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Admission of Virginia. Speech of Hon. Frank W. Palmer, of Iowa, in the House of Representatives, January 13, 1870

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo13617
Author
Palmer, Frank Wayland.
Date of Publication
[1870]
Call Number
973.891 B628
Author
Palmer, Frank Wayland.
Place of Publication
Washington: Congressional Glove Office
Date of Publication
[1870]
Physical Description
8 p.; 24 cm.
Subjects
Virginia - Politics and government - 1864-1950 - Speeched in Congrtess.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Rare Books
Call Number
973.891 B628
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828
Date Range
1839-1932
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
The General Thomas Welsh Family Papers is a collection of original correspondence, official documents, and ephemera. Many of the papers were created by or directed to Thomas Welsh between approximately 1843 and his death in 1863. They provide glimpses into his youth, his experiences in the Mexican War, his life in Columbia between the wars, and his rise in rank to Brigadier General during the Civil War.
The collection contains correspondence with his wife and family from 1861-1863. There are also official correspondence and documents related to Welsh's military service, autobiographical pieces, correspondence following his death, obituaries, and family papers into the early twentieth century. Other items in the collection include genealogy pages from the family bible, photographic images of Thomas Welsh and family members, two scrapbooks, newspaper issues and newspaper clippings, written notes from recollections of one of Welsh's daughter, and a biographical sketch of Welsh written by his son.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men.
Welsh lost his father at the age of 2, and went to work to support his family at age 8. He had very little formal schooling, and was largely self-educated. In 1843, at age 19, he left Lancaster County for Washington City, then went west as an itinerant carpenter/laborer to Cincinnati, Little Rock, and Fort Smith.
When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, he enlisted in a Kentucky regiment, and was severely wounded at the battle of Buena Vista (1847) from which he never fully recovered. Returning home to Columbia, he re-enlisted as a second lieutenant, assigned to the 11th U.S. infantry regiment in Mexico City. Within days of his arrival in Mexico City, he was declared unfit for service on account of his battle wound, and sent home again.
Back in Columbia as a civilian, he dabbled in politics, and received a patronage job in the Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works (the rail and canal system connecting Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). After several years, he opened up a grocery and dry goods store in Columbia's canal basin. He also became an insurance agent. In 1857, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and his reputation grew as a community leader. By 1860, he was president of the Borough Council, a founding member of the Columbia Board of Trade, Vice President of the Columbia Cricket Club, and a canal boat operator, in addition to a dry goods merchant, insurance agent, and Justice of the Peace. He had a wife, 5 surviving children, and legal guardianship of his sister's 4 children.
When Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter, marking the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Welsh raised and organized the first company of volunteers from Lancaster County, and took them into the field as their Captain. Within days, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, which served out its 90-day enlistment in the Shenandoah Valley.
Returning to Harrisburg, he was appointed Commandant of Camp Curtin, the problem-plagued processing center for new recruits. In short order, Welsh cleaned up the camp's poor sanitary conditions, improved the health of the camp, and implemented soldierly discipline and training.
In October 1861, he resigned from his camp duties, and as Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania, led his regiment into the field. After brief service outside of Washington, they were sent to South Carolina in December, where they were posted to Otter Island. After the battle of James Island, they were recalled to Newport News, in July 1862, then sent to guard Aquia Creek.
In September, now in brigade command in Burnsides' 9th Corps, Welsh chased Lee's Confederate army west into central Maryland. His brigade broke the enemy line in Fox's Gap, on Sept. 14, then 3 days later achieved the furthest Union advance at Antietam, reaching the edge of Sharpsburg, and nearly cutting off Lee's only avenue of escape. Welsh's gallantry earned him a field promotion to brigadier general, which Congress confirmed on March 13, 1863.
The 9th Corps (Welsh now in command of the 1st Division) was sent west in the spring of 1863, then dispatched south to support Grant's investment of Vicksburg. After Vicksburg fell, they turned east and defeated Confederate General Johnston at the Battle of Jackson. Welsh contracted malaria in the southern swamps, and died in Cincinnati upon their return north. One of his men later recalled, "Had he lived, Welsh would undoubtedly have attained a much higher command. 1
1. Beauge, Eugene, in Albert, Allen D., Ed., History of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Williamsport, PA: Grit Publ. Co, 1912, p. 79.
