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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 21 Mark TwainCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDavid Leopold
Date Completed:Fall 2005
Date Updated:December 2007
Provenance:The Mark Twain Collection is a series of donations made by various local donors.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThe Mark Twain Collection contains letters, articles, pamphlets and other documents regarding Mark Twain, the Langdon Family and the Mark Twain Centennial.

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Advertisement for Mark Twain cigars by Wolf Brothers & Co., 1913-1935. AdvertismentA0304
To W.W. Bronson, Millport, N.Y., dated July27, 1876, re his property assessment.PostcardA0806
(4) Drawings of the Mark Twain Study at the Elmira College Campus by D.M. Andrew and Barbara Eileen-Beach.DrawingsA1201
Postcard with drawing of Quarry Farm by Barbara Eileen-Beach, 1987. PostcardA1202
Booklet - The Mark Twain Study at the Elmira College Campus, ca. 1950s. BookletA1601
Program - Mark Twain Festival sponsored by Elmira College, October 12-14, 1960.ProgramA1602
Announcement of the presentation of Mark Twain material to Elmira College by William T. Love Jr., April 27, 1974. AnnouncementA1603
Newspaper - The Octagon, Elmira College, January 27, 1982. Includes article about the acquisition of Quarry Farm. NewspaperA1604
Press release from Elmira College regarding the college's acquisition of Quarry Farm, January 20, 1983. DocumentA1605
Handbill - The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm, Elmira College, ca. 1980s. HandbillA1606
Handbill - The Mark Twain Study at Elmira College, ca. 1980s. HandbillA1607
Season's Greetings from the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, ca. 1980s. Greeting CardA1608
Samuel Langhorne Clemens: Some Reminiscences and Some Excerpts from Letters and Unpublished Manuscripts/ by Jervis Langdon.BookletB09
Marriage Certificate belonging to Charles Jervis Langdon and Ida Clark, married October 12, 1870 by Thomas K. Beecher. Original envelope included.CertificateB10
Addressed to D. Clarence Espey, dated Sept. 24,Oct.22, Oct.26, Nov.2, all 1900, all notices of meetings re the "First Presidential Voters' Republican Club". Printed,hand addresed.Postcards (4)C0321
Clemens Family Papers. A notebook of births and deaths from the Clemens Family. No date.BookletA0101
Clemens Family Papers. An article from a newspaper about Clara Clemens playing at Federation Hall. Dated: December 13th, 1915.ArticleA0102
Clemens Family Papers. An article from a newspaper citing that Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch, Mark Twain's daughter, is an excellent entertainer. Dated: December 14th, 1915.ArticleA0103
Clemens Family Papers. A program from the Organ Recital at Park Church, Elmira, NY. Miss Clara Clemens as Contralto. Dated: January 10th, 1907.ProgramA0104
Clemens Family Papers. A program from the Park Church concert for Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Clara Clemens' husband. Dated: May 24th, 1918.ProgramA0105
Adam Monument. A petition to erect a monument for Adam, the father of Mankind. Dated: September, 1878.PetitionA0201
Mark Twain Advertisements. An advertisement from Time Magazine about Life on the Mississippi, a movie made for PBS about Samuel Clemens. Dated: November 24th, 1980.AdvertisementA0301
Mark Twain Advertisements. An advertisement for Old Crow bourbon whiskey, with Mark Twain asking which barrel they should tap next. No date.AdvertisementA0302
Mark Twain Advertisements. The John Hancock mutual life insurance agency using an advertisement with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. No date.AdvertisementA0303
Mark Twain Business Ventures. A copy of part of a scrapbook from Mark Twain. From the Daniel Slote & Co., Manufacturers of Mark Twain Scrap Books. Dated: October 24th, 1902.ScrapbookA0401
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