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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.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 


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

Collection TitleMC 15 Billings Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:Fall 2006
Provenance:This collection is a series of donations made by the Billings family and member of this community.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThe Billings Family Papers contains letters, legal documents, invitations and other documents relating to the family.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Notice from the Fire Wardens of Elmira that Silas Billings' house has been examined and requires 2 fire buckets and that his deposit of ashes in insecure, Aug. 1841.LetterA0908
Certificate of Admissions to the Junior Department for Edward Billings, Sept. 12, 1859.CertificateA0909
Receipt from the City Clerk's office for D. T. Billings for the registration of his dog, April 9, 1890.RecieptsA0910
Letter and envelope to Mr. Edward Billings from Julia (?) dated April 1886.LetterA0911
Letter and envelope to Mr. Edward Billings from Julia (?) postmarked January.LetterA0912
Warranty Deed between Thaddeus Cowen and Mary E. Cowen and David T. Billings, August 4, 1859.DeedA0913
Taxes on unseated lands owned by D. T. Billings in Tioga County, 1870-1871.DocumentsA0914
Request for payment from D. T. Billings to the Chemung Valley Grange, March 1, 1886.DocumentsA0915
Promissory note from William J Mapes to David T. Billings, July 25, 1856.DocumentsA0916
Envelope addressed to Mrs. Lucy H. Billings.EnvelopeA0917
Five (5) business cards belonging to Edward B. Billings.DocumentsA0918
Calling card and envelope belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Edward B. Billings.DocumentsA0919
Bill of Sale between Edward B. Billings to Hosmer H. Billings, January 11, 1889.DocumentsA0920
Transference of land belonging to Silas Billings, June 9, 1893.DocumentsA0921
"Silas Billings, Pioneer Lumberman" by Edwin A. Glover. A Biography.BookletA0922
Letter dated April 9, 1909 from George Eastman to Myra BillingsLetterB01
Letter dated April 9, 1909 from Jennie Gilbert to Myra Billings.LetterB02
Letter dated December 10, 1914 from H. Tompkins to Myra Billings.LetterB03
Receiving Card belonging to Mrs. Robert Amory Palmer.DocumentsB0401
Postcard from E. Tomkins to Myra BillingsPostcardB0402
Letter dated March 1, 1909 from George Tompkins to Myra Billings.LetterB05
Wedding Invitation for Belle Blystone and Lewis Beardsley Reynolds.DocumentsB06
Graduation Invitation for Mr. Lawrence Ketchum , Mercersbury Academy Class of 1900.DocumentsB07
Civil War Letters from David T. Billings to his wife Lucy (Hutchinson) Billings, 1862LetterB0801
Civil War Letters from David T. Billings to his wife Lucy (Hutchinson) Billings, 1863LetterB0802
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