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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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Letter to Ned about row boat v. plowing from brother Tom in Hazelwood. 1879.LetterA0110
A letter to Ned Lucas from his brother Tom. It states that Tom is not happy about the dispute over the board of wages. It is addressed from Hazelwood on June 19th, 1879. LetterA0110
A letter to Martie Lucas from her father Henry B. Noyes. The letter is addressed from Corning, and states tat he will send her silver from Elmira and that her mother will be visiting Bristol, Rhode Island shortly. Dated: July 9th, 1879. LetterA0111
Letter to Ned from brother Tom regarding a dispute about board and wages. June 19, 1879.LetterA0111
A letter to Martie Lucas from a local church telling her they were mistaken in sending her a response letter, because they read the wrong name. Dated: January 29th, 1879. LetterA0112
Letter to Martie from father Henry B. Noyes. July 9, 1879.LetterA0112
Letter from church to Martie. 1879.LetterA0113
A letter to Ned Lucas from Ida Usher concerning some type of business issue. The letter is addressed from Bristol, Rhode Island on January 13th, 1879. LetterA0113
Letter to Ned from Ida Usher regarding business. January 13, 1879.LetterA0114
A letter to Martie Lucas from a woman named Alice. The handwriting is extremely difficult to decipher and understand. Dated: April 15th, 1879. LetterA0114
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. The letter was addressed from Worcester Massachusetts stating that she will soon be taking the train into Boston and later from there to the Parkerhouse. Dated: September 24th, 1879. LetterA0115
Letter from Alice to Martie regarding a death in the family and gossip. 1879.LetterA0115
Letter from Martie to Ned from Worcester Mass. September 24, 1879.LetterA0116
A letter to Martie Lucas from an undecipherable source. The letter is addressed from New Bedford, and it speaks of flannel nightgowns and fresh air for the baby. Dated: November 30th, 1880. LetterA0116
A letter to Ned Lucas from his Aunt Emily. The Letter is asking Ned to sell her share of five hundred U.S. bonds, for she will be traveling to Europe in the next week and needs money. Dated November 19th, 1880. LetterA0117
Letter from Ned to Martie regarding nightgowns and fresh air for baby. November 30th, 1880.LetterA0117
A letter to Martie Lucas from Louise Williams. It states that she had to leave Bristol without saying goodbye, because she had no time. She also states that she will have time to call when she is settled. The letter is addressed from Baltimore on November14th, 1880. LetterA0118
Letter to Ned from Martie regarding arranging credit and more. November 19th, 1880.LetterA0118
A letter to Ned Lucas from a woman of with the initials of AFL. The letter asks him to send her bonds and also asks how Martie is doing with the new baby. The letter is addressed from New Bedford on November 17th, 1880. LetterA0119
Letter from Louise Williams to Marty. November 14, 1880.LetterA0119
A letter to Ned Lucas from Emily Terry thanking Ned for his wedding gift. She also states that she wished she could be better friends with him, because she has heard such good things about him. The letter was addressed from New Hartford on November 6th, 1880. LetterA0120
Letter from AFL to Ned. November 17, 1880.LetterA0120
Letter from Emily Terry to Martie - thanks for wedding gift. November 6, 1880.LetterA0121
A letter to Ned Lucas from Chas A. Pardee. The letter informs Ned of the soaring price of Stock and also congratulates him on his new baby. Dated: November 13th, 1880. LetterA0121
Letter to Ned from Chas. A Pardee - stock prices, etc. November 13, 1880.LetterA0122
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