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Collection TitleCL 17  Schmidt Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLaura Nichols
Date Completed:May 2007
Provenance:Donated by Ellen L. Martin.


Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1881-1948

The Schmidt Family Collection contains various letters, envelopes and cards mailed within the U.S., from Germany, Denmark and Norway from relatives and relations of the German Family.  The Collection also includes photographs, miscellaneous items, two ledgers, and one German Bible. 

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Letter sent from 163 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY, sent to Mr. C.A. Schmidt, Hamburg, Germany, on June 20, 1923. Received in Hamburg, Germany on July 5, 1923.LetterA0525
Envelope from 163 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY, to Mr. C.A. Schmidt, Sonderborg, Denmark, on July 31, 1923. Received in Sonderborg on August 12, 1923.Envelope A0526
Letter sent from Woodhaven, NY, to Mr. & Mrs. C.A. Schmidt, Elmira NY, October 9, 1923. Writer adresses Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt as "Mother & Father"LetterA0527
Letter written on July 2, 1924, signed by Aunt Dora.Letter (no envelope)A0528
Letter sent from Rawson The Florist, Elmira, NY, to Miss Schmidt, May 1, 1925. Contains receipts from past purchases (stating they received payment).LetterA0529
Letter from the Cemetery Commissioners, Elmira, NY, to Margaret Schmidt, July 17, 1929. Contains receipt.LetterA0530
Envelope sent from Chemung Valley Savings and Loan Association, Elmira, NY, to Miss Margaret Schmidt, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, December 26, 1931. Received December 27, 1931.EnvelopeA0531
Envelope from the Chemung Valley Savings and Loan Association, Elmira, NY, to Miss Margaret Schmidt, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, January 21, 1932.EnvelopeA0532
Letter from Schwartz's, Elmira, NY, to Mrs. M.E. Smith. Contains small advertising calendar for the year of 1933.LetterA0533
Envelope from Hogg-Nichols, Inc., Elmira, NY, to Miss Margaret Schmidt, January 5, 1933.EnvelopeA0534
Holiday card adressed to The Chemung Valley Savings Bank, Elmira, NY., signed by Mrs. Dora Klaprothcard (with envelope)A0535
Letter sent from Herbert H. Lehman, Albany, NY, to Margaret Schmidt, Elmira, NY, October 10, 1936. Letter asks Margaret to display literature for the campaign of the Democratic party for the upcoming election. LetterA0536
Letter from the Chemung County Democratic Committee, Elmira, NY, to Margaret Schmidt, October 13, 1936. Letter lists matters of importance for the Democratic Party. Signed by Martin T. Purtell, Mary E. Murphy, and E. Duff Williamson. LetterA0537
Christmas card from New Haven Conn. to Miss Margareth Schmidt, Elmira, NY, December 21, 1937.Card (with envelope)A0538
Bill sent from Edgcomb's, Elmira, NY, to Miss M.E. Schmidt, December 28, 1940.BillA0539
Envelope sent from L. Shreibman & Son, Elmira, NY, to Miss Margaret Schmidt, January 31, 1941.EnvelopeA0540
Undated envelope from the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Elmira, NY, to Miss Margaret E. Schmidt of Elmira, NY. EnvelopeA0601
Undated envelope from the School of Standard Shorthand to Miss Addie Danforth of Elmira, NY.EnvelopeA0602
Undated letter written in German to "Kusine Anna"Letter (no envelope)A0603
Telegram from Slagelse, Denmark with writing on back-one corner of paper is missing. Date unknown.TelegramA0701
Written in Danish(?) and appears to be written in poem form.Letter (no envelope)A0702
Letter on a small card from Rochester NY, adressed to Mrs. Farley and Helen, thanking them for the Christmas greetings they sent, signed by S. Adelaide Marie. LetterA0703
Card with small imprint of a crest in the middle.CardA0704
Slip from the Elmira Industrial Association, Elmira, NY, for the sale of land by Christian A. Schmidt. Dated October 21, 1892.Land sale slipA0705
Note from the Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, Elmira, NY, to Peg, signed by Fred. Dated December 26, 1931.NoteA0706
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