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Collection
George Steinman Papers, Series 1 Steinman Album
Title
George Steinman Papers, Series 1 Steinman Album
Object ID
MG0184_S01
  1 document  
Collection
George Steinman Papers, Series 1 Steinman Album
Title
George Steinman Papers, Series 1 Steinman Album
Description
The George Steinman Papers, Series 1 contains an album, compiled by George Steinman, with many photographs of buildings, tombstones, monuments and scenes of Lancaster city and county. Ephemera and newspaper articles are among the photographs. Represented in the album are Postlethwaite's Tavern, hotels and taverns, fire houses, the Conestoga massacre, churches, cemeteries, Ephrata Cloister, prominent citizens and their homes, Stehli Silk Mill, and schools. The four boxes contain orginal correspondence, documents, photographs and ephemera or and pertaining to the same subject matter as the album.
System of Arrangement
This collection is divided into two series:
Series 1 The Steinman Album
Series 2 Documents, Photographs, Ephemera
Date of Accumulation
ca. 1860-1920
Creator
Steinman, George Michael, 1847-1920
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
Storage Shelf
Top shelf
People
Altee, John
André, John
Appel, T. Roberts
Armstrong, Elizabeth
Atlee, Samuel John
Atlee, Washington Lemuel
Atlee, William Augustus
Atlee, William Pitt
Baer, John
Baily, Francis
Bair, Daniel
Baker, James G.
Baldwin, Edith L.
Barr, Elias
Barton, Thomas
Bausman, Elizabeth
Bausman, William
Bear, Henry
Beck, Herbert Huebener
Beck, Martin
Beecher, William C.
Beissel, Conrad
Beissel, John Conrad
Bender, Henry
Bethel, Samuel
Bezellon, Martha Coombe
Bezellon, Peter
Boehm, Henry
Boyle, Philip
Breneman, Benjamin Franklin
Breneman, Gideon
Breneman, Franklin Henry
Broll, John
Brown, J. H.
Bryan, George
Buchanan, James
Buchmiller, Dulon Frank
Burkhart, Anna Margarita
Burkhart, George
Burrowes, Francis Smith
Burrowes, Thomas Henry
Burt, Nathaniel
Calder, George, Jr.
Cameron, James
Carpenter, John
Carpenter, William
Cheves, Langdon
Clay, Henry
Clemson, James
Coleman, Elizabeth
Coleman, Robert
Coleman, William
Cope, Caleb
Cope, Thomas P.
Cox, John
Crawford, James
Crowel, Mary R.
Damant, James
Davis, Benjamin Franklin
Dering, Henry
Detwiler, Thomas Craig
Diffenbaugh, Henry
Diffenderfer, Milton Hess
Diffenderffer, Frank Reid
Diller, Graybill
Donnley, Felix
Downing, Samuel
Dufresne, Samuel
Duvel, P. S.
Eberly, Michael
Edge, Walter Warren
Eichholtz, Jacob
Ellicott, Andrew
Elliot, Robert
Ellmaker, Nathaniel
Eshleman, Frank
Fahnestock, Samuel
Ferree, Philip
Fordney, Melchoir
Forney, J. A.
Fox, Cyrus
Frailey, Jacob
Franklin, George F.
Franklin, Walter
Fraser, Susan
Frazer, Reah
Fulton, Robert
Funck, John
Funk, John
Galbreath, John
Geist, M. W.
Germon, W. L.
Gill, William
Gingrich, Amos
Graff, Andreas
Grant, Hamilton
Graybill, Jacob
Groff, John M.
Groff, Sebastian
Grosh, John
Grove, Annie C.
Grubb, Daisy
Grubb, Peter
Hager, Walter C.
Haldeman, Samuel Steman
Hall, Charles
Hamilton, Andrew
Hamilton, James
Hammond, Frederick W.
Hamond, E. R.
Hand, Edward
Hand, John
Hand, Mollie
Harpel, Charlotte
Hayes, Alexander Laws
Hazen, Moses
Heinitsh, August
Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
Heister, Joseph
Henderson, Barton
Henderson, Thomas G.
Henry, John Joseph
Hensel, George Washington, Jr.
Hensel, William Uhler
Herr, Christian
Herr, Hans
Herr, Rudy
Hews, George H.
Hoffnagle, Peter
Hood, Alexander H.
Hostetter, Albert Keller
Hughes, Edward
Hutter, Christian
Jacobs, Cyrus
Jenkins, David
Jenkins, William
Kevinski, John B.
King, George H.
Kirkpatrick, William
Konigmacher, Joseph
Kroome, Hiram
Krug, George
Kuhn, Simon
Kuhn, Simon Adam
Landis, David Bachman
Landis, David H.
Landis, Harry
Landis, Jacob
Light, John B.
Lightner, Michael
Lincoln, Abraham
Lippold, John W.
Loeb, Jacob
Long, Henry Grimler
Long, Isaac
Lowery, Alexander
Lowery, Lazarus
Ludlow, Robert Fulton
Magee, David Francis
Marshall, Christopher
Marshall, John
Martin, C. H.
Mason, S.
Mathiot, John
Matlack, Timothy
Mayer, Christian B.
McCaskey, John Piersol "Jack"
McClain, Francis Bernard
McClellan, George Brinton
McCormick, D. R.
McFarquahr, Colin
McGrann, Bernard John
Melsheimmer, Frederick Valentine
Metzger, Samuel H.
