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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.

Windolph: F. Lyman Windolph’s Law Office Records, 1901-1909, 1941-1975  Print  Email
December 4, 2014

Call Number: MG-664

10 boxes     41 folders     5 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains the Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster, the paid invoices from the Law Office of F. Lyman Windolph, and his time sheets. The Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster contains general information about the population of Lancaster and the documentation of diseases, divorces, crimes, deaths, births, etc. from 1901-1905, 1907-1909. Paid invoices are a list of clients at F. Lyman Windolph’s Law Office in alphabetical order with each time of contact, services rendered and fees paid from 1941-1955. F. Lyman Windolph’s time sheets record a daily schedule that includes fees collected and the reasons, client meetings, as well as personal matters from 1949-1966, 1972-1975.

Creator: Windolph, F. Lyman (Francis Lyman), 18891978.

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.

Related Materials:

At LancasterHistory.org: Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster in the City Archives records

Russian War Relief Program, MG-336

At Franklin & Marshall College: Francis Lyman Windolph Papers, MS 11

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by EH, Fall 2014.

Box 1

Folder 1 Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster, 1901-1902

Folder 2 Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster, 1903-1904

Folder 3 Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster, 1904-1905

Folder 4 Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster, 1907-1908

Folder 5 Journal of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster, 1908-1909

 

Box 2

Folder 6 Paid Invoices September 1941- December 1942 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, Lititz, Ephrata.

Folder 7 Paid Invoices 1943 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Case(s): Claim filed by Besser Manufacturing Company of Alpena, Michigan against Lancaster Concrete Tile Corp. Preparation of agreement between Besser Manufacturing Company, Washington Concrete Products Company, and Harry H. Longenecker. Clients were located in: Lancaster, Ephrata, Leola, Elizabethtown, Pa; and Frederick, MD.

Folder 8 Paid Invoices 1944 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Strasburg, Ephrata, Lancaster.

Folder 9 Paid Invoices 1945 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Rohrerstown, Ephrata, Lancaster, Christiana, Philadelphia. W.G. Johnstone, Jr. is listed as an Attorney at Law. Initials match markings in top right corner of pages.

 

Box 3

Folder 10 Paid Invoices 1946 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Reading, Ephrata, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Lititz, Columbia, PA; New York, NY. Case(s): Major Harold F Shartle of Huntsville, AL – Preparation of deeds conveying President Avenue real estate to Harold F Shartle and Marguerite Shartle, July, 1946.

Folder 11 Paid Invoices 1947 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Strasburg, Ephrata, Lancaster, Philadelphia, PA; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN.

Folder 12 Paid Invoices 1948 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Ephrata, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Landisville, Palmyra, PA; Trenton, NJ. Case(s): Professional service in suit of York-Buffalo Motor Express, Inc. v. Garford Trucking Company. Penna Artificial Breeding.

Folder 13 Paid Invoices 1949 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Ephrata, Lancaster, Lampeter, Philadelphia, PA; Kansas City, MO. Case(s): Kansas City, MO – Attending coroner’s inquest with Harold E. Dillingham in death of Mrs. John E. Weaver and furnishing opinion.

 

Box 4

Folder 14 Paid Invoices 1950 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Strasburg, Ephrata, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Lititz. Case(s): Mr. Charles F. Widmyer of the Fulton Bank Building purchases and re-registers Colonial Theatre as a fictitious name. Windolph proceeds to advertise in Lancaster newspapers and the Lancaster Law Review.

Folder 15 Paid Invoices 1951 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Strasburg, Ephrata, Lancaster, Philadelphia, York, PA; Tenafly, NJ. The initials JIH appear in the right top corner of pages, a possible new lawyer in the firm.

Folder 16 Paid Invoices 1952 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Strasburg, Ephrata, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Denver, Thorndale, PA; Trenton, NJ; Sanford, NC. Case(s): June 4th, 1952, Mr. William G. Heim adopts Deborah Sue in Orphan’s Court. Hershey Chocolate Corporation Mr. P N. Hershey, services rendered- deed to Walter Eberly, et ux. and corporation resolutions. A large case was the criminal trial of Nathan Kimmel, the case was appealed to the Supreme Court.

