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Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of James Buchanan
Object ID
Inv 1868 F033 B
Date Range
1868
Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of James Buchanan
Description
Estate inventory of James Buchanan
Date Range
1868
Year
1868
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0013
People
Buchanan, James
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
Probate records
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Estate inventories
Place
Lancaster Twp.
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1868 F033 B
Box Number
013
Additional Notes
Occuaption: President of the United States. Photocopy of original. Original in MG0096.
1 item, 7 pieces
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of Elliott Eskridge Lane
Object ID
Inv 1857 F002 L
Date Range
1857
Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of Elliott Eskridge Lane
Description
Estate inventory of Elliott Eskridge Lane
Date Range
1857
Year
1857
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0076
People
Lane, Elliott Eskridge
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Estate inventories
Probate records
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1857 F002 L
Box Number
076
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of James B. Lane
Object ID
Inv 1863 F004 L
Date Range
1863
Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of James B. Lane
Description
Estate inventory of James B. Lane
Date Range
1863
Creation Date
1863
Year
1863
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0076
People
Lane, James Buchanan
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Probate records
Estate inventories
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1863 F004 L
Box Number
076
Additional Notes
Occupation: partner in firm J. B. & G. Taylor Lane. 1 item, 5 pieces
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of John N. Lane
Object ID
Inv 1856 F008 L
Date Range
1856
Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of John N. Lane
Description
Estate inventory of John N. Lane
Date Range
1856
Creation Date
1856
Year
1856
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0076
People
Lane, John N.
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
Estate inventories
Probate records
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1856 F008 L
Box Number
076
Additional Notes
1 item, 15 pieces
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of John Hopkins
Object ID
Inv 1764 F009 H
Date Range
1764
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Estate inventory of John Hopkins
Date Range
1764
Year
1764
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0048
People
Hopkins, John
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subjects
African Americans--History
Indentured servants
Probate records
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Administrators' bonds
Boys
Children
Enslaved persons
Estate inventories
Indentured servants
Persons of color
Probate records
Servants
Slaveholders
Women
Place
Salisbury Twp.
Extent
2 items, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1764 F009 H
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
048
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Enslaved boy listed.
Indentured servant woman listed.
Also administrators' bond. 2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Administrators' bond, caveat, and notice for John Wright
Object ID
Inv 1771 F009 W
Date Range
1771
Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Administrators' bond, caveat, and notice for John Wright
Date Range
1771
Year
1771
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0128
People
Wright, John
McCormick, James
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
Administrators' bonds
Bonds
Probate records
York County, Pennsylvania
Place
York County, Pennsylvania
Object Name
Bond
Object ID
Inv 1771 F009 W
Box Number
128
Additional Notes
Only: caveat, notice, administrators' bond.
Noted: James McCormick's mother and the deceased's father were full cousins.
3 items, 3 pieces
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Guardianship account for Jacob Haldeman and Martin Crider, guardians of Jacob Metz, son of Ludwig Metz
Object ID
Inv 1769 F008 M
Date Range
1769
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Title
Guardianship account for Jacob Haldeman and Martin Crider, guardians of Jacob Metz, son of Ludwig Metz
Date Range
1769
Year
1769
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0081
People
Crider, Martin
Haldeman, Jacob
Metz, Jacob
Metz, Ludwig
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
Guardianship accounts
Probate records
Place
None
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Language
English
Object ID
Inv 1769 F008 M
Box Number
081
Additional Notes
Or Metz, Ludwig. Only guardian account. Pieces may be missing.
1 item, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1995.107.109
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Collection
Wheatland
Description
Sheraton-inspired mahogany veneer night table with satinwood inlay accents that outline the apron, drawer and keyhole, as well as the legs. The table top has eight sides and surmounts four saber legs that also support a lower inward-curved shelf.
Provenance
Dr. Alexander Speer
To Katherine Speer Powell (granddaughter)
To James Buchanan Foundation
LancasterHistory
Year Range From
1790
Year Range To
1820
Last Owner
Speer, Alexander
Storage Location
Wheatland, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Northeast Bedchamber
Storage Wall
East Wall
People
Speer, Alexander Morrow
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Object Name
Table, Night
Material
Mahogany/Mahogany veneer
Height (in)
28
Width (in)
21.75
Depth (in)
17
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2022-11-08
Object ID
W.1995.107.109
Notes
Dr. Alexander Speer was one of James Buchanan's maternal first cousins. Katherine Speer Powell was Dr. Speer's granddaughter.
