Manuscript Group 259 E. and G. BROOKE LAND COMPANY RECORDS 1786-1965 .5 cu. ft.
Records relate to the involvements of the Brooke family (Clement, Thomas, and
Matthew Brooke; Matthew's sons, Edward and George; etc.), Birdsboro, Berks County,
in the disposal of extensive tracts of land initially controlled by Mark Bird
and the Bird family. Included are deed books, 1786-1965, 3 volumes; receipt book,
1830-1836; and a school exercise and note book (survey book of Charles Brooke,
West Chester Academy), 1829, 1830.