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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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Waiver and Consent form from Harriett J. Baldwin Thomas that the last Will and Testament of William Baldwin should be probated, January 18, 1933.Document011707
Waiver and Consent form from J. Berk Baldwin that the last Will and Testament of William Baldwin should be probated, February 7, 1933.Document011708
Proofs in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of William Baldwin. Sworn testimony from Wilmot Knapp and Era B. Eacker that they were witnesses to William Baldwin signing his Will, February 10, 1933.Document011709
Designation Under Section 95 S.C.A. in the matter of the last Will and Testament of William Baldwin, signed by Hannah E. Baldwin, February 8, 1933.Document011710
Petition for the Apoinment of Appraiser in the matter of the appraisment of the estate of William Baldwin. Petition was made by Hannah E. Baldwin, executrix, March 23, 1933.Document011712
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of William Baldwin for the pupose of taxation. John L Fiester, Chemung Country Treasurer, was appointed as the appraiser, filed March 29, 1933.Document011713
Appraisal submitted by John L. Fiester in the matter of the apprisal, under the Estate Tax Law, of the Estate of William Baldwin. Contains gross and net estate valuesand list of beneficiaries. Appraisal was held April 4, 1933.Document011714
The Last Will and Testament of William Baldwin, probated February 10, 1933.Document011715
Order NO Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of William Baldwin April 14, 1933.Document011716
General information and several schedules relating to the Will of William Baldwin. Also, a sworn testimony from James C. Horton that the market value of Mr. Baldwin's property was about $4000. ALso, a Return and Schedules form for William Baldwin in the matter of the appraisal under the estate tax law, filed on behalf of Hannah Baldwin, April 7, 1933.Document011717
Release of legacy, J. Berk Baldwin to William Baldwin, stating he had received $2500 prior to anything he would have gotten from the estate and releasing the estate from any further money owed him, filed September 22, 1926.Document011718
Petition for Judicial Settlement in the matter of the Petition of Harriett B. Thomas, as executrix of Hannah Baldwin, deceased, and the executrix of William Baldwin, deceased, for the Judicial Settlement of the Account of said Hannah Baldwin as exectrix of the said William Baldwin, deceased, filed October 22, 1956.Document011719
Envelope of cancelled checks and a bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Company to the estate of Charlotte R. Seely, (R.S. Heller & Alden G. Seely, Admrs.) Checks are dated 1933.Document011801
Petition for Letters of Administration from Alden G. Seely, husband of Charlotte R. Seely, December 20, 1932.Document011802
Petition for Letters of Administration in the matter of the petition of Alden G. Seely for letters of administration of Charlotte Regon Seely.Sworn testimony from Alden G. Seely that he is the party making the petition, December 20, 1932.Document011803
In the metter of the Judicial Settlement of the Accounts of Richard S. Heller and Alden G. Seely as administrators of the estate of Charlotte Regon Seely, October 5, 1933.Document011804
Account in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the Accounts of Richard S. Hiller and Alden G. Seely, as administrators of the estate of Charlotte Regon Seely. Sworn testimony by R. Hiller and A. Seely that the accountis, in all respects, just and true, October 6, 1933.Document011805
Proof of Service of Citation in the matter of the estate of Charlotte Regon Seely. Sworn testimony of Stella Griggs that she hand delivered the Citation to Vera Griggs, October 12, 1933.Document011806
Citation for Judicial Settlement in the matter of the estate of Charlette R. Seely. From Richard S. Heller and Alden G. Seely to Vera Griggs, October 6, 1933.Document011807
Acknowledgement from W.H. English that he received a check from Richard Heller and Alden Seely in the amount of fifteen dollars, paid in full, filed November 1, 1933.Document011808
Petition in the matter of the Judicial Setetlement of the Account of Richard S. Heller and Alden G. Seely as Administrators of the goods, chattels and credits of Charlotte Regon Seely, filed October 6, 1933.Document011809
Sworn testimony that Una M. Covert is the Attorney-in-Fact of the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, notarized December 28, 1932.Document011810
Intestate Estate of Charlotte Regon Seeley naming Verga Gregg as a beneficiary, December 30, 1932.Document011811
Appearance and Waiver by Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of Richard S. Heller and Alden G. Seely, administrators of the estate of Charlotte Regon Seely, June 20, 1933. Also, an Administration Bond from same company in the matter of the estate of Charlotte Regon Seely, filed December 30, 1932. Also, Power of Attorney for Una M. Covert, December 28, 1932 and a Financial Statement dated June 30, 1932.Document011812
Petition for Letters of Administration in the matter of the petition of Alden G. Seely for letters of administraation of Charlette Regon Seely, filed December 20, 1932.Document011813
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