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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
Poem, "A Farewell"
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA_F01_It01o
Date Range
1839/03/15
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
Poem, "A Farewell"
Description
Poem, "A Farewell," by A. M. White. The poem closely mirrors “Farewell If Ever Fondest Prayer” by George Gordon Byron, transcribed with minor changes by Thomas Welsh. 4 stanzas, 16 lines. “Chester County” and date of March 15, 1839 written in the lower left corner.
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
1839/03/15
Creation Date
1839/03/15
Creator
White, A. M.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Welsh, Thomas
White, A. M.
Other Creators
Welsh, Thomas, 1824-1863
Subjects
Poetry
Search Terms
Poetry
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Poem
Language
English
Condition
Good
Condition Notes
Good condition. No material tears or significant fraying.
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA_F01_It01o
Notes
Added to PP 12/19/2020 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-A-XX-01(o)
Classification
MG0828
Description Level
Item
Images
Documents
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Collection
Alice Caldwell Papers
Title
Poems copied by Alice Caldwell
Object ID
MG0576_F002
Date Range
1836
Caldwell Papers contain poetry written and compiled by Alice Caldwell of Lancaster and three of her drawings. Tucked inside the manuscript volume was a eulogy for Robert Scott, composed by Henry Carter. Creator: Caldwell, Alice. Conditions for Access: No restrictions. Conditions Governing Reproductions
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Collection
Alice Caldwell Papers
Title
Poems copied by Alice Caldwell
Description
Copies of hymns, "The Sun-Bright Clime" and "The Good Shepherd." Copied by Alice Caldwell, Lancaster, 11 June 1836.
Copy of poem, "Sweet Home." Copied by Alice Caldwell, Lancaster, 4 June 1836.
Date Range
1836
Date of Accumulation
1836
Creator
Caldwell, Alice
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 12
People
Caldwell, Alice
Subjects
Hymns
Poetry
Search Terms
Finding aids
Hymns
Manuscript groups
Poetry
Extent
5 items
Object Name
Poem
Language
English
Object ID
MG0576_F002
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Alice Caldwell Papers, Object ID, 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.
Accession Number
2018.MG0576.F2
Other Numbers
MG-576, Folder 2
Other Number
MG-576, Folder 2
Classification
MG0576
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Cataloged by HST, 1 Decemver 2021. Added to database 1 December 2021.
Documents
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series E Post Civil War
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesE
Date Range
1866-1925
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series E Post Civil War
Description
The General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series E is a collection of eight documents, which covers the years 1866 through 1925 and consists primarily of recollections by various family members of the life of Thomas Welsh. The series also includes a family history and poems written by Thomas Welsh and his daughter Effie Welsh.
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.
Welsh lost his father at the age of 2, and went to work to support his family at age 8. He had very little formal schooling, and was largely self-educated. In 1843, at age 19, he left Lancaster County for Washington City, then went west as an itinerant carpenter/laborer to Cincinnati, Little Rock, and Fort Smith.
When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, he enlisted in a Kentucky regiment, and was severely wounded at the battle of Buena Vista (1847) from which he never fully recovered. Returning home to Columbia, he re-enlisted as a second lieutenant, assigned to the 11th U.S. infantry regiment in Mexico City. Within days of his arrival in Mexico City, he was declared unfit for service on account of his battle wound, and sent home again.
Back in Columbia as a civilian, he dabbled in politics, and received a patronage job in the Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works (the rail and canal system connecting Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). After several years, he opened up a grocery and dry goods store in Columbia's canal basin. He also became an insurance agent. In 1857, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and his reputation grew as a community leader. By 1860, he was president of the Borough Council, a founding member of the Columbia Board of Trade, Vice President of the Columbia Cricket Club, and a canal boat operator, in addition to a dry goods merchant, insurance agent, and Justice of the Peace. He had a wife, 5 surviving children, and legal guardianship of his sister's 4 children.
When Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter, marking the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Welsh raised and organized the first company of volunteers from Lancaster County, and took them into the field as their Captain. Within days, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, which served out its 90-day enlistment in the Shenandoah Valley.
Returning to Harrisburg, he was appointed Commandant of Camp Curtin, the problem-plagued processing center for new recruits. In short order, Welsh cleaned up the camp's poor sanitary conditions, improved the health of the camp, and implemented soldierly discipline and training.
In October 1861, he resigned from his camp duties, and as Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania, led his regiment into the field. After brief service outside of Washington, they were sent to South Carolina in December, where they were posted to Otter Island. After the battle of James Island, they were recalled to Newport News, in July 1862, then sent to guard Aquia Creek.
In September, now in brigade command in Burnsides' 9th Corps, Welsh chased Lee's Confederate army west into central Maryland. His brigade broke the enemy line in Fox's Gap, on Sept. 14, then 3 days later achieved the furthest Union advance at Antietam, reaching the edge of Sharpsburg, and nearly cutting off Lee's only avenue of escape. Welsh's gallantry earned him a field promotion to brigadier general, which Congress confirmed on March 13, 1863.
The 9th Corps (Welsh now in command of the 1st Division) was sent west in the spring of 1863, then dispatched south to support Grant's investment of Vicksburg. After Vicksburg fell, they turned east and defeated Confederate General Johnston at the Battle of Jackson. Welsh contracted malaria in the southern swamps, and died in Cincinnati upon their return north. One of his men later recalled, "Had he lived, Welsh would undoubtedly have attained a much higher command. 1
1. Beauge, Eugene, in Albert, Allen D., Ed., History of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Williamsport, PA: Grit Publ. Co, 1912, p. 79.
System of Arrangement
The collection is arranged in series:
Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Series B Mexican War, 1846-1848
Series C Between the Mexican War and the Civil War, 1848-1861
Series D Civil War
Series E Post-Civil War
Series F Miscellaneous Family Papers
Series G Papers from the families of Gen. Thomas Welsh and Blanton C. Welsh
Date Range
1866-1925
Creation Date
1866-1925
Year Range From
1866
Year Range To
1925
Creator
Wiggin, Richard C.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Welsh, Thomas
Subjects
Autobiographies
Letters
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Poetry
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Search Terms
Autobiographies
Civil War
Family history
Genealogy
Letters
Mexican War
Poetry
Extent
8 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Condition
Poor to excellent
Condition Date
2020-12-29
Parent Object ID
MG0828
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesE
Notes
Added to PP 12/29/2020 by HST
Provenance: Most items 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.
Classification
MG0828
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Organized by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
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Collection
Autograph Album Collection
Title
Autograph Album Collection
Object ID
MG0118
Date Range
1827-1931
Smith, 1831. Marbled cover. Original poems and sentiments with autographs, newspaper article (poem, 1850), engraving, colored print. Folder 3 Eliza E. Smith, 1843. Brown cover with gold embossing. Steel plate engravings, handwritten poetry, one autograph. Folder 4 Sarah Haman, 1832-1839. Marbled cover
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Collection
Autograph Album Collection
Title
Autograph Album Collection
Description
This collection contains autograph albums with original poems, prayers, and sentiments, with autographs. Several have engravings, colored prints, or drawings; some have mementos.
Date Range
1827-1931
Year Range From
1827
Year Range To
1931
Date of Accumulation
1827-1931
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
Subjects
Autographs
Poetry
Autograph albums
Search Terms
Autograph albums
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Poetry
Autographs
Extent
4 boxes, 34 folders, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0118
Location of Originals
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-118
Other Number
MG-118
Classification
MG0118
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 30 June 2021.
