Landis: Charles I. Landis Collection, 1792-1914

Call Number:  MG-124

1 box     17 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 4

Description:  Collection of papers of Judge Charles I. Landis. Includes correspondence, autographs, and information on the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike. Also, a record book from Paradise, Pa., 1806-1860, containing photographs, records of the Paradise Menonist Meeting House, and various pamphlets.

Creator:  Landis, Charles I.

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:  Source unknown.


Folder 1 John Parke Custis Estate Papers, 1797.
Folder 2 Signatures of Members of the Bar of Lancaster County Endorsing Charles I. Landis as Law Judge, 1899.
Folder 3 Letters to Judge Charles I. Landis, 1886-1892.
Folder 4 Letters to Judge Charles I. Landis 1893-1896.
Folder 5 Autographed Letters, 1809-1845, General Peter Muhlenburgh and Others.
Folder 6 Correspondence of Col. Russell Jarvis, 1819-1829. 12 Letters.
Folder 7 Lewis Cass and letters from France, 1831, 1841. Contains a letter in French to “T” Stevens.
Folder 8 Autographed letters, 1856-1909.

Folder 9 Autographs, photographs, and newspaper clippings, 1812-1839.
Folder 10 Autographs, photographs, and newspaper clippings, 1859-1875.
Folder 11 Autographs, photographs, and newspaper clippings, 1884-1912.
Folder 12 Autographed list of Senators.
Folder 13 Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Contracts, 1792, 1793.
Folder 14 History of the Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike.
Folder 15 Poem and various facsimiles, 1901.
Folder 16 Lt. Col.Frank B. McLain Dinner Program, 1914.


Folder 17 Scrapbook/Account Book. Paradise Records Book, 1806-1860.


David Witmer, 1756-1835

Paradise Property Purchased from Jacob Fierre, 1778

Schoolhouse, 1800

Patrick McGuigan Tavern, 1806

David Witmer’s Inn Built 1800

Eden Hall Seminary, 1855

David Witmer, Jr., 1778-1852

Jane Lightner, 1782-1826

Site of Joel Fierre Gunshop on the Pequea Creek, 1775

Fierre Graveyard, 1716

All Saints Church, 1874, 1893

Peter Forney Tavern, 1806

Indian Burying Ground and Schoolhouse, 1821-1841

Bridge built by William Wilson over the Pequea, 1794

Episcopal Church built 1893

Episcopal Cemetery 1843 on site of Indian Burying Ground

Paradise Academy, 1858

Leah Fierre, wife of John Adam Lightner, 1757-1841

House built by them in 1795

Amanda Herr, wife of Amos L. Witmer, 1838-1894

Amos Lightner Witmer, 1816-1883

Store built by Amos Witmer, 1853

Trolley Line and house built by Amos Witmer, 1858

Paradise Hotel, built by Samuel Lefever, 1806.

Records of Paradise Menonist Meeting House, built 1806

Donation of the land by David Witmer, 1806

Financial records and lists of members of the congregation

Minutes of the Paradise Academy and List of Stockholders and Committees, 1858-1860

Bulletin of Officers and Students of the Paradise Academy, 1843-1844

Bulletin, 1859

Bulletin, no date

Bulletin of Eden Hall Seminary for Ladies, no date

Program of Annual Concert, Paradise Female Seminary, Sept. 29, 1857

Exhibition of Paradise School Program, March 29, 1858

Bulletin of Eden Hall, Seminary for Young Ladies, no date

Program of Musical Rehearsal at Eden Hall, no date

Catalog of the Officers and Students of the Paradise Academy, 1843-1844.