==Texts==
*<div id="BushHill"></div>Sansom, Hannah Callender, September 9, 1758, diary entry describing Bush Hill, estate of James Hamilton, near Philadelphia, PA (2010: 67)<ref name="Sansom_2010">Sansom 2010, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/33F7ZBKJ view on Zotero].</ref> [[#BushHill_cite|back up to History]]:“. . . concluded upon a party to bush hill . . . in the afternoon, a fine house and gardens, with [[Statue]]s, and fine paintings, particularly a picture of Saint Ignatius at his devotions, exceedingly well drawn, and the rape of Proserpine, where the grim god of hell, seems to exult with horrid joy, over his prey, who turns from him with a dread and loathing such as fully pictures, the horrors of a loathed embrace.”[[#BushHill_cite|back up to History]]
*<div id="Bayards"></div>Sansom, Hannah Callender, June 11, 1759, diary entry describing Bayard’s country [[seat]], near New York, NY (2010: 114)<ref name="Sansom_2010"></ref> [[#Bayards_cite|back up to History]]:“. . . took a walk to ---- Boyard’s Country [[seat]], who was so complaisent as to ask us in his garden. the front of the house, faces the great road, about a quarter of a mile distance, a fine [[walk]] of locas trees now in full blossom perfumes the air, a beautiful wood off one side, and a Garden for both use and ornament on the other side from which you see the City at a great distance. good out houses at the back part. they have no gardens in or about New York that come up to ours of philadelphia”[[#Bayards_cite|back up to History]]
*Sansom, Hannah Callender, June 23, 1759, diary entry describing the vicinity of New York, NY (2010: 117)<ref name="Sansom_2010"></ref>
:“. . . a good many pretty Country [[seat]]s, In particular Murreys, a fine brick house, and the whole [[plantation]] in good order, we rode under the finest row of Button Wood I ever see . . .”
*<div id="RichmondSeat"></div>Sansom, Hannah Callender, August 1, 1759, diary entry describing Richmond [[Seat]], summer retreat of William Callender Jr. on the Delaware River in Point-No-Point near Philadelphia, PA (2010: 123)<ref name="Sansom_2010"></ref> [[#RichmondSeat_cite|back up to History]]:“Morn: 8O'Clock Daddy and I went to [[plantation|Plantation]] . . . the place looks beautiful. the plat belonging to Daddy is 60 acres square: 30 of upland, 30 of [[meadow]], which runs along the side of the river Delawar, half the uplands is a fine [[wood|Woods]], the other [[Orchard]] and Gardens, a little house in the midst of the Gardens, interspersed with fruit trees. the main Garden lies along the [[meadow]], by 3 descents of Grass steps, you are led to the bottom, in a [[walk]] length way of the Garden, on one Side a fine cut [[hedge]] incloses from the [[meadow]], the other, a high Green bank shaded with Spruce, the [[meadow|meadows]] and river lying open to the eye, looking to the house, covered with trees, honey scycle vines on the [[fence|fences]], low [[hedge|hedges]] to part the flower and kitchen Garden, a fine barn. Just at the side of the [[Wood]], the trees a small space round it cleared from brush underneath, the whole a little romantic rural scene.”[[#RichmondSeat_cite|back up to History]]
*<div id="Francis"></div>Sansom, Hannah Callender, June 28, 1762, diary entry describing the estate of the late Tench Francis Sr. near Philadelphia, PA (2010: 180&ndash;81)<ref name="Sansom_2010"></ref> [[#Francis_cite|back up to History]]:“..walked agreeably down to [[Schuylkill River|Skylkill]] along its banks adorned with Native beauty, interspersed by little dwelling houses at the feet of hills covered by trees, that you seem to look for enchantment they appear so suddenly before your eyes, on the entrance you find nothing but mere mortality, a spinning wheel, an earthen cup, a broken dish, a calabash and wooden platter: ascending a high Hill into the road by Robin Hood dell went to the Widow Frances’s place, she was there and behaved kindly, the House stands fine and high, the back is adorned by a fine [[prospect]], [[Belmont (Philadelphia)|Peter’s House]], Smiths Octagon, Bayntons House &c and a genteel garden, with serpentine [[walk|walks]] and low [[hedge]]s, at the foot of the garden you desend by sclopes to a [[Lawn]]. in the middle stands a [[summer House]], Honey Scykle &c, then you desend by Sclopes to the edge of the hill which Terminates by a [[fence|fense]], for security, being high & almost perpendicular except the craggs of rocks, and shrubs of trees, that diversify the Scene.”[[#Francis_cite|back up to History]]
