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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 Papers of James Buchanan Henry, Series 1 contains the correspondence of James Buchanan Henry. Subseries 1 is letters written by James Buchanan Henry and Subseries 2 is letters received by James Buchanan Henry. The letters are primarily to and from family members and friends with family news, details of his travels, political and business matters, social engagements and responsibilities, and information about friends. Correspondents include Mary Hagner Nicholson Henry, Louisa Anderson Henry, his children, extended family members, William Uhler Hensel, Hiram B. Swarr, classmates, and friends. The dates range from 1850 to 1909.
Admin/Biographical History
James Buchanan Henry, also known as Buck, was born on March 1, 1833. Just like his cousin, Harriet, Buck lost both of his parents and was taken in as James Buchanan's ward in 1840. During his early years, he attended several boarding schools and eventually graduated from the College of New Jersey. Though his interests remained with the arts, Buck went on to read law under an attorney named John Cadwalader. When James Buchanan assumed the presidency, he called for Buck to join him as his private secretary, a position known today as the Chief of Staff. While Buck worked at Washington, he found himself in frequent conflict with his Uncle. This conflict came to a head in 1858 when Buck proposed to his sweetheart, Mary Nicholson. Upset that Buck hadn't consulted him on the proposal, James Buchanan disapproved of the match. Buck left his position as private secretary and went on to marry Miss Nicholson. The couple would have two children, one of whom would survive into adulthood.
Soon after the birth of their second child, Mary Nicholson died of consumption, leaving Buck a widower. Later on, he married Louisa Anderson, and the two had six sons. After fourteen years of marriage, Louisa died. Buck would marry for a third time much later in his life to a woman named Margaret Grote Elliman. Buck was 71 and Margaret was 24. The two had no children and enjoyed 11 years of marriage before Buck died on February 17, 1915. [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 3, Series 1 Correspondence
Subseries 1 Letters from James Buchanan Henry
Subseries 2 Letters to James Buchanan Henry
Year Range From
1850
Year Range To
1909
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Buchanan, James
Henry, James Buchanan
Henry, Mary Hagner Nicholson
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Letters
Personal correspondence
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Search Terms
James Buchanan
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
Letters
Correspondence, Personal
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
4 boxes, 331 folders, 667 items, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Correspondence
Language
English, French, Spanish, Italian
Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Documents
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.1.1.143
Date Range
1863/06/18
  2 documents     6 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
Letter from James Buchanan to Harriet Lane enclosing $100 at her request and two letters, one of which he opened to learn of James Henry and his wife, and expressing disappointment with the engraving. He learned that Governor Hutchinson wrote letters to a private secretary before he became governor, not to the Home Secretary while governor. With envelope addressed in care of Mr. Charles Macalester, Jr., Philadelphia. Wheatland.
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
1863/06/18
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Henry, James Buchanan
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Hutchinson, John
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Macalester, Charles
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correspondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan, 5.25 x 8 in. and 3.25 x 5.5 in.
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.031a-b
Object ID
JBFP 1.1.1.143
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 143
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, 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
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.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Images
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.073
Date Range
No date
  2 documents  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson detailing his delay in getting there; got Dody shoes, and tried to visit Cousin Lodi, Fanny Smith, and Fanny Randall; saw Miss Carver and saw her portrait painted by Indigiani; mentions cousins Alice and Anne, Mr. Crawford, and Mrs. Robinette and nieces; goes from Lancaster and Greensburg before returning to Annapolis; and sends best wishes to her parents. Envelope with stamp and postmark addressed to Mrs. J. Buchanan, care of Dr. Wm. C. Anderson, Stapleton. Oxford, Pa., Sunday night [15 June].
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
No date
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Ewing, Alice Conyngham Buchanan
Buchanan, Anne
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Carver, Miss
Crawford, Mr.
Henry, James Buchanan
Cassatt, Maria Lois Buchanan
McIlvaine, Fannie Nicholson Randall
Robinette, Mrs.
Smith, Fanny
Henry, Joseph Nicholson
Anderson, William Astley Cooper
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan, 5.25 x 8.5 in. and 3 x 5.5 in. DO NOT FILM
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Both letter and envelope heavily water damaged with parts missing.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.298a-b
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.073
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 73
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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.
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, Pa.
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.074
Date Range
No date
  2 documents  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson commenting on her aunt’s letter stating that both mother and child are doing well; sent a letter to a friend enclosing a photograph; the German of Parker was successful and Jessie stayed until late; visited Miss McKenzie and likes her very much; shot a rabbit and partridge; sending her a paper from Orvis in Jacksonville who published part of James Buchanan Henry’s letter; and the economy is so poor that he will not fill any orders but hopes next year will be better. Envelope with postmark addressed to Mrs. J. Buchanan Henry, Care Dr. W. C. Anderson, Stapleton, Staten Island, New York. Both letter and envelope heavily water damaged rendering parts unreadable. Annapolis, Maryland, [1 November after 1872].
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
No date
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Henry, James Buchanan
Henry, Louisa Anderson
McKenzie, Miss
Orvis, Franklin Henry
Anderson, William Astley Cooper
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 5 x 8.5 in. and 3 x 5.5 in. DO NOT FILM
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Both letter and envelope heavily water damaged rendering parts unreadable.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.287a-b
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.074
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 74
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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.
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, Pa.
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.074a
Date Range
No date
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson discussing his trying to close down the business; had a letter from Mr. Parker; was sorry to hear of Dody’s music but happy that he is having a good time; the Murray Chestons visited; spoke to Commander Schley; asked Bridgett to let Elizabeth, Dody’s old nurse, know that he was in New York; weather is warm and dry; and Commander Parker and wife are visiting. Annapolis, Maryland, [after 1 November 1872].
