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Almanac Collection: 1775-

Call number:  MG-92

12 boxes      5.5 cubic ft

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 3

Description:  Collection consists of almanacs printed in Lancaster County and other locations. In addition to general almanac information, many issues contain articles and poems about historical events and persons, as well as government and political information, housekeeping information and remedies, recipes, songs, titles of sheet music, music for a variety of instruments, times and places of the Meetings of the Friends on the Continent of America, and engravings and descriptions of battles. Some almanacs are illustrated.

Creator:  LancasterHistory.org (Organization); Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)

System of Arrangement: Organized by language. Each series has paper indexes arranged alphabetically, chronologically, and by box and folder numbers.

Series 1, English

Series 2, German

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

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

Language:  English, German

Source of Acquisition:  Unknown unless otherwise noted at the item level.

 Series 1  English

Series 1, Box 1
Folder 1
Almanac for the German Reformed Church for the Year of Our Lord...,1864.
Folder 2 Almanac for the Year of Our Lord...,1861.
Folder 3 Almanac for the Year of Our Lord...for The Reformed Church in the USA [Lebanon, Pa.: Laurence Ibach], 1877.
Folder 4 Almanac for the Reformed Church in the United States..., 1893-1895, 1897.
Folder 5 Almanac for the Reformed Church in the United States..., 1900, 1905.
Folder 6 Frederick Almanac [Frederick City, Md.], 1898, 1900, 1904.
Folder 7 Frederick Almanac, 1910.
Folder 8 Hagers-town Town and County Almanack [Hagerstown, Md.: John Gruber], 1877.

Folder 9 Hagers-Town Almanack, 1895.
Folder 10 Hagers-Town Almanack, 1900, 1903, 1905-1907.
Folder 11 Telephone Almanac [includes historical events and a Rebus page], 1929.
Folder 12 Telephone Almanac, 1952,1956-1958.
Folder 13 Great Western Almanac, 1853, 1860.
Folder 14 Tribune Almanac (and Political Register), [Includes Constitution of the U.S., Foreign Slave Trade, Land for the Landless, 36th Congress, Free Homesteads, National party Platforms for 1860.], 1860, 1861.
Folder 15 People's Almanac for the Year of Our Lord..., [Lancaster, Pa.: James F. Downey], 1871, 1872.
Folder 16 Downey's Almanac for the Year of Our Lord..., 1874, 1875.
Folder 17 People's Almanac, [Philadelphia, Pa.: Richard Magee], 1850.

Series 1, Box 2
Folder 18
Uncle Sam's Almanac, [Lancaster, Pa.: John Sheaffer], 1861, 1865.
Folder 19 Lee and Walker's Musical Almanac [A listing of sheet music and books: operatic songs for the piano; guitar songs; polkas; cabinet organ treasury; violin music; flute solos; music for the piano-forte; and list of most popular pieces. Established in Philadelphia, 1794.], 1872.
Folder 20 Daily and Weekly Lancaster Intelligencer Almanac [illustrated], 1879.
Folder 21 New Era Illustrated Almanac [Lancaster, Pa. Progress of the U.S. (1830-31); canals-their length and cost; Lancaster's Passenger Station; Lancaster's Crowning Industry (watch factory picture).], 1882.
Folder 22 Vennor's Almanac and Weather-Record [Philadelphia, Pa. Includes articles on weather; town and country rain; A Balloon in a Thunderstorm; Red & Yellow Rain; The Terrible Summer of 1881 (drought); also old ads.], 1882.
Folder 23 Dr. D. Jayne's Medical Almanac & Guide to Health, 1895.
Folder 24 Bank Almanac [Intercourse, Pa.: First National Bank], 1909.
Folder 25 Everyday Almanac and Home Helps [Lancaster, Pa.: Farmers Trust Company], 1915, 1930. 1915 almanac donated by Gary Hawbaker in January 2001.
Folder 26 Old Moore's Almanack, 1967.

