secthead Resources

Bills of Sale Collection

Call number:  MG-253

1 box     12 folders     .15 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 6

Description:  Collection contains billheads for purchases made at Lancaster County businesses or by residents of the county. Most show name of customer, item(s) purchased, cost, location and description of business, date of purchase, and date of payment.

Creator:  Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)

System of Arrangement:   Arranged by subject.

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:  Unknown unless otherwise noted at the item level.

 

Folder 1     Music, Musical Instruments, Entertainment

Insert 1  Justus Stuckenholz, agent for Wm. Heinekamp and J. P. Hale Pianos. Lancaster. Payment received from Louis [Blaid]. 21 October 1876. Transferred from Balls/Ballroom Dancing Information File, March 2002.

 

Folder 2     Associations, Organizations, Clubs

Insert 1  Lancaster Co. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Membership fee paid by Susana Brinton. 1 March 1900. Transferred from the Clubs and Associations Information File, 2002.

 

Folder 3     Food and Beverage

Insert 1  Steam Cracker and Biscuit Bakery, Metzger Bros. & Co. Purchase made by J. Bowman & Sons. 7 May 1889.

Insert 2  Sylvan View, dairy. Purchase made by St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 30 November 1950. Transferred from the Newcomer Collection, MG-334, February 2003.

 

Folder 4     Clothing, Shoes, etc.

Insert 1  Long & Davidson, wholesale distributors of boots, shoes and rubbers. Lancaster. Purchase made by B. F. [Lehman]. 11 June 1910. Gift of Thomas R. Ryan, March 2003.

Insert 2  Mary T. Donnelly Suit Shop. Lancaster. Purchase made by Mrs. S. H. Scott. 12 November 1915. Transferred from the Bills of Sale from the Commissioners Orders for Payment Collection, MG-182, 1998.

 

Folder 5     Hardware, Construction, etc.

Insert 1  Steinman Hardware Company. Lancaster. Purchase made by H. S. Root. 11 October 1922. Gift of Marjorie Bardeen, January 2006.

Insert 2  J. C. Budding Company, builders' material. Lancaster. 17 June 1956. Found when removing display cases in the central reception room of the Willson Building, 9 October 1998.

Insert 3  Stauffer Home Improvements, Inc. Lancaster. Roy Packer, client. 3 February 1953. Transferred from the Newcomer Collection, MG-334, February 2003.

Insert 4  Keystone Metal Weather Strip Co. Lancaster. Purchase made by Dr. Scott. 6 July 1918. Transferred from the Bills of Sale from the Commissioners Orders for Payment Collection, MG-182, 1998.

Insert 5  Heinitsh Paint Co. Lancaster. Purchase made by A. Brunner. 4 January 1901. Gift of James Landis, 2000.

 

 

Folder 6     Vehicle Service

Insert 1  Columbia Wagon Co. Columbia. Purchases made by A. W. Trout. 19 February 1906, 28 March 1906, 31 March 1906.

Columbia Wagon Co. Columbia. Purchases made by J. C. Leib & Co. 7 August 1906, 8 August 1906. Transferred from the Bills of Sale from the Commissioners Orders for Payment Collection, MG-182, 1998.

Insert 2  David Renno. Gap. Purchases made by Dr. S. E. Scott. 29 April 1907, 10 October 1907, 16 March 1911. Transferred from the Bills of Sale from the Commissioners Orders for Payment Collection, MG-182, 1998.

Insert 3  Charles F. Rengier, Jr. Lancaster. Purchases made by A. S. Trout. 26 January 1909. Gift of H. Herbert Poole, Jr.,Ph.D., 2006.

 

Folder 7     Storage, Baggage, Packing, Moving, Shipping

Insert 1  Freed, Ward & Freed, forwarding and commission merchants. Philadelphia. Shipping to Mayor of Lancaster. 3 August 1852. Gift of Thomas R. Ryan, March 2003.

Insert 2  T. T. Crosley, express and transfer. West Chester, Pennsylvania. Storage for Miss Helen Shortlage. 20 September 1945. Transferred from the Bills of Sale from the Commissioners Orders for Payment Collection, MG-182, 1998.

 

Folder 8     Public Utilities and Fuel

Insert 1  Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Co. B. S. Shindle, customer. May 1887. Transferred from the Bills of Sale from the Commissioners Orders for Payment Collection, MG-182, 1998.

Insert 2  Philip Schum, Son & Co. Lancaster. Purchases by Lewis Simon. 1 June 1907. With envelope postmarked 3 June 1907. Gift of H. Herbert Poole, Jr.,Ph.D., 2006.

 

Folder 9     Purchases by James F. Wild. Gift of Virginia Moorhouse, June 1998.

Hoffmeier Bros., furniture. Lancaster. 23 March 1907, 1907, 20 November 1909.

Piersol Carpet Co. Lancaster. 8 April 1907, 15 June 1909.

C. W. Schaibley, department store. Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. 1 August 1907.

Bert Miller, stoves and hot air furnaces. Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. 12 August 1907.

 

Folder 10     Purchases by John B. Miller, New Holland. Items were transferred from the New Holland Borough Information File.

Receipts for purchases by John B. Miller.

Receipt from Lutheran Cemetery, New Holland for contribution toward cemetery tool shed. Printed billhead. 11 December 1923.

Receipt from E. F. Miller of Musselman Bros. for [lumber]. Billhead of Musselman Bros., dealers in coal, lumber, feed, and building material. New Holland. 7 April 1925.

Receipt from The Clarion Printing House for subscription to The New Holland Clarion. Printed billhead. 18 April 1925.

Receipt from E. M. Rutter & Co. for coal. Billhead of E. M. Rutter & Co., dealers in grain, coal, mill feed, baled hay and straw. Has U.S. Food Administration license number. New Holland. 21 April 1925.

Receipt from Overly & Good for plumbing and heating supplies. Billhead of Overly & Good, dealers in farm machinery, plumbing and heating, and poultry supplies. New Holland. 1 October 1925.

Receipt from Overly & Good for hardware. Printed billhead. 7 January 1926.

Receipt from P. H. Shaub for county and borough taxes. New Holland. 19 May 1926. Stamped 27 May 1926.

Receipt from P. H. Shaub for county and borough taxes. Duplicate of above with note regarding error. 24 May 1926.

Receipt from E. M. Rutter & Co. for coal. Printed billhead. 8 June 1926.

Receipt from Edison Electric Co. Printed billhead. Lancaster. 1 August 1926.

Receipt from the New Holland Water Department. Printed billhead. New Holland. 4 October 1926.

 

Folder 11     Livery, Stables, etc.

Insert 1  S. M. Hauck, sale and exchange stables. Neffsville. Boarding through April 1910. 1 April 1909. Gift of H. Herbert Poole Jr., February 2005.

 

Folder 12     Hotels, Boarding Houses, etc.

Insert 1  Maennerchor Hotel, 230 North Prince St., Lancaster. Beverage purchases by H. M. Griel. 4 July 1889. Gift of H. Herbert Poole Jr., February 2005.

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