Slaymaker: Henry Slaymaker Collection, 1790-1835

Call number:  MG-4

2 boxes     12 folders     1 cubic ft.

Repository:  Lancaster County Historical Society, Lancaster (Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives North, Side 25

Description: Collection includes waste books and an account book from the Salisbury Store, Justice of the Peace dockets, child’s school exercise books, receipts, summons, letters, and other papers.

Creators:  Slaymaker, Henry F. (Henry Fleming), 1789-1860; Slaymaker family.

System of Arrangement:  Organized by subject.

Conditions for Access:  Please use the photocopies provided for items in Folders 6 and 7.

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

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Unknown.

Box 1

Salisbury Store waste books, 1794-1797:

Folder 1 Contains 162 pages dated 28 May – 20 Nov. 1794. (Disbound 1987, covers badly damaged.)
Folder 2 Contains 192 pages dated 21 Nov. 1794 – 10 July 1795. (Disbound 1987, covers badly damaged.)
Folder 3 Contains 194 pages dated 10 July 1795 – 20 Oct. 1797.


Box 2

Folder 4 Salisbury Store account book, 1790-1794. Recorder unknown.

Book contains 187 pages with an index in the front. The first pages are almost completely deteriorated. (Disbound 1987, covers badly damaged.)

Tailor’s bill from George Leech to Henry Small, 1792, 1793.


Folder 5 Geography school workbook written by Jasper Slaymaker, 1805.

Henry Slaymaker recorded the Justice of the Peace dockets chronologically in 2 books, listing the plaintiff and defendant. Records include signatures. (Earlier book was disbound in 1987. Second book is in good condition.)
Folder 6 Justice of the Peace docket book, 1823-1825.
Folder 6a Photocopy of docket book, 1823-1825. Poor copy. Folder on shelf next to box.
Folder 7 Justice of the Peace docket book, 1824-1832.
Folder 7a Photocopy of docket book, 1824-1832. Poor copy. Folder on shelf next to box.

Folder 8 School exercise book dated 9 Dec. 1829. Miss Isabella Slaymaker’s book of 28 pages from the Bethania Seminary, Lancaster County. It is a book of instructions and problems by Mr. P. Chambers on arithmetic problems, including the conversion of cloth measurements to/from French, Flemish, and English. Solutions to the questions by Miss Slaymaker. At the back of the workbook are names of pupils in the Seminary, and a list of reading, geography, spelling, and arithmetic lessons.

Folder 9 Summons, receipts, letters, promissory notes, etc. 19 items. 1825-1829.

Folder 10 Summons, receipts, letters, promissory notes, etc. 17 items. 1831-1835.