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1860--the year before the war

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Author
Heiges, George L.
Date of Publication
1961.
Lancaster County. The area at that time was served with four local dailies and it may be of interest to look at the political complexions of these newssheets. The oldest was the Intelligencer which had its beginning in 1799. During the years that James Buchanan was aspiring to the Presidency of the Nation
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Author
Heiges, George L.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1961.
Physical Description
[113]-135 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 65, no. 3
Subjects
Republican Party (Pa.) - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - History - Chronology.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 65, number 3 (1961), p. 113-135Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.65
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Abraham Lincoln's connections with Lancaster and its citizens

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Author
Martin, C. H.
Date of Publication
1934
citizen, James Buchanan, occupied the White House from 1857 to 1861. In writing from Washington, Septem- ber 13, 1860, to William Carpenter, Esq., of Lancaster, relative to business matters, Mr. Buchanan addressed him privately as follows : "Some knave or fool got up a lie from the whole cloth
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Author
Martin, C. H.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1934
Physical Description
[13]-32 p. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 38, no. 1
Subjects
Lincoln, Abraham, - 1809-1865 - Family.
Presidents - United States
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Biography.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 38, number 1 (1934), p. 13-32Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.38
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.2.002
Date Range
1884/05/22
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Description
Acknowledgment of George B. Willson that he has bought Harriet Lane Johnston’s Wheatland estate for $20,000, half to be paid now and the rest in installments; sale includes plants for the garden, bookcases in library, 2 cows, one horse, all farming implements; she may continue occupying the house until 1 July next with free supply of ice, fruit, and vegetables. Approved by Harriet Lane Johnston. Written on Harriet Lane Johnston’s stationery. 120 Park Street, [Baltimore].
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.
Date Range
1884/05/22
Creator
Willson, George Bolivar, 1855-1929
People
Willson, George Bolivar
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Search Terms
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 9 x 7 in.
Object Name
Acknowledgment
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.412
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.2.002
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 2, Series 2, Subseries 2, Folder 2
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 2, Box 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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
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Copyright
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.6.3.001
Date Range
1832/07/00
  1 document     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
An act to alter and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports. Washington, D.C.
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.
Date Range
1832/07/00
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Legislation
Statutes and codes
Search Terms
Acts, Legislative
Legislation
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 10 x 8 in.
Object Name
Act
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.373
Object ID
JBFP 1.6.3.001
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 6
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 6, Subseries 3, Folder 1
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, Box 6
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
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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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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.6.3.003
Date Range
1832/06/07
  1 document     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
An Act supplementary to the “Act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution.” Accompanied by envelope from James Buchanan to Col. R. R Heitler, Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Washington, D.C.
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.
Date Range
1832/06/07
Creator
United States. Congress
People
Buchanan, James
Heitler, Richard R.
Subjects
United States. Congress
Legislation
Statutes and codes
Search Terms
Acts, Legislative
Legislation
United States. Congress
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 8.25 x 8 in.
Object Name
Act
Language
English
Condition Notes
Pasted to boards.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.461
Object ID
JBFP 1.6.3.003
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 6
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 6, Subseries 3, Folder 3
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, Box 6
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.
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Others (Not Part of the Family)
Object ID
JBFP 8.2.3.005
Date Range
1855/04/06
  2 documents     10 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Others (Not Part of the Family)
Description
Act to confirm election of trustees of the Second Presbyterian Church signed by Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Henry K. Strong, Speaker of the Senate, William Mulhenberg Hiester and Governor, James Pollock . An act to confirm and legalize the election of trustees of the Second Presbyterian Congregation of the City of Lancaster signed by Henry K. Strong, Speaker of the House of Representatives, William M. Hiester, Speaker of the Senate, and James Pollock, Governor, and certified by John M. Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth confirming the election of several trustees after failing to do so according to the charter of the church. This act upholds the action of the Golden seal with red ribbon on last page. Lancaster, PA.
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.
Date Range
1855/04/06
Creator
Pennsylvania. General Assembly
People
Strong, Henry K.
Hiester, William Muhlenberg
Pollock, James
Sullivan, John M.
Subjects
Boards of directors
Presbyterian Church
Business records
Search Terms
Boards of directors
Second Presbyterian Church
Business records
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 8 pages to scan, 8.75 x 14 in.
Object Name
Act
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1996.032
Object ID
JBFP 8.2.3.005
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 8 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 8, Series 2, Subseries 3, Folder 5
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 8, Box 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
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.
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Others (Not Part of the Family)
Object ID
JBFP 8.2.3.007
Date Range
1862/03/10
  1 document     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Others (Not Part of the Family)
Description
Transcription of an Act of Maryland Legislature by unknown regarding the extension of time to execute judgments on loans.
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.
Date Range
1862/03/10
Creator
Maryland. General Assembly
Subjects
Judgments
Loans
Maryland. General Assembly
Search Terms
Judgments
Loans
Maryland. General Assembly
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 8 x 12.5 in.
Object Name
Act
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS2000.046.1
Object ID
JBFP 8.2.3.007
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 8 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 8, Series 2, Subseries 3, Folder 7
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 8, Box 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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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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.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1858 F004 L
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1858
People
Lane, Elliott Eskridge
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Administrators' accounts
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Probate records
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Administrators' account
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1858 F004 L
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
230
Box Number
230
Additional Notes
Lane, James B. Administrator.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1865 F010 L
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1865
People
Lane, Elliott Eskridge
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Administrators' accounts
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Probate records
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Administrators' account
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1865 F010 L
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
232
Box Number
232
Additional Notes
Lane, Harriet R. Administrator.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F027 In01
Date Range
1851/11/25
  1 document     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Broadside for a public sale of James Buchanan’s property on Orange Street in Lancaster. The sale was to take place on 6 December 1851. Lancaster. 25 November 1851.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1851/11/25
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Advertisements
Broadsides
Real property
Auctions
Real property auctions
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
Advertisements
Broadsides
Real estate
Auctions
Real estate auctions
Public sales
Orange Street
Lancaster
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 40 x 27 cm
Object Name
Advertisement
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F027 In01
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 027, Insert 01
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 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
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.
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.6.3.023
Date Range
1832
  1 document     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
Proposed agreement in French for James Buchanan to rent certain rooms and furnishings from Anna Michavlova, wife of Marchand Brockhausen. St. Petersburg, Russia.
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.
Date Range
1832
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Brockhausen, Marchand
Michavlova, Anna
Subjects
Contracts
Search Terms
Agreements
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 8.25 x 13.25 in.
Object Name
Agreement
Language
French
Accession Number
JBMS1996.080
Object ID
JBFP 1.6.3.023
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 6
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 6, Subseries 3, Folder 23
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, Box 6
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.
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6 Hiram B. Swarr
Object ID
JBFP 6.2.1.071
Date Range
1871/02/00
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6 Hiram B. Swarr
Description
Copy of an agreement between the executors of James Buchanan and Henry E. Johnston and Harriet Lane Johnston for the delivery of papers of James Buchanan now at Wheatland. Lancaster. [February 1871].
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.
Date Range
1871/02/00
Creator
Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Lancaster County)
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Johnston, Henry Elliot
Subjects
Contracts
Executors and administrators
Beneficiaries
Search Terms
Agreements
Executors and administrators
Beneficiaries
James Buchanan
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 25 x 19.5 cm.
Object Name
Agreement
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.365
Object ID
JBFP 6.2.1.071
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 6 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 6, Series 2, Subseries 1, Folder 71
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 6, Box 2
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
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James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Others (Not Part of the Family)
Object ID
JBFP 8.2.3.010
Date Range
1866/08/03
  2 documents     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Others (Not Part of the Family)
Description
Agreement between F. Benedict of Bedford Township (seller) and John M. Cooper of Lancaster (buyer) to purchase property located in Bedford Township, PA.
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.
Date Range
1866/08/03
Creator
Benedict, F.
People
Benedict, F.
Cooper, John M.
Subjects
Real property
Bedford Township (Bedford County, Pa.)
Search Terms
Real estate
Bedford Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 18.5 x 23.5 cm.
Object Name
Agreement
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.429
Object ID
JBFP 8.2.3.010
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 8 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 8, Series 2, Subseries 3, Folder 10
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 8, Box 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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
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James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F027 In04
Date Range
1857/02/20
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Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Release from James Buchanan to Abraham Russel for property in Lancaster. Signed by James Buchanan and W. Carpenter. Lancaster.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1857/02/20
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Carpenter, W.
Russel, Abraham W.
Subjects
Real property
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
Releases
Real estate
Lancaster
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 34.5 x 20.5 cm
Object Name
Agreement
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F027 In04
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 027, Insert 04
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
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May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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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.
