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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
Thomas Welsh Scrapbook
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesF_Scrapbk2
Date Range
1854-1936
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
Thomas Welsh Scrapbook
Description
Scrapbook appears to be the work of Thomas' son, Blanton Welsh. The volume was origianlly a record book for the Commonwealth Insurance Company, for which Thomas Welsh was an agent in Columbia. The scrapbook contains newspaper articles from the Columbia Spy, beginning with articles on the cholera epidemic of 1854, Welsh's cases as Justice of the Peace, and published war correspondence by Thomas Welsh under the names "Thirsty Squad" and "45". Blanton continued the scrapbook with newspaper articles about his father and sisters, and a lawsuit against him in 1930; his mother's obituary; his wedding announcement; his visiting cards; a letter from Lillie to Blanton; and letters to Thomas Welsh. The letters to Thomas Welsh are scanned and transcibed as MG0828_SeriesD-61_F03, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F04, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F05, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F07, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F08, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F09, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F10, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F11, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F12, MG0828_SeriesD-61_F13, MG0828_SeriesD-63_F10, MG0828_SeriesD-63_F14, and MG0828_SeriesE_F04.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men. See MG0828 for more biographical information.
Date Range
1854-1936
Creation Date
1854-1936
Year Range From
1854
Year Range To
1936
Creator
Welsh, Thomas, 1824-1863
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
Storage Container
Box 0004
People
Buchanan, James
Welsh, Blanton Charles
Welsh, Alice
Welsh, Annie Eunice Young
Welsh, Effie
Welsh, Lilian
Welsh, Mary Young "Mazie"
Welsh, Thomas
Other Creators
Welsh, Blanton Charles, 1860-1939
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Columbia (Pa.)
Commonwealth Fire Insurance Company
Justices of the peace
Letters
Newspapers
Obituaries
Personal correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
West Point (N.Y.)
Zurich (Switzerland)
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Civil War
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Columbia
Commonwealth Fire Insurance Company
Correspondence, Personal
James Buchanan
Justices of the peace
Letters
Newspaper clippings
Obituaries
Scrapbooks
West Point, New York
Zurich, Switzerland
Extent
1 item
Object Name
Scrapbook
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Notes
Casing and binding are worn.
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesF
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesF_Scrapbk2
Notes
Added to PP 12/29/2020 by HST
Provenance: Passed down through the family, Blanton Charles Welsh to Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin to Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. Acquired from: Chuck Townsend, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2016/05/15.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks 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. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
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
TW-F-XX-XX
Classification
MG0828
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Cataloged by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
Documents

MG0828_SeriesF_MYWobit.pdf

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MG0828_SeriesF_wedding.pdf

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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 Papers of James Buchanan Henry, Series 3 Ephemera
Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 3
  1 document  
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 Papers of James Buchanan Henry, Series 3 Ephemera
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 Papers of James Buchanan Henry, Series 3 contains ephemera. The materials include a complementary ticket from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, calling cards, newspaper clippings, invitations to various events and weddings, a handwritten note from James Buchanan Henry, a business card of John Book, and a dinner menu of the Watch Hill House. The dates range from 1855 to 1907.
Admin/Biographical History
James Buchanan Henry, also known as Buck, was born on March 1, 1833. Just like his cousin, Harriet, Buck lost both of his parents and was taken in as James Buchanan's ward in 1840. During his early years, he attended several boarding schools and eventually graduated from the College of New Jersey. Though his interests remained with the arts, Buck went on to read law under an attorney named John Cadwalader. When James Buchanan assumed the presidency, he called for Buck to join him as his private secretary, a position known today as the Chief of Staff. While Buck worked at Washington, he found himself in frequent conflict with his Uncle. This conflict came to a head in 1858 when Buck proposed to his sweetheart, Mary Nicholson. Upset that Buck hadn't consulted him on the proposal, James Buchanan disapproved of the match. Buck left his position as private secretary and went on to marry Miss Nicholson. The couple would have two children, one of whom would survive into adulthood.
