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21Apr
2022
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Happy 250th Wedding Anniversary to Elizabeth & Henry

On this day in 1772, at 9:00 p.m., Elizabeth Graeme and Henry Hugh Fergusson were married. The ceremony took place in the garden of Swedes’ Church (Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church) without the knowledge of Elizabeth’s father, Dr. Thomas Graeme. Elizabeth’s close friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush attended the wedding along with several other of […]

23Feb
2022
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Betsy Stedman’s Letter on the Passing of her Friend, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson

On this day in Graeme Park History, 1801, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson passed away at the home of Seneca Lukens, the clockmaker and friend with whom she stayed at the end of her life. Her friend Betsy Stedman composed the following letter to her cousin Deborah Senior in Jamaica informing her of the sad news: Dear […]

11Feb
2022
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Update on the Lichfield Willow

You may remember our earlier piece on the Lichfield, or Johnson’s, Willow, a tree in England that captured Elizabeth’s imagination and led to her writing of two “Odes to the Litchfield Willow” (Elizabeth added the “t”). Our contact in England, John Winterton, has been hard at work negotiating a plan to get a descendent of […]

06Feb
2022
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From the Archives: John Moran Photographs

FROM THE ARCHIVES: This photograph of the parlor was taken in 1869 by John Moran and is held by the Library Company of Philadelphia. John Moran (February, 1831 – February 19, 1902) was a prominent landscape, architectural, astronomical and expedition photographer whose career began in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area during the 1860s. Moran was the […]

03Feb
2022
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On this Day in Graeme Park History…

On this day in Graeme Park history, Elizabeth Graeme was born (1737). She was the youngest of the Graeme children, who numbered somewhere between 10-12. By the time Elizabeth joined the family, the Graeme’s had already buried William (1723-1733), and two sets of twins: Rebecca and Rachel (b. 1728), and Patrick and Elizabeth (b. 1731). […]

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