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Clement Moore Collection

Summary Information
Title: Clement Moore Papers
Dates: 1902
Creator: Moore, Clement
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1010
The collection contains a photocopy of The Night Before Christmas, plus correspondence, biographical information, and forms.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Night Before Christmas, The, 1902

Biographical Sketch

Clement Clarke Moore was born July 5, 1779, in New York City, and died July 10, 1863, in Newport, RI. He was a poet, scholar, and educator. Beginning in 1821 he as a professor of Biblical Learning at the General Theological Seminary in New York City; he was also a professor of Oriental and Greek literature. He jpublished a number of scholarly works, but his writing for children was limited to his poem, A Visit From St. Nicholas, better know today as The Night Before Christmas. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 18

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a photocopy of The Night Before Christamas, plus correspondence, biographical information, and forms.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Moore, Clement
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Night Before Christmas, The 1902 
Note  New York: G.W.Dillingham Co., 1902
Box MF1348
photocopied book (68 p.)  Box MF1348
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1348
biographical information (3 p.)  Box MF1348
forms (2 p.)  Box MF1348