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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 2
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Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
The James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1, Papers of James Buchanan, Series 2 contains the financial and legal documents of James Buchanan, including invoices and receipts, ledgers, accounts, deeds and land records, and estate papers, dated 1812-1883. Among these papers are financial papers including bank statements and memorandums; documents related to land in Clarion, PA; legal papers for the settlement of the Boyd estate and other properties; summaries of three cases decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; a summary for the cost of a dinner in Russia in 1833; estate papers for family members and James Buchanan's will. Amos Slaymaker, Henry F. Slaymaker, Hiram B. Swarr, Edward Young Buchanan, Harriet Lane Johnston, and Henry E. Johnston are among the names found in these records.
Admin/Biographical History
James Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791 to James Buchanan and Elizabeth Speer. He was the second child born out of ten children, and he would go on to outlive all but one of his siblings. Most popularly remembered as Pennsylvania's only President and as a lifelong bachelor, Buchanan committed a lifetime to politics. In 1821, he left his law practice and embarked on his political career after having been voted into the U.S. House of Representatives. He would remain in the House for five consecutive terms before serving as the U.S. Minister to Russia, a Senator in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Secretary of State, the U.S. Minister to Great Britain, and finally, the 15th President of the United States. He died in his bedchamber at Wheatland at 8:30 AM on June 1, 1868. He was 77 years old. [https://www.lancasterhistory.org/about-wheatland, accessed 10/24/2019]
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
System of Arrangement
JBFP Part 1 Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents
Subseries 1 Invoices, Receipts, Ledgers, Accounts
Subseries 2 Deeds and Land Records
Subseries 3 Legal Papers
Subseries 4 Estate Papers
Year Range From
1812
Year Range To
1883
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Johnston, Henry Elliot
Swarr, Hiram Behm
Buchanan, Edward Young
Slaymaker, Amos
Slaymaker, Henry Fleming
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Deeds
Finance, Personal
Legal documents
Probate records
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Tax returns
Wills
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Estates (Law)
Decedents' estates
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Deeds
Finance, Personal
Finding aids
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Legal documents
Manuscripts groups
Probate records
Receipts
Tax returns
Wills
Estate settlement
Decedents' estates
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 70 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 2
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 18
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries, https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
James Buchanan Collection, MG0096
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
G.98.12.8
Date Range
c. 1824
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Cane or walking stick of wood. The handle end is carved with the bust of a man.
Carving is the likeness of General Lafayette (1757-1834) who, according to family tradition, presented this cane to Amos Slaymaker when Lafayette visited White Chimneys and dined at the Slaymaker's tavern/hotel "The Pennsylvania Arms" during his grand U.S. tour in 1825. Carved gentleman wears a coat, jabbot and high collar and is highly detailed. Executed in light toned hardwood, hair has light brown stain and pedestal portion is stained dark. Band of copper alloy below pedestal. Shaft of cane tapers to an end and is stained brown. Two-piece copper alloy tip, secured with two small nails.
Provenance
Passed from Amos Slaymaker through 5 generations of Slaymaker family and donated by Mrs. Samuel R. Slaymaker II.
Date Range
c. 1824
Year Range From
1822
Year Range To
1824
Last Owner
Amos Slaymaker
People
Lafayette, Marquis de
Slaymaker, Amos
Subcategory
Personal Gear
Object Name
Cane
Material
Wood / Metal
Length (in)
35.75
Width (in)
2.25
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2015-06-18
Condition Notes
Multiple minor nicks in carving and shaft with some loss of finish, esp. near bottom tip. Superficial checking/splitting in wood. Copper alloy tip is discolored with minor corrosion and band at top has multiple small dents. Cane tip not worn, thus not used.
Accession Number
G.98.12
Object ID
G.98.12.8
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Wall
East
Cabinet
Unit 41
Notes
See page 30 of History of the Slaymaker family.
Place of Origin
France
Credit
Gift of Mrs. S.R. Slaymaker II, Heritage Center Collection
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #056
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
Albright, George
Algier, Michael
Andrews, Arthur Jr.
Andrews, Joseph
Axer, Jacob
Bachman, Christian
Ballance, John
Bard, Daniel
Barnet, Henry
Barton, John
Basler, Samuel
Bear, Adam
Bear, H.
Becker, Christian Jr.
Becker, Henry
Benedict, Philip
Bollman, John
Bowman, William
Boyd, Nicholas
Boys, William
Brenneman, Jacob
Briceland, Benjamin
Brown, Jeremiah Jr.
Brown, John
Brown, William
Brubaker, Henry
Brunner, Abram
Brunner, Casper
Buck, William
Buckwalter, John
Bundel, Jacob
Carman, Henry
Christman, John
Clark, Robert
Cobb, David
Collins, James
Conard, Abraham
Conorry, Neel W.
