Historic Strawberry Mansion, then known as Summerville, was built for William Lewis in 1789.
But who was William Lewis, and what was his life really like? Esther Ann McFarland, a descendant
of Lewis and longtime volunteer at the Mansion, set out to answer these questions. The product of
years spent poring through family letters and archival records, William Lewis, Esquire: Enlightened
Statesman, Profound Lawyer, and Useful Citizen is the most complete biography available of
this forgotten founder. The true story of a Quaker farm boy turned fiery lawyer who drafted
Pennsylvania’s first act to legally abolish slavery, this limited-edition publication is available only at
Historic Strawberry Mansion. Plan your visit today and pick up your copy at the museum shop!