Dr. John Moore (1729-1802), physician and writer, was a graduate of Glasgow University. He was a surgeon's mate in the Duke of Argyll's regiment, 1747; assistant surgeon of the Coldstream Guards, 1748; surgeon to the household of the Earl of Albemarle; and ambassador in Paris, 1749. He was in practice in Glasgow and London, 1751-72; and accompanied the 8th Duke of Hamilton on a tour of the Continent, 1772-78. Moore wrote travel books, medical treatises and novels. In 1792 he went to France with the Earl of Lauderdale, and saw disturbances and massacres in Paris. Following his time on the continent he published A journal during a residence in France from the beginning of August to the middle of December 1792, in two volumes, 1793-94. He had five sons, including General Sir John Moore (1761-1809) and Admiral Sir Graham Moore (1764-1843).
From the guide to the Dr John Moore: Journal, 1790-1795, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)