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

Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 4 Programs, 1947-2015 Print Email
May 19, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 4 Programs

1 box     8 folders     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: The programs in Series 4 contain information about regular meetings, notes, field trips and leaders, board of directors, and the membership form. This collection contains the business records of the Lancaster County Bird Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Records include the constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, bulletins, newsletters, programs, correspondence, and newspaper articles about birds, bird watching, and club members.

Creator: Lancaster County Bird Club

System of Arrangement: The collection is divided into 18 series.

Series 1 Newspaper articles

Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club books and publications

Series 3 Correspondence

Series 4 Programs

Series 5 “Call Notes”

Series 6 Bulletins

Series 7 Daily field checklists and bird counts

Series 8 Newsletters

Series 9 Field trips

Series 10 Donations, sponsorships and membership

Series 11 Crow Problem

Series 12 Constitution and by-laws

Series 13 LCBC and other organizations

Series 14 Awards, recognition and certification

Series 15 Lancaster County Bird Club Reports

Series 16 Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Project

Series 17 Membership cards/lists

Series 18 Minutes

Conditions for Access: Restrictions are noted at the item level.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: The Lancaster County Bird Club had its beginnings in December 1937 and has been active ever since in pursuit of its goals: to record the observation of bird life in the county, to disseminate in a popular manner the result of such observations, to provide education concerning the habits and identification of birds and to secure the cultivation of public sentiment in the preservation of our native bird life. Articles of Incorporation were filed and approved by the Department of State on December 12, 1983, under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972.

Lancaster County's location in southcentral Pennsylvania makes it home to many diverse habitats that are attractive, not only to breeding birds, but also to migratory species. The Susquehanna River, the Furnace Hills, the Lancaster County Parks System, Octoraro Lake, Muddy Run Reservoir, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, sites owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the vast agricultural areas all provide excellent birding opportunities.

Lancaster County Bird Club. “About Us.” Accessed May 12, 2015. http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/index.php/about-us.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Lancaster County Bird Club, 20 July 2010-present.

Accruals: LancasterHistory.org will continue to receive meeting minutes and other records.

Preferred Citation: Lancaster County Bird Club Records (MG-566), Series #, Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Lancaster County Bird Club (LHo LOC n 84006127)

Clubs.

Business records.

Newsletters.

Programs.

Bird watching.

Membership.

Lancaster County (Pa.)

Related Materials: See also the Photograph Collection.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by WP; AJ, 2014-2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Box 4

Series 4 Programs

Series 4, Box 4, Folder 1  Lancaster County Bird Club Programs, 1947-1959

September 1947-February 1948 program. Includes schedule of meetings, autumn field trips, greeting, bulletin committee notice, field notes, January meeting, and members.

1955-1956 program. Includes schedule of meetings, Bird Club officers, Bird Club field trips, and Committee Chairmen list.

1956-1957 program. Includes schedule of meetings, Bird Club field trips, and Bird Club officers list. 2 copies.

1957-1958 program. Includes Bird Club officers, schedule of meetings, and Bird Club field trips. 2 copies.

1958-1959 program. Includes Bird Club officers, schedule of meetings, and Bird Club field trips.

1959-1960 program. Includes Bird Club officers, schedule of meetings, and Bird Club field trips. Attached is a ticket for Audubon Screen Tours for J. Ira Kreider.

 

Series 4, Box 4, Folder 2  Programs 1972-1979

1972-1973 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders, and wildlife films.

1973-1974 program. Includes regular meeting times, and Field trips and leaders.

1973-1974 program. Same as above.

1974-1975 program. Includes regular meeting times, and Field trips and leaders.

1974-1975 program. Same as above.

1975-1976 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders, and Field Trip pointers.

1975-1976 program. Same as above.

1976-1977 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders, and Field Trip pointers.

1976-1977 program. Same as above.

1977-1978 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, Field Trip pointers, note on reservation cancellations.

1977-1978 program. Same as above.

1978-1979 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, Field trip pointers, and note on reservation cancellations.

1978-1979 program. Same as above.

 

Series 4, Box 4, Folder 3  Programs, 1979-1989

1979-1980 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, Field Trip pointers, note on reservation cancellation.

1979-1980 program. Same as above.

1979-1980 membership form.

1980-1981 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, Field Trip pointers, note on reservation cancellation.

1980-1981 program. Same as above.

1980-1981 membership form.

1981-1982 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, Field Trip pointers, Note on reservation cancellation, special note on Cornwall Fire Tower.

1981-1982 program. Same as above.

1981-1982 membership form.

1982-1983 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, Field trip pointers, note on reservation cancellation.

1982-1983 program. Same as above.

1982-1983 membership form.

1983-1984 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, note on reservation cancellation.

1983-1984 program. Same as above.

1983-1984 membership form.

1984-1985 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders.

1984-1985 program. Same as above.

1984-1985 membership form.

1985-1986 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders, note on reservation cancellation.

1985-1986 program. Same as above.

1986-1987 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, Field trip pointers, note on reservation cancellation.

1986-1987 program. Same as above.

1986-1987 membership form with pencil indicating wrong year. (2 copies)

1987-1988 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders, note on reservation cancellation.

1987-1988 program. Same as above.

1987-1988 membership form.

1988-1989 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, note on reservation cancellation.

1988-1989 program. Same as above.

1988-1989 program. Same as above.

1988-1989 program. Same as above.

1988-1989 membership form. (2 copies)

 

Series 4, Box 4, Folder 4  Programs 1989-1995

1989-1990 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders, note on reservation cancellation.

1989-1990 program. Same as above.

1989-1990 program. Same as above.

1989-1990 membership form with note attached indicating number and color of copies needed.

1990-1991 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders, note on reservation cancellation, Field trip pointers.

1990-1991 program. Same as above.

1990-1991 program. Same as above.

1990-1991 program. Same as above.

1990-1991 membership form.

1991-1992 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders, note on reservation cancellation, Field trip pointers.

1991-1992 program. Same as above.

1991-1992 program. Same as above.

1991-1992 program. Same as above.

1991-1992 program. Same as above.

1991-1992 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed.

1991-1992 membership form.

1992-1993 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field Trips and leaders.

1992-1993 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed and new membership form following specifications.

1993-1994 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders.

1993-1994 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed.

1994-1995 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders.

1994-1995 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed.

1995-1996 program. Includes regular meeting times, Field trips and leaders. Note attached.

1995-1996 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed.

1996-1997 program. Includes regular meeting times, field trips and leaders. Note attached. 2 pgs. (Contains whiteout)

1996-1997 program. Includes regular meeting times and field trips and leaders.

1996-1997 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed.

1996-1997 membership form showing schedule with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed.

1997-1998 program. Includes regular meeting times and field trips and leaders. Note attached. Special note on September and October meeting location and map. (Contains whiteout)/

1997-1998 program. Includes regular meeting times and field trips and leaders. Special note on September and October meeting location and map.

1997-1998 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies needed.

1998-1999 program. Includes regular meeting times, field trips and leaders. Note attached. 2 pgs.

1998-1999 program. Includes regular meeting times and field trips and leaders.

1998-1999 program. Same as above.

1998-1999 program. Same as above.

1998-1999 program. Same as above.

1998-1999 membership form with attachment indicating number and color of copies.

1998-1999 membership form.

1999-2000 program. Includes regular meeting times, field trips and leaders. Note attached. 2 pgs.

1999-2000 program. Includes regular meeting times, field trips and leaders.

1999-2000 program. Same as above.

1999-2000 program. Same as above.

1999-2000 program. Same as above.

1999-2000 program. Same as above.

1999-2000 program. Same as above.

1999-2000 membership form.

1999-2000 membership form with attachment indicating number and color copies needed.

1999-2000 membership form with note on back asking for verification of cancelled checks for membership dues.

 

Series 4, Box 4, Folder 5  Lancaster County Bird Club Programs 2000 – 2010

“Lancaster County Bird Club 2000 – 2001 Program”. Contains Regular meetings, Field trips and Leaders, and Special note.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form”. 2000 – 2001. (3 copies)

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form”. 2000 – 2001. Printed on opposite side is a note asking for verification of cancelled checks for membership dues.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2001 – 2002”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2002 – 2003”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2003 – 2004”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2004 – 2005”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2005 – 2006”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2006 – 2007”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field Trips and Leaders, Board of directors and changes in pen throughout.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2006 – 2007”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2007 – 2008”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors. (2 copies)

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2008 – 2009”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, Board of directors and changes in pen throughout.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2008 – 2009”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors. (2 copies)

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form” 2009 – 2010.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2009 – 2010”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, Board of directors and changes in pen throughout.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2009 – 2010”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors. (2 copies)

 

Series 4, Box 4, Folder 6  Lancaster County Bird Club Programs 2010 – 2015

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form” 2010 – 2011.

“Lancaster County Bird Club”. Request for additional information regarding 2010 “Call Notes”.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2010 – 2011”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2011 – 2012”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors. (2 copies)

“Birding for Beginners”. Contains Birding for beginners trips and Field trip pointers.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form” 2011 – 2012.

“Lancaster County Bird Club”. Request for additional information regarding 2011 “Call Notes”. (2 copies)

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2012 – 2013”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, Board of directors, and notes in pen.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2012 – 2013”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Birding for Beginners”. Contains Birding for beginners trips and Field trip pointers. (2 copies)

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form 2012 – 2013”.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2013 – 2014”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors. 2 copies.

“Birding for Beginners”. Contains Birding for beginners trips and Field trip pointers. 2 copies.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form 2013 – 2014”.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form 2013 – 2014”. On opposite side is a request for recipients to check records for a cancelled check for membership dues.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Programs and Field Trips 2014 – 2015”. Contains Regular meetings, Programs, Note, Field trips and Leaders, and Board of directors.

“Birding for Beginners”. Contains Birding for beginners trips and Field trip pointers.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form 2014 – 2015”.

“Lancaster County Bird Club”. Request for additional information regarding distribution of Research Issue of “Call Notes”.

 

Series 4, Box 4,Folder 7  Program Rough Copy 1978-1989

1978-1979. Includes list of executive committee members, responsibilities for field trips and programs. Regular meeting times with speaker and topic. Field trips with suggestions for dates, places and leaders. Both handwritten and typed. 8 pages.

1980-1981. Includes list of executive committee members, and responsibilities for field trips and programs. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip places, dates, and leaders. Both handwritten and typed. 3 pgs.

1981-1982. Includes list of executive committee members, and responsibilities for field trips and programs. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Both handwritten and typed. 3 pgs.

1982-1983. Includes worksheets for executive committee members and responsibilities for trips and programs. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Both handwritten and typed. 3 pgs.

1983-1984. Worksheets for executive committee members, details responsibilities for trips and programs. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Agenda for Board of Directors meeting. Copy of finalized program. Both handwritten and typed. 6 pgs.

1984-1985. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for field trips and programs. Comments from members. Suggestions from absent executive committee members. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Both handwritten and typed. 4 pgs.

1985-1986. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places, leaders. Both typed and handwritten. 3 pgs. 1986-1987. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Note pages attached. Both typed and handwritten. 6 pgs.

1987-1988. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Calendar of events brochure from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Small biography with program notes on J. Carl Nolt, Naturalist. 10 handwritten notes attached. Both typed and handwritten. 14 pgs.

1988-1989. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places, and leaders. Both typed and handwritten. 3 pgs.

 

Series 4, Box 4, Folder 8  Program Rough Copy 1989-2001

1989-1990. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Minutes of Board of Directors meeting attached. 3 handwritten notes attached. Typed and handwritten. 8 pgs.

1990-1991. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for field trip dates, places, and leader. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. 3 pgs.

1991-1992. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Typed and handwritten. 3 pgs.

1992-1993. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Minutes of the Board of Directors attached. Typed and handwritten. 4 pgs.

1993-1994. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. 3 handwritten notes attached. Typed and handwritten. 6 pgs.

1994-1995. Memo to board of directors concerning the 1994-1995 program. Included a draft copy of program. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places, and leaders. 6 pgs.

1995-1996. Memo to board of directors concerning 1995-1996 program. Worksheet for officers and executive directors detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places, and leaders. 4 pgs.

1996-1997. Memo to board of directors concerning the 1996-1997 program. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. 1995-1996 program used as template. 4 handwritten notes attached. Handwritten and typed. 12 pgs.

1997-1998. Memo to board of directors concerning the 1997-1998 program. Worksheet for officers and executive board members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions of meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. 1996-1997 program used as template. Handwritten and typed. 10 pgs.

1998-1999. Memo to board of directors concerning the 1998-1999 program. Draft of 1998-1999 program attached. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. 1997-1998 program used as template. 1 handwritten note attached. 12 pgs.

1999-2000. Memo to board of directors concerning the 1999-2000 program. Draft of 1999-2000 program attached. Worksheet for officers and executive committee members detailing responsibilities for trips, programs, etc. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leaders. Additional copy of worksheet for meeting dates/programs and field trip suggestions. 1998-1999 program used as template. 3 handwritten notes attached. Handwritten and typed. 18 pgs.

2000-2001. Memo to board of directors concerning the 2000-2001 program. Program and field trip worksheet for officers and executive committee members. Suggestions for meeting dates and programs. Suggestions for field trip dates, places and leader. Email attached to Jan Witmer, from Ann about Art Kennals, and his talk Natural Treasures-photographing wood warblers. Typed and handwritten. 5 pgs.  

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 3 Correspondence, 1966-2014 Print Email
May 15, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 3 Correspondence

1 box     31 folders     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 3 contains the official correspondence of the organization from 1966-2014 This collection contains the business records of the Lancaster County Bird Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Records include the constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, bulletins, newsletters, programs, correspondence, and newspaper articles about birds, bird watching, and club members.

Creator: Lancaster County Bird Club

System of Arrangement: The collection is divided into 18 series.

Series 1 Newspaper articles

Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club books and publications

Series 3 Correspondence

Series 4 Programs

Series 5 “Call Notes”

Series 6 Bulletins

Series 7 Daily field checklists and bird counts

Series 8 Newsletters

Series 9 Field trips

Series 10 Donations, sponsorships and membership

Series 11 Crow Problem

Series 12 Constitution and by-laws

Series 13 LCBC and other organizations

Series 14 Awards, recognition and certification

Series 15 Lancaster County Bird Club Reports

Series 16 Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Project

Series 17 Membership cards/lists

Series 18 Minutes

Conditions for Access: Restrictions are noted at the item level.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: The Lancaster County Bird Club had its beginnings in December 1937 and has been active ever since in pursuit of its goals: to record the observation of bird life in the county, to disseminate in a popular manner the result of such observations, to provide education concerning the habits and identification of birds and to secure the cultivation of public sentiment in the preservation of our native bird life. Articles of Incorporation were filed and approved by the Department of State on December 12, 1983, under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972.

Lancaster County's location in southcentral Pennsylvania makes it home to many diverse habitats that are attractive, not only to breeding birds, but also to migratory species. The Susquehanna River, the Furnace Hills, the Lancaster County Parks System, Octoraro Lake, Muddy Run Reservoir, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, sites owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the vast agricultural areas all provide excellent birding opportunities.

Lancaster County Bird Club. “About Us.” Accessed May 12, 2015. http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/index.php/about-us.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Lancaster County Bird Club, 20 July 2010-present.

Accruals: LancasterHistory.org will continue to receive meeting minutes and other records.

Preferred Citation: Lancaster County Bird Club Records (MG-566), Series #, Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Lancaster County Bird Club (LHo LOC n 84006127)

Clubs.

Business records.

Letters.

Bird watching.

Lancaster County (Pa.)

Related Materials: See also the Photograph Collection.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by WP; AJ, 2014-2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Box 3

Series 3 Correspondence

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 1  Correspondence 1966-1973

To Lancaster County Bird Club from Dr. Price. Thank you card with envelope. 16 April 1966.

To Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation from Lancaster County Bird Club, Mrs. E.K. Shellenberger. Asking for permission to conduct an annual bird census on property owned by Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation. 9 December 1972.

To Boy Scouts of America from Lancaster County Bird Club, E.K. Shellenberger. Offering members of Lancaster County Bird Club to serve as counselors for the bird study merit badge. 9 December 1972.

To Robert Cook, Lancaster County Bird Club. Expressing thanks and asking about the creation of a committee to prepare a bird list for Middle Creek Refuge. 19 March 1973.

To Dr. Richard Clark from Jan Witmer. Confirming a presentation for the Lancaster County Bird Club on 9 November 1973 at 8 pm. 17 July 1973.

To Jan Witmer from Dr. Richard Clark. Response to confirmation letter. 19 July 1973.

To Ruth Sener from Harold Morrin, Pres. Lancaster County Bird Club. Informing Sener that she has been elected as an honorary member. Hand written copy attached. 4 October 1973.

To William Feller, Safe Harbor Water Power Company from Harold Morrin, Pres. Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for permission again to enter the grounds for the annual Christmas bird census. 21 November 1973.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 2  Correspondence 1974

To Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. from Patricia Witmer. Thanking Coca-Cola for use of their Hospitality room. 15 January 1974.

To Editor, Lancaster Magazine, from Patricia Witmer. Asking for permission to reprint an article that ran in 1951 issue of Lancaster Magazine. 15 January 1974.

To Patricia Witmer from Grace Cosgrove, Lancaster Magazine (publisher). Granting permission to reprint article from 1951 issue of Lancaster Magazine. 17 January 1974.

To Lancaster County Bird Club from Patricia Witmer. Informing of a motion passed on 11 January 1974 to write all local representatives asking for introduction and support of legislation protecting endangered animals from being kept or held in captivity. 23 January 1974.

Same as above. Attached is a list of names to which copies of this letter were sent.

To Patricia Witmer from Marvin E. Miller. Promising support on legislation that would prevent endangered species from being held in captivity by a private individual. 25 January 1974.

To Mrs. Patricia Witmer from Richard A. Snyder. Promising to keep the matter of endangered species in mind should the issue be up for action. 28 January 1974.

To Representative Marvin E. Miller Jr. from Patricia Witmer. Asking for any information as to why Bill #305 was not passed in the House. Attached: rough draft of letter, sent to Patricia Witmer from Jay George. 27 February 1974.

To Senator Clarence F. Manbeck from Patricia Witmer. Expressing thanks for letter and copies of pending bill concerning endangered species. 27 February 1974.

To J. E. Russell Markert from Harold B. Morrin, Pres. Lancaster County Bird Club. Congratulation on receiving election as an honorary member of the Lancaster County Bird Club. Listed in letter were 5 reasons why Mr. Markert was elected. 24 April 1974.

To Dr. Richard H. Eyde, Dept. of Botany, Smithsonian Institute, from Harold B. Morrin, Pres. Lancaster County Bird Club. Information pertaining to annual Christmas bird census, asking if explorers will be willing to participate again. 20 November 1974.

To John Ward Willson Loose, Lancaster County Historical Society, from Jay R. George, Chairman Conservation Committee. Asking for permission to use piece of land called “The Triangle” owned by the Lancaster County Historical Society. 9 December 1974.

To William B. Feller, Safe Harbor Water Power Company, from Harold B. Morrin, Pres. Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for permission to enter grounds for the annual Christmas bird census. 20 December 1974.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 3  Correspondence 1975

To Senator Henry M. Jackson from Jay R. George. Requesting that Stanley Hathaway not be appointed to Office of the Secretary of Interior because of his disregard towards wildlife. 14 May 1975.

To President of U.S. Gerald Ford from Jay R. George. Asking that Stanley Hathaway be removed from the candidates for Office of the Secretary of Interior. 14 May 1975.

To Honorable Harry H. Gring from Jay R. George. Requesting support for Senate bill no. 1, flood plain legislation. Note on bottom of letter mentioning that this same letter was sent to Sherman Hill, Kenneth Brandt, Marvin Miller and Marvin Miller Jr. Signed P.M. attached to note asking Pam to send a copy of this letter to the House members from Lancaster County. 21 June 1975.

To Dr. Fred Kinsey from Harold B. Morrin. Thanking Kinsey for his help in procuring the Kauffman Lecture Hall from meeting place. Note attached with information for Pat to write a letter. Scribbles on the back of notes. 13 October 1975.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 4  Correspondence 1976

To Robert E. Fasnacht from Jay R. George. Thanking Fasnacht for help in getting permission to use the Cornwall Fire Tower. 2 January 1976.

To Patrick Lantz from Jay R. George. Thanking Lantz for allowing the Bird Club to use the Cornwall Fire Tower. 12 January 1976.

To Kenneth Glossmoyer from Jay R. George. Thanking Glossmoyer for help with the Cornwall Fire Tower. 12 January 1976.

To Lancaster County Commissioners from Jay R. George. Expressing support for the Chicques Rock county proposal. 2 February 1976.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 5  Correspondence 1977

To Lancaster County Commissioners from Jay R. George. Asking for undeveloped parks for “passive” recreation. 2 pgs. 28 January 1977.

To Audubon Editorial Board from Jay R. George. Imploring the society to end the practice of collecting skins, since it will be devastating to small bird groups, as well as unknown bird groups. Asking whether cameras could be used instead to obtain the details that are sought. 2 pgs. 26 February 1977

To James Peartree, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Proposing that House and Middle Island (Rookery Island) be designated as a seasonal wildlife sanctuary, due to the magnitude of the nesting colony and variety of wading birds. 2 pgs. 28 February 1977.

To Honorable Robert S. Walker from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Asking for the re-institution of a fee system for entering wildlife refuges. 28 February 1977.

To Lancaster County Commissioners from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Thanking them for a “yes” vote on the Chicques Rock Project. 28 February 1977.

To President of U.S. James Carter from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Supporting the Presidents cut off of funds for various water projects in the west and Midwest. 14 March 1977.

To Senator H. John Heinz III from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Supporting Pres. cut-off of funds from various water projects and requesting support for further study of water projects, completions, de-authorized projects of questionable value, future projects to have a cost ration of 1:1.3 or greater, future projects require cost/benefit be calculated using rising reasonable interest ration, not the current ratio. 2 pages. 28 March 1977.

To Congressman Robert S. Walker from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Same as above. 31 March 1977.

To Senator Richard S. Schweiker from Jay R. George. Same as above. 5 April 1977.

To Senator H. John Heinz from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Asking for support for strip mine bill, S-7. 25 April 1977.

To George Garrett, Chairman Lancaster County Park Board, from Jan A Witmer. Supporting Clyde Gamber for position of Naturalist for Lancaster County Park. 9 September 1977.

To William Feller, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman. Apologizing for not submitting the Rookery Island Sanctuary signs for approval prior to printing. 27 September 1977.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 6  Correspondence 1978

To Robert S. Walker, House of Representatives; Richard M. Scott, Mayor, City of Lancaster; Steven E. Huber, Assistant Administrator, Lancaster County Conservation District; Thomas F. Shirk, Lancaster County Engineer; Patrick Kenney Jr., Executive Director, Lancaster City/County Human Relations Committee; Edward L. Schwar Jr., Executive Director, Lancaster County Park Board; George A. McKelvy, Planning Administrator, Capital Region Planning and Development Agency; Christian N. Miller, Secretary, West Donegal Township Board of Supervisors; Anthony Lombardo, Secretary, West Donegal Township Planning Commission; Richard Forry, Secretary, Mount Joy Township Board of Supervisors; Harry Graham, Chairman, Mt. Joy Township Planning Committee; Michael J. O’Keefe, Secretary, Elizabethtown Borough Council; Richard Keesey, Secretary, Elizabethtown Borough Planning Commission; Fred L. Koser, Director, Elizabethtown Area Rec. Commissioner; Ragnar F. Hallgren, Superintendent, Donegal School District; Donald E. Zeller, President, Federated Sportsmen of Lancaster County; Dr. W. Fred Kinsey, Director, North Museum, F&M College; Dr. Jonathan Richardson, Department of Biology, F&M College; Mrs. Margaret Ha, President, Lancaster Environment Action Federation; Mrs. Phyllis Whitesell, President, League of Women Voters of Lancaster County; Mr. James F. Freeman, President, Lancaster Bicycle Club; Mr. Jan Witmer, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. From: Robert S. Yates, Chief Community Planner. A pre-application to request federal funding from U.S. Department of Interior for Conewago Trail way project. 6 pages. 9 January 1978.

To Mrs. Jean R. Deihl, President C A R P, from Jan A. Witmer, Pres. Lancaster County Bird Club. Confirming the presentation of the slideshow on Tinicum to the Bird Club. 20 May 1978.

To Mr. Jan Witmer, Pres. Lancaster County Bird Club, from Robert S. Yates, Chief Community Planner. Asking comments on the Investigation and Management of threatened or endangered species of wildlife by the Pa Game Commission. 4 pages. 31 May 1978.

To Mr. Glenn L. Bowers, Executive Director, PA Game Commission, from John R. Ahlfeld, Planning Director. Acknowledging receipt of application for investigation and management of threatened or endangered species of wildlife and endorsement of project. Concern expressed about overall cost. 2 pages. 27 June 1978.

To Gary F. Livelsberger from Mrs. Pat Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Thanking George for donating drawing of Golden Eagle to the Birds of Prey project. 9 December 1978.

To The Nature Conservancy, Birds of Prey Project from Mrs. Patricia Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Detailing the donations made to benefit the Birds of Prey Project. 9 December 1978.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 7  Correspondence 1979-1980

To Gary F. Livelsberger from Mrs. Patricia Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Thanking Gary for designing note cards for club and enclosing payment for them. 18 September 1979.

