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Collection TitleCL 139 Way Family ScrapbooksCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:June 2013
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Thomas Way in 2013. 
Terms: Corning (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Scrapbooks; Theater; Travel writing; World War, 1914-1918
Historical:Way Family - Louise Hughson of Big Flats, daughter of Emily and Simeon Hughson, married Herbert C. Way of Corning on November 23, 1898.  The couple settled in Elmira where Herbert was a well-to-do tobacco dealer at Goff, Way & Brand Co.  Louise was involved in a number of women's and charitable organizations including the Women's Federation for Social Services, the D.A.R. and Red Cross.  The couple had three children: Emily, Eckley and John.  Louise died in 1929 while Herbert died in 1941. 
Scope: The Way Family Scrapbook collection contains 3 scrapbooks compiled by Louise Way from 1889 to 1925.  Scrapbook #1 contains material related to theatrical events in Elmira and Corning, 1889-1911.  Scrapbook #2 contains material related to Mrs. Way's family, friends, social life and charitable activities, 1894-1925.  Scrapbook #3 is a travel log of the Way's trip to Yellowstone National Park and Colorado in 1905. 
Extent2 boxes
Date Span1889-1925
AbstractThis collection contains scrapbooks compiled by Louise Way, 1890s-1920s. 

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Newspaper clippings regarding Thomas K. Beecher, John B. Stanchfield, Rufus Stanley, and Cornelius O'Shea. Newspaper Clippings020213
Certificates of enrollment in the Military Census and Inventory of 1917 issued to Louise & Herbert Way. Certficate020214
Invitation to a meeting of the Woman's Division State Defense Council for Chemung County, ca. 1917. Invitation020215
Membership certificate for the Woman's Committee for the 5th Liberty Loan for Louise Way, March 10, 1919. Certificate020216
Handbills for the Home Bureau and stranger danger, ca. 1918. Handbill020217
Newspaper clippings regarding fundraisers for the Women's Federation; historic homes; Houghton family; Arnot Art Museum opening; Fassett family. Newspaper Clippings020218
Poem about St. Ursula's school. Poem020219
Postcard advertisement for play "The Better Ole" at Cort Now Theatre, New York City, ca. 1920.Postcard020220
Newspaper clippings regarding the Industrial Home; First Presbyterian Church quilt show; Heath family; Mrs. Louise Way. Newspaper Clippings020221
Postcards sent to Herbert Way: Parade in Troy (1927); novelty card (1917)Postcards020222
Program - Exhibition of Paintings by Jonas Lie and Truman Fassett at the Federation Building, April 18-May 6, 1922. Program020223
Newspaper clippings regarding World War I and the charitable activities of Mrs. Louise Way. Newspaper Clippings020224
Letter from Alanson B. Houghton to Louise Way asking for her vote, October 27, 1928. Letter020225
Newspaper clippings regarding Elmira Free Academy sports, ca. 1920s. Newspaper Clippings020226
Letter from Herbert C. Way to Henry O. Wilbur regarding family life, December 23, 1924. Letter020227
Handbill - Dr. & Mrs. Frank H. Spence lecture about their mission in Alaska, ca. 1920. Handbill020228
Newspaper clippings regarding the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); John Henry Way; Women's Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church; Mrs. Louise Way. Newspaper Clippings020229
Greeting cards for Valentine's and New Year's Day, ca. 1900. Greeting Cards020230
Wedding announcement for Dr. Mabel Flood & Alfred Heath, August 30, 1920. Announcement020231
Invitation to a birthday party for Henry O. Wilbur, December 1924. Invitation020232
Invoice from the Mt. Kineo House, Moosehead Lake, Maine, 1875. Invoice020233
Postcards of Yellowstone National Park featuring the Excelsior Pool, Old Faithful, Lake Louise Hotel and Mammoth Hot Springs, 1905.Postcards020301
Photographs of the Giant Geyser and Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park, 1905. Photographs020302
Booklet - Grange Program Commemorating Washington's Inauguration, April 30, 1939. BookletA0301
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