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Collection
Christiana Resistance Collection
Object ID
Christiana S01 F12
Date Range
1911
  1 document     4 images  
Description Level
Folder
Collection
Christiana Resistance Collection
Description
Special announcement from the Papers of the Lancaster County Historical Society for the "Commemoration of the 'Christiana
Riot' and the 'Treason Trials' of 1851." 4 August 1911.
Admin/Biographical History
The Christiana Resistance, commonly referred to as the "Christiana Riot" occurred in September of 1851 in Christiana, Pennsylvania, a borough in Lancaster County. The events known as the Christiana Resistance include an attack from slaveholders in Maryland on the inhabitants and home of William Parker a free black man living in Christiana, Pennsylvania. The slaveholders crossed the state border, and attempted claim and return the freedom seekers as their property, under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
The violent confrontation resulted in the death of Edward Gorsuch, a slaveholder, and the escape of William Parker to freedom in Canada. Edward's son, Dickinson Gorsuch, was wounded and taken to the farm of Levi Pownall, where the Pownall family nursed him back to health. Historically, this event challenged the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and is considered a precursor to the Civil War.
Custodial History
Moores Memorial Library (Christiana, Pa.) owns some of the most significant manuscript material relating to the Christiana Resistance. The staff of Moores Memorial Library, part of the Library System of Lancaster County, and the Lancaster County Historical Society worked together to arrange and preserve the collection and create a finding aid to make the materials accessible to the public.
The collection contains correspondence to and from the Pownall family regarding the incident, notes regarding kidnappings in the area from 1850-1851, photocopied pages of Dickinson Gorsuch's diary, and published accounts. An 1896 photograph shows Peter Woods and Samuel Hopkins, survivors of the riot. There are also photographs of the Christiana Riot House, the Pownall farm, and key figures in the riot and at the Treason Trials of 1851.
The staff of Moores Memorial Library, part of the Library System of Lancaster County, and the Lancaster County Historical Society worked together to arrange and preserve the collection and create a finding aid to make the materials accessible to the public. Funds for this project were provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in 2001.
System of Arrangement
Series 1 Manuscript and Printed Material, 1803-1955
Series 2 Photographs, 1895-1971 and No date
Date Range
1911
Creation Date
1911
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Subjects
Riots--Pennsylvania--Christiana
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
Christiana Resistance
Announcements
Lancaster County Historical Society
Extent
1 item
Physical Characteristics
The digital images of the manuscript and printed material are 300 dpi JPGs; the photographs are 600 dpi JPGs.
Object Name
Announcement
Container
Moores Memorial Library Series 01 Folder 12 Special announcement Special announcement from the Papers of the Lancaster County Historical Society for the "Commemoration of the 'Christiana Riot' and the 'Treason Trials' of 1851." 4 August 1911.
4 August 1911
Language
English
Object ID
Christiana S01 F12
Classification
CHRISTIANA RESISTANCE
Christiana S01 F12
Location
Moores Memorial Library
Location of Originals
Moores Memorial Library
9 West Slokom Avenue
Christiana, PA 17509
chrlib@christianalibrary.org
610-593-6683 or 610-593-6687
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The attached images have been provided for research. The original items are restricted for preservation purposes.
Copyright
The attached images may be used for research purposes only.
Please contact Moores Memorial Library for a high resolution image and permission to publish:
Moores Memorial Library
9 West Slokom Avenue
Christiana, PA 17509
chrlib@christianalibrary.org
610-593-6683 or 610-593-6687
Credit
Christiana Resistance Collection, Series 1, Folder 12, Moores Memorial Library
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Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096
Date Range
1816-present
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
The James Buchanan Collection, 1816-present, contains material that pertains to the life and legacy of James Buchanan and his Lancaster home, Wheatland. The collection includes correspondence of James Buchanan and letters written by his niece, Harriet Lane Johnston. Newspaper articles discuss Buchanan's life and Wheatland, tell the story of Buchanan's romance with Ann Coleman, and report on commemorative events. Legal and personal business are represented by deeds, financial matters, and Buchanan's probate records.
