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Collection TitleCL 139 Way Family ScrapbooksCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:June 2013
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Thomas Way in 2013. 
Terms: Corning (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Scrapbooks; Theater; Travel writing; World War, 1914-1918
Historical:Way Family - Louise Hughson of Big Flats, daughter of Emily and Simeon Hughson, married Herbert C. Way of Corning on November 23, 1898.  The couple settled in Elmira where Herbert was a well-to-do tobacco dealer at Goff, Way & Brand Co.  Louise was involved in a number of women's and charitable organizations including the Women's Federation for Social Services, the D.A.R. and Red Cross.  The couple had three children: Emily, Eckley and John.  Louise died in 1929 while Herbert died in 1941. 
Scope: The Way Family Scrapbook collection contains 3 scrapbooks compiled by Louise Way from 1889 to 1925.  Scrapbook #1 contains material related to theatrical events in Elmira and Corning, 1889-1911.  Scrapbook #2 contains material related to Mrs. Way's family, friends, social life and charitable activities, 1894-1925.  Scrapbook #3 is a travel log of the Way's trip to Yellowstone National Park and Colorado in 1905. 
Extent2 boxes
Date Span1889-1925
AbstractThis collection contains scrapbooks compiled by Louise Way, 1890s-1920s. 

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Southern Tier theatre scrapbook, 1889-1911. Includes programs from St. Ursula's school, Elmira Opera House, Elmira College, the Lyceum, Corning Opera House, misc. local churches & misc. New York City theatres. Scrapbook0101
Way family scrapbook, 1894-1925. Includes newspaper clippings and artifacts associated with the Way family, their friends & activities and World War I. Families and organizations mentioned include Hughson, Houghton, Flood-Heath, Fassett, Women's Federation & Red Cross. Scrapbook0102
Way family travel scrapbook from their tour of Yellowstone Park and the Colorado Rockies, September 2-22, 1905. Featuring tickets, images and brochures from the trip. Scrapbook0201
(3) Valentine's Day cards sent to Augusta Pew, ca. 1850s. Greeting Cards020101
Program - Entertainment Arranged by Sunday School of the First Presbyterian Church, April 23, 1915. Program020102
Program - Vaudeville a la Mode for benefit of the Corning Hospital, ca. 1880s.Program020103
Program - First Season of the Alliance Hook & Ladder Co. Minstrels, 1895. Program020104
Program - Second Season of the Alliance Hook & Ladder Co. Minstrels, 1896. Program020105
Program - Third Season of the Alliance Hook & Ladder Co. Minstrels, 1897. Program020106
(2) to the Whiton & Knight Theatre, Boston. Tickets020107
(2) Playing cards with actor A. Herrman on them. Playing Cards020108
(10) Trade cards featuring the following actresses: Ida Terance, Ms. Neilson, Rose Wood, Pauline Lucca, Olivia Rand, Charlotte Cushman, Parepa Rosa, Ms. Goldthwaite, Maude Branscombe & Minnie Harck. Trade Cards020109
Program - Grand Columbian Carnival under the Auspices of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Y.M.C.A., Corning Opera House, April 21-23, 1893. Program020110
Program - Pennsylvania Railroad Central PA Division Track and Field Meet and Baseball Game, Meredith Field, Sunsbury, PA, July 31, 1926.Program020201
Program - 65th Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, June 24, 1925.Program020202
Letterhead for Goff, Way & Brand Co., tobacco dealers, Elmira, ca. 1910. Letterhead020203
Scrapbook page featuring images of flags and a Native America, ca. 1920.Scrapbook020204
Newspaper clippings regarding tobacco dealer Herbert C. Way; Wednesday Morning Club; William M. DuBois; and Augusta Way.Newspaper Clippings020205
Mr. & Mrs. Way's place cards from the Bushnell-Hughson wedding, June 21, 1899. Place Cards020206
Obituaries for Mrs. John Jewett (1924), Sarah B. Buck, Frederick Kuster (1923), Lillie King Stearns, Jennie Hughson Smith (1924), Edward F. Lucas (1923), Quincey W. Farr. Marriage notices for Doris Crane-Simeon Hughson (1924) and Ida Bushnell-George Welles (1923).Newspaper Clippings020207
Invitation, photograph and newspaper clipping from a Charles Dickens Reception at the Industrial Hall, January 26, 1905. Documents020208
Documents associated with the marriage of Dr. Mabel Flood and Alfred Heath aboard the R.M.S. Mauretania including a menu, list of passengers and postcard, August-September 1920. Documents020209
Newspaper clippings regarding the death of Dr. Mabel Flood Heath, 1923. Newspaper Clippings020210
Death announcement for Gustavus A. Goff, May 13, 1920. Document020211
Program - Park Church Service in Celebration of the Centennial of the birth of Thomas K. Beecher, February 10, 1924.Program020212
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