MsC 361


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates 1895 -- 1924

(Bulk Dates:1900 -- 1910 )

.5 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900


Posted to Internet: May 2002


Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Folder 5

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Abbreviations: For an explanation of the abbreviation and dating conventions used in the finding aids, see Abbreviations.


Related materials


Booth, Edmund. Edmund Booth (1810-1905) Forty-Niner: The Life Story of a Deaf Pioneer...(Stockton, California: San Joaquin Pioneer and Historical Society, 1953).


Box List


Box 1


FOLDER 1 - Correspondence

ALS from Sarah E. (Mrs. H. D.) Sherman to T. E. Booth, February 4, 1902, regarding the Secrest family.

TLS from Buel R. Wood to T. E. Booth, February 6, 1911, regarding the Chauncey Wood family along with some notes by Booth plus a copy of Abe Wood's military record.

TLS (copy) from J. A. Green to Samuel Calvin, November 30, 1895, regarding quarries in and around Stone City.

TLS from M. W. Herrick to T. E. Booth, May 20, 1911, regarding early day lawyers in Jones County.

TLS from A. E. Byerly to T. E. Booth, December 27, 1924, regarding John Matthews, an early resident of Maquoketa and Anamosa plus a newspaper article from the Guelph (Ont.) paper.

ALS from D. C. Wood to T. E. Booth, August 5, 1899, regarding the Anamosa bridge.

FOLDER 2 - Manuscripts

AMs on early bridges in Jones County.

AMs, "The Early Schools of Anamosa and Jones County," by Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Booth, 22 l., ca. 1922.

TMs, "Pioneer Churches of Iowa," by Gertrude Delevan (Mrs. T. E.) Booth, 6 l., 1917.

TMs, "Notes on Early Marriages in Jones County," by T. E. Booth, 1 p.

TMs (copy), "The Old Mill," by T. E. Booth, 1 l., along with some handwritten notes regarding the old mill property and its changes.

AD Treasurer's account book for Anamosa Lodge 217, 1895 -- 1899.


Manual of the First Congregational Church and Society, Anamosa, Iowa. Revised and adopted, January, 1875, p. 11 -- 14 missing.


Maps of Jones County, Iowa, Townships, in one volume.


Photographs of early Jones County Pioneers (8).


Xerox copies of newspaper clippings relating to the Booth family and their close friends.


Scrapbook regarding the W.C.T.U., Band of Hope, Flower Mission (pp. 1 -- 20), and obituaries (pp. 21 -- 155).

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