John Francis Morton

Conservation Assessment

Inscription:

In
memory of
John Francis Morton

who was born
June 22nd 1833
died October 3rd 1836
aged 3 years
3 months & 11 days
Sleep on my son and take thy rest

God call’d thee home he thought it
best

Type of Marker: Headstone?
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, sugaring
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Questionable
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Fair
Legible Inscription: Poor

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 134
Historic Number: 356
Ledger Book Number: 170
Cemetery Section: 5
Marker Height/Length (in): 29
Marker Width (in): 14.5
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1.5

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.