Credit
Estate of Katherine Speer Powell
Accession Number
W.1995.107
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1989.050.001
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Glass wine rinsers. Narrow spouts. Thumbprint design approximately halfway up.
Provenance
Purportedly belonged to Harriet Lane - no documentation. Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bryan (1986)
Year Range From
1820
Year Range To
1860
Last Owner
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Storage Location
Wheatland, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Parlor
Storage Wall
Southeast Wall
Storage Cabinet
Sideboard
Storage Shelf
Bottom Shelf
Storage Drawer
Center Bottom Cabinet
People
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Bowl, Wine Rinser
Material
Glass
Height (in)
3.625
Width (in)
5.25
Diameter (in)
4.375
Dimension Details
Width is spout to spout.
Condition
Excellent
Condition Notes
One wine rinser is cracked, all others in excellent condition.
Object ID
W.1989.050.001
Notes
Excellent condition, except for one that is cracked. Purportedly belonged to Harriet Lane, no documentation.
Credit
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bryan
Accession Number
W.1989.050
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1989.006.001
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Collection
Wheatland
Description
Signature stamp. Thin metal layer mounted on thick piece of wood, attached by small nails. Thin metal has signature of 'James Buchanan' carved out of it in reverse. Wood stained along metal strip from ink
Provenance
Buchanan, James
Year Range From
1840
Year Range To
1860
People
Buchanan, James
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Stamp, Name
Material
Wood, Metal
Height (in)
0.875
Length (cm)
10.32002
Length (ft)
0.3385833333
Length (in)
4.063
Width (cm)
1.27
Width (ft)
0.0416666667
Width (in)
0.5
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2023-05-15
Object ID
W.1989.006.001
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Accession Number
W.1989.006
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.83
Date Range
20 June 1864
Collection
Wheatland
Description
$500 Scholarship certificate from Franklin and Marshall College issued to Andrew Bausman, signed by James Buchanan as President of Board of Trustees, J. M. Long as Treasurer, and Thomas C. Porter as Secretary. Dated June 20, 1864.
"No. 6" at top with "Scholarship" above a photo of college buildings flanked on left with the face of Franklin and Marshall on the right. "Franklin and Marshall College/ Second Series." is printed below.
Date Range
20 June 1864
Made By
Haehnlen, J.
People
Bausman, Andrew
Buchanan, James
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Certificate
Material
Paper
Height (in)
15.438
Length (in)
19.438
Depth (in)
0.875
Dimension Details
Dimensions given are for frame.
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2022-05-23
Condition Notes
Thin white mat does not appear to be acid-free. There are some ripples on the upper right of the scholarship paper and a small tear on upper edge, right of center.
Object ID
W.89.83
Place of Origin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Accession Number
W.89.83
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1989.082.001
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Collection
Wheatland
Description
Photograph of Harriet Lane. Harriet Lane in studio photo facing 3/4 front to her right. Head turned front. Hands clasped at front, holding white handkerchief. Hair braided at sides, wrapped at back. Wearing silk gown, medium colored, with white collar. Mounted in an American 1850 scoop picture frame with a rustic tree branch motif.
Photograph on display in Wheatland is a digital reproduction. Original photgraph moved to archives for conservation purposes.
Provenance
Matthew Brady
To - Harriet Lane Johnston
Year Range From
1857
Year Range To
1861
Creator
Brady, Mathew
Made By
Brady, Mathew
Last Owner
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Storage Location
Wheatland, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Staircase
Storage Wall
North Wall
People
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Brady, Matthew
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Photograph
Material
Paper
Height (in)
18.875
Length (in)
22.25
Depth (in)
2.313
Dimension Details
Dimensions given are for frame.
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2009-07-27
Condition Notes
To be removed from frame and stored in archival safe folder.
Object ID
W.1989.082.001
Notes
Original photograph removed from frame on 27 July 2009 - placed in archival storage for conservation purposes. (East Attic, flat files). Photograph and frame both bear the number 89.82.