Soon after the birth of their second child, Mary Nicholson died of consumption, leaving Buck a widower. Later on, he married Louisa Anderson, and the two had six sons. After fourteen years of marriage, Louisa died. Buck would marry for a third time much later in his life to a woman named Margaret Grote Elliman. Buck was 71 and Margaret was 24. The two had no children and enjoyed 11 years of marriage before Buck died on February 17, 1915. [https://www.lancasterhistory.org/about-wheatland/, accessed 10/24/2019]
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 3, Series 3 Ephemera
Subseries 1 Invitations, Broadsides, Visiting Cards
Year Range From
1855
Year Range To
1907
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
People
Henry, James Buchanan
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Ephemera
Visiting cards
Invitation cards
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Ephemera
Visiting cards
Calling cards
Invitations
Newspaper clippings
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 24 folders, 32 items, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 3
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries, https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
James Buchanan Collection, MG0096
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available.
Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only.
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. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material. 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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
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James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 Papers of James Buchanan, Series 6 Miscellaneous Materials
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 6
  1 document  
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 Papers of James Buchanan, Series 6 Miscellaneous Materials
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1, Papers of James Buchanan, Series 6 is arranged into three subseries of miscellaneous materials.
Subseries 1 is sheet music dedicated to James Buchanan, including the Wheatland Polka, The Schottisch, and Buchanan's Union Grand March.
Subseries 2 is published and print materials, including newspaper cartoons and illustrations, pamphlets for the 1824 election of John Quincy Adams, a tourist card, and meeting minutes.
Subseries 3 includes government documents, an act to alter and amend the several acts imposing tariffs, commercial treaties, supplementary acts, a document signed by Secretary of State William L. Marcy, a passport signed by James Buchanan, land grants, and other government documents, including some in French, Spanish, English, and German.
Admin/Biographical History
James Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791 to James Buchanan and Elizabeth Speer. He was the second child born out of ten children, and he would go on to outlive all but one of his siblings. Most popularly remembered as Pennsylvania's only President and as a lifelong bachelor, Buchanan committed a lifetime to politics. In 1821, he left his law practice and embarked on his political career after having been voted into the U.S. House of Representatives. He would remain in the House for five consecutive terms before serving as the U.S. Minister to Russia, a Senator in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Secretary of State, the U.S. Minister to Great Britain, and finally, the 15th President of the United States. He died in his bedchamber at Wheatland at 8:30 AM on June 1, 1868. He was 77 years old. [https://www.lancasterhistory.org/about-wheatland, accessed 10/24/2019]
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 1 Series 6 Miscellaneous Materials
Subseries 1 Sheet Music
Subseries 2 Published and Print Materials
Subseries 3 Government Documents
Year Range From
1813
Year Range To
1929
Creator
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
People
Buchanan, James
Pierce, Franklin
Jackson, Andrew
Lincoln, Abraham
Other Creators
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Subjects
Land grants
Political cartoons
Sheet music
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Search Terms
Bounty land warrants
Buchanan Collections
Civil War
Finding aids
James Buchanan
Land grants
Manuscript groups
Political cartoons
Sheet music
Wheatland
Newspaper clippings
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 65 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Clipping, Newspaper
Music, Sheet
Language
English, German
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 6
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries, https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
James Buchanan Collection, MG0096
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available.
Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only.
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. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material. 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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
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James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 4 Newspapers
Object ID
JBFP Part 8 Series 4
  1 document  
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 4 Newspapers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8, the Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 4 contains sections and pages of newspapers from Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York, and White Pigeon, Michigan. The articles pertain to Lincoln's progress through Lancaster and Harrisburg on his way to Washington D.C. for his inauguration, obituaries for Abraham Breneman, and the state of the Democratic party in Philadelphia in 1878, as well as classified ads and wedding announcements. One newspaper has James Buchanan's State of the Union speech reprinted on the first two pages.
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 8 Series 4 Newspapers
Year Range From
1814
Year Range To
1879
Creator
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
People
Buchanan, James
Lincoln, Abraham
Cameron, Simon
Subjects
Newspapers
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Search Terms
Newspapers
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 8 folders, 15 items, .5 cubic feet
Object Name
Newspaper
Language
English, German
Object ID
JBFP Part 8 Series 4
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries, https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
James Buchanan Collection, MG0096
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Charles S. Foltz, Surgeon of the Seas: The Adventurous Life of Surgeon General Jonathan M. Foltz In the Days of Wooden Ships, Told from His Notes of the Moment. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931. Call # 923.5 F671f
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available.
Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only.
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. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material. 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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
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Collection
Diffenderffer Family Papers
Title
Diffenderffer Family Papers
Object ID
MG0410
Date Range
1691-1963
, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Search Terms: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Conestoga River Correspondence Deeds Drowning Earl Twp. England Estate settlement Finding aids German Reformed Church of New Holland Haupt Elementary School Hutchings Printing House King Street
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Collection
Diffenderffer Family Papers
Title
Diffenderffer Family Papers
Description
The Diffenderffer Family Papers collection contains items that have been passed down through generations of the Diffenderffer family. Deeds for tracts of land in New Holland date back to the creation of New Design, the village that preceded New Holland. Correspondence and some manuscripts pertain to J. P. McCaskey's life and accomplishments. F. R. Diffenderffer's manuscripts on Easter Day and Conrad Weiser are preserved with this collection, as well as poems, a program for the C. Elvin Haupt School, and a claim of F. R. Diffenderffer & Co. against the State of Texas.
Date Range
1691-1963
Year Range From
1691
Year Range To
1963
Date of Accumulation
1691-1963
Creator
Diffenderffer family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 10
People
Brubaker, John
Brubaker, Margaret
Brubaker, Philip
Davis, Sarah
Diffenderfer, David
Diffenderfer, Elizabeth Shirk
Diffenderfer, John
Diffenderffer, Christina
Diffenderffer, David
Diffenderffer, David, Sr.
Diffenderffer, Fianna L. Lutz
Diffenderffer, Frank Ried
Diffenderffer, Harold F.
Diffenderffer, John, Jr.
Diffenderffer, John, Sr.
Diffenderffer, Margaretta Stein
Diffenderffer, Michael
Freymyer, Jacob
Grim, Henry
Haupt, Charles Elvin
Hoch, Herman E.
Holl, Wendel
Hubley, Bernard
Kennerly, John
Kinzer, John
Kinzer, Magdalena
Koch, Mary
Koch, Melchior
Law, James D.
Markley, Henry
McCaskey, Donald G.
McCaskey, John Piersol "Jack"
Nevin, Blanche
Painter, John
Penn, William
Rodman, John H.
Shirk, Henry
Smith, Oliver
Smith, William Evans
Sneider, Christian
Stone, David
Stone, George
Stone, Leonard
Stone, Mary
Sutton, Mary A. Diffenderffer
Thomson, Bill "Tommy"
Winter, John
Young, Matthias
Other Creators
Diffenderffer, Fianna L. Lutz, 1918-2009
Diffenderffer, David
Subjects
Deeds
Letters
Real property
Search Terms
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Conestoga River
Correspondence
Deeds
Drowning
Earl Twp.
England
Estate settlement
Finding aids
German Reformed Church of New Holland
Haupt Elementary School
Hutchings Printing House
King Street
Lancaster
Land drafts
Lemon Street School
Letters
Manuscript groups
Mortgages
New Design, Earl Twp.
New Holland
Newspaper clippings
Programs
Real estate
Real property surveys
Reigart's Landing
Susquehanna River
Texas
Texas Frontier Forces
Windsor Forge
Extent
1 box, 23 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0410
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Deeds in folders 1-18 were a gift of Fianna Diffenderffer and the Diffenderffer family, 4 November 2006.
Items in folders 19-23 were a gift from her nephew, David Diffenderffer, 14 August 2006.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level--please use photocopies or transcriptions for those items. Other original documents may be used by researchers--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit or request at Reference Desk.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this collection 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
2006.MG0410_NOV
Other Numbers
MG-410
Classification
MG0410
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged by HST, November 2008. Added to database 28 July 2021.
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Scrapbook Collection
Title
Marietta Scrapbook
Object ID
MG0434_BoxR010
Date Range
1879-1919
: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Education Job descriptions Lancaster County (Pa.)--History, local Lancaster County (Pa.)--Population Local taxation Marietta (Pa.) Murder Occupations Pennsylvania Dutch Scrapbooks Search Terms: Christiana Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Columbia Education Lancaster
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Collection
Scrapbook Collection
Title
Marietta Scrapbook
Description
Known as The Marietta Scrapbook, this volume contains a variety of information in newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Marietta, Columbia, and the rest of Lancaster County. The articles convey a well-rounded view of local history. Topics include education, population, crime, taxes, elections, and occupations. There are also many articles on the Pennsylvania Dutch, personal histories, crime, and genealogical information within the book. Histories for the following municipalities are included: Marietta, Christiana, Columbia, Donegal, Erie, Lancaster, Lititz, Manheim, Maytown, Mountville, Peach Bottom, Salunga, and Wrightsville.
