This website is based on the hard work of two amazing interns at the American Antiquarian Society.
Chelsea White transcribed the entire diary from the original in AAS’s manuscript collections. Chelsea even visited some of the sites mentioned in Beekley’s diary on a recent trip to Philadelphia, and you can read her musings in her post on our parent blog, Past is Present.
Maury Bouchard has done a tremendous amount of research on Beekley, including actually mapping Nathan Beekley’s world! Maury has been indefatigable in his pursuit of elusive names to create a biographical sketch of our iron clerk.
Nathan has already wormed his way into our lives. We hope you will be similarly enchanted by this young man on the make as he pursues love and culture on the streets of Philadelphia.