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AAHGS news : the bi-monthly newsletter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo19817
Date of Publication
1994-
Call Number
905.29 AAHn
  1 website  
Alternate Title
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society news
ISSN
1947-475X
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C
Publisher
The Society,
Date of Publication
1994-
Physical Description
v. ; 28 cm.
Publication Frequency
Bimonthly
Dates of Publication
Nov./Dec. 2002 -
Notes
Title from caption.
Subjects
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (Washington, D.C.) - Periodicals.
African Americans - Periodicals.
African Americans - Genealogy - Periodicals.
Additional Corporate Author
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (Washington, D.C.)
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
905.29 AAHn
Websites
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Author
Diffenderffer, Frank Ried,
Date of Publication
1901
Capitol (Washington, D.C.) Capitals (Cities) Washington (D.C.) United States--Capital and capitol. Publisher: Lancaster, Pa. : Lancaster County Historical Society, 1900-1901. Description: [57]-67 p. ; 23 cm. Series: Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 5, no. 3 and 4 Call Number: 974.9
  1 document  
Responsibility
by F. R. Diffenderffer.
Author
Diffenderffer, Frank Ried,
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1901
Physical Description
[57]-67 p. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 5, no. 3/4
Summary
This journal article addresses sureveyor Andrew Ellicott's role in the laying out of the District of Columbia as well as many other later other projects he led.
Subjects
Ellicott, Andrew, - 1754-1820.
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Capitals (Cities)
Washington (D.C.)
United States - Capital and capitol.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 5, number 3/4 (1901), p. 57-67Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.5
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Andrew Ellicott, his life and letters

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo4666
Author
Mathews, Catharine Van Cortlandt.
Date of Publication
1908
Call Number
925 E46m
  1 website  
Responsibility
by Catharine Van Cortlandt Mathews.
Author
Mathews, Catharine Van Cortlandt.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
The Grafton press
Date of Publication
1908
Physical Description
x, 256 p. front., plates, ports., maps (1 fold.) plans, facsims. 23cm.
Notes
"One thousand copies of this book have been printed from type and the type distributed."
Summary
A U.S. surveyor who resided in Lancaster County. He helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians, surveyed the boundaries of the District of Columbia, continued and completed Pierre Charles L'Enfant's work on the plan for Washington, D.C., and served as a teacher in survey methods for Meriwether Lewis.
Contents: 1. Parentage and early life 1754 - 1784. 2. Baltimore and the western boundary of Pennsylvania 1785. 3. Three boundaries and the first measurement of Niagara 1786-1790. 4. The city of Washington in the Territory of Columbia. 5. The road to Presqu' Isle Fort. 6. The Florida boundary 1796 - 1800. 7. The Florida boundary (continued). 8. The Florida boundary (continued). 9. The land office of Pennsylvania 1800 - 1812. 10. West Point and the last surveys 1812-1820. The book contains footnotes and an index.
Subjects
Ellicott, Andrew, - 1754-1820.
Atlantic States - Surveys.
Southern boundary of the United States.
Washington (D.C.) - Surveys.
Pennsylvania - Boundaries.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
925 E46m
Websites
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Andrew Ellicott : surveyor of the capital of our nation

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo1192
Author
Heisey, M. Luther,
Date of Publication
1950
  1 document  
Responsibility
by M. Luther Heisey.
Author
Heisey, M. Luther,
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1950
Physical Description
[1]-14 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 54, no. 1
Subjects
Ellicott, Andrew, - 1754-1820.
Surveyors - Pennsylvania.
City planning - Washington (D.C.)
United States - Capital and capitol.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 54, number 1 (1950), p. 1-14Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.54
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An Italian artist in old Lancaster : (Louigi Persico-1820)

