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Collection
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Title
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Object ID
HC0001
Date Range
1905-1974
  1 document  
Collection
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Title
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Description
This collection contains ephemera related to Alice Potter Fordney, antiques dealer and rugmaker. Items in the collection include business correspondence with Armstrong, F. Schumacher & Co., and the Montclair art museum; personal correspondence with friends and family; hooked rug patterns; and antiques sale flyers from the early 20th century. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, including the obituary of Fordney's sister Ellen Franklin; reference material for rug making and interior design (informational sheets, books and patterns); several items related to the Yeates School, which Fordney's brother William Bush Fordney attended; several photographs of unidentified persons; and a statement related to the will of William J. Fordney, her uncle.
Admin/Biographical History
Alice Potter Fordney was born June 21, 1887 in Lancaster, the daughter of Ida Cox and Thomas Potter Fordney. A prominent antique dealer from the late 1920s to her retirement in 1965, Fordney also made and sold hooked rugs.
Fordney's family features prominently in Lancaster County history. Her maternal great-grandfather was John Michael, who owned the historic Grape Hotel from 1805-1839. Fordney's paternal great-grandfather William Jenkins built Wheatland in 1828 and later sold the property to President James Buchanan. Colonel William Bush Fordney, her paternal grandfather, was a prominent lawyer in Lancaster. He served as district attorney from 1839-1845 and negotiated for the loan that enabled Lancaster city to build the "water works" in the 1830s. Sarah Cox, her maternal grandmother, was a known philanthropist and for years helped to manage the Home for Friendless Children in Lancaster. Her sister, Ellen Fordney Franklin, was a "pioneer" in the industry of women's knit suits, opening her first shop in 1929 in Philadelphia.
Fordney never married. She kept in contact with her nieces and nephews, as evidenced by letters in the collection. According to notes provided by Wendell Zercher, Sarah Ellmaker McIlvaine Muench, her niece and the donor of the collection, recalled her as "warm and artistic," and "a character." She died April 17, 1973, at the age of 85.
Works Cited:
"Mrs. Franklin, pioneer of women's knit suits, dies." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 10 May 1963, p. 2.
"Accident Fatal to Mrs. Sarah A. Cox." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], no date, page unknown.
"Miss Fordney, Antique Dealer, 85, Succumbs." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 18 April 1973, p. 2.
"One of Lancaster's Most Prominent and Venerable Citizens Passes Away." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 29 July 1889, p. 1.
Date Range
1905-1974
Year Range From
1905
Year Range To
1974
Date of Accumulation
1905-1974
Creator
Fordney, Alice Potter, 1887-1973
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives North
Storage Wall
Side 28
People
Appel, Charles Rengier
Bohlen, Sidney Franklin
Bowman, Mrs. Edward J.
Boyer, R. J.
Brenneman, Mary Rue Bard
Brown, Hazel Dell
Chiarell, Fred P.
Clark, George W.
Daugherty, Harvey P.
Demuth, Charles
Dodge, Arthur B.
Embsweiler, Ruth
Erb, Edna
Fordney, Alice Potter
Fordney, William Bush Jr.
Fordney, William Jenkins
Franklin, Ellen Julia Fordney
Gibbons, Alice McIlvaine
Gilbert, L. J.
Gingrich, Milton E.
Graybill, John M.
Griest, Charles J.
Higby, Everett
Hostetter, A. K.
Howe, John
Irvine, Blanche
Kent, William Winthrop
Knodle, Edward
Krone, Herbert B.
Lindenmuth, J. D.
Long, Yvonne
Maclay, Helen Hurley
Malone, Clarence
Morris, Charles R.
Morris, Grace M.
Nauman, Gertrude Colson
Orr, Barclay
Pennypacker, Charles A.
Pennypacker, James G.
Randall, Meda
Rannels, Paul
Stokes, Agnes M.
