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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 38 Rufus Stanley CollectionCreator
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Letter: datd June 6, 1884 from Susan L. Crane to Rufus Stanley, inviting him to bring the Rambling Club for supper on Jne 11th.LetterA0717
Letter: dated April 18, 1926 from Rufus Stanley as Co-operative Club Agent to Mrs. Williamson, re finances.LetterA0718
Document: three typed pages, titled: "Financial Assistance for Students", no date or name.DocumentA0720
Document: hand written notes on the back of a blank "Flower Garden Report" from the Achievement Club. One set of notes appears to be school enrollment by age and public or parochial school, and some :labor Laws" idicating work permitted i each age group.DocumentA0721
Hand written notes on the back of "Club Organization and Program,(Meeting in Poultry 375"), notes appear to have something to do with gardening.DocumentA0722
Document:six pages, hand written on the back of "Grop Leaders Report Sheet", titled "Anniversary Ideas", no date or name.DocumentA0723
Envelope: empty, addressed to Rufus Stanley YMCA from State Executive Committee,NYC, postmaked March 1st,no year, N.Y. Transit.EnvelopeA0724
Note dated June 11, 1888 from Susan L. Crane at Quarry Farm inviting Ruus Stanley and his "beloved bys" to supper on Saturday June 16th.NoteA0727
Documents: three typed copies of a three paged poem titled "The Beardsley Trip", written in 1916, probably about Rufus Stanley's boys.PoemA0727
A verse by Molly H. Parker, titled "Ode to Mr. Stanley", no date.VerseA0728
One page typed document describing Mr. Stanley's last moments and the speech he gave just before he died, officers of the Memorial Assoc.and men still living who were present at his death.DocumentA0729
Documents: 5 typed copies of "Appointment Request Blank", filled out by Rufus Stanley for "Emergency County Junior Extension Leader" dated from June 7, 1918 to August 30, 1920, not inclusive.DocumentsA0730
Document: a typed note(newspaper article?) about the dedication of a Memorial plaque to Rufus Stanley at Stanley Woods in 1959.DocumentA0801
Letter: dated August 11, 1955 from Harold Brooks of Westfield, N.J. to Mrs. Doris Beardsley of Troy,Pa., with regrets at not being able to make the August 21st meeting of the memorial , but sent a booklet about the Omega Club and some old photos.LetterA0802
Documents: five letters, four typed, one hand written, concerning the design and creation of the Rufus Stanley Memorial: a bronze plaque on a large granite boulder, to be placed at the entrance of Stanley Woods, letter dates 1957 & 1958.DocumentsA0804
Letters: copies of three typed letters from William Cooper, all dated April 11, 1958 to Meemorial Society members and patrons regarding a meeting where he(Mr.Cooper) was going to be the speaker. LettersA0805
Two typed pages of a speech made on the occasion of the centennial of Rufus Stanley's birth and the final official meeting of the Stanley Memorial Association,June 14, 1959, is incomplete.SpeechA0807
Letter: dated December 18, 1958, from William Cooper to Mabel Wood, President of the Stanley Memorial Association,regarding finances.LetterA0808
Letter from William Cooper to the Star Gazette, dated June 1, 1959, ordering Programs for the Stanley Memorial Unveiling CeremonyLetterA0809
Letter: dated April 15, 1959, from William Cooper to Thomas Byrne, thanking him for :taking on: the Stanley memorial edition of The Journal.LetterA0810
A one page typed newspaper article sent to The Sunday Telegram, June 7,1959,maily Rufus Stanley biographical, plus information on the dedicaton ceremony June 14, 1959.DocumentA0811
Letter: dated June 19, 1959, from William Cooper to Mr. J. Rawson Smith regarding Stanley Memorial Association financesLetterA0812
Letter: dated June 15, 1959 from Lucille Loomis Henderson to Mrs. Walter A.(Mabel) Wood, thanking her for all her work as the President of the Stanley Memorial Association.LetterA0813
Letter: dated June 16, 1959, from Clark Wicox, County Historian to Mabel Wood, President with a list of people he sent Society Journals to.LetterA0814
Letter: dated June 1, 1959, from William Cooper to Mrs. F.E. Wood, President of Elmira Girl Scouts about if and how many reps from the G.S. will be in the reception line at the Memorial on 6/14/59.LetterA0815
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