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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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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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Letter to brother, Edward Hall, dated Dec. 1, 1842LetterA0501
Letter Dated June 27, 1875 to Francis(Frank) Hall from his brother.LetterB0301
A hand written Christmas gift card to Francis Hall,no giver's name, appears to have accompanied a pair of hand knit gray wool socks.DocumentB0302
Dated Ellington February 2, 1834 from Francis Hall to his brotherLetterB0303
Seven strips of hand written light gray paper dated May 31 to June 6, 1856; appears to be a list of boxes for Francis Hall containing(mostly) flowering plants and their retail value.Noted "Geo.C. Thorburn(?) Bill".DocumentsB0304
Typed last will & testament of Charles C. Hall,dated January 25,1916,Alameda County,State of California.WillB0401
Robert A.Hall to Frederic F.Hall,Executor of C.C.Hall,deceased,dated January 1916,in the amount of eighteen thousand dollars.MortgageB0402
Twelve plus typed pages, a copy of the Last Will & Testament of Frederic Hall, dated August 10, 1910.DocumentB0502
From The Sons of Temperance,Elmira, and given to Francis Hall, dated December 30, 1850.CertificateB0503
A note exempting Francis Hall from military duty,signed by Pleiah Smith,Surgeon and dated September 2, 1827.DocumentB0504
Hand written to "Papa"(Hall) from Addie,no date.LetterB0601
Letter to Robert Hall from Frank Hall, July 12,1872.LetterB0602
Letter to Edward Hall from his brother Francis Hall, January 3.LetterB0603
Very small with envelope and calling card of Thad UpDeGraf on business stationary to Robert Hall,dated September 23,1867,with a baby present?LetterB0604
From Frederic & Caroline Hall to The Trustees of the Elmira Female College,recorded May 4, 1870.Land in Elmira,Water and Carroll Streets.MortgageB0605
Trustees of Elmira Female College to Frederick Hall,dated July 1, 1880.Dicharge of MortgageB0607
Hand written,dated January 26, 1916 for Executor's Deed received from Robert Hall to Frederic Hall, the sum of $18,000 for half interest in the property at 313-315 East Water St Elmira,to be paid on or before April 18,1916 with 5% interest.ReceiptB0608
A copy,regarding the last will and testament of Frederic Hall, dated May 13, 1915.Citation for ProbateB0609
On letterhead "Law Offices of Hall & Ames,dated Syracuse December 22, 1877(could be '71),addressed ro "Dear Sister" from J.W.(?)Hall. NoteB0610
Letter dated July 22, 1883 to Robert Hall from his brother Ben.LetterB0611
Letter dated July 21, 1866 to Robert Hall from his brother Alfred Hall.LetterB0612
Letter dated Cairo,Egypt,Dec. 10, 1871 to Robert Hall from his brother Frank(Francis).LetterB0613
Letter dated Elmira, October 8,1871 to Robert Hall from his brother Frank(Francis).LetterB0614
Letter to "Papa"(Francis Hall),dated August 5, 1883 from Charline.LetterB0701
Letter dated June 5, 1872 from Thad UpDeGraff,M.D. to Robert Hall, about medical advice for helping a sick child or spouse.LetterB0702
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