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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.

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

Collection TitleMC 85 PeopleCreator
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Historical:L.J. Houck & Sons, Inc. was a family-owned Elmira dairy from 1926 to 1965.

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Bill to John Arnot shipped in good order by G. S. Hazard in Buffalo, May 15, 1858 by Canal Boat E. H. Powell.DocumentsA0527
Letter from the United States Marine Corps, Recruiting Office in Buffalo, NY, April 26, 1918 to Ella Ruddick informing her that her son, Charles Ruddick has been accepted for enlistment in the United States Marine Corps.LetterA0601
Letter from Charles to his parents, June 26, 1918.LetterA0602
Letter from Charles to his parents, no date.LetterA0603
Despatch from the Navy Department, Marine Corps, Washington, dated October 14, 1918 notifying Mrs. Ella Ruddick that her son, Charles died of wounds he received in action and that his body will be interred abroad until after the war.LetterA0604
Letter to Mrs. J. H. Ruddick from C. A. Ketcham, Captain, Asst. Adjunct & Inspector from the Headquarters U. S. Marine Corps, dated May 17, 1919 regarding Charles service record.LetterA0605
Letter to Mr. J. H. Ruddick from F. A. Barker, Major, U.S.M.C, Asst. Adjunct & Inspector from the Headquarters U. S. Marine Corps, dated December 16, 1920 regarding Charles's final resting place.LetterA0606
Piece of paper listing the service record and medals received by Charles Ruddick, Private, U.S.M.C.DocumentsA0607
Letter dated October 21, 1918 to Ruddick family from Gertrude Mauren regarding the death of their son.LetterA0608
Letter dated October 21, 1918 to Ruddick family from P Sullivan regarding the death of their son.LetterA0609
Letter dated October 11, 1918 to Ruddick family from Ralph regarding the death of their son.LetterA0610
Letter dated October 7, 1918 to Ruddick family from H. C. Mandeville regarding the death of their son.LetterA0611
Letter dated October 16, 1918 to Ruddick family from J. Maxwell Beers regarding the death of their son.LetterA0612
Newspaper clipping announcing that Charles Ruddick arrived safely overseas, 1918.DocumentsA0613
Letter to Mr. J. H. Ruddick from Gus Kreidler, Department of New York State Convention Marien Corps League, June 25, 1952 regarding a Memorial Service at Wisner Park in July.DocumentsA0614
Membership card for James H. Ruddick into the Marine Corps League, November 1934.DocumentsA0615
Certificate from the International Sunshine Society to Mrs. Ray Tucker, April 2, 1926.CertificateA1206
Folder contains miscellaneous financial documents, such as statements and canceled checks, as well as letters and other documents relating to the Thrift Sunsine Circle organization.DocumentsA13
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