Political papers include the Presidential appointment of Buchanan as Minister to Russia, certification to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, and a series of letters regarding the Atlantic slave trade in 1819 and Liberia in 1858. In letters, Buchanan outlined his reasons for not wanting to run for Governor, wrote about the confidence bestowed on him by the Democratic Party, and established a fund for the city of Lancaster to purchase wood and coal for poor women during the winter. After the Crimean War, Buchanan wrote to the ambassador to the United Kingdom and observed that Russia seemed to be intent on recovering its military prestige and had made vast naval preparations.
There is an assortment of ephemera, such as programs for memorial celebrations, material related to John Updike's play Buchanan Dying, commemorative stamps, sheet music, and invitations. Souvenir pamphlets from Wheatland provide history about Buchanan's home and the museum. Speeches range from those given by Buchanan to several that honor his life and Presidency. A scrapbook describes the establishment of Wheatland as a museum and contains newspaper articles about archaeology on the site in 1948.
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.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
James Buchanan and Wheatland Scrapbook, February 1936-May
1948 was cataloged as part of a project funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.
Date Range
1816-present
Creation Date
1816-present
Year Range From
1816
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Other Creators
Buchanan, James (1791-1868)
Subjects
Ambassadors
Historic houses
Legal documents
Legislators--United States
Letters
Memorials
Monuments
Personal correspondence
Presidents--United States
Russia
Slavery
Statues
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Search Terms
Ambassadors
Buchanan Collections
Historic houses
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Legal documents
Letters
Memorials
Monuments
Correspondence, Personal
Presidents
Russia
Senators, United States
Slavery
Statues
Wheatland
Extent
2 boxes, 80 folders, 1 scrapbook, 1 oversized item, 4 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 3
Location of Originals
Location of originals is noted when known.
Newspaper articles were preserved as photocopies.
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 (JBFP)
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm in the LancasterHistory Research Library
LancasterHistory Library collection
Photograph collection
Curatorial collection
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.
To make a request, please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Revolutionary War Collection
Object ID
MG0098
Date Range
1776-1976
  2 documents  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Revolutionary War Collection
Description
The Revolutionary War Collection contains a variety of materials from and about the Revolutionary War in Lancaster County and Pennsylvania. The original records include correspondence, military pay certificates, court records, and an orderly book kept by Lt. Col. Adam Hubley, Jr. during the Sullivan Campaign of 1779. There are also research notes and secondary sources, including a list of prisoners of war, a list of males in Lancaster County in 1776, Continental Hospital Returns 1777-1780, articles, information on soldiers buried in Lancaster County, and an article about John Paul Jones.
Custodial History
Cataloged prior to 1997. Items have been added and the finding aid has been updated since 1997.
Date Range
1776-1976
Creation Date
1776-1976
Year Range From
1776
Year Range To
1976
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Hubley, Adam
Ferree, John
Burd, James
Coedans, James
Chambers, Stephen
Getty, Christian
Cooke, William
Patterson, Alex
Beddulph, Robert
Boyd, John
Zellty, John A.
Reid,George W.
Rapp, Brandon
Moore, William
Joy, Daniel
Neal, James
Gurney, Francis
Porter, Thomas
Worner,William Frederic
Ramsay, David
Jolly, James A.
