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Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 3
Object ID
MG0545_Series03
Date Range
1835-1887
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 3
Description
The documents in MG0545 Series 3 represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to building bridges. Petitions, proposals and reports pertain to building bridges over the railroad at the alley between Duke Street and Lime Street in 1835 and 1837. Invoices for labor, stone and posts show bridge maintenance from 1858-1887.
Custodial History
Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster's past.
Organized and preserved by JP, Summer 2011. Added to database 10 May 2021.
System of Arrangement
This collection is organized into series:
Series 1 Market Houses
Series 2 Fire Department
Series 3 Bridges
Series 4 Railroads
Series 5 Lamps and Lighting
Series 6 Relief Fund
Series 7 Administrative Records
Date Range
1835-1887
Creation Date
1835-1887
Year Range From
1835
Year Range To
1887
Creator
Lancaster (Pa.)
People
Armstrong, James
Cooper, J.
Black, John
Subjects
Invoices
Petitions
Bridges
Business records
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
Invoices
Petitions
Bridges
Business records
Lancaster
New Holland Turnpike Company
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Extent
1 box, 11 folders, .2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0545_Series03
Other Numbers
MG-545, Series 3
Other Number
MG-545, Series 3
Classification
MG0545
MG0545_Series03
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Related Item Notes
Lancaster City Archives
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, MG0545
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 4
Object ID
MG0545_Series04
Date Range
1833-1896
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 4
Description
The documents in MG0545, Series 4 represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to the Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad, including correspondence, invoices and a petition.
Custodial History
Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster's past.
Collection was organized and rehoused by JP, Summer 2011.
System of Arrangement
This collection is organized into series:
Series 1 Market Houses
Series 2 Fire Department
Series 3 Bridges
Series 4 Railroads
Series 5 Lamps and Lighting
Series 6 Relief Fund
Series 7 Administrative Records
Date Range
1833-1896
Creation Date
1833-1896
Year Range From
1833
Year Range To
1896
Creator
Lancaster (Pa.)
People
Ihling, Charles C.
Flick, Henry
Zimmerman, John
Subjects
Business records
Columbia-Philadelphia Railroad
Invoices
Lancaster (Pa.)
Pennsylvania Railroad
Petitions
Railroads
Search Terms
Business records
Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad
Correspondence
Finding aids
Invoices
Lancaster
Letters
Manuscript groups
Pennsylvania Railroad
Petitions
Railroads
Extent
1 box, 4 folders, .1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0545_Series04
Other Numbers
MG-545, Series 4
Other Number
MG-545, Series 4
Classification
MG0545
MG0545_Series04
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Related Item Notes
Lancaster City Archives
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, MG0545
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
David and John Pollock's Patents
Object ID
MG0713
Date Range
1855-1867
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
David and John Pollock's Patents
Description
This collection contains patents granted to David Pollock and John Pollock for a fan blower, improved ore cleaner, improved feed water heater for locomotives, and an improved rack for holding implements and utensils. There are also related documents, such as correspondence, advertising, an application, and a petition.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Document Collection February 2014.
Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, February 2014. Added to database 26 May 2021.
Date Range
1855-1867
Year Range From
1855
Year Range To
1867
Date of Accumulation
1855-1867
Creator
Pollock, John, 1798-1875
People
Finn, Andrew C.
Pollock, David
Pollock, John
Other Creators
Pollock, David, 1801-1867
Subjects
Advertising
Drawings
Inventions
Inventors
Letters
Patents
Search Terms
Advertising
Applications
Correspondence
Drawings
Finding aids
Inventions
Inventors
Letters
Manuscript groups
Patents
Petitions
Extent
1 box, 9 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0713
Other Numbers
MG-713
Other Number
MG-713
Classification
MG0713
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 15
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Andrew B. Rote Collection, 1806-1950 (MG0363)
Dodge Family Papers (MG0836)
Groff Family Papers, 1865-1969 (MG0333)
Henry Charles Collection, 1892-1922 (MG0335)
Patents Collection, 1827-1927 (MG0632)
William Walton Griest Collection, Series 20 Patents, 1908-1915 (MG0065_Ser20)
Notes
Preferred Citation: David and John Pollock's Patents (MG0713), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Jacob Smith Collection
Object ID
MG0168
Date Range
1801-1830
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Jacob Smith Collection
Description
The Jacob Smith Collection consists of the daybooks and papers of Jacob and Abraham Smith. The daybooks contain notes on workers' attendance, assignments, pay, mill equipment, and names of people with whom Abraham boarded. There is also a court order appointing six men to study the feasibility of a road from Jacob Smith's mill to Manor's skating rink.
