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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. 

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A letter to Martie Noyes from Ned Lucas before they are married. It is only part of the letter, she tells him he picked out the best ring she has ever seen. No date. LetterA0802
Part of letter from Martie to Ned. No dates.LetterA0802-03
Part of letter from Martie to Ned. No date.LetterA0803
A part of a letter to Ned Lucas from Martie. The letter is illegible. No date. LetterA0803
Note from Martie to Ned. January 23, 1879.LetterA0804
A letter to Ned Lucas from an unidentifiable source. The handwriting is very messy and crosses over each other many times. No date LetterA0804
Letter from Martie to Ned. No date.LetterA0804
Letter to Ned begging for his help and attendance. October 13, 1880.LetterA0805
A letter to Ned Lucas from a friend, R.F.L. He writes to Ned that he recently had lunch with Martie and that he insisted on paying the bill, because it was what Ned would have done. Dated: October 13th, 1880. LetterA0805
Letter to Martie. (faded) New Years Eve 1880.LetterA0806
A letter to Martie Lucas from her friend, Marie R. Remy. The handwriting is faded and illegible. December 31st, 1880. LetterA0806
Letter to Martha from cousin M. Rogers. January 21 1880?LetterA0807
A letter to Martie Lucas from her cousin M. Rogers. She wonders how Martie and the baby Sarah are doing. She says she has been sick for six weeks and has only been able to concentrate on getting better. Dated: January 21st, 1881. LetterA0807
A letter to Martie Lucas fro her friend, Ellen M. She writes that she hopes Martie likes the collar that she sent for baby Sarah and that she will try to come visit them soon. Dated; January 25th, 1881. LetterA0808
Letter to Martie from Ella C. M. January 28, 1881.LetterA0808
A list of wedding presents received written by either Ned or Martie Lucas. No date.DocumentsA0809
A letter to Martie Lucas from her cousin Emily Usher. She writes that it has been very nice weather after a long, wet, and cold winter. Dated: May 1st, 1881. LetterA0810
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She is in Bristol, and the handwriting is illegible. Dated: October 13th, 1881. LetterA0811
A letter to Martie Lucas from her cousin Emily Usher. She writes that she will not be able to visit anytime soon, because Helen's house was recently broken in to and money was stolen. Dated: April 2nd, 1881. LetterA0812
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. Ned is on business in New Jersey and is staying with the Gallagher's. He also writes that he has sent Martie the check for their mortgage. Dated: September 20th, 1883. LetterA0813
A letter to Martie from an unidentifiable source (piece of paper torn off where signature was). The person wrote that they stopped in New York to visit them, but was told that they moved out of New York a long time ago. The person requests that Martie sends them a letter to report to them what her status is. Dated: December 26th, 1883. LetterA0814
A letter to Martie Lucas from her friend Margaret. She writes that she received her letter and that she also was given a house recently and will need to start working out mortgage papers. Dated: November 24th, no year. LetterA0815
A letter to Mip Noyes from a person known as K. The handwriting is quite illegible. No date. LetterA0816
A letter to Marite Lucas from a G. Peebles. She asks Marite to accept the receipt from the chain. No date. LetterA0817
A letter to Martie Lucas from G. Peebles. She gives advise to Martie if her stomach keeps aching and if her bowels keep acting up. No date. LetterA0818
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