Hidden Collections

Elizabeth Lehman Myers Papers


Archival Description

Title: Elizabeth Lehman Myers Papers
Dates: 1834 - 1932
Quantity: 5 boxes
Identification: PP MEL
Language of Material: German; English
Location: Moravian Church Archives
Alternate View: View Moravian Archives Finding Aid

Scope/Contents

The Elizabeth Lehman Myers collection includes various notes used for publications or lectures. Also included are many writings, or copies of various writings or addresses, correspondence regarding genealogy, clippings of her publications as well as by others. There are various pamphlets on Moravian history and other subjects, as well as an assortment of photographs.


Biography/History

Elizabeth Lehman Myers was born in 1869 in Bethlehem Pa. She was the city historian for Bethlehem; she was also the historian for the Moravian Seminary and College for Women. Myers dedicated her life to the study of Moravian history, and the history of Bethlehem and surrounding areas. Her dedication resulted to the expansion of her research into Europe, from where the original Moravians came. Myers also performed many oral interviews with older men and women of her days, taking notes, and later writing papers on their recollections. Myers published many works including her book titled "The Century of Moravian Sisters" which was originally published in 1918. Myers passed away on Monday January 6, 1936 unexpectedly following an illness of only two days.


Custodial History

The Elizabeth Lehman Myers collection was presumably received by the Moravian archives in 1960, the original name of the collection was the "Mrs. J. Upton Myers Collection". Finding aids and lists were originally prepared by Bishop Gapp. The collection was reorganized in 2011 by Fred Carter, a Lehigh University student working on the CLIR grant. In most cases the former organization was left unchanged but new reference codes were assigned. Old reference codes are listed.


