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Milcah Martha Moore commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-025

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Milcah Martha Moore. The volume includes excerpts organized by topic, including topics such as: Happiness, Supplication of a Sinner, and Affliction. The note in the front cover of the volume reads: "The Gift of Sarah Dillwyn to Martha Moore."

Dates

  • 1776

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Milcah Martha Moore (1740-1829) was born in 1740, in Madeira, the daughter of Quakers Richard Hill and Deborah Moore. After Moore's mother died in 1751, Moore lived with her aunt in Philadelphia. In 1761, Moore married a cousin, Dr. Charles Moore. Moore was disowned by the Society of Friends for her marriage, but later rejoined the Society after her husband's death in 1801. Moore was a poet and created a commonplace book featuring the women writers in her social circle. Milcah Martha Moore died in New Jersey in 1829.

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet (2 volumes)

Language

English

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC 1000 Gulielma M. Howland papers
  • MC 955 Edward Wanton Smith papers
  • MC.975.09.017 Milcah Martha Moore Fund records

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
Title
Milcah Martha Moore commonplace book, 1776
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
September 2015
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Language of description note
English

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