Bethel: Samuel Bethel Collection, 1762-1931

Call number:  MG-74

1 box     36 folders     .5 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 3

Description:  Consists of papers of the Bethel family. Samuel Bethel developed land on the west side of South Prince St., today known as Cabbage Hill. He also owned lots on the west side of South Queen St., known as Bethel Town. Papers include land drafts, legal documents, and family correspondence.

Creator:  Bethel family.

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

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

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Source unknown.

 

Folder 1 Records of Ground Rents (11), 1763-1814.

Draft of lots in the city of Lancaster along South Queen Street. A list of residents, 1763.

Folder 2 Legal Papers of Samuel Bethel, Esq., 1762-1809. (15)
Folder 3 Legal Papers of Samuel Bethel, Esq., 1812-1840. (17)
Folder 4 Business Letters to Samuel Bethel, Esq., 1803-1816. (3)
Folder 5 Henry Strickler Family Record. 1727-1848.
Folder 6 Letter from S. Bethel to Mrs. Bethel (mother). No Date. (1)
Folder 7 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Susanna (Taylor) Bethel. No Date. (c.1782-1797). (10)
Folder 8 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Susanna (Taylor) Bethel. No Date. (c.1782-1797). (8).
Folder 9 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Susanna (Taylor) Bethel. No Date. (c.1782-1797). (10).
Folder 10 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Susanna (Taylor) Bethel. No Date. (c.1782-1797). (10).

Folder 11 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Susanna (Taylor) Bethel. No Date. (c.1782-1797). (10).
Folder 12 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Susanna (Taylor) Bethel. No Date. (c.1782-1797). (10).
Folder 13 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Susanna (Taylor) Bethel. No Date. (c.1782-1797). (10).
Folder 14 Letters from Sarah (Bethel) Kuhn to Samuel Bethel (brother) (12). No Dates.
Folder 15 Legal Opinion re the Samuel Blumston Estate, Feb. 14, 1785. (3).
Folder 16 Letter from Dr. Frederick Kuhn to Mrs. Samuel Bethel. No Date. (1)
Folder 17 A doctor’s note regarding a patient. (1)
Folder 18 Letter from Maria Ross to Mrs. Bethel. No Date. (1)
Folder 19 Letters from P. Ewing to Mrs. Bethel, June 10, 1790. (2).
Folder 20 Letter from M. Bethel to Mrs. Bethel. No Date. (1).

Folder 21 Letters from E.B.to Mrs Bethel. No Dates. (2).
Folder 22 Letters from Susanna (Taylor) Bethel to Samuel Bethel. No dates. (2).
Folder 23 Letters from Susanna Wright to cousin, Susanna (Taylor) Bethel, 1794. (3).
Folder 24 Various family letters, 1802-1848. (11)
Folder 25 Letters from Dr. Frederick Kuhn to Samuel Bethel, Esquire. 1801-1814. (12)
Folder 26 Letter from Anne Bethel to Samuel Bethel, 1803. (1).
Folder 27 Letters from John Mifflin to Samuel Bethel, 1806-1801. (8).
Folder 28 Letters to Mary Bethel. 1817, 1820. (2).
Folder 29 Accounts & receipts. 1820-1821. (12).
Folder 30 Letters to Henry, Samuel & Amelia Heise. 1839-1849. (4).

Folder 31 Letters to Thomas & Jane Clinigan. 1837-1850. (4).
Folder 32 Lectures by J. Houston Mifflin: “Portraits of Portrait Painters”.
Folder 33 Correspondence from Jonathan, & James Mifflin to Samuel Bethel, 1806-1811. (8).
Folder 34 Correspondence of D. Brainard Case. 1869-1872. (10)
Folder 35 Social Cards, 1898. (3).
Folder 36 Booklet, “Letters from a Lady of Lancaster, 1777-1797”, (1931). Correspondence by author: Sarah McCorkel Case, 1904-1929.