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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.

Bare: Howard C. Bare Papers, 1911-2002 Print Email
June 23, 2015

Call Number: MG-430

5 boxes     69 folders     3 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 10

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains documents created and collected by Howard C. Bare. His baby book, college degrees, certificate to practice as an attorney, original writings and correspondence are among his personal papers. His memories of being a prisoner of war and discharge papers provide information about his service during World War II. There is also considerable genealogy and related correspondence for the Bare family.

Creator: Bare, Howard C., 1911-2002.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: Howard C. Bare was an attorney in Lancaster, PA. He served during World War II and was taken Prisoner of War. He took the place of his brother, Kendig C. Bare, as Mayor of Lancaster from 1950-1951, when Kendig was called to service during the Korean Conflict. Please see Folder 1 for more information.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the estate of Howard C. Bare, 2002.

Custodial History (Provenance): The items in this collection were selected from the estate by the staff of the Lancaster County Historical Society.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

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

Subject Headings:

Bare, Howard C., 1911-2002.

Genealogy.

Letters.

World War, 1939-1945.

World War, 1939-1945 – Prisoners and prisons.

Related Materials: Objects in the Curatorial Collection; Photographs.

Processing History: Folder list prepared by TH, Spring 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Box 1

Folder 1 Biographical information

Folder 2 Howard’s baby book

Folder 3 Childhood activities

Folder 4 Advice from his dad

Folder 5 Wedding Invitation

Folder 6 Stationery

Folder 7 Note on desk when he passed away

Folder 8 Correspondence

Folder 9 Recipe books

Folder 10 Constellation chart

Folder 11 Plans for end table

Folder 12 House building information

Folder 13 “Clippings, References”

Folder 14 List of books read

Folder 15 Phi Kappa Tau certificate

Folder 16 Phi Beta Kappa certificate

 

Box 2

Folder 17 Education

Folder 18 Valedictory Oration

Folder 19 F&M

Folder 20 Dickson College

Folder 21 Penn State

Folder 22 Certificate to practice as attorney

Folder 23 Certificate to practice as attorney

Folder 24 Legal Form

Folder 25 Mayor

Folder 26 Correspondence

Folder 27 Israel, Racism, WWII

Folder 28 Newspaper articles

Folder 29 Free Masons

Folder 30 Free Masons

Folder 31 Prisoner of War

Folder 32 Prisoner of War

Folder 33 “As a Prisoner of War”

Folder 34 Discharge Papers

Folder 35 Victory Homecoming certificate

Folder 36 Poem by M. M. Hamish for K. H. Bare

Folder 37 Marriage certificate for Kendig & Edith

 

Box 3

Folder 38 Edith C. Bare

Folder 39 Robert C. Bare

Folder 40 Notes and thoughts

Folder 41 “Inflation”

Folder 42 “Fluffy the Squirrel”

Folder 43 “Teachers”

Folder 44 “The Wren House”

Folder 45 “The Yellow Warblers”

Folder 46 “Heart to Heart”

Folder 47 Vision, cataracts

Folder 48 Cataracts – Lens Implant

Folder 49 Newspaper Clippings

Folder 50 Obituaries

Folder 51 “Old Main” by Zoe T. Kauffman

 

Box 4

Folder 52 Genealogy articles

Folder 53 Journal articles

Folder 54 John Bare of Conestoga Twp. (1st and 2nd manuscript)

Folder 55 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 56 Some Descendents of John Bare

Folder 57 F. Ross Bare Genealogy

Folder 58 Ancestors and Relatives of Kendig Herr Bare

Folder 59 Genealogy (all from one portfolio case)

 

Box 5

Folder 60 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 61 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 62 Genealogy

Folder 63 Christian Barr

Folder 64 Friederick Baer Notes

Folder 65 Copies of German documents, article – genealogy

Folder 66 American ancestors of Elias J. Barr

Folder 67 “The Rock Hill Mill”

Folder 68 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 69 Genealogy articles  

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Tyndall: Richard Tyndall Papers, 1942-2013 Print Email
June 22, 2015

Call Number: MG-702

1 box     6 folders, 19 items, 111 pages     .15 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Scope and content: This collection contains documents regarding the Tyndall and Boehm families. Many of the items are associated with Roy and Reba Tyndall, including photographs of their home in Mount Joy and information about the amoeba, Acanthamoeba royreba, which was named in their honor. Genealogical information about the Boehm and Tyndall families includes ancestor Reverend John Phillip Boehm, a family tree, and photocopies of marriage certificates, naturalization papers, and an indentured servant’s contract.

Biographical and Historical Note: William Tyndall came to the United States from Ireland in November 1887, at the age of 17, as an indentured servant. In 1890, he completed his service, and in 1897 he became a citizen of the United States. Two years later, in 1899, William Tyndall married Elizabeth Jones of Philadelphia, PA, in Lebanon. Elizabeth and William’s son, William Leroy (Roy), is Richard’s father. William and Reba (Ream) Tyndall resided in Mount Joy with their four children: Robert L., 1927-2009; Patricia J., b. 1930; John (Jack), 1931-2008; and Richard, b. 1933. Roy Tyndall bought the house at 82 East Main Street, Mount Joy in the 1920s. The house was built in 1841 and is on Mount Joy’s list of historic homes.

The Boehm family originally came from Germany. Elizabeth Jones is the grand-daughter of Reverend John Boehm, who presided over her and William’s wedding. An article about Boehm can be found in Folder 3, along with a brief history of the Boehm family.

Creator: Tyndall, R. L.

Conditions for Access: Please see Director of Archival Services to view DVD in Folder 4.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Richard Tyndall, 17 October 2013, in memory of his parents, Roy and Reba Tyndall.

Related Materials: See the LancasterHistory.org Photograph Collections for photographs of Roy and Reba Tyndall and his childhood home in Mount Joy. See photograph collections.

Subject Headings:

Tyndall, R. L. (LHo-LOC n 82021689)

Acanthamoeba royreba.

Boehm, John, 1830-1918.

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

 

Folder 1 Photocopy of diary belonging to Reba Tyndall. 1942 (1 item, 23 pages)

Folder 2 Scanned images of interior of Richard Tyndall’s childhood home at 82 East Main Street, Mount Joy. No Date (8 items, 8 pages)

Folder 3 Genealogy of Boehm/Tyndall family, as well as an article about Rev. John Boehm and a brief history of the Boehm family. 2013 (4 items, 5 pages)

Folder 4 Information regarding Acanthamoeba Royreba, discovered by Tyndall at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN. (3 items: 1 DVD, 35 pages)

Acanthamoeba royreba sp.n. from a Human Tumor Cell Culture,” by E. Willeart, A. R. Stevens and R. L. Tyndall. Reprinted from The Journal of Protozoology, Vol. 25, no. 1, February 1978.

“Cocultivation of Legionella pneumophila and Free-living Amoebae,” by R. L. Tyndall and E. L. Domingue. 1982.

Folder 5 Descendant chart for Rev. John Boehm. No Date (1 item, 36 pages)

Folder 6 Information regarding William Tyndall’s marriage, indentured service, and naturalization. (3 Items, 4 pages)

Application for Marriage of William Tyndall and Elizabeth Jones, filed in Lebanon County. 19 June 1899

Naturalization Certificate for William Tyndall, filed in Lebanon County. 8 June 1897

Indentured Service Contract for William Tyndall outlining 3 years and 7 months of indentured service to be completed in 1890. (See archives staff for digital copy) 4 November 1887

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Fordney: William Jenkins Fordney Papers, 1874-1889 Print Email
June 22, 2015

Call Number: MG-743

1 box     1 folder     .1 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains a fold-out map detailing the travels of William Fordney. On the back of the map, Fordney has recorded the stops from three trip to the western United States in 1874, 1877, and 1889, as well as stops from his year-long trip around the world from 1881-1882. Along with city and country names, Fordney also includes distance traveled between stops and the mode of transportation. On the map itself, Fordney’s 1881 trip is outlined.

Creator: Fordney, William J. (William Jenkins), 1844-1926 (LHo-LOC no2007042066)

Biographical Information: William Jenkins Fordney was born in 1844, and was the brother-in-law of Ida Mary Cox Fordney. William was a Lancaster, Pennsylvania native who took multiple trips to the western United States, and traveled around the world from 1881-1882.

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 Louise Ghormley Lamb, Anne Ghormley Kramer and Nancy Ghormley Hunkeler, in memory of Commander Robert Lee and Nancy Ghormley, February 2015.

Related Materials:

Archives, LancasterHistory.org, Fordney Family Diaries 1904-1927, MG-539

ArchivesandSpecial Collections, Martin Library of the Sciences, Franklin and MarshallCollege, Sarah McIlvaine MuenchFamily Papers- MS44

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, William J. Fordney lantern slides and negatives, circa 1900-1910s

Subject Headings:

Fordney, William J. (William Jenkins), 1844-1926 (LHo-LOC no2007042066)

World travel.

World map.

Mercator projection (Cartography)

Administrative History: Collection processed and finding aid by RA, April 2015.

 

Folder 1 Fold-out map detailing the travels of William Fordney. On the back of the map, Fordney has recorded the stops from three trips to the western United States in 1874, 1877, and 1889, as well as stops from his year-long trip around the world from 1881-1882. Along with city and country names, Fordney also includes distance traveled between stops and the mode of transportation. On the map itself, Fordney’s 1881 trip is outlined. The World on Mercator’s Projection, by J. Bartholomew, F.R.G.S, published by George Phillip & Son, London & Liverpool. No Date.

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Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 7 Papers of Jonathan Messersmith Foltz, Series 1 Correspondence, 1831-1858 Print Email
June 16, 2015

Call Number:  JBFP, Part 7, Series 1

1 box     49 folders, 58 items, 185 pages     .5 cubic feet

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South

Scope and Content Note:  This collection contains correspondence from Dr. Jonathan M. Foltz—the majority of which are addressed to James Buchanan. The letters are arranged in chronological order, with one letter to a folder.  Most of the letters date from 1848-1858, with the earliest letter from 1831. No items from Foltz’s childhood or later years (after retirement) are included, as well as materials from the early parts of his Naval career. The collection does document two of Foltz’s deployments in some detail—his time on the Mexico-Texas border and the three years spent in South America. When writing to Buchanan, Foltz focused more on the political details he observed, rather than military activities. Some letters in the years and months leading up to the 1848 election document Foltz’s involvement in the selection of a Democratic candidate for President. The materials do not include much about Foltz’s family life, other than a few mentions of his wife and their wedding. 

Dates:  1831-1858, bulk 1848-1858

Creators:   Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith, 1810-1877.

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

System of Arrangement:  Part 7, Papers of Jonathan Messersmith Foltz, is arranged in one series. The subseries has been used to remain consistent with cataloging in the other parts of the James Buchanan Family Papers.

Series 1  Correspondence

Subseries 1:  Letters from Jonathan Messersmith Foltz

Conditions for Access:  Please use digital images and/or transcriptions.

Original documents may only be used under the direct supervision of the Archives staff if a digital image and/or transcription are not available. Patrons must make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least two weeks prior to their visit.

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

Language:  English

 

Biographical and Historical Note:

Jonathan Messersmith Foltz was born in Lancaster in 1810, the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Messersmith Foltz. He studied medicine with Dr. William Thompson in Lancaster before attending JeffersonMedicalCollege in Philadelphia. He was commissioned as an assistant naval surgeon in 1831. He reached the rank of surgeon in 1838.

As Naval Surgeon, Dr. Foltz served on the Raritanat the beginning of the Mexican-American War, where he witnessed battles at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. About five years later, Foltz was deployed again—this time to South America aboard the Jamestown. He arrived in South America during the second half of the Platine War, fought by Brazil and Uruguay against the Argentine Confederation, from August 1851- February 1852. He also watched as the United States and Great Britain exerted their influence on the new nations and their often corrupt and ineffective governments. Through his service in the Navy and his trips to remote places (at that time), Foltz became an expert on exotic diseases. He published a number of articles on the subject. Prior to his service in Mexico and South America, Foltz also spent time in Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. Foltz served during the Civil War, participating in a number of campaigns and battles. Specifically, he served as Fleet Surgeon under Admiral David Farragut. He continued to serve in the Navy, eventually rising to the positions of Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and Surgeon General of the Navy. In 1872, Foltz was put on the retired list, but continued to serve as Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets, as well as Chief Surgeon of the PhiladelphiaNavalHospital. Officially, he retired in 1873, after serving for forty-two years. He had reached the rank of Commodore.

Foltz married Rebecca Steinman (1830-1904), also from Lancaster, in 1854. They had three sons: Frederick Steinman (born Frederick Buchanan), Charles Steinman, and Jonathan Clinton Foltz. He lived with his family in Philadelphia. Foltz died at the age of 66 in 1877.

Not much is known about Foltz’s relationship with James Buchanan, especially its origin. However, Foltz often called Buchanan his best friend and seemed to be a constant support of Buchanan for President, campaigning heavily for him leading up to the 1848 and 1856 elections (Foltz was stationed in South America in 1852).

Works Cited:

Franklin and Marshall College Archives and Special Collections. Jonathan Messersmith Foltz Papers, MS 21 Finding Aid. Lancaster, PA: Franklin and MarshallCollege, 2013. Accessed June 9, 2015. http://library.fandm.edu/archives/mscoll/jmfoltz.pdf.

Foltz, Charles S. Surgeon of the Seas: The Adventurous Life of Surgeon General Jonathan M. Foltz In the Days of Wooden Ships, Told from His Notes of the Moment Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931.

"Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith.” In Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton, 1900. Accessed June 9, 2015. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography/Foltz,_Jonathan_Messersmith.

 

Source of Acquisition: Unknown.

Custodial History (Provenance): These documents were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to LancasterCounty’s Historical Society archives in the Spring of 2009.

Accruals:  No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:James Buchanan Family Papers (JBFP), Part 7, Series 1, Box 1, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org.

Subject Headings:

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

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

Ship physicians.

United States -- Navy -- Surgeons.

United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Mexican War, 1846-1848.

South America -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Related Materials

James Buchanan Family Papers (JBFP), Part 1, Series 1, LancasterHistory.org.

James Buchanan Family Papers (JBFP), Part 6, Papers of H.B. Swarr, Series 1, LancasterHistory.org

Coleman Papers Collection (MG-275), Series 1, LancasterHistory.org.

Andrew J. Steinman Collection (MG-66), LancasterHistory.org.

Charles S. Foltz, Surgeon of the Seas: The Adventurous Life of Surgeon General Jonathan M. Foltz In the Days of Wooden Ships, Told from His Notes of the Moment. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931. LancasterHistory.org, Call # 923.5 F671f

Jonathan Messersmith Foltz Papers (MS  21), Archives and Special Collections, Franklin and Marshall College.

[J. M. Foltz Medical lecture notes, 1825-1829], Health Sciences Library Historical Collections, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Jonathan Messersmith Foltz papers, 1829-1871, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, DC.

