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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 Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Pfc. Robert Brink regarding his friend Pfc. Cepiga, September 3, 1945. Letter010176
Letter from S.E. Rose to Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. regarding life in Elmira, September 4, 1945.Letter010177
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Sgt. Dorsey Groves regarding his brother John, September 5, 1945.Letter010178
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to the C.O. of the 4th Repair Depot APO 351 regarding Pvt. McFeely's marrital difficulties, September 10, 1945. Letter010179
Letter from Era Thorpe Benham to Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. regarding life in Elmira, September 23, 1945. Letter010180
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to the members of the First Presbyterian Church, September 25, 1945. Letter010181
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Mr. Maurice P. Whitney regarding life in Elmira, September 25, 1945. Letter010182
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to S.E. Rose regarding life in Elmira, September 25, 1945.Letter010183
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Marshall Sears regarding her husband, October 8, 1945. Letter010184
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Rev. Monsignor Zielinski regarding Corporal Czosnyka's homecoming, October 10, 1945. Letter010185
Correspondence between Mrs. Carry Dimas and Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son Theodore, October 1945.Correspondence010186
Correspondence between Mrs. W.T. Berkhouse and Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. regarding her son Talmadge, October-November 1945. Correspondence010187
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Mrs. Lawrence Miller regarding her husband, December 12, 1945. Letter010188
Letter from Pfc J.L. Flournoy to the Bureau of Vital Statistics regarding his marriage, December 29, 1945. Letter010189
Letter from J.L. Flournoy to J. Sanford Mullins regarding Flournoy's divorce, December 29, 1945. Letter010190
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Chaplain Austill regarding Woodlawn National Cemetery, December 3, 1947. Letter010191
Letter from Mayor Emory Strachen of Elmira to Rev. Martin D. Hardin regarding his military service, December 15, 1947.Letter010192
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to the ORC Unit Instructor regarding orders, February 19, 1948.Letter010193
Letter from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to Chaplain Austill, March 4, 1948.Letter010194
Roster of nurses posted at the 107th Station Hospital, 1945. Roster010201
Collection of letters from Chaplain Marting D. Hardin Jr. to various ministers throughout the United States advising them of the return of their nurse from service at the 107th Station Hospital in the Philippines, October 10, 1945. Correspondence010202
Script: A Christmas Choric Reading. Script010301
Property turn-in slip for a gas mask, August 5, 1944. Document010302
229th Ordinance Base Group memorandum regarding cablegrams and radiograms to and from home, August 10, 1944. (2 copies)Memorandum010303
229th Ordinance Base Depot memorandum regarding religious services, February 7, 1945.Memorandum010304
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