This book is the first biography of Scottish-born physician John Moore. Here, Henry L. Fulton recounts Moore's childhood, education, and medical training in Glasgow and abroad; discusses his marriage, family, and friendships (particularly with Tobias Smollett); and depicts his professional practice in the north. The narrative uncovers Moore's transformative experience accompanying a young nobleman on the Grand Tour through Europe and provides a detailed account of the journey's highlights and difficulties. When Moore returns, he moves his family to London to begin a second career in literature and to acquire patronage for his sons' professions. In this biography Fulton covers not only Moore's publications but also discusses his circle of friends among nobility, politicians, artists, and others. Also discussed is Moore's involvement in the French Revolution, his correspondence with Robert Burns, and his strained family relationships. Additionally presented here is new information regarding Moore's finances drawn from archival records in Glasgow and Edinburgh and his bank ledgers in London.
Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations Note on Quotations and Citations List of Illustrations Chapter 1: The Reverend Charles Moore Chapter 2: The Saltmarket Chapter 3: Medical Training, Glasgow Chapter 4: Flanders, London, and Paris Chapter 5: Establishment Chapter 6: Practice Chapter 7: Family and Friendships Chapter 8: The Hamilton Cause Chapter 9: Geneva Chapter 10: Germany and Austria Chapter 11: Italy Chapter 12: Clarges Street Chapter 13: Clifford Street Chapter 14: Patronage Chapter 15: Zeluco Chapter 16: Parliamentary Watch Chapter 17: Paris, 1792 Chapter 18: Reflections on the Revolution Chapter 19: The War Years Chapter 20: Richmond Chapter 21: Death Bibliography