James Buchanan Collection, MC 1998.10, Box 1, Folder 9, Dickinson College.

Processing History:  Processed and finding aid prepared by SM, May-June 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.


Series 1

Subseries 1

Folder 1 Philadelphia, 9 March 1831

Letter to James Buchanan describing Foltz’s examination to qualify as a Naval Surgeon. (1item, 1 piece)

Folder 2 Bedford Springs, 17 August 1841

Letter to James Buchanan regarding his absence at the springs and reactions toward Governor Porter’s veto. (1item, 1 piece)

Folder 3 CampIsabel—near the Mouth of the Rio Brava, 10 May 1846

Letter to James Buchanan describing the events of the Mexican-American war that Foltz witnessed. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 4 FortPolk—Point Isabel Texas, 14 May 1846

Letter to James Buchanan which goes into more detail about the current situation in Texas and Mexico, including Foltz’s departure from the area.

Sketch of the location of various military positions in Mexico and Texas during the Mexican-American War, by J.M. Foltz. Shows General Taylor’s position, the Road to Point Isabel, Matamoros on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, and FortPolk on Point Isabel. Foltz also makes notations of the batteries, specific battlegrounds and squadrons.

(2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 5 U.S. Ship Raritan off Vera Cruz, 30 May 1846

Letter to James Buchanan describing Mr. Diamond, a mutual acquaintance, who has been involved in some capacity with the Mexican-American War. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 6 U.S. Ship Raritan off Vera Cruz, 11 June 1846

Letter to James Buchanan recounting and describing the current political climate in Mexico, much of the information comes from British soldiers Foltz meets. He describes a recent meeting of the Mexican Congress, support for Santa Anna, and the current state of certain Mexican ports. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 7 U.S.S. Raritan off Vera Cruz, 25 September 1846

Letter to James Buchanan relates how some Mexican troops want to prolong the war and how easily a number of coast towns could be captured. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 8 Washington, 22 April 1847

Letter to James Buchanan reminding him that Foltz would be willing to accompany him on any future visits to Mexico. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 9 U.S. Hotel Philadelphia, 29 May 1847

Letter to James Buchanan recounting a letter Foltz heard about, from a captain stationed in Mexico City, which describes the current state of Mexican politics—especially regarding Santa Anna. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 10 Lancaster, 14 November 1847

Letter to James Buchanan recapping recent conversations with or opinions from other potential candidates to the Baltimore convention. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 11 Lancaster, 15 November 1847

Letter to James Buchanan providing more information about potential candidates and their stances or opinions, specifically the establishment of a Taylor-focused paper. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 12 Philadelphia, 23 November 1847

Letter to James Buchanan updates him even further on candidate matters including a recent meeting of his Democrat supporters. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 13 [December 1947]

Letter to James Buchanan describing a meeting held by his supporters the previous night. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 14 Markoe House, Philadelphia5 January 1848

Letter to James Buchanan provides him with results from the elections and reiterates Foltz’s optimism for Buchanan. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 15 Lancaster28 February 1848

Letter to James Buchanan reporting news on his popularity and supporters, and Foltz mentions an upcoming meeting of supporters in Harrisburg. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 16 Harrisburg 2 March [1848]

Letter to James Buchanan detailing the progress of the meetings in Harrisburg, including how many delegates will support him and other delegates Foltz wants to speak with. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 17 Harrisburg, 3 March 1848

Letter to James Buchanan describing the convention taking place in which will describe the choice of nominee for the Baltimore Convention (the 1848 Democratic National Convention.  (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 18 Barnums, Baltimore, 12 May 1848

Letter to James Buchanan communicating more information about the upcoming Convention and Foltz’s sentiments about the war in Mexico. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 19 Barnums, [19 May 1848]

Letter to James Buchanan further informs him of the situation at the Baltimore Convention, the type of speech that should be given in support of a candidate from Pennsylvania. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 20 Bedford Springs, 22 August 1848

Letter [to James Buchanan] describing Foltz’s visit to the springs at Bedford and updating him on the President, who is also visiting. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 21 Navy Yard Washington, 12 December 1849

Letter to James Buchanan discusses his recent surgery, as well as Foltz’s recent injury and more political news. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 22 Lancaster28 January 1851

Letter to James Buchanan updating him of Foltz’s reassignment to a ship based in Brazil. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 23 Barnums, Baltimore, 4 February 1851

Letter to James Buchanan further describing his dissatisfaction at being assigned to a new position in Brazil. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 24 Norfolk, Virginia, 19 March 1851

Letter to James Buchanan informing him of payments made to him for a bond, as well as the current political climate in Norfolk. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 25 Norfolk, Virginia, 25 March 1851

Letter to James Buchanan relaying messages about and from his friends and why Foltz’s ship has not sailed yet.

Newspaper clipping (written by Foltz) entitled: “Steam Navigation to Rio,” which describes potential trading in South and Central American.

(2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 26 U.S. Ship Jamestown, Norfolk, 19 April 1851

Letter to James Buchanan enclosing an article written about him in a Norfolk newspaper  (in reference to a letter he sent to the paper) and telling him that Foltz’s ship has finally been commissioned.

Newspaper clipping describing Buchanan’s qualities for President and supporting him as a potential candidate. It references a letter the paper received from Buchanan.

(2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 27 U.S. Ship, Jamestown, Norfolk, 5 May 1857

Letter to James Buchanan to enclosing an allotment note from Foltz’s Navy salary to pay off a bond and to make some investments in Foltz’s name. Foltz also writes about the political climate he has observed in Virginia and the Carolinas. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 28 U.S. Ship Jamestown, Norfolk, 29 May 1851

Letter to James Buchanan asks for his guidance on establishing a household once he is married. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 29 U.S. Ship Jamestown, Buenos Ayres 4 October 1851

Letter to James Buchanan describes, in detail, the current political and military events in South America during Foltz’s deployment with the Navy.

Second, partial letter [to James Buchanan] describes more of the situation in South America and the current politics back home in Pennsylvania.

(2 items, 3 pieces)

Folder 30 RioJaneiro, U. S.S. Jamestown, 23 October 1851

Letter to James Buchanan updates him on the surrender of Oribe, ending the siege on Montevideo. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 31 U. S. S. Jamestown, at Sea, 1 June 1852

Letter to James Buchanan addresses the recent political news from the States and what is occurring in South America. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 32 U. S.S. Jamestown, Buenos Ayres 1 September 1852

Letter to James Buchanan describing his reactions to the results of the Baltimore Convention and also the various ministers Foltz encounters in South America.

(2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 33 Buenos Ayres, 2 November 1852

Letter to James Buchanan passes along more information on the political situation in Argentina and Uruguay. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 34 Buenos Ayres, 4 March 1853

Letter to James Buchanan discussing the recent Presidential elections, Foltz’s Navy ship, and the political climate in Argentina. (2 items, 2 pieces)

Folder 35 Buenos Ayres, 20 March 1853

Letter to James Buchanan passes along the name of an acquaintance—Mr. Lemuel Wells. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 36 U. S.S. Jamestown, Monte Video, 25 December 1853

Letter to James Buchanan expressing Foltz’s opinion on the U.S. Navy at the present moment. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 37 U. S. S. Jamestown, off Pernambuco, Brazil, 25 March 1854

Letter to James Buchanan recounting how Foltz’s ship ran aground. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 38 Lancaster, 8 June 1854

Letter to James Buchanan inviting him to Foltz wedding and describing his return to Pennsylvania after three years at sea. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 39 Philadelphia, 9 August 1855

Letter to James Buchanan anticipating his return to the United States and discussing the Abolitionists. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 40 Philadelphia, 22 November 1855

Letter to James Buchanan commenting on the political situations in England and the U.S. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 41 Philadelphia, 30 January 1856

Letter to James Buchanan urging him to stay in Europe until the Fall, after the Presidential election. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 42 Philadelphia, 13 October 1856

Letter to James Buchanan describing the support for him, leading up to the election. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 43 Philadelphia, 23 February 1857

Letter to James Buchanan alerting him of an epidemic at an hotel and advises him to stay at another location. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 44 Philadelphia, 7 April 1857

Letter to J.B. Henry recommending Captain DuPont as commander for a specific Navy ship. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 45 Philadelphia, 18 July 1857

Letter to James Buchanan describes current affairs in Philadelphia and informs him that Foltz’s wife will have a baby soon. Foltz writes that if the baby is a boy, they will name him after Buchanan. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 46 Philadelphia, 28 July 1857

Letter to James Buchanan recommending he visit Wheatland to rest and recover. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 47 Philadelphia, 9 December 1857

Letter to Dr. J. Blake asking for information on appointment that was reported on in the Lancaster Herald Examiner. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 48 Philadelphia, 1 January 1858

Letter to James Buchanan about a recent meeting of Stephen Douglas supporters and Foltz’s long relationship with Buchanan. (1 item, 1 piece)

Folder 49 Philadelphia, 24 April 1858

Letter to J.B. Henry questioning why Foltz has not be appointed to a certain position as was promised or announced. (1 item, 1 piece)

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Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers

Call Number: JBFP

22 boxes     7 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South

Scope and Content Note: The James Buchanan Family Papers include correspondence, financial and legal documents, ephemera, newspaper articles, sheet music, and campaign and political documents. Please see the scope and content notes for each Part and Series for more information.

Creators:  Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.

Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903.

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

System of Arrangement: The James Buchanan Family Papers collection is divided into eight (8) parts. Each part is further divided into series and subseries.

Part 1  Papers of James Buchanan

Part 2  Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston

Part 3  Papers of James Buchanan Henry

Part 4  Papers of Edward Young Buchanan

Part 5  Papers of Other Members of the Buchanan Family

Part 6  Papers of Hiram B. Swarr

Part 7  Papers of J. M. Foltz

Part 8  Papers of Others (not part of the family)

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

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

Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Latin

Source of Acquisition: The documents in JBFP, Part 2 were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

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

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

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

Subject Headings:

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

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

United States. President (1857-1861 : Buchanan) (LHo-LOC n 78095552)

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

Business records.

Letters.

Politics.

Washington (D.C.)

Baltimore (Md.)

Lancaster (Pa.)

Related Materials: MG-96 James Buchanan Collection

Historical Society of Pennsylavnia miicrofim in the LancasterHistory.org Research Library

Photograph collections

Curatorial collections

Wheatland Mansion

Processing History: Finding aids were created following DACS conventions.

 
Buchanan: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 1 Correspondence, 1848-1902 Print Email

Call Number: JBFP, Part 2, Series 1 

1 box     71 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South

Scope and Content Note:  James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2, Series 1, the correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston is divided into two subseries. Series 1, Subseries 1 contains letters written by Harriet Lane Johnston to James Buchanan in 1848, to Lily Macalester and Charles Macalester from 1850 to 1874, to Lois Buchanan in 1868, to Hiram B. Swarr from 1868-1871, to Mary Speer from 1881 to 1901 and a few others. Series 1, Subseries 2 contains letters written to Harriet Lane Johnston from Captain W. R. Palmer, Alfred Pleasanton, Laura Pleasanton, Isaac E. Hiester and others from 1854 to 1897, including several describing Washington, D.C. in 1861.

Creators: Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903.

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

System of Arrangement: Part 2, Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston, is arranged into six series.

Series 1 Correspondence

Subseries 1: Letters Sent

Subseries 2: Letters Received

Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents

Series 3 Ephemera

Series 4 Henry Elliott Johnston

Series 5 Miscellaneous Materials

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Language: English

Source of Acquisition: The documents in JBFP, Part 2 were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

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

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

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

Subject Headings:

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

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

Letters.

Washington (D.C.)

Baltimore (Md.)

Lancaster (Pa.)

Related Materials: James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 Papers of James Buchanan

MG-96 James Buchanan Collection

Historical Society of Pennsylavnia miicrofim in the LancasterHistory.org Research Library

Photograph collections

Curatorial collections

Wheatland Mansion

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by REC, 2012-2014. Finding aid proofread by MM, 2014-2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Series 1  Correspondence

Subseries 1   Letters Sent

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 1 [Marine Pavilion Hotel], Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, 30 July 1848

Letter to James Buchanan expressing her displeasure with Rockaway which is just as it was the previous summer. She reminds him of the medals she earned at school and asks him to take her to historic Northern towns when Congress adjourns. She says that Mr. Walker is coming but Eskridge is not, remembers the hospitality of Mrs. Dallas in Philadelphia, and asks of the health of Miss Hetty. Signed Harriette.   1 sheet folded   25 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 2 Marine Pavilion [Hotel], Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, 27 August 1848

Letter to James Buchanan begging him to visit her and take her away. She praises a concert given by pianist [Maurice] Strakosch and Miss Northall and urges him to purchase a piano like it. She advises him to direct his letters to the Marine Pavilion Rockaway to differentiate it from the town of Rockaway on Long Island. Signed Harriette L. 1 sheet folded   25 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 3   Photocopies of a series of 12 letters, the originals of which are in the library of Mount Vernon Ladies Association.

Folder 3.1 Wheatland, 9 April, 1850

Letter to Lily Macalester recounting her recent journey from Philadelphia to Lancaster, chats with Mr. Longenecker and Mr. Slaymaker, an encounter with Major Watson, the return of Lily’s brother from his travels, the many “admirers” of Lily’s aunt, especially Emerson, and asking her to send forgotten items to her by way of James Henry when he calls, in particular her corsets, an earring and her picture. 4 sheets 24 cm.

Folder 3.2 Wheatland, 27 May, 1850

Letter to Lily Macalester chatting about a letter from Lily’s Aunt Lathrop, the marriage of  Miss Hayes and Bowman, the death of Uncle Edward’s child, Lily’s friend Samuel, Mary McKennan, Miss Muhlenberg of Reading, a coming trip through several cities of Pennsylvania and perhaps Virginia Springs with Uncle, Mr. Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Macey at Wheatland, Mr. Longenecker in North Carolina to visit a gold mine, an exhibition in Lititz to be attended by “all of us” spearheaded by Eskridge, Miss Dow, the “romance” of Miss Hetty and Mr. Bear, Mr. Hamilton (ex-minister to Denmark), and the annoyance and noise of the boys. 4 sheets 24 cm.

Folder 3.3 Lealand Cottage, Black Gang Chine, Isle of Wight, 29 August 1855

Letter to Lily Macalester enjoying a cottage rented by Mrs. Shapter far from London with a crashing ocean at her feet and refusing to leave when Uncle and Mr. Appleton called for her; mentioning the visit to London of the Corcorans and Louly, their child, and that Mr. C. is happy; commenting on the Queen’s visit to France; saying she and Uncle will depart for home on 6 October, even though his successor has not been named; expressing her regrets in leaving such a beautiful country; coming visit to nearby Carisbrooke Castle; commenting on the health of Mrs. Plitts and her friendship with Mrs. Lathrop; and expressing astonishment at the adventures of Mrs. F. Brown. 2 sheets 16 cm.