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Author
Hensel, W. U.
Date of Publication
1912
  1 document  
Responsibility
by W. U. Hensel.
Author
Hensel, W. U.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1912
Physical Description
67-101 p. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 16, no. 3
Subjects
Persico, Luigi.
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Lancaster (Pa.) - History.
United States - Politics and government - 19th century.
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 16, number 3 (1912), p. 67-101Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.16
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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
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
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
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Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F049 In01
Date Range
1905/04/13
  2 documents     1 image  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Newspaper article about the unveiling of the James Buchanan Monument in Washington, D.C. along with a brief description of the monument. Washington.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1905/04/13
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Monuments
Memorials
Statues
Washington (D.C.)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Search Terms
Dedication ceremonies
Monuments
Memorials
Statues
Washington, D.C.
Newspaper clippings
Articles
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 1 page to scan, 22 x 35.5 cm
Object Name
Article
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F049 In01
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 049, Insert 01
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 2
Location of Originals
Photocopy
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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General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesD-63_F19
Date Range
No date
  1 document     1 image  
Description Level
Item
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
Handwritten autobiography of Brigadier General Thomas Welsh. Mentions his birth in May 1824 and his military career beginning with his enlistment during the Mexican War through October 1861. Although undated, this was clearly written after November 29, 1862 when he was brevetted to Brigadier (more likely it was written shortly before or after he was commissioned in March 1863). Written in the third person. One page. Note: This is the third biography included in this collection, see also MG0828_SeriesA_F01 It01 and MG0828_SeriesD-62_F06.
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.
Date Range
No date
Creation Date
No date
Creator
Welsh, Thomas, 1824-1863
People
Polk, James Knox
Welsh, Thomas
Subjects
Autobiography
Columbia (Pa.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Buena Vista, Battle of, Mexico, 1847
Camp Curtin (Pa.)
Harrisburg (Pa.)
Search Terms
Autobiography
Columbia
Buena Vista, Battle of
Harrisburg
Camp Curtin, Pennsylvania
Washington, D.C.
Mexican War
Civil War
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Biography
Language
English
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2020-08-17
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesD-63_F19
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesD-63
Other Numbers
TW-D-63-19
Classification
MG0828
MG0828_SeriesD-63
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives North
Container
MG0828 Box 1
Notes
Added to PP 12/27/2020 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.
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The center : a guide to genealogical research in the national capital area

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo9543
Author
Schaefer, Christina K.
Date of Publication
c1996.
Call Number
929.1 S294
Responsibility
Christina K. Schaefer.
ISBN
0806315156
Author
Schaefer, Christina K.
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD
Publisher
Genealogical Pub.,
Date of Publication
c1996.
Physical Description
vii, 148 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Lest we forget. 8th ed. 1992.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-133) and index.
Subjects
Archival resources - Washington (D.C.) - Directories.
Library resources - Washington (D.C.) - Directories.
United States - Genealogy - Library resources - Directories.
United States - Genealogy - Archival resources - Directories.
Additional Title
Lest we forget.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
929.1 S294
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 1
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers
Description
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 2 Papers of Harriet Lane Johnston, Series 1 contains the correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston.
Subseries 1 contains letters written by Harriet to James Buchanan, Lily Macalester and Charles Macalester, Lois Buchanan, Hiram B. Swarr, Mary Speer, and others from 1848-1902.
Subseries 2 contains letters written to Harriet from Captain W. R. Palmer, Alfred Pleasanton, Laura Pleasanton, Isaac E. Hiester and others from 1854 to 1897, including several describing Washington, D.C. in 1861.
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 1 Correspondence
Subseries 1 Letters from Harriet Lane Johnston
Subseries 2 Letters to Harriet Lane Johnston
Year Range From
1848
Year Range To
1902
Creator
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
People
Buchanan, James
Johnston, Harriet Lane
Other Creators
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Subjects
Baltimore (Md.)
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903
Lancaster (Pa.)
Letters
Personal correspondence
Washington (D.C.)
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Search Terms
Baltimore, Maryland
Buchanan Collections
Correspondence
Correspondence, Personal
Harriet Lane Johnston
James Buchanan
Lancaster
Letters
Washington, DC
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 box, 71 folders, .20 cubic ft.
Object Name
Correspondence
Language
English
Object ID
JBFP Part 2 Series 1
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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