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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
Almanac Collection
Object ID
MG0092
Date Range
1775-
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Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Almanac Collection
Description
The Almanac Collection consists of almanacs printed in Lancaster County and other locations. They contain long-range weather predictions, calendars, moon phases, planting guides, and natural remedies. Many publications also contain articles and poems about historical events and persons, as well as government and political information, housekeeping information, recipes, songs, titles of sheet music, music for a variety of instruments, times and places of the Meetings of the Friends on the Continent of America, and engravings and descriptions of battles. Some almanacs are illustrated.
Custodial History
Added to database 24 October 2017.
System of Arrangement
Organized by language. Each series has paper indexes arranged alphabetically, chronologically, and by box and folder numbers.
Series 1 English
Series 2 German
Date Range
1775-
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Baer, John
Foulke, Joseph, Jr.
Gruber, John
Ibach, Laurence
Magee, Richard
McDowell, Joseph
Sheaffer, John
Thomas, Robert B.
Subjects
Almanacs
Search Terms
Almanacs
Calendars
Gardening
Music
Planting guides
Poems
Politics
Recipes
Weather
Extent
12 boxes, 5.5 cubic ft
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English, German
Object ID
MG0092
Classification
MG0092
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 3
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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