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Collection
Watt & Shand Collection
Title
Watt & Shand Collection
Object ID
MG0237
Date Range
1880-2003
Oblender’s Furnishing, Inc. Park City Mall Penn Square Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Pennsylvania Power and Light Company Permits Poetry PPL Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company �230 North President Avenue • Lancaster
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Collection
Watt & Shand Collection
Title
Watt & Shand Collection
Description
The Watt & Shand Collection contains materials related to the Watt & Shand Department Store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Series 1 includes employee handbooks, job description, beauty salon price list, bridal registry information, a history of the store, a Christmas catalog, a Historic Preservation Trust calendar, and children's books.
Series 2 is a record of the property at the downtown location and at Park City Mall beginning in 1880 with deeds, legal agreements, a building inspector's permit, and insurance policies.
Admin/Biographical History
On 22 February 1878, Peter Watt, James Shand and Gilbert Thompson advertised the opening of a new store, The New York Store, featuring new lines of foreign and domestic dry goods as well as fancy goods and notions. The New York Store opened on 9 March 1878 and was an immediate success focusing on customer service. The owners had an unwritten policy stating that they remained open until the last customer left. During that first year, partner Gilbert Thompson died. Watt and Shand purchased a building located at 8-10 East King Street and changed their name from The New York Store to Watt, Shand and Company. Then during 1885, the store name was shortened to Watt & Shand even though the business was expanding to acquire 6 East King Street. The Ladies' Ready-To-Wear Department was added in 1889 which included coats, suits, dresses, and underwear. The owners proceeded to expand the business over several decades and procured Appel & Weber jewelry store and Hager's Department Store during the 1950s and 1960s. The branch store opened in 1970 at Park City Mall. The Bon-Ton Stores purchased Watt & Shand in 1992 and the store officially closed in March of 1995
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged by series.
Series 1 Items collected by LancasterHistory
Series 2 Gift of Penn Square Partners
Date Range
1880-2003
Year Range From
1880
Year Range To
2003
Date of Accumulation
1880-2003
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
People
Ammon, Cora Mae Fox
Ammon, John M.
Appel, Eva Rengier
Appel, Percy L.
Baker, Miriam Rengier
Bell, Louise Price
Berger, R. R.
Blatchley, Charles A.
Breyers, C. J.
Buchanan, James
Drukenbrod, Lee Roy
Fehl, J. Herbert
Frantz, I. E.
Fritz, C. C.
Goodhart, E. C.
Groff, Alpheaus S.
Groff, Ella L.
Hermansader, T. F.
Hirsh, Bertha
Hirsh, Gabriel
Hostetter, D. B.
Lively, Henry
Long, Jacob M.
Loss, Natalie M.
Loss, Nathan
Marshall, Elizabeth H. W.
Marshall, Elizabeth Weber
Marshall, George A.
Marshall, George W.
Marshall, Maria L. Good
May, Jennie H.
Miller, E. N.
Myers, Harry
Myers, Maria
Myers, Patricia Marshall
Myrtetus, George B.
Noonan, Ella O.
Noonan, Raymond Smith
Prangley, James
Reed, George R.
Reichley, Jacob Christian
Reifsnyder, Arden P.
Reifsnyder, Christine Kauffman
Rengier, Charles F.
Rengier, John S.
Rohrer, Adelaide C. Crohen
Rohrer, George Redsecker
Rohrer, Jeremiah
Rohrer, Mary Ann Redsecker
Roth, George R.
Rupert, L. H.
Schaller, Kimberly
Shand, James
Shand, Thomas Marshall
Sherrill, Anita B.
Sherrill, S. Edward
Short, Edwin P.
Skyllas, Drossos A.
Slaymaker, Peter J. Eckert
Stiles, H. A.
Stirk, Isaac
Stirk, Sarah C.
Swarr, Donald
Urban, Cassius Emlen
Watt, Laura Louise Geiger
Watt, Peter T.
Weber, May H.
Wisegarver, Harry P.
Witmer, Albert F.
Other Creators
Watt & Shand Department Store (Pa.)
Subjects
Advertising
Architectural drawings
Blueprints
Building leases
Calendars
Catalogs
Deeds
Department stores
Historical markers
Insurance policies
Letters
Menus
Newsletters
Penn Square (Lancaster, Pa.)
Scrapbooks
Stores, Retail
Search Terms
A and S Realty and Investment Corporation
A. B. Rote & Co.
Advertising
Agreements
Air conditioning
American Blower Corporation
Appel & Weber
Architectural plans
Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America
Awards
Blueprints
Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton Beauty Salon
Booklets
C. J. Breyer and Associates, Inc.
Calendars
Catalogs
Central Automatic Sprinkler Company
Certificates
Columbia
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
Commonwealth Title Company of Philadelphia
Correspondence
Deeds
Department stores
DUSCO Property Management, Inc.
