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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to the pastor of Towergrove Baptist Church of St. Louis regarding the baptism of Virgil Williams, April 9, 1945. Letter010126
Letter from Minister John Gray Rhind to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr., April 12, 1945. Letter010127
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Elizabeth A. Lee regarding Sgt. James H. Hughey, April 16, 1945. Letter010128
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. William Sinka regarding their son George, April 16, 1945. Letter010129
Letter from Mrs. W. Mettie to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son Bill, April 24, 1945. Letter010130
Letter from Mrs. Betty Browning to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son James, April 26, 1945. Letter010131
Letter from Mrs. Mary Linba to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son, April 28, 1945.Letter010132
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Crutcher regarding their son, April 1945. Correspondence010133
First Presbyterian Church of Elmira Pres-Boy, May 1945.Newsletter010134
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Charles Taylor regarding the death of her son Phil, May 16, 1945. Letter010135
Letter from Sgt. Dorsey P. Groves to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding John Groves, May 25, 1945.Letter010136
Memorandum from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding the shipping of Lt. Russel Berry's baggage, May 25, 1945. Memorandum010137
Letter from Bill to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding events in Elmira, June 6, 1945. Letter 010138
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to the minister of the First Methodist Church of Lansing Michigan regarding the children of Pvt. Glen Noye, June 12, 1945. Letter010139
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. R.G. Clayton regarding her husband Roscoe, June 14, 1945. Letter010140
Letter from Captain Michael Collins to Chaplain Vertner V. Breaszeale, June 15, 1945. Letter010141
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Charles Sheldon of Elmira, NY regarding her son Junior, June 22, 1945.Letter010142
Letter from Martha Louise Clayton to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding her husband Roscoe, June 26, 1945. Letter010143
Letter from Bill to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding life in Elmira, June 29, 1945. Letter010144
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Marjorie Porter regarding her brother Paul Willis, June-July 1945. Correspondence010145
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Mrs. Essie Deering regarding her son James, June-July 1945. Correspondence 010146
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Lottie and Isabel Pasikowski regarding Walter Pasikowski, June-August 1945.Correspondence010147
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to W. Cacciatore regarding his brother John, July 2, 1945. Letter010148
Letter from Mrs. Eleanor Thomas to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son Robert, July 3, 1945.Letter010149
Letter from Vetner Breazeale to Troy regarding books for Chaplains, July 10, 1945. Letter010150
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