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Administrators' accounts

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo13490
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 04-00 0150, Archives West 1
  1 website  
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
443 boxes.
Arrangement of Material
Arranged alphabetically by decedent and then chronologically by date filed.
Notes
Administrators' Accounts may be searched in the PastPerfect database and at LancasterHistory.org.
From 1729-1775, administrators' accounts were filed with the estate inventories. However, there are some accounts in this collection that date 1739-1775 and 1902-1912.
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records.
Summary
These are accounts filed by fiduciaries showing court term and case number; names of decedent, fiduciary, attorney, and judge; assets; receipts and expenditures; balance on hand; dates; amounts; totals; affidavit of fiduciary; dates filed and confirmed by court; and volume and page of recording in Account Book.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Decedents' estates - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Orphans' Court.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 04-00 0150, Archives West 1
Websites
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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
Images have been provided for research purposes only.
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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Documents
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 4 Series 2
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 4 Papers of Edward Young Buchanan, Series 2 contains the financial and legal documents of Edward Young Buchanan. The dates range from 1834 to 1883. This series includes documents and receipts related to James Buchanan's estate, personal account books of Edward Young Buchanan from 1832 to 1844, and a document appointing Edward Young Buchanan as guardian of Harriet R. Lane.
Admin/Biographical History
Reverend Edward Young Buchanan (1811-1895) was born on May 30, 1811 in Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was the child of James Buchanan (1761-1821) and Elizabeth Speer Buchanan (1767-1833). He was the younger brother of President James Buchanan (1791-1868). He went to college at Dickinson College. He later became a reverend.
In 1833, he married Anne Eliza Foster Buchanan (1812-1891), and together they had six children: Ann Elizabeth (1838-1927), Harriet (1841-1912), Henrietta Jane (1844-1906), Marie Lois (1847-1920), William Foster (1849-1875), and Alice Conyngham (1852-1931).
Rev. Edward Young Buchanan died on January 25, 1895.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84177259/edward-young-buchanan#source
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 4 Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents
Year Range From
1834
Year Range To
1883
Creator
Buchanan, Edward Y. (Edward Young), 1811-1895
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Swarr, Hiram Behm
Buchanan, Edward Young
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Legal documents
Account books
Buchanan, Edward Y. (Edward Young), 1811-1895
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Estates (Law)
Decedents' estates
Executors and administrators
Search Terms
James Buchanan
Harriet Lane Johnston
Buchanan Collections
Legal documents
Account books
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Estate settlement
Decedents' estates
Executors and administrators
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
2 boxes, 15 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 4 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
Images have been provided for research purposes only.
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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Documents
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 6 Series 2
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6 Papers of Hiram B Swarr, Series 2 contains financial and legal documents. This series contains rough drafts of recommendations, letters of attorney, promissory notes, releases of the heirs, letters of consent, receipts and notices, account statements, lists of household expenses, records of sale, memorandums, IRS forms and audit paperwork, a booklet from the Court of Common Pleas, a bill of lading, and an executors' account of Edward Young Buchanan and H. B. Swarr. The dates range from 1852 to 1873.
Admin/Biographical History
Hiram Behm Swarr (1821-1896) was born in Londonderry Township in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. His father was Jacob Swarr, a prominent manufacturer of Lebanon County at the time. His mother was from the prominent Behm family. He became a lawyer instead of following in his father's footsteps. In December 1847, H.B. Swarr married Fanny T. Swarr. Together they had three children: Charles, Sallie, and Mary.
Swarr was admitted to the bar in 1847, and worked in Lancaster County for nearly fifty years. He was a member of the Democratic Party, and was also appointed the Chairman of the Democratic County Committee. He was a Democratic delegate for congress from his district in 1868 and was appointed Postmaster General from 1857 to 1861. Additionally, he belonged to the Lancaster School Board, the Board of Censors, the Law Library Association, and was one of the founders of the Lancaster Bar Association.
Swarr was also a close friend of President James Buchanan, handled many of Buchanan's financial affairs and investments, and was appointed co-executor of James Buchanan's estate in 1868.
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 6 Series 2 Financial and Legal Documents
Year Range From
1852
Year Range To
1873
Creator
Swarr, Hiram Behm, 1821-1896
People
Buchanan, James
Swarr, Hiram Behm
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Estates (Law)
Decedents' estates
Executors and administrators
Search Terms
Estate settlement
Decedents' estates
Executors and administrators
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 102 folders, .25 cubic feet
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 6 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
Images have been provided for research purposes only.
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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Documents
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6 Hiram B. Swarr
Object ID
JBFP 6.2.1.101
Date Range
1868-1870
  1 document     60 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6 Hiram B. Swarr
Description
Account of H. B. Swarr, one of the executors of James Buchanan, with Farmers’ National Bank of Lancaster listing the debits and credits of the of James Buchanan’s estate, the final balance being $7693.15; also lists four collections for June and July of 1868. 1 leather-bound volume. Lancaster.
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
1868-1870
Year Range From
1868
Year Range To
1870
Creator
Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Lancaster County)
People
Swarr, Hiram Behm
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Administrators' accounts
Estates (Law)
Executors and administrators
Decedents' estates
Probate records
Search Terms
Administrators' accounts
Estate settlement
Executors and administrators
Decedents' estates
Probate records
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 60 pages to scan
Object Name
Book, Account
Language
English
Accession Number
JBFPB1996.176.1
Object ID
JBFP 6.2.1.101
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 6 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 6, Series 2, Subseries 1, Folder 101
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Container
JBFP Part 6, Box 2
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
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6 Hiram B. Swarr
Object ID
JBFP 6.2.1.102
Date Range
1873
  1 document     269 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 6 Hiram B. Swarr
Description
Receipt book of H. B. Swarr, one of the executors of James Buchanan, containing the outflow of James Buchanan’s estate, with most of the recipients’ signatures; some are pasted receipts; some with United States Internal Revenue stamps. 1 leather bound volume with “Receipts” stamped in gold. Lancaster. 13 June – 28 January 1873.
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
1873
Creator
Swarr, Hiram Behm, 1821-1896
People
Swarr, Hiram Behm
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Estates (Law)
Executors and administrators
Decedents' estates
Probate records
Search Terms
Receipts
Estate settlement
Executors and administrators
Decedents' estates
Probate records
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 266 pages to scan
Object Name
Book, Receipt
Language
English
Accession Number
JBFPB1996.177.1
Object ID
JBFP 6.2.1.102
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 6 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 6, Series 2, Subseries 1, Folder 102
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Container
JBFP Part 6, Box 2
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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Documents
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Chester County, Pennsylvania inventories, 1684-1850

