Wallace R. Moses

Wallace R. Moses had enlisted in the Navy in 1865, listing his occupation as a clerk. In 1874, he worked in Atlanta, Georgia, possibly for C.H. Strong and Company. By the mid-1880s, he was living in Sanford, Florida. At the time of the Expedition, it is probable that Moses was employed as a secretary to Mr. James E. Ingraham for the South Florida Railroad. At some point following the Expedition, he became an employee of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway. By 1895, Moses had relocated his family to Palm Beach. He was an agent for Florida East Coast Railway Lands and established Wallace R. Moses Real Estate and Insurance in 1896. He continued to work for Flagler's companies in the early 1900s. In the late 1920s, a few years before his death, he was engaged in managing citrus operations west of Ft. Pierce, Florida. Moses served as Secretary for expedition. Moses would have been 45 years old at the time of the Expedition. He was assigned to mess No. 1.

The text of Moses's official record of the "Everglade Exploring Expedition" included in this project is derived from a typescript found in the Chase Collection in the Special and Area Studies Collections Department of the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. The typescript is a derivative of Moses's original record of the Expedition, and includes minor annotations made by Sydney O. Chase. A digital reproduction of the typescript is available from the UF Digital Collections.

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1892 Everglades Exploration Expedition : Three Digital Texts, 2015