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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 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
Black and white photo of five young men standing on a stone wall with rocks behind them.PhotographA0802
Black and white photo of a young man in a yard in front of a house. Subject of photo called "Chrissy" on back of photo.PhotographA0803
Negative showing three men standing and two ladies kneeling in a yard in front of a house.Photo NegativeA0804
Photo of the Bliss Monument in Rome, PA. Printed by J.E. Larkin of Elmira, NY.PhotoA0805
Silhouette of a man with a top hat and mustache. Dated 1888.PortraitA0806
Photo portrait of Christian Wilhelm Harald Schmidt. Dated 1910. Taken in Hamburg, Germany.PhotographA0807
Black and white photo of a street showing an old building and mountains.PhotographA0808
Black and white photo of two men in suits walking down a road. Signed "yours truly" on the back.PhotographA0809
Black and white photo of military men marching with guns.PhotographA0810
Morosco Theatre playbill for "Ladies All" Staring Walter Woolf and Violet Heming. August 11, 1930.PlaybillA0901
New Amsterdam Theater playbill for the show "Earl Carroll Vanities" August 11, 1930.PlaybillA0902
Travel Guide for Long Island. 1931.Travel GuideA09 03
Palmer House Shops Highlights and The World's Fair Program. Monday August 14-Wednesday August 16 1933(?).NewsletterA0904
Bible written in German. Copyright 1894.BibleB01
Memorandum book of C. Lockwood(?). November 13, 1855 to February 13, 1856.LedgerB02
Ledger beginning in August 31, 1875 to April 13, 1876. Ledger for a Butcher's shop(?).LedgerB03
Main Street Looking NorthPhotographVA775
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