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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

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

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Typed letter to Miss Carolyn Hall of Glenora,NY with envelope postmarked Elmira September 24, 1919, the salutation is "My Dear Carrie Tall" and it is signed "Respectfully submitted, Harriet L. Gates, Ella Werdenberg".LetterE1714
Booklet titled "Dwelling Inventory" from J.B. Coykendall General Insurance,Elmira,NY.Filled out but no name or address. Could be the Francis Hall dwelling?BookletE1801
Francis Hall Photo Album - 107 photographs of Francis Hall's home & art collection; the extended Hall family; and assorted landscape photographs, ca. 1900s-1910s. Photo AlbumE1901
Business ledger titled "Francis Hall Accounts", Inventory with values,many pages of book titles with number of each, and selling price, plus many other items with values that his store carries,no dates.LedgerF0101
Ledger for Francis Hall store. Beginning date is January 1, 1850.Daily account of items sold.The same is true for the years 1851 to 1854 and January to July 1855.LedgerF0201
Ledger from the Francis Hall Book Store. First page is titled "Inventory March 4th,1850".Last page is dated April 27,1852.Number of each item listed plus total value.LedgerF0301
Ledger from the Francis Hall Book Store between April 1852 and January 1854 with daily totals and names of items sold.LedgerF0401
Cash ledger 1847-1848LedgerA01
Ledger, Bill of Books 1847LedgerA0201
Ledger, date unknownLedgerA0202
Letter dated Sept. 25, 1837LetterA0301
Letter dated Sept. 24, 1857 from the American Sunday School Union, Philadelphia, PALetterA0302
Letter from Memphis and Ohio Railroad, Sept. 16, 1857LetterA0303
Letter dated Sept. 15, 1857 from Barnes Co.LetterA0304
Letter from Smith and Peters dated Sept. 1, 1837LetterA0305
Letter from Herrick & Co. dated Aug. 22, 1837LetterA0306
Letter from H. W. Williams dated July 24, 1857LetterA0307
Letter from Werterberg Jefferson Co. dated July 23, 851LetterA0308
Letter from P.J. Farmington dated July 4, 1851LetterA0309
Letter from Whiton & King dated July 13, 1857LetterA0310
Letter from P. Wynkoop dated June 9, 1857LetterA0311
Letter from Howell & Brothers dated June 23, 1857LetterA0312
Letter from Mr. Wynkoop dated July 6, 1857LetterA0313
Letter from Hunt & Sons dated April 25, 1857LetterA0314
Letter from Louis Belrose dated May 25, 1857LetterA0315
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