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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
HABEAS CORPUS PAPERS
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
HABEAS CORPUS PAPERS
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Object ID
MECHANICS' LIENS
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Description
Liens filed by contractors showing names of parties including owner of property; description of property including location; nature of claim; description of materials and work done on property; volume and page number of recording in Mechanics' Liens Docket; and date filed.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date filed.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MECHANICS' LIENS
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
Location
Archives
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Alice Ferree Todd Papers
Object ID
MG0698
Date Range
1857-1927
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Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Alice Ferree Todd Papers
Description
This collection contains 119 letters and documents created by, sent to, or kept by Alice Ferree Todd (1845-1930). The majority of the letters are from Alice Ferree Todd to her husband Moses Hampton Todd (1945-1935). The remaining are correspondences between Alice and her family (sisters and other relatives) as well as mortgages/deeds signed by James Barr Ferree, Alice's father.
Admin/Biographical History
Elizabeth, Martha, Mary, and Alice were the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Ferree, a prominent merchant in Philadelphia and a descendent of Daniel and Marie Ferree.
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, December 2013-February 2014.
Date Range
1857-1927
Creation Date
1857-1927
Year Range From
1857
Year Range To
1927
Creator
Todd, Alice Ferree, 1845-1930
People
Abbott, Mrs.
Baxter, Addie
Brand, Walter E.
Brinckerhoff, Hampton Todd
Brinckerhoff, Matthew
Elsasser, Paul M.
Ferree, Elizabeth
Ferree, James Barr
Ferree, Martha Rebecca
Ferree, Mary
Ferree, Mary Ann Patterson
Ferree, Rebecca
Ferree, Samuel Patterson
Fifer, Charles A.
Haines, James Barr
Haldeman, Mary Jane Spangler
Hampton, Annie T.
Hirst, Anthony A.
Leeds, William R.
McAllister, John
Patterson, James
Patterson, James A.
Patterson, James E.
Patterson, Mary
Perkinson, Thomas
Smith, H. Augustus
Spangler, Adeline
Spangler, Rebecca J. Patterson
Sterrett, Martha P.
Todd, Alice Euphemia Ferree
Todd, Anne
Todd, Effie
Todd, James
Todd, Jean Miller
Todd, Jeanie R.
Todd, Kate Hunt
Todd, Moses Hampton
Trout, Harry
Witman, Sallie R.
Witmer, E. F.
Ziegler, Mary Jones
Ziegler, Peter Williamson
Subjects
Letters
Family records
Maps
Deeds
Invitations
Mortgages
Search Terms
Bonds
Contracts
Correspondence
Deeds
Letters
Maps
Marriage certificates
Mortgages
Wedding invitations
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 34 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0698
Classification
MG0698
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 15
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.
Documents
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