Correspondence of Mary Moore (1770-1802)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This is a collection of personal letters to Robert Moore from Mary Moore while at school in Edinburgh, including an account of a ballooning ascent by Vincenzo Lunardi in 1786. There is also a bill for making a pair of satin slippers, 1788.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary Moore, born 1770, was the only surviving child of Robert Moore, of Blairston (d. 1801). Robert Moore became an MD after studying Medicine at Edinburgh University, in London, and at St. Omer. In 1784 he had married Mary Mitchell of London. In 1793, their daughter Mary married David Cathcart who later became Lord Alloway.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material purchased from Julian Browning, February 1997, Accession no. E97.12


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained within the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.