Culp, David
Daily, George
Daniel, William
Dehaven, Abraham
Dietrich, Henry
Diffenderfer, Benjamin
Doebler, George
Doersh, John
Dorwart, Jonas
Eberman, Joseph
Eby, Abraham
Eckert, George
Erb, John
Erisman, Christian
Eshbach, John
Evans, George
Fass, Samuel
Foltz, Adam
Fordney, Philip
Francissen, Christopher
Gault, John
Getz, Daniel
Getz, John
Getz, John Jr.
Geyger, John
Gochenauer, Abraham
Golden, Abraham
Graef, Matthias
Graff, John
Greybill, Isaac
Hackman, John
Hambright, George
Harman, Daniel
Hartman, Henry
Hartman, Jacob
Haverstick, George
Hecksrotte, Henry
Heiss, George
Hensel, Jacob
Herr, Christian
Herr, Samuel
Hinkle, Jonathan
Holl, Daniel
Holl, John
Holl, Samuel
Houston, Thomas
Howey, John
Huber, John
Huber, Joseph
Hubley, F. D.
Ihling, John
Johnstone, James
Kegerize, Jacob
Keller, Sebastian
King, Jacob
Kinsey, Abel
Kipp, Peter
Koenigmacher, Benjamin
Kurtz, Christopher
Landis, Abraham Jr.
Landis, Henry
Landis, Joseph
Latchem, Nathaniel
Lefever, George
Leibley, Jacob
Leonard, John
Lichtentaler, Adolph
Lindemuth, Peter
Long, Abram
Long, Jacob Sr.
Long, Peter
Lovitt, Thomas
Lynch, Thomas
Martin, Christian
Martin, Samuel
Mayer, George
McCallister, Archibald
McCaskey, John
McCullough, William
McDonald, Robert
McLenagan, Archiblad
Mendenhall, Isaac
Messencope, George
Metz, Christian Jr.
Miller, Samuel
Mishey, Jacob
Mohler, John
Mohler, Samuel
Monteeth, John
Morrison, George
Musselman, Christian Jr.
Musser, George
Mylin, Martin
Nagle, Richard
Palmer, Moses
Patterson, Alexander
Patterson, Robert
Peters, John
Prim, Henry
Rankin, James
Rea, James
Ream, Adam
Ream, George
Redsacker, George
Reed, Peter
Reigle, Martin
Reist, Peter
Reitzel, John
Reynolds, Samuel
Riddle, James
Riddle, John
Rogers, Thomas
Rohrer, Jacob
Rohrer, John
Royer, Philip
Rupley, John
Scott, David
Sensening, John
Sheaffer, John
Shearer, Jacob
Shindle, Peter
Shirk, Jacob Jr.
Shirk, Samuel
Shuman, Christian
Slaymaker, Amos A.
Sourbeer, Conrad
Spangler, John
Spera, Henry
St. John, Stephen
Stauffer, George
Stehman, Jacob
Steman, Christian
Sterret, James
Sterrett, James
Tripple, Joseph
Trout, David
Wallace, John
Waltz, Valentine
Warren, James
Way, Michael
Weaver, Samuel
Webb, Jonathan
Weiss, William
Werfell, Adam
Wiedman, John
Wissler, Rudy
Withers, George
Witwer, David
Witwer, Jonas
Wood, Jesse
Zahm, Matthias
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lancaster
Courthouses
Jurors
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Lancaster
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #056
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
004
Box Number
004
Notes
Never entered into Q & A.
Additional Notes
Court house.
Payment to jurors.
Kegerize, Jacob.
Latchem, Nathaniel.
Rankin, James.
McCullough, William.
Scott, David.
Graff, John.
Mylin, Martin.
Witwer, Jonas.
Sheaffer, John.
Buck, William.
Messencope, George.
Way, Michael.
Dorwart, Jonas.
Shindle, Peter.
Ihling, John.
St. John, Stephen.
Landis, Henry.
Bowman, William.
Barnet, Henry.
Eshbach, John.
Diffenderfer, Benjamin.
Mendenhall, Isaac.
Wood, Jesse.
Keller, Sebastian.
Monteeth, John.
Witwer, David.
Peters, John.
Brunner, Abram.
Reed, Peter.
Nagle, Richard.
Bachman, Christian.
Leibley, Jacob.
Long, Abram.
Lynch, Thomas.
Fass, Samuel.
Ream, George.
Getz, Daniel.
Boys, William.
Mishey, Jacob.
Shirk, Samuel.
Collins, James.
Rohrer, Jacob.
Holl, John.
Andrews, Arthur Jr.
Sterret, James.
Riddle, James.
Basler, Samuel.
Riddle, John.
Bollman, John.
Eby, Abraham.
Rupley, John.
Carman, Henry.
Getz, John Jr.
Long, Jacob Sr.
Harman, Daniel.
Brown, John.
Zahm, Matthias.
Hensel, Jacob.
Doebler, George.
Daily, George.
Benedict, Philip.
Heiss, George.
Palmer, Moses.
Conorry, Neel W.
King, Jacob.
Tripple, Joseph.
Axer, Jacob.
Graef, Matthias.
Becker, Christian Jr.
Bear, H.
Erb, John.
Wissler, Rudy.
