Moore, Milcah M. H. (1740-1829)

Pennsylvania schoolmistress and editor.

Ran a school for girls in Montgomery Township. Published an edited collection of verse, Miscellanies, Moral and Instructive in Prose and Verse (1787), which was favorably reviewed by Franklin. Compiled commonplace books that featured writings by Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson, Hannah Griffitts, Susanna Wright, and other women intellectuals.

Daughter of Richard and Deborah (Moore) Hill of Madeira. Resided with her sister and brother-in-law, Hannah and Samuel Preston Moore of Philadelphia (1752-67). Married her cousin Charles Moore (1767). Quaker; disowned for marrying her first cousin.

First letter in correspondence: c. 1787; John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, American National Biography (24 vols., New York, 1999).