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Collection
Slater Brown Family Letters
Title
Slater Brown Family Letters
Object ID
MG0754
Date Range
1828-1855
  1 document  
Collection
Slater Brown Family Letters
Title
Slater Brown Family Letters
Description
This collection contains letters to and from members of the Slater Brown family. Most are to or from his daughter, Mary H. Brown. Mary and her husband, Edwin Morgan, were merchants in San Francisco from 1853-1855. The subjects of the letters range from Mary's early schooling to their time in California during the gold rush.
Admin/Biographical History
Mary H. Brown married Edwin L. Morgan, son
of James and Zillah Morgan. They lived in San Francisco, CA from 1853-1855 and then moved to Philadelphia and purchased a residence at 1608 Wallace Street. Edwin later manufactured steam engines and boilers with Morgan, Orr & Co., Callowhill Street, Philadelphia.
Date Range
1828-1855
Creation Date
1828-1855
Year Range From
1828
Year Range To
1855
Creator
Brown family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 15
People
Brown, Mary Kirk
Brown, Sarah
Brown, Slater
Brown, Slater, Jr.
Morgan, Edwin L.
Morgan, Mary H. Brown
Roberts, Mary
Stubbs, Rachel Ann Brown
Wood, Marian
Subjects
Letters
Merchants
San Francisco (Calif.)
Search Terms
Letters
Correspondence
San Francisco, California
Extent
1 box, 3 folders, 28 items, 81 pages to scan, .20 cubic feet
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0754
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
These letters were purchased at auction by the donor.
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-754
Other Number
MG-754
Classification
MG0754
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by SW, Spring 2016. Added to database 16 May 2021.
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Haldeman Family Papers and Business Records
Title
Haldeman Family Papers and Business Records
Object ID
MG0736
Date Range
1814-1957
. With others, he formed the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania and was president of the American Philological Association. Letters of inquiry from all parts of the world came across his desk; publishers asking opinions of books; writers begging information; teachers with a pronunciation to be settled
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Collection
Haldeman Family Papers and Business Records
Title
Haldeman Family Papers and Business Records
Description
The Haldeman Family Papers and Business Records collection contains correspondence between various members of the Haldeman family-the majority of which were sent or received by Samuel Haldeman or his daughter Eliza. The first sets of letters are between Samuel's parents and other family and acquaintances, then progress to Samuel and his family. The content includes Paris Haldeman's life during the California gold rush; Eliza's studies in Philadelphia and France; the Civil War; Carsten Haldeman's severe throat illness; and Samuel's travels throughout Europe. The letters span from 1814 to 1883. Mentioned in many of the letters to and from Eliza is her friend Mary Cassatt, an American Impressionist artist. As for the letters sent by Samuel, their content tends to be extremely detailed, sending home as good a description of his travels as he could with locations ranging from Philadelphia to Pompeii. Also included in the collection are several newspaper clippings concerning the Haldeman mansion and Chickies Rock as well as a ledger from the E. Haldeman and Co. furnaces at Chickies.
Admin/Biographical History
Samuel Steman Haldeman (1812-1880) born at the mansion in Bainbridge on August 12, 1812, was the oldest of seven children of Henry Haldeman (1787-1849) and his wife Frances Steman (1794-1826). His father, who appreciated culture, endeavored to foster a love of learning in his children. His mother, an accomplished musician, died when Samuel was fourteen years of age.
Samuel was educated in the public schools, at the classical academy in Harrisburg and at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. He found college routine irksome and left after two years at the age of eighteen saying, "I cannot learn from others, I must see for myself." Thereafter he educated himself by attending lectures, recording observations of bird habits, learning to stuff birds and mammals from a traveling Methodist minister, resulting in a large collection of specimens in natural history and also a scientific and linguistic library.
As a child Haldeman had a penchant for collecting specimens from nature and Native American stone implements found on and near the mansion site, keeping them in his own museum. His collection included skeletons of rabbits, opossums, muskrats, and field mice, which he prepared by boiling the carcasses. It also included fresh-water shells from both banks of the Susquehanna River and its islands. A letter from Samuel to a friend, dated 1844, says, "I collected shells on the banks of the Susquehanna long before I knew the meaning of genus and species." We'll see later what an influence these early shell-collecting days on the Susquehanna River had on Haldeman's scientific scholarship.
