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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 21 Mark TwainCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDavid Leopold
Date Completed:Fall 2005
Date Updated:December 2007
Provenance:The Mark Twain Collection is a series of donations made by various local donors.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThe Mark Twain Collection contains letters, articles, pamphlets and other documents regarding Mark Twain, the Langdon Family and the Mark Twain Centennial.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Langdon Family Material. A memorial booklet for Olivia Lewis Langdon, 1810-1890.DocumentsB0102
Langdon Family Material. Two letters from Olivia Langdon to a Mrs. Wright and a Mrs. Billings. Dated: 1889-1890.LetterB0103
Langdon Family Material. A list of names written from Quarry Hill Farm, Elmira, NY. Dated: June 16th, 1888.DocumentsB0104
Langdon Family Material. A "Birthday Book" belonging to Ida C. Langdon. Dated: March 7th, 1882.BookB0105
Langdon Family Material. A photograph of the gravestone where Mark Twain is buried.PhotographB0106
Langdon Family Material. 2 bookmarks with a short biography of Mark Twain on them.DocumentsB0107
Langdon Family Material. 3 postcards relating to Mark Twain, no dates.PostcardB0108
Langdon Family Material. A pamphlet from Nook Farm, where Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe both owned houses.PamphletB0109
Langdon Family Material. A letter to Olivia Langdon from her sister Mary Anne Lewis. Dated: September 1st, 1836. LetterB0201
Langdon Family Material. A letter to Olivia Langdon from her sister Mary Anne Lewis. Dated: August 23rd, 1841. LetterB0202
Langdon Family Material. A letter to Mary Lewis from Jervis Langdon. Dated: July 12th, 1832. LetterB0203
Langdon Family Material. A list of expenses made by one of the Langdon Family members. No date.DocumentsB0204
Langdon Family Material. An affidavit of service from the supreme court for Charles F. Langdon. Dated: October 29th, 1877.AffidavitB0205
Langdon Family Material. A list of expenses made by Dr. Andrew Langdon. Dated: 1810.DocumentsB0206
Langdon Family Material. A program for a Clara Clemens performance somewhere. Dated: December 13th, 1916.ProgramB0207
Langdon Family Material. A lease agreement from Daniel Hosmer's to E. Langdon. No date.DocumentsB0301
Langdon Family Material. A list of expenses and four notes that are illegible. No date.DocumentsB0302
Langdon Family Material. An indenture belonging to Lucy Langdon. No date.DocumentsB0303
The Langdon Mansion. An inventory list made up of all the possessions inside the Langdon house before its sale. Dated: August 6th, 1871.DocumentsB0401
Miscellaneous clippings of the Langdon Family. Three newspaper articles about the death of Mark Twain. No date.ArticlesB0501
Miscellaneous clippings of the Langdon Family. An article in an unidentifiable newspaper about Mark Twain's visit to the White House and with former President Grover Cleveland. No date.ArticleB0502
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A letter to J. Walker Owens from Miss M. J. Bostick, concerning family friends of the Clemens family. Dated: October 16th, 1961. LetterB0601
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A letter to a man named Jervis from Tom Byrne. Dated: June 2nd, 1985. LetterB0602
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A booklet of letters and unpublished manuscripts belonging to Mark Twain. No date.BookletB0603
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A letter to Frederick Anderson from Jervis Langdon Jr. Dated: August 21st, 1973. LetterB0604
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