Sarah Derrick

Conservation Assessment

Inscription:

In memory of
Sarah Ann
daughter of
William & Eleanor Derrick
In the 9th year of her age
Died Nov 13th 1851 

Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade
Death came with friendly care
The opening bud to heaven conveyed
And bid it blossom there. 

Type of Marker: Headstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, sugaring
Comments: headstone not in correct place.  Most likely result of historic fire in the section of the cemetary.
Elements Missing or Compromised: Missing base
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks

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

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 135
Historic Number: 358
Ledger Book Number: 172
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 28
Marker Width (in): 24
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.