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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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Letter from Ned to Martie from NY to Big Flats regarding his visit to Dr. Perry (dentist?) and talk of babies. March 7, 1882LetterA0221
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. He explains that he has been to the dentist and has to go back the next day. He refers to "babies" as if to suggest that Martie has given birth to another child of theirs. Dated: March 7th, 1882. LetterA0221
Letter from Ned to Martie regarding the heat, ride to Coney Island, etc. July 12, 1882.LetterA0222
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. He explains that he is doing well and he hopes all of them are as well. Dated: July 12th, 1882. LetterA0222
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. He explains that he had been in Newport, R.I., the weekend and took the boat back to N.Y.C. He also makes a joke and says that he will return home soon with his daughters nose. Dated: July 18th 1882. LetterA0223
Letter from Ned to Martie (wife) from N.Y.C. regarding boat ride and daughter. July 18, 1882LetterA0223
A letter to Amrtie Lucas from Ned Lucas. He hopes they are doing well, and states that on his trip back to NYC, he gave the boat steward berries. He again mentions babies as if to imply that they now have two children. Dated: June 27th,, 1882. LetterA0224
Letter from Ned to Martie regarding babies and boat stewards. June 27th, 1882.LetterA0224
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. Martie has had twins, and now Ned wants to make sure that she is well and healthy, because he doesn’t want her getting sick by breast feeding too much. Dated: April 11th, 1882. LetterA0225
Letter from Ned to Martie regarding advice for the "twins" and the dentist. April 11, 1882.LetterA0225
A receipt from Henry Becker Lucas, stating that he has paid three dollars for a horse saddle. Dated: September 1st 1884.RecieptsA0226
Receipt for payment of $3 from Henry Becker Lucas to Trezise-Williams Co. Dr. September 1, 1884.RecieptsA0226
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. Apparently will be traveling all the way from NYC to Denver. He states that he is waiting for a pass from New York to Chicago, and already has a pass from Chicago to Denver. Dated: September 22nd, 1883. LetterA0227
Letter from Ned to Martie, waiting for pass to Chicago from NY by Erie, has pass for Denver from Chicago, leaves on Monday. September 22, 1883.LetterA0227
Letter from Ned to Martie regarding business, he misses and loves her and the babies. September 19, 1883.LetterA0228
A letter to Martie from Ned Lucas. He states that business is going very well, but he misses her and the babies. Dated: September 19th, 1883. LetterA0228
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. He explains that he is visiting her parents home and that it isn't going as well as it could, because they are not getting along very well. Dated: July 9th, 1883. LetterA0229
Letter from Ned to Martie. He's visiting her parents' home, some kind of family trouble. July 9th, 1883.LetterA0229
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. He explains that he will be leaving on business soon for California, and he instructs her to be careful on her boat trip to New York City. Dated: September 21st, 1883. LetterA0230
Letter from Ned to Martie. He's leaving for California by train and gives instructions to her for her trip by boat. September 21, 1883.LetterA0230
Letter from Ned in New York City to MartieLetterA0231
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. Something has happened between them, because Ned keeps stating in this letter that she should not worry and he will explain everything soon enough when they see each other. Dated: July 11th, 1883. LetterA0231
A letter to Martie Lucas from Ned Lucas. He explains to her that he has leased a house for them in New York City. Dated: April 20th, 1882. LetterA0232
Letter from Ned to Martie. He leased house in New York City and is surprised Martie's father wanted to have Sarah stay in Big Flats. April 20, 1882LetterA0232
Letter to Mr. Lucas from Sylvia R. Dirroek? December 21, 1880LetterA0301
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