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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 TitleCL 89 Thomas Mifflin Perry PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDelaney Evans
Date Completed:12/1/2008
Provenance:

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Thomas W. Perry. 

Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Genealogy--Perry Family; General stores
Historical:Thomas Mifflin Perry-Thomas M. Perry came to Elmira in 1793 at age 16 and established a general store at the foot of what is now High Street.  He was initially in a partnership with Matthias Hollenbeck of Wilkes-Barre, PA, who was also his supplier.  Around 1800, he dissolved that partnership and went into business with his older brother Benjamin Perry, also of Wilkes-Barre.  By 1812, he was also partnered with Guy Maxwell of Elmira.  In 1798, he married Elizabeth Konkle and the couple had seven children.  He died in 1836.
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1795-1831
AbstractThis collection contains letters and legal documents relating to Thomas Mifflin Perry and his general store.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Inventory of T Perry Store in Newtown, No DateInventory010101
Inventory of Goods Sold to Tuttle & Couell, 1816-20Inventory010201
Inventory of Goods Sold to Tuttle & Couell, 1822Inventory 010202
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning a grain shipment, October 7, 1795.Letter010301
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning a shipment, October 8, 1795Letter010302
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning the price of goods, October 25, 1795.Letter010303
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, May 6, 1796.Letter010401
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, January 19, 1797.Letter010501
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, January 27, 1797.Letter010502
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, March 16, 1797.Letter010503
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, August 21, 1797.Letter010504
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, November 8, 1797.Letter010505
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, November 27, 1797.Letter010506
Letter from Matthias Hollenback to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, January 30, 1798Letter010601
Inventory of goods sent to the Perry Brothers Store, July 18, 1803.Inventory010701
Inventory of goods shipped to the Perry Brothers Store, 1801-05. Inventory010702
Inventory of goods shipped to the Perry Brothers Store, 1801-07.Inventory010703
Inventory of goods shipped to the Perry Brothers Store, 1801-09.Inventory010704
Notes on Scrap Paper, No DateDocument010801
Letter to Maxwell from Thomas M. Perry, 1801Letter010901
Deed of sale of a mill and distillery from Stephen Tuttle to Thomas Perry and Guy Maxwell, January 9, 1807.Document010901
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry about a visit, April 13, 1801.Letter010902
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, December 5, 1801. Letter010903
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning family matters, December 28, 1801.Letter010904
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning grain shipments, January 25, 1802.Letter011001
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