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Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Black History Collection
Object ID
MG0240
Date Range
1780-1984
Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Black History Collection
Description
This collection contains papers and local government records related to Black history in Lancaster County, including an index to Lancaster County's register of enslaved persons, Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons or Negro Entry Book, and a biographical account of Rev. James William Charles Pennington. There are official records for enslaved persons and their children in Lancaster County, as well as freemen within Lancaster City. The collection also contains a manumission paper from the state of Virginia, a certificate for free persons of color, and letters from anit-slavery societies.
System of Arrangement
Series 1 consists of the "Slave Registers," official county records registering enslaved women and their children after 1780.
Series 2 contains the "Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons," a manumission paper, correspondence, and other records.
Date Range
1780-1984
Year Range From
1780
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1780-1984
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
People
Allen, Richard
Anderson, George L.
Anderson, James
Anderson, Mildred
Atchinson, John
Bacon, Izard
Bailey, Bessie
Bailey, Charles
Baker, John H.
Ball, James H.
Barber, Florence
Barton, William
Bayly, James
Beaubian, Beulah
Beaubian, Charles S.
Bigham, William
Black, Aaron
Blonden, Louisa
Boggs, Alexander
Book, Anna H.
Book, Simon
Boyd, William
Bradley, Daniel
Breading, David
Bridgett, Alexander
Broadnax, Joseph
Brown, E. D.
Brown, Ernest
Brown, H. H.
Brubaker, Jack
Cain, Annie
Cain, Jennie
Cain, John
Cain, Louisa
Caldwell, Andrew
Carpenter, Samuel
Carter, John C.
Carter, John W.
Carter, Laura
Carter, Nettie
Clark, Bryce
Clark, Josephine
Clark, Russia
Clark, Ruth
Clemson, James
Cohn, Jason
Conkle, William
Cook, James
Cooke, Samuel
Cooper, Bella
Craig, Mary
Craig, Samuel
Crawford, James
Cunningham, Janett
Currin, James
Davis, Edward
Davis, Emily
Davis, Robert
Dewers, Thomas
Dorsey, Steven
Edwards, Mary
Edwards, Susanna
Edwards, Thomas
Edwards, Thomas L.
Evans, James
Evans, John
Evans, Frances
Ewing, John
Fordney, William B.
Foster, Carrie
Foster, Daniel
Franklin, Benjamin
Frazier, Phebe
Galbraith, Bertram Gillespie
Gale, Anthony
Gamble, James
George, H. E., Mrs.
George, Harriet
Gibbons, Daniel
Brubaker, Marianna Gibbons
Gibson, William
Givens, Joseph
Goins, Dora
Graves, B.
Green, Annie
Green, Charles
Green, Cora
Green, Jane
Green, Mary A.
Grubb, Peter
Hardy, Laura
Harrison, Thomas
Haydon, George
Hayes, Hannah
Hayes, O. H.
Heard, William Henry
Heaton, Jeremiah
Henderson, Archibald
Henry, Ella
Henry, Mary
Henry, William
Hill, Emily
Hill, Harriet
Hood, Solomon Porter
Hopkins, Ada
Hopkins, Sadie
Hopkins, Stanton
Hubley, John
Hudson, Edward
Hunter, Mabel
Hunter, Rosie
Hurdle, Emma
Hurdle, James
Jacks, James
Jackson, Florence
Jackson, Letitia
Jackson, Rebecca
Jacobs, Cyrus
Jenkins, John Carmichael
Johnson, Chester A.
Johnson, Estella Book
Johnson, Florence
Johnson, Henry
Johnston, John
Kelley, Calvin
Kelley, David
Keyes, Emma
King, Robert
La Barre, John
Leman, Christian
Link, John Lewis
Lockhart, Josiah
Long, Stephen
Lownes, Caleb
Lynch, Dora
MacNeal, William
Martin, James
Mason, Alice
Maxwell, Robert
McCally, James
McCamant, Isaac
McClure, William
McIntire, William
McLaughlin, George
Michener, James B.