Documents
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Collection
David B. Landis Collection
Title
David B. Landis Collection
Object ID
MG0158
Date Range
1812-1954
Note: The David B. Landis Collection consists primarily of his personal and business correspondence, as well as his poetry and writings. Of special interest are a booklet with a synopsis autobiography of his life and his picture. There are also family papers, genealogy, membership cards, and obituaries
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Collection
David B. Landis Collection
Title
David B. Landis Collection
Description
The David B. Landis Collection consists primarily of his personal and business correspondence, as well as his poetry and writings. Of special interest are a booklet with a synopsis autobiography of his life and his picture. There are also family papers, genealogy, membership cards, and obituaries.
Admin/Biographical History
David Bachman Landis was born in Landisville, Pennsylvania on 12 February 1862, the son of Israel C. and Mary M. Landis. As a school boy, he worked in his father's dry goods store and published a paper for boys titled Keystone Amateur. He began his printing career by apprenticing at the Inquirer Printing and Publishing Company in Lancaster in 1878, and in 1883 he opened his own job printing office in Landisville where he published the Village Vigil.
Mr. Landis moved to Lancaster in 1888 and started Pluck Art Printery. He started out in Lancaster by publishing Pluck, a magazine dedicated to the fields of printing and photography, but soon devoted his business to commercial and society printing. The name was changed in 1914 to Landis Art Print.
Printing, however, was not his only passion. He was an avid bicyclist and belonged to the Lancaster Cycling Club and the League of American Wheelmen. Through these organizations, he helped to improve the condition of roads in Pennsylvania. He was active in the Lancaster County Historical Society, the Pennsylvania German Society, the Ben Franklin Club, and Grace Lutheran Church. He wrote poetry and essays, and dedicated many pieces to friends and family.
David B. Landis married Nora K. Baker of Landisville in 1885. They had four children. Nora passed away in 1910. David married his second wife, Bertha L. Cochran, in 1914.
Date Range
1812-1954
Year Range From
1812
Year Range To
1954
Date of Accumulation
1812-1954
Creator
Landis, David Bachman, 1862-1940
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
People
Baer, Frank
Baker, Catherine
Baker, Emma W.
Baker, P. W.
Barrett, W. W.
Benner, Henry
Brown G. W.
Camp, Edward N.
Carr, George M.
Chamberlain, Frank N.
Cochran, Ada
Cole, Will T.
Conyngham, Redmond
Denlinger, D.
Diehl, H.
Diffenderffer, Frank Ried
Diller, S.
Donaldson, W. M.
Dunbar, William H.
Ely, Alfred
Forshey, E. L.
Frederick, George W.
Garretson, G. R.
Gay, Ed. C.
Grout, J. W.
Gould, J. J.
Greider, Mary Carolyn
Greider, Joseph Landis
Griest, William Walton
Hains, Wilson R.
Haldeman, Victor Macholski
Haldy Gertrude Hensel
Hardy, E. W.
Heister, A. V.
Hershey, Harvey S.
Hershey, J. B.
Hess, Barbara K.
Holbach, George H.
Hood, Jesse A.
Hostetter A. K.
Hostetter Albert K.
Jackson, A. C., Jr.
Johnston, R. A.
Kramer, Donald
Keen, Robert H.
Kreider, A. B.
Krick, William T.
Landis, Benjamin
Landis, Bertha L. Cochran
Landis, Christian
Landis, D. M., Dr.
Landis, David Bachman
Landis, Elvin G.
Landis, Felix
Landis, Florence D.
Landis, Frances
Landis, Henry G.
Landis, Irene Janet
Landis, Israel Christian
Landis, James B.
Landis, Johannes
Landis, John
Landis, John C.
Landis, Mary M. Musselman
Landis, Michael Bachman
Landis, Nora K.
Landis, Priscilla R.
Lehman, Eliza Ann
Lehman, Emma Bachman
Lincoln, Abraham
Marrow, Paul Harding
McBride, Sarah C.
McClain, Frank B.
McGinnis, J.
Merrill, W. J.
Missemer, J. R.
Morrison, Neale
Moyer, Albert,
Moxley, C. A.
Musselman, David
Musselman, Edward M.
Musselman, Sarah
Myrtle, M.
Neale, Fred
Neale, John C.
