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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
Captain John M. Groff Collection
Object ID
MG0044
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Captain John M. Groff Collection
Description
Collection contains photographs, many labeled and dated, and two scrapbooks. One scrapbook contains newspaper articles concerning the military and professional life of Captain Groff. The other scrapbook contains military records including special orders, certificates, passes, correspondence, and government requirements. There are also newspaper articles, maps, and other memorabilia.
Custodial History
Cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 17 May 2018.
Year Range From
1905
Year Range To
1940
Creator
Groff, John M.
People
Davis, R.
Groff, John M.
Klein, H. M. J.
Malone, John
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph)
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918
Scrapbooks
Letters
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
Search Terms
American Defense Society
American Expeditionary Forces
American Expeditionary Forces, Supply Division, Postal Express Service
American Red Cross
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Finding aids
Letters
Manuscript groups
Maps
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Postal Express Service
Scrapbooks
World War, 1914-1918
Extent
1 box, 9 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0044
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 2
Related Item Notes
See the Photograph Collection.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Credit
Captain John M. Groff Collection (MG-44), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Documents
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