To Mr. Maurice Hobaugh, District Forester, PA Dept. of Environmental Resources, from Robert M. Schutsky, President of Lancaster County Bird Club. Officially requesting a renewal of the agreement with Lancaster County Bird Club to use Cornwall Fire Tower to observe and record the fall and spring migration of Hawks along the ridge. 9 May 1980.

To Mr. Glenn Bowers, PA Game Commission, from Robert M. Schutsky, president of Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking Bowers for his efforts involving Rookery Island. Handwritten rough draft of letter to Bowers attached. 2 June 1980. Newspaper Article attached. Susquehanna Island New Bird Sanctuary, Intel, 2 May 1980.

To Mr. Robert Walker, Lancaster County Planning Commission, from Robert Schutsky, president of Lancaster County Bird Club. Endorsing project to save 5 miles on the Reading Railroad for a multi-purpose recreational trail. 2 December 1980.

To Mr. John O’Connor, Temple University Press, from Robert M. Schutsky, president of Lancaster County Bird Club. Would like to purchase 25 copies of book Birding the Delaware Valley Region, by John and Justin Harding.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 8  Correspondence, 1981-1982

To Mr. Maurice Hobaugh, District Forester, PA Dept. of Environmental Resources, from RMS (Robert M. Schutsky). Handwritten letter discussing agreement reached for the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower by the Lancaster County Bird Club. Note attached asking Pat to send letter, signed Bob. 22 August 1981.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, From Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Agreement between the PA Bureau of Forestry and the Lancaster County Bird Club giving permission for the Lancaster County Bird Club to use the Cornwall Fire Tower for the purpose of observing migratory birds. 25 August 1981.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Kenneth R. John, Professor of Biology. Expressing regret that he has not been able to attend meetings, and to let club members know about a lecture by Thomas Lovejoy and requesting skins and skulls of PA small mammals. 1 October 1981

To Mrs. Patricia Witmer, from Kenneth R. John, Professor of Biology. Thanking for information on Waggoner Gap trip and other mammals sightings, for suggestion of Steve Rannel and thoughts that a small mammal sighting could have been a wood rat. 19 October 1981. Handwritten note on bottom for copies to be made and sent. 24 October 1981.

To Mr. Jan Witmer, from Russell W. Peterson. Thanking for a donation to the National Audubon Society. 14 April 1982.

To Mr. Daniel L. Cherry, editor of the Lancaster New Era, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer.

Asking that an included letter be published as a thank you to Eastern Lancaster County from birders who visited there area during the winter. Note on bottom of letter that the request was also sent to Mr. William Schultz, editor of Intelligencer Journal and Mr. Harold J. Eager, editor of the Sunday News. Attached is a handwritten rough copy of the letter to the residents of eastern Lancaster county. 22 April 1982. Attached to letter are 2 newspaper articles, Bird-Watching Mecca, which ran in theIntel on 27 April 1982, and Rare Birds are Attracting Watchers, which ran in the New Era on 24 April 1982.

To Mr. M. A. Stoltzfus, from Robert M. Schutsky, president of Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking Mr. Stoltzfus for allowing the use of his quarry for a birding event related to the Gyrfalcons. Attached is a handwritten rough copy of letter. 22 April 1982.

To Mr. Harold E. Gainer, Sr., from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Thanking Mr. Gainer for his donation and informing him that his donation will be forwarded to the Lancaster County Central Park and be used to fund a portion of an educational display. 27 April 1982. Attached is a copy of letter. Attached is a handwritten note from Mr. Gainer asking that the enclosed check for $100 be in memory of his wife, Primrose “Dutch” Gainer. 27 July 1981.  

To Mr. Maurice Hobaugh, District Forester, PA Dept. of Environmental Resources, from Robert M. Schutsky, president of Lancaster County Bird Club.   Asking for a renewal of the agreement which allows the Lancaster County Bird Club to use Cornwall Fire Tower. 28 June 1982.

To Mrs. Howard W. Sayles, from Mrs. Patricia Witmer. Thanking Mrs. Sayles for the contribution of $10 in the memory of Judy Arnold and informing Mrs. Sayles that the contribution will be used within the general operating fund. Also welcoming Mrs. Sayles as a member for the 1982 –1983 year. 14 December 1982

To Mr. William Arnold, from Patricia P. Witmer. Notifying Mr. Arnold of the contribution made to the Lancaster County Bird Club in memory of his wife Judy Arnold . Attached to above. 14 December 1982.

To Mr. Markert, from Mrs. Howard W. Sayles. Regarding the $5 membership fee for the Lancaster County Bird Club and enclosing a $10 contribution in the memory of Judy Arnold. Attached to above. 3 December 1982.

To Bob, from Pat. Internal letter. Informing Bob of Mrs. Sayles contribution and the letters that were sent out in response to the contribution. Asking for information about the display at the Lancaster County Park. Wishes a Merry Christmas to all. Attached to above. 14 December 1982.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 9  Correspondence, 1983

To Ms. Karin Melchionni, from Patricia P. Witmer. Notifying Ms. Melchionni of the contact person for their newly formed conservation group and also providing a statement regarding the purpose of the Lancaster County Bird Club. 19 March 1983.

To Conestoga Valley Association from, Robert M. Schutsky, President of Lancaster County Bird Club. Support for the proposed zoning and management suggestions for Lancaster County Central Park. Attached is rough copy of letter and agenda of Conestoga Valley Association concerned conservationist meeting. 9 April 1983.

To Mr. Gary Freed, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Thanking Mr. Freed for leading a group from the Lancaster County Bird Club on a field trip to Valley Forge and Audubon’s Homestead. 10 June 1983.

To Mr. Maurice Hobaugh, District Forester, PA Dept of Environmental Resources, from Robert M. Schutsky, President of Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting the renewal of the agreement allowing the Lancaster County Bird Club to use Cornwall Fire Tower. 10 July 1983.

To Mr. Charles [ ___ ], from Mrs. Patricia Witmer. Thanking Mr. Charles [ ___ ] for the invitation to members of the club to the Middle Creek Visitor’s Center for a special showing of the newly mounted female Gyrfalcon. 16 July 1983.

To Mrs. Louise Alosa, Editor of “This Month Magazine”, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Asking that the monthly meetings of the Lancaster County Bird Club be listed in the calendar section of “This Month Magazine”. 15 August 1983.

To Cape May Bird Observatory, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Requesting 25 copies of the pamphlet regarding project Wind Seine. 29 September 1983.

To Mr. Jacob I. Sitlinger, Chief Division of Land Management PA Game Commission, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Response to inquiry for issues of the Lancaster County Bird Club newsletter, “Call Notes”. Lets Mr. Sitlinger know that there are three recent newsletters enclosed and that he has been added to the Lancaster County Bird Club’s complimentary mailing list. 26 October 1983.

To Mr. Robert M. Schutsky, from Jacob I. Sitlinger, Chief Division of Land Management. Requesting assistance in updating bird distribution information in PA. Asking if the Lancaster County Bird Club has a newsletter that reports bird sightings and if that could be made available. 4 pages. Attached to above. 16 September 1983.

To Ms. Rene Kochenberger, Assistant Naturalist Cape May Bird Observatory, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Thanking Ms. Kochenberger for the 25 brochures sent for the Lancaster County Bird Club. Informing Ms. Kochenberger that the Lancaster County Bird Club Board of Directors has unanimously decided to support a bird in each dollar category, totaling $190. 26 October 1983.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Rene Kochenberger. Thanking Mrs. Witmer for the request of the 25 additional brochures and apologizing for the delay in their arrival. attached is a copy of the brochure for Project Wind Seine. Letter and Brochure attached to above. 17 October 1983.

To Mr. Sam S. Wenger, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Regarding a request from Messiah College to manage the tract of land near Conestoga. Informing Mr. Wenger of the Lancaster County Bird Clubs decision to not accept the offer. Two alternative suggestions are included. 26 October 1983.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cape May Bird Observatory. Packet includes a brochure on Hawk Watch in the Shadow of a Light, brochure for Project Wind Seine, 5 certificates of sponsorship, for the following birds, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper’s Hawk, Northern Goshawk, and American Kestrel, and a letter from Pete Dunne thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for its sponsorship and support. 22 November 1983.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 10 Correspondence, 1984

To Mr. James McMullin, Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department, from Robert M. Schutsky. Regarding implementing edge habitat for Lancaster County Central Park. Would like to discuss the possibility. Handwritten rough copy attached. 13 January 1984.

From Patricia P. Witmer. Asking for authorization of Attorney Tim Lanza of Theodore Parker and Associates to verify the Employer Identification Number of the Lancaster County Bird Club.   Small handwritten note with details of letter attached to letter. 30 January 1984.

To Mr. Maurice Hobaugh, District Forester, PA Department of Environmental Resources, from Harold B. Morrin. Requesting a renewal of the agreement to use the Cornwall Fire Tower. Note on Bottom to Harold and Jay, asking that any response to this letter be relayed to Patricia Witmer. Signed Pat. No date.

To Mr. Walter Pomeroy, National Audubon Society, from Patricia P. Witmer. Asking that the mailings sent from the Audubon Society be redirected from the treasurer to the corresponding secretary (Patricia P. Witmer). 8 April 1984.

To Joe Ondek, from Patricia P. Witmer. Request for a guided birding tour of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Attached, a note with details for the letter, and information for the public affairs office. 10 April 1984.

To U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Publication Office, from Jan A. Witmer, Newsletter Editor. Asking for a free set of Bob Hines line drawings of North American Wildlife. Attached is the April 1984 copy of The Audubon Leader, Vol. 25, No. 4, with a paragraph circled about Bob Hines collection of drawings. 5 May 1984.

To Mr. James D. Sheetz, from Patricia P. Witmer. Thanking Mr. Sheetz for his contribution of $25 to the Lancaster County Bird Club. 14 June 1984. Attached is letter to Patricia P. Witmer, from Mr. James Sheetz asking for a complimentary copy of the Guide to the Birds of Lancaster County Pa. As well as a check for $25 to be used for whatever. 12 June 1984.

To Mr. Harold B.. Morrin, President Lancaster County Bird Club, from Maurice E. Hobaugh, District Forester, Bureau of Forestry. Granting the request for the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower. 4 September 1984.

To Mr. Charles Strouphar, Manager Middle Creek Waterfowl Management Area, from Patricia P. Witmer.   Sent a $75 check to be used for conservation efforts for the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. 24 September 1984.

To Mrs. Ruth M. Lapp, from Patricia P. Witmer. Informing that Mrs. Mary Jane Myer as presented Mrs. Lapp with a gift membership to the Lancaster County Bird Club.   24 September 1984.

To Mr. Stan Paulakovich, PA Fish Commission, from Patricia P. Witmer. Sent a $75 check to the PA Fish Commission for the maintenance of the wetlands. 24 September 1984.

To Ms. Witmer, from Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director. Thanking for the contribution to the PA Game Commission. Informing Ms. Witmer that the donation will be used for the continuation of the wildlife management program. 10 October 1984.

To Harold B. Morrin, from W. Fed Kinsey, III, Director North Museum. Thanking the Board of Directors and the entire membership of the Lancaster County Bird Club for their $100 contribution. Attached is a receipt for the $100 contribution. 16 October 1984.

To Mr. Harold B. Morrin, from Dr. Frank Gill.   Thanking for the donation of $50 to the PA Breeding Bird Atlas Project. 22 October 1984.

To Mr. Harold B. Morrin, from Dr. Frank Gill. Thanking for the contribution to the Delaware Valley Birdline. 23 October 1984.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Patricia P. Witmer. Resolution regarding Shenk’s Ferry in Conestoga Township, and the illegal trespass of motor vehicles. Thanking and commending the officials of the township for their efforts in stopping this practice. 24 October 1984.

To Conestoga Township Commissioners, from Jay R. George.   Informing of the resolution made by the Lancaster County Bird Club regarding Shenk’s Ferry and enclosing a check of $25 to help defray the cost of protecting the glen.   19 November 1984.

To Mrs. Jane Grushow, President Muhlenberg Society, from Jay R. George. Asking for support of the above resolution made and sent to the Conestoga Township Commissioners. Note on bottom that the same letter was also sent to Mrs. Gerald Albright, President North Museum Associates, Mr. Robert Vanderslice, President Lancaster County Conservancy, and Mr. Robert N. Crouse, President Conestoga Valley Association. 19 November 1984.

To Mrs. Witmer, from C.W. Price. Expressing support and best wishes towards the Shenk’s Ferry cause. Attached is letter to Conestoga Township Commissioners from C.W. Price regarding the resolution made by the Lancaster County Bird Club and expressing support in the efforts regarding Shenk’s Ferry Glen. 27 November 1984.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Stan Paulakovich PA Fish Commission. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for its contribution to the PA Fish Commission. 30 November 1984.

To Mr. William B. Feller, Safe Harbor Water Power Company, from Harold B. Morrin. Asking for permission for a small group to census birds from the dam for the official Christmas Bird count. Attached is handwritten copy of letter. 1 December 1984.

To Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gregg, from Patricia P. Witmer. Informing that a gift membership has been entered in their names, and welcoming them to the club. 14 December 1984.

To Mr. and Mrs. John Mattera, from Patricia P. Witmer. Informing that Mr. William Earhart has presented them with a gift membership and welcoming them to the club. 14 December 1984.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 11 Correspondence, 1985

To Mr. Donald S. Heintzelman, from Harold B. Morrin. Informing Mr. Heintzelman that permission has been granted for the use of the table of autumn hawk counts made at the Cornwall Fire Tower. Attached is a copy of the letter. 7 January 1985. Attached is a letter to Shirley S. Bubb, from Donald S. Heintzelman. Asking for assistance in getting a response for permission from the Lancaster County Bird Club for the use of the table of autumn hawk counts made at Cornwall Fire Tower. 2 pages. 26 December 1985.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, PA Department of Environmental Resources Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman. Thanking for the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower for the Fall Hawk Watch. 14 January 1985.

To American Birding Association, Inc., from Mr. Patricia P. Witmer. Asking for more information regarding the American Birding Association Life Endowment Fund. 25 February 1985.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from James A. Tucker, Executive Director American Birding Association, Inc.. Response to the above letter to the American Birding Association, Inc. Attached is information on Latin American Bird Conservation Projects Needing Funding. 3 pages. 1 March 1985.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Dorothy Markert. A Thank You card for the contribution made by the Lancaster County Bird Club in memory of J. E. Russell Markert. 1 April 1985.

To ABA Life Endowments, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sent a $100 contribution to the ABA Life Endowment Fund in memory of J.E. Russell Markert. 1 April 1985.

To Mr. Clayton Shank, Chairman Park Board Land Management Committee, from Jay R. George, Chairman Conservation Committee. Offering support for the Comprehensive Land Management Plan for Lancaster County Central Park. Offering a few minor changes to the plan. 5 April 1985.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from James A. Tucker, Executive Director American Birding Association, Inc.   Thanking the Mrs. Witmer for her generous donation of $100 in memory of J. E. Russell Markert. 8 April 1985.

To Mr. James A Tucker, Executive Director American Birding Association, Inc. Regarding the $100 contribution made to the ABA Life Endowment Fund in memory of J.E. Russell Markert. Informing Mr. Tucker that the memorial contribution was made from the entire Lancaster County Bird Club not from Mrs. Witmer individually. Asking that Mrs. Markert be notified that the memorial contribution was not from Mrs. Witmer but from the Lancaster County Historical Society and that it also be corrected in the ABA Life Endowment Fund records. 13 April 1985.

To Members of the Board of Directors, from Jay R. George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Notification of a meeting to take place on 30 April 1985 at 7:00pm at the home of Jay R. George. The meeting will be for the purpose of planning next year’s program. 15 April 1985.

To Senator Gibson E. Armstrong, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting for support for reporting a “bottle bill” out of committee and voting for such a bill. Lancaster County Bird Club will support a bill which requires a five-or ten- cent deposit on all beverage bottles and cans. 4 May 1985.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, PA Department of Environmental Resources Bureau of Forestry, from Jay Richard George President Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for permission to use the Cornwall Fire Tower. 31 May 1985.

To Mrs. Helen Adams, from Jay Richard George. Thanking Mrs. Adams for her time and effort in regards to presenting to the Club’s Board of Directors the advantages from bulk mailing and computerized membership. 31 May 1985.

To High School Librarians, from Jay Richard George, President Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding gift copy of A Guide to the Birds of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Presenting the 16 Lancaster County public schools districts with a copy of the book. 3 June 1985.

To Jay Richard George, President Lancaster County Bird Club, from Julie A. O’Dell, Lampeter-Strasburg High School. Thanking for the gift of A Guide to the Birds of Lancaster County Pennsylvania. 20 June 1985.

To Jay R. George, President Lancaster County Bird Club, from Judith C. Carter, Coordinator of Library/Media Services. Thanking for the copy of A Guide to Birds of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 20 June 1985.

To Mr. Harold B. Morrin, past-president, Lancaster Bird Club, from Henry C. Brown, Jr. Audit Committee. Regarding a request for an audit of the club’s finances. Letting Mr. Morrin know that an audit of the accounting of Valerie Schutsky for the fiscal year 1984-1985 was made by Lloyd Hassel and Henry C. Brown, Jr. on 22 August 1985.   Informing Mr. Morrin that the books were kept in remarkably good and accurate condition. 22 August 1985.

To Miss Catherine D. Mowrer, from Patricia P. Witmer, Membership Secretary. Responding to letter sent by Miss Mowrer on 1 August 1985 to Valerie Schutsky. Apologizing that Miss Mowrer as not received the latest newsletter. Informing that the records show that Miss Mowrer’s dues for the 1984-1985 year were not received. No date. Attached is a handwritten letter to Valerie Schutsky from Miss Catherine D. Mowrer regarding not receiving club mailings. 1 August 1985.

To Executive Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution of $100 from the Lancaster County Bird Club to help support further studies. Note on top of letter that same letter and contribution of $100 was sent to the Executive Director, The Breeding Bird Atlas. 9 September 1985.

To Executive Director, The Rare Bird Alert “Hot Line”, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a check for $50 to support the “Hot Line”. 9 September 1985.

To Mr. Stenly E. Sener, Executive Director Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution of $100 from the Lancaster County Bird Club. 9 September 1985.

To Mrs. Witmer, from Stanley E. Senner Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. 13 September 1985.

To The Honorable Kenneth E. Brandt, from Jay R. George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for a report on the status of several “bottle bills” making their way through congress as well as asking if any copies of the bills could be sent to the Lancaster County Bird Club. Copy of handwritten rough draft attached to letter. 7 October 1985.

To Condor Survival Fund, Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution of $100 to further studies. 20 November 1985.

To Representative, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for support and a positive vote regarding the deposit fee on beverage containers bill. Attached is a copy of Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services Council, The Life Line regarding House Bill 1713. Contains a list of House and Senate representatives and their addresses for the purpose of mailing in response to House Bill 1713. 20 November 1985.

To Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Jere W. Schuler, House of Representatives. Response to letter. Offering support for House Bill 479. 25 November 1985.

To Mr. Jay R. George, from Nicholas B. Moehlmann, House of Representatives. Response to letter regarding the “bottle bill”. Informing that he is in favor of doing something to stem the tide of litter, but has some issues with the bill. 26 November 1985.

To Mr. Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Kenneth Brandt, House of Representatives. Response to letter regarding the “bottle bill”. Thanking Mr. George for his input on the matter. Offering some background information about the bill. Also enclosing a copy of “Inside the House of Representatives” for Mr. George’s perusal. 27 November 1985.

To Mrs. Barbara Poshkus, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution for $25 to L.E.A.F. from the Lancaster County Bird Club. 7 December 1985. Note attached to Pat from Jan regarding the address for L.E.A.F. 29 November 1985.

To Mr. Charles Strouphar, Manager, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution of $100 from the Lancaster County Bird Club to the PA Game Commission to be used for conservation efforts. 23 December 1985.

To Patricia P. Witmer Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Edward W. Manhart, Chief Law Enforcement Division, Commonwealth of PA, PA Fish Commission. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. Informing that it will deposited into the Fish Fund. 27 December 1985. Attached is a letter to Supervisor, S.E. Region, PA Fish Commission, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution of $100 to the PA Fish Commission for the maintenance of the wetlands. 23 December 1985.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Franklin and Marshall College. Thanking for contribution of $100 to the North Museum. 31 December. 1985.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 12 Correspondence, 1986  

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, The North Museum. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100.2 January 1986. Attached is a copy of the letter sent to the North Museum from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Informing of a contribution that is being made to the North Museum in the sum of $100. Sticky note attached “designate for Natural History purpose.” 23 December 1985.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, from, Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution to the PA Game Commission. 3 January 1986.

To Mrs. Dorothy Rutbell, from Jay R. George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding concerns shared by Mrs. Rutbell about the Christmas Bird Count. 15 January 1986. Attached is original handwritten letter to President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Dorothy Rutbell. Concerning the Sunday between Christmas and New Years in regards to the Lititz Bird Club count days. On back, written notations regarding response to Mrs. Rutbell. 2 October 1985.

Copy of above letter to Mrs. Dorothy Rutbell, from Jay R. George. Handwritten rough copy attached.

To Maurice E. Hobaugh, PA department of Environmental Resources, from Jay Richard George. Thanking Mr. Hobaugh for the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower as an observation site for the fall hawk watch. Attached, a handwritten rough draft of above letter, and a note to Pat regarding two newsletters to be sent with letter and have the typed original of letter sent to Jay. Signed Jay. 28 January 1986.

From Jay R. George. Asking for support and help in opposing F&M College from evicting the Lancaster County Bird Club from their lecture halls. 26 February 1986.

To James L. Powell, President, Franklin & Marshall College, from Jay R. George. Thanking President Powell for allowing the Lancaster County Bird Club to continue using the Kaufman lecture hall. 27 March 1986.

To Dr. W. Fred Kinsey, from Jay R. George. Thanking Dr. Kinsey for his help in securing the Kaufman lecture hall for the Lancaster County Bird Club’s use. 1 April 1986.

To Conestoga Valley Associates, Mr. R.F. Vanderslice, Lancaster County Conservancy, Mrs. Jane Grushow, Muhlenberg Society, Franklin & Marshall College North Museum, from Jay R. George. Requesting the names and addresses of each organizations presidents, vice-presidents, and secretary for the purpose of compiling a master list to aide in communication. 21 April 1986.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, PA Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George. Requesting the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower for the migrating raptor census. 12 July 1986.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, from Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution. 18 August 1986. Attached is a letter to Executive Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending $100 contribution to the Cape May Bird Observatory to help support further studies. 13 August 1986.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Judith C. Johnson, President, Committee to Preserve Assateague Island, Inc. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100 to the SAV study. 4 September 1986. Attached, original letter to Mrs. Judith Colt Johnson, President, Committee to Preserve Assateague Island, Inc., from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $100 contribution for the SAV study. 13 August 1986. Attached note to Pat, from Stan. Stan says that he will pay the $25 to the Assateague Preservation Committee when he gets the dues notice. Attached, letter from the Committee to Preserve Assateague Island, Inc. asking for support and help in raising $5,000. 16 May 1986.

To Patricia P. Witmer, from Edward W. Manhart, Chief, Law Enforcement Division, PA Fish Commission. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. 4 September 1986. Attached letter to Supervisor, Southeast Region, PA Fish Commission, from Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $100 contribution to the PA Fish Commission, for maintenance of the wetlands. 30 August, 1986.

To Mrs. Patricia T. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, from Stanley E. Senner, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution. 10 September 1986. Attached letter, to Mr. Stanley E. Sener, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a contribution of $100 to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. 30 August 1986.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, from Peter Duncan, Executive Director, PA Game Commission. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution. 11 September 1986. Attached letter to Mr. Charles Strouphar, Manager, Middle Creek Waterfowl Management Area, from Patricia P. Witmer. Sending $100 contribution to be used for conservation efforts. 30 August 1986.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund.   Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution to the Wild Resource Conservation Fund. 12 September 1986. Attached letter, to Executive Director, Wild Resources Conservation Fund, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending $100 contribution to support conservation efforts. 30 August 1986. Attached letterhead for the Keystone Wild Notes.

To Patricia Witmer, from Daniel Brauning, PA Breeding Bird Atlas Project. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. 8 October 1986. Attached letter, to Executive Director, The Breeding Bird Atlas, Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $100 contribution to help support further studies. 4 October 1986.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, North Museum. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100 to support the Museum’s Natural History program. 8 October 1986. Attached, Thank you certificate to the Lancaster County Bird Club. Attached letter, to Dr. W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, North Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $100 contribution to the North Museum to support the natural history program. 4 October 1986.

To Patricia Witmer, from Daniel Brauning, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution to the Delaware Valley Birdline. 14 October 1986. Attached letter, to Executive Director, The Bird Alert Hot Line, Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $50 contribution in support of the “Hot Line”. 4 October 1986.