Middleton, Anne
Middleton, John
Miller, John
Mitchell, Blanche
Moore, Martha
Moore, Zachary
Morrison, J. S.
Morrison, J. S., Mrs.
Moton, Charles
Murray, Clara P.
Neal, Thomas
Neel, Thomas
Nicholas, Michael
Nickumn, Theresa
Old, James
Oldden, John
Palmer, John M.
Patterson, James
Payne, Benedine
Peden, Hugh
Pembroke, Stephen
Pennington, James William Charles
Polite, Abraham L.
Polite, Blanche
Porter, Andrew
Porter, William
Potts, David
Price, J. C.
Ramsey, Elizabeth
Reigert, Christopher
Richardson, Ella M.
Robinson, Sara
Rosenthal, Isidore
Ross, George
Samson, George W.
Sanderson, George
Scott, Alexander
Sewell, Charles S.
Shissler, Simon
Shorter, George
Skiles, Henry
Slaymaker, Amos
Smith, Joseph
Smith, Margaret
Smith, William
Snow, Josephine
Spear, Robert
Spraggan, R. F.
Steel, William
Stevens, Thaddeus
Stewart, J. O.
Tall, Rebecca
Thomas, Mary B.
Thomas, Virginia
Thornton, Elizabeth
Toney, Joseph M.
Trout, Henry Leightner "Harry"
Tryman, Mary
Turner, Ruth
Walker, Isaac
Wallace, Robert
Waters, Ruth
Watson, John
Webster, Frank T. M.
Weld, Theodore D.
Whitehill, James
William, Ella
Williams, Mary
Wilson, Albert E., Sr.
Wilson, Edith
Wilson, Helen
Wilson, Laura
Wilson, Maude
Wilson, Samuel
Winston, Charity
Winston, William
Witcher, W. E.
Wolford, Edward
Woods, Elizabeth
Work, Joseph
Yeates, James
Zantzinger, Paul
Other Creators
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Subjects
African Americans--History
Free Black people
Freedmen
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Certificates
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Finding aids
Free persons of color
Freedmen
Manuscript groups
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 box, 33 folders, 128 items, 1,178 pages to scan, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Black History Collection (MG0240) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/2b3d42c6-a313-4ebc-966f-516114048136
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this collection 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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit. Restricted access for the Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons found in Series 2, Folder 2: Use transcript in Folder 3 or microfilm.
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-240
Classification
MG0240
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
The collection was formerly called "The Slave Records of Lancaster County Collection." Name changed to "African American Records Collection" and arrangement changed on 13 June 2007. Name changed again in 2022 to "Black History Collection."
Added to database on 19 July 2017.
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Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Letter from Dr. Jenkins to William B. Fordney
Object ID
MG0240_Ser02_F011_In03
Date Range
1851/11/10
  1 document  
Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Letter from Dr. Jenkins to William B. Fordney
Description
Transcription of letter from Dr. Jenkins to William B. Fordney regarding the cultural history and intellectual equality of Africans, the practice of slavery throughout Africa, the Fugitive Slave Law, abolitionism and free African Americans, the American Revolution, Thaddeus Stevens, taxes, revenue, and Pennsylvania politics.
Date Range
1851/11/10
Creation Date
10 November 1851
Creator
Lancaster Intelligencer (Lancaster, Pa.)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
People
Fordney, William Bush
Jenkins, John Carmichael
Stevens, Thaddeus
Other Creators
Jenkins, John Carmichael, 1809-1855
Subjects
African Americans--History
Antislavery movements
Free Black people
Letters
Politics
Slavery
United States. Fugitive slave law (1850)
Search Terms
Abolition
Antislavery movements
Correspondence
Enslaved persons
Free persons of color
Fugitive slave law
Lancaster Intelligencer
Letters
Politics
Slavery
Extent
1 item, 20 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser02_F011_In03
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Letters written by Dr. John Carmichael Jenkins which address the subject of slavery (MG0240_Ser02_F011_In01; MG0240_Ser02_F011_In03)
Black History Collection (MG0240) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/2b3d42c6-a313-4ebc-966f-516114048136
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Series 2, Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
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. 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.