Strickler, Belle
Wolf, Emily
Other Creators
Muench, Sarah Ellmaker McIlvaine, d. 2006
Subjects
American newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.--Women
Antique dealers
Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong World Industries
F. Schumacher & Co.
Farm Journal Media
House & Garden
Interior decoration
Letters
Montclair Art Museum
Patterns for crafts
Rugs
Rugs, Hooked
Student newspapers and periodicals
Woman's world magazine
Search Terms
Albert Steiger Company
Antique dealers
Antique sales
Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Berlinwork patterns
Blue and Brown (Yeates School)
Cheney Silks
Cheney Weaves
Christmas
Correspondence
Cricket Club
Dickinson Presbyterian Church
Estate sales
F. Schumacher and Company
Farm Journal Media
Fiber arts
Finding aids
Gilbert's store
Griest Homestead
Guernsey Sales Pavilion
Hager's Department Store
Hershey Fire Hall
Hooked rugs
House & Garden
Interior decoration
Kleinfelter's auction rooms
Letters
Manuscript groups
Montclair Art Museum
Odd Fellows Hall
Olson Rugs
Patterns for crafts
Rossmere Hotel
Rug patterns
Rugs
State Armory Hall
V-mail
Woman's World Magazine
Yeates School
Extent
3 boxes, 37 folders, 333 items, 1,015 pages to scan, 4.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
HC0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Associated Material
Sarah McIlvaine Muench Family Papers, MS 44 at Archives and Special Collections, Shadek-Fackenthal Library, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.
Related Item Notes
See photograph collection.
See curatorial collection for examples of rugs.
Fordney Family Diaries (MG0539)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Archive of Alice P. Fordney (HC0001), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The kraft paper patterns in Folders 33-37 are restricted. Please make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services to view these items.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
G.04.23.52
Classification
HC0001
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
From the Heritage Center of Lancaster County collection, G04.23.52.
Processed and finding aid prepared by MJ, June 2018.
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Collection
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Object ID
MG0116
Date Range
1805-1984
  1 document  
Collection
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Description
Collection consists largely of information on the descendants of Edward Hand and on the Hand Family Reunion. Contains correspondence, genealogical materials, family charts, photographs, and commemorative booklet 1912, on Lancaster County in the Revolutionary War. Also, three documents concerning the settling of the Hand estate.
Date Range
1805-1984
Year Range From
1805
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1805-1984
Creator
Hand family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Hand, Edward
Lear, Robert H.
Brien, Edward
Brien, Dorothy Hand
Hand, Jasper
Subjects
Genealogy
Family records
Letters
Search Terms
Genealogy
Family records
Family reunions
Rock Ford
Correspondence
Letters
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 27 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0116
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection (MG-116), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Other Numbers
MG-116
Classification
MG0116
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 1 May 2019.
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Collection
Lancaster & Marietta Turnpike Road Co. Collection
Title
Lancaster & Marietta Turnpike Road Co. Collection
Object ID
MG0048
Date Range
1848-1916
  1 document  
Collection
Lancaster & Marietta Turnpike Road Co. Collection
Title
Lancaster & Marietta Turnpike Road Co. Collection
Description
Collection contains correspondence, accounts, newspaper clippings, Pennsylvania and federal tax returns, stock certificate book, minute books, record books, and a receipt and payment book.
Date Range
1848-1916
Year Range From
1848
Year Range To
1916
Date of Accumulation
1848-1916
Creator
Lancaster & Marietta Turnpike Road Co.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
Subjects
Lancaster & Marietta Turnpike Road Co.
Roads
Toll roads
Business records
Stockholders
Letters
Search Terms
Business records
Conewago Trap Rock Company
Correspondence
Finding aids
J. E. Baker Company
John Goll and Company
Lancaster and Marietta Turnpike Road Company
Lancaster and Marietta Turnpike
Lancaster Automobile Club
Lancaster Motorist
Letters
Manuscript groups
Marietta Hollow Ware and Enameling Company
Muller and Bush
Roads
Stockholders
Taxes
Toll roads
Turnpikes
Extent
4 boxes, 26 folders, 7 volumes, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0048
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-48
Classification
MG0048
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Collection was cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 29 May 2018.
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Collection
Farmers' Northern Market Company Collection
Title
Farmers' Northern Market Company Collection
Object ID
MG0049
Date Range
1871-1953
  1 document  
Collection
Farmers' Northern Market Company Collection
Title
Farmers' Northern Market Company Collection
Description
Contains records starting with the purchase of land for construction of the Northern Market in Lancaster. Includes financial documents of stockholders, minutes, lease agreements, tax returns, ledger books, bank statements, and forms. Also, some personal papers of Menno B. Hess, a member of the Board of Directors.