Records

Elizabeth Lehman Myers Papers
Records
1. Whitefield House
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
Scope/Content: Includes: Clipping
2. Gnadenthal and Christians Spring
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings and pamphlet
3. Notes for "A Century of Moravian Brethren"
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Writings, clippings, pamphlet, and photo
4. Cuyahoga, Ohio 1786
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: clippings, pamphlet, and a map
5. Winston-Salem, N.C.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: clippings and photo
6. Gnadenhuetten, Ohio (1869, 1872, 1882)
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Clipping and photo
7. Shehomeko: Staten Island: New York Occupied by British: Indian Tribes in N.Y. and surrounding area
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Clippings and photo
8. Bethlehem assorted subjects
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Clippings
9. Moravian Church Misc.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
10. Moravians in the Housatonic Valley
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
11. Reading PA.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Writings, letters, and clippings
12. Lancaster PA. Religious Magazine
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Clippings
13. Tuscarawas Valley, Ohio
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: clipping
14. Western Reserve H.S. to Mr. Leibert
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: letter/clipping
15. Reminisences related to Mrs. Myers by old people (primarily about women)
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
Scope/Content: Includes: notebook
Note: List of names mentioned: Allen, Mary; Benade, Lucia; Benzine, Lydia; Blick, Caroline; Blum, Polly; Boehler, Sister; Bourquin, Pappy; Brown, Caroline; Brown, Phoebe; Bush, Mommy; Cargill, Lavina; Cist, Eliza; Ettwein, Benel (or Benigna); Fetter, Eliza; Fetter, Sally Freytag; Folkensen, Old Mammy; Freytag, Sally; Fulton, Peggy; Greider, Anna Maria; Heckewelder, Polly; Holland, Augusta Wolle; Horsefield, Sally; Horsefield, Sq.; Hueffel, Fredrika; Kitchelt, Old Mammy, Krauss, Mrs. C.L.; Kremser, Nancy; Leibert, Josephine Rice; Lichtenhaeler, Amelia; Masslich, Auntie; Miller, Verona; Nitschmann, Maria Barbara; Opitz, Gretel; Peisert, Rosel; Peisert, Sally; Rice, Josephine; Rice, Lydia; Schenk, Barbara; Schneller, Rachel; Schnoll, Grandmother; Smith, Magdalene; Steib, Annie; Walters, Lucy; Weber, Clementine; Weiss, Mrs. Jedediah; Zorn, Mrs. Caroline
16. Reminisences related to Mrs. Myers by old people (primarily about men)
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
Scope/Content: Includes: writings, letters, clippings
Note: List of names mentioned: Abbott, Merritt; the Abbott house; Beckel, Chas. F.; the Beckel house; the Beckel family; Blick, E. F.; Boehler, Philip; the Boehler house; Borhek, James T.; Bourquin, Daddy; Brown, Eddie; the Brunner family; Christ, Matthew; the Desh family; Dixon, George; Eggert, Benjamin; Eggert, Matthew; the Eggert family; the Ettwein family (Bishop John); Fetter, Grandfather; Fetter, Marcus (Great Grandfather); Fetter, Squire; the Fetter family; Fickhardt, Dr.; Fradeneck, Gilbert; the Frueauff family; Fuehrer, Valentine; Goepp, Ph. Henry; Goundie, Henry; Green, Dr.; Grider, Rufus; Grunewald, Gustav; Guetter, Henry; Held, Julius; Horsefield, Squire Joseph; Huebener, Dr. A. L.; Jacobson, Bishop John C.; the Jarret house; Jones, Dr. M. C.; Knauss, Charles L.; Knauss, Corny; Kofka, Old; Krause, Frank; Krause, Heinrich; Krause, John; Krause, John Samuel; the Krause family; Kremser, Chas.; Kumner, Jacob; the Lacair house; the Layfayette house; Lange, Christian; Lehman, Grandfather; Leibert, James; the Leibert family; Loskiel, Bishop; Luch, Captain Christel F.; Luckenbach, Lucius; Luckenbach, Ruebe; the Luckenbach family; Malthaner, John C.; the Meyers family of Northampton County; Miksch, John M.; the Miksch family; Oerter, John F.; the Oerter family; Oppelt, Dr. F.H.; Pauling; Paulus, Great Grandfather; the Rau family; Rauch, John Frederick; the Rauch house; Reinike, Samuel; Roepper, Wm. Theodore; Schneller, Chas.; the Schropp family; Seidel, Pappy; Solliday, Old; Stolzenbach, Henery; Weber, John Christian; the Weber family; Weiss, Jedediah; the Whitesell family; Wilson, Captain; Woehler, Conrad; Woehler, George Henery; Wolle, J. Fred; Wolle, Old J. Fred; Wolle, Jacob; Wolle, Theodore; Yohe, Caleb; Zuecker,
17. Letter Book- Virgina S.D. of Richmond and Norfolk to Henry S. Fetter, New York City.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Copies of letters sent, notes, and some letters that were returned
18. John Ettwein, Old Chapel (Bethlehem)
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings
19. Sister Polly Penry- Life and Letters
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
20. Lititz during the Revolution
Date: without date
Physical Description: 2 items
Scope/Content: Includes: Picture, and map
21. Nazareth, 1740
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writing
22. The Pulaski Banner
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writing, and clippings
23. Boehmian History, and notes
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
24. Pulaski: Moravian Church History: Anna Nitschman
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Letter, writing, and pamphlet
25. Tile Stove, W.S. and Bethlehem, Nazareth old Trombonists: Bethlehem PA. music, Bethlehem PA. biographical sketches
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
26. Herrnhut Neuweid
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings
27. Bethlehem, The growth of social life
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writing
28. Dr. Bodo Otto, Valley Forge physician
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings, letters
29. Hessians
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writing
30. Seminary for Girls, Bethlehem
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings
31. George Washington's visit to Bethlehem: Layfayette Loose
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Letters, writings, pamphlet
32. A Sketch of Bethlehem history
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writing, map
33. Clippings from the Moravian
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
34. Nazareth, John Jordan's articles
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
35. Song services: Charlotte Sophie Graefin von Einseidel
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
36. Bethlehem Seminary for Girls
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings, clippings, pamphlet
37. The Rhine,The Danube
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings, clippings
38. Fastnacht
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings, and clippings
39. The Nibelungen Lied
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
40. Three Trombonists
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 photo
Scope/Content: Includes: writing, photo
41. Oley: Heidelberg: Hebron
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
42. Benjamin Franklin in the Lehigh Valley
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
43. York, PA., pastors David Zeisberger
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
44. Ladies Fashions, 1842
Date: 1842
Physical Description: 1 item
45. Goodey's Lady's book
Date: 1860
Physical Description: 1 item
46. Leben und Tod des Kleinen Rothkaeppschen
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
47. The Treaty Tree
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
48. A Mortgage of Herman M. Fetter- Lewis Snyder
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
49. John Henry Mueller
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writing
50. Connecticut before the Revolution
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
51. Goody's Lady's book
Date: 1870
Physical Description: 1 item
52. Dr. Constanine Hering
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
53. Goodey's Lady's book
Date: 1870
Physical Description: 1 item
54. Washington's Crossing
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
55. Frederick William von Steuben
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
56. Gnadauer Gruss, Advent 1931
Date: 1931
Physical Description: 1 item
57. Early taverns and inns in Easton
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
58. Goodey's Lady's book
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
59. Goodey's Lady's book
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
60. Der Hutberg
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
61. Bericht der Diakonissenanstalt Emmaus
Date: 1931
Physical Description: 1 item
62. Hebron, Moravian Cemetery
Date: 1929
Physical Description: 1 item
63. Battle of Gettysburg
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
64. Frankfort/America. - conections
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
65. The Moravian
Date: 1922
Physical Description: 1 folder
66. Easter celebrations at Winston-Salem and Bethlehem
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
67. John Ettwein Diary
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
68. Bethlehem first house
Date: without date
Physical Description: 2 items
Scope/Content: Includes: Photo, and Clipping
69. Fort near Egypt
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
Scope/Content: Includes: Photo
70. Unidentified Photos
Date: without date
Physical Description: 3 items
