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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Title
Acknowledgment of George B. Willson that he has bought Harriet Lane Johnston’s Wheatland estate
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.2.002
Date Range
1884/05/22
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Title
Acknowledgment of George B. Willson that he has bought Harriet Lane Johnston’s Wheatland estate
Description
Acknowledgment of George B. Willson that he has bought Harriet Lane Johnston’s Wheatland estate for $20,000, half to be paid now and the rest in installments; sale includes plants for the garden, bookcases in library, 2 cows, one horse, all farming implements; she may continue occupying the house until 1 July next with free supply of ice, fruit, and vegetables. Approved by Harriet Lane Johnston. Written on Harriet Lane Johnston’s stationery. 120 Park Street, [Baltimore].
Date Range
1884/05/22
Creator
Willson, George Bolivar, 1855-1929
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Container
JBFP Part 2, Box 1
People
Willson, George Bolivar
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Search Terms
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 9 x 7 in.
Object Name
Acknowledgment
Language
English
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 2
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.2.002
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
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LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
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.
Accession Number
JBMS1995.412
Other Number
JBFP Part 2, Series 2, Subseries 2, Folder 2
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
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A.C. Leonard's directory of business and professional men of Lancaster, Pa., 1883

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo17160
Date of Publication
1883.
Call Number
917.4815 D598 1883 reprint
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Hiestand,
Date of Publication
1883.
Physical Description
80 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects
Lancaster (Pa.) - Directories.
Additional Author
Leonard, Albert Charles,
Location
Lancaster History Library - Reference
Call Number
917.4815 D598 1883 reprint
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Additional historical notes in reference to St. Mary's at Lancaster

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo19245
Author
Sener, Samuel Miller,
Date of Publication
1887]
Call Number
282 S 475
Responsibility
by S.M. Sener.
Author
Sener, Samuel Miller,
Place of Publication
[Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
S.M. Sener,
Date of Publication
1887]
Physical Description
5 p. ; 24 cm.
Series
Sener, S.M. Historical pamphlets, no.5
Notes
Reprinted from U.S. Catholic historical magazine, 1887.
Bound with other pamphlets by the author: The Catholic Church at Lancaster, Penn'a (1894, 52 p.) -- Historical sketch of the ancient parish of St. Mary's, Lancaster, Pa. (n. d., 12 p) -- Additional historical notes in reference to St. Mary's at Lancaster (n. d., 5 p.) -- Some Lancaster Catholics, adn other historical notes (n.d ., 6 p.) -- Very Rev. Bernard Keenan, V. G. Sketch of one of the pioneer priest's [sic] of Pennsylvania (n. d. 10 p.) -- The Acadians in Lancaster County, Paper read before Lancaster County Historical Society, September 4, 1896 (1896, 8 p.) -- Simon S. Rathvon, Ph.D: Lancaster's oldest living devotee of science (n. d. 8 p.) -- Old time heroes of the War of the Revolution and War of 1812-14 (1895, 11 p.) -- The Lancaster barracks where the British and Hesian prisoners were detained during the Revolution (1895, 20 p.
Saint Mary's was the the first Catholic Church of Lancaster. It was built in the mid eighteenth century.
Subjects
St. Mary's Catholic Church (Lancaster, Pa.) - History.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
282 S 475
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Address in obstetrics : read at the 31st annual session of the Medical Society of the state of Pennsylvania held at Lancaster, Pa., May 1881

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15671
Author
Davis, S. T.
Date of Publication
1881]
Call Number
618.2 D264
Author
Davis, S. T.
Place of Publication
[S. l
Publisher
s.n.,
Date of Publication
1881]
Physical Description
14 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Obstetrics
Additional Corporate Author
Medical Society of Pennsylvania.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
618.2 D264
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Collection
Science, Medicine & Technology Collection
Title
Fire Alarm
Object ID
1992.007.2
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Collection
Science, Medicine & Technology Collection
Title
Fire Alarm
Description
Heat sensitive fire alarm invented by Anthony Iske (1831-1920). Patented by Iske on Aug. 19,1890.
Inside the wooden case, on alarm mechanism/movement, printed in black ink: "J.A. Neiss, Sr." There is also the key to wind the alarm, loose on the floor of the holder.
Year Range From
1860
Year Range To
1910
Made By
Iske, Anthony
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 1
Storage Cabinet
Unit 06
Storage Shelf
Shelf 4
People
Iske, Albert
Iske, Anthony
Neiss, J. A.
Subcategory
Regulative & Protective T&E
Object Name
Alarm, Fire
Height (in)
13.25
Length (in)
3.5
Width (in)
6.6
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2023-10-26
Object ID
1992.007.2
Notes
Iske was known as 'Lancaster's Edison.'
Anthony Iske was born in France and immigrated to the U.S. in 1847. He moved to Lancaster in 1853 and became an American citizen in 1858. Along with his son, Albert, he held over 200 patents. Most notable of his inventions was the first meat-slicing machine, a model of which is in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Heat Motor was designed to turn the energy held by heated water into rotational movement. Heating the water in the trough would cause the air in the submerged cylinders to rise. As the engine began to turn, the cylinders would rise above the water, the air inside would cool, and the cylinders would fall on the opposing side, adding to the circular motion of the engine.
Accession Number
1992.007
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Collection
Autograph Album Collection
Title
Autograph album of Lizzie H. Shenk
Object ID
MG0118_F037
Date Range
1887-1889, 1894
  1 document  
Collection
Autograph Album Collection
Title
Autograph album of Lizzie H. Shenk
Description
Autograph album of Lizzie H. Shenk, Safe Harbor. Maroon velvet cover. The album includes poetry, messages, and signatures of friends and family.
Admin/Biographical History
Elizabeth Herr Shenk (1869-1934) married Leroy Frey Mayer (1868-1958). Their daughter Kathryn M. Mayer Lichty (1901-1972) and her husband Charles Fouse Lichty (1899-1983) moved to Howell County, Missouri between 1940 and 1950.
Date Range
1887-1889, 1894
Creation Date
1887-1889, 1894
Year Range From
1887
Year Range To
1894
Creator
Mayer, Elizabeth Herr Shenk, 1869-1934
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Binkley, Alice E.
Breneman, Lizzie
Dietrich, Amanda S.
Doerstler, Fred F.
Eshbach, Susie K.
Eshleman, Lizzie H.
Harrington, Mollie
Haverstick, Mattie E.
Lutz, Annie S.
Mann, Effie G.
Mayer, Elizabeth Herr Shenk "Lizzie"
Neff, Annie S.
Neff, Daniel S.
Newcomer, Amanda
Newcomer, Lizzie B.
Shank, Martha R.
Shenk, A. M.
Stigleman, Bertha
Warren, Anna
Witmer, Frances M.
Witmer, Jonas H.
Witmer, Susie B.
Young, Emma J.
Subjects
Autograph albums
Autographs
Poetry
Search Terms
Autograph albums
Autographs
Poetry
Extent
1 item, 68 pages to scan
Object Name
Album, Autograph
Language
English
Object ID
MG0118_F037
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please request at the Reference Desk or contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
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
2022.012
Other Numbers
MG-118
Other Number
MG-118
Classification
MG0118
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
This album was part of a donation to the State Historical Society of Missouri; the items in the donation had no provenance.
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Allegheny County : its early history and subsequent development ; from the earliest period till 1790