Folder 3.4 Wheatland, Tuesday, 4 November 1856

Letter to Lily Macalester asking her pardon for not writing earlier; Mrs. Plitt still at Wheatland; Uncle well and calm as he awaits the outcome of the election today; wishing Lily had written more as a political writer; Robert Eden’s former dark red moustache; Eskridge getting along well using a crutch and cane; the toll that the campaign took on the family; in the election “right will prevail”; Emily Schaumburg’s staying with the Porters; Colonel Pleasonton’s engagement to a widow with many children and Addy’s reaction; and suggests that Lily’s father might follow the same example to give Lily some children to play with. 4 sheets 18 cm.

Folder 3.5 Soldier’s Home, [Washington, D.C.], Saturday, 5 September 1857

Letter to Lily Macalester anticipating her visit with her father to Wheatland; the President and Mr. Henry send regards. 2 sheets folded.   18 cm.

Folder 3.6 Soldier’s Home, [Washington, D.C.], Wednesday, 18 August 1858

Letter to Lily Macalester recounting in humorous terms the romantic adventures of Lily’s father, regretting that she is not in Bedford with the others, pleading with her not to stay too long at West Point lest the President and Gov. Floyd become upset, relating the latest exploits of Mr. Henry, the Major, Gov. Powell, and Gov. Floyd, remembering a fond excursion to Mt. Vernon and Mr. Schell’s gift of a stone bracelet to Harriet, returning the packet “money for papers,” the improvement in the health of Uncle, and the death of her pet Nettle. 6 sheets folded. 20 cm.

Folder 3.7 Executive Mansion, Tuesday, 29 November 1859

Letter to Lily Macalester mentioning her own association with Banks, Miles and Mowry and Lily’s association with the Lieut., Will Blanchard, Porter, Korty, Mr. Robb and the Dr. and also news about Mrs. Plitt, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Cobb and the Floyds.  4 sheets folded. 18 cm. Envelope 8 x 14 cm. addressed to Miss Macalester, Charles Macalester, Esq. Philadelphia.

Folder 3.8 Executive Mansion, Sunday, 17 June, [1860]

Letter to Lily Macalester chatting about their male acquaintances Mandeville, Schell, Charles Wister, Dayton, Pringle, Blondeel, Bernard Barton and Captain Lee; expressing approval of Lily’s admirer Berghmans, and wondering, “What possessed Korty with the idea I had ‘grown stout.’” She also mentions President Buchanan, Ellen Wilson and Harriet, as well as The Mill on the Floss, bracelets, rowing, and strawberries.

[Two dates written in later hands are 1855, 1860. Since James Buchanan was not in The White House in 1855 and The Mill on the Floss was published in 1860, the second date was chosen.]   6 sheets folded.   19 cm.

Folder 3.9 Wheatland, Lancaster 12 February 1862

Letter to Charles Macalester referring to his future happiness, Annie Buchanan’s visit to Wheatland, the sudden death of Murray Rush, and thanking him for reporting on Korty’s financial position. 2 sheets folded 18 cm.

Folder 3.10 Wheatland, 7 July 1862

Letter to Charles Macalester expressing happiness that Lily has returned home, declining an invitation to visit Lily so soon after her trip, reminding him of his promise to visit Lancaster, and enclosing a note for Lily. 1 sheet folded 18 cm.

Folder 3.11 Brevoort House [Hotel], Fifth Avenue [New York] 11 December 1873

Letter to Lily Macalester relating her sadness at the death of Lily’s father. Envelope addressed to Madame Berghmans, 1016 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. 2 sheets folded. 18 cm.

Folder 3.12 120 Park Street [Baltimore], 27 March 1874

Letter to Lily Macalester thanking her for the memorial to Lily’s father, regretting not hearing from her more often and mentioning Buchanan’s illness, Ella Kerr, and Lily’s new house in Washington.   2 sheets folded. 17 cm.

 

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 4 56 Harley St., [London] Wednesday 4 July [1855]

Letter to Mr. Blomfield concerning a party to be given on the 5th by Mrs. Fletcher Norton and the Lord Mayor’s water party. 2 sheets 16 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 5 Wheatland, Lancaster, 5 September 1861

Letter to Mr. Rush seeking a lieutenancy in a regiment of Civil War soldiers being raised by his brother, Richard, for a deserving son of neighbor Rev. John Nevin. 2 sheets 18 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 6 Wheatland, Lancaster, 11 July 1863

Letter to Miss Mary acknowledging her latest letter and inviting her to stop by on her way home; saying that Miss Hetty is not well but improving; Uncle hopes Mrs. Elsegood will accompany Mary on her visit. 1 sheet. 11 x 19 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1,Folder 7 Wheatland, Lancaster, Saturday morning [1868]

Letter to Lodie [Lois Buchanan] concerning the illness of James Buchanan and the doctors who have visited, instructions regarding putting away baby’s winter clothes, a “lost card,” decorating the house in Baltimore, Mr. Johnson’s horse, and Buck’s account of the family in Baltimore. [in pencil] 2 sheets folded. 21 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 8 Wheatland, [Monday, spring 1868]

Letter to Lodie [Lois Buchanan] reporting on Lodie’s father’s sermon on Sunday; visits by Buck and James; Uncle’s slight improvement that might permit Harriet to return home for a short time; departure of Lodie’s father if improvement continues; the visit of Blanche, Alice, and John Nevin and seeing John and Pattie in church; and greetings to those in Baltimore. 1 sheet folded. 18 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 9 Wheatland, [Thursday, Spring 1868]

Letter to Lodie [Lois Buchanan] with detailed instructions on spring house cleaning; sympathy that Lodie’s dress does not fit; Uncle’s interest in Baby whom she misses desperately; requesting food for Uncle; doctors coming soon; Mr. Baker due soon; pep talk to Lodie on the necessity of arrangements because of Uncle’s ill health; mentions Mr. Johnston, Graham Bowdoin, Maggie, Mrs. Kerr, Netzie, and Mary; and asks that more things be sent to her.  2 sheets. 21 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 9A 2 June 1868

Letter attributed to Harriet Lane Johnston to H. W. North, Esq. to serve as a pall bearer at the funeral of James Buchanan. Letter (1 sheet. 19 cm.) and calling card (7 x 12 cm.)edged in black with envelope with stamp and postmark (8 x 14 cm. addressed to H. M. North, Esq., Columbia, Pa. [written on edge of envelope: Buchanan, Recd June 3 1868, request to act as pall bearer.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 10 Wheatland, 21 August 1868

Letter to Lodie [Lois Buchanan] happily approving of her recent engagement; noting that Harriet, in improving health, is writing either to Oxford or Bethlehem; delivering Netzie’s messages to Miss Hetty, who also is improving; “dear little son” has been quite ill but now is a little better, is getting several teeth, loves Aunt Annie’s present, can talk and say his prayers; Lodie’s letter destroyed as promised; Mr. and Mrs. Shunk are visiting: Mrs. S. and Jane are afraid to go to York because of the fever epidemic; and love to “cousin” Alex. 1 sheet folded.   20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 11 Wheatland, 21 August 1868

Note to Hiram B. Swarr requesting the loan of his copy of The Age of August 19th and 20th. 1 sheet folded. 18 cm.  

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 12 Wheatland, 25 August 1868

Letter to Hiram B. Swarr requesting all the papers collected by Mr. Smith and any articles of interest from The Age to aid her in writing her book. She refers to a letter which she is forwarding from Mr. Johnston. Addressed to H. B. Swarr, Esq., Duke Street. 1 sheet folded. 18 cm.  

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 13 [1]20 Park Street, [Baltimore], 28 November 1868

Letter to Hiram B. Swarr enclosing receipt for money sent; concerned about the erection of a monument to James Buchanan, especially the plans of Mr. Howell and Mr. Gaddess; asking about Mr. Buchanan’s disposition of James’ canes; and asking if the amount of a loan due bears interest. [Part of top of first page torn off]   1 sheet folded. 20 cm.  

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 14   120 Park Street, [Baltimore], 6 April 1869

Letter to Hiram B. Swarr asking why she has received $5000 of her inheritance and what disposition has been made of the remaining two-thirds, preferring Pennsylvania Rail Road mortgage bonds to bonds and mortgages owned by the estate. 1 sheet folded. 23 cm.  

Series 1, Subseries 1,Folder 15 [still at Wheatland] 30 July 1869

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. North or Norris

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 16 120 Park Street, [Baltimore], 31 December 1869

Letter to Hiram B. Swarr urgently requesting that he accept the return of the papers of James Buchanan from Mr. Reed [supposed biographer] to keep them out of the hands of the Republicans, who would pervert them. 1 sheet folded. 18 cm.  

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 17 120 Park Street, [Baltimore],6 January 1870

Letter to Hiram B. Swarr acknowledging receipt of two checks and requesting that he henceforth deduct his commission before writing the checks and happy that Mr. Reed has been cooperative about James Buchanan’s papers and wishing to know who holds them now. 1 sheet. 23 cm.  

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 18 [Baltimore] 120 Park Street, [Baltimore], 19 May 1871

Letter to Hiram B. Swarr strongly declining his request to use part of her inheritance to fund the President’s biographical project; objecting to his attempt to take over the supervision of the project, but approving of the replacement of Mr. Reed by Mr. Welling and pledging the Johnstons’ support for the new author.   1 sheet folded. 20 cm.  

Series 1, Subseries 1,Folder 19 Wheatland near Lancaster, 3 July 1881

Letter to Mary Speer containing family gossip including the health of Mary’s father, the white pudding (which Henry Morris tried and failed to like, as did Harriet’s family); [son] Harry is out all day in the goat wagon and never feels tired and she hopes great improvement to report when DaCosta comes; Chand Black just left; futile attempts to send cherries to Mary, Bessie, and Carrie; son Harry is saving material of the assassinated President [Garfield]; inviting them to Wheatland with Mr. Speer as well. 2 sheets folded. 18 cm.   Envelope (7 x 12 cm.) addressed to Miss Mary C. Speer, 1st National Bank, Pittsburgh, Pa. with 3 postmarks and stamp.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 20 United States Hotel, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 2 September 1881

Letter to Mary Speer concerning the health of Cousin Charley and that of Harriet’s son Harry; invites Mary to accompany them to Europe and assured her family that they will treat her as their own daughter.   Letterhead for United States Hotel, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; 2 sheets. 23 cm.   Envelope (8 x 14 cm.) addressed to Miss Marry C Speer, 1st National Bank, Pittsburgh, Pa. with postmark and stamp mailed from Fifth Avenue Hotel, Madison Square, New York on 22 Sept 81 at 12 p.m.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 21 1739 I Street, [Washington, D. C.], 19 February 1900

Letter to Mary Speer talking of the wintry weather, May’s inability to wear the ulster because of her weak back, Charles’ bad cold, Ethel stopping by from her travels in several cities, Harriet’s wish to spend some time with Mary in a quiet spot and Lillian Pauncefote’s wedding. Letter (1 sheet folded, 17 cm.) and envelope (9 x 12 cm.) edged in black; envelope with stamp and postmark addressed to Miss Mary C. Speer, Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Postmark on reverse of envelope marked Rec’d, Feb 20, 1900.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 22 At sea [13 June 1900]

Letter to Mary Speer describing voyage to Liverpool on slow ship with uninteresting passengers except for Bishop Dudley and Dora Mudock from Baltimore; Mary not well enough to travel to Scotland after Chester; and Charley Richardson having attached himself to them aboard ship. Stationery (1 sheet folded, 20 cm.) of the R. M. S. Majestic, envelope (11 x 13 cm.) postmarked with stamp at Chester, England, Ju 14, 00 addressed to Miss Mary C. Speer, Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U S of America. Postmark on reverse of envelope marked Rec’d Jun 23, 1900.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 23 1539 I Street Washington, D.C., 10 December 1900

Letter to Mary Speer mentioning meeting Willy Kuhn in New York with whom she discussed Mary’s forthcoming European trip; mentioning Mary, Louise and Charlie’s visit to the Horse Show in New York; inviting Louise and Mary to visit in Washington; deploring the overdone custom of sending flowers to debutantes, but enjoying Mary Carlisle’s tea; noting the death of Mrs. Washington McLean and the improved health of Mr. Carlisle; attending the Curry-Connelly wedding; noting that Jane Fraser is still in St. Louis even though the health of her mother has improved; George at home and she and May very busy; and Mrs. Hornsby lives on the block.   Letter (17 x 11 cm.) and envelope (9 x 12 cm.) addressed to Miss Mary C. Speer, Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, postmarked Washington, 10 Dec 1900 at 2 p.m. and postmarked from Pittsburgh Dec. 11 at 4 a.m. Both edged in black.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 24  Mt. Vernon Hotel, Monument Street West, Baltimore, Tuesday night [29 October 1901]

Letter to Mary Speer announcing her safe arrival in Baltimore on the train; mentioning Mrs. John Morris and Louise, the Davises, Mrs. Lehr, Miss Riggs, Louise Dawson, Sydney Price, Mrs. McRea, Aunt Annie, Mme. Elise and Mr. Murphy; and wishing love to cousin Charley, Sarah, Louise, and Mary. Letter (26 cm.) and envelope (9 x 15) addressed to Miss Mary C. Speer, Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, postmarked Baltimore, 30 Oct 1901 at 1 p.m. and postmarked from Pittsburgh Oct. 31 4 a.m.

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 25 [Unknown], 24 January 1902

Letter to Louise expressing grief at the condition of cousin Charley; praising the Cassatt-Stewart wedding; glad that Hank Riggs’ mother is better; glad that May has a young friend, Ethel Kennedy, here with her; excusing Mary from her visit on the 30th, but expects her on 6th February. 1 sheet edged in black (26 cm) and blank envelope not matching stationery (14 x 9).

Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 26 No place, no date.

Bottom half of a letter to Mary [Speer?] commenting on the elegant shawl; leaving for Bedford; love to Mrs. VanDyke; and kind regards from the President. 1 sheet.   12 x 12 cm.

