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The Papers of Kenneth G. Servais and Donald Terrill

Scope and Contents - Access - Item Inventory

Historical Sketch

The Bank of Chambersburg of Franklin, Pennsylvania was founded in 1809, and incorporated in 1814. It is the second bank in the Cumberland Valley. The bank building was built in 1829, and later destroyed in McCausland's raid on July 30, 1864.

After the building, and indeed much of the town, was burned, the bank temporarily conducted its business first in the home of D. L. Wunderlich on Second Street, and later in the lower room of the local Masonic Hall. In 1864, the bank received a new charter as the National Bank of Chambersburg.

Its Board Presidents have included: Joseph Culbertson, 1848-1858; William Heyser, 1858-1863; and William McClellan, 1863-1873, and others. Cashiers have included: James Lesley, 1845-1858; and George R. Messersmith, 1858-1881.

Scope and Contents

The Servais and Terrill collection consists mostly of correspondence about banking and other financial transactions. Dates of the documents range from 1814 to 1847. Arrangement is chronological.


Gift of Kenneth Servais and Donald Terrill, June 1977 Accession # A77-44


Open to researchers without restriction. Questions about copyright should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.


1 document case.

Item Inventory

1. Timothy Fuller (?) to Moody Trent (?), December 14, 1814
2. A. Calhoun to E. Beatty, January 5, 1835
3. Bank of Chambersburg to E. Beatty, January 25, 1838
4. Bank of Chambersburg to E. Beatty, January 27, 1838
5. Bank of Chambersburg to E. Beatty, May 5, 1838
6. Bank of Chambersburg to E. Beatty, July 5, 1838
7. Bank of Chambersburg to E. Beatty, July 16, 1838
8. Bank of Chambersburg to E. Beatty, August 13, 1838
9. Bank of Chambersburg to E. Beatty, October 1, 1838
10. Bank of Metropolis to E. Beatty, August 10, 1846
11. Henry Dehuff (?) to Nathan Trotter & Co. Copper Merchants, September 25, 1847

Revised: 7/14/08