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
No date
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Cheston, Murray
Henry, Joseph Nicholson
Henry, James Buchanan
Parker, Commander
Parker, Mrs.
Schley, Winfield Scott
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 5 x 8.25 in.
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Stains.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.381
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.074a
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 74a
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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.
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, Pa.
Images
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.075
Date Range
No date
  2 documents  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson looking forward to the birth of their son and hoping the event will draw them closer; mentions Mr. Parker, the Hermans, Mr. Gershing, Mr. Gettings, Captains Breese, Custus, and Greer, and Morgan; sprucing of the old Packing House; mentions that his sight is not too bad. Letter heavily water damaged rendering parts unreadable. Annapolis, Maryland, [after 1872].
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
No date
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Breese, Kidder Randolph
Custus, Captain
Gershing, Mr.
Gettings, Mr.
Greer, Captain
Henry, James Buchanan
Morgan, Captain
Parker, E. W.
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 5.25 x 6 in. DO NOT FILM
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Letter heavily water damaged rendering parts unreadable.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.464
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.075
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 75
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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.
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, Pa.
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.076
Date Range
No date
  2 documents  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson describing a stroll around the area of Lake George where he is staying, including widow Wing’s brownstone house they had admired, prices in the general store for Aunt Sidney’s amusement, details of Lake House, where he is lodged; Dody is with him and taking lessons in French and addition; catalogs a number of guests he knows; misses his wife and children; and comments of the greenness of Gull Island. Envelope addressed to Mr. J. Buchanan Henry, care Dr. Anderson, Stapleton, Richmond Co. Both heavily damaged by water with parts missing. Annapolis, Maryland, 2 July [after 1877].
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
No date
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Henry, Joseph Nicholson
Henry, James Buchanan
Wing, Mrs.
Anderson, William Astley Cooper
Morgan, Sidney
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan, 5 x 8 in. and 3 x 5.5 in. DO NOT FILM
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Both heavily water damaged with parts missing.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.219a-b
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.076
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 76
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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.
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, Pa.
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.077
Date Range
1876
  2 documents  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson hoping his yacht will be up to speed when he takes her out; Mr. and Mrs. Carroll, Alice, and Harriet will accompany him to the regatta. Envelope with stamp and postmark addressed to Mr. J. Buchanan Henry care Dr. W. C. Anderson, Stapleton, Staten Island, New York. Badly water damaged. Oxford, [after 1876].
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
1876
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Ewing, Alice Conyngham Buchanan
Buchanan, Harriet
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Carroll, Mr.
Carroll, Mrs.
Henry, James Buchanan
Anderson, William Astley Cooper
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan, 4.5 x 7 in. and 3 x 5.5 in. DO NOT FILM
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Badly water damaged; pieces missihng.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.295a-b
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.077
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 77
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.078
Date Range
1876
  2 documents  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson saying he enjoyed the ride over the new road; the Cassatts moved to the country, and Cousin Alice was in Oxford; visited an old lady, [Mrs.] Platt, who was changed as much as Miss Hetty; will visit Cousin Alice; is well and misses his family. Envelope with postmark and stamp addressed to Mrs. J. Buchanan Henry, care, Dr. Anderson, Stapleton, Staten Island, New York. Both envelope and letter badly water damaged with bits missing along edge. Philadelphia, [1876].
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
1876
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Henry, James Buchanan
Cassatt, Maria Lois Buchanan
Cassatt, Alexander Johnston
Ewing, Alice Conyngham Buchanan
Parker, Esther
Anderson, William Astley Cooper
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan, 4.5 x 7 in. and 3 x 5.5 in. DO NOT FILM
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Both envelope and letter badly water damaged with bits missing along edge.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.299a-b
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.078
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 78
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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.
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, Pa.
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.079
Date Range
1876
  2 documents  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 James Buchanan Henry
Description
Letter from J. B. Henry to Louisa Anderson stating that he misses his family; attended the Centennial Exhibition; sorry that Mr. Cassatt is spending too much money and that his family will suffer; Delia’s liver is all right; Alice is a terrible wreck but claims to be well now; likes Alice’s a Jessie’s husbands; will visit Uncle Edward over the weekend; seems to compare the Centennial Exhibition unfavorably with the shops on Broadway; did not bother to see Presidents Hayes and Grant; did not see Mrs. Stokes; and sends his best to Aunt Sidney. Envelope addressed to Mrs. J. Buchanan Henry, care Dr. Anderson, Stapleton, Staten Island, New York. Both letter and envelope moderately water damaged with some pieces missing. Philadelphia, [1876].
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
1876
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Henry, James Buchanan
Henry, Louisa Anderson
Cassatt, Mr.
Ewing, Alice Conyngham Buchanan
Grange, Jessie Magaw Weaver
Buchanan, Edward Young
Stokes, Mrs.
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard
Grant, Ulysses S.
Anderson, William Astley Cooper
Morgan, Sidney
Subjects
Personal correspondence
Letters
Search Terms
Correpondence
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan, 4.5 x 7.5 in. and 3 x 5.5 in. DO NOT FILM
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition Notes
Both letter and envelope moderately water damaged with some pieces missing.
Accession Number
JBMS1996.293a-b
Object ID
JBFP 3.1.1.079
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 1
Other Number
JBFP Part 3, Series 1, Subseries 1, Folder 79
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 3, 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.
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, Pa.
Documents
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