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 2
Other Number
MG-240, Series 2, Folder 11, Insert 2
Classification
MG0240
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Transferred from Document Collection, Case 5, July 2007. Added to database on 28 March 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Documents
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
G.77.09
Date Range
c. 1800-1820
  1 image  
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Upholstered wingback commode chair has four turned Sheraton legs. Has replacement of original soiled handsewn homespun linen (remnants in this file), now an orange fabric with potted and vining flower design. Solid pinewood seat under cushion has center hole with fitted removable wooden disc.
This chair was from the Pownall home at Gap, where it was used by Dickinson Gorsuch, Maryland slaveholder, during his recovery from wounds sustained during the Christiana Riot of Sept. 11, 1851. His father and two others were killed during the skirmish at the home of freedman William Parker, and Dickinson was transported to the Pownall home for recovery. William Parker later published his story in the "Atlantic Monthly" in 1866, making it highly publicized.
This incident "is an important example of the struggle over the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act and the escalating tension between the North and the South. This act gave slave owners broad powers to recapture runaway slaves". (ExplorePAhistory.com)
Polaroid photos of chair before re-upholstery, in file.
Likely Lancaster or Chester Co.
Provenance
Provenance: Chair owned by the Pownall family & given in 1973 to the Lancaster County Historical Society by Mrs. Levi Pownall of Lancashire Hall (569-7279).
It was initially loaned to the Heritage Center (# L.77.9 and # 161.64.80) but soon donated to HCLC. Board minutes of Dec. 8, 1975 include Richard F. Smith's Museum Committee report noting a donation of a "Sheraton armed wing chair commode, used by the Pownall home in nursing Dickinson Gorsuch following Christiana Riot in 1851." Later unsigned note (Bruce Shoemaker?) states John Aungst of LCHS was consulted & chair was removed 11/9/84 from list on LCHS loan form, settling an apparent question of ownership.
Date Range
c. 1800-1820
Year Range From
1800
Year Range To
1820
Last Owner
Levi Pownall family of Gap
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
East Wall
Storage Shelf
Upper Shelf
People
Gorsuch, Dickinson
Gorsuch, Edward
Parker, William
Pownall, Levi
Subject
African Americans--History
Free Black people
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Chairs
Christiana Resistance
Enslaved persons
Free persons of color
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Object Name
Chair, Commode
Oither Names
Chair, Wing
Material
Wood, Fabric
Height (cm)
119.38
Height (ft)
3.9166666667
Height (in)
47
Width (cm)
78.74
Width (ft)
2.5833333333
Width (in)
31
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-07-25
Condition Notes
Reupholstered. Minor wear in fabric; loose stitching, especially on proper right side.
Repaired and reupholstered gratis, April 1980, by The Upholstery Center of Lititz, (Mr. & Mrs. Paul Paes).
Object ID
G.77.09
Credit
Heritage Center Collection, Gift of LCHS
Accession Number
G.77.09
Images
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Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Black History Collection, Series 1
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01
Date Range
1780-1834
Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Black History Collection, Series 1
Description
Series 1, Register of enslaved women and their children who were born after 1780, is a compilation of papers filed by holders of enslaved persons that show date; name and place of residence of slaveholder; name of mother (usually an enslaved person) and child; date of birth; sex of child; age when the child will be freed; official seal and signatures; and date when filed.
Date Range
1780-1834
Year Range From
1780
Year Range To
1834
Date of Accumulation
1780-1834
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
People
Anderson, James
Atchinson, John
Baker, John H.
Barton, William
Bayly, James
Bigham, William
Black, Aaron
Boggs, Alexander
Boyd, William
Breading, David
Caldwell, Andrew
Carpenter, Samuel
Clark, Bryce
Clemson, James
Conkle, William
Cook, James
Cooke, Samuel
Crawford, James
Cunningham, Janett
Currin, James
Davis, Edward
Dewers, Thomas
Edwards, Susanna
Edwards, Thomas
Evans, James
Evans, John
Evans, Mrs. Frances
Ewing, John
Fordney, William B.