To Mrs. Patricia Witmer, from Walter L. Pomeroy, Regional Vice President. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their $200 contribution for the Brigantine Defense Fund. 27 October 1986. Attached letter, to Mr. Walter Pomeroy, Regional Vice President, National Audubon Society. from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $200 contribution for the Brigantine Defense Fund. 13 August 1986. Attached letter to Brigantine Defense Fund Supporters, from Walter L. Pomeroy, Regional Vice President. An update on the circumstances surrounding the Brigantine Defense Fund. 13 August, 1986. Attached letter to Mid-Atlantic Audubon Chapter Presidents, from Walt Pomeroy, Regional Vice President. Regarding new developments in the Brigantine Refuge Fundraising project. 13 December 1985.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 13 Correspondence, 1987

To Cape May Bird Observatory Member, from Patricia Sutton, Treasurer/Naturalist. Regarding membership renewal and Cape May Bird Observatory news. 21 March 1987.

To Cape May Bird Observatory Member, from Pete Dunne, Cape May Bird Observatory Director Emeritus. Regarding the 4th Annual World Series of Birding. No Date. Attached, pledge sheets for the Cape May Bird Observatory, and brochure for Birdathon 87.

To Mr. Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, PA Game Commission, from Stephen R. Rannels, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding the rules for the capture of bird of prey by falconers. The Lancaster County Bird Club is voicing its opposition to the rule changes proposed. 21 April 1987. Attached letter to Peter Duncan, Executive Director, PA Game Commission, from Stanley E. Senner, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Observatory. Regarding the above mentioned proposed rule. 2pgs. 11 March 1987. Attached page regarding special permits.

To Mr. Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, PA Game Commission, from Stephen R. Rannels, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding less common species nesting on Rookery Island. 18 May 1987. Attached are 5 addresses for Pat.

To Mr. Steve Cummings, President, Conestoga Valley Association, Mr. Thomas P. Schaffer, LEAF, Mr. Robert F. Vanderslice, Lancaster County Conservancy, Mrs. Jane Grushow, Muhlenberg Society, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman. Requesting a list of officers which can be shared with other organizations, in an effort to improve communication among conservation organizations. 9 June 1987.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, PA Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George, Coordinator. Regarding the agreement for the use of Cornwall Fire Tower. 6 July 1987.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Manomet Bird Observatory. Thanking for $50 for membership dues. 1 September 1987.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution. No Date. Attached letter to Mr. Frank H. Fellenbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a contribution of $100 to the Wild Resources Conservation Fund. 6 October 1987.

To Mrs. Patricia Witmer, from Daniel Brauning, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution. 15 October 1987. Attached letter to Mr. Daniel Brauning, PA Breeding Bird Atlas Project, Academy of Natural Sciences, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $100 contribution to support further studies. 6 October 1987. Attached letter to Mr. Daniel Brauning, Delaware Valley Birdline, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a $50 contribution to support the Delaware Valley Birdline. 6 October 1987.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their support of the project: Wind Seine. 19 October 1987. Attached letter to Executive Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon Society, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a contribution of $200 to help support further studies. 7 October 1987.

To Mrs. Witmer, from Stan Senner, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Handwritten thank you letter for the contribution made by the Lancaster County Bird Club. 20 October 1987. Attached is a hand written note to Pat regarding new memberships and contributions to be made.

National Audubon Society Affiliate Officer Form for The Lancaster County Bird Club. 2 November 1987. Attached letter to Mrs. Valerie K.M. Schutsky, Treasurer, from Janice Brown, Membership Department, National Audubon Society. Notice of renewal date for Lancaster County Bird Clubs status as an Affiliate of the National Audubon Society. 5 October 1987.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Peter Duncan, Executive Director, PA Game Commission. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $200. 5 November 1987. Attached letter to Mr. Charles Strouphar, Manager, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a contribution of $200 to be used for conservation efforts. 6 October 1987.

To Mr. Larry Woodward, Associate State Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, from Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman. Requesting that the Bureau of Land Management proceed with the protection of the Los Medanos Raptor Area. 9 November 1987.

To All Lancaster County Librarians, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Offering updated information. December 1987. Attached are the listing of the local libraries in Lancaster County and their hours.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 14 Correspondence, 1988

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, North Museum. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. 9 January 1988. Attached letter to Dr. W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, North Museum, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Sending a contribution of $100 to the North Museum. 6 January 1988.

To Ms. Frances Spivy-Weber, Treasurer, International Council for Bird Preservation, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer. Enclosing a contribution of $100. 15 January 1988. Attached handwritten note to Pat, indicating to whom the check should be made out and mailed to. Signed Barb. 13 January 1988.

To Mr. Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman, from Richard L. Manus, Area Manager, United States Department of the Interior. Response to letter, regarding the Los Medanos Raptor Area. Stamped 5 February 1988.

To Mr. James E. Huber, Chairman, Lancaster County Commissioners, from Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman. Offering thanks regarding the creation of a new park unit, Lancaster Junction Trail. 22 February 1988. Attached article, Viewpoint, Rails –to-Trails, by David Burwell. Wilderness, Winter 1986.

To The Honorable Gibson, E. Armstrong, Senator, 13th District, from Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman. Regarding support for the “bottle bill”. 22 February 1988. Attached letter to Mr. Jay Richard George, from Gibson E. Armstrong, Senator, 13th District. Regarding a 30 minute television program which has been prepared by Senator Armstrong concerning the solid waste crisis. 21 January 1988.

To Manager, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, from Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman. Asking for stricter regulations concerning the use of the beach, in order to protect the wildlife. 23 February 1988.

To Mr. R. Stanley Smith, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Judith C. Johnson, Committee to Preserve Assateague Island, Inc. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. 31 March 1988.

To Ms. Vicki Leonhart, The Nature Conservancy, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding a formal request that two state game lands be protected. Letter is two-sided. 2 May 1988.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, PA Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Offering thanks for the use of Cornwall Fire Tower. 10 May 1988.

To Pat, from Wm. E Tauzer. Thanking the entire executive committee at the Lancaster County Bird Club for their check of $155. 00 that was received from R. Stanley Smith. 29 May 1988.

To The Honorable Arlen Spector, Senator from Pennsylvania, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting support for moving the bill S-252 to a yes vote. Same letter also sent to The Honorable John Heinz, Senator from Pennsylvania. 14 June 1988.

To Ms. Frances Spivy-Weber, Treasurer, International Council for Bird Preservation, National Audubon Society, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a membership check of $100. 5 August, 1988. Attached letter to ICBP Section Non-Voting Member, from Frances Spivy-Weber, Treasurer, International Council for Bird Preservation. Regarding 1988 dues. 12 April 1988. Handwritten note at bottom of letter addressed to Pat from Stan, regarding the mailing of the 1988 dues.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, PA Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower, during the fall hawk migration season. 6 August, 1988.

To Supporting member, from Stanley E. Senner, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their continuing membership. Attached membership dues receipt and membership card. Handwritten note on bottom of letter, expressing thanks to the Lancaster County Bird Club. 6 August 1988.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o R. Stanley Smith, from Manomet Bird Observatory. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their $100 membership dues. 14 September 1988. Attached letter to Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o R. Stanley Smith, from Linda Leddy, Director, Manomet Bird Observatory. A quick thank you for increasing level of support to MBO. 14 September 1988.  

To Mr. Bud Cook, The Nature Conservancy, PA Field Office, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for protection of an area just north of the Lancaster County line. 27 September 1988.

To the Honorable William J. Hughes, United States Congressman, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Historical Society. Requesting support for the establishment of a National Wildlife Refuge in the Cape May area. 7 October 1988.

To Jay Richard George, from Victoria Leonhart, Director of Land Protection, The Nature Conservancy. Thanking The Lancaster County Bird Club for letting the Nature Conservancy know about the wetlands area in Lancaster County. 15 October 1988.

To Dr. W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, North Museum, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution of $100 to support the natural history program. 29 October 1988. Attached letter to Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, North Museum. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. 4 November 1988.

To Mr. Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosing a contribution of $200. 29 October 1988.

To Mr. Daniel Brauning, The Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas and the Delaware Valley Birdline, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing 2 contribution checks. $100 for the Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas, and $50.00 for the Delaware Valley Birdline. 29 October 1988.

To Mr. Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from William Hughes, Member of Congress. Offering thanks for the letter concerning the establishment of a National Wildlife Refuge in Cape May. And informing of continued efforts in establishing the National Wildlife Refuge. 2 November 1988. Attached letter to Mr. Ronald Lambertson, Regional Director, Region V, United States Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, from William Hughes, Member of Congress. Regarding the Cape May Wildlife Refuge. 3 pages. 30 September 1988.

To Mr. J. David Brunner, Boise District Office, Bureau of Land Management, from Jay R. George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting that the Bureau of Land Management deny any request to develop any part of the Snake River Bird of Prey Area, including Orchard Training Area. 3 November 1988. Attached bulletin concerning Snake River Bird Of Prey. 2 sided. October 1988.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, from Nancy Burzynski, Membership Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution of $100. 18 November 1988. Attached letter to The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Field Office, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $100. 15 November 1988.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Peter Duncan, Executive Director, PA Game Commission. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution. 30 November 1988. Attached letter to Mr. Charles Strouphar, Manager, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $100. 29 October 1988.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, from Paul Kerlinger, Director , Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their renewal contribution. 3 December 1988. Attached letter to All Birder, from Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Regarding a recent publication, Cape May Bird Report: 1987. Attached membership card for 1988-89 year. Attached letter to Cape May Bird Observatory Member, from Paul Kerlinger, Director, and Patricia Sutton, Teacher/Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory. Offering thanks for continued support. Handwritten note on bottom, “Thank you for the generous contribution”. Attached letter to Mr. Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $200. 29 October 1988.

To Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club, from John P. Mikowychok, Executive Director, Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation. Thanking Lancaster County Bird Club for their response to the issue of Lancaster Polo Association request to relocate to Central Park. No Date.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 15 Correspondence, 1989

To Mr. & Mrs. Franklin C. Haas, Editors, Pennsylvania Birds, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Informing Mr. & Mrs. Haas that the Lancaster County Bird Club Board of Directors voted to support the publication Pennsylvania Birds, by contributing $100 to defray publication costs. 16 January 1989.

To Ambassade Du Canada, Canadian Embassy, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for 100 copies of the booklet Fact Sheet on Acid Rain. 7 February 1989.

To Mr. Maurice E. Hobaugh, District Forester, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Expressing thanks for the use of Cornwall Fire Tower. 18 February 1989.

To Pat, from Bard. Thank You card for the contribution made by the Lancaster County Bird Club, to the Pennsylvania Birds. Handwritten. 1 March 1989.

To Mr. Richard Kreider, President, Franklin & Marshall College, from Jay Richard George, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking that Franklin & Marshall College rethink their position regarding the use of the North Museum. 6 March 1989.

To Stan, from Pat. Interoffice correspondence, concerning a program the previous night, reimbursement for postage, and dates for return from vacation. 11 March 1989.

To Jay Richard George, from Richard Kneedler, Franklin & Marshall College. Thanking Mr. George for interest and concern regarding the North Museum. 16 March 1989. Attached letter to The Members of the Museum Study Commission, from Aaron Martin and Richard Kneedler. Regarding tasks to be undertaken by the commission concerning the North Museum. 2 pages. 20 February 1989.

Mr. Daniel Brauning, The Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution for $75 in the name of Ms. Chase. 17 March 1989. To Mr. Robert Perry, Southeast Region Office, Pennsylvania Fish Commission, from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning the vandalism of the Cornwall Fire Tower. Informing Mr. Perry that repairs were made and enclosing a key that will open the 2 master locks. 8 May 1989.

To Mr. Maurice E. Hobaugh, District Forester, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding the Cornwall Fire Tower vandalism and the new security system put in place. Enclosing a key for the 2 master locks. 8 May 1989.

To Mr. Donald B. Chubb, President, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, from Barbara Warren, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking the Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation for its commitment to protect the wildlife that uses the Conejohela Flats. 15 May 1989.

To Mr. Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission, from Barbara Warren, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking the PA Game Commission for committing to protect the game and non-game species of wildlife at Conejohela Flats and small chain of islands on the Susquehanna River near Washington Boro. 15 May 1989.

To The Honorable H. John Heinz, Senator from Pennsylvania, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking for support on the addition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service budget, for FY1990 , and to contact Senator Byrd for support on these issues as well. 23 May 1989.

To Mr. John P. Mikowychok, Executive Director, Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation, from Barbara Warren, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Offering support to the grant to renovate and restore the Rockford barn and use it as an environmental center. 10 June 1989.

To Mr. John P. Wikowychok, Executive Director, Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning the proposed polo field for Lancaster County Central Park. Expressing opposition to such construction. 2-sided. 13 June 1989.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting the use of Cornwall Fire Tower for annual Hawk watch. 24 August 1989.

To The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a donation of $100 for support of conservation efforts. 2 October 1989. Attached postcard to Lancaster County Bird Club, from Nancy A. Burzynski, Membership Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy. Thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for their contribution. 4 October 1989.

To Mr. Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution for $200. 2 October 1989.

To Ms. Linda Leddy, Director, Manomet Bird Observatory, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $100. 2 October 1989. Attached thank you to Lancaster County Bird Club from the Manomet Bird Observatory. Thank you for $100 membership dues. 5 October 1989.

National Audubon Society Affiliate Office Form for the Lancaster County Bird Club. 9 September 1989. Attached letter to Mr. R. Stanley Smith, Treasurer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Elizabeth Ryan, Membership Department, National Audubon Society. Regarding the renewal date for Lancaster County Bird Club’s status as an affiliate of the National Audubon Society. 18 August 1989.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Frank B. Gill, Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you for donation of $50. Attached letter to Mr. Daniel Brauning, The Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas and The DVOC Birding Hotline, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing contribution checks. $100 to the Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas, $50 to Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (DVOC Hotline). 2 October 1989.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from W. Fred Kinsey, III, Director, North Museum. Thank you for renewal of North Museum Organization membership. 10 October 1989. Attached receipt for membership renewal. 19 October 1989. Attached letter to Mr. W. Fred Kinsey, III Director, North Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $100. 2 October 1989.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission. Thank you for contribution. 18 October 1989. Attached letter to Mr. Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission, from Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $100. 2 October 1989.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Paul Kerlinger, Director, Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you for renewal contribution. 18 December 1989. Attached membership card. Attached letter to CMBO Member, from Paul Kerlinger, Director, and Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory, Membership renewal information and card. No date. Attached letter to Mr. Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon Society, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $200 for support of the CMBO programs. 2 October 1989.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 16 Correspondence, 1990

To Honorable H. John Heinz III, Senator from Pennsylvania, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding Senate Bill 1630. Thanking Heinz for his support and efforts for reduction of pollution and waste of natural resources. 18 January 1990.

To Honorable Arlen Spector, Senator from Pennsylvania, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Regarding Senate Bill 1630. Requesting full support of the bill and help in keeping the bill from being weakened. 18 January 1990.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking Mr. Hobaugh for the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower as the site for our annual Fall Hawk Watch. 5 February 1990.

A Response to “Parks 2000 – A Preliminary Report”. By Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Detailing opposition to the use of parks as resort complexes, golf courses, tennis courts, and fitness centers. Support for keeping parks from being developed into commercial recreational enterprises. Hand written note on bottom, noting date of delivery and hearing one of eight, by State DER. 21 February 1990.

Jim, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning dues for the upcoming membership year. 13 March 1990.

To National Wildlife Federation, Publication Department, from Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman. Request for permission to reprint and distribute the article “Taming Toxics in Your Homes” from the April-May issue of National Wildlife. 5 May 1990.

To Mr. Ed Gosnell, Manager, Middle Creek Wildlife Area, Administrative Center, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking Mr. Gosnell for the use of the auditorium of the Visitors Center. 9 June 1990.

To Bob Schutsky, Barb Warren, from Pat Witmer. Regarding Animal Rehabilitator in Lancaster County. 17 July 1990.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Asking permission to use the Cornwall Fire Tower for annual Hawk Watch. 7 August 1990.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission. Thanks for $200 contribution for the “Working Together for Wildlife” program. 30 August 1990. Attached letter to Mr. Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a $200 contribution to be used for habitat preservation and non-game species. 24 August 1990.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Director of Special Projects, Manomet Bird Observatory. Thanks for gift of $100. 30 August 1990. Attached letter to Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Linda Vanessa Hewitt, Director of Special Projects, Manomet Bird Observatory. Thank you letter for contribution. 30 August 1990. Attached letter to Ms. Linda Leddy, Director, Manomet Bird Observatory, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100. 24 August 1990.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund. Thank you letter for contribution made. 5 September 1990. Attached letter to Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $200.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Franklin & Marshall College, North Museum. Gift receipt for $100 contribution. 12 September 1990. Attached letter to Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Jonathan L. Richardson, Interim Director, North Museum.

Thanks for $100 contribution to the North Museum. Hand written note on bottom of letter mentioning that hope to mount a new bird exhibit and thanks for support and interest. 30 August 1990. Attached letter to Director, North Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a $100 contribution to the North Museum in support of their natural history program. 24 August 1990.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Marilyn Sanford, President, York Wildcare. Thank you letter for contribution of $100. 17 September 1990. Attached letter to York Wildcare, c/o Nixon County Park, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100. 24 August 1990.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Frank B. Gill, Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you letter for donation of $50 to the Philadelphia BIRDLINE. 18 September 1990. Attached letter to Dr. Frank B. Gill, Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $50 to support the Academy’s DVOC hotline. 24 August 1990.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you letter for $400 contribution. 20 September 1990. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a $400 contribution to be used for wetland projects in the state of Pennsylvania. 24 August 1990.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you letter for annual membership renewal. 3 October 1990. Attached dues receipt and membership card. To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, and Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you letter for generous membership renewal contribution. 27 October 1990. Attached Cape May Bird Observatory membership card. Attached letter, to Cape May Bird Observatory member, from Paul Kerlinger, Director, Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory. Membership renewal letter. Attached letter to Mr. Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a $200 contribution. 24 August 1990.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from John E. Walker, President, Ducks Unlimited. Thank you letter for contribution, and new membership information. 31 December 1990. Attached membership Ducks Unlimited decal, stamp, temporary membership card, Greenwing program donation form, Ducks Unlimited volunteer form, video guide to waterfowl and game birds, official membership card, collector’s edition incentives for members. Attached letter to Ducks Unlimited, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed contribution of $100. 23 November 1990.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 17 Correspondence, 1991

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Pat Witmer, from Lancaster County Wildlife Center, Inc. Vol.1, No.1 of WILDLIFELINE. Winter 1991.

To Member, from Karen R. Kardos-Groff, Director, Lancaster County Wildlife Center, Inc. Thank you letter for new membership. Membership card attached to bottom of letter. No date.

To John S. May Esquire, May May and Metzger, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Concerning Estate of Frank B. Trout. Thanking Mr. May for informing of Mr. Trout’s bequest to the Lancaster County Bird Club from his estate. Providing Mr. May with information he requested. 14 February 1991. Attached letter to Lancaster County Bird Club, Patricia P. Witmer, from John S. May, May May and Metzger. Informing that Frank B. Trout left a bequest of $1000 to the Lancaster County Bird Club. Request for Employer Identification number. Envelope attached. 11 February 1991.

To Ms. Pat P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Karen & Kelly, Lancaster County Wildlife Center, Inc. Thank you for having Lancaster County Wildlife Center, Inc speak at February meeting for the Lancaster County Bird Club. 27 February 1991.

To Mrs. Warren, from Kevin Hunsecker, Weaver’s Printing Center, Inc. Regarding quotes that were requested on Perfect Bound Book. 1 March 1991.

To Honorable Arlen Specter, Senator from Pennsylvania, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking Senator Spector for his support on Tongass Timber Reform Act, Spotted Owl, and “Old Growth” issues. 12 March 1991.

To Honorable H. John Heinz III, Senator from Pennsylvania, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting continued support for conservation, natural resources and pollution control. 12 March 1991.

To Mr. Jerry Book, from Charles M. Blanken, Vice-President, Science Press. Concerning quotes to print and bind “Birds of Lancaster County”. 2 pgs. 13 March 1991. Attached is quotation for “Birds of Lancaster County”. 3 pgs. 8 March 1991.

To Mr. Robert M. Schutsky, RMC Environmental Services, Inc., from Donald Sherick, Vice President of Customer Services, Lancaster Press, Inc. Concerning quotes for producing “Birds of Lancaster County”. 18 April 1991. Attached is quotation for “Birds of Lancaster County.” 8 April 1991.

To Ms. Barb Warren, from Donald Sherick, Vice President of Customer Services, Lancaster Press Inc.   Concerning paper samples and prices. 1 May 1991.

To Honorable Arlen Spector, Senator from Pennsylvania, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting support for the Senate Bill S-279, the Bryan-Gorton Bill, concerning gasoline consumption. 21 May 1991.

To Ms. Nicola Roth, Wild Birds Unlimited, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thank you letter for contribution made which represents 10% of purchases made in Ms. Roth’s shop. 12 June 1991. Note on bottom to Barb from Pat asking whether more thank yous were needed. Note attached regarding the purchases at Ms. Nicola Roth’s store. Handwritten.

To Mr. Maurice G. Hobaugh, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay Richard George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower for fall Hawk Watch and enclosing 2 copies of “Call Notes” which contain information about the 1990 Hawk Watch. 14 August 1991.

To Honorable Arlen Spector, Senator from Pennsylvania, United States Senate, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting support for S-1218 and to co-sponsor the bill. 21 August 1991.

To Honorable Harris Wofford, Senator from Pennsylvania, United States Senate, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requesting support for the Exotic Bird Conservation Act (S-1218). Attached to above. 21 August 1991.

To Honorable Robert S. Walker, House of Representatives, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Request for support and co-sponsorship of the Exotic Bird Conservation Act (HR-2541). Attached to above. 21 August 1991.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, Sec., from Director, Manomet Bird Observatory. Thank you for contribution and membership dues. 26 August 1991. Attached letter thanking the Lancaster County Bird Club for membership renewal and contribution. Handwritten. 28 August 1991.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you for contribution in the form of membership fees. Attached is receipt for membership dues and membership card. 28 August 1991.

To The County Commissioners, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thank you to the County Commissioners for the purchase of 200+ acres of woodland and pasture to be added to the County Park System. 29 November 1991.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Sally Jarvis, Assistant Professor, North Museum. Thank you for renewing North Museum Organization membership. 5 December 1991. Attached letter to Executive Director, North Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $100. 25 November 1991.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Frank B. Gill, Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you for $50 donation to Philadelphia Birdline. 6 December 1991. Attached letter to Executive Director, The Delaware Valley Birdline, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $50 in support of the DVOC birding hotline. 25 November 1991.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, ATTN: Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you for donation of $400 and informing that part of donation will be used to save Parks in Peril in Latin America and part will be used to protect wetlands in Pennsylvania. Handwritten note on letter: Thank you again, and happy holidays!. 6 December 1991. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a $400 donation with instructions to split the money between the wetlands of Pennsylvania and Parks in Peril in Latin America. 25 November 1991.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Carl Graybill, Assistant Director, Bureau of Information & Education. Thank you for contribution of $100 for “Working Together for Wildlife” program. 10 December 1991. Attached letter to Mr. Peter S. Duncan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $100 to be used for habitat preservation and non-game species. 25 November 1991.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Frank H. Felbaum, Wild Resource Conservation Fund.   Thank you for donation of $300. 10 December 1991. Attached letter to Mr. Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund, from Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosing a contribution of $300. 25 November 1991.

To Cape May Bird Observatory Member, from Paul Kerlinger, Director and Patricia Sutton, Teacher-Naturalist. Thank you letter for renewing membership. No date. Attached Cape May Bird Observatory membership card. Attached letter to Lancaster County Bird Club, from Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you letter for renewing membership.   Included updates on Cape May Bird Observatory accomplishments. 14 December 1991.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 18 Correspondence, 1992

To Ms. Wilma Jones, Treasurer, F.A.S.T., from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a $50 contribution to support the conservation efforts of the Friends of the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail. 3 February 1992. Attached note card with handwritten note: This is to acknowledge and thank you for your $50 contribution to F.A.S.T., Wilma F. Jones, Treasurer. 6 March 1992.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from John E. Walker, President, Ducks Unlimited INC. Renewed membership letter with attached membership card. 12 February 1992. Attached letter to Lancaster County Bird Club, from John E. Walker, President, Ducks Unlimited INC. Thank you letter for support of Ducks Unlimited. 22 February 1992. Attached letter to Ducks Unlimited INC. from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100. 25 November 1991.

To Miss Barbara Warren, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Patricia P. Witmer , Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thank you letter for the offer of the Board of Directors to pay for a replacement typewriter. Offer is kindly declined so that the Bird Club’s fund may be used conservation efforts within Lancaster County. 2 March 1992. Attached letter to Pat from Bar Warren, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thanking Pat for all her hard work and dedication through the years. Gets replacement typewriter to say thank you to Pat. 13 February 1992.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from John May, May May and Metzger. Regarding the estate of Frank B. Trout. Sending a Release for the bequest of $1000.00. Informing that the Release needs to be signed and notarized and returned to Mr. May. 16 March 1992.

The Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County Orphans’ Court Division. The Estate of Frank B. Trout. Release for bequest, letter to John S. May Esquire, from Lawrence Barth, Deputy Attorney General. Regarding the estate of Frank B. Trout, and the receipt and release settlement. 24 January 1992. , Recapitulation, Principle Receipts, Principle Disbursements, Income Receipts, Income Disbursements. 16 pgs.

