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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 5
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 Papers of James Buchanan, Series 5 contains ephemera from his personal life and political career. The materials in this collection range from 1833 to 1860.
The materials include invitations to different events and dinners, a facsimile of his petition for membership in Lodge No. 43, Free and Accepted Masons in Lancaster, a list of guests invited to a dinner in St. Petersburg in Russia during Buchanan's time as the ambassador, admission tickets, menus for dinners, bills of fare, and embossed valentines. Some of the organizations mentioned were the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art, Seamen's Hospital Society, the Royal Astronomical Society Club, the Democratic Citizens of the City of Philadelphia, and the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce.
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 5 Ephemera
Subseries 1 Invitations, Valentines, Broadsides, Visiting Cards
Year Range From
1833
Year Range To
1860
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Broadsides
Invitation cards
Menus
Petitions
Tickets
Valentines
Visiting cards
Ephemera
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Search Terms
Broadsides
Buchanan Collections
Calling cards
Finding aids
Harriet Lane Johnston
Invitations
James Buchanan
Manuscript groups
Menus
Petitions
Tickets
Valentines
Visiting cards
Ephemera
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 66 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Invitation
Card, Calling
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 5
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
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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1849 F001 R
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1849
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Ranck, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
Earl Twp.
Petition
Place
Earl Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1849 F001 R
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
012
Box Number
012
Additional Notes
Also petition for collateral appraisement.
3 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I09
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Parish, Walter M. L.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I09
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Petition.
Document not completed.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I12
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Ryan, Patrick J.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I12
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Petition.
Company E, 165th Infantry.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I13
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Smith, John H.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I13
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Petition.
Document not completed, no signatures.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I14
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Sohn, George
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I14
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Petition.
Document not completed.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I15
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Stark, Carl H.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
World War I
WWI
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I15
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Petition.
Company D, Machine Gun Division.
Pension certificate number: C-1075868.
World War I.
WWI.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I17
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Tragesser, Franklin W.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
World War I
WWI
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I17
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Petition.
World War I.
WWI.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I18
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Wagner, John F.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
World War I
WWI
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I18
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Residence: Lancaster R.D. #4.
Petition.
Ambulance Train # 53.
World War I.
WWI.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Object ID
Veterans F47 I22
Description Level
Item
Collection
Veterans' Peddlers Licenses
Description
Record of applications for peddlers' licenses showing date of application, name of applicant, type of license, and dates granted and lifted. Many applications for soldiers' licenses; these are peddlers' licenses issued to honorably discharged veterans. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Organized by year, then alphabetically by surname.
Year
1938
People
Wolfe, Albert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Veterans' Peddlers License
Petitions
World War I
WWI
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Veterans F47 I22
Classification
RG 02-00 0601
Location
Archives West 1
Container
002
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Petition.
Company L, 3rd Battalion.
World War I.
WWI.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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