East Hempfield Twp.
Employee handbooks
Employees
Ephemera
Escalators
Finding aids
Fire sprinklers
Floorplans
Gatter and Diehl Consulting Engineers
Gift certificates
Ground-rent
Hager and Bro., Inc.
Hager Realty Corporation
Heating and ventilation systems
Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Historical markers
Insurance policies
Job descriptions
Kroll Electric Company, Inc.
Lancaster
Lancaster Parking Authority
Lancaster Trust Company
Leases
Letters
Manuscript groups
Menus
Mortgages
Newsletters
Oblender's Furnishing, Inc.
Park City Mall
Penn Square
Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Power and Light Company
Permits
Poetry
PPL
Price lists
Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company
Reynolds and Reynolds Company
Scrapbooks
Stores, Retail
Total Energy Leasing Corporation
Trion, Inc.
Watt and Shand
Workers' Compensation Act
York Corporation
Extent
4 boxes, 59 folders, 1 scrapbook, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0237
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Folder 2 contains restricted items. With the exception of Folder 2, the items in this collection may be used by researchers--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit or request at Reference Desk.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-237
Classification
MG0237
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Scrapbook cataloged by CB, 2008. Series 2, Folder 1-48 cataloged by ML, Summer 2014. Added to database 13 January 2022.
The Watt & Shand Department Store scrapbook was cataloged and preserved with funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. ME60112.
Documents
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series E Post Civil War
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesE
Date Range
1866-1925
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Title
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series E Post Civil War
Description
The General Thomas Welsh Family Papers, Series E is a collection of eight documents, which covers the years 1866 through 1925 and consists primarily of recollections by various family members of the life of Thomas Welsh. The series also includes a family history and poems written by Thomas Welsh and his daughter Effie Welsh.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men.
Welsh lost his father at the age of 2, and went to work to support his family at age 8. He had very little formal schooling, and was largely self-educated. In 1843, at age 19, he left Lancaster County for Washington City, then went west as an itinerant carpenter/laborer to Cincinnati, Little Rock, and Fort Smith.
When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, he enlisted in a Kentucky regiment, and was severely wounded at the battle of Buena Vista (1847) from which he never fully recovered. Returning home to Columbia, he re-enlisted as a second lieutenant, assigned to the 11th U.S. infantry regiment in Mexico City. Within days of his arrival in Mexico City, he was declared unfit for service on account of his battle wound, and sent home again.
Back in Columbia as a civilian, he dabbled in politics, and received a patronage job in the Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works (the rail and canal system connecting Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). After several years, he opened up a grocery and dry goods store in Columbia's canal basin. He also became an insurance agent. In 1857, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and his reputation grew as a community leader. By 1860, he was president of the Borough Council, a founding member of the Columbia Board of Trade, Vice President of the Columbia Cricket Club, and a canal boat operator, in addition to a dry goods merchant, insurance agent, and Justice of the Peace. He had a wife, 5 surviving children, and legal guardianship of his sister's 4 children.
When Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter, marking the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Welsh raised and organized the first company of volunteers from Lancaster County, and took them into the field as their Captain. Within days, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, which served out its 90-day enlistment in the Shenandoah Valley.
Returning to Harrisburg, he was appointed Commandant of Camp Curtin, the problem-plagued processing center for new recruits. In short order, Welsh cleaned up the camp's poor sanitary conditions, improved the health of the camp, and implemented soldierly discipline and training.
In October 1861, he resigned from his camp duties, and as Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania, led his regiment into the field. After brief service outside of Washington, they were sent to South Carolina in December, where they were posted to Otter Island. After the battle of James Island, they were recalled to Newport News, in July 1862, then sent to guard Aquia Creek.
In September, now in brigade command in Burnsides' 9th Corps, Welsh chased Lee's Confederate army west into central Maryland. His brigade broke the enemy line in Fox's Gap, on Sept. 14, then 3 days later achieved the furthest Union advance at Antietam, reaching the edge of Sharpsburg, and nearly cutting off Lee's only avenue of escape. Welsh's gallantry earned him a field promotion to brigadier general, which Congress confirmed on March 13, 1863.
