Charles M. Howell's Cash Book, Scrapbook and Other Material
Scope and Contents
Cash book and scrapbook containing newspaper articles, engravings, invitations, tickets, and other items documenting the expenses, activities and interests of Charles Miller Howell. The cash book records daily expenditures from June 4, 1858 to August 13, 1860 and includes transactions with many of Lancaster, Pennsylvania's most prominent citizens. The scrapbook contains poems, short stories, news articles, and cartoons clipped from a variety of newspapers including The Olio, The Inquirer and Daily Courier, The Philadelphia Saturday Chronicle, and Alexander's Weekly Messenger. The scrapbook and its accompanying material also contain engravings of works of art and of illustrations to news stories, invitations and tickets to social events and meetings, a manuscript translation of a ballad by Friedrich Schiller, two handwritten poems, a drawing, memorabilia and a manuscript resolution of the Columbia Hose Company. The newspaper articles and accompanying materials cover a wide variety of topics, but Howell's interest and involvement in firefighting and in the activities of fire companies is evident in the selection of some newspaper articles as well as in the invitations and tickets to events sponsored by the Columbia Hose Company and the Empire Hook and Ladder Company.
- Howell, Charles Miller (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Language of Materials
Arranged in 2 series: 1. Cash book, 1858-1860. 2. Scrapbook and other material, 1835-1876.
Technical Access Requirements
The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.
Accruals and Additions
Scrapbook added in 2010. Purchased from The Book Haven.
- Howell, Charles Miller (1814-1903)
- Account books -- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster County.
- Businessmen -- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster.
- Columbia Hose Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Empire Hook and Ladder Company (Lancaster, Pa.)
- Engravings, American -- 19th century.
- Fire departments -- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster.
- Fire departments -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
- Lancaster (Pa.) -- History
- Marble industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster County.
- Poetry -- Collections.
- Archon Finding Aid Title
- Description rules
- Other Unmapped
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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