Kieffer, Henry Martyn
Subjects
Cemeteries
Letters
Military history
Military regulations
Newtown, Battle of, Newtown, N.Y., 1779
Prisoners of war
Soldiers
Stony Point, Battle of, Stony Point, N.Y., 1779
Sullivan's Indian Campaign, 1779
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons
Search Terms
Battle of Newtown, New York
Battle of Stony Point, New York
Cemeteries
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Finding aids
Haudenosaunee Confederacy
Letters
Manuscript groups
Military history
Military records
Military regulations
Prisoners of war
Receipts
Revolutionary War
Soldiers
Sullivan Campaign, 1779
Extent
3 boxes, 40 folders, 1.25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0098
Other Numbers
MG-98
Other Number
MG-98
Classification
MG0098
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 3
Notes
Harmful Language Warning: LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this orderly book reflects the racial prejudices of the era and the violence perpetrated against the Haudenosaunee Confederacy during the American War of Independence. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content. This volume contains language that is offensive, oppressive, graphic, and may cause distress. LancasterHistory does not condone the use of this language.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Please use digital images and transcriptions when available.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Revolutionary War Collection (MG-98), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
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Collection
Linden Hall Seminary Collection
Object ID
MG0010
Date Range
1817-1996
230 North President Avenue · Lancaster, PA 17603 717.392.4633 · lancasterhistory.org Linden Hall Seminary Collection, 1817-1996 Object ID: MG0010 2 boxes 21 folders 1 cubic ft. Repository: LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7 Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 1 Scope and Content Note: The
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Linden Hall Seminary Collection
Description
The Linden Hall Seminary Collection contains school catalogs and Linden Hall Echo, the school yearbook. Other items include financial records, fundraising information, school workbooks, and a diploma from 1886.
Admin/Biographical History
Linden Hall Seminary is a girls' school located in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1742 by the Moravian community, it is the oldest continuously operated girls' school in the United States.
Custodial History
This collection was cataloged prior to 1997; added to database 8 Febraury 2018.
Date Range
1817-1996
Year Range From
1817
Year Range To
1996
Date of Accumulation
1817-1996
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Beverly, Jane B.
Kepler, Mary
Subjects
Girls' schools
Linden Hall (Lititz, Pa.)
School catalogs
School notebooks
School yearbooks
Women--Education
Search Terms
Broadsides
Finding aids
Girls' schools
Linden Hall
Linden Hall Echo
Manuscript groups
School catalogs
School notebooks
Yearbooks
Extent
2 boxes, 22 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German
Object ID
MG0010
Other Numbers
MG-10
Classification
MG0010
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 1
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Linden Hall Seminary Collection (MG0010), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Pageant Collection
Object ID
MG0014
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Pageant Collection
Description
Collection contains material pertaining to pageants, festivals, and celebrations in Lancaster County. The majority of the collection pertains to the "Pageant of Liberty," celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (1776-1926), and the "Pageant of Gratitude," commemorating the 200th anniversary of the formation of Lancaster County (1729-1929). Included are scripts, minutes, programs, invitations, correspondence, financial records, tickets, photographs, blueprints, and sheet music.
Custodial History
This collection was cataloged prior to 1997; added to database 8 February 2018.
System of Arrangement
Organized by pageant:
Box 1, Pageant of Liberty
Box 2, Pageant of Gratitude
Box 3, Other Pageants
Year Range From
1926
Year Range To
1977
Date of Accumulation
1926-1977
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Bruder, Edward
Burrell, Percy J.
Groff, John M.
Kready, Laura F.
Metzger, T. Warren
Musser, Frank
Seltzer, Richard
Thorbach, H. Clifton
Subjects
Pageants
Letters
Business records
Search Terms
Correspondence
Letters
Scripts
Minutes (Records)
Pageant of Gratitude
Pageant of Liberty
Pageants
Sheet music
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
3 boxes, 32 folders, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0014
Other Numbers
MG-14
Classification
MG0014
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 1
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory.org
Related Item Notes
Photograph Collection
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Lancaster County Sunday School Collection
Object ID
MG0026
Date Range
1898-1954
230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County Sunday School Collection, 1899-1954 Object ID: MG0026 2 boxes 15 folders 1.5 cubic ft. Repository: LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7 Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 1
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Lancaster County Sunday School Collection
Description
The Lancaster County Sunday School Collection contains the annual convention publications, under various titles, of the Lancaster County (Pa.) Sunday School Association. The contents of the publications vary, but generally include directories and Sunday school attendance statistics from the churches in each district. Many publications contain commercial advertisements while a few contain pictures or drawings of churches and entertainment sites.
Custodial History
Collection cataloged circa 1998; added to database 8 May 2018.
Date Range
1898-1954
Year Range From
1898
Year Range To
1954
Date of Accumulation
1899-1954
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Whitteker, J. E.