The 9th Corps (Welsh now in command of the 1st Division) was sent west in the spring of 1863, then dispatched south to support Grant's investment of Vicksburg. After Vicksburg fell, they turned east and defeated Confederate General Johnston at the Battle of Jackson. Welsh contracted malaria in the southern swamps, and died in Cincinnati upon their return north. One of his men later recalled, "Had he lived, Welsh would undoubtedly have attained a much higher command. 1
1. Beauge, Eugene, in Albert, Allen D., Ed., History of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Williamsport, PA: Grit Publ. Co, 1912, p. 79.
System of Arrangement
The collection is arranged in series:
Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Series B Mexican War, 1846-1848
Series C Between the Mexican War and the Civil War, 1848-1861
Series D Civil War
Series E Post-Civil War
Series F Miscellaneous Family Papers
Series G Papers from the families of Gen. Thomas Welsh and Blanton C. Welsh
Date Range
1866-1925
Creation Date
1866-1925
Year Range From
1866
Year Range To
1925
Creator
Wiggin, Richard C.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Welsh, Thomas
Subjects
Autobiographies
Letters
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Poetry
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Search Terms
Autobiographies
Civil War
Family history
Genealogy
Letters
Mexican War
Poetry
Extent
8 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Condition
Poor to excellent
Condition Date
2020-12-29
Parent Object ID
MG0828
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesE
Notes
Added to PP 12/29/2020 by HST
Provenance: Most items passed down through the family, Blanton Charles Welsh to Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin to Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. Acquired from: Chuck Townsend, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2016/05/15.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Classification
MG0828
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Organized by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
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Collection
Autograph Album Collection
Title
Autograph Album Collection
Object ID
MG0118
Date Range
1827-1931
Collection (MG0118), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Subject Headings: Autographs Poetry Autograph albums �Search Terms: Autograph albums Poems Poetry Autographs Finding aids Manuscript groups Processing History: This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according
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Collection
Autograph Album Collection
Title
Autograph Album Collection
Description
This collection contains autograph albums with original poems, prayers, and sentiments, with autographs. Several have engravings, colored prints, or drawings; some have mementos.
Date Range
1827-1931
Year Range From
1827
Year Range To
1931
Date of Accumulation
1827-1931
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
Subjects
Autographs
Poetry
Autograph albums
Search Terms
Autograph albums
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Poetry
Autographs
Extent
4 boxes, 34 folders, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0118
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-118
Other Number
MG-118
Classification
MG0118
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 30 June 2021.
Documents
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Collection
David B. Landis Collection
Title
David B. Landis Collection
Object ID
MG0158
Date Range
1812-1954
Note: The David B. Landis Collection consists primarily of his personal and business correspondence, as well as his poetry and writings. Of special interest are a booklet with a synopsis autobiography of his life and his picture. There are also family papers, genealogy, membership cards, and obituaries
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Collection
David B. Landis Collection
Title
David B. Landis Collection
Description
The David B. Landis Collection consists primarily of his personal and business correspondence, as well as his poetry and writings. Of special interest are a booklet with a synopsis autobiography of his life and his picture. There are also family papers, genealogy, membership cards, and obituaries.
Admin/Biographical History
David Bachman Landis was born in Landisville, Pennsylvania on 12 February 1862, the son of Israel C. and Mary M. Landis. As a school boy, he worked in his father's dry goods store and published a paper for boys titled Keystone Amateur. He began his printing career by apprenticing at the Inquirer Printing and Publishing Company in Lancaster in 1878, and in 1883 he opened his own job printing office in Landisville where he published the Village Vigil.
Mr. Landis moved to Lancaster in 1888 and started Pluck Art Printery. He started out in Lancaster by publishing Pluck, a magazine dedicated to the fields of printing and photography, but soon devoted his business to commercial and society printing. The name was changed in 1914 to Landis Art Print.
Printing, however, was not his only passion. He was an avid bicyclist and belonged to the Lancaster Cycling Club and the League of American Wheelmen. Through these organizations, he helped to improve the condition of roads in Pennsylvania. He was active in the Lancaster County Historical Society, the Pennsylvania German Society, the Ben Franklin Club, and Grace Lutheran Church. He wrote poetry and essays, and dedicated many pieces to friends and family.
David B. Landis married Nora K. Baker of Landisville in 1885. They had four children. Nora passed away in 1910. David married his second wife, Bertha L. Cochran, in 1914.
Date Range
1812-1954
Year Range From
1812
Year Range To
1954
Date of Accumulation
1812-1954
Creator
Landis, David Bachman, 1862-1940
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
People
Baer, Frank
Baker, Catherine
Baker, Emma W.
Baker, P. W.
Barrett, W. W.
Benner, Henry
Brown G. W.
Camp, Edward N.
Carr, George M.
Chamberlain, Frank N.
