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Haldeman Family Papers and Business Records, 1814-1883, 1957
August 23, 2016

Call Number: MG-736

1 box     73 folders, 290 items, 1,111 pages     .5 cubic foot

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains correspondence between various members of the Haldeman family—the majority of which were sent or received by Samuel Haldeman or his daughter Eliza. The first sets of letters are between Samuel's parents and other family and acquaintances, then progress to Samuel and his family. The content includes Paris Haldeman's life during the California gold rush; Eliza's studies in Philadelphia and France; the Civil War; Carsten Haldeman's severe throat illness; and Samuel's travels throughout Europe. The letters span from 1814 to 1883. Mentioned in many of the letters to and from Eliza is her friend Mary Cassatt, an American Impressionist artist. As for the letters sent by Samuel, their content tends to be extremely detailed, sending home as good a description of his travels as he could with locations ranging from Philadelphia to Pompeii. Also included in the collection are several newspaper clippings concerning the Haldeman mansion and Chickies Rock as well as a ledger from the E. Haldeman and Co. furnaces at Chickies.

Creator: Haldeman 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

Biographical and Historical Note: The biographical information was provided by the Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society. www.haldeman-mansion.org

Samuel Steman Haldeman (1812-1880) born at the mansion in Bainbridge on August 12, 1812, was the oldest of seven children of Henry Haldeman (1787-1849) and his wife Frances Steman (1794-1826). His father, who appreciated culture, endeavored to foster a love of learning in his children. His mother, an accomplished musician, died when Samuel was fourteen years of age.

Samuel was educated in the public schools, at the classical academy in Harrisburg and at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. He found college routine irksome and left after two years at the age of eighteen saying, "I cannot learn from others, I must see for myself." Thereafter he educated himself by attending lectures, recording observations of bird habits, learning to stuff birds and mammals from a traveling Methodist minister, resulting in a large collection of specimens in natural history and also a scientific and linguistic library.

As a child Haldeman had a penchant for collecting specimens from nature and Native American stone implements found on and near the mansion site, keeping them in his own museum. His collection included skeletons of rabbits, opossums, muskrats, and field mice, which he prepared by boiling the carcasses. It also included fresh-water shells from both banks of the Susquehanna River and its islands. A letter from Samuel to a friend, dated 1844, says, "I collected shells on the banks of the Susquehanna long before I knew the meaning of genus and species." We'll see later what an influence these early shell-collecting days on the Susquehanna River had on Haldeman's scientific scholarship.

After his marriage in 1835 to Mary A. Hough of Bainbridge, he moved to a new residence at the base of Chickies Rock, Marietta. Not only did he design the stately home built by his father, he laid out the grounds with native specimens of trees and shrubs gathered from the surrounding woods, and some foreign varieties, all of which were planted with his own hands.

Not having a particular fondness for business, he continued his studies of nature, but did assist his father in a saw mill and later became a silent partner in the iron business with his brothers. He wrote articles on anthracite furnaces for Silliman's Journal, and contributed sound and practical suggestions for improvements to both the mill business and construction of the blast furnace.

At the age of twenty-three, Samuel contributed to the Lancaster Journal an article refuting Locke's "Moon Hoax". From then on, his life was devoted to science. For forty-five years he spent most of the time in his library, many times working sixteen hours a day. In 1836, Professor Haldeman became an assistant on the State geological survey of New Jersey, and was later transferred to a similar position in Pennsylvania. During extensive geological work, he discovered a new genus and species of fossil plant. Geology did not engross his whole attention, as he was now busy collecting and studying shells, and made substantial contributions in this field through an expertly illustrated massive work of copperplate engravings, drawn and colored from the original shells and living animals. This was finished in 1845.

One professional association of Samuel Haldeman during this period of 1840 to 1850 is particularly significant for his scientific development as well as for the development of American science. In 1844 he became a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fledgling organization just beginning to function. At the request of this organization, he prepared a paper entitled "Enumeration of the Recent Freshwater Mollusk Which are Common to North America and Europe, with Observations on Species and their Distribution." Fifteen years later, an obscure British scientist had the following to say about this paper, "In 1843-44 professor Haldeman (Boston Journal of Natural History, United States, Vol. IV, pg. 468) has ably given the arguments for and against the hypothesis of the development and modification of species: he seems to lean towards the side of change." This scientist was Charles Darwin and he was writing in the preface to his Origin of Species, one of the most influential and controversial science books ever published. Samuel was said to have been the only American Naturalist with whom Charles Darwin corresponded, and whose opinion Darwin regarded as authoritative."

Samuel continued to write important and prize-winning essays and articles in philology, phonography, ethnology, natural history, and archaeology. His writings in all fields of science are literally innumberable, with well over one hundred articles on such scientific subjects as conchology and crustacea (the study of mollusks and shells), entomology (the study of insects), arachnidae (the study of spiders), annelids (the study of earthworms, leeches and related animals ), geology, chemistry and archeology.

He became professor of zoology at Franklin Institute of Philadelphia in 1841; chemist and geologist of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society in 1852; professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania from 1850-1853; and the same position at Delaware College at Newark, Delaware from 1855-1858; and professor of comparative philology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1876 until the time of his death. This university conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws. Professor Haldeman was among the first to undertake the spelling reform of English words. He corresponded with Noah Webster, who credited him with many words and definitions in his dictionary, also contributing to Worchester's Dictionary, the National Dictionary, and Johnson's Cyclopedia. He studied the languages of our Indian tribes, and of various nations and tribes of other parts of the world. He considered his most outstanding accomplishments to have been his investigations in philology (the study of the evolution of speech sounds).

Dr. Haldeman was elected to twenty-eight honorary scientific societies, both in this country and abroad. With others, he formed the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania and was president of the American Philological Association. Letters of inquiry from all parts of the world came across his desk; publishers asking opinions of books; writers begging information; teachers with a pronunciation to be settled; naturalists forwarding packages of shells, insects, or minerals for identification; farmers and others sending clays to be analyzed; requests for lectures; requests for data from scientific newspaper articles; request for reviews from editors, and so on.

Samuel Steman Haldeman died on September 10, 1880 at the age of sixty-eight, at his study table, of heart paralysis. He left a wife, two sons, and two daughters. He is buried beside his wife in the Haldeman family plot in the Marietta Cemetery. At a meeting of scientists following his death, this remark was made of him, "He was no ordinary man whom you might compliment with a passing respectful obituary notice - in science and letters he was a great man." - HMPS Records www.haldeman-mansion.org/samuelstemanhaldeman.htm

The following notes, including a partial Haldeman Family tree, document only those who authored and/or received the letters:

Henry Haldeman (18 Dec 1787 - 21 Mar 1849)
m. (1) Francis Steman (1 Mar 1794 - 15 Feb 1826) on 1811
Children: Samuel Steman Haldeman; Horace Haldeman
m. (2) Margaret Armstrong (15 Aug 1804 - 17 May 1867) on 1830
Children: Paris Haldeman

Samuel Steman Haldeman (12 Aug 1812 - 10 Sep 1880)
m. Mary Ann Hough (12 Dec 1812 - 6 Jul 1883) on 1835
Children: Carsten N. Haldeman (13 Oct 1837 - 14 Apr 1892); Eliza (Itty) Jacobean Haldeman (5 Nov 1843 - 10-Dec 1910); Frances H. Haldeman (9 May 1840 - 20 Oct 1904); Victor M. Haldeman (29 Jul 1854 - 12 Aug 1924)

Horace Haldeman (14 Aug 1820 - 10 Sep 1883)
m. Annie Breneman Haines (1823 - 16 Jan 1892)

Paris Haldeman (30 Jan 1831 - 13 Aug 1893)

P. E. Haldeman was Eliza Haldeman's cousin

Mira/Myra H. Black (1847-1895) and her brother Harry (Pep) Crawford Black (14 Mar 1846 - 22 Mar 1921) were second cousins to Eliza Haldeman.

Loyos Philip Haldeman Figyelmessy (2 Sep 1877 - 8 Apr 1889) was Eliza Haldeman's son. Eliza was married to Col. Philip Figyelmessy (1822-1907).

Mary S. Cassatt (May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. She was a close friend of Eliza Haldeman.

J. Solis Cohen Cohen had a private medical practice in Philadelphia, where he concentrated on diseases of the throat and chest. www.collegeofphysicians.org

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Henry and Audrey Haldeman, December 2014.

Custodial History (Provenance): The letters and record book in this collection were kept by Eliza Haldeman.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation: Haldeman Family Papers and Business Records (MG-736), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:
Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880 (LHo-LOC n 84804071)
Haldeman, Eliza, 1843-1910 (LHo-LOC no2008162198)
Letters (LHo-LOC sh 85076240)
Business records (LHo-LOC sh 85018316)

Related Materials: See also the Curatorial Collection and S. S. Haldeman Papers at LancasterHistory.org.
Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by RR and SM in Summer and Fall 2015; and SW in Spring 2016. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1 Letter from Frances Haldeman to her father James Armstrong regarding attempts to get in touch with him, her recent marriage and birth of her son Samuel, details of the Haldeman estate, and requests that her sister Margret come to live with her. Donegal Township. 24 August 1814. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Samuel S. Haldeman to Henry Haldeman regarding health of friends and family, school activities, and reminders to his brothers to not touch his things or hurt his dog, and to care for his pigs. Harrisburg. 4 June 1826. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Henry Haldeman to Samuel S. Haldeman regarding pleasure and pride at receiving a letter from Samuel, encouragement for school, the merits of education, and reminders to be dutiful in prayer. Bainbridge. 10 June 1826. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Margaret and Henry Haldeman to Samuel S. Haldeman regarding details of a trip to Bedford, missing the family and enquiries, and Henry gives information and advice on an engine building project that Samuel is contracting. Bedford. 1 August 1845. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 2 Agreement between Henry Haldeman, Benjamin Longnecker, and Joseph Hoffert regarding renting land to Benjamin and Joseph, as well as tenant responsibilities and rights. Also mentions Henry Haldeman as guardian of Hannah and Mary Ann Hough. Lancaster County. 31 December 1830. (1 item, 3 pages)

Folder 3 Letter from Paris Haldeman to an unknown cousin regarding an upcoming trip out west and potentially joining a group of fur traders. Manor. 29 April 1846. (1 item, 1 page)

Folder 4 Letter from Paris Haldeman to his mother regarding his father's death and the state of affairs with the rest of the family, updates on his trip out west, and a suggestion that Samuel Haldeman be made his guardian. St. Joseph, Mo. 23 April 1849. (1 item, 1 page)
Letter from Paris Haldeman to his mother regarding the troubles of the journey to California, and how different life is in Sacramento City during the Gold Rush. Sacramento City. 15 September 1849. (1 item, 3 pages)

Folder 5 Letter from Paris Haldeman to his brother regarding frustrations with gold mining, an encounter with Native Americans, his desire to return home, horses, and wrangling wild cattle. Readings Digging. 28 October 1849. (1 item, 5 pages)

Folder 6 Letter from Horace Haldeman to his brother Samuel Haldeman regarding a request to have Samuel visit Camp Palo Alto, attempts to collect insects for Samuel's collection, and information about the 11th Infantry. Camp Palo Alto. 30 April 1847. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding bugs and animals he has collected for Samuel, as well as his recent position of command in the 11th Infantry. Tampico. 28 August 1847. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding the end of the Mexican-American War, insect collection, and description of the plant life around his encampment. Jalapa. 11 November 1847. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding an enclosed collection of insects as well as future collection efforts. Jalapa. 15 November 1847. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding an enclosed collection of insects as well as an idea to apply for a promotion. Jalapa. 18 November 1847. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding a lost box of insects, some military executions, his inability to locate shells to collect, and his new facial hair. Jalapa. 23 November 1847. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 7 Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding the cholera epidemic in New Orleans and anxiety at having not heard from his family recently. Lavaca. 28 December 1848. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding the environment in Camp Worth, some rheumatism in his ankle, and entreaties that his wife Anne come out to Texas. Camp Worth. 20 February 1849. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding chasing a group of Comanche, building a house and more requests that Anne join him, and his new posts as Quarter Master and Commissary at Fort Gates. Camp Worth. 25 March 1849. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding his continued insect collecting despite new responsibilities at the fort, the weather, requests for Anne, and land that he is purchasing. Fort Gates. 15 December 1849. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Horace Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding the weather, an upcoming trip to Austin, hope for reinforcements to fight the Native Americans, and a request for newspapers. Upside down on the bottom of the letter is a note written in Samuel's hand regarding being elected for an honor from the Academy. The reverse of the letter, also in Samuel's hand, is a letter to unknown gentlemen regarding a phonetic system petition that is before a committee in Congress. Fort Gates. 25 March 1849. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Henry Haldeman (Horace's son) to Eliza Haldeman (Samuel's daughter) regarding missing playing with her and the Native Americans around the fort. It is written by Horace's wife, Anne Haldeman, and uses the children's nicknames for each other: Ity and Hennie. Fort Gates. 30 January 1851. (1 item, 4 pages)

Missing is the letter from Mary Cassatt to Eliza Haldeman of June 13th (transcription 27).

