Hand: Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection, 1805-1984

Call number:  MG-116

1 box     27 folders     .5 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 3

Scope and Content Note: Collection consists largely of information on the descendants of Edward Hand and on the Hand Family Reunion. Contains correspondence, genealogical materials, family charts, photographs, and commemorative booklet 1912, on Lancaster County in the Revolutionary War. Also, three documents concerning the settling of the Hand estate.

Creator:  Hand family.

System of Arrangement:  Organized by subject, arranged chronologically.

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:  Unknown.

Accruals:  No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:  Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection (MG-116), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.

Subject Headings:


Family records


Search Terms:


Family records

Family reunion

Rock Ford Plantation



Manuscript groups

Finding aids

Processing History:  This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The finding aid was updated using DACS conventions.


Folder 1 Inventory, petition, and receipts to settle the Estate of Edward Hand (who died intestate), 1805, 1818, 1819.
Folder 2 Commemorative Booklet, 1912. This booklet is in Commemoration of Lancaster County in the Revolution. It contains the genealogy of the Hand Family and the chronology of the County in the War with special reference to the services of General Hand, 1744-1802.
Folder 3 Chronology of the Edward Hand Family, 1744-1886.
Folder 4 Beginnings of the Hand Reunion, 1976.
Folder 5 Correspondence of Robert H. Lear, 1979.
Folder 6 Correspondence of Robert H. Lear, January-June 1980.
Folder 7 The Hand Reunion, June 27-29, 1980.
Folder 8 Hand Reunion photographs, 1980.
Folder 9 Correspondence of Robert H. Lear, July-November 1980.

Folder 10 Correspondence of Robert H. Lear, 1983-1984.
Folder 11 The Hand Reunion, 1986.
Folder 12 Form letters, 1980-1984.
Folder 13 Bills for the Reunion, 1980.
Folder 14 The Hand Out, 1981-1985.
Folder 15 Hand Family Display Cards.
Folder 16 Rock Ford.
Folder 17 Compiled Hand genealogy, 1983.
Folder 18 Hand Tree notebook copies.
Folder 19 Descendants of Edward and Dorothy (Hand) Brien.
Folder 20 Descendants of Edward and Dorothy (Hand) Brien. Out of State.


Folder 21 Descendants of Jasper Hand.
Folder 22 Gen. Edward Hand family charts.
Folder 23 Photocopies of research material.
Folder 24 St. James Church, History and Bulletins, 1979-1980.
Folder 25 Cemetery lists.
Folder 26 Notes.
Folder 27 Memorial Book of the Celebration of Erection of the Memorial Plaque at Williamson Park near Rockford on Sept. 20, 1912. Book has many letters and signatures.