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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.

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Collection TitleMC 40 Thomas Beecher/ Beecher FamilyCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDavid Leopold
Date Completed:Winter 2005-2006
Provenance:The Thomas Beecher/ Beecher Family collection is a series of donations made by various donors.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Spanc. 1860s-1990s
AbstractThe Thomas Beecher/ Beecher Family Collection contains articles, letters and other documents regarding the Beecher family

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Essay - The Gospel According to Thomas: An Examination of Thomas K. Beecher's Theology by Jonathan Jones, 2003.EssayA01
Essay - The Thomas K. Beecher Home: Watercure Hill, Chemung County, Elmira, New York by Nancy N. Peckham, 1986. EssayA02
Booklet - Work and Serve by Thomas K. Beecher for the boys and girls of his school, September 2, 1900. (multiple copies)BookletA0401
Booklets - Thanksgiving Sermon by Thomas K. Beecher, delivered November 26, 1857 at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira. (2 copies)BookletA0402
Booklet - Mr. Beecher's Prayers and Blessings for a Week by Thomas K. Beecher. (2 versions)BookletA0403
Postcard advertising book "In Time with the Stars: Stories for Children" by Thomas K. Beecher on sale at the Billings Book Shop.PostcardA0404
Booklet - Fair Question and a Square Answer: Interview with Thomas K. Beecher about prison labor by the Sunday Telegram, October 23, 1881. BooketA0405
Booklet - A Discourse: Rules for the Guidance of Intelligent Voters by Thomas K. Beecher, lecture delivered at the Elmira Opera House, November 6, 1870.BookletA0406
Booklet - A Sermon for the Citizens of Elmira by Thomas K. Beecher, delivered in Ely Hall, February 5, 1865. (2 copies)BookletA0407
Booklet - A Candidate's Address to the Voters of the 29th District, New York by Thomas K. Beecher, congressional candidate, October 16, 1880. (2 copies)BookletA0408
Letter from Thomas K. Beecher to A.W. Reynolds regarding a lecture, January 26, 1885. LetterA0501
Letter from Thomas K. Beecher to Mr. Ingham regarding Beecher's views on money, October 4, 1887. LetterA0502
Letter from Thomas K. Beecher to Mr. H.M. Badge apologizing for his behavior, February 18, 1893. (envelope attached)LetterA0503
Letter from Thomas K. Beecher to B.W. Austin regarding his father's papers, April 19, 1889. LetterA0504
Letter from Thomas K. Beecher to Mr. Steer regarding February, February 12, 1896.LetterA0505
Letter from Thomas K. Beecher to Mrs. Conklin regarding a payment, August 4, 1896.LetterA0506
Letter to Mrs. Conklin from Thomas K. Beecher regarding a donation, August 13, 1896. LetterA0507
Fragment of a letter from Thomas K. Beecher. No date and no addressee.LetterA0508
Ticket - Henry Ward Beecher lecture, Park Church, May 19, 1876.TicketA0601
Newspaper - The Christian Union, March 17, 1887. Special Supplement on Henry Ward Beecher. NewspaperA0607
Magazine - The American National Preacher: Or Original Monthly Sermons from Living Ministers of the United States, March 1829. Features sermons by Lyman Beecher. MagazineA0608
Photocopy (of the original cursive writing) of pages 58-59 of the First Presbyterian Records Book #3 concerning the early records leading to the formation of Park Church.DocumentsA0301
Photocopy (of original cursive writing) of pages 47-48 of Record Book #3 of the First Presbyterian Church. Includes resolutions connected with the beginnings of the Park Congregational Church of Elmira.DocumentsA0302
This is a Sunday School report card certifying that a certain individual of the Congregational Church has completed three years of lessons. It is dated July 7, 1867.DocumentsA0303
This is a pamphlet announcing the upcoming recital of John Daulby Peake at Park Church on its new organ. The title of the pamphlet is "Dedication and Opening of the Beecher Memorial Organ." The date of the performance is December 6th, 1906. Includes text on the specifications of several organs, some interesting features of organs, and the program for the recital.BookletA0304
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