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Abstracts of deaths, weddings, engagements, anniversaries and miscellaneous articles from the Christiana Ledger 1883 to 1888, 1899 to 1903

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Date of Publication
n.d.
Call Number
310.5 CHRI S528
Responsibility
[compiled by] Waltanna Scott Shank.
Place of Publication
Typescript
Date of Publication
n.d.
Physical Description
unpaged ; 29 cm.
Notes
"For the Lancaster County Historical Society".
Subjects
Christiana Ledger
Registers of births, etc. - Pennsylvania - Christiana
Weddings
Pennsylvania - Christiana - Genealogy
Christiana (Pa.) - History
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
310.5 CHRI S528
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Aftermath supplementary to Christiana Riot, 1851

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Author
Hensel, W. U.
Date of Publication
1912
AFTERMATH SUPPLEMEN- TARY TO CHRISTIANA RIOT, 1851 Since the publication, under the auspices of this Society, sixty years after the event, of the History of the Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials of 1851, the author has obtain- ed considerable detailed information bearing on those famous
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Responsibility
by W. U. Hensel.
Author
Hensel, W. U.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1912
Physical Description
133-141 p. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 16, no. 5
Subjects
Riots - Pennsylvania - Christiana.
Slavery - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 16, number 5 (1912), p. 133-141Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.16
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An anti-slavery reminiscence

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Author
Hensel, W. U.
Date of Publication
1911
fugitive slave act and about a year after the "Christiana riot." Mr. Cassel records the facts and reflects his opinions of the case in a memoir which has great personal and local interest. Substantially he says: In the fall of 1852 I and others in the State were summoned as jurors to the District Court of
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Responsibility
by W. U. Hensel.
Author
Hensel, W. U.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1911
Physical Description
123-127 p. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 15, no. 4
Subjects
United States.
Trials.
Riots - Pennsylvania - Christiana.
Additional Author
Cassel, Abraham Harley,
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 15, number 4 (1911), p. 123-127Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.15
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Collection
Christiana Resistance Collection
Object ID
Christiana S01 F12
Date Range
1911
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Description Level
Folder
Collection
Christiana Resistance Collection
Description
The Christiana Resistance, commonly referred to as the "Christiana Riot" occurred in September of 1851 in Christiana, Pennsylvania, a borough in Lancaster County. The events known as the Christiana Resistance include an attack from slaveholders in Maryland on the inhabitants and home of William Parker (1821-1891), a free black living in Christiana, Pennsylvania. The slaveholders crossed the state border, and attempted claim and return the slave fugitives as their property, under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
The violent confrontation resulted in the death of Edward Gorsuch, a slaveholder, and the escape of William Parker to freedom in Canada. Edward's son, Dickinson Gorsuch, was
wounded and taken to the farm of Levi Pownall, where the Pownall family nursed him back to health. Historically, this event challenged the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and is considered a
precursor to the Civil War.
The collection contains 2 distinct series: documents and photographs, from 1803-1971. Documents include: land drafts and deeds, correspondence to and from the Pownall family regarding the incident, notes regarding kidnappings in the area from 1850-1851, photocopied pages of Dickinson Gorsuch's diary, and published accounts of the event, memorializations, announcements and a radio drama related to or inspired by the Christiana Resistance event of 1851.
Contained in the photograph series are photographs of: the event place and places related to the Christiana Resistance, the Pownall farm, event monuments, daguerreotypes of key figures and survivors of the resistance.
Moores Memorial Library (Christiana, Pa.) owns some of the most significant manuscript material relating to the Christiana Resistance. The staff of Moores Memorial Library, part of the Library System of Lancaster County, and the Lancaster County Historical Society worked together to arrange and preserve the collection and create a finding aid to make the materials
accessible to the public.
Funds for this project were provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in 2001.
Admin/Biographical History
The Christiana Resistance, commonly referred to as the "Christiana Riot" occurred in September of 1851 in Christiana, Pennsylvania, a borough in Lancaster County. The events known as the Christiana Resistance include an attack from slaveholders in Maryland on the inhabitants and home of William Parker (1821-1891), a free black living in Christiana, Pennsylvania. The slaveholders crossed the state border, and attempted claim and return the slave fugitives as their property, under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
The violent confrontation resulted in the death of Edward Gorsuch, a slaveholder, and the escape of William Parker to freedom in Canada. Edward's son, Dickinson Gorsuch, was wounded and taken to the farm of Levi Pownall, where the Pownall family nursed him back to health. Historically, this event challenged the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and is considered a precursor to the Civil War.
