Item No: pdcc00294
Title: Tom Moore's Cottage
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 - Feb. 25 1852] was an Irish poet, singer and songwriter, now best known for his lyrics of the song The Last Rose of Summer. It was during his travels to the New World in 1803 that he stayed for a short while in Philadelphia. Although there's no evidence he stayed at the cottage named after him.
A917.481 P536 v.4
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852