 

Series 1  Correspondence

Subseries 2  Letters Received

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 1 London, 2 August 1854

Note from M. [?] Somerset lamenting his inability to be useful to her Ladyship on this wet night.   1 sheet. 18 cm. Envelope [6 x 10 cm.] addressed to Miss Lane, 56 Harley Street. Intact seal in red wax on back.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 2 [Washington], 15 August 1856

Letter from Alfred Pleasanton expressing his choice for a trip to Canada; his delight in taking Clemmie’s advice to borrow silverware from Mrs. Turnbull just in time to entertain (he is a soldier); his meeting with General Harney’s married daughter and French son-in-law who are on their way to St. Louis; his meeting with Col. Geary, governor of Kansas, who is certain that he can contain the trouble there; promising to work for James Buchanan if he consents to their trip; and learning that the black Republicans in Congress have stopped insisting that troops be removed from Kansas. 1 sheet folded. 18 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 3   Fort Myers, Florida, 13 December 1856

Letter from Alfred Pleasanton congratulating Harriet on the election and her concomitant elevation to first lady; warning her that in her new position she will have to use all her skills to discern the truth; predicting great popularity for Florida as soon as General Harney is able to remove all of the Indians; and noting that the general’s father-in-law, Mr. Mullanphy, once offered James Buchanan land in St. Louis if he would go out there. 2 sheets folded. 18 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 4   New York,   31 December 1859

Penciled note accompanying a New Year’s gift from Mr. Schell to Miss Lane expressing his high regard for Miss Lane and his deepest obligation to the President. Written in the third person and unsigned. 1 sheet. 15 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 5   Washington,   9 May 1861

Letter from Ella Magruder describing her preparation to leave Washington and her family’s travel plans as well as her father’s resignation of his commission rather than fight against his country’s flag. [Letter is overwritten.] 1 sheet folded. 20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 6  York, Pennsylvania,   13 May 1861

Letter from A. J. Glossbrenner apologizing for not yet having arranged the President’s papers stored in the attic at Wheatland and relaying rumors of fighting in Kentucky and Illinois. 1 sheet folded with bottom two-thirds of back sheet removed. 20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 7   Washington,16 May 1861

Letter from Captain W. R. Palmer saying he is happy to forward her letters to Mrs. S. S. Lee who is not in good spirits and has left for the home of Mrs. Fitzhugh by whom Capt. Lee was brought up; referring to mutual friends Lord Lyons, Captain Magruder, Mrs. Wilson, the Ledyards and Mrs. Buchanan.  1 sheet 20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 8   [Washington], Coast Survey Office,   Monday 29 April 1861

Letter from Captain W. R. Palmer saying he is happy to forward her letter to Captain Lee; that he allowed his niece Angela Turner to drive with Mrs. Palmer to Arlington and along the way they found Captain Lee sitting on a trunk; and that he still hopes a bloody war may be avoided. 1 sheet folded. 24 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 9   Washington,   7 June 1861

Letter from Ellen Woodbury relating the excitement in the city with the bands and officers there; attending a dinner at the White House where she was seated between Mr. Smith and Commander Stewart and describing Mrs. Lincoln and the livery and demeanor of the retained servants; meeting Mrs. Lincoln’s half-brother now in the Southern army; and making friends with some secretaries to get West Point appointments for two “very nice fellows.” 2 sheets. 19 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 10   Washington, Sunday morning 14 July 1861

Letter from Captain W. R. Palmer relating how much he and his family miss her; enumerating how many have been promoted over him; and describing a military expedition in which he participated.   2 sheets; 20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 11   Lancaster, 17 September 1870

Letter from Isaac E. Hiester on behalf of James Buchanan’s executors requesting that Harriet send the ex-president’s papers to them where they will be stored in a bank in Philadelphia until they can be placed in the hands of a new biographer to replace the one who declined the task.  1 sheet folded. 25 cm. The original letter can be found is in Folder 32.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 12   Staines, England, 12 Ju 1872

Envelope addressed to H. L. Johnston, 21A. Book Street, Hanover Square, London, with two other postmarks on the back with an embossed seal. [written on back of envelope “Ascot, Prince of Wales.”] 1 penny stamp attached. 7 x 13 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 13   Hagerstown, Maryland, 9 February 1897

Letter from Col. H. Kyd Douglas recounting his attendance at Buchanan’s inauguration as part of an escort from Franklin & Marshall College and his subsequent graduation with a diploma signed by the President, his presence at the John Brown raid, his wounds and the kindness of Henry E. Johnston, and commanding the brigade which fired the last Confederate shot at Appomattox. Envelope addressed to Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnston, Washington, D.C., with 2-cent stamp attached. 3 leaves folded. 20 cm. [written on the side of the envelope: “A beautiful interesting letter from Col. H. Kid Douglas Ans. Feb 14, 97]

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 14 Hagerstown, Maryland, 16 February 1897

Letter from Col. H. Kyd Douglas noting that he had not visited Lancaster since the death of Prof. Nevin; and recalling a speech he made with Col. [John] W. Forney at the Fulton Opera House during the Hancock campaign in which he referred to Forney leaving the Democratic party and himself leaving the Union, both “only to return later.” 1 sheet folded. 21 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 15   Hagerstown, Maryland, 7 June 1901

Letter from Col. H. Kyd Douglas regretting that business in court prevented his traveling to Mercersburg to see her dedicate a portrait of James Buchanan; and recalling once again the events of Buchanan’s inauguration. 1 sheet folded 14 cm. Envelope (7 x 12 cm.) addressed to HLJ at 1739 “I” Street, Washington, DC; franking, postmark, and stamp from Hagerstown, wax seal on back with a second franking and postmark from Washington, D. C.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 16   No place, 30 March 1854

Letter from Alfred Pleasonton commenting on Charles’ change of personality for the worse, the illness of Clemmie [Clementina Pleasonton], and the parties at Mrs. Carroll’s, Mrs. Davis’, Mrs. Markoe’s, Mrs. Senator Thompson’s, and Mrs. Sumner’s, where he met his “destiny.”

Letter from Laura Pleasonton (written on the end of Alfred’s) recounting the illness of Clemmie and Laura’s “attending to” the Wainwright affair. 2 sheets folded. 16 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 17   Washington, 3 April [1856-1860]

Letter from William Palmer promising to send her his portrait, mentioning his visit home where he saw Mr. Plitt, referring to the disconsolate Captain Lee, the Rev. Mr. Pyne agreeing to stay on following an inspiring address by Mr. Carlisle, attending a reception at the Navy Yard for the wedding of one of Com. Buchanan’s daughters, and the mourning of Mrs. Harris on the death of the Colonel’s two brothers. 1 sheet folded. 19 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 18   Washington, 28 April [1865]

Letter from Mary E. Gwin lamenting the situation in Washington with its swarms of Union soldiers, referring to her husband [William McKendree Gwin, former senator from California], her outrage at the rumor of the marriage of Harriet to Mr. Carlisle, her inability to convince her soon-to-be-married cook to leave Washington to work for Harriet, and describing with contempt the new coat of arms at the White House. 1 sheet folded. 24 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 19   [Washington] July 17 [1861]

Letter from William Palmer to Harriet Lane explaining his delay in writing since he is regulating the Georgetown to Virginia military ferry, mentioning Harriet Buchanan and the President, and expressing confidence that the Union forces under General Mansfield will drive the Confederates out of Fairfax Courthouse and Manassas. 1 sheet folded. 23 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 20 Washington,   26 August [1861-1865]

Letter from Alma L. Franklin to Harriet Lane enclosing photographs and describing the activities of General [William Buel] Franklin and the four New York regiments he will command; General McClellan’s review of General McCall’s division; her disgust with the rebels; the signs of war passing through the city; and her hopes for an end to the struggle. 1 sheet folded . 21 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 21 17 E Street, Washington, 17 August [1861-1865]

Letter from Josephine Seaton to Harriet Lane enclosing a message in French from Chevalier P. Massone of Naples praising Harriet’s beauty and spirit and enclosing his address; hoping that her uncle recovers from his illness soon and remembering the high regard in which he is held by her family; regretting the passing of the old society in Washington which can be partially restored only by Harriet’s return. 1 sheet folded.   22 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 22 Philadelphia,   20 October

Letter from Lizzie Norris informing Harriet, whom she calls Hatty, that she will receive an invitation to Korty [Mr. Kortright] and Mattie’s wedding and that apparently Mattie is unaware of the former flirtation between Korty and Harriet in the White House. 1 sheet folded . 21 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 23   Washington, 23 October [1867]

Letter from Laura Pleasonton to Harriet Lane welcoming her back from her trip abroad and catching her up on the death of Louise Corcoran in Paris; relating rumors about Harriet’s engagement to “some Duke or Earl “ or Mr. Tyson; mentioning that Laura’s sister now lived in Philadelphia near Mrs. Henry Reed; imparting news of Jessie’s death, Miss Hetty’s illness from eating oysters, Mrs. Boyer’s broken spine, and many details of Emily’s death; looking forward to receiving her collection of autographs; and their disappointment to have missed James Henry while in Lancaster. 1 sheet. 20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 24   Wheeling, Virginia,   December 10th [1857-1860]  

Letter from E. L Houston, née Nora Gibson, to Harriet Lane renewing their school relationship and asking for her influence in obtaining for her stepson, Archibald W. Houston, a state appointment to West Point. 1 sheet folded . 20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 25 Washington, D C. Monday 22nd [1856]

Letter from Alfred Pleasanton responding to her note acknowledging receipt of “Niagara trifles;” expressing happiness that James Buchanan was so well received in Philadelphia and is sure he will win Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey; doubting that Miss Cutts is marrying for love; distressed that his sisters Clemmie and Laura have taken up gambling; looking forward to Dan Rice’s circus; and offering his services to the campaign of her uncle. 1 sheet folded . 21 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 26 Envelope addressed to Miss Lane, Staten Island. No franking, no stamp. 8 x 15 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 27   London, 11 March 1864

Letter from Baring Brothers & Co. to Mrs. Harriet R. Lane, Wheatlands, Pennsylvania, showing the current amount of her account and with regards from Mr. Sturgis to her and Mr. Buchanan. 1 sheet folded; 25 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 28   Mt. Ida,   May 29 1884

Letter from Nahum Capen to Harriet Lane Johnston referring to the forty letters that he had received from President Buchanan. The letters had been relayed from Mr. Reed to Mr. Curtis to Rev. Dr. Buchanan, who has unpacked 18 of them and not yet found the paper giving the conversation between President Buchanan and Col. Benton. Mr. Capen would like to give her his index to the letters and visit her in Baltimore if she wishes. 1 sheet folded. 20 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 29   Lancaster, 23 November 1868

Letter from Charles M. Howell to Mrs. Henry E. Johnston explaining that the weight of James Buchanan’s tomb will be carried by an interior brick arch; asserting that the plan differs only slightly from the wishes of Mr. Buchanan, unlike the draft which he received from Mr. Johnston which is very pretty; and that H. W. Swarr and E. Y. Buchanan have approved the plan. 1 sheet 25 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 30  Baltimore,    28 February 1874

Envelope to H. B. Swarr, Esq., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on which is written a note by Swarr: Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnston Rec’d Feb 28, 1874 in answer to my letter of the 20th inst. concerning Mr. Reed’s offer to resume the Biography. Monogram of HLJ on reverse. With stamp and postmark from Baltimore, Feb 27, 8 p.m. 7 x 12 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 31   11 envelopes postmarked 1852 through 1868 addressed to Miss Harriet Lane or to Mrs. Henry E. Johnston and one to Mrs. George W. Baker. Five are addressed care of Wilson M’Candless, Wm. J. B. Lane, Frederick Brown, Esq., George Plett, Esquire, or Robert Tyler, Esquire. Three from James Buchanan carry his signature and free franking, one has an intact seal; 2 others carry intact seals; 3 carry stamps; 2 are marked “paid”; 7 carry postmarks; and one has no markings. 10 are 8 x 14 cm.; One is 8 x 15 cm.

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 32   17 September 1870

Letter from Isaac E. Hiester to Harriet Lane Johnston requesting that she send all remaining papers of James Buchanan to the executors of the estate, by whom they will be arranged and endorsed before their deposit for the use of the future biographer when chosen. 1 page folded. 25 cm. A manuscript copy of the letter is in Folder 11.

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 13 Lancaster County Bird Club and Other Organizations, 1978-2010 Print Email
June 3, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 13 LCBC and Other Organizations, 1978-2010

1 box     5 folders     .25 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 13 contains correspondence and documents related to the Lancaster County Bird Club's associations with the Audubon Society, New York Zoological Park, Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology, Hawk Mountain and the Lancaster County Conservancy. 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.

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 9

Series 13 Lancaster County Bird Club and Other Organizations

Series 13, Box 9, Folder 1 Audubon Society

Contact information for the Pennsylvania Audubon Society. March 2010.

Letter to Clarence Martin from Thomas Troy, regional representative in response to an inquiry sent regarding attending the Audubon Ecology Workshop in Connecticut. 10 December 1984. Attached is the original letter sent to Thomas Troy from Clarence Martin asking questions. 5 November 1984.

Confirmation of registration for attendance at Camps & Workshops being held in Connecticut. 11 April 1996.

Audubon’s Agenda 2002. Contains conserving America’s birds, educating the public on conservation, preserving wildlife refugees, promoting grassroots actions, restoring the Everglade and other Wetlands, conserving ocean life, and protecting endangered, threatened or imperiled wildlife.

CBC Rare Bird Documentation Form. Information included is the count name, code, species, date of observation, place, observer, observation details, past experience, references/advice consulted, with a signature and date. The form is to be sent to the Audubon Society and if there are any questions observers are instructed to email. 15 February 2010.

 

Series 13, Box 9, Folder 2 Audubon Society Correspondence 1982 – 2002

Letter to Edward Brigham from Patricia Witmer, Corresponding Secretary concerning the possibility of the Club changing it’s status from an affiliate to a chapter within the Audubon. 24 April 1982.

Letter to Patricia Witmer from Walter Pomeroy, Regional Vice President National Audubon Society about providing help for the Club if they do choose to become a chapter instead of an affiliate. Included are answer to three questions that were raised regarding the dues structure and any changes that would result, incorporation of laws, and dictations from national. The offer for Walter Pomeroy to attend a meeting and discuss this information is made. 7 May 1982.

Paperwork regarding the Chapter Dues Split National Audubon Society 1982 including classification, fee and amount to chapter.

National Audubon Society information for chapter organizers noting when an organization can apply for chapter status as well as what materials to submit. Including certification of full chapter status: requirements to be met by a provisional chapter, requirements for maintenance of full chapter status, and the recommended activities for Audubon chapters.

Audubon Society Constitution, including Article I-name, Article II-purpose with two sections. Also included are Bylaws; Article I-membership with seven sections, Article II-membership with six sections, Article III-board of directors with eight sections, Article IV-officers with ten sections, Article V- nominating committee with three sections, Article VI-other committees with three sections and named list of other committees, Article VII-commitments, Article VIII-discontinuance, Article IX-amendments, Article X-parliamentary authority and Article XI-construction with two sections.

Letter to Walter Pomeroy from Patricia Witmer thanking him for the help but indicating that the Bird Club will not become a chapter and will remain an affiliate. 24 May 1982.

Letter to Patricia Witmer from Walter Pomeroy showing appreciation for recent letter stating the Club’s decision but also noting the possibility of incorporation. There is a recommendation that the Club look into applying for tax deductible status. 1 June 1982.

Letter to Patricia Witmer from Edna Earle Russel, Membership Department. Confirmation of payment was received concerning affiliate dues and an explanation of the confusion is supplied. 28 March 1995.