Cochran, Ada
Cole, Will T.
Conyngham, Redmond
Denlinger, D.
Diehl, H.
Diffenderffer, Frank Ried
Diller, S.
Donaldson, W. M.
Dunbar, William H.
Ely, Alfred
Forshey, E. L.
Frederick, George W.
Garretson, G. R.
Gay, Ed. C.
Grout, J. W.
Gould, J. J.
Greider, Mary Carolyn
Greider, Joseph Landis
Griest, William Walton
Hains, Wilson R.
Haldeman, Victor Macholski
Haldy Gertrude Hensel
Hardy, E. W.
Heister, A. V.
Hershey, Harvey S.
Hershey, J. B.
Hess, Barbara K.
Holbach, George H.
Hood, Jesse A.
Hostetter A. K.
Hostetter Albert K.
Jackson, A. C., Jr.
Johnston, R. A.
Kramer, Donald
Keen, Robert H.
Kreider, A. B.
Krick, William T.
Landis, Benjamin
Landis, Bertha L. Cochran
Landis, Christian
Landis, D. M., Dr.
Landis, David Bachman
Landis, Elvin G.
Landis, Felix
Landis, Florence D.
Landis, Frances
Landis, Henry G.
Landis, Irene Janet
Landis, Israel Christian
Landis, James B.
Landis, Johannes
Landis, John
Landis, John C.
Landis, Mary M. Musselman
Landis, Michael Bachman
Landis, Nora K.
Landis, Priscilla R.
Lehman, Eliza Ann
Lehman, Emma Bachman
Lincoln, Abraham
Marrow, Paul Harding
McBride, Sarah C.
McClain, Frank B.
McGinnis, J.
Merrill, W. J.
Missemer, J. R.
Morrison, Neale
Moyer, Albert,
Moxley, C. A.
Musselman, David
Musselman, Edward M.
Musselman, Sarah
Myrtle, M.
Neale, Fred
Neale, John C.
Nissley, H. L.
Reynolds, Howard
Rial, Abram S.
Rial, S.
Rial, Susan Ann
Shields, R. I.
Shirk, John Kohr
Simon, Daniel B.
Smith, Edwin Hadley
Stein, George
Stephen, Samuel
Taft, William Howard
Thompson, C.
Trout, J. H.
Wager, D. Y.
Walsh, M.
Walsh, Thomas
Washington, George
Weber, Otto E.
Weidel, Melba Landis
Weidman, Joel
Wenaugh, W. L.
Wickersham, J. Harold
Wolf, B.
Wolf, D. Dorsey
Wolf, Edna Kempton
Other Creators
Landis, Bertha L. Cochran, d. 1959
Subjects
Genealogy
Letters
Poetry
Search Terms
Advertising
Ben Franklin Club
Correspondence
Family reunions
Finding aids
Franklin Institute
Genealogy
Invitations
Invoices
Lancaster Board of Trade
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster County Agricultural Society
Lancaster County Historical Society
Lancaster Cycling Club
Landis Art Press
League of American Wheelmen
Letters
Manuscript groups
Pageant of Liberty
Pennsylvania German Society
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society
Pluck Art Printery
Poetry
Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
Sonnets
Street and Road Committee, Lancaster Cycling Club
Unitarian Laymen's League
Village Vigil
Wickersham Printing Company
YMCA
Young Men's Christian Association
Extent
1 box, 26 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0158
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: David B. Landis Collection (MG0158), Folder #, Insert #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use photocopies when available.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
1957.MG0158
Other Numbers
MG-158
Classification
MG0158
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged by DT, JM, and HST, 1998-2008. Added to database 29 July 2021.
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Collection
Temperance Collection
Title
Temperance Collection
Object ID
MG0154
Date Range
1815-1959
Christian Temperance Union Pageants Pennsylvania Senior Loyal Temperance Union Pennsylvania Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Pennsylvania World’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Philadelphia Poetry Programs Reports Songs Strasburg Temperance Washington, Washington County Williamsport, Lycoming County
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Collection
Temperance Collection
Title
Temperance Collection
Description
The Temperance Collection includes convention programs of the Lancaster County Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.); a history of the group from 1884-1959; Pennsylvania State W.C.T.U. function programs; and a minute book from the Bart Chapter. Included are handwritten notes on some of the conventions, pro-temperance booklets and newspapers (Moral Reformer and American Reformer), and miscellaneous addresses and articles. Of special interest is a booklet "Operation Interview" in which 36 prominent Lancastrians comment on the question, "Is social drinking necessary for success?", and a newspaper article reminiscing on the temperance movement in Columbia, Pennsylvania.