Place of Origin
Washington, DC
Accession Number
W.1989.082
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.72
Date Range
1878
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Photograph of Harriet Lane. Oval picture showing Harriet 3/4 front to her right. Hair is arranged on top of her head, ears exposed. No jewelry. Off-the-shoulder dress with flowers at bosom, dress tinted bluish-white. Hair is silvery. Chair at back with s
Date Range
1878
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Photograph
Material
Paper
Length (in)
8.438
Width (in)
6.938
Depth (in)
1.5
Dimension Details
Dimensions given are for frame.
Object ID
W.89.72
Notes
Photograph has been removed from frame. Framed by the 'Eagles Nest' in 1987. Donor was ___________ of Harriet. (Cousin?) Received part of her estate, probably source of this artifact.
Credit
Misses Riddle
Accession Number
W.89.72
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1989.090.001
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Collection
Wheatland
Description
Wine bottle. Brown glass, shallow pontil, seamed shoulder and neck. Cork with red wax to seal mouth. Wine inside almost to shoulder level. Found by volunteers sometime during the early years of the James Buchanan Foundation. Bottle was found in the east end of the basement level in the Wheatland mansion.
Possibly Portugal
Provenance
James Buchanan
Year Range From
1820
Year Range To
1840
Last Owner
Buchanan, James
Storage Location
Wheatland, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Dining Room
Storage Wall
West Wall
Storage Cabinet
Sideboard
Storage Shelf
Service Top
People
Buchanan, James
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Bottle, Wine
Material
Glass/Cork/Wax/Wine
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2022-01-13
Condition Notes
Missing product label on bottle's body.
Object ID
W.1989.090.001
Accession Number
W.1989.090
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Collection
Wheatland
Title
Marble Fragment from Original Tomb of James Buchanan
Object ID
W.1989.074.001
Date Range
1868-1868
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Collection
Wheatland
Title
Marble Fragment from Original Tomb of James Buchanan
Description
Fragment from James Buchanan's tomb in Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA. Rectangular base with relief carving of three oak leaves on one short branch with an acorn on top. White marble. On back: paper with handwritten ink: 'a piece of waste marble from (the?) Tomb of Hon. James Buchanan.
Provenance
Found by donor at gravesite. From original tombstone. Gift of Jim McMullin per Pat Clarke 4/5/2023
Date Range
1868-1868
Made By
Howell, Charles M., attributed
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 3
Storage Cabinet
Unit 17
Storage Shelf
Shelf 4
Storage Container
Box W002
People
Buchanan, James
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Fragment
Material
Marble
Height (in)
2
Length (in)
5
Width (in)
3.438
Object ID
W.1989.074.001
Notes
Unknown history of ownership.
Place of Origin
Lancaster
Accession Number
W.1989.074
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.133
Collection
Wheatland
Description
White, openings at both ends. Ruffle along top and down front of two side openings.
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Cover, Bolster
Material
Cotton
Length (in)
65
Width (in)
25.25
Object ID
W.89.133
Accession Number
W.89.133
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.172
Date Range
1869-1876
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Shield-shape with loop at top. Has bright blue ribbon fragment through loop with grey-blue thread. Front has meander design around border with 'Mary' at top. Center picture of Mary Magdalene and Jesus in the cemetery with 'Rabboni' below. Reverse side ha
Date Range
1869-1876
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Pendant, Fraternal
Material
Metal, Silk, Cotton
Height (in)
2.25
Width (in)
1.438
Depth (in)
0.063
Object ID
W.89.172
Accession Number
W.89.172
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.185
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Long, thin hat pin with black head in shape of balloon, multi-faceted. Head possibly made of jet or glass.
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Hatpin
Material
Steel
Length (in)
8.188
Width (in)
0.438
Object ID
W.89.185
Accession Number
W.89.185
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.186
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Long, thin pin with black head, rounded, smooth. Head may be jet or glass.
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Hatpin
Material
Steel
Length (in)
9.938
Width (in)
0.125
Object ID
W.89.186
Accession Number
W.89.186
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.189
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Round pendant rounded on back inset with convex circle of glass on front. Around glass, etched in metal: 'H T W S S T K S'. (Hiram the Widow's Son Sent to King Solomon). Picture under glass, painted, of black and white checkered floor on top of which sit
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Charm
Material
Glass, Brass
Depth (in)
0.313
Diameter (in)
1.5
Object ID
W.89.189
Notes
Possibly Buchanan or Foster family origin.
Credit
Mr. and Mrs. Donnell Marshall
Accession Number
W.89.189
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