Thirty-six tax lists including assessments, returns, Provincial tax lists and county tax lists provide a unique and unusual glimpse into life in the Lebanon Twp. during 1750-1783. Lebanon Twp. was part of Lancaster Co., Pa., at this time. Over 7,000 names are indexed from these lists. [from the publisher]
William Walton Griest was a prominent member of Congress from 1909 to 1929. His papers reflect his influence in matters of national concern and those of Lancaster County. His term in office spans a tumultuous era of United States history, dealing with such topics as Women's Suffrage, Prohibition, and the first World War. The collection sheds light on what members of Congress and Lancastrians felt about these issues. Numerous letters and petitions were written to Representative Griest on issues which divided the nation and Lancaster County.
"William W. Griest was born in Christiana, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Millersville State Normal School in 1876. He was engaged in teaching, and was a member of the city school board of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for twenty-four years. He was the director and an incorporator of the Pennsylvania Public School Memorial Association. From 1882 to 1888, he was engaged in newspaper work as editor of the Inquirer, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as chief clerk in the county commissionerâ€™s office. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Tax Commission, and a delegate to several Republican State conventions and to every Republican National Convention from 1896 to 1928. He was the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903. He served as a member of the State sinking fund commission and of the board of pardons. He also served as president of lighting and street railway companies from 1903 to 1927.Griest was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served until his death at Mount Clemens, Michigan. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Post Office and Post Roads during the Sixty-eighth through the Seventieth Congresses. He was laid to rest at Woodward Hill Cemetery in Lancaster." [from Wikipedia]
Finding aid in the repository: Manuscript group index at the Reference Desk; folder level control.
SERIES 1. Personal files and correspondence -- SERIES 2. Business affairs -- SERIES 3. Election, campaign -- SERIES 4. Susquehanna Iron Company accounts -- SERIES 5. Business affairs, political -- SERIES 6. Political, historical -- SERIES 7. Newspapers -- SERIES 8. Education -- SERIES 9. Women's suffrage -- SERIES 10. Immigration -- SERIES 11. Susquehanna Bridge -- SERIES 12. Roads, waterways, transportation -- SERIES 13. Economic issues -- SERIES 14. Prohibition -- SERIES 15. Philanthropy -- SERIES 16. Agriculture -- SERIES 17. Military Affairs -- SERIES 18. Trade and commerce -- SERIES 19. Taxation, tariffs -- SERIES 20. Patents -- SERIES 21. Communication -- SERIES 22. Civil service -- SERIES 23. Public health -- SERIES 24. Promotions, introductions, applications -- SERIES 25. Constituent concerns -- SERIES 26. Post Office.
This collection contains business and personal correspondence relating to politics, education, immigration, roads and waterways, railroads, economic issues, agriculture, trade and commerce, taxes, the Postal Service, the Susquehanna Iron Company, the Susquehanna Bridge, and many other topics. There are also Congressional bills and speeches, financial information for the businesses he was involved with, and papers reflecting his efforts to improve Lancaster County's road system and to survey the county's waterways for expanded uses.
U.S. Direct Tax of 1798: Tax Lists for the state of Pennsylvania Second Direct Tax Division (Lancaster, Chester, and Delaware Counties) Volumes 116-174: First and Second Assessment Districts (Lancaster County)
This microfilm reproduces volumes 116-174 of the direct tax. Each volume is preceded by the volume number. The following townships are represented in the following volume numbers:
Columbia (in Hempfield twp): 173
Conestoga: 116-118, 168, 169, 172, 173
Donegal: 120-122, 168-173
Elizabethtown (in Donegal twp): 171
Elizabeth: 124-125, 168-170
Hempfield: 127-128, 168, 169, 171-173
Lampeter: 131, 132, 134, 168-173
Lancaster Borough, NE Ward: 135, 168-170, 173
Lancaster Borough, NW Ward: 138, 168-170, 173
Lancaster Borough, SE Ward: 141, 168-170, 171, 173
Lancaster Borough, SW Ward: 144-147, 168-170, 173
Lancaster: 148, 168, 169
Manheim: 151-152, 168, 169, 171-173
Manor: 155, 168, 169, 171-173
Maytown (in Donegal twp): 172, 173
Mount Joy: 168-170, 173
Rapho: 160, 161, 168, 169, 171-173
Warwick: 164-165, 168, 169, 171-173
"Volume 122...contains only a slave list which is on the inside of the back cover."
The 1798 Tax lists the following information: Name of occupant, name of owner, dimensions or area of building, materials of which the building is built, number of stories, number of windows, number of lights, and outhouses.