After his marriage in 1835 to Mary A. Hough of Bainbridge, he moved to a new residence at the base of Chickies Rock, Marietta. Not only did he design the stately home built by his father, he laid out the grounds with native specimens of trees and shrubs gathered from the surrounding woods, and some foreign varieties, all of which were planted with his own hands.
Not having a particular fondness for business, he continued his studies of nature, but did assist his father in a saw mill and later became a silent partner in the iron business with his brothers. He wrote articles on anthracite furnaces for Silliman's Journal, and contributed sound and practical suggestions for improvements to both the mill business and construction of the blast furnace.
At the age of twenty-three, Samuel contributed to the Lancaster Journal an article refuting Locke's "Moon Hoax". From then on, his life was devoted to science. For forty-five years he spent most of the time in his library, many times working sixteen hours a day. In 1836, Professor Haldeman became an assistant on the State geological survey of New Jersey, and was later transferred to a similar position in Pennsylvania. During extensive geological work, he discovered a new genus and species of fossil plant. Geology did not engross his whole attention, as he was now busy collecting and studying shells, and made substantial contributions in this field through an expertly illustrated massive work of copperplate engravings, drawn and colored from the original shells and living animals. This was finished in 1845.
One professional association of Samuel Haldeman during this period of 1840 to 1850 is particularly significant for his scientific development as well as for the development of American science. In 1844 he became a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fledgling organization just beginning to function. At the request of this organization, he prepared a paper entitled "Enumeration of the Recent Freshwater Mollusk Which are Common to North America and Europe, with Observations on Species and their Distribution." Fifteen years later, an obscure British scientist had the following to say about this paper, "In 1843-44 professor Haldeman (Boston Journal of Natural History, United States, Vol. IV, pg. 468) has ably given the arguments for and against the hypothesis of the development and modification of species: he seems to lean towards the side of change." This scientist was Charles Darwin and he was writing in the preface to his Origin of Species, one of the most influential and controversial science books ever published. Samuel was said to have been the only American Naturalist with whom Charles Darwin corresponded, and whose opinion Darwin regarded as authoritative."
Samuel continued to write important and prize-winning essays and articles in philology, phonography, ethnology, natural history, and archaeology. His writings in all fields of science are literally innumberable, with well over one hundred articles on such scientific subjects as conchology and crustacea (the study of mollusks and shells), entomology (the study of insects), arachnidae (the study of spiders), annelids (the study of earthworms, leeches and related animals ), geology, chemistry and archeology.
He became professor of zoology at Franklin Institute of Philadelphia in 1841; chemist and geologist of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society in 1852; professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania from 1850-1853; and the same position at Delaware College at Newark, Delaware from 1855-1858; and professor of comparative philology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1876 until the time of his death. This university conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws. Professor Haldeman was among the first to undertake the spelling reform of English words. He corresponded with Noah Webster, who credited him with many words and definitions in his dictionary, also contributing to Worchester's Dictionary, the National Dictionary, and Johnson's Cyclopedia. He studied the languages of our Indian tribes, and of various nations and tribes of other parts of the world. He considered his most outstanding accomplishments to have been his investigations in philology (the study of the evolution of speech sounds).
Dr. Haldeman was elected to twenty-eight honorary scientific societies, both in this country and abroad. With others, he formed the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania and was president of the American Philological Association. Letters of inquiry from all parts of the world came across his desk; publishers asking opinions of books; writers begging information; teachers with a pronunciation to be settled; naturalists forwarding packages of shells, insects, or minerals for identification; farmers and others sending clays to be analyzed; requests for lectures; requests for data from scientific newspaper articles; request for reviews from editors, and so on.
Samuel Steman Haldeman died on September 10, 1880 at the age of sixty-eight, at his study table, of heart paralysis. He left a wife, two sons, and two daughters. He is buried beside his wife in the Haldeman family plot in the Marietta Cemetery. At a meeting of scientists following his death, this remark was made of him, "He was no ordinary man whom you might compliment with a passing respectful obituary notice - in science and letters he was a great man." - HMPS Records www.haldeman-mansion.org/samuelstemanhaldeman.htm
The biographical information was provided by the Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society. www.haldeman-mansion.org
Date Range
1814-1957
Creation Date
1814-1957
Year Range From
1814
Year Range To
1957
Creator
Haldeman family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 15
People
Haldeman, Samuel Steman
Figyelmessy, Elisa Jacobean Haldeman
Haldeman, Henry
Haldeman, Paris
Haldeman, Mary Ann Hough
Haldeman, Carsten N.