Mifflin, Thomas
Miller, Dave "Devil"
Miller, John
Miller, Susanna
Mishler, Benjamin
Montgomery, John R.
Montgomery, William
Morton, William Augustus
Mulhatten, Barney
Musser, Yost
Myers, Albert
Mylin, Martin
Neff, John
Nevin, John D.
North, Hugh McAlister
Old, James
Parks, Jake
Pastor, John
Peiper, William L.
Penn, William
Pitt, William
Porter, Andrew
Porter, George B.
Pyle, Howard
Ramsey, David
Raub, Galen John Peoples
Reigart, Adam
Reigart, Emanuel C.
Reilly, Mary Gertrude Costigan
Reinmansnyder, Helen
Reynolds, George Nelson
Reynolds, John Fulton
Reynolds, William
Rogers, Milton C.
Rose, Frederick
Ross, George
Ross, Patton
Sauber, Charles Alvin
Sener, Samuel Miller
Seyfert, Augustus G.
Shober, Emanuel
Shreiner, Philip
Slaymaker, Henry
Slaymaker, Henry Edwin
Slaymaker, L.
Slaymaker, William
Sloane, S.
Slough, Elizabeth
Smith, Charles
Snavely, Harry H.
Stahr, John Summers
Stambauch, Samuel
Stauffer, David McNeely
Stedman, Alexander
Steinman, George Michael
Stevens, Thaddeus
Stiegel, Henry William
Strong Wolf, Chief
Summy, Levi
Sutter, John Augustus
Tener, John C.
Thornburg, Robert
Todd, Charles
Tomlinson, George
Urban, John
Vogan, John
Washington, George
Webb, James
West, Benjamin
Wharton, Thomas
Whiteside, John
Wiley, William
Williamson, Henry Stackhouse
Willson, George Bolivar
Willson, John
Winover, Peter
Wise, Charles
Wise, John
Witmer, Abraham
Witmer, David
Witmer, Esther Elizabeth
Worner, William Frederic
Wright, James
Wright, John
Yeates, Catharine
Yeates, Jasper
Zahm, Godfried
Zahm, Mathias
Zahm, Samuel H.
Zantzinger, Paul
Zehmer, Anthony
Zinzendorf, Nicholaus
Subjects
Ephemera
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Search Terms
Abbeville (Historic estate)
Abbeville Mill
Advent Lutheran Church
Albright's Transportation Depot
All Saints Episcopal Church
American Hose Company
Balloons
Bangor Episcopal Church
Berks County Historical Society
Binkley's Bridge
Bird-In-Hand Friends Meetinghouse
Boehm's Chapel
Buch Tavern
Buchanan Park
Caledonia Furnace
Carpenter's Union Church
Cat Tavern
Cemeteries
Central Cigar Store
Chalices
Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church
Christ Lutheran Church
Christian Herr House
Christiana Resistance
Churches
Clare Point Stock Farm
Columbia - Wrightsville Bridge
Columbia Friends Meetinghouse
Conestoga Furnace
Conestoga Glue Factory
Conestoga Navigation Company
Conestoga wagon
Cosgrove's Tavern
County House
Courthouses
Covered bridges
Disasters
Donegal Presbyterian Church
Downing's Mill
Eagle Hotel
Eden Iron Works
Edge Tool Forge
Elizabeth Furnace
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Engleside, Lancaster Twp.
Ephemera
Ephrata Cloister
Ephrata Mountain Springs Hotel
Exchange Hotel
Feagleyville
Federal Hall
Finding aids
Fire departments
Fires
First National Store
First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster
First Reformed Church, Lancaster
Fites Eddy Hotel
Fountain Inn
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin College
Franklin House
Fulton Cotton Mill
General Sutter Inn
Golden Swan Hotel
Grace Lutheran Church
Graeff's Landing
Grape Tavern
Gravestones
Graveyards
Green Cottage
Grubb Mansion
Halfway House
Hans Herr House
Hardwicke
Harmony Hall
Heinitsh Drug Store
Historical markers
Hope Episcopal Church
Hopewell Forge
Hotels
Humane Fire Company
Humes Woolen Mill
Hutter's Folly
Indian Queen Tavern
Indigenous peoples
J. B. Distillery
Keener's Mill
Kepler Lodge
Krug House
Lafayette Hill
Lamb Tavern
Lamparter's Row
Lancaster Academy
Lancaster County Courthouse
Lancaster County Historical Society
Lancaster County National Bank
Lancaster County Prison
Lancaster Curling Club
Lancaster Fencibles
Lancaster Moravian Church
Landisville Mennonite Meetinghouse
Leacock Presbyterian Church
Linden Hall
Lititz Moravian Church
Manuscript groups
Marietta and Susquehanna Trading Company
Markets
Martic Forge, Martic Twp.