Folder 8 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding items he is sending and missing home. Philadelphia. No date [1859-1860]. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding a dream he had of being home. Selma. 27 February 1852. (1 item, 1 page)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding fruit season, a daguerreotype he received, and the catfish and alligators in the river. Selma. 1 June 1852. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her studies. Delaware College. 24 April 1855. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding a gymnasium and school that he visited, which offered to educate one of his children for free. New York. 8 February 1857. (1 item, 1 page)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her poor spelling and working on his essay. Philadelphia. 3 February 1860. (1 item, 1 page) original

Folder 9 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding his travels in Ireland and Wales, a possible introduction to Lucien Bonaparte, Eliza's pictures, and staying in a Spanish boarding house. London. 16 August 1861. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding his disappointment at not receiving news from his book publisher, meeting Count Motchoulsky in Dresden, museums in Berlin and the Dresden Galleries, a visit to The Louvre, and the gambling saloons in Wiesbaden. Paris. 18 September 1861. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding worrying about her studying too much, also containing a quote from The Odyssey, and a list of words at the end, perhaps to correct Eliza's spelling in a previous letter. Unknown [Bainbridge]. 08 November 1861. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding enquiries about her studies and providing a subject for her to draw based on a quote from Ovid. Unknown [Bainbridge]. 25 November 1861. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding suggestions for painting eyes and the usefulness of keeping a diary. The top of the letter has two pasted strips of paper with words that are difficult to read, probably cut from a letter from Eliza, with a small note in Samuel's hand saying "Write better!" Unknown [Bainbridge]. 3 December 1861. (3 items, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding fires nearby, enquiring after her friends, and starting to think about ideas for summer homework. Unknown [Bainbridge]. 18 December 1861. (1 item, 3 pages) original

Folder 10 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding cataloguing books to sell to the Peabody Institute in Baltimore as well as her studies. Included is a newspaper clipping regarding the sale of a photograph. Bainbridge. 20 February 1862. (2 items, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her studies, taking more lessons, and her potentially going to see Gottschalk play. He advises her not to start fasting for a few years. Columbia. 7 March 1862. (1 item, 2 pages)
Note from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding an enclosed letter and an expected package and urging her to amuse herself. Unknown. 27 May 1862. (1 item, 1 page)
Letters from Samuel Haldeman to his wife Mary and daughter Frances regarding the buildings in Munich, visiting the bronze statue and the studio of its creator, receiving news of the Battle of Harper's Ferry, and his son Victor's studies. Munich. 14 October 1862. (2 items, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding Alum crystallization. Unknown. 15 November 1865. (1 item, 2 pages)

Folder 11 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding the Pikeville School closing for Christmas, asking her to find a German bookstore in Philadelphia, and a trip to Europe which might improve her health. Chikiswalungo. 17 December 1865. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding sending her $100 and suggesting it be saved for a trip to New York or Chicago, but then suggesting that she burn the money along with her artwork and supplies because he suspects her of wanting the money for a new dress instead of for travel home as she indicated. Her mother, Mary Haldeman, has scrawled a note on the top of the letter saying that it is unkind and that Eliza need not worry about the money. Chikiswalungo. 21 December 1865. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding requesting some of her artwork, her traveling to the Pyrenees and Madrid, jewelry that she should buy for Frances and Mary, and attempting to publish a book on fish and shells. He also writes a list of words for her to practice spelling. Chikiswalungo. 11 March 1867. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letters from Samuel and Mary Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her stay in France, her art, and buying herself a present of jewelry. Columbia. 1 April 1867. (2 items, 4 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her choice of art instructor, her having the blues and some remedies for it, and getting illustrations for his fish book. Unknown. 15 April 1867. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 12 Letters from Mary and Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding family affairs, her art, astronomy, and a sculpture of Lincoln being made. The letters include several humorous newspaper clippings. Columbia. 16 September 1867. (7 items, 9 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding his wanting to see a Japanese performing group in Columbia, her older brother Carsten being ill but active, and general news of family and friends. Chikiswalungo. 25 February 1868. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding a trip to Europe and friends in Philadelphia. Philadelphia. 29 March 1868. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letters from Samuel and Mary Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her taking lessons with Couture, getting a portrait done, and news of the family. Unknown. 13 July 1868. (2 items, 4 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding Egyptian gods and emblems seen at the British Museum, his travels in Europe, the Olympic Theatre, and comments by a Mr. Ellis on her art. London. 8 August 1875. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding the shape of her frames, sending some items home with cousin Mary Haldeman, and his return to linguistic work. Unknown. No date. (1 item, 1 page)
Note from Samuel Haldeman possibly to Eliza Haldeman regarding grammar and adverb and adjective use. Unknown. No date. (1 item, 2 pages)

Folder 13 Letter from Mira Black to a cousin, probably Eliza Haldeman, regarding wishing her cousin would visit, a report of suicide by fork-swallowing, and wishing that more family lived nearby because her brother is not a nice playmate. Unknown [Cumberland]. 15 April 1856. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to a cousin, probably Eliza Haldeman, regarding a past visit to Pennsylvania, a trip to gather walnuts, the death of her Grandfather (unclear whether this is Henry or Christian Haldeman, or James Black), and hopes that her cousin will visit and write soon. Cumberland. 30 January 1857. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to a cousin, probably Eliza Haldeman, regarding Valentines, sleighing, and wishing that her cousin would visit. Oak Hill. 19 February 1858. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding her recent trip to the mountains, her sheep, and wishing Eliza would visit. Oak Hill. 12 August 1859. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding wanting to argue about the Potomac and Susquehanna rivers, her hope to go to Philadelphia for school, her sheep, her brother's hunting skill, and Asa Beall's election to the Maryland Legislature. Oak Hill. 18 November 1859. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 14 Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding a masquerade she attended and her own, as well as Eliza's, progress in art. Oak Hill. 10 February 1860. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding excitement about summer vacation from school, a planned picnic, Cousin Eloise's graduation, and a young man named Maurice Healy. Oak Hill. 23 June 1860. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding returning to school, wanting to learn to row, Asa Beall being in charge of government trains, and a girls musical group she helped organize. Oak Hill. 28 September 1860. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 15 Letter from Preston Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding Christmas activities and her attending school in Philadelphia. His nickname is Pep and he addresses her as Ity. On the bottom of the letter is a pencil drawing of a church. Cumberland. 22 January 1861. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Preston Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding his pro-slavery stance but identification as a "Union man," teasing her about Christmas presents, general gossip, and friends who are going to Lincoln's inauguration. Also included is a small scrap of paper that indicates that 14 letters were received from 1857-65 pertaining to the Civil War. Cumberland. 26 February 1861. (2 items, 5 pages)
Letter from Preston Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding communication difficulties due to the war, the arrival of Indiana Zouaves at Cumberland and the encampment of Virginian forces at Harper's Ferry, his attentions to Eloise, and wanting to visit Chikiswalungo. Cumberland. 11 June 1861. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Preston Haldeman to a cousin (possibly Carsten or Eliza Haldeman) regarding Pennsylvanian regiments moving into Cumberland, finding old friends in the opposing regiments, Mira liking some of the soldiers, and several citizens' arrests. Cumberland. 8 July 1861. (2 items, 5 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding leaving soon to visit Eliza in Pennsylvania and the tension between secessionists and Union soldiers in Cumberland. Cumberland. 31 August 1861. (2 items, 6 pages)

Folder 16 Letter from Mira Black to Fannie Haldeman regarding Fannie's recent visit to Lancaster, hearing from friends, and desiring responses to her letters to Fannie and Eliza. Oak Hill. 28 February 1862. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding wishing she heard from Eliza more, her improvement in sewing, the ill Union soldiers in Cumberland and the treatment of the secessionist prisoners there. The top of the letter has a small drawing of a woman's head with a hat on. Chikiswalungo. 27 February 1862. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding a bier garden that Eliza visited, her desire to be an actress at the new bier garden in Columbia, wanting to meet a man that Eliza knows, and worrying about a man she likes. Unknown. 24 May 1862. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Preston Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her spending time with off-duty officers, some military parties in town, and the impending draft. Cumberland. 9 December 1863. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 17 Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding the Civil War, worrying that Eliza's silence is for political reasons, and her brother Harry's imprisonment. Oak Hill. 2 October 1864. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding other girls in town being courted by soldiers and her thinking that marrying a soldier is now commonplace. Oak Hill. 20 December 1864. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Preston Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding her becoming violent with a boarding house mistress, Mira's skating, his fear of being drafted, and Harry Black who is imprisoned. Cumberland. 31 January 1865. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Preston Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding the capture of Generals Kelly and Crook by confederate soldiers, news of family, and Harry Black's possible release. Cumberland. 3 March 1865. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding the return of imprisoned confederate soldiers, including her brother Harry, multiple weddings in town, her expectation to be single forever, and her desire to see Eliza's painting. Oak Hill. 10 December 1865. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 18 Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding fighting between soldiers in town, skating and sleighing, and holiday gifts she received. Oak Hill. 23 January 1866. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Preston Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding Harry Black moving to Mexico and the family potentially following, inviting Eliza to go with him to Mexico with the family, and a Southern Fair. Cumberland. 10 April 1866. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding both of them being sick, Mira's attending the Female Seminary in Centreville, and wishing Eliza would visit. Oak Hill. 3 November 1888. At the bottom of Mira's letter is a note from Mary Haldeman, Eliza's mother, to her asking how Eliza and Samuel are getting along and sending her love. Chikiswalungo. 12 November 1888. (2 items, 4 pages)
Letter from Mira Black to Eliza Haldeman regarding Mira doing well on her exams, going to spend time with the Beall's in the mountains, a possible 4th of July elephant race, and family news. Oak Hill. 30 June 1890. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 19 Letter from Carsten Haldeman to his sister, possibly Eliza, regarding his intent to visit her at school and asking if she has his scarf. Liter. 19 November 1855. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman regarding letters and a check that arrived for Samuel at home, a job Carsten might take in Honduras, and starting to learn Spanish. Columbia. 1 May 1857. (1 item, 1 page)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding the berries that are in season near him, expecting to be busy with studies, and hoping for a promotion. Youngwomanstown, PA. 5 September No Year. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding working in Youngwomanstown, a description of the town, and game being scarce. Youngwomanstown, PA. 21 November No Year. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding receiving a letter from her and wanting to know when she will be at home so that he might be there also. Yougnwomanstown, PA. 8 December No Year. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding Samuel arriving in France, a ball Carsten attended for Lord Napier, and meeting a Mrs. Jack Strickler. Youngwomanstown, PA. 28 February No Year. (1 item, 3 pages)