To John S. May Esquire, May May and Metzger, Attn: Wilda, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed the signed and notarized Release for the bequest from the estate of Frank B. Trout. 20 March 1992. Attached Copy of signed and notarized Release for the bequest.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from John S. May, May May and Metzger. Regarding the estate of Frank B. Trout. A thank you for returning the signed and notarized Release for the bequest and enclosed check for $1000.00. Copy of check on bottom of letter. 23 March 1992.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Deirdre T. Lehman, Executive Director, The Lancaster County Conservancy. Informing that the Lancaster County Bird Club made a $600 contribution in the name of Patricia P. Witmer. 3 April 1992. Attached contribution thank you card from the Lancaster County Conservancy. Attached note to Jane from Pat. Thank you for the donation made to the Lancaster County Conservancy. 10 April 1992. Attached note to Pat, from Jane. Saying that the board respects the wish that the money that would be spent on a new typewriter be used instead for conservation purposes. Want to use the donation made in Pat’s name as a way to say thank you for all the hard work and dedication she has exhibited towards the Lancaster County Bird Club. No date. Attached letter to Lancaster County Conservancy, from Mrs. Jane Schreffler, Recording Secretary. Enclosed a donation of $600 to be given in honor of Patricia P . Witmer, Corresponding/Membership Secretary. 26 March 1992.

To Mr. Ed Gosnell, Middle Creek Wildlife Area, Administrative Center, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thank you for allowing the Club to used the Visitor’s Center for the picnic meeting. 11 May 1992.

To Mr. Maurice E. Hobaugh, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Thank for the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower. 30 May 1992.

To Mr. Maurice E. Hobaugh, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Informing that the Lancaster County Bird Club will use the Cornwall Fire Tower for the Hawk Watch. 8 September 1992.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, from Karen A. Haglof, Director of Development, Manomet Bird Observatory. Thank you for renewing annual membership. 29 September 1992.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Attn: Mr. M. C. McCommons, Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, from Jay R. George, Conservation Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Supporting Pequea Township in regards to SMP Permit Application No. 26900301.   The Lancaster County Bird Club opposes the issuance of the requested permit. 30 September 1992.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Frank B. Gill, Curator and Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you for contribution of $50 to the Philadelphia BIRDLINE. 21 October 1992.

To Dr. Frank Gill, Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $50 to help cover operating expenses of the Philadelphia BIRDLINE. 9 October 1993 (mistyped year).

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund. Thank you for contribution. No date. Attached letter to Mr. Frank H. Felbaum, Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Fund, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $300. 3 December 1992.

To Director, North Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100. 3 December 1992. Attached letter to Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Robert Gingerich, Director, North Museum. Thank you for contribution of $100. 8 December 1992.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you for contribution of $200. Handwritten note on bottom of letter: Thank you very much!. 9 December 1992. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Chapter, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed contribution of $200. 3 December 1992.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Carl Graybill, Assistant Director, Bureau of Information & Education. Thank you for contribution of $100. 14 December 1992. Attached letter to Mr. Carl Graybill, Assistant Director, Bureau of Information & Education, Pennsylvania Game Commission, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100 to be used for habitat preservation and non-game species. 3 December 1992.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from John E. Walker, President, Ducks Unlimited, INC. Thank you for contribution to protect and enhance the continent’s rapidly diminishing wetland habitat. 16 December 1992. Attached letter to Mr. John E. Walker, President, Ducks Unlimited, INC. , from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100 in support of conservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited. 3 December 1992.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 19 Correspondence 1993

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you letter for membership renewal. 3 January 1993. Attached letter to member from Paul Kerlinger, Director and Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory. Standard thank you membership renewal letter. Attached Cape May Bird Observatory membership card. Attached letter to Mr. Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon Society, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. 3 December 1993.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Dale Sirbak, Chairman, Waterfowl U.S.A., Lancaster County Chapter. Thank you for contribution of $50 to wetland nesting habitat projects. No date. Attached letter to Waterfowl USA c/o MR. Dale Sirbak, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $50 in support of conservation efforts of Waterfowl USA. 18 February 1993. Attached handwritten note with address for Dale Sirbak.

To Mr. Arthur Davis, Department of Environmental Resources, Public Liaison Office, from Jay R. George, Hawk Watch Coordinator, Lancaster County Bird Club. Appealing the termination of the use of the Cornwall Fire Tower. 2 pgs. 30 July 1993.

To Jay R. George, Lancaster County Bird Club, from James R. Grace, Deputy Secretary of Parks and Forestry. Regarding the use of Cornwall Fire Tower. Informing the Bird Club that any use of the Cornwall Fire Tower must be coordinated through the Fish Commission. 26 August 1993.

To Mr. Edward R. Miller, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, from Jay R. George. Regarding the Cornwall Fire Tower. Asking for permission for continued use of the Cornwall Fire Tower. Promising continued light maintenance. 9 September 1993.

Lancaster County Bird Club Board of Directors. Meeting Minutes included people present, resignations, information on additional information on Middle Creek acquisition of additional wetlands, additional funds requested by FAST, people asked to served on the Ted Parker Memorial Fund. Submitted by Jane Schreffler. 10 September 1993.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, from Karen A. Haglof, Director of Development, Manomet Bird Observatory. Thank you for dues payment for annual membership. 15 September 1993.

To Mr. Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon Society, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a check for $100 in support of the efforts of the Cape May Bird Observatory. 9 October 1993. Attached letter to CMBO Member, from Paul Kerlinger, Director, and Patricia Sutton, Teacher Naturalist, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you for membership renewal. Attached Cape May Bird Observatory membership card.

To Mr. Dale Sirbak, Chairman, Waterfowl USA, Lancaster County Chapter, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100 in support of conservation efforts of Waterfowl USA. 9 October 1993.

To Pat Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Jim Brett, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you for gift. 18 October 1993. Attached letter to Mr. Jim Brett, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $200. 9 October 1993.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from D. J. Rushworth, Acting Director, Membership Services Department, Ducks Unlimited INC. Thank you for $100 contribution made through the Wisconsin Electric Employee Fund Drive. 25 October 1993. Attached Ducks Unlimited membership card and sticker. Attached letter to Mr. John E. Walker, President, Ducks Unlimited, INC., from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100 in support of the conservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited. 9 October 1993.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you for contribution of $200 to The Nature Conservancy’s Campaign for the Delaware. Handwritten note on bottom of letter: Thank you very much for this terrific gift. 28 October 1993. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Chapter, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $200 in support of the “Campaign for the Delaware”. 9 October 1993.

To The Lancaster County Bird Club, from Julie Nettke, Project Coordinator, Friends of the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail. Thank you for contribution made in support of the Rails-To-Trails conversion project. No date. Attached thank you postcard to Lancaster County Bird Club. Thank you for recent contribution. 30 October 1993.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Robert A. Gingerich, Museum Director, North Museum, Franklin & Marshall College. Thank you for membership renewal. 10 December 1993.Attached letter to Mr. Robert Gingerich, Director, North Museum, Franklin & Marshall College. Enclosed a contribution of $100 in support of natural history program. 9 October 1993.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 20 Correspondence, 1994

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Ducks Unlimited INC. Certificate in recognition of significant contributions to Waterfowl conservation. 1994.

Theodore A. Parker III, Memorial Fund Committee. Meeting minutes, members present, suggestion made for appropriation of funds gathered, suggestions discussed and selected to present to the board of directors. Attent: Harold B. Morrin, Chairman. 25 February 1994.

To Marshall J Kaiser, President, and Steven Jones, Vice-President, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, from Gerald S. Book, Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning the proposed improvements of plant efficiency by raising the top level at the dam. Mr. Book feels that it would be most detrimental to many of the species. He offers an alternate solution. Attached are maps to help illustrate his point. 6 pgs. 21 April 1994.

To Friends of BirdLife International, ICBP INC., ICBP PACS, ICBP-U.S. Section, from George Shillinger, Acting Director U.S. Office.   Regarding a change of address for BirdLife International. 6 September 1994.

To “Project Puffin”, Fratercula Fund, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed a contribution of $100 on behalf of Susan Leake Jones. Copy check on bottom of letter. 12 September 1994. Attached Adopt a Puffin brochure. Attached letter to Jan from Susan Jones. Concerning her bio and presentation. Handwritten. 4 June 1994.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from International Council for Bird Preservation United States Section, INC., Dues Invoice for the Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning 1994 membership dues. Copy of dues check on bottom of invoice. 9 September 1994.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Membership renewal form. Copy of membership dues check on bottom of form. 9 September 1994.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, C/O Patricia P. Witmer, from Karen H. Grey, Director of Development, Manomet Observatory for Conservation Sciences. Thank you for dues payment and annual membership. 16 September, 1994. Attached letter, To Manomet Observatory for Conservation Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Enclosed contribution of $200. 14 September, 1994.

To Ms. Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Concerning discrepancy in a thank you letter received from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association regarding the credit for a $200 donation. 17 September, 1994.   Attached to letter, to Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you letter for a donation of $200 from the Wild Bird Centers of America. 16 September, 1994.

To Ms. Julie Netke, Project Coordinator, FAST, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $250 for the preservation of Atglen-Susquehanna Trail. 1 October, 1994. Attached brochure for the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail.

To Fellow Sponsor, from Donald L. Rollins, President, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.   Thank you letter for sponsorship for 1994. No date. Attached Ducks Unlimited Inc, membership card and 1994 Sponsor sticker. Attached letter to Donald L. Rollins, President, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $200 in support of conservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited. 1 October, 1994.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you letter for contribution of $200 to the Nature Conservancy’s Campaign for the Delaware. 7 October, 1994. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $200 for the Conservancy’s Campaign for the Delaware. 1 October, 1994.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you for support and gift to Cape May Bird Observatory. Passing comment on resignation of Paul Kerlinger. 15 October, 1994. Attached letter to Mr. Paul Kerlinger, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed $100 in support of Cape May Bird Observatory. 1 October, 1994.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Weaver, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Robert Gingerich, Museum Director, The North Museum of Natural History and Science. Thank you for renewed membership in the amount of $200. 26 October, 1994. Attached letter to Mr. Robert A. Gingrich, Executive Director, North Museum of Natural History and Science, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $200 in support of natural history program. 1 October, 1994.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 21 Correspondence, 1995

To National Park Service, from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chair, Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning the practice of allowing snowmobiles within Yellowstone Park. Expressing objection to the noise and pollution they are bringing to the park. Outlines a few requests that address the noise and pollution of the snowmobiles. 2 pages. 25 January, 1995.

To Leamington Town Council, from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chair, Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning the proposed airport for Leamington community and its proposed site. Expressing objection to site of airport as well as airport itself. Requests that if an airport needs to be built that it be built well north of proposed site. 31 January, 1995.

Last Will and Testament for Florence G. Kaltenbacher. Outlines distribution of assets including 5% to the Lancaster County Bird Club. 4 pages. 25 June, 1993.

Notice of Beneficial Interest in Estate of Florence G. Kaltenbacher. 5% of residue of estate. 3 February, 1995.

To Reeve and Council, from Jay R. George, Conservation Committee Chairman, Lancaster County Bird Club. Concerning the proposed airport for Leamington community. Expressing objection to choice of site. 2 pages. 9 February, 1995.

To Pat, from Barbara M. Haas, Co-Editor, Pennsylvania Birds. Thank you letter from Frank Gill expressing thanks for contribution to the Birding Hotline from the Lancaster County Bird Club. 5 March, 1995. Attached letter to Lancaster Bird Club, c/o Barbara M. Haas, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, Academy of Natural Sciences, from Frank B. Gill, Chairman, Ornithology, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you for $50 contribution to the Birding Hotline. 13 February, 1995. Attached letter to Dr. Frank Gill, Curator and Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $50 to help cover operating expenses of the Philadelphia Birdline. 1 October, 1994.

To Ms. Shirley Bubb, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Robert A. Longo, RAL/als, Rhoads and Sinon Attorneys at Law. Regarding the estate of Florence G. Kaltenbacher. Asking if the Bird Club is a charitable organization. 21 April, 1995.

To Mrs. Shirley Bubb President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Robert A. Longo, RAL/als, Rhoads and Sinon Attorneys at Law. Regarding the estate of Florence G. Kaltenbacher. Requests that Release be dated signed and attested to by appropriate officers of the Club so that distribution of heirs may take places. 19 May, 1995.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Rosalie V. Borzik, Office Manager, Project Puffin, National Audubon Society. Thank you for following through with the request that a donation be made in lieu of payment to Susan Jones. 25 May 1995.

Release, Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Division. Release for the Estate of Florence G. Kaltenbacher. 3 pages. 29 May, 1995

To Mrs. Shirley Bubb, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Robert A. Longo, RAL/als, Rhoads and Sinon, Attorneys at Law. Regarding the estate of Florence G. Kaltenbacher. Thank you for returning the signed release. Enclosed check for the bequest to the Club. 6 June, 1995.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you for renewing membership with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. 13 June, 1995.

To Mr. Dale, Sirbak, President, Lancaster County Chapter, Waterfowl USA, from Shirley Bubb, President. Offering support for the release of the Galerucella beetle to control purple loosestrife. Enclosed a contribution of $500. 3 July, 1995.

To Ms. Nancy J. Keeler, Director of Development, Hawk Mountain, Sanctuary Association, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Reiterating that the Lancaster County Bird Club does not release their membership listing in accordance with a unanimous vote by the Lancaster County Board of Directors. 11 September, 1995.   Attached letter to Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Nancy J. Keeler, Director of Development, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Requesting the exchange of membership listings with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association to solicit one-time membership acquisition mailing. No date. Attached letter to Ms. Nancy J. Keeler, Director of Development, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Expressing apologies that current club policy does not allow the release of membership information. 29 July, 1995.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, from Jacqueline Perry O’Connor, Director of Individual Giving, Manomet Observatory for Conservation Sciences. Thank you for dues payment of $200 and continued support. 13 September, 1995.

To Bird Conservation Alliance, Membership Department, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed $100 for 1995 membership dues. 18 September, 1995.   Attached letter to W. Edward Pederson, Lancaster County Bird Club, from George Fenwick, Bird Conservation Alliance. Regarding report on a recent merger, description of plans for new organization, and continued guidance and support. Note on top of letter from Pat, stating that this letter will be needed for information for the meeting dealing with contributions/memberships. 5 January, 1995.

To Mr. Donald L. Rollins, President, Ducks Unlimited Inc., from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100 to support conservation efforts. 18 September, 1995.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cape May Bird Observatory. New membership card. Letter attached to Cape May Bird Observatory member, from Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you letter for contribution and membership. Handwritten note at bottom “Thanks for your generous support! Pete”, Attached letter to Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Pete Dunne, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you for $100 donation. 21 September, 1995. Attached letter to Cape May Bird Observatory Friendship Level member, from Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Membership renewal letter. 20 September, 1995. Attached letter to Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100. 18 September, 1995. Attached membership renewal envelope.

To Mr. Mike Allwein, Treasurer, Second Mountain Hawk Watch Association, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100. 25 September, 1995.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Thomas Yatsko, President, Friends of the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail, Inc. Regarding acknowledgement of charitable gift. Thank you for gift of $250. 25 September, 1995. Attached letter to Ms. Julie Netke, Project Coordinator, FAST, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $250. 18 September, 1995.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you for contribution of $200. 26 September, 1995. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $200 for the Delaware River Project. 18 September, 1995. To Ms. Witmer, from Daniel J. Argo, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Handwritten thank you letter for contribution. Mentions that Fran Gill is on holiday. 29 September, 1995. Attached letter to Mr. Frank Gill, Chairman, Ornithology, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $50 to help cover operating expenses of the Philadelphia Birdline. 18 September, 1995.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Shirley Bubb, from Charles H. Nehf, Volunteer Chairman, Wildlands Conservancy. Thank you for contribution of $1,000 to the Wildlands Trust Fund of the Wildlands Conservancy. Handwritten note at top of letter expressing gratitude for contribution. 27 October, 1995. Attached letter to Wildlands Trust Fund/Middle Creek, Wildlands Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of 1,000 to help purchase the Coleman tract adjoining the Middle Creek Wildlife Association. Specifies that money is to be used only for the purchase of the Coleman tract. 23 October, 1995. Attached handwritten note with address of Wildlands Trust fund.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 22 Correspondence, 1996

To Mr. Anton J. Sidoti, Director, New York Regional Office, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, from Gerald S. Book, Director, Lancaster County Bird Club. Letter concerning the intention of the Safe Harbor Water Power Company to raise their fore bay level on the Susquehanna River. Requests that the Lancaster County Bird Club be made party to the hearings to decide the outcome of the proposal. Letter includes a proposal made by the Lancaster County Bird Club, in response to the proposal made by the Safe Harbor Water Power Company. Handwritten notes made throughout letter. 6 pages. September, 1996.

To Mr. Anton J. Sidoti, Director, New York Regional Office, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, from Gerald S. Book, Director. Reformatted copy of above letter. 30 September, 1996

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Ducks Unlimited Inc.. Ducks Unlimited Inc., membership card, sticker, and membership renewal receipt. 11 October, 1996.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you letter for contribution/membership. New Membership card. Membership renewal receipt. 11 October, 1996.

To Second Mountain Hawk Watch, c/o Morris Cox, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed check for $100 to support the efforts of the Second Mountain Hawk Watch. 12 October, 1996.

To Executive Director, North Museum of Natural History and Science, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $400 to support their natural history program. 12 October, 1996.

To Mrs. Patricia Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Jim Brett, Executive Director, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. Thank you for membership contribution of $250. Attached membership card. 17 October, 1996. Attached membership receipt. 11 October, 1996.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you letter for membership renewal of $100. Enclosed 20 guest passes for the Lancaster County Bird Club. 18 October, 1996. Attached membership renewal receipt. 11 October, 1996.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia P. Witmer, from Jacqueline Perry O’Connor, Director of Individual Giving, Manomet Observatory for Conservation Sciences. Thank you for membership dues of $200. 18 October, 1996. Attached membership renewal receipt. 11 October, 1996.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you for contribution of $200 to The Nature Conservancy’s Campaign for the Delaware. 23 October, 1996. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed check for $200 to support the Delaware River Project. 12 October, 1996.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Sally Conyne, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you for $50 contribution to Philadelphia Birdline. 24 November, 1996. Attached letter to Dr. Frank Gill, Chairman, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $50 to support the Philadelphia Birdline. 12 October, 1996.

To Mr. George H. Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Thank you letter for notice that the Lancaster County Bird Club had overpaid their dues. Asked that the surplus $25 be placed in the conservation fund. 25 November, 1996. Attached letter to Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from George H. Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy. Thank you for $100 membership dues. $25 overpayment due to the membership fee being reduced from $100 to $75. Would like to know how the Lancaster County Bird Club would like the $25 overpayment refunded. 19 November, 1996. Attached letter to Bird Conservation Alliance, Membership Department, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed $100 as payment for 1996 associate member dues. 12 October, 1996.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Julie Netke, Project Director, FAST. Thank you card from donation to FAST. 30 November, 1996. Attached letter to Mr. Thomas Yatsko, President, FAST, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $250 for preservation of the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail. 12 October, 1996.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 23 Correspondence, 1997

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Ducks Unlimited Inc. Membership card and membership renewal receipt. 10 October, 1997.

To Mr. Morris Cox, Second Mountain Hawk Watch, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed $100 in support of the Second Mountain Hawk Watch. 13 October, 1997.

To Mr. Jim Brett, Executive Director, The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100 to support the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art activities. 13 October, 1997.

To Patricia Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you letter for $200 contribution. 17 October, 1997. Attached new membership card. Attached receipt of contribution. 10 October, 1997.

To Patricia P. Witmer, from Linda E. Leddy, President, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Thank you for $200 membership dues. 20 October, 1997. Attached membership renewal receipt. 10 October, 1997.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Sally Conyne, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you for $50 contribution to Philadelphia Birdline. 20 October, 1997. Attached letter to Ms. Sally Conyne, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $50 to support the Philadelphia Birdline. 13 October, 1997.

To Patricia Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from William T. Wright, Development Coordinator, The North Museum. Thank you for $400 donation. 21 October, 1997. Attached letter to Executive Director, North Museum of Natural History and Science, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $400 to support the natural history program. 13 October, 1997.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from George H. Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy. Thank you for membership dues of $100. Handwritten note at bottom of letter. 23 October, 1997. Attached letter to Mr. George H. Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed $100 for membership dues and contribution. 13 October, 1997.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, from Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you letter for $200 contribution. 31 October, 1997. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. 13 October, 1997.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 24 Correspondence, 1998

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory. Thank you for membership renewal. Attached new membership card, Cape May Bird Observatory decals, membership renewal receipt. 1 August, 1998.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Ducks Unlimited Inc.. New Membership card. Membership renewal receipt. 1 August, 1998.

To Patricia Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. Thank you for $200 membership renewal/contribution. 13 July, 1998. Attached to Ms. Cynthia R. Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution/membership fee of $200. 10 August, 1998.

To Mr. and Mrs. James E. Amigh Jr., from Patricia P. Witmer. Enclosed contribution of $200 for Environthon. 10 August, 1998. Attached Lancaster County Elementary Environthon Brochure and business card for Jim Amigh.

To Mr. Morris Cox, Second Mountain Hawk Watch, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100 to support efforts of the Second Mountain Hawk Watch. 10 August, 1998.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from William T. Wright, Development Coordinator, The North Museum. Thank you for donation of $400. 13 August, 1998. Attached letter to Mr. William T. Wright, Development Coordinator, The North Museum, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $400 to support the natural history program. 10 August, 1998.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird club, from P. Randolph Gray, State Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank you for gift of $200 to support the Campaign for the Delaware. 17 August, 1998. Attached letter to Ms. Susan Cary Nicholas, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $200 to support the Campaign for the Delaware. 10 August, 1998.

To Ms. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Christine Ruas, Membership Coordinator, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Thank you for dues of $200 for annual membership. 18 August, 1998. Attached receipt of membership dues. 1 August, 1998.

To Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from George H. Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy. Thank you for membership renewal at $100. 1 September, 1998. Attached letter to Mr. George H. Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed $100 for membership fee and contribution. 11 August, 1998.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Leo Joseph, Acting Chairman, Department of Ornithology, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Thank you for $50 support of the Philadelphia Birding Hotline. 8 September, 1998. Attached letter to Ms. Sally Conyne, Ornithology Department, The Academy of Natural Sciences, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $50 to support the Philadelphia Birding Hotline. 10 August, 1998.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia Witmer, from Wilma F. Jones, Treasurer. Handwritten thank you letter for contribution to FAST. 13 November, 1998. Attached letter to Mr. Thomas Yatsko, President, FAST, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $250 to support efforts to preserve the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail. 9 November, 1998.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Timothy F. Whelan, Executive Director, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. Thank you for membership renewal. Attached new membership card. Attached letter to Mrs. Marie Smith, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed replacement check for $100. Sent after records indicated that previous August 10 check had not been cashed. 19 December, 1998. Attached letter to Tim Whelan, Mrs. Mave Smith, Executive Director, The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100 to support organizations activities. Hand written notes on page. 10 August, 1998.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 25 Correspondence, 1999

Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon 2000 Sponsor Pledge. Attached letter to Prospective Sponsor, from Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon. Letter outlining the goals and mission of the Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon and outline of budget for 2000. 1 August, 1999.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Mrs. Patricia P. Witmer, from Cape May Bird Observatory. New membership card. No date. Attached receipt for membership renewal. 10 September, 1999. Attached Cape May Bird Observatory decal.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Ducks Unlimited. New membership card and Ducks Unlimited decal. Attached membership renewal receipt. 21 September, 1999. Attached flyer for a free Classic American Pintail Decoy with membership renewal.

To Ms. Cynthia Lenhart, Executive Director, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, form Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed $200 as contribution to be credited towards annual membership dues. 1 October, 1999.

To Chairman, Department of Ornithology, The Academy of Natural Sciences, form Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $50 to support Philadelphia Birdline. 1 October, 1999.

To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haas, Editors, Pennsylvania Birds, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100 to support the printing of Pennsylvania Birds. 1 October, 1999.

To Mr. David Schwenk, President, Second Mountain Hawk Watch, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $100 to support efforts of the Second Mountain Hawk Watch. 1 October, 1999.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, Patricia Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, from Timothy F. Whelan, Executive Director, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. Thank you for $200 contribution. 4 October, 1999. Attached Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration Project Research Update. September, 1999. Attached letter to Mr. Timothy Wheton, Executive Director, The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $200 to support organizations activities. 1 October, 1999.

To Ms. Patricia Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Bill Wright, Director of Marketing and Development, North Museum. Thank you for $400 donation. 5 October, 1999. Attached letter to Ms. Mary Barnard, Executive Director, North Museum of Natural History and Science, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $400to support the natural history program. 1 October, 1999.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Lisa Pacheco, Membership Manager, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Thank you for membership renewal. 6 October, 1999. Attached membership renewal receipt. 10 September, 1999.

To Patricia Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from P. Randolph Gray, State Director, The Nature Conservancy. Thank for $200 contribution. Handwritten note on bottom about visiting partnership site. 6 October, 1999. Attached letter to Mr. P. Randolph Gray, State Director, The Nature Conservancy, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution $200 to support Wings of Americas Program. 1 October, 1999.