Reist, Peter.
Kurtz, Christopher.
Ballance, John.
Hinkle, Jonathan.
Clark, Robert.
Huber, Joseph.
Howey, John.
Boyd, Nicholas.
Dietrich, Henry.
Martin, Samuel.
Barton, John.
Buckwalter, John.
Haverstick, George.
Shearer, Jacob.
Royer, Philip.
Martin, Christian.
Lefever, George.
Shirk, Jacob Jr.
Huber, John Esq.
Landis, Abraham Jr.
Doersh, John. City.
Mohler, John.
Evans, George.
Wallace, John.
Werfell, Adam.
Reitzel, John Esq.
McLenagan, Archiblad.
Hackman, John.
Conard, Abraham.
Wiedman, John.
Redsacker, George.
Getz, John.
Spangler, John.
Brubaker, Henry.
Landis, Joseph.
Webb, Jonathan.
Shuman, Christian.
Lichtentaler, Adolph.
Kinsey, Abel.
Hartman, Jacob.
Geyger, John.
Cobb, David.
Daniel, William.
Mohler, Samuel.
Sourbeer, Conrad.
Withers, George.
Gault, John.
Herr, Christian.
Brenneman, Jacob.
Musser, George.
Foltz, Adam.
Stauffer, George.
Leonard, John.
Mayer, George.
McDonald, Robert.
Christman, John.
Francissen, Christopher.
Algier, Michael.
Hubley, F. D.
Lovitt, Thomas.
Weiss, William.
Fordney, Philip.
Albright, George.
Bard, Daniel.
Rogers, Thomas.
Briceland, Benjamin.
Brunner, Casper.
Hartman, Henry.
Sensening, John.
Rea, James Esq.
Metz, Christian Jr.
Prim, Henry.
Miller, Samuel.
Harman, Daniel. City.
Morrison, George.
Kipp, Peter. City.
Long, Peter. City.
Trout, David.
Bear, Adam.
Bundel, Jacob. City.
Sterrett, James.
Holl, Daniel.
Houston, Thomas.
Weaver, Samuel.
Riddle, John. CIty.
McCaskey, John.
Brown, William.
Greybill, Isaac.
Steman, Christian.
Erisman, Christian.
Dorwart, Jonas. City.
Musselman, Christian Jr.
Boys, WIlliam. City.
Dehaven, Abraham.
Warren, James.
Gochenauer, Abraham.
Patterson, Alexander.
Lindemuth, Peter.
Hambright, George.
Reigle, Martin.
Andrews, Joseph.
Spera, Henry.
Koenigmacher, Benjamin.
Reynolds, Samuel.
Patterson, Robert.
Waltz, Valentine.
Slaymaker, Amos A.
Johnstone, James Esq.
Brown, Jeremiah Jr.
Eckert, George.
Rohrer, John.
McCalllister, Archibald.
Hecksrotte, Henry.
Culp, David.
Ream, Adam.
Becker, Henry.
Golden, Abraham.
Stehman, Jacob.
Eberman, Joseph.
Holl, Samuel.
Herr, Samuel.
1 item 18 pieces.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1865 F024 S
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1865
People
Slaymaker, Amos H.
Slaymaker, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
East Donegal Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1865 F024 S
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
369
Box Number
369
Additional Notes
Occupation: Merchant
Slaymaker, Henry. Executor.
2 items, 4 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1832 F018 S
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1832
People
Slaymaker, Amos
Slaymaker, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Salisbury Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1832 F018 S
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
347
Box Number
347
Additional Notes
Occupation: Farmer
Slaymaker, Henry. Administrator.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1843 F016 S
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1843
People
Slaymaker, Jasper
Rogers, Milton C.
Sample, Nathaniel W.
Slaymaker, Amos
Slaymaker, Frances
Slaymaker, Samuel
Slaymaker, James
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1843 F016 S
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
354
Box Number
354
Additional Notes
Rogers, Milton C.; Sample, Nathaniel W. Guardians of Amos Slaymaker, Frances Slaymaker, Samuel Slaymaker, James Slaymaker, Jasper Slaymaker.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1801 F004 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1801
People
Tempel, Hughy
Paine, John
Slaymaker, Amos
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Warrants
Charge: obstructing a road
Strasburg Twp.
Road
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1801 F004 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Also: John Paine.
Warrant, charged with obstructing a road in Strasburg Twp.
Description of the road is provided.
Additional name: Amos Slaymaker.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1906 F005 S
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1906
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Slaymaker, Amos
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1906 F005 S
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
014
Box Number
014
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1803 F034 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1803
People
Morrison, John
Quikel, George
Slaymaker, Amos
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Warrants
Charge: assault
Charge: threatening a person
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1803 F034 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Warrant, charged with assault and threatening George Quikel.
Additional name: Amos Slaymaker.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1899 F017 R
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1899
People
Reynolds, James L.
Slaymaker, Amos
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1899 F017 R
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
332
Box Number
332
Additional Notes
Slaymaker, Amos. Executor and Trustee.
1 item, 15 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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