Date Range
1815-1959
Year Range From
1815
Year Range To
1959
Date of Accumulation
1815-1959
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
People
Aikin, Francis
Alexander, Eleanor B.
Brosius, Letitia
Brubaker, George
Eckman, Benjamin F.
Geist, Jacob Miller Willis
Harlan, E. W.
Heiges, George Leonard
Jackson, Josephine
Richardson, Benjamin W.
Rineer, A. Hunter
Rosalind, Countess of Carlisle
Seberry, Cora E.
Thomas, A. Elizabeth
Willard, Frances Elizabeth
Subjects
Associations, institutions, etc.
Minutes (Records)
Pennsylvania Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Programs (Publications)
Temperance
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Search Terms
Associations, institutions, etc.
Bart Society
Business records
Chestnut Level, Drumore Twp.
Christiana
Churches
Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Columbia
Conventions
Dauphin County Historical Society
Eastland Female Temperance Society
Finding aids
Friends Academy
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lancaster
Lancaster County Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Lititz
Locust Valley, Long Island, New York
Manheim
Manuscript groups
Minutes
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Pageants
Pennsylvania Senior Loyal Temperance Union
Pennsylvania Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Poetry
Programs
Reports
Songs
Strasburg
Temperance
Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Extent
1 box, 11 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0154
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Temperance Collection (MG0154), 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-154
Classification
MG0154
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
The collection was cataloged and the finding aid was prepared in 1998-1999. Added to database 29 September 2021.
Documents
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Collection
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Title
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Object ID
MG0427
Date Range
1835-1946
Subject Headings: Autograph albums Deeds Invitation cards Letters Obituaries Poetry Postcards Scrapbooks Travel Search Terms: Accomac Inn Autograph albums Correspondence Deeds Finding aids Invitations Letters Manuscript groups Obituaries Poetry Postcards Scrapbooks Travel �230 North President Avenue
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Collection
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Title
Rich and Grove Family Papers
Description
The Rich and Grove Family Papers contain correspondence and ephemera of the Rich and Grove families of Marietta. Autograph albums, school books, wedding invitations, cards, a flier for Accomac summer resort, and teaching certificates give a glimpse of the social and educational activities of family members. Deeds trace the ownership of property in Marietta from Dr. John Huston to Henry S. Rich. The correspondence is primarily from Annie Grove (1921) and Henry and Fanny Rich (1925) during their travels in Europe and North Africa.
Date Range
1835-1946
Year Range From
1835
Year Range To
1946
Date of Accumulation
1835-1946
Creator
Mapes, Fanny Rich, 1932-2020
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 10
People
Carroll, Mary
Coble, David
Dellinger, Samuel S.
Ehler, S. Amandus
Engle, Bella C.
Engle, James Monroe
Gottschall, Maria
Gottschall, Peter
Grosh, Alpha Virginia "Alfie" Grove
Grosh, Esta Edward
Grove, Amos
Grove, Annie K.
Grove, Sarah A. "Sallie" O'Brien
Hanifan, Fanny Rich
Hanifan, John Francis
Harlan, Addie K. Rich
Harlan, Charles
Harting, James
Heistand, Theopholis
Huston, Albert
Huston, Edwin L.
Huston, John
Huston, Thomas
Kendig, Willis Gross
Laming, Sallie
Laming, William
Mapes, Fanny Rich
Mehaffey, James
Ohmit, Benjamin
Ohmit, Charlotte
Reynolds, Robert Walter
Reynolds, Sarah E. "Sallie" Engle
Rich, Anna Martha
Rich, Elmira
Rich, Fanny Clark Grove
Rich, Henry Spangler
Shirk, Adalaide
Shirk, William H.
Spangler, Barr
Spangler, Mary Ann Sultzbach
Stauffer, Henry
Stauffer, Margaretta "Margie" Huston
Other Creators
Rich family
Grove family
Subjects
Autograph albums
Deeds
Invitation cards
Letters
Obituaries
Poetry
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Travel
Search Terms
Accomac Inn
Autograph albums
Correspondence
Deeds
Finding aids
Invitations
Letters
Manuscript groups
Obituaries
Poetry
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Travel
Extent
1 box, 16 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0427
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Administrators' accounts for John W. Rich, 1892 (AdAcct 1892 F013 R)
Guardian account of Addie K. Rich, 1892 (AdAcct 1892 F012 R)
Petit jury notice and excuse for John W. Rich, 1878 (JAN 1878 F002 QS)
See also the Photograph Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Rich and Grove Family Papers (MG0427), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The items in Folder 10 require staff assistance.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2007.MG0427
Other Numbers
MG-427
Classification
MG0427
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to 28 December 2021.
