Wright's Ferry Mansion: The House

By: Schaefer, Elizabeth Meg

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Book Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 2005 Large Hardcover. 304 pp. A jewel of early 18th-century house museums, Wright's Ferry Mansion is also Pennsylvania s best-kept secret, tucked away along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Columbia, PA. Built in 1738 for the dynamic English Quaker Susanna Wright, the house has been restored and furnished by The von Hess Foundation. This beautiful volume tells the fascinating history of the house and its original owner Susanna Wright, who was a friend of Benjamin Franklin and other luminaries of early Pennsylvania. It is the only Pennsylvania English Quaker house furnished exclusively to the first half of the 18th century. The collection includes important Philadelphia William and Mary and Queen Anne furniture and English ceramics, metals, glass, and needlework, all pre-dating 1750. The appendix contains the original text of numerous letters, wills, inventories, poems, and two treatises by Susanna Wright and her brother James. Author and art historian Elizabeth Meg Schaefer has been curator of the mansion since 1982. Color photos.

Title: Wright's Ferry Mansion: The House

Author: Schaefer, Elizabeth Meg

Categories: Architecture, Home & Garden, American, Biography, Americana,

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The von Hess Foundation: 2005

ISBN Number: 0974420247

ISBN Number 13: 9780974420240

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2307774

Keywords: ARCHITECTURE HOUSE HOME HISTORY WRIGHT SUSANNA QUAKER PENNSYLVANIA BIOGRAPHY RELIGIOUS RELIGION AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY,