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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #426
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Year
1830
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Berry, James
Berry, Jane Pugh
Byrne, Michael
Harris, Jane
Harris, John
Harris, Samuel
Howe, Hannah
Howe, John
Howe, Rober
Howe, William M.
Russel, Jane
Russel, John
Russel, Lamour
Search Terms
Strasburg Twp.
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Strasburg Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Document
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #426
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
010
Notes
Entered into Q&A 1995/05/02.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Berry, James. Grandfather of Berry, Jane Pugh
Byrne, Michael. Teacher.
Harris, Jane. Widow. Mother of Harris, Jane; Harris, John
Harris, Samuel
Howe, Robert. Father of Howe, Hannah; Howe, John; Howe, William M.
Russel, John. Father of Russel, Jane; Russel, Lamour
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1829 #318
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Berry, Jane
Bowers, Amos
Carpenter, John
Chambers, Reuben
Clark, Ann
Clark, George
Clark, Nathaniel
Howe, Hannah
Howe, John
Howe, William
Linvill, John
Linvill, Rebecca
McCormick, Margaret
McCormick, William
Moore, Daniel
Poor, Elizabeth
Poor, Mary
Reed, George
Reed, Thomas
Stewart, James
Stewart, Richard
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1829 #318
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
009
Box Number
009
Notes
Entered into Q&A 1993/05/13.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Berry, Jane.
Bowers, Amos.
Carpenter, John.
Chambers, Reuben. Teacher.
Clark, Ann.
Clark, George.
Clark, Nathaniel.
Howe, Hannah.
Howe, John.
Howe, William.
Linvill, John.
Linvill, Rebecca.
McCormick, Margaret.
McCormick, William.
Moore, Daniel.
Poor, Elizabeth.
Poor, Mary.
Reed, George.
Reed, Thomas.
Stewart, James.
Stewart, Richard.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Marriage Applications and Consent Forms
Object ID
1898 F241 MA
Description Level
Item
Collection
Marriage Applications and Consent Forms
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically and then by application number.
Year
1898
People
Howe, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Stevens, East Cocalico Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
1898 F241 MA
Application Number
14702.000
Classification
RG 04-00 0401
Location
Archives
Container
007
Box Number
007
Additional Notes
Groom: Howe, John.
Bride: Ecenroad, Maggie. Stevens, East Cocalico Twp.
Parents of bride: Ecenroad, Christian.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #572
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Year
1830
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Berry, James
Bryne, Michael
Bryson, Jesse
Bryson, John
Devery, Samuel
Devery, _____ Mrs.
Fealty, James
Fealty, Patrick
Harris, Jane
Harris, John
Harris, Samuel
Harris, _____ Mrs.
Howe, Hannah
Howe, John
Howe, Robert
Howe, William
Pugh, Jane B.
Russel, Jane
Russel, John
Russel, Tamour
Search Terms
Strasburg Twp.
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Strasburg Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #572
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Notes
Entered into Q&A 1995/06/20.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Berry, James. Father of Pugh, Jane B.
Bryne, Michael. Teacher.
Bryson, Jesse. Father of Bryson, John.
Devery, _____ Mrs. Widow. Mother of Devery, Samuel.
Fealty, James. Father of Fealty, Patrick.
Harris, _____ Mrs. Widow. Mother of Harris, Samuel; Harris, John; Harris, Jane.
Howe, Robert. Father of Howe, William; Howe, Hannah; Howe, John.
Russel, John. Father of Russel, Tamour; Russel, Jane.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Object ID
HC001
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Description
This collection contains ephemera related to Alice Potter Fordney, antiques dealer and rugmaker. Items in the collection include business correspondence with Armstrong, F. Schumacher & Co., and the Montclair art museum; personal correspondence with friends and family; hooked rug patterns; and antiques sale flyers from the early 20th century. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, including the obituary of Fordney's sister Ellen Franklin; reference material for rug making and interior design (informational sheets, books and patterns); several items related to the Yeates School, which Fordney's brother William Bush Fordney attended; several photographs of unidentified persons; and a statement related to the will of William J. Fordney, her uncle.
Admin/Biographical History
Alice Potter Fordney was born June 21, 1887 in Lancaster, the daughter of Ida Cox and Thomas Potter Fordney. A prominent antique dealer from the late 1920s to her retirement in 1965, Fordney also made and sold hooked rugs.
