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Henry S. Landes papers

1891-1954, 1.4 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
Creator:
Landes, Henry S., 1871-1950
Title:
Henry S. Landes papers
Date [inclusive]:
1891-1954
Call Number:
51
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Henry S. Landes (also spelled "Landis"), 1871-1950, was a historian in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Henry S. Landes papers, 1891-1954, consist primarily of historical research accumulated by Landes, with a small amount of personal papers. Major topics include the Revolutionary War and Landes/Landis family genealogy.
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Biography/History

Henry S. Landes (also spelled "Landis") was a historian in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1871 to Henry C. Landes and Elizabeth H. Souder, and married Mary E. Hause in 1891. His columns for the Souderton Independent newspaper were collected for the book  History of Souderton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, published in 1930. Landes died in 1950 and was buried in the Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Scope and Contents

The Henry S. Landes papers, 1891-1954, consist primarily of historical and genealogical research accumulated by Landes, with a small amount of personal papers. The collection includes lists of Revolutionary War soldiers and townships; Sons of the American Revolution burial index; Landis/Landes family genealogy research notes; and a box with invitations, correspondence, research notes, family trees, photographs, and a child's school book.

There is also one box of Landes/Landis reunion booklets, 1917-1954.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Landes family
  • Landis family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Souderton (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

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