Nissley, H. L.
Reynolds, Howard
Rial, Abram S.
Rial, S.
Rial, Susan Ann
Shields, R. I.
Shirk, John Kohr
Simon, Daniel B.
Smith, Edwin Hadley
Stein, George
Stephen, Samuel
Taft, William Howard
Thompson, C.
Trout, J. H.
Wager, D. Y.
Walsh, M.
Walsh, Thomas
Washington, George
Weber, Otto E.
Weidel, Melba Landis
Weidman, Joel
Wenaugh, W. L.
Wickersham, J. Harold
Wolf, B.
Wolf, D. Dorsey
Wolf, Edna Kempton
Other Creators
Landis, Bertha L. Cochran, d. 1959
Subjects
Genealogy
Letters
Poetry
Search Terms
Advertising
Ben Franklin Club
Correspondence
Family reunions
Finding aids
Franklin Institute
Genealogy
Invitations
Invoices
Lancaster Board of Trade
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster County Agricultural Society
Lancaster County Historical Society
Lancaster Cycling Club
Landis Art Press
League of American Wheelmen
Letters
Manuscript groups
Pageant of Liberty
Pennsylvania German Society
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society
Pluck Art Printery
Poetry
Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
Sonnets
Street and Road Committee, Lancaster Cycling Club
Unitarian Laymen's League
Village Vigil
Wickersham Printing Company
YMCA
Young Men's Christian Association
Extent
1 box, 26 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0158
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: David B. Landis Collection (MG0158), Folder #, Insert #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use photocopies when available.
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
1957.MG0158
Other Numbers
MG-158
Classification
MG0158
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged by DT, JM, and HST, 1998-2008. Added to database 29 July 2021.
Documents
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Collection
Alice Caldwell Papers
Title
Alice Caldwell Papers
Object ID
MG0576
Date Range
1827-1853
Caldwell Papers contain poetry written and compiled by Alice Caldwell of Lancaster and three of her drawings. Tucked inside the manuscript volume was a eulogy for Robert Scott, composed by Henry Carter. Creator: Caldwell, Alice. Conditions for Access: No restrictions. Conditions Governing Reproductions
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Collection
Alice Caldwell Papers
Title
Alice Caldwell Papers
Description
The Alice Caldwell Papers contain poetry written and compiled by Alice Caldwell of Lancaster and three of her drawings. Tucked inside the manuscript volume was a eulogy for Robert Scott, composed by Henry Carter.
Date Range
1827-1853
Year Range From
1827
Year Range To
1853
Date of Accumulation
1827-1853
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 12
People
Caldwell, Alice
Carter, Henry
Scott, Robert
Other Creators
Caldwell, Alice
Carter, Henry
Subjects
Drawings
Eulogies
Hymns
Poetry
Search Terms
Drawings
Eulogies
Finding aids
Hymns
Manuscript groups
Poetry
Extent
1 box, 2 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0576
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Alice Caldwell Papers, Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Folder 1 was a gift of Nancy L. Gingrich, 21 May 2010. Folder 2 was a gift of Gary T. Hawbaker, 24 March 2018.
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-576
Classification
MG0576
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by HST, 16 June 2010 and 1 December 2021. Added to database 1 December 2021.
Documents
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Collection
Alice Caldwell Papers
Title
Manuscript book of poetry, with drawings and eulogy
Object ID
MG0576_F001
Date Range
1827-1853
Caldwell Papers contain poetry written and compiled by Alice Caldwell of Lancaster and three of her drawings. Tucked inside the manuscript volume was a eulogy for Robert Scott, composed by Henry Carter. Creator: Caldwell, Alice. Conditions for Access: No restrictions. Conditions Governing Reproductions
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Collection
Alice Caldwell Papers
Title
Manuscript book of poetry, with drawings and eulogy
Description
Manuscript book of poetry compiled by Alice Caldwell of Lancaster. Some poems, songs and hymns are copied from other sources, but some may be original. She signed and dated each composition. 1837-1839, 1853.
