Good Deeds in Pennsylvania:

A History of the Bryn Clovis and Brushwood Farms of Chester County


In 2014, the American Philosophical Society received a donation of deeds and legal documents recording the ownership of several hundred acres of land in Chester County, Pennsylvania from William Penn's original grant to the 20th century. This unbroken chain of documents archives nearly three centuries of the history of what is now the Brushwood Stable and Bryn Clovis Farm. This gallery offers a guided tour through these complicated documents and views them through the lenses of local, family, and national history.