Date Range
1879-1919
Creation Date
1879-1919
Year Range From
1879
Year Range To
1919
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 22
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Education
Job descriptions
Lancaster County (Pa.)--History, local
Lancaster County (Pa.)--Population
Local taxation
Marietta (Pa.)
Murder
Occupations
Pennsylvania Dutch
Scrapbooks
Search Terms
Christiana
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Columbia
Education
Lancaster
Lititz
Manheim
Marietta
Maytown, East Donegal Twp.
Mountville
New Holland
Newspaper clippings
Peach Bottom, Fulton Twp.
Pennsylvania Germans
Salunga, West Hempfield Twp.
Scrapbooks
Wrightsville, York County, Pennsylvania
Extent
1 volume
Object Name
Scrapbook
Language
English
Object ID
MG0434_BoxR010
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted access.
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original volume may be used by appointment only-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-434
Other Number
MG-434, Box R010
Classification
MG0434
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Cataloged by CRB, October 2007. Added to database, 25 October 2023.
Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 88.
This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.
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Geist Family Papers
Title
Geist Family Papers
Object ID
MG0294
Date Range
1865-1961
Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Search Terms: A. Geist and Son Adams County, Pennsylvania Albert Pick Company Births Bismarck, North Dakota Blue Ball Bank Blue Ball, East Earl Twp. Calling cards Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Coatesville, Chester
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Collection
Geist Family Papers
Title
Geist Family Papers
Description
The Geist Family Papers include correspondence, tax records, legal documents, and other items related to the Geist family. Some correspondence is personal, while other letters relate to legal proceedings concerning estates and inheritances. A number of wills and associated materials, generally related to adjudications involving family members. Numerous local tax notices and federal income tax returns largely pertain to Daniel W. and Bertha W. Geist. Other materials include notebooks and receipts from Daniel W. Geist's time at Millersville State Normal School, visiting cards, and newspaper clippings.
Date Range
1865-1961
Year Range From
1865
Year Range To
1961
Date of Accumulation
1865-1961
Creator
Geist family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 08
People
Alexander, James K.
Anderson, Howard
Bachman, Julie C.
Bard, Bertha
Brown, George
Bulleit, Edward Banister
Dague, Isaac W.
Dague, Lily C. Geist
Diller, Luther R.
Eshleman, John H.
Fox, Christian, Jr.
Geist, Adam
Geist, Agnes
Geist, Bertha Wanner
Geist, Daniel W.
Geist, Ettie G.
Geist, Everett S.
Geist, Harry Kohler
Geist, Lilly Kate
Groff, John M.
Heisher, Daniel
Hobson, Jesse
Hobson, Maria
Horst, Jacob G.
Kjorlien, Alvin C.
Leaman, William
Lyte, Eliphalet Oram
Martin, Luke W.
Milledge, Stanley
Miller, Helen Mildred Diller
Miller, Leon H. B.
Miller, Ruth
Ott, Janet F.
Overly, Herman Witmer
Overly, Richard Geist
Pond, B. C.
Pool, Virginia L.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Rush, Charles William
Rush, Harriet Geist
Shaub, Sadie
Shirk, H. S.
Shirk, Henry
Shirk, Lawrence
Stoner, H. K.
Weaver, C. R.
Weaver, George A.
Werner, John Thomas
Witmer, Clara
Wolf, Lemon A.
Wolfe, Helen
Subjects
Decedents' estates
Estates (Law)
Letters
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Taxation
Search Terms
A. Geist and Son
Adams County, Pennsylvania
Albert Pick Company
Births
Bismarck, North Dakota
Blue Ball Bank
Blue Ball, East Earl Twp.
Calling cards
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Correspondence
Death
Decedents' estates
Earl Twp.
East Earl Twp.
Ephrata
Estate settlement
Farmers National Bank
Finding aids
Florida
Franklin Twp., Adams County, Pennsylvania
Funerals
Gap, Salisbury Twp.
Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota
Health
Hotel Gladstone
Hunters
Inheritance
Internal Revenue Service
Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota
Johnson City, Broome County, New York
K. Aslesen Company
Lancaster
Lancaster New Era
Leland-Parker Hotel
Letters
Manuscript groups
Masons
McClure House
Miami, Florida
Millersville
Millersville State Normal School
Millersville University
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota
Mountville Farm Women's Society
New Berlin, Ephrata Twp.
New Holland
Newspaper clippings
Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey
Parades
Patterson Hotel
Pennsylvania State Normal School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Postage stamps
Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Receipts
Republican Party
San Francisco, California
Schools
Stamps
Stevens, East Cocalico Twp.
Stocks
Tax returns
Taxation
Trusts and trustees
United Commercial Travelers of America
Vienna Bakery Company
Visiting cards
Washington, DC
West Cocalico School District
Wheeling, West Virginia
Wills
YMCA
Young Men's Christian Association
Extent
1 box, 12 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0294
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Original documents may be used by researchers--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit or request at Reference Desk.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this collection must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Accession Number
2002.Hawbaker
Other Numbers
MG-294
Classification
MG0294
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 19 January 2022.
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Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Title
Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Object ID
MG0331
Date Range
1762-2003
Yeiser, Philip Subject Headings: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Invoices Letters Obituaries Receipts (Acknowledgments) �230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Search Terms: Adam Reigart & Son Albums Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Boston
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Collection
Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Title
Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Description
The Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection contains correspondence between Adam Reigart, Jr. in Lancaster and Philip Wager in Philadelphia and their families. The letters are primarily from the early nineteenth century and provide information about family illness, travel, visits, business, and family chatter. The receipts and invoices show purchases made in Lancaster and Philadelphia, especially clothing, fabric, dry goods, and meat. The remainder of the collection is made up of newspaper articles, books, and an album of poetry and drawings. The items were housed in a gig trunk which is now in the museum collection.
Admin/Biographical History
Adam Reigart, Jr. (1765-1844) was born in Lancaster. He was the eldest son of Col. Adam Reigart, owner of the Grape Tavern which served as general headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Adam Jr. founded the Reigart Wine Store in 1785 and was in business with Philip Wager in Philadelphia and Philip's son Peter throughout his career. He was the first president of the Lancaster branch of the Bank of Pennsylvania, and was involved with the Conestoga Navigation Company and the Union Fire Company.
Adam Jr. married Mary Magdalena Wager (1772-1806) in 1791. Mary was the daughter of Philip Wager, a Philadelphia wine merchant. They had eight daughters and a son. Susan married Stephen C. Slaymaker and Margaretta married Henry Y. Slaymaker.
Date Range
1762-2003
Year Range From
1762
Year Range To
2003
Date of Accumulation
1762-2003
Creator
Murphy, John Slaughter, 1921-2011
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 08
People
Arnold, Benedict
Baker, W.
Bare, Jacob
Blight, Peter
Boughter, Charles
Breidenhart, George
Brien, Edward
Brown, Luke
Butter, Charles
Cassidy, Edward
Clarke, John
Clendenin, Samuel
Coleman, Edward
Coleman, William
Edwards, Susanna
Ehler, John
Fisher, Sammy
Fox, Sam M.
Frey, John
Gaskill, Edmund
Gay, Edward F.
Getz, John
Givens, John
Graeff, George
Greland, D.
Hahn, B. Christian
Harrison, George
Haverstick, William
Hopkins, A. R.
Hopkins, Ann
Houston, James
Hubley, Frederick
Hubley, Joseph
Hultzheimer, N.
Hyde, Charles
Irving, Robert
Jack, Joshua
Kauffman, Jacob
King, George
Kirkpatrick, William
Kline, Jacob
Lane, John
Leiper, George G.
Lowry, Robert
Lowry, Robert K.
Mayer, George Louis
Metzger, Emanuel
Metzger, George
Metzger, Jacob
Miller, Barbara
Miller, Henry
Miller, Martin
Miller, Philip
Montgomery, William
Morris, John
Mosher, Joseph
Murphy, John Slaughter
Myer, John
Myers, John
Newlin, Nathaniel
Nice, Levi
Nimrod, Maxwell
Ogilby, Joseph
Otto, Jacob S.
