This local merchant's collection includes many items related to his business. They include his licenses to sell wines and spirits, his postage accounts, financial and legal transactions, many orders for wines and spirits, correspondence, statements, an invoice, and numerous receipts. There is also a stock certificate and some items relating to his household.
Collection contains correspondence between Adam Reigart, Jr. and his family in Lancaster and Philip Wager and his family in Philadelphia. The letters are primarily from the early nineteenth century and provide information about family illness, travel, visits, business, and family chatter. The receipts and invoices show purchases made in Lancaster and Philadelphia, especially clothing, fabric, dry goods, and meat. The remainder of the collection is made up of newspaper articles, books, and an album of poetry and drawings. The items were housed in a gig trunk which is now in the museum collection.
Collection contains items from the Glassley and Siegler families, primarily related to Albert Siegler Glassley and his education. The items include school work, commencement programs, certificates, baptismal certificate, bridal souvenir, fare schedule, and materials from Trinity Lutheran Church.
This collection contains a manuscript book of poetry compiled by Alice Caldwell of Lancaster and three of her drawings. Tucked inside the volume was a eulogy for Robert Scott, composed by Henry Carter.
The collection of Alice E. Brown Family Papers contains genealogy and family records, deeds, land drafts, ads and ephemera for local businesses, bonds, estate papers, wills, and personal papers. Some of the deeds and maps are for property also owned by the Coates and Pownall families. Alice's father was a race horse breeder and the collection contains certificates from the American Trotting Register for some of his horses.
This collection contains 119 letters and documents listed to Alice Ferree Todd (1845-1930), previously held at the Brinckerhoff estate in Fishkill, NY. The majority of the letters are from Alice Ferree Todd to her husband Moses Hampton Todd (1945-1935). The remaining are correspondences between Alice and her family (sisters and other relatives) as well as mortgages/deeds signed by James Barr Ferree, Alice's father.
This collection contains the personal and business papers of the Steinman family. Andrew J. was a lawyer. His wife was the daughter of John M. Hale, also a lawyer, and the collection includes some of his correspondence. Most of the collection is legal records and correspondence of Andrew J. There is a also a daybook for the John F. Steinman Hardware Store, 1811-1819.
This collection consists primarily of correspondence, notes, and materials collected in preparing a genealogy for publication. About half of the collection is composed of letters to Dr. Willis N. Baer. A significant other part of the collection was generously given to Dr. Baer by Robert Bruce Bare, Esq., co-author of a 1910 genealogy with Daniel M. Bare, Genealogy of Johannes Baer 1749-1910. It is difficult in some cases to distinguish between notes and materials created by Dr. Baer and those items he collected through Robert Bruce Bare. A few personal items relate to Dr. Baer's career as a Professor of Economics at Moravian College, as well as other matters. There are also copies of wills, other court documents, land surveys, and maps; and photographs of cemeteries and places in Switzerland. In 1955, Dr. Baer published The Genealogy of Henry Baer of Leacock, Pa., 1715-1771.