Israel Burgison

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Israel Burgison

Inscription:

In Memory
Of
Israel Burgison
who departed this life
Jan. 3rd 1864
aged 78 years
A native of Sweden

Type of Marker: Headstone on base
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, sugaring, sunken
Comments: Placement needs to be figured out. Historic Map places stone next to wife where the base #122 sits. Could have been missplaced due to historic fire in that area of the cemetery. Probing reveals a burried base, which further adds to the confusion.  Excavate and determine relationship to the base #122.
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, excavation, raising

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Compromised
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Fair

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 123
Ledger Book Number: 149
Historic Number: 361
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 34
Marker Width (in): 20
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 4

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.