Folder 20 Letter from Carsten Haldeman to his sister, probably Eliza, regarding describing the area of Shippen that he is working in, asking for news from Samuel about the Columbia railroad, and expecting to be finished with his work on the Sunbury and Erie Railroad in January. Shippen. 14 August 1859. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to his sister, probably Eliza, regarding a trip he just returned from, anticipating new work on the railroads in Texas, and describing the continental divide at Buena Vista. Shippen. 18 September 1859. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to his sister, probably Eliza, regarding the city forming at Shippen, his expected discharge in a few months' time, hoping to go to visit Niagara Falls, and an upcoming ball. Shippen. 23 October 1859. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to his sister, probably Eliza, regarding news of home and his being a sought-after bachelor, as well as some shirt studs he wishes her to buy for him. Chikiswalungo. 16 June 1867. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 21 Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his impending voyage to Europe on the steamer Britannia and having visited a Dr. Elsbey who had been his doctor at one point. New York. 22 May 1868. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his passage on the Britannia from New York to Glasgow, wanting to see the Giant's Causeway and other Scottish sites before visiting Eliza in Paris, and seeing an Irish castle on the coast towards the end of the journey. Glasgow. 7 June 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding arriving in London, his travels in Scotland, and his heading to Paris in a few days. London. 15 June 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his visit to a local doctor to treat his cold and throat illness, he plans to leave for Paris on Monday. London.18 June 1868. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his touring London, including a trip to Windsor where he saw the Queen, and his visit to a doctor in Paris to have his throat treated. Paris. 2 July 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his throat treatment with Dr. Fanval and his activities while in Paris, including a visit to a small circus. Paris. 14 July 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 22 Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his sight-seeing in Paris, including a trip to Versailles, as well as asking his mother to allow Eliza to remain in France until he returns home. Paris. 24 July 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman informing her of his travels from Paris to Germany, noting that several dignitaries, including Queen Victoria, are visiting Switzerland. Geneva. 6 August 1868. (1 item, 3 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman detailing his visits in Switzerland as well as his plans to write to Victor soon. Basel. 11 August 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his travels, including detailing a large ornate clock he saw in Strasburg, he writes that the condition of his throat has worsened slightly. Baden Baden. 18 August 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman detailing his visits to Leipzig, Frankfort, Heidelberg, and Hamburg, his throat still has yet to fully recover and he plans to see a doctor in Berlin. Dresden. 26 August 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his throat treatment with Dr. Jobolds, he plans to complete his recovery in Paris. Berlin. 3 September 1868 (1 item, 3 pages)

Folder 23 Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing the vineyards along the Rhine, his travels along the river, and his visit to the throat doctor in Paris. Paris. 15 September 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Dr. J. Solis Cohen to Samuel Haldeman informing him of his son's recovery in Europe. Philadelphia. 21 September 1868. (1 item, 1 page)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his healing throat, his sight-seeing around Paris, and his running into Mr. Watts. Paris. 22 September 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letters from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman and Eliza Haldeman to Frances Haldeman regarding plans to return home, purchases made in Paris, and sewing patterns. Paris. 25 September 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing Paris in fall as well as his plans to travel to Italy. Paris. 9 October 1868. (1 item, 2 pages)

Folder 24 Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing the sights he's seen so far on his journey to Italy, including stops in Lyon and Valence. Marseilles. 20 October 1868. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Carsten and Eliza to Mary Haldeman describing their trips (Carsten's journey to Rome and Eliza's activities in Paris) as well as their plans to return home within a month. Rome. 29 October 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten and Eliza to Mary Haldeman, Carsten describes his travels in Rome and his stay in Venice while Eliza write about her packing though the rest of her letter is rather unintelligible. Venice. 9 November 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten to Mary Haldeman regarding his return to Paris, a cold he caught, and a close encounter with bandits at Mt. Vesuvius. Paris. 18 November 1868. (1 item, 2 pages)
Letter from Carsten to Mary Haldeman describing his and Eliza's journey back to England in which some of Eliza's luggage was stolen. Southampton, England. 3 December 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 25 Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his farm work in Florida, he mentions that he may begin to look for a wife from the area. Tallahassee. 24 April 1870. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Eliza commenting on the photo of her son and Carsten's crops and local trade. Tallahassee. 15 September 1878. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman informing her of his plans to come up for a week in the spring to see Eliza's new baby as well as describing several Indian burial mounds that he'd discovered around Lake Jackson. Tallahassee. 22 February 1880. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Carsten Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his crops after the storm and his plans to mail his arrow collection to Samuel. Tallahassee. 7 September 1880. (1 item, 3 pages).

Folder 26 Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding Mira Black, Unionist, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, ladies' life drawing class, family life. 1525 Chestnut St. Philadelphia. 18 January 1860. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding Marietta, "Mercy's Dream" and "Christina and her Children" by Daniel Huntington, Sir Thomas Lawrence, "Sancho and the Duchess by Charles Robert Leslie, "The Poet's Dream". "Liar" and "Siege of Leiden" by Johann Bernhard Wittkamp, statue "Eve's Repentance" by Bartholomew, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, family life. Philadelphia. 26 January 1860. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding music lessons, drawing lessons, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Samuel's possible travel to Europe, microscope, concern for Samuel's health. Philadelphia. 4 February 1860. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding Eliza's drawing of Cesar Augustus, French lessons, Aunt Eliza, Hannah Ross, Cousin Sue, Mr. Green, Columbia. 1525 Chestnut St. Philadelphia. 3 November 1860. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 27 Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life. Chickies. 3 December 1861. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 28 Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding Mary Cassatt, art, "Jack Cade", Forrest, theater, Eliza's thoughts on slavery, family life. Philadelphia. 21 December 1861. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding Mary Cassatt, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, family life. Philadelphia. 7 March 1862. (1 item, 5 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding family life, Peter Frederick Rothermel's Studio, Christian Schussele, Mary Cassatt moving to West Chester. Philadelphia. 11 March 1862. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 29 Letter from Samuel to Eliza regarding Hlasko, advice on art materials and classes, general advice, Gottschalk, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, family life. Columbia. 13 March 1862. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 30 Letter from Eliza to Mary regarding city life, her art work, Mary Cassatt, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, family chatter. Philadelphia. 17 March 1862. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 31 Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza regarding family life, advice on art materials. Columbia. 21 March 1862. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 32 Letter from Edward A. Smith to Eliza Haldeman, Miss Welsh, Mary Cassatt and Miss Lewis thanking them for their help in chiseling a work of art and sending them a photograph of their work and day. Philadelphia. 26 March 1862. (1 item, 2 pages) photocopy.

Folder 33 Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza regarding advice on art and family life. Columbia. 1 April 1862. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Samuel to Eliza regarding her travel home and paying her bills beforehand. 4 April 1862. (1 item, 1 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life. Chickies. 17 January 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life. Chickies. 2 February 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 34 Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding her art lessons with Rothermel, Schussele, Mary Cassatt and Mrs. Cassatt, family life. Philadelphia. 16 February 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding her art instruction with Rothermel. Details of what she is learning. F. E. Church, Studio Buildings No. 15, Tenth St. New York. 26 February 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding Rothermel, Mary Cassatt, Tom Porter, Bispham (possibly artist Henry Collins Bispham), Miss Nevin (possibly sculptor Blanche Nevin) and family life. Philadelphia. 20 March 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 35 Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life. Not dated. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 36 Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding Mary Cassatt, Hiram Powers, Joseph A. Bailly, Howard Roberts, John Lawrence LeConte, Mr. & Mrs. Cope, Sunday Mercury, Direct Care of Robert Cassatt Street – Road P. C. Media R. R. Chester Co. Pennsylvania. Sunday afternoon. No date. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 37 Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding Lancaster and family life. Chickies. May 23. No year. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding Lincoln, election and family life. Chickies. 14 October 1864. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life, Alice and Patapsco Institute, Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. Chickies. 24 October 1864. (1 item, 3 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life, Samuel giving a speech, election, politics. Chickies. 2 November. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Mary and Fanny to Eliza regarding family life. Chickies. November. No day or year. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 38 Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life. Chickies. 6 December. [1864]. (1 item, 3 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life. 10 December. [1864]. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding Eliza's Harrisburg idea, the Cassatts and family life. Chickies. 21 December [1864]. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding family life. Chickies. 26 December 1864. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 39 Letter from Eliza to Mary regarding Paris life, Mary Cassatt. Paris. 28 October 1866. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 40 Letter from Samuel to Eliza regarding an arts society in London called "Arundel", his upcoming lecture in Columbia, art, quotes from "Lectures on Painting" by Henry O'Neil. Columbia. 25 October 1866. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza regarding art she should see while in Europe, travel, Samuel's lecture in West Chester, Mary Cassatt, Family life. Columbia. 19 November 1866. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 41 Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding French food, her art, Mary Cassatt. Paris. 4 December 1866. (1 item, 2 pages) photocopy.

Folder 42 Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding Mary Cassatt, family life. 18 December 1866. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 43 Letter from Eliza to Frances regarding her time in Courances with Mary Cassatt, French village life, Chateaus, Parks, the Marquis. Courances, France. February 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Mary regarding her time in Courances with Mary Cassatt, travel plans, art Exposition. Chateaus, France. 19, 20 February 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Mary regarding life in France, Mary Cassatt, Ecouen, Frere, Sayer. Courances. 8 March 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.
Letter from Eliza to Mary regarding life in Ecouen, France, Mary Cassatt, French artists. Ecouen. 15 May 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 44 Letter from Samuel to Eliza regarding her writing as if for publication, that her French is getting better, Mary Cassatt. 3 June 1867. (1 item, 2 pages) original.
Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza regarding family life. Chickiswalunga near Columbia, PA. 10 June 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza regarding how long she will stay abroad, Rembrandt's studio contents, family life. Chickiswalunga. 17 June 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza regarding family life, artist Joshua Reynolds, Mary Cassatt, author Mayne Reid. Chickiswalunga, Columbia, PA. 5 August 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 45 Letter from Eliza to Mary regarding her and Mary Cassatt's experience moving into an apartment and her hopes of having a painting accepted in the Exposition. Ecouen. 5 September 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) photocopy.

Folder 46 Letter from Samuel and Mary regarding detailed critique of some of Eliza's paintings and family life. Columbia, PA. 2 September, 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 47 Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding her and Mary Cassatt's move from Ecouen to St. Valery sur Somme, describing the scenery and people. St. Valery sur Somme, France. 1, 2 October, 1867. (1 item, 6 pages) photocopy.

Folder 48 Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza regarding Victor's recovery from a medical procedure and responding to her letter from 1 October 1867. 16 October 1867. (1 item, 2 pages) original.
Letter from Mary Haldeman to Eliza detailing life back in the states while Eliza is away. Chiques. 25 November 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) original.
Letter from Mary and Frances Haldeman to Eliza describing the happenings at home including Victor's recovery and visits from family and acquaintances. Chiques. 2 December 1867. (1 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 49 Letter from Eliza to Mary Haldeman detailing the gifts she'd purchased for her family and how cheap it was to buy them as well as how her studies were progressing. Ecouen. 14 December 1867. (2 item, 4 pages) original.

Folder 50 Letter from Mary to Eliza Haldeman describing the gifts the family received on Christmas as well as her longing to see her daughter again. 25 December 1867. (1 item, 4 pages)
Letter from Mary to Eliza Haldeman regarding Carsten's throat operation and the goings-on of some of their acquaintances. 14 January 1868. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 51 Letter from Eliza to Victor [and Mary] Haldeman describing Courances in spring and the Easter ceremony she participated in. Courances. 14 April 1868. (4 items, 6 pages) photocopy
Letter from Eliza to Samuel Haldeman detailing her work in painting and sketching and her possible travel plans with her cousin Sarah. Courances. 24 April 1868. (2 items, 3 pages). photocopy
Letter from Eliza to Frances Haldeman describing her stay in Paris, including going to an exposition at the Louvre and meeting a writer for the New York Times. Paris. 13 May 1868. (2 items, 4 pages). photocopy
Letter from Eliza to Samuel regarding her explorations of Paris, some of the artwork displayed at the exposition, and her anticipation to see Carsten. Paris. 22 May 1868. (2 item, 4 pages) photocopy

Folder 52 Letter from Frances and Mary to Eliza Haldeman expressing their pleasure on hearing about Eliza's artwork at the exposition; Frances gave an account of the happenings of their acquaintances while Mary wrote of her worries now that she had two children abroad. Chiques. 24 May 1868. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Folder 53 Letter from Eliza to Mary Haldeman describing her visits with her cousin Sarah and her art classes. Paris. 28 May 1868. (3 items, 6 pages) photocopy.