Date Range
1871-1953
Year Range From
1871
Year Range To
1953
Date of Accumulation
1871-1953
Creator
Farmers' Northern Market Company (Lancaster, Pa.)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Hess, Menno B.
Subjects
Farmers' Northern Market Company (Lancsaster, Pa.)
Farmers' markets
Business records
Stockholders
Search Terms
Business records
Correspondence
Farmers' markets
Farmers' Northern Market Company
Finding aids
Letters
Manuscript groups
Minutes
Northern Market
Stockholders
Extent
2 boxes, 39 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0049
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-49
Classification
MG0049
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Collection cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 29 May 2018.
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Eleanor Fulton, Presbyterian Collection
Title
Eleanor Fulton, Presbyterian Collection
Object ID
MG0050
Date Range
1703-1991
  1 document  
Collection
Eleanor Fulton, Presbyterian Collection
Title
Eleanor Fulton, Presbyterian Collection
Description
The work of Eleanor Fulton, a professional researcher. Contains information on the Presbyterian Church in Lancaster County, including First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Donegal Presbyterian Church. Also, genealogy notes for local families and St. James Episcopal Church.
System of Arrangement
Organized by subject, arranged chronologically.
Date Range
1703-1991
Year Range From
1703
Year Range To
1991
Date of Accumulation
1703-1991
Creator
Fulton, Eleanor
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Ashmead, William
Buchanan, James
Fulton, Robert
Woodhull, John
Subjects
Genealogy
Letters
Presbyterian Church
United States--History--War of 1812
Search Terms
Booklets
Correspondence
Diaries
Donegal Presbytery
Ephemera
Genealogy
Letters
Newspaper clippings
Presbyterian Church
War of 1812
Extent
2 boxes, 56 folders, .75 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0050
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-50
Classification
MG0050
Description Level
Fonds
Documents
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Foulke Family Collection
Title
Foulke Family Collection
Object ID
MG0051
Date Range
1966-1984
  1 document  
Collection
Foulke Family Collection
Title
Foulke Family Collection
Description
This collection contains correspondence between Roy A. Foulke and Evelyn A. Benson, genealogy notes, photocopies of pages from genealogy books, bills for research trips, a newspaper obituary, and book inserts. Also included are correspondence and a photocopy of the obituary of Leslie Ann Ricardo pertaining to fraudulent genealogical research.
Date Range
1966-1984
Year Range From
1966
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1966-1984
Creator
Foulke family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Benson, Evelyn A.
Berry, D.
Foulk, John
Foulk, James Hilder
Foulke, Roy A.
Jacobsen, P.
Ricardo, Leslie Ann
Subjects
Genealogy
Letters
Search Terms
Correspondence
Ephemera
Genealogy
Letters
Obituaries
Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge, Maryland
Extent
1 box, 9 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0051
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-51
Classification
MG0051
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997. Added to database 5 June 2018.
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Evelyn A. Benson Collection
Title
Evelyn A. Benson Collection
Object ID
MG0052
Date Range
1951-1971
  1 document  
Collection
Evelyn A. Benson Collection
Title
Evelyn A. Benson Collection
Description
The Evelyn A. Benson Collection consists of research notes and correspondence regarding the genealogical research of Ms. Benson for various clients. Of particular interest may be notes on the family of botanist John Bartram; early fur trader Patrick Boyd and his family's dealings with the Slaymakers; and photocopies of poems and writings of Susanna Wright. Ms. Benson's research mentions many families corollary to her main surname search subjects.
Date Range
1951-1971
Year Range From
1951
Year Range To
1971
Date of Accumulation
1951-1971
Creator
Benson, Evelyn A.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Bartram, John
Benson, Evelyn A.
Berry, D.
Boyd, Patrick
Wright, Susanna
Subjects
Botanists
Fur traders
Genealogy
Letters
Search Terms
Correspondence
Finding aids
Genealogy
Letters
Manuscript groups
Extent
1 box, 14 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0052
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Classification
MG0052
Description Level
Fonds
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Marshall W. Warren Family Collection
Title
Marshall W. Warren Family Collection
Object ID
MG0053
Date Range
1817-1977
  1 document  
Collection
Marshall W. Warren Family Collection
Title
Marshall W. Warren Family Collection
Description
This collection contains the records of the Marshall W. Warren family, including a marriage announcement, personal notebook, correspondence, and family bible records.