Folder 17 Paid Invoices 1953 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Sheridan, Ephrata, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Strasburg, Bird-In-Hand, Pottsville, Wayne, Pittsburgh, PA; St. Paul, MN; Columbus, OH; Springfield, MA; Newark, NJ. Case(s): E. I duPont and deNemours & Co. of Wilmington, DE- professional services rendered in prosecution for involuntary manslaughter against Robert Lessing.

 

Box 5

Folder 18 Paid Invoices 1954 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: East Petersburg, Ephrata, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Mt. Joy, PA; Chicago, IL; Packanack Lake, NJ; Wilmington, DE; New York, NY; Iowa; Toledo, OH. Most pages have WGJ or JIH initials, few have FLW. Spine of book now says Windolph and Johnstone.

Folder 19 Paid Invoices 1955 List of clients in alphabetical order with each time of contact and services rendered. Clients were located in: Strasburg, Ephrata, Lancaster, Philadelphia, PA; Stamford, CT; Montpelier, VT; New York, NY; West Palm Beach, FL; Case(s): City of Lancaster Authority preparations and settlements for the installation of water lines in Lancaster County. Spine of book says Windolph and Johnstone.

Folder 20 Time Sheets 1949 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 21 Time Sheets 1950 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

 

Box 6

Folder 22 Time Sheets 1951 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 23 Time Sheets 1952 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 24 Time Sheets 1953 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 25 Time Sheets 1954 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

 

Box 7

Folder 26 Time Sheets 1955 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 27 Time Sheets 1956 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office. Spine of book now says, Windolph, Burkholder, and Hartman.

Folder 28 Time Sheets 1957 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 29 Time Sheets 1958 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

 

Box 8

Folder 30 Time Sheets 1959 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 31 Time Sheets 1960 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 32 Time Sheets 1961 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 33 Time Sheets 1962 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

 

Box 9

Folder 34 Time Sheets 1963 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 35 Time Sheets 1964 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 36 Time Sheets 1965 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

 

Box 10

Folder 37 Time Sheets 1966 Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office.

Folder 38 Time Sheets 1972. Unbound. Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office. Most of the time spent is now labeled as “miscellaneous.”

Folder 39 Time Sheets 1973. Unbound. Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office. Most of the time spent is now labeled as “miscellaneous.” Does not work in the afternoon often and if so, he does not stay much past 3 PM.

Folder 40 Time Sheets 1974. Unbound. Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office. Most of the time spent is now labeled as “miscellaneous.” Does not work in the afternoon often and if so, he does not stay much past 3 PM.

Folder 41 Time Sheets 1975. Unbound. Daily schedule for F. Lyman Windolph and recording of fees/cash collected during times specified, the reasons, and clients. Also included are personal items on the schedule when Windolph was out of office. Most of the time spent is now labeled as “miscellaneous.” Does not work in the afternoon often and if so, he does not stay much past 3 PM.

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Buch: William J. Buch Papers, 1917-1958  Print  Email
October 2, 2014

Call Number: MG-658

2 boxes     18 folders   1 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains photographs, scrapbook pages, and personal letters to and from William J. Buch, also known as Joe. Several letters and items pertain to his likeness to Franklin D. Roosevelt, including correspondence with the White House and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. Other items include documents and photographs of his service in WWI, Lancaster County boxers, and his son’s WWII service.

Creator: Buch, William J., d. 1962.

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 from Stanley Buch, in memory of his father, William “Joe” Buch, August 2003 and March 2014.

Biographical Information: William “Joe” Buch served in WWI. He founded Buch’s Pharmacy at the corner of Charlotte and King Streets in Lancaster, Pa. and later ventured into the sporting goods business. Mr. Buch was known as a Franklin D. Roosevelt double, and wrote often to offer support to the President. Mr. Buch was very active in the local and state Democratic Party. He posed as Roosevelt’s twin at many political events. More information is available in Folder 17.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, July 2014.

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Insert 1 Two photographs from WWI, 1918 and 1919.

Letter from Bibb Graves the Governor of Alabama with envelope. 1937.

A thank you note.

Insert 2 Correspondence from the White House

Letters from 1936 and envelopes.

Envelopes from 1934 and 1935.

Letters are thank you notes for photographs and letters that Mr. Buch sent to the White House.

Insert 3 Correspondence from the White House and Library

Letters from 1937, 1938, 1940 and 1941 with envelopes.

