Pennsylvania Agriculture, May 1862-December 1899

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Object ID: MG-434, Box 072

Title: Pennsylvania Agriculture, May 1862-December 1899

Dates: May 1862-December 1899

Extent: 1 volume

Creator: Unknown.

Repository: LancasterHistory (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 22


Description:   Pennsylvania Agriculture discusses the various types of cultivation and gardening used in the late 1800s. It describes agriculture as an industry, source of sustenance, and a way of life. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, which convey a farmer’s life and reviews different farming cultures. These cultures include the Amish, Mennonites, and Dunkards. Portraying different parts of Pennsylvania, correspondence and newspaper clippings are present from Philadelphia, Shippensburg, Venango County, Lancaster and Danville.


Conditions for Access: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.


Subjects: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Church of the Brethren.

Agriculture — Pennsylvania — Lancaster County — History.

Amish — Pennsylvania — Lancaster County.

Farms — Pennsylvania — Venango County.


Mennonites — Pennsylvania — Lancaster County — History.

Pennsylvania Dutch.



Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Lancaster County (Pa.) — History, local.

Lancaster (Pa.)

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Shippensburg (Pa.)


Custodial History: Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 167.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.