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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 from Marie to Ned, worried about Sarah. July 5th, 1881LetterA0208
Letter to Ned from Martie regarding congregational picnic with mother and baby Sarah. August 23, 1881LetterA0209
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She explains that during the weekend she went to the congregational picnic with their baby Sarah and her mother. Dated: August 23rd, 1881. LetterA0209
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She explains the cost to rent the flat they have in Bristol, R.I., and that it will not be different whether they are on the 2nd or the 4th floor. Dated: August 17th, 1881. LetterA0210
Letter from Martie to Ned regarding rent of a flat. August 17, 1881LetterA0210
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She explains her trip to Elmira with their baby Sarah by way of the Erie Railroad, and that they went sledding in Big Flats. Dated: January 7th, 1881. LetterA0211
Letter to Ned from Martie regarding trip on Erie Railroad to Elmira, ferry, Narrowsburg for dinner with baby Sarah, sleighing, servants pay, etc. January 7th, 1881.`LetterA0211
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. It explains that she has arrived in Houghton Connecticut with no difficulties and wishes him well, while stating that their baby Sarah is doing very well. Dated: September 21st, 1881. LetterA0212
Letter from Martie to Ned from Connecticut. September 21, 1881LetterA0212
A letter to Ned Lucas from his partner at the coal distribution firm, Mr. Merritt. He requests that Ned send his mother five tons of coal. Dated: July 23rd, 1881. LetterA0213
Coal delivery order-complaint about dust. July 23, 1881LetterA0213
Letter from Martie to Ned (R.I. Wife to N.Y.C. Husband) regarding hear and draught. September 1, 1881LetterA0214
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She explains how bad the heat wave and the draught are in Bristol, R.I. Dated: September 1st, 1881. LetterA0214
A letter to Ned Lucas from Sarah A.L. Noyes. The letter is quite indecipherable, but it is obvious that she is writing about plans for her wedding. Dated: 1881. LetterA0215
Letter from Sarah A. L. Noyes to Ned from Big Flats - Wedding plans for Sarah. 1881LetterA0215
A letter to Martie Lucas from Laura Smith. It explains that there have been many illnesses in New York City recently and that her parents were arriving from California by train. Dated: August 16th, 1881. LetterA0216
To Martie from Laura Smith regarding illnesses and her parents by train from California. August 16, 1881.LetterA0216
A letter to Ned Lucas from his brother. He explains that he is in R.I. And is wondering if he should send his cook to New York City for him. Dated: January 9th, 1881. LetterA0217
Letter to Ned from brother in R.I. January 9, 1881LetterA0217
A letter to Mrs. Noyes from Minister Stanley Jewell. The minister describes how sorry he was to hear of her daughters illness and that he was sorry he had not written before. He also mentions how much scarlet fever and measles were around Big Flats at the time. Dated: February 24th, 1881. LetterA0218
Letter from Minister Sanley Jewel to Mrs. Noyes about Sarah's illness. February 24, 1881.LetterA0218
Letter from Katie to Martie LucasLetterA0219
A letter to Martie Lucas from a woman named Katie. The ink is faded too badly to distinguish much of the writing: Dated: February 27th, 1881. LetterA0219
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She explains that while on a carriage ride, little Sarah did not want Lida riding with them. She also asks that he buy a shawl strap for their hammock. Dated: June 27th, 1881. LetterA0220
Letter from Martie to Ned mainly regarding Sarah. June 27, 1881LetterA0220
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