Mores, Edward Rowe (1730-1778)

Eccentric antiquary.

Built Etlow Place, a bizarre country house on the French model, claimed to be a D.D. of the Sorbonne, and brought his daughter up to speak Latin as her primary language. Collected books, manuscripts, and engravings, and compiled information for several local and institutional histories, most of which he never completed. Bought up much of John James’s typographical equipment after his death (1772); may have had a previous financial or managerial interest in James’s type foundry. Published a Dissertation upon English Typographical Founders and Founderies (1778).

Son of Rev. Edward and — (Windsor) Mores of Tunstall, Kent. Educated at Merchant Taylors’ School and Queen’s College, Oxford (B.A. 1750). Married Susannah Bridgman; two children.