Letter to National Audubon Society Field Service Department, from Patricia Witmer requesting or inquiring about whether the Audubon Society had any free or low-cost clip art that the Club could use. 13 July 1998.

Letter to Patricia Witmer, fro Edna Earle Russell. Answer regarding the previous letter concerning clip art indicating that due to the Audubon Society using desktop publication software any clip art that they use is paid for downloaded for free via the internet and stating that much information was lost when they relocated including the previously mentioned clip art from the first inquiry. 15 March 1999.

Second Mountain Hawk Watch Assn. 2001 Fall Migration bulletin. Included is a list of the Board of Directors, general update, bird watch October – December 2001, and summary list for Fall 2001. 5 February 2002. Attached is a notice for the Second Mountain Hawk Watch Assn. Annual Spring Banquet. 7 April 2002.

Letter to Jonathan from Pat concerning a call made to the National Audubon Society about dues and how the NAS no longer has affiliates that to remain a part of NAS they will need to become a chapter. In addition, she notes that she has the check that was meant for NAS and will return it later. 30 July 2002.

Letter to Patricia Witmer from Lynn Tennefoss, Director of Field Support explaining that they are no longer continuing the Affiliate Program and suggests alternatives to remain a part of NAS. If there are any questions or if they would like to follow through with a suggestion they are to call Cindy. The Club is also asked to immediately remove any identification of the Club as an affiliate of NAS as they are no longer members. 12 August 2002.

 

Series 13, Box 9, Folder 4 Audubon Society

“A Guide to Critical Bird Habitat in Pennsylvania” compiled by Gary J. Crossley. Produced by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society Important Bird Areas Program. Copyright 1999.

 

Series 13, Box 9, Folder 5 Other Organizations

Letter to the New York Zoological Park in New York, from Jan Witmer, Corresponding Secretary noting the Clubs interest in visiting the aviary. Inquiries are made regarding the rates, the location, lunch options, and directions regarding their transportation choice. 27 May 1978.

Excerpts from the “Philadelphia Birdline” beginning 11 December 1981 continuing though to 24 January 1983.

The Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology. Contains from the president’s desk, 2002 Poole Award given posthumously to Phillips Street, PSO website input requested, the Conservation Corner, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid threatens state’s hemlocks, the raven reporter, cerulean warbler SAP locations, golden-winged warbler SAP locations, PSO bird quiz, PSO annual membership meeting minutes, birds listed at 2002 PSO meeting, 2002, PSO meeting registrants, the new, improved PSO brochure, answers to the PSO bird quiz, notes from PORC, upcoming events, and best wishes Deuane and Carolyn. Volume 13, Number 2. July 2002.

Lancaster County Conservancy. “Birding Classic”. In partnership with the Lancaster County Bird Club 2-23 May 2009. Contains what is it?, why should I participate?, how does it work?, some helpful hints, registration form, and where to go birding-the Preserves of the Lancaster County Conservancy. 2 copies.

Invitation to meet Bill Thompson III and celebrate the inaugural Eiserer-Hickey Lecture. Contains meeting date, time, and location, rough schedule of events, reservation date, time and to whom, and information about The Eiserer-Hickey Lecture as well as Bill Thompson III.

Invitation to F&M’s Environmental Speaker Series featuring Bill Thompson III. Includes that it’s a collaboration between the North Museum of Natural History & Science, Lancaster County Bird Club, and Franklin and Marshall College, meeting date, time and location, about the speaker and the Eisere-Hickey Lecture, a ‘thanks to’ section and contact information for the organizations involved.

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 11 Crow Problem, 1986, 2005-2006 Print Email
June 3, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 11 Crow Problem

1 box     9 folders     .25 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 11 is about the crow problem in Lancaster County in 2005-2006 and includes correspondence and newspaper articles. 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 9

Series 11 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem

 Series 11, Box 9, Folder 1 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Background

Crow behavior/background information written by Kevin McGowan. Includes general information, websites, Lancaster County problems, possible solutions, methodologies, researcher names, discussion and debate questions, and answers.

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 2 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Meeting Minutes

Notice to Jan and Pat Witmer, Lancaster County Bird Club, from Sally Lownsbery, School Psychologist IU 13, about 2 board motions regarding the board not being in favor of materials going on a freebie table without prior approval, and the Club will not allow petitions to be circulated at club sponsored meetings or functions. 14 September 2006.

Handwritten explanation of the problem with using poison to take care of the crow problem.

Handwritten meeting minutes, 11 September 2006. Includes meeting time and location, whom was and wasn’t present, comments on previous meeting, notes were sent to townships involved, past activities of the Game Commission, possible partnerships, possible public meeting, and a notice to send copies of motions to Jim.

Lancaster County Bird Club Board of Directors minutes 11 September 2006. Includes meeting date, time, and location, whom was and wasn’t present, the purpose of the meeting, discussion on what the role of the LCBC should be, and other business. 2 copies.

Email sent to Ann from Sally indicating that minutes are ready and if any corrections are needed to let her know. 9 October 2006.

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 3 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Correspondence 1998 – 2006

List of names and contact information to contact concerning the crow problem.

Email to Jane Abbot, et al., from Gina Brillhart informing the recipients that in anticipation of a large amount of crows at the Enterprise Road Office precautions were going to be taken. These precautions included an electronic noise generator at the parking lot that emitted both electronic and natural sounds that can, at times, sound very realistic. These noises were to begin at 3:00pm and end at 8:00pm each day and they were advised to inform any possible visitors of what was occurring. 3 November 1998.

Email from Ann Mease Bodling concerning the possibility of Manheim Township following through with a massive crow poisoning effort in the coming weeks. Suggestion was made that there may be a need for an advocacy role for the club to fill concerning controversial affairs and how they pertain to birds found locally. It was proposed that in addition to the general meeting, a board meeting be held to discuss the crow problem and research/answers be ready for any questions that are brought up during the general meeting. 13 January 2005.

Email to Sally from Ann. Contained within is a notice of an attachment that contains posts made by community members. Ann asks that if Sally has any new information to please inform her. 14 January 2005.

Email to Sally Lownsbery from Ann Mease Bodling contain contact information for the different municipalities and the suggestion to start with the Lancaster County Commissioners. 14 January 2005.

Email to Sally Lownsbery from Ann Mease Bodling, notice that a phone call was made to the USDA Wildlife Services Easter District out of Harrisburg at which point it was pointed out that no such plan of poisoning the crows was going to be taking place over the winter because there was still a lot of assessments and approval to be had. Should that change in the future, a public meeting would be held to inform and address any concerns that public had. Despite this, it was suggested that continued research be done regarding avicide so that if the topic comes up again they will be prepared. 14 January 2005.

Email to Sally Lownsbery from J. Eric & Robin Witmer concerning two actions that had been brought up at the recent Board Meeting. The first action was a draft of a letter to Municipalities regarding the crow problem and the request that, in future, humane actions be taken and not the use of poison as the results of such an action is unknown to the surrounding environment and wildlife. Anyone that should be affected by the crows should call conservation organizations or other experts to find a way to handle the problem. The second action was in regards to the donation of Audubon’s Baby Elephant Profile that was to be auctioned off. 16 January 2005.

Multiple letters and responses between Ann Mease Bodling, Sally Lownsbery Scott Weidensaul, Ann Pettigrew and Dave. The topic continues to concern the crow problem and the possible use of DRC-1339 and although tests were completed using DRC-1339 there are still many questions and concerns in the birding and conservancy community. There is a lot of disbelief with what is being told to the press via the USDA and shows of concern for any potential harm done to crows and other unintended victims. 18 January 2005.

Emails between Ann Mease Bodling and Sally Lownsbery concerning the continued crow problem. It is suggested that a petition be put on hold until more information be gathered, to do otherwise may make things more confusing and cause unnecessary mayhem. In addition, more names were brought up for possible contact on information regarding previous poisoning methods and the results. 21 January 2005.

Email from Jan A. Witmer, President stating the Club’s position on the crow problem and the proposed actions resulting. Attached is a list of individuals that this email went out to with contact information.

Email containing a message sent out by Audubon Pennsylvania regarding the speculation that they were not doing enough to protest the proposed methods of the crow problem solution. However, it would seem that they were doing quite a bit behind the scenes and helped to stop the use of DRC-1339 from being used. They are attempting to put a halt to the use of Compound 1080 but are having more difficulty doing so. With both types of poison though, Audubon Pennsylvania was working to challenge the federal registration of both DRC-1339 and Compound 1080 on the grounds that the chemical wasn’t compliant with the 1996 federal Food Quality Protection Act. 26 January 2005.

Handwritten note listing the date, time and location for a crow meeting. 27 July.

Handwritten note includes information about a Manheim township Commissioner meeting that is to be held concerning the crow problem. 30 July 2006.

Handwritten note about the next Manheim township supervisor’s meeting. Also includes information regarding Jay George and some of what he stated at the July 31st meeting. 14 August 2006.

Handwritten information about an update on the crow situation. Includes when and where a public information meeting is to be held, some of whom will be in attendance what to anticipate, and who has already been contacted and who could be contacted for additional information. 27 August 2006.

Email from Ann Mease Bodling regarding the Bird Club’s role in the Crow Problem which was to be one of education and advocacy. It was recommended that the Club sponsor a separate public information meeting that would provide information about winter crow roosts and the known effects of the poison that is being proposed. Also, notice that she has been busy gathering supporters for their cause and finding ways that they can help. Lastly, informing the readers that the Mayor of Lancaster City stated they wouldn’t participate in the crow poisoning. 27 August 2006.

Email to Ann and the Members of the Board of Directors regarding the proposal for a joint meeting; at the time it was denied for reasons listed in the email mostly pertaining to the costs associated with such a joint meeting. 28 August 2006.

Email to Pat, Jan, et al. about the concerns raised in having a joint meeting. Much of the points made deal directly with the concerns listed as well as a second appeal to have a meeting about the possibility of participating in the joint meeting due to the urgency and short time-frame in which to participate and be proactive. 28 August 2006.

Email to Ann Mease Bodling, et al indicating that there is a need for another meeting to discuss the crow problem and that although there isn’t a consensus on a solution to deal with the crows, there is most likely consensus that poison is not viable. 28 August 2006.

Email to Bechandcall, from Jane indicating that having a speaker at the next September meeting wouldn’t be a problem and that a special meeting to deal with the crow situation is needed. 28 August 2006.

Handwritten note indicating that another surprise meeting was held at Manheim Township was held. Stated that Jim Martin was rather evasive about the crow situation and the proposed ‘solutions’. Also questions regarding why the Club wasn’t getting more involved in the Crow Coalition and a revision for the next meeting.   Attached is another note questioning the motives of Jim Martin. 29 August 2006.

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 4 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Correspondence 2006

Email from Ann reiterating the need for a special board meeting to discuss the crow problem and the Board’s possible response as well as proposing two dates in which to hold the meeting. 29 August 2006.

Email to Ann from Sally and a response to Sally from Ann regarding the email sent out by Jan and Pat Witmer about the proposed joint meeting. 29 August 2006.

Email response by Sally in regards to the email sent out by Ann Bodling for potential dates that a special board meeting can be held; she reiterates her thoughts that the Club Board Members need to do something about the proposed poisoning of the crows. 29 August 2006.

Email response by Kelly to the email sent out by Ann Bodling for potential dates that a special board meeting can be held. Kelly includes that should the Club fail to state a position either way that they will not be taken seriously as group of concerned Pennsylvanians but instead as a ‘group of people that gather together’. 29 August 2006.

Email response by Jonathan Heller to the email sent out by Kelly; stating that he agrees the Club needs to state their position he doesn’t feel that a public forum would be the way to go because of the short time frame in which to prepare for it and the possible liability issues. 30 August 2006.

Email to Sally from Ann seeking her opinion on the responses received so far about a special board meeting. The special board meeting was to go forward with a date and time chosen but no location due to no one living centrally in Lancaster County. Input was requested about how to begin the meeting and how to prepare for possible concerns about the Club take a position on the crow problem. Included as well was a notice that a news team was invited and possibly seeking information about falconing. In a second email response possible locations for the special board meeting was suggested. 31 August 2006.

Email sent out to members that would be attending the special board meeting from Ann indicating that a date and time was set but a location was still in question. If anyone had a problem with a possible drive they were to get back to Ann and it would help to influence where the meeting was to be held. 31 August 2006. 2 copies.

Email noting that invitations had been sent to various township supervisors and managers as well as Chris Croson from Wildlife Services in Harrisburg. In addition, notice that a dinner reservation had been made in anticipating of the meeting that would include Kevin McGowan and his request that the business meeting portion be held first to be followed by questions. Request that if any changes should be made to let her know as soon as possible. 5 September 2006.

Email containing information about the meeting location that had been chose as well as directions on how to get there. Also, it was asked that members—both those to be in attendance as well as those that won’t be—to have questions ready in advance of the meeting. 6 September 2006.

Email response to Ann’s request from Darryl and Sally containing concerns that they have regarding the poisoning of the crows to be raised at the special board meeting as well as a suggestion that Ron Harper get involved and his website in which to contact him. 7 September 2006.

Email sent to Sally from Ann noting that verification was had that East Hempfield Supervisors had voted to deny MT’s request for funding for the poisoning and to establish a task force that would work on the crow situation. Also, questioning whether it would be possible to not read minutes from the last meeting or past bird sightings due to time as well as not including past events. 8 September 2006.

Email from Ann Mease Bodling about a location, date and time for a public forum meeting that addressed the previous concerns raised by the Board as well as an indication that Kevin McGowan would be willing to come back for it. Included also was suggestions on how to run the public forum meeting, which included panelists, and a request from anyone receiving the email that if they could think of anyone else to include on the panel to forward the name. Also, notice that Ann and Kelly would be meeting with Jim Martin to hear about his perspective on the crow problem. 30 September 2006.

Email from James Smith applauding the work and effort that Ann has put into the Club’s presence in the crow problem and solution as well as input regarding panelists and possibly indicating at another club (Lancaster Butterfly Club) that the Lancaster County Bird Club is not an activist group but also indicating that some of those members could be a help. 2 October 2006.

Emailabout a potential dilemma regarding where Kevin McGowan can stay while he is here to attend the public forum meeting; former plans fell through. In addition is information whom the panelists will be at the public forum meeting, the desire to get additional press as well as an invitation to everyone to get together and discuss the upcoming meeting. 5 October 2006.

Email sent by Ann indicating that no one has offered to host Kevin McGowan for the evening he will be in the area so a decision will need to be made about whether or not to pay for a motel, and discussion about other potential costs including gas money and supper costs. Also in the email is the press release that was sent to F&M regarding the public forum meeting. 11 October 2006. 2 copies.

Email from Ann noting that the board voted that monies would be provided for a room and dinner for Kevin McGowan as well as other miscellaneous costs and the approved decision to move the December meeting to the second Friday permanently. 14 October 2006.