Laury, Preston A.
Subjects
Associations, institutions, etc.
Sunday school conventions
Lancaster County Sunday School Association
Sunday schools
Directories
Programs (Publications)
Search Terms
Sunday school conventions
Sunday schools
Advertisements
Churches
Directories
Programs
Lancaster County Sunday School Association
Associations, institutions, etc.
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
2 boxes, 16 folders, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0026
Other Numbers
MG-26
Classification
MG0026
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 1
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
World War I Collection
Object ID
MG0045
Date Range
1916-1972
  1 document     24 images  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
World War I Collection
Description
The World War I Collection contains the contents of a scrapbook assembled by an unknown WWI veteran. Included are military draft cards, photographs of Ambulance Co. No. 111, 28th Division, photographs and programs for dedication of memorial monument to Ambulance Co. No. 111, postcards of France, newspaper clippings, and posters.
Custodial History
Cataloged before 1997. Items have been added to the collection since 1997 and the finding aid has been revised accordingly. Added to database on 19 July 2017.
Date Range
1916-1972
Year Range From
1916
Year Range To
1972
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Andrews, David F.
Benda, W. T.
Beneker, Gerrit A.
Boyce, C. M.
Breitigan, Abraham
Brenner, William A.
Brown, Arthur William
Bryson, Raymond
Bull, Charles Livingston
Carbaugh, Calvin A.
Chambers, Charles E.
Christy, Howard Chandler
Cover, Martin
Culp, Guy
Daugherty, James A.
Davis, Robert Courtney
De Maris, Walter
Dommel, Elmer
Drepperd, C. W.
Eschbach, H. H.
Fergeson, George
Fisher, Harrison
Foringer, A. E.
Forsythe, Clyde
France, Charles
Fulton, Hugh R.
Gibble, Ammon
Griest, William Walton
Habel, Albert A.
Harner, Marvin
Helwig, John W.
Hendee, A.
Hiemenz, Edward A.
Hiestand, Benjamin
Hottenstein, H.
Kahl, William
Kellish, William
Kimmel, Harry
Krone, Herbert D.
Landis, Estes B.
Leber, Paul Revere
Lundy, Edwin H.
Lyons, Julius
Matricardi, Frank
McFarland, Owen
McKee, W. M.
Miller, Peter
Moore, Luther
Musser, John W.
Myers, S. W.
O'Bryen, Benjamin Frank
Orr, Alfred Everitt
Palm, Elam B.
Shafer, L. A.
Shenk, Roy
Shoop, J. M.
Small, W. F.
Snyder, James H.
Tittle, Walter
Usner, Isaac L.
Volk, Douglas
Wauk, S. J.
Worthington, Henry H.
Zellers, George
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918
United States. Army
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Ambulance Company No. 111
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 28th
Veterans--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
World War, 1914-1918--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Scrapbooks
Posters
Lithography
Alco-Gravure
American Lithographic Co.
E. Ketterlinus & Co.
Edwards & Deutsch Litho. Co.
Fatherless Children of France (Organization)
William H. Forbes & Company
Rusling Wood, Litho.
Sackett & Wilhelms Litho. & Prt.Co.
Strobridge Lithographing Company
W.F. Powers Co.
YMCA of the USA
Search Terms
28th Division
Alco-Gravure
Ambulance Company No. 111
American Expeditionary Forces, Ambulance Company No. 111
American Lithographic Co.
American National Red Cross
Committee on Public Information Division of Pictorial Society
E. Ketterlinus & Co.
Edwards & Deutsch Litho. Co.
Emergency Fleet Corporation
Fatherless Children of France (Organization)
Finding aids
Haywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co.
Lithography
Manuscript groups
Military draft cards
Posters
Prohibition
Rotoprint Gravure Co.
Rusling Wood, Litho.
Sackett & Wilhelms Litho. & Prt.Co.