To Patricia P. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Gerald W. Winegard, Vice-president for Policy. Thank you for membership renewal. 7 October, 1999. Attached membership renewal receipt. 28 September, 1999.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, c/o Patricia Witmer, from Wilma F. Jones, Treasurer. Thank you for contribution to FAST. 13 October, 1999. Attached letter to Ms. Wilma F. Jones, Treasurer, FAST, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Enclosed contribution of $250 to support efforts to preserve the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail. 1 October, 1999.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 26 Correspondence, 2000-2001

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Department of the Treasury. Notification of Employer Identification Number (EIN) assignment. 7 February 2000.

To Jane Schreffler, Lancaster County Bird Club, from John Wolf. Confirmation that an incorrect EIN had been used, application for a new one will need to be submitted with contact information. 18 February 2000.

To Mr. Alain J. P. Belda, Alcoa, from Mr. Leon Schreffler, Lancaster County Bird Club. Request for aid in preserving the Dillerville Marsh in Lancaster County. Asks that an Alcoa representative meet with additional parties to discuss a proposal. Copies also sent to Mr. Daniel Braunning, Pennsylvania Game Commission; Mr. Mark Embeck, Department of Environmental Protection; Mr. John Gibble, Army Corp of Engineers; and Mr. Christopher Finley, The Goldenberg Group Asset Manager. 22 May 2001.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 27 Correspondence, 2003

To the Senator, Pennsylvania, from Jan A. Witmer, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requests the Senator to find methods to provide additional funds for the Wildlife Conservation Fund in the Pennsylvania State Budget. Specifically mentions Senate Bill 32 which would remove current restrictions on the Wildlife Conservation Fund being able to receive monies from the General Fund. Copies also sent to Senators, Representatives on attached list and Governor Rendell. 16 May 2003.

To Representative, Pennsylvania, from Jan A. Witmer, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requests the Representative to find methods to provide additional funds for the Wildlife Conservation Fund in the Pennsylvania State Budget. Specifically mentions House of Representatives Bill 1059 which would remove current restrictions on the Wildlife Conservation Fund being able to receive monies from the General Fund. 16 May 2003.

To Governor, Pennsylvania, from Jan A. Witmer, President, Lancaster County Bird Club. Requests the Governor to find methods to provide additional funds for the Wildlife Conservation Fund in the Pennsylvania State Budget. 16 May 2003.

List of Lancaster County’s GOP State Senators and Representatives. Includes Sen. Gibson E. Armstrong, Sen. David “Chip” Brightbill, Sen. Noah Wenger, Rep. Katie True, Rep. Roy E. Baldwin, Rep. Gibson E. Armstrong, Rep, Gordon Denlinger, Rep. Tom Creighton, Rep. Scott W. Boyd, Rep. David Hickernell, and Hon. P. Michael Sturla.

Email to J. Witmer, President, from J. Schreffler, Lancaster County Bird Club. Contains list of previously mentioned Senators, Representatives and Gov. Ed Rendell. 30 April 2003.

To Jan Witmer, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Noah W. Wenger, Pennsylvania Senator. Attached is a copy of the Senate Bill 32. Informs Ms. Witmer that the bill will be voted on the following week (13 May) by the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and if it goes to the full Senate he will keep her support in mind. 9 May 2003.

Senate Bill No. 32. Meant to amend the act of 23 June 1982. The Wild Resource Conservation Act would allow monies from the General Fund to be used by the Department of Environmental Resources. Session of 2003.

To Jan Witmer, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Gordon R. Denlinger, State Representative. Provides copies of both the House Bill 1059 and Senate Bill 32. Informs Ms. Witmer that House Bill 1059 was referred to the House Appropriations Committee on 2 April 2003 and Senate Bill 32 had been referred to the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on 21 January 2003. At the time of correspondence, both bills were in their respective committees. 14 May 2003.

House Bill No. 1059. Meant to amend the act of 23 June 1982. The Wild Resource Conservation Act would allow monies from the General Fund to be used by the Department of Environmental Resources. Session of 2003.

Senate Bill No. 32. Same as above.

Agreement for auditorium rental at the Farm and Home Foundation of Lancaster County. Signed by Jan A. Witmer, President, Lancaster County Bird Club, and Linda J. Armstrong, Manager, Farm and Home Center. 5 September, 2003.

To Mr. Marty McGrath, Assistant Director, Facilities & Operations for Franklin and Marshall College, from Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, Lancaster County Bird Club. Indicating an enclosed check in the appropriate amount to cover rental of Kaufman Hall for 7 November by the Lancaster County Bird Club. Also extends a ‘thank-you’ to Ms. Mary Lynn Dipalo and Ms. Karen Weaver for their help. 14 November 2003.

To Jan Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Marty McGrath, Assistant Director, Facilities and Operations. Provides copy of the reservation for the Bird Club event on Campus. Requests a copy of the club’s insurance prior to the event taking place and payment after the event takes place. 21 July 2003.

Confirmation for Lancaster Bird Club. Titled ‘guest speaker’ and requested by ‘Marty McGrath’. Scheduled by Karen Weaver. Provides the event start/end time and location. 14 May 2003 (contains writing in pencil at bottom).

Confirmation for Lancaster County Bird Club. Titled ‘guest speaker’ and requested by ‘Marty McGrath’. Scheduled by Karen Weaver. Provides the event start/end time and location. 14 May 2003.

Notice that a call was placed to Marty McGrath concerning contract; it would be sent out. 17 July 2003.

To Marty McGrath, Assistant Director, Facilities and Operations, from Jan A. Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club. Informs Mr. McGrath that no confirmation had yet been received regarding their reservation for Kaufman Science Hall. Names company through whom they have insurance through. They have not received the reservation form as well, and that calls had been placed to his phone will messages. Provides home address the reservation form can be sent to. 21 July 2003.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 28 Correspondence, 2004

To Mr. Albert T. Spiese from Jan A. Witmer, President. Permission for Mr. Spiese to use a paragraph in the Lancaster County Bird Club book. 28 June 2004.

To Jan, President from Al Spiese. Requesting permission to use a paragraph from the Lancaster County Bird Club book. 20 June 2004.

To the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Jan. A member wanted to renew but as a ‘lifetime member’, the Club up to this point had no requests for lifetime memberships. $2,000 was given (and accepted as a donation) for a lifetime membership by the requesting member. 8 July 2004.

To Jan, from Shirley, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member.

To Jan, from James H. Smith, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership request of the renewing member. Also states that lifetime membership should be discussed at next meeting as well as cost of such a membership. 8 July 2004.

To Jan, from Fred, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. Includes that although this is the first time it has been done it has been previously discussed. 8 July 2004.

To Jan, from Ann, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. Includes that they believe a precedent should be established for any future requests of lifetime membership as well as what the fee would be. 8 July 2004.

To Jan, from Jonathan, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. 9 July 2004.

To Jan, from Jane, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. Considers establishing guidelines or do lifetime memberships on a case-by-case basis. 8 July 2004.

To Jan, from a member of the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership and questions whether the $2,000 is the price for future requests as well. 10 July 2004.

To Jan, from Larry Coble, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. 8 July 2004.

To Jan, from Bruce A. Carl, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. Also asks about an IBA route and the Point Counts associated with it per the request of Kim Van Fleet. 11 July 2004.

To Jan, from Rosemary, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. 11 July 2004.

To Jan, from Sally S. Lounsbery, the Board of Directors, Lancaster County Bird Club. Acceptance of the lifetime membership of the renewing member. Believes this should be discussed at the next meeting for any possible future requests. 14 July 2004.

To Joanne, Lancaster County Bird Club. Letter indicating the approval by the Board of Directors for the lifetime membership request and future discussions of adding a lifetime membership option to future members. 10 July 2004.

To Dorothy I. Rutbell from Jan A. Witmer, President. Letter indicating that the $2,000 given to the Lancaster County Bird Club as part of the lifetime membership can be considered tax deductible. 17 July 2004.

To Jan, President, from Dorothy R. Requesting paperwork regarding the gift of $2,000 to the Lancaster County Bird Club for tax purposes. 15 July 2004.

To Dorothy I. Rutbell from Jan A. Witmer, President. Acceptance and acknowledgement of both the donation and lifetime membership. Indicates that because there was no category of lifetime membership time had needed to be taken to receive acceptance among the Board of Directors, which had been approved. Due to her request there will be a new category for lifetime membership. 10 July 2004.

Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Form — Year 2004 – 2005. Request by Dorothy I. Rutbell for a lifetime membership. 2004.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 29 Correspondence, 2005 – 2007

Thank you card to the Lancaster County Bird Club from Andrew Odell for the scholarship that was awarded to him to visit Easter Egg Rock and the seabird colony. 11 March 2005.

Letter to Christopher Lituma from Jan Witmer, President informing him that he would not be receiving the scholarship award. 12 March 2005.

Thank you card to the Lancaster County Bird Club from the “Solanco Salamanders” & coaches thanking the club for their participation in the Elementary Envirothon. May 2005.

E-mail to Michael McKinne from Jan informing him that auditing takes place when it does due to election times of officers and directors. 27 July 2005.

E-mail from James Smith, Holtwood Environmental Preserve, informing the club that there has been a Bald Eagle Nest along the river and that PPL is considering the use of a webcam for this nest for purpose of education and asking if the club would like to be a partner in this endeavor. 27 July 2005.

E-mail to Jim from Jan stating that the club would indeed be interested in becoming a partner and asking what would be involved with the partnership and indicating that his initial e-mail would be forwarded to the Board for feedback. 27 July 2005.

Letter to “friends of the Elementary Envirothon” from Jim Amigh, saying when and where the upcoming Envirothon will be held and providing the subject under which would be represented as well as when to gather together to assemble study materials. 9 September 2005.

E-mail forwarded to LCBC Board of Directors from Jan regarding a lit of birds that was compiled between the 1820s and the 1850s of local birds and requesting ornithologists to provide comments on the list and indicate which birds are no longer in the area. 12 January 2006. Attached is a list of birds.

E-mail to Carolyn from Bob Schutsky providing comments about the bird list that was from Jan. 24 January 2006.

Letter to the Lancaster County Bird Club from Franklin and Barbara Haas and Deuane Hoffman requesting permission to use the Club’s book publication in their own stating that full acknowledgement will be given. 8 February 2006. Attached is the signed permission form. 10 February 2006.

Letter to Magalie Salas, Secretary for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission which the Bird Club was also a recipient, from Marshall J. Kaiser, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, providing information from the 2006 mudflat survey conducted in the vicinity of Green, Rookery and Walnut Islands and stating that if there are any comments or questions to contact Ted Rineer or himself. 12 April 2006.

Thank you card to Jan from Jim Amigh saying thank-you for encouraging Vonnie and Carl Beck and Ann Bodling to volunteer during the Elementary Envirothon. 14 April 2006.

E-mail to ‘All’ from Ann Bodling informing everyone that they will not need to change locations for their meetings. 17 August 2006.

Letter to Martha Sadler-Stine from Patricia Witmer, Corresponding/Membership Secretary, informing her that a gift membership had been provided to her from Joanna Sadler and that it will expire on 30 June 2007. 2 September 2006.

Letter to Linda Armstrong, Manager, Farm & Home Center, from Patricia Witmer, Corresponding/Membership Secretary providing a list of the items that are included with the correspondence as well as a list of items that will be needed for every meeting as well as suggesting that they get together to confirm dates. 9 September 2006. Attached is the rental agreement for the Farm & Home Center to be used by the Bird Club. 21 August 2006. Also attached is a letter to Jan from Linda Armstrong, Manager, Farm and Home Foundation of Lancaster County requesting that the Club sign a rental agreement for the year 2006-07 and informing them that the cost of the rental will also increase. 18 August 2006.

Paperwork to the Lancaster County Bird Club from Jim Amigh requesting sponsorship for the Elementary Envirothon. 2 October 2006.

Letter to Linda Armstrong, Manager, Farm and Home Center, from Patricia Witmer, Corresponding/Membership Secretary, stating that enclosed was the rental fee and informing her that the room had not been set-up in accordance with the way it should have been and for the 2007 – 2008 calendar year they request to reserve the auditorium (if possible) on the second Friday of each month. 14 October 2006.

E-mail to “everybody” from Jonathan Heller, informing members that he recently received a letter for the Club from the PA Department of Revenue concerning Use Tax and although he believes the club does not owe anything due to the Use Tax he wanted to verify first that no purchases were made for the club out of state or on the internet where sales tax had not been applied before he responds. 27 February 2007.

E-mail to “everybody” from Kelly McKinne informing the members that she will not be running for her position on the Bird Club’s board of directors for the following year due to her decision to attend college and thanking the Club for their original nomination and acceptance of her as well as their encouragement. 9 March 2007.

Multiple e-mail correspondence. First e-mail was sent to “everyone” from indicating that attached was a forwarded letter regarding the Club’s willingness to write a letter to the County Commissioners office requesting them (and providing a sample) to continue any support and funding they can to the natural lands and open space in the upcoming year. 26 September 2007. Second e-mail was sent to Ann from Jan and Pat indicating that a letter would be a good idea and asking questions. 27 September 2007.

Letter to “friends” from the Farm and Home Center of Lancaster County requesting donations to help mitigate the costs that they encountered in completing a building expansion. November 2007. Hand-written note indicates that the Board turned down the request because the request was not due to anything nature related. 21 May 2008.

Multiple e-mail correspondence between the Club and Jim Amigh, Elementary Envirothon. The first goes to Jim asking about the Envirothon’s Pledge agreement and indicating that they intend to donate. 6 November 2007. Followed by an email from Jim apologizing for anyone who did not receive the Sponsor Pledge and requesting the club to participate in the upcoming year and saying thank-you for their continued support. 7 November 2007.

E-mail to “friends of the Elementary Envirothon” from Jim Amigh, providing information regarding the upcoming Envirothon time and location as well as what the study focus will be concerning, requesting for help on either or both days the event will be running and providing contact information. 8 November 2007.

E-mail to Pat from Mike McKinne, providing information about the new rules for 2007 and going forward in regards to taxes. 3 December 2007.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 30 Correspondence, 2008 – 2011

Letter to Bettina Heffner, Barbara Hunsberger, and Ann Bodling, from Pat Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club. Memo concerning a letter received from Len Eiserer and an offer he made to provide books should they give them to county libraries again. 2 June 2008. Attached is a letter to Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Len Eiserer. regarding an endowed fund he began at Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology about Robins. Also discusses having books regarding Robins that he can provide next time the club is able to give books to Lancaster County school libraries. 29 May 2008. Also attached is a letter to Len Eiserer, from Patrician P. Witmer, Corresponding Secretary. Acknowledgement of the generous offer to provide books that can be donated to school libraries and states that it will be brought up at the next Board of Directors meeting. 2 June 2008. 3 copies.

Letter to Roger from Pat answer a few questions that had been posed to her as well as asking a few of her own and requesting information that is to be included in the files. 26 July 2008.

E-mail to “all” from Ann suggesting that an honorarium be given to Art McMorris as well as a notice of the amount that the Club is to receive from Shirley’s estate and another suggestion that perhaps Ray should be sent an thank-you or an acknowledgement about this. 27 July 2008. On the reverse side is another e-mail to “all” from Pat indicating that an honorarium be given to Art Morris for Peregrine Recovery program and that an thank-you shouldn’t be given to Roger for the check the Club received from Shirley’s estate; also an indicating that these two items be discussed further at a meeting to be held after the return of one of their members from vacation. 27 July 2008.

E-mail to “everyone” from Ann providing notice that another meeting will be held to discuss items that weren’t discussed after the regular meeting due to time constraints as well as providing notice that Board members will be receiving notice from the nominating committee in regards to serving on the Board again. 14 January 2009. Attached is a forwarded email from Bruce Carl containing a notice that was written by Ann Bodling indicating her intention to step down as Board Member and giving multiple thanks to the Club as a whole and individual members specifically. 15 January 2009 and 14 January 2009.

Hand-written note to the Bird Club from Sheila Cohen saying thank-you for providing ongoing success with their programs. 12 October 2009.

Letter to Mr. & Mrs. Welsh from Patricia Witmer, Corresponding/Membership Secretary informing them of their guest membership presented by Mr. & Mrs. Smith which will expire 30 June 2010. 23 October 2009.

E-mail to “everyone” from Ann providing a copy of an e-mail she received from Jane and requesting that everyone take a look at it prior to the next meeting. The forwarded e-mail is a notice that a speaker had been secured for the NM/LCBC lecture and whom it is as well as the request that the Club provide funds for the formal reception that will be prior to the lecture. Attached is a letter to Leon and Jane from James Alton, Assitant Director/Development Officer providing a rough outline of what the plan is to be with the event and the guest speaker; also attached is the flyer for the reception sponsor proposal providing information about when and where it will be held, benefits to being a sponsor and the cost. 12 November 2009.

Letter to Barbara, from Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club. Note indicating why a letter is being forwarded to her because the Envirothon is one day prior to the Board of Directors meeting. 14 April 2010.

To Ms. Schreffler, from Jim Amigh and Lee Amigh, the Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon, Inc. Steering Committee. Letter inviting the Lancaster County Bird Club to the Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon the following month. Includes what the theme is for that year and that they would like to recognize the Lancaster County Bird Club representation that has been part of the Steering Committee. 4 April 2010.

To Patricia Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Lee and Jim Amigh. Thank you letter for the participation and help in success that the Lancaster County Bird Club has provided to the Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon. Although the Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon will no longer be able to provide the same service they are hoping to remain in touch with the members of the Lancaster County Bird Club. 24 July 2010.

To Mr. Beck, from Scott Weidensaul, Research Director for the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art. Indication that the Ned Smith Center has received a generous grant from the RJM Foundation that will match any donations that are received within the next few months and thanks the Lancaster County Bird Club for their continued supper of the Center’s own research. 19 August 2010.

To Barbara, from Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club. Note stating that the attached is a letter that has bee sent out to individuals that had been members for three or more years but had not renewed. Says that if additional copies are needed they would need to be printed as extra’s were not copied. 14 January 2011.

From Patricia P. Witmer, Corresponding/Membership Secretary. Letter indicating that any possible membership renewal had not been received. If anyone who received the letter wanted to renew their membership a renewal form was on the back and can be sent to the Lancaster County Bird Club; however, if they did not want to they did not need to feel an obligation to do so. 27 December 2010.

To the Lancaster County Bird Club, from Mrs. Hartman and students from the Mennonite School. Thanks written by Mrs. Hartman and a number of the students for providing the scholarship that was needed for them to go to the North Museum and visit the bird collection there. 9 March 2011.

To Barbara, from Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club. Recommendation that an “In Memoriam” be done in the next newsletter for J. Carl Nolt although he was not a current member due to his participation in completing the 1977 Supplement Call Notes for the Club. Thoughts are requested. 14 March 2011.

To Members of the Lancaster County Bird Club, from Sallie M. Gregory, Education Coordinator. Thank you to the Lancaster County Bird Club from the Lancaster Elementary Envirothon for their generous donation and that they would be named on the events t-shirts provided to all participants. 25 March 2011.

To Pat Witmer and the Lancaster County Bird Group, from Frances Vita, Earth Day Committee Quarryville Library Director. A thank you to the Lancaster County Bird Group for their participation and hopes that they will be able to participate in the following years Earth Day. 26 April 2011.

To Barbara, from Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club. Indication that Pat wanted to share Howard’s nice idea regarding the Club donate to the North Museum instead of asking a fee for himself. No Date.

To Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club, from James T. Alton, Assistant Director/Development Officer, North Museum. Thank you to the Club for the donation of $200 which was Howard Eskin’s speaking fee for an October 7 presentation as well as any tours that are taken at the North Museum. Indication that a separate thank you will be sent to Howard Eskin as well. 13 October 2011.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from James T. Alton, Assistant Director/Development Officer, North Museum. Thank you for the donation provided in the amount of $500 to the North Museum as well as any tours that are taken. They are cited as especially helpful due to school budget cuts. 26 October 2011.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 31 Correspondence, 2012 – 2014

To the Lancaster County Bird Club, from Bill Bard, WWII Vet for Peace. Letter indicating the he enjoyed an article in the Lancaster Paper regarding black crows and inviting Lancaster County Bird Club members to view any paintings that he had completed of birds. He was/is highly involved in various activities that allow him to watch birds as well as paint and write poems (one of which was attached). 1 March 2012. Envelope include.

Letter to Pat Witmer, Corresponding Secretary, from James R. Binder, Manager Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area requesting that Pat read the letter at the next meeting because it is to express his thanks for all the donations that the LCBC has been giving over the years.

To Barbara, from Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club. Note meant to inform that an honorary member was glad to hear and receive newsletters as part of the honorary status and to let Barbara know that she was doing a good job. 9 January 2014.

To Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Lloyd Hassel. Letter saying thank you for the received Club news. He and his wife are doing well despite not being able to participate in birding activities. 6 January 2013.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, from Lloyd Hassel. Thank you to the club in general for the years he and his wife were able to enjoy in participating in the Club’s activities and for making him an honorary member. 25 April 2013.

To Ron Wagner, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, from Lancaster County Bird Club. Request that signs be placed by the Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation at the Conjehola Flats of Lake Clarke that indicate it is a ‘no wake zone’ due to potential stress on wildlife as they were previously. 21 May 2013.

To Ron Wagner, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, from Barbara B. Hunsberger, President. Request that signs be placed by the Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation at the Conjehola Flats of Lake Clarke that indicate it is a ‘no wake zone’ due to potential stress on wildlife as they were previously. 28 May 2013.

To Barbara Hunsberger, President, from Lloyd Hassel. Thank you postcard for the Research Issue of 2012 and request that a ‘hello’ be passed on to current members. 20 September 2013. Envelope included.

To Roger. Letter indicating acknowledgement that current dues had not been paid and a check was enclosed. Outlines the participation he has provided and the bird that was declared extinct in Lancaster County as well as other birds seen. 6 January 2014. (2 pages).

Email correspondence between Mike Shull and Barbara Hunsberger regarding an email that was forwarded by Ad Crable about evening departure time of birders and others from Safe Harbor catwalk and adjacent public parking and where confusion about said departure time has come about and that this information should be shared with club members. 6 February 2014. In addition there is another email from Michael Connelly about the departure times and further information will be forwarded to Officer Jeff Schmidt and Ad Crable when the hours change due to seasonal change or the Eagles have left. 6 February 2014.

Hand-written letter to Pat from Lloyd Hassel to say thank-you for sending him information about the club and expressing the amount of joy he and his wife received from participating in the field trips that they attended. 8 July 2014.

Thank-you card to the LCBC Board of directors from Jane Schreffler for the award and recognition that she received and the photographs. 14 September 2014.

Letter to Barbara Hunsberger and Bird Team Members from Mike Burcin, CEO/COO Lancaster County Conservancy to show appreciation for the time and effort of the volunteers that participated in that years Climbers Run BioBlitz and provides the amount of birds that were identified in a 24-hour time period and what the conservancy plans to do with this information. Also, they provide some details about the next Climbers Run BioBlitz and asks that if there are any questions to contact him. 3 October 2014.

Hand-written letter to Pat from Linda Gackley saying thank-you for sending a copy of the newsletter. 4 October 2014.

 

Series 3, Box 3, Folder 32 Correspondence, No Date

To Jan and Pat, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Edith B. Thank you to the Club for the bird book and gift certificate which had been used to buy bird food.

To Lancaster County Bird Club, Scholarship Committee, from Melody Hartman, Hinkletown Mennonite School. Letter of intention to apply for the scholarship so as to purchase a telescope for the school because of an increased interest in birds due, in part, to the help that the Club provided the school in preparing for an 8-week enrichment cluster that was focused on birding.

Presentation given by Darian Erb, an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 267. He completed a project as part of his becoming an Eagle Scout and decided to build information kiosks along the Susquehanna river. He came into contact with the Lancaster County Bird Club as part of this project and because he was requesting donations to help build the information kiosks. He wanted to give thanks to the Lancaster County Bird Club for awarding him the Harold B. Morrin Scholarship in 2012 that allowed him to complete the project.

To all in attendance of Darian Erb’s presentation, from Jeff Schmidt, District Waterways conservation Officer – Southern Lancaster County. This is a regret letter indicating that due to scheduling he would be unable to go to the presentation; however, provides information how he was able to help Darian in his project and how it would be a benefit.

Thank-you card to Patricia & Bird Club from the Backyard Avengers for the Club’s support during the Envirothon.

 

Thank-you card to Jan Witmer from Schaeffer Elementary for the Club’s sponsorship and participation in the Envirothon.

 

 

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club Books and Publications, 1869-1924, 1982-2011 Print Email
May 12, 2015

Call Number: MG-566

1 box     8 folders     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 2 contains Lancaster County Bird Club books and publications, and the related correspondence and records. There are also publications which pre-date the club, but influenced the orgnaization and its publications. This collection contains the business records of the Lancaster County Bird Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Records include the constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, bulletins, newsletters, programs, correspondence, and newspaper articles about birds, bird watching, and club members.

Creator: Lancaster County Bird Club

System of Arrangement: The collection is divided into 18 series.

