Agreement between F. Benedict of Bedford Township (seller) and John M. Cooper of Lancaster (buyer) to purchase property located in Bedford Township, PA.
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.
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
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James Buchanan Family Papers
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This collection contains Thomas Baker's three surveying books which document land and property ownership in southern Lancaster County, primarily Colerain Township from 1856-1902. Octorara Creek, Kirkwood, Christiana and Upper Oxford Twp. are among the place names.
Thomas Baker traces his ancestry back to Sir Richard Baker (1568), born in the county of Kent, England. In 1685, seven generations before Thomas Baker was born, Joseph Baker immigrated to Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Born in Chatham, Chester County to Lewis and Diana Baker, Thomas was well-educated; a teacher until 1840, when he commenced the study of surveying. Land surveying is the location of points on, above and below the surface of the earth and the relation of those points to a common reference system. Employed at Jonathon Goss, at Unionville Academy in Chester, he surveyed over 650 farms in Lancaster County's Colerain Township. He married in 1855; his family adhering to his Quaker faith. The Biographical Annals in Lancaster, published in 1903, describes Baker as "…a man esteemed by his neighbors for his many good qualities and excellent character, and in disposition he is a man of warm heart and kindly feeling."
Processed and finding aid prepared by AB, November 2014. Added to database 24 May 2021.
This collection contains estate papers and financial documents of Dr. Charles Herbst.
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.
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.
This collection contains patents issued to inventors in Lancaster County. The patents have the technical information about the invention and also drawings and/or blueprints. Some of the patents are for a horse hay rake, pinions, a railroad car brake, and improvements in threshing machines, balancing mill stones, kitchen slicing utensils and a still. Two of the documents are signed by Secretary of State Henry Clay and President Andrew Jackson.
Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, February 2014. Added to database 26 May 2021.
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.
Processed and finding aid prepared by EH, Fall 2014. Added to database 26 May 2021.
The Heritage of Drumore Collection contains a report and letters pertaining to the Drumore clebratin in 1921 in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, whereupon monuments of Dr. David Ramsey, General John Steele, and Colonel Thomas William Porter were dedicated. Letters are addressed to George Porter, descendant of Col. Thomas Porter.
Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014. Added to database 2 July 2021.
This collection contains four guest registers for the Eagle Hotel in Lampeter, PA, from 1914-1925.
Processed and finding aid prepared by CS, March 2011. This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The collection was cataloged using DACS conventions.
The Smedley Family Papers contain an account book for Joel Smedley's mill, a daybook, and two of his diaries. An unidentified daybook appears to be from southern Lancaster County and the Smedley family.
Joel Smedley was a miller and retailer in Fulton Twp.
The collection was cataloged and the finding aid was prepared in 1998-1999. Added to database 29 September 2021.
These volumes were transferred from MG0266 Daybook and Ledger Collection, Series 3 and Series 4 on 12 March 2009.