Steinman: George Steinman Papers, Series 2 Documents, Photographs, Ephemera, 1738-1955

The finding aid for this collection is now available on the Collections Database

Object ID:  MG0184_Ser02

4 boxes    112 folders, 1029 items, 3125 pages to scan     2 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 4

Scope and Content Note:  The George Steinman Papers, Series 2 is a collection of original correspondence, documents, photographs, and ephemera primarily compiled by George Steinman. The contents of Series 2 represent Lancaster city and county events, prominent citizens, buildings, monuments, churches, cemeteries, schools, and businesses. Most of what Steinman collected relates to 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania, highlighting Lancaster and Philadelphia. One of the key events highlighted is the Revolutionary war; with documents and images related to Philadelphia, George Washington, the Atlee family, and General Edward Hand. There are images relating to the Christiana Riot and to various buildings in early Lancaster; including but not limited to the Old Jail, the British Prison, and Postlethwaite’s Tavern. Also included in the collection is currency printed by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1764, and Confederate States currency and bonds.