Martin Meylin's Gunshop
Masonic halls
Masonic lodges
Massasoit Hall
Mechanics Library
Mellinger Mennonite Church
Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church
Millersville Academy
Millersville State Normal School
Millersville University
Mills
Mischler's Exchange
Mishler's Beer Garden
Montgomery House
Monuments
Moss Cigar Factory
Mount Bethel Mansion
Mount Hope Furnace
Native Americans
Odd Fellows Hall
Old City Hall
Old Welsh Graveyard
Paper mills
Parish houses
Paxton Boys
Penn Square
Pennsbury Manor
Pennsylvania Railroad
Pequea Presbyterian Church
Petroglyphs
Photographs
Plough Tavern
Poole Forge
Postlethwaite's Tavern
Powder houses
Practical Farmer Hotel
Ranck's Mill
Reigart's Landing
Reigart's Old Wine Store
Relay Hotel
Revolutionary War
Rock Ford
Ruth's Fine Groceries
Sadsbury Friends Meetinghouse
Safe Harbor Rolling Mill
Schools
Scrapbooks
Shiffler Fire Company
Ship Tavern
Shippen School
Sign of the Bull Tavern
Sign of the Hat Tavern
Sorrel Horse Hotel
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
St. James Episcopal Church
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. John's Lutheran Church
St. John's United Church of Christ
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Michael's Lutheran Church
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Stamps
Stehli Silk Mill
Stock certificates
Strasburg Academy
Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery
Strasburg Methodist Episcopal Church
Sunflower Inn
Swamp Church
Swan Hotel
Tavern signs
Taverns
Ten Hour House
Three Crowns Tavern
Trinity Lutheran Church
Union Bethel Church
Union Fire Company
Union Hotel
Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Vermont Historical Society
Voganville Hotel
Wabank House
Washington Hotel
Washington Memorial Chapel
Waterloo Tavern
Waterworks
Watt and Shand
Weaverland Mennonite Church
Wheatland
White Horse Hotel
White Swan Hotel
William Pitt Tavern
Windsor Forge
Witmer's Bridge
Witness Tree
Woodward Hill Cemetery
F. W. Woolworth Co.
York Furnace
Young Men's Christian Association
Zion Lutheran Church
Extent
1 scrapbook, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Scrapbook
Language
English
Object ID
MG0184_S01
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Copies
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
George Steinman Papers, Series 2 (MG0184_S02) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/6c7e11c6-f3ca-469c-891a-145832196710
Photograph Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
"Mr. Geo. Steinman who started this collection of pictures. This book was presented to the Lanc. Co. Historical Society after his death by Mr. Geo. S. Franklin."
John M. Gibson is recorded as the donor, 1968, in LancasterHistory's accession records.
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available.
The use of the original album is restricted. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org with questions.
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 Number
MG-184, Series 1
Classification
MG0184
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared PK and MSH, 2008. Added to database 20 July 2021.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # C980002119, 2021-2024.
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Collection
George Steinman Papers
Title
George Steinman Papers, Series 1 and 2
Object ID
MG0184
Date Range
1738-1955
  2 documents  
Collection
George Steinman Papers
Title
George Steinman Papers, Series 1 and 2
Description
The George Steinman Papers, Series 1 contains an album, compiled by George Steinman, with many photographs of buildings, tombstones, monuments and scenes of Lancaster city and county. Ephemera and newspaper articles are among the photographs. Represented in the album are Postlethwaite's Tavern, hotels and taverns, fire houses, the Conestoga massacre, churches, cemeteries, Ephrata Cloister, prominent citizens and their homes, Stehli Silk Mill, and schools. The four boxes contain orginal correspondence, documents, photographs and ephemera or and pertaining to the same subject matter as the album.
The George Steinman Papers, Series 2 is a collection of original correspondence, documents, photographs, and ephemera primarily compiled by George Steinman. The contents of Series 2 represent Lancaster city and county events, prominent citizens, buildings, monuments, churches, cemeteries, schools, and businesses. Most of what Steinman collected relates to 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania, highlighting Lancaster and Philadelphia. One of the key events highlighted is the Revolutionary war; with documents and images related to Philadelphia, George Washington, the Atlee family, and General Edward Hand. There are images relating to the Christiana Riot and to various buildings in early Lancaster; including but not limited to the Old Jail, the British Prison, and Postlethwaite's Tavern. Also included in the collection is currency printed by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1764, and Confederate States currency and bonds.
System of Arrangement
This collection is divided into two series:
Series 1 The Steinman Album
Series 2 Documents, Photographs, Ephemera
Date Range
1738-1955
Year Range From
1738
Year Range To
1955
Date of Accumulation
ca. 1860-1920
Creator
Steinman, George Michael, 1847-1920
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
People
Altee, John
André, John
Appel, T. Roberts
Armstrong, Elizabeth
Atlee, Samuel John
Atlee, Washington Lemuel
Atlee, William Augustus
Atlee, William Pitt
Baer, John
Baily, Francis
Bair, Daniel
Baker, James G.
Baldwin, Edith L.
Barr, Elias
Barton, Thomas
Bausman, Elizabeth
Bausman, William
Bear, Henry
Beck, Herbert Huebener
Beck, Martin
Beecher, William C.
Beissel, Conrad
Beissel, John Conrad
Bender, Henry
Bethel, Samuel
Bezellon, Martha Coombe
Bezellon, Peter
Boehm, Henry
Boyle, Philip
Breneman, Benjamin Franklin
Breneman, Gideon
Breneman, Franklin Henry
Broll, John
Brown, J. H.
Bryan, George
Buchanan, James
Buchmiller, Dulon Frank
Burkhart, Anna Margarita
Burkhart, George
Burrowes, Francis Smith
Burrowes, Thomas Henry
Burt, Nathaniel
Calder, George, Jr.
Cameron, James
Carpenter, John
Carpenter, William
Cheves, Langdon
Clay, Henry
Clemson, James
Coleman, Elizabeth
Coleman, Robert
Coleman, William
Cope, Caleb
Cope, Thomas P.
Cox, John
Crawford, James
Crowel, Mary R.