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo6014
Author
Schiffer, Margaret Berwind.
Date of Publication
1974.
Call Number
974.813 S333i
Responsibility
by Margaret B. Schiffer.
Author
Schiffer, Margaret Berwind.
Place of Publication
Exton, Pa
Publisher
Schiffer Pub.,
Date of Publication
1974.
Physical Description
402 p. ; 29 cm.
Summary
Over 10,000 estate inventories, dating from 1682 to 1850, were examined to produce this record of possessions in an early rural county. The author provides lists of possessions broken down by type and by decade. For instance, the section on CLOTHING is broken down into 71 separate items, e.g. Pantalets, Pantaloons, Pants, Pelisse, Petticoat, Pocket, Pocket-book, Purse, Robe, Safe guard, Scarf, Shawl, Shift, etc. Within the tables for each item, the author may break down the item by color or type. For instance, in the CLOTHING>Apron table, there is a breakdown which includes the following: green, flowered muslin, green grazet silk, blue, blue holland, checked, white, leather, etc. The breakdown of possessions by decades can provide a general idea of when certain possessions were popular in Chester County. For instance, in the section TEXTILES> Velvet, velvet doesn't begin to appear until 1740 and becomes more popular from 1780-1810; but it becomes less popular in the period from 1820-1849. Each section begins with a dictionary with definitions of the separate items; for example a "safe guard" is "a sort of Dust-Gown, or Riding Garment, worn by Women; also a coloured Stuff Apron; also a swathing Bond for Children". Overall, this book is a unique compilation of local government records being used to understand patterns of ownership of household items.
Subjects
Inventories of decedents' estates - Pennsylvania - Chester County.
Chester County (Pa.) - History - Sources.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.813 S333i
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 4
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
The James Buchanan Family Papers Part 2, Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 4 contains the papers of her husband, Henry Elliot Johnston. The series is divided into four subseries, including correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, and ephemera. The correspondence includes letters sent by Henry Elliot Johnston to H. B. Swarr from 1867-1873 regarding the distribution from President Buchanan's estate and letters from Isaac Hiester and George Ticknor Curtis. The financial and legal documents include the sale of land, cemetery arrangements, the disposition of presidential papers including those held by E. Y. Buchanan, the choice of President Buchanan's biographer, and legal papers regarding bequests to Mary C. Speer and Louise Speer.
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 2 Series 4 Papers of Henry Elliot Johnston
Subseries 1 Correspondence
Subseries 2 Financial documents
Subseries 3 Legal documents
Subseries 4 Ephemera
Creator
Johnston, Henry Elliot, 1831-1884
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Johnston, Henry Elliot
Other Creators
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Biographies
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Johnston, Henry Elliot, 1831-1884
Letters
Probate records
Legal documents
Estates (Law)
Decedents' estates
Search Terms
Biographies
Buchanan Collections
Correspondence
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Letters
Probate records
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Legal documents
Estate settlement
Decedents' estates
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 47 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Correspondence
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 4
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
Images have been provided for research purposes only.
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.
Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Early American probate inventories

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo227
Date of Publication
1989
Call Number
658.89 E12
Responsibility
editor, Peter Benes
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Boston University
Date of Publication
1989
Physical Description
184 p. ill. 23 cm.
Series
Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, v. 12
Subjects
Probate law and practice - United States
Inventories of decedents' estates
United States - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 - Congresses.
Additional Author
Benes, Peter.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
658.89 E12
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Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Register of Wills (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 05-00 0202, Microfilm Room
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Register of Wills (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
267 reels.
Arrangement of Material
Arranged chronologically by year and then estate number.
Summary
Papers filed with the Clerk of Orphans' Court to settle the estate of a deceased resident of Lancaster County. Files may include administrators' accounts, estate inventory, will of deceased, petition for probate of will, letters of administration, letters of testamentary, renunciation, decree of probate, grant of letters, resident inheritance tax appraisement, notes of audit, inheritance tax papers, and papers dealing with personal property and real estate.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records, microfilm.
Subjects
Decedents' estates - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Register of Wills
Lancaster County (Pa.) Orphans' Court
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 05-00 0202, Microfilm Room
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