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Manuscript Groups (MGs) are collections of materials which have a common theme or origin. They may be the records of a family, an individual, an organization, or a local business. Below is a list of collection titles. Each title links to a finding aid (the contents list) for the manuscript group. The titles are shown in alphabetical order, by surname when appropriate. Patrons may obtain copies while researching onsite or by request.

Heritage of Drumore Collection, 1921  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-651

1 folder  

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains a report and letters pertaining to the Drumore celebration in 1921 in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, whereupon monuments of Dr. David Ramsey, General John Steele, and Colonel Thomas William Porter were dedicated. Letters are addressed to George Porter, descendant of Col. Thomas Porter.

Creator: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Photocopy of the “Report of Celebration Committee” by D. F. Magee, chairman, with a summary of the Drumore celebration event held 17 September 1921.

Also three letters to Mr. Magee from George T. Porter, a descendant of Col. Thomas Porter, concerning his attendance at the celebration event.

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Bethany Presbyterian Church (Lancaster, Pa.) Records, 1987  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-650

1 folder    

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains the 1987 handbook for Bethany Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA.

Creator: Bethany Presbyterian Church (Lancaster, Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Historical Information: The Bethany Mission School was established in 1894 and Bethany Presbyterian Church was chartered in 1903. http://bethanylancaster.org/TheHistoryOfBethanyPresbyterianChurchLancasterPA

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Contains the 1987 handbook for the Bethany Presbyterian Church with church directory and program lists, which includes a printed page of directory changes and scheduled events.

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Zeltenreich Reformed Church (Earl Twp., Lancaster County, Pa.) Records, 1908  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-649

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains the dedication program for the Zeltenreich Reformed Church in Earl Twp., Lancaster County. The church building was constructed in 1907-1908, the corner stone was laid on 14 July 1907 and the church dedication was on 16 August 1908.

Creator: Zeltenreich Reformed Church (Earl Twp., Lancaster County, Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Historical Information: Please see information about the Zeltenreich Reformed Church:

Zeltenreich Reformed Church, Earl Township,” by Rev. C. G. Bachman. History of the Classis of Lancaster of the Eastern Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States, 1852-1940. Part II, Histories of the Congregations of the Classis of Lancaster. Printed by The New Holland Clarion, New Holland, Pa. pp. 197-

http://www.covreformedchurch.com/

 

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Contains a dedication program for the Zeltenreich Reformed Church. 1908.

 

 

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Kepler: A. C. Kepler Papers, 1883  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-643

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains an 1883 account by John F. Heinitsh pertaining to Aaron Conrad Kepler (1841-1921), a prominent merchant in Lancaster, PA. The account includes a brief biography of Mr. Kepler, the summary of his construction of a new building in Lancaster next to his hardware store, and a list of employees in his store.

Creator: Kepler family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source noted at the item level, if known.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Handwritten document which had been placed in a box or time capsule in 1883 at the time A. C. Kepler built the four-story building which housed his hardware store in Lancaster. Details the construction of the building on N. Queen Street with the names of contractors. Kepler leased parts of his buildings to the Post Office, Cline Bros. Billiard Hall, various societies, and John H. Baumgardner and P. Eckert’s gymnasium. Also includes a short biography of Mr. Kepler which mentions his Civil War service, information on the hardware store, and a list of employees at the time. Written by John F. Heinitsh, grandson of John F. Heinitsh, apothecary and druggist. 1883. Gift of the estate of Miss Mary S. Kepler, 7 December 1951. Transferred from the Kepler Family File.

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Lancaster Post Office Collection, 1880  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-642

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains a copy of Rates of Postage and Classification of Mail Matter (published in 1880) by James H. Marshall, Postmaster of Lancaster. The book details rules and regulations of the post office, classification of mail types and accompanying postage prices, suggestions to the public as well as domestic and foreign money order systems.

Creator: Lancaster Post Office (Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Rates of Postage and Classification of Mail Matter, by James H. Marshall, Postmaster of Lancaster, published by The New Era Steam Print. Spring 1880, pp.22. Pinned to pg.4 is “Strange Bible Facts” with advertisement for Turkish bath on reverse side.

Note: separated front and back covers. Transferred from the Postal Service Information File.