Otto, John C.
Pennington, Edward
Peters, Abraham
Phinney, Zina
Price, Joseph
Price, Richard
Reigart, Adam
Reigart, Adam, Jr.
Reigart, Ann
Reigart, Emanuel
Reigart, Henrietta
Reigart, Maria Wager
Reigart, Mary
Reigart, Mary C.
Reigart, Philip Wager
Reigart, Susan
Rimfast, John
Sample, Joseph
Schaubel, Johannis
Sener, Samuel Miller
Sewell, Charles S.
Shaeffer, Jacob
Shenk, Abraham
Shenk, Christian
Shippen, Peggy
Singer, A.
Slaymaker, Henry Edwin
Slaymaker, Mary Steele
Slaymaker, Stephen Cochran
Smith, Ann
Smith, Anthony
Smith, Ralph
Stein, Philip
Steinman, George
Stewart, William
Sullivan, Susannah
Wager, George
Wager, Hannah
Wager, James
Wager, Mary
Wager, Peter
Wager, Philip H.
Wager, Sally
Wager, Sophia
Wager, William
Walsh, Christopher
Wentz, Thomas
Wertz, Christian
Wharton, Charles
Whitaker, George
Whitaker, John
Wimer, Michael
Winroth, Margaret
Witmer, David
Woodmund, William
Yeiser, Philip
Other Creators
Reigart family
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Invoices
Letters
Obituaries
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Search Terms
Adam Reigart and Son
Albums
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Brenner and Reed
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cape May, New Jersey
Charles C. and J. Watson
Christ Church Burial Ground
Cincinnati, Ohio
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Delaware
Dixon Walker and Company
Earp and Brothers
Finding aids
Grape Hotel
Greene County, New York
H. Behlen and Company
Illnesses
Invoices
J. Walker and Company
John Warden and Sons
Kentucky
Lancaster
Lancaster County Almshouse
Lancaster Bar Association
Lancaster Intelligencer
Lancaster Journal
Lancaster New Era
Lancaster Sunday News
Lane Slaymaker and Company
Letters
London, England
Lower Windsor Twp., York County, Pennsylvania
Lowry and Myers
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Manuscript groups
Margaretta Furnace
Marietta Bank
Morning News
Mount Auburn Cemetery
New York, New York
Newspaper clippings
Obituaries
Ohio
Pennsylvania German Society
Pensacola, Florida
Peter Wager and Company
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pratt and Kintzing
Race Street
Receipts
Reeve's Tavern
South Carolina
Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spain
St. James Episcopal Church
Union Fire Company
Vintners
Wager and Company
Washington Fire Company
West Point Military Academy
William Noyes and Company
Wine merchants
York Springs Boarding House
York Springs, York County, Pennsylvania
York, York County, Pennsylvania
Extent
2 boxes, 35 folders, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0331
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Gig trunk (2003.078)
Adam Reigart Collection (MG0122)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection (MG0331), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
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.
Accession Number
2003.078
Other Numbers
MG-331
Classification
MG0331
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
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John Leonard Ellmaker Collection
Title
John Leonard Ellmaker Collection
Object ID
MG0071
Date Range
1726-1922
Genealogy Letters Marriage records Stocks Wills Search Terms: Aoelian Hall Carnegie Hall Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Correspondence Deeds Ephrata Cloister Family records Finding aids Genealogy Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia Letters Manuscript groups Marriage records Metropolitan Opera
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John Leonard Ellmaker Collection
Title
John Leonard Ellmaker Collection
Description
Collection of Ellmaker family papers, including original papers of the first immigrant, John Leonard Ellmaker of Germany. Papers include correspondence, genealogy charts, deeds and legal papers. newspaper clippings, photographs, articles on Jacob Eichholtz, and a diploma and teachers' certificate. There is also a blank book with paper made at Ephrata Cloister in 1796.
Date Range
1726-1922
Year Range From
1726
Year Range To
1922
Date of Accumulation
1726-1922
Creator
Ellmaker family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Cochran, Thomas B.
Eichholtz, Jacob
Elder, Thomas
Ellmaker, Alfred
Ellmaker, Amos
Ellmaker, Ana Margareta
Ellmaker, Benjamin Ellmaker
Ellmaker, E. Ben
Ellmaker, Edgar O.