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Broadsides Collection
Title
Broadsides Collection
Object ID
MG0357
Date Range
1775-1958
Lyceum Pennsylvania General Assembly, House of Representatives Petitions Philadelphia Mourning Store, Jones & Fisher Poetry Political posters Posters Programs Railroads Reports Review Print Russel & Myers S. B. Cox and Company Sheriffs Slackwater Turnpike Stockholders Stocks Tolls Union and Tribune
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Collection
Broadsides Collection
Title
Broadsides Collection
Description
This collection contains broadsides for lectures, stores, businesses, and organizations.
Date Range
1775-1958
Year Range From
1775
Year Range To
1958
Date of Accumulation
1775-1958
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 09
People
Bailey, Francis
Becker, John
Bomberger, M.
Bowman, Michael
Brinton, F.
Bryson, J. H.
Chryst, Drue Young
Chryst, James
Conyngham, Redmond
Cromwell, J.
Deshong, P. M.
Eply, John
Eshleman, Elam Witmer
Fahnestock, William B.
Funk, Amos H.
Gable, Jacob
Haines, Samuel B.
Harbaugh, Henry
Hershey, Benjamin
Jefferies, Thomas
Kennedy, J. P. M.
Landis, Benjamin
Landis, David
Landis, Jesse
Landis, John
Lefever, John
Lehman, John S.
Lindsay, John J.
List, Friedrich
Mathiot, John
Maxwell, Hugh
McCall, H. W.
Mercer, J. Q.
Messersmith, Jacob
Metzler, Christian E.
Michael, J.
Roosevelt, Theodore
Scott, Joseph
Shreiner, Martin
Steele, John F.
Stevens, Enos
Witmer, A. K.
Witmer, Henry
Wylie, S. A.
Subjects
Broadsides
Political posters
Posters
Search Terms
Advertisements
Announcements
Arithmetic
Boys Work Fund
Broadsides
Camons Island
Cheap Job Printer, Lancaster Inquirer
Court of Quarter Sessions
Cromwell & Bomberger
Finding aids
Flyers
Frantz's Mill
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Lancaster Adler
Lancaster County Prison
Lancaster Soil Conservation District
Lancaster Unemployed Council
Lititz Turnpike Company
Manor Turnpike Company
Manuscript groups
Mayors
Mount Vista Gold and Silver Mining Company
New York and Pennsylvania Oil and Coal Mining Company
Newspapers
Notices
Paradise Lyceum
Pennsylvania General Assembly, House of Representatives
Petitions
Philadelphia Mourning Store, Jones & Fisher
Poetry
Political posters
Posters
Programs
Railroads
Reports
Review Print
Russel & Myers
S. B. Cox and Company
Sheriffs
Slackwater Turnpike
Steam Book and Job Printing
Stockholders
Stocks
Tolls
Union and Tribune Office
Youth Appreciation Week
Extent
2 boxes, 19 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German, and Pennsylvania German
Object ID
MG0357
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Original documents may be used by researchers--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit or request at Reference Desk.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Other Numbers
MG-357
Classification
MG0357
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 3 January 2022.
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Worrest and Crouse Family Papers
Title
Worrest and Crouse Family Papers, 1840-1910
Object ID
MG0883
Date Range
1840-1910
Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org People: Crouse, Clara Crouse, Levi H. Crouse, Margaretta Crouse, Mary Worrest Worrest, Frederick Worrest, Henry Worrest, Kate Worrest, Mary Ferree Worrest, Peter Worrest, Sarah Elizabeth Subject Headings: Letters Poetry
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Collection
Worrest and Crouse Family Papers
Title
Worrest and Crouse Family Papers, 1840-1910
Description
The Worrest and Crouse Family Papers contain letters, writings, ephemera, school composition books and other miscellaneous items of the family of Sarah Elizabeth Worrest and her sister, Mary Worrest Crouse.
Date Range
1840-1910
Year Range From
1840
Year Range To
1910
Date of Accumulation
1840-1910
Creator
Crouse family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
People
Crouse, Clara
Crouse, Levi H.