Custodial History
Almost all of the papers have been passed down through successive generations of Welsh's descendants, from Thomas Welsh's wife and children to his granddaughter, Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin, to her daughter Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. After Nancy Townsend's death, her son Charles Townsend passed them on to his cousin, Richard Wiggin (grandson of Emilie Benson Wiggin) in 2015.
A few papers passed out of the family's possession and found their way into other collections. Richard Abel of Columbia, PA began collecting Welsh papers and artifacts some years ago, and subsequently transferred this collection of Welsh materials to Richard Wiggin in 2012.
System of Arrangement
The collection is arranged in series:
Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Series B Mexican War, 1846-1848
Series C Between the Mexican War and the Civil War, 1848-1861
Series D Ciivil War
Series E Post-Civil War
Series F Miscellaneous Family Papers
Date Range
1839-1932
Year Range From
1839
Year Range To
1932
Creator
Wiggin, Richard C.
People
Welsh, Thomas
Welsh, Annie Eunice Young
Welsh, Blanton Charles
Welsh, Effie
Welsh, Lilian
Welsh, Mary Young "Mazie"
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Letters
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Military orders
Military promotions
Personal correspondence
Political campaigns
Presidents--Election
Speeches, addresses, etc.
United States. Army--Military life
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865
Search Terms
Civil War
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Mexican War
Military life
Military orders
Military promotions
Political campaigns
Presidential elections
Speeches
United States Army
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Condition
Fair to good
Condition Date
2020-12-18
Condition Notes
Items are in fair to good condition.
Object ID
MG0828
Classification
MG0828
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives North
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. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
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.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 4
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
The James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1, Papers of James Buchanan, Series 4, contains the speeches and Buchanan's other writings. The collection is arranged into two subseries, separating speeches and other writings. Subseries 1 contains Buchanan's printed speech in Greensburg, Pa. on 7 October, 1852, supporting candidate Franklin Pierce. In Subseries 2 Buchanan explains his role in seeking the appointments of William C. Frazer, Capt. John Steele, and Roland A. Luther for federal office and his reasons for non-payment of personal property taxes in Lancaster while residing in Washington, D. C. ca.1846. It also contains a poem attributed to Buchanan.
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 4 Speeches and Writings
Subseries 1 Speeches
Subseries 2 Other Writings
Year Range From
1842
Year Range To
1857
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Frazer, William Clark
Steele, John
Luther, Roland A.
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Appointment to office
Inauguration
Poetry
Presidents--United States--Inaugural addresses
Real property tax
Speeches
Whig Party (U.S.)
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Finding aids
Inaugural addresses
Inauguration
James Buchanan
Manuscript groups
Poetry
Political appointments
Real property tax
Speeches
Whig Party
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 5 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 4
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
Documents
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The British Cicero ; or, A selection of the most admired speeches in the English language : arranged under three distinct heads of popular, parliamentary, and judicial oratory: with historical illustrations ; to which is prefixed, An introduction to the study and practice of eloquence

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo21083
Date of Publication
1810
Call Number
Book 330 1810
Book 612 1810
Book 613 1810
Alternate Title
British Cicero
Selection of the most admired speeches in the English language
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
Printed for and published by Birch and Small,
Date of Publication
1810
Physical Description
3 volumes ; 22 cm
Notes
LCHS volume 1(Book 330); volumes 2 & 3 Books 612 and 613.
Jasper Yeates's Colonial Law Library.
Yeates's signature at top of title page.
Book numbers 330, 612, and 613 assigned by Yeates.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc., English.
Political oratory - Great Britain
Political oratory.
Great Britain.
Oratory.
