Eshelman: John Eshelman (Lampeter Twp.) Records, 1841-1887

Call Number:  MG-562

3 volumes     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 12

Description:  This collection contains a daybook, a daybook and account book, and a ledger for John W. Eshelman’s mill in Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. He purchased, milled and stored corn, rye and other grains.

Creator:  Eshelman, John W.

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 Eshelman Associates, Inc., formerly John W. Eshelman & Sons, 244 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, 15 April 1977.

Related Materials:  Deed #2103: Deed  from Abraham Witmer and Jacob Hartman to Jacob Stoffer, June 1776. Deed #1859: Indenture between Christian Stauffer and Daniel Stauffer, March 1812. Object Collection: Wooden bookkeeper’s desk of the Eshelman Feed Company.


Folder 1  Daybook and account book of John Eshelman. 1841-1866.


Folder 2  Ledger of John Eshelman. Believed to be the first ledger of the company. 1842-1850.

A diary for January and February 1887 begins on page 173. The diary may have been written by Bertie C. Eshelman.


Folder 3  Daybook of John Eshelman. 1844-1848.