Haldeman, Victor Macholski
Haldeman, Horace
Haldeman, Preston Elder
Black, Mira H.
Black, Harry "Pep" Crawford
Figyelmessy, Loyos Philip Haldeman
Cassatt, Mary Stevenson
Solis-Cohen, Jacob da Silva
Subjects
Business records
Letters
Search Terms
Letters
Correspondence
Business records
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 73 folders, 291 items, 1,115 pages to scan, .5 cubic foot
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0736
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Associated Material
Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society https://www.haldeman-mansion.org/
Related Item Notes
Curatorial Collection
S. S. Haldeman Papers, MG0344
Notes
The following notes, including a partial Haldeman Family tree, document only those who authored and/or received the letters:
Henry Haldeman (18 Dec 1787 - 21 Mar 1849)
m. (1) Francis Steman (1 Mar 1794 - 15 Feb 1826) on 1811
Children: Samuel Steman Haldeman; Horace Haldeman
m. (2) Margaret Armstrong (15 Aug 1804 - 17 May 1867) on 1830
Children: Paris Haldeman
Samuel Steman Haldeman (12 Aug 1812 - 10 Sep 1880)
m. Mary Ann Hough (12 Dec 1812 - 6 Jul 1883) on 1835
Children: Carsten N. Haldeman (13 Oct 1837 - 14 Apr 1892); Eliza (Itty) Jacobean Haldeman (5 Nov 1843 - 10-Dec 1910); Frances H. Haldeman (9 May 1840 - 20 Oct 1904); Victor M. Haldeman (29 Jul 1854 - 12 Aug 1924)
Horace Haldeman (14 Aug 1820 - 10 Sep 1883)
m. Annie Breneman Haines (1823 - 16 Jan 1892)
Paris Haldeman (30 Jan 1831 - 13 Aug 1893)
Preston Elder Haldeman was Eliza Haldeman's cousin
Mira/Myra H. Black (1847-1895) and her brother Harry (Pep) Crawford Black (14 Mar 1846 - 22 Mar 1921) were second cousins to Eliza Haldeman.
Loyos Philip Haldeman Figyelmessy (2 Sep 1877 - 8 Apr 1889) was Eliza Haldeman's son. Eliza was married to Col. Philip Figyelmessy (1822-1907).
Mary S. Cassatt (May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. She was a close friend of Eliza Haldeman.
J. Solis-Cohen had a private medical practice in Philadelphia, where he concentrated on diseases of the throat and chest. www.collegeofphysicians.org
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
2014.MG0736
Other Numbers
MG-736
Classification
MG0736
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
The letters and record book in this collection were kept by Eliza Haldeman and later sold by her son, S. Haldeman Figyelmessy, to his cousin and the donor's father, Guy K. Haldeman.
Processed and finding aid prepared by RR and SM in Summer and Fall 2015; and SW in Spring 2016. Added to database 23 May 2021.
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Dr. Charles Herbst Papers
Title
Dr. Charles Herbst Papers
Object ID
MG0725
Date Range
1823-1867
  1 document  
Collection
Dr. Charles Herbst Papers
Title
Dr. Charles Herbst Papers
Description
This collection contains estate papers and financial documents of Dr. Charles Herbst.
Admin/Biographical History
Charles Herbst (1782-1865) studied medicine with Dr. William Fahnestock and started his practice in 1804. The following year he was a physician at the prison. In May 1813, he served as surgeon in Major Samuel Humes' Lancaster Battalion. Dr. Herbst is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Date Range
1823-1867
Year Range From
1823
Year Range To
1867
Date of Accumulation
1823-1867
Creator
Beates family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 15
People
Armstrong, Arthur
Bart, Nathaniel
Beates, Anna Mary Herbst
Beates, William
Bruner, M.
Ellmaker, Nathaniel
Geiger, Christopher
Grubb, Edward Burd
Harman, Susan
Herbst, Charles
Herbst, Elizabeth
Herbst, Henry
Huber, Jacob
Humes, Samuel
Keller, Samuel
Kirkpatrick, William
Long, Henry Grimler
Longenecker, Catherine
Longenecker, John
Sener, Frederick
Wisler, Jacob
Wisler, John
Subjects
Probate records
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Bonds
Promissory notes
Search Terms
Lancaster Cemetery
Bonds
Promissory notes
Probate records
Receipts
Deeds
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Extent
1 box, 4 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0725
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-725
Other Number
MG-725
Classification
MG0725
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Documents were transferred from the Document Collection, Box 5, Folders 6, 7, 8 and 12 in May 2014.
Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, July 2014. Added to database 25 May 2021.
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Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents
Title
Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents
Object ID
MG0721
Date Range
1762-1855
230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents, 1762-1855 Object ID: MG0721 1 box 6 folders .25 cubic ft. Repository: LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7 Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15 Scope
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Collection
Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents
Title
Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents
Description
The Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents include legal contracts between apprentice, or the parent or guardians, and master; as well as one contract between an indentured servant and master. The contracts identify the parties involved, municipalities, trade to be learned, and terms of contract.
Date Range
1762-1855
Creation Date
1762-1855
Year Range From
1762
Year Range To
1855
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 15
People
Boyd, Nickolas C.
Brant, John
Carver, Seneca
Convery, Patrick
Daly, James
Eshleman, Guy
Eversole, Jacob
Fenney, Catherine
Ganter, George
Hess, John
Humerich, Christian
Humphreville, Frank
Humphreville,Henry
Humphreville, Susanna
Ihling, John
Johns, Jacob
Johnston, Abraham
Lesher, John
Long, George
Messner, Christian
Moore, David
Moore, Zacharias
Parsons, Mary
Peddin, John
Porter, John
Porter, William
Quick, Philip
Reinhard, Jacob
Reinhard, Mary
Remo, Jenetta
Remo, Samuel
Remo, Susanna
Ruch, John
Ruch, Peter
Seeger, Fredrich
Steele, William W.
Stewart, Peter
Welsh, James
Subjects
Apprentices
Blacksmiths
Carpenters
Contract labor
Contracts
Joiners
Saddlery
Tinsmiths
Weavers
Search Terms
Apprentices
Blacksmiths
Brecknock Twp.
Carpenters
Contract labor
Cocalico Twp.
Colerain Twp.
Donegal Twp.
Drumore Twp.
Finding aids
Indentures
Joiners
Lancaster
Little Britain Twp.
Manuscript groups
Persons of color
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Providence Twp.
Saddlery
Tinsmiths
Weavers
Extent
1 box, 6 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German
Object ID
MG0721
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents (MG0721), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-721
Classification
MG0721
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, July 2014. Added to database 26 May 2021.
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Robert C. Price Papers
Title
Robert C. Price Papers
Object ID
MG0724
Date Range
1842-1895
  1 document  
Collection
Robert C. Price Papers
Title
Robert C. Price Papers
Description
This collection contains the papers of Robert C. Price. Examples of school assignments and teaching-related ephemera include geometry, poetry, and a preamble to a teachers' society constitution. He was involved with several arbitrations with the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County. The personal and business correspondence contains political and religious references.
Admin/Biographical History
Robert C. Price taught at Millersville Normal School.
Date Range
1842-1895
Creation Date
1842-1895
Year Range From
1762
Year Range To
1855
Creator
Price, Robert C.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 15
People
Price, Robert C.
Subjects
Letters
Search Terms
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Letters
Correspondence
Extent
1 box, 9 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0724
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-724
Other Number
MG-724
Classification
MG0724
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Transferred from the Document Collection, 31 May 2014.
Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, July 2014. Added to database 26 May 2021.
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Helen Buckwalter Woerner Family Papers
Title
Helen Buckwalter Woerner Family Papers
Object ID
MG0720
Date Range
1798-1939
  1 document  
Collection
Helen Buckwalter Woerner Family Papers
Title
Helen Buckwalter Woerner Family Papers
Description
This collection contains the family papers of Helen Buckwalter Woerner from 1798-1939 including deeds, farm inventories, public sale posters, estate papers, and contracts. Some items of interest are the deeds, public sale documents, and a Campbell's Soup Company contract for tomato growing. A map shows the site master plan for the Lancaster Airport that was built on this family's farmland.
Date Range
1798-1939
Year Range From
1798
Year Range To
1939
Date of Accumulation
1798-1939
Creator
Woerner family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 15
People
Bassler, Maria
Bernhard, Henry
Bernhardy, Henry
Breitigan, Daniel Mumma
Bomgardener, Elias
Burkholder, Ann
Buckwalter, Barbara
Buckwalter Daniel W.
Buckwalter, David Joseph
Buckwalter, Elam
Buckwalter, Harry Sahm
Burkholder, Henry
Buckwalter, Henry W.