Email from Ann noting that the Intelligencer Journal would be having an article and would be covering the meeting, that WITF would be running a piece on the radio, and The Merchandisers had a post the past week all concerning the upcoming public forum meeting. Also included is discussion about mikes and sound systems and the desire to have three and that if anyone should know of where to get on to let Ann know. 20 October 2006.

Email from Ann to Sally indicating that the headline pertained to the Crow Forum publicity alert. 24 October 2006.

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 5 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Correspondence, No Date

Handwritten note containing meeting date, time and location about the crow problem.

Handwritten note containing meeting date, time and location that will deal with the Club and the crow problem.

Handwritten note indicating that Ann will be going to a meeting and noting specially that the PA Game Commissions backs the poisoning.

Handwritten note containing individuals names and whether they have confirmed to help or not.

Handwritten note indicating that an application for a permit to use the avicide was made using dog food and that it was highly toxic and meant farmers couldn’t use their fields for 1-2 years. Attached is another handwritten note stating that they will kill off more than just crows and that the avicide company is looking for business.

Handwritten note stating that the writer didn’t make it to the first meeting; there is to be a different meeting the following evening but that Ann is concerned the crow problem won’t be up for discussion because it isn’t on the agenda.

Handwritten note questioning when Barley poisoned all the Starlings.

Handwritten note containing meeting time and location for a meeting with League of Humane Voters.

Email to Ann in regards to previous concerns raised about crows and the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV). It addresses concerns that had been raised about crows spreading WNV and that poisoning could help to prevent his; however, this email indicates that to stop WNV attention needs to be paid more to mosquitoes that infect both humans birds.

Email to PABirds subscribers and PA birders from Kim Van Fleet IBA biologist, Audubon Pennsylvania stating that Audubon PA is gathering information on different options that can be used on the crow problem and that once they have all the information they feel they need they will then make a statement.

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 6 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Studies

Email sent to Sally from Ann indicating that included are studies done on DRC-1339 and other research completed. Also contains handwritten notes. 2 October 2006.

Message sent by Carolee Caffrey, PhD. that contains information regarding the possible effectiveness and unacceptable consequences of DRC-1339. 4 copies; 1 is highlighted.

“Starlicide”. Article written containing use, history, properties, pharmacology, toxicity, toxicity tables regarding DRC-1339, and references.

“Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Compound DRC-1339 (3-Chloro-4-Methylaniline Hydrochloride) to Birds” by: John D. Eisemann, Patricia A. Pipas, and John L. Cummings.

”Blackbird Pesticide Registrations and Registration Requirements” by: William W. Jacobs.

“Dietary Toxicity Test for 2% DRC-1339-Treated Brown Rice on Nontarget Avian Species” by: John L. Cummings, Darryl L. York, Kirk J. Shively, Patricia A. Pipas, Randal S. Stahl, and James E. Davis, Jr.

“Effects of DRC-1339 (3-Chloro-4-Methylaniline Hydrochloride) Avicide on Pheasant Reproduction” by: Daniel E. Hubbard and Regg D. Neiger.

“Positive and Negative Values of Blackbirds” by: Michael R. Conover and Nicole H. McCoy.

“Nontarget Bird Exposure to DRC-1339 During Fall in North Dakota and Spring in South Dakota” by: Thomas W. Custer, Christine M. Custer, Paul M. Dummer, George M. Linz, Louis Sileo, Randal S. Stahl and John J. Johnson.

“Nontarket Bird use of DRC-1339 Bait Sites During Operational Baiting Programs in Louisiana and Texas” by: Patricia A. Pipas, John L. Cummings, John D. Eisemann, and Richard M. Engeman.

“The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Concerns for Nontarget Birds Relative to Spring Baiting with DRC-1339” by: Lawrence R. Gamble, Kevin M. Johnson, Greg Linder, and Elisabeth A. Harrahy.

“The League of Humane Voters – Central PA”. Information regarding crows. 3 copies.

“National Wildlife Research Center”.

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 7 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Articles 1986, 2005 – 2006

“Firm Fined for Large Bird Kill” by: Ad Crable. New Era. 15 February 1986.

“Toxic Relations County’s crow task force petitions USDA to poison birds; approval pending” by: Carla Di Fonzo. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Thursday, 13 January 2005.

“As protests mount, crow poisoning delayed” by: Ad Crable. New Era. 14 January 2005.

“Crow-killing plan postponed for at least a year” by: Earle Cornelius. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Saturday, 15 January 2005.

“Answer to roosting crows proves elusive”. Lancaster New Era. Saturday, 15 January 2005.

“’Caws’ for concern”. Intelligencer Journal. 15 January 2005.

“Nothing to crow about”. 16 January 2005.

“The big squawk” by; Maria Coole. Sunday News. Lancaster, PA. 16 January 2005.

“Couple of crows horrified by the plans” by: Heckle and Jeckle. 16 January 2005.

“Not the way to eliminate crows” by: Amanda L. Barnett. Intelligencer Journal. 17 January 2005.

“Crows fascinate, amuse” by: Paula Hagan. New Era. 18 January 2005.

“Hunters solve crow problem?” by: Ron Rinier. New Era. 18 January 2005.

“Concerned about crow proposal” by: Cheryl Esbenshade. 18 January 2005.

“Crows a nuisance, but not a danger” by: Elinore Wackernagel. 18 January 2005.

“Objects to crow plan” by: Louise Crowe. 18 January 2005.

“’Silent majority’ urged to speak out against crows” by: Russell Bubernak. New Era. 21 January 2005.

“’Nevermore’ Nothing to crow about” by: Christine Pointek. Sunday News. 23 January 2005.

“No respect for crows” by: Mary Miller. 23 January 2005.

“Quid pro crow” by: Susan Jurgelski. New Era. Lancaster, PA. Tuesday, 8 February 2005.

“Thrilled by crows” by: Clyde McMillan-Gamber. 27 February 2005.

“Carcasses, death cries rousting pesky crows” by: Ad Crable. New Era. 27 December 2005.

“Sly crows outfox would-be assassins” by: Ad Crable. New Era. Friday, 20 January 2006.

“Crows chow down on killer kibble at two county sites” by: Paula Holzman. Intelligencer Journal. Saturday, 28 January 2006.

“Poisoning crows is a disgraceful solution” by: Keith Jenkins and Kate Cavanaugh. Thursday, 2 February 2006.

“Where are birds to go?” by: Colleen Maile. Friday, 3 February 2006. 2 copies, 1 with an attachment of a handwritten note.

Comic; “Yeah it’s pretty in Lancaster County, but we’ve found it deadly to try to hold a convention here!” by: C. Beyl. Sunday News. Lancaster, PA. 5 February 2006.

“Shame on us” by: Adriene Harris. Sunday News. 5 February 2006.

“Deserved to die?” by: Judy Eaton. Sunday News. 5 February 2006.

“Crows adapt to us” by: Shelby Chunko. Sunday News. 5 February 2006.

“Poor response” by: Dan Watt. Monday, 6 February 2006.

“Killing of crows evokes feelings of sorrow” by: Christopher Carroll Barton. Intelligencer Journal. 8 February 2006.

“Poison affects more than crows” by: Linda Frank. Intelligencer Journal. 8 February 2006.

“Crows harm no one” by: Emily Mason. New Era. 9 February 2006.

“Crow-poisoning rapped” by: Sallie Prokay. New Era. 9 February 2006.

“Crows the latest PA. Dutch Country tourist attract?” by: Judith K. Canepa. New Era. 10 February 2006.

“Crows were here first” by: Miriam Gross. New Era. 11 February 2006.

“Foreign affair” by: Catherine McCarthy. New Era. 12 February 2006.

“Not same as people” by: Julia Horst. New Era. 12 February 2006.

“Share with the birds” by: Mary Weston. New Era. 12 February 2006.

“More bad press for county” by: Carole V. Herr. New Era. 12 February 2006.

“Stewards of death?” by: Shannon M. Zimmerman. New Era. 12 February 2006.

“Outraged by plan to poison crows” by: Rebecca Cavanaugh. Thursday, 16 February 2006.

“Disgusted by bird kill” by: Gwyn McVay. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. 17 February 2006.

“To disperse pesky crows, long-term, non-lethal solution best” by: Carolee Caffrey. New Era. Lancaster, PA. Monday, 20 February 2006.

“Destroying habitats and inhabitants” by: Mary Catherine Edelman. Intelligencer Journal. 20 February 2006.

“Get rid of the crows” by: Paul H. Ripple. Intelligencer Journal. 20 February 2006.

“The way the crow problem was handled gives people plenty to squawk about”. Sunday News. 26 February 2006.

“Quid pro crow” by: Maria Coole. Sunday News. 26 February 2006.

“Callous attitude towards birds” by: Beth H. Bonner. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. 28 February 2006.

“War on crows ends – for now” by: Ad Crable. New Era. 3 March 2006.

“Distressed by killings” by: Tim Kauffman. Sunday News. 5 March 2006.

“Share with animals” by: Lorri Rhinier. Sunday News. 5 March 2006.

“There is still hope” by: Michele Calabretta Nicarry. Sunday News. 5 March 2006.

“Column was for the birds” by: Mary Ann Keller. Sunday News. 5 March 2006.

“Invites crows to her area” by: Linda Spickler. Sunday News. 5 March 2006.

“Short and sweet” by: Patsy Lavinia. Sunday News. 5 March 2006.

“Be a friend to nature” by: Mary Miller. New Era. 9 March 2006.

“Stop beating a dead…crow” by: Shirley R. Witmyer. New Era. 9 March 2006.

“’Stupid policy’” by: Ellen Roth. Sunday News. 12 March 2006.

“Soulless creatures” by: Shirley Cramer. Sunday News. 12 March 2006.

“Natural imbalance” by: Darren Huegel. Sunday News. 12 March 2006.

“The mass of crows departs, but many questions remain” by: Ad Crable. New Era. Lancaster, PA. Saturday, 1 April 2006.

“Birds aren’t only pollution problem” by: Brad Stroman. Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Monday, 3 April 2006.

“Rumspringa on the wing?” by: Maria Coole. Sunday News. Lancaster, PA. 3 September 2006. 2 copies.

“Crows meeting”. Sunday News. 3 September 2006. 2 copies, 1 copy attached to website information for The League of Humane Voters – Central PA.

“Group wants to give crows safe passage” by: Lisa Grimaud. Intelligencer Journal. 13 September 2006. Photocopy.

“’Crow whisperer’ chases off unwanted birds”. Foxnews. Monday, 26 December 2005. Attached is a note indicating this article was found on a listserv.

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 8 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Articles No Date

“Crow problem”. Announcement

 

Series 11, Box 9, Folder 9 Lancaster County Bird Club Crow Problem Program

Program announcement on yellow paper, front, includes order of events. Lancaster’s Winter Crows: A Community Response, back, includes date, time and location of meeting.

Lancaster’s Wintering Crows: A Community Response. Includes date, time, and location of meeting, on orange paper.

Program announcement on white printer paper, one-sided, includes order of events.

Lancaster’s Wintering Crows: A Community Response. Includes date, time, and location of meeting, on white printer paper, one-sided.

Program announcement on white printer paper, includes or of events on front. Lancaster’s Winter Crows: A Community Response, includes date, time, and location of meeting on back, on white printer paper. 3 copies.

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 08 LCBC Newsletters, 1957-1962 Print Email
June 2, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 8 LCBC Newsletters

1 box     2 folders     .25 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 8 contains the organization's newsletters which contain information about meetings and field trips, and field notes. 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.

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 8

Series 8 Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletters

Series 8, Box 8, Folder 1  Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletters 1957 – 1962

Notice of when the first meeting of the 1957-1958 season is to be, where, the topic to be discussed, and field trips.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 1959”. Contains Announcement and Field reports.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 16 September 1959”. Contains notice of passing of Mr. Edward A. Shellenberger, trip to Cape May, Audubon screening tours, an invitation to participate in Hawk Watch 1959, Project Four, and a report of birds from the Conejohela Flats. 2 copies.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 2 November 1959”. Contains report of a talk given by Mrs. Richard D. Cole, notice of passing of Mrs. Charles Y. Tanger, notice of a presentation to be given at next meeting, Audubon Screen Tours date, review of the field trips, recounting of birds seen, Hawk Watch 1959, and news regarding the trip to Waggoners Gap. 2 copies.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 12 January 1960”. Contains review of the annual bird census, field notes, birds that were seen, information on next field trip and club meeting, and the next Audubon Screen Tour. 2 copies.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 9 March 1960”. Contains news from the last meeting, field notes, field trips, personal notes, the passing of Mr. Lewis Spencer, and an announcement of the next meeting. 2 copies.

“Lancaster County Bird club Newsletter 13 September 1960”. Contains summary of springs activities, list of new officers elected, mention of a member in the news, financial statement, report from the treasurer regarding Audubon Screen tour tickets, report of summer activities by Phil Shively, date and location of the start of the next season, annual fall trip and a notice that inactive members are asked to donate funds or refer the club to other potential members. 2 copies.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 10 January 1961”. Contains next meeting date, field trip notice, field trip reports, and notice of passing of Dr. Herbert Beck. 2 copies.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter February 1961”. Contains announcement of next meeting, review of last meeting, reminder of scheduled trip to Ocean City, Maryland, notice of next scheduled trip, field notes, and 1960 Christmas Bird Census list.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 8 May 1961”. Contains notice of next meeting, review of previous meeting, discussion of next annual Spring trip, discussion of April meeting, and a report of recent trips.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter January 1962”. Contains number and location of birds seen, notice of passing of Mr. Carl Fasnacht, upcoming field trip, Christmas census, and Audubon Christmas census.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 6 February 1962”. Contains birds seen and their locations, Ocean City, MD trip review, and a notice of change to next club meeting.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 15 March 1962”. Contains birds seen and where, Audubon’s Conservation Guide notice, upcoming field trips, bird identification class announcement, and notice of when dues are to be paid.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 15 April 1962”. Contains bird seen and their locations, migration reports, next club meeting and upcoming field trips. (2 copies). Picture of Chickies Rock with information below. (2 copies)

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter 1 October 1962”. Contains field trip report and birds seen and their locations.

 

Series 8, Box 8, Folder 2  Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter No Date

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter No Date”. Contains recounting of last meeting, notice of making Mr. Lewis Spencer an honorary member, notice of two members joining the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club field trip, report of birds seen and where, review of previous field trips, and a list of birds seen while on a field trip.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Newsletter No Date”. Contains notice of a meeting change, announcement that the Christmas census is to be made, notice that membership appeal appears to be dropping for the Cape May field trip, review of other field trips, a note to river bird watchers, and news of note.

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 09 LCBC Field Trips, 1979-2005 Print Email
June 3, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 9 LCBC Field Trips

1 box     2 folders     .25 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 9 contains information about field trips, daily logs, and lists of birds seen. 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.

