Emma Van Sant Moore, a poet and writer from Millville, New Jersey, wrote letters to Arthur Hollis Koster. He was a fellow naturalist and writer. In the letters, Moore describes her work and writing and sends Koster samples for criticism. The letters from Moore to Koster make up the bulk of the collection. Moore was the author of The Mullica (1960), an anthology of local folklore and poetry. Her love of South Jersey is documented in her letters to Arthur Hollis Koster. Her side of their correspondence depicts their evolving relationship through the years.
Emma Van Sant was born on September 10, 1877 in Washington, New Jersey. Her family was known for owning a shipyard in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Emma was a schoolteacher in Millville, New Jersey and a writer. She married William Moore and had three children: Sara V. Moore, Thomas R. Moore, and William Moore, Jr. Emma Van Sant Moore passed away in Millville, New Jersey on February 20, 1965.
Collection processed by Zophia Krause, Special Collections Intern, Fall 2022.
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