MG 334 - Moyer, Nevin Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains five printed booklets of historic facts written by Nevin Moyer and two programs for events held in Linglestown.

The first is "Peter Allen's," the story of the oldest house in Dauphin County, built about 1726. It includes handwritten notes in the margins with additional information, 1919.

The collection contains three volumes of "Unpublished Facts Concerning the Schools of Hanover Township," Historic Addresses delivered at the reunions of the Forney-Baumgardner School, 1928, 1930, 1934.

Includes also the March, 1934 issue of the Pennsylvania Guardsman, a publication of the Pennsylvania National Guard, with an article compiled by Nevin Moyer entitled, "Historic Facts of the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation."

The programs included in this group are a "Programme for the Lowering of your Service Flag," a dedication by the young people of Wenrich's Lutheran and Reformed Congregations in Linglestown, February, 1943, and the "100th Anniversary Program of the Church of United Brethren in Christ," June, 1943.

Two printed pamphlets have been added to the collection in 2007. They are "A Trip Into the Swatara Region of Lebanon County," and "A Trip Into the Swatara Region or Among the Bethel Moravian Settlement," written by E. W. S. Parthemore and presented at meetings of the Historical Society of Dauphin County in 1894 and 1897.

Background

Nevin Wilberforce Moyer was a teacher, veteran, and historian. He was born in Linglestown, Dauphin County in 1876 and was educated in Normal schools. Like his father, he followed teaching most of his life. He was an instructor at the Pennsylvania Training School at Morganza and principal of a school near Middletown. He was a member of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, Sons of the American Revolution, and a member of the One Hundred Eighth Field Artillery of the Twenty-eighth Division seeing active service against the Hun overseas. He was a collector of military relics and possessed a unique collection of Pennsylvania relics, utensils, Indian curios, old clocks, and many other objects of interest to historians.

Date(s): 1894, 1897, 1919, 1928, 1934, 1943

Extent: 1 folder, 9 enclosures