Series 1 Newspaper articles

Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club books and publications

Series 3 Correspondence

Series 4 Programs

Series 5 “Call Notes”

Series 6 Bulletins

Series 7 Daily field checklists and bird counts

Series 8 Newsletters

Series 9 Field trips

Series 10 Donations, sponsorships and membership

Series 11 Crow Problem

Series 12 Constitution and by-laws

Series 13 LCBC and other organizations

Series 14 Awards, recognition and certification

Series 15 Lancaster County Bird Club Reports

Series 16 Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Project

Series 17 Membership cards/lists

Series 18 Minutes

Conditions for Access: Restrictions are noted at the item level.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: The Lancaster County Bird Club had its beginnings in December 1937 and has been active ever since in pursuit of its goals: to record the observation of bird life in the county, to disseminate in a popular manner the result of such observations, to provide education concerning the habits and identification of birds and to secure the cultivation of public sentiment in the preservation of our native bird life. Articles of Incorporation were filed and approved by the Department of State on December 12, 1983, under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972.

Lancaster County's location in southcentral Pennsylvania makes it home to many diverse habitats that are attractive, not only to breeding birds, but also to migratory species. The Susquehanna River, the Furnace Hills, the Lancaster County Parks System, Octoraro Lake, Muddy Run Reservoir, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, sites owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the vast agricultural areas all provide excellent birding opportunities.

Lancaster County Bird Club. “About Us.” Accessed May 12, 2015. http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/index.php/about-us.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Lancaster County Bird Club, 20 July 2010-present.

Accruals: LancasterHistory.org will continue to receive meeting minutes and other records.

Preferred Citation: Lancaster County Bird Club Records (MG-566), Series #, Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Lancaster County Bird Club (LHo LOC n 84006127)

Clubs.

Business records.

Letters.

Bird watching.

Lancaster County (Pa.)

Related Materials: See also the Photograph Collection.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by WP; AJ, 2014-2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Box 2

Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club Books and Publications

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 1  Book Excerpts

An Authentic History of Lancaster County, in the State of Pennsylvania, by J.I. Mombert, D.D. (Member of the Lancaster County Historical Society), Lancaster, PA: J.E. Barr & Co. 1869.

History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers & Prominent Men, by Franklin Ellis & Samuel Evans, Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. 1883.

Excerpts from: Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical & Genealogical Sketches of Prominent & Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers. Publishers: J.H. Beers & Co. 1903.

Papers Read Before the Lancaster County Historical Society. 1) “Historical Sketch of Rural Field Sports in Lancaster County,” by Herbert H. Beck. 2) “Joseph Bonaparte the Ex-King of Spain in Lancaster,” by William Frederic Warner. Friday, 2 November 1923.

 

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 2  Bird Lists

“List of Birds in Franklin & Marshall College Museum,” June 5, 1912.

A Chapter on the Ornithology of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with supplementary notes on Mammals. By Herbert Beck, 1924.

 

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 3  Lancaster County Bird Club Publications

Notepaper that was sold by the Lancaster County Bird Club in the 1980s. With envelope.

A Guide to Birds of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Lancaster County Bird Club, 1984.

A Guide to Birds of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition, by the Lancaster County Bird Club, 1991.

“Books: Lancaster County Hot-Spots Guide”, by: Edward D. Fingerhood.

Invoice for “A Guide to the Birds of Lancaster County”.

 

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 4  Lancaster County Bird Club Publications Minutes 1982 – 1984

Ad Hoc Committee for the Publishing of Birding Book/Annotated Check List for Lancaster County, 30 March 1982. Includes meeting date, time, and location, reason for meeting, whether to give away or sell the book, areas to be included, depth of checklist, sources available for information, book size, artwork, funding, typing, organization and assignment of responsibilities. 2 copies

Ad Hoc Committee for the Publishing of Birding Book/Annotated Check List for Lancaster County, 20 April 1982. Includes meeting date and who was in attendance, rudimentary outline, potential list of person that may help with sections, and date, time, and location of next meeting. 2 copies; second copy has additional notations and note to Tom, Bob, Clyde & Scott indicating maps are included to houses so they can be found.

Ad Hoc Committee for the Publishing of Birding Book/Annotated Check List for Lancaster County, 18 May 1982. Includes meeting date, time, and location, members in attendance, suggested revisions or additions for areas, format, annotated check list committee format, authorship, profits, styles of type, artwork/maps, foreword, deadlines, continuity/language, drawings – check list section, and next meeting information. 3 copies, additional copies has added markings.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 12 August 1982. Includes meeting date and location, which members were present or absent, consistency in capitalization, introduction, foreword, artwork, publicity – business arrangement, artwork continued, artwork for the twelve sections, artwork – annotated check list section, status of areas by writers, maps, type style, annotated check list, and next meeting. 2 copies, second copy has an additional map of the Amico’s.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 14 October 1982. Includes date, time, and location of meeting, whom was present and absent, printing, artwork, maps, status of areas by writers, annotated check list section, general discussion items, and next meeting. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 29 November 1982. Includes meeting date, time, and location, whom was present and absent, status of areas by writers, complimentary copies, annotated check list, artwork/maps, maps, next meeting, and addendum. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 19 January 1983. Includes meeting date, time, and location, whom was present and absent, individuals from Lancaster Press would be at the meeting, review of status of areas, artwork status, annotated checklist committee, and future meeting dates for committees. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 7 February 1983. Includes meeting date, time and location, whom was present and absent, update on areas, annotated check list, artwork, maps, marketing of book, committee to handle marketing of book, number of copies to be printed, cover drawing, and future meetings. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 21 March 1983. Includes meeting date, time, and location, whom was present and absent, artists/map makers, price quote for printing, marketing committee, book name, status of areas, gyrfalcon section, art work, major art work, and next meeting date. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 25 April 1983. Includes meeting date, time, and location, whom was present and absent, new artists’ name and time of arrival, manuscript section, data page, authorship, title, annotated check list, art work, maps, printing, marketing committee, and next meeting date. 2 copies.

Progress Report 24 June 1983. Report sent to all authors, artists, and committee members of Lancaster County: Its’ Birds and Where to Find Them. Includes chapters, whom is writing them, and current status, artwork, committees, a note to all participants indicating their hope that any changes made by the editorial and review process will be appreciated, and names and addresses. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 27 June 1983. Includes meeting date and location, whom was present and absent, status of areas, art work, title, authorship, cover suggestion, publicity, suggested people to review the book, art work, art work – annotated check list, maps, county map in book, cover explanation, index, copyright, expenses, chapter order, slide presentation, and next meeting. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 11 August 1983. Includes meeting time and location, whom was present and absent, text, art work, maps, acknowledgements, dedication, acknowledgement of artists, titles on drawings, maps, four cover pages, paper, slide show, editing committee, next meeting of committee, and additional title suggested during refreshments. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 27 September 1983. Includes meeting time and location, whom was present and absent, status of areas, annotated checklist, status of the art work, marketing committee, “Call f the Outdoors” – WGAL-TV Program, maps, additional artists, and next meeting. 2 copies.

Letter to Harold from Mich. Indicating estimated costs for “Birds of Lancaster Count – Where to Find Them”. 26 September 1983.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 8 November 1983. Includes meeting time and location, whom was present and absent, art work, marketing committee, book title, text, index, maps, selling price of book, future meetings, and note to committee members. 2 copies.

Ad Hoc Committee – Bird Book, 4 June 1984. Includes notice that it was a combined meeting of the Ad Hoc and Marketing Committees, meeting time and location, whom was present and absent from both committees, setting price for book, volume pricing to retail stores, accountant for book sales, places interested in selling books or that we will be contacting, slide presentation, letter to members, distribution of free copies of book, adjournment, and note. 2 copies.

Format of Descriptive Section. 3 copies.

“Lancaster Bird Club Pens 208-Page Handbook” by: Ad Crable. New Era. No Date.

“A Half Century of Birding in Lancaster County” by: Jack Brubaker. The Scribbler. No Date.

Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of LCBC Bird Book Editorial Subcommittee, 26 November 1990. Includes meeting date and location, whom was and wasn’t there, front cover, title page, editorial preface, acknowledgements, contents, foreword, introduction: habitats and history, introduction: geology and topography, Part 1: Chapters 1 through 12, Sections 1 through 3, Part 2, index, miscellaneous items, next meeting date, and addendum.

Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of LCBC Bird Book Editorial Subcommitee, 6 February 1991. Includes meeting date, time and location, whom was and wasn’t there, and cost of reprinting.

Letter to Harold, from Barb Warren concerning copy of the Members in the News that needs to be proofed, the favorable price to reprint the book, and a copy of the minutes. 8 February 1991.

Lancaster County Bird Club Agenda: Board Meeting, 21 February 1991. Included is a bequest from the estate of Frank B. Trout, second edition of the book, demand and financial ability, cost of books, pricing, storage, marketing committee, and other business.

LCBC Financial Data Sheet for Board Meeting, 21 February 1991. Included are assets, annual operating expenses, payback period: 1st edition, rates of sale: 1st edition, number of 1st edition books sold retail, and various bids.

Letter to Barb concerning suggestions 21 February. Includes editorial committee: 1st editor list and 2nd edition, authors, acknowledgement, and possible sale locations.

Letter to Barb from Pat, 21 September 1991, about concerns. Includes annotated checklist, symbols used, and type of set used for certain sections of book.

 

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 5  Lancaster County Bird Club Website Proposal

Letter to Jane, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Les. Includes a proposal but also a notice that they may not want to do the Club’s website due to retirement, will be willing to work with the Club as long as members are aware that changes or updates may not be completed right away on a trip. Also includes information regarding email services, a listserv, the cost for server and domain, reference to another website that the Club’s would be similar too, and hand-written notes about what pages to included on website.

 

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 6  Lancaster County Bird Club Website Layout

Proposed Website Layout, includes home, events, messages, scholarship, membership, about us, and which pages would be static or dynamic. 2 copies.

Suggestion for the Introduction portion of the website and what could be included. 2 copies.

Draft copy of Susquehanna Birding and Wildlife Trail Map, minus revisions, intended for Jan Witmer LCBC. Includes Lock 12 and McCall’s Ferry Road, Canal Towpath Trail, Conewago Recreation Trail, Speedwell Forge Lake, Speedwell Forge County Park, Middle Creek, Wildlife Management Area, Chickies Rock County Park, Conejohela Flats, Muhlenberg Native Plant and Wildflower Meadow, Lancaster County Central Park, Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve, Pequea Creek Preserve, Trout Run Preserve, Tucquan Glen Preserve, Pinnacle Overlook/ Kelly’s Run Natural Area, Face Rock Overlook, Holtwood Environmental Preserve, Muddy Run Recreation area Conowingo Reservoir, Susquehannock State Park, Theodore A. Parker III Natural Area, Octoraro Reservoir, Nottingham County Park, and white Clay Creek Preserve.

Map and directions to Farm & Home Center and Lancaster County Birding Locations.

Maps for North Susquehanna Area, Falmouth Access Area, Conewago Trail, State Game Lands 156 and Triangle Area, Seglock Run Area, Speedwell and Hammer Creek, Speedwell Forge Park, and Middle Creek.

Maps for Chickies Rock County Park (2 maps), Washington Boro, Rock Hill, Safe Harbor, Amish Farmlands, Lancaster County Central Park, and directions to Lancaster County Central Park.

Maps for Pequea to Benton Hollow Road, Muddy Run, Muddy Run Recreation Lake Area, Octoraro Area, Serpentine Barrens, and Theodore A. Parker III Natural Area.

 

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 7  Lancaster County Bird Club Website Correspondence

Letter to Jan, from Jane both of the Lancaster County Bird Club, concerning the proposed layout of the website, requesting additional proposals to have a better understanding of what is wanted and to pursue it further, and various items to take along including the book, last year’s brochure, membership form, scholarship form, and the last newsletter. 28 June 2003.

Letter from Jane, Lancaster County Bird Club, concerning a notice to confirm a meeting time with Les, suggestions for the homepage, ease of finding club using search engines, and mention of another proposal given by Ben Eisemann although they don’t anticipate following through with his. 13 September 2003. Attached is a response to Jane from Jan concerning the date with Les; and a letter to Jan and Pat from Les asking questions and preferences of the Bird Club concerning the website. 12 September 2003.

Handwritten notes for Les about the domain, updates, items to include, costs, and contact information.

Letter to the Board of Directors of the Lancaster County Bird Club, concerning the meeting that was attended with Les, a sample skeleton of the website that he created, the annual cost, a notice that Les would do the work for free in exchange for complimentary membership, where to look for a detailed sample of Les’ work, and a notice of an upcoming Director’s meeting. 26 September 2003. Attached is a letter from Les containing the link for the sample skeleton.

Letter to the Board Members, from Jan indicating a misspelling in the web address for Harford Bird Club and the skeleton site. 27 September 2003.

Letter to Jan from Jane, both members of the Lancaster County Bird Club, regarding contacting Les so he can begin work, and acceptance of an invitation to Lombardo’s. 13 October 2003.

Letter to Jane and Leon from Jan on back side stating to contact Les and let him whom to contact with questions. Additional letter to Les from Jan discussing a board meeting that had been held on 10 October. At the meeting it was decided unanimously that he would create the website, if there questions to contact Jane Schreffler, and a question regarding when he needs the money. 13 October 2003.

Letter to Jan & Pat Witmer from Les requesting that a “greeting” or short general overview of the club be written for the opening page, and an answer regarding when he needs to be paid. 13 October 2003. Attached is a letter to Less from Jan indicating that a “greeting” will be worked on. 14 October 2003.

Letter to Jan from Jane indicating agreement with thoughts for the home page and the information page, suggestions for possible additional maps to include and links that can be used to access outside sites, and notice that there will be upcoming meetings for rail/trail and request to speak on behalf of the club at said meetings regarding the Club’s support of the Surface Transportation Board. 24 October 2003.

Letter to Jan and Pat Witmer from Les apologizing for the slow progress on the website, notice that a domain name has been contracted, and the plans to continue work. 6 November 2003.

Letter to Les from Jan indicating that the slow progress isn’t a problem and asking if fees need to be paid. 7 November 2003.

Letter to Jan from Jane, saying that Les should be contacted about what to do with maps and if a meeting is required no problem, and suggestions that types of birds that can be found in addition to the map and descriptions. 18 November 2003.

Letter to Les from Jan indicating an attachment containing information on the top birding sites in Lancaster County, questions regarding the copies of maps and suggestions about types of birds found in each location. 19 November 2003.

Letter to Jan from Jane indicating the belief that the website no longer be labeled “under construction” and include the information already available, and that more information can be added later. 19 November 2003.

Letter to Jan and Pat suggesting the higher quality of the map the better and that he should scan the images, and the suggestion that if uncommon birds are known to be in the area that could be a good idea. 19 November 2003.

Letter to Les from Jan indicating that all copies of the book have been sold and suggesting a meeting date be set, and asking if the check from the treasurer had been received. 19 November 2003.

Letter to Jan & Pat Witmer from Les saying to send the copies of the maps already had and suggesting holding off on a meeting until after the website is up so that changes can be made from there, and the check had been received. 20 November 2003.

Letter to Jane from Les indicating that pages of the website have been added, indicating that improvements will be made, and asking if individuals want any information to be removed. 21 November 2003.

Letter to Les from Jan indicating that maps had been mailed. 22 November 2003.

Letter to Anne from Jan indicating that Kurt will be willing to maintain the website if there is still a need. 14 September 2004. Letter is in response to one sent to Jan from Ann about Kurt maintaining the website and contact information for him, and a question about creating a factual flier about environmental policies and the presidential candidates. 13 September 2004.

Letter to Jan and Pat Witmer from Les indicating that the website domain has been renewed for five years and the cost associated with that, and appreciation for finding another individual to take over maintaining the website. 15 September 2004. Letter is in response to one sent to Les about the Board looking into someone else taking over the website, and asking if there is an annual fee to be paid.

Letter to Kurt from Jan indicating her notification that he is willing to maintain the website and requesting what sort of information he needs in order to do so. 15 September 2004.

Letter to Jan from Kurt containing a list of information that he needs from the previous webmaster so that he can take over maintaining the website, question of whether there is a committee for the website that we would go to for decisions, and notice that he will be at the next meeting. 29 September 2004.

Letter to Kurt from Jan containing the response received about the inquiry into the website dues and that his questions had been forwarded to Les, a notice that Les wouldn’t be contacted until the following month and hey may contact Les himself should he want too, and a response to his question regarding a committee and a question whether he believes one is needed.

Letter to Jan & Pat Witmer from Les indicating that the current newsletter is on the website, and that the questions from Kurt have been received but no responses have been given as of yet. 8 October 2004.

Letter to the Bird Club from Jim McMullin about his association with the bird club dating back to 1942 or 1943 and includes pictures an occupied hummingbird nest. 17 July 2011. Attached is a note to Barbara from Pat indicating the letter from Jim McMullin and suggesting that the pictures can be added to the website as well as other pictures that have been found. 15 August 2011.

 

Series 2, Box 2, Folder 8  Lancaster County Bird Club Website Finances

Financial quote from Web Tek Computer Company indicating costs for website development, options, monthly hosting, and annual domain name fee, updating site as needed, and conditions. 16 July 2003. Attached is a business card for Web Tek.

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 1 Newspaper Articles, 1875, 1980-2007 Print Email
May 12, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 1 Newspaper Articles

1 box     16 folders     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 1 contains photocopies of newspaper articles, mostly from local newspapers, about birds, bird watching, and the club. This collection contains the business records of the Lancaster County Bird Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Records include the constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, bulletins, newsletters, programs, correspondence.

Creator: Lancaster County Bird Club.

System of Arrangement: The collection is divided into 18 series.

Series 1 Newspaper articles

Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club books and publications

Series 3 Correspondence

Series 4 Programs

Series 5 “Call Notes”

Series 6 Bulletins

Series 7 Daily field checklists and bird counts

Series 8 Newsletters

Series 9 Field trips

Series 10 Donations, sponsorships and membership

Series 11 Crow Problem

Series 12 Constitution and by-laws

Series 13 LCBC and other organizations

Series 14 Awards, recognition and certification

Series 15 Lancaster County Bird Club Reports

Series 16 Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Project

Series 17 Membership cards/lists

Series 18 Minutes

Conditions for Access: Restrictions are noted at the item level.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: The Lancaster County Bird Club had its beginnings in December 1937 and has been active ever since in pursuit of its goals: to record the observation of bird life in the county, to disseminate in a popular manner the result of such observations, to provide education concerning the habits and identification of birds and to secure the cultivation of public sentiment in the preservation of our native bird life. Articles of Incorporation were filed and approved by the Department of State on December 12, 1983, under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972.

Lancaster County's location in southcentral Pennsylvania makes it home to many diverse habitats that are attractive, not only to breeding birds, but also to migratory species. The Susquehanna River, the Furnace Hills, the Lancaster County Parks System, Octoraro Lake, Muddy Run Reservoir, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, sites owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the vast agricultural areas all provide excellent birding opportunities.

Lancaster County Bird Club. “About Us.” Accessed May 12, 2015. http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/index.php/about-us.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Lancaster County Bird Club, 20 July 2010-present.

Accruals: LancasterHistory.org will continue to receive meeting minutes and other records.

Preferred Citation: Lancaster County Bird Club Records (MG-566), Series #, Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Lancaster County Bird Club (LHo LOC n 84006127)

Clubs.

Business records.

Bird watching.

Publicity.

Membership.

Lancaster County (Pa.)

Related Materials: See also the Photograph Collection.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by WP; AJ, 2014-2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Box 1

Series 1 Newspaper Articles

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 1  Bird Type

“Sparrows—Finches”. The Lancaster Farmer. S.S. Rathvon (editor). Lancaster, PA. March 1875. Vol. VII, No. 3.

“Prof. Riley on the Birds”. The Lancaster Farmer. January 1875. Vol. 7, No. 1.

“Common Blackie Is Most Numerous Bird”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 2 January 1983.

“Purple Martins Bring Letter”, by: Bob Schutsky. 6 September 1987.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 2  Bluebirds

“Area Residents Can Help the Bluebird”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 3 April 1983.

“The Bluebirds Return”, by: Jack Brubaker. 20 March 1987.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 3  Eagles

“Bald Eagles Return to County Skies”. New Era. Lancaster, PA. Monday, 22 December 1980.

“Bald Eagles Make a Slow Comeback”, by: Robert Schutsky. Sunday News. 5 December 1982.

“More Eagles are Roosting Along River”, by: Mark Eyerly. Lancaster New Era. Tuesday Evening 1 February 1983. No. 33, 167.

“Eagle Robs Osprey in High-Sky Drama”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 6 October 1985.

“Spring Quiet for Eagles”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 2 June 1985.

“Where Eagles Dare”, by: Ad Crable. New Era. Lancaster, PA. 18 April 2006. Picture by: Tom Amico.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 4  Gyrfalcons

“The Killer Elite”, by: Jerry Dyer. Game News. February 1983.

“Rare Falcon, Wintering Here, Dies”, by: Jack Hubley. Sunday News. 16 January 1983.

“Gyrfalcons at Stoltzfus Quarry”, by: Jack Hubley. Sunday News. 16 January 1963.

“Gyrfalcon has Birdwatchers Agog”, by: Jo-Ann Greene. Sunday News. 3 January 1982.

“Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owl Sighted”. Intelligencer Journal. Monday Morning, 15 February 1982.

“2 Rare Gyrfalcons Return to County”, by: Jon Ferguson. Intelligencer Journal. 10 January 1983.

“Gyrfalcon Will Be Shown At Middle Creek”, by: Jeff Hawkes. Intelligencer Journal. 21 January 1983.

“Gyrfalcons—The Final Chapter”. Sunday News. 7 February 1988.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 5  Osprey

“Ospreys, Hawks on the Move”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 4 September 1983.

“1987: The Year of the Osprey”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 13 July 1986.

“Osprey Rule Roost at TMI”, by: Rebecca J. Ritzel. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Tuesday, 18 May 2004. Only half the article.

“Rare Birds No Rare Sight for Utilities”, by: Rebecca J. Ritzel. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Tuesday, 18 May 2004. Only half the article.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 6  Peregrine Falcon

“Rare Birds, High Perch”, by: Ad Crable. New Era. 3 March 2006.

“Found: First Peregrine Falcon Nest in Lancaster County in at least 60 Years”, by: Ad Crable. New Era. 15 May 2007.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 7  Rare Birds

“Nine Seldom-Seen Species of Birds are Spotted Here”. 26 December 1954.

“Rare Arctic Birds in Upper Leacock Draw Happy Viewers”. 13 January 1983.

“Winter Brings Special Birds”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 3 November 1985.

“Local Rarities”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 8 December 1985.

“Unexpected Birds Fly into PA”. 7 September 1986.

“Duck Discovery”, by: Ad Crable. New Era. Wednesday, 1 February 2006.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 8  Swans

“Tundra Swans Joining Other Migratory Birds in Using County as a Regular Rest Stop”, by: Ad Crable. New Era.

“Swans, Geese, Egrets, Gulls: They All Visit Here”, by: Ad Crable. New Era.

“Whistling Swans Stop En Route North”. Sunday News.

“Whistling Swans Magnificent Sight”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 7 November 1982.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 9  Birds, General

“Birds Dependent upon Humans”.

“Brilliant Birds of Winter”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 4 December 1983.

“More Good Birds”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 12 January 1986.

“A Big Day for Birders”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 1 June 1986.

“Birds to Brag About”. Sunday News. 2 November 1986.

“Feeder Bits and Pieces”. 1 February 1987.

“Winter Meets Spring in March”. Sunday News. 1 March 1987.

“Action on the Nesting Trail”. Sunday News. 7 June 1987.

“Birds of a Feather get Coiffed Together”, by: Carla Di Fonzo. Intelligencer Journal. Tuesay, 24 January 2006.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 10 Migration

“Some Species Herald the Coming of Spring”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 6 March 1983.

“Barn Swallow Spends Winter in Argentina”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 1 May 1983.

“Shorebirds Widespread Travelers”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 8 September 1985.

“Migration North Begins”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 3 March 1985.

“Birds of Prey Don’t Pass Us By”, by: Ad Crable. New Era. Wednesday, 16 September 1987.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 11 Birding

“Long After his Death, Ted Parker Still Guiding Birdwatchers to Remarkable Feats”, by: Ad Crable.

“Birders who Won’t Come Out of the Cold”, by: Ad Crable. New Era.

“Binoculars, Books and Boots are Birder’s Gear”, by: Barbara Douglas. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Friday, 1 September 1978.

“Sighting Birds a Numbing Task”, by: Jo-Ann Green. Sunday News. 11 January 1981.

“Urban Birding—New York Style”, by: Bob Schutsky. Sunday News. 7 December 1986.

“Fun Birding in Conejohela Mud”, by: Bob Schutsky. Sunday News. 4 October 1984.

“Birding—All Year Long”, by: Bob Schutsky. 6 December 1987.

“A Half Century of Birding in Lancaster County”, by: Jack Brubaker. 29 December 1987.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 12 Bird Counts

“Bird-Watchers Flock Together for Winter Count”, by: Jack Hubley. Sunday News.

“Owls Highlight Bird Count”, by: Bob Schutsky. Sunday News. 18 January 1987.

“Bird Count: 3 New Species, Abundance of Bluebirds, Eagles”, by: Jo-Ann Greene. Sunday News. 11 January 1981.

“Bird Census Turns Up Over 100 Species Here”, by: Eugene Kraybill. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Saturday, 16 January 1982.

