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date: 01 March 2021

Moore, Anne Carrolllocked

(12 July 1871–20 January 1961)
  • Amy Spaulding

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Moore, Anne Carroll (12 July 1871–20 January 1961), librarian, was born in Limerick, Maine, the daughter of Luther Sanborn Moore, a lawyer and state senator, and Sarah Hidden Barker. She was christened “Annie” but later changed it to Anne to avoid confusion with Annie E. Moore, who also wrote about children and books. As the only girl, and the youngest of eight surviving children, she was exposed to “boy” games as well as girlish pursuits and enjoyed a happy childhood. Her father often took her through rural New England on legal business trips, and she developed a taste for law. She was educated at the Limerick Academy, went on to Bradford Academy for Women in Massachusetts, from which she graduated in 1891, and began to read for the law, but she was forced to give it up when her father suddenly died and no other lawyer would take on a girl as an assistant....

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