71. Franklin H. Brunner and Mrs. Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
Scope/Content: Includes: letter
72. John Feuerabend
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
73. John Anderson
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
74. Gemein Haus
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
75. Underground Railroad
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
76. Collection of Misc. Notes
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
77. Lititz PA
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
78. The Sun of New York
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
79. Old Bells of Bethlehem
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
80. Misc Notes
Date: 1909
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Photos
81. Mary Anne Furnace in Lehigh County
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
82. Thomas Mayberry
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
Scope/Content: Includes: article
83. Growth of social life in Bethlehem
Date: 1909
Physical Description: 1 folder
84. Travels of German Synod
Date: 1909
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: Photographs
85. Collection of notes
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
86. Leaves torn from Penna Magazine (Bethlehem&County)
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
87. Bench and Bar colonial Easton
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
88. Biography of Peter Rose
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
89. Washington after the Revolution 1792
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
90. In the Footsteps of Franklin
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
91. Revolutionary Items of History of York, Pa.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
92. Various notes
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
93. 200th anniversary of the settlement of Shawnee, Pa.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
94. Collection of letters and notes
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
95. Louise Dittwitz Lehman
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
96. Ross common manor
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
97. Bethlehem Pike
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
98. Seminary for Girls
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
99. Bethlehem New Hotel
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
100. Bethlehem Bells
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
101. Wafer Irons
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
102. Pulaski Banner
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
103. Sebastian Knauss, Jacob Ehrenhardt recieved into the Moravian Church
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
104. Henrietta Louise vonHayn
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
105. Bethlehem Village Government
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
106. The Clover family
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
107. Anne Clover Nicolaus, Stephan Nicolaus, Anna Johanna Paulus
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
108. Ernst Ludwig Lehman
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
109. Johann Gottlieb Lehmann, Anna Johanna Paulus
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
110. Certain lists of families
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
111. Fetter family
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
112. Timothy Horsfield
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
113. Louisa vonHayn, Lebenslauf
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
114. Old Roads
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
115. Johann Christiff Prylaeus
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
Scope/Content: Includes: writings
116. Johann Christiff Prylaeus Lebenslauf
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
117. David Sigmund Kriegel, Life
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
Scope/Content: Includes: writings
118. Mary Penry, extracts from letters
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
119. Various newspaper clippings
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
120. Scrap book created by Elizebeth Lehman Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
121. Scrap book created by Elizebeth Lehman Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
122. Elizebeth's travel notebook
Date: 1932
Physical Description: 1 item
123. Elizebeth's notebook labeled "My Trip Abroad"
Date: 1928
Physical Description: 1 item
124. Elizebeth's personal notebook
Date: 1929
Physical Description: 1 item
125. Elizebeth's small notebook titled "Notes on My Trip to Europe"
Date: 1927
Physical Description: 1 item
126. Elizebeth's notebook titled "Bethlehem Moravian Genealogy Records"
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
127. "Message of the Trombones" written by Elizebeth Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
128. "Highlights and Sidelights of Dresden" written by Elizebeth Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
129. "The Moravian Christmas Putz" written by Elizebeth Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
130. Elizebeth Myer's calendars with names, dates, and meetings
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
131. "In Days Gone By" an article published in the Northampton Farmer written by Elizebeth Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
132. 5 small notebooks belonging to Elizebeth Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
133. Letters written and recieved by Elizebeth Myers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
134. Misc. notes created by Elizebeth
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
135. Elizebeth Myers' Mother's Cook Book
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
136. Elizebeth Myers' personal recipe book, composed of recipes passed down from family, and those recieved from friends
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 item
137. A scapbook created by Elizebeth Myers comprised on newspaper articles
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
138. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Christmas
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
139. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Nazareth areas
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
140. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Newspapers
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
141. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Missions and Missionaries
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
142. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on the Military
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
143. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Early Manufacturing
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
144. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Lehigh County
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
145. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Berks Co. and Bucks Co.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
146. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Churches
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
147. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Carbon Co.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
148. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Easton
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
149. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Education
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
150. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on families
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
151. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on food
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
152. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Indians
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
153. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on journals, letters, etc.
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
154. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on agriculture and horticulture
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
155. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Bethlehem's people
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
156. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Bethlehem
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
157. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on Northampton Co. and townships
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
158. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on music
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
159. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on perkiomen
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
160. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on the Poconos
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
161. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on people
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
162. Newspaper clippings of articles written by Elizebeth Myers on transportation
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder
163. Elizebeth Myers' newspaper articles from her column "Nature, History, and other Lore"
Date: without date
Physical Description: 1 folder