Sun Fire Company Records, 1796-1874

Call Number:  MG-525

1 box     5 folders     .5 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 11

Description:  This collection contains the minutes, constitution and by-laws, and an account book for the Sun Fire Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Creator:  Sun Fire Company (Lancaster, Pa.)

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 unless specified at the item level.

Administrative/Biographical History:  The Sun Fire Company was organized by 1763. The Company ended its  active service in 1882 when the paid City Fire Department came into existence. (Ellis & Evans, 384-386)

Custodial History:  These volumes were transferred from MG-266 Daybook and Ledger Collection, Series 4 on 11 March 2009.


Folder 1  Account book of Sun Fire Company. 1796-1797.

Folder 2  Constitution and Laws of the Sun Fire Company. Printed by Thomas Feran, Lancaster. 1833. Signatures of members. Transferred from the Library, February 2003.

Folder 3   Minutes of Sun Engine and Hose Company.  1797-1853.

Folder 4  Minutes of Sun Engine and Hose Company. 1854-1874.

Folder 5  Account Book for Sun Engine and Hose Company. 1855-1874.