Scope and arrangement
The papers, 1851-1891, contains letters, writings and printed material mainly regarding Colonial and Revolutionary American History.
The letters are general correspondence, 1851-1891, incoming and outgoing to Moore in his capacity as librarian of the New York Historical Society and the Lenox Library. Subject correspondence are letters, 1883-1884, to Moore from Wilberforce Eames, James C. Pilling, John W. Powell, etc. regarding monographs on Native American languages in the Lenox Library.
Other subjects are letters, 1865-1885, regarding Moore's acquisition of 18th century, Massachusetts government journals.
The writings are principally Moore's notes and transcripts copied from historical documents relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary period of New York. This includes, notes and transcripts on Thomas Dongan (Earl of Limerick); New York: History of Printing in New York, 1693-1694; New York: Statutes at Large, 1664-1691 (note: this is accompanied by the printed prospectus for the edition); The Treason of Major General Charles Lee (bound manuscript). This is accompanied by additional notes and also the published text, 1860.