Folder 54 Letter from Samuel and Mary to Eliza Haldeman enclosing a bill of exchange as well as a list of souvenirs for several of their friends. Chiques, Lancaster. 29 July 1868. (1 item, 2 pages). original

Folder 55 Letter from Eliza to Mary Haldeman describing her outings with Carsten, his travel plans in Italy, and her preparations for their return home. Villiers le Bel. 15 October 1868. (2 item, 4 pages) photocopy
Letter from Eliza to Mary Haldeman recounting her last visits to friends in France and her packing for the journey home. Villiers le Bel. 20 November 1868. (2 items, 2 pages) photocopy

Folder 56 Letter from Mary and Fanny to Eliza Haldeman retelling the happenings of their family and friends as well as their disappointment in not being able to see her and her son yet. 22 July 1879. (4 items, 8 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza Haldeman describing the family's activities since Eliza had left, including going to see a play and visiting friends. Mary left a P.S. telling Loyos to be kind to his younger brother. 3 May 1880. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza Haldeman asking after the boys Loyos and Haldy as well as chiding Eliza for allowing Loyos to get drunk on the 4th of July. Chickies. 1 August 1880. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Folder 57 Letter from Mary to Eliza sending her hopes that Eliza's husband recovers from his illness swiftly, she also mentions that President Garfield is not likely to survive his bullet wounds. 5 September 1881. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza describing their family's activities as well as the President's funeral and her thoughts on how the Cabinet will react towards the new President. 30 September 1881. (2 items, 8 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza concerning her doubts that the new Cabinet members will be able to do much for Eliza's husband. 17 October 1881. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza inquiring after some of Eliza's acquaintances as well as reporting the trouble that President Arthur is having with establishing a new Cabinet. 10 November 1881. (2 items, 6 pages) original

Folder 58 Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding the happenings of family and friends as well as the news that President Garfield's shooter has finally been sentenced to be hanged. 30 January 1882. (2 items, 6 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza's son Loyos describing all the fun winter activities they are doing at Chickies as well as her wish to see him and his brother. Chickies. 3 February 1882. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza describing the family and friends' activities in the winter, including how Carsten is getting along in Florida. Chickies. 6 February 1882 (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza concerning Eliza's return to Demerara, the deaths of several acquaintances, and the family members' plans for Christmas. Lancaster. 17 December 1882. (1 item, 4 pages)

Folder 59 Letter from Mary to Eliza asking her to keep stronger ties with her brother Victor and the rest of her siblings as Mary fears that the family will split apart once she passes away. This letter was received by Eliza on July 12th, Mary had died 6 days prior. Lancaster. 24 March 1883. (1 tem, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza regarding some aspects of Samuel Haldeman's estate and Carsten's travel plans to Europe. Marietta. 06 May 1883. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza describing the happenings of friends and family, her longing to see her grandsons, Carsten's travel plans and his lack of a will, and her confusing at Eliza not yet getting Fanny's bonnet and accompanying letter. Marietta. 30 May 1883. (2 items, 6 pages) original
Letter from Mary to Eliza (this appears to be a page from another letter) asking after Loyos. Location unknown. date unknown. (1 item, 2 pages). original
Letter from Mary to Eliza sending her best wishes from herself and Samuel and reminding Eliza to be on her best behavior. Chickies. 14 August 1850. (1 item, 2 pages) original

Folder 60 Letter from Mary Cassatt to Eliza Haldeman asking her to mail their friend Lydia a dress pattern. Cheyney, Pennsylvania. 2 January 1863. (2 items, 3 pages) photocopy
Letter from Mary Cassatt to Eliza Haldeman asking her to send a portrait to the Pennsylvania R. C. to be displayed alongside one of Mary's. 18 March [1863 or 1864]. (2 items, 4 pages) photocopy
Letter from Mary Cassatt to Eliza Haldeman describing her and Lydia's summer activities including Lydia's trip to the fair and Mary taking part in a "notable flirtation". 13 June [1863 or 1864]. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Mary Cassatt to Eliza Haldeman informing her of Mary's painting being rejected by the Salon as well as her travels throughout France. Beaufort sur Doron. 17 August [186_ ] (2 items, 4 pages) photocopy

Folder 61 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his journey to Liverpool, giving the latitude and longitude of the ships location over the various days. 12 February [18__ ] (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Carsten Haldeman describing his travels through Texas and Alabama and the various wildlife he saw along the way. Selma, Alabama. 21 December 1851. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman describing the Selma, his longing to return home, and a dream he had about her two siblings who had passed away. Also included is a sketch of a house. Selma, Alabama. 22 December 1851. (2 items, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman concerning his absence in writing her a letter sooner and his longing to return home in two months. Selma, Alabama. 2 May 1852. (1 item, 1 page) original

Folder 62 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his travels between Liverpool and London and his visits once in the big city. London, 22 February 1859. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman commenting on his visits to fellow entomologist Mr. Thompson's home as well as viewing a pre-lent procession of the "fat ox". Paris. 2 March 1859. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letters from Samuel Haldeman to Fanny and Eliza Haldeman, in Fanny's letter he urges her to continue her studies and to remain true to the catholic faith; in Eliza's letter he describes the art galleries he's been to see. Paris. 17 March 1859. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman regarding his travels from Paris to Lyons and Marseilles and the little sight-seeing he did along the way. Marseilles. 28 March 1859. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman describing the city of Pompeii, included in the letter is a plant sample of a local flower. Naples, 2 April 1859. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Folder 63 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his time in Rome, including a description of how a cameo is made and his visit to see an Archbishop. Rome, 21 April 1859. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman concerning his travels back to Florence and his asking about a cousin who might have arrived in the city (parts of this letter were very faint to some portions are missing). Rome/Florence, 9 May 1859. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman informing her of the various artwork he has seen in Florence as well as the styles of some of the masters; there is also two pictures attached, one a color print of the tribune room of a public gallery, the other quick copies of sketches done by some of the masters. Florence. 20 May 1859. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman concerning their stay in Florence, the arrival of troops to the city, and their plans to return home. Florence, 2 June 1859. (1 item, 1 page) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his visit to Pisa and his stay in Genoa, commenting on the number of wounded French and Sardinian troops that are resting at the city. Genoa, 5 June 1859. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman commenting on his cousin's health and the war that is prevent travel to Milan. Geneva, 11 June 1859. (1 item, 1 page) original

Folder 64 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman inquiring after her progress at the Academy and asking if she had visited any of their acquaintances while at school. Pikesville, Md. 9 November 1860. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman giving her advice on her French pronunciations as well as asking about how her artwork is progressing. 28 November 1860. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman describing his lecture and his thoughts on South Carolina's secession. Attached is a ticket stub to his lecture. Pikesville, Md. 6 December 1860. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman concerning her lessons and a possible trip being planned. Pikesville, Maryland. 23 January 1861
(1 item, 1 page) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman assuring her that he enjoys receiving her letters and also to not use the word ugly when describing someone. Pikesville, Md. 1 February 1861. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman discussing some pieces of art he'd seen in his travels as well as the happenings of some of their acquaintances. 4 February 1861. (1 item, 3 pages) original

Folder 65 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman giving advice on her techniques and encouraging her to continue her studies and artwork. 12 February 1861. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman asking about the bill due from her teachers and whether she would be going to the Academy Exhibition. Attached is a small slip of paper with what appears to be spelling corrections. Chickies, PA. March 1861. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman encouraging her to take extensive note while visiting the Exhibition. Chickies, PA. March 1861. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman reporting on her brother's ailment and urging her to be prepared for and abrupt departure should his health take a turn for the worst. Chickies, PA. 27 March 1861. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman assuring her that Carsten's health is improving and encouraging her to learn multiple languages. 1 April 1861. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his travel plans for Scotland and how the British think of the American Civil War. London. 18 July 1861 (1 item, 2 pages) original

Folder 66 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his journey across the Atlantic, including mentioning that one of the passengers was a Confederate privateer. 29 [July] 1862. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman describing the art he's seen while abroad as well as the various landscapes and churches he's visited. August 1862. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Victor Haldeman reporting on all the animals he's seen on his stay as well as sketches of a snail's shell and an iceberg. Nassau, 8 September 1862. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Frances Haldeman discussing the goings-on of relatives and friends as well as how Europe views the war; he also mentions that if the rebels come to Chickies the family should hang out a white flag and stick close to the house. Nassau, 23 September 1862. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Note from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman explaining that they'd been caught in a snow storm whilst crossing the alps. Tyrol, 26 October 1862. (1 item, 1 page) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman lamenting that he can give her no news of their travel plans as they do not know much themselves. Geneva, 20 November 1862. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Mary Haldeman stating that if he cannot get on the steamer Scotia he may have to stay through winter in the Mediterranean. Also included is a short letter to Eliza about a Swiss landscape artist he'd met in Geneva. Paris, 26 November 1862. (1 item, 3 pages) original

Folder 67 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman concerning her studies and his work now that he has returned home. The ink is very faint. January 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman asking if she'd burned any letters given to her by Cousin Sue as they might be an important letter from her mother to be sent to Samuel; there is also a short poem attached to the end of the letter. Columbia, PA. 28 January 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman advising her to take breaks so as to help her posture, he also mentions that Victor is beginning to read Robinson Crusoe. January 1863. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman asking how well her teacher is carrying on the lessons as well as advising her to try more religious subject matter. Chikiswalungo, PA. 21 February 1863. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman mentioning how and acquaintance of theirs said that though Eliza was very passionate about art, she would soon lose interest once she married and settled into her own house. Also included is a short note from Mary Haldeman. Chickies, PA. 2 March 1863. (1 item, 3 pages) original

Folder 68 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman advising her on selling copies for a quick profit. Chickies, PA. 22 January [186 _ ]. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman scolding her on her shoddy landscape work and poor financial transactions. Columbia, PA. 16 March 1863. (1 item, 1 page) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman describing his journey across the Channel and his plans to travel to Liverpool. London. 15 July 1866. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding his time on the steamer China and her activities in Paris. Queenstown. 22 July 1866 (1 item, 3 pages) original

Folder 69 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman recommending she visit the Imperial Library while in Paris. Columbia, PA. 16 September 1866. (1 item, 1 page) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman describing life back at Chickies including putting Victor on a ferryboat with $5 to find his way to Pikesville. 4 January 1866. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman quote several passages from the Handbook for Young Painters by C.R. Leslie; he also mentions the possible impeachment of the president and asks how long Eliza plans to remain in Paris. Columbia, PA. 16 October 1866. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman containing several passages written in French. 3 December 1866. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Folder 70 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding his plans to go to a lecture for the National Educational Association in Philadelphia. Chickies, PA. 24 July 1879. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman thanking her and the Colonel for sending him so many specimens from Demerara. Chickies, PA. 30, June 1880. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Eliza Haldeman regarding the goings-on of relatives and friends; included in the letter is a newspaper clipping of a rhyme. Chickies, PA. 5 August 1880. (2 item, 4 pages) original

Folder 71 Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Victor Haldeman encouraging him to learn to read and behave; included is a sketch of a dog with the words "A dog for Victor" written beneath. Newark, Delaware. 23 October 1858. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Victor Haldeman describing his visit to Pompeii; included are several sketches, one of a soldier's helmet and some mural designs, as well as an ivy leaf impression. Naples. 11 April 1859. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from "Sister Ity" (Eliza Haldeman) to Victor Haldeman describing a park in Philadelphia and the training of young cadets. Philadelphia. 13 December 1862. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Samuel Haldeman to Victor Haldeman correcting some of the grammatical errors in Victor's last letter as well as informing him of how Carsten and Eliza are doing in Europe. Chickies, PA. October 1868. (1 item, 3 pages) original
Letter from Victor Haldeman to Mary Haldeman describing his goings-on at school, requesting a brace, and inquiring after Carsten and Eliza. Pikesville, Maryland. 11 November 1868. (1 item, 4 pages) original
Letter from Victor Haldeman to Samuel Haldeman written entirely in French. Date unknown. (1 item, 1 page) original

