Griel Collection, 1884-1891

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Object ID:  MG0321

1 box     16 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 8

Description:   This collection contains both family and business correspondence for the Griel family, primarily Mr. Harvey M. Griel of Lancaster. Family correspondence include letters, invitations, announcements, and ephemera. These examples provide insightful clues about a late 19th century family in Lancaster city. The private documents of the family are primarily addressed to Harvey and Katie, with other family members occasionally included as well. The business transactions and correspondence concern a wheel manufacturing and a polishing tool supply business that Harvey operated in Lancaster city, dating from 1890 and 1891. Business orders, receipts, billheads, cancelled checks, and a personal business card, are some of the business items that are a part of this collection. The business portion of this collection provides information about a 19th century trade that once flourished in Lancaster city.

Creator:  Griel, Harvey M.; Griel family.