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17 From microfilm reel 2-124. 18 The latter name is listed in the 1813 Philadelphia Directory 19 David Parish made a fortune speculating in silver and land in upstate New York. Although some authors credit Parish with the Government bailout, in 1813 he owned lots of land but was nearly bankrupt. 20 Microfilm 3-127 21 Microfilm 2-477 22 Duane's letters are filed at the Pennsylvania Historical Society. 23 From the Board Report for 1909. The estimate of value was as of 1909. 24 Microfilm 2-477 25 After his death, the deed was determined to be defective and a large part of this land may not have existed. 26 Microfilm roll 2-184 reveals that Girard called the farm THE PLACES, not the Neck, and throughout his papers there is no reference to Gentilhommiere, the name now given to his home. I believe that this name was coined by some dramatic historian. The records reveal that this was not a small "truck" farm but instead it was a large operation. He shipped large quantities of corn and grain. He employed a full-time manager of the farm. 27 Apparently Girard had more than one farmhouse. A 1907 Philadelphia newspaper article reported that Girard's old farmhouse on Stone House Lane was being demolished after fire destroyed most of it. Neighbors claimed that this house was used by Girard, then later used as a factory, a blacksmith shop, and a prison for Confederate soldiers. Stone House Lane was in the vicinity of Oregon Avenue and Third Street, a property we know belonged to the Girard Estate. 28 Microfilm 2-184 contains records of farm transactions. 29 Microfilm 2-122 30 An example of Girard’s bravery is found in the pathetic tale of Peter Seguin, a lad bound from Bordeaux to Baltimore, but held in quarantine in Philadelphia, and received into the home of Mr. Girard, where he died of the fever in spite of every possible care is found in a Diary of Peter Sequin. 31 The statue was later moved and now stands behind the Philadelphia Art Museum, overlooking the river. In 1896 private and alumni contribution towards erecting the City Hall, Stephen Girard statute were accumulating. Twenty- seven sculptors submitted models but J. Massey Rhind’s was selected. The statue of Girard and the pedestal were each to be nine feet. The statue was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Girard College and the 147 anniversary of Girard’s birth. 32 Board Report for 1906 33 Most of the collection is described and illustrated in a booklet, The Stephen Girard Collection , by Robert D. Schwarz, available at the Museum. 34 The story first appeared in a Pittsburgh, Pa. newspaper 35 McFarland paper, Mr. Girard Looks at the Color Problem , on file at the Girard College archives.
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