Samuel Moore (translator)

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Samuel Moore (1 December 1838 – 20 July 1911) was an English translator, lawyer and colonial administrator.[1] He is best known for the first English translation of Das Kapital and the only authorised translation of The Communist Manifesto which was thoroughly verified and supplied with footnotes by Friedrich Engels.[2][1][3][4] Moore also wrote a summary of a notebook by Marx which was published as Chapter III of the third volume of Das Kapital.[5]

Born in Bamford, Moore was for many years a friend of Karl Marx and Engels[6] and their advisor in mathematics,[7] which he had studied at Trinity College, Cambridge.[1][5][8]


  1. ^ a b c Kiehnbaum, Erhard (1975). "Samuel Moore" (PDF). Beiträge zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung (BZG.) (in German). 17. Jahrg. (H. 6): 1074–1081. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 November 2022.
  2. ^ Henderson, W. O. (5 November 2013) [first published in 1976 as The Life of Friedrich Engels]. Friedrich Engels. Routledge. pp. 281–282. ISBN 978-1-136-62918-1.
  3. ^ Engels, Friedrich; Marx, Karl (30 August 2004). "A Note on the Text". The Communist Manifesto. Broadview Press. ISBN 978-1-55111-333-3.
  4. ^ Guback, Thomas; Bettig, Ronald (July 1987). "Translating the Manifesto into English; Nineteenth Century Communication, Twentieth Century Confusion". Journal of Communication Inquiry. 11 (2): 3–16. doi:10.1177/019685998701100201. ISSN 0196-8599.
  5. ^ a b Marx, Karl (1894). "Preface". Capital, Vol. III.
  6. ^ Elwell, Frank L. (2013). "Preface". Sociocultural Systems: Principles of Structure and Change. Athabasca University Press. pp. xv. ISBN 978-1-927356-20-3.
  7. ^ Damsma, Dirk (11 November 2019). How Language Informs Mathematics: Bridging Hegelian Dialectics and Marxian Models. BRILL. p. 92. ISBN 978-90-04-39549-7.
  8. ^ "Search Results for 'Samuel Moore'". ACAD – A Cambridge Alumni Database. Archived from the original on 29 November 2022. Retrieved 2 November 2023.