Folder 72 Newspaper article about the development of the new route 441 that could allow the creation of a modern park at Chickies Rock; the article notes the history of the Chickies Rock Park from the late 1800's to early 1900's, included are several photographs of the planned route and a trolley crash from 1896. The Sunday News. 12 May 1957. (1 item, 2 pages) original
Newspaper clipping by James Stuart about a photograph he'd received showing an old house in Chickies, Pa., and the reactions he'd gotten from the community when he'd printed it. (1 item, 1 page) original

Folder 73 Shipping form for "Pig Metal" to the Chikiswalungo Furnaces.
H.E Haldeman's account book for the Chickies Furnaces. The first portion contains monthly records of pig iron deliveries made to the furnaces from January 1874 to December 1878. The second portion is a location description of the furnaces, including several blueprints, a woodcut picture and an photograph from 1872. The third portion is ore notes, records of what kind of ores were used in the furnaces, how much of it, as well as how much coal was consumed in the process. The fourth portion appear to be several official documents between E. Haldeman and Co. and the Chickies Iron Company which include a Dissolution of Partnership form dated 1876. The last portion seems to be progress reports from several quarry and mining operations. (2 items, 274 pages)

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Lancaster County Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania, 1917 - 2004
June 16, 2016

Call Number: MG-711

3 boxes     23 folders/binders, 80 items, 3168 pages     1.5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side15

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains the Board Minutes for the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women from 1922 to 2004. These minutes include roll calls, treasurer reports, entertainment schedules and activity reports. Minutes from 1922 through 1971 are contained in leather bound books. The following years are in three-prong pocket folders or three-ring binders. This allowed for additional items to be put in with the minutes such as Thank-you cards, newspaper articles of events they sponsored and hand-written notes. By the 1990’s the minutes are more sporadic, only a few or one from each year. There are programs from the annual convention of the County Society starting with the 13th convention in 1929 through the 60th convention in 1977. The following years are missing: 1934; 1943-1944; 1949-1954; 1957-1958; 1961-1962; 1965-1971. Some of the minutes also contain a copy of these programs. Later years and some of these missing programs may be found in the minutes themselves. There are four typed up documents that comprise the history of the Society that were drafted between 1929 through 1982. This includes a summary of the past years written in what they call a “skit.” The final years also contain documentation regarding the duties of the officers of the society-elected board members.

Creator: Lancaster County Society of Farm Women.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: This collection was a gift of the Lancaster County Farm Women on 3 February 2014. The Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania was established by Flora Black from Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1914 when she invited her female neighbors to her farm for lunch. Mrs. Black began the meeting for fellowship, but she also wanted to establish a support system for women living in rural communities. It was also a goal of the society to teach women to take on leadership roles and help contribute to society. Their numbers grew rapidly making it necessary for County chapters. (Reading Eagle. 8 Oct 2014. Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania Celebrating 100th Anniversary. http://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/society-of-farm-women-of-pennsylvania-celebrating-100th-anniversary)   The Lancaster County Chapter was formed in January, 1917. It was very popular and eventual grew to 33 separate societies throughout Lancaster by the 1980s. They founded many successful charity drives and scholarship programs, but also provided entertainment for their members, such as bus trips and vacation tours.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Lancaster County Farm Women by representative, Doris M. Bewley. 3 February 2014.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:Collection title (MG-711), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Lancaster County (Pa.) (LHo-LOC n 79056624)

Meetings (LHo-LOC sh 85083267)

Women in agriculture (LHo-LOC sh 85147552)

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, 11 December 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Box 1

Book 1 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women; Book I. 1922 – 1930. (1 item, 127 pages)

Book 2   Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women; Book II. 1930-1945. (1 item, 302 pages)

Book 3 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women; Book III. 7 August 1945 – 7 June 1956. (1 item, 299 pages)

Book 4 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women. August 1956, October 1963, November Convention 1963. (1 item, 400 pages)

Book 5 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women. Conclusion November Convention 1963, April 1971. (1 item, 301 pages)

 

Box 2

Folder 1 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women; Anna Mae Snader, secretary. 1971-1972. (1 item, 30 pieces)

Folder 2 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Dorothy Elmer, secretary. Written on back of original folder “Feb 5 1974-June 1 1971; Page 256 1950; Page 236, Page 283 (1970) page 291.” December 1972- November 1974. (1 item, 39 pieces)

Folder 3 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, S. Joan Hershey, secretary. December 1974 – November 1976. (Lancaster, PA. 6 November 1976). (1 item, 60 pieces)

Folder 4 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Lorna Jene King, secretary. December 1976 – November 1978. (1 item, 67 pieces)

Folder 5 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Edna Buckwalter, secretary. 1979-1980. (1 item, 102 pieces)

Folder 6 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Judy Harnish, secretary. 1981. (1 item, 60 pieces)

Folder 7 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Judy Harnish, secretary. 1982. (1 item, 43 pieces)

Folder 8 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Ruth Book, secretary. 1983. (1 item, 45 pieces)

Folder 9 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Ruth Book, secretary. 1984. (1 item, 46 pieces)

Folder 10 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Judith Greenleaf, secretary. 1985. (1 item, 79 pieces)

Folder 11 Binder with Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Judy Greenleaf, secretary. 1986. (1 item, 63 pieces)

Folder 12 Binder with Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Evelyn Hess, secretary. 1987-1988. (1 item, 193 pieces)

Folder 13 Certificate from the Lancaster County Agricultural Extension Service for enthusiastic support to the 4-H club. 6 April 1964. (1 item, 1 piece)

 

Box 3

Folder 13 Binder with Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, 1989-1992. (1 item, 212 pieces)

Folder 14 Binder with Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women and five newspaper articles. 1993-1994. (1 item, 157 pieces)

Folder 15 Binder with Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women. 1995-1996. (1 item, 168 piece)

Folder 16 Binder with Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, Julia M. Zahn, secretary. 1997-1998. (1 item, 84 piece)

Folder 17 Minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women and envelope they were housed in, 2000-2001. (1 item, 36 pieces)

Folder 18 General information for the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women 2001-2002 (6 pages); County Convention programs and minutes from 1999 – 2002 (42 pages) including an article from the Intelligencer Journal “A Swell of Support, A Surge of Water” (2 pages) 2 November 2000.; Programs and minutes from the Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania conventions 2001-2002 (61 pages); Minutes from the Society of Farm Women of PA Board meetings, 2001-2004, includes two sheets of divider stickers (46 pages). (5 items, 161 pieces)

Folder 19 Envelope addressed to Ammon Huber, Sec’y containing three Christmas Seal Bonds of the Crusade of the Double Barred Cross, one for $5.00, the other two for $10.00. 2 December 1941; A Certificate to the Lancaster County Farm Woman from the United Service Organizations, Inc. for Distinguished Serves to the Armed Forces. 16 May 1964. (5 items, 5 pieces)

Folder 20 Large mailer envelope addressed to Lancaster County Society of Farm Women, c/o Mrs. Landis Meyer (19 May 1964) that contained the following: A page from the Daily Intelligencer Journal with articles regarding Nan Wiley, a syndicated food columnist. She was named an honorary member of Lancaster County Society of Farm Women. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 21 Large mailer envelope that contained the following: Compilation of the minutes of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women from 28 July 1917 to 30 July 1920 prepared by Barbara Moore attached to an envelope addressed to Judy Harnish stating “original minutes of early Societies”, (6 pages) 8 January 1929. “Skit” written by Jean Thomas to the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women reviewing the years 1937 to 1947. No date. (3 pages); “Skit (Through the Years) at Farm Women Convention held at Dutch Town and Country 1967” written by Mrs. William Ebersly. No date (6 pages); “Sixty-five Years in Review, 1917-1982” written by Mary B. Clark (12 pages). (5 items, 16 pieces)

Folder 22 Programs from the annual conventions of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women starting with the 13th Convention in 1929 through the 43rd in 1960. Missing the following years: 1934, 1943-1944; 1949-1954; 1957-1958. (21 items, 21 pieces)

Folder 23 Programs from the annual conventions of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women starting with the 46th Convention in 1963 through the 60th in 1977. Missing the following years:1961-1962; 1965-1971. Plus a program from the Carrier Salesmen of the Intelligencer Journal Awards Night, Lancaster, PA. 11 November 1975. (12 items, 12 pieces)

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Heritage of Washington Boro Collection
April 18, 2016

Call Number: MG-498

1 box     1 folder, 1 item, 2 pages    10 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains a tri-fold pamphlet describing the mission of the Washington Boro Society for Susquehanna River Heritage (WBSSRH).

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

Biographical and Historical Note: In 1810, Jacob Dritt purchased 110 acres of land from Charles Smith Sewell and laid out the village of Woodstock, which would later become Washington. Washington Boro was formally and legally formed in 1827 by consolidating the villages of Washington and Charleston. The Washington Boro Society for Susquehanna River Heritage was formed in 2001 with the mission to collect and exhibit relics from the past, restore historical structures, and enhance the existing public river access areas in their area.

Source of Acquisition: Collected by LancasterHistory.org.

Custodial History (Provenance): Materials in this collection are collected and compiled by LancasterHistory.org.

Accruals: Items will be added to this collection as they are acquired.

 

Preferred Citation:Heritage of Washington Boro Collection (MG-498), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Susquehanna River

Washington Boro (Pa).

Preservation

Susquehanna River access

Related Materials:

“The Indian Town site at Washington Boro,” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 29, no. 8 (1925): 101-104.

See Photograph Collection

See Curatorial Collection

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by RA, 18 August 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1 Tri-fold pamphlet describing the mission of the Washington Boro Society for Susquehanna River Heritage and inviting the public to donate to the society.(1 item, 2 pages)

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Heritage of Landisville Collection, 1997
April 18, 2016

Call Number: MG-497

1 box     1 folder, 1 item, 44 pages     .10 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains the informative and advertisement booklet from the 15th annual Landisville Lions Club Antique and Classic Car Show.

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

Biographical and Historical Note: In 1808, Jacob Minnich built a hotel about 6 miles west of Lancaster, in what would eventually become Landisville. Over the next few years a blacksmith shop, a distillery, and a few more homes were constructed in the surrounding area, and in 1825 John Landis established a store in one of the original buildings. Landis applied to have a post-office established in the town, and once it had been agreed on by the Postal Service, he was appointed post-master and given the task of naming the post-office. The residents of the town originally petitioned to have the town names “Minnichville” but Jacob Minnich was against the idea, and insisted on calling the town “Landisville”, after their post-master, instead.

Source of Acquisition: Collected by LancasterHistory.org.

Custodial History (Provenance): Materials in this collection are collected and compiled by LancasterHistory.org.

Accruals: Items will be added to this collection as they are acquired.

Preferred Citation:Heritage of Landisville Collection (MG-497), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Landisville (Pa.)

Classic Cars

Antique Cars

Lions Club

Related Materials:

Herr Family Homestead www.herrhomestead.org/Welcome.htm

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by RA, 11 August 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1 Advertising and information booklet from the 15th annual Landisville Lions Club Antique and Classics Car Show. 1997. (1 item, 44 pages)

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Heritage of East Petersburg Collection
November 4, 2015

Call Number: MG-496

1 box     1 folder, 2 items, 2 pages     .10 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains a pamphlet detailing the East Petersburg Historical Society’s plans to restore Petersburg’s original well and common area, as well as a calendar celebrating the 75th anniversary of the East Petersburg Fire Company.

Creator: LancaterHistory.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

Biographical and Historical Note: Petersburg was established by Daniel and Polly Wolfe in 1812 from land they had purchased from Daniel’s brother John, six years earlier. Building lots were created, and offered for sale at $150 each on December 12, 1812. The lots sold rapidly, and the village grew despite the ongoing war of 1812. In the 1940s, the town experienced a typhoid epidemic and it was determined that new water sources would need to be found. In an effort to establish a municipal water system, the town incorporated as a borough, and selected Melvin Binkley as its first mayor.

Source of Acquisition: Collected by LancasterHistory.org.

Custodial History (Provenance): Materials in this collection are collected and compiled by LancasterHistory.org.

