Manuscript Group 255 JOHN F. MEGINNESS COLLECTION 1828-1899 2 cu. ft.
Using the pen name of "John of Lancaster," John F. Meginness (b. 1827, d. 1899)
was connected with the Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin for some twenty
years as journalist and editor. A noted local historian and book collector, he
authored a number of county and local histories. His papers consist of correspondence,
newspaper clippings, and biographical materials relevant to his writings and concerning
genealogical matters in the central Pennsylvania area.