Custodial History
Moores Memorial Library (Christiana, Pa.) owns some of the most significant manuscript material relating to the Christiana Resistance. The staff of Moores Memorial Library, part of the Library System of Lancaster County, and the Lancaster County Historical Society worked together to arrange and preserve the collection and create a finding aid to make the materials accessible to the public.
The collection contains correspondence to and from the Pownall family regarding the incident, notes regarding kidnappings in the area from 1850-1851, photocopied pages of Dickinson Gorsuch's diary, and published accounts. An 1896 photograph shows Peter Woods and Samuel Hopkins, survivors of the riot. There are also photographs of the Christiana Riot House, the Pownall farm, and key figures in the riot and at the Treason Trials of 1851.
The staff of Moores Memorial Library, part of the Library System of Lancaster County, and the Lancaster County Historical Society worked together to arrange and preserve the collection and create a finding aid to make the materials accessible to the public. Funds for this project were provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in 2001.
System of Arrangement
Series 1 Manuscript and Printed Material, 1803-1955
Series 2 Photographs, 1895-1971 and No date
Date Range
1911
Date of Accumulation
1803-1971
Creator
Moores Memorial Library
Subjects
Riots -- Pennsylvania -- Christiana
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
Christiana Resistance
Announcements
Lancaster County Historical Society
Extent
1 box, 37 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Physical Characteristics
The digital images of the manuscript and printed material are 300 dpi JPGs; the photographs are 600 dpi JPGs.
Object Name
Announcement
Container
Moores Memorial Library Series 01 Folder 12 Special announcement Special announcement from the Papers of the Lancaster County Historical Society for the "Commemoration of the 'Christiana Riot' and the 'Treason Trials' of 1851." 4 August 1911.
4 August 1911
Language
English
Object ID
Christiana S01 F12
Location
Moores Memorial Library
Location of Originals
Moores Memorial Library
9 West Slokom Avenue
Christiana, PA 17509
chrlib@christianalibrary.org
610-593-6683 or 610-593-6687
Copies
The high resolution digital image files are stored at LancasterHistory.org.
LancasterHistory.org
230 N. President Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
archives@lancasterhistory.org
(717) 392-4633
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The attached images have been provided for research. The original items are restricted for preservation purposes.
Copyright
The attached images may be used for research purposes only.
Please contact Moores Memorial Library for permission to publish:
Moores Memorial Library
9 West Slokom Avenue
Christiana, PA 17509
chrlib@christianalibrary.org
610-593-6683 or 610-593-6687
The high resolution digital image files are stored at LancasterHistory.org.
Credit
Christiana Resistance Collection, Series 1, Folder 12, Moores Memorial Library
Images
Documents
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Author
Loose, John Ward Willson.
Date of Publication
1979
presentations would be staged in Quarryville Memorial Park on a large old flat bed trailer, today's answer to the Conestoga wagon. When the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society, Inc, was ap- proached, it decided to portray the Christiana Riot of 1851 as its presentation. Your president and editor
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Responsibility
a play by John W.W. Loose.
Author
Loose, John Ward Willson.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1979
Physical Description
212-217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 83, no. 4
Subjects
Riots - Pennsylvania - Christiana.
Historical drama - Pennsylvania - Christiana.
Christiana (Pa.) - History.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 83, number 4 (1979), p. 212-217Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.83
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Bloody dawn : the Christiana Riot and racial violence in the antebellum North

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Author
Slaughter, Thomas P.
Date of Publication
1991.
Call Number
974.80323 S631
Responsibility
Thomas P. Slaughter.
ISBN
0195046331 :
Author
Slaughter, Thomas P.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Oxford University Press,
Date of Publication
1991.
Physical Description
xiv, 252 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-239) and index.
