The New International Encyclopædia/Moore, George Henry
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MOORE, George Henry (1823-92). An American historical writer and librarian, born in Concord, N. H. He removed in 1839 to New York City, and in 1843 graduated at New York University. Before leaving college he had become connected with the New York Historical Society, as an assistant to his father, Jacob Bailey Moore, the librarian, and in 1849 succeeded him as its librarian. In this position he remained until 1872, when, on the opening of Lenox Library, he became its first superintendent. Here he remained until his death. He was a frequent contributor to historical magazines, and to the proceedings of historical societies. Among his best known works are: The Treason of Charles Lee (1858); The Employment of Negroes in the Revolutionary Army (1862); Notes on the History of Slavery in Massachusetts (1866); and A History of the Jurisprudence of New York (1872).