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Title Milcah Martha Moore's book : a commonplace book from Revolutionary America / edited by Catherine La Courreye Blecki and Karin A. Wulf.

Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  810.8002 MILC    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bund  810.8002 MILC {Bund28 20111209}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiv, 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-327) and indexes.
Summary Milcah Martha Moore (1740-1829) lived and flourished in the Philadelphia area during its peak, when it was the center of commerce, politics, social life, and culture in the young republic. A well-educated woman, disowned by her Quaker Meeting for an unauthorized marriage, Moore knew and corresponded with many of the leading lights of her day. From her network of acquaintances, she created this commonplace book, which contains 126 works of prose and poetry by at least sixteen different authors, mostly women.
Included in Moore's Book are two of the most avidly sought-after bodies of writing from British America: sixteen new poems (twenty-four in all) by the Quaker polymath Susanna Wright and a previously lost portion of the journal kept by Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson during her trip to England. There is also a remarkable selection of pieces by Hannah Griffitts, the Quaker moralist and wit who commented on politics, society, and domesticity during the Revolution. Moore also included writings by Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, and Samuel Fothergill.
Other author Moore, Milcah Martha, 1740-1829.
Blecki, Catherine L. (Catherine Lacourreye)
Wulf, Karin A., 1964-
Subject Moore, Milcah Martha, 1740-1829 -- Friends and associates.
American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
American literature -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
American literature -- Women authors.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century -- Sources.
American literature -- Revolutionary period, 1775-1783.
ISBN 0271016906 (cloth : alk. paper)
0271016914 (pbk. : alk. paper)