“Yule Bird Counts Begin Soon”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 9 December 1984.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 13 Birds in the Community

“Flocks of Birds Unsettle 6th Ward”, by: Russell E. Eshleman JR. New Era. Lancaster, PA. Wednesday, 12 November 1980.

“Backyards to Buzz with Bird Activity”, by: Robert M. Schutsky. Sunday News. 1 April 1984.

“Envirothon a Chance to Learn”, by: John McGonigle. Sunday News. Lancaster, PA. 16 May 2004.

Millersville ADvertiser. Vol. XLI, NO. 9. Wednesday, 9 June 2004.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 14 Middle Creek & Other Wildlife Areas

“Middlecreek Costs Rise”. Sunday News. 12 April.

“Susquehanna Island New Bird Sanctuary”, by: Jim Kinter. Intelligencer Journal. 2 May 1980.

“Woodland Along Hammer Creek Saved for Public”. 7 May 1980.

“14,000 Canada Geese Winter at Middle Creek”, by: Mary C. Wells. New Era. Lancaster, PA. Tuesday, 29 December 1981.

“Rare Bird at Middle Creek”. New Era. 2005.

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 15 Bird Club(s)

“Bird Club Members Flocking Here in Increasing Numbers”, by: Jo-Ann Greene. Sunday News. 8 February 1987.

“Local Bird Club Opens New Season on Oct. 21”.

“Hobby Offers a Bird’s-eye View”, by: Susan Jurgelski. Travel & Leisure. Spring/Summer 2002

 

Series 1, Box 1, Folder 16 Bird Organizations

“A Day at Cape May”, by: Bob Schutsky. 1 November 1987.

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, 1869-1924, 1932-2015 Print Email
May 12, 2015

Call Number: MG-566

12 boxes     18 series     164 folders     6 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains the business records of the Lancaster County Bird Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Records include the constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, bulletins, newsletters, programs, correspondence, and newspaper articles about birds, bird watching, and club members.

Creator: Lancaster County Bird Club

System of Arrangement: The collection is divided into 18 series.

Series 1 Newspaper articles

Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club books and publications

Series 3 Correspondence

Series 4 Programs

Series 5 “Call Notes”

Series 6 Bulletins

Series 7 Daily field checklists and bird counts

Series 8 Newsletters

Series 9 Field trips

Series 10 Donations, sponsorships and membership

Series 11 Crow Problem

Series 12 Constitution and by-laws

Series 13 LCBC and other organizations

Series 14 Awards, recognition and certification

Series 15 Lancaster County Bird Club Reports

Series 16 Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Project

Series 17 Membership cards/lists

Series 18 Minutes

Conditions for Access: Restrictions are noted at the item level.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: The Lancaster County Bird Club had its beginnings in December 1937 and has been active ever since in pursuit of its goals: to record the observation of bird life in the county, to disseminate in a popular manner the result of such observations, to provide education concerning the habits and identification of birds and to secure the cultivation of public sentiment in the preservation of our native bird life. Articles of Incorporation were filed and approved by the Department of State on December 12, 1983, under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972.

Lancaster County's location in southcentral Pennsylvania makes it home to many diverse habitats that are attractive, not only to breeding birds, but also to migratory species. The Susquehanna River, the Furnace Hills, the Lancaster County Parks System, Octoraro Lake, Muddy Run Reservoir, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, sites owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the vast agricultural areas all provide excellent birding opportunities.

Lancaster County Bird Club. “About Us.” Accessed May 12, 2015. http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/index.php/about-us.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Lancaster County Bird Club, 20 July 2010-present.

Accruals: LancasterHistory.org will continue to receive meeting minutes and other records.

Preferred Citation: Lancaster County Bird Club Records (MG-566), Series #, Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Lancaster County Bird Club (LHo LOC n 84006127)

Clubs.

Business records.

Letters.

Newsletters.

Programs.

Bird watching.

Publicity.

Membership.

Awards.

Lancaster County (Pa.)

Related Materials: See also the Photograph Collection.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by WP; AJ, 2014-2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

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Morrin: Harold Morrin Collection, Series 2 Birding Records, 1962-2004 Print Email
April 21, 2015

Call Number: MG-358, Series 2 Birding Records, 1962-2004

3 boxes     50 folders, 2 volumes     1.5 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 9

Description: This collection contains materials collected by or pertaining to Harold B. Morrin of Millersville, Pennsylvania. Series 2 contains personal journals, species checklist, newspaper articles, certificates and correspondence in relation to birding in Lancaster County and all over the world.

Creator: Morrin, Harold (1923-2012)

System of Arrangement:

Series 1 WWII Letters, 1943-1946

Series 2 Birding Records

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of James Morrin and Peg Pennington, July 2010 and February 2015.

Biographical History:

Harold B. Morrin was born on May 20, 1923 in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Hugh B. and Hilda M. (Erisman) Morrin. His father, Hugh, passed away at an early age from complications associated with mustard gas in World War I. In his 20s, Harold enlisted in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. During this time he sent letters to his mother Hilda M. Morrin about his life in the army, traveling and social activities (the collection of correspondence can be found in MG-358, Series 1).

Harold graduated with a degree in business from Franklin and Marshall College. During his career, Harold served as president of the Lancaster Chapter of Administrative Management and served on the board of the National Association of Accountants. In 1985, Harold retired as secretary- treasurer of Lancaster Press and Tapsco companies. In addition to his career, Harold was also very active in the community, serving in leadership positions in many organizations. He was a member (since 1947) and past president of the Millersville Lions Club, an international service organization that provides humanitarian and volunteer services to the local community. Other involvements included the Lancaster County Philatelic Society (national stamp collection organization), North Museum Associates (local nature and science museum), the Millersville Borough Council, Lancaster County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon, Boy Scouts of America (Troop 45), past director of the Tanger Arboretum, member of the Hamilton Park United Church of Christ, Millersville pool committee, zone chairman, steering committee, board member of the Millersville Bicentennial celebration and the Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC) (LCBC 2012).

Harold was recognized as one of the “101 of the Most Vital People in South Central PA” in the local APPRISE magazine where he was pictured on the cover in 1988. It would seem as though Harold had no time for hobbies or travel with his career and community involvement but that was not the case. Harold was an avid baseball fan, seeing games in 45 major league ballparks throughout the United States. He even witnessed Babe Ruth play!

His other two passions, birding and traveling, went hand in hand. It was not until the age of 31 that Harold began birding. In 1954, he decided to start the journey of a life-list and in that first year he was able to add 70 species to the list. By the time he finished, Harold had over 3,800 species on his life-list. Harold enjoyed traveling and documented his trips with daily journal entries and species checklists of all the bird species seen. He birded in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and traveled to all 7 continents during his lifetime.

Harold’s love for birds, nature and travel continued to grow thus, his participation in the Lancaster County Bird Club grew. Harold served as president from 1972-76 and again from 1984-85, and a member of the bird club’s Board of Directors for over 20 years. He was also an editor for the LCBC newsletter for many years and editor of The Natural Attractions of Lancaster County, published by the LCBC in November 1977 as a supplement to “Call Notes” which included articles about the flora and fauna found in numerous areas of Lancaster County. Harold also edited and wrote portions of the book, A Guide to the Birds of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1984) and assisted with the second edition in 1991. He authoredBirding the 49th State: An Alaskan Saga in 1978 about his birding adventures on an Alaskan trip. In his later years, Harold led a weekly adult birding group in collaboration with the Lancaster County Parks Department. On February 9, 2001 the LCBC Board of Directors made Harold an honorary lifetime member of the club, an honor bestowed to only a few since the inception of the club. At this time they also decided to rename the Scholarship Program, “The Harold B. Morrin Scholarship Award” (LCBC 2012).

The Lancaster County Bird Club credits Harold with the development and growth of the club as one of the largest and most active bird clubs in the mid-Atlantic region. He inspired many renowned birders, ornithologists and photographers like Andrew Mack, Eric Witmer, Theodore A. Parker III, Jeffrey Lepore and Kenn Kaufman. On January 7, 2012 Harold passed away at the age of 88. His impact on the community was immeasurable and he is remembered by many as a “humble, selfless man, who devoted so much of his time and effort to others” (Crable 1999).

Works Cited:

Crable, Ad. “Harold Morrin: gently, he helps star birdwatchers spread their wings” New Era. 9 July 1999.

Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC). “In Memoriam Harold B. Morrin” Call Notes. 2012.

LancasterOnline. “Harold B. Morrin Obituary” LancasterOnline. 12 September 2013.

Related Materials: See also MG-358, Series 1 and the Photograph Collection.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by RM, February-April 2015.

 

Box 1

Folder 1 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to Europe. Two inserts, one the original copy and the second a photocopy (missing the first 6 days of the trip). Countries visited included Norway, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium. 10 June to 14 July 1962.

Folder 2 Harold Morrin’s Journal for World trip which included visiting four continents (North America, Asia, Africa and Europe). Along with daily journal is summary sheet which includes trips highlights such as most beautiful city, worst place, best view, etc. 29 June to 2 August 1969.

Folder 3 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trips with Russ Markert and Ted Parker. Life-list additions and complete list of species seen in Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina and North Carolina. 27 May to 31 May 1970 and 4 September to 7 September 1970.

Folder 4 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trips with Russ Markert and Ted Parker. Life-list additions and complete list of species seen in Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. 9 April 1971, 15 April to 18 April 1971, 22 July to 26 July 1971, 8 August 1971, 30 October 1971, 7 November 1971, 13 November to 14 November 1971, 18 December 1971, 19 December 1971 and 23 December 1971.

Folder 5 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trips with The Lancaster County Bird Club. Life-list additions and complete list of species seen in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas. 22 January 1972, 23 January 1972, 29 January to 30 January 1972, 1 February to 5 February 1972.

Folder 6 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trips with The Lancaster County Bird Club, Part 2. Life-list additions and complete list of species seen in Massachusetts, Missouri and North Carolina. 26 January to 29 January 1973, 22 March to 25 March 1973, 31 August to 3 September 1973.

Folder 7 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Trip to Alaska, titled “An Alaska Saga”. 122 page in depth description with many life-list additions and species seen on the Aleutian Islands. Birders on the trip (8 total) included Captain Bill, Paul G. DuMont, Harold B. Morrin, Carroll E. Pinckard and wife, Dr. Robert L. Pyle and wife, and Hugh Willoughby (all member of American Birding Association). 1 June to 16 June 1973.

Folder 8 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trip to Canada. On the search for the Boreal Owl in Ajax, Ontario with Margery Rutbell, Eric Witmer, Andy Mack, Charlie Mellinger and Maurice Barnhill. 17 January to 19 January 1974.

Folder 9 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trips in the United States and Canada. Second convention of American Birding Association to Lake Erie. Trip details and list of species seen in Michigan, and Ontario. 21 May to 26 May 1975.

Folder 10 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trip to Australia and New Zealand with Doug Cook Birdwatcher Expedition, Part 1. Itinerary prepared by Frontiers International Travel, species checklist with date and detailed journal with many life-listers. Journal entries for 30 September to 9 October 1977.

Folder 11 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trip to Australia and New Zealand with Doug Cook Birdwatcher Expedition, Part 2. Handouts for Australia ornithology, fauna, national parks and reserves and the remaining journal entries for 10 October to 27 October 1977.

Folder 12 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trip to Amherst Island, Canada. Highlight of the trip was many raptors including Great Gray Owls (Strix nebulosa) and Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) 9 February to 11 February 1979.

Folder 13 Harold Morrin’s Journal for southern California. Trips to Condor Country, Salton Sea State Park, Smith Bay Marine Biological Study Area in Imperial Beach, Tucker Sanctuary, O’Neill Park, Upper Newport Bay, Pelagic trip out to Santa Barbara Island, Yosemite National Park, Los Getos Canyon and Monterey Bay. Bird and mammal list for trip included. Memorable moment when a California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) perched together on a distant dead tree. 9 September to 23 September 1980

Folder 14 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trip to the Rio Grande River (Texas) with Russ Markert, Larry Coble, and Steve Santner. Life- list additions and complete list of species seen at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Anzalduas County Park and Santa Margarita. 26 May to 31 May 1983.

Folder 15 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trips with the Lancaster County Bird Club. Day trip to Pedricktown Marsh in New Jersey in search of Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax). Other locations included Long Beach Island and Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge. Detailed list of species seen (by hour and minutes) on pelagic trip off of Hatteras, North Carolina with Joe Meloney, Steve Rannels, Steve Santner and Jim Morrin. 7 April 1984 and 31 August to 2 September 1984.

Folder 16 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Trip to Africa, Part 1. Life- list additions and complete list of species seen in Windhoek (Namibia), Daan Viljoen Game Park, Okondeka, Kalkheuwel (South Africa), Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Nairobi. Accompanied by many distinguished people such as Dr. Roy Whistler, Dr. Tom Arny, Dr. Gell-Mann and others.19 August to 13 September 1985.

Folder 17 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Trip to Africa, Part 2. Remaining journal entries for 14 September to 7 October 1985.

Folder 18 Harold Morrin’s Journal for Birding Trip in the Maritime Provinces, Canada. Sightseeing and cultural trip with bird species also included. Additional trip to Deschutes National Forest and Lava Butte Geological Area (Oregon) and visit to Seattle, Washington. 7 June to 2 July 1986 and 3 August 1986.

Folder 19 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to South America (Brazil). Accompanying Harold Morrin was Ted Parker, trip leader, and the following participants, William Cox, Liscum Diven, Hank and Ruth Hallowell, Lynell Heaps, Norman and Margaret Gutkelch, Clayton J. Pollard, Norman Sherwood, Howard and Helen Wilson. Detailed journal with field checklist of birds and mammal and bird checklist from Vent trip to Southeastern Brazil in November 1986. 9 November to 11 December 1986.

Folder 20 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to Northwest United States. Two inserts, one with original journal that is missing the last 7 days of the trip and the second, a photocopy of the entire trips journal. Locations visited include Mount Rainier, Victoria, Mount St. Helens, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast, Redwoods, Crater Lake and Seattle. 7 July to 7 August 1987.

Folder 21 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to Montreal. Purpose of the road trip was sightseeing and a baseball game.19 August to 24 August 1987.

Folder 22 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to South America (Venezuela). Detailed journal entries with daily itinerary that includes expected bird species to be seen list and the birds of Venezuela checklist. H. Morrin saw 458 species on this trip, 116 of which were life birds. Best birds seen on the trip were Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata), Chestnut-bellied (Agami) Heron (Agamia agami) and the Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori).15 January to 2 February 1988.

Folder 23 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to China. Guided tour, “China the Beautiful”, with 35 other people. Destinations included Hong Kong, Guilin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing, Great Wall of China, Zijin Cheng (the Forbidden City), Banpo, the Great Mosque and Chongqing. 2 June to 26 June 1988.

Folder 24 Harold Morrin’s Journal for sightseeing trip to Western United States. Two inserts, one original and the second a photocopy. Road trip west with Dorothy, destinations included Taos, Santa Fe, Petrified Forest National Park, Grand Canyon, San Diego, Los Angeles, Disneyland, and Dallas. 8 August to 6 September 1988.

 

Box 2

Folder 25 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to South America (Argentina). Detailed journal entries, trip itinerary, tour participant list, expected bird species to be seen list and the Argentina field checklist. 9 October to 6 November 1988.

Folder 26 Harold Morrin’s Journal for sightseeing trip Western United States. Road trip west with Dorothy, destinations include Herbert Hoover National Historic site, Oregon Trail, Flaming Gorge Dam, LDS Business College, Park City, Zion National Park, Moab, Colorado National Monuments and the Colorado Mountains. 5 August to 4 September 1989.

Folder 27 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to Antarctica. Handwritten, detailed journal entries with two species checklist. 2 January to 26 January 1990.

Folder 28 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Road trip with Dorothy, destinations include The University of Minnesota- Orchestra Hall Elderhostel, Cathedral of St. Paul, International Crane Foundation, Circus World, Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee County Zoo. 22 July to 5 August 1990.

Folder 29 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to India. Detailed journal entries, trip itinerary and a checklist of the birds of northern India. H. Morrin saw 457 species on this trip, 324 of which were life birds. Best birds seen on the trip were Northern Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo), Asian Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx maculates), Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) and Fire-tailed Myzornis (Myzornis pyrrhoura). Mammals seen included the Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) and Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens).February to 21 March 1991.

Folder 30 Harold Morrin’s Journal for birding trips in the United States. North Carolina pelagic trip with list of species (total of 142) and what time seen during the day. Bird species checklist of the Middle Atlantic States and a partial list of the plants (ferns, trees and shrubs, herbaceous plant and vines) noted on the Pine Barrens tour. 23 May to 27 May 1991 and 2 June 1991.

Folder 31 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to Kentucky. Road trip with Dorothy, destinations include Hodgenville, My Old Kentucky Home, Danville, Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, Springs Inn (Elderhostel activities), Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland and Southeastern Regional Final of NCAA tournament between Ohio State and Michigan. 25 March to 5 April 1992.

Folder 32 Harold Morrin’s Journal for trip to Costa Rica. Detailed journal entries and itinerary, complete bird species checklist for Costa Rica. H. Morrin seen 420 birds, highlights include Bare-necked Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus glabricollis), Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon Massena) and Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata). 5 July to 22 July 1992.

Folder 33 Book: The Holy Lands and Europe. Harold Morrin presents “The Travels of 13 Little Greenies” published by Bowers & Hoffman, Inc. York County, Pennsylvania, 1968. Trip journal to the Holy Lands with Reverend and Mrs. Ivan Morrin, Reverend and Mrs. Ted Bowers, Mrs. Dorothy Keener, Mrs. Mary Rudisill, Miss Annamary Spangler, Harold B. Morrin, Miss Lois Trout, Kenneth Bowers, Rodger Hoffman and Paul McKinney. 9 June to 30 June 1968.

Folder 34 Special, limited edition, annual tally for American Ornithologists’ Union (A.O.U.) checklist area by Kenn Kaufman, given to Harold B. Morrin with personal note. Checklist includes chronological list of Kenn Kaufman’s big year. 1 January to 17 December 1973.

Folder 35 Personal letters from Kenn Kaufman to Harold Morrin. Outside magazine (October 1981) with the article “A Year in Birdland” by Jerry Sullivan, about Kenn Kaufman’s big year, pages 48-56. 1973 to 1998.

Folder 36 Meritorious Service Award from the Lancaster County Bird Club to Harold B. Morrin. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions during his four terms as President of the Lancaster County Bird Club from June 1972 to May 1976. Presented on 12 November 1976.

Folder 37 Correspondence letters between the American Birding Association (ABA) and participants of the “Alaska Saga”, about the publication Birding the 49th State: An Alaska Saga. Letter to Mr. James A. Tucker from Harold B. Morrin and letter from Hugh Willoughby to Harold B. Morrin. 22 July 1975, 18 August 1975, 8 August 1978 and 13 August 1978.

 

Folder 38 Miscellaneous: Newspaper articles, letters and journal publications from Andy Mack.

Newspaper articles:

- Watchers out on a day for the birds, Intelligencer Journal, 31 December 1990.

- Harold Morrin: gently, he helps star birdwatchers spread their wings, New Era. 9 July 1999. Original copy with note from Bob and Erma McCauley *Do not use*

- Watching bird watchers watch, [The Sunday News]. No date.

- On a wild goose chase, New Era, 20 March 1990

- Master Birder, Sunday News, 30 December 1990.

- Binoculars, Books and Boots are Birder’s Gear, Intelligencer Journal, 1 September 1978.

- Bird- watchers flock together for Winter Count, The Sunday News, 15 January 1984.

Andy Mack’s journal publications:

- Mitochondrial DNA: A Source of Genetic Markers for Studies of Similar Passerine Bird Species. October 1986.

- Spatial distribution, fruit production and seed removal of a rare, dioecious canopy tree species (Aglaia aff. flavida Merr. et Perr.) in Papua New Guinea. 1997.

Letters from Andy Mack while in Papua New Guinea. 17 September 1990 and 9 February 2001.

Envelope addressed to Harold Morrin from Andy Mack. 7 July 1997.

 

Folder 39 Harold Morrin’s edits to James M. Vardaman’s Draft of his Big Year Story. J. Vardaman’s story about birding around the world: 1,032 species in ten days. Harold made notes in pencil on the draft. 1979.

Folder 40 APRISE magazine with Harold Morrin on the cover and a short biography (page 41) in the article, 101 of the Most Vital People in South Central Pennsylvania. Article mentions work experience, organizations he was involved with, travel, hobbies and a quote from Harold, “ If you contribute something to your fellow man and involve your life in some worthwhile endeavor, you can be satisfied that you’ve done something valuable”. November 1988.

Folder 41 Bird and mammal species checklist provided by BirdQuest LTD. for Harold Morrin’s trip to Madagascar. Dates and location for each species seen included in checklist. 13 November to 6 December 1989.

Folder 42 Chile field checklist (not marked by Harold Morrin) and Chilean Birds: Waterbirds and Raptors species list with common name, scientific name, short description of bird and code. 1989.

 

Folder 43 Miscellaneous Letters from:

- Pat, unknown date.

- Sue (Hawk Mountain Sanctuary), 27 February 1998.

- Betty M. Gish, 3 March 1998.

- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (map to Berkshire Country Club and list of silent auction items for “An Evening with Kenn Kauffman”, 27 February 1998.

- small piece of paper with writing [looks like it could be Harold Morrin’s handwritten notes]

 

Folder 44 Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Harold Morrin for his years of dedicated service to the environment and to the Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon. 6 May 2004.

Rolled Document Newspaper article. Harold Morrin: gently, he helps star birdwatchers spread their wings, New Era. 9 July 1999. See Folder 38 for photo copied article. Original copy with note from Bob and Erma McCauley *Do not use*

 

Box 3

Folder 45 ABA Checklist Book, “Birds of the Continental United States and Canada”. Date and location written for each species seen by Harold Morrin. Miscellaneous items included.

Found in between pages 46 and 47:

- Envelope and letter from J. Frank, as well as a postcard from B. Demaree on congratulating Harold on his ABA total reaching his 700th bird

- Small piece of paper with dates and locations

- Photocopy of the AOU supplement from Bird Watcher’s Digest (November/December ’97) with Harold’s notes on it

- Postcard from Les W. from ABA (1996) about adding a gull to the state list

- Postcard from Tom Schulenberg (1989) for a request for an article on the winter home range of the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)

- Postcard from Ned Brinkley (1997) about the acceptance of the Chesapeake Bay Black-tailed Gull by the VA committee

Found in between pages 50 and 51:

-Lancaster County Pa hand written species checklist, one larger and one smaller. Page from Wildbird magazine, March 1999, on the rare sighting of the Le Conte’s Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii) seen in Cape May, New Jersey in October 1997.

- Typed Christmas letter from Harold, mentions status of his Parkinson’s Disease, involvement with clubs and groups and hobbies at the time. On the back is a note on the sighting of the Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) on 12/16/2000 at the Delaware River in Easton, PA with a short description of the bird.

- Printed out email from E.S. (Ned) Brinkley with the subject White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) off Hatteras, NC

- Piece of paper with writing on the birds awaiting decision by ABA committee

Found in between pages 70 and 71:

- Piece of paper with handwritten count of bird families and tally next to each

- Piece of paper with date and short species list of birds seen in 1993 to 2000

- Piece of paper with a copy of what was written in American Birds in the fall of 1991 (page 433)

 

Folder 46 Birds of the World checklist (English name index and supplement number 1) by James F. Clements and William L. Principe Jr. If seen, the box next to the bird names are marked with an “x”.

Folder 47 An Annotated Checklist of Peruvian Birds. Birds seen were checked off and marked with a date. On the first page there is a note from Ted Parker written in March 1982.

Folder 48 Magazine: American Birds, summer 1991 issue. In between page 254 and 255 is a piece of paper with Harold Morrin’s writing with page numbers and locations from the summer 1991 issue.

Book 49 Birds of the World Checklist, James F. Clements. Ibis Publishing Company. 1991. Checklist including the date and location of each species seen by Harold Morrin. Miscellaneous items found inside the book, refer to Folder 50 for these items. Note: jacket of book torn

 

Folder 50 Miscellaneous items found in Book 49: Birds of the World- A Check List (1991).

Found on page ix:

- Piece of paper with note about species seen in 1989.

Found in between page 604 and 605:

- Four pieces of paper with handwritten notes on species seen.

Between the back cover and last page of the book:

- Newspaper article, “Monk parakeets make a home at Rehoboth”. From the New Era, 17 June 1996.

- Non-passerine family list and tally

- Passerine family list and tally

- Newspaper article, “Philadelphia scientist discovers new bird in Ecuador”. From the Intelligencer Journal, 11 June 1998.

- Copy of the Focus on Nature News (1997) by Focus on Nature Tours, Inc.

- Piece of paper with date, location, species for two birds seen in 1995 and 1997.

- Copy of an order form for the California Birds: Their Status and Distribution by Arnold Small.

- Piece of paper with note of species from a book published in 1995

- Newspaper article, “New Bird Found in Brazil Forest Owes Survival to Cocoa”. From the New York Times, 19 November 1996.

- Passerine and Non-Passerine Checklist, families and tally. Also with the Addenda and Errata from the Birds of the World Checklist by J.F. Clements (1991).

- Piece of paper with NETS only species

- Supplements for the Birds of the World: A Check List by J.F. Clements for the years 1993, 1994, 1997 and the Addenda for the 1990 check-list. Checkmarks and notes on these sheets.