Scrapbooks
Strobridge Lithographing Company
United States Army
United States Army, American Expeditionary Forces
United States Army, Infantry Division, 28th
Veterans
W. F. Powers Co.
William H. Forbes & Company
World War I
World War, 1914-1918
YMCA
Extent
1 box, 28 folders, 31 posters, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0045
Other Numbers
MG-45
Classification
MG0045
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 2
Related Item Notes
MG-28 The Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
MG-0028 The Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Additional Notes
The World War I Collection contains the contents of a scrapbook assembled by an unknown WWI veteran. Included are military draft cards, photographs of Ambulance Co. No. 111, 28th Division, photographs and programs for dedication of memorial monument to Ambulance Co. No. 111, postcards of France, newspaper clippings, and posters.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Black History Collection
Object ID
MG0240
Date Range
1780-1984
  2 documents  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Black History Collection
Description
This collection contains papers and local government records related to Black history in Lancaster County, including an index to Lancaster County's register of enslaved persons, Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons or Negro Entry Book, and a biographical account of Rev. James William Charles Pennington. There are official records for enslaved persons and their children in Lancaster County, as well as freemen within Lancaster City. The collection also contains a manumission paper from the state of Virginia, a certificate for free persons of color, and letters from anit-slavery societies.
Custodial History
The collection was formerly called "The Slave Records of Lancaster County Collection." Name changed to "African American Records Collection" and arrangement changed on 13 June 2007. Name changed again in 2022 to "Black History Collection.
Added to database on 19 July 2017.
System of Arrangement
Series 1 consists of the "Slave Registers," official county records registering enslaved women and their children after 1780.
Series 2 contains the "Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons," a manumission paper, correspondence, and other records.
Date Range
1780-1984
Year Range From
1780
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1780-1984
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Allen, Richard
Anderson, George L.
Anderson, James
Anderson, Mildred
Atchinson, John
Bacon, Izard
Bailey, Bessie
Bailey, Charles
Baker, John H.
Ball, James H.
Barber, Florence
Barton, William
Bayly, James
Beaubian, Beulah
Beaubian, Charles S.
Bigham, William
Black, Aaron
Blonden, Louisa
Boggs, Alexander
Book, Anna H.
Book, Simon
Boyd, William
Bradley, Daniel
Breading, David
Bridgett, Alexander
Broadnax, Joseph
Brown, E. D.
Brown, Ernest
Brown, H. H.
Brubaker, Jack
Cain, Annie
Cain, Jennie
Cain, John
Cain, Louisa
Caldwell, Andrew
Carpenter, Samuel
Carter, John C.
Carter, John W.
Carter, Laura
Carter, Nettie
Clark, Bryce
Clark, Josephine
Clark, Russia
Clark, Ruth
Clemson, James
Cohn, Jason
Conkle, William
Cook, James
Cooke, Samuel
Cooper, Bella
Craig, Mary
Craig, Samuel
Crawford, James
Cunningham, Janett
Currin, James
Davis, Edward
Davis, Emily
Davis, Robert
Dewers, Thomas
Dorsey, Steven
Edwards, Mary
Edwards, Susanna
Edwards, Thomas
Edwards, Thomas L.
Evans, James
Evans, John
Evans, Frances
Ewing, John
Fordney, William B.
Foster, Carrie
Foster, Daniel
Franklin, Benjamin
Frazier, Phebe
Galbraith, Bartram
Gale, Anthony
Gamble, James
George, H. E., Mrs.
George, Harriet
Gibbons, Daniel
Brubaker, Marianna Gibbons
Gibson, William
Givens, Joseph
Goins, Dora
Graves, B.
Green, Annie
Green, Charles
Green, Cora
Green, Jane
Green, Mary A.
Grubb, Peter
Hardy, Laura
Harrison, Thomas
Haydon, George
Hayes, Hannah
Hayes, O. H.
Heard, William Henry
Heaton, Jeremiah
Henderson, Archibald
Henry, Ella
Henry, Mary
Henry, William
Hill, Emily
Hill, Harriet
Hood, Solomon Porter
Hopkins, Ada
Hopkins, Sadie
Hopkins, Stanton
Hubley, John
Hudson, Edward
Hunter, Mabel
Hunter, Rosie
Hurdle, Emma
Hurdle, James
Jacks, James
Jackson, Florence
Jackson, Letitia
Jackson, Rebecca
Jacobs, Cyrus
Jenkins, John Carmichael
Johnson, Chester A.
