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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1872 F019
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1872
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Stein, Elizabeth
Mentzer, John W.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1872 F019
Case Number
56.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Additional Notes
Guilty of abuse and disorderly conduct.
Petitioner: Walker, Augusta.
Filed against: Mentzer, John W. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus, includes decision.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
4 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
General Collection
Object ID
2-25-06-53
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
General Collection
Description
"The Old Maids Convention", performance at the Iris Club in Lancaster. From left: Elizabeth Stein, Mrs. Ray Witmer, Mrs. Charles Miller, Marion Barvey, Mary Hollinger, Ruth Zecker, Mary Heckle, Elizabeth Emanuel, Ruth Grove, Mrs. L. Chase Kepner and Elva Biemesderfer.
Provenance
Gift of Barbara Hunsberger. Digital image only.
People
Stein, Elizabeth
Barvey, Marion
Hollinger, Mary
Zecker, Ruth
Heckle, Mary
Emanuel, Elizabeth
Grove, Ruth
Biemesderfer, Elva
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Iris Club
Place
Lancaster city
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Object ID
2-25-06-53
Images
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