Damant, James
Davis, Benjamin Franklin
Dering, Henry
Detwiler, Thomas Craig
Diffenbaugh, Henry
Diffenderfer, Milton Hess
Diffenderffer, Frank Reid
Diller, Graybill
Donnley, Felix
Downing, Samuel
Dufresne, Samuel
Duvel, P. S.
Eberly, Michael
Edge, Walter Warren
Eichholtz, Jacob
Ellicott, Andrew
Elliot, Robert
Ellmaker, Nathaniel
Eshleman, Frank
Fahnestock, Samuel
Ferree, Philip
Fordney, Melchoir
Forney, J. A.
Fox, Cyrus
Frailey, Jacob
Franklin, George F.
Franklin, Walter
Fraser, Susan
Frazer, Reah
Fulton, Robert
Funck, John
Funk, John
Galbreath, John
Geist, M. W.
Germon, W. L.
Gill, William
Gingrich, Amos
Graff, Andreas
Grant, Hamilton
Graybill, Jacob
Groff, John M.
Groff, Sebastian
Grosh, John
Grove, Annie C.
Grubb, Daisy
Grubb, Peter
Hager, Walter C.
Haldeman, Samuel Steman
Hall, Charles
Hamilton, Andrew
Hamilton, James
Hammond, Frederick W.
Hamond, E. R.
Hand, Edward
Hand, John
Hand, Mollie
Harpel, Charlotte
Hayes, Alexander Laws
Hazen, Moses
Heinitsh, August
Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
Heister, Joseph
Henderson, Barton
Henderson, Thomas G.
Henry, John Joseph
Hensel, George Washington, Jr.
Hensel, William Uhler
Herr, Christian
Herr, Hans
Herr, Rudy
Hews, George H.
Hoffnagle, Peter
Hood, Alexander H.
Hostetter, Albert Keller
Hughes, Edward
Hutter, Christian
Jacobs, Cyrus
Jenkins, David
Jenkins, William
Kevinski, John B.
King, George H.
Kirkpatrick, William
Konigmacher, Joseph
Kroome, Hiram
Krug, George
Kuhn, Simon
Kuhn, Simon Adam
Landis, David Bachman
Landis, David H.
Landis, Harry
Landis, Jacob
Light, John B.
Lightner, Michael
Lincoln, Abraham
Lippold, John W.
Loeb, Jacob
Long, Henry Grimler
Long, Isaac
Lowery, Alexander
Lowery, Lazarus
Ludlow, Robert Fulton
Magee, David Francis
Marshall, Christopher
Marshall, John
Martin, C. H.
Mason, S.
Mathiot, John
Matlack, Timothy
Mayer, Christian B.
McCaskey, John Piersol "Jack"
McClain, Francis Bernard
McClellan, George Brinton
McCormick, D. R.
McFarquahr, Colin
McGrann, Bernard John
Melsheimmer, Frederick Valentine
Metzger, Samuel H.
Mifflin, Thomas
Miller, Dave "Devil"
Miller, John
Miller, Susanna
Mishler, Benjamin
Montgomery, John R.
Montgomery, William
Morton, William Augustus
Mulhatten, Barney
Musser, Yost
Myers, Albert
Mylin, Martin
Neff, John
Nevin, John D.
North, Hugh McAlister
Old, James
Parks, Jake
Pastor, John
Peiper, William L.
Penn, William
Pitt, William
Porter, Andrew
Porter, George B.
Pyle, Howard
Ramsey, David
Raub, Galen John Peoples
Reigart, Adam
Reigart, Emanuel C.
Reilly, Mary Gertrude Costigan
Reinmansnyder, Helen
Reynolds, George Nelson
Reynolds, John Fulton
Reynolds, William
Rogers, Milton C.
Rose, Frederick
Ross, George
Ross, Patton
Sauber, Charles Alvin
Sener, Samuel Miller
Seyfert, Augustus G.
Shober, Emanuel
Shreiner, Philip
Slaymaker, Henry
Slaymaker, Henry Edwin
Slaymaker, L.
Slaymaker, William
Sloane, S.
Slough, Elizabeth
Smith, Charles
Snavely, Harry H.
Stahr, John Summers
Stambauch, Samuel
Stauffer, David McNeely
Stedman, Alexander
Steinman, George Michael
Stevens, Thaddeus
Stiegel, Henry William
Strong Wolf, Chief
Summy, Levi
Sutter, John Augustus
Tener, John C.
Thornburg, Robert
Todd, Charles
Tomlinson, George
Urban, John
Vogan, John
Washington, George
Webb, James
West, Benjamin
Wharton, Thomas
Whiteside, John
Wiley, William
Williamson, Henry Stackhouse
Willson, George Bolivar
Willson, John
Winover, Peter
Wise, Charles
Wise, John
Witmer, Abraham
Witmer, David
Witmer, Esther Elizabeth
Worner, William Frederic
Wright, James
Wright, John
Yeates, Catharine
Yeates, Jasper
Zahm, Godfried
Zahm, Mathias
Zahm, Samuel H.