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James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F069
Date Range
1868/06/02/, 1968/06/03
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Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Special Order from the Navy Department announcing the death of former-President James Buchanan. With the official message from President Andrew Johnson and instructions from Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. 2-3 June 1868.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1868/06/02/, 1968/06/03
Creator
United States. Navy
People
Buchanan, James
Johnson, Andrew
Welles, Gideon
Subjects
Death
United States. Navy
Search Terms
Death
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
United States Navy
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 21.5 x 14 cm
Object Name
Announcement
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F069
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 069
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 2
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
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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.
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James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.3.1.006
Date Range
1859/08/10
  2 documents     1 image  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Newspaper clipping announcing the marriage of James Buchanan Henry and Mary Nicholson over the objection of his uncle, the former President who reportedly did not attend the ceremony.
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.
Date Range
1859/08/10
People
Henry, James Buchanan
Henry, Mary Hagner Nicholson
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Weddings
Search Terms
Weddings
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 8 x 6 cm.
Object Name
Announcement, Wedding
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1998.013
Object ID
JBFP 3.3.1.006
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 3
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 3, Subseries 1, Folder 6
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, Box 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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
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May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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The Antimasonic Party in Lancaster County, Pa. : 1828-1843

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Author
McNeal, John Edward,
Date of Publication
1965
their big political gun, James Buchanan, the Friday night (October 9, 1829) prior to the election. At that time he made "a flourishing speech at a meeting in the Court House against the anti-masons and in favor [as the Anti-Masonic Herald put it] of his Right Worshipful Brother and late co-mate in office
  1 document  
Author
McNeal, John Edward,
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1965
Physical Description
[57]-149 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 69, no. 2
Subjects
Antimasonic Party (Pa.).
Elections - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Politics and government.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 69, number 2 (1965), p. 57-149Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.69
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James Buchanan Family Papers
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JBFP Part 1 Series 2
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Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
The James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1, Papers of James Buchanan, Series 2 contains the financial and legal documents of James Buchanan, including invoices and receipts, ledgers, accounts, deeds and land records, and estate papers, dated 1812-1883. Among these papers are financial papers including bank statements and memorandums; documents related to land in Clarion, PA; legal papers for the settlement of the Boyd estate and other properties; summaries of three cases decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; a summary for the cost of a dinner in Russia in 1833; estate papers for family members and James Buchanan's will. Amos Slaymaker, Henry F. Slaymaker, Hiram B. Swarr, Edward Young Buchanan, Harriet Lane Johnston, and Henry E. Johnston are among the names found in these records.
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]
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.
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 1 Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents
Subseries 1 Invoices, Receipts, Ledgers, Accounts
Subseries 2 Deeds and Land Records
Subseries 3 Legal Papers
Subseries 4 Estate Papers
Year Range From
1812
Year Range To
1883
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Johnston, Henry Elliot
Swarr, Hiram Behm
Buchanan, Edward Young
Slaymaker, Amos
Slaymaker, Henry Fleming
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Deeds
Finance, Personal
Legal documents
Probate records
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Tax returns
Wills
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Estates (Law)
Decedents' estates
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Deeds
Finance, Personal
Finding aids
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Legal documents
Manuscripts groups
Probate records
Receipts
Tax returns
Wills
Estate settlement
Decedents' estates
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 70 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 2
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 18
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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JBFP Part 1 Series 4
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James Buchanan Family Papers
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]
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.
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
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
Whig Party (U.S.)
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Finding aids
Inaugural addresses
Inauguration
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
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 18
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.
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JBFP Part 2 Series 2
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Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 2 contains the financial and legal documents of Harriet Lane Johnston. The series is divided into three subseries.
Subseries 1 contains lists, bills, receipts, ledgers, and accounts. Subseries 2 contains legal papers concerning stock in the Baltimore and Ohio Rail-Road Company, as well as an acknowledgement of George B. Willson's purchase of Wheatland.
Subseries 3 contains the last will and testament and codicils of Harriet Lane Johnston and a broadside advertising of the 340 items from Wheatland to be auctioned by Davis & Harvey Auctioneers in 1884.
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]
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.
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 2 Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents
Subseries 1 Bills, Receipts, Ledgers, Accounts
Subseries 2 Legal Papers
Subseries 3 Estate Papers
Year Range From
1868
Year Range To
1903
Creator
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Broadsides
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Wills
Legal documents
Search Terms
Broadsides
Buchanan Collections
Finding aids
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Manuscript groups
Receipts
Wills
Legal documents
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 14 folders, .20 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 2
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 18
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
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Wheatland Mansion
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