Plus a letter from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library thanking Mr. Buch for the letters that he sent to the library. 1956.

 

Folder 2 Loose scrapbook pages

An article that Mr. Buch sent to “Ripley’s Believe It or Not”. Photographs from WWI. Registration Certificate for the war. U.S.S. Leviathan, Mr. Buch’s transportation to Europe. Multiple correspondents from Democratic State Committee thanking Mr. Buch for his support and hard work for their cause.

 

Folder 3 Loose scrapbook pages

A few of the pages have newspaper articles on boxing in Lancaster. One is a letter to Mr. Buch with a reproduced poster from boxing’s early days in Lancaster from Johnny Hauck. Two photographs of Mr. Buch from WWI. Photographs of Mr. Buch. Newspaper articles about Mr. Buch running for Mayor of Lancaster. Christmas card from the American Legion. Two pieces that must be from Mr. Buch’s days in Germany.

 

Folder 4 Loose scrapbook pages

Multiple thank you notes from FDR’s secretary. Thank you letter from the Wrightsville Democratic Club. Photographs of Mr. Buch in WWI. A Christmas Card from the Federation of Democratic Clubs with Mr. Buch’s face imposed on it.

 

Folder 5 Loose scrapbook pages

Multiple newspaper clippings on FDR, and a final tally of Mr. Buch’s run for mayor. A thank you letter from Eddie Cantor of RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. of California. Photographs of Mr. Buch in WWI. A photograph of businessmen from Lancaster, with many of the men named. Thank you letter from Coatesville American Legion for Mr. Buch’s participation in their parade. Drug Topics National Newspaper requesting a photograph of Mr. Buch, because of his likeness to President Roosevelt.

 

Folder 6 Military information sheet 1917. Christmas card 1918. Two newspaper articles on old boxers of Lancaster (photocopies).

The following folders are of items that were loose in the scrapbook that is part of this collection.

 

Folder 7 Photographs of old boxers from Lancaster, two newspaper articles on boxers, and a program from a dinner and reunion of boxers of Lancaster, 1957.

 

Folder 8 Mr. Buch’s photographs from WWI and some he took of a airplane that was shot down.

Newspaper article from Mr. Buch’s battalion meeting and photograph.

 

Folder 9 Two letters and envelopes of thanks from a fallen comrade’s mother, 1918, 1919.

Military form for Mr. Buch to get a 7-day leave while in France. 1918.

Two pages of Mr. Buch’s honorable discharge paperwork, 1919.

 

Folder 10 Infantry Journal, Taking of Montfaucon. 16 page booklet. 1941.

Program with menu of the 304th Field Signal Battalion annual Reunion, this contains a roster of all who serviced in this battalion. 1959.

Letter from the Selective Service System acknowledging Mr. Buch’s resignation. 1960.

 

Folder 11 Event program for Mr. Smythe Jr., a FDR look like, and booklet from the The New Yorker about Smythe and his ability to come up with a slogan for the Republican candidates. 1936.

Two letters to Mr. Buch for Andrew R. Brodbeck thanking him for Mr. Buch’s support of the Democratic Party. First is one page dated 9 December 1936. Second one, 4 pages, dated 16 December 1936.

 

Folder 12

Insert 1 Obituary of Mrs. Buch.

Three newspaper articles: one announcement of Buch’s Drug Store 20th anniversary; one on the Plough Tavern that use to be located at Charlotte and King Streets; one on Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bowman’s antiques Collection in their House Lafayette. (photocopies)

Insert 2 Magazinearticle talking about how Mr. Buch was getting into the sporting goods business in addition to the drug store. 1940. Newspaper ad telling about Buch’s Drug Store’s grand opening, the 20th anniversary, and photocopy. 1946.

Insert 3 Four letters from Robert P. Wise of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma sending money to buy wooley salve, which is talked about in the letter as a cure-all for any ailment. 1954-1957.

One letter from Stanley J. Buch to Dr. Peter Gott talking about wooley salve.

Insert 4 Two photographs: one inside Buch’s Drug Store, Eastertime; one inside the Moose Ballroom. No dates.

 

Folder 13 Advertisement from American Druggist picturing Mr. Buch. Sertoma Lancaster Directory 1957-58. Childs drawings of the outside of Buch’s Drug Store.