Accruals: The repository continues to add materials to this collection as they are acquired.

Preferred Citation:Heritage of East Petersburg Collection (MG-496), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

East Petersburg (Pa.)

East Petersburg (Pa.) Fire Department

Petersburg (Pa.)

Wolfe, Daniel.

Related Materials:

Architectural plans for Church of the Brethren East Petersburg, PA

See also: Photograph Collection

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by Rebekah Anderson, August 11, 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1 1986 calender celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the East Petersburg Fire Company. 1986 (1 item, 1 pages)

Pamphlet describing the East Petersburg Historical Society’s plans to restore and preserve the original well located in the common area of the original Petersburg. 1975 (1 item, 1 pages)

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Fivepoints Neighborhood Association Records, 1996-2000
November 4, 2015

Call Number: MG-491

1 box     4 folders, 36 items, 48 pages     .10 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains newsletters, meeting agendas, resident correspondence, and community program information for the Fivepoint Neighborhood Association from the years 1999-2000

Creator: Fivepoints Neighborhood Association.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: The Fivepoint Neighborhood Association was formed in 1990 from the existing South Lime St. Neighborhood Association. The Fivepoint Neighborhood Association was responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the South Lime St. historical district, located between Duke, King, Church, and Lime Streets. The Fivepoint Neighborhood Association was active in planning community programs and resident events, as well as ordering and installing bronze plaques for the historical buildings.

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:Fivepoints Neighborhood Association Records (MG-491), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Fivepoints Neighborhood Association.

Associations, institutions, etc.

Newsletters.

Community programs.

Community meetings.

Meeting agendas.

Lancaster (Pa.)

Related Materials:

Postcard of Gundaker Stable, Postcard Collection 911-022-072

Postcard of The Garden Homes of Church Street, Postcard Collection 911-022-071

Postcard of South Duke Street, Postcard Collection 911-005-009

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by Rebekah Anderson, June 23, 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1 Fivepoints Quarterly. January 1999-July 2000   (5 items, 16 pages)

Folder 2 Fivepoints Neighborhood Community Programs and Events. 1996-2000 (13 Items, 14 Pages)

Folder 3 Fivepoints Neighborhood Meeting Agendas. 1999-2000 (8 Items, 8 Pages)

Folder 4 Resident Communications. 1999-2000 (10 Items, 10 Pages)

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Louis Roseboro’s Collection of Hattie Brunner Information

Call Number: MG-493

1 box     7 folders, 95 items, 97 pages   .10 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets, and biographical information regarding Hattie Brunner’s work as an artist, and her success as an antiques collector and dealer. Items in the collection range in date from 1962 through 2008.

Creator: Roseboro, Louis (d. 2008).

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: Hattie Brunner was born on November 27, 1889 in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster Pennsylvania, to Abiram and Mary Klapp. In 1896, her father died, and seven-year-old Hattie was sent to a dairy farm where she worked to earn her room and board. At age 10, Hattie left the dairy farm, and began working for the Brunner family- where she stayed until she was 18. In 1917, Hattie was awarded her Teacher’s Certificate from the Philadelphia Musical Academy, and in 1918 she married Raymond Brunner, and moved back into the home she had worked in as a young girl. Hattie opened her antique shop “The Tulip Shop” in the early 1930’s, and operated it until the early 1980’s. Hattie started painting in the late 1950’s and soon became as known for her art, as she was for her antiquing.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Grace M. Buckwalter, December 2008.

Custodial History (Provenance): This collection was created by Louis Roseboro and donated by Grace M. Buckwalter.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:Louis Roseboro’s Collection of Hattie Brunner Information (MG-493), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings: Brunner, Hattie

Roseboro, Louis, d. 2008.

Antiques dealers.

Antiques.

Primitive art.

Painting.

Related Materials:

"Hattie Brunner's 'Country Auction' ; excerpts from a 1976 paper," by Grace Miller Buckwalter. Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, v.103, no.4, p.182-187.

"Hattie Brunner : antique dealer and artist," by Grace Miller Buckwalter. Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, v.103, no.4, p.164-181.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by RA, 11 August 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings about Hattie Brunner’s life and artwork. 1964-2007 (54 items, 54 pages)

Folder 2 Newspaper clippings about Hattie Brunner’s life and artwork. No Date (20 items, 22 pages)    

Folder 3 French Creek Sheep & Wool Company Catalogs featuring Hattie Brunner’s artwork. 1975-1977 (2 items, 2 pages)

Folder 4 Gallery announcements and greeting cards featuring Hattie Brunner’s artwork. 1964-1973 (5 items, 5 pages)

Folder 5 Pamphlet from Hattie Brunner’s funeral, and “Historic Schaefferstown Record” featuring Hattie. 1982-1984 (2 items, 2 pages)

Folder 6 Biographical information on Louis Rosenboro. Includes letters from Grace Buckwalter, and photograph of Louis with the Keno Brothers. 2001-2008 (11 items, 11 pages)

Folder 7 Copy of “Today” Magazine featuring Hattie Brunner’s artwork. 1962 (1 item, 1 page)

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Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 4 Newspapers
October 30, 2015

Call Number: JBFP, Part 8, Series 4

1 box     8 folders, 15 items, 68 pages     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side18

Scope and Content:  Series 4, Newspapers, contains oversized sections and pages of newspapers from Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York and White Pigeon, Michigan. Three of the papers are written in German. The remaining papers contain articles regarding Lincoln’s progress through Lancaster and Harrisburg on his way to Washington D.C. for his inauguration, obituaries for Abraham Breneman and the state of the democratic party in Philadelphia in 1878, as well as classified ads and wedding announcements. One paper has James Buchanan’s entire inauguration speech reprinted on the first two pages.

Date: 1814-1879; bulk 1877-1879.

Creator: James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)

System of Arrangement: Part 8, Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), is arranged into four series.

Series 1 Correspondence

Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents

Series 3 Ephemera

Series 4 Newspapers

Conditions for Access: Patrons must make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least two weeks prior to their visit. Digital images and/or transcriptions may be available upon request, for use onsite. Original documents may only be used under the direct supervision of the Archives staff.

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

Language: English, German

Source of Acquisition: These documents were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

Custodial History:      This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to Lancaster County’s Historical Society archives in the Spring of 2009.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family) (JBFP), Part 8, Series 4, Box 1, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 (LHo-LOC n 78095586)

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (LHo-LOC n 79006779)

New York herald (LHo-LOC n 2002162950)

Newspapers (LHo-LOC sh 85091588)

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, Fall 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Series 4

Folder 1 Three issues of Der Volksfreund, Issue 45, 29 May 1830; Issue 52, 16 August 1836; and Issue 1, 23 August 1836. One issue of Der Volksfreund und Beobachter, Issue 38, 20 April 1852. Lancaster, PA. (Oversized) (4 items, 8 pieces)

Folder 2 Page from a newspaper containing classified ads. Includes a notice of the sale of property also named Wheatland located in Virginia by Henry S. Turner. 21 January 1814. (Oversized) (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 3 Copy of the Daily Union, Vol. 6, No. 33. “Buchanan” written in top right margin. Washington, DC. 7 June 1850. (Oversized) (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 4 Two copies of The New York Herald. No. 5851, June 16, 1850 and No. 8514, December 28, 1859. No. 8514 contains President Buchanan’s entire State of the Union Speech on the first page and the first two columns of the second page. New York. 1850-1859. (Oversized) (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 5 The bottom halves of two pages from the Lancaster Inquirer. First page contains a an article on Lincoln’s progress to the Whitehouse for his inauguration and a short notice of Buchanan returning to Wheatland. The second page was published the next week and continues with Lincoln’s progress to Washington, DC. Lancaster, PA. February 1861. (Oversized) (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 6 Newspaper clippings of the obituary of Abraham R. Breneman as well as a newspaper advertisement for A.R. Brenemen, Hats and Caps and Furnishings. Columbia, Pennsylvania. 13 December 1877. (Oversized) (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 7 Page 3 and 4 of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Short article on page 4, third column on the democrats stands against Cameron, most likely a reference to Simon Cameron, in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. 22 October 1878. (Oversized) (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 8 Two editions of the Weekly Journal, White Pigeon, Michigan. December 14, 1878 contains the obituary of an individual named James Buchanan (pg. 1) who was born August 14, 1807 and died November 28, 1878, and the wedding announcement of Ella Buchanan to John Gunn (p. 5). The January 18, 1879 edition has no reference of Buchanan in the paper, but has the name “Chas Buchanan” written on the top of the first page. These Buchanan’s maybe related through President Buchanan’s father. (Oversized) (2 items, 4 pieces)

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Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents
October 30, 2015

Call Number: JBFP, Part 8, Series 2

1 box     35 folders, 38 items, 87 pages     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side18

Scope and Content:  Series 2 includes financial and legal documents within three subseries. The first subseries is for bills, receipts, ledgers and accounts. The documents are arranged chronologically, spanning almost 100 years, from 1770 through 1866. The bulk of the items, dated between 1784 and 1790, are promissory notes, receipts of payment and rental slips. There is a large gap between 1790 and 1849. The items from the 1800’s contain bills of sales, accountings and receipts. The second subseries is for deeds and land records and includes one hand drawn survey for an unknown location (1858) and a title report for property in Warren County, New York (1865). The final subseries is for legal papers. This includes legal documents filed with the courts, transcriptions of legislative act from Maryland, notes, purchase contract, as well as two foreign documents, possibly a German enlistment record and a Swedish passport, both for Eugene Francois Theodore de la Croix.

Date:   1770 – 1869; Bulk 1784-1790 and 1858-1869.

Creator: James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)

System of Arrangement: Part 8, Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), is arranged into four series. Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents is arranged into three subseries.

Series 1 Correspondence

Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents

Subseries 1: Bills, Receipts, Ledgers, Accounts

Subseries 2: Deeds and Land Records

Subseries 3: Legal Papers

Series 3 Ephemera

Series 4 Newspapers

Conditions for Access: Patrons must make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least two weeks prior to their visit. Digital images and/or transcriptions may be available upon request, for use onsite. Original documents may only be used under the direct supervision of the Archives staff.

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

Language: English, German, Swedish

Biographical and Historical Note: The origination of many of the items contained in this part of the collection are unknown. It is also unclear of the relationship they have with James Buchanan. In the first subseries, there are two names that reappear often from 1770 to 1790, Daniel McCausland and James Crawford. All of these items are either promissory notes, receipts of payment of loans or letters from Daniel to James requesting that he pay a certain sum to the bearer of the note and the reverse would show the receipt of payment of that loan. There is some mention of a Revolutionary War Colonel James Crawford from Lancaster[1] and Daniel addresses one of the notes to “Col. Crawford” so this may be the same individual. (See 8.2.1.001) There is a gap in the receipts and promissory notes from 1790 to 1849. This is also where we see the money on the documents change from pounds and shillings to dollars and cents. There is a bill of sale of the Lancaster Intelligencer newspaper from Edwin W. Hutter by a S. Boyd Hamilton in July 1849, as well as some follow up correspondence regarding that sale. However, in an article published in the Intelligencer on August 7, 1849, Mr. Hutter states that his successor is Captain George Sanderson of Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Lancaster Intelligencer, August 7, 1849, p. 2), which is confirmed in the December 4, 1849 edition which names the editor as “Geo. Sanderson (Lancaster Intelligencer, December 4, 1849, p. 1). The name McCausland reappears in the next subseries for legal papers, however, it is not a William McCausland, Jr. This is in reference to a law suit he filed against James Crawford and William McCausland for money due to him in outstanding rents and profits. There is a deposition notice addressed to “Col. Crawford” so it is likely to be the same James Crawford who had business dealings with Daniel McCausland.

An interesting piece in this subseries is a large transcript of the Court Papers filed in the action by the stockholders of the Marietta & Susquehanna Trading Company against five of their Trustees. The Trustees were entrusted to resolve the company and collect all outstanding debts. However due to a robbery at the bank wherein all of the notes were stolen, they were unable to collect any of the debts. The background of this case is illustrated in Francis Lyman’s A Mysterious Bank Robbery (LCHSR 905.748 HSP v. 94, p. 384-385), where it is alleged that one of the Trustees/Defendants, Jacob Grosh, committed the crime. The remaining items are random and vague in the origination and contextual relationship.