Insert 1 Three drawings by Alice Caldwell
Two drawings of a vase with intertwined flowers. 28 September 1827.
Branch with two peaches and at the side a smaller bird with a flower in its beak. 28 October 1831.
Insert 2 Eulogy, "On the Death of Robert Scott," composed by Henry Carter. Mr. Scott, a native of Little Britain, Lancaster County, died of Erysipelas Fever in California. No date.
Date Range
1827-1853
Year Range From
1827
Year Range To
1853
Date of Accumulation
1827-1853
Creator
Caldwell, Alice
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 12
People
Caldwell, Alice
Carter, Henry
Scott, Robert
Other Creators
Carter, Henry
Subjects
Drawings
Eulogies
Hymns
Poetry
Search Terms
Drawings
Eulogies
Finding aids
Hymns
Manuscript groups
Poetry
Extent
5 items
Object Name
Poem
Drawing
Language
English
Object ID
MG0576_F001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Alice Caldwell Papers, Object ID, 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.
Accession Number
2010.MG0576.F1
Other Numbers
MG-576, Folder 1
Other Number
MG-576, Folder 1
Classification
MG0576
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Cataloged by HST, 16 June 2010. Added to database 1 December 2021.
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Collection
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Title
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Object ID
MG0427
Date Range
1835-1946
Subject Headings: Autograph albums Deeds Invitation cards Letters Obituaries Poetry Postcards Scrapbooks Travel Search Terms: Accomac Inn Autograph albums Correspondence Deeds Finding aids Invitations Letters Manuscript groups Obituaries Poetry Postcards Scrapbooks Travel �230 North President Avenue
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Collection
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Title
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Description
The Rich and Grove Family Papers contain correspondence and ephemera of the Rich and Grove families of Marietta. Autograph albums, school books, wedding invitations, cards, a flier for Accomac summer resort, and teaching certificates give a glimpse of the social and educational activities of family members. Deeds trace the ownership of property in Marietta from Dr. John Huston to Henry S. Rich. The correspondence is primarily from Annie Grove (1921) and Henry and Fanny Rich (1925) during their travels in Europe and North Africa.
Date Range
1835-1946
Year Range From
1835
Year Range To
1946
Date of Accumulation
1835-1946
Creator
Mapes, Fanny Rich, 1932-2020
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 10
People
Carroll, Mary
Coble, David
Dellinger, Samuel S.
Ehler, S. Amandus
Engle, Bella C.
Engle, James Monroe
Gottschall, Maria
Gottschall, Peter
Grosh, Alpha Virginia "Alfie" Grove
Grosh, Esta Edward
Grove, Amos
Grove, Annie K.
Grove, Sarah A. "Sallie" O'Brien
Hanifan, Fanny Rich
Hanifan, John Francis
Harlan, Addie K. Rich
Harlan, Charles
Harting, James
Heistand, Theopholis
Huston, Albert
Huston, Edwin L.
Huston, John
Huston, Thomas
Kendig, Willis Gross
Laming, Sallie
Laming, William
Mapes, Fanny Rich
Mehaffey, James
Ohmit, Benjamin
Ohmit, Charlotte
Reynolds, Robert Walter
Reynolds, Sarah E. "Sallie" Engle
Rich, Anna Martha
Rich, Elmira
Rich, Fanny Clark Grove
Rich, Henry Spangler
Shirk, Adalaide
Shirk, William H.
Spangler, Barr
Spangler, Mary Ann Sultzbach
Stauffer, Henry
Stauffer, Margaretta "Margie" Huston
Other Creators
Rich family
Grove family
Subjects
Autograph albums
Deeds
Invitation cards
Letters
Obituaries
Poetry
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Travel
Search Terms
Accomac Inn
Autograph albums
Correspondence
Deeds
Finding aids
Invitations
Letters
Manuscript groups
Obituaries
Poetry
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Travel
Extent
1 box, 16 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0427
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Administrators' accounts for John W. Rich, 1892 (AdAcct 1892 F013 R)
Guardian account of Addie K. Rich, 1892 (AdAcct 1892 F012 R)
Petit jury notice and excuse for John W. Rich, 1878 (JAN 1878 F002 QS)
See also the Photograph Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Rich and Grove Family Papers (MG0427), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The items in Folder 10 require staff assistance.