African American resources at Lancaster County Historical Society
Contents
Chapters: THE ESCAPE // BLACK IMAGES IN WHITE MINDS // THE CHASE // THE RIOT // AFTERMATH // STRATAGEMS // THE TRIAL // RACE, VIOLENCE , AND LAW // RACE, RIOTS AND LAW // CONCLUSION
Summary
"This book tells the story of a riot that erupted on September 11, 1851 at Christiana, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and of the people whose lives were changed forever by that violent event. Shortly after dawn on that day, Lancaster's African-American community rose up in arms against attempted enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850; and, in the course of saving four men from the federal posse charged to reenslave them, rioters killed the Maryland farmer who was trying to reclaim his human chattel." [from the introduction]
Subjects
Riots - Pennsylvania - Christiana
Fugitive slaves - Pennsylvania - Christiana
Violence - Pennsylvania - Christiana
African Americans - Pennsylvania - Christiana
Christiana (Pa.) - Race relations.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.80323 S631
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F049 I003
Description Level
Item
Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Description
Bonds posted by constables, showing names of constable and surety; date and amount of bond; conditions of obligation; signatures of constable, surety, and witnesses; and date filed. Arr. chron. by date filed. No index. Hdw. and typed on ptd. fm.
Admin/Biographical History
The County of Lancaster has given LancasterHistory.org custodial responsibility of this collection.
System of Arrangement
Arranged by year; alphabetical by surname with in year.
Constables' Bonds: 1809, 1811, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830-1849, 1875, 1888, 1893-1924.
Detectives' Bonds: 1890-1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1927
Includes: Remonstrations, affirmations, petitions, bonds, receipts, notices.
Creation Date
1809-1927, inc.
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Year
1899
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Brown, J. T.
Boun, J. T.
Davis, Harry
Whiteside, James H.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Christiana
Place
Christiana
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F049 I003
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional names: Harry Davis and J. T. Brown or J. T. Boun
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F069 I008
Description Level
Item
Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Description
Bonds posted by constables, showing names of constable and surety; date and amount of bond; conditions of obligation; signatures of constable, surety, and witnesses; and date filed. Arr. chron. by date filed. No index. Hdw. and typed on ptd. fm.
Admin/Biographical History
The County of Lancaster has given LancasterHistory.org custodial responsibility of this collection.
System of Arrangement
Arranged by year; alphabetical by surname with in year.
Constables' Bonds: 1809, 1811, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830-1849, 1875, 1888, 1893-1924.
Detectives' Bonds: 1890-1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1927
Includes: Remonstrations, affirmations, petitions, bonds, receipts, notices.
Creation Date
1809-1927, inc.
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Year
1905
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Davis, Harry
Eavenson, M. M.
Whiteside, James H.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Christiana
Place
Christiana
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F069 I008
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Additional names: M. M. Eavenson and Harry Davis.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F059 I008
Description Level
Item
Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Description
Bonds posted by constables, showing names of constable and surety; date and amount of bond; conditions of obligation; signatures of constable, surety, and witnesses; and date filed. Arr. chron. by date filed. No index. Hdw. and typed on ptd. fm.
Admin/Biographical History
The County of Lancaster has given LancasterHistory.org custodial responsibility of this collection.
System of Arrangement
Arranged by year; alphabetical by surname with in year.
Constables' Bonds: 1809, 1811, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830-1849, 1875, 1888, 1893-1924.
Detectives' Bonds: 1890-1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1927
Includes: Remonstrations, affirmations, petitions, bonds, receipts, notices.
Creation Date
1809-1927, inc.
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Year
1902
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Davis, Harry
Eavenson, M. M.
Whiteside, James H.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Christiana
Place
Christiana
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F059 I008
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Additional names: Harry Davis and M. M. Eavenson.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F080 I009
Description Level
Item
Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Description
Bonds posted by constables, showing names of constable and surety; date and amount of bond; conditions of obligation; signatures of constable, surety, and witnesses; and date filed. Arr. chron. by date filed. No index. Hdw. and typed on ptd. fm.
Admin/Biographical History
The County of Lancaster has given LancasterHistory.org custodial responsibility of this collection.
System of Arrangement
Arranged by year; alphabetical by surname with in year.
Constables' Bonds: 1809, 1811, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830-1849, 1875, 1888, 1893-1924.
Detectives' Bonds: 1890-1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1927
Includes: Remonstrations, affirmations, petitions, bonds, receipts, notices.
Creation Date
1809-1927, inc.
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Year
1908
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Eavenson, Benjamin
Eavenson, Marvin
Whiteside, James H.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Christiana
Place
Christiana
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F080 I009
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Additional names: Benjamin Eavenson and Marvin Eavenson.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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