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


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Fourteen letters dated from September 26, 1840 to December 26, 1841 among the Hall brothers:William Edward,Julius & "Nells", most written to Edward,mainly concerns family matters and news of family members.LettersC1101
Fourteen letters to Edward Hall,both business and personal from his brothers Frederic and Maxwell about family matters and concerns. Dated from September 2, 1830 to February 9, 1846.LettersC1301
Five letters to Edward Hall from friends at "Yale College' and dated from December 1825(Theol.Dept.Leburton Crocker), November 14,1829 & December 12,1829(Noah B. Clark),December 13,1829(M.N.Miles)& March 13,1830(Noah B. Clark}.LettersC1401
Five letters to Edward Hall from friends at "Yale College' and dated from December 1825(Theol.Dept.Leburton Crocker), November 14,1829 & December 12,1829(Noah B. Clark),December 13,1829(M.N.Miles)& March 13,1830(Noah B. Clark}.LettersC1401
Five letters to Edward Hall from friends at "Yale College' and dated from December 1825(Theol.Dept.Leburton Crocker), November 14,1829 & December 12,1829(Noah B. Clark),December 13,1829(M.N.Miles)& March 13,1830(Noah B. Clark}.LettersC1401
Five letters to Edward Hall from friends at "Yale College' and dated from December 1825(Theol.Dept.Leburton Crocker), November 14,1829 & December 12,1829(Noah B. Clark),December 13,1829(M.N.Miles)& March 13,1830(Noah B. Clark}.LettersC1401
To Edward Hall, dated December 6, 1838 from Minor R. Deming with "envelope" sheet addressed to Edward Hall,Ellington,Conn.LetterC1402
Four letters written to Edward Hall from friends at "Yale College" and dated August 12,1826 from Cousin"Woody",September 10,1827 & November 26, 1827 from M.N.Miles,and November 22,1628 from Cousin James Wood.LettersC1501
Twenty-one letters to Edward Hall in Ellington,Conn. from his brothers "Nells" & "LWH" dated from Syracuse November 18,1843 to Syracuse April 19, 1848; appear to be concerning both business and family matters.LettersC1601
Twelve business letters dated from Ellington,Ct.March 26, 1834 to Upper Middletown,December 12,1836 addressed to Edward Hall in Norwich,Conn.('34) New York City('35),Ellington,Conn.('35), Vernon,Conn.('36),Ellington,Conn.('36-2 letters) and the "Rock Factory" in Vernon,Cpnn.('36).LettersC1901
Thirteen letters to Mr. John Hall Jr.of Boston(1 letter) and Philadelphia(12 letters), from his brother Edward Hall in New York City,dating from March 20,1834 to July 20,1835,all discussing both family and business matters.LettersC2101
Fifteen letters to John hall Jr.,13 in Hartford Conn. 2 in Albany,NY from his brother Edward Hall in Ellington,Conn. dating from June 25,1831 to November 2,1833,all seem to be of a personal nature.LettersC2201
Ten lettera dated from NYC February 9,1835 to South Coventry January 29, 1843, addressed to John Hall Esq.(Father) in Ellington,Conn. from his son Edward Hall,with both family and business matters.LettersC2501
Ten letters dated from NYC Feebruary 9, 1835 to South Coventry January 29, 1843 and addressed to John Hall Esq. of Ellington,Conn from his son Edward,the letters appear to be of a personal rather than business nature.LettersC2601
Booklet titled "Alphabetical Order List",Publications and Importations for sale by Hall Bros.,Elmira,N.Y. 1875.Twenty-three pages.BookletD0101
A pass book in the name of A.S. Foster having an account with F.Hall and dated 1888.BookletD0102
A leather bound pass book/ledger in the name of Francis Hall with Chemung Canal Bank,beginning in 1850 through July 1, 1854.BookletD0103
A "composition book" containing genealogy :"General records of the Reeds & McLeans including descent from McLeans of Coll(?) Governor Bradford,John Balsh, and the Hall Family. A hand written copy of "Ella Watson's Letter" in the back,no date.BookletD0104
Eleven letters to Mr. Edward Hall of Ellington,Ct. both business and personal, dated from South Coventry,August 1844 to St Louis October 2, 1848.LettersD0201
Four letters to Edward Hall from his Mother Sophia Hall in Ellington,Conn.,dated January to April 1828.LettersD0301
Twelve letters written to Edward Hall in Hartford & Ellington,Conn.from his father,brothers & friends,dated from November 6, 1833 to November 23,1848(St Louis).LettersD0401
Eleven letters dated from Ellington April 12,1831 to Ellington February 12,1835. Several are to Edward Hall,Madison's Barracks,Sacketts Harbor from family members.Then to Edward Hall in Norwich & Hartford,Conn. also from family members.LettersD0501
Eleven letters dated from February 21,1835(from John Hall,his Father) to January 15,1843(from John Hall in Ellington,Conn.),seven to Edward Hall in New York City,the last four to Edward Hall in South Coventry. LettersD0601
Twelve letters dated from "Yale College" November 1,1828 to Ellington,December 7, 1846.addressed to Edward Hall in South Coventry from various brothers and his Father John.LettersD0701
Eight letters(very faded) dating from "Yale College" October 20, 1830 to December 13, 1831 addressed to Edward Hall in Sackett's Harbor, from Brother Junius.LettersD0801
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