Ellmaker, Elizabeth
Ellmaker, Enos
Ellmaker, John Leonard
Ellmaker, John Watson
Ellmaker, Leonard
Ellmaker, Lucy H.
Ellmaker, Nathaniel
Ellmaker, Thomas
Graunnon, Christiana Margaretta
Haverstick, H. B.
Hoofgardner, Ferdinand
Hornberger, Maria
Hubbard, Elbert
Huston, R. M.
Koning, P.
Mayor, Robert
Moor, John
Nicolaas, I.
Pancoast, Dr.
Schnierer, Jacob
Snyder, Edwin L.
Snyder, John A.
Snyder, Mrs. Edwin L.
Other Creators
Ellmaker, John Leonard
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Deeds
Family records
Genealogy
Letters
Marriage records
Stocks
Wills
Search Terms
Aoelian Hall
Carnegie Hall
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Deeds
Ephrata Cloister
Family records
Finding aids
Genealogy
Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia
Letters
Manuscript groups
Marriage records
Metropolitan Opera House
Newspaper clippings
Obituaries
Philharmonic Society of New York
Roycroft
Stocks
Wills
Extent
2 boxes, 58 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German, Dutch
Object ID
MG0071
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Photograph Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Please request at Reference Desk or contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org.
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.
Classification
MG0071
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 23 October 2018.
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Daniel Reiber Collection
Title
Daniel Reiber Collection
Object ID
MG0210
Date Range
1805-1981
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Correspondence Delaware River Diaries Finding aids Genealogy Leacock Twp. Letters Manuscript groups Marriage certificates Newspaper clippings Obituaries Port Louis, Mauritius Raccoon Island, Gloucester County, New Jersey Related Materials at LancasterHistory: McCaa
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Daniel Reiber Collection
Title
Daniel Reiber Collection
Description
The Daniel Reiber Collection contains the personal papers of Martin Bickham, who married Mme. Emilie Raymonde Adeline Eugenie Rivalz de St. Antoine in 1805. Many of the documents and letters are in French, some have been translated into English. There is genealogy tracing lines of the McCamant, Jenkins, McCaa, and Andes families from 1722-1942. Obituaries, correspondence with the McCaa family, and deeds for the Caernarvon Cemetery are among other items in the collection.
Date Range
1805-1981
Year Range From
1805
Year Range To
1981
Date of Accumulation
1805-1981
Creator
Reiber, Daniel Grube, 1910-1990
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 05
People
Rivalz de St. Antoine, Emilie Raymonde Adeline Eugenie
Andes, John B.
Bickham, Alfred
Bickham, Stephen Girard
Bickman, Martin
Buchanan, James
Carpenter, William
Collins, Lavina Bickham
Curwen, Joseph
Diffenbaugh, Peter
Diller, Edwin Carpenter
Diller, John Vagan
Frailey, Charles R.
Girard, Stephen
Grube, Daniel Houder
Hull, Isaac
Hull, Louisa
Larramendi, Joseph Jean
Line, Gabriel
Marks, Elizabeth
McCaa, David G.
McCaa, David Jenkins
McCaa, James
McCaa, William J.
McCamant, Alexander
McCamant, James B.
McCamant, Thomas J.
McCamant, Wallace
McMichaels, William
Reed, George
Rivalz, Martin Stephen
Roland, George Oliver
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Diaries
Genealogy
Letters
Obituaries
Search Terms
Bangor Episcopal Church
Caernarvon Cemetery
Caernarvon Cemetery Association
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Delaware River
Diaries
Finding aids
Genealogy
Leacock Twp.
Letters
Manuscript groups
Marriage certificates
Newspaper clippings
Obituaries
Port Louis, Mauritius
Raccoon Island, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Extent
1 box, 14 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, French
Object ID
MG0210
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Associated Material
See collections related to Martin Bickham at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
See collections related to Martin Bickham and Stephen Girard at Girard College.
Related Item Notes
McCaa Collection (MG0281)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Daniel Reiber Collection (MG0210), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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.
Other Numbers
MG-210
Classification
MG0210
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by CF, Summer 2011. Added to database 20 February 2022.
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