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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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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1849 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
1849
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Constable's return
Constables
Conoy Twp.
Penn Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1849 F003 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Constable's Return for Conoy Twp., and Penn Twp.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
APR 1849 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
1849
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Returns
Road
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1849 F004 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of streets, lanes, and alleys in Lancaster.
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 1856 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
1856
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Constable's return
Constables
Mount Joy
Place
Mount Joy
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1856 F003 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Letter regarding Constable Return.
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 1856 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
1856
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Constable's return
Constables
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1856 F004 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Constable Return.
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 1789 F001 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
1789
People
Webb, William
Davis, William
Harrison, James
Clelland, William
Kreider, Henry
Sullivan, John
Warner, John
McElhaney, William
Cox, Mary
Porter, John
Thompson, John
Willson, Anthony
Fry, Jacob
Fullerton, William
Brenneman, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Prisoners
Jails
Prisons
Returns
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1789 F001 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
MAY 1790 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
1790
People
Davis, William
Webb, William
Clelland, William
Kreider, Henry
Sullivan, John
Warner, John
McElhenny, William
Cocks, Mary
Porter, John
Smith, John
Smith, William
Redig, James
Brook, Isaac
Elliot, Benjamin
Shofstall, Daniel
Skiles, Thomas
Seager, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisoners
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1790 F004 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
AUG 1790 F023 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
1790
People
Davis, William
Webb, William
Clelland, William
Kreider, Henry
Warner, John
McElhenney, William
Porter, John
Harrison, James
Thomas, James
Walker, Henry
Skiles, Thomas
Myers, Jacob
Ward, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1790 F023 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
NOV 1790 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
1790
People
Webb, William
Davis, William
Clelland, William
Kreider, Henry
Warner, John
McElhenney, John
Walker, Henry
Smith, John
Jenkins, Abraham
Marshall, William
Doyle, Samuel
Berry, William
Moore, Patrick
Neill, James
Ward, John
McClurg, Hugh
Seager, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Returns
Return of criminals
Prisons
Prisoners
Native Americans
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1790 F003 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of prisoners.
Note: Samuel Doyle held on suspicion of murdering Native Americans.
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 1791 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
1791
People
Davis, William
Clelland, William
Warner, John
Kreider, Henry
McElhenny, John
Jenkins, Ephraim
Walker, Henry
Berrey, Henry
Moore, Patrick
Hughes, James
Doughlass, James
Musketnuss, Adam
Shea, Daniel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisons
Prisoners
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1791 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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