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A. R. Moen letter to Collins and Co.

Creation: 1830 September 16
Accession: 1946


A.R. Moen (1799-1867) was a traveling agent for the Collins & Company, a tool manufacturer. In the letter to the company, Moen discusses and provides a sketch of a new axe he has invented.


  • Creation: 1830 September 16



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Biographical Note

A.R. Moen (1799-1867) was a traveling agent for the Collins & Company, a tool manufacturer.

Augustus Rene Moen was born on September 1, 1799, in Paris, France. He immigrated to the United States with his parents Louis and Madeline D'Arquienne Moen, in 1808 and attended public schools in Wilna, New York. In 1823, Moen married Sophie LeClanche (1803-1887) in Utica and became the postmaster of Houseville, New York. Eventually, they settled in Stamford, Connecticut. The couple had six children: Philip Louis, Matilda Louisa, Cornelia Ann, Henry Augustus, Edward Arthur, and Alice.

In 1830, Moen became a traveling agent for Collins & Company. Begun in 1826 by Samuel Watkinson Collins as an axe company, Collins & Company would become a leading tool manufacturer worldwide, focused especially in edged hand tools. His travels for the company included north Alabama, Tennessee Valley, and Georgia.

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Letter from A.R. Moen (1799-1867) to Collins & Company, of Connecticut, discussing a new axe he had invented and provided a sketch.

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  • 2021: Ashley Williams

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