Coleman Papers Collection, Series 4

Call number:  MG-275, Series 4

2 volumes     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 8

Description:  The Coleman Papers Collection contains photocopies of original documents, genealogy, magazines, newspapers, and photographs relating to the Coleman and allied families and the history of Elizabeth Furnace/Farms. The original items include deeds, patents, warrants for survey, receipts, diaries, account books, correspondence, inventories, land drafts, and various legal papers.

Series 4 contains Debbie Brown Coleman’s cookbook and an account book of Robert Coleman.

Creator:  Coleman, Deborah Brown; Coleman, Robert, 1748-1825.

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:  Photocopies were made with the permission of Mr. William Coleman, 1998-2000.

Custodial History:  Series 4 was housed on the bookcase in the office.

Note:  The processing of this collection was partially funded by the Margaret Miller Schock Trust in cooperation with the Lancaster County Historical Society, 1998-2000. Dedicated staff, volunteers, and interns of the historical society completed this project in April 2002. Thanks to the generosity of the Coleman family, a photocopy of this important collection is available to the public at the Lancaster County Historical Society.


Debbie Brown Coleman’s cookbook


Account book of Robert Coleman

Mostly shows the day-to-day accounts of Coleman’s house expenses. The pages are filled with purchases of grains, salt, beef, pork, turnips, and whiskey. One of his iron furnaces supplied the United States with 1,133 bomb shells on 17 March 1780.