Folder 27 General Taylor's Old Rough & Ready Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: Seth Smith. Mexican War. Pennsylvania Courts. ], 1847, 1848.
Folder 28 Kodol Almanac: 200 Year Calendar, 1904.
Folder 29 Ingleside Almanac [New York. Illustrated.], 1895 (Christmas Number, 1894).
Folder 30 Hostetter's Illustrated United States Almanac, 1894.
Folder 31 Friends' Almanac [by Joseph Foulke, Jr. Lists times and places of the Meetings of Friends on the Continent of America, including Nottingham and Little Britain in Lancaster County.], 1847.
Folder 32 Marshall's Illustrated Almanac and Pocket Compendium, 1892, 1908.
Folder 33 Church Almanac [Philadelphia, Pa.: Lutheran Bookstore], 1893, 1894.
Folder 34 Illustrated Family Christian Almanac, 1968.
Folder 35 Columbian Almanac [Philadelphia, Pa.: Joseph McDowell], 1827, 1837, 1854.
Folder 36 Democratic Almanac and Political Compendium, 1869.

Series 1, Box 3
Folder 37
Gaine's Universal Register, or American and British Kalender for the Year... [American and British. General description of America. Population estimates. 1774 extracts from the Continental Congress.], 1775
Folder 38 United States Almanac, 1855
Folder 39 United States Farmer's Almanac, 1857
Folder 40 (Old) Farmer's Almanac [Robert B. Thomas], 1905
Folder 41 Old Farmer's Almanac [Bicentennial Issue, Robert B. Thomas], 1976
Folder 42 American Farm and Home Almanac, 1973
Folder 43 Bauer Almanac, 1939
Folder 44 Farmers' Almanac, 1968, 1973, 1974

Folder 45 American Farmer's Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: J. Gish], 1846
Folder 46 American Farmer's Almanac [Philadelphia, Pa.: Fisher & Brother], 1863
Folder 47 Farmer's Almanac for the Year... [Philadelphia, Pa.: Miller & Elder], 1865
Folder 48 Farmer's Almanac for the Year... [Philadelphia, Pa.: King & Baird], 1866
Folder 49 New England Farmer's Almanac, 1833
Folder 50 McCarty & Davis' Pennsylvania Almanac [Rates of postage. Wm. Penn's deed from the Indians, 1685.], 1820
Folder 51 Pennsylvania Almanac, 1826
Folder 52 Pennsylvania Agricultural Almanac, 1824

Series 1, Box 4
Folder 53
Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1828, 1833, 1837, 1838
Folder 54 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1840, 1842-1844 (dup: 1842, 1843)
Folder 55 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1845-1849 (dup: 1846-1849)
Folder 56 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1850-1852, 1854-1859 (dup: 1850)
Folder 57 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1860-1863 (4 copies 1861)

Series 1, Box 5
Folder 58
Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1865-1869 (dup: 1867, 1868; 4 copies 1869)
Folder 59 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1870-1872 (dup: 1870-1872)
Folder 60 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1873-1875 (dup: 1873, 1874; 3 copies 1875)
Folder 61 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer], 1876-1879 (dup: 1877, 1878; 3 copies 1876, 1879)
Folder 62 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1880-1883 (dup: 1880-1883)
Folder 63 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1884-1885 (3 copies 1884, 4 copies 1885)

Series 1, Box 6
Folder 64
Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1886-1888 (dup: 1888; 3 copies 1886, 1887)
Folder 65 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1889-1890 (3 copies 1889, 1890)
Folder 66 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1891-1894 (dup: 1891-1893)
Folder 67 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1895-1896 (dup: 1896; 3 copies 1895)
Folder 68 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1897-1899 (dup: 1897, 1899)
Folder 69 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1900-1901 (3 copies 1900)
Folder 70 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1902-1904 (dup: 1903)
Folder 71 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1905-1909
Folder 72 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1910-1914 (dup: 1913)
Folder 73 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1915-1919 (dup: 1915, 1917, 1919)

Series 1, Box 7
Folder 74
Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1920-1924 (dup: 1921, 1922)
Folder 75 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1925-1929 (dup: 1927)
Folder 76 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1930-1933 (dup: 1930, 1932, 1933)
Folder 77 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1934-1936 (dup: 1934, 1935, 1936)
Folder 78 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1937-1939 (dup: 1937, 1939)
Folder 79 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1940-1944
Folder 80 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1945-1949
Folder 81 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1950-1954
Folder 82 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1955-1959

Series 1, Box 8
Folder 83
Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1960-1964
Folder 84 Agricultural Almanac [Lancaster, Pa.: John Baer's Sons], 1965-1967
Folder 85 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1968, 1969
Folder 86 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1970-1972
Folder 87 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1973-1974 (dup: 1973)
Folder 88 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1975-1977
Folder 89 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1978, 1979