Buckwalter, Hiram
Buckwalter, Ivan
Buckwalter, Joseph
Burkholder, Martha
Buckwalter, Stella
Burkholder, Rebecca
Burkholder, Veronica
Cross, Peter
Drutt, George
Dunlap, W. M.
Dutt, Anne
Dutt, George
Eberle, Ann
Eberly, H. S.
Fory, Zeno
Frank, Christian
Fulmer, Phillip
Hackman, Andrew
Harnish, M. M.
Hartman, Frank
Heidman, Elizabeth
Heilmand, John
Herr, Isaac
Herr, Walter
Hollersten, Peter
Homsher, Fred
Huber, Abraham
Kreider, Abraham
Kreiter, Christian
Landis, Levi
Myers, N. S.
Myers, Samuel
Masterson, Maria
Masterson, Thomas
Newcomer, Jacob
Nolly, Loretta Jane
Peifer, Amos
Ritter, Benjamin
Ruth, John
Sahm, Aaron
Sahm, David C.
Sahm, Eliza Gross
Sahm, George
Sahm, Henry Gross
Sahm, Lizzie M. Longenecker
Sahm, Levi
Sahm, Menno L.
Shriner, Daniel
Snyder, H. B.
Spacht, Ralph M.
Stauffer, Christian
Weidman, David
Witmer, David M.
Subjects
Airports
Auctions
Broadsides
Campbell Soup Company
Contracts
Deeds
Inventories
Loans
Maps
Probate records
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Runways (Aeronautics)
Stocks
Taxation
Wills
Search Terms
Administrators' accounts
Agreements
Airports
American Union Telephone Company
Auctions
Broadsides
Campbell Soup Company
Contracts
Deeds
East Petersburg, East Hempfield Twp.
Estate inventories
Executors' accounts
Farm Debt Adjustment Committee
Farmers Market Company
Federal Land Bank of Baltimore
Financial records
Guardianship accounts
Inventories
Kissel Hill Telephone Company
Lancaster Abattoir Company
Lancaster Trust Company
Leaf Tobacco Company
Livestock
Loans
Manheim Fairview Cemetery
Manheim Twp.
Maps
Mount Joy Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Neffsville, Manheim Twp.
Penn Twp.
Phoenix Water Power Company
Probate records
Reading Transit and Light Company
Receipts
Runways
Stocks
Taxation
Taxes
Warwick Twp.
West Lampeter Twp.
Wills
Extent
2 boxes, 46 folders, 1 rolled map, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0720
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Helen Buckwalter Woerner Family Papers (MG0720), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-720
Other Number
MG-720
Classification
MG0720
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by EH, Fall 2014. Added to database 26 May 2021.
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Adam Reigart Collection
Title
Adam Reigart Collection
Object ID
MG0122
Date Range
1795-1869
  1 document  
Collection
Adam Reigart Collection
Title
Adam Reigart Collection
Description
This Reigart family collection contains family papers and items related to Adam Reigart's business. The business items include licenses to sell wines and spirits, postage accounts, financial and legal documents, orders for wines and spirits, and correspondence. Receipts represent payments for direct tax, household furniture tax, water rent, and watch and lamp tax. An item of note is the 1795 stock certificate for the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Road Company.
Date Range
1795-1869
Year Range From
1795
Year Range To
1869
Date of Accumulation
1795-1869
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
People
Reigart, Adam
Reigart, Adam, Jr.
Subjects
Business records
Letters
Search Terms
Business records
Letters
Correspondence
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Extent
1 box, 11 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0122
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Related Item Notes
Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection, MG0331
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-122
Other Number
MG-122
Classification
MG0122
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997. Added to database 30 June 2021.
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William Wright Collection
Title
William Wright Collection
Object ID
MG0056
Date Range
1729-1962
Collection
William Wright Collection
Title
William Wright Collection
Description
The William Wright Collection contains the papers of William Wright and his descendants. The papers include wills, land drafts, inventories, releases, receipts, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, and copies of obituaries.
Date Range
1729-1962
Year Range From
1729
Year Range To
1962
Date of Accumulation
1729-1962
Creator
Wright family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Bartram, Elizabeth
Bartram, John
Bartram, William
Benson, Evelyn A.
Cartlidge, John
Johnson, C. Edwin
Johnson, Frank L.
Johnston, C. Edwin
Logan, William
Postlethwaite, John Jr.
Say, Thomas
Wright, Benjamin
Wright, Elizabeth
Wright, Hannah
Wright, James
Wright, Joseph
Wright, Joseph B.