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 9

Series 9 Lancaster County Bird Club Field Trips

Series 9, Box 9, Folder 1  Lancaster County Bird Club Trips 1979 – 2005

Amherst Island, Canada 11 September 1979. Contains daily log, contact information, list of birds, maps, and information regarding possible birding areas of Kingston, Ontario Region.

Blackrail, MO 16 June 1979. Contains newspaper articles; “Intrepid Bird Watchers Bag Elusive Black Rail” The Evenign News Harrisburg, PA 29 June 1979, and “For the Birds” by Bill Pennewill.

Driving trip to Texas by “Bob and Russ” 1978. Contains daily driving log indicating where and when they stopped, how many miles travelled, and birds seen along the way.

Yellow Raile trip to Michigan, Minnesota & S. Dakota 11 – 17 June 1980. Contains total species seen on trip, “lifers”, miles travelled, animals seen, birding areas, bird checklist, hints for beginning birders, planting for birders, and menu.

“Lancaster County Bird Club” 1983 – 84 executive committee list with contact information.

“Lancaster County Bird Club 1983 – 84 Program”. Contains regular meetings information, field trips and leaders, and a note on room reservation cancellations.

“Lancaster County Bird Club “Call Notes” January – March 1984”. Contains preview of coming attractions, club news, in memoriam, membership news, birds on the move, and review of completed events.

“Lancaster County Bird Club Membership Listing as of 30 June 1983”.

“Lancaster County Bird Club 1982 – 83 Program”. Contains regular meetings, field trips and leaders, note on room reservation cancellation and field trip pointers.

“Lancaster County Bird Club “Call Notes” July – September 1982”. Contains preview of coming attractions, Gyrfalcons, thank-you notes, birds on the move, Lancaster County round-up, members in the news, Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife programs, club news, and reviews of completed attractions.

“Lancaster County Bird Club “Call Notes” April – June 1981”. Contains previews of coming attractions, fifth annual Southern Lancaster County Christmas bird count, Lancaster Christmas bird count, other Christmas bird counts, Lititz Christmas bird count, Christ counts, Birds on the move, list of birds, review of completed attractions, and attendance forms for upcoming field trips.

“Lancaster County Bird Club “Call Notes” July – September 1983”. Contains previews of coming attractions, club news, special project, newsletter editor changes, in memoriam, members in the news, birds on the move, gyrfalcon report, New England Whale Watch information, up-to-date field checklist available, Lancaster County round-up, Lancaster County year list, bird feeder report, Middlecreek Wildlife programs, and review of completed events.

“Lancaster County Bird Club “Call Notes” April – June 1983”. Contains previews of coming attractions, New Hampshire Whale Watch, members in the news, birds on the move, Southern Lancaster County Christmas bird count and list, Lancaster Christmas bird count, Lititz Bird Club Christmas count, and reviews of completed attractions.

“Lancaster County Bird Club “Call Notes” January – March 1983”. Contains previews of coming attractions, North Museum lecture, feeder count, members in the news, in memoriam, current membership, and reviews of completed attractions.

“Lancaster County Bird Club 1982 – 83 Program”. Contains regular meetings, field trips and leaders, note on room reservation cancellation, and field trip pointers.

“Lancaster County Bird Club “Call Notes” October – December 1982”. Contains Previews of coming attractions, members in the news, sixth annual Southern Lancaster County Summer bird count and list, the 1982 cattle egret count, cattle egret counts over the years, birds on the move, changes in the ABA list, name changes, and membership dues.

“Lancaster County Bird Club 1981 – 82 Program”. Contains regular meetings, field trips and leaders, special note, note on room reservation cancellations, and field trip pointers.

“Lancaster County Bird Club 1980 – 81 Program”. Contains regular meetings, field trips and leaders, note on room reservation cancellations, and field trip pointers.

1982 – 83 Executive Committee list.

Menu samples.

“Condor”. Trip made by Morrin, Tawser and Markert beginning 9 September 1980 and ending 23 September 1980 from PA to CA. Contains prelude, daily log, birds seen on the way, other watchers encountered at various stops, newspaper article “Strong Earthquake Rattles Ravaged California Town” 1 June 1983, bird list, mammals list, miles traveled, and motels stayed at.

Denver Area, Colorado. Trip made by Tawser and Markert beginning 20 April 1981 and ending 29 April 1981. Contains log with locations, stops, and miles traveled, birds seen on various days, and Colorado mammals.

Colorado. Trip made by Tawser and Markert beginning 30 July 1982 and ending 18 August 1982. Contains daily log with birds seen, weather, campsite locations, and miles travelled.

Texas. Trip made by Tawser and Markert beginning 15 February 1983 and ending 26 February 1983. Contains menu samples, daily log with birds seen, weather, and miles travelled.

Texas Valley Trip. Trip made by Coble, Markert, Morrin and Santmer beginning 21 May 1983 and ending 4 June 1983. Contains menu, daily log of where they were, birds seen, miles travelled, and mammals seen.

Rio Grande Valley. Trip made by Coble, Santmer, Morrin, and Markert beginning 26 May 1983 and ending 31 May 1983. Contains introduction, daily log with birds seen and where.

Information regarding the Lancaster County Bird Club’s Canada Trip – 18 February through 20 February 2005 containing dates, locations and hotel information with instructions that members planning to attend should call both hotels to make reservations. Attached is the schedule, border crossing, money, dress, food, fees and questions as well as directions.

 

Series 9, Box 9, Folder 2  Lancaster County Bird Club Trips – Whale Watching, 1998 - 2002

“Summer Whale Watch Trip – Newburyport, Massachusetts 1998”. Contains reservation information and reservation form, with attachment indicating number and color of copies to be made. (2 copies)

Letter to John indicating the number of individuals planning to attend the trip. Contains reservation slips, number of adults, seniors and children as well as which trip they are attending.

Brochure, The Captain’s Recommendations for Newburyport Attractions 1998. Contains introduction, advertisements, a map, and a whale behavior guide.

“Summer Whale Watch Trip – Newburyport, Massachusetts 2000”. Contains reservation information and reservation form, with attachment for indicating Pat Witmer and phone number. (7 copies).

Whale Watch Reservations indicating who is attending and which trip with attachment indicating cost of trip and revenue, and a letter to Jonathan from Pat with a notice of a cancellation for the trip and a needed refund.

“Refuge Information & Map – 2000”. Contains information on Parker River National Wildlife Refugee and number, and map.

Letter to Newburyport Whale Watch from Jan A. Witmer, Trip Leader 2000”. Contains information regarding reservation information, a request for confirmation, reminder to send brochures for members, and hand-written note indicating brochures will be sent out when received and child price was wrong.

Letter to Newburyport Whale Watch from Jan A. Witmer, Trip Leader 2000”. Contains information regarding reservation information, a request for confirmation, and a reminder to send brochures for members.

Letter to Jane & Leon from Pat. Contains time of departure for trip and if Jane & Leon want to follow directions are provided.

Newburyport’s First Class Whale Watch Tours brochure with contact information, whales that may be seen and general information.

Dinner Menu for Stripers Grille August 2000. Contains hours, location and contact information.

“Summer Whale Watch Trip – Newburyport, Massachusetts 2002”. Contains reservation information and reservation form. (2 copies)

Newburyport Whale Watch brochure with contact information, whales that may be seen and general information.

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Lancaster County Bird Club Records, Series 07 LCBC Daily Field Checklists and Bird Counts, 1938-1972 Print Email
June 2, 2015

Call Number: MG-566, Series 7  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists and Bird Counts

1 box     35 folders     .5 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: Series 7 consists of the Lancaster County Bird Club daily field checklists and bird counts. 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.

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 8

Series 7  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists and Bird Counts

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 1  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1941

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1941. Observers: Sharp Garner-Regannas. Locality: Hammer Creek-White Oak.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 2  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1945

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 February 1945. Observers: Sharp, Markert, F. Gookenaur. Locality: White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 29 April 1945. Observers: Sharp, Markert, Pennybacker, and Manheim Bird Club. Locality: Chickies Creek to White Oak Dam, Pennywood & Long Swamp Mt. near Hopeland.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 May 1945. Observers: B. Sharp, C. Regannas, E. Bear, Markert, Cooper, Kready, Buch, Branner, K. Garber, Rob Hess, B. Pennybacker, and G. H. Pennybacker. Locality: Hammer Creek Valley.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 30 September 1945. Observers: Fasnacht, D. Beck, and Markert. Locality: Chiques Rock – 1 mile upstream – Columbia.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 19 October 1945. Observers: D. Beck, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Chiques Rock N. of Columbia.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 31 December 1945. Observers: Foreman, and Markert. Locality: Lititz Park-, Moravian Cemetery, Millport Dam, Lutz Home, Kissel Hill, Lutz Swimming Pool.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 3  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1946

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: January 1 1946. Observers: Markert, Fasnacht, Doolane, and Regmus. Locality: Lanc. Water Works, Town of Lititz.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 January 1946. Observers: D. Beck, Cook, Tanger, Fasnacht, Markert, and Foreman. Locality: White Oak, Lutz Swimming Pool, E.G.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 February 1946. Observers: Sharp, F. Gochenaur, P. Foreman, and Markert. Locality: Hill Rd., Reading.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 31 March 1946. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak, Lititz Swimming Pool.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 April 1946. Observers: Markert. Locality: Lititz Swimming Pool – Park, Oregon Pon, MU Airport.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 21 April 1946. Observers: Markert. Locality: Lititz Pool – Park, White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 28 April 1946. Observers: Fasnacht, Tangers, and Markert. Locality: Lanc. Brickyard, Swamp – Ironville, Wrightsville, Chiques Rock.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 5 May 1946. Observers: Fasnacht, Tanger, and Markert. Locality: Brickyard, Swamp – Motor Works, Maple Grove, Landis Valley.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1946. Observers: Lititz Bird Club. Locality: Manheim to/and White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18-19 May 1946. Observers: Light, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Wilmington, Fort Mot, Heislerville, Fortesque, Cape May, Ferry, Ocian City, Toll Bldg.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 July 1946. Observers: Regannas and Markert. Locality: ½ mile upstream from Speed Well – on the road.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 4  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1947

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 26 January 1947. Observers: Ray Werner, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Tanger Back yard, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 March 1947. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Slackwater – Wash. Boro.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 March 1947. Observers: Lanc. Co. Bird Club, Fasnacht, Foteman, and Bowman. Locality: Perry Point, Pine Barrens.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 April 1947. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Blackwater, Chique Rock, Oregon Pond.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 20 April 1947. Observers: Fasnacht, Lanc. Bird Club, and Garner. Locality: Lanc. Water Works, White Oak, Speedwell – Leb., Pomp St. Kellar Mt.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 23 April 1947. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long’s Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1-2 May 1947. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long’s Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 5 May 1947. Observers: Lanc. Co. Bird Club. Locality: Writesville, White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10-11 May 1947. Observers: Fasnacht, Hake, Garner, and Markert. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Fort Mott, Fortesque, Cape May, Stone Harbor, Ocean City, Brigantine.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 5  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1947

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1947. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 May 1947. Observers: Fasnacht, Grobe, and Markert. Locality: Long Park, Water Work.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 May 1947. Observers: Fasnacht, D. Beck, Foreman, and Markert. Locality: Long Park, Conowingo Dam, Octoraro Creek, Blue Grosbeak County, Pine Barren.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 May 1947. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak, Long’s Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 May 1947. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Longs Park, Near Lanc. Airport.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 May 1947.   Observers: Fasnacht, Markert, and Tangers. Locality: Long Park, Lanc. Water Works, Ray Boshong’s Place.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 August 1947. Observers: Dr. Beck, Thurlow, Lutzringer, Kendig, Sharp, Pennbacker, and Ruhl. Locality: Osprey, Airport, Hess Farm, Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 27 September 1947. Observers: D. Garner and Markert. Locality: Oregon Pond, Long’s Park, Knateatcher Building Nest.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 19 October 1947. Observers: Paul Foreman and 9 kids. Locality: Lake Onteloney, H.K. Mt.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 6  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1947

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 2 November 1947. Observers: Fasnacht, D. Beck and Markert. Locality: Chiques Rock, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 November 1947. Observers: Fasnacht, Markert, Dyke, and K. Garber. Locality: Lanke Ontelonie, Moselem Spring, Hawk Mt.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 November 1947. Observers: Lititz Jr. Bird Club – 6 members and Jack Markert. Locality: White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 23 November 1947. Observers: Fasnacht, Mr. & Mrs. Tanger, and Markert. Locality: Perry Point, Conowingo Dam.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 28 November 1947. Observers: Jack & Russell Markert. Locality: Lanc. Water Work, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 30 November 1947. Observers: D. Beck, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Lanc. Water Works, Chiques Rock, Wash. Boro. Wrightsville, Marietta Pike near Books House.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 December 1947. Observers: Dyke, D. Beck, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Slackwater, Wrightsville, Wash. Boro.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 28 December 1947. Observers: Don Garner and Markert. Locality: White Oak, Lititz.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1947. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 7  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1948

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 22 – 23 January 1948. Observers: Dyke, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Ft. Mott, Fortesque, Cape May, Barnegat Lake.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 January 1948. Observers: Fasnacht, Beck, Tangers, and Markert. Locality: York Co. Lauxmont Farm, Brickyard Swamp.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 22 February 1948. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Lauxmont Farms, Wrightsville, White Oak, Miss Gilbert Dot M.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 29 February 1948. Observers: Elias Bowman and Markert. Locality: Lauxmont Farms, Wash. Boro, Slackwaters.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 March 1948. Observers: Fasnacht, Mr. & Mrs. Tanger and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Longlerel, Wash. Boro., Slackwater Bridge.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 March 1948. Observers: Lanc. Bird Club – 11 cars, Fasnacht, and Beck. Locality: Conowingo, Perry Point, Carpenter’s Point.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 23 March 1948. Observers: Dyke, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Slackwater, Wash. Boro.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 4 April 1948. Observers: Ted Hake, Fasnacht, D. Beck and Markert. Locality: Lanc Water Works, Shrolls Rock, Wash. Boro., Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 April 1948. Observers: Chas Bowman – RM. Locality: White Oak, Millport Pond.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 April 1948. Observers: Family. Locality: Long’s Park, Gallmule.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 2 May 1948. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park, Wrightsville, White Oak.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 8  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1948

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 May 1948. Observers: N/A. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Fort Mott.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7-9 May 1948. Observers: Markert, Tangers, and Sam Dyke. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Ocean City, Brigantine, Brigton, Stone Harbor, Fortesque.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 May 1948. Observers: Fasnacht, Mrs Tanger, and Markert. Locality: Long Park, near Airport.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1948. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park, White Oak, Speedwell.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 May 1948. Observers: Sam Dyke, Don Ruhl, and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 May 1948. Observers: Markert, Mr. & Mrs. Locality: Speedwell, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 23 May 1948. Observers: Dyke, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 28 November 1948. Observers: Beck, Fasnacht, Dike and Markert. Locality: Perry Point MD, Albiho Junco.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1948. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1948. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 9  Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1949

