Item No: pdcc00293
Title: Tom Moore's Cottage on the Banks of the Schuylkill, Philadelphia.
Print and Picture Collection
Boelson Cottage on the west bank of the Schuylkill River has also been known as Pig's Eye, Tom Moore's, Aunt Cornelia's, and Belmont Cottage. The writer Thomas Moore refers to the cottage in his poem on the Schuylkill.
Thomas Moore [May 28 1779 - February 15 1852] was an irish poet, singer and songwriter now best known for the lyrics to the popular song The Last Rose of Summer. On an extended visit to the New World, he stayed briefly in Philadelphia in 1803. However, there's no evidence he stayed at the cottage named after him.
Image taken from Applton's Journal. New York, March 22, 1873, [No. 209. Vol. 1X] with accompanying article.
Link to :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Moore
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Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler