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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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Frederick Valentine Melsheimer

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo4563
Author
Frost, S. W.
Date of Publication
1937
Call Number
974.9 L245 v.41
Author
Frost, S. W.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1937
Physical Description
[164]-168 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 41, no. 6
Subjects
Melsheimer, Frederick Valentine, - 1749-1814.
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)
Historical markers - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Entomology - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Biography.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Journal
Call Number
974.9 L245 v.41
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Frederick Valentine Melsheimer, a pioneer entomologist, and a noted clergyman and author. A paper read before the Historical Society of York county, April 8, 1897,/ c

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo18691
Author
Prowell, George Reeser,
Date of Publication
1903]
Call Number
974.841 Y61m
Author
Prowell, George Reeser,
Place of Publication
[York, Pa
Date of Publication
1903]
Physical Description
cover-title, 17-26 p. ; 22 cm.
Series
[Historical society of York county. Proceedings and collections, v. 1, no. 2]
Notes
Paged continuously with v. 1, no. 1, of the Proceedings and collections.
Bound in LCHS volume with title : York County pamphlets.
Subjects
Melsheimer, Frederick Valentine, - 1749-1814.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.841 Y61m
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Frederick Valentine Melsheimer, entomologist

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo4167
Author
Heisey, M. Luther,
Date of Publication
1937
  1 document  
Author
Heisey, M. Luther,
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1937
Physical Description
[103]-112 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 41, no. 4
Subjects
Melsheimer, Frederick Valentine, - 1749-1814.
Entomologists - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Biography.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 41, number 4 (1937), p. 103-112Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.41
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Author
Lee, Ruth Webb,
Date of Publication
[c1952]
Call Number
741.67 L480
Author
Lee, Ruth Webb,
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Studio Publications in association with Crowell
Date of Publication
[c1952]
Physical Description
239 p. illus., col. plates. 25 cm.
Subjects
Valentines.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
741.67 L480
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Memorial to Frederick Valentine Melsheimer

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo4564
Author
Heisey, M. Luther,
Date of Publication
1937
  1 document  
Author
Heisey, M. Luther,
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1937
Physical Description
[162]-163 p. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 41, no. 6
Subjects
Melsheimer, Frederick Valentine, - 1749-1814.
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)
Historical markers - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Entomology - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
New Holland (Pa.) - History.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 41, number 6 (1937), p. 162-163Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.41
Documents

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Collection
Henry Kauffman Photograph Collection
Object ID
HK-10-03-16
  1 image  
Object Name
Negative, film
Collection
Henry Kauffman Photograph Collection
Description
Fraktur - valentines
Provenance
Photographs from the estate of Henry Kauffman.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Fraktur
Valentines
Object Name
Negative, film
Film Size
2 x 4
Object ID
HK-10-03-16
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Pike Mennonite immigrant families from Eich, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany ; Part IV : A Reich from Eich ; the Valentin Reich and Barbara Seibel family

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo13703
Author
Good, Gary.
Call Number
905.748 MFH v. 15 (April 1996)
Author
Good, Gary.
Physical Description
p. 52 - 57.
Notes
Mennonite Family History, v. 15 (April 1996).
Subjects
Reich family.
Seibel family.
Reich, Valentin.
Pike Mennonite Church (Hinkletown, Pa.).
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 MFH v. 15 (April 1996)
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC_F03
Date Range
1849/02/14
  1 document     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
Two handwritten valentines with raised decorative border. First is 1 stanza, 4 lines and signed "Valentine." Verse is similar to that attributed to Dr. Hawkesworth in The New Foundling Hospital for Wit, 1784. Second is 1 stanza, 4 lines and signed "[Peabel]". Since the valentines are in different hands it is probable that they were exchanged between Thomas Welsh and Annie Young. It is unclear how the second one is signed, but perhaps it is a pet name that Thomas had for Annie. Thomas Welsh and Annie Young were married on October 24, 1850.
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
1849/02/14
Creation Date
1849/02/14
Creator
Welsh, Thomas, 1824-1863
People
Welsh, Thomas
Welsh, Annie Eunice Young
Other Creators
Welsh, Annie Eunice Young, 1831-1894
Subjects
Valentines
Search Terms
Valentines
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan
Object Name
Poem
Language
English
Condition
Good
Condition Notes
Large tear into the center of one signed "Valentine," other is in good condition.
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC_F03
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesC
Other Numbers
TW-C-49-01
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
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Collection
Lancaster Recreation Commission Photograph Collection
Object ID
LR-03-01-05
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
Lancaster Recreation Commission Photograph Collection
Description
Happy Hours Valentine's Day party
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Valentine's Day
Place
Lancaster city
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Print Size
3 x 3
Object ID
LR-03-01-05
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