 [1] Ellis, F & Evans, S. (1883). History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everetts & Peck. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=WsQxAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA52&dq=%22James+Crawford%22+Lancaster,+PA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBWoVChMIhPb155rHyAIVAV0eCh2FDgt6#v=onepage&q=%22James%20Crawford%22%20Lancaster%2C%20PA&f=false

Source of Acquisition: These documents were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

Custodial History: This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to Lancaster County’s Historical Society archives in the Spring of 2009.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family) (JBFP), Part 8, Series 2, Box 1, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 (LHo-LOC n 78095586)

Land Use Surveys (LHo-LOC sh 86002746)

Legal Documents (LHo-LOC sh 85075742)

Financial Statements (LHo-LOC sh 85048313)

Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa), (LHo-LOC sh 88004274)

Related Materials: Archives of Maryland Online. Session Laws 1862. (Vol 532. Pg. 267). Retrieved from: http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000532/html/am532--267.html

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, Fall 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Series 2

Subseries 1

Bills, Receipts, Ledgers & Accounts

Folder 1 Note from Daniel McCausland to William Crawford ordering the payment of two pounds five shillings and three pence; Witnessed by James Conley. 23 August 1784. (1 item, 1 piece) [William Crawford maybe an ancestor of Louisa Anderson].

Folder 2 Note from William Crawford to Daniel McCausland to pay James Crawford three pounds and four pence to fulfill an obligation. 10 January 1786. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 3 Receipt from David Witmer to James Crawford 10 pounds and 2 shillings in full on account. 12 February 1787. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 4 Account information and balance due for James Heimr(?) for with a balance due of £21.38. No date. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 5 Promissory note from Robert Anderson to pay Thomas McCausland and James Crawford eighty pounds, seven shillings, and two pence in one year. 12 August 1771. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 6 Note to Daniel McCausland from Michael Lightner requesting a loan in the amount of one pound, five shillings. 10 October 1772. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 7 Receipt from James Crawford to Peter Rohc full payment of a debt by Daniel McClausland to William Bell for three pounds, eight shillings and eight pence. 7 May 1773. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 8 Receipt from John Woodhull to James Crawford for £1, 6 shillings, [? pence] on the account of Daniel McCausland toward the yearly rent of the seat his father formerly sat in. Leacock. 24 May 1773. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 9 Receipt of payment from Dr. Everand Gruber to Daniel McCausland on behalf of James Crawford for medical services in the amount of £0, 15 shillings, and 6 pence for two visits and medicines. 8 December 1775. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 10 Note from James Crawford to Daniel McCausland requesting him to pay Mr. Cover 10 shillings. 25 August 1784. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 11 Note from Daniel McCausland to James Crawford requesting loan to John [Pounted]. On reverse note from James Crawford (15 February 1785) noting receipt of payment. to Daniel McCausland. 7 February 1785. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 12 Note from Daniel McCausland to James Crawford requesting a loan to William Crawford for two pounds seventeen shillings and six pence. Leacock, Lancaster County, PA. 2 July 1785. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 13 Note from Daniel McCausland to unknown requesting recipient to lend Henry Biggert two pounds five pence. 29 July 1785. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 14 Receipt from John Whittman to William Reynolds of payment of debt in the amount of sixteen pounds seven shillings and one penny. 20 December 1785. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 15 Note from Daniel McCausland to James Crawford request a loan to James Scot for twenty shillings. 10 October 1787. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 16 Note from unknown to Jacob Shiaver regarding a debt for forty shillings. 2 April 1788. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 17 Account summary from unknown to William Reynolds listing amounts due. Verso, balance due from Barbra Hinkle to James Crawford. 6 May 1789. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 18 Receipt from William Reynolds to William Crawford for one pound five shillings. 24 April 1790. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 19 Bill of Sale from E.W. Hutter to S. Boyd Hamilton regarding the purchase of the Intelligencer & Journal newspaper. 5 July 1849. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 20 Letter from Edward Darlington to Boyd Hamilton requesting payment of outstanding bill for work furnished to the Intelligencer office. Lancaster, PA. 19 December 1849. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 21 Resolution of church to thank the Ladies Society for helping to reduce their debt and an accounting of the debt. 1 October 1855. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 22 Audit of the credits and debits of A. W. Russel, Treasurer of the Second Presbyterian Church from March 1852 through December 1857, conducted by the audit committee, Geo. S. Bryan, H.B. Swarr & Chas. M. Howell. Lancaster, PA. 10 March 1858. (2 items, 2 pieces) (Oversized)

Folder 23 Receipt from F.J. Steinhauser to J..M. Cooper for the purchase of a 8 1/8 piano for $25.00. Lancaster, PA. 30 October 1886. (1 item, 1 piece)

 

Series 2

Subseries 2

Deeds & Land Records

Folder 1 Land survey of L. Mable’s land. 15 April 1858. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 2 Title Search reports down by the Deputy Clerk, E. W. Hunt on Lots 18 and 10 in the Tongue Mountain Tract. Lake George, Warren County, New York. 21 February 1885. (Oversized) (2 items, 2 pieces)

 

Series 2

Subseries 3

Legal Papers

Folder 1 Notice of Deposition from William McCausland, Jr. to James Crawford to depose witnesses for the Plaintiff in the matter of Wm. McCausland, Jr. and 2 others v. James Crawford & Wm. McCausland. nd. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 2 Certification from William McCausland to the Court advising of settlement of his law suit against James Crawford and dismissing his action. 20 April 1798. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 3 Resolution naming four individuals to the Marietta and Susquehanna Trading Co. Board of Trustees. This is most likely the true copy named in the Court papers regarding the bankruptcy of the Marietta & Susquehanna Trading Company (see 8.2.3.004).8 April 1822. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 4 Transcription of the Court Papers filed in the action by the stockholders of the Marietta & Susquehanna Trading Company against a the appointed Trustees of the Company, Jacob Grosh, Jacob Gish (Gisch), Jacob Mishey (Misher), James Patterson, Jr. and William Child, entrusted to resolve the company, however none of the debts were ever collected. Transcription includes a background, complaint, answer and exhibits. Transcribed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, David Caldwell. (Oversized) 23 November 1829. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 5 Note and obligation from Abraham W. Russel to the 2nd Presbyterian Congregation to purchase property for $2,000.00. Lancaster, PA. 25 March 1858. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 6 Transcription of an Act of Maryland Legislature by unknown regarding the extension of time to execute Judgments on loans. 10 March 1862. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 7 Legal memorandum to file accounting the particular events surrounding the sale of property in Montgomery County Maryland. Author unknown. (Oversized) February 1857 – 1 April 1865. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 8 Authorization Certificate for One Year Service from the Royal Department of the Board of Examiners for a voluntary year of service for Eugene Francois Theodore de la Croix, finding him unfit to serve due to stomach issues . Document written in German. Berlin, Germany. 27 May 1865. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 9 Agreement between F. Benedict of Bedford Township (seller) and John M. Cooper of Lancaster (buyer) to purchase property located in Bedford Township, PA. 3 August 1866. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 10 Legal document, possibly a Swedish Passport for Eugene Francois Theodore de La Croix. 1869. (Oversized) (1 item, 1 piece)

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Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 3 Ephemera
October 30, 2015

Call Number: JBFP, Part 8, Series 3

1 box     26 folders, 32 items, 53 pages     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side18

Scope and Content:  Series 3, Ephemera, consists of invitations, broadsides, calling cards, and poems. Undated items are at the beginning of the series, then they are arranged chronologically. There are several tickets to various democratic conventions and rallies, calling cards, business cards, invitations to homes as well as to parties and balls, two poems, a World War I speech and a railroad scrip ticket book. The majority of the tickets in this series are for political conventions during the 1860’s and 1870’s from Baltimore, New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as well as a few with no date or location. Invitations range from business sized cards requesting the recipient’s company to printed cards for a ball and New Year’s Eve Gala.

Date: 1812-1924

Creators: James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)

System of Arrangement: Part 8, Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), is arranged into four series.

Series 1 Correspondence

Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents

Series 3 Ephemera

Conditions for Access: Patrons must make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least two weeks prior to their visit. Digital images and/or transcriptions may be available upon request, for use onsite. Original documents may only be used under the direct supervision of the Archives staff.

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

Language: English, German, French

Biographical and Historical Note: The majority of the items in this series are missing context and relationship with the other items in the collection. There is no clear connection with the items and who they belonged to or how they ended up in the collection.

There are a few items that can be examined further, such as a ticket to the Eulogy on John Sergeant by Hon. William M. Meredith at the Musical Fund Hall on April 22, 1853. This eulogy was published as Eulogium on the Character and Services of the Late John Sergeant.

The convention ticket in folder 1 labeled “L. Vallandingham” may refer to Louise Vallandingham the wife of Clement Vallandingham who was a State’s rights advocate and an outspoken opponent to Abraham Lincoln.

Source of Acquisition: These documents were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

Custodial History: This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to Lancaster County’s Historical Society archives in the Spring of 2009.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family) (JBFP), Part 8, Series 3, Box 1, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 (LHo-LOC n 78095586)

Business cards (LHo-LOC sh 93003917)

Ephemera (LHo-LOC gf 2014026093)

Invitation Cards (LHo-LOC sh 86006388)

Tickets (LHo-LOC sh 97003111)

Visiting Cards (LHo-LOC sh 85143897)

Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa), (LHo-LOC sh 88004274)

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, Fall 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Series 3

Folder 1 3 miscellaneous cards; “Convention Ticket, L. Vallandingham.”, “Collins Park. Stanger’s Ticket for admission within the draw-gates”, and “Eastern Penitentiary. Admittance from 1 until 5 o’clock P.M.” Eastern Penitentiary has a illegible signature on the back. No dates. (3 items, 3 pieces)

Folder 2 Calling card for Charles R. Brewster, Esquire. Charleston, SC. No date. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 3 Calling card for Mr. Charles H. Carnegy. Hotel de Rupie handwritten on the card. No date. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 4 Calling card for William. E. Cooper. Chambersburg, PA. No date. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 5 Card for the Mills House, a hotel. Charleston, SC. No date. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 6 Business card of Johann Carl Schnerr, proprietor of the Weidenhof Hotel containing information about Frankfort in German and French. Frankfort. No date. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 7 Complimentary ticket to admit one delegate to the Ladies’ Fair. No date. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 8 Delegate’s ticket to the National Union Convention and a National Union Convention ticket for the third day. No date. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 9 Two poems written by Ms. Reynolds. The first regarding “John Dick’s marriage to June and the second entitled “The Nervous Congregation. No date. (2 items, 2 pieces).

