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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.2.002
Date Range
1884/05/22
  2 documents     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Description
Acknowledgment of George B. Willson that he has bought Harriet Lane Johnston’s Wheatland estate for $20,000, half to be paid now and the rest in installments; sale includes plants for the garden, bookcases in library, 2 cows, one horse, all farming implements; she may continue occupying the house until 1 July next with free supply of ice, fruit, and vegetables. Approved by Harriet Lane Johnston. Written on Harriet Lane Johnston’s stationery. 120 Park Street, [Baltimore].
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.
Date Range
1884/05/22
Creator
Willson, George Bolivar, 1855-1929
People
Willson, George Bolivar
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Search Terms
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan, 9 x 7 in.
Object Name
Acknowledgment
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.412
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.2.002
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 2, Series 2, Subseries 2, Folder 2
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 2, Box 1
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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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. Please contact archives@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
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
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Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F061 It02
Date Range
1922/06/02
  2 documents     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Photocopy of a letter from A. Buchanan to Mr. Willson regarding furniture in the library that was given to the writer’s father, not Mrs. [Johnston], and that now belong to the writer. The Gladstone, Philadelphia.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1922/06/02
Creator
Buchanan, Anne, 1838-1927
People
Buchanan, Anne
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Willson, George Bolivar
Subjects
Furniture
Decedents’ estates
Letters
Search Terms
Correspondence
Letters
Furniture
Decedents’ estates
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 16 x 26 cm
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F061 It02
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 061, Item 02
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 2
Location of Originals
Photocopy
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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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. Please contact archives@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
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Images
Documents
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.1.010
Date Range
1884/07/10
  2 documents     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston
Description
List of items including cords of wood and chickens totaling $55.73 that Mr. G. Willson bought from Harriet Lane Johnston with her acknowledgment dated 14 July 1884. Wheatland.
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.
Date Range
1884/07/10
Creator
Willson, George Bolivar, 1855-1929
People
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Willson, George Bolivar
Other Creators
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Search Terms
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 5.25 x 8 in.
Object Name
Statement, Financial
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.234
Object ID
JBFP 2.2.1.010
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 2, Series 2, Subseries 1, Folder 10
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 2, Box 1
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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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. Please contact archives@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
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
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Willson family's community involvement in Columbia, Pennsylvania

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo18127
Author
Willson, George Bolivar,
Call Number
MG 434, Box 060, Archives South, Willson Family's Community Invo
  1 website  
Author
Willson, George Bolivar,
Physical Description
1 volume.
Notes
Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
George Willson, Jr. migrated from Yorkshire, England to Ulster, Ireland, and then to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. George Bolivar Willson was born on 4 April 1856 in Lancaster, the son of George Willson, Jr. and Mary Rettew. George B. Willson attended school at the Maytown School. He entered into an apprenticeship with a coach trimmer doing detail work and painting. After his apprenticeship, he became a clerk at Flinn and Breneman, a house-furnishing store. He later became a co-owner with Breneman and the store was renamed Breneman and Willson. Willson became a real estate developer; he owned and developed most of the western part of Lancaster City with John C. Hager. Willson inherited James Buchanan's Wheatland from him mother and retired there in 1884. Willson organized Lancaster Electric Light, Heat and Power Company on 2 February 1897. He managed three mills along the Conestoga River--Wabank Grist Mill, Slackwater Mill, and Rockhill Mill--where he generated electricity for the city of Lancaster. He was also able to convince the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge of the Freemasons to build the Masonic Village for retired masons. He became the superintendent once it was built. George B. Willson died on 14 September 1929.
Finding aid is available at LancasterHistory.org.
Summary
The majority of this scrapbook is composed of articles about Columbia, Pennsylvania, including the Columbia Lyceum, Columbia's Centennial, St. Paul's Church, and the Columbia Fire Company. The information in this volume about the Willson family primarily concerns George B., Mary, and David. George B. Willson's activities are included with articles about the Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and Tucquan Club outings. Articles about David Willson appear with discussion about Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and the student rebellion. A few articles are about Millersville Public School. The book also contains obituaries and issues of The Columbia Spy.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Masonic Homes (Elizabethtown, Pa.)
Obituaries.
Road design and construction - Pennsylvania.
Scrapbooks.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Lancaster County (Pa.) - History, local.
Elizabethtown (Pa.)
Columbia (Pa.)
Maytown (Lancaster County, Pa.)
Millersville (Pa.)
Pennsylvania - Religious life and customs.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG 434, Box 060, Archives South, Willson Family's Community Invo
Websites
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