Collections

Articles

Finding Aids

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

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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
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)

LAST_UPDATED2
 
Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family)
October 30, 2015

Call Number:  JBFP, Part 8

1 box     96 folders, 119 items, 277 pages     .5 cubic feet

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 18

Scope and Content Note:  This collection contains papers from individuals who are not members of the Buchanan Family.  There are four series, Correspondence, Financial and Legal Documents, Ephemera and News Papers.  This Finding Aid is a general aid for Part 8 of this collection.  Each of the Series in this part also has a separate finding aid with detailed scope and content notes and history and biographical information if applicable.  The series and items in this part all originate from non-family members of James Buchanan.  They may be business acquaintances, distant relatives and friends or neighbors and visitors to Wheatland.  Items date from the 1770’s through1925, with the earliest items pertaining to promissory notes, receipts of payment and ledgers.  The bulk of the items in the 1800’s consist of correspondence and ephemera.  Most of the items either originate from or are related to the Lancaster County region, however there are many items from Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C. 

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

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; French, German & Swedish

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 #, Box 1, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:  See Series Finding Aids

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

 

 

 

LAST_UPDATED2
 

Our Blogs

The History Bucket

bloghistbucket

Because the world is a bucketful of questions.  And someone's gotta answer them

While working with the object collections of LancasterHistory.org we come across many questions.  Visit here to see some of the more unusual stories that we have uncovered.

[Read My Blog]

Historically Speaking

speaking

The staff and volunteers of the Archives Department at LancasterHistory.org never know what they'll find when working on the documents and records in the collections.  Fortunately, when they do discover something noteworthy they are very willing to share!

[Read Our Blog]

Marianne's PhotoBlog

photblogheading

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!

[Read My Blog]

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!

[Read My Blog]



Facebook Slider
Facebook Slider
Facebook Slider