Briefs of Title

The History of Philadelphia at your Fingertips

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Briefs of Title for Philadelphia

Briefs of Title are small booklets, published mostly in the last half of the 19th century, outlining all the deeds, wills, and other legal documents pertaining to a plot of land being subdivided.

This website contains a partial Index to Briefs of Title for land in Philadelphia which are stored at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Free Library.

Click on the menu at the left of your screen to learn more about what these Briefs are and how they can help you in your research into the History of Place in Philadelphia.

Throughout this site, you may click on some images for the largest possible view.

John M. Chenoweth (jchenowe@sas.upenn...), Fall 2005
for HSPV 600, Documentation, University of Pennsylvania, J. Cohen, Professor.