Franklin, Benjamin
Frazier, Phebe
Galbraith, Bertram Gillespie
Gale, Anthony
Gamble, James
Gibbons, Daniel
Brubaker, Marianna Gibbons
Gibson, William
Givens, Joseph
Graves, B.
Grubb, Peter
Harrison, Thomas
Haydon, George
Heaton, Jeremiah
Henderson, Archibald
Henry, William
Hubley, John
Hudson, Edward
Jacobs, Cyrus
Jenkins, John Carmichael
Johnson, Henry
Johnston, John
King, Robert
Leman, Christian
Lockhart, Josiah
Long, Stephen
Lownes, Caleb
Martin, James
Maxwell, Robert
McCally, James
McCamant, Isaac
McClure, William
McIntire, William
McLaughlin, George
Michener, James B.
Middleton, Anne
Middleton, John
Miller, John
Moore, Zachary
Neal, Thomas
Neel, Thomas
Nicholas, Michael
Old, James
Oldden, John
Patterson, James
Peden, Hugh
Porter, Andrew
Porter, William
Potts, David
Ramsey, Elizabeth
Reigert, Christopher
Ross, George
Samson, George W.
Sanderson, George
Scott, Alexander
Sewell, Charles S.
Skiles, Henry
Slaymaker, Amos
Smith, Joseph
Smith, Margaret
Smith, William
Spear, Robert
Steel, William
Stevens, Thaddeus
Thomas, Mary B.
Walker, Isaac
Wallace, Robert
Watson, John
Weld, Theodore D.
Whitehill, James
Wilson, Samuel
Work, Joseph
Yeates, James
Zantzinger, Paul
Other Creators
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Finding aids
Labels
Manuscript groups
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
17 folders, 89 items, 648 pages to scan, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Copies of MG0240, Series 1, Folders 1-9 are also on microfilm in the Research Center Library (Drawer 3, sec. 2, #206) and bound (326 R294p Oversized)
Black History Collection (MG0240) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/2b3d42c6-a313-4ebc-966f-516114048136
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, these items reflect 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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit. Restricted access for the Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons found in Series 2, Folder 2: Use transcript in Folder 3 or microfilm.
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 of items in MG0240_Ser01.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 1
Classification
MG0240
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997 and updated from 2007-present. Added to database on 10 January 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Lancaster County Historical Government Records
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
RG 01-00 2313
Date Range
1799-1897, inc.
Collection
Lancaster County Historical Government Records
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date Range
1799-1897, inc.
Year Range From
1799
Year Range To
1897
Date of Accumulation
1799-1894, 1896, 1897
Creator
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Office of the Prothonotary
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Subjects
African Americans--History
Free Black people
Fugitive slaves
Habeas corpus
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Petitions
Search Terms
African American men
African American women
Court of Common Pleas
Court records
Free persons of color
Freedom seekers
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Petitions
Writs
Extent
17 boxes
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Object ID
RG 01-00 2313
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection, Title and Object ID, Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
These papers are cataloged individually and may be searched in the online collection database. https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please request at Reference Desk or Research@LancasterHistory.org.
Copyright
Copies of historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania government records held by LancasterHistory may be published without special permission. There is no fee for publication. Proper credit lines are encouraged in the interest of good documentation.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Added to database 03 Feb 2024.
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Collection
Frank R. Diffenderffer Collection
Title
Return of John Wilkes Kittera
Object ID
MG0166_F001_In02
Date Range
1798/12/31
: Bonds Business records Certificates Court records Finance, Personal Indentures Invoices Letters Lotteries Minutes (Records) Probate records Receipts Schools Stocks �230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Search Terms: Accounts African
  2 documents  
Collection
Frank R. Diffenderffer Collection
Title
Return of John Wilkes Kittera
Description
Return of John Wilkes Kittera regarding the Frank, son of Dauphne, an enslaved woman. Dauphne had formerly been held by a Mr. Hunter. Signed by John Wilkes Kittera and witnessed by John Hubley.
