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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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Return and Schedules in the matter of the appraisal under the Estate Tax Law of the estate of Fred M. Howell, filed November 15, 1935.Document011524
Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Fred M. Howell stating the amount of tax owed on his estate and how much each beneficiary is to pay, filed November 15, 1935.Document011525
Notice of Entry of Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the estate of Fred M. Howell in which Donald C. Hawkes testifies he mailed notices to the beneficiaries regarding the tax due on Mr. Howell's estate, filed November 16, 1935.Document011526
General information and schedules regarding the value of the estate of Mr. Fred M. Howell.Document011527
Sworn testimony of Burt J. Gosper regarding the value of Fred M. Howell's home at 455 Maple Ave., Elmira. Sworn April 5, 1935.Document011528
Sworn testimony of Ira B. McCorkle regarding the value of Fred M. Howell's cottage on Keuka Lake. Sworn April 5, 1935.Document011529
Data regarding stock of F. M. Howell & Company including annual statements and the profit and loss statements for 1929-1933, inclusive. There is also info about their stock and changes in capital structure and depreciation. Document011530
Sworn testimony from Chester E. Howell that he is now and has been the Treasurer of F.M. Howell for several years and that he is familiar with its affairs. He writes about capital stock, dividends and fair market value. Sworn July 27, 1935.Document011531
Petition in the matter of the Appointment of a General Guardian of Catherine R. Cain and James L. Cain, minors. Document011601
Receipt and Request on Voluntary Settlement with Guardian in the matter of the estate of James L. Cain in which he acknowledges full receipt of all monies due him by Robert J. Cain. James Cain is now twenty one years old. Dated December 30, 1942.Document011602
Petition for Decree Discharging Guardian on Voluntary Settlement with Ward in the matter of the guardianship of James L. Cain, December 30, 1942.Document011603
Decree Discharging Guardian on Voluntary Settlement in the matter of the guardianship of James L. Cain, filed December 31, 1942.Document011604
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of James L. Cain, filed February 1, 1937.Document011605
Receipt and Request on Voluntary Settlement with Guardian in the matter of the estate of Catherine (Kathleen) R. Cain in which she acknowledges full receipt of all monies due her by Robert J. Cain. Kathleen Cain is now twenty one years old. Dated January 29, 1937.Document011606
Decree Discharging Guardian on Voluntary Settlement in the matter of the guardianship of Kathleen R. Cain, filed January 29, 1937.Document011607
Decree Discharging Guardian on Voluntary Settlement in the matter of the guardianship of Catherine R. Cain, filed January 29, 1937.Document011608
Petition for Decree Discharging Guardian on Voluntary Settlement with Ward in the matter of the guardianship of Catherine (Kathleen) R. Cain, filed January 29, 1937.Document011609
Guardian's Bond in the matter of the guardianship of Catherine R. Cain and James L. Cain, filed November 29, 1935.Document011610
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of the Appointment of a General Guardian of Catherine R. Cain and James L. Cain, minors, filed November 29, 1935.Document011611
Account in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the Accounts of Harriett B. Thomas, executrix of Hannah Baldwin (deceased), executrix of William Baldwin. Sworn testimony of Harriett Thomas that the account is just and true in all respects. Filed October 22, 1956.Document011701
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of William Baldwin as a Will of real and personal property, filed February 10, 1933.Document011702
Testate Estate form for William Baldwin, listing beneficiaries and the amount they will get from the estate, February 10, 1933.Document011703
Receipt to William Baldwin for paperwork submitted to County Clerk's office,October 22, 1956.Document011704
Certification that Allen W. Holmes is a Notary Public for the State of Connecticut, January 18, 1933.Document011705
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of William Baldwin. Ruth Underwood consented that Mr. Baldwin's Will should be probated, January 17, 1933.Document011706
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