“There Are No Shortcuts To Any Place Worth Going.” Beverly Sills

I’ve had inquiries from a number of people who have signed up for the class I’m giving at The Marc Adams School of Woodworking in May, about what materials and equipment it will be useful to have on hand besides their carving tools. Most students I encounter, whether new to carving or having practiced for … Continue reading “There Are No Shortcuts To Any Place Worth Going.” Beverly Sills

“Debit John McPherson to building a Lime House” Thomas Nevell daybook, May 7, 1763

By the spring of 1763 work was well underway on Captain John and Margaret Macpherson's country retreat Mount Pleasant. The Macpherson's initially purchased 38 acres of land from Benjamin Mifflin and his wife Hannah in September 1761 and would add to this acreage with additional purchases of land after the buildings on the site were completed four … Continue reading “Debit John McPherson to building a Lime House” Thomas Nevell daybook, May 7, 1763