Date Range
1817-1977
Year Range From
1817
Year Range To
1977
Date of Accumulation
1817-1977
Creator
Warren family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Warren, Elizabeth Herr Frantz
Warren, Marshall William
Subjects
Family records
Genealogy
Letters
Obituaries
Probate records
Search Terms
Correspondence
Finding aids
Genealogy
Letters
Manuscript groups
Obituaries
Probate records
Warren Cork Company
Wills
Extent
1 box, 10 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0053
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
See also the Photograph Collection
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-53
Other Number
MG-53
Classification
MG0053
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Collection cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 12 June 2018.
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Gates Dental Company Collection
Title
Gates Dental Company Collection
Object ID
MG0055
Date Range
1920-1961
  1 document  
Collection
Gates Dental Company Collection
Title
Gates Dental Company Collection
Description
This collection contains records of the Gates Dental Company, a dental equipment and supply company established in 1917. The records include by-laws, stockholders minutes, board minutes, presidents' reports, treasurers' reports, secretary's oath, real estate transactions, and correspondence.
Date Range
1920-1961
Year Range From
1920
Year Range To
1961
Date of Accumulation
1920-1961
Creator
Gates Dental Company, Inc.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
Subjects
Business records
Dental instruments and apparatus industry
Letters
Minutes (Records)
By-laws
Stockholders
Search Terms
Business records
By-laws
Correspondence
Dental instruments and apparatus industry
Finding aids
Gates Dental Company, Inc.
Letters
Manuscript groups
Minutes
Reports
Stockholders
Extent
2 boxes, 36 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0055
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-55
Classification
MG0055
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 12 June 2018.
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Mayor James H. Ross Collection
Title
Mayor James H. Ross Collection
Object ID
MG0058
Date Range
1933-1937
  1 document  
Collection
Mayor James H. Ross Collection
Title
Mayor James H. Ross Collection
Description
The Mayor James H. Ross Collection documents Ross's political career from 1933-1937. James Ross, a businessman and civic leader, served as mayor of Lancaster from 1934-1938. The collection consists primarily of correspondence and a scrapbook. The letters are related to his mayoral election and responsibilities, the James H. Ross Ready to Wear Department Store, and personal matters. The scrapbook, compiled by his wife, contains information about his political career, the department store, and other local merchants, and provides a good background on the housing issues that threatened Lancaster City. The collection gives a fragmented picture of life in Lancaster in the 1930s, including commercial transactions, the Depression, religious charitable organizations, politics, and the Democratic Party.
Admin/Biographical History
James H. Ross was born in Green County, Ohio. When he was six, Ross's family moved to Monroe County, West Virginia where he attended school until he was seventeen. His family moved back to Ohio where he finished his schooling at Bowersville High School. After graduating, Ross moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and began working for M. T. Garvin & Co. Ross left M. T. Garvin & Co. in 1928 and established his own store, James H. Ross Ready to Wear Department Store, in December of that same year. James H. Ross was elected Mayor of Lancaster as a Democrat in 1934.
Date Range
1933-1937
Year Range From
1933
Year Range To
1937
Date of Accumulation
1933-1937
Creator
Ross, James Hubert, 1875-1962
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Ross, James Hubert
Ross, Ethel E. Dietrich
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Other Creators
Ross, Ethel E. Dietrich, 1892-1977
Subjects
Business records
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Lancaster (Pa.)--Politics and government
Letters
Local elections
Local taxation
Mayors--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Search Terms
Business records
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Elections
James H. Ross Ready to Wear Department Store
Letters
Milton J. Brecht Elementary School
Mayors
Newspaper clippings
Politics
Schools
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Taxes
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster
Wheatland
Young Men's Democratic Club
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
2 boxes, 10 folders, 1 scrapbook, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0058
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please make an appointment with the Research Center staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org to view the scrapbook.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-58
Classification
MG0058
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Scrapbook, Career of James Ross, Former Merchant and Mayor, was previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 121. Scrapbook, Career of James Ross, Former Merchant and Mayor, was cataloged and preserved with funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.
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