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Charles Stuart Booth family papers and photographs ARC.154

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Collection processed by Miranda Schwartz and Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 07, 2018
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Booth family
Creator: Carrington, Eliza J. Booth
Creator: Booth, Charles Stuart
Creator: Booth, Horace
Creator: Booth, Thomas
Creator: Squires, Harry B.
Title: Charles Stuart Booth family papers and photographs
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1828 to 1906
Abstract: Charles Stuart Booth (1804-1862) was a night watchman who lived and raised his family in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg and worked in lower Manhattan. He and his wife, Lavinia Lyon Booth, had four children: Horace, Eliza (Lila, 1836-1900), Thomas (Tom), and Phoebe (1830-1912). The Charles Stuart Booth family papers and photographs span the period circa 1828 to 1906 and contain journals written by Charles Stuart Booth, in which he recorded events that transpired during his posts as a watchman, as well as family letters to and from Horace Booth while he served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The collection also contains two photograph albums and several loose photographs depicting members of the Booth family, as well as several members of families related to the Booths by marriage, including the Lockwood, Carrington, Seward, Shepard, Slauter, King, Mott, and Squires families.
Quantity: 1.26 Linear Feet in three manuscript boxes.
Graphic Materials [Box]: ARC.154 3 of 3
Text [Box]: ARC.154 1 of 3
Graphic Materials [Box]: ARC.154 2 of 3
Call Phrase: ARC.154
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.