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A Description of Life at the Academy and College of Philadelphia by Student Alexander Graydon, 1811

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Alexander Graydon attended the Academy of Philadelphia from 1760 until September of 1766 sponsored by Joseph Marks. Graydon was fourteen years of age when he left the Academy and College of Philadelphia to read law with his uncle in Philadelphia and then with another lawyer in York, Pennsylvania. When he first published his memoirs in 1811, Graydon included his memories of his mother’s boarders and of his years at the Academy and College.

This is a facsimile of an article in the Alumni Register, June 1905, quoting Graydon’s memoir.