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo7234
Corporate Author
Allegheny County Centennial Committee (Pa.)
Date of Publication
1888.
Call Number
974.885 L218
Responsibility
by A.A. Lambing ; from 1790 till the present time by J.W.F. White ; published under the auspices of the Allegheny County Centennial Committee.
Corporate Author
Allegheny County Centennial Committee (Pa.)
Place of Publication
Pittsburgh, Pa
Publisher
Snowden & Peterson,
Date of Publication
1888.
Physical Description
176 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Notes
Cover title: Souvenir. Centennial history of Allegheny County ...
Includes: Sketch of the celebration ... has separate t.p.
Contents
Allegheny County: its early history and subsequent development --Address of the Centennial Committee -- Program of the Celebration -- A sketch of the celebration of the centennial of Allegheny County.
Subjects
Allegheny County (Pa.) - History.
Allegheny County (Pa.) - Centennial celebrations, etc.
Additional Author
Lambing, Andrew Arnold,
White, J.W.F.
McCain, George Nox,
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.885 L218
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Allegheny county's hundred years

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo1658
Author
Thurston, George H.
Date of Publication
1888.
Call Number
974.885 A422
  1 website  
Responsibility
by George H. Thurston.
Author
Thurston, George H.
Place of Publication
Pittsburgh
Publisher
A. A. Anderson & Son, book and job printers,
Date of Publication
1888.
Physical Description
312 p., [4] leaves of plates (3 fold.) : ill., maps, plans ; 20 cm.
Notes
Advertising matter printed throughout book.
LCHS copy missing title page.
Contents
Contents: Chapters 1 thru 8 - Covers 1754 to 1888 9 - boat building in Allegheny County 10 - coal and coke trade 11 - Iron and steel trade 12 - Glass manufacturing 13 - Natural gas 14 - Oil trade in Allegheny County 15 - Copper,lead, brass and tin 16 - Mercantile interests 17. From pack horse to railroads 18. Financial institutions 19. Insurance companies 20. Electrical appliances 21. Churches , schools, and newspapers 22. Music, art, and benevolent institutions
Subjects
Allegheny County (Pa.) - History.
Allegheny County (Pa.) - Description and travel.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.885 A422
Websites
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Collection
History Collection: Person, Sarah Ann Stauffer
Object ID
2002.154.54
Date Range
1850-1890
Collection
History Collection: Person, Sarah Ann Stauffer
Description
Portrait of young gentleman. Fairly faded out. Water marks/stains, one around right eye of man (viewer's left) in decorative bronze-colored frame with glass narrow gold-colored braid around edge. All with a red velvet rectangle. On the red velvet lining of the lid/cover: "Addis (?) s Lancaster Gallery/ NE Corner of Centre Square & N. Queen St." Black container has decorative motifs on front and back.
Date Range
1850-1890
Year Range From
1850
Year Range To
1890
Creator
Addis's Lancaster Gallery
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 4
Storage Cabinet
Unit 20
Storage Container
Box 0615
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Ambrotype
Height (in)
0.625
Length (in)
3.75
Width (in)
3.25
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2018-09-21
Condition Notes
Fabric hinge torn: ambrotype and cover are separated.
Image somewhat faded. Water marks/stains, one around right eye of man (viewer's left) Wear on outside where black has rubbed off
Object ID
2002.154.54
Accession Number
2002.154
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Collection
Photography Collection
Object ID
1972.033.1
Date Range
1880
Collection
Photography Collection
Description
Paired Ambrotypes of two unknown women.
Date Range
1880
Year Range From
1880
Year Range To
1880
Storage Location
LCHS / Willson Memorial Building
Storage Room
Museum North
Storage Wall
South Wall
Storage Cabinet
Unit 01
Storage Shelf
Shelf 2
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Ambrotype
Material
Glass, Wood, Metal
Condition
Good
Object ID
1972.033.1
Accession Number
1972.033
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