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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. 

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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
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A letter to Richard Weiss of the Chemung County Historical Society from Ralph Gregory of the Mark Twain Home Board. Dated: January 27th, 1977. LetterB0605
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A letter to Sidney Knapp from Tom Wrigley. Dated: March 26th, 1965.LetterB0606
Miscellaneous Correspondence. 2 copies of Mark Twain and Elmira. Published by the Mark Twain Centennial Committee of New York. Dated: 1935.BookB0701
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A copy of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a book of excerpts from letters and unpublished manuscripts. No date.BookB0702
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A copy of Fun, Facts, and Fancy, a collection of original comic sketches, by Mark Twain. Dated: 1873.BookB0703
Miscellaneous Correspondence. The American Claimant, by Mark Twain. Dated: 1891.BookB0704
Miscellaneous Correspondence. Mark Twain, described by those that knew him best. Dated: 1924.BookB0705
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A magazine from Elmira College entitled, "A foretaste of Heaven." no dateMagazineB0706
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A copy of the Mark Twain Memorial newsletter. Vol. 8, No.3. Dated: October, 1964.NewsletterB0707
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A program from the Fall Twain Symposium. Dated: October 10th, 1992.ProgramB0708
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A copy of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home newspaper. Dated: May 18th, 1991.NewspaperB0709
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A poster from the film, The Adventures of Huck Finn, by Walt Disney. Dated: 1993.PosterB0710
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A letter to a person named Carl from a woman named Gretchen Shanlan. Dated: March 14th, 1996. LetterB0711
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A pamphlet from an estate auction with chandeliers that belonged to Olivia Langdon. Dated: August, 1997.PamphletB0712
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A notice saying that the Mark Twain room at Elmira College will be open for public visits now. Dated: August 3rd, 1984.FlyerB0713
Miscellaneous Correspondence. An article from a newspaper saying that milk from Quarry Hill Farm will be discontinued. Dated: February 6th, 1991.ArticleB0714
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A photograph of the Mark Twain burial site. No date.PhotographB0715
Miscellaneous Correspondence. An indenture belonging to Olivia Langdon. A copy made in June of 1991.DocumentsB0716
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A portrait of Mark Twain at the age of 55. By Charles Noel Flagg. No date.DocumentsB0717
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A Vanity Fair Supplement of Mark Twain. Reprinted by the Mark Twain Journal in 1985.DocumentsB0718
Miscellaneous Correspondence. A copy of the magazine The Outlook with Mark twain on the cover. Dated: December 2nd, 1905.MagazineB0719
Miscellaneous Correspondence. Prints, photos, and paintings having to do with Mark Twain. No date.DocumentsB0720
Mark Twain in Elmira, by Jervis Langdon, published by the Mark Twain Centennial Committee of New York, 1935.BookletB08
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