Pennsylvania Counties miscellaneous records

This collection contains a miscellaneous assortment of records, the bulk of which date from the late 1750s to the 1880s, from several Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, L...

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Collection:Pennsylvania Counties Miscellaneous Records
Collection Number:0488
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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245 1 |a Pennsylvania Counties miscellaneous records  |f 1708-1901  |g 1757 - 1882 
300 |a 2.4 Linear feet  |f ; 6 boxes, 1 flat file 
351 |b Box 1, folder 1: Allegheny County, 1788-1849, undated Box 1, folder 2: Armstrong County, 1812 Box 1, folder 3: Beaver County, 1816-1817 Box 1, folder 4: Bedford County, 1784-1803 Box 1, folders 5-6: Berks County, 1740-1910 Box 1, folders 7-12: Bucks County, 1708-1889, undated Box 2, folders 1-8: Bucks County, 1731-1863, undated Flat file 1: Bucks County, undated Box 3, folder 1: Carbon County, circa 1792-1839 Box 3, folder 2: Centre County, 1811-1823 Box 3, folder 3: Clearfield County, 1785 Box 3, folder 4: Crawford County, 1793-1877 Box 3, folder 5: Cumberland County, 1773-1787 Box 3, folders 6-7: Dauphin County, including papers relating to Middle Paxton Meeting House, 1786-1839 Box 3, folder 8: Delaware County, 1772-1811 Box 3, folder 9: Fayette County, 1790-1874, undated Box 3, folder 10: Franklin County, 1788-1813, undated Box 3, folders 11-15: Lancaster County, 1737-1854 Box 4, folders 1-10: Lancaster County, 1733-1859, 1900, 1901 Box 5, folders 1-5: Lebanon County, including Glominger deeds, 1761-1890 Box 5, folders 6-7: Lehigh County, circa 1757-1883 Box 5, folders 8-9: Luzurne County, 1793-1823, undated Box 5, folder 10: Lycoming County, 1785-1816 Box 6, folder 1: McKean County, 1806 Box 6, folder 2: Mifflin County, 1789 Box 6, folder 3: Monroe County, 1757-1838, undated Box 6, folders 4-5: Montgomery County, 1787-1844, 1882 Box 6, folders 6-7: Northumberland County, 1772-1825 Box 6, folder 8: Perry County, 1823 Box 6, folder 9: Philadelphia County, 1729-1807 Box 6, folder 10: Snyder County, 1863 Box 6, folder 11: Susquehanna County, undated Box 6, folder 12: Tioga County, 1792 Box 6, folder 13: Washington County, 1781-1790, undated Box 6, folder 14: Wayne County, 1801-1814 Box 6, folder 15: Westmoreland County, 1774-1824  
500 |a Processing Information: According to HSP's printed guide, this collection contains records from Chester County, 1729-1818; taxable property records of Chester County, 1783-1788; and records of Indiana County, 1823. As of December 6, 2010, these materials could not be located and they are therefore not listed in this inventory. Should these materials ever be found, they will be added back to the collection and this finding aid will be updated accordingly. 
506 |a The collection is open for research. 
520 |a This collection contains a miscellaneous assortment of records, the bulk of which date from the late 1750s to the 1880s, from several Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Lancaster, Lehigh, Lebanon, Lycoming, Luzerne, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, McKean, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Snyder, Susquehanna, Tioga, Washington, Wayne, and Westmoreland. The amount of records pertaining to each county varies from single documents to several folders worth, and they are primarily official papers, such as deeds, surveys, and patents. However, there are scattered personal papers and correpondence from county residents. A few highlights from the collection include a narrative by C. Van Horn describing the Connecticut invasion, pioneering, colonial warfare, and incidents during the Revolution, 1772-1837, in Crawford County; a history of Monroe County and of the Indian Walk, 1746; a history of Luzerne County, 1793-1823; a history of Lehigh County townships, n.d., and the journal, 1757, of Lieutenant A. Engel, stationed at Leckley Township; and letters and accounts of David Franks, Bernard Gratz, L. Andrew Levy, Joseph Simon, and others, of Lancaster, relating to provisioning of British and American soldiers and prisoners during the Revolution, 1777-1778. There are also indentures, court records of indictments, penal records, jury lists, muster rolls, among other items. 
524 8 |a Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], Pennsylvania Counties miscellaneous records (Collection 488), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 
541 1 |a Purchased. 
544 |a HSP has a variety of government, legal, and other official records from many of Pennyslvania's counties. Below is just a sample; others can be found in our online catalog. Berks County legal papers, 1784-1881 (Collection 2158) Chester County miscellaneous government papers, 1684-1787 (Collection 123) Fayette County collection, 1764-1920 (Am .2075 folio) Lancaster County papers, 1724-1816 (Collection 352) Northampton County papers, 1682-1887 (Collection 456) Philadelphia County records, 1671-1855 (Collection 1014) Francis M. Strayer collection of Chester County tax documents, 1781-1822 (Collection 1380) York County papers, 1783-1803 (Collection 741)  
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
600 1 7 |a Engel, A.  |2 NACO Authority File 
600 1 7 |a Franks, David.  |2 NACO Authority File 
600 1 7 |a Gratz, Bernard  |d 1738-1801.  |2 NACO Authority File 
600 1 7 |a Levy, L. Andrew.  |2 NACO Authority File 
600 1 7 |a Simon, Joseph  |d ca. 1712-1804.  |2 NACO Authority File 
600 1 7 |a Van Horn, C.  |2 NACO Authority File 
650 0 |a Taxation--Pennsylvania. 
651 0 |a Allegheny County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Armstrong County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Bedford County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Berks County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Bucks County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Carbon County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Centre County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Clearfield County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Crawford County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Cumberland County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Dauphin County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Delaware County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Fayette County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Franklin County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Lancaster County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Lebanon County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Lehigh County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Luzerne County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Lycoming County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a McKean County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Mifflin County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Monroe County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Montgomery County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Northumberland County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Pennsylvania--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons. 
651 0 |a Pennsylvania--Politics and government. 
651 0 |a Perry County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Snyder County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Susquehanna County (Pa.). 
651 0 |a Tioga County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Washington County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Wayne County (Pa.) 
651 0 |a Westmoreland County (Pa.) 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Pennsylvania Counties Miscellaneous Records  |l 0488 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/p/PACounties0488.html