Lyte Family Papers, 1884-1930

Call Number: MG-727

1 box    4 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository: (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains documents pertaining to the family of Joshua Louis Lyte and Amelia Fleetwood Lyte including deeds, Masonic membership information, a mortgage, a will and other documents that together provide a few details of the family’s relationships and activities from 1884 to 1930.

Creator: Lyte, Mary R., d. 1931.

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. Transferred from the Document Collection, June 2014.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, August 2014.


Folder 1 Lancaster Cemetery Deed

A copy of the deed to lots 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215 in the Lancaster Cemetery deeded to David Fleetwood and Joshua L. Lyte, 1884. (The original of this document is in Oversized Items Box 6, Folder 3, Item 6)

A transfer of lots 2212 and 2213 in the Lancaster Cemetery by Laura H. Albright, H. Fleetwood Albright Jr., J. H. Lyte and Elizabeth Lyte to Mary R. Lyte, other names Joshua L. Lyte, Amelia F. Lyte, the second paragraph of this document articulates the relationships of the above parties, 1930


Folder 2 Joshua Louis Lyte Masonic documents

A copy of a short biography of Joshua L. Lyte from a history of the Lancaster Mason Lodge 43 that is the exact same text as in the two volumes “History of Lodge No. 43 F. & A. M. of Lancaster, PA 1785-1935…” and “175 Years of Ancient York Masonry …of Lodge No. 43 F. & A. M. Lancaster, PA 1785-1960” ( library Call Numbers respectively LC 366.1 F855c and LC 366.1 F855d)

A copy of Joshua L. Lyte’s certificate of admission to promotion to 33 degree in the Masons, 1886, the original has been transferred to the museum on 3/21/1994

An invitation to George H. Rothermel for Joshua L. Lyte’s birthday party 20 September 1901, other names: Henry Burger, John C. Carter, Joel S. Eaby, J. Frederick Fisher, David Fleetwood, Robert W. Groezinger, John W. Lansinger, Eliphalet O. Lyte, 1901


Folder 3 Mary R. Lyte

A receipt from the Lancaster Co. recorder of deeds for mortgage to West End Building and Loan, 1929

A mortgage for Mary R. Lyte on property 111 N. Lime St. Lancaster, PA to West End Building and Loan, 1929

A bond and warrant from Mary R. Lyte to West End Building and Loan, 1929

A letter from Musselman & Schwarz Plumbing and Heating to Mrs. J. L. Lyte, 5304 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA about work on her building on N. Lime St., other names John E. Musselman and Peter Schwarz, 1919


Folder 4 Amelia Fleetwood Lyte

A will of Amelia F. Lyte signed 1916 assigning her daughter Mary Rebecca Lyte (nurse) the house on 111 N. Lime St. Lancaster, PA and it’s contents, to her son Harold Lyte a legacy from his grandmother Fleetwood and other monies, witnesses William H. Keller & Mabel Mae Kline, 1919 with a 1921 addendum to the will

An envelope for the above will from the offices of Coyle & Keller attorneys at law 110 East King St. Lancaster, PA