 

Folder 14

Insert 1 Stanley J. Buch’s call to service from Armed Forces Induction Center, Harrisburg Pa. 1943.

One page from a medical magazine from WWII. 1943.

Christmas Card from Stanley to his parents. 1943.

Sandwich price list.

Insert 2 Note from Stan Buch stating that his grandfather was Jacob Getz of Ephrata.

A booklet from Stan’s uncle, “History of the 311th Field Artillery.”

Newspaper photograph of Washington Ave. School, Ephrata, 1908. Stan’s mother is in it. (photocopy)

Insert 3 Photographs: Mr. Buch working in shop at Brunswick Hotel, Maine. Buch in WWI, Buch Drug Store front 1940s, two of Stan’s grandfather

 

Folder 15 Military honor paper for Mr. Buch for serving in WWI dated 1919 as well as serving on the draft board. 1948.

Photograph of Carl Nutt who served with W. J. Buch in WWI. 1918.

Photograph in the Brunswick Hotel. Possibly a March of Dimes banquet.

 

Box 2

Folder 16 Scrapbook with photographs from WWI and multiple thank you letters for Mr. Buch’s support of the local Democratic Party.

Folder 17 “The Scribbler” column, Lancaster New Era, by Jack Brubaker regarding William “Joe” Buch and his likeness to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 11 January 2000.

Framed letter and photographs  Letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Mr. Buch and two photographs.

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Floyd: Philip Anthony Floyd Papers, 1940-1955  Print  Email
October 2, 2014

Call Number: MG-486

1 box     9 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Description: This collection contains registration, classification cards, AMVET and VFW cards, discharge paperwork, compensation and awards for a Lancastrian soldier that was in the Second World War.

Creator: Philip Anthony Floyd Papers

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 Kenneth C. and Livia Riley, 18 May 2008.

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

 

Folder 1 Registration Certificate and Classification Changes Cards

Item 1 Registration certificate for the Selective Service. October 16,1940

Item 2 Notice for physical examination. July 5, 1941

Item 3 Typed note stating he pass the examination

Item 4 Order No 1606 Class I. July 8, 1941

Item 5 Order No 1606 Class IA. July 21, 1941

Item 6 Order No 1606 Class IC. December 20, 1945

 

Folder 2 VFW and AMVET Cards

Item 1 VFW Card No. 514 1944

Item 2 Amvets Card December 31, 1950

Item 3 Temp Amvets Card January 31, 1953

Item 4 Amvet Card 1953

Item 5 Amvet Card 1953 Post 19 Home Association

Item 6 Amvet Card 1954

Item 7 Amvet Card 1954 Post 19 Home Association

Item 8 Amvet Card 1955

Item 9 Amvet Card 1955 Post 19 Home Association

Item 10 Amvet Post No. 19 of Lancaster, PA

 

Folder 3 Ephemera

Item 1 Merry Christmas wish from G. S. Patton, Jr. with prayer on back

Item 2 Soldier’s Pay Record March 26, 1942

Item 3 Postcard of Paris Et Ses Merveilles

Item 4 Austria: A Soldier’s Guide

Item 5 Army Exchange Ration Card – ETO

 

Folder 4 Order to Report for Physical Exam with envelope, Map of Germany

Item 1 Order to Report for Physical Examination Prior to Induction. January 6, 1942

Item 2 Envelope from Selective Service for Exam

Item 3 Map of Germany with dates and targets that would end the war in Europe. November 7, 1944 through May 8 1945

 

Folder 5 Certificates and Customs Declaration

Item 1 Certificates, Affidavits, and Custom Declaration. September 21, 1945

Item 2 Certificates, Affidavits, and Custom Declaration. September 21, 1945

Item 3 Certificate referring to an enemy’s military equipment

 

Folder 6 Discharge Papers

Item 1 Separation Qualification Record. November 20, 1945

Item 2 Honorable Discharge Paper. October 13, 1947

Item 3 Copy of side one of Item 2

Item 4 Copy of side two of Item 2

Item 5 Envelope that the paperwork came in.

 

Folder 7 Application for Readjustment Allowance and Compensations

Item 1 Application for Readjustment Allowance. August 30, 1946

Item 2 Check stud from the Governor’s Office Harrisburg for services during World War II

Item 3 Envelope that Item 2 came in. March 17, 1950

Item 4 Note from World War II Veterans Compensation Bureau Harrisburg, PA. March 17, 1950

 

Folder 8 Application for Compensation

Item 1 Application for Compensation Noted that Floyd received $17.50 from the French Government as a gift.