Crouse, Margaretta
Crouse, Mary Worrest
Worrest, Frederick
Worrest, Henry
Worrest, Kate
Worrest, Mary Ferree
Worrest, Peter
Worrest, Sarah Elizabeth
Other Creators
Worrest family
Subjects
Letters
Poetry
School notebooks
Valentines
Search Terms
Correspondence
Finding aids
Letters
Lititz Seminary
Manuscript groups
Marshall College
School notebooks
Valentines
Linden Hall
Extent
10 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0883
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Worrest and Crouse Family Papers (MG0883), Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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
1995.MG0883
Other Numbers
MG-883
Other Number
MG-883
Classification
MG0883
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Transferred from the Heritage Center of Lancaster, 18 October 1995. Gift to the Heritage Center from Louise Halliburton via Kyle Husfloen, 19 August 1986. Transferred from Document Collection Box 25, Folders 6-9.
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Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Title
Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Object ID
MG0331
Date Range
1762-2003
, travel, visits, business, and family chatter. The receipts and invoices show purchases made in Lancaster and Philadelphia, especially clothing, fabric, dry goods, and meat. The remainder of the collection is made up of newspaper articles, books, and an album of poetry and drawings. The items were housed
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Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Title
Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection
Description
The Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection contains correspondence between Adam Reigart, Jr. in Lancaster and Philip Wager in Philadelphia and their families. The letters are primarily from the early nineteenth century and provide information about family illness, travel, visits, business, and family chatter. The receipts and invoices show purchases made in Lancaster and Philadelphia, especially clothing, fabric, dry goods, and meat. The remainder of the collection is made up of newspaper articles, books, and an album of poetry and drawings. The items were housed in a gig trunk which is now in the museum collection.
Admin/Biographical History
Adam Reigart, Jr. (1765-1844) was born in Lancaster. He was the eldest son of Col. Adam Reigart, owner of the Grape Tavern which served as general headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Adam Jr. founded the Reigart Wine Store in 1785 and was in business with Philip Wager in Philadelphia and Philip's son Peter throughout his career. He was the first president of the Lancaster branch of the Bank of Pennsylvania, and was involved with the Conestoga Navigation Company and the Union Fire Company.
Adam Jr. married Mary Magdalena Wager (1772-1806) in 1791. Mary was the daughter of Philip Wager, a Philadelphia wine merchant. They had eight daughters and a son. Susan married Stephen C. Slaymaker and Margaretta married Henry Y. Slaymaker.
Date Range
1762-2003
Year Range From
1762
Year Range To
2003
Date of Accumulation
1762-2003
Creator
Murphy, John Slaughter, 1921-2011
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 08
People
Arnold, Benedict
Baker, W.
Bare, Jacob
Blight, Peter
Boughter, Charles
Breidenhart, George
Brien, Edward
Brown, Luke
Butter, Charles
Cassidy, Edward
Clarke, John
Clendenin, Samuel
Coleman, Edward
Coleman, William
Edwards, Susanna
Ehler, John
Fisher, Sammy
Fox, Sam M.
Frey, John
Gaskill, Edmund
Gay, Edward F.
Getz, John
Givens, John
Graeff, George
Greland, D.
Hahn, B. Christian
Harrison, George
Haverstick, William
Hopkins, A. R.
Hopkins, Ann
Houston, James
Hubley, Frederick
Hubley, Joseph
Hultzheimer, N.
Hyde, Charles
Irving, Robert
Jack, Joshua
Kauffman, Jacob
King, George
Kirkpatrick, William
Kline, Jacob
Lane, John
Leiper, George G.
Lowry, Robert
Lowry, Robert K.
Mayer, George Louis
Metzger, Emanuel
Metzger, George
Metzger, Jacob
Miller, Barbara
Miller, Henry
Miller, Martin
Miller, Philip
Montgomery, William
Morris, John
Mosher, Joseph
Murphy, John Slaughter
Myer, John
Myers, John
Newlin, Nathaniel
Nice, Levi
Nimrod, Maxwell
Ogilby, Joseph
Otto, Jacob S.
Otto, John C.
Pennington, Edward
Peters, Abraham
Phinney, Zina
Price, Joseph
Price, Richard
Reigart, Adam
Reigart, Adam, Jr.
Reigart, Ann
Reigart, Emanuel
Reigart, Henrietta
Reigart, Maria Wager
Reigart, Mary
Reigart, Mary C.
Reigart, Philip Wager
Reigart, Susan
Rimfast, John
Sample, Joseph
Schaubel, Johannis
Sener, Samuel Miller
Sewell, Charles S.
Shaeffer, Jacob
Shenk, Abraham
Shenk, Christian
Shippen, Peggy
Singer, A.
Slaymaker, Henry Edwin
Slaymaker, Mary Steele
Slaymaker, Stephen Cochran
Smith, Ann
Smith, Anthony
Smith, Ralph
Stein, Philip
Steinman, George
Stewart, William
Sullivan, Susannah
Wager, George
Wager, Hannah
Wager, James
Wager, Mary
Wager, Peter
Wager, Philip H.