 

Book 51 Birds of the World: A Check List, James F. Clements. The Two Continents Publishing Group, LTD. 1974. Checklist including the date and location of each species seen by Harold Morrin. Miscellaneous items found inside the book, refer to Folder 52 for these items.

 

Folder 52 Miscellaneous items found in Book 51: Birds of the Word: A Check List (1974).

Found in between page 4 and 5:

-Piece of paper with note on bird seen in 1989.

Found in between 32 and 33:

- Passerine and Non-Passerine family list and tally

Found in between 106 and 107:

- Addenda and Corrigenda for the Birds of the World: A Checklist

- Three attached, blank, postcards from Audubon

Found in between 322 and 323:

- Newspaper article, “Woodpecker, thought extinct, found in Ark”. Unknown Newspaper, 28 April 2005.

- Piece of paper with notes on species seen in 1989.

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Elizabethtown Insurance Company Records, 1872-1941 Print Email
March 24, 2015

Call Number: MG-684

4 boxes     38 folders     2.5 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 14

Description: This collection contains documents and record books from the Elizabethtown Insurance Company. Items include records of new policies issued, policies cancelled, reinsurance policies, and books documenting taxes owed to the Elizabethtown Insurance Company. The collection also contains receipt books, personal agent books, and various notes and documents inserted into the lager record books. All documents are handwritten by multiple individuals and some books have missing, or broken spines. Many items are fragile, and caution should be used when turning pages to avoid further tearing and damage.

Biographical Note: The Elizabethtown Insurance Company was formally chartered on December 23, 1843 as Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company. They started doing business January 31, 1844 and by June 1844 had applications from prospective policy holders for enough insurance to issue their first policy. The company was originally developed to insure against loss or damage by fire, but eventually began insuring other types of property damage. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company moved multiple times; finding homes in Lampeter and Conestoga Townships, as well as Lancaster City. The company moved to Elizabethtown in 1925, and in July of 2009, Farmers’ Mutual changed their name to Elizabethtown Insurance Company. In 2011 Elizabethtown Insurance Company stopped accepting new applications, and in 2012, the company relocated to Delaware.

Creator: Elizabethtown Insurance Company

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Elizabethtown Insurance Company, by Michael Petrelia, President

Related Materials: MG-65 Griest: William Walton Griest Collection, Series 19 Taxes/Tariffs, 1909-1929

MG-283 Long: Judge Henry G. Long Collection, 1752-1888

Subject Headings:

Elizabethtown (Pa.)

Lancaster (Pa.)

Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company (Lancaster Pa.)

Fire insurance—Pennsylvania.

Insurance policies—Pennsylvania.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by RA, March 24, 2015.

 

Box 1

Folder 1 Tax payment receipt booklets. Payments from Henry L. Gise to J.N Oweiler. 1926-1929

Folder 2 Tax payment receipt booklets. Payments from Henry L. Gise to J.N Oweiler. 1929-1932

Folder 3 Tax payment receipt booklets. Payments from Henry L. Gise to J.N Oweiler. 1932-1936

Folder 4 Harry W. Beare agent book. Includes names of policy holders, address or nearest post office, policy amount, premium, percentage rate, and amount owed or collected. 1911

Folder 5 H.R. Gibbel agent book. Includes names of policy holders, address or nearest post office, policy amount, premium, percentage rate, and amount owed or collected. 1924, 1926

Folder 6 John Haldeman agent book. Includes names of policy holders, address or nearest post office, policy amount, premium, percentage rate, and amount owed or collected. No Date

Folder 7 Isaac Herr agent book. Includes names of policy holders, address or nearest post office, policy amount, premium, percentage rate, and amount owed or collected. 1910

 

Folder 8

Insert 1 H. Reist Landis agent book. Includes names of policy holders, address or nearest post office, policy amount, premium, percentage rate, and amount owed or collected. 1922-1923

Insert 2 Statement to E.R. Zortman for payment of $20.86 due to H. Reist Landis on November 1, 1923. 1923

Statement to A.W. Miller for payment of $13.44 due to H. Reist Landis on November 1, 1923. 1923

Note from H. Reist Landis detailing his final settlement for collection. 14 November 1923

 

Folder 9 Agent book with no name, as well as agent books belonging to B.E. Leaman, and C.H. Miller. Includes names of policy holders, address or nearest post office, policy amount, premium, percentage rate, and amount owed or collected. 1922-1923

Folder 10 Agent books for J.M. Trout. Includes names of policy holders, address or nearest post office, policy amount, premium, percentage rate, and amount owed or collected. 1915

Folder 11 B.H. Snovely treasurer book. Includes bank ledger for Farmers mutual Fire Insurance Company. 1913-1917

Folder 12 Isaac R. Herr secretary book. Includes record of policy holder tax payments. 1912-1914

Folder 13 Isaac R. Herr secretary book. Includes record of policy holder tax payments. 1914-1916

Folder 14 Isaac R. Herr secretary book. Includes record of policy holder tax payments. 1916-1919

 

Folder 15

Insert 1 Book containing Elizabethtown Insurance Men’s Association constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, and meeting attendence lists. No Date

Insert 2 Items inserted in front cover of book mentioned above. Includes order form for Elizabethtown Herald, Book and Job Printing- Linotype Composition; tax statement for G. Walter Dulebohn; small lined paper with meeting minutes; and meeting minutes for meeting held on January 2, 1917, written on the back of a 1916 vehicle registration form. 1916-1917

 

Box 2

Folder 16 Fire tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1911

 

Folder 17

Insert 1 Postcards from Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company to Susan E. Miller and Mr. Reilly regarding their taxes owed. Postcards were inserted into the front cover of the 1912-1913 tax book. 16 November 1912, 2 January 1913

Insert 2 Fire tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1912-1913

 

Folder 18 Fire tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1913

Folder 19 Fire tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1914

Folder 20 Fire tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1915

 

Folder 21

Insert 1 Lists of unpaid 1917 taxes. Inserted into front cover of 1917-1918 tax book. Includes policy holders, as well as their policy numbers, address, and amount owed. 1917

Insert 2 Handwritten notes regarding policy holders, policies, and amounts collected. Inserted into back cover of 1917-1918 tax book. No Date

Insert 3 Letters from H.G. Shimp, Justice of the Peace, to Henry L. Gise of Elizabethtown regarding an application for insurance for the Denver House, and insurance policy information for F. & M. Hat Co. Inserted in back cover of 1917-1918 tax book. 1918

Insert 4 List titled “City”. List shows individual names, addresses, and a dollar amount. Inserted between paged 66 and 67 in 1917-1918 tax book. No Date

Insert 5 Tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1917

 

Folder 22

Insert 1 Documents inserted in front cover of 1919-1921 tax book. Includes handwritten list, invitation from the Ladies Bible class in Elizabethtown PA, letter from the Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors to policy holders, and typed tally of 1918 tax amounts. 1918

Insert 2 Comparative statement of insurance written and cancelled for the years 1917, 1918, 1919, and 1920. Inserted in page 11 of 1919-1921 tax book. No Date.

Insert 3 Handwritten note inserted in page 20 of 1919-1921 tax book. No Date

Insert 4 Handwritten note inserted in page 27 of 1919-1921 tax nook. No Date.

Insert 5 Typed list titled “County” as well as handwritten note inserted in page 46 of 1919-1921 tax book. 3 May 1920

Insert 6 Handwritten note regarding policy payment. Inserted in page 49 of 1919-1921 tax book. 1921

Insert 7 Documents inserted in page 54 of 1919-1921 tax book. Includes letter from John Haldeman to Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company. 7 April 1919

Insert 8 Payment receipt inserted in page 66 of 1919-1921 tax book. 15 October 1921

Insert 9 Handwritten note regarding money owed for a policy on a car that had been sold. Inserted in page 89 of 1919-1921 tax book. No Date.

Insert 10 Tally sheets of taxes paid in 1919 and 1920. Include handwritten notes. 1919-1920

 

Folder 23 Tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1919-1921

 

Folder 24

Insert 1 Business card and with handwritten note inserted in front cover of 1922-1923 tax book. No Date

Insert 2 Tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1922-1923

 

Folder 25

Insert 1Handwritten note inserted in front cover of 1925 tax book. No Date

Insert 2 Form letters regarding documents to be signed. Inserted between pages 42 and 43 in 1925 tax book. 28 December 1923

Insert 3 Tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1925

 

Folder 26 Tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1929-1932

Folder 27 Tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1933-1936

 

Box 3

Folder 28 Tax record book. Includes lists of policy holders as well as their policy numbers, insurance amount, address, interest rate, and tax owed. 1936-1938

Folder 29 Farmers’ Insurance Company receipts book. Includes records of payments made to the Farmers’ Insurance Company, as well as a list of Farmers’ Insurance Company agents 1921-1925

Folder 30 Farmers’ Insurance Company receipts book. Includes records of payments made to the Farmers’ Insurance Company. 1929-1941

 

Folder 31

Insert 1 Cash policies record book. Includes record of polices and payments. (Spine Detached) 1926-1934

Insert 2 Handwritten list of policy owners and their amounts owed. No Date

 

Folder 32 Policy cancellation record. Includes policy number, holder name and address, date cancelled, and reason for cancellation. 1922-1934

 

Folder 33

Insert 1 Reinsurance record book. Includes policy holder name, former insurance company, expiration date, policy amount, annual percentage rate, and new Farmers’ Mutual policy number. 1926-1933

Insert 2 Documents inserted between pages 4 and 5 of reinsurance book. Includes letter to Henry L. Gise from J. N. Brandt, as well as pro rata tax documents. 1932

Insert 3 Documents inserted between pages 18 and 19 of reinsurance book. Includes letter from Henry L Guise to all Farmers’ Mutual policy owners, as well as a hand-written note. 1924-1926

Insert 4 Documents inserted between pages 34 and 35 of reinsurance book. Includes commission summary from Farmers’ Mutual to Penn Township Mutual Fire Insurance Company. 13 December 1930

Insert 5 Documents inserted in back cover of reinsurance book. Includes letters to Farmers’ Mutual regarding policy holders. 1926,1930

Insert 6 Documents inserted in back cover of reinsurance book. Includes correspondence regarding policy summaries between Farmers’ Mutual/Elizabethtown Insurance Company and other insurance companies. No Date

 

Box 4

Folder 34

Insert 1 New Policy Book. Includes policy number, policy holder name, date of insurance, amount of insurance, and a brief description and value of the property insured. This books also contains the signatures of auditors and new policy holders, as well as legal disclaimers and agreements. 1872-1912

Insert 2 Lists of reinsurance from Lykens Valley Mutual, inserted in front cover of 1872-1912 new policies book. No Date.

Insert 3 Calculations for amount owed to policy holder, inserted between pages 98 and 99 of 1872-1912 new policies book. No Date

 

Folder 35 Book of new policies issues and policies increased. Includes policy number, policy holder name, date of insurance, amount of insurance, and a brief description and value of the property insured. 1880-1905

Folder 36 New policies book. Includes policy number, policy holder name, date of insurance, amount of insurance, and a brief description and value of the property insured. Marked “New Policies for 1912- Pg 400” on front cover, pages 1-399 are undated, and policies are listed alphabetically by policy holder’s last name. 1912

Folder 37 New policies book Includes policy number, policy holder name, date of insurance, amount of insurance, and a brief description and value of the property insured. 1914-1930

Folder 38 Documents inserted in front cover of 1914-1930 new policies book. Includes one page of a typed affidavit of defense for Christ Martin, the defendant in the case H.A. Gantert vs. Christ Martin, as well as a handwritten list of cash insurance policies. 1913-1926

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Lancaster Soup Fund Records, 1880-1888 Print Email
March 24, 2015

Call Number: MG-728

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains four annual reports for the Lancaster Soup Fund during the decade of the 1880s. These reports list as contributors many prominent citizens, including Gen. George M. Steinman, H. E. Slaymaker, Hon. Henry G. Long, and C. F. Hager.

Creator: Lancaster Soup Fund (Lancaster, Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown. Transferred from the Document Collection, June 2014.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, August 2014.

 

Folder 1

The fourth annual (winter 1880-1881) Lancaster Soup Fund report including financial statements and several paragraphs about the operation of the fund during this period by John T. McGonigle and Samuel A. Groff.

A Lancaster Soup Fund financial report for the winter of 1885-1886 by D. P. Rosenmiller accountant, with the names of donors and those receiving payment.

A Lancaster Soup Fund financial report for the winter of 1886-1887 by William A. Morton, accountant, with the names of donors and those receiving payment.

A Lancaster Soup Fund financial report for the winter of 1887-1888 by Sher. Smith, Chief of Police, with the names of donors and those receiving payment.

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Leaman Family Papers, 1783-1855 Print Email
March 24, 2015

Call Number: MG-726

1 box     7 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains papers pertaining to several Leaman family members many of them are financial records, and a few are legal documents. It is not known what relationships exist among the various people in these documents and if the same name in the different documents refer to the same person.

Creator: Leaman family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown. Transferred from the Document Collection, June 2014.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, August 2014.

 

 

Folder 1 Receipts, Peter, Henry and Jacob Leman

A receipt for County Tax paid by Jacob Leman, brewer 1830

A receipt for dry goods paid by Henry Lehman, 1829

A receipt for postage paid by Henry E. Lemon, 1838

A receipt for debt paid by Peter Leman, 1803

 

Folder 2 Letter, lot plan and receipts, for John Leaman

A letter from John Leaman to his brother Henry Leaman on the reverse side is an account of payment on a bond, 1827

A lot plan for land in Paradise Twp. for Rev. Dr. John Leman, 1855

A receipt for John Leaman from John Brown and William T. Brown, no date

A receipt for John Leaman from David Stoutzenberger, 1819

A receipt for John Leaman from John Whiteside, 1828

A receipt for John Leaman from A Wiley, 1829

A receipt for John Leaman from James Wiley, 1828

A receipt for Mr. Leaman from Kirkpatrick Co. for dry goods, no date

A receipt for Mr. Leaman from Moderwell & Andrews for dry goods, 1829

A receipt for Mr. John Leaman from Moderwell & Andrews for dry goods, 1828

 

Folder 3 Papers of Christian Leaman

A bond of Christian Leaman to Peter Ferree and John Shertz (spelled Shirts on this document) for the debt of his father and mother’s estate (Daniel and Hannah Leaman), 1791

A bond of Christian Leaman to Peter Ferree And John Shertz for one hundred and thirty pounds four shillings and two pence the debt of his father and mother’s estate (Daniel and Hannah Leaman), 1791

A bond of Christian Leaman to Peter Ferree And John Shertz for two hundred and twenty seven pounds ten shillings and ten pence the debt of his father and mother’s estate (Daniel and Hannah Leaman), 1791

A bond of Christian Leaman to Peter Ferree And John Shertz for one hundred and seventy six pounds four shillings and six pence the debt of his father and mother’s estate (Daniel and Hannah Leaman), 1795

An account of transactions between Christian Leaman and David Stoutzenbarger, 1819 and 1820

A receipt for Dr. Mr. C. Leaman from A. K. Russel for tuition of son, etc., May 1826

A receipt for Dr. Mr. C. Leaman from A. K. Russel for tuition of son, etc., May-August 1826

A receipt for Dr. Mr. C. Leaman from A. K. Russel for tuition of son, etc., November and December 1826, January-April 1827

A receipt for Dr. Mr. C. Leaman from A. K. Russel for tuition of son, etc., May-September 1827

A receipt for Dr. Mr. C. Leaman from A. K. Russel for tuition of son, etc., October-December 1827

A bill from the Lancaster County Academy for Christian Leaman, tuition for his son and fuel, 1828

A receipt for Christian Leaman from the Academy, 1828

A bill from the Lancaster County Academy for Christian Leaman, tuition for his son and fuel, 1829

A bond of John Wagner, Jacob Bitty, Martin Wagner and George Wagner to Christian Leaman, 1826

A note from Christian Leaman to pay Sarah Kinzer $866, 1826

A receipt of $14.40 from Christian Leaman by Henry Kinzer, 1829

A receipt by Christian Leaman from Peter Ferree, 1789

A receipt for Mr. Christian Leaman from Moderwell & Andrews for dry goods, 1829

A note from Samuel Leaman to pay Christian Leaman 15 pounds money, 1810

A receipt of Christian Leaman for James Ketton, Gap and Newport turnpike, 1816

Eight receipts of payment by Christian Leaman for the estate of David Stoutzenberger to Jacob Duchman, Henry C. Swartz, 1824 and 1825

 

Folder 4 Papers of Daniel Leaman, d. 1783

A receipt of Peter Ferree and John Sherts for the estate of Daniel Leaman by Samuel Leaman, 1783

An account of money paid Hannah Leaman widow of Daniel Leaman and his son Christian Leaman by Peter Ferree executor of Daniel Leaman’s estate, 1783 -1786

A receipt of Peter Ferree executor of Daniel Leaman’s estate by Everard Gruber for drawing a mortgage of Christian Leaman, 1791

 

Folder 5 Papers of Daniel Leaman 1800’s

An account of Daniel Leaman to John Wagener, 1816-1818

A document granting Adam Neher power of attorney for Daniel Leaman in Sicking County, Ohio, 1823

A bond of indemnity for Daniel Leaman, Jacob Ritz, Martin Wagner and George Wagner to Christian Leaman, 1827

An account of John Wagoner with entries for Daniel Leaman and his wife Mary, other names included are John Wagoner, Henry Brackbill and Adam Neher, 1809–1817

An appointment of John Wagner as substitute in power of attorney for Adam Neher, other names on document are Jasper Slaymaker, M. Caffee, L. H. Bancroft, A. G. Caffee and Christian Leaman, 1826

 

Folder 6 Papers of Mr. Leaman 1826, 1827, 1828

Receipt from Mr. Leaman to M. W. Tillie, 1827

Receipt from Mr. Leaman to John Whiteside, 1828

Receipt from Mr. Leaman to A. M. Russel, 1826

Receipt from Mr. Leaman to Robert Russel, 1828

Receipt from Mr. Leaman to John Whiteside, 1829

 

Folder 7 Leaman Papers 1794 – 1819

A letter to Christian Leaman Paradise post office from Daniel Leaman portage Newark, other names in letter Joseph Leaman, the widow Wagoner, no date

Christian Leaman’s (Lampeter Twp.) judgment bond for the annual dower of Hannah Leaman, other names: John Sherts (Strasburg Twp.), Daniel Leaman, Samuel Lefever, Susanna Sherts, 1794

Christian Leaman’s (Lampeter Twp.) Indemnifying bond for the annual dower of Hannah Leaman, names: John Sherts (Strasburg Twp.), Daniel Leaman, Samuel Lefever, Susanna Sherts, 1794

Bond of Christian Leaman innkeeper Strasburg Twp. to John Whitehill of Strasburg Twp., names: David Watson, Samuel Watson, James Gault

Receipt Hannah Leaman of Christian Leaman form the estate of Daniel Leaman, John Leaman witness, 1807

A note from Isaac Leaman and Samuel Leaman to Christian Leaman for $100, witnesses Nancy Leaman & Elizabeth Leaman, 1810

A receipt from John Leaman for Samuel Leaman (miller) by Christian Leaman, 1812

A letter from John Wagoner to Christian [Chrstly] Leaman, other name mentioned Daniel Leaman, 1818

Power of attorney Daniel Leaman to Christian Leaman in the matter of the will of John Waggoner, Daniel Leaman is described as a house carpenter married to Marry Waggoner daughter of John Waggoner late of Bart Twp., witnesses William Spurrier and Sam Carpenter, 1818

Received of Christian Leaman $19.44 for cutting and putting David Stoutzeberger’s grain ready for hauling in the barn, signature not determined, 1819

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Lyte Family Papers, 1884-1930 Print Email
March 24, 2015

Call Number: MG-727

1 box    4 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains documents pertaining to the family of Joshua Louis Lyte and Amelia Fleetwood Lyte including deeds, Masonic membership information, a mortgage, a will and other documents that together provide a few details of the family’s relationships and activities from 1884 to 1930.

Creator: Lyte, Mary R., d. 1931.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown. Transferred from the Document Collection, June 2014.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, August 2014.

 

Folder 1 Lancaster Cemetery Deed

A copy of the deed to lots 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215 in the Lancaster Cemetery deeded to David Fleetwood and Joshua L. Lyte, 1884. (The original of this document is in Oversized Items Box 6, Folder 3, Item 6)

A transfer of lots 2212 and 2213 in the Lancaster Cemetery by Laura H. Albright, H. Fleetwood Albright Jr., J. H. Lyte and Elizabeth Lyte to Mary R. Lyte, other names Joshua L. Lyte, Amelia F. Lyte, the second paragraph of this document articulates the relationships of the above parties, 1930

 

Folder 2 Joshua Louis Lyte Masonic documents

A copy of a short biography of Joshua L. Lyte from a history of the Lancaster Mason Lodge 43 that is the exact same text as in the two volumes “History of Lodge No. 43 F. & A. M. of Lancaster, PA 1785-1935…” and “175 Years of Ancient York Masonry …of Lodge No. 43 F. & A. M. Lancaster, PA 1785-1960” (LancasterHistory.org library Call Numbers respectively LC 366.1 F855c and LC 366.1 F855d)

A copy of Joshua L. Lyte’s certificate of admission to promotion to 33 degree in the Masons, 1886, the original has been transferred to the museum on 3/21/1994

An invitation to George H. Rothermel for Joshua L. Lyte’s birthday party 20 September 1901, other names: Henry Burger, John C. Carter, Joel S. Eaby, J. Frederick Fisher, David Fleetwood, Robert W. Groezinger, John W. Lansinger, Eliphalet O. Lyte, 1901

 

Folder 3 Mary R. Lyte

A receipt from the Lancaster Co. recorder of deeds for mortgage to West End Building and Loan, 1929

A mortgage for Mary R. Lyte on property 111 N. Lime St. Lancaster, PA to West End Building and Loan, 1929

A bond and warrant from Mary R. Lyte to West End Building and Loan, 1929

A letter from Musselman & Schwarz Plumbing and Heating to Mrs. J. L. Lyte, 5304 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA about work on her building on N. Lime St., other names John E. Musselman and Peter Schwarz, 1919

 

Folder 4 Amelia Fleetwood Lyte

A will of Amelia F. Lyte signed 1916 assigning her daughter Mary Rebecca Lyte (nurse) the house on 111 N. Lime St. Lancaster, PA and it’s contents, to her son Harold Lyte a legacy from his grandmother Fleetwood and other monies, witnesses William H. Keller & Mabel Mae Kline, 1919 with a 1921 addendum to the will

An envelope for the above will from the offices of Coyle & Keller attorneys at law 110 East King St. Lancaster, PA

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Herbst: Dr. Charles Herbst Papers, 1830-1865 Print Email
March 20, 2015

Call Number: MG-725

1 box     4 folders

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains the estate papers and financial documents of Dr. Charles Herbst.

Creator: Herbst, Charles, 1782-1865.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Documents were transferred from the Document Collection, Box 5, Folders 6, 7, 8 and 12 in May 2014.

Biographical Information: Dr. Charles Herbst is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA. In May 1813, he served as surgeon in Major Humes’ Lancaster Battalion.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, July 2014.

 

Folder 1 Estate papers

A memorandum of the division of Trust Interest in the hands of F. Sener and N. Ellmaker, executors of Dr. Charles Herbst, interest due to Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Harman and Mrs. Longenecker, 1865

A more detailed memorandum of the division of Trust Interest in the hands of F. Sener and N. Ellmaker, executors of Dr. Charles Herbst, interest due to Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Harman and Mrs. Longenecker, part of this document is illegible due to fading,1864,1865

An extract from the account filed on Dr. Herbst’s estate Aug. 2, 1865

An account for the estate of Dr. Herbst, 1865

A receipt from William Beates for the estate of Dr. C. Herbst.

 

Folder 2 Receipts, Contracts and Promissory Notes

A contract to sell land in Rapho Twp. from the estate of Henry Herbst by executors Charles Herbst and William Bates to Edward Bird Grubb of Rapho Ironmaster, 1831

A receipt for a debt by John Longenecker to Nathaniel Bart paid by Charles Herbst, 1830

A promissory note to Dr. Charles Herbst from M. Bruner, 1844

A promissory note to Dr. Charles Herbst from Jacob Huber, witness H. G. Long, 1843

A receipt of Mrs. Elizabeth Herbst by John Longenecker, witnessed Charles Herbst and William Beates, 1833

A receipt of Henry Herbst by Jacob Wisler, other names on document are John Wisler and Charles Herbst, 1823

A promissory note to Dr. Charles Herbst from Arthur Armstrong, 1847

A promissory note to The Lancaster Bank from Charles Herbst, 1849

A promissory note to Dr. Charles Herbst from William Kirkpatrick, 1860

A promissory note to C. Geiger from Charles Herbst, 1857

 

Folder 3 Deed to Lot 515 in Lancaster Cemetery

A deed to lot 515 in the Lancaster Cemetery to Charles Herbst, 1849, transferred to Mrs. Ann Bates, Mrs. Susan Harman and Mrs. Catharine Longenecker, 1867

 

Folder 4 Bonds

A bond for $6,000 of Samuel Keller to Dr. Charles Herbst, 1846

A judgment bond for $680, Samuel Keller to Dr. Charles Herbst 1847

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