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Collection TitleCL 64 James Hardy Family Collection CreatorBooth Library
Processed ByJeannie Fife
Date Completed:May 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Lynn Hardy in 1995.

Genealogy --Hardy Family


Hardy Family-James Henry Hardy (1821-1902) worked for the Elmira City School District and was an active member in the Park Church.  His children include Geneva Hardy Furman (1858-1931), Harry Hardy (1860-1915), James Hardy (1864-1923), Edward Hardy (1869-1913) and Marian Hardy Norris (1878-1962). 

Scope:The James Hardy Family Collection contains miscellaneous papers associated with James Hardy and his descendants, 1859-1947, primarily correspondence and certificates. 
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1859-1947
AbstractThis collection contains miscellaneous papers related to James Hardy, his children and grandchildren.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Marriage certificate for Edward B. Beardslee and Adda L. Esmond, January 1, 1859. (2 versions)Certificate010101
(3) War Ration Booklets issued to Marian H. Norris, White Plains, N.Y., circa 1940s. World War IIBooklet010201
Accounting document from January 21, 1892 by James H. Norris.Document010202
(2) Christmas cards from Mr. and Mrs. William C. Norris, 1925 and 1926.Greeting Cards010203
Invitation to the wedding of Marian Hardy and William Norris, September 3, 1910.Invitation010204
Business card for Norris & Frank, Tailors, New York City.Trade Card010205
Magazine - The Custom Tailor, May-June 1947. Magazine010206
Photo of William C. Norris modeling a coat he designed, 1926. Photograph010207
Congregational Church (Park Church) Sunday School certificate for Geneva Hardy, June 30, 1872.Certificate010301
Letter of reference from Thomas Beecher for Miss Geneva Hardy, April 12, 1886.Letter010302
Geneva Hardy Furman Registered Nurse certification, August 11, 1915.Certificate010303
Certificate of Registration for Geneva H. Furman from the State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1920-1921.Certificate010304
Magazine - The Alumnae Journal of the City Hospital School of Nursing, August 1931.Magazine010305
Letter from David Cumings, Manager, War Savings Society Bureau to the Secretaries of War Savings Societies requesting their February 1919 report, March 22, 1919.Letter010401
Letter from Henry R.M. Cook, Auditor of the Board of Education, School District of New York, to the school Principals regarding reporting changes for the War Savings and Thrift Stamps, February 3, 1919.Letter010501
Letter from the Private Secretary of the King of Siam to Jennifer Furman in response to her letter, May 12, 1931. Letter010502
Letter from Thomas Beecher to James Hardy, May 8, 1891. Letter010601
The Hardy genealogy.Document010602
Park Church Sunday School certificate for Eddie Hardy, June 26, 1881.Certificate010701
Letter of reference from Thomas Beecher for Edward B. Hardy, October 8, 1888.Letter010702
Christmas card from Lucile and Frank Kamice, 1943.Greeting Card010801
Empty envelope dated May 30, 1930, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kamice, 1205 Maple Lane in Chester, Pa.Envelope010802
Graduation announcement for Henry Tripp Dean, June 7, 1930.Document010803
Newspaper clipping regarding a photo contest winners, ca. 1940s.Newspaper Clipping010804
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Beecher Stowe and Marian Hardy Norris regarding James Beecher, February 24-April 7, 1936.Correspondence010901
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