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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 2
  1 document  
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
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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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Collection
Henry Slaymaker Collection
Object ID
MG0004
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Henry Slaymaker Collection
Description
Collection includes waste books and an account book from the Salisbury Store, Justice of the Peace dockets, child's school exercise books, receipts, summons, letters, and other papers.
Custodial History
Collection was cataloged prior to July 1997; added to database 1 March 2018.
Year Range From
1790
Year Range To
1835
Date of Accumulation
1790-1835
Creator
Slaymaker, Henry F. (Henry Fleming), 1789-1860
People
Chambers, P.
Leech, George
Slaymaker, Henry Fleming
Slaymaker, Isabella
Slaymaker, Jasper
Small, Henry
Other Creators
Slaymaker family
Subjects
Slaymaker family
Business records
Family records
Court calendars
School notebooks
Letters
Legal documents
Salisbury (Lancaster County, Pa. : Township)
Search Terms
Bethania Seminary, Lancaster County
Business records
Correspondence
Court calendars
Family records
Legal documents
Letters
Promissory notes
Salisbury Store
School notebooks
Salisbury Twp.
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
2 boxes, 12 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0004
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 1
Related Item Notes
Samuel R. Slaymaker II, White Chimneys Collection, MG-268
Curatorial Collection
Photograph Collection
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use the photocopies provided for items in Folders 6 and 7.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Credit
The Henry Slaymaker Collection (MG-4), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Documents
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Collection
Slaymaker Family Photograph Collection
Object ID
SF-03-04-04
Date Range
c. 1860's - 1870's
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
Slaymaker Family Photograph Collection
Description
Carte de visite album; Henry Fleming Slaymaker, son of A. Fleming Slaymaker
Date Range
c. 1860's - 1870's
Creator
Le Rue Lemer
People
Slaymaker, Henry Fleming
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Carte de visite
Portrait
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Print Size
2 x 4
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
photo has bits of black photo album paper stuck to back
Object ID
SF-03-04-04
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