Clara Jessup Moore

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Clara Sophia Jessup Bloomfield-Moore (February 16, 1824 – January 5, 1899)[1] was an American philanthropist and writer, born in Westfield, Massachusetts. She resided in Philadelphia from the date of her marriage onwards.[2] She moved to London later in her life, where she eventually died in 1899.[3] She organized in Philadelphia a hospital relief committee during the American Civil War and assisted in the foundation of the Temperance Home for Children.

Following the death of her husband, businessman Bloomfield Haines Moore (1819-1878), she spent much of her time in London.

She published:

The book on ether was written because she believed that ether could account for the Keely motor, to whose projector she gave liberally in order that he might develop his idea. She died in London.[3]

She and her husband had three children: Ella Carlton Moore (1843-1892), Clarence Bloomfield Moore (1852-1936), Lilian Stuart Moore (1853-1911).


  1. ^ King, Margaret J. (1979). "Clara Sophia Jessup Bloomfield-Moore". In Mainiero, Lina. American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present 1. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. pp. 181–83. 
  2. ^ Clara Moore
  3. ^ a b New York Times obituary

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