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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 TitleMC 01 Francis Hall PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCarol Knowlton
Extent1 linear foot
AbstractInventory still in progress


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About 20-30 brown & brittle pages(fire?), appear to be a detailed list of the Francis Hall home contents.Poor condition,difficult to read.DocumentsB1505
Printed, describing the "Sorting Tray" with sketch: "complete outfit" $5.00.PamphletB1506
Printed, to the opening of the Hall Memorial Library on November 11(probably 1903) in Ellington,Conn.InvitationB1507
From Wilson Potter,Architect,NYC to Francis Hall.dated March 18,1902.NoteB1508
From Spencer Moakler & Bell,Stained Glass of Boston, dated 1902; appears to be a list of stained glass window titles for the Hall Memorial Library.DocumentB1509
Blank copy of Francis Hall Estate stationary and a blank printed Appraisal Notice form.DocumentsB1510
Nineteen letters regarding invitations to the dedication ceremony of thr Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. on November 11, 1903 and replies to said invitations.LettersB1601
Twenty three letters from the Estate and providers regarding last minute installations and corrections to the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington, Conn. dated October & early November 1903.The hirimg of a librarian is also included in this correspondence.LettersB1602
Twenty three letters from the Estate and providers regarding last minute installations and corrections to the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington, Conn. dated October & early November 1903.The hirimg of a librarian is also included in this correspondence.LettersB1602
Six letters regarding the furniture and window shades for the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. dated October and early November 1903.LettersB1603
Sixteen typed letters dated from October 6, 1903 to October 16,1903, to and from the Estate of Francis Hall regarding the Hall Mewmorial Library in Ellington,Conn: bills paid,receipts requested,queries as to progress,etc.LettersB1701
Dated October 3,1903 from Supreme Court Justice H. R.(or "B") Brown declining the invitation to the Hall Memorial Library dedication on November 11 since Court will be in session during the month of November.LetterB1702
Between the Francis Hall Estate and various vendors and contractors regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn.,dates are between August 26, 1903 and October 2, 1903.LettersB1801
Robert A.Hall to Frederic F.Hall,executor of C.C.Hall,deceased,dated January 1916 in the amount of $1,000 at 5% per annum.BondB9403
Twenty-five lettere dated from September 2, 1903 to September 22,1903 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. between the Francis Hall Estate and Wilson Potter,Architect, other contractors and suppliers of materials for the library.LettersC0101
Forty two letters dated from May 25, 1903 to September 1,1903 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. between the Francis Hall Estate and various contractors,suppliers and Wilson Potter,Architect, of NYC.LettersC0201
Twenty letters dated from September 8, 1902 to May 23, 1903 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. to and from the Francis Hall Estate to contractors,suppliers and Elligton Town officials.LettersC0301
A three page list of names and addresses, probably the people to be invited to the Hall Memorial dedication in November 1903.DocumentC0302
Sixteen letters dated from February 25, 1904 to June 15,1904 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. from the Francis Hall Estate,to contractors and suppliers,finishing up final details of the library.paying bills,etc.LettersC0401
Twenty four letters regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. to and from the Francis Hall Estate to contractors,suppliers and Wilson Potter,Architect of NYC,mostly to clear up any financial matters with an aim to closing the estate.LettersC0501
Thirty six letters dated from January 19,1904 to February 16, 1904 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. to and from the Francis Hall Estate mostly concerning the final bills in the finishing of the library from contractors,suppliers and architect.LettersC0601
Twenty three letters dated from December 14, 1903 to January 19, 1904 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn. to and from The Estate of Francis Hall concerning final details and payments to contractors and suppliers.LettersC0701
Twenty letters regarding the Hall Memorial Library dated from November 30, 1903 to December 11, 1903, to and from The Francis Hall Estate,many concerning a booklet to be printed of the dedication of the library on November 11, 1903 and some correspondence with the new librarian,Sarah B. Ball.LettersC0801
Twenty two letters dated from November 25, 1903 to November 30,1903 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington, Conn. to and from the Francis Hall Estate about payment of final bills and payments to contractors and suppliers.LettersC0901
Twenty six letters dated from November 6, 1903 to Noveember 24, 1903 regarding the Hall Memorial Library in Ellington,Conn., to and from the Francis Hall Estate mostly concerning the dedication ceremony on November 11th, as well as letters regarding insurance and other library details.LettersC1001
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