Folder 10 Speech to rally American citizens in support of efforts to join World War I. Author unknown. References Southern life styles and the role of African Americans in the war effort. No date. (1 item, 1 piece) (Oversize)

Folder 11 Envelope in poor shape, ripped with missing parts. Writing on the outside of the envelope lists years 1771 through 1812 and a list of names. nd. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 12 Invitation to Miss Reynolds to a ball at Mr. Cooper’s, with an envelope. 24 October 1816. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 13 Document torn down the entire right side, missing approx. 5 cm. Written in German with the name Eugen Francois De la Croix across the top. 29 November 1846. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 14 Ticket to the Eulogy on John Sergeant by Hon. William M. Meredith at the Musical Fund Hall. 22 April 1853. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 15 Invitation from Dr. F. A. Muhlenberg to an unknown recipient requesting their company on Wednesday Evening at 8:00. 26 May 1858. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 16 Bank note issued by the Monongahela Valley Bank for five dollars with James Buchanan’s picture and a business sized envelope. McKee’s Port, PA. 4 May 1859. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 17 Ticket to the National Democratic Convention in 1860. Caleb Cushing was the Chairperson that year and his name is on the ticket by “president.” Baltimore, MD. 18 June 1860. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 18 Ticket to the National Union Convention admitting two ladies and one gentleman. Indistinguishable signature on the front following by the word “chairman.” Philadelphia, PA. 14 August 1866. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 19 Two Tickets to the National Democratic Convention at Tammany Hall. New York. 4 July 1868. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 20 Ticket to the Democratic State Convention signed by D. Caldwell, Secretary of the State Central Committee. 14 July 1869. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 21 Ticket to the Democratic Convention at Library Hall, Pittsburgh. Colors on front very faced and difficult to read. Writing on back damaged due to glued paper peeling and removing some of the writing. Pittsburgh, PA. 26 August 1874. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 22 Invitation to the Donation Festival and Jubilee of the Founding of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion. Reverse has the name “Ms. Lillian Sprecher,” “Lill” and “LS” written as if for practice. Philadelphia, PA. 23 December, 1879. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 23 Program from the Grand Annual Assembly including managers, reception and refreshment committees, order of dances and managers. (See Folder 24). Lancaster, PA. 31 December 1883. (1 item, 3 pieces)

Folder 24 Invitation to the Grand Annual Assembly at Stevens House. (See Folder 23). Lancaster, PA. 31 December 1883. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 25 Ticket to the Lebanon Valley Agricultural, Horticultural and Mechanical Association. Signed by Treasurer, Geo. D. Rise. 1889. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 26 Pennsylvania Railroad scrip ticket coupon book issued from Washington DC. Containing 26 tickets. 31 May 1927. (1 item, 1 piece)

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Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 1 Correspondence
October 30, 2015

Call Number: JBFP, Part 8, Series 1

1 box     27 folders, 34 items, 69 pages     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side18

Scope and Content Note: Series 1, Correspondence, contains letters from various individuals who, although not familiarly related to James Buchanan, may be related through business, distant family relations and friends and guests of Wheatland. Named recipients and authors not listed under Subject Headings include Joseph C. Passmore (1843), Virginia Pleasonton (1849), Ann Elizabeth Foster Buchanan (1850), George S. Bryan (1855); H. S. Gara (1855), George Steinman (1857), Morrison Foster (1859), D.G. Eshleman (1860), Hiram B. Swarr (1860), H. M. North (1860), William E. Cooper (1861, 1862, 1864, 1866, 1888), Harry N. Howell (1862), P. S. Dechert (1862, 1864), George W. Birdseye (1863), M. J. Nevin (1877), S. M. L. Barlow (1881), R. J. Brown (1885), William Anderson (1886), Elizabeth C. Hobson (1905), C. H. Robb (1905), Bernard Carter (1905), May S. Kennedy (1905), Mary Speer (1905), and Louisa Anderson Henry. Subject matter varies greatly from politics to family issues. There is mention of the political figures and climate in Lancaster and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania just prior to and after the start of the Civil War. There are also letters discussing the publication of Stephen Foster’s songs, George Curtis’ biography of James Buchanan, the death of Louisa Anderson Henry and the status of Harriet Lane Johnston’s paintings after her death. The majority of the letters were either from or to Pennsylvania, particularly Lancaster County, with a few from New York and Washington, DC. The letters are arranged in chronological order and range from 1843 through 1905, evenly dispersed throughout.

Date:   1843-1905

Creator: James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)

System of Arrangement: Part 8, Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), is arranged into four series. This finding aid is for Series 1, Correspondence, and contains no subseries.

Series 1 Correspondence

Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents

Series 3 Ephemera

Series 4 Newspapers

Conditions for Access: Patrons must make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least two weeks prior to their visit. Digital images and/or transcriptions may be available upon request, for use onsite. Original documents may only be used under the direct supervision of the Archives staff.

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

Language: English; French

Biographical and Historical Note: Many of the individuals named throughout this part of the collection are unknown, only their names as they appear on the document and the dates on those documents represent their history. There are a few exceptions.

Simon Cameron was a Pennsylvania senator in 1845 and Lincoln’s Secretary of War during the Civil War. Most of his political career was tarnished with corruption scandals and rumors.[1] He was also a staunch opponent of James Buchanan. George Ticknor Curtis was an attorney and author who wrote a biography of James Buchanan in 1883 entitled “Life of James Buchanan: 15th President of the United States.”[2] Reverend John Grimke Drayton was a highly respected Episcopalian minister from South Carolina, known for advocating on behalf of slaves and creating beautiful gardens on his estate as part of his legacy. Jonathan Foltz was a Naval doctor and close acquaintance with James Buchanan. Part 7 of this collection contains letters to and from Dr. Foltz.

Virginia Pleasonton was an acquaintance of James Buchanan Henry and there are few letters from her to Mr. Henry in Part 3 of this collection. Stephen C. Foster was an American songwriter during the 1850’s and 1860’s, who composed “Camptown Races” and “Oh, Susannah!”. His brother was Morrison Foster and his sister, Ann Elizabeth Foster, married Reverend Edward Young Buchanan, James Buchanan’s brother, in 1833. Henry A. Muhlenberg was an attorney who served as both a Congressman and a Senator for Pennsylvania.

[1] The Gilder Lehrman Institute. (2015) Mr. Lincoln & Friends: Simon Cameron (1799-1889). Retrieved from http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/inside.asp?pageID=84&

[2] Syracuse University Libraries. (2008). George Ticknor Curtis Letters. Special Collections Research Center, Retrieved from http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/c/curtis_gt.htm#adminlink

Source of Acquisition: These documents were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

Custodial History (Provenance): This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to Lancaster County’s Historical Society archives in the Spring of 2009.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family) (JBFP), Part 8, Series 1, Box 1, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 (LHo-LOC n 78095586)

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889 (LHo-LOC n 86114834)

Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894 (LHo-LOC n 50018718)

Drayton, John G. (John Grimke), 1815-1891 (LHo-LOC n 2010029897)

Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith, 1810-1877 (LHo-LOC n 2006065090)

Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 (LHo-LOC n 50023175)

Foster, Morrison, 1823-1904 (LHo-LOC n 94035068)

Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903 (LHo-LOC n 78093745)

Letters (LHo-LOC sh 85076240)

Muhlenberg, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1823-1854 (LHo-LOC n 88126876)

Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa), (LHo-LOC sh 88004274)

Related Materials:

George Ticknor Curtis Letters. Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University. http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/c/curtis_gt.htm

James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3, Papers of James Buchanan Henry

James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6, Papers of Hiram B. Swarr

James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 7, Papers of Jonathon M. Foltz

Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) Collection; Center for American Music; University of Pittsburgh Library; http://www.pitt.edu/~amerimus/foster.htm

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, Fall 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Series 1

Subseries 1

Folder 1 Letter from Mrs. Passmore to her son, Joseph C. Passmore, Esq. regarding recent events and a wedding at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA. 30 September 1843. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 2 Transcription of part of a letter from Simon Cameron to Hon. H.A. Muhlenberg regarding his connection to a defunct newspaper and pledging support to Muhlenberg’s election. Middletown. 22 July 1844. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 3 Letter from Virginia Pleasonton to her mother written in French with a post script in English. Also contains a wax seal from the envelope. 2 April 1849. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 4 Letter from Stephen C. Foster to William E. Miller regarding the copyrights and publications of his songs “Louisiana Belle,” “Uncle Ned” and “Oh, Susanna.” Cincinnati, OH. 25 May 1849. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 5 Letter from Stephen Foster to his sister, Ann Elizabeth Foster, about the marriage to Ann McDowell and their travel plans. Pittsburgh, PA. 16 July 1850. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 6 Letter from Geo. S. Bryan to H.S. Gara, president of the Board of Trustees for the 2nd Presbyterian Church, resigning his position as Chorister. Lancaster, PA. 8 October 1855. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 7 Letter from N. Glindy to Gen. Geo. Steinman regarding the appointment of Dr. Foltz as Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Balto. 16 June 1857. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 8 Letter from Stephen C. Foster to his brother, Morrison Foster forwarding a daguerreotype of himself, inquiring about a letter to Mr. Bateman and a song he sent to Firth Pond & Co. to be published. Pittsburgh, PA. (photostatic copy) 13 June 1859. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 9 Letter from D.G. Eshleman to Rev. John G. Drayton introducing H.B. Swarr and H.M. North. Lancaster, PA. 10 April 1860. (1 piece, 1 item)

Folder 10 Letter from “Aunt” Mary Deckert to William E. Cooper regarding a democratic rally for Hiester Clymer. September 27, circa 1861-1881. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 11 Letter from Harry N. Howell to his sister regarding a gift and a riot in Lancaster. Lancaster, PA. 1 February 1862. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 12 Letter from Capitolia to Mr. Herr forwarding a pair of gaiters to Mr. Herr and inquiring of his marital status. Cincinnati, OH. 22 February 1862. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 13 Letter from P.S. Dechert to John M. Cooper regarding shipment of Mr. Cooper’s saddle and bridle to him in Johnstown, PA, with envelope. 22 July 1862. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 14 Letter from Stephen C. Foster to G.W. Birdseye, Esq. reference a song for a Mr. Cooper. One photostatic copy and one photocopy. New York, NY. 11 February 1863. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 15 Letter from P.S. Dechert to John M. Cooper describing a calming of a state of alarm in Chambersburg and his rent collections on behalf of Mr. Cooper. Chambersburg, PA. 5 July 1864. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 16 Letter from J. M. Cooper to his wife advising of his expected arrival home. Harrisburg, PA. 18 April 1866. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 17 Letter from J. M. Cooper to his wife while in Bedford Springs, PA with Mr. Buchanan. Bedford Springs, PA. 28 July 1866. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 18 Letter from M.J. Nevin to Mrs. Shunck describing the chain of title for Wheatland. Caernarvon, PA. 6 January 1877. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 19 Letter from Samuel L.M. Barlow to George T. Curtis, Esq., regarding a draft of his biography of James Buchanan. Mr. Barlow writes to discourage Mr. Curtis from including the story of Buchanan’s fiancé, Ms. Coleman. New York, NY. 17 October 1881. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 20 Letter from R.J. Brown to “Coolidge” with the metes and bounds description of a piece of land in Bolton, New York. Bolton, NY. 17 February 1885. (1 piece, 1 item)

Folder 21 Letter from Maggie Bowne to William Anderson regarding the death of his sister, Louisa Anderson Henry, James Buchanan Henry’s second wife. Stapleton, NY. 22 March 1886. (2 items, 3 pieces)

Folder 22 Letter from the Leader Publishing Company to J. M. Cooper acknowledging his acceptance to attend their annual dinner for the Newsboys and bootblacks. Pittsburg, PA. 18 December 1888. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 23 1 original and one original copy of letter from C.H. Robb to Elizabeth C. Hobson regarding the bequest of Harriet Lane’s paintings. Washington, DC. 16 January 1905. (1 item, 2 pieces)

Folder 24 Three letters:

Original copy of letter from May S. Kennedy to Bernard Carter, regarding Harriet Lane’s wish not to sell any of her paintings. Charlestown, WV. nd. (1 piece, 1 item)

Original copy of letter from Bernard Carter to Mary Speer regarding he interpretation of Harriet Lane’s wishes in her codicil and requesting a meeting to discuss the disposition of the paintings. Baltimore, MD. 9 November 1905. (1 item, 3 pieces)

Original copy of letter from Bernard Carter to May Kennedy advising of his request for a meeting to discuss the disposition of the paintings. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 25 Letter from unknown to unknown, addressed to “my dearest son” but on the whole mostly unintelligible with many parts missing. Envelope is disintegrated. Location not discernable. nd. (2 items, 3 pieces)

Folder 26 Letter from unknown to Lou (possible Louisa Anderson) regarding the ill health of the author. nd. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 27 Letter from unknown, (possible a “Susie”) to “Luly,” possibly Louisa Anderson, regarding her trip home and mutual acquaintances. There is damage to the top and bottom on all pages. Annapolis, MD. 24 September [   ]. (1 item, 1 piece)

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Marianne's PhotoBlog

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Because pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they need an interpreter.

You know that cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words? Ok, well, imagine the stories going on in my head after cataloging several hundred photos every single day!

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Wheatland: A Love Story

Who would have guessed that a young lady would fall in love with an old President and his old house?

One Young Lady, One Old House, Two Hundred Years of History

I’m Jennifer Walton, Museum Associate at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, and I love an old President and his old house! Over the past nine years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!

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