Full leather (Binding)
Gilt title on maroon spine label (Binding)
Additional Author
Browne, Thomas,
Yeates, Jasper,
Location
Lancaster History Library - Yeates Collection
Call Number
Book 330 1810
Book 612 1810
Book 613 1810
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The casting vote of Vice-President Dallas on the tariff of 1846

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15630
Author
Dallas, George Mifflin,
Date of Publication
1846.
Call Number
815 P769 # 41
Author
Dallas, George Mifflin,
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
Published at the Office of the "Daily Keystone",
Date of Publication
1846.
Physical Description
16 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Tariff - United States - Speeches in Congress.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Rare Books
Call Number
815 P769 # 41
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC_F01
Date Range
1848
  1 document     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
Handwritten draft of remarks evidently written by Thomas Welsh in opposition to Zachary Taylor’s 1848 presidential Campaign (Whig Party) and in favor of Senator Lewis Cass (Democratic Party). Remarks addressed to Mr. President and possibly delivered at a large Democratic Party meeting in Columbia on September 30, 1848 of which Welsh was reported to be secretary by the Columbia Spy, 7 October 1848. Watermark "Owen & Hurlbut, So Lee, Mass." South Lee, Massachusetts.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men. See MG0828 for more biographical information.
Custodial History
Cataloged by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
Date Range
1848
Creation Date
1848
Creator
Welsh, Thomas, 1824-1863
People
Welsh, Thomas
Clay, Henry
Polk, James Knox
Taylor, Zachary
Subjects
Political campaigns
Presidents--Election
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Search Terms
Political campaigns
Presidential elections
Speeches
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Draft
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Notes
Slight tears and discoloration on the edges; faded ink; condition fair.
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC_F01
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC
Other Numbers
TW-C-48-01
Classification
MG0828
MG0828_SeriesC
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives North
Container
MG0828 Box 1
Notes
Added to PP 12/21/2020 by HST
Provenance: Passed down through the family, Blanton Charles Welsh to Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin to Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. Acquired from: Chuck Townsend, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2016/05/15.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
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.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Images
Documents
Less detail
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC_F09
Date Range
1852
  1 document     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
Draft of a speech to be made by Thomas Welsh for some unknown occasion in opposition to an anti-slavery resolution before the Senate and in support of states rights/popular sovereignty. Remarks could be related to Welsh's unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party's nomination for Congress in 1852.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men. See MG0828 for more biographical information.
Custodial History
Cataloged by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
Date Range
1852
Creation Date
1852
Creator
Welsh, Thomas, 1824-1863
People
Welsh, Thomas
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Antislavery movements
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Search Terms
Speeches
Antislavery movements
Democratic Party
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Draft
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Notes
Fair condition: faded ink and discoloration along folds.
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC_F09
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC
Other Numbers
TW-C-52-02
Classification
MG0828
MG0828_SeriesC
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives North
Container
MG0828 Box 1
Notes
Added to PP 12/21/2020 by HST
Provenance: Passed down through the family, Blanton Charles Welsh to Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin to Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. Acquired from: Chuck Townsend, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2016/05/15.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
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.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Images
Documents
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.4.1.003
Date Range
No date
  1 document     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
Envelope which contained James Buchanan’s inaugural address. The inaugural address is not with the envelope.
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.
Date Range
No date
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Presidents--United States--Inaugural addresses
Inauguration
Speeches
Search Terms
Inaugural addresses
Inauguration
Speeches
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 4.5 x 9.5 in.
Object Name
Envelope
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1997.027
Object ID
JBFP 1.4.1.003
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 4
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 4, Subseries 1, Folder 3
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, Box 5
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
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
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.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Images
Documents
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Collection
Mayor James H. Ross Collection
Object ID
MG0058
Date Range
1933-1937
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Mayor James H. Ross Collection
Description
The Mayor James H. Ross Collection documents Ross's political career from 1933-1937. James Ross, a businessman and civic leader, served as mayor of Lancaster from 1934-1938. The collection consists primarily of correspondence and a scrapbook. The letters are related to his mayoral election and responsibilities, the James H. Ross Ready to Wear Department Store, and personal matters. The scrapbook, compiled by his wife, contains information about his political career, the department store, and other local merchants, and provides a good background on the housing issues that threatened Lancaster City. The collection gives a fragmented picture of life in Lancaster in the 1930s, including commercial transactions, the Depression, religious charitable organizations, politics, and the Democratic Party.
