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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 2
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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
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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1795 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
1795
People
Kendrick, John
Craver, Philip
Verns, Valentine
Swartz, John
White, William
Craig, David
Galbaugh, John
Frey, Peter
Finkel, John
Bush, John
Hart, John
Shire, Ann
Scott, Alexander
Daisert, Joseph
Funk, John
Bower, Samuel
Wilson, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Liquor License
Returns
Conestoga Twp.
Cocalico Twp.
Drumore Twp.
Donegal Twp.
Earl Twp.
Lampeter Twp.
Leacock Twp.
Mount Joy Twp.
Rapho Twp.
Strasburg Twp.
Sadsbury Twp.
Constables
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1795 F009 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Treasurer's return, list of persons recommended to keep public houses.
Names: John Kendrick, Philip Craver, Valentine Verns, John Swartz, William White, David Craig, John Gallbaugh, Peter Frey, John Finckel, John Bush, John Hart, Ann Shire, Alexander Scott, Joseph Daisert, John Funk, Samuel Bower, William Wilson.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1795 F013 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
1795
People
Bare, Samuel
Kile, Thomas
Hill, Caleb
Deshler, Adam
McFarr, Nathan
Neaff, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisoners
Prisons
Charge: horse stealing
Charge: theft
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1795 F013 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of prisoners.
Name listed: Samuel Bare, Thomas Kile, Caleb Hill, Adam Deshler, Nathan McFarr, Jacob Neaff.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1795 F005 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
1795
People
White, William
Craig, David
Mackert, Samuel
Frey, Peter
Schneider, John
Krug, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Treasurers
Returns
Public Houses
Taverns
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1795 F005 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Treasurer's Return, list of persons recommended to keep public houses.
Drumore Twp., William White.
Donegal Twp., David Craig, Samuel Mackert.
Earl Twp., Peter Frey, John Schneider.
Jacob Krug, Treasurer.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1795 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
1795
People
Wolsley, John
Rodney, John
Scott, Abraham
Kapp, Martin
Barge, Catharina
Shroy, Samuel
Wilson, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Treasurers
Returns
Licenses
Public Houses
Donegal Twp.
Little Britain Twp.
Mount Joy Twp.
Strasburg Twp.
Sadsbury Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1795 F003 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Treasurer's Return, a list of persons recommended to keep a public house.
John Wolsley, Donegal Twp.
John Rodney, Little Britain Twp.
Abraham Scott, Mount Joy Twp.
Martin Kapp, Mount Joy Twp.
Catharina Barge, Strasburg Twp.
Samuel Shroy, Strasburg Twp.
William Wilson, Sadsbury Twp.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1795 F006 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
1795
People
McDonal, John
McKain, Andrew
Hurly, John
Lohny, Jacob
Russel, Thomas
McHam, John
Kune, Frederick
McMackon, John
Cole, Daniel
Stickins, Catharine
Deshler, Adam
Ferree, Thomas
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisons
Prisoners
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1795 F006 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of prisoners.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1796 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
1796
People
McDonal, John
Kune, Frederick
White, Moses
Salter, George
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1796 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of prisoners.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1796 F010 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
1796
People
Shroy, Samuel
Mackert, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Treasurers
Returns
Public Houses
Strasburg Twp.
Donegal Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1796 F010 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Treasurer's return, persons recommended to keep public houses.
Samuel Shroy, Strasburg Twp.
Samuel Mackert, Donegal Twp.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1796 F016 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
1796
People
McDonal, John
Coates, Thomas
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1796 F016 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of prisoners.
John McDonal.
Thomas Coates.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1796 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
1796
People
McDonal, John
Dougherty, Robert
Hactor
Hanna
Beets, Nancy
McCorkell, George
Cox, Elizabeth
Cox, Daniel
Rannals, Anthony
Harling, John
Conner, Thomas
Wallow, Robert
Rogers, Cornelius
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1796 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of prisoners.
John McDonal, Robert Dougherty, Hactor, Hanna, Nancy Beets, George McCorkell, Elizabeth Cox, Daniel Cox, Anthony Rannals, John Harling, Thomas Conner, Robert Wallow, Cornelius Rogers.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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