Zantzinger, Paul
Zehmer, Anthony
Zinzendorf, Nicholaus
Subjects
Ephemera
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Search Terms
Abbeville (Historic estate)
Abbeville Mill
Advent Lutheran Church
Albright's Transportation Depot
All Saints Episcopal Church
American Hose Company
Balloons
Bangor Episcopal Church
Berks County Historical Society
Binkley's Bridge
Bird-In-Hand Friends Meetinghouse
Boehm's Chapel
Buch Tavern
Buchanan Park
Caledonia Furnace
Carpenter's Union Church
Cat Tavern
Cemeteries
Central Cigar Store
Chalices
Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church
Christ Lutheran Church
Christian Herr House
Christiana Resistance
Churches
Clare Point Stock Farm
Columbia - Wrightsville Bridge
Columbia Friends Meetinghouse
Conestoga Furnace
Conestoga Glue Factory
Conestoga Navigation Company
Conestoga wagon
Cosgrove's Tavern
County House
Courthouses
Covered bridges
Disasters
Donegal Presbyterian Church
Downing's Mill
Eagle Hotel
Eden Iron Works
Edge Tool Forge
Elizabeth Furnace
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Engleside, Lancaster Twp.
Ephemera
Ephrata Cloister
Ephrata Mountain Springs Hotel
Exchange Hotel
Feagleyville
Federal Hall
Finding aids
Fire departments
Fires
First National Store
First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster
First Reformed Church, Lancaster
Fites Eddy Hotel
Fountain Inn
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin College
Franklin House
Fulton Cotton Mill
General Sutter Inn
Golden Swan Hotel
Grace Lutheran Church
Graeff's Landing
Grape Tavern
Gravestones
Graveyards
Green Cottage
Grubb Mansion
Halfway House
Hans Herr House
Hardwicke
Harmony Hall
Heinitsh Drug Store
Historical markers
Hope Episcopal Church
Hopewell Forge
Hotels
Humane Fire Company
Humes Woolen Mill
Hutter's Folly
Indian Queen Tavern
Indigenous peoples
J. B. Distillery
Keener's Mill
Kepler Lodge
Krug House
Lafayette Hill
Lamb Tavern
Lamparter's Row
Lancaster Academy
Lancaster County Courthouse
Lancaster County Historical Society
Lancaster County National Bank
Lancaster County Prison
Lancaster Curling Club
Lancaster Fencibles
Lancaster Moravian Church
Landisville Mennonite Meetinghouse
Leacock Presbyterian Church
Linden Hall
Lititz Moravian Church
Manuscript groups
Marietta and Susquehanna Trading Company
Markets
Martic Forge, Martic Twp.
Martin Meylin's Gunshop
Masonic halls
Masonic lodges
Massasoit Hall
Mechanics Library
Mellinger Mennonite Church
Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church
Millersville Academy
Millersville State Normal School
Millersville University
Mills
Mischler's Exchange
Mishler's Beer Garden
Montgomery House
Monuments
Moss Cigar Factory
Mount Bethel Mansion
Mount Hope Furnace
Native Americans
Odd Fellows Hall
Old City Hall
Old Welsh Graveyard
Paper mills
Parish houses
Paxton Boys
Penn Square
Pennsbury Manor
Pennsylvania Railroad
Pequea Presbyterian Church
Petroglyphs
Photographs
Plough Tavern
Poole Forge
Postlethwaite's Tavern
Powder houses
Practical Farmer Hotel
Ranck's Mill
Reigart's Landing
Reigart's Old Wine Store
Relay Hotel
Revolutionary War
Rock Ford
Ruth's Fine Groceries
Sadsbury Friends Meetinghouse
Safe Harbor Rolling Mill
Schools
Scrapbooks
Shiffler Fire Company
Ship Tavern
Shippen School
Sign of the Bull Tavern
Sign of the Hat Tavern
Sorrel Horse Hotel
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
St. James Episcopal Church
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. John's Lutheran Church
St. John's United Church of Christ
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Michael's Lutheran Church
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Stamps
Stehli Silk Mill
Stock certificates
Strasburg Academy
Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery
Strasburg Methodist Episcopal Church
Sunflower Inn
Swamp Church
Swan Hotel
Tavern signs
Taverns
Ten Hour House
Three Crowns Tavern
Trinity Lutheran Church
Union Bethel Church
Union Fire Company
Union Hotel
Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Vermont Historical Society
Voganville Hotel
Wabank House
Washington Hotel
Washington Memorial Chapel
Waterloo Tavern
Waterworks
Watt and Shand
Weaverland Mennonite Church
Wheatland
White Horse Hotel
White Swan Hotel
William Pitt Tavern
Windsor Forge
Witmer's Bridge
Witness Tree
Woodward Hill Cemetery
F. W. Woolworth Co.
York Furnace
Young Men's Christian Association
Zion Lutheran Church
Extent
1 scrapbook, 4 boxes, 112 folders, 3.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0184
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Copies
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
"Mr. Geo. Steinman who started this collection of pictures. This book was presented to the Lanc. Co. Historical Society after his death by Mr. Geo. S. Franklin."
John M. Gibson is recorded as the donor, 1968, in LancasterHistory's accession records.
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
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Other Numbers
MG-184
Classification
MG0184
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Series 1 processed and finding aid prepared PK and MSH, 2008. Series 2 finding aid prepared by JE, 2018. Added to database 20 July 2021.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # C980002119, 2021-2024.
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James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston
Series 5 Miscellaneous Materials
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 5
  1 document  
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston
Series 5 Miscellaneous Materials
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 5 contains miscellaneous materials. These materials include sheet music from various publishers, Congressional resolutions upon the death of James Buchanan, and school essays by Harriet Lane.
