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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 20 Hardin CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:5/08/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 1992 by the Dewitt Historical Society of Tompkins County. 
Terms:Chaplains, Army; Elmira (N.Y.); Presbyterian church-clergy; United States.  Army; World War, 1939-1945
Historical:Martin D. Hardin Jr.-Martin Hardin Jr. was ordained as a minister by the Presbytery of Geneva, NY on June 7, 1931.  In 1938, he became the minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY.  In June of 1944, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army as part of the chaplain corps.  From 1944 until the end of the war Chaplain Hardin served at the 107th Station Hospital in the Philippines.  After the war, he returned to his duties at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira while simultaneously serving in the Army Reserves where he was in charge of funeral services at the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. 
Scope:The Harding Collection consists of Martin D. Hardin Jr.'s wartime correspondence as well as other assorted documents.  The bulk of the collection consists of letters written and received by Hardin while he served as a chaplain at the 107th Station Hospital in the Philippines from 1944 to 1945. 
Notes:CL 20 shares a box with CL 24.
Extent.25 linear feet
Date Span1944-1948
AbstractThis collection contains documents related to Reverend Martin D. Hardin's service as a chaplain during WWII.


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Letter from Ida May Sullivan to Chaplain M.D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son Leo, no date. Letter010101
Letter from Harriet to Martin Hardin regarding the October 1944 issue of the Pres-Boy newsletter, October 19, 1944. Letter010102
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to the Pastor of the Woodbridge Baptist Church of Woodbridge, Va regarding the baptism of William Foster Faulkner, October 30, 1944. Letter010103
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin and Grace Degen regarding her brother Leo Sullivan, January-February, 1945.Correspondence010104
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin and Mrs. Cletus Newton regarding her husband, January-February, 1945. Correspondence010105
Letter from Chaplain Martin Hardin Jr. to Mrs. John Mathews regarding her son James, February 20, 1945.Letter010106
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Beulah Icenogle regarding her son's baptism, February 26, 1945. Letter010107
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Reverend John Codd regarding the baptism of Lester Icenogle, February 26, 1945. Letter010108
Letter from Mrs. Ben Dokkin to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding her brother, February 27, 1945. Letter010109
Letter from John and Lucille Mathews to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding their son James, March 6, 1945. Letter010110
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Ralph Greenhill regarding her husband, March 10, 1945. Letter010111
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Fate Greenhill regarding her son, March 10, 1945. Letter010112
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Captain L.A. Robbins regarding Private Aubin's transfer, March 20, 1945. Letter010113
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Captain Aubrey Armstrong, March 24, 1945. Letter010114
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. George Hillman regarding their son Leon, March 26, 1945. Letter010115
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Crutcher regarding their son James, March 26, 1945. Letter010116
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. W.R. Buffington regarding her son David, April 2, 1945. Letter010117
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Joseph Codero regarding her son Norman, April 2, 1945.Letter010118
Letter from Chaplain Sigvard Tweeten to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding burials at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, April 3, 1945. Letter010119
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Nazario de Gouzman regarding a piano, April 3, 1945.Letter010120
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Era Parkman regarding her son, April 7, 1945. Letter010121
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to the chaplain or C.O. of 872 AB Engineers regarding Francis Parkman, April 7, 1945.Letter010122
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mr and Mrs Mettie regarding their son Bill, April 9, 1945. Letter010123
Letter from Chaplain Sigvard Tweeten to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr., April 9, 1945. Letter010124
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Edward Williams regarding the baptism of her son Virgil, April 9, 1945.Letter010125
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