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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 01 Francis Hall PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCarol Knowlton
Extent1 linear foot
AbstractInventory still in progress

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One page typed sheet dated June 10,1919 and titled "Recommendation of the Elmira College Alumnae Association to the Trustees of the College".DocumentD2506
Booklet:Program of the Woman's Missionary Society of Park Church Elmira, NY 1910-1911.BookletE0101
From Park Church in Elmira: a booklet titled "Program of the Woman's Missionary Society" 1910-1911.BookletE0101
Booklet used by Mrs. Beecher of Par Church to instruct her collectors in soliciting for the monthly missionary gift.BookletE0102
Booklet used by Mrs. Beecher of Park Church in the collecction by parishoners of the monthly missionary gift.BookletE0102
Hand written list that appears to be related to contents and/or work done at Park Church in Elmira.DocumentE0103
Handwritten list with values of each article,relating to Park Church in Elmira?DocumentE0103
Artifacts relating to the Second National Bank of Elmira: a blank deposit slip,blank envelope and a printed "invitation" to open an account.DocumentsE0104
A blank form from the Elmira Country Club to indicate payment of dues or :trap tickets".FormE0105
Printed list from the C.H.Decker Hand Laundry of items they launder and the charge for each.ListE0106
A complimentary ticket to a movie lecture titled "From Plantation to Cup" sponsored by local grocers November 17,1919.DocumentE0107
An invitation to the first annual ball of The Thirtieth Cadet Corps on February 18, 1896,Bundy Hall in Elmira.InvitationE0108
Printed "united States Government Thrift Card" (empty) for the year 1918.DocumentE0109
Ticket to an evening of entertainment by Miss Chalmers School on June 15, 1882 at Park Church.TicketE0201
Artifacts from the Park Church in Elmira:eight programs from Sunday Services,the oldest November 17, 1918,the newest May 11,1930; creed of the Woman's Guild,a concert program February 15,1918;financial statement January 1, 1919;small pictures of Thomas & Mrs Beecher;musical program dated February 24, 1921; a catechism of Park Church;a "news blletin" booklet sent to absentee membersDocumentsE0202
Receipts,letters,meeting minutes in regard to the "Scientific Food Company Inc,"434 Carroll Street,Elmira, Manufacturer of food products, Robert A. Hall,Treasurer and General Manager, most documents dated 1902.DocumentsE0301
Nineteen ledger pages of the "Scientific Food Company" of Elmira ,showing sales of specific products,running expenses,etc. and three pages of meeting minutes,most dated 1902.DocumentsE0401
Business card of Preswick,Morse & Co.Booksellers & Stationers,313 East Water Street,Elmira,NYBusiness CardE0501
"Going out of Business" sale flyer from Hall & Pratt 414 Lackawanna Avenue,Elmira,NY with a list of everything available. Dated February 15, 1873.FlyerE 0502
Two ledger sheets(appeared to have been slightly burned): titled "Statement of Hall & Pratt Affairs": page one is liabilities and page two shows net worth.DocumentsE0503
Blank printed receipt/bill for Morse,Hall & Loring, 313 East Water Street,Elmira and a receipt to Robert A.Hall,dated February 1,1883 totaling $3640,43 for one third interest in the business.DocumentsE0504
Blank sheet of business letterhead for Morse Hall & Loring, Booksellers & StationersBusiness LetterheadE0505
Printed notice of "Dissolution" of Morse,Hall & Loring business.Dated March 9,1896.DocumentE0506
Typed document dated August 25,1905 giving to the Elmira Water Light and Railroad Company permission to place a pole for wires at the rear of 315 East Water Street. Signed by Frederic,Charles & Robert Hall.DocumentE0507
Certiicate from the Underwriters Asociation of NYS,dated August 28,1915 indicating a satisfactory inspection of the electric wiring & equipment at the Hall property on 315 East Water Street,Elmira.CertificateE0508
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