Admin/Biographical History
Born on May 9, 1830, Harriet Lane was the youngest surviving child of Elliot Toll Lane and Jane Buchanan Lane. When both of her parents died of consumption, now known as tuberculosis, Harriet went on to be her Uncle James Buchanan's ward in 1841. A well-educated lady, Harriet attended several boarding schools before graduating from the Georgetown Academy of Visitation Convent at the age of 18. When James Buchanan served as the U.S. Minister to Great Britain, Harriet Lane joined him for a time and served as a hostess. During her time in England, which she noted as "the realization of a beautiful dream," she befriended none other than Queen Victoria. When her Uncle assumed the presidency, Harriet Lane assumed her role as hostess. She is considered the first First Lady, as the title had initially been given to the president's hostess during Harriet's time in Washington.
After Buchanan's presidency, Harriet Lane married Henry Elliot Johnston, a banker from Baltimore, on January 11, 1866. She was 35 years old. The couple went on to have two sons, both of whom would pass away from rheumatic fever in their early teenage years. Two years after losing her youngest son, Harriet lost her husband to pneumonia. By 1884, Harriet was a childless widow. She would go on to leave a legacy for generations to come, including establishing a children's hospital in Baltimore called The Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children (today the Harriet Lane Clinic at the John's Hopkins Children's Hospital), preserving her Uncle's letters and manuscripts, bestowing her art collection to the Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and constructing the St. Alban's School, a school for choir boys. She died on July 3, 1903. [https://www.lancasterhistory.org/about-wheatland/, accessed 10/24/2019]
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 2 Series 5 Miscellaneous Materials
Year Range From
1849
Year Range To
1868
Creator
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
People
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Essays
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Search Terms
James Buchanan
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
Resolutions
Wheatland
Essays
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
7 folders
Object Name
Archive
Music, Sheet
Essay
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 5
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
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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.
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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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Thaddeus Stevens Collection
Title
Letter from E. M. Gallaudet of the National Deaf-Mute College to W. W. Griest
Object ID
MG0115_P01_F014_In02
Date Range
1884/09/16
  1 document  
Collection
Thaddeus Stevens Collection
Title
Letter from E. M. Gallaudet of the National Deaf-Mute College to W. W. Griest
Description
Letter from E. M. Gallaudet of the National Deaf-Mute College to W. W. Griest stating that Stevens always had an interest in the growth of the institution when he was chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and that Stevens' successor had an "unfriendly attitude."
Date Range
1884/09/16
Creation Date
16 September 1884
Creator
Gallaudet, Edward Miner, 1837-1917
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Gallaudet, Edward Miner
Griest, William Walton
Stevens, Thaddeus
Subjects
Letters
National Deaf-Mute College (U.S.)
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Search Terms
Correspondence
House of Representatives
House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations
Letters
National Deaf-Mute College
Stevens and Smith Center
United States Congress, House of Representatives
Extent
1 items, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0115_P01_F014_In02
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Thaddeus Stevens Collection (MG0115_P01) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/fc4d62c6-ef85-4f0f-bfb8-361140325885
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Thaddeus Stevens Collection (MG0115), Part 1, Folder # or Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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Credit
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Other Numbers
MG-115
Other Number
MG-115, Part 1, Folder 14, Insert 2
Classification
MG0115
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 13 November 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828
Date Range
1839-1932
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
The General Thomas Welsh Family Papers is a collection of original correspondence, official documents, and ephemera. Many of the papers were created by or directed to Thomas Welsh between approximately 1843 and his death in 1863. They provide glimpses into his youth, his experiences in the Mexican War, his life in Columbia between the wars, and his rise in rank to Brigadier General during the Civil War.
The collection contains correspondence with his wife and family from 1861-1863. There are also official correspondence and documents related to Welsh's military service, autobiographical pieces, correspondence following his death, obituaries, and family papers into the early twentieth century. Other items in the collection include genealogy pages from the family bible, photographic images of Thomas Welsh and family members, two scrapbooks, newspaper issues and newspaper clippings, written notes from recollections of one of Welsh's daughter, and a biographical sketch of Welsh written by his son.
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
1839-1932
Year Range From
1839
Year Range To
1932
Creator
Wiggin, Richard C.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
People
Welsh, Thomas
Welsh, Annie Eunice Young
Welsh, Blanton Charles
Welsh, Effie
Welsh, Lilian
Welsh, Mary Young "Mazie"
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Letters
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Military orders
Military promotions
Personal correspondence
Political campaigns
Presidents--Election
Speeches, addresses, etc.
United States. Army--Military life
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Search Terms
Civil War
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Mexican War
Military life
Military orders
Military promotions
Political campaigns
Presidential elections
Speeches
United States Army
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Condition
Fair to good
Condition Date
2020-12-18
Condition Notes
Items are in fair to good condition.
Object ID
MG0828
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. Please contact archives@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, Pa.
Classification
MG0828
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Almost all of the papers have been passed down through successive generations of Welsh's descendants, from Thomas Welsh's wife and children to his granddaughter, Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin, to her daughter Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. After Nancy Townsend's death, her son Charles Townsend passed them on to his cousin, Richard Wiggin (grandson of Emilie Benson Wiggin) in 2015.
A few papers passed out of the family's possession and found their way into other collections. Richard Abel of Columbia, PA began collecting Welsh papers and artifacts some years ago, and subsequently transferred this collection of Welsh materials to Richard Wiggin in 2012.
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 7 Jonathan Messersmith Foltz
Title
Letter [to James Buchanan] from J. M. Foltz
Object ID
JBFP 7.1.1.020
Date Range
1848/08/22
  2 documents     4 images  
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 7 Jonathan Messersmith Foltz
Title
Letter [to James Buchanan] from J. M. Foltz
Description
Letter [to James Buchanan] from J. M. Foltz describing Foltz’s visit to the springs at Bedford and updating him on the President, who is also visiting. Bedford Springs, Pa.