Series 1, Box 9
Folder 90
Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1980-1982 (dup: 1982)
Folder 91 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1983-1985
Folder 92 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1986-1988 (dup: 1986)
Folder 93 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1989, 1990, 1992 (dup: 1990)
Folder 94 Baer's Agricultural Almanac, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011
Folder 95 Photocopy of newspaper clipping about The Farmer's Almanac, [1953]
Folder 96 Turner's Improved House-keeper's Almanac and Family Receipt Book, 1849

 

Series 2  German

Series 2, Box 1

Folder 1 Stadt und Land Calender, 1855.
Folder 2 Bauren und Handwerkesmannes Calender, 1853
Folder 3 Lutherische Kalender, 1878
Folder 4 Rosenthal's Berks County Calender, 1866
Folder 5 Sinn des Geistes [unparthenlichkeit], 1820
Folder 6 Neue Berbesserte Nord-Americanische Calender, 1782
Folder 7 Neue und Berbesserte Nord-Americanische Kalender, 1792
Folder 8 Americanische Calender, 1798
Folder 9 Republikanische Kalender, 1779, 1780

Folder 10a Neuer Lancasterscher Calender (Neue Gemeinnukige Landwirthshafts Calender), 1798 (2 copies), 1799, 1800 (1798-1800 are bound together)
Folder 10b Neuer Lancasterscher Calender (Neue Gemeinnukige Landwirthshafts Calender), 1801, 1803, 1804 (2 copies)
Folder 10c Neuer Lancasterscher Calender (Neue Gemeinnukige Landwirthshafts Calender), 1805-1808
Folder 10d Lancasterscher Calender (Gemeinnukige Landwirthshafts Calender), 1812, 1813 (2 copies), 1814
Folder 10e Lancaster Calender (Gemeinnukige Landwirthshafts Calender), 1822, 1823, 1825, 1826, 1828, 1830
Folder 11 Neue Americanische Landwirthschafts Calender (Neue Readinger Calender), 1824, 1825, 1830
Folder 11 Neue Pennsylvanische Stadt und Land Calender, 1829
Folder 12 Hoch-Deutsche Americanische Calender, 1831
Folder 12 Pennsylvanische Anti-Freimaurer Calender, 1832
Folder 13 Turner and Fischer's Deutscher Bilder Calender, 1848
Folder 14 Schlusstein Calender, 1840
Folder 15 Kalender fur die Reformirte Kirche , 1880-1882, 1885, 1889
Folder 16 Kalender der Reformierten Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten, 1901, 1904, 1905

Series 2, Box 2
Folder 17
Americanischer Stadt und Land Calender, 1813
Folder 18 Americanischer Stadt und Land Calender, 1837-1839
Folder 19 Amerikanischer Stadt und Land Calender, 1843, 1855
Folder 20 Amerikanischer Stadt und Land Calender, 1863, 1865
Folder 21 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1807, 1833-1839
Folder 22 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1840, 1841 (2 copies), 1842
Folder 23 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1843, 1844, 1845 (2 copies), 1846, 1847
Folder 24 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1848, 1849
Folder 25 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1852-1854
Folder 26 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1855-1857, 1858 (2 copies), 1859

Series 2, Box 3
Folder 27
Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1860-1864
Folder 28 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1865 (2 copies), 1866, 1867, 1868 (2 copies), 1869
Folder 29 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1870, 1871, 1872 (2 copies), 1873, 1874
Folder 30 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1879 (2 copies), 1880
Folder 31 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1881, 1882, 1883 (2 copies), 1884 (2 copies), 1885, 1886
Folder 32 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1887-1889, 1890 (2 copies), 1891
Folder 33 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1892 (2 copies), 1893-1898
Folder 34 Pennsylvanischer Calender, 1903, 1904, 1909-1911, 1913-1917. Volumes 1910 and 1916 are a gift from Dennis Bricker, December 2016.
Folder 35 Unknown Title, 1838
Folder 36 Unknown Title (Jan.-Oct.), 1783
Folder 37 Negatives of cover drawing, with the name Francis Baily at the top. (Matches cover of Neuer Berbesserte Nord-Americanische Calender), 1779 (cover date)

Folder 38  Neue Hoch Deutsche Americanische Calender, 1801

Folder 39  Neuer Lancasterscher Calender (Neue Gemeinnukige Landwirthshafts Calender), 1791-1796, 1798.

Neue Hoch Deutsche Americanische Calender, 1794-1796. (these are all bound in one volume)

Folder 40 Neue Americanische Landwirthschafts Calender (Neue Readinger Calender), 1861, 1865, 1876.

 

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