Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
Historic Waynesborough is the Chester County, Pennsylvania home of Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne. Owned by Easttown Township since 1980, the historic site is administered by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks and supported by many longtime guides and volunteers. Historic Waynesborough's mission is to preserve, display, interpret, and develop the house, collections, and surrounding property as it was during the ownership of seven generations of the Wayne family for the education and enjoyment of the public; and to present to the public the important role which General Anthony Wayne played in our nation's early history. The archival holdings of Historic Waynesborough total approximately 12 linear feet of materials, dating from 1729 to 1990. The collection consists mostly of secondary-source materials, such as newspaper clippings and photocopies, but there is also a significant number of primary documents. Materials pertain largely to various members of the Wayne family and include photographs, financial documents, correspondence, genealogical research, and various other documents.