Items 2-3 Directions to fill out applications.

Item 4 Blank Application

 

Folder 9 Awards Received

Item 1 Certificate of Honor from City and County of Lancaster

Item 2 Letter from Adjutant General saying that they are working on getting decorations and awards out. June 16, 1954

Item 3 Envelope that Item 2 came in

Item 4 Letter from Adjutant General stating that Floyd would be receiving a Bronze Star Medal

Item 5 Envelope that Item 4 came in.

Item 6 Copy for Recipient Listing all of awards the Floyd would be receiving.

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Hotel Brunswick Collection, 1914-1959  Print  Email
October 2, 2014

Call Number: MG-197

1 box     5 folders

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 5

Description: This collection contains the grand opening program, a booklet giving the life story of Baron Stiegel, a table setting from the opening night of the Baron Stiegel Room, hotel letterhead and menus from Yonnie’s, a Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant at the hotel.

Creator: Hotel Brunswick (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: Items were collected by LancasterHistory.org.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, June 2014.

 

Folder 1 Ephemera – Advertisement for the Hotel Brunswick.

Booklet from the Baron Stiegel Room giving a biography of Henry William Stiegel. (2 copies) Dated 1938.

 

Folder 2 Napkin and placemat from the opening night of the Baron Stiegel Room, plus a paper coaster.

 

Folder 3 Hotel letterhead (2 copies) with envelope.

 

Folder 4 Menu from Yonnie’s, a Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant at the hotel. [1952]

Menu from Yonnie’s. 45th anniversary year. 1959.

 

Folder 5 Program and menu from the hotel’s grand opening party. 1914.

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Kendig: Letters to Annie Kendig, 1877-1878, 1934  Print  Email
October 1, 2014

Call Number: MG-701

1 box     6 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains letters to Annie Kendig (1852-1936), from Annie to her cousin and the obituary of Henry G. Rush. The majority of the letters are love letters written to Annie from Frank Griest (1854-1900), son of Elwood Griest, editor of the Lancaster Inquirer. Frank Griest’s letters also include detailed descriptions of plants and technology exhibited in Lancaster, as well as occasional mentions of politics.

Creator: Rush, Annie Kendig, 1852-1936.

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 Fred Geiger, 25 September 2013.

Biographical Information: Annie Kendig was the daughter of Abraham M. and Elizabeth Barr Kendig. Her father was a descendent of Adam Kendig of Conestoga Twp. Annie married Henry Gall Rush in 1881. She is buried with her husband at the New Danville Mennonite Cemetery in Pequea Twp.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, July-August 2014.

 

Folder 1 Frank Griest’s Letters 1

Contains 3 letters addressed to Annie Kendig from Frank Griest.

Letter (pp.2), dated July 12, 1877: Frank apologies to Annie for an unspecified incident with her father that occurred after a visit the previous Sunday. He also expresses his love for her as well as his new assignment for the Inquirer.

Letter (pp.2), undated (but possibly in written in summer 1877): Frank, on the hope of marrying Annie the following year, details to her his financial situation as well as his thoughts on her parents’ views if they were to marry. Note: paper is delicate and ripped along fold creases.

Letter (pp.3), dated August 5, 1877: Frank details his picnic outing with Ella and Kate [Dinan] at Rocky Spring and inquires Annie’s answer to whether she would be ready to marry him next spring in addition to when her father would likely come to Lancaster for him to request an interview. Frank concludes the letter addressing Annie’s concern of the morality of a kiss between unmarried couples.

 

Folder 2 Frank Griest’s Letters 2

Contains 2 letters addressed to Annie Kendig from Frank Griest.

Letter (pp.2), dated September 11, 1877: Frank responds to the news (from Annie’s previous letter) that her parents are opposed to their marriage and begrudgingly agrees to postpone it until Mr. and Mrs. Kendig gives their consent.

Letter (pp.2), dated October 13, 1877: Frank recounts his activities the previous day, his progress at teaching at school including a new bug collection he has added to his classroom. The letter ends with a short salute to Rutherford Hayes’s new Southern policy.

