Corporate Lancaster, 1890-1927

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Box 030

Title: Corporate Lancaster, 1890-1927

Dates: 1890-1927

Extent: 1 volume

Creator: Unknown.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)


Description:  Corporate Lancaster encompasses a large variety of businesses throughout the county.  Many of these businesses are power companies including electric, water and coal.  Some of the major companies mentioned include Atglen Water Company, Susquehanna Canal Water and Power Company, Pennsylvania Water and Power Company, Lititz Water Works, Edison Electric Illuminating Company, and Holtwood Coal Company. These comprise the majority of the scrapbook, however, many retail, savings and insurance companies are also mentioned.  Recognizable names are F. W. Woolworth and Company, City Savings and Trust, Lancaster Home Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Steinman Hardware Store, and the Hager Store.  Information about taxes, population, censuses and stocks are featured in some of the newspaper clippings.  Many modes of transportation were written about, such as trolley lines, railroads and canals.  The materials available in this book include an account book, newspaper clippings, photographs, advertisements, and postcards. 


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

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.


Subjects:  Bangor Episcopal Church (Lancaster County, Pa.)

Electric industries.

Energy industries.

Local taxation.

Manufacturing industries.

Services industries.

Trolley cars — United States — History.


Account books.

Cadastral maps.





Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Lancaster County (Pa.) — History, local.

Lancaster County (Pa.) — Population.

Columbia (Pa.)

Lancaster (Pa.)


Custodial History: Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 171.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.