Date Range
1848/08/22
Creator
Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith, 1810-1877
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Container
JBFP Part 7, Box 1
People
Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Bedford Springs (Pa.)
Presidents--United States
Letters
Search Terms
Correspondence
Letters
Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania
Presidents
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 18.5 x 22.5 cm.
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 7 Series 1
Object ID
JBFP 7.1.1.020
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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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. Please contact archives@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.
Accession Number
JBMS1995.736
Other Number
JBFP Part 7, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 20
Description Level
Item
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 2 Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 1 Correspondence
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 1
  1 document  
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 1 Correspondence
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 1 contains the correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston.
Subseries 1 contains letters written by Harriet to James Buchanan, Lily Macalester and Charles Macalester, Lois Buchanan, Hiram B. Swarr, Mary Speer, and others from 1848-1902.
Subseries 2 contains letters written to Harriet from Captain W. R. Palmer, Alfred Pleasanton, Laura Pleasanton, Isaac E. Hiester and others from 1854 to 1897, including several describing Washington, D.C. in 1861.
Admin/Biographical History
Born on May 9, 1830, Harriet Lane was the youngest surviving child of Elliot Toll Lane and Jane Buchanan Lane. When both of her parents died of consumption, now known as tuberculosis, Harriet went on to be her Uncle James Buchanan's ward in 1841. A well-educated lady, Harriet attended several boarding schools before graduating from the Georgetown Academy of Visitation Convent at the age of 18. When James Buchanan served as the U.S. Minister to Great Britain, Harriet Lane joined him for a time and served as a hostess. During her time in England, which she noted as "the realization of a beautiful dream," she befriended none other than Queen Victoria. When her Uncle assumed the presidency, Harriet Lane assumed her role as hostess. She is considered the first First Lady, as the title had initially been given to the president's hostess during Harriet's time in Washington.
After Buchanan's presidency, Harriet Lane married Henry Elliot Johnston, a banker from Baltimore, on January 11, 1866. She was 35 years old. The couple went on to have two sons, both of whom would pass away from rheumatic fever in their early teenage years. Two years after losing her youngest son, Harriet lost her husband to pneumonia. By 1884, Harriet was a childless widow. She would go on to leave a legacy for generations to come, including establishing a children's hospital in Baltimore called The Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children (today the Harriet Lane Clinic at the John's Hopkins Children's Hospital), preserving her Uncle's letters and manuscripts, bestowing her art collection to the Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and constructing the St. Alban's School, a school for choir boys. She died on July 3, 1903. [ https://www.lancasterhistory.org/about-wheatland/, accessed 10/24/2019]
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 2 Series 1 Correspondence
Subseries 1 Letters from Harriet Lane Johnston
Subseries 2 Letters to Harriet Lane Johnston
Year Range From
1848
Year Range To
1902
Creator
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Baltimore (Md.)
Lancaster (Pa.)
Letters
Personal correspondence
Washington (D.C.)
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Search Terms
Baltimore, Maryland
Buchanan Collections
Correspondence
Correspondence, Personal
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Lancaster
Letters
Washington, DC
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 71 folders, .20 cubic ft.
Object Name
Correspondence
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 1
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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General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
Memorandum of the travels of Thomas Welsh
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA_F02
Date Range
1844-1845
  1 document     4 images  
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
Memorandum of the travels of Thomas Welsh
Description
Memorandum of Thomas Welsh which details his travel from Washington to Pittsburgh to Cincinnati in 1844 and to Fort Smith in 1845. Mentions William Herbert, Major Johnson, J. Lewis, Mr. Parkerson, Mr. Slicer, and Napoleon Wolf.
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
1844-1845
Creation Date
1844-1845
Year Range From
1844
Year Range To
1845
Creator
Welsh, Thomas, 1824-1863
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Herbert, William
Johnson, Major
Lewis, J.
Parkerson, Mr.
Slicer, Mr.
Welsh, Thomas
Wolf, Napoleon
Subjects
Baltimore (Md.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Fort Smith (Ark.)
Itineraries
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Washington (D.C.)
Search Terms
Baltimore, Maryland
Cincinnati, Ohio
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Itineraries
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Washington, DC
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Itinerary
Language
English
Condition
Good
Condition Notes
Generally good. Some edge discoloration, stains, and creasing, but largely intact.
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesA_F02
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
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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
TW-A-XX-02
Classification
MG0828
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Cataloged by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
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James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 Papers of James Buchanan, Series 4 Speeches and Writings
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 4
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Title
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 Papers of James Buchanan, Series 4 Speeches and Writings
Description
The James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1, Papers of James Buchanan, Series 4, contains the speeches and Buchanan's other writings. The collection is arranged into two subseries, separating speeches and other writings. Subseries 1 contains Buchanan's printed speech in Greensburg, Pa. on 7 October, 1852, supporting candidate Franklin Pierce. In Subseries 2 Buchanan explains his role in seeking the appointments of William C. Frazer, Capt. John Steele, and Roland A. Luther for federal office and his reasons for non-payment of personal property taxes in Lancaster while residing in Washington, D. C. ca.1846. It also contains a poem attributed to Buchanan.