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 March 1949. Observers: Beck, Attlee, Fasnacht, Jack, and Russ. Locality: Perry Point.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7-9 May 1949. Observers: Dyke and Fasnacht. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Ft. Mott. Fortesque, Stone Harbor, Cape May, Ocean City.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1949. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1949. Observers: Markert and Fasnacht. Locality: Lanc. Water Works, Br. Yd. Swamp, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 May 1949. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak, Hammer Cr. Leb. Pump Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 May 1949. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklsit”. Date: 31 December 1949. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Washington Borough, Brickyard Swamp, Water Works.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1949. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 10 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1950

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 22 January 1950. Observers: Fasnacht, Beck and Markert. Locality: Wash. Boro., Brickyard Swamp, H. Lime Lanc.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 29 January 1950. Observers: Fasnacht, Beck, Jack Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Wash. Boro., Safe Harbor O.b. Site.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 March 1950. Observers: Fasnacht, Beck and Jack. Locality: River, Longlevel.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 April 1950. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 April 1950. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long’s Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 April 1950. Observers: Jack, Dike, and Markert. Locality: White Oak, Long Park, Tanajer’s yard.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 23 April 1950. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long’s Park, White Oak.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 11 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1950

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 5 May 1950. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 May 1950. Observers: Markert and Fasnacht. Locality: Long Park, White Oak, Quarry – back of county home.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1950. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1950. Observers: N/A. Locality: White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12-14 May 1950. Observers: Dyke and Markert. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Ocean City, Cape May, Stone Harbor.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 21 May 1950. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1950. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 12 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1951

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 April 1951. Observers: Dyke, Markert, Jack. Locality: White Oak, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12-13 May 1951. Observers: Worner, Lampy, Brown, and Markert. Locality: N/A.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 May 1951. Observers: Rev. Arnold and Markert. Locality: Long Park, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 May 1951. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 May 1951. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1951. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 13 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1952

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1952. Observers: T. Wolf, R. Markert, and C. Fasnacht. Locality: Long Park, White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 May 1952. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak, Zartman Dam. Speedwell, Pump Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1952. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 14 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1953.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 19 April 1953. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Lanc. Water Works, Wash Boro., Chique Rock, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 27 April 1953. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 3 May 1953. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Long’s Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 May 1953. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Loclaity: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1953. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: White Oak, Hammer Creek to Leb. Pump Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 May 1953. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Long’s Park, Lanc. Water Works.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15-16 May 1953. Observers: Fasnacht, Markert, Russ. Locality: Fort Mott, Fortesque, Cape May, Ocean City, Stone Harbor, Wilmington Swamp.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1953. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 15 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1954

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 22 April 1954. Observers: Ken Corbett – RM. Locality: Long Park, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 2 May 1954. Observers: Bill Miller, Rohr, Lanc. Bird Club trip, Fasnacht, Corbett, Markert, etc. Locality: White Oak, Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 8-9 May 1954. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: N/A.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1954. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Longs Park, Lanc. Water Works, Kawanis Pk.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1954. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 May 1954. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: L. Park, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 May 1954. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Conowingo Dam.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 May 1954. Observers: Chas Bowman and Markert. Locality: Wh. Oak, Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1954. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 16 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1955

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1 May 1955. Observers: Spencer, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: Leb. Pump Sta., Speedwell.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1955. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 May 1955. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 May 1955. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1955. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 17 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1956

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 January 1956. Observers: Dot & ‘me’. Locality: N/A.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 22 April 1956. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 28-29 April 1956. Observers: Markert. Locality: Golf course, Airport, Lititz Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 May 1956. Observers: Lanc. Co. Bird Club. Locality: White Oak, Pump Sta., Hammer Cr.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1956. Observers: Hake, Fasnacht, and Markert. Locality: River Islands, Chiques Rock.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 20 May 1956. Observers: Markert and Fasnacht. Locality: Long Park, Chique Rock, Airport.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: Spring 1956. Observers: N/A. Locality: Shore Trip.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1956. Observers: N/A.   Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 18 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1957

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 May 1957. Observers, Frech, Annville, and Markert. Locality: N. of Leb. Pump Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1 September 1957. Observers: Shively, Markert, Fasnacht, Hake, and Worrney. Locality: River Islands.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 19 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1958

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 May 1958. Observers: Lanc. Co. Bird Club. Locality: Leb. Pump Sta.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 20 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1959

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 May 1959. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Leb. Pump Sta. to Red Bridge.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1959. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 21 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1960

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 May 1960. Observers: N/A. Locality: Shore.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 22 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1961

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 21 January 1961. Observers: Tanger and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Doleman est.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 May 1961. Observers: Blanche and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Warbler Walk.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 May 1961. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Conowingo, Kiwanis.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 May 1961. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Buckmillers Park, Kiwanis, Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 May 1961. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 May 1961. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Speedwell to Red bldg.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 30 December 1961. Observers: Corbett and Markert. Locality: Washington Borough etc.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 31 December 1961. Observers: Sharp and Markert. Locality: Coleman Church, North of Lititz.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1961. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 23 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1962

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 20 January 1962. Observers: Tanger and Markert. Locality: Acomac Feeder, River Area.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 3 May 1962. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 4 May 1962. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 5 May 1962. Observers: Lanc. Bird Club. Locality: Chiques Rock, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 May 1962. Observers: Lanc. Bird Club. Locality: Lanc. Airport, Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 May 1962. Observers: V. Braune and Markert. Locality: Tucquan Glenn.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 8 May 1962. Observers: Woerner and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, C. Rock.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 24 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1962

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 May 1962. Observers: Woerner and Markert. Locality: White Oak, Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 May 1962. Observers: Woerner and Markert. Locality: Shanks Ferry, Pequea.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 – 13 May 1962. Observers: M.O.S. Trip. Locality: Ocean City and Vicinity, Maryland.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 May 1962. Observers: Lanc. Bird Club. Locality: Ft. Mott, Reeds Beach, Bridgton, Cape May, Dirty Beach O. City, Stone Harbor.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 May 1962. Observers: M. Stuffy, B. Stevenson and Markert. Locality: Fortesque, Bombay Hook.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 24 – 30 September 1962. Observers: Ludwigs, E. Shellenberger, K. Corbett, C. Tanger, Markert, etc. Locality: Cape May shore trip.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1962. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 25 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1963

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 19 January 1963. Observers: Markert. Locality: Ocean City, MD., Rehobeth Beach.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 March 1963. Observers: Lanc. Bird Club and Stuffy. Locality: Perry Point, Bay, Oxford.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 18 March 1963. Observers: V. Brown and Markert. Locality: River Bdg, W. Boro, T. Hill, Lititz Rudy Dam, York Feeders.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 21 April 1963. Observers: Woerner. Locality: River Hills, Pequea, South.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 May 1963. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Long Park, Chiques Rock.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 – 12 May 1963. Observers: Markert, Dick, Shirly Ludwick, Esther Shellenberger, Ken Korbett and Ray Woerner. Locality: Ocean City, Maryland.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 May 1963. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 26 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1963

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 19 May 1963. Observers: Markert and Corbett. Locality: Cape May trip, Stone Harbor, Cape May.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 September 1963. Observers: Lanc. Co. Bird Club. Locality: Wash. Boro River Islands.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 September 1963. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Cr. Valley, Leb. Pump Sta., Farm.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 November 1963. Observers: Club trip, Dick & Shirley Ludwick, Mickey, and Markert. Locality: Bombay Hook, Wildlife Ref. Del.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 28 December 1963. Observers: Corbett, Dick & Shirley Ludwick, Esther Shellenberger, and Markert. Locality: Columbia to Safe Harbor.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1963. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 27 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1964

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 – 12 January 1964. Observers: Corbett, Ludwigs, Shellenberger, Tauser, and Markert. Locality: Ocean City, MD., Bombay Hook.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 19 January 1964. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Coopers Cabin.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 25 January 1964. Observers: Mr. & Mrs. Ludwig and Mr. & Mrs. Markert. Locality: Rear Moravian Church Lititz.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 26 February 1964. Observers: Daniels and Markert. Locality: Safe Harbor to Bronnors Island.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 20 March 1964. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 25 April 1964. Observers: Tauser and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, 501 to Red bldg.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1 May 1964. Observers: Dot and Russ. Locality: Wrightsville, Pond near Lititz.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 3 May 1964. Observers: Tauser, Daniels, and Markert. Locality: Hammer Cr., 501 to Red bldg.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 4 May 1964. Observers: Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, White Oak, Hammer Cr., 501 to 322.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 28 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1964

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 May 1964. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, triangle near L.P. Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 May 1964. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Leb. Pump, Chas Bowman Point.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 – 11 May 1964. Observers: Esther Shellenberger, Corbetts, and Ludwigs. Locality: MOS, Ocean City, MD, Assawomen.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 – 17 May 1964. Observers: Dot and Russ. Locality: Long Park to Cap May.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 25 – 28 June 1964. Observers: Dot and R. Markert. Locality: Vermont & Mass., Greylock, Pleasant Valley Sanctuary.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 26 – 27 September 1964. Observers: Corbett, Tauson, and Ludwigs. Locality: Long Port to Cape May Pond, Corson Inslet, Ft. Mott, Stone Harbor.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 November 1964. Observers: 22 club members. Locality: Bombay Hook, Del. Towzer, Yeager, etc.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 26 December 1964. Observers: Ludwigs, Ken Corbett and Markert. Locality: Columbia to Safe Harbor.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1964. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 29 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklist – 1965

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1 January 1965. Observers: Rannels and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek & points north of Airport.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 – 10 January 1965. Observers: Ludwig, Tanger, Mickey, Corbett and Lampe. Locality: Ocean City, MD.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 March 1965. Observers: Corbett and Ludwig. Locality: Sus. River, Perry Point, Elk Neck St. Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 April 1965. Observers: Markert. Locality: White Oak, Hammer Creek Triangle.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 25 April 1965. Observers: N/A. Locality: Lower Octorara, Haines Sta., Peach Bottom.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 2 May 1965. Observers: 11 people, L.C. Bird Club, Tauser, Sener, H. Kindorn. Locality: Airport, Hammer Creek, 501 to Distillery.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 May 1965. Observers: Daniels and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek to red bldg.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1965. Observers: Markert. Locality: River, Wrightsville, Tanger Backyard.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 30 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1965

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1965. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 May 1965. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Brubaker Valley Rd. to Leb. Pump Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 23 May 1965. Observers: Markert. Locality: Mastersonville, Elm Rd., Hammer Cr. Rd.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 30 May 1965. Observers: Markert. Locality: Rds. Brubaker Valley, Hammer Cr. Rds. & triangle.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 31 May 1965. Observers: Markert, Tauser, Heckendrn. Locality: Hammer Creek, 501 to Red bldg, rds at old church new bldg, Pump sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 – 8 August 1965. Observers: Tauser, Daniels, Ciff, Jones, etc. Locality: Fort Mott, Ocean trip, Dirty beach, Brigantine Wildlife ref, Stone Harbor.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1965. Observers: N/A. Locality: N/A

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 31 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1966

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 March 1966. Observers: Lanc. Bird Club. Locality: Perry Point, Blk Neck St. Pk.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 20 March 1966. Observers: Tauson and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek Lake.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 27 March 1966. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Cr. Lake River.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 April 1966. Observers: N/A. Locality: Hammer Cr. Lake, White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 April 1966. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Cr., White Oak, Wrightsville, Wash. Boro., Kissel Hill.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 17 April 1966. Observers: N/A. Locality: Hammer Cr.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 23 April 1966. Observers: Tauson and Markert. Locality: Hammer Cr., 501 to Distillery.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 30 April 1966. Observers: Tauson and Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 32 Lancaster Count Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – 1966

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 May 1966. Observers: Markert. Locality: River, Wrightsville.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 May 1966. Observers: Markert and Worner. Locality: Chique Rock, Dark Hollow (river).

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 May 1966. Observers: Daniels and Markert. Locality: Dark Hollow to Chique Rock.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 12 May 1966. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Cr., 501 to Red bldg.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 – 15 May 1966. Observers: M.O.S. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Bombay Hook, Little Cr., Indian River, Pocomoo Swamp, Ocean City, Pocomoo St. Pk., South Point.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 25 May 1966. Observers: Ludwig, Markert, Stevenson, and Tauser. Locality: Wildwood Crest to Longport.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 19 December 1966. Observers: Markert. Locality: Bombay Hook, Little Creek.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 33 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – Unknown

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 29 – 30 April. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 1 – 3 May. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 3 – 4 May. Observers: Tom, Barby Holloway. Locality: Del – Mar – VA.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 4 May. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 3 – 14 May. Observers: Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Wrightsville, Islands, Long Park, Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 6 May. Observers: Family. Locality: Home & back of church.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 8 May. Observers: N/A. Locality: Bridgton Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 – 9 May. Observers: Markert and M.O.S. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Bombay Hook, Lewes Bay rd., Pk area, Indian River, Assaviomen, Pocomoo Swamp, Pocomoc St. Park, Ocean City, MD., Little Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 – 8 May. Observers: Dot & Russ Markert. Locality: Wilmington Swamp, Cape May, Stone Harbor, Fortesque, Fort Mott.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 7 – 8 May. Observers: Tauson, Shellenberger and Markerts. Locality: to Cape May, to Long Park.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 9 May. Observers: Markert. Locality: Long Park.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 34 Lancaster County Bird Club Daily Field Checklists – Unknown

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 10 May. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 13 May. Observers: Chas Bowman & R. Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, White Oak.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 May. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Speedwell, Zartman Mill to Leb. Pump Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 14 May. Observers: Markert. Locality: Lower Octorara Creek, 1 mi. S. of Willow St.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 May . Observers: Mr. & Mrs. Markert. Locality: Leb. Pump Sta.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 16 May. Observers: Markert. Locality: Hammer Creek, Zartman Mill, Speedwell.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 15 – 16 May. Observers: Lanc. Bird Club. Locality: Fort Mott, Reeds Beach, Cape May, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle, Light House, Long Port.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 20 – 21 May. Observers: Tauser, Tanger, Stevenson, Fasnacht and Markert. Locality: Ocean City MD.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 4 September. Observers: Fasnacht, Mrs. Fryer, and Markert. Locality: Hawk Mt.

“Daily Field Checklist”. Date: 11 – 12 September. Observers: Buckaloo, Mr. & Mrs. Tanger, Sam Dyke and R. Markert. Locality: Chincoteague, Assateague, Ehrdute.

 

Series 7, Box 8, Folder 35 Lancaster County Bird Club Bird Counts

History and Discussion on Christmas Bird Counts in Lancaster County between the years of 1938 and 1972. Discussion of Trend in Bird Populations. 2 copies.

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