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Manuscript Library

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.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

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To Prof. H.A.Hamilton,from Canada,dated June 20, 1906,signature not readable.Postcard011502
To H.A.Hamilton from Laurel Richards at Camp Merryweather,dated September 12, 1902.L e t t e r011503
A five plus page handwritten letter to H.A.Hamilton from Alice W. Dangerfiel, dated June 18,1888.L e t t e r011504
Record of the Cogswell Family rom late 1700's to 1876,copied from family bible:births,marriages,deaths.Document011601
Certificate of Baptism for Phillip Coke from the Methodist Episcopal Church,dated Elmira, March 31, 1872.Document011701
A small printed book review of "Lady Gay and Her Sister" by Mrs. George Archibald,Publishers :The Woman's Temperance League,Chicago,price 75 cents.Document011702
with envelope to Phillip & Sophia Coke, dated Yeovil,May 25, 1859 rom "your affectionate Father" Geo. Hurlberton(sp?).L e t t e r011702
A "V Mail" letter with envelope to Miss Mary Coke dated August 8,1944 from Lt.Florence Hayes(?).L e t t e r011703
A ticket or membership to/in the"Primitive Methodist Connerion" dated February 1847 for Levi Coke.Document011704
Sugar rationing card, entitles bearer to one pound,if possible, a week;"Food Will Win The War".Card011705
Short:"Hood River Apples Are Heard From At Elmira" from The Oregon News,no date, a commentary from Charles Coke of Elmira.Newspaper Article011706
Printed program: "Hymns for the Anniversary Services of the Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School,Sherborne"; dated Sunday Sept. 1st and Tuesday Sept. 3rd, 1850.Document011707
Certificate of U.S.Citizenship issued to Phillip Coke, dated October 7, 1868. Attached is a small obituary dated January 23, 1877.Document011709
Printed invitation to MR & Mrs Levi Coke's 40th anniversary celebration October 29,1894.Document011710
A small souvenir of the N.Y. State Fair of 1888 with anecdotes and ads.Booklet011711
A printed brochure from L. Rawlings, Linen and Woollen(sic) Drapery,Long Street,Sherborne,dated Sept. 26,1850.Document011711
A fragile condolence letter, no date or names legible, over "the loss of your little boy".L e t t e r011712
Two unused postcards offering birthday greetings.Postcards011713
Four miniature booklets titled: "Temperance Hymn BooK"(1839);"A New Year's Address to the Young" by Zebedee;"The Sower,A Dialogue";"Bread Cast Upon The Waters".Booklets011715
Engraved Marriage Announcement of Charles Coke to Mary L. Adams on March 18,1892.Document011716
Titled "Little Miss Why-Why" published in London by the Religious Tract Society.Booklet011717
A "V Mail"letter & envelope to Miss Mary Coke from Pfc Harold Adams,dated March 24,1945.L e t t e r011718
Issued for sugar rationing during WWII to Charles Coke.Card011719
Passport issued to Rachel Gleason Brooks, missionary worker, 1923. Passport011801
Bills and invoices sent to Mary Shay from the following companies: Barker, Rose & Clinton Co., hardware (1925); J. Buckbee Estate, wallpaper & mouldings (1918); Richard Connelly, hardware (1916); Elmira Advertiser Association (1921); Elmira Builders' Supply Co. (1925); A.H. Gould, market gardner (1918); New York Telephone Co. (1922); Swan & Sons insurance (1918); unidentified sewing machine vendor (1908). Invoices011901
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