Wright, Lillian
Wright, Mary
Wright, Thomas
Wright, William
Wright, William Jr.
Wright, William Sr.
Subjects
Family records
Wills
Deeds
Letters
Genealogy
Search Terms
Conestoga Manor
Correspondence
Deeds
Family records
Genealogy
Letters
Obituaries
Receipts
Wills
Extent
1 box, 26 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0056
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
(It appears there is a correlation between this Wright family and the John Wright who petitioned the Philadelphia courts for the formation of Lancaster County in 1729. Further research must be done on this link. There were several interesting envelopes containing documents in bad repair. These envelopes all had the return address of C. J. Rainear & Co., Inc, 210 N. 21st Street, Philadelphia 3, PA. One envelope has been retained with the collection. Further investigation is necessary to determine the relationship between this company, the donor and the Wright family.)
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
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
William Wright Collection (MG-56), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org
Other Numbers
MG-56
Classification
MG0056
Description Level
Fonds
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Collection
Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Church Collection
Title
Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Church Collection
Object ID
MG0007
Date Range
1744-1927
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Collection
Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Church Collection
Title
Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Church Collection
Description
The Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Church Collection contains church records, property records, legal documents, a songbook, and a liturgy book.
Admin/Biographical History
Peace United Church of Christ was formed in the late 1960s by the joining of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Adamstown and Muddy Creek United Church of Christ. Muddy Creek UCC is one of the earliest German Reformed churches in the area, its founding marked with the first recorded baptisms in January of 1731.
Date Range
1744-1927
Year Range From
1744
Year Range To
1927
Date of Accumulation
1744-1927
Creator
Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Church
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
People
Bechtolt, Catherine
Bechtolt, William
Becker, Jacob E.
Egly, Marcus
Frey, Jacob
Frey, Peter
Grill, Adam
Haller, Henry
Hartung, Maria
Hartung, Richard
Hartung, Solomon
Hefft, George
Lauch, Henry
Laush, Mary
Lesher, Samuel
Lutz, Casper
Penn, Richard
Penn, Thomas
Schnider, Valantin
Schober, Philip
Shoup, Christopher
Swartz, Levi P.
Swartz, Lydia
Weiss, Peter
Subjects
Lutheran Church
Reformed Church
German Reformed Church
Church records and registers
Deeds
Hymnals
Liturgies
Search Terms
Calvinist Reformation Congregation
German Reformed Congregation of Muddy Creek Church
Lutheran Congregations of Muddy Creek Church
Muddy Creek Church
Lutheran Church
Reformed Church
German Reformed Church
Financial records
Surveys
Church records and registers
Deeds
Hymnals
Liturgies
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 10 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German
Object ID
MG0007
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Folder 3: Please use photocopy in Folder 3a; make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services to use original.
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-7
Classification
MG0007
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
This collection was cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 8 February 2018.
Documents
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Collection
Linden Hall Seminary Collection
Title
Linden Hall Seminary Collection
Object ID
MG0010
Date Range
1817-1996
Hall Seminary is a girls' school located in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1742 by the Moravian community, it is the oldest continuously operated girls' school in the United States. Source of Acquisition: Items were collected by the LancasterHistory. Custodial History (Provenance): Accruals
  1 document  
Collection
Linden Hall Seminary Collection
Title
Linden Hall Seminary Collection
Description
The Linden Hall Seminary Collection contains school catalogs and Linden Hall Echo, the school yearbook. Other items include financial records, fundraising information, school workbooks, and a diploma from 1886.
Admin/Biographical History
Linden Hall Seminary is a girls' school located in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1742 by the Moravian community, it is the oldest continuously operated girls' school in the United States.
Date Range
1817-1996
Year Range From
1817
Year Range To
1996
Date of Accumulation
1817-1996
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
People
Beverly, Jane B.
Kepler, Mary
Subjects
Girls' schools
Linden Hall (Lititz, Pa.)
School catalogs
School notebooks
School yearbooks
Women--Education
Search Terms
Broadsides
Finding aids
Girls' schools
Linden Hall
Linden Hall Echo
Manuscript groups
School catalogs
School notebooks
Yearbooks
Extent
2 boxes, 22 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German
Object ID
MG0010
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Linden Hall Seminary Collection (MG0010), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-10
Classification
MG0010
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
This collection was cataloged prior to 1997; added to database 8 Febraury 2018.
Documents
Less detail

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