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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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Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at archivist@chemungvalleymuseum.org

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Letter to Mr. Clarence Beam, deputy coal inspector for the Elmira/Chemung County Area, from Stanley De Lucia, district supervisor of the Interstate Commerce Commission: Bureau of Motor Carriers. Letter inquires after certain truckers and asks if they are still hauling coal and inquires after how other coal companies are handling hauling. Dated January 21, 1941.LetterA0101
Letter to A.F. Fuhrman (Buffalo Fuel Merchants Association Inc.) from Clarence Beam, dated February 10, 1941. Concerns public protection.LetterA0102
Letter to Stanley De Lucia (district supervisor of Interstate Commerce Commission Bureau of Motor Carriers) from Clarence Beam. Dated February 14, 1941. Concerns public protection.LetterA0103
Letter to C.S. Nellis from Clarence Beam. Dated February 4, 1941. Concerns public protection.LetterA0104
Letter from Buffalo Fuel Merchants Association Inc. (A.F.Fuhrman) to Clarence Beam. Dated February 7, 1941. Concerns public protection. (composed on Buffalo Fuel Merchants letterhead)LetterA0105
Letter to Clarence Beam from C.B. Nellis (executive secretary of New York State Retail Solid Fuel Merchants Association Inc.). Dated March 3, 1941. Concerns the elimination of the position of deputy inspectors and the volume of trucks hauling coal on the highways.LetterA0106
Letter to Clarence Beam from J. John Hassett, Jr. (director of the Chemung County Coal Merchants Association). Dated February 12, 1941. Concerns the cancellation of the post of deputy coal inspectors by the Department of Weights and Measures.LetterA0107
Letter to J. John Hassett, Jr. (Chemung County Coal Dealers Assoc.). Dated February 14, 1941. Concerns cancellation of the position of deputy coal inspectors and public protection.LetterA0108
Letter to Clarence Beam from Barnett Kanzer (Dept of Agriculture and Markets, Weights and Measures Bureau). Dated October 1940. Concerns inspection forms.LetterA0109
Empty envelope addressed to Clarence Beam. Return address - Buffalo Fuel Merchants Association, Inc. Postmarked February 7, 1941LetterA0110
Certificate from the Sheriff's Office of Chemung County appointing Clarence Beam, of the town of Elmira, to the post of Special Deputy Sheriff for arrest only. Dated December 29, 1939.DocumentsA0111
Western Union telegram to Clarence Beam from W. S. Dunn assistant commissioner. Dated February 4, 1941. Concerns termination of special appointment as coal inspector.LetterA0112
One issue of the publication, "Elmira", dating from October 1940.There are many advertisements for local Elmira businesses and many Elmira related articles. On page 11 there is an article concerning the coal hauling industry in Elmira and State Deputy Coal Inspector, Clarence L. Beam. The article is entitled "Gypped Again: Crooked Coal 'Bootleggers' Still Ply Trade at the Expense of the Community."MagazinesA0113
Chemung County coal hauling related article on page eleven of the April 1940 issues of the magazine "Solid Fuel Retailer." Title of the article, "Another Trucker Fined." The article also mentions State Deputy Coal Inspector, Clarence L. Beam and is only one sentence in length.ArticleA0114
Chemung County coal hauling related article in the May 1940 issue of the magazine "Solid Fuel Retailer." The article's title is "Coal Law Enforcing Agencies Unusually Active in the State" and is found on page seven. The article is several paragraphs and mentions the State Deputy Coal Inspector, Clarence L. Beam.ArticleA0115
Chemung County coal hauling related article in the June 1940 issue of the magazine "Solid Fuel Retailer." The article appears on page eight and is entitled "Beam Makes Two Trucking Arrests." The article is very brief.ArticleA0116
Chemung County coal hauling related article in the August 1940 issue of the magazine "Solid Fuel Retailer." The article appears on page fifteen and is entitled "Trucker Uses Tickets That Are Counterfeit." State Deputy Coal Inspector, Clarence L. Beam's name is mentioned in the article.ArticleA0117
Elmira coal hauling related article in the November 1940 issue of the magazine "Solid Fuel Retailer." The article appears on page seventeen and is entitled "Bootleggers Keep From Elmira's Door. This is a brief article and mentions State Deputy Coal Inspector, Clarence L. Beam. There are also a few other articles on coal bootlegging/coal hauling in this issue.ArticleA0118
This December 1940 issue of "Solid Fuel Retailers" has numerous articles relating to the Deputy Coal Inspector for the Elmira and Chemung County area and coal bootlegging in nearby cities. Articles are "Two Truckers Go to Jail for Violations" page five; "State Weights Deputy is Assigned to Bath, NY" page eight; "Binghamton Trucker is Trapped in Oswego" page eight; "His Lack of Interest in Coal Laws Cost $25" page twenty-one; and "Truck Driver Fined in Coal Sale Probe" page twenty-two.ArticleA0119
Elmira related coal bootlegging article in the February 1941 issue of "Solid Fuel Retailer." The article appears on page fourteen and is entitled "Illicit Trucking Dropping at Elmira."ArticleA0120
March 1941 issue of the magazine "Solid Fuel Retailer."MagazinesA0121
Typed announcement informing the shareholders of the Minaker-Kirkland Gold Mines of the annual meeting. Sent by Geo. A. Bagshaw, secretary. Dated 1919.LetterA0201
A log of the minutes of the board meetings of the Board of Directors of the Chainman Mining and Electric Company. Log also contains several articles directing the actions/powers of the stockholders, the directors, the superintendent, voting tallies and other bylaws. On several pages there are notes on meetings held in Elmira circa early 1900's. This book also includes several newspaper clippings dealing with personages of the company, a certificate of interest in the Chainman Consolidated Copper Company, and other official documents of the company.BookA0202
A Stock Certificate (#45) for 100 shares of capital stock in the Elmira Poorman Gold and Silver Mining Co. of Idaho. Dated August 8, 1868 and made out to David E. Billings. Signed by M.M. Dexter, sec; H.D.N. Pratt, vice pres.; John J. Nicks, pres.DocumentsA0203
A cache of stock certificates for the Elmira Poorman Gold and Silver Mining Co. of Idaho.DocumentsA0204
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