Johnson, Estella Book
Johnson, Florence
Johnson, Henry
Johnston, John
Kelley, Calvin
Kelley, David
Keyes, Emma
King, Robert
La Barre, John
Leman, Christian
Link, John Lewis
Lockhart, Josiah
Long, Stephen
Lownes, Caleb
Lynch, Dora
MacNeal, William
Martin, James
Mason, Alice
Maxwell, Robert
McCally, James
McCamant, Isaac
McClure, William
McIntire, William
McLaughlin, George
Michener, James B.
Middleton, Anne
Middleton, John
Miller, John
Mitchell, Blanche
Moore, Martha
Moore, Zachary
Morrison, J. S.
Morrison, J. S., Mrs.
Moton, Charles
Murray, Clara P.
Neal, Thomas
Neel, Thomas
Nicholas, Michael
Nickumn, Theresa
Old, James
Oldden, John
Palmer, John M.
Patterson, James
Payne, Benedine
Peden, Hugh
Pembroke, Stephen
Pennington, James William Charles
Polite, Abraham L.
Polite, Blanche
Porter, Andrew
Porter, William
Potts, David
Price, J. C.
Ramsey, Elizabeth
Reigert, Christopher
Richardson, Ella M.
Robinson, Sara
Rosenthal, Isidore
Ross, George
Samson, George W.
Sanderson, George
Scott, Alexander
Sewell, Charles S.
Shissler, Simon
Shorter, George
Skiles, Henry
Slaymaker, Amos
Smith, Joseph
Smith, Margaret
Smith, William
Snow, Josephine
Spear, Robert
Spraggan, R. F.
Steel, William
Stevens, Thaddeus
Stewart, J. O.
Tall, Rebecca
Thomas, Mary B.
Thomas, Virginia
Thornton, Elizabeth
Toney, Joseph M.
Trout, Henry Leightner "Harry"
Tryman, Mary
Turner, Ruth
Walker, Isaac
Wallace, Robert
Waters, Ruth
Watson, John
Webster, Frank T. M.
Weld, Theodore D.
Whitehill, James
William, Ella
Williams, Mary
Wilson, Albert E., Sr.
Wilson, Edith
Wilson, Helen
Wilson, Laura
Wilson, Maude
Wilson, Samuel
Winston, Charity
Winston, William
Witcher, W. E.
Wolford, Edward
Woods, Elizabeth
Work, Joseph
Yeates, James
Zantzinger, Paul
Other Creators
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Subjects
African Americans--History
Free blacks
Freedmen
Slave records--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Certificates
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Finding aids
Free persons of color
Freedmen
Manuscript groups
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 box, 33 folders, 128 items, 1,178 pages to scan, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240
Other Numbers
MG-240
Classification
MG0240
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 6
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this collection reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit. Restricted access for the Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons found in Series 2, Folder 2: Use transcript in Folder 3 or microfilm.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection
Object ID
MG0205
Date Range
1699-1934
230 North President Avenue · Lancaster, PA 17603 717.392.4633 · lancasterhistory.org Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection, 1699-1934 Object ID: MG0205 6 boxes 47 folders, 13 books 6 cubic ft. Repository: LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7 Shelving Location: Archives South, Side
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Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection
Description
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection provides insight into the Yeates family, local social history, and details of legal business from 1743-1870. These documents have been collected by the Lancaster County Historical Society over many years. Collection includes letters, receipts, articles, eviction notice, advertisement, estate inventories, wills, deeds, treaty, court transcript, drawings, photographs, copy of house plan, post road distances, daybook, letter book, catalog of books in Jasper Yeates' library, and an alphabetical catalog of law books.
Custodial History
Folders 1-34 and Books 1-2 were processed and finding aid prepared prior to 1997. Added to PP on 26 March 2022.
