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Collection
Brinton Family Collection
Object ID
MG0038
Date Range
1808-1946
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Brinton Family Collection
Description
The Brinton Family Collection contains genealogy, estate records, receipts, school workbooks, correspondence, farm records, tax records, bank records, wedding and funeral announcements, invitations, visiting cards, and postcards.
Admin/Biographical History
The Brintons were a prosperous family, owned farms and mills, and participated in other business ventures. They were of English heritage and members of the Quakers, or Society of Friends. In order to escape religious persecution in England, William Brinton purchased 200 acres in Birmingham Twp., Pennsylvania in 1684. His descendants eventually moved further west to eastern Lancaster County.1
Cyrus Brinton (1830-1917), the fourth of six children, was the son of Samuel and Lydia P. Jackson Brinton. In 1813, Samuel purchased 200 acres of land in Christiana (land that was later bounded by the Christiana Machine Shop on the south, Pine St. on the west, Sadsbury Ave. on the north, and Rte. 41 on the east). The land was not ideal for farming, but the property was picturesque and the farm was successful. Cyrus married Rebecca Whitson and they farmed on his father's property for about ten years. At that time they purchased a farm and mill on the road from Cooperville to the Noble Road. The original woolen mill was later turned into a grist mill, then a creamery. Cyrus and Rebecca had five children: Francis, Thomas Luther, William Haslam, Anne Haslam, and Martha Alice.2
Genealogy:3
Thomas Whitson m. Martha Hobson
b. 7 February 1796 b. 10 November 1800
d. 27 November 1864 d. 18 June 1889
(Sadsbury, Chester County) (Sadsbury)
They were married at New Salem Meeting, 17 May 1827. Rebecca was one of their eight children.
Cyrus Brinton m. Rebecca Whitson
b. 28 December 1830 b. 3 February 1832
d. 9 February 1917 d. 29 October 1903
(Sadsbury, Lancaster County) (Lancaster County)
They were married at Christiana, PA, 12 February 1857.
Thomas Whitson m. Hannah Starr
b. 27 September 1760 b. 3 February 1765
d. 1 June 1826 d. 20 April 1836
(Sadsbury)
The parents of Thomas Whitson, they were married 31 October 1787.
Francis Hobson m. Ann Johnson
b. 14 February 1768 b. 15 December 1775
d. 1835 (Lancaster County)
farmer and shoemaker d. 1852
(New Garden) (New Garden)
The parents of Martha Hobson, they were married 14 September 1797.
1 Garrett, Mary. 1979. "Brintons of Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County: Where they originated, what they accomplished, and where they have gone." Octorara Area Historical Society 1:13.
2 Ibid.
3 Whitson Family Chart, August 1951. The Albert Cook Myers Collection. Chester County Historical Society (Pa.)
Custodial History
Cataloged prior to 1997. Box 1 was recataloged by JB, Fall semester 2006. Added to database 16 June 2021.
Date Range
1808-1946
Year Range From
1808
Year Range To
1946
Date of Accumulation
1808-1946
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Bacon, Benjamin C.
Brinton, Samuel
Garrison, William Lloyd
Whitson, Martha Hobson
Whitson, Thomas
Subjects
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements
Finance, Personal
Invitation cards
Letters
New-England Anti-Slavery Society
Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society
Personal correspondence
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
School notebooks
Social reformers
Visiting cards
Search Terms
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements
Calling cards
Correspondence
Finance, Personal
Finding aids
Invitations
Land records
Letters
Manuscript groups
New-England Anti-Slavery Society
Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society
Receipts
Sadsbury School District
Sadsbury Twp.
School books
Sharon Boarding School
Social reformers
Surveys
Visiting cards
Extent
4 boxes, 40 folders, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0038
Other Numbers
MG-38
Classification
MG0038
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 15
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Associated Material
The Chester County History Center (Pa.) also has information on the Brinton and Whitson families.
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Brinton Family Collection (MG0038), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Folder 40 was a gift of Betsey Collins, 5 March 1993.
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.
Documents
Less detail
Collection
Card Collection
Object ID
MG0180
Date Range
1820 - present
: The Card Collection contains advertising cards for businesses throughout Lancaster County, greeting cards, invitations, membership cards, and visiting cards. The occasions represented by the greeting cards include Valentine’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, birthday, and anniversary cards. Creator
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Card Collection
Description
The Card Collection contains advertising cards for businesses throughout Lancaster County, greeting cards, invitations, membership cards, and visiting cards. The occasions represented by the greeting cards include Valentine's Day, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, birthday, and anniversary cards.
Custodial History
Added to database 25 August 2021.
Date Range
1820 - present
Date of Accumulation
1820 - present
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Adams, Bessie
Anderson, Ada L.
Anderson, Daisy
Armstrong, Charles Dudley
Bachman, M. E.
Bair, David
Bankratz, B.
Bausman, D. H.
Berdainer, Paul F.
Blough, Clara
Bollinger, W. H.
Bomberger, Lizzie S.
Bones, John G.
Bowers, J.
Bowers, W. B.
Boyd, George
Brackbill, Henry P.
Breneman, A. N.
Brimmer, H. J.
Brown, E. W.
Brucker, John
Bruner, P. M.
Bucher, Max
Buchmiller, D. F.
Burk, Jacob
Bursk, D. S.
Byrne, J. W.
Campbell, L. H.
Carmitchell, Thomas H.
Carter, Elmer E.
Charles, John A.
Chase, Ernest Dudley
Clark, L. F.
Clarke, Samuel
Cochran, Ada M.
Cogley, A. H.
Cooper, L. A.
Crouse, Matilda G.
Danner, George H.
Davis, I. J.
Delbo, S. L.
Denlinger, B. Willis
Dennis, George M.
Diller, H.
Diller, I. N.
Diller, Isaac
Doyle, W. A.
Eby, Samuel
Enck, W. C.
Erisman, E. J.
Erisman, George F. K.
Esbenshade, E. Herr
Fahnestock, Return E.
FonDersmith, G. L.
Frailey, William O.
Frey, Andrew G.
Frey, Walter H.
Fry, Margie J.
Fulmer, A. P.
Garber, A. M.
Garner, Emma Saylor
Gast, William H.
Getz, Charles A.
Gill, Charles S.
Gochenaur, Harry E.
Goerhing, Reaves F. Jr.
Griffits, Frank P.
Groff, Samuel A.
Grove, Fanny
Grove, L. H.
Grundisch, F.
Gundaker, H.
Haberbush, M.
Hackman, Lizzie B.
Hager, Ruth
Haldeman, Grace S. Garner
Haldeman, Sarah J.
Harbaugh, Henry
Harding, William H.
Harnish, C. B.
Harnish, D. L.
Harnish, Jacob
Harnish, M. S.
Hartman, Lewis S.
Hatz, Samuel
Heidelbaugh, Milton
Heinitsh, John F.
Heisey, Kate
Heisey, Martin Luther
Hensel, Joann W.
Herr, Daniel D.
Herr, Daniel H.
Herr, Eugene M.
Herr, Harry B.
Herr, L. B.
Hess, J. R.
Hess, Witmer
Hiemenz, John
Hireisy, F. H.
Hirsh, A.
Hoffer, D. B.
Hoffman, Barbara
Hoffmeier, A. K.
Hollinger, J. P.
Hoover, George J.
Hoover, Jacob
Houghton, M. A.
Houseal, Lottie M.
Hubley, Alfred A.
Hull, George W.
Jameson, J. P.
Jeffries, Mary
Johns, H. Forrey
Kappler, Edward S.
Keiffer, J. H.
Keiffer, Josepine
Keiper, J. M.
Keller, J. W.
Kettring, John H.
Killian, G. C.
Killian, George W.
Kinzler, Frederick
Kirchner, Sharon
Knapp, Catharine
Kreckel, Edward
Kulp, D. H.
Landis, Allen B.
Landis, Bertha Cochran
Landis, David Bachman
Landis, Katie M.
Lane, C. M.
Lebkicker, J. P.
Lefevre, P. G.
Levy, M.
Locher, Charles A.
Loeb, Millie
Loeb, William
Long, Charles E.
Lowell, J. W.
Luchenbach, H. H.
Lynch, Charles O.
MacNay, Charles
Manby, William H.
Marshall, William L.
Martin, H. A.
McClain, John C.
McCleery, Samuel B.
Merrill, Lizzie L.
Miley, Frank B.
Miller, George H.
Miltonberger, J. C.
Mower, J. H.
Moyer, J. G.
Musser, Maggie
Owens, Steve J.
Parry, H. B.
Phiffer, Amanda
Poutz, Lilian
Poutz, May
Prangley, James Jr.
Ramsdell, O. J.
Reeser, Joseph
Reinoehl, A. F.
Reitzel, Amanda
Ressel, Richard P.
Richardson, Clara V.
Riest, A. H.
Riest, J. Frank
Riest, W. A.
Ringwalt, A. G.
Roadman, Samuel H.
Rock, Allen
Rohrer, F. S.
Rohrer, J.
Rosenstein, Al
Rote, Amos C.
Rote, J. E.
Roth, John B.
Rothschild, Jacob
Roy, William H.
Royer, J. R.
Saylor, J. J.
Schaefer, E. M.
Schaum, George B.
Schmidt, H. A.
Schneider, H. J.
Schoenberger, John
Shelly, Jeremiah A.
Shirk, Peter
Shreiner, H. M.
Shrum, J. H.
Shultz, E. J.
Shultz, H. S.
Simon, C. H.
Sing, Daniel
Slandt, John W.
Smaling, J. K.
Smith, A. H.
Smith, A. Herr
Snyder, H. N.
Snyder, P. C.
Sprecher, John M.
Sprecher, William D.
Stackhouse, D. P.
Stauffer, H. S.
Stauffer, Harry F.
Steinhauser, Frank J.
Steinhauser, Kate A.
Swarr, John P.
Teahl, J. A.
Thorbahn, Fanny
Trout, Harry L.
Trout, Mary
Trout, Mollie S.
Urban, B. F. W.
Urban, Ruth
Van Pelt, Charles P.
Vollmer, Frederick
Waylan, John
Webber, Annie
Weber, Ferdinand
Weidle, Laura I.
Weikel, A. W.
Wiant, George
Wiggins, Alice B.
Wilson, Edward G
Withrow, J. L.
Wood, Helen
Woodward, A. W.
Wormley, W.
Zahm, Edward J.
Ziegler, Joe C.
Subjects
Advertising
Advertising cards
Associations, institutions, etc.
Business cards
Ephemera
Greeting cards
Invitation cards
Visiting cards
Search Terms
A. D. Caufman & Co.
A. Haldeman & Co.
Abraham, Eberly & Co.
Adler Boots and Shoes
Advertising
Advertising cards
Aikin & Neuhauser
Albany Dentists
American Tea Company
Associations, institutions, etc.
Astrich Bros.
Athenaeum, Historical, Agricultural & Mechanics' Institute
Austen's Forest Flower Cologne
Bair & Keen
Barbers
Black Horse Hotel and Corn Exchange
Bomberger & Loeb
Bon Ton
Borgenski's
Boston Store
Bowers & Hurst
Brecht & Bros.
Burger & Sutton
Business cards
Calling cards
Cash Grocery
City Shoe Store
Colahan & Co.
Columbia Wagon Co.
Columbia Spy Steam Job Print
Common Sense Shoe Store
Conestoga Carriage Factory
Conestoga Grocery
Conestoga Mills
Confectioners
Cooper House
Deichler & Schaum
Deichler's Stationary
Delmonico Café
Department stores
Dressmakers
Duncan's
Eagle Shoe Store
Edison Electric Co.
Ephemera
Estey Organ Company
F. A. North & Co.
Fairview Nurseries
Farmers First Bank
Finding aids
First National Bank of Columbia
Flinn & Breneman
Flinn & Willson
Frew's Carriage Factory
Frey & Eckert
Fry & Mast
Furriers
Geis & Co.
George Boyd & Sons
George M. Steinman & Co.
Glenn Manor Service Station and Tourist Cabins
Gottshalk & Lederman's Great New York Bazaar
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Greeting cards
Grocery stores
Guthrie & Son
Hahn's Store
Hallet & Davis
Harnish & Co.
Harting's Old Whiskies
Hatcher Co.
Hats
Hatters
Heitshu's Drug Store
Henwood & Thomas
Herr's Book Store
Hildesheimer & Faulkner
Hill Poultry Yard
Hirsh & Bro.
Hoar & McNubb
Hoffer's Steam Drillers
Hoffmeier's Furniture Store
Holly Tree Coffee House
Hotels
Houghton's Popular Millinery
Incubators
Invitations
Iris Club
J. B. Martin & Co.
J. F. Long & Co.
J. H. Abraham & Bro.
J. Rose & Son
John P. Schaum & Son
John Schoenberger & Sons
Keplinger & Co.
Keystone Collar Factory
Kirk Johnson & Co.
L. B. Herr's Book Store
Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society
Lancaster Bargain Bazaar
Lancaster City Pharmacy
Lancaster Country Store
Lancaster County Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Lancaster Gas Light & Fuel Co.
Lancaster Photo Engraving Co.
Lancaster Trust Company
Lane & Co.
Locher's Drug Store
M. Deichler & Son
Maennerchor
Manby's Music Store
Manuscript groups
Marshall E. Smith Co.
Mayor & Simon
Merrick Thread Co.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Miesse's Candies
Miller & Bushong
Miller & Umbdenstock
Millinery
Mitchell's Carpet Cleaning House
Morrow's Fine Shoes.
Muhlenberg's Drug Store
Myers & Rathfon
National Bearings Company
Neffsville Hotel
New York Dairy Lunch
New York Millinery Store
Norbeck & Miley
Novelty Bazaar
P. C. Snyder & Bro.
Palace Saloon
Penn Boiler and Burner Mfg. Corp.
Pennsylvania Clothing Co.
Philip Schum, Son & Co.
Photographers
Popular Cigar Store
Powell & Rhode's New Dancing Academy
R. B. & H. Factory
Ranck & Kurtz
Reece's Parlor Shoe Store
Reilly Bros. & Raub
Royal St. John Sewing Machine Office
S. B. Cox & Co.
S. H. Zahm & Co.
Samuel Hatz's Tobacco and Cigar Store
Seamstresses
Shaub & Bros.
Shaub & Burns
Shiffler Fire Company
Shirk's Carpet Hall
Shultz's Sons
Singer Manufacturing Co.
Slough & Bro.
Slough & Kauffman
Sorrel Horse Hotel
Star Shoe House
Stauffer & Co.
Steckel Printing, Inc.
Steinwandle Boots & Shoes
Stockyard Inn
Stoner, Shreiner & Co.
Swan Hotel
Tailors
Thomae's Fashionable Millinery
Thomas W. Price Co.
Trinity Choral Society
Visiting cards
W. A. Reist & Co.
Wenger Carriage Factory
West & Haverstick
Westhaeffer's Book Store
White, Stokes & Allen
William D. Sprecher & Son
William Kray & Co.
Williamson & Foster
Wm. Knabe & Co.
Women's Republican Club
Extent
3 boxes, 6 series, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0180
Other Numbers
MG-180
Classification
MG0180
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 4
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Card Collection (MG0180), Series #, Box #, 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. Persons wishing to publish any material from this collection 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.
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 3
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 3 contains ephemera. This small collection of ephemera contains invitations both to and from Harriet Lane, her calling cards, a blank invitation, envelopes, and an acceptance of an invitation from Harriet Lane to Sir Edmund [Prideaux].
Admin/Biographical History
Born on May 9, 1830, Harriet Lane was the youngest surviving child of Elliot Toll Lane and Jane Buchanan Lane. When both of her parents died of consumption, now known as tuberculosis, Harriet went on to be her Uncle James Buchanan's ward in 1841. A well-educated lady, Harriet attended several boarding schools before graduating from the Georgetown Academy of Visitation Convent at the age of 18. When James Buchanan served as the U.S. Minister to Great Britain, Harriet Lane joined him for a time and served as a hostess. During her time in England, which she noted as "the realization of a beautiful dream," she befriended none other than Queen Victoria. When her Uncle assumed the presidency, Harriet Lane assumed her role as hostess. She is considered the first First Lady, as the title had initially been given to the president's hostess during Harriet's time in Washington.
After Buchanan's presidency, Harriet Lane married Henry Elliot Johnston, a banker from Baltimore, on January 11, 1866. She was 35 years old. The couple went on to have two sons, both of whom would pass away from rheumatic fever in their early teenage years. Two years after losing her youngest son, Harriet lost her husband to pneumonia. By 1884, Harriet was a childless widow. She would go on to leave a legacy for generations to come, including establishing a children's hospital in Baltimore called The Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children (today the Harriet Lane Clinic at the John's Hopkins Children's Hospital), preserving her Uncle's letters and manuscripts, bestowing her art collection to the Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and constructing the St. Alban's School, a school for choir boys. She died on July 3, 1903. [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 2 Series 3 Ephemera
Year Range From
1854
Year Range To
1860
Creator
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
People
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Baltimore (Md.)
Ephemera
Invitation cards
Lancaster (Pa.)
Visiting cards
Washington (D.C.)
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Search Terms
Baltimore, Maryland
Buchanan Collections
Calling cards
Ephemera
Finding aids
Harriet Lane Johnston
Invitations
James Buchanan
Lancaster
Manuscript groups
Visiting cards
Washington, DC
Wheatland
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 9 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 3
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
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 3
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 3 Papers of James Buchanan Henry, Series 3 contains ephemera. The materials include a complementary ticket from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, calling cards, newspaper clippings, invitations to various events and weddings, a handwritten note from James Buchanan Henry, a business card of John Book, and a dinner menu of the Watch Hill House. The dates range from 1855 to 1907.
Admin/Biographical History
James Buchanan Henry, also known as Buck, was born on March 1, 1833. Just like his cousin, Harriet, Buck lost both of his parents and was taken in as James Buchanan's ward in 1840. During his early years, he attended several boarding schools and eventually graduated from the College of New Jersey. Though his interests remained with the arts, Buck went on to read law under an attorney named John Cadwalader. When James Buchanan assumed the presidency, he called for Buck to join him as his private secretary, a position known today as the Chief of Staff. While Buck worked at Washington, he found himself in frequent conflict with his Uncle. This conflict came to a head in 1858 when Buck proposed to his sweetheart, Mary Nicholson. Upset that Buck hadn't consulted him on the proposal, James Buchanan disapproved of the match. Buck left his position as private secretary and went on to marry Miss Nicholson. The couple would have two children, one of whom would survive into adulthood.
Soon after the birth of their second child, Mary Nicholson died of consumption, leaving Buck a widower. Later on, he married Louisa Anderson, and the two had six sons. After fourteen years of marriage, Louisa died. Buck would marry for a third time much later in his life to a woman named Margaret Grote Elliman. Buck was 71 and Margaret was 24. The two had no children and enjoyed 11 years of marriage before Buck died on February 17, 1915. [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 3, Series 3 Ephemera
Subseries 1 Invitations, Broadsides, Visiting Cards
Year Range From
1855
Year Range To
1907
Creator
Henry, James Buchanan, 1833-1915
People
Henry, James Buchanan
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Ephemera
Visiting cards
Invitation cards
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Ephemera
Visiting cards
Calling cards
Invitations
Newspaper clippings
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 24 folders, 32 items, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 3 Series 3
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
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 8 Series 3
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 8 Papers of Others (Not Part of the Family), Series 3 contains ephemera, including invitations, broadsides, calling cards, and poems. There are several tickets to various democratic conventions and rallies, calling cards, business cards, invitations to homes as well as to parties and balls, two poems, a World War I speech and a railroad scrip ticket book. The majority of the tickets in this series are for political conventions during the 1860s and 1870s from Baltimore, New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as well as a few with no date or location. Invitations range from business sized cards requesting the recipient's company to printed cards for a ball and New Year's Eve Gala.
Admin/Biographical History
The majority of the items in this series are missing context and relationship with the other items in the collection. There is no clear connection with the items and who they belonged to or how they ended up in the collection. There are a few items that can be examined further, such as a ticket to the Eulogy on John Sergeant by Hon. William M. Meredith at the Musical Fund Hall on April 22, 1853. This eulogy was published as Eulogium on the Character and Services of the Late John Sergeant. The convention ticket in folder 1 labeled "L. Vallandingham" may refer to Louise Vallandingham the wife of Clement Vallandingham who was a states' rights advocate and an outspoken opponent to Abraham Lincoln.
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 8 Series 3 Ephemera
Year Range From
1770
Year Range To
1866
Creator
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Business cards
Ephemera
Invitation cards
Tickets
Visiting cards
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Search Terms
Buchanan Collections
Ephemera
Invitations
Business cards
Tickets
Wheatland
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 26 folders, 32 items, .5 cubic feet
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German, French
Object ID
JBFP Part 8 Series 3
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
Charles S. Foltz, Surgeon of the Seas: The Adventurous Life of Surgeon General Jonathan M. Foltz In the Days of Wooden Ships, Told from His Notes of the Moment. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931. Call # 923.5 F671f
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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The Brinton family collection

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo2605
Author
Brinton family.
Call Number
MG-38, Archives South
  1 website  
Author
Brinton family.
Physical Description
1.5 cubic ft.
Arrangement of Material
Arranged chronologically.
Summary
Collection consists of papers of Cyrus Brinton and his family, who were Quakers. Includes correspondence, estate records, receipts, bank books, expense records for the family and farm, tax records, market records, assessment records for Sadsbury Township, postcards, calling cards, invitations, school records, and a phrenological character study of Rebecca Whitson May 14, 1855.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid available at LancasterHistory.org.
Subjects
Brinton, Cyrus.
Brinton, Samuel.
Brinton, Rebecca Whitson.
Family records.
Business records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Quakers - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Postcards.
Visiting cards.
Phrenology - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-38, Archives South
Websites
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Calling cards circa 1880's

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo16650
Author
Sahm, Henry Gibbel.
Date of Publication
2010.
Call Number
929 S131c
Responsibility
compiled by Judy D. Sahm.
Author
Sahm, Henry Gibbel.
Place of Publication
Computer generated
Publisher
The Author ;
Date of Publication
2010.
Notes
Cover title.
Subjects
Sahm family.
Visiting cards.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
929 S131c
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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
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
Documents
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.5.1.001
Date Range
No date
  1 document     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
James Buchanan’s calling card. Black ink on white card stock.
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
Visiting cards
Search Terms
Visiting cards
Calling cards
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 8 x 5 cm.
Object Name
Card, Calling
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS2003.012.1
Object ID
JBFP 1.5.1.001
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 5
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 5, Subseries 1, Folder 1
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
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.5.1.023
Date Range
No date
  1 document     2 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
Calling card for the Ambassador of the United States. 83 Eaton Square S.W., London.
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
Visiting cards
Search Terms
Visiting cards
Calling cards
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan, 4.25 x 2.75 in.
Object Name
Card, Calling
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS2003.013
Object ID
JBFP 1.5.1.023
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 5
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 5, Subseries 1, Folder 23
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, Box 6
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.
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