*<div id="Belmont1"></div>Sansom, Hannah Callender, June 30, 1762, diary entry describing [[Belmont (Philadelphia)|Belmont]], estate of [[William Peters]], near Philadelphia, PA (2010: 182&ndash;83)<ref name="Sansom_2010"></ref> [[#Belmont1_cite|back up to History]]:“. . . went to [[William Peters| Will: Peters]]’s house, having some small aquaintance with his wife who was at home with her Daughter Polly. they received us kindly in one wing of the House, after a while we passed thro' a covered Passage to the large hall, well furnished, the top adorned with instruments of musick, coat of arms, crest, and other ornaments in Stucco, its sides by paintings and [[Statue]]s in Bronze. from the Front of this hall you have a [[prospect]] bounded by the Jerseys, like a blueridge, and the Horison, a broad [[walk]] of english Cherre trys leads down to the river, the doors of the hous opening opposite admitt a [[prospect]] [of] the length of the garden thro' a broad gravel [[walk]], to a large hansome [[Summerhouse|summer house]] in a [[green|grean]], from these Windows down a [[vista|Wisto]] terminated by an [[Obelisk]], on the right you enter a [[labyrinth|Labarynth]] of [[hedge]] and low ceder with spruce, in the middle stands a [[Statue]] of Apollo, note: in the garden are the [[Statue]]s of Dianna, Fame & Mercury, with [[urn]]s. we left the garden for a [[wood]] cut into [[vista|Visto’s]], in the midst a [[Chinese Taste|chinese]] [[temple]], for a [[Summerhouse|summer house]], one [[avenue]] gives a fine [[prospect]] of the City, with a Spy glass you discern the houses distinct, Hospital, & another looks to the [[obelisk|Oblisk]].”[[#Belmont1_cite|back up to History]]
*Sansom, Hannah Callender, July 27, 1768, diary entry describing Edgely, estate of Joshua Howell, near Philadelphia, PA (2010: 232&ndash;33)<ref name="Sansom_2010"></ref>
:“. . . went to Edgeley. Joshua Howel has a fine Iregular Garden there, walked down to [[Schuylkill River|Shoolkill]], after dinner . . . walked to the [[Summer house|Summer House,]] in view of [[Schuylkill River|Skylkill]] when Benny [Shoemaker] Played on the flute.”
*<div id="Belmont2"></div>Sansom, Hannah Callender, June 20, 1785, diary entry describing [[Belmont (Philadelphia)|Belmont]], estate of [[Richard Peters]], near Philadelphia, PA (2010: 296)<ref name="Sansom_2010"></ref> [[#Belmont2_cite|back up to History]]:“. . . crossed Brittains bridge, to John Penns elegant Villa, passed a Couple of delightfull hours, mounted our chaise and rode a long the [[Schuylkill River|Schuilkill]] to [[Belmont (Philadelphia)|Peters place]] the highest and finist situation I know, its gardens and walks are in the King William taste, but are very pleasant, We had a very polite reception from [[Richard Peters|Rich: Peters]], his Wife, and mother, took to our chaise and by his direction, thro a pleasent rode to Riters ferry, crossed and continued our route along [[Schuylkill River|Schuilkill]], to the falls tavern. . . .”[[#Belmont2_cite|back up to History]]
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File:2108.jpg|Nicholas Scull and George Heap, ''A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent'', in Sylvanus Urban, ed. ''Gentleman’s Magazine and Historical Chronicle'' 23 (1753): p. 373.
Image:0301.jpg|William Russell Birch, “View “[[View]] from [[Belmont (Philadelphia, PA)|Belmont]] Pennsyl.<sup>a</sup> the [[Seat ]] of Judge Peters,” in ''The Country Seats [[Seat]]s of the United States'' (1808), pl. 16.
File:2122.jpg|John Hills (surveyor), William Kneass (engraver), Joseph B. Varnum (publisher), ''A Plan of the City of Philadelphia and its Environs'', 1808.

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