Witmer: Benjamin Witmer Collection, 1830-1950

Call number:  MG-132

1 box     6 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 4

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains family photographs, a printed copy of Benjamin Herr’s journal, judgment bond, correspondence, and a Lehigh University progress report. Also includes genealogies for Letitia Herr Malone, the DuBois family, and the Witmer family, as well as a copy of an original genealogy scroll of the Witmer family.

Creator:  Witmer, Benjamin.

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:  Unknown.

Accruals:  No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:  Benjamin Witmer Collection (MG-132), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.

Processing History:  Processed and finding aid prepared in 1998-1999. This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The finding aid was updated using DACS conventions.


Folder 1  Photographs. Photographs transferred to the Photograph Collection, 17 November 2017.
Insert 1  Jane Lightner Witmer and David Witmer.
Insert 2
1.Leah Fierre
2.Esther Kendig
3.David Witmer
4.Unidentified man and woman
5.Aunt Mary
Insert 3
1.Grandmother Musser
2.Grandfather Musser
Insert 4  Lehigh University Class of 1874, A. Herr’s class.

Folder 2   Benjamin Herr’s journal, printed copy.

Folder 3   Genealogies
Insert 1  Genealogy of Letitia Herr Malone.
Insert 2  Genealogy of the DuBois family.
Insert 3  Booklet about the DuBois family genealogy.
Insert 4  Photocopy of Witmer family history.

Folder 4   Correspondence
Insert 1  Copy of letter written to Allan A. Herr’s mother, Emma, by former teacher Amos Gilbert while she was a student at the Moravian Seminary in Lititz, 1830.
Insert 2  Photostatic copy of a letter to Emma from Amos Gilbert, 1950.
Insert 3  Invitation to Mrs. Malone to be a delegate to the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, 1930.

Folder 5
Insert 1  Progress report for Allan A. Herr, The Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. 1873.
Insert 2  Judgment Bond, John McCue and William McCue to Benjamin Herr, 1853.

Folder 6   Copy of scroll of Witmer family history.