Lottery Collection, 1802-1816

Call Number:  MG-535

1 box     4 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 11

Scope and Content Note:  This collection contains account books and records for street lotteries held in Lancaster.

Creator: LancasterHistory (Organization)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

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

Language:  English; German

Source of Acquisition:  Source unknown.

Custodial History (Provenance):  These volumes were transferred from MG-266 Daybook and Ledger Collection, Series 9 Lotteries on 18 March 2009.

Accruals:  No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:  Lottery Collection (MG-535), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.

Processing History:  Processed and finding aid prepared 2009. This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The collection was cataloged using DACS conventions.


Folder 1  Lancaster Street Lottery, third class. 1804.

Folder 2  Handwritten record of Pennsylvania German names or lottery tickets sold.

Folder 3  Account book for 1st Class Lancaster Street Lottery. 1802-1816.

Folder 4  Account book for 2nd Class Lancaster Street Lottery. 1802-1816.


Folder 5 Three sheets of tickets from the Montmorin lottery. No date.

One sheet of tickets from the Pettie’s Island mill and cash lottery. 1773.

Five sheets of tickets from the Lancaster street lottery. No date.


Folder 6 Newspaper clippings relating to various lotteries, including church lotteries, land lotteries, and Russian marriage lotteries. Only one clipping is dated; its date is 1807.


Folder 7 Letter from Paul Zantzinger to Adam Reigart regarding his account with the Lancaster Street Lottery. 11 Dec. 1810.

Agreement of the subscribers, managers, and representatives of those who area deceased of the Lancaster Street Lottery pledging to meet 3 Sept. 1810 to determine and obtain the monies owed them by the lottery treasurer. Signed by Jacob Graef, Matthias Young, Paul Zanzinger, John Miller, Jacob Crook, William Michael, Casper Shafner, John Hubley, George Musser, Abraham Witmer, Edward Brenn, Matthias Slough, James Crawford, Christian Hoover, and Adam Reigharrd. 25 July 1810.