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Milcah Martha Moore commonplace book


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

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Overview and metadata sections

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.

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."


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, 1776.
Volume 1
Vol. 2, 1700s.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

This volume of Moore's commonplace book includes notes about yearly meetings, copied Quaker testimonies, sermons, and religious visions.

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