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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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A letter to Ned Lucas from Lydia Dincock. She is thanking Ned for the many pleasant sails on his yacht. Dated: December 21st, 1880. LetterA0301
Letter to Martie from Marice? December 19, 1880.LetterA0302
A letter to Martie Lucas from her friend Marie. The letter thanks her for the photograph Martie sent of her baby Sarah. Marie also tells Martie about her children, saying all of her boys are over six feet tall. Dated: December 19th, 1880. LetterA0302 (3 pgs.)
A letter to Martie Lucas. The handwriting is almost impossible to read, and the sender has not signed their name. Dated: December 31st, 1880. LetterA0303
Letter to Martie from cousin in Florence, Italy regarding a ship ride. December 31, 1880LetterA0303
Letter from Martie to Ned. January 10, 1880.LetterA0304
A letter To Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. The letter explains that their baby Sarah is doing well, and that she misses him, her husband very much. Dated: January 10th, 1880. LetterA0304
A letter to Ned Lucas from Marite Lucas. The letter is very hard to read, but it is obvious that she writes about the baby, Sarah, and she writes about going into Providence for the upcoming weekend. Dated: September 16th, 1880. LetterA0305
Letter from Martie to Ned. September 16, 1880LetterA0305
A letter to Martie Lucas from her friend Katherine. The handwriting is very faded and difficult to read, but it is apparent that Katherine has just had a birthday and has turned thirty years old. Dated: April 11th, 1880. LetterA0306
Letter from Ned to Martie on Ned's 30th birthday. April 11, 1880.LetterA0306
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She explains that she has been sending him a lot of letters and there probably some waiting for him in his pot office box. She also tells him that she had to eat an early dinner, because she had to go to the dentist to get a cavity filled. Dated: March 4th, 1879. LetterA0307 (2 pgs.)
Letter from Martie to husband Ned. 1879.LetterA0307-14
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. The letter explains that she will be taking a trip to Providence and that she hopes he is doing well in health and in business. Dated: September 24th, 1879. LetterA0308
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She is visiting her parents in Big Flats. She states that she wishes he were there, because she is very bored, and her parents get on her nerves very easily. Dated: September 14th, 1879. LetterA0309
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. The handwriting is hardly distinguishable. Martie is currently in Bristol, R.I., writing to her husband Ned who is in New York City. Dated: September, 1879. LetterA0310
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She starts the letter by forgetting that she in living in Rhode Island and making the mistake of writing a New York address. She then goes on to tell her husband of good time she had over the weekend. She mentions that she went sailing with a friend and the boat was very magnificent and sailed very fast. Dated: September 8th, 1879. LetterA0311
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. The letter explains that she is visiting her parents. She writes that they have been sitting at the breakfast table all day. Dated: September 9th, 1879. LetterA0312
A letter to Ned Lucas from his brother John Lucas. The letter is a request for seventy-five dollars for a trip to visit him in New York. He also asks Ned to lend one of their friends eighteen dollars, because he has recently been excused from his job. Dated: April, 12th, 1879. LetterA0313
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. Martie is sad because she desperately misses Ned and wants to see him badly. She wonders whether at that point in time he is playing cards or in the parlor reading the morning paper. Dated: September 10th, 1879. LetterA0314
A letter to Martie Lucas from her brother George. He wrote the letter to her as a response to the one she sent him. He tells her that it is his 32nd birthday and that the past year has not treated him well, because he has suffered from mental illnesses. Dated: May 23rd, 1879. LetterA0315
Letter from J. R. Lucas(?) to Ned. April 12, 1879LetterA0315
Letter from Martie to husband Ned. September 10, 1879.LetterA0316
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She writes that she has again woken up in the middle of the night because she has had dreams of him being in danger. She also mentions that her parents are visiting. Dated: September 11th, 1879. LetterA0316 (2 pgs.)
A letter to Ned Lucas from Martie Lucas. She writes that it is a beautiful morning there and that the main sitting room is almost as bright as the sun. She wishes he could arrive on the train that they arrived on in March. Dated: September 27th, 1879. LetterA0317
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