Admin/Biographical History
The original grist and sawmill was built by Jacob Smith in 1774 on Pequea Creek, about eight miles from Lancaster. The stone mill was built by Jacob Smith circa 1800. The mill remained the property of Mr. Smith and his heirs until 1846, when it was purchased by Abraham Mylin. Mylin built an addition and put in another water wheel. Subsequent owners were Benjamin Harnish in 1857, Jacob B. Good in 1868, and Thomas Baumgardner in 1870. Mr. Baumgardner repaired the mill and put in new machinery. Later owners were Jacob Herr, Henry Hess, Edwin Diffenderfer, Enos Harnish, Sumner Brown, Clayton Hilton, and H. F. Eshleman.
Ellis, Franklin and Samuel Evans. 1883. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania : With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. p. 1011.
"Baumgardner's Mill / Millvale Mill - Lancaster Co. - Pennsylvania." n.d. Millpictures.com. Accessed October 7, 2021. https://millpictures.com/mills.php?millid=652.
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by DT, 1999. Added to database 7 October 2021.
Date Range
1801-1830
Year Range From
1801
Year Range To
1830
Date of Accumulation
1801-1830
Creator
Smith, Abraham
People
Baer, Jacob
Bard, George
Burkholder, John
Forrey, Christian
Freeman, Clarkson
Gundacker, John
Hershey, Andrew
Hess, Christian
Klepfer, Michael
McCullouch, J.
Metzger, Jonas
Ross, George
Sight, Martin
Smith, Abraham
Smith, Christian
Smith, Henry
Smith, Jacob
Smith, Magdalina
Smith, Martha
Thomas, Adam
Subjects
Business records
Distribution of decedents' estates
Executors and administrators
Mills
Petitions
Search Terms
Business records
Clinger's Mill
Conestoga Twp.
Daybooks
Estate settlement
Executors and administrators
Finding aids
Jacob Smith's Mill
Manuscript groups
Mills
Peach Bottom Road
Pequea Twp.
Petitions
Probate records
Extent
1 box, 7 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0168
Other Numbers
MG-168
Other Number
MG-168
Classification
MG0168
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 4
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Jacob Smith Collection (MG0168), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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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
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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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1785 F004 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1785
People
Kuch, John
Zanck, Jacob
Haase, Conrad
Eichholtz, Leonard
Bennett, Henry
App, Michael
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Petitions
Peddlers
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1785 F004 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Petition for peddler's license.
Signers of petition: Jacob Zanck, Conrad Haase, Leonard Eichholtz, Henry Bennett, Michael App.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1785 F009 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1785
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Petitions
Road
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1785 F009 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Road petition, road from Estherton by Faulklers Mill, to a public road, leading from the foot of the Blue Mountain, to Middleton.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAR 1786 F004 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1786
People
Cartwright, Charles
Barnes, [ ]
Ellis, Richard
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: horse stealing
Petitions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAR 1786 F004 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Petition to discharge [ ] Barnes from payment of recognizance.
Defendant charged with horse stealing.
Petitioner: Richard Ellis
Clerical error regarding discharge.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1787 F002 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1787
People
McCobb, William
McCobb, Jane
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Colerain Twp.
Petitions
Overseers of the Poor
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1787 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Additional name: Jane McCobb.
Petition to Overseers of the Poor of Colerain Twp.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1787 F003 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1787
People
Cather, Frances
Farqure, Hugh
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Adjudications
Petitions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1787 F003 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Petition for adjudment of indenture against Hugh Farqure.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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