The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Moore, George Henry

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MOORE, George Henry, American historical writer: b. Concord, N. H., 20 April 1823; d. New York, 5 May 1892. In 1839 he removed to New York and was graduated at the University of the City of New York (now New York University) in 1843. As assistant to his father, Jacob Bailey Moore (q.v.), librarian of the New York Historical Society, he had been long connected with that institution when, in 1849, he succeeded to his father's position, which he held until 1872, and then became first superintendent of the Lenox Library. This office he retained until his death. His contributions to the proceedings of historical societies and to historical magazines were numerous. He also published ‘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).