Admin/Biographical History
James H. Ross was born in Green County, Ohio. When he was six, Ross's family moved to Monroe County, West Virginia where he attended school until he was seventeen. His family moved back to Ohio where he finished his schooling at Bowersville High School. After graduating, Ross moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and began working for M. T. Garvin & Co. Ross left M. T. Garvin & Co. in 1928 and established his own store, James H. Ross Ready to Wear Department Store, in December of that same year. James H. Ross was elected Mayor of Lancaster as a Democrat in 1934.
Custodial History
Scrapbook, Career of James Ross, Former Merchant and Mayor, was previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 121. Scrapbook, Career of James Ross, Former Merchant and Mayor, was cataloged and preserved with funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.
Date Range
1933-1937
Year Range From
1933
Year Range To
1937
Date of Accumulation
1933-1937
Creator
Ross, James Hubert, 1875-1962
People
Ross, James Hubert
Ross, Ethel E. Dietrich
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Other Creators
Ross, Ethel E. Dietrich, 1892-1977
Subjects
Business records
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Lancaster (Pa.)--Politics and government
Letters
Local elections
Local taxation
Mayors--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Search Terms
Business records
Church of Our Father Unitarian
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Elections
James H. Ross Ready to Wear Department Store
Letters
M. J. Brecht School
Mayors
Newspaper clippings
Politics
Schools
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Taxes
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster
Wheatland
Young Men's Democratic Club
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
2 boxes, 10 folders, 1 scrapbook, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0058
Other Numbers
MG-58
Classification
MG0058
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 2
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services to view scrapbook.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Frank B. McClain scrapbooks

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo17009
Call Number
MG 434, Box 003, Archives South, Book 1, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 001, Archives South, Book 2, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 002, Archives South, Book 3, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 004, Archives South, Book 4, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 005, Archives South, Book 5, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
  1 website  
Physical Description
5 volumes.
Arrangement of Material
Book 1, Frank B. McClain scrapbook, January 1898-October 1917. Book 2, Frank B. McClain scrapbook, April 1905-May 1914. Book 3, Frank B. McClain scrapbook, January 1913-October 1960. Book 4, Frank B. McClain scrapbook, June 1913-May 1919. Book 5, Frank B. McClain scrapbook, October 1917-August 1922.
Notes
Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
Frank B. McClain was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on 14 April 1864. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1895 through 1910 and was the Speaker of the House in 1907. McClain was elected Mayor of Lancaster in 1910 and maintained the post until 1915, when he became the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Frank B. McClain died on 11 October 1925.
Finding aid is available at LancasterHistory.org.
Summary
Frank B. McClain's scrapbooks contain a variety of different materials that focus on his political career. The materials include newspaper clippings, political cartoons and photographs. Containing articles about McClain's campaigns, speeches and legislation, the scrapbooks are a timeline for McClain's political life from his election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives through Lieutenant Governor. Scrapbooks one and two cover McClain's term in the House of Representatives. Scrapbook three reveals information about McClain's campaign and election for Mayor of Lancaster. The final two scrapbooks, books four and five, include information about McClain's work to pass legislation pertaining to road developments, fair housing and fair pricing on necessities. He used these as his platforms as candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
McClain, Frank B., 1864-1925.
Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921.
Republican Party (Pa.)
Anti-saloon League of America.
Religion.
Religious thought.
Railroad trains.
Campaign speeches.
Profiteering.
Produce trade.
Obituaries.
Political cartoons.
Scrapbooks.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Pennsylvania - Politics and government.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG 434, Box 003, Archives South, Book 1, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 001, Archives South, Book 2, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 002, Archives South, Book 3, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 004, Archives South, Book 4, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
MG 434, Box 005, Archives South, Book 5, Frank B. McClain Scrapb
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