Skip to main content

China Retreat Pennsylva. the seat of Mr. Manigault

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia


View showing the Bucks County estate, near the Delaware River, built in 1796 by former Resident Director of the East India Company in China, André Everadus Van Braam-Houckgeest. Sold by Van Braam in 1798, the estate pased through several owners, including Gabriel Manigault in 1807, and at various times housed Bristol College, a boarding house, and an orphan asylum for African American children. The mansion, the estate grounds severely diminished, was demolished in the mid 20th century. View includes a worker attending the yard in front of the mansion.; Drawn engraved & published by W. Birch Springland near Bristol Pennsylvania.

Record Contributed By

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Record Harvested From

PA Digital