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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 Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Chaplain McCracken, July 13, 1945. Letter010151
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Dr. Kenneth Houghton regarding the death of Rev. W. Hamilton Benham, July 28, 1945. Letter010152
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to the Benham family regarding the death of Rev. W. Hammilton Benham, July 28, 1945.Letter010153
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Dr. Kenneth G. Houghton regarding the need for a new temporary pastor at the First Presbyerian Church, July 28, 1945. Letter010154
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Bill regarding the death of Rev. Benham, July 28, 1945. Letter010155
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to the Commonwealth of the Philippines regarding Hardin's right to conduct marriages, July 30, 1945. Letter010156
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Rath regarding her son George, July 30, 1945. Letter010157
Correspondence between Chaplain J.F. Cronin and Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. regarding the burial of Sgt. Mario Ottimo, July 1945. Correspondence010158
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and the Sullivan family regarding Pvt. Leo Sullivan, July-August 1945.Correspondence010159
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Joseph Basone regarding Lt. Sebastian Bason, July-August 1945. Correspondence010160
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Alma Mea Northrup regarding the death of her husband Donald, July-August, 1945.Correspondence010161
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Mrs. Charles Sheldon regarding her son Charles, July-October 1945.Correspondence010162
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Chaplain Chisholm, August 1, 1945. Letter010163
Letter from Lt. F.A. Terry to Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. regarding the Cacciatore brothers, August 5, 1945. Letter010164
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to his commanding officer requesting leave, August 8, 1945. Letter010165
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Captain Nealon regarding Sgt. Reynolds' pay, August 9, 1945. Letter010166
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Sgt. Rondo regarding Pfc. Emmert's mail, August 10, 1945. Letter010167
Letter from Dr. Kenneth Houghton to Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. regarding life in Elmira, August 15, 1945.Letter010168
RCA Radiogram from W.M. Price to Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr., August 16, 1945.Telegram010169
Letter from Mrs. George Rath to Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son George, August 19, 1945.Letter010170
Letter from Chaplain Thomas Chisholm to Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr., August 23, 1945. Letter010171
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Dr. Kenneth Houghton regarding life in Elmira, Ausust 28, 1945.Letter010172
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Howard Schwartz, August 29, 1945.Letter010173
Correspondence between Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. and the Mendenhall family regarding Claude Mendenhall, August-September 1945.Correspondence 010174
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Lt. Terry regarding the Cacciatore brothers, September 3, 1945. Letter010175
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