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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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Collection TitleCL 17  Schmidt Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLaura Nichols
Date Completed:May 2007
Provenance:Donated by Ellen L. Martin.


Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1881-1948

The Schmidt Family Collection contains various letters, envelopes and cards mailed within the U.S., from Germany, Denmark and Norway from relatives and relations of the German Family.  The Collection also includes photographs, miscellaneous items, two ledgers, and one German Bible. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Christmas card with a blank envelope with an illustration of a girl kneeling in prayer on the front.CardA0732
Christmas card with a blank envelope. Has an illustration of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus on the front.CardA0733
Three sketches on a piece of cardboard. One is done in ink.SketchesA0734
Standing Valentine' Day card in the shape of a dog. Signed on the back by "Helen"CardA0735
Yellow bell shaped notepad with tiny green pencil attached by a string. Inside are wishes of various people. Date on front is July 23, 1907.NotepadA0736
National Yeast Company, Seneca Falls, NY, 1885 calendar. Inside contains recipes for cakes, cookies, and bread. Pocket CalendarA0737
Small program for the Second Annual Ball of the German Democratic Club, Elmira, NY, held ad the Military Hall on December 31, 1889. Inside lists the program of dances. Back lists members of the committee.ProgramA0738
Program for the First Annual Masquerade of the Journeymen Tailors, Local No. 91 of Elmira, NY, taking place at Bundy Hall on Monday January 25, 1904. Outside of program has an illustration of a woman in a plaid outfit and on the back is a couple dancing.ProgramA0739
Business card of Louis Schaufler, Merchant Tailor, cleaning and repairing, Chicago Illinois.Business CardA0740
Card containing illustrations of how to do sign language(mostly just the alphabet).CardA0741
Small cardboard cutout of Uncle Sam.Cardboard Cutout A0742
Small pocket card with the names of those running on the Democratic ticket. Back of card lists auto distances from Elmira, NY.CardA0743
Small business card for the Standard Life and Accident Insurance Co., Detroit, Michigan.Business CardA0744
Business card for Brophy & MacMahon, Clothing, Hats, and Furnishing Goods, 101 103 E. Water Street, Elmira, NY.Business CardA0745
Card with an illustration of James K. Polk, from Hallock & Co. Clothiers, Water Street, Elmira, NY. CardA0746
Illustration of a woman holding a baby. Copyright 1900 by Niagra Lith. Co.IllustrationA0747
Card from the Elmira Music Store, 220 West Water St., Elmira, NY. Front has illustration of two cats, one playing the trumpet and the other beating a drum. Back of card has a poem, "A Perfect Little Treasure."CardA0748
Business card for Lutz's Cafe, Elmira, NY. Back of card has poem, "A Haymaker's Dream."Business CardA0749
Card advertising Cosmo Buttermilk Toilet Soap. Card is from Sheehan, Dean & Co., Elmira, NY.Advertising CardA0750
Business Card for Lewis & Patterson Signs, 114 Baldwin Street, Elmira, NY.Business CardA0751
Paper bag from The El-Ric Shop, 103 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY.BagA0752
Card for Hoyt's German Cologne with 1896 calendar on the back.(two copies)CalendarA0753
Small blank card with decoration in corner.CardA0754
Business card for The Allen Red Tame Cherry Co, main office in Toledo, Ohio and Western Office in Kansas City, MO. Back of card has the "CherryAllen" poem.Business CardA0755
Black and white photo of Gustav Bodecker in uniform. Taken in Hamburg, Germany.PhotographA0801
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