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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.

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A letter to Sarah Lucas from her cousin Lillie. Lillie writes from Italy where she is visiting. She knows Sarah cannot understand, but hopes she will appreciate it in the future. Dated: December 10th, 1880. LetterA0709
A telegram to Ned Lucas from Abby Lucas. The telegraph writes that she has just received the bond he sent her the day before. Dated: January 31st, 1880TelegramA0710
Telegraph to E. F. Lucas from A. J. Lucas. 1880.TelegramA0710
Letter to E. F. Lucas from C. E. Overbaugh & Co., Manufacturers and Dealers in Guns, Ammunition & Sporting Goods. 1886.LetterA0711
A letter to Ned Lucas from C.E. Overbaugh of Guns, Ammunition, and Sporting Goods. He writes that the Guns Ned sent to be cleaned are ready to be paid for and picked up. He also writes that they are quite accurate. Dated: February, 16th, 1881. LetterA0711
A telegram to Martie Lucas from her friend Annie W. Fitch. She writes that she received Martie's telegram, but cannot visit, and she will write soon. Dated: February 1st, 1881.TelegramA0712
Western Union Telegraph to Mrs. E. F. Lucas from Annie W. Fitch. 1881.TelegramA0712
Note to Martie from Helen P. Throop. Kittie had a baby. 1879.LetterA0713
A letter to Martie Lucas from her friend Helen Throop. She writes to tell Martie that she has given birth to a ten pound baby. Dated: April 25th, 1879.TelegramA0713
A telegram to Ned Lucas and his Business partner, Merritt from a Umstead Wells. He writes that he has sent the cargo to their office. May 18th, 1880.TelegramA0714
Telegraph to Luch and Merritt from Umstead Wells. May 8, 1880.TelegramA0714
A letter to Martie Lucas from her friend, Kate L. Adams. She writes that she has just recently had a baby and wants to compare notes about caring for and raising a child. Dated: February 5th, 1881. LetterA0715
Letter to Martie from Kate. L. Adams. Wants to compare notes on babies. February 5, 1881.LetterA0715
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Noyes. Written before they are married, she writes that she misses him dearly, and that she intends to return to Elmira tomorrow. Dated: November 19th, 1878. LetterA0716
Letter from Martie P. Noyes to her "dearest." November 19th, 1878.LetterA0716
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Noyes. Written before they are married and while she is in Pocassett, Massachusetts. Dated: September 27th, 1878. LetterA0717
Letters from Martie to Ned. 1878.LetterA0717-18
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Noyes. She writes from Lynne Connecticut, where she is visiting her parents' friends. She is bored and she so desperately wants to be with Ned. Dated: September 6th, 1878. LetterA0718
Letter from Ned to Martie thanking her for Christmas present. December 27, 1880.LetterA0719
A letter to Martie Lucas from Kate Adams. It is a thank you letter for the Christmas present. Dated: December 27th, 1880. LetterA0719
Part of the letter from Geo W. Rankin. Governor Van Zandt mentions "Mr. Lucas." No date.LetterA0720
A letter to Martie Lucas from her cousin George Rankin. He describes that his boat has been refitted. He also writes that he hopes Ned and Sarah are doing well. No date. LetterA0720
A letter to Martie from Ned Lucas. He writes that he has been waiting to hear from her and that he has been very ill for the last three weeks. No date. LetterA0801
Short note to Martie, Thursday morning. No date.LetterA0801
Part of letter from Martie to Ned. No date.LetterA0802
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