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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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Hand written letter dated Jackman,Maine, August 21,1902 to "Umcle Robert"(Hall)requesting an order of "fruited wheat",signature not legible.LetterE0509
Three small booklets titled "Hall's Railway Guide" and dated May 1st,August 6th and September 2oth, all 1873.BookletsE0601
Three railroad passes issued to Robert Hall,dated 1873 from Utica,Ithaca & Elmira RR,Lake Keuka Steam Naviation Company & Northern Central RR Co.Railroad PassesE0602
Receipt and business card from Horace A. Brooks, Job Printing & Publishing House,31 Lake Street,Elmira.DocumentE0603
Printed receipt(blank)for placing an ad in Hall's Railway Guide.ReceiptE0701
Printed receipt(blank)for placing an ad in Hall's Railway Guide.ReceiptE0701
Blank envelope and receipt with Robert A.Hall.Publisher of Hall's Railway Guide letterhead.DocumentsE0702
Hand written letter dated Elmira,April 12, 1891 to Aunt Eliza from Robert Hall Jr.LetterE0703
Letter with Hall & Ames,Syracuse letterhead,dated July 26, 1877 to "Dear Sister" from L.W.Hall.LetterE0704
Hand written letter dated Scranton,Pa. August 25.1883 to Willis & Fanny and signed "Your loving Papa".Letter.E0705
Hand written to "My Dear Mother from "Ever your loving Fanny". No date.LetterE0706
Hand written to "My Dear Mother" dated Elmira, March 24th,no year from"Ypur Affectionate Robert".& 2 envelopes to Mrs. Benjamin Pratt,Dansville,Pa.LetterE0707
Hand written letter dated October 19,no year, addressed to "My Dear Mother" and signed "Your affectionate son",Robert A. HallLetterE0801
Empty, very small envelope addressed to "Mr. Julius Hall".EnvelopeE0802
Envelope adressed to Mr Robert A HallGlenora,Ny with a return address:"War Department.J.R.Hall 1st Lt Engr.R.C. Co.A 515th Engrs.Postmarked U.S.Army Postal Service,July year.EnvelopeE0803
Letter dated Ellington June 20,1884 to "My Dear Robbie" and signed "Your loving Aunt Elisa".LetterE0804
Eight letters addressed to Addie Hall(Adelaide-Mrs. Francis) and "Carrie" is mentioned, from family members. Five envelopes with addresses in Ithaca(1),Glenora(1) and Syracuse(3), readable years are 1894,1904 and 1918. LettersE0805
Fifteen receipts from various transactions of the Hall family: Elmira Saw & Machine,Union Lode (5,First Baptist Church,Rodburn Manufacturing,G.A.Gridley & Son,Gerity Brothers,Yeast Malt Company,Chemung Canal Trust,Ryers Carriages & Wagons,Cemetery Commission City of Elmira,N.Y.Telephone,2 from Aug. Stannard,Dairy.C & K Laundry,2 from Secor & Greenman,Grocers, Dates range from 1905 to 1910.DocumentE0901
Correspondence in booklet form: copies of letters re Hall Brothers(business), 41 pages,dating from May 1869 to May 1872,not completely consecutive.CorrespondenceE1101
Two letters written fron "The Narrows", no date to "Ruth Dear" and signed "Your loving husband and Daddy Frank".LettersE1102
Four hand written letters,one addressed to "Dear Addie",from Ithaca,no date,signature looks like "Mamma",One small envelope addressed to Mrs. Benjamin Pratt Dansville,other letters have no signature or name to whom it's written.LettersE1103
Hand written letter from Ithica(sic),NY Sept.30, 1889 and addressed "Dear Father", signed your loving son, Chas.F.HallLetterE1104
Envelope with "Elmira Telegram" letterhead and addressed to "Hall Bros Starkville, Herkimer Co.,NY.EnvelopeE1105
Note from East Randolph,Dec. 29,1884, to "Friend Corbett" and signed O & ES Hall.NoteE1105
Three pages of meeting minutes dated May 12, 1902 on "Scientific Food Company" letterhead and signed Robert A.Hall,Secretary.DocumentE1107
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