Record-keeping at Homewood is meticulous. In addition to maintaining all legally required documentation, it is one of only a few cemeteries to have its own archives. These provide an uninterrupted historical account of the cemetery from its founding in 1878 to the present, documenting events through hand-written interment ledgers, glass photographic negatives, and even an original parchment map showing the precise boundaries of the cemetery as they were carved from the virgin forests of the Honorable William Wilkins' extensive 650-acre estate, Homewood.