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Hostetter: Michael and Maria Eby Hostetter Family Papers, 1828-1865, 1939  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-641

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains papers of Michael (1832-1920) and Maria Eby (1842-1924) Hostetter. Papers included are cards, notes, birth certificate, and receipt, some of which could have belonged to other members of the Eby and Hostetter families.

Creators: Hostetter family; Eby family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English and German

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Family Papers

Receipt of $30 to Martin D. Hess from M. Deangle Pote, owed to her mother Margaret Pote. April 1, 1865.

Bird and floral card “To My Sister” (from Hana to Sarah) with German script and signature on the back.

Birth certificate of Michael Hostetter, September 25, 1832 in Manheim Township.

Page from German composition book of Joseph Eby. 1837.

“Note by C. H. Martin” with short paragraph on Michael Hostetter and Maria H. Eby. Note to see Hess genealogy book.

Hand-drawn card with the name of Joseph Long, 1828.

Envelope addressed to Menno Weaver, Ephrata, PA with a note in pencil “Bought from Weaver 6/6/39 R. 3. Ephrata”

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Buckwalter Family Papers (Descendants of Francis Buckwalter), 1934-1935  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-640

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains invitations to the family reunion of the Buckwalters, descendents of Francis Buckwalter, a protestant who immigrated and settled with his family in Chester County, PA around 1709. There is also a poem by R. Samana Raiser.

Creator: Buckwalter family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Contains invitations to the Buckwalter family reunion in 1934 and 1935. Also included are a program and poem by R. Samana Raiser, both prepared for the 1933 reunion.

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Dubbs Family Papers, 1888  Print  Email
July 19, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-639

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains report cards of Mary L. Dubbs (1870-1951) and signed by father, Joseph H. Dubbs (1838-1910), clergyman and professor of History and Archaeology at Franklin and Marshall College.

Creator: Dubbs family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Contains three report cards of Mary L. Dubbs around 1888. Two of the cards are signed by her father, Joseph H. Dubbs. Third card is missing the signed portion.

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St. John’s Episcopal Church (Lancaster, Pa.) Records, 1860  Print  Email
July 16, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-637

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains a manuscript copy of the Young Man’s Friend, vol.1, no 3-4 (March-April 1860), a magazinesque publication by the Young Men’s Society of St. John’s Free Church. The Society was organized July 10, 1857 and publication of the first vol. of the “Friend’s” paper was in 1860 with Henry C. Harner as editor-in-chief and Samuel H. Hoover as associate. The publication includes handwritten articles, readings, communications, and poems contributed by members of the Society as well as news announcements.

Creator: Young Men’s Society, St. John’s Episcopal Church (Lancaster, Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May 2014.

 

Folder 1 Contains Vol. 1, No. 3 and 4 of the Young Man’s Friend which includes handwritten articles, readings, communications, and poems contributed by members of the Society, as well as news announcements. March-April 1860.

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Kolb-Kulp-Culp Family Reunion Programs, 1990-2007  Print  Email
July 16, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-638

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains programs to the Kolb-Kulp-Culp Family Reunion (1990-2007) held each summer with a lecture from a guest speaker on varying aspects of the family’s history and traditions. The Kolb-Kulp-Culp ancestors—Jacob, Martin and Johannes Kolb—immigrated from the town of Wolfsheim in the Palatinate (Pfalz) region in Germany and settled in Pennsylvania in the early eighteenth century.

Creator: Kolb family; Kulp family; Culp family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Contains eighteen Kolb-Kulp-Culp Family Reunion programs from 1990-2007. Earlier programs include a letter of invitations, announcement of guest speaker, and space for completing the Memoriam list, back of which is also a map to the reunion venue. Later programs include a family newsletter.

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Bare: Rev. Howard D. Bare Papers, 1946-1949  Print  Email
July 15, 2014

 

Call Number: MG-636

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains materials relevant to Rev. Howard D. Bare (1901-1951), pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Church from 1924-1951.

Creator: Bare, Howard D. (1901-1951)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Tom L. Kendig, 2008.

Related Materials: See also the set of carved figurines in the Curatorial Collection.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May 2014.

 

Folder 1 Contains one newspaper article on Rev. Howard D. Bare’s hobby in whittling church caricatures in the Sunday News. 13 October 1946.

Program to the 25th Anniversary of the appointment of Rev. Bare to be Minister of the St. Paul’s Methodist Church. 1949.

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