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 4 Speeches and Writings
Subseries 1 Speeches
Subseries 2 Other Writings
Year Range From
1842
Year Range To
1857
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
People
Buchanan, James
Frazer, William Clark
Steele, John
Luther, Roland A.
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Appointment to office
Inauguration
Poetry
Presidents--United States--Inaugural addresses
Real property tax
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Whig Party (U.S.)
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Finding aids
Inaugural addresses
Inaugurations
James Buchanan
Manuscript groups
Poetry
Political appointments
Real property tax
Speeches
Whig Party
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 5 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 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
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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Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Title
Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Object ID
MG0982
Date Range
ca. 1751 - 1869
Collection
Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Title
Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Description
Deeds, patents, letters, family papers of the Warfel, Bachman, Hess, Herr, Haverstick families of Conestoga Twp. and Manor Twp., c. 1751 to 1860s:
11 deeds, deed polls, patents, property records - ten are for property in Conestoga Twp., most at Slackwater; one is for land in Manor Twp.
Land drafts
Property records
Probate records: Estate inventory for Abraham Warfel, 1851; Administrators' account for Abraham Warfel, 1853
Personal papers of Jacob Warfel, 1833-1852
Abraham Warfel correspondence (Ohio and Iowa), 1846-1862
Martin B. Warfel correspondence (Indiana), 1856-1864
Lewis A. and Rachel Warfel Geiger correspondence (Pennsylvania and Texas), 1850s, 1862, 1869
J. Warfel correspondence (Illinois), 1860
Aaron Goode Bachman correspondence (Kansas), 1862
Benjamin R. Bachman correspondence (Tennessee), 1866
Hiram W. Bachman correspondence (Texas), 1865
John Bachman correspondence (Conestoga), 1842
David Bair correspondence (Ohio), 1840
J. C. Geiger correspondence (Texas), 1858
Samuel Hess correspondence (Salunga), 1869
John and Margaret Good, birthdates of their children, 1818-1842
Agreement for Conestoga Schoolhouse, 1828
Advertising for Thomas W. Evans & Co., Philadelphia, no date
Store account for Miss E. C. [Hess] from Fondersmith & [Son], Lancaster, 1851
Some Warfel and Haverstick genealogy, mostly copied from published sources with annotations
"Speech of Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, of Pennsylvania, of the National Finance," 20 January 1863
Date Range
ca. 1751 - 1869
Year Range From
1751
Year Range To
1869
Date of Accumulation
ca. 1751-1869
Creator
Warfel family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives North
Storage Wall
Side 13
People
Bachman, Aaron Goode
Bachman, Benjamin
Bachman, Benjamin R.
Bachman, Hiram W.
Bachman, John
Bachman, Susan A. Barton
Bair, David
Breneman, Adam
Buchanan, James
Charles, Henry
Charles, Jacob
Dayton, William Lewis
Dunkle, George
Fillmore, Millard
Fremont, John Charles
Geiger, John C.
Geiger, Lewis A.
Geiger, Rachel H. Warfel
Good, Adam
Good, Catharine
Good, Christian
Good, Elizabeth
Good, Fanny
Good, Jacob B.
Good, John E.
Good, Margaret
Good, Margaret Brunner
Good, Valentine
Gramer, Peter
Harnish, Martin
Haverstick, Anna B. Miller
Haverstick, Charles Arthur
Haverstick, Clara May
Haverstick, Elvina C. Warfel
Haverstick, Florence Ray
Haverstick, Harry Hoyt
Haverstick, John M.
Haverstick, Levi H.
Hess, Christian
Hess, Elizabeth
Hess, John
Hess, Joseph
Hess, Samuel
Hess, Susan Good
House, John
Kaigey, Henry
McClelland, William Bloomfield
Mennert, Frederick
Mennert, Jacob
Morgan, John
Musser, John
Puterbaugh, Elizabeth Warfel Bachman Mennert "Lizzie"
Ross, Indiana McClelland Warfel
Schoch, Jacob
Shank, Michael
Shenk, John
Stauffer, Abraham
Stevens, Thaddeus
Stoner, Christian
Sweigart, Jacob H.
Taylor, Zachary
Warfel, Abraham
Warfel, George W.
Warfel, Jacob
Warfel, John Brenneman
Warfel, Leah Good
Warfel, Martin B.
Warfel, Mary B. Good
Wissler, Jacob
Worley, Caleb
Subjects
African Americans
African Americans--History
Deeds
Family archives
Letters
Real property
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Real property surveys
Search Terms
Accounts
Agriculture
Cedar Grove, Kaufman County, Texas
Civil War
Clermont, Marion County, Indiana
Conestoga Schoolhouse
Conestoga Twp.
Correspondence
Crops
Deeds
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Elections
Family archives
Finding aids
Galveston, Texas
Genealogy
Ice
Iowa
Land drafts
Letters
Manor Twp.
Manuscript groups
Martic Twp.
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Mexico
Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad
Ohio
Persons of color
Politics
Postal service employees
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Real estate
Real property surveys
Rocky Mountains
Safe Harbor, Conestoga Twp.
Slackwater, Conestoga Twp.
Tennessee
Texas
Thomas W. Evans and Company
Washington County, Iowa
Wayne County, Ohio
Wayne Twp., Marion County, Indiana
Weather
Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana
Extent
66 items
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0982
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
This collection was given in memory of the donor's maternal grandparents, David S. Warfel and Clara Haverstick Warfel.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
This collection has not been cataloged. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
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
2023.053
Other Numbers
MG-982
Classification
MG0982
Description Level
Fonds
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