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Anne Moore journal


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Ann Moore (1710-1783) was born Ann Harbut or Herbert on November 16, 1710, in Pennsylvania. According to an account made by the Friends of Gunpowder Monthly Meeting, Moore's mother died shortly after her birth and she was placed among Friends. Moore married Walter Moore, who was later disowned or resigned from the Society of Friends. The couple had four children, whose birthdates are unknown. Moore was recognized as a minister in 1738, and traveled throughout the British colonies in North America in that capacity. In 1760 and 1761, while en route to Great Britain, Moore's ship was taken captive and carried to Spain. In 1778, Moore traveled through Pennsylvania and New York, passing through military lines. Moore died on November 11, 1783, in Baltimore, at the age of 73.

Sources: Dictionary of Quaker Biography, Ann Moore's Journal

This collection includes a single photocopy of Anne Moore's journal. Entries detail her travels as a Quaker minister to Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, parts of New England, and England. Entries also provide descriptions of Quaker meetings, visits from Friends, and Moore's reflections on religion and advice for her children.

Included at the end of the journal are testimonies about Moore by her children, which were read at her funeral and at the Baltimore Quarterly meeting.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
July, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Journal, 1756-1786.
Box 975-01-046 (ovs)

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