 23, 1891. Cruise of the
Alligator. Entries from March 5-April 7, 1891, p.79-99. Journal
entries describe boat trips in Florida investigating potential
Dictionary of Archaeological Terms. 240p. Includes alphabetical
index of archaeological terms, with page references. p.3-91.
Terms are then defined. Includes bibliographic citations.
p.108-126. Notes on various books, p.224-240.
Correspondence. 1899 correspondence from George W. Rossignol
to Clarence B. Moore. Often addressed to Dr. M.G. Miller. About
a proposed expedition to the Coosa River in Alabama and
Georgia. May 17, 1899-August 1, 1899. Undated letters at end.