Fordney's family features prominently in Lancaster County history. Her maternal great-grandfather was John Michael, who owned the historic Grape Hotel from 1805-1839. Fordney's paternal great-grandfather William Jenkins built Wheatland in 1828 and later sold the property to President James Buchanan. Colonel William Bush Fordney, her paternal grandfather, was a prominent lawyer in Lancaster. He served as district attorney from 1839-1845 and negotiated for the loan that enabled Lancaster city to build the "water works" in the 1830s. Sarah Cox, her maternal grandmother, was a known philanthropist and for years helped to manage the Home for Friendless Children in Lancaster. Her sister, Ellen Fordney Franklin, was a "pioneer" in the industry of women's knit suits, opening her first shop in 1929 in Philadelphia.
Fordney never married. She kept in contact with her nieces and nephews, as evidenced by letters in the collection. According to notes provided by Wendell Zercher, Sarah Ellmaker McIlvaine Muench, her niece and the donor of the collection, recalled her as "warm and artistic," and "a character." She died April 17, 1973, at the age of 85.
Works Cited:
"Mrs. Franklin, pioneer of women's knit suits, dies." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 10 May 1963, p. 2.
"Accident Fatal to Mrs. Sarah A. Cox." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], no date, page unknown.
"Miss Fordney, Antique Dealer, 85, Succumbs." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 18 April 1973, p. 2.
"One of Lancaster's Most Prominent and Venerable Citizens Passes Away." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 29 July 1889, p. 1.
Custodial History
From the Heritage Center of Lancaster County collection, G04.23.52.
Creator
Fordney, Alice Potter, b. 1887
People
Fordney, Alice Potter
Fordney, William Jenkins
Fordney, William Bush Jr.
Franklin, Ellen Julia Fordney
Gibbons, Alice McIlvaine
Bohlen, Sidney Franklin
Brown, Hazel Dell
Kent, William Winthrop
Higby, Everett
Embsweiler, Ruth
Gingrich, Milton E.
Graybill, John M.
Long, Yvonne
Appel, Charles Rengier
Malone, Clarence
Maclay, Helen Hurley
Rannels, Paul
Krone, Herbert B.
Howe, John
Demuth, Charles
Nauman, Gertrude Colson
Chiarell, Fred P.
Dodge, Arthur B.
Wolf, Emily
Griest, Charles J.
Hostetter, A. K.
Erb, Edna
Randall, Meda
Irvine, Blanche
Bowman, Mrs. Edward J.
Gilbert, L. J.
Clark, George W.
Pennypacker, Charles A.
Pennypacker, James G.
Daugherty, Harvey P.
Orr, Barclay
Boyer, R. J.
Knodle, Edward
Lindenmuth, J. D.
Morris, Charles R.
Morris, Grace M.
Strickler, Belle
Stokes, Agnes M.
Brenneman, Mary Rue Bard
Subjects
Rugs
Rugs, Hooked
Antique dealers
Interior decoration
Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong World Industries
F. Schumacher & Co.
Letters
Student newspapers & periodicals
Montclair Art Museum
Patterns for crafts
Fordney, William J. (William Jenkins), 1844-1926
American newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Women
House & Garden
Woman's World Magazine
Farm Journal Media
Brown, Hazel Dell, 1892-1982
Kent, William Winthrop, 1860-1955
Search Terms
Albert Steiger Company
Antique dealers
Antique sales
Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Berlinwork patterns
Cheney Silks
Cheney Weaves
Christmas V-mail
Correspondence
Cricket Club
Dickinson Presbyterian Church
Estate sales
F. Schumacher & Co.
Farm Journal Media
Fiber arts
Gilbert's store
Griest Homestead
Guernsey Sales Pavilion
Hager's Department Store
Hershey Fire Hall
Hooked rugs
House & Garden
Interior decoration
Kleinfelter's auction rooms
Letters
Montclair Art Museum
Odd Fellow's Hall
Olson Rugs
Patterns for crafts
Rossmere Hotel
Rug patterns
Rugs
State Armory Hall
Woman's World Magazine
Yeates School
Blue and Brown (Yeates School)
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Extent
3 boxes, 37 folders, 4.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
HC001
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 1
Related Item Notes
See photograph collection.
See curatorial collection for examples of rugs.
Fordney Family Diaries, MG-539
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The kraft paper patterns in Folders 33-37 are restricted. Please make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services to view these items.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Credit
Archive of Alice P. Fordney (HC-1), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory.org
Documents
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