Family files are created for Lancaster County families. They may contain correspondence about a family, short genealogies and charts, photocopies of inventories and accounts, letters, etc. The size of any particular family file varies greatly.
Collection contains correspondence between Falk Brothers, a retail meat business in Lancaster, and vendors of spices, cutlery, and equipment. Some of the letters enclose catalogs and price lists, recipes or formulas, and instructions on how to use products. Falk Brothers did business with vendors on the east coast and in the Midwest and these records show the products and formulas used by retailers and meatpackers at that time.