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John Shank papers

 Collection 0133-MDHC

This collection consists mainly of promissory notes, receipts, and bills relating to the Stoler estate, Shank's guardianship of the McCleary children, and the executorship of his father's estate in Quincy Township, Pennsylvania.


  • 1830-1859

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The collection includes mainly promissory notes and receipts and bills relating to Shank’s assignment of the Stoler estate, his guardianship of the McCleary children and executorship of his father’s estate. The territory covers Quincy Township, Pennsylvania. The John Shank papers covers the period from 1830 to 1856.

Custodial History

The John Shank papers were accessioned to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1972.

Guide to the John Shank papers
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Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742