Call Number: MG-545, Series 4 Railroads, 1833-1896
1 box 4 folders .1 cubic ft.
Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)
Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11
Description: The documents in this series represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to the Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad, including correspondence, invoices and a petition.
Creator: Lancaster (Pa.)
System of Arrangement: This collection is organized by series of subjects.
Series 1 Market Houses
Series 2 Fire Department
Series 3 Bridges
Series 4 Railroads
Series 5 Lamps and Lighting
Series 6 Relief Fund
Series 7 Administrative Records
Conditions for Access: No restrictions.
Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Source of Acquisition: Purchased from George and Rhonda Andreadis, 2009-2014.
Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster’s past.
Administrative History: Organized and preserved by JP, Summer 2011.
Folder 1 Letter to Mayor John Zimmerman from C. C. Ihlings, former superintendent of the Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad. 16 November 1857.
Folder 2 Invoices for contracts and deeds. 1833, 1859.
Folder 3 Petition of Henry Flick for an extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Chestnut Street. October 1837.
Folder 4 Invoices of the Pennsylvania Railroad to Lancaster City for the rent of trestles.1895-1896.