Date Range
1798/12/31
Creation Date
31 December 1798
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
People
Dauphne
Frank
Hubley, John
Kittera, John Wilkes
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Register
Language
English
Object ID
MG0166_F001_In02
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Black History Collection, Series 1 (MG0240_Ser01)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, Frank R. Diffenderffer Collection (MG0166), MG0166_F001_In02, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
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. 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
1964.013
Other Numbers
MG-166
Other Number
MG-166, Folder 1, Insert 2
Classification
MG0166
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 5 January 2022.
Accession # L64-13
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Documents
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Collection
Frank R. Diffenderffer Collection
Title
Return of James Jacks
Object ID
MG0166_F006_In05
Date Range
1780/10/09
: Bonds Business records Certificates Court records Finance, Personal Indentures Invoices Letters Lotteries Minutes (Records) Probate records Receipts Schools Stocks �230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Search Terms: Accounts African
  2 documents  
Collection
Frank R. Diffenderffer Collection
Title
Return of James Jacks
Description
Return of James Jacks of Manor Township. Sue, an enslaved girl.
Date Range
1780/10/09
Creation Date
9 October 1780
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
People
Hubley, John
Jacks, James
Sue
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Manor Twp.
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Register
Language
English
Object ID
MG0166_F006_In05
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Statement regarding the enslaved persons of James Jacks, 1780, Frank R. Diffenderffer Collection (MG0166), MG0166_F006_In05, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org visit.
Copyright
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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
1964.013
Other Numbers
MG-166
Other Number
MG-166, Folder 6, Insert 5
Classification
MG0166
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 5 January 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Cloth identifying strip
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01_F001_It01
Date Range
No date
  1 document  
Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Cloth identifying strip
Description
Cloth identifying strip from the original file drawer: "Slave Registers, 1780-1788."
Date Range
No date
Creation Date
Undated
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Labels
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Label
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01_F001_It01
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Copies of MG0240, Series 1, Folders 1-9 are found in the Research Center Library on microfilm (Drawer 3, sec. 2, #206) and bound (326 R294p Oversized)
Black History Collection (MG0240) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/2b3d42c6-a313-4ebc-966f-516114048136
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org 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.
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 1
Other Number
MG-240, Series 1, Folder 1, Item 1
Classification
MG0240
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997 and updated from 2007-present. Added to database on 10 January 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Documents

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Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Label from the original file drawer
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01_F001_It02
Date Range
No date
  1 document  
Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Label from the original file drawer
Description
Label from the original file drawer: "Entries of Negro and Mulatoe children born after the year 1780."
Date Range
No date
Creation Date
Undated
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Labels
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Label
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01_F001_It02
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Copies of MG0240, Series 1, Folders 1-9 are found in the Research Center Library on microfilm (Drawer 3, sec. 2, #206) and bound (326 R294p Oversized)
Black History Collection (MG0240) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/2b3d42c6-a313-4ebc-966f-516114048136
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org 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.
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 1
Other Number
MG-240, Series 1, Folder 1, Item 2
Classification
MG0240
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997 and updated from 2007-present. Added to database on 10 January 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Documents

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Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Return of James McCally
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01_F001_It03
Date Range
1788/06/07
  1 document  
Collection
Black History Collection
Title
Return of James McCally
Description
Return of James McCally from Salisbury Twp. Samuel, age seven. Ruth, age five.
Date Range
1788/06/07
Creation Date
7 June 1788
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
People
McNally, James
Ruth
Samuel
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Children
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Register
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01_F001_It03
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Copies of MG0240, Series 1, Folders 1-9 are also found in the Research Center Library on microfilm (Drawer 3, sec. 2, #206) and bound (326 R294p Oversized)
Black History Collection (MG0240) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/2b3d42c6-a313-4ebc-966f-516114048136
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org 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.
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 1
Other Number
MG-240, Series 1, Folder 1, Item 3
Classification
MG0240
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997 and updated from 2007-present. Added to database on 10 January 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Documents

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