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John F. Sehner Papers

Identifier: MS 002


This collection contains the personal and business correspondence of John Frederick Sehner a Lancaster PA businessman in the mid- late nineteenth century.


  • 1861-1896,
  • Majority of material found within 1868-1879


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Biographical / Historical

John Frederick Sehner was born April 2, 1833 in Lancaster, PA. Sehner was educated in the public schools of Lancaster and at the age of twenty-one joined in partnership with his father in the coal and lumber business. While he enjoyed great success in this enterprise, he also held interests in the Hamilton Watch Co., the Edison Electric Company, Northern Market, and the Lancaster Gas Co. (for more biographical information see Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, p. 200 - 201.).


.5 Linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Collection: All correspondence organized alphabetically by correspondent.

Ownership and Custodial History

Provenance unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Source unknown. Date of acquisition--date of acquisition unknown..

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States