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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 TitleMC 21 Mark TwainCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDavid Leopold
Date Completed:Fall 2005
Date Updated:December 2007
Provenance:The Mark Twain Collection is a series of donations made by various local donors.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThe Mark Twain Collection contains letters, articles, pamphlets and other documents regarding Mark Twain, the Langdon Family and the Mark Twain Centennial.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Clemens Deaths and Burials. A copy of the Head Stone Inscriptions for the Clemens Plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Dated: January 11th, 1967.DocumentA0501
Clemens Deaths and Burials. A copy of the record of the funeral of Samuel Clemens. Dated: April 22nd, 1910.DocumentA0502
Clemens Deaths and Burials. A map of the Langdon-Clemens lot as Woodlawn Cemetery. No date.MapA0503
Clemens Deaths and Burials. An article from the Elmira Advertiser about the burial of Samuel Clemens. Dated: April 25th, 1910.ArticleA0504
Buffalo address of Mark Twain. A copy of the Cloister Gazette, a newspaper in Buffalo, NY. In it an article about the time Samuel Clemens spent in Buffalo. No date.ArticleA0601
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A tourist pamphlet to Hannibal Missouri, pointing out all the Mark Twain historical places. No date.PamphletA0701
Hannibal Missouri Collection. "Mark Twain's Hannibal." A guide and biography. Dated: July 2nd, 1959.BookletA0702
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A Mark Twain Centennial celebration booklet. Celebrating the 100th year anniversary of his birth. Dated: 1935.BookletA0703
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A Missouri Grand Lodge Bulletin dedicated to Mark Twain. Dated: May, 1924.NewsletterA0704
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A pamphlet from the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. Dated: 1978.PamphletA0705
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A letter to the friends of the Mark Twain home Foundation from President, Herbert S. Parham. Dated: September 11th, 1997. LetterA0706
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A Manuscript from the Mark Twain Centennial. 1835-1935.ManuscriptA0707
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A program from the Hannibal Mark Twain Centennial. 1935.ProgramA0708
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A map of all the points of interests in Hannibal Missouri. No date.MapA0709
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A letter to William Arnold of the Chemung County Historical Society from Morris Anderson, Chairman of the Mark Twain Centennial. Dated: February 13th, 1935. LetterA0710
Hannibal Missouri Collection. A letter to William Arnold from F.T. Russe; from the Hannibal Mark Twain Centennial. Dated: April 17th. 1935. LetterA0711
Mark Twain Society, Elmira, NY. A map of Mark Twain cites in Elmira, NY.MapA0801
Territorial Enterprise and the Virginia City News. Five copies of the Territorial Enterprise and the Virginia City News. With Articles about Mark Twain in them. Dated: 1963.NewsletterA0901
Mark Twain and Elmira, NY. An article from Elmira's Star Gazette about Mark Twain. Dated: April 7th, 1997.ArticleA1001
Mark Twain and Elmira, NY. A tourist pamphlet of Mark Twain Historical cites to visit. Dated: 1984.PamphletA1002
Mark Twain and Elmira, NY. A certificate from the New York State Historical Association to the Mark Twain Yorkers of Elmira. Dated: May 6th, 1972.CertificateA1003
Mark Twain and Elmira, NY. An advertisement for a plate dedicated to Mark Twain. No date.AdvertisementA1004
Mark Twain and Elmira, NY. An envelope from the Chemung County Historical Society containing something about the Mark Twain Centennial Celebration. Dated: 1935.EnvelopeA1005
Mark Twain and Elmira, NY. An envelope addressed to Paul Prunier from someone in Hannibal Missouri. Dated: October 13th, 1972.EnvelopeA1006
Mark Twain and Elmira, NY. A guest Badge for Clarke Wilcox for the Mark Twain Festival. Dated: September 13th, 1954.BadgeA1007
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