Wager, Sally
Wager, Sophia
Wager, William
Walsh, Christopher
Wentz, Thomas
Wertz, Christian
Wharton, Charles
Whitaker, George
Whitaker, John
Wimer, Michael
Winroth, Margaret
Witmer, David
Woodmund, William
Yeiser, Philip
Other Creators
Reigart family
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Invoices
Letters
Obituaries
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Search Terms
Adam Reigart and Son
Albums
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Brenner and Reed
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cape May, New Jersey
Charles C. and J. Watson
Christ Church Burial Ground
Cincinnati, Ohio
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Delaware
Dixon Walker and Company
Earp and Brothers
Finding aids
Grape Hotel
Greene County, New York
H. Behlen and Company
Illnesses
Invoices
J. Walker and Company
John Warden and Sons
Kentucky
Lancaster
Lancaster County Almshouse
Lancaster Bar Association
Lancaster Intelligencer
Lancaster Journal
Lancaster New Era
Lancaster Sunday News
Lane Slaymaker and Company
Letters
London, England
Lower Windsor Twp., York County, Pennsylvania
Lowry and Myers
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Manuscript groups
Margaretta Furnace
Marietta Bank
Morning News
Mount Auburn Cemetery
New York, New York
Newspaper clippings
Obituaries
Ohio
Pennsylvania German Society
Pensacola, Florida
Peter Wager and Company
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pratt and Kintzing
Race Street
Receipts
Reeve's Tavern
South Carolina
Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spain
St. James Episcopal Church
Union Fire Company
Vintners
Wager and Company
Washington Fire Company
West Point Military Academy
William Noyes and Company
Wine merchants
York Springs Boarding House
York Springs, York County, Pennsylvania
York, York County, Pennsylvania
Extent
2 boxes, 35 folders, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0331
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Gig trunk (2003.078)
Adam Reigart Collection (MG0122)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Adam Reigart Jr., John S. Murphy Collection (MG0331), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2003.078
Other Numbers
MG-331
Classification
MG0331
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid created by KR. Added to database 8 March 2022.
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Mary Brecht Pulver Papers
Title
Mary Brecht Pulver Papers
Object ID
MG0284
Date Range
1882-1957
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Mary Brecht Pulver Papers
Title
Mary Brecht Pulver Papers
Description
The Mary Brecht Pulver Papers contain papers related to the Brecht and Pulver families. The collection includes letters, newspaper articles, obituaries, and memorabilia. A biography of Mary Brecht Pulver accompanies samples of her poetry and a scrapbook of the work of her sister, Edith Brecht.
Admin/Biographical History
Mary Brecht Pulver, one of five children of Milton J. and Mary M. Wolfe Brecht, was born on 3 March 1882. Milton was an educator. Mary Agnes Brecht married George Winfield Pulver; their son, Gordon Winfield, was born in 1912. Mary Brecht Pulver was a poet and author of short stories.
Date Range
1882-1957
Year Range From
1882
Year Range To
1957
Date of Accumulation
1882-1957
Creator
Sumner, Pamela, 1941-2016
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 08
People
Brecht, Edith
Brecht, Harold
Brecht, Mary Mehaffey Wolfe
Brecht, Milton J.
Doerschuk, Ernest E., Jr.
Pulver, George Winfield
Pulver, Gordon Winfield
Pulver, Mary Agnes Brecht
Russell, Florence Brecht
Wolfe, Henry
Wolfe, Rebecca Alstead
Other Creators
Pulver, Gordon Winfield, 1912-1983
Subjects
Binghamton (N.Y.)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Family records
Lancaster County (Pa.)
Letters
Poetry
Search Terms
Binghamton, New York
Biographies
Birth certificates
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Finding aids
Letters
Manuscript groups
Marriage certificates
Memorabilia
Newspaper clippings
Obituaries
Photographs
Poetry
Extent
1 box, 4 folders, 1 scrapbook, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0284
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Mary Brecht Pulver Photograph Collection, 147 Family photographs (MB-01-01-01 to MB-01-05-08)
National publications containing short stories "Pennsylvania Dutch Series" by Mary Brecht Pulver : and her biography, including a collection of her verse and a listing of her stories (810.54 P983 Oversize)
National publications containing short stories by Mary Brecht Pulver: and her biography, including a collection of her verse and a listing of her stories (810.54 P983s Oversize)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Mary Brecht Pulver Papers (MG0284), 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.
Accession Number
1997.Sumner
Other Numbers
MG-284
Classification
MG0284
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared 2012. Added to database 7 November 2017.
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