 

Folder 3 Frank Griest’s Letters 3

Contains a letter addressed to Annie Kendig from Frank Griest.

Letter (pp.7), dated November 18, 1877: First addressed to Dr. Fir, Frank writes of his walk with a neighbor, Mr. Pyott, and details the various plants and fruits they encountered along the way include an hand-drawn illustration and detailed description of a fern. The address then shifts to Annie wherein Frank declares his love for her. He goes on to recount a lecture he had attend the previous day on the catacombs in Europe and the Vatican, news of neighbors and friends, news and discussion of the schools in the area, asking Annie of her neighbor’s reactions to the Southern Policy, his annoyance at gossip that he and Annie are engaged, and the letter concludes with more news.

***the pages are torn, stained, and fragile. Holes in the paper, particularly on the last page, makes the text incomplete and difficult to read.

 

Folder 4 Frank Griest’s Letters 4

Contains 2 letters addressed to Annie Kendig from Frank Griest.

Letter (pp.1), dated December 13, 1877: Frank recounts taking his mother to a lecture at Fulton Hall, which he describes the speaker’s tactics as “elocutionary legerdemain,” taking his students to see electricity at the Cotton Mill, and ending with a long story about an encounter with a stranger around the Landis Valley area, who offered him a ride, dinner, and loaned him a horse and his son to act as a guide around the area.

Letter (pp.2), dated December 16, 1877: Frank confirms that he has procured a speaker, Mr. Field, for a lecture New Year’s Eve at the Fulton and his ideas for planning and advertising the event. Accompanying page include copies of two letters from Frank: the first letter request visits from patrons and friends of the Mulberry St. Secondary School and the second letter announces a lecture at Fulton Opera House on Dec. 31 by abovementioned Mr. Fields on “Artistic and Literary Society in London Twenty-five years Ago.”

An envelope undated, addressed simply to “Annie Kendig.”

 

Folder 5 Frank Griest’s Letters 5

Contains 4 letters addressed to Annie Kendig from Frank Griest.

Letter (pp.3), dated January 3, 1878: Franks reflects on the New Year and writes of his love for Annie.

Letter (pp.2), dated January 20, 1878: Franks spends most of the letters writing of the activities he has his students participate in such as astronomy.

Letter (pp.2), dated February 16, 1878: Frank recounts his day as well as various other subjects such as the constellation Cassiopeia, legislative elections, and local news.

Letter (pp.2), dated February 24 (year missing): Frank recounts his day with his father, Elwood Griest in addition to the news around the area such as upcoming lectures, election, and the health of friends. Note: the letter is written in the back of some printed prose.

 

Folder 6 Frank Griest’s Letters 6 and Other Items

Contains 2 letters addressed to Annie Kendig from Frank Griest, one from Lillie K. Pfahler, her cousin, 1 envelope, and the photocopy of Henry G. Rush’s obituary.

Letter (pp.1), dated March 16, 1878: a short message from Frank, first complaining of the open condition in which Annie’s last letter arrived to him, his plans for visiting Paris in the summer, and the death of one of his students, Charlie Heinkh from scarlet fever.

Letter (pp.2), dated June 2, 1878: a detailed description of Thomas Edison’s phonograph in exhibition at the Fulton Hall.

Letter (pp.1), dated July 29, 1878: a quick note from Annie’s cousin, Lillie K. Pfahler, on coming to visit.

Envelope, stamped October 3, 1878, addressed to Annie Kendig, no letter inside.

An obituary of Henry G. Rush, Annie Kendig’s husband, dated November 16, 1934.

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

 

Call Number: MG-651

1 folder  

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

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

Creator: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

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

 

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

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

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

 

Call Number: MG-650

1 folder    

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

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

Creator: Bethany Presbyterian Church (Lancaster, Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

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

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

 

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

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

 

Call Number: MG-649

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

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

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

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

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

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

http://www.covreformedchurch.com/

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Call Number: MG-642

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

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

Creator: Lancaster Post Office (Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

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

 

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

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

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

 

Call Number: MG-643

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

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

Creator: Kepler family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

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

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

 

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

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

 

Call Number: MG-641

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

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

Creators: Hostetter family; Eby family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English and German

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

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

 

Folder 1 Family Papers

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

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

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

Page from German composition book of Joseph Eby. 1837.

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

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

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

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