This collection consists of papers generated by John Erisman in his position as Justice of the Peace. These papers are largely receipts, contracts, promissory notes, and judgments. There are many names listed on the documents.
The collection contains legal documents, case papers, family and military papers, wills, deeds, bills and receipts, indentures for servants and slaves, correspondence, petitions, and church-related information.
John Hubley and Joseph Hubley were Lancaster attorneys.
Collection was cataloged prior to July 1997; added to database 1 March 2018.
System of Arrangement
The legal papers are arranged chronologically. Case papers are arranged
alphabetically by surname of the plaintiff or defendant. Family papers are grouped by the family member's name and chronologically within that name. Box 6 is arranged chronologically.
Collection contains the research materials of R. Harold Barton on the mills and bridges of Lancaster County. Included are field notes, working papers, photographer's negatives, and postcards. Indexes are available listing mills by name and location, and bridges by name.
Four notebooks are the finished product of the mills and bridges research of R. Harold Barton. These notebooks are in the library under Barton, R. Harold on the online catalog (LC621.85, B283, v.1-v.4). The notebooks constitute 1 cubic ft. of the collection.
The remaining six boxes are located within the manuscript collection. These boxes house working papers, field notes, worksheets, notebooks, photographs, negatives, additional albums of photographs and other miscellaneous material relating to Lancaster County bridges and mills.
Mr. Barton uses a numerical system to locate bridges and mills by township or by the names of the streams, rivers, runs and creeks. Three indexes have been prepared: one lists the bridges by name, one the location by town or townships, and one the names of the mills.
There are a few notes related to Lancaster County gunsmiths, missionaries, and Indian traders.
This collection was cataloged prior to 1997; added to database 6 March 2018.
System of Arrangement
Collection is arranged by township, number, and index.
An abridgment of the laws of Pennsylvania, being a complete digest of all such acts of Assembly, as concern the Commonwealth at large. To which is added, an appendix, containing a variety of precedents (adapted to the several acts) for the use of justices of the peace, sheriffs, attornies and conveyancers
The easy instructor : or, a new method of teaching sacred harmony : containing, I. the rudiments of music on an improved plan, wherein the naming and timing of the notes are familiarized to the weakest capacity, II. a choice collection of psalm tunes and anthems, from the most celebrated authors, with a number composed in Europe and America, entirely new, suited to all the metres sung in the different Churches in the United States
Journal of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which commenced at Lancaster, the third day of December, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seven, and of the independence of the United States of America the thirty-second
Report of the trial and acquittal of Edward Shippen, Esquire, Chief Justice, and Jasper Yeates and Thomas Smith, Esquires, Assistant Justices, of the Supreme court of Pennsylvania, on an impeachment, before the Senate of the Commonwealth, January, 1805
The justices and constables assistant : being a general collection of forms of practice, interspersed with various observations and directions, together with a number of adjudged cases, relative to the offices of justice of the peace and constable : with an appendix, containing a variety of useful forms of conveyancing
Receipts and expenditures in the treasury of Pennsylvania : from the first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and six, to the thirtieth of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven, inclusive
Journal of the first session of the twelfth House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania : which commenced at Lancaster on Tuesday the first day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and one, and of the Commonwealth the twenty-sixth
Appendix: Receipts and expenditures in the Treasury of Pennsylvania, from the fourteenth January to the thirtieth November, 1801, both days inclusive. Lancaster : Printed by Francis Bailey, 1801.--Report of the Register-General, of the state of the finances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the year 1801. Lancaster : Printed by William & Robert Dickson, March, 1802.
Shaw-Shoemaker #2869, 2876.
Bookplate : Private Library of J. Guy Eshleman, Lancaster, Pa. Book No 962.
At top of title page: Signature of Michael Holman (a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, (1801-1804).
Journal des Senates der Republik Pennsylvanien, welches zu Lancaster feinen Anfang genommen, Midwochs, den funften November, im Jahr unfers Herrn ein tausend acht hundert, und der Unabhangigkeit der Vereinigten Staaten von America, im fulnf und zwanzigsten
Gedurckt bey Johann Albrecht und Comp. in der Prinz-Strasse
Date of Publication
356, 66, 6, 16, 13-21, p (fol.)
"Einnahme und Ausgabe der Schazkammer der Republik Pennsylfvanien, vom Ersten Jenner bis zum neun und zwanzigsten November 1800, bende Talge mit eingeschlossen."--66 p., 2nd count, with separate title page. Also issued separately.
"Bericht des General-Controlleurs der Republik Pennsylvanien."--6 p., 3rd count, with separate title page, dated 1800. Also issued separately? (Not in Evans.)
"Bericht des General-Registrators vom dem Zustand der Finanzen der Republik Pennsylvanien, fulr das Jar 1800."--16, 13-21 p., 4th count, with separate title page. Also issued separately.
Through Feb. 27, 1801.
Bookplate of the Mechanics' Library Association, Lancaster, Pa., No. 4657.
Three-quarters leather, mostly lacking, as is spine.