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
2007.MG0427
Other Numbers
MG-427
Classification
MG0427
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
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Danner Family Correspondence
Title
Danner Family Correspondence
Object ID
MG0515
Date Range
1745-1857
Note: The Danner Family Correspondence contains letters to and from members of the Danner family who lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Georgia, 1745-1857. The collection also includes poetry and property records. Most documents are written in English and others are in German. One letter from
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Collection
Danner Family Correspondence
Title
Danner Family Correspondence
Description
The Danner Family Correspondence contains letters to and from members of the Danner family who lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Georgia, 1745-1857. The collection also includes poetry and property records. Most documents are written in English and others are in German. One letter from Mary Danner in Lancaster mentions Gen. Lafayette's visit in 1824.
Date Range
1745-1857
Year Range From
1745
Year Range To
1857
Date of Accumulation
1745-1857
Creator
Danner family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 11
People
Baker, A. H.
Baker, Eliza
Baker, Samuel
Batebenner, George
Bohn, John Henry
Brenneman, Elizabeth
Clay, Henry
Cunningham, Francis Alanson
Dannar, Ulrick
Danner, Alexander
Danner, Alexandria
Danner, Catharine
Danner, Elizabeth
Danner, George L.
Danner, Hetty
Danner, Isaac
Danner, John Owen
Danner, John A.
Danner, Mary
Danner, Mary B.
Danner, Mary M.
Danner, Mary Magdelenah
Danner, Polly
Danner, Samuel
Demuth, William Danner
Donnellan, Nelson
Donner, Samuel
Gagan, Elizabeth
Hautz, Anthony
Hautz, Catharina
Hoffman, Peter
Hoffman, Valentine
Hopkins, James
Hoster, Mary
Johnson, Jacob
Keller, Maria
Kirkbride, Thomas S.
Koft, Frederick
Koft, Jacob
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de
Lineweaver, William
Locher, Cecelia Margaretta
Locher, Henry C.
Loyle, John
Madison, Catharine
Madison, John
Murrey, Charles
Murrey, Margaret
Nicholes, Abbey
Preston, William
Ranninger, Emma L.
Rigg, Elisha
Rigg, Jane
Stewart, James
Strein, Eliza
Strine, Elizabeth
Strine, Jacob
Waver, Elizabeth
Waver, Jacob
Waver, John
Waver, John Jacob
Waver, John Joseph
Webster, John
Whitlock, Isaac
Other Creators
Waver family
Subjects
Letters
Poetry
Search Terms
Baltimore, Maryland
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland
Camden, Preble County, Ohio
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio
Correspondence
Eaton, Preble County, Ohio
Elizabethtown
Finding aids
George Philippe's Tavern
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Hempfield Twp.
Lancaster
Letters
Manuscript groups
Maytown, Donegal Twp.
Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Poetry
Salisbury Twp.
Savannah, Georgia
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Washington County, Maryland
West Alexandria, Preble County, Ohio
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Whitemarsh Twp., Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Wilmington Pike Road
Extent
1 box, 8 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German
Object ID
MG0515
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 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.
Accession Number
2008.MG0515
Other Numbers
MG-515
Classification
MG0515
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 12 March 2022.
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General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA
Date Range
1839-1845
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Description
The General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series A contains twenty-three miscellaneous writings, which cover the period 1839 through 1845 before Welsh enlisted in a Kentucky regiment when the Mexican War broke out in 1846. The series consists of original writings and poems as well as poems transcribed by Welsh from newspapers, books, and other primary sources. The collection also includes an autobiography most likely written by Welsh in his late teens. The series concludes with an itinerary of his travels from Washington, D.C. to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1844 and to Fort Smith, Arkansas as an itinerant laborer on the on the eve of outbreak of war with Mexico.
