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Francis Lyman Windolph Papers

Identifier: MS 011


This collection contains correspondence, typescripts and publications by Francis Lyman Windolph.


  • 1908-1961,
  • Majority of material found within 1951-1961


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication may be restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..

Biographical / Historical

Francis Lyman Windolph (1889 - 1978) was a prominent Lancaster County (PA) attorney and author. He was a graduate of the Yeates School and Franklin and Marshall College (1908). In 1911, he was admitted to the bar after a three year clerkship. He was first published in a 1908 private printing of "Today and Other Poems." His work gained national attention in 1917 when "Of Names" was published in the Atlantic Monthly. Windolph was also active in his community. He was a member of the Cliosophic Society, the Hamilton Club, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He was also the Director of the Lancaster County Public Library for forty years.


1 Linear feet (2 boxes)

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Collection: Organized into 3 series corresponding to type of material: correspondence, typescripts, publications.

Ownership and Custodial History

Complete provenance unknown. Materials were probably donated by Mr. Windolph ca. 1972-1978 during book donations to the library and by bequest. Some of Windolph's published material was solicited from Mr. Windolph and assembled by library staff ca. 1974.

Processing Information

Processing completed February 1986.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States