Date Range
1699-1934
Year Range From
1699
Year Range To
1934
Date of Accumulation
1699-1934
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Atkinson, Matthew
Bausman, William
Bond, Phineas
Bowman, Valentine
Bradford, W.
Brien, Edward
Burd, Edward
Carson, John
Coates, Samuel
Conyngham, David
Conyngham, E.Y.
Conyngham, Elizabeth
Conyngham, Redmond
Dallas, George M.
Davis, Jonathan
Davison, Benjamin
Dickey, Robert
Duncannon, Thomas
Edward, Thomas
Erter, Henry
Ewing, John
Ferguson, John
Fohren, Michael
Gibson, John
Gillchrist, John
Godcharles, Frederic A.
Graff, Conrad
Gregg, Andrew
Grubb, Peter
Hamilton, Charles
Hamilton, James
Hamilton, John
Hamilton, William
Hand, Edward
Hand, Jasper
Hayes, A. L.
Henry, John
Hess, David
Jago, John
Javin, William
Keeportz, Daniel
Kittera, William
Kremer, Philip
Krug, Jacob
Kurtz, William
Lindsay, William
Loudersmith, Wendel
Lyon, Joseph Barnet
Magaw, David
Marshall, J.
McClellan, John
McKean, Thomas
Millar, John
Miller, Michael
Minich, Henry
Muhlenberg, William Augustus
Nesbitt, John
Nissley, Martin
Ord, John
Philips, David
Postlethwaite, John
Poultney, Thomas
Price, Eli K.
Probst, John
Ramsey, Robert
Rawle, William
Riegart, Adam
Rine, Widow
Ross, George
Ross, J.
Scott, James
Sergeant, Thomas
Shippen, Edward
Shippen, Evans Wallis
Shippen, Robert
Simpson, John
Smith, Charles
Smith, Mary
Stein, Charles
Steinman, Fredrick
Stevenson, Henry
Stewart, Charles
Sturmii, Johannis Christophorus
Thomas, John
Tilghman, Benjamin C.
Tilghman, E.
Tilghman, Edward
Tilghman, William
Tilghman, William B.
Towson, William
Underwood, John
Wallace, George
Wallace, William
Waln, Nicholas
Warden, J.
White, William
Wickersham, Elijah
Willson, Samuel
Yeates, Catherine
Yeates, Jasper
Yeates, Jasper, Jr.
Yeates, John , Sr.
Yeates, John, Jr.
Yeates, Margaret
Yeates, Mary
Yeates, Sarah
Zantzinger, Paul
Subjects
Business records
Deeds
Family records
Law libraries
Letters
Library catalogs
Wills
Search Terms
Business records
Correspondence
Deeds
Family records
Finding aids
Letters
Manuscript groups
Wills
Extent
6 boxes, 47 folders, 13 books, 6 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0205
Other Numbers
MG-205
Classification
MG0205
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 5
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Copies
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Yeates, Aungst Collection (MG0206)
Yeates, Carson Collection (MG0207)
George M. Steinman Collection (MG0184)
Jasper Yeates Colonial Law Library
Objects in the Curatorial Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection (MG0205), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions noted at the item level. The letter copybooks in Folders 31 and 36 are restricted--please use the transcriptions available in the library.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
Robert Fulton Collection
Object ID
MG0102
Date Range
1909
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Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Robert Fulton Collection
Description
The Robert Fulton Collection contains souvenir programs, a poem by William Riddle, and a scrapbook.
Custodial History
Added to database 5 February 2019.
Date Range
1909
Date of Accumulation
1909
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Fulton, Robert
Hudson, Henry
Riddle, William
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Ephemera
Letters
Postcards
Programs (Publications)
Scrapbooks
Telegrams
Search Terms
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Ephemera
Finding aids
Letters
Manuscript groups
Newspaper clippings
Postcards
Programs
Scrapbooks
Telegrams
Extent
1 box, 4 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0102
Other Numbers
MG-102
Other Number
MG-102
Classification
MG0102
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 3
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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