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.
Welsh lost his father at the age of 2, and went to work to support his family at age 8. He had very little formal schooling, and was largely self-educated. In 1843, at age 19, he left Lancaster County for Washington City, then went west as an itinerant carpenter/laborer to Cincinnati, Little Rock, and Fort Smith.
When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, he enlisted in a Kentucky regiment, and was severely wounded at the battle of Buena Vista (1847) from which he never fully recovered. Returning home to Columbia, he re-enlisted as a second lieutenant, assigned to the 11th U.S. infantry regiment in Mexico City. Within days of his arrival in Mexico City, he was declared unfit for service on account of his battle wound, and sent home again.
Back in Columbia as a civilian, he dabbled in politics, and received a patronage job in the Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works (the rail and canal system connecting Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). After several years, he opened up a grocery and dry goods store in Columbia's canal basin. He also became an insurance agent. In 1857, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and his reputation grew as a community leader. By 1860, he was president of the Borough Council, a founding member of the Columbia Board of Trade, Vice President of the Columbia Cricket Club, and a canal boat operator, in addition to a dry goods merchant, insurance agent, and Justice of the Peace. He had a wife, 5 surviving children, and legal guardianship of his sister's 4 children.
When Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter, marking the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Welsh raised and organized the first company of volunteers from Lancaster County, and took them into the field as their Captain. Within days, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, which served out its 90-day enlistment in the Shenandoah Valley.
Returning to Harrisburg, he was appointed Commandant of Camp Curtin, the problem-plagued processing center for new recruits. In short order, Welsh cleaned up the camp's poor sanitary conditions, improved the health of the camp, and implemented soldierly discipline and training.
In October 1861, he resigned from his camp duties, and as Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania, led his regiment into the field. After brief service outside of Washington, they were sent to South Carolina in December, where they were posted to Otter Island. After the battle of James Island, they were recalled to Newport News, in July 1862, then sent to guard Aquia Creek.
In September, now in brigade command in Burnsides' 9th Corps, Welsh chased Lee's Confederate army west into central Maryland. His brigade broke the enemy line in Fox's Gap, on Sept. 14, then 3 days later achieved the furthest Union advance at Antietam, reaching the edge of Sharpsburg, and nearly cutting off Lee's only avenue of escape. Welsh's gallantry earned him a field promotion to brigadier general, which Congress confirmed on March 13, 1863.
The 9th Corps (Welsh now in command of the 1st Division) was sent west in the spring of 1863, then dispatched south to support Grant's investment of Vicksburg. After Vicksburg fell, they turned east and defeated Confederate General Johnston at the Battle of Jackson. Welsh contracted malaria in the southern swamps, and died in Cincinnati upon their return north. One of his men later recalled, "Had he lived, Welsh would undoubtedly have attained a much higher command. 1
1. Beauge, Eugene, in Albert, Allen D., Ed., History of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Williamsport, PA: Grit Publ. Co, 1912, p. 79.
System of Arrangement
The collection is arranged in series:
Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Series B Mexican War, 1846-1848
Series C Between the Mexican War and the Civil War, 1848-1861
Series D Civil War
Series E Post-Civil War
Series F Miscellaneous Family Papers
Series G Papers from the families of Gen. Thomas Welsh and Blanton C. Welsh
Date Range
1839-1845
Creation Date
1839-1845
Year Range From
1839
Year Range To
1845
Creator
Wiggin, Richard C.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Welsh, Thomas
Subjects
Autobiographies
Poetry
Search Terms
Autobiographies
Memoirs
Poetry
Extent
2 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Condition
Fair to good
Parent Object ID
MG0828
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA
Notes
Added to PP 12/19/2020 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.
Classification
MG0828
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Cataloged by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
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