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American Fire Engine and Hose Company Records, 1834-1883

Call Number:  MG-522

1 box     9 folders     .5 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 11

Description:  This collection contains an agreement, constitution and by-laws, and minutes for the American Fire Engine and Hose Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Creator:  American Fire Engine and Hose Company (Lancaster, Pa.)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Source unknown unless specified at the item level.

Administrative/Biographical History:  A meeting for the formation of the American Fire-Engine and Hose Company was held 1834, and the company was organized in 1835. (Ellis & Evans, 390)

Custodial History:  The volumes in Folders 2-8 were transferred from MG-266 Daybook and Ledger Collection, Series 4 on 10 March 2009.


Folder 1  Articles of agreement between the American Fire Engine and Hose Company and the Commissioners of Lancaster County for the purchase of a fire engine and to locate it in a central part of the Lancaster City. 1 February 1836.  Gift of Ruth Groff.

Folder 2  American Fire Company Minutes. 1834-1843.

Folder 3  American Fire Company Constitution and By-laws, Members #3. 1853-1856.

Folder 4  Minutes of the American Fire Company. 1856-1864.

Folder 5  Constitution and by-laws of the American Fire Company. 1858.

Folder 6  Minutes of the American Fire Company. 1864-1869.

Folder 7  Minutes of the American Fire Company. 1869-1881.

Folder 8  Minutes of the American Fire Company Engine and Hose Company No. 5. 1881-1883.



Folder 9  Lady’s invitation to the fourth annual ball. Fulton Hall. 24 December